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Volume 1, Number 3 

The University of Maryland College Park 

September 15, 1986 


Brown Named to Post 

Gladys Brown has been appointed 
acting director of the Office of 
Human Relations by Chancellor 
Slaughter, Brown, previously the 
campus compliance officer in the Of- 
fice of Human Relations and advisor 
to the Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law 
Society, succeeds Yolande Ford, who 
directed the office from 1971 until 
she was named an assistant to the 
Chancellor in August. This year the 
office will concentrate on developing 
a training program for the new equi- 
ty administrators created as a result 
of the campus reorganization plan. A 
new breakfast series is scheduled that 
will provide a forum for discussion 
on issues which affect cultural rela- 
tionships and misunderstandings, says 

Camipus Senate To Meet 

The election of the chair-elect and 
the executive committee, a report 
from the outgoing chairman, and 
consideration of a revised plan of 
organization of the campus com- 
munity and the bylaws of the Col- 
lege Park Senate head the list of 
items of business for the first 
meeting of the Campus Senate for 
the 1986-1987 academic year. The 
Senate will meet Thurs., Sept. 25 
from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Rm 0126, 
Reckord Armory. Future Senate 
meetings are scheduled for Nov. 10, 
Feb. 19 and April 20. For info, call 
Mary Lou Obryhim, x 4549. 

"Nightline" on Campus 

At Outlook press time, the ABC net- 
work news program "Nightline" with 
Ted Koppel is scheduled to originate 
live from UMCP's Tawes Theatre 
Wed. Sept. 17 from 11:30 p.m. to 
12:30 a.m. A second segment of the 
program may air on Thurs., Sept 18. 
The special "Viewpoint" program 
will focus on the pressures facing 
university students, athletes, faculty, 
and coaches across the nation. 
Chancellor Slaughter will appear on 
both programs, which can be seen 
locally on Channel 7. 


Babuska Honored. *..2 

Outstanding Woman 3 

Calendar 4 

Computer Composer, 5 

Gift of Giving 6 

Kathie Rodkey 7 

New Faculty 8 

FYI 8 

Kirwan Reviews 
Reorganization Actions 

Vice Chancellor William E. Kirwan discusses academic reorganization. 

It's been a busy summer for William 
e; Kirwan. As of July 1, UMCP's five 
academic divisions were abolished 
and replaced by a new system of 
colleges and schools. 

Though this actually involved no 
structural change to academic depart- 
ments, colleges and schools or 
degree programs, it did mean a 
heavy workload for College Park's 
chief academic officer. Some staff 
had to be transferred and a few new 
appointments made. A number of 
key administrative decisions had to 
be considered; important policies had 
to be reviewed and revised, and 
changes had to be initiated in the 
bylaws and organization of such 
bodies as the Campus Senate. 

Much of this has already been ac- 
complished. What remains to be 
done is well along in the planning 
stages, says Kirwan. 

"The academic reorganization is an 
administrative realignmen*:, and 
already I see benefits resulting from 
the changes," says the Vice 
Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 
Provost. "One very important benefit 
is that wath an administrative layer 
removed, I now have direct contact 
with the deans. This has had the 
positive result of shortening the lines 
of communication." 

As part of the reorganization plan, 
some important campus policies and 
procedure documents required 
substantial modification to bring 
them in line with the current campus 
structure. A number of interim 
documents have been completed and 
approved, says Kirwan. 

The Campus Senate has approved 
an interim set of policies and pro- 
cedures for this academic year. It has 
also begun to consider permanent 
documents for policies in several key 
continued on page 3- 

Middle States Team To Visit 

A review team from the Middle 
States Association of Colleges and 
Schools will visit the College Park 
Campus Sept. 21-24 as part of the 
cajmpus' ten year accreditation pro- 

The campus has completed an in- 
stitutional self-study over the past 
two years and submitted a report to 
the Middle States Review Team, 
made up of faculty and ad- 
ministrators from other academic in- 
stitutions. Review Team members 
will be talking with members of the 
campus community including 
students, faculty, and administrators 
at UMCP, as well as President Toll 
and the Board of Regents. 

Their report will determine 
whether the Middle States Association 
will grant accreditation to the College 
Park Campus, 

Review Team members will arrive 

to begin their evaluations of the cam- 
pus Sunday afternoon, Sept, 21 and 
will stay through Wednesday, Sept. 
The team of visitors is chaired by 

C. Peter Magrath, president of the 
University of Missouri-Columbia. 
Other team members include James 

D. Anderson, associate dean and 
chair of the Department of Library 
and Information Studies at The State 
University of New Jersey at Rutgers; 
Sara Arthur, director of Student Life 
at New York University; Blanche D. 
Blank, professor of political science 
at Yeshiva University; Wendell C. 
Brase, vice chancellor of finance, 
planning and administration at the 
University of California Santa Cruz; 
and Helen Gouldner, dean of the 
College of Arts and Science at the 
University of Delaware. 

Additional team members are 

Weldon E. Ihrig, vice president for 
finance at Ohio State University; Ken- 
neth M. King, vice provost for com- 
puting at Cornell University; Tilden J. 
LeMelle, Mercy College president; 
Michael J. Mooney, deputy provost 
and lecturer at Columbia University; 
Frank G. Pogue, vice president for . 
student affairs at the State University 
of New York at Albany; Ernestine S. 
Robinson, English department chair 
at Hampton University. 

The team also includes Rosemary 
Schraer, executive vice chancellor of 
the University of California, River- 
side; Thomas Smith, associate vice 
president for facilities at Ohio State 
University; Donald R. Stoddard of 
the Maryland State Board for Higher 
Education; and Ron Turner of the 
University of Missouri-Columbia. ■ 

September 15, 1986 

New Database Available 

University of Maryland researchers 
now have access to a nucleotide and 
amino acid sequencing database that 
currently includes over 5 million 
bases. The new database is especially 
vaJuable to biotechnologists making 
comparisons between known protein 
sequences and protein sequences 
under study. 

Scientists can also use the database 
to search for DNA and RNA se- 

quences that they use to determine 
evolutionary relationships between 

The database was developed by 
scientists working with The Universi- 
ty of Maryland Sea Grant College and 
the Center of Marine Biotechnology, 
For information, contact Dave 
Swartz, head of the Maryland Sea 
Grant Computer facility, x5690. 


Babuska Honored 
With Conference 

What kind of birthday present do 
you give the mathematician who has 
everything? Not a necktie or a new 
calculator, but a research conference 
on numerical solutions to engineering 

That at least is the solution that 
the Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology and the UMCP Depart- 
ment of Mathematics hit on to com- 
memorate the 60th birthday of 
mathematics professor Ivo Babuska. 

Ivo Babuska 

The conference, titled "The Impact 
of Mathematical Analysis on the 
Numerical Solution of Engineering 
Problems," will take place Sept. 
17-19 in the Mathematics Colloquium 
Room, 3206 Math Building. 

Most scientific and engineering 
problems involve the numerical solu- 
tion of partial differential equations as 
a central step in their complete solu- 
tion. The conference brings together 

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mathematicians and engineers to 
discuss solving these equations and 
such related topics as iterative 
methods, the solution of nonlinear 
problems, and the numerical solution 
of ordinary differential equations. 
Babuska has devoted his life to stu- 
dying such problems, 

The conference is sponsored by 
the National Science Foundation and 
the Office of Naval Research in addi- 
tion to IPST and the Mathematics 
Department. There is no registration 
fee for University faculty and 
students. For additional information, 
call the Mathematics Dept. at 
454-3021. ■ 

Center Wins 
DOD Grant 

The UMCP Systems Research 
Center was one of 70 academic in- 
stitutions selected last summer in the 
Department of Defense's technical 
competition for the new University 
Research Initiative, Subject to the 
availability of FY 87 funds for the 
URl, some SI 10 million is expected 
to be awarded to the 70 institutions 
for 86 research programs. 

The Systems Research Center pro- 
posal, submitted to the Air Force Of- 
fice of Scientific Research will focus 
on control of complex multibody 

Principal investigator is electrical 
engineering professor P.S. 

"We are pleased to receive this 
recognition under the University 
Research Initiative Program," he says. 
"We welcome this opportunity to 
embark on a challenging scientific 
endeavor that brings together our 
strengths in control theor)^ and 
nonlinear mechanics." 

Director of the SRC John Baras, 
who will also serve as one of several 
co-investigators says: "Maryland is 
emerging as a national power in 
systems engineering, and the hard 
work that staff, faculty and students 
is putting into the Center is starting 
to bear great rewards for this univer- 
sity. The state and the university 
need to recognize the excellence that 
exists here in systems engineering 
and provide the necessaiy attention 
and resources for these programs to 
flourish to their fullest potential." 

Krishnaprasad says the establish- 
ment of an interdisciplinary center of 
excellence focusing on the control of 
complex multibody spacecraft is pro- 
posed. The research program will 
evolve around two state-of-the-art 
labs, the Intelligent Servomechanisms 
Laboratory and the Computer Aided 
Design Laboratory. Part of the 
research will be conducted at Stan- 
ford University and the University of 
California at Berkeley. 

The UMCP professor says the pro- 
gram will focus on basic research in 
the modeling and precision control 
of large multibody space platforms. ■ 

INFORUM Predicts 
Taxpayers Will 
Benefit From Tax 

If the tax reform proposal passed 
by the U.S. Senate Finance Commit- 
tee is fully implemented by 1988, in- 
dividual taxpayers in all income 
brackets will benefit while corpora- 
tions will invest less money in capital 

Those are the predictions of an 
econometric study by the Interin- 
dustry Forecasting Project at the 
University of Maryland (INFORUM). 

The INFORUM study authored by 
research associate Stephen H. Pollock 
shows that the tax reform proposal, 
if enacted, will cut personal income 
taxes by 5.5 percent in 1988. 
However, the middle 50 percent of 
taxpayers will receive a tax cut of 
less than 4 percent. 

"Our results show that the lower 
20 percent of income earners will 
receive a more than proportional tax 
cut because of the increased personal 
exemption amount, standard deduc- 
tion, and earned income credit called 
for by the proposal," the report said. 
It added that 1988 taxpayers with 
higher incomes will benefit more 
than proportionally due to the 
significantly lower tax rates. Those 
with middle-level incomes will 
benefit less since the reduced itemiz- 
ed deductions and credits will tend 
to offset the lower rates. 

"While most individual taxpayers 
will benefit from the proposal, we 

found that it will not substantially 
alter the distribution of Federal in- 
come tax liability," Pollock said, "In 
general, the new tax system will be 
slightly less progressive for upper in- 
comes, and more progressive in the 
lower range, with many low income 
families being dropped from the tax 

The INFORUM study also pro- 
jected that the cost of capital will rise 
by about 5 percent, if the tax pro- 
posal is passed, depressing corporate 
gross investment in capital equipment 
by about two to three percent in the 
long run. The repeal of the invest- 
ment tax credit would raise capital 
costs by about 12 percent for most 
equipment, although the reduction of 
the corporate tax rate to 33 percent 
and the faster depreciation rates call- 
ed for by the tax proposal temper 
the overall rise in the cost of capital 
to about 5 percent, according to the 

"We believe the disincentives for 
corporate spending will be over- 
shadowed by the stimulus to per- 
sonal consumption derived from the 
personal tax cuts," Pollock said. 
"The overall effect will be a slight 
stimulus to economic activity of 
about one half of one percent of 
GNP. The long run effects on the 
size of the capital stock, and thus on 
productivity, will be minimal." 

INFORUM is a 20-year-old research 
organization dedicated to 
econometric forecasting and policy 
analysis. Project director is Clopper 
Almon, professor of economics at 
UMCP. ■ 

Professor Cyril Ponnamperuma, director of the Laboratory of Chemical Evolution, was Invlled to speak 
at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during the week of June 16. After his address on "The Use of 
Space Technology for the Benefit of Mankind," he was presented to His Holiness the Pope. This Is the 
second time In two years Ponnamperuma has been Invited to address the Pontifical Academy of 


September 15, 1986 

Local Mediation Center 

UMCP and the City of College 
Park have initiated plans to develop a 
Mediation Center. The center is an 
outgrowth of recommendations made 
by the College Park Civility Commis- 
sion. The center will provide media- 
tion services for faculty, staff and 
students of the University and 
residents of the City of College Park, 

Difring the summer, an advisory 
committee of three University of- 
ficials, four College Park residents, 
and four UMCP students selected by 
Chancellor Slaughter and Mayor Alvin 
Kushner met to formulate plans for 
the center. For additional informa- 
tion, contact Melissa Henderson, Of- 
fice of the Vice Chancellor for Stu- 
dent Affairs at 454-2925. 

continued from page 1. 

areas. One important sec of interim 
policies already in place include the 
revised guidelines for academic ap- 
pointments, promotion and tenure 
review and appeals recently approv- 
ed by the Board of Regents. (See 
Outlook, Sept. 2 for details.) 

Jn addition, earlier this year the 
Campus Senate adopted interim 
policies to deal with the 
undergraduate student grievance pro- 
cedure, academic dishonesty policy 
statement, human relations code, and 
faculty grievance procedure. The 
changes it approved include the 
following: for colleges which have 
departments, the dean will now have 
responsibilities formerly held by a 
provost; where committees play a 
role in a specific process, the dean 
will establish committees using a pro- 
cess similar to that used for forming 
committees within the division which 
housed the college formerly. 

For colleges which contain no 
departments, persons designated by 
the vice chancellor for academic af- 
fairs will take over some respon- 
sibilities formerly held by the par- 
ticular divisional provost, depending 
on which policy is being considered. 
For example, undergraduate student 
grievances and dishonesty cases will 
be handled by the dean of 
undergraduate studies. On equity 
issues, an asst. vice chancellor will be 
responsible, and for faculty 
grievances, the dean for graduate 
studies and research will now assume 

The reorganization also required 
changes in the rules of the Campus 
Senate, and over the past several 
months an ad hoc committee has 
worked on a new set of bylaws and 
an organization plan for this govern- 
ing body. These will be presented 
for consideration at the next senate 
meeting on Sept. 25. 

Over the course of the summer, 
another senate group under the 
leadership of John Pease also began 
to develop a new plan for 
undergraduate education. Yet another 
group has completed a modified 
policy for student advising. Proposed 
by the academic vice chancellor and 
now approved by the senate, the 
changes relate to advising students in 
pre-major status of the five colleges 
and two departments which have 
selective admissions. The new pro- 
cedures specify that students in this 
category must also choose an alter- 
native major and that their advising 
will be handled by the particular ad- 
vising office of the college in which 
the student has chosen the alternative 

The vice chancellor has also 
established new guidelines for the 
distribution of Designated Research 
Initiative Funds (DRIF) to colleges 
and schools. Working with the Coun- 
cil of Deans and APAC, Kirwan has 
approved the following distribution 
of these research funds which this 
year total 14,816,752. Departments 
will receive 33% ($1,589,528); The 
Office of Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs 24% (11,156,020); 
Colleges 24% ($1,156,020); Graduate 


Public Affairs 

Studies and Research 17% 
(5818,848); Library 1% (S48,l68); 
and Undergraduate Studies 1 % 

Schools and colleges will receive 
their 24% total portion 
—SI, 156,000 —in the following 
amounts: Arts & Humanities, BSOS 
and CMPS each 16%, (S184,963); 
Agriculture, Education, Engineering, 
and Life Sciences each 8%, 
(S92,482); Business, Human Ecology 
and PERH each 4%, ($46,241); Ar- 
chitecture, Journalism, CLIS, and 
Public Affairs each 2%, ($23,120). 

Some staff appointments, transfers 
and realignment of responsibilities 
have also occurred as a result of the 
July 1 reorganization. Five lines have 
been reallocated to colleges to beef 
up their administrative support staff, 
and three new positions have been 
assigned to the academic vice 
chancellor's office. Architecture has 
received 1.5 positions, Public Affairs, 
1; Journalism, 1.5; and Business and 
Management, I new staff member. 
The remaining 4.42 lines have been 
reallocated among other colleges and 

Within Kirwan's office, the 
reassignment of staff responsibilities 
includes the following: Marie David- 
son is now Asst. Vice Chancellor for 
Administration; David Falk, Asst. Vice 
Chancellor for Programs, Planning 
and Facilities; and Richard Jaquith, 
Asst. Vice Chancellor for Budget and 

Also, as part of his office's expan- 
sion, Kirwan has appointed Muriel 
Sloan, former provost of the Division 

of Human and Community 
Resources, as an Asst. Vice 
Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 
Sloan, who holds a joint Ph.D. in 
Educational Psychology and Physical 
Education, will now have respon- 
sibility for overseeing campus im- 
plementation of recommendations of 
the Chancellor's Task Force on 
School-University Cooperation. She 
will serve as the office's represen- 
tative on the Deans' Council and will 
be campus representative to the area 
University Consortium. In addition, 
the UMCP Office of International Af 
fairs will also report to Sloan. 

A search is now underway to fill 
two other positions, those of Asst. 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Sup- 
port Services and for Budget and 
Personnel, says Kirwan, who also 
points out that the Library and Com- 
puter Science Center will continue to 
report to him directly. 

Two departments have also been 
relocated. Geology has been moved 
from Ag & Life Sciences to the Col- 
lege of Computer, Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences, and the Dept. of 
Design to Aits & Humanities. 

Accomplishing these changes re- 
quired advice and decision-making 
on a number of fronts. Assisted in 
the efforts by Gerald Miller, Kirwan 
spent considerable time this summer 
conferring with various campus 
leaders from the senate and other 
groups and began to meet regularly 
with the Council of Deans. This pro- 
cess which will accelerate this fall has 
opened up lines of communication, 
he says. "Meeting with the Council 

of Deans is a definite plus in the new 
stmcture. Though this is a new body 
which will take time to develop its 
own operating style, the more direct 
lines of communication now in place 
are a distinct advantage for the cam- 

Though the Deans' Council is 
larger than the old Planning Council, 
(which consisted of the five provosts 
and vice chancellor), Kirwan says 
that one advantage of the new group 
is that "you get greater representa- 
tion of viewpoints of various campus 
constituencies and disciplines." 

"One of my most important 
responsibilities is to work with the 
deans, and I'm arranging my 
schedule so that my energies can go 
into this interaction," he says. 

On the other hand, Kirwan con- 
cedes somewhat wistfully that the 
downside of his new schedule is the 
fact that he can't be as accessible to 
meet with others who would like to 
see him as he has been in the past. 

But despite the constraints on his 
calendar, he intends to take lime dur- 
ing the academic year to meet with 
the council or assembly of each col- 
lege or school to review what has 
taken place regarding the reorganiza- 
tion thus far. 

"The process has proceeded 
smoothly," says the campus' top 
academic officer. "It's important to 
inform the campus community of 
what has transpired so far and 
discuss what is anticipated for the 
future." ■ 

— Roz Hiebert 

UMCP Salutes Outstanding Woman 

The Chancellor's Commission on 
Women's Affairs and the Office of 
Academic Affairs will honor Sylvia 
Stewart, Assistant to the Vice 
Chancellor for Administrative Affairs, 
on Mon., Sept., 22 at 3:15 p.m in the 
Lecture Room of Marie Mount Hall. 
Stewart was selected last spring as 
UMCP's Outstanding Woman for 

In addition to honoring Stewart at 
the ceremony, Chancellor John B. 
Slaughter and commission chair 
Diana Jackson will take the oppor- 
tunity to welcome new women 
faculty to campus. There will also be 
a special award commemorating Lec- 
turer in Health Education Doris 
Sands, another outstanding woman at 

UMCP, who died last spring. A 
reception will follow from 4 to 5 
p.m. in Marie Mount Hall's Maryland 

Stewart becomes the eleventh per- 
son to receive the Commission's 
Outstanding Woman Award. Before 
her appointment to the vice 
chancellor's office in 1983, she spent 
seven years as Director of the Office 
of Commuter Affairs. As head of that 
office which bandies services to off- 
campus students, she became a na- 
tional leader among student services 
professionals on a wide range of 
topics conerning students' needs and 
how they may be met. ■ 

Sylvia Stewart 

September 15, 1986 

University Club Seeks 

The Maryland University Club, 
located in the historic Rossborough 
Inn, reminds faculty, staff, ad- 
ministrators, and aJumni that 
membership in the Club is open to 
all. This year the Rossborough serves 
breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday 
through Thursday and continues its 
popular Friday buffet beginning at 10 

a.m. This fall, when football games 
are played in Byrd Stadium, the inn 
will offer a 4:30 p.m. buffet. For 
Club membership information, call 
454-7896 or 3940, or stop at the Inn 
for a personal lour. Members receive 
discounts and special services and 
programs throughout the year, 


September IS— 22 


September 15 

Bohr, Schrodinger and Einstein: 
Reminiscences of the Early Days of 
Quantum Physics, Colloquium Series 
lecture by H.B.G. Gasimir {Philips 
Research Lab), 4 p.m., 1412 Physics. 
Call x7483for info.* 

Stochastic Approximations Methods: 
Theory and Applications, seminar by 
Adam Shwartz {Techn ion-Israel Instit. of 
Tech.), 9 a.m., 3164 Engr. Classroom 
BIdg. Also held on Sept. 29. Call Armand 
fVlakowski, x6868, for info.* 

Intramural One-Pitch Softisail team 
registration, 8:30 a.m.. 1104 Reckord Ar- 
mory. Closing date is Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m. 
Call X3124 for more info." 

Writers Here and Now poetry reading by 
Philip Levine, 3:30 p.m., Katherine Ann 
Porter Room, third floor McKeldin 

Connections: The Architecture of Gott- 
fried Boehm at The American Institute of 
Architects Building, 1735 New York Ave. 
NW. On view through Oct. 3. See 
page 5. * 

William Kapell Remembered, an exhibi- 
tion of the great pianist's papers, diaries 
and memorabilia, at the Music Library, 
third floor Hornbake, through Oct.3l. 
Library hours are Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-ll 
p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. -5 
p.m, and Sun. noon-11 p.m.* 

New American Paperworks, exhibit at 
the Art Gallery in the Art-Sociology 
Building. Shovi/ on display until Oct. 12. 
Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. -4 
p.m. (Wed. until 9 p.m.) and Sat. and 
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Call x2763 for info.' 

Technology: Another World arts and 
sciences exhibit, Parents Assn. Art 
Gallery in the Stamp Student Union. 
Show runs through Oct. 3; gallery hours, 
Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. -8 p.m. and Sun. noon-8 


September 16 
Eric Bentley in Concert, one-man show 
by the UMCP Communication Arts and 
Theatre professor, 8 p.m., Rudolph E. 
Pugliese Theatre (formerly the Gallery 
Theatre). Program continues through the 
20th. A performance will also be held at 
2 p.m. on Sept. 21. Tickets are $8.50 for 
the general public and $7 for students 
and senior citizens. Call x2201 for info. 

Van der Waals Forces and Zero Point 
Energy, physics colloquium by H.B.G. 
Casimir (N.V. Philips Industries), 4 p.m., 
1410 physics.* 

Women's Field Hockey vs Towson 
State, 3:30 p.m., Denton Field.* 

The Trip to Bountiful, movie, 7 p.m. & 
9:30 p.m., Hoff Theatre. For info call 


September 17 

The Stellar Content of 30 Doradus, 

astronomy colloquium by N. Walborn 
(Space Telescope Science Inst.), 4 p.m., 
1113 Computer & Space Sciences BIdg.* 

College Freshmen's Recall and Produc- 
tion of Expository Texts, Counseling 

Center R&D presentation by Wayne 
Slater (EDCl), noon-1 p.m., testing room, 
Shoemaker. * 

First Look Fair, two-day annual event 
providing information about the various 
student organizations on campus, 1 1 
a.m. — 4 p.m., McKeldin Library Mall.* 

Annual Fall Craft Fair, two-day exhibit of 
handcrafted works by local artists, 10 
a.m.— 5 p.m., McKeldin Library Mall,* 

Men's Soccer vs Loyola College, 3 


The Trip to Bountiful, movie, see Sept. 


September 18 

Autograph Session. Eric Bentley 
(Comm. Arts and Theatre) will introduce 
and sign copies of his latest book, The 
Pirandello Commentaries, 2 p.m., Univer- 
sity Book Center, Stamp Student Union." 

College of Education Alumni and Phi 
Delta Kappa Supper Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 
Elkins Building, 3300 Metzerott Road, 
Adelphi. Following the dinner will be a 
presentation of the Phil Donahue show. 
Is Anything Happening in the College of 
Education? featuring Ray Anderson 
(EDUC) as moderator. For reservations 
and other info call the Office of Alumni 
Programs, x2938. 

New Faculty Orientation, 2:30-5 p.m., 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. For 
info call x4508.* 

Relativity and Quasi Elastic Electron 
Scattering from Nuclei, physics seminar 
by Wallace Van Orden, 4:15 p.m., 1410 
Physics. Call x3511 for info.* 

Brazil, movie, 8 p.m. & 9 p.m., Hoff 
Theatre. For info call x2594. 


September 19 

Recent Research on Affective 
Disorders in Children — Implications for 
College Students, Lunch "n Learn Con- 
ference by Donald McKnew (NIMH), 1-2 
p.m., 3100E Health Center. For info call 

Looking at Adult Transitions, Published 
Women's Series lecture by Nancy 
Schlossberg (EDCP). Lunch at noon and 
lecture at 12:30 p.m., Rossborough Inn. 
Call Sylvia Earl, x7896, for reservations. 

Women's Field Hockey vs Virginia, 3:30 

p.m., Denton Field.* 

Labyrinth, midnight movie, Hoff Theatre. 
For info call x2594. 

Brazil, movie, see Sept. 18. 


September 20 

CULTUREFEST 1986 a celebration of 

black culture with music, dance, crafts 

and food, noon-8 p.m., Hornbake Library 

Mall. For info call x3582. Rain date Sept. 


Black Holes and Quasars, astronomical 

obsen/atory lecture by Tim Heckman 
(ASTR), 8 p.m., UMCP observatory.* 

St. Mary's and Calvert Counties Tour 

led by Fred DeMarr, 8:30 a.m., 
Rossborough Inn. Scheduled stops in- 
clude the Sotterley Plantation, the 
Maritime Museum and churches of ar- 
chitectural interest. Call Sylvia Earl at 
X7896 to make reservations. 

Young Alumni Club Fall Golf Outing, 

12:30 p.m., UMCP golf course. Contact 
Office of Alumni Affairs at 853-3743 for 

New Look Bull Roast, 27th annual roast 
by the College of Engineering Alumni 
Chapter, 1-5 p.m., front lawn of the 
Engineering Classroom Building. Call the 
Alumni Programs Office, x2938, for reser- 
vations and info. 

Firefighter Safety and Survival, two-day 
short course, 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m., second 
floor classroom, Maryland Fire and 
Rescue Institute Training Academy on 
the UMCP campus. For more info call 

Children's Dance Lab 10-week classes 
for children ages 4-13, Studio EE on the 
UMCP campus. Registration deadline is 

SepL 12. For class times and fees, call 
Susan Haigler de Robles, x4056 or 

Men's and Women's Cross Country 
Quad-meet with Georgetown, George 
Mason and Villanova, 10 a.m., UMCP 
Golf Course.* 

Labyrinth, midnight movie, see Sept. 19. 

Brazil, movie, see Sept. 18. 


September 21 

Brazil, movie. See Sept. 18. 


September 22 

Outstanding Woman Award Presenta- 
tion and New Women Faculty Introduc- 
tion and Reception by the Chancellor's 
Commission on Women's Affairs, 3:15-5 
p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount 

The New Role of the JCC in AID: Ex- 
periences in Education Policy and 
Planning in Thailand, Vice Chancellor's 
International lecture by Dick Hopkins (ED- 
PA), noon-1 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall.* 

Niels Bohr and Erwin Schrodinger: 
Complementary Physicists, a Collo- 
quium Series lecture by Aage Petersen 
(Yeshiva U.). 4 p.m., 1412 Physics.* 

Asymptotic Methods in Stochastic 
Systems, workshop featuring lectures by 
top scientists in the field, 9 a.m. -6 p.m., 
3164 Engr. Classroom BIdg. Call Armand 
Makowski, x6868, for info.* 


"Dance Theatre Works" by Merlam Rosen will be performed on Sept. 26 & 27 at 8 p.m. in the Hand 
Chapel, Mt. Vernon College. 


September 15, 1986 

UM Sponsors Math Competition 

The deadline for high school 
students to register for the UMCP- 
sponsored Eighth Annual Mathematics 
Competition is Sept. 26. High school 
students in Maryland and D.C. are in- 
vited to compete in the two-part test 
series scheduled for October and 
December, says competition chair- 
man John Horvath (Math). Winners 
may receive up to $1,000 in scholar- 

ship aid to attend any UM campus. 
Last year's competition drew more 
than 2,000 students from some 100 
schools. Competition winner John 
Overdeck of Columbia's Wilde Lake 
High School also won first prize at 
the International Mathematical Olym- 
piad in Warsaw, Poland. For more 
info, call 454-3762 or 454-3021. 


Composing, Conducting, Creating 
All By Computer 

"Eight little chairs ready for eight 
little musicians," associate professor 
of music Mark Wilson calls his 8-bit 
Fairlight C.M.L, a synthesizer he uses 
to study and teach music composi- 
tion and theory at UMCP. 

"The computer lets you do 
everything in music. You can be the 
composer, orchestra, conductor and 
instrument-maker — all at once," 
Wilson says. 

People have been using computers 
to create and modify music almost 
since the machines were created, 
Wilson notes. Only recently, 
however, has electronic music 
become such a hot item in academic 

"The application of computers to 
'serious,' ie., non-popular music is a 
new thing, relatively speaking," he 
says, and one that has encountered 
surprisingly little resistance from the 
normally staid academic community. 

Wilson's computer set-up in Tawes 
Fine Arts Building relies on a com- 
plicated process called 'digitizing' — 
converting sounds to a numerical 
record and reproducing those sounds 
by replaying the numerical sequence. 
By playing around with the 
numerical sequence, Wilson can alter 
the sounds radically or almost im- 
perceptibly, achieving sounds difficult 
to create or even imagine without 
the aid of electronics. 

His Fairlight computer came equip- 
ped with thousands of pre- 
programmed natural sounds, ranging 
from dogs barking to birds singing to 
harp and piano music to the sound 
of mixing bowls being beaten with a 
wooden spatula, But if Wilson Finds 
he needs sounds to work with that 
aren't already on a computer disk, he 
needs only to record the sound he 
wants and feed it into the computer 
to be digitized — and he can 

reproduce the sound with the 

The fun doesn't end there, though, 
He can mix the sounds together, 
hybridize them as it were, and create 
entirely new sounds. Or he can 
change the pitch, time length or any 
of a number of other variables in the 

"The computer gives you endless 
possibilities for creating and modify- 
ing sounds and studying how they 
affect compositions," he says. 

One of the few complaints Wilson 
has heard about electronic music is 
that it's somehow dehumanized. He 

"It's no more dehumanized than a 
piano, and in fact may be even more 
human than a piano could ever be. 
In many ways, you're much closer to 
the music you create by computer 
than you are to sounds you create 
with a piano — in a piano, more 
mechanics interfere with your music. 
The computer lets you control 
everything, with little or no 
remoteness from the music," he says. 

Aside from the control the com- 
puter gives him in composing, 
Wilson points out another big advan- 
tage of his computer music 
laboratory: student recruitment. 

"The computer is extremely seduc- 
tive to students," he says, and many 
use his computer equipment regular- 
ly. "It attracts students like a magnet. 
As a recruiting tool for our depart- 
ment, it's probably second only to 
financial aid," 

Wilson adds that he receives calls 
at least daily from potential students 
interested in working with him. 

Wilson's interest in electronic 
music is shared by other music facul- 
ty with otherwise diverse musical 
interests — professor Larry Moss, 
associate professor Tom Delio and 

Fest Features Black Culture Mix 

Black students with roots in dif- 
ferent parts of the world will mingle 
in a cultural celebration. 
CULTUREFEST 1986 brings together 
blacks of American, African and 
Caribbean backgrounds for an after- 
noon and evening of music, food, 
dance, crafts and fashions. The 
celebration, organized by the Black 
Student Union, runs from noon to 8 
p.m. Sept. 20 on the Hornbake 
Library mall. 

Booths operated by black student 
organizations will be set up on the 
mall. The layout will resemble a 
village market and feature food, crafts 
and fashions. 

Performers and speakers will work 
from a stage erected in front of the 
Zoology-Psychology Building. Per- 
formers scheduled for the event in- 
clude: Odadaa!, a drumming and 

dance company from Ghana; Upris- 
ing, a reggae band; Shades of 
Harlem, a modern dance group; 
storyteller Linda Goss; blues artists 
Bowling Green John Cephas and Har- 
monica Phil Wiggins; Afri Produc- 
tions, a dramatic group; the Trinidad 
and Tabago Steel Band; the Mudra 
Caribe Dance Group; the UMCP 
Gospel Choir; artisan Barnett 
Williams; and Memory of African 
Culture with Djimo Kouyate. 

Event sponsors include the Black 
Student Union, Student Entertain- 
ment Enterprises, the Nyumburu 
Cultural Center and the UMCP music 

Organizers have set Sept, 21 as the 
rain date for the event. ■ 

assistant professor Robert Gibson. 

"The four of us are very interested 
in computer music," Wilson says, 
noting that the Washington, D.C. 
area is poor in electronic music. 

"With one more step up in equip- 
ment we could be the regional 
leaders in electronic music," outshin- 
ing even the prestigious Peabody 

Conservatory, Wilson says. 

That next step is for the music 
department to add a 1 6-bit computer 
to augment the existing 8-bit 
machine. Wilson is optimistic that 
funding will be forthcoming. 

"That one step will put us in the 
music limelight for good," he says. ■ 

— Rick Borchelt 

School of Architecture 
Co-Sponsors Boehm Exhibit 

Pictured above fs Zueblin House, a corporate headquarters building designed by Gotlfrled Boehm, win- 
ner of the 19B6 Pritzker Architecture Prize. 

The School of Architecture and the 
American Institute of Architects will 
co-sponsor an exhibit of drawings 
and sketches by Gottfried Boehm 
through October 3 at the AIA 
Building, 1735 New York Ave. NW, 
Washington, D.C. 

More than 50 works by Boehm, a 
native of West Germany and reci- 
pient of the 1986 Pritzker Architec- 
ture Prize, will be shown in the ex- 
hibit Connections: The Architecture 
of Gottfried Boehm. 

Boehm describes his work in 
terms of "connections," taking into 
account the interaction between ar- 
chitecture and the urban context, as 
well as between the form, material 
and color of a building and its 
physical and cultural environment. 

A catalog and exhibition poster 
will be available for sale at the AIA 
Building. Gallery hours at the AIA 
Building are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m., and on weekends from 1 to 
4 p.m. ■ 


September 15, 1986 

First Look on the Mall 

Everyone is invited to attend the 
First Look Fair on the Mall, Sept. 17 
and 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 
Orientation Office has packed the fair 
with entertaining and enlightening 
features designed to familiarize 
students, staff and faculty with the 

many services and activities available 
on campus. Included among the 
fair's offerings will be: the Health 
Center Carnival, Stamp Union Big 
Top, Athletic Avenue, a craft fair, 
and a general information and con- 
versation corner. 


Pauline Seidenspinner and The Gift of Giving 

Painting of Mrs. A. H. Seidenspinner by J. Sciiueler 

Pauline Robey Seidenspinner's 
earliest memory of UMCP is of the 
Great Fire of November 29, 1912, A 
youngster living in nearby Berwyn at 
the time, she remembers seeing the 
flajnes and smelling the smoke as the 
brand new administration and 
auditorium buildings turned to ashes, 
"We had gone past the college 
earlier in the day," she recalls. "The 
new buildings were decorated, and 
important people were already begin- 
ning to arrive for a Thanksgiving 

Around 10:30 that evening as the 
guests were moving toward the ban- 
quet tables, someone armounced that 
the buildings' outside rafters were 
afire. Despite efforts of the Hyatts- 
ville fire department and local 
residents, the crowd watched not on- 
ly the two new buiJdings crash to 
ruins, but also every dormitory 
room, half the classrooms and offices 
and most of the records of the Col- 
lege Park Campus turn to ashes. 

"Of course, the college was 
rebuilt, but at the time my whole 
family was saddened by what the fire 
had done," says Mrs. Seidenspinner. 
"However, in just a few years' time 
much of the rebuilding had been ac- 
complished. I remember shortly after 
the disaster that 1 took one of my 

pet Rhode Island roosters that was 
ailing to the poultry department for 
help. Nothing could be done to save 
the poor bird, but the professors 
were very kind to me." 

It has been 74 years since Mrs. 
Seidenspinner's first encounter with 
UMCP, In the intervening period, she 
not only has become one of Prince 
George's County's most respected 
businesswomen, but also has remain- 
ed a steadfast supporter of the Col- 
lege Park Campus. 

Pauline Robey met her future hus- 
band, Arthur Seidenspinner, at 
church. He was a member of her 
Sunday School Class and, like her, 
wanted to launch a successful 
business career. Well before they 
were married, the two decided to 
establish careers in real estate and in- 
surance together. They opened a 
small office several miles up the 
"pike" (Route One was called the 
"Baltimore Pike" in those days) in 

"I can't remember the exact date, 
but it was probably in the mid- 
thirties when we purchased the farm 
land that we developed into College 
Heights and College Heights Estates," 
she recalls. "We weren't wealthy by 
any means and had to borrow a con- 
siderable amount of money to buy 

the land. But we were both very 
hard workers and put all our efforts 
into making the project work." 

And work it did. College Heights 
and College Heights Estates, both ad- 
jacent to University Park and 
bordered on the east by Route One, 
on the west by Adelphi Road and on 
the north by the University, are two 
of Prince George's county's most af- 
fluent subdivisions. Many impressive 
homes occupy large lots, and huge 
oaks, willows, and pines proliferate 
along the meandering streets. 

College Heights eventually joined 
forces with University Park, while 
residents of the Estates section chose 
to remain unincorporated and 
therefore dependent upon the county 
for all services. 

The Estates' original lots were 
parceled out by Seidenspinner Realty, 
which required buyers to agree to 
certain guidelines regarding the size 
and design of the homes they would 
build. The first home was completed 
in the early 1940s, says Mrs, 

"My husband put the 'for sale' sign 
out front as soon as the house was 
ready, and when it didn't sell in two 
or three days' time, he decided he 
liked it too much anyway, and we 
moved in ourselves," she recalls. 

At the same time that the 
Seidenspinner Realty and Insurance 
Company was developing the Estates 
into one of the area's most desirable 
residential communities, the in- 
dustrious husband and wife team 
found time in their busy lives to sup- 
port a wide assortment of worthy 
causes. And in keeping with their 
love of sports, they attended nearly 
every Terps home football and 
basketball game. 

"My husband was an avid sports 
enthusiast. He was a real fan of the 
Washington Senators and of the 
University's teams," says Mrs. 
Seidenspinner. "And 1 was too. Even 
now, and I'm 91 years old, I still 
make it to football games when 1 

Consequently, over the years the 
Seidenspinners have been generous 
donors to the athletic department, 
and in particular, have contributed to 
the UM band fund. 

Another of the family's major in- 
terests has been directed toward sup- 
port of the campus' Christian com- 
munity. After acquiring the "old 
Curley Byrd house" (it was once 
owned by Harry Clifton "Curley" 
Byrd, former UMCP coach, Universi- 
ty of Maryland president and state 
poliucian after whom Byrd Stadium 
is named), the Seidenspinners 
donated the house located in the 
Calvert Hills section of College Park 
to the Christian Fellowship Founda- 
tion. Today it is used for prayer 
meetings and as a residence for 
young married couples dedicated to 
a Christian lifestyle. 

Harry Hasslinger, a longtime friend 
of the Seidenspinners says, "Pauline 
always believed, and still does, that 

being a Christian meant much more 
than going to church once a week, I 
personally know of many times 
when she gave of both her money 
and her time to help needy students 
at Maryland. She was especially 
known for lowering the rates on 
apartments rented by students who 
were unable to afford full 
payment — and without the students 
ever knowing about it," 

Mrs. Seidenspinner's gift to the 
University Memorial Chapel is 
another example of her generosity 
over the years. In 1982 she gave 
184,500 for the restoration of the 
chapel's 30-year old organ that had 
long been in need of major repair 
work, Eadier, she had presented 
University of Maryland President 
John Toll with an elegant grandfather 
clock that had been in the old 
Curley Byrd home. The clock now 
stands in the President's office in the 
Central Administration Building. 

"Pauline is a giver. She gives her 
time as well as her money and she 
gives them both liberally," says W. 
Carroll Beatty, another friend of 
many years and the family's lawyer, 
"I'm not free to specify exactly 
where her contributions go, but suf 
fice to say, she gives so much to 
charity that she doesn't have to pay 
income taxes. This year, in fact, she 
got a refund from the government." 

Pauline Robey Seidenspinner will 
be 92 next year. Her husband died 
almost 14 years ago, but she still 
lives at their original home in College 
Heights Estates. There the walls 
covered by printed wall paper put 
up decades ago but once again in 
vogue seem ready to sag from the 
weight of the numerous plaques and 
framed testimonials presented to her 
from grateful groups and institutions: 
The University of Maryland Athletic 
Department, the Terrapin Club, 
Leland Memorial Hospital, the Prince 
George's County Chamber of Com- 
merce, the Republican Women's 
Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, 
and many others. 

For well over 50 years, the name 
Seidenspinner has been synonymous 
with integrity and smart business 
acumen throughout northern Prince 
George's County. From the board 
room of Sovran Bank to the monthly 
meetings of the Riverdale Women's 
Club and the Chapel on the UMCP 
Campus, Arthur and Pauline 
Seidenspinner are remembered as in- 
dustrious and talented professionals 
as well as extraordinarily kind and 
generous individuals. ■ 

— Mercy Hardie Coogan 

stress Amid the Stacks 

Stressed? Fed up with people taking 
advantage of your good nature? Pro- 
fessionals in Library Science can learn 
to cope with these and other pro- 
blems by attending an Assertiveness 
and Stress Management Workshop of- 
fered by the campus CLIS Alumni 
Chapter. The sixth annual alumni day 
scheduled for Sept. 26 features 
workshop leader Becky Schreiber, a 
consultant and training specialist. For 
reservations and additional details, 
contact Esther Herman at x2590 
before Sept. 18. 

Grad Students Reorganize 

The first meeting of the newJy 
reorganized Graduate Student 
Association (GSA) is slated for Wed., 
Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in 0112 Reckord 
Armory, notes GSA member Birgit 
Ebert. GSA bills itself as a graduate 
student advocacy group dedicated to 
providing a forum for discussing grad 
student concerns and scheduling 
social opportunities for students to 
share ideas. For further information 
on GSA membership and meetings, 
call Julie Watson at x6066. 


September 15, 1986 

Tlie Latest on Leave 

Did you know that as of July 1, 
1986, classified employees are allow- 
ed to carry over 45 days of annual 
leave from one calendar year to the 
next? Previously, the maximum leave 
accumulation permitted was 35. 
Leave in excess of 45 days will be 
lost as of each Dec. 31. 


A Symbol for 
Campus Secretaries 



Kathie Rodkey doesn't stand on 
ceremony. For example, when asked 
what she does at the University, she 
says simply that she's a secretary, 
Only after considerabJe probing does 
she admit that, in fact, she is an ex- 
ecutive administrative aide to the 
vice president of general administra- 
tion at Central Administration. 

"Look," she says frankly, "I started 
out as a part-time clerk-typist in the 
horticulture department in 1965, and 
1 gradually worked my way up 
through the ranks. I'm no more im- 
portant now with my present title 
than I was as a clerk typist." 

Rodkey has become something of 
a symbol to many office worl^ers on 

campus. For one thing, she has 
"made it" to the pinnacle of her pro- 
fession. For another, she cares a great 
deal about the community of 
secretaries of which she is a part. She 
spends much of her free time 
counseling office workers who come 
to her distressed over their inability 
to successfully mesh their careers and 
personal lives. 

"One of the biggest problems fac- 
ing secretaries is that they see neither 
their office work nor their work at 
home as prestigious," she says. "And 
I understand, because once upon a 
time 1 felt the same way. However, 
we're the only ones who can really 
do something about this problem. 
We can't expect the administration, 
the state or our husbands and 
children to make us feel good about 

Last spring, Rodkey was the 
keynote speaker at the Personnel 
Practices Conference. It was the first 
time that a speaker was drawn from 
the ranks of office worl<ers, and her 
message was straight from the heart, 

"I tried to convey to my friends 
and co-workers that we are our own 
best friends — and worst enemies," 
she says. "We have to support one 
another, develop an 'old girl net- 
work,' in order to survive. I believe 
that women need each other's sup- 
port, as much if not more, than they 
need male support." 

One of Rodkey's recurring themes 
is the juggling act many women must 
perform with office, children, hus- 
band, time for oneself, and care of 
the home. Her advice is to let one of 
those drop, so to speak. 

"Something has to give, and I say 
the first thing to ease up on is 

housework," she explains. "Many of 
the women I talk to on a one-to-one 
basis are perfectionists who want 
their homes to look perfect all the 
time. My point to them is that most 
husbands and children attach very lit- 
tle, if any, value to a clean house. It's 
much more important to spend time 
on yourself and with your family." 

Another serious predicament she 
addresses is the one faced by many 
office workers who are frustrated 
because they are doing a job that 
they feel is menial, dead-ended and 

"I grant you that the dead-end fac- 
tor in the secretarial step program is 
a problem," she concedes. "But 
there are other positions within the 
state system to which individuals can 
move. Sometimes these require extra 
training or a degree, but if a person 
feels trapped, it's time to change the 

Rodkey's generous supply of ad- 
vice to office workers comes from a 
most reliable source — her own ex- 
perience. The mother of two 
teenagers and two college age 
students, she knows both the highs 
and the lows of being a full-time 
secretary and a mother and wife. 
What makes her such an outstanding 
spokeswoman on the topic is her 
ability to stand back ajid objectively 
appraise what is and what could be 
in her own life and often in the lives 
of others. In addition, she has a gift 
for articulating her observations and 
solutions to problems in a manner 
that is sincere, uncomplicated and 
down-to-earth. ■ 

— Mercy Hardie Coogan 

Behind The Scenes 

"Fire the cannon Mr, Smee!" 
bellowed Captain Hook, hoping to 
once and for all put an end to the 
pesky Peter Pan. 

Hook's cannon — if we are to 
believe Walt Disney — looked quite 
like the pair "guarding" the entrance 
to the Armory and recently received 
the attentions of Physical Plant 
painter Ron O'Dell. "This cannon 
was cast in 1864," explained O'Dell 
as he stripped off many layers of 
paint coating one of the huge pieces 
of artillery in preparation for apply- 
ing a new preservative finish. "The 
matching gun on the other side of 
the walk still has a cannon ball lodg- 
ed in its bore,.." 

Plant maintenance employees Billy- 
Graves and John Warner supplied 
the pickin' and the singing' at 
Physical Plant's management 
workshop held at the Environmental 
Education Center in Rockville this 
summer. Dining Services catered a 
lobster barbecue with all the trim- 
mings for the 45 participants, mostly 
supervisors, who attended workshops 
on a variety of topics, including the 
importance of team effort... 

For the past seven years Irene 
Hensel has been the secretary, the 
first secretary she is quick to remind 

those who ask, of the Center for 
Minorities in Engineering. "I take this 
job very seriously," she says. "I real- 
ly try to get to know each of the 
students at the center." Last year 
Hensel was made an honorary 
member of the Black Engineers 
Society. "I'm very proud of that..." 

No doubt about it, David Vogts is 
a very important man on campus — 
especially during the summer 
months. Vogts is the supervisor of 
the air conditioning and refrigeration 
shop responsible for all major A/C 
repairs on campus. He and John C. 
Miller, along with the rest of the 
A/C staff, are credited with doing ex- 
ceptional work keeping campus 
buildings cool during the hazy, hot 
and humid days of summer... 

Among their other responsibilities, 
Dick White of the Grounds Division 
and Rocky Lopes of the Physical 
Plant's director's office, chair and co- 
chair the department's Safety Com- 
mittee. The committee meets month- 
ly in an effort to identify specific 
safety hazards and to establish 
policies that will prevent accidents. 
In a recent notice, the committee 
reminded employees that the depart- 
ment's warehouse issues safety masks 
and ear plugs — both of which can 

protect individuals from a variety of 
And finally, for Linda Kubany, 

personal secretary to football Coach 
Bobby Ross, there is no off season. 
"I've worked in the football office 
for 17 years under four coaches, four 
chancellors and four athletic direc- 
tors," she says. "And believe me, 
there is never a slack period. We go 
from the actual playing season, to the 
recruiting season, to spring ball, to 
clinics for high school coaches, and 
back again to the playing season. 
And I love it. I even married a Terp 
defensive/offensive lineman who 
played here starting in 1971." The 
best part of her job, she says, is the 
ongoing contact she has with team 
alumni. Each year the department 
hosts an alumni gathering which 
brings back ex-team members from 
all over, "I also like winning," she 
adds, "There's nothing like being 
part of our program during a win- 
ning season." ■ 

Ron O'Dell ' l •**' -^H li' 4,1 'UrT i 

if t .h-Ah, riMtiul -I'M 


September 19, 1986 

A Special "Open House'* 

The Department of Special Education 
is holding an "Open House" for new 
and prospective undergraduates on 
Fri., Sept. 19, from 1-4 p.m. in Rm 
2119 Benjamin Bldg. All students in- 
terested in learning about the depart- 
ment's specialty areas, intensive field 
experiences, and selective admissions 
process are encouraged to attend. 

Boxed In 

Postal boxes of varying sizes are now 
available for rent by UMCP staff, 
students, departments and affiliated 
organizations. Rates range between 
$\2 and S50 depending on size and 
length of rental. For details, visit the 
Campus Post Office on the east side 
of Route One at Campus Drive. 

Winners and Losers 

Members of the Physics Dept. all- 
male Softball team defeated the B- 
School Bombers to become champs 
of the Summer Session 1 league, and 
then went on to capture the Summer 
Session II title as well. In co-ed com- 
petition, Resident Life edged Com- 
puter Science, and University ColJege 
claimed victory over "Loose Connec- 


Ne^w Faculty Join Campus Ranks 

Nearly 80 new faculty members 
have joined the UMCP teaching and 
research ranks this fall. 

Those new to College Park this 
year wiJl join their colleagues for an 
orientation to the campus Thurs., 
Sept 18. The meeting, which will 
cover undergraduate education, 
graduate studies and research, the 
arts at Maryland, the campus Com- 
puter Science Center, student affairs, 
academic irregularities, promotion 
and tenure, and the UM libraries, will 
be held in the Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall from 2:30 to 5 p.m.. 

Chancellor Slaughter will provide a 
general campus overview, and Vice 
Chancellor for Academ.ic Affairs and 
Provost William KJrwan will in- 
troduce deans of the academic units 
to new UMCP faculty members. 

Among the newcomers are: 
Adel Shiromohammadi (Ag. Eng.), 
Bruce James (Agrc), Safeid Hamed 

HUMANITIES— Douglas Boyd, 
Timothy Edgar, Robert Gaines, 
Michael Patrick Herbert, Jim KJumpp, 
DaJton Lancaster, Gina Marchetti, 
Judith Milhous, Annie Milton, and 
Laura Stowe (all Comm. Arts and 
Theatre); Michael Collier and Maitha 
Nell Smith (Eng,); John E. Joseph, 
Giuseppe Falvo, Stefania Amodeo, 
and Ingrid Heyndels (French and 
Italian), and Maria D. Lekic (Germanic 
and Slavic). Donald M. G. Sutherland 
(History); Ruth Lozner (Housing and 
Design); Jean-Roger Vergnaud and 
Maria-Luisa Zubizajreia (Linguistics); 

T. Clark Saunders (Music); and Katie 
King (Women's Studies). 

Sombat Thiratrakoolchai (Arch.). 
Myers, Jr. (Afro-American Studies); 
Alaka Wall (Anth.), Denise C. Gott- 
fredson (Crim.); Michael Haliassos 
(Econ.); Samuel N. Goward (Geog.); 
Roger H. Davidson (Gov. and Pol); 
Paul Hanges (Psch.); William W. Falk 
(Soc.) and Wook Chang (Urban 

MANAGEMENT— Eric Chieh Chang, 
Anil K. Gupta, Carl A. Scheraga, and 
Debra L. Stephens (Bus, and Mngt.), 
Marylu K. McEwen (Ed. Counseling 
and Per. Svcs.); Anna O. Graeber, 
Joseph S. Krajcik, and Juli P. Sanford 
(Ed. Curr, and Instr.); Kenneth Usiak 
(EDIT); Kathleen Gradel, Joan Ann 
Lieber, and Debra Newbert (Special 

Roberto Cell and Anthony J. Vizzini 
(Aerospace); Odd A. Asbjornsen, 
Manfred Wuttig, and Keshava P. 
Halemane (Chem. and Nuc); Mark A. 
Shayman and Ertugrul Berkcan 
(Elec); James G. Quintiere (Fire Pro- 
tect.); Holger T. Sommer, Lung-Wen 
Tsai, and David Bigio (Mech.). 
ECOLOGY — Horacio Soberon-Ferrer 
and Clarita Anderson (Text, and Con, 

Kevin Keenan and Judith Paterson; 

vice Chancelk»' for Administratfve Affaire Charles Slurtz (center) accepts the NACUBO award from Joe F. 
Evans (teft), NACUBO president, and Tom James (right), chair of the NACUBO selection committee. 


UiVICP has won a Cost Reduction 
Incentive Award from the National 
Assn. of College and University 
Business Officers (NACUBO) and the 
United States Steel Foundation, Inc. 
for its development of the campus 
Electronic Mail Room. 
The facility allows UMCP to send 
and receive messages worldwide in a 
matter of minutes. 

"In this electronic day and age, it's 
time to provide new ways to move 
information quickly," notes Jonathan 
Rood, director of communication ser- 
vices who, along with Assistant Vice 
Chancellor for Administration John 
Bielec, helped develop the facility. 
He estimates the service saves the 
university 523,000 annually. ■ 




John Watson and Shain-dow Kung 




SCIENCES — John Aloimonos, Scott 

D. Carson, Leo Mark, Brigette 

Plateau, James M. Purtilo, H. Dieter 
Rombach, and Timoleon Sellis 
(Comp. Sci.); Jose Fernandez, William 
Goldman and Harland Glaz (Math.), 
and James Carton (Meteorology), and 
HEALTH— Stephen Thomas and 
Robert Gold (Health Ed.), ■ 

MorrUl Quad Gets Facelift 

Pnor to this fall, there was litUe 
chance that MlorriJl Quad would be 
mistaken for the garden spot of the 
campus. Among other things, the 
boxy area suffered from serious wear 
and tear caused by soil erosion and 
an overload of foot and vehicle 

This is no longer the case, 
however, and those who study and 
work in one of the five buildings 
fronting the quad— Shoemaker, 
LeFrak, Taliaferro, Tydings and 
Morrill — have certainly noticed the 
positive transformation that has taken 
place there in recent months. Now 
gracious red brick columns form an 
entrance to the quad from Chapel 
Drive. New walkways, lush green sod 
and shrubbery, benches, and soon-to- 
be-added picnic tables, have con- 
verted what was once a decidedly 
unlovely spot into an attractive open 
space that enhances the entire cam- 
pus landscape. 

In late 1984, Morrill Quad became 
one of the targets of the beautifica- 
rion campaign inspired by Chancellor 
Slaughter's objective to improve the 
quality of life on campus. At that 
time, Dennis Nola, a landscape ar- 
chitect and construction inspector 
with the grounds department, met 
with representatives from each of the 
buildings facing the quad to learn the 
extent of traffic, including delivery 
trucks and pedestrians, normal to the 

"We begin each of our landscaping 
projects this way," Nola explains. 
"It's very helpful to meet with the 
people involved so that we under- 
stand their needs and benefit from 
their input." 

The quad's new look is a blend of 
aesthetics and utility that cost 
5136,000. And while much of the 
work was done by outside contrac- 
tors, UMCP masons were responsible 
for the polishing touches, such as 
brick inlays and other intricate work. 


Morrill Quadrant Physical Plant worker Thomas 
Marshall lays sod. 

"We're extremely proud of the 
work done on the quad," says Nola. 
"It took a great deal of planning and 
time, but the end results are well 
worth the effort." ■ 

Dance Scholarships Offered 

The UMCP Department of Dance 
will offer a limited number of 
tuition-paid (in-state equivalent) four- 
year scholarships to incoming 
students. Auditions for male and 
female dancers will be held Sunday, 
Dec. 7, on the College Park campus. 
Students applying for the scholar- 

ships must also apply separately to 
the University for admission. 
Deadline for admission application is 
Dec. 1 and for audition application, 
Nov. 22. For info, contact Meriam 
Rosen, Scholarship Chairperson, 
Dept. of Dance, 454-4056. ■