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^ Volume X, Number 5 

The University of Maryland CoHege Park 

September 29, 1986 


Convocation Invitation 

The Third Annual Faculty and 
Associate Staff Convocation will be 
held Mon., Oct. 6 in Memorial 
Chapel beginning at 3 prn. Donald 
Maley, chairman of the Dept. of In- 
dustrial, Technological and Occupa- 
tional Education, will be presented 
with the Chancellor's Medal, and 
associate staff members Richard Berg, 
Gary Pavela, Shirley Sorenson and 
Otis Williams will be honored for 
their outstanding contributions to the 
campus. All faculty and associate staff 
are invited to attend the Convocation 
and the reception that follows at 
4:15 p.m. 

Supercompiiting Center 

to Science Park 

The title to 14 acres of land at The 
University of Maryland Science and 
Technology Center (UMSTC) in 
Bowie has been transferred to the 
Supercomputing Research Center, a 
division of the Institute for Defense 
Analyses. The transfer marks the 
beginning of the UMSTC, a 466-acre 
science park that will house 6A 
million square feet of research and 
development activity. The $100 
million Supercomputing Center is 
planned as the cornerstone of the 
joint venture between UM and the 
Carley Capital Group. 

Navy AM^ards UM $6.7M 

A research team headed by UMCP 
professor and UM Vice President for 
Academic Affairs Rita Colwell has 
been awarded $6.7 million from the 
Office of Naval Research to support 
work through the University's Center 
of Marine Biotechnology (COMB). 
The five-year program will focus on 
molecular biology and molecular 
genetics of marine organisms, reports 
Fred Singleton, COMB acting 


SixgiH Sharks... 2 

Drug Educator Hired 2 

Homecoming Tfoem€,,,„,,3 

Abell Foundation „.3 

Unusual Careers Fair 3 

Calendar .4 

Holum's Lost Culture 5 

U.CC Grant, 5 

Arts & Humanities 6 

Alroy Scott. 7 

Presidents Club 8 

FYI 8 


Nightune" on Campus 

It was a learning lab for journalism 
students and a fascinating behind-the- 
scenes view of just how a major 
television show is put together for 
the sellout crowd of 1,300 who par- 
ticipated in the ABC-News late-night 
program, "Nightline: On Campus" on 
Sept. 17. Broadcast live from College 
Park's Tawes Theatre, the two-night 
show hosted by Ted Koppel aired 
nationally starting at 11:30 p,m, The 
second hour, taped the same night, 
appeared on Sept. 18. 

A large panel of sports experts and 
academic leaders, including UMCP 
Chancellor John B. Slaughter, discuss- 

ed a wide-ranging series of questions 
relating to the pressures and pro- 
blems surrounding athletics and 
academics at universities today and 
answered questions from the 
audience — most of whom stayed un- 
til the marathon session ended close 
to 2 a.m. 

Among the panelists were (top left, 
left to right) Carl Eller, former Min- 
nesota Vikings football player who is 
now a drug counselor; John Davis, 
president of the NCAA; Ted Koppel; 
John B. Slaughter; Dr. Harry Ed- 
wards, sports sociologist, University 
of California Berkeley; and Ernest 

Boyer, president of the Carnegie 
Foundation for the Advancement of 
Teaching. (Upper right), John B. 
Slaughter; (lower center) Ted Koppel; 
(lower left) Jan Kemp, academic 
counselor, University of Georgia, and 
Dan Jenkins, syndicated sportswriter 
and novelist. 

Other panelists included Allison 
Dalton, Clemson Booster Club; Dr. 
Robert Murphy, Team physician, 
Ohio State University; Arnold 
Washton, co-founder of 800-Cocaine 
Hotline; and Joe Paterno, football 
coach, Perm State University, appear- 
ing by remote satellite hookup. ■ 

Switching Health Plans 
Possible During October 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Health 
Maintenance Organization represent 
two very different concepts of health 
insurance coverage and UMCP 
employees will soon have the option 
of changing from one plan to 
another if they wish. 

October 1 marks the beginning of 
Open Enrollment, a month-long 
period when UMCP employees and 
retirees may change health plans. 
Because it is the only time of year 
that a change in health plans is per- 
mitted, and because there is such 
great variety in the types of coverage 
available, staff and faculty are urged 
to consider carefully all the health 
care options open to them. 

"What each of us has to do," ex- 
plains Gene Edwards, manager of 
staff benefits in the Personnel Office, 
"is figure out which plan best suits 
our family's needs. For instance, if 
someone has small children, he or 

she might want to go with an HMO 
instead of the traditional Blue 
Cross/Blue Shield plan. It pays to 
study all the angles." 

State employees have 14 health in- 
surance plans from which to choose. 
All but one of the plans are offered 
by HMOs, health maintenance 
organizations, which provide a wide 
range of preventive and sick care to 
patients in a clinic setting. In general, 
HMO participants may only use their 
particular facility and plan physician. 
However, an increasing number of 
HMOs are also becoming IPAs (In- 
dependent Practitioners Associations), 
says Edwards. 

"IPAs developed as it became ap- 
parent that many people want a 
doctor-patient relationship that is 
steady and on-going," Edwards says. 
"So an HMO-IPA has many par- 
ticipating physicians, and patients can 
choose which doctor they wish to 

see regularly." 

A good example of | this kind of 
plan is MD-IPA. Health care coverage 
is provided by private physicians 
within the community rather than at 
a central facility. Of the 13 HMOs 
available to UMCP staff and faculty, 
five have the IPA provision. 

"Because of the gi'owing demand 
for low cost/high quality health 
coverage provided by HMOs, this 
year we have added three new 
HMOs to our list," Edwards says. 
"They are the George Washington 
Health Plan, the Johns Hopkins Plan 
and Capital Care-IPA." 

Currently about 20% of campus 
employees opt for HMO coverage. 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield's more tradi- 
tional plan is the choice of the ma- 
jority. However, HMOs are definitely 
gaining momentum, particularly since 

continued on page 3- 


September 29, 1986 

Son-Killer Microbes 

Jack Werren, entomology research 
associate, has isolated a bacterium 
that kills only the male eggs of the 
wasp Nasonia vitripcnnis, a pupal 
parasite of flies, The rod-shaped 
bacteria infect only some strains of 
the wasp and are transferred to the 
fly pupa when the female wasp lays 

her eggs. The bacteria multiply in the 
fly host and infect the developing 
eggs, killing only eggs that would 
have produced male offspring. While 
sex-ratio distortion caused by 
microorganisms has been noted in 
some other animals and plants, this 
mode of transmission apparently is 
unique, Werren says. 


Deep-Sea Sharks Spark UM Research 

UMCP's "shark lady" — zoology pro- 
fessor Eugenie Clark — scored another 
coup in shark research over the sum- 
mer with the first detailed observa- 
tion of deepsea sharks off the coast 
of Bermuda. 

Clark, UMCP students Karen 
Moody and Bruce Caylor, and UMCP 
alumnus and National Geographic 
underwater photographer Emory. 
Kristof spent two weeks in July div- 
ing in the submarine, Pisces VI. The 
team's goal: the elusive sixgill shark, 
a primitive deepsea species seldom 
seen near the surface. At depths of 
2,000 feel. Clark observed the 
sixgills — some more than 15 feet 
long — for up to 12 hours at a time. 

The shark search was part of a 
much larger project, the Beebe Pro- 
ject, named for famed underwater 

Stx-gill Shark 

diver William Beebe. Beebe used the 
bathysphere to study deepsea life, 
but since the technique was 
perfected in the 1930s, Clark says 
relatively few researchers have 
studied deepwater fishes by direct 
yisu2\ observation. Her work this 
summer was supported by grants 
from the National Geographic Socie- 
ty, the National Oceanic and At- 
mospheric Adminstration, the UM 
Foundation, corporate and individual 

Clark and associates also studied 
other deepsea denizens, tapioca fish 
and deepsea eels among them. 

The Pisces sub was launched by a 
surface boat manned by noted 
deepsea diver and wreck explorer 
Teddy Tucker. Pisces VI, plus its 
pilot and one passenger at a time, 
dived to the sea floor at 2,000 feet, 
where it rested and acted to hide the 
humans aboard from underwater life 
much as a duck blind hides hunters 
from waterfowl. There Clark and 
Kristof spent up to 12 hours per dive 

Outlook is published weekly during the academic 
year by the Office of Instrtutional Advancement for 
the faculty and staff of The University of Maryland 
College Park Campus. 

A.H. Edwards, Vice Chancellor for Institutional 

Roz Hiebert, Director of Public Infonnation & Editor 
Rick Borchelt, Production Editor 
Mercy Coogan, Tom Otwell, Rick Borchelt, 
Brian Busek Staff Writers 
Harpreet Kang, Student Intern 
Richard Horchler, Director, Creative Services 
John T. Consoli, Designer & Coordinator 
Stephen A. Darrou, Design & Production 
Margaret Hall, Design & Production 
Al Danegger, Contributing Photography 
Letters to the edrtor, story suggestions, campus informa- 
tion and caJencter items are welcome. Send to Fioz 
Hiebert, Editor OUTLOOK. 2101 Turner Building, through 
campus mail or to The University of Maryland. College 
Park, MD 20742. Our telephone numtier is (301) 454-5335 

(1-to-r) Emory Kristof, Karen Moody, Eugenie Clark and Bruce Caylor In front oT submarrne, Pisces V\. 

observing sharks and other fish that 
come to bail carried by the sub. 

"These sharks have never been 
observed by people at these depths," 
Clark says, but have been netted and 
hooked at depths up to 6,000 feet. 
They've also been photographed by 
robot cameras at simiJar depths, but 
never actuaJly watched by divers. 

Practically nothing is known about 

the behavior of sixgill sharks, In fact, 
Clark says, at least two species rnay 
be involved in what we lump 
together as the sixgill, Hexanchus 
griseus. Clark suspects the difference 
because of discrepancies in the kinds 
of teeth and other anatomical dif- 
ferences among captured specimens. 
Adult sixgills have been accurately 
measured at lengths up to 1 6 feet, 

Drug Educator Joins Faculty 

One of the hottest campus seats 
these days is the one occupied by 
the instructor for Health 106: Drug 
Use and Abuse. This fall, that hot 
seat is held by a new faculty 
member, Stephen B. Thomas. 

Thomas joined the staff of the 
Health Education Department this 
summer as assistant professor. In ad- 
dition to the drug abuse course he 
currently teaches, Thomas plans to 
develop an upper-level drug and 
alcohol abuse class for seniors and 
graduate students. 

The new assistant professor brings 
to UMCP an extensive background in 
substance abuse prevention. As a 
member of the faculty at Southern Il- 
linois University, where he received 
his Ph.D. in community health 
education, he taught a drug educa- 
tion course at Menard Correctional 
Center, a maximum security state 
prison. He served as psychiatric 
technician at Worthington Hospital, a 
psychiatric facility in Ohio, where he 
worked primarily with young adults 
suffering from alcohol and drug 
abuse. He has also worked with the 
National Medical Association to 
develop and implement smoking, 
alcohol and drug abuse programs for 
black teenagers. 

Thomas is currently hard at work 
on two projects, a research project 
to develop a microcomputer-based 
drug abuse prevention information 
system for use in high schools, and a 
chapter for the second edition of 
Duncan, Gold and Basch's Drugs and 
the Whole Person, "Athletes and 
Drugs: In Search of Peak Perfor- 
mance," which focuses on the myth 
of drug use to improve athletic per- 
formance. ■ 

Stephen Thomas 

but some fishermen have reported 
sixgill sharks well over 20 feet long, 
Their size makes them one of the 
largest predators of the deepsea 
ecosystem. The actions of the sharks 
feeding on the bait carried with the 
sub sometimes rocked the tiny 
research vessel back and forth, Clark 

The research team, in consultation 
with Tucker, did its homework well 
in advance of the dives, beginning 
with deep-line fishing in the area to 
be surveyed with the submariiie. 

Clark plans to return next summer 
with additional funding to initiate 
dives of up 8,000 feet. Moody, 
Clark's undergraduate assistant, will 
accompany UMCP microbiologist Jay 
Grimes on a deepwater trawling ex- 
pedition next month. 

One of the unique aspects of 
Clark's work this year was her close 
collaboration with National 
Geographic photographer Kristof. A 
1964 UM graduate , Kristof was hired 
by the Geographic in 1965, the 
youngest person ever to join the 
photographic staff of the magazine 
He is an internationally renowned 
photographer and inventor of deep- 
water camera equipment credited 
with such spectacular photo coups as 
the Galapagos thermal vents and the 
first pictures of the sunken Titanic, 

"Only because of Emory's genius 
and advance work have we been 
able to observe these sharks and 
other deepsea life," Clark says. 
Kristofs idea to use thalium iodide 
lights — which give off a greenish 
glow similar to that produced by 
bioluminescence in many deepsea 
animals — instead of normal photo 
strobes and lights is credited with 
bringing the sharks and fishes close 
enough for observation. 

A photo spread of the species 
photographed by the research team 
will be carried in the November 
Geographic. ■ 

—Rick Borchelt 

TAP Participant 
Wins $500,000 Grant 

DIGENE, a participating company in 
the campus-based Engineering 
Research Center's Technology Ad- 
vancement Program (TAP), has won 
a S500,000 grant from the National 
Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Diseases (NIAID). 

The company, which specializes in 
diagnostic genetics, will use the grant 
for a phase II study, including clinical 
tests, to identify respiratory viruses 
and herpes viruses such as infectious 
mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr 
virus. The firm uses DNA diagnostic 
probe labeling, according to DIGENE 
president Leon Taub. 

Taub and his brother Floyd, an 
M.D. and former research pathologist 
at NIH and DIGENE scientific direc- 
tor, founded the company a year 

DIGENE is using DNA and RNA 
enzymes to identify organisms caus- 
ing infectious diseases, particularly flu 
and flu-like illnesses. "Typically," 
says Taub, "clinical identification is 
done using radioactive probes that 
are difficult to use, potentially 
dangerous and create problems in 
disposal. Our technique appears to 
be safe, inexpensive and amenable to 
clinical testing." 

TAP is an "incubator" facility 
designed to provide lab and office 
space, research equipment, libraries 
and other UMCP resources for use 
by small, high technology companies 
during their start-up phase, 

Taub says DIGENE has 12 fulltime 
employees and five part-time student 
assistants. ■ 

Center Renamed 

The Mar>iancl Vocational Curriculum 
Research and Development Center 
Library will be renamed the Sarah 
Kryszak Memorial Resource Center in 
honor of the center's first librarian. 
Kryszak, 48, died last summer. 
A UMCP alumna, Sarah Jane Kryszak 
was graduated with honors in Educa- 
tion and received her Master's in 
Library Science in 1976. Upon 
graduation she joined the fledgling 
center and developed the center's 
impressive library, which today 
houses some 20,000 publications. 

Computer Short Courses 

The UMCP Computer Science Center 
and Computer Science Dept. have 
announced a series of non-credit 
computer short courses available this 
fall. The courses are designed to pro- 
vide an opportunity for the UM com- 
munity to gain familiarity with the 
use of computers. Many of the 
courses include hands-on computer 


September 29. 1986 

'projects. Courses are divided into 
four series — General Computer, Per- 
sonal Computer, Large Computer, 
and Technology. There is a minimal 
fee to cover administrative costs and 
computer time needed to complete 
project assignments. For registration 
forms and info, contact the Program 
Library, Rm 2337, Computer Science 
Center, or call x426l. 

Gene Edwards 

continued from page 1. 

the IPA concept has been introduc- 
ed, according to Edwards. 

The selection of one health plan 
over others depends on several fac- 
tors. Cost is an important considera- 
tion, particularly since it can vary 
significantly from one plan to 
another. For instance, the cost per 
pay period for Blue Cross/Blue Shield 
standard option coverage for an 
employee, spouse and children is 
S 16,92. Family coverage in the 
George Washington HMO, on the 
other hand, runs $1.64 per pay 

"Our main concern in the staff 
benefits office is that employees 
receive all that is due them," Ed- 
wards says. "Dealing with health in- 
surance keeps us the busiest. In fact, 
we have one person on our staff, 

Louise Arsenault, whose full-time job 
is helping employees with health in- 
surance questions and problems. To 
my knowledge, we're the only state 
agency that offers this service," 

Information concerning Open 
Enrollment will be mailed directly to 
employees' residences from the 
State's personnel office. Individuals 
who elect to make changes to their 
health care coverage need only pro- 
cess the appropriate form(s) through 
the campus staff benefits office. On 
December 1 , 1 986 changes made 
during Open Enrollment become 

Those with health insurance ques- 
tions can contact Arsenault by calling 
6312 or stopping by her office in the 
South Administration Building. ■ 

—Mercy Hardie Coogan 

Disney's Magic Kingdom Homecoming Theme 

Allen J. Krowe, IBM senior vice 
president for finance and planning, 
and a 1954 graduate of the UMCP 
College of Business and Management, 
will receive the 1986 Distinguished 
Alumnus Award during Homecoming 
ceremonies Sat., Oct. 11. 

Krowe, who earned both his 
bachelor's and master's degrees at 
UMCP, is IBM's chief financial officer. 
He will be honored at a noon 
Homecoming luncheon in the Stamp 
Union Grand Ballroom. 

Krowe and other campus 
graduates, their families and friends, 
as well as students, faculty and staff 
and other members of the College 
Park community, will have a chance 
to "Return to the Magic Kingdom" as 
UMCP celebrates its annual 

Abell Foundation 
Endows Lectureship 

The A. S. Abell Company Foundation 
has endowed a $50,000 lectureship 
in the College of Journalism to attract 
distinguished adjunct faculty to the 
College, reports associate dean 
Kathleen Kelly. 

Officially titled the Baltimore Sun 
Endowed Lectureship, funds from 
the endowment will be used to 
underwrite payments to distinguished 
visiting lecturers each year. 

"Excellent adjunct faculty members 
are essential to a nationally ranked 
school of journalism," says College 
of Journalism Dean Reese Cleghorn. 
"The BMmore Sun endowed fund 
for distinguished lecturers will help 
the College attract the very best 
talent in the region. These profes- 
sionals, in turn, will bring timely and 
in-depth experience into the 
classroom for the benefit of future 
generations of students." 

The lectureship wiJl be ad- 
ministered by the journalism dean 
through the University of Maiyland 
Foundation, Inc., Kelly says. ■ 

This year's theme is a salute to the 
work of Walt Disney. Special reunion 
classes of 1936 and 1960-1962 will 
be honored with activities 
throughout Homecoming Week 
which begins Oct. 6 with a free, day- 
long Disney Film Festival in the 
Stamp Union's Hoff Theatre featuring 
many of Disney's animated motion 
picture classics. 

Homecoming Day itself, Sat,, Oct. 
1 1 , begins at 1 1 a.m. with the annual 
parade of floats through campus and 
across Route 1. Radio station 
WRQX— Q107 will broadcast live 
from along the parade route. The 
parade will feature both the Universi- 
ty of Maryland and Boston College 
marching bands. The parade takes off 
from Lot 3 West and will follow 
Campus Drive and Regents Drive 
before crossing Rt.l. 

At 2 p.m., the football Terps will 
take on the Boston College Eagles at 
Byrd Stadium. During halftime 
ceremonies, the Spirit of Maryland 
winning float and award winners will 
be announced. 

The Spirit of Maryland award is 
designed to recognize two 
undergraduate students, a man and 
woman, who best exemplify the 
special spirit of UMCP. Candidates 
will be judged on all around achieve- 
ment, and evaluated on their campus 
and community involvement, service, 
leadership, and scholastic achieve- 

ment along with their thoughts and 
ideas about themselves and the 
University. Finalists will ride in the 
Homecoming parade. 

Prior to the game, on Fri., Oct. 10, 
a pep rally, bonfire and fireworks 
will be held on the South Chapel 
Drill Field to the theme, "The Terps 
are on fire and the Eagles will burn." 

Throughout the week, banners em- 
phasizing the Return to the Magic 
Kingdom theme will emblazon Byrd 
Stadium. At 3 p.m on Wed., Oct. 8, 
the Armory will become the site of 
the "Goofy Olympics Games" star- 
ting at 3 p.m., and on Thurs., Oct. 9 
"Tinkerbell's Talent Tease" will grace 
the Stamp Union Grand Ballroom 
featuring skits, songs and dances 
focusing on the Homecoming theme. 

On Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the 
Greenbelt Hilton, the Black Alumni 
Dinner will be held to benefit the 
Black Scholarship Fund. Organizers 
expect to raise $25,000 at the event. 
The same evening, the Class of 1936 
will celebrate it: Golden Anniversary 
Reunion at the Center of Adult 
Education with a reception in the 
Concourse and dinner in the Fort 
McHenry Room, 

In addition to the presentation of 
the 1986 Distinguished Alumnus 
Award to Allen J. Krowe, Saturday's 
Homecoming luncheon in the Grand 
Ballroom will feature recognition of 
the reunion classes, and the induc- 

tion of honorary members into the 
Alumni Association International. This 
year's honorees are Dr. John S. Toll, 
UM President, Thomas Marcos, past 
president of the Terrapin Club, 
Presidents Club member, and co- 
owner of "Ledo's" and "Fireside," 
two area restaurants, and Bobby 
Ross, UMCP's head football coach. 

Homecoming is a time for alumni, 
students, staff and friends to 
celebrate the past, the present and 
the future of the University. The 
campus-wide Homecoming Advisory 
Committee, chaired by Leonard 
Raley, director of alurrini programs, 
promises that this year's celebration 
will be the best ever. ■ 

— Tom Otwell 

Allen J. Krowe 

Eighth Grade Girls Attend Unusual Careers Fair 

The Dept. of Physical Plant is one of 
the co-sponsors of the first non- 
traditional careers fair to be held for 
eighth grade girls on Oct. 1 in the 
Adult Education Center. Approx- 
imately 500 eighth graders from 
every Maryland county are expected 
to participate in the day-long pro- 
gram which will feature eight 
workshops and 30 exhibitors portray- 
ing a variety of careers that have not 
traditionally attracted women, 
"All eighth grade students are re- 

quired during their first semester to 
begin making high school plans," ex- 
plains Sandy Shmookler, director of 
physical plant's apprenticeship train- 
ing program, "but many girls con- 
sider only traditional fields and never 
take the necessary courses in high 
school that will be needed if they 
later decide on, say electrical 
engineering or cabinet making. The 
fair will provide them with informa- 
tion about many careers and advice 
on the kinds of course work they 

will need in high school in order to 
pursue them." 

Among the workshops being of- 
fered at the fair are: building and 
construction, computer science, 
engineering science and aerospace, 
politics, entrepreneurs, law, law en- 
forcement and medicine. 

In addition to UMCP, sponsors of 
the event are the Academic Support 
Center of University College and the 
Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity. I 


September 29, 19B6 

Sigma Chi Chapter Honored 

The campus chapter of Sigma Chi 
has won the Peterson Award, the 
highest honor 2n undergraduate 
chapter of the international fraternity 
can achieve. The award, which 
recognizes outstanding performance 
in all major fields of operations, pro- 
grams and activities, was presented 
during the 39th annual Leadership 
Training Workshop last month at 
Colorado State University. 

Black Alumni Scholarship 
Fund Kickoff 

Black alumni will gather at the 
Greenbelt Hilton Oct. 10 for a 
benefit dinner lo raise funds for a 
new scholarship to enable black 
students to attend UMCP. It is the 
first concerted effort by the campus 
Office of Development to seek major 
scholarship support from the campus' 
black graduates. Clayton Powell, 

UMCP Class of 77 and an attorney 
with a Hyattsville law firm, is chair- 
man of the scholarship dinner plan- 
ning committee. He reports that the 
response so far has been overwhelm- 
ingly enthusiastic. Organizers of the 
Homecoming Weekend event an- 
ticipate raising 525,000, For info 
about the $50-per-plate dinner, con- 
tact 454-3322. 


Septetnber 29— October 5 


September 29 

Voter Registration by MaryPIRG, 11 
a.m.-l p.m., front of Stamp Student 
Union. Through Oct. 6.* 

Spin Magazine Concert & Expo to be 

filmed for MTV. Expo: 11 a.m. -4 p.m., 
P.G. Room, Stamp Student Union.* 
Concert: 7:30 p.m.-l a.m., Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. Admis- 
sion fee $9. Call x4546 for info. 

Pre-trip Meeting for the Hang Gliding 
Weekend, 6 p.m., 1102 Stamp Student 
Union. Call x4987 for info. 

Stochastic Approximations Methods: 
Theory and Applications, seminar by 
Adam Shwartz (Technion-lsrael Inst, of 
Tech.), 9 a.m., 3164 Engr. Classroom 
BIdg. Call Armand Makowski, x6868, for 
info. Co-sponsored by the Systems 
Research Center and Dept. of Electrical 

Automation and Information Processing 
Systems Annual Research Review Con- 
ference of the Systems Research Center, 
9 a.m.-7 p.m. & 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on 
Sept, 30, Engineering Research BIdg. For 
info call x6167. 

Software Support of User Interface 
Development computer science lecture 
by Stephen Boies (IBM Corp.), 4 p.m., 
2324 Computer Science Center.* 

St. Louis Encephalitis Virus in South 
Florida: The Influence of 
Meteorological Events on the Biology 
of the Vector Mosquito, entomology col- 
loquium by Jonathan Day (U. of Florida), 
4 p.m., 0200 Symons Hall.* 

Electron-Magnetic Messages: Harmonic 
Analysis for Distribution Parameters, 

plasma physics seminar by Derek Boyd 
(PHYS & ASTR). 1:30 p.m., 1207 Energy 
Research BIdg. Call x3511 for info.' 

Observations and Simulations of 
Plasmoids in the Geomagnetic Tail, 

space physics seminar by Manfred 
Scholer (Max-Planck-lnst., Munich), 4:30 
p.m., 1113 Computer & Space Sciences 
BIdg. Call x3511 for info.' 

Symbolic Manipulation on the Com- 
puter, student-faculty colloquium by 
Alfred Gray (MATH). 3 p.m., 3206 
Mathematics BIdg.* 

Homotopy-lnvariance Properties of Eta 
Invariance, geometry/topology seminar by 
Shmuel Weinberger (U. of Chicago & 
Couran! Inst.), 4:15, 1313 Mathematics 

Intramural Volleyball, registration begins 
8:30 a.m. and continues through Oct, 7, 
1104 Reckord Armory. Call x3124 for 

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 previous issue for exhibit hours.* 

William iCapell Remembered, an exhibi- 
tion of the great pianist's papers, diaries 
and memorabilia, at the Music Library, 
third floor Hornbake, through Oct.31 . Call 
x2853 for library hours.* 

New American Paperworks, exhibit at 
the Art Gallery in the Art-Sociology 
Building. Show on display until Oct. 12. 
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.* 


September 30 

No Information Without Mass! physics 

colloquium by Jacob Bekenstein (Toronto 

U. & Ben Gurion U., Israel), 4 p.m., 1410 


Women's Field Hockey vs Penn State, 

3 p.m., Denton Field.* 

Desert Hearts, movie, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 
Hoff Theater. Call 2594 for info. 


October 1 

What are the Recreational Needs of 
Faculty and Staff? R&D lecture by 
Nicholas Kovalakides (Recreation Ser- 
vices), noon-1 p.m., testing room, 
Shoemaker BIdg,* 

McKeldin Library Fall Booksale, 9 
a.m. -2 p.m., McKeldin Library entrance. 
Rain date Oct. 6. 

Who's Hired Lots of People, WMUCon- 
nection Professional Workshop by Bob 
Hughes (WLTT-FM), 6 p.m., 3130 S. 
Campus Dining Hall. Call Francis Marra, 
X2743, for info.* 

Nontraditional Career Fair, for eighth 
grade girls, 9 a.m.. Center for Adult 
Education Auditorium. Call the Appren- 
ticeship Office, X7272, for registration and 
other info.* 

Men's Soccer vs UMBO, 3 p.m.* 

Desert Hearts, movie. See Sept. 30. 


October 2 

Band-gap Engineering: From Physics 

and Materials to New Semiconductor 

Devices, solid state physics colloquium 

by Federico Capasso (AT&T Bell Labs.), 

8:30 p.m., 1410 Physics. 

Call Dennis Drew, x7041, for info.* 

Writers Here and Now poetry reading by 
Robert Mass, 8 p.m., Katherine Anne 
Porter Room, third floor, McKeldin 
Library. For info call Michael Collier, 

So Called Quasicrystals, physics 
seminar by P.W. Stephens (SUNY at 

University Men's Soccer schedule appears weekly in our calendar. 

Women, Food & Obsession with Thin- 
ness, Counseling Center Group begins 
weekly meetings. Group led by Brenda 
Sigall, 1 p.m., Shoemaker Hall. Call 
X2931 for info.* 

Chamber Music Recital featuring Dieter 
Wulfhorst, cello & Virginia Thompson, 
piano, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
X6669 for info.* 

Local Thermal and Gravitational In- 
stabilities in Astrophysics, astronomy 
colloquium by S. Balbus (Virginia U.), 4 
p.m., 1113 Computer & Space Sciences 
BIdg. Call X3511 for info.* 

introduction to the Computer Science 
Center, Computer Science Center short 
course taught by John McNary, 
3:30-4:30 p.m., 2324 Computer & Space 
Sciences BIdg.* 

How to Get That First Job in Radio- 
Advice & Suggestions from Someone 

Stony Brook), 3 p.m., 4220 Physics. Call 
X3511 for info." 

Structural Transitions and Atomic Posi- 
tions at Surfaces, physics seminar by 
Ellen Williams (PHYS & ASTR), 4:15 
p.m., 1410 Physics. Call x3511 for info.* 

Parameterization of Physical Processes 
In NMC's Nested Grid Model, 

meteorology seminar by James Tuccillo 
(Nat'l Meteorological Center), 3:30 p.m., 
2106 Computer & Space Sciences BIdg. 
Call X2708 for info.* 

An Overview of Analysis on Rieman- 
nian Symmetric Spaces, representation 
theory seminar by Rebecca Herb 
(MATH), 4 p.m., 1313 Mathematics 

On Translation-Bounded Measures, 

functional analysis seminar by Alex 
Robertson (Murdoch U., Western 

Australia), 5 p.m., 1308 Mathematics 

Governor's Mansion Tour in Annapolis. 
Departure time 9:30 a.m., Adult Educa- 
tion BIdg. Call Ginny Reinhart, 864-6875, 
for info. 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, movie, 7 & 
9:30. Hoff Theater. Call x2594 for info. 


October 3 

Stress Management/International 
Students, Counseling Center Group 
meets weekly beginning today, 1-2 p.m., 
Shoemaker Hall. Call x2931 for info.* 

Duo Voice Recital by Terry Hodsdon & 
Jennifer Hughes-Lopez, 8 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call x6669 for info.* 

dBase III for the Non Programmer, 

Computer Science Center short course 
taught by Erik Cherdak, 1-4 p.m. Call 
x4261 for registration info. 

Selberg Type Trace Formulae and 
Bowen's Equidistribution Theory of 
Closed Geodesies, complex analysis 
seminar by Steve Zelditch (Johns 
Hopkins U.), 2 p.m., 1313 Mathematics 

The Geometry of Polsson Brackets, 

mathematics colloquium by A. Weinstein 
(U, of California, Berkeley), 3 p.m., 3206 
Mathematics BIdg.* 

Women's Volleyball vs Penn State, 

7:30 p.m.. Cole Field House.' 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, movie. See 
Oct. 2. Repeats at midnight. 


October 4 

Managing Your Forestland for Profit, is 

the theme of the two-day, eighth annual 
Delmarva Forestry Seminar, 8 a.m.-4 
p.m., Holiday Inn, Salisbury, MD. Call 
John Kundt, x6464, for info. 

DMA Piano Recital, featuring Yvonne 
Huntly, 4 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
X6669 for info.* 

Athletic Events: 

Women's Field Hockey vs Temple, 2 

p.m., turf.* 

Men's Soccer vs Duke U, 2 p.m.* 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, movie, See 
Oct. 2. Also shown at midnight. 


October 5 

Metropolitan Chamber Ensemble Con- 
cert, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
X6669 for info.* 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, movie. See 
Oct. 2. 


if you have an event you would like us 
to include in the calendar, please suth 
mit it in writing ten working days prior 
to the week in which the event occurs. 


September 29, 1986 

Student Computer Graphics 

Twelve campus Housing and Design 
students recently displayed their 
computer graphics skills at the Stu- 
dent Power Exhibition in Dallas dur- 
ing the conference of an internationaJ 
computer machinery association. The 
posters, promotional displays for the 
University graphic design program, 
were done as part of an advanced 
photography course taught by UMCP 
asst, professor Terry Gips. 

Gallery Mining 
**Hidden Treasures" 

UMCP people can clear off their 
workbenches and expose their han- 
diwork to the entire campus com- 
munity this winter. The Parents 
Association Art Gallery is looking for 
hidden artistic treasures done by any 
member of the UMCP staff, The 

works will go on display at the 
gallery Jan. 28 — March 6 next year in 
a "Hidden Treasures" exhibition. The 
gallery is looking for work from a 
broad range of arts and crafts in- 
cluding kites, candles, furniture, oil 
painting, duck decoys, quilts and 
knitting. Deadline to submit work is 
Jan. 15. For info call x4754. 


Holum Digs for Lost Culture's Traces 

Kenneth Hofum spent his summer 
reaching into the throat of Israel's 
Negev desert. 

The UMCP history professor and a 
team of American and Israeli archae- 
ologists extracted stone, pottery and 
bones swallowed by the hot sand 
during the last 1,200 years. The ar- 
tifacts, as old as 20 centuries, are 
from a day when life flourished on 
the desert. 

Jn ancient times a race of Arabs 
known as the Nabataeans dropped 
the seed of their culture into the 
wasteland that is now a military 
reservation in modern Israel. 

Six stone cities grew above the 
white sands. Man-made dams hoard- 
ed the desert rain, and the water 
brought life to the wheat, barley and 
dates that fed the cities. 

Dealers carrying precious goods 
from South Arabia stayed in the cities 
as a resting place on their way to the 
lucrative markets of the Mediterra- 
nean. Pagan temples and later Chris- 
tian churches stood at the center of 
the cities. 

But history bypassed the 
Nabataeans' cities. In about the 
Seventh Century, after about 800 
years of habitation, the people left 
the cities in the wake of the Moslem 
conquest. The buildings cnimbled, 
and the desert slowly consumed the 
remains of the life once lived there. 

Along with 18 UMCP students, 14 
Americans from outside the Universi- 
ty and more than 30 Israeli research- 
ers, Holum spent four weeks this 
summer sifting through the ruins of 
Rehovot, one of the Nabataeans' lost 
cities. The dig began what will be a 
10-year study, he says. 

"This is a study in urbanization. 
We want to know how a region 
could develop in such adverse condi- 

tions," Holum says. 

The archaeologists will visit the site 
once every two years. Between digs 
they will study artifacts and 
photographs in the effort to recap- 
ture the ancient civilization. 

Among the issues the team will 

* When was the city founded 
(scholars currently place the date in 
the First Century B.C.) — and why? 

* Why did it decline and vanish? 

* Why did Christianity prevail 

* How did agriculture relate to the 

The team made substantial progress 
but isn't ready to draw final conclu- 
sions about Rehovot. 

"We're asking questions that will 
take 10 years to answer," Holum 

The Rehovot site is about 40 
kilometers southwest of the Israeli ci- 
ty of Be'er Sheva, the nearest popula- 
tion center. The archaeologists travel- 
ed into the desert with jeeps, partial- 
ly along a road that once linked 
several Nabataean cities. Along the 
way they passed a herd of camels, 
the main mode of transportation in 
the Nabataeans' day. 

The team lived in tents in a valley 
between sandy ridges where the 
Nabataeans built their dams. Each 
morning they rose before sunrise and 
worked in the morning and late 
evening, avoiding the midday 
temperatures of 110 degrees. 

The most edifying pieces usually 
are bits of pottery, tools and coinage 
that give a sense of the people's 
development and life style, Some 
large stones are valuable for 
reconstructing the configuration of 

Much of the summer's dig was 


The Cleveland Quartet gives the first of three UMCP concerts this year at the Center of Adult Education 
Auditorium. The concert, sponsored by University Community Concerts, begins at 8:30. The quartet will 
play Mendelssohn's "Quartet in A minor, Opus 13"; Takemltsu's Entre Temps for Oboe and String 
Quartet"; and Borodin's "Quartet No. 2 In D major." The quartet, which made Its debut In 1969, has 
received critical acclaim for performances throughout the world. The group's recordings have received 
six Grammy nominations. Members of the group are: Donald Wellerstein and Peter Salaff, violins; Paul 
Katz, cello: and Atar Arad, viola. 

Kenneth Holum 

concentrated on the ruins of a 
church site. The team sifted through 
the remains of a Christian church 
from the Fifth or Sixth Century; with 
further effort a Christian church as 
much as 100 years older emerged. 

"We expected to find a Nabataean 
temple instead of an early church," 

Holum says of the older church. 
"We'll explore it more; it's scien- 
tifically significant in that it might 
help us learn about the beginnings of 
Christianity in the area." 

Outside the city, the team worked 
in a cemetery where they excavated 
33 graves, The group will study 
enough burials to learn about the 
age, diet, health and mortality rates 
of the inhabitants, 

Holum, a UMCP faculty member 
since 1970, and Tsafir are the pro- 
ject's co-directors. 

UMCP architecture professor 
Lindley Vann also participated in the 
project. While he did not travel to 
Israel for the dig, he organized ar- 
chitectural efforts. 

Groups involved with funding the 
project include the UMCP history 
department, the University's College 
of Arts and Humanities, the UMCP 
General Research Board, the Dumbar- 
ton Oaks Center for Byzantine 
Studies, and the Freeman Institute. 

Israeli interest in the project 
reveals an irony of the Negev. 

Between Be'er Sheva and the ruins 
of Rehovot, the archaeologists passed 
through an agricultural collective, 
known as a kibbutz, established by 
Israel in 1943- 

"They are trying to make the 
desert bloom. T'hey have emulated 
the Nabataeans, you might say," 
Holum says, ■ 

— Brian Busek 

Movie Buffs Get Taste of Opera 

Tenors and sopranos are taking a 
place beside the Alfred Hitchcocks 
and John Belushis on the Hoff 
Theater film schedule. 

Three films portraying classic 
operas will play in the theater the 
first Monday of each month this fall. 
The first opera film, portraying 
Georges Bizet's Carmen, plays Oct. 6 
at 8 p.m. in the Hoff Theater. 

The other films feature Giuseppe 
Verdi's La Traviata Nov. 3 and 
Richard Strauss' Der Roscnkavafier 
Dec. 1. The opera series is a marriage 
of interests for an opera teacher and 
the Hoff directors. 

Myra Tate, a UMCP doctoral stu- 

dent teaching an opera workshop 
this semester, was seeking some way 
to expose her students to opera per- 
formance, and she hit on film as a 
possible vehicle. "It would be very 
expensive to ask students to go see 
live opera. This is at a price they can 
afford in a place they already are," 
Tate says. 

When Tate took her idea to the 
Student Union Program Council's 
Cultural Events Committee, she 
received a positive reception. The 
group has been looking for ways to 
tie its programs to academics, 

The films are open to the public. 
Admission is $2.50 for each film. ■ 

Grant Funds Concert Lectures 

University Community Concerts will 
offer education as well as entertain- 
ment with the help of a grant. 

The National Endowment for the 
Humanities recently awarded the 
orgariization a S98,365 grant to fund 
discussions before concerts in the 
group's Olde Musicke Series and 
Keyboard Series. The grant provides 
money for the next three concert 

Robert Aubrey Davis of WETA FM 
moderates the Olde Musicke discuss- 
ions; programs usually include an art- 
ist, music critic and musicologist. 

Five Olde Musicke concerts with 
discussions are scheduled this year; 
the first is the English Concert, Nov. 
1 which is co-sponsored by the 
Handel Festival. 

Organizers expect to use a pianist 
and possibly a music critic for the 
Keyboard Series. Three concerts in 
the series this season will feature 
discussions; the first is Nov. 16. 

Generally the discussions begin 90 
minutes before the start of a concert 
and last an hour. 

For concert info call x6534. ■ 


September 29, 1986 

Works Sought 

for Alumni Art Show 

Former UMCP art students will have 
a chance to show w^hat's become of 
them at the Alumni Invitational II. 
The Parents Association Art Gallery is 
gathering works from graduates for 
the Oct. 8 through Nov. 14 show. 
Organizers will accept entries until 
Sat., Oct. 4 when Jack Burnham, 
former art department chairman, will 
judge entries and select works for 
the Invitational. For more info call 

An Uplifting Weekend 

Feeling down? A hang gliding 
weekend may be jsut the thing to 
send your spirits soaring. The SUPC 
Outdoor Recreation Committee is 
sponsoring a high gliding trip to Nags 
Head, N.C., Oct. 3-5. The itinerary 
includes at least five flights from 
Jockey's Ridge, the tallest sand dunes 
on the East Coast, and unlimited sun- 

bathing, swimming, fishing, sailing 
and just plain loafing. Cost is $74 for 
UMCP students and $79 for the 
general public and includes ground 
school instruction, round-trip 
transportation, and two nights camp- 
ing fees. A pre-trip meeting will be 
held tonight at 6 p.m. in 1102 Stamp 
Union. For info call x4987. 


Brecht Sets New Directions 

for College of Arts and Humanities 

A hard look at academic programs 
and a research center mark the new 
school year in the College of Art and 

The College faculty is engaged a 
two-year review of its curriculum. 
The College is currently establishing 
a new research center, using 1987 
Designated Research Funds for the 

Acting Dean Richard Brecht pro- 
vided an overview of the activity in 
the College during a speech to a 
faculty assembly Sept. 5. 

Brecht, who came to UMCP from 
Harvard University in 1980, served as 
chairman of the Department of Ger- 
manic and Slavic Languages and 
Literatures until being named Acting 
Provost of the former Division of 
Arts and Humanities last fall. 

The following is an excerpt of 
Brecht's Sept. 5 speech, 

his past year has seen very Im- 
portant developments which have 
significant consequences for the in- 
structional programs of arts and 

First, we are now reorganized into 
a Coliege, having lost architecture 
and journalism, but having gained 
the Department of Housing and 
Design.... Second, the Academic Plan- 
ning Advisory Committee (APAC) 
recommended, and the Vice 
Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 
Provost approved, plans for the 
maintenance of our core and ex- 
cellent programs in the College as 
well as the enhancement of the 
foreign language and music programs. 

As a result of this decision approx- 
imately thxee hundred thousand 
dollars has been provided in the FY 
87 budget in order to begin this pro- 
cess of support and enhancement. 
Accordingly, w^e shall use the major 
portion of this funding in the first 
two years to upgrade physical 
facilities and equipment. 

Specifically, we shall begin work 
to renovate the recitaJ hall and some 
of the practice rooms in Tawes. Also, 
the classroom labs in the Language 
Media Center will be remodeled and 
provided with state of the art equip- 
ment for the teaching of language. 

Also, APAC funding this year is be- 
ing directed to the creation of com- 
puter facilities for Arts and 
Humanities. We are now in the pro- 
cess of setting up a computer center 
in Francis Scott Key Hall which will 
focus on helping faculty become ac- 
quainted with the instructional and 
research capabilities of computers for 
our disciplines. This computerization 
is intended to extend into every pro- 
gram in the College. 

The third significant development 
of the past year has been the drafting 
of two university-wide task force 
reports, one on foreign languages 
and the other on arts and humanities. 

The university-wide Task Force on 
Foreign Languages recommended, 
and we have implemented, a com- 
plete review and revision of all 
aspects of our foreign language 
teaching program. 

The task force report on the arts 
and humanities calls for major 
physical plant renovations and expan- 
sions for the arts, a matter which has 
been under intense discussion for the 
past two years, Among other recom- 
mendations, this report called for the 
establishment of a Center for the 
Humanities, a matter to which I shall 
return momentarily. 

As these reports and programs 
have been discussed, as the flood of 
national studies on education have 
been issued, and as the Middle States 
Review report for the campus has 
taken shape, the need for a com- 
prehensive curriculum review for the 

tempt to integrate into our curricula 
and courses more active learning 
modes and methods which take full 
advantage of the visual predeliction 
of students today. We must identify 
and develop ways for the computer, 
to the extent it is feasible, to play a 
role in instruction..,. 

Beyond this... we shall investigate 
ways to assess and reward outstand- 
ing teaching in the College. In an- 
ticipation of these programs, this 
academic year we will initiate a 
system of rewards for excellence in 
teaching, something long overdue in 
the College. 

Finally, I would like to stress an 
aspect of this curriculum review 
which in many ways is more impor- 
tant than any concrete reforms 
which may result: the actual process 
itself. The intent here is to involve as 
broad a representation of faculty in 

Richard Brecht, acting dean of the College of Arts and Humanlttes- 

arts and humanities has become 
more and more apparent to me..,. 

I am asking that the faculty of this 
College undertake in the next two 
years a comprehensive review of our 
programs. This review will, of 
course, involve curriculum and 
course content. We shall focus on 
the role of the arts and humanities in 
the general education program on 
the campus. 

Within the College we shall at- 
tempt to redefine the Arts and 
Humanities major together with the 
common interdisciplinary core it 
assumes. While this alone is a daunt- 
ing task, we hope to distinguish this 
review from the flood of others go- 
ing on in the country by a number 
of other considerations. 

Of particular note is our intention 
to concentrate on learning modes 
and teaching methods. We must ex- 
amine how we can ensure basic 
literacy skills for all students in a 
large state university, including 
minority students from less successful 
academic environments. We shall at- 

the College as possible. 

There is little doubt in my mind 
that one of the most debilitating 
problems on this campus is the sense 
on the part of many faculty that their 
individual opinions have little impact 
on an institution of this size. 

We intend to use this review of 
our curriculum, our most important 
concern, to significantly increase the 
involvement of the faculty in running 
this college.... 

Let me now turn briefly to 

Humanities research on the College 
Park Campus has been constrained 
by the departments' and College's in- 
ability to provide the support taken 
for granted in many of our peer in- 
stitutions or in programs attracting 
significant amounts of outside fund- 
ing. Unless the College addresses this 
matter directly and immediately, we 
shall lose the excellent faculty upon 
whom we depend to build the pro- 
grams essential to this or any other 
major campus. 

Therefore, instead of applying FY 

87 Designated Research Funds to in- 
dividual faculty projects, the Dean 
and the Chairs and Directors of the 
College have agreed to dedicate the 
College and matching Campus DRIF 
to the creation of a general research 
center for the entire college. 

The proposed center will provide 
several on-going services: 1) It will 
support established as well as 
outstanding young researchers in the 
College through a system of 
fellowships, travel grants, grant 
preparation assistance, and 
manuscript and journal editorial ser- 
vices; 2) The Center will provide 
"seed" money to provoke and in- 
itiate promising research and 
development projects; 3) It will 
establish an appropriate physical loca- 
tion for faculty, visiting fellows, and 
graduate students to work on their 
research, to meet and share ideas; 4) 
Finally, on a systematic annual, bien- 
nial, or triennial basis the Center will 
support a limited number of major 
interdisciplinary research projects 
which are at a crucial phase of 

Specific areas of focus in 1987... 

will be: music, foreign language/in- 
ternational studies, cognitive studies, 
and a special interdisciplinary project 
to establish a "Visual Press." 

Advised and directed by 
distinguished members of the faculty, 
the Center — like the already establish- 
ed Center for Public Policy and 
Center for Renaissance and Baroque 
Studies — is designed to enhance the 
sense of scholarly community across 
the College, to increase our internal 
sense of pride, to improve signi- 
ficantly the quantity and quality of 
research done here and the funding 
it attracts, and to establish UMCP as a 
suitably recognized international 
center for the very best advanced 
work in the humanities,,.. 

UMCP is already recognized as an 
outstanding center of scientific and 
technological studies. Its status as a 
truly outstanding university, 
however, is to a very great extent 
dependent upon the strength of the 
instructional and research programs 
of the College of Arts and 

We fmd ourselves presently in a 
period of great change with the at- 
tendant risk and opportunity. The 
responsibility for the inevitably 
significant consequences — good or 
bad — belongs to you, the faculty. 
You will make our instructional pro- 
grams better and accessible to 
students from all backgrounds, or the 
good students will not seek our 
tutelage. You alone will improve the 
environment here for research, or 
the best faculty will not want to 
come and work here with us. It is 
time for the faculty to assume this 
greater responsibility; it's time for 
you, whether newly arrived or long 
abiding, to lead. Rarely have I seen 
such opportunity on this or any 
other campus. ■ 


September 29, 1986 

Bit O' History 

About this time of year in 1859, the 
Maryland Agricultural College, later to 
be called UMCP, opened its doors to 
its first students — 35 young men, 
some just 12 years old. These 
pioneers dressed in military-like 
uniforms, paraded in drills, and 
worked on the College's farms. Four 
of the students were sons of the Col- 
lege's founder, wealthy farmer 
Charles Benedict Calvert. 

Billiards Anyone? 

Nearly everyone on campus knows 
about the availability of tennis courts, 
swimming pools, and the golf course. 
What some might not realize, 
however, is that there are a number 
of additional recreational resources as 
well. The billiard room, for example, 

is located in the basement of the 
Stamp Union, as is the bowling alley 
and the games room. Call x2804 for 
more info. And in the PERH 
building, campus employees can 
make use of basketball, handball/rac- 
quetball, badminton, volleyball and 
squash courts. Call x5624 for details. 


Scotty's His Name; 
Textbooks His Game^ 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Alroy Scotty*^ Scott 

His Jamaican lilt is barely detec- 
table at first, but get him talking 
about the college textbook business, 

or about tennis or soccer, and Alroy 

Scott's Caribbean roots are evident. 

"I left Jamaica after high school 

and came to the University of 
Maryland in 1977 on a soccer 
scholarship," Scott says. "My original 
plan was to major in Zoology' and 
become a teacher. However, I got a 
part time job in the University Book 
Center and that changed everything." 

For the past two years Scott, called 
"Scotty" by all who know him, has 
managed the book center's text book 
department. Together with six full- 
time employees and as many as 35 
part-time student workers, he is 
responsible for all the department's 

"Working in the book center as a 
student, I came to realize that I had a 
talent for business," he says. "I had 
never considered that possibility. I 
thought 1 would do well as a science 
teacher or, even a physical education 
teacher, but as a business person?" 

Scott's abilities as a manager were 
evident to his employers at the book 
center, and they encouraged him to 
stay with the business after gradua- 
tion. The scarcity of teaching jobs 
was also an incentive, as was the 
realization that making a successful 
livelihood from professional soccer is 
a goal attained by only a handful of 
the many who make the attempt. 

"I had to be realistic," he says. 
"Besides, it's not every day that op- 
portunity comes knocking. I consider 
myself very fortunate." 

After Scott's graduation in 1979, he 
became textbook department 
manager at UMBC. Then, in 1984, he 
assumed his present position at 
UMCP. Today he coordinates the ef- 

forts of six full-time and up to 35 
student workers at the book center. 

"In recent months the book center 
has been making a transition from a 
rrianual inventory system to an 
automated one," he says. "We han- 
dle over 1,200 publishers from all 
over the world, and the possibility 
for error is enormous when it comes 
to fulfilling orders and maintaining 
our stock. In addition, we are mak- 
ing a concentrated effort to receive 
adopted text information from facul- 
ty at a very early date so that we can 
guarantee our customers — students 
for the most part — that the correct 
books will be on the shelves when 
they are needed." 

Though Scott's book center job 
occupies much of his time and 
energy, he makes room for his two 
favorite hobbies, tennis and soccer. 
Not only does the Hyattsville resident 
play the fullback position for the 
Takoma Wolves in the Capitol Soccer 
League, he also teaches a tennis 
course at Montgomery College. 

"Having graduated from UMCP, as 
well as been a member of one of the 
athletic teams here, 1 feel that I have 
a special appreciation for the people 
of this campus and their needs," 
Scott says. " And I believe that as 
manager of the book center's text 
book department I am doing my part 
in meeting those needs as I strive to 
improve the services provided by the 
department." ■ 

-Mercy Hardie Coogan 

Behind the Scenes 

Get thee to the campus baker\^ — 
soon! According to Mildred Benson 

who has been working for the past 
ten years as one of Dining Services 
twelve full-time bakers (though she 
has been employed with DS for 22 
years), the newest excessively 
caloried delight to appear in dining 
halls and restaurants all over campus 
is a toothsome wonderment called 
German Chocolate Pie. "1 just know 
the students are going to love this 
pie," Benson says. "They go for 
brownies in a big way, too, but this 
is going to get higher marks than 
even brownies do." Benson, who 
lives in Seat Pleasant, is the mother 
of eight children, and as such she 
knows just about all there is to know 
when it comes to young peoples' 
taste buds... 

The Physical Plant Dept. recently 
singled out three of its housekeeping 
employees for their excellent job per- 
formance over the past year. Althalr 
Adams and Mary Smith, who have 
been keeping areas of the campus 
clean for the past 21 and 19 years 
respectively, and Elena Balmoris, a 
one-year veteran, have been cited for 
their outstanding dependability, 
energy, effort and friendly 

As of this summer, Ron Gusack 
and Nancy KoVach of Printing Ser- 
vices have added responsibilities, 

namely, the operation of the depart- 
ment's newest piece of equipment — 
the Stahl Combination Buckle and 
Knife Folder. This handy gadget will 
increase customer satisfaction because 
it provides faster service as it con- 
tinously feeds, trims, glues and 
generally gets the work done on 
Outlook, the football program and 
hundreds of other campus printing 
projects. And not to be outdone by 
the new buckle and knife folder, the 
department's photolithographer, 
Chuck Kuhn reports that his end of 
the shop — the camera room — also 
has a new toy, the Carlson Pin 
Register System. "This system helps 
us make accurate press plates," he 
explains. "The more accurate a plate 
comes out in the camera room, the 
less chance of error on the 

For the past five of her eleven 
years at UMCP, Rita Rock of the 
Personnel Dept. has coordinated the 
staff tuition waivers program. One of 
the many benefits belonging to all 
permanent faculty and staff and their 
immediate families, tuition waivers 
provide a way to get a degree — or 
merely take interesting classes — at a 
tremendous discount. Classified 
employees can take up to six credit 
hours free; faculty and associate staff 
get four credit hours. "It's a great 
way for someone to earn a degree," 

Rock says. "All he or she has to do 
is get accepted into the University in 
the usual manner and then obtain ap- 
proval from his or her supervisor — 
there are request forms in each office 
for this purpose".,. 

And finally, Doris Olds, office 
supervisor in the Dept. of Geography 
and Urban Studies, reports that all is 
well in her little corner of LeFrak 

Hall while department chair Kenneth 
Corey is in Singapore on a Fulbright 
Scholarship. "We're very busy right 
now, of course," Olds says, "but ac- 
ting chair Robert Harper and the rest 
of us are moving things right along. 
The students, who are our main con- 
cern, are settled in their classes, and 
everything — so far — is going 

Facilities Management: 

It's More Than Keeping the Grass Cut 

Everyone who works, studies, lives 
or is a frequent visitor to this campus 
of 1,378 acres and over l60 
buildings has some idea— however 
vague — that providing for the 
physical management of UMCP is a 
complex matter. 

The understated quality of this 
assessment becomes evident in light 
of facilities management's annual 
budget, which this year comes to 
about SI 30.5 million. Unlike 40 years 
ago, when Supervisory Engineer 
George O. Weber and a small staff 
were responsible for the upkeep of 
grounds and buildings, the task today 
requires a small army of workers. 

Facilities management is divided in- 
to two major departments — Physical 
Plant, directed by Frank Brewer, and 
Engineering and Architectural Ser- 
vices, directed by Jean Whittenberg, 
Both directors report to Harry 
Krlemelmeyer, the assistant vice 
chancellor for facilities management, 
whose boss is Vice Chancellor for 
Administrative Affairs Charles Sturtz. 

"This fiscal year's budget breaks 
down this way," Krlemelmeyer ex- 
plains. "Salaries come to about $20 
million, utilities $14 million, small 
construction projects $6 million, and 
twelve major capital projects $86.4." 


September 29, 1986 

Red Cross Needs Blood 

The area is facing a priority one 
blood alert. On Thur. and Fri., Oct, 
2 and 3, you have the chance to do 
something about the critical shortage. 
The Red Cross will be accepting 
donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 
both days in the Tortuga Room of 
the Stamp Union. 

Identifying Maryland's Poison 

While poisonings from ingesting 
plants in Maryland are rare, there is 
always a chance you'll need to know 
which Free State plants can be 
dangerous if eaten, especially if you 
spend much time outdoors or have 
young children who are practicing 
their hand-to-mouth coordination. 
100 Poisonous Plants of Maryland, a 
new publication from The University 
of Maryland Cooperative Extension 

Service, may be just what the doctor 
ordered. The 55-page booklet con- 
tains complete descriptions of the 
state's poisonous plants, where they 
are commonly found, why they are 
poisonous and what kind of symp- 
toms to look for. It costs $3.75, and 
can be ordered from the Publications 
Office, 0112 Symons Hall, or by call- 
ing x3621. 


The Presidents Club: 

Making a Visible Difference in Quality at Maryland 

Nearly ten years ago, a group of 66 
alumni and friends of The University 
of Maryland were initiated into The 
Presidents Club, a new organization 
created to recognize their generous 
support of the University. 

Today there are 750 members of 
the Club, each a loyal UM benefac- 
tor. This year the Club hopes to add 
an additional 250 members. 

Waldo Burnside, president and 
chief operating officer of the Carter 
Hawley Hale Stores in Los Angeles 
and a 1949 graduate of the College 
of Business and Management, is the 
national chairman of the Presidents 

"We have a unique opportunity to 
help create a pre-eminent institution, 
one that can match in reputation and 
quality any university in the coun- 
try," he says. "The Presidents Club is 
the key component of the philan- 
thropic tradition that has played such 
a major role in the development of 
the University and is essential to its 
future. Our more than 700 members 
have given or pledged nearly S27 
million to enhance academic pro- 


Marine Biotech Center at CCB 

The University of Maryland's Center 
of Marine Biotechnology' will be 
located at the Harbor Campus of the 
Community College of Baltimore 
(CCB). "The agreement (between the 
two institutions) provides an ideal 
site for the Center conveniently near 
the NatJonaJ Aquarium and The Johns 
Hopkins University, which have 
assisted in the planning and develop- 
ment of the Center," UM President 
John S. Toll said. The Center is part 
of the Maryland Biotechnology In- 
stitute and was established last year 
to meet the need for expertise in 
research and academic programs in 
this growing field, Fred L. Singleton 
is the Center's acting director. 

Grad Student Conference Set 

The Graduate Student Association of 
the Dept. of Education Policy, Plan- 
ning and Administration will sponsor 
the fourth annual Graduate Student 
Research Conference Sat., Nov. 1. 
Keynote speaker will be Richard P, 
Chait, executive director of the Na- 
tional Center for Postsecondary 
Governance and Finance. He will 
discuss the nature of leadership in 
the not-for-profit sector. For info call 

Jobs for Job-seekers 

If you have a job opening and are 
looking for a student employee to fill 
it, the Job Referral Service 
at x2821 is the place to turn. Also, if 
you know students looking for part- 
time jobs either on or off campus, 
tell- them to stop by the Office of 
Student Financial Aid in Hornbake 
Library where a file of current posi- 
tions is maintained. 

grams. We make a visible difference 
in the quality of virtually every 
aspect of The University of 

Membership in the Presidents Club 
is extended to individuals who con- 
tribute $10,000 or more, establish a 
laist or bequest valued at $30,000 or 
more, or pledge to contribute 
SI 0,000 over a period of time with 
annual gifts of at least Sl.OOO. 

During the past year a number of 
individuals began endowed scholar- 
ships at UMCP. To endow a scholar- 
ship a minimum of SI 0,000 is in- 
vested, and seven percent of the 
principal is available annually to the 
scholarship recipient. The principal is 
never touched and additional interest 
earned is applied back to the prin- 
cipal, thus increasing the available 
funds each year. 

Last spring The Ruth ScheL 
Overholser Voice Scholarship, The 
Agnes White Bailey Cello Scholarship, 
and The Samuel Krakow Scholarship 
for Study Abroad were established as 
endowed scholarships. The con- 
tributors have become members of 

Policy on Raises 
for CWS Students 

Departments wishing to give pay in- 
creases to their CoiJege Work-Study 
students must submit these recom- 
mendations in writing to Marlene 
Rhim, program coordinator, They 
should include student's name, Social 
Security number, length of ex- 
perience, a short description of 
duties and the recommended rare. 
They must be signed by the head of 
the employing department. For info 
call Ms. Rhim at x5264. 

MVA Ticket Scofflaws: Beware 

Repeated offenders of on-campus 
parking regulations who do not pay 
for their tickets are now being refer- 
red to the State Motor Vehicle Ad- 
ministration flagging system. This 
means that scofflaw vehicle owners 
will not be permitted to re-register 
their automobiles in Maryland until 
all tickets are paid to the jurisdiction 
in which their tickets were issued. 
Accordingly, faculty and staff 
members are advised to resolve all 
campus MVA ticket problems without 

New Risk Management 
Coordinator Named 

Daniel C. Cashman, formerly assistant 
director. Office of Sponsored Pro- 
grams, has become Coordinator of 
Risk Management and Real Estate, a 
new position in the Office of the 
Vice Chancellor for Administrative 
Affairs. Cashman will serve as campus 
contact with the State Insurance Of- 
ficer, work with UMCP departments 
and the Stale to obtain insurance 
coverage, coordinate claims process- 
ing, and assist in identifying unin- 
sured risks and developing ways to 

The Presidents Club, 

The Club aJso includes members of 
the College Park faculty and staff. 
Charles Taff, who taught in the Col- 
lege of Business and Management for 
nearly 40 years, initially contributed 
to the Chancellors Scholars Program 
and then became a Presidents Club 
member. Later, Taff began a scholar- 
ship fund for undergraduate students 
studying transportation, his area of 
expertise. When he retired from the 
University last year, friends and 
students raised $30,000 to endow the 
scholarship in Taffs name, 

The major vehicle for advancing 
membership in the Presidents Club is 
a dinner hosted by a current Club 
member and to which prospective 
members are invited. This past 
spring, alumnus and long-time 
University supporter Jim Low hosted 
a Presidents Club brunch at his home 
in Great Falls, Virginia. Chancellor 
Slaughter spoke to the guests about 
his vision for the future of UMCP. 

Sonya Gershowitz, a Club member 
who has given SI. 5 million to The 
University of Maryland School of 

Nursing, has launched a new in- 
itiative called Presidents Club 
Associates. It is made up of UMCP 
students who pledge SI, 000 over a 
ten-year period. Nearly 20 students 
joined last year, and a full-fiedged 
program is planned for this year. 

Presidents Club members attend 
special activities and events 
throughout the year and are afforded 
privileges reserved only for the 
University's most loyal supporters. 
Many members are active participants 
in the University and serve as am- 
bassadors to help the community 
understand and appreciate Maryland's 
mission, goals and potential as one of 
the nation's leading public institu- 
tions of higher learning and research. 

For information about membership 
in the Presidents Club and about 
starting a Club Chapter, contact the 
Office of Institutional Advancement 
at 454-1416. ■ 

Nancy D. Miles is an associate direc- 
tor for development on the UMCP 
campus . 

"Nfght and Day" is an on-campus sculpture by Kenneth Campbell. 

minimize them. He also will identify 
and manage campus-owned proper- 
ties not assigned for specific opera- 
tional use and of properties leased by 
UMCP. He can be reached at x5922 
or x53l6. 

Strategic Management Skills 

Strategic Management Skills is the ti- 
tle of a new textbook co-authored 
by Daniel Power and Martin Gannon 
(Bus & Mgnt), Michael McGinnis 
(Shippensburg U.) and David 
Schweiger (U, of Houston). The 
book, which covers both skills and 
specific cases, is intended to assist 
managers with their business plan- 
ning and analysis. 


Sculptor Kenneth Campbell, UMCP 
art professor emeritus and the creator 
of the campus sculpture Night and 
Day, died last April iii New York Ci- 
ty, where he resided. He taught 
stone carving to more than 2,000 
students during his 15-year tenure at 
UMCP. He also taught sculpture at 
Columbia University, Queens College, 
and the University of Kentucky. 
Some of his massive outdoor works 
are on display in Austria and