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Volume 1, Number 6 

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The University of Maryland College Park 

October 6, 1986 


Calling All Senators! 

The Campus Senate will hold a 
special meeting on Thurs., October 9 
from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, in Rm, 
0126 of the Armory. All members of 
the senate are urged to attend the 
meeting in order to hear final discus- 
sion and vote on the proposed revis- 
ed plan of organization of the Cam- 
pus Senate and revision of its bylaws. 

Task Force Report 

Chancellor Slaughter is expected to 
present the final report and recom- 
mendations of the Task Force on 
Academic Achievement of Student 
Athletes at UMCP to the UM Board 
of Regents at its regularly scheduled 
meeting Fri., Oct. 10 at UMES. It is 
expected that the report will be 
made public following that meeting. 
The next issue of Outlook will con- 
tain highlights of the Task Force fin 
dings and recommendations. 

Share Your Thoughts 
About Campus Parking 

Parking on campus is a hot topic of 
discussion this fall. At Outlook we 
want to survey the mood of the 
campus community on this issue. 
We're collecting opinions about the 
situation, and we would like your 

* Do you think the current parking 
system works for you? 

* Has campus parking been a source 
of frustration to you. and if so, 
what's is your experience? 

* Should campus parking managers 
be doing anything differently, and, if 
so, what? 

Drop us a line and let us know your 
response to these questions — and 
more, if you wish. Send comments 
10 Outlook, 2101 Turner Building. 


Recent Awards, Grants,., 2 

Gent Collection ..*3 

Campus Construction 3 

Calendar 4 

Visual Arts Press ..5 

Rodriguez Concert, ,5 

Labor Leader 6 

Silent, Busy World. 7 

Aquino Priorities 8 

Satisfied Alumni 8 

UM Receives Kelloee Graat 

Museum Exhibit on Agriculture Planned 

The University of Maryland has 
received from the W. K. Kellogg 
Foundation a grant of $987,864 to 
design, develop, and construct a 
museum exhibit titled "The Search 
for Life: Agricultural Science in the 
Twentieth Century." 

The exhibit will be designed to 
show American consumers how 
agricultural research benefits their 
pocketbooks at the grocer's 
checkout, their health, and their 

It will occupy approximately 3300 
square feet and is scheduled to open 
in 1987, the centennial year of the 
Hatch Act in which Congress set up 
the network of federally-funded, 
state-run agricultural experiment sta- 
tions in the United States. 

Initially, the exhibit will travel to 
American cities. After 1987, it will be 
permanently housed in the Smithso- 
nian Institution in Washington D.C. 

In addition to the University of 
Maryland's Agricultural Experiment 
Station — the University's agricultural 
research component — the project 
team for the exhibit will include 
scientists from other universities and 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
staff of the Smithsonian Institution, 
and the New York design studio of 
Peter Wexler. 

"The primary focus of this exhibit 
is on the biochemical revolution, the 

continued on page 3- 

Proposed exhibit will highlight agriculture as high-tech enterprise. 

Claude Examines Human Rights 
Issues in the Philippines 

Government and Politics professor 
Richard Claude was a member of a 
four-man research team that spent 
last July and August in the Philip- 
pines looking the ways physicians, 
nurses, medics and other health care 
personnels confront problems under 
conditions of political repression. 
The research mission was spon- 
sored by the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science with 

a grant from the Ford Foundation. 
The project will focus on four coun- 
tries — South Africa, Chile, Uruguay, 
and the Philippines. 

"In such countries," CJaude says, 
"health professionals often face 
dilemmas between professional ethics 
and political pressure to supervise 
torture-interrogations. The problems 
vary from country to countiy, but 
the Philippines, like Uruguay, has just 

emerged from a dark militarized 
period and thus is involved in such 
problems as medical and psychiatric 
professionals organizing to deal with 
the rehabilitation issues and concerns 
linked to the hundreds of ex-political 
detainees now being released under 
amnesties instituted by President Cor- 
azon Aquino," 

In addition to Claude, an interna- 
tionally recognized authority on 
human rights, the AAAS Philippine 
team included Dr. June Lopez, a 
psychiatrist, her husband Dr. Willie 
Lopez, a neurosurgeon, and Eric 
Stover, medical writer and staff direc- 
tor of the Human Rights Clear- 
inghouse of the AAAS Committee on 
Scientific Freedom and Responsibili- 

The Uruguay report has been com- 
pleted, but the South Africa and 
Chile studies are still in the develop- 
ment stages, Claude says. The 
100-page-long Philippines report is 
expected to be available from the 
AAAS this month, 

Claude's views on priorities facing 
the new Philippine government ap- 
pear on Page 8 of Outlook M 

Richard Claude (right) greets Presklent Aquino as medical writer Eric Stover looks on. 


October 6, 1986 

Manohoran Receives Grant 

The Leukemia Society of America has 
awarded a three-year, 570,500 FelJow 
grant to support research associate 
Muthiah Manohoran's (Chem.) work. 
He will focus on pharmacology, the 
development of new anti-leukemic 
agents and the techniques for ad- 
ministering and enhancing drugs that 
kill malignant cells. Manohoran is one 
of 246 researchers currently funded 
by the LSA. 

DOE Fellowship for Postdocs 

The U.S. Dept. of Energy's Office of 
Health and Environmental Research 
has established a new Alexander 
Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral 
Fellowship Program to support 
outstanding new Ph.D. recipients. 
The program underwrites research in 
OHER-supported energy- related study 
in the life, biomedical and en- 

vironmental sciences. FeUows will 
receive a stipend of $35,000 annually 
and an appointment to a participating 
DOE lab or university program. The 
first appointments will be made next 
spring. Application deadline for the 
first round of candidates is Jan. 20, 
1987. For info call Sandra Plant, Oak 
Ridge Associated Universities, (615) 


Psychology Award Tops Recent Grants List 

Pedro Bartfosa: $1 00 K to observe parasttold behavior. 

Awards in psycholog)^ entomology 
and chemistry lead the list of current 
sponsored program transactions for 
researchers from the (JMCP campus. 
Faculty and staff receiving outside 
grants and contracts in recent 
months include: 

Behavioral and Social Sciences— J. 
G. Martin, 5207,899 from the Na- 
tional Institutes of Health for Speech 
Enhancement Based on A.P.C.5., R. 
P. Lorion, $9,452 from the National 
Institute of Mental Health for 
Development of Minority Students; 
R. P. Lorion, 539,792 from the Na- 
tional Institutes of Health for Train- 
ing Minority Students; R. P. Lorion, 
S9,984 from Calvert City, Md., for 
Externship at a Mental Health Center, 
J. Robinson, S3, 600 from Harvard 
U. for Youth ^nd the Future. 

School of Public Affairs— G. C. 
Eads, SI 6,800 from the Dept. of 
Education for Education for the 
Public Service Program. 

College of Agriculture — B. 
Quebedeaux, S6,000 from the U.S. 
Dept. of Agriculture for New Crops 
Program; W. L. Harris, $6,000 from 
the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for Na- 
tional Needs for a Graduate 
Fellowship Program; D. Snyder, 
S60,057 from the U.S. Dept. of 
Agriculture for Role of Variant 


Outlook is published weekly during the academic 
year by the Office of Institutional 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 Information & Editor 
Hick Borchelt, Production Editor 
Mercy Coogan, Tom Otwell, Rick Borchelt, 
Brian Busek Staff Writers 
Harpreet Kang, Student Intern 
Richard Horchler, Director. Creative Services 
John T. Consoll, Designer & Coordinator 
Stephen A. Darrou, Design & Production 
Margaret Hall, Design & Production 
Al Danegger, Contributing Photography 
Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus informa- 
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Hiebert, Editor OUTLOOK, 2101 Turner Building, through 
campus mail or to The University of Maryland, College 
Pai^, MD 20742. Our telephone number is (301) 454-5335 

Newcastle Disease; J. W. Kozarich, 

S91,118 from the National Institutes 
of Health for Enzymes of Aromatic 
Acid Metabolism; C Pon- 
namperuma, SI 5,000 from the Na- 
tional Aeronautic and Space Ad- 
ministration for Chemical Evolution 
and Prebiological Organization; B. B. 
Jarvis, 5126,000 from Neo RX Cor- 

Center Hosts 



The Center for Philosophy and 
Public Policy will celebrate its tenth 
anniversary with a three-day con- 
ference on "The Public Turn in 
Philosophy" at the Center of Adult 
Education Oct. l6 through 18. 

During the last decade and a half, 
philosophy has come out of the 
academy and "gone public" in a way 
it has not done for many years. 
"Philosophy and public policy" has 
become both respectable and 
popular, note conference organizers 
Judith Lichtenberg and Henr^^ Shue, 
research and senior research 

The conference will examine the 
state of the art in this fertile area of 
inquiry and will feature leading prac- 
titioners and critical observers. 

For ten years the Center has been 
a leading laboratory in the area of 
public philosophy. It has conducted 
research in such areas as civil rights 
and affirmative action, cost benefit 
and risk benefit analysis, environmen- 
tal policy, workplace safety, energy 
development and future generations, 
immigration policy, foreign policy 
and human rights, nuclear deter- 
rence, professional ethics, media 
responsibility and freedom of the 
press, military manpower options, 
and civic education. 

"The conference is designed to 
allow participants to stand back and 
reflect on the general nature and 
value of the activity in which the 
Center, as well as a growing number 
of other institutions and individuals, 
has been engaged," the planners say.l 

poration for Preparation of 
Trichothecene Derivations. 

College of Life Sciences — P. Bar- 
bosa, $100,000 from the U.S. Dept. 
of Agriculture for Parasitoid Foraging 
Behavior, C. W, Mitter, $137,000 
from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 
for Biosystematics of Hebothine 

College of Engineering — R. J. 
Arscnault, S9,900 from the Navy for 
Analytical Services — Graphite Grains; 
V. Ebert, $52,820 from the Navy for 
Phoswich Detector Design Testing; 
W. S. Levine, $86,548 from the Na- 
tional Institutes of Health for 
Kinesiological Modeling of the Cat 
Hind Limb; J, Yang, $100,000 from 
the National Science Foundation for 
Learning from the Earthquake of 
1985; J. Kirk, $90,000 from the Na- 
tional Science Foundation for 
Magnetic Bearing Spindle. 

College of Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences — H. Glay, 
$21,874 from the R&D Association 
for Computational Fluid Dynamics; 
A. S. Wilson, $15,000 from the Na- 
tional Aeronautics and Space Ad- 

ministration for Low Energy X-Ray 
Absorption in Active Galaxies; E. F. 
Redish, $10,800 from the Navy for 
Harmonic Solutions; D. BriU, $575 
from the Md. Humanities Council for 
the Bohr-Schrodingcr Commemora- 
tion; T. M. Heckman, $9,000 from 
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for In- 
frared Astronomy (IRAS) Program; R. 
B. Kellogg, $27,750 from the Na- 
tional Science Foundation for Finite 
Element Methods for Perturbation 

Other campus units receiving 
grants and awards include a Dept, of 
Education contract for Strengthening 
Research Library Resources for 
$404,776 under the direction of M. 
A. Plank and a $100,800 award 
from the Dept. of Education to 
graduate studies dean A. Thackray 
For Graduate and Professional Oppor- 
tunities Program Fellowships. 

For new awards during August 
1986, the National Science Founda- 
tion provided almost twice as much 
research funding as any other single 
source, sponsoring $1.7 million 
dollars in research at UMCP, ■ 

—Rick Borchelt 



i o 

JacKson Yang: $100 K for earthquake study. 

The Hunt for CHESSEE 

A new computerized data service 
available to campus researchers will 
help UMCP scientists access data 
about Chesapeake Bay Program ac- 
tivities and in specific monitoring 
and research data points. CHESSEE 
(Chesapeake + See) is maintained at 
the Chesapeake Bay Program com- 
puter center in Annapolis and cur- 
rently stores approximately 100 
million data elements and over 500 
data files. The Bay-wide monitoring 
network coordinated by the 
Chespeake Bay Program is expected 
to add to the data base by about 1.2 
million pieces of data each year. 

CHESSEE is user-friendly and in- 
teractive, with help menus and data 
summaries that make the database ac- 
cessible to private citizens as well as 
to researchers, Users can access 
CHESSEE either by reserving a ter- 
minal in the Computer Center in An- 
napolis (call Debbie White at 
301-266-6873) or by remote dial-in 

telephone. For more info about ac- 
cessing CHESSEE, call: 
from the D.C. area, 483-4675; from 
an FTS line, 922-2285. ■ 

Lifelong Learning Papers 

Papers and symposia for the 1987 
Lifelong Learning Research Con- 
ference in College Park are being 
solicited by adult and extension 
education associate professor William 
M. Rivera. Next spring's conference 
will emphasize learning theory, com- 
puters in adult education, agricultural 
extension worldwide, distance educa- 
tion and international organizations in 
the development of adult education, 
Deadline for submission of papers or 
symposia is Wed., Nov. 5. For info, 
contact Rivera at x4933. 


October 6, 1986 

Nobel Laureate Lectures 

Jerome Karle of the Naval Research 
Laboratory and co-winner of the 
1'985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with 
UMCP alumnus Herbert Hauptman, 
will discuss Applications of 
Crystaliography to Chemistry at a 
chemistry colloquium Thursday, Oct. 
9. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in 
room 1412 Physics. The research 
team won the Nobel Prize for 
crystallography, the science of the 
form, classification and structure of 

UM Grant for Agriculture Exhibit 

continued from page 1. 

contribution that science makes to 
agriculture and, through agriculture, 
to American well-being," says Ray- 
mond J. Miller, vice president of 
agricultural affairs at The University 
of Maryland and dean of the Colleges 
of Agriculture and Life Sciences on 
the College Park Campus. 

Adds designer Peter Wexler.- "In 
this biochemical revolution, genetics, 
growth, and disease control are the 
principal subjects in a story of how 
agricultural scientists are coming to 
understand life in terms of evolution 
against stress." 

The exhibit will be divided into 
three sections, based on a historical 
transition: the first section will show 
visitors the tools and research of 
scientists at the turn of this century; 
the second section will focus on the 
period 1940-1970 during which 
researchers Crick and Watson set the 
scientific world on its heels with 
their portrayal of the double-helix 
strands of DNA, the genetic message 

'The Search for LMe" Exhibit Proposal [}eslgn by Peter Wexler Studfo. 

carrier of life; the third and final scc- 
toin deals with the period 1970 and 
beyond, with an emphasis on genetic 

"When visitors exit the exhibit, 
they will see dwarf trees, computers 
at work, and other tools of modern 
agricultural research," says Dr. G. T. 
Sharrer, curator of the Smithsonian's 
division of agriculture and natural 

"They will see tlie work of Nobel 
laureates in agricultural science. And, 
if they ask what the food source of 
the twenty-first century will be, they 
will know that it will be discovered 
through research," Sharrer adds. 

Since it was founded in 1930, the 
W. K. Kellogg Foundation has 
distributed more than S843 million 
to support programs in agriculture, 
education, and health. 

Its philanthrophy extends beyond 
the United States to Latin America, 
the Caribbean, Africa, and other 
countries. ■ 

— Skip Myers 

Construction Booms On Campus 

Make way for the bulldozers. An un- 
precedented number of major con- 
struction projects are afoot this year 
on campus, according to director of 
the Department of Engineering and 
Architectural Services Jean Whit- 
tenberg. Some projects are already 
underway, while others will be 
started later in the fiscal year. 

"There's going to be a lot of 
disruption over the next few years," 
explains Whittenberg, a retired Air 
Force colonel and civil engineer who 
has headed the new department 
since it was created eleven months 
ago. "There's simply no way to do 
major construction without it being a 
little dirty and noisy. But we'll try to 
minimize these to the greatest degree 

The project with the highest price 
tag is the 115.6 million addition to 
McKeldin Library scheduled to get 
underway in March, 1987. The next 
costliest involves razing Annapolis 
Hall, constructing a new one, and 
renovating the adjacent residence 
halls — for a price tag of about Sl4 

It will take $13.8 million to con- 
struct the new Animal Science and 
Agricultural Engineering building. 
This project should start next July, 
says Whittenberg. 

The Research Building, soon to be 
built near the Wind Tunnel, will pro- 
vide space for the Administrative 
Computer Center as well as for facul- 
ty, staff and students involved in 
research in a variety of programs 
across campus. That tab will come to 
$13.1 million. 

Already well on its way is the new 
$9.6 million parking garage near the 
Stamp Union that should be com- 

pleted in December, 1987. 

At the same time comes the old 
Bureau of Mines facility which has 
been undergoing a major facelift (the 
bill totaling $9-4 million). It will 
emerge as the Microbiology Building 
in January, 1987. 

Other major FY '86 construction 
projects are: 

* $8.2 million for a new veterinary 
science building; 

* $5.9 million for three Maryland 
Fire and Rescue Institute projects; 

* $4.3 million for renovating 
graduate housing in the Lord Calvert 

* $2.2 million for the on-going steam 
condensate return project (begun last 
year and scheduled for completion in 
Feb. '87); 

* $1 million for a utilities' conserva- 
tion system — currently under 

* $854,000 for handicap access pro- 
jects; and 

* $600,000 for the construction of a 
4'H building on the Acredale proper- 
ty off Metzerott Rd. 

In addition to these major projects, 
Whittenberg says his office annually 
coordinates between $5 and $6 
million in smaller campus projects — 
everything from replacing old curbs 
to installing new roofs. These jobs 
are usually handled by one of five 
major outside firms under contract to 

"We liave a staff of 55 permanent 
employees," Whittenberg says, "and 
the option to hire an additional 
20-25 on 'if-and-when' basis. As you 
can see from the number and scope 
of the projects cited here, we are an 
extremely busy office." ■ 

Celebration Set for 

UM Gemstone Collection 

Living in the shadow of the Smithso- 
nian's Hope Diamond hasn't been 
easy for the managers of the Univer- 
sity's own gem and mineral collec- 
tion, but planners hope a reception 
for the third anniversary of the cam- 
pus gems and minerals museum Oct. 
17 will spark increased visibility for 
the $l-miJlion collection. 

The College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences in 
conjunction with the Department of 
Geology will host the reception to 
honor the third ajmiversary of the 
donation of the Irvin E. Freedman 
Collection to the University in 1983, 
says Diana Obler, museum curator. 

"The collection here is the finest 
quality of any gem and mineral col- 
lection in the country," and many of 
the items in the museum are not 
duplicated in any similar collection 
anywhere, according to Obler. 

"The gems rival those in the 
Smithsonian collection in quality and 
range," she says. 

Included among the highlights of 
the Freedman collections is an 
85-pound amethyst geode from 
Brazil. At 2'/2 feet in diameter, the 
geode is the largest item in the 
museum and one of the largest of its 
kind anywhere. 

The museum was founded by 
Freedman, a supermarket designer 
and avid gem collector. The gems 
and minerals, worth in excess of $1 
million, are on loan to UMCP now 
but will be become University pro- 
perty under the terms of Freedman's 

Obler notes that the museum has 
low visibility on campus, despite the 
fact that it's open to the public Tues- 
day and Thursday afternoons in the 
geology building. 

"One purpose of the anniversary 
reception is to heighten public ap- 
preciation for this outstanding collec- 
tion," Obler says. "We hope to see 
more people visit us." ■ 

Minerals cxi display tA UM gvn 


October 6, 1986 

Center Holds 
Shakespeare Workshop 

Shakespeare teachers in the 
Washington area take a working holi- 
day Saturday Oct. U. 

The Center for Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies at UMCP is sponsor- 
ing a workshop featuring Patrick 
Ste'wart, senior member of the Royal 
Shakespeare Company. Stewart will 
discuss alternative textual readings of 
Shakespeare and do a performance 
recital called "Uneasy Lies the Head: 
the Cares of Kingship/' based on his 

interpretations of Shakespearean 

Teachers in Maryland, Northern 
Virginia and Washington, D.C. are in- 
vited to participate. 

In addition to Stewart, five area 
scholars will hold discussions. The 
five are: Leeds BarroU, professor of 
English at UMBC; Donna Hamilton, 
professor of English at UMCP; 
Maynard Mack, Jr., professor of 
English at UMCP; Peggy O'Brien of 

the Folger Library; and Gail Pastor, 
professor of English at George 
Washington University. 

Participants will have a chance to 
attend two of the scholars' 

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m. There is no registration 
fee; $7 will be charged for a lun- 
cheon, For more information call 
x2740 or xl490. 


The UMCP Marching Band can be seen perfomiing at home football games. 

October 6—13 


October 6 

Faculty & Associate Staff Convocation 

celebrating Founders Day, 3 p.m., 
Memorial Chapel. Followed by a recep- 
tion, 4:15 p.m., Chapel Lawn." 

Women's Commission Meeting, noon-1 
p.m., 2105 Main Admin.' 

Land Ownership Security and Farm 
Productivity in Thailand, international 
trade & development workshop by Ger- 
shon Feder (World Bank), 3:30 p.m., 
2106 Tydings." 

Mission India: The Joys & Sorrows of 
Overseas Project Development Interna- 
tional development colloquium by William 
Rivera (AEED) & Billy Coffindaffer 
(MCES), noon-1 p.m., 2118 S. Admin, 
Call X6407 for info.* 

From Micro to Macro: Reflections on 
Schrodinger's Cat, Colloquium Series 
lecture by Jeffrey Bub (PHIL), 4 p.m., 
1412 Physics." 

20th Century Ensemble, 8 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call x6669 for info.* 

Searching for Fossils at Home & 
Abroad: Globular Cluster Systems in 
Distant Galaxies, astronomy colloquium 
by W.H. Harris (McMaster U., Ontario), 4 
p.m.. 1113 Computer & Space Sciences 
BIdg. Call x3511 for info.* 

William Kapelt Remembered, Music 
Library, third floor Hornbake, through 
Oct.31. See previous issue for library 

New American Paperworks, exhibit at 
the Art Gallery in the Art-Sociology 
Building. Show on display until Oct. 12. 
Call X2763 for info.* 


October 7 

Health Insurance Open Enrollment, 
company representatives will hold two 
sessions to explain policies & answer 
questions. 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Colony 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union.* 

Noontime Jazz featuring The Malachi 
Thompson Trio & The VCU Trumpet 
Band, noon. 3125 S. Campus Dining 
Hall. Call X5774 for info.* 

Blues Workshop: Guitar & Harmonica 

featuring "Bowling Green" John Cephas 
& "Harmonica" Phil Wiggins, 7 p.m., 
3123 S. Campus Dining Hall. Continues 
through Oct. 10. Call x5774 for registra- 
tion info. 

The Origin of the Universe, physics col- 
loquium by Heinz Pagels (N.Y. Academy 
of Sciences), 4 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 
x3511 for info.* 

Letter to Brezhnev, movie, 7 & 9:30 
p.m., Hoff Theater. For info call x2594. 

Zum Phanomen Utopie lecture by 
Brigitte Leuschner (Akademie der 
Nissenschaften, Berlin), 3 p.m., 3205 


October 8 

Alumni Invitational II exhibit opening 
reception, 4:30-6 p.m.. Parents Assn. Art 
Gallery. Stamp Student Union. On exhibit 
through Nov. 14. Gallery hours, Mon.-Sat. 
8 a.m. -8 p.m. and Sun. noon-8 p.m.* 

Changes in the Control of Posture 
Across the Lifespan: A Comparison of 
the Very Young and Very Old, physical 
education lecture by Marjorie Woollacott 
(U. of Oregon), 7:30 p.m., 1303 PERH.* 

Inheritance and Patriarchal Households 
in Early Connecticut, history seminar by 
Toby Ditz (Johns Hopkins U.), 8 p.m., 
1104 Stamp Student Union. Call John 
McCusker, x3795, for info.* 

Role of the Academic Community in 
Legitimizing the Claims of Disabled 
Persons, Counseling Center R&D lecture 
by Gerbin DeJong (Nat'l Rehab. 
Hospital), noon-1 p.m., testing room, 
Shoemaker BIdg.* 

A Portrait of Max Reger voice recital by 
Susan Chin and accompanied by Beverly 
Smith on piano, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call X6669 for info." 

Nuclear Chromodynamics seminar by 
Carl Shakin (Brooklyn College), 4 p.m., 
1218 Physics. Call x3511 for info.* 

Women's Volleyball vs George 
Washington U., 7 p.m., Cole Field 

Letter to Brezhnev, movie, see Oct. 7. 


October 9 

Student Talent Show, 7 p.m., Grand 

Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. $1 ad- 
mission fee. 

Neon Art Workshop by Timothy Goecke, 

7-9:30 p.m., Craft Center. 

Call x49B7 for registration & other info.* 

Applications of Crystallography to 
Chemistry, chemistry colloquium by 
Jerome Karle (Naval Research Lab.), 4 
p.m., 1412 Physics.* 

Predictability of Geostrophic Currents 
in the Recirculation zone of the North 
Atlantic, meteorology seminar by James 
Carton (METO), 3:30 p.m.. 2106 Com- 
puter & Space Sciences BIdg. Call x2708 
for info.* 

Human Ecology Reception, 5:30 p.m., 
Marie Mount Hall. Call Kay Press, x2136, 

for info. 

Observation of Neutrinos Scattered by 
Electrons, physics seminar by R. Talaga 
(PHYS), 4:15 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 
X3511 for info.* 

Running Scared, movie, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 
Hoff Theater. For info call x2594. 


October 10 

Board of Regents Meeting at UMES. 

Call 853-3740 for info.* 

Piano Concert by Francis Whang (U. of 
N. Carolina, Chapel Hill), 8 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call x6669 for info.* 

Divorce Mediation and Its Implications 
for College Students, lunch 'n learn 
seminar by Joanne Hunt, 1-2 p.m., 
3100E Health Center. For info call 

The Role of Fluids During Metamor- 
phism, geological sciences seminar by 
Mel Dickenson (Virginia Polytechnic Inst.), 
noon, 0109 Hornbake Library. Call x6321 
for info.* 

How Probability Theory Applies to Par- 
tial Differential Equations, mathematics 
colloquium by D. Stroock (MIT), 3 p.m., 
3206 Mathematics BIdg.* 

Homecoming Weekend Activities: 

PERM All-Class Reunion, 2:30 p.m., 
North Gym. Advance reservations 

Human Ecology All-Class Reunion, 2:30 
p.m., Marie Mount Hall. Advance reserva- 
tions required.* 

Black Alumni Dinner featuring CBS 
news correspondent Ed Bradley as guest 
speaker, 7:30 p.m., Greenbelt Hilton. Call 
Yolanda Pruitt, x4104, for reservations 
and info. 

Homecoming Pep Rally Bonfire, 7 p.m.. 
Chapel Lawn. 

Fireworks, 8:30 p.m., Chapel Lawn. 
Gee I'm Glad It's Friday celebration by 
the Classes of 1960, 1961 & 1962, 9 
p.m., Reckord Armory, Advance reserva- 
tions required. Call Alumni Programs Of- 
fice, x2938, for info. 

Running Scared, movie, see Oct. 9. 

F/X, midnight movie, Hoff Theater. Call 
x2594 for info. 

Workshops on Shakespeare sponsored 
by The Center for Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Call 
x2740 for info.* 

Homecoming Weekend Activities: 

Bus Tour of Campus, 9 a.m., West En- 
trance, Stamp Student Union. Reserva- 
tions Required. Call x2938 for info. 
Alumni Registration Reception, 10 a.m., 
Stamp Student Union. Call x2938 for info. 
Student Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m.* 
Homecoming Luncheon, noon, Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. Call 
x2938 for reservations and info. 
Men's Football vs Boston College 
(Homecoming), 2 p.m. 

Running Scared, movie, see Oct, 9. 

F/X, midnight movie, see Oct. 10. 


October 12 

Jazz Piano/Vocal Workshop by Lounge 
Concert Level I, 6 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call x6669 for info.* 

Running Scared, movie, see Oct. 9. 


October 13 

The Midnight Express Experience, lec- 
ture by Billy Hayes, star of the movie 
Midnight Express, 7 p.m., Hoff Theater. 
Call X4546 for info.* 

Octuba Recital, by Michael Bunn 
(MUSC), 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall, 8 
p.m. Call X6669 for info.* 

Reservation Deadline for the Education 
Alumni Chapter's A Night in China at the 
People's Republic of China Embassy on 
Nov. 6. Call Linda Spoerer, x4566, for 

The Organization for Tropical Studies: 
Opportunities in Teaching & Research 
in Costa Rica, international development 
colloquium by Douglas Gill (ZOOL), 
noon-1 p.m., 0115 Symons Hall. Call 
X6407 for info.* 

Control Mechanisms of Insect 
Vitellogenesis: A Decade of Controver- 
sy, entomology colloquium by Dov Borov- 
sky (U. of Florida, Vero Beach), 4 p.m., 
0200 Symons Hall.* 


October 11 

The Cleveland Quartet, University Com- 
munity Concert, 8:30 p.m.. Center of 
Adult Education Auditorium. Call x6534 
for ticket info. 

Ciiti;aiilic KhiTioccros Buellc 


Alufoni Artists 
Return for Show 

Artists who worked shoulder to 
shoulder years ago in UMCP 
classrooms reunite this weekend in 
an appropriate place — a campus art 
gaJler>'. The Alumni Invitational II, an 
art show featuring works by UMCP 
graduates, opens Wed., Oct. 8 with a 
reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the 
Parents Association Art Gallery in the 
Stamp Union. Works will be on 
display through Nov. 14, 

Quiz for History Buffs 

Which of these UMCP buildings was 
constructed first? LeFrak Hall, Calvert 
Hall or Jimenez Hall? Calvert it is. 
This residence hall opened its doors 
in July 1914 to eager young men 
dressed in military garb who were 
told that $35 would cover room and 
furniture rental for the year. These 
first students also were instructed to 
bring their own table napkins and a 
broom. In 1984, Calvert Hall under- 
went a radical renovation and today 
is composed of suites and apart- 
ments. Residents no longer must fur- 
nish their own brooms. 


October 6, 1986 



Mitchell Lifton left Hollywood; John 
Fuegi turned down $250,000. In- 
stead, they are taking scholarly work 
from between bookcovers and put- 
ting it onto film and videotape. 

The UMCP professors envision 
creating a "Visual Press" at College 
Park. They believe scholarship will 
be stronger in both content and au- 
dience if it enters the television 
age. As a grand introduction for 
their concept, they are working on 
two film projects that would cost 
$7,5 million to produce. The two 
works could reach 60 to 70 million 
viewers worldwide, they say. 

And the vast audience would see 
works carrying the University's logo 
that, in the professors' words, are 
"sound scholarly and academically 
with an artistic component." 

For one film, playwright and 
Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett 
will direct the San Quentin Players in 
three of his plays while cameras 
record the process. Beckett has given 
his agreement for the project; Lifton 
and Fuegi are trying to raise produc- 
tion money for the filming. 

The second film features the life of 
playwright Bertolt Brecht. Based on 
Fuegi's forthcoming Brecht 
biography, Nothing Immoral, the film 
uses Brecht and his circle of acquain- 
tances as a backdrop to show social 
change in the 20th Century. The film 
and the book, to be published by 
Penguin Books and Simon and 
Schuster, will be released 

Also scheduled for production is a 
film about the German Resistance 
Movement during World War 11. 

The Visual Press is an idea 
developed along with the new 
research center in the College of Arts 
and Humanities. 

Lifton is a visiting comparative 
literature professor this year and like- 
ly director of the Visual Press if the 
University adopts it as a permanent 
program. He is a former HoU'j'wood 
producer who has taught the last 
eight years at Notre Dame. Fuegi, a 
UMCP comparative literature pro- 
fessor since 1976, is director of the 
research center, 

"We think it's time to redefine 
what constitutes a literary text," 
Fuegi says, 

When dealing with a play, for in- 
stance, the ability to see not only a 
playwright's words but also his ideas 
about the staging adds a new dimen- 
sion to studying his work, he says. 
"Beckett is a good example. What 
will be transmitted of Beckett will 
not just be words on a page but 
more complexity about what Beckett 
had in mind." 

Lifton says video technology 
makes such a text possible, and 
scholars would be wise to take ad- 
vantage of the opportunities the 
technology offers. 

"The technology is simply a fact 
of life. We're saying (as scholars) 
'let's use it to our ends and not ab- 
dicate it to people with other ends 
whether they be political or commer- 

cial,'" he says. 

Lifton emphasizes that the goal is 
to enhance rather than diminish 
traditional forms of scholarship. 

"We're not setting fires to 
libraries," Lifton says. 

The guidelines for Visual Press pro- 
jects are broad. 

Lifton and Fuegi have close per- 
sonal ties to the Brecht and Beckett 
projects and will be involved in 
creative decisions such as scripting 
and casting. However, they are open 
to projects in which another scholar 
commands the creative elements 
while they simply assist in finding 
financial backers. 

They will accept projects from any 
source on or off campus as long as 
the idea meets University standards 
of scholarship and artistry. 

The Beckett and Brecht projects 
hold enough general interest that Lif- 
ton and Fuegi expect the films to 
play throughout the world on 
culturally oriented media such as 
public television. But there's also 

room for esoteric projects that might 
interest only a few hundred scholars 
at universities. 

All projects hinge on finding one 
crucial commodity — money. 

The University provides office 
space and faculty but no money for 

Fuegi and Lifton are tapping 
sources in the United States and 
Europe to raise $5 million for the 
Brecht film and $2.5 million for the 
Beckett piece. 

In late September, Fuegi and Lifton 
applied for more than $\ million in 
National Endowment for the 
Humanities grants for production of 
the Beckett film and preliminary 
work on the Brecht project. 

European sources of money in- 
clude public television stations. The 
Visual Press is a new idea in a costly 
medium, but Fuegi and Lifton have 
faith in it. 

In the 1970s Lifton left studio film 
making and a six-figure salary 
because of disenchantment with 


Hollywood and a sense that more 
could be done in academics. This 
summer a Swedish television station 
offered Fuegi one million Swedish 
kronor, the equivalent of $250,000, 

■ ■ ■ 

''We're not 
setting fires 
to libraries. 

— Mitchell Lifton. 

to give up film rights for the Brecht 


"They tried to make me an offer I 
couldn't refuse— no scholar in his 
right mind would turn down a 
million kronor. But I wanted to 
make this center for academic film 
go, I turned it down," Fuegi says. ■ 

— Brian Busek 

From Refugee to Professor, 

Piano Plays Through Rodriguez' Life 

Santiago Rodriguez 

As a young boy forced out of his 
native Cuba, Santiago Rodriguez left 
his home and his parents— but the 
piano stayed with him. 

Through years in an orphanage, 
and then reunion with his family in 
America, the piano lingered in 
Rodriguez' life. 

Now, settled happily at College 
Park, Rodriguez' career is the piano. 

Rodriguez, an associate music pro- 
fessor at UMCP who performs as a 
soloist about 50 times each year, is 
ebullient about where the piano has 
led him. 

"I find this spot, on this earth, just 
gorgeous," he says. 

Rodriguez will display his talent 
with his instrument at 8 p.m Satur- 
day, Oct. 18 in the Tawes Recital 

Hall as part of the Artist Scholarship 
Benefit Series. The program includes 
works by Mozart, Chopin and three 
Spanish composers. 

Rodriguez' brusque introduction to 
the United States came in I960 when 
the then-eight-year-old boy and his 
younger brother emigrated from 
Cuba. The boys were among the first 
wave of immigrants to the United 
States after the- Cuban revolution led 
by Fidel Castro. 

Leaving their parents behind, 
Rodriguez and his brother found 
refuge at the Madonna Manor, a 
Catholic-run orphanage in New 
Orleans. The sons of a Cuban 
surgeon faced a new culture and a 
new life. 

"I just survived those things. I 

didn't know how bad it was. As a 
kid you accept things as they are," 
he says. 

And all was not lost at the 

Beginning when he was five, 
Rodriguez had received piano lessons 
from a teacher in Cuba. The nuns at 
the orphanage encouraged Rodriguez' 

Within a year he won a competi- 
tion that gave him the chance to ap- 
pear with the New Orleans 

"I think my early development 
was not due to a prodigy sort of 
thing, but because I had very good 
teachers at an early age." 

Although music was always an in- 
terest to him as a youth, not until his 
undergraduate years at the University 
of Texas did Rodriguez devote 
himself full-time to the piano. 

As his involvement with the instru- 
ment became more intensive, 
Rodriguez moved on to the Juilliard 
School of Music. Later, he became a 
traveling soloist appearing in more 
than 80 concerts a year. 

Yet after several years of juggling 
the demands of his concert schedule 
with a new family — he was married 
in 1978 — he sought a less transient 
life style. 

He jumped at an opportunity to 
audition for a spot on the UMCP 
faculty in 1980. Since winning the 
silver medal in the Van Cliburn com 
petition in 1981, he has joyfully 
divided his efforts between 50 con- 
cert appearances and his teaching 
duties. "I just couldn't be more hap- 
py," he says. ■ 


October 6, 1986 

Modem and Ancient Honor 

Gregory Staley (Classics) considers his 
election an honor — but that word 
has a double meaning in the 
organization he'll lead for the next 
two years. Staley was recently 
chosen as the new president of the 
Washington Classical Society. The 
group of some 200 university and 
high school teachers is devoted to 
the study of the ancient world. In 
the Roman Empire the word 
"honor" suggested burden rather 
than distinction. Hence Staley's light 
jest in describing his new activity. 


Of America's 

When Associate Professor of History 
Stuart Kaufman was a student at the 
University of Florida, an instructor 
told his class that when he had seen 
the many shelves full of Samuel 
Gompers' papers in the AFL-CIO 
headquarters' attic, he understood 
why there wasn't a good 
documented biography of the father 
of the American labor movement. 
That planted the seed for a project 
which has consumed the last 12 
years of Kaufman's life— a project to 
gather and publish the papers of the 
AFL's founder, Samuel Gompers. 

By this time, Kaufman already 
believed in social justice and the civil 
rights movement (he had taken part 
in demonstrations for desegregation 
in Florida and a few years later 
would be registering Mexican- 
Americans to vote in Texas). But un- 
til beginning the Samuel Gompers 
Papers project at the College Park 
Campus in 1974, Kaufman had very 
little contact with labor unions. 

The project has helped him ac- 
quire an appreciation for labor con- 
cerns. Today Kaufman teaches a class 
on union history to second- and 
third-level officers from locals all 
over the country at the George 
Meany Center for Labor Studies in 
Silver Spring. Says Kaufman: "1 
believe in unionism, We're basically 
workers here at College Park." Kauf- 
man says it's been a learning ex- 
perience for him. "I don't know 
how you maintain your dignity and 
self-esteem without having some 
sense of control over your situation," 
Kaufman says. "You become part of 
a machine." 

In teaching trade unionists, Kauf- 
man has discovered what he terms a 
"calling" of labor leadership. "It's the 
only calling which allows an average 
American the opportunity to sit 
across from corporate executives and 
get something the individual couldn't 
get on his own: decent pay and 
benefits and decent working condi- 

the Life 
First Labor 

tions. And many labor leaders find 
they have to help fellow members 
with personal and family problems. 
That's why a unionist sometimes 
refers to himself as a 'minister.'" 

"It was Gompers who taught me 
about labor," Kaufman admits. "I see 
him as more idealistic than others 
do. There is serious evidence that 
Gompers was inclined to Marxist 
views, that he believed economic 
power was power, and that the AFL 
was an instrument for liberating the 
working class," he says. But Kaufman 
also admits that "like any Victorian 
man, Gompers believed that a 
woman's place was in the home, that 
the Chinese workers couldn't be 
organized, and that blacks should be 
organized for a very practical reason: 
if they're not with us, they're against 

Kaufman also points out, however, 
that Gompers was instrumental in 
ousting the machinists' union from 
the AFL because it had a whites-only 
policy. The labor leader also sup- 
ported Americanization for im- 
migrants as soon as they reached 
U.S. soil. In Gompers' trade of cigar- 
making he was the first to organize 
Germans, Irish, English and other 
ethnic groups into one union in New 
York City. 

Kaufman has completed two books 
on union histories; A Vision of Unity: 
The History of the Bakery & Confec- 
tionery Workers International Union 
and Challenge and Change: The 
History of the Tobacco Workers In- 
ternational Union. 

To date nearly all the pertinent 
Gompers documents have been 
gathered and stored in microform, 
and the first of 12 volumes of 
selected documents has been releas- 
ed. The Samuel Gompers Papers 
Volume 1 : The Making of a Union 
leader, 1830-86, was published this 
past spring by the University of Il- 
linois Press. A second volume, The 
Samuel Gompers Papers Volume IT 


The Early Years of the American 
Federation of Labor, 1887-90, is 
already halfway through pre- 
production stages. 

At Kaufman's insistence the books 
are being produced strictly by union 
printers and binders, which increases 
costs significantly. Kaufman believes, 
however, that if significant numbers 
of union members buy the book (at 
25 percent off if ordered through the 
Gompers Papers office), then the 
publisher will be more than compen- 
sated for the extra costs, 

The bulk of the project was fund- 
ed by grants from the National 
Historical Publications and Records 
Commission and the National En- 
dowment for the Humanities, with 
matching funds provided by the AFL- 
CIO and some 25 interested unions. 

"When you're in graduate school," 
Kaufman says, "you never really 
think of having a constituency, but 
the AFL-CIO has been extremely sup- 

Kaufman says he quickly realized 
the large volume of material relating 
to Gompers' life was too much for 
one person to digest, so the 
Gompers Papers was organized as a 
group project. 

"Working in a group is like a liv- 
ing seminar," Kaufman says. "Within 
the group there's always someone to 

challenge us, to disagree with us. It's 
not the traditional way historians 

Peter Albert is co-editor of the pro- 
ject and has been associated with it 
since 1974. He believes Kaufman 
"creates an atmosphere that's good 
for the team and makes us do our 
best work. It's a collegia] effort, and 
to maintain that is an important 
prerequisite to success. To make the 
team concept work year after year is 
a real skill." 

Albert, w^ho is former editor of 
The Maryland Historian, spent hun- 
dreds of hours at AFL-CIO head- 
quarters in Washington cataloguing 
and microfilming documents for the 
project's first microfilm edition. "The 
AFL had microfilmed papers from 
Gompers' era for their own use," 
Albert says, "and the microfilmed 
collection included nearly 300,000 
pages of records, There were other 
documents saved in the original — the 
records of Execufive Council 
meetings and Gompers' cor- 
respondence with the Council, which 
previously had been confidential." 

Another collection consisted of 
200 letters between Gompers and his 
associates spanning 1881 to 1890, 
which a woman in Salt Lake City 
had been keeping in her basement. 

Albert notes that December 1986 is 
the centennial of the founding of the 
American Federation of Labor. 
"We're getting this information into 
the hands of the inheritors of 
Gompers' legacy." ■ 

— Tim McGraw 

American Unions 

In a Period of Transition 

Sbjart Kaufman 

"I don't think American employers 
have ever fully embraced unionism," 
says Professor Marvin Levine. 

"You can see it in the last four or 
five years in such things as manage- 
ment asking for wage and benefit 
concessions and changes in job 
specifications. Labor-relations con- 
sultants now give advice on creating 
union-free working environments. 
You see more cooperation between 
labor and management in Europe." 

Levine has been teaching an 
undergraduate class, "Labor Legisla- 
tion," and a graduate course, "Ad- 
ministration of Labor Relations," for 
going on 20 years now in UMCP's 
College of Business and Management. 

"Union membership has declined 
for about two decades," Levine says. 
"The non-agricultural workforce is 
now less than 18 percent unionized. 
American unions have been the vic- 
tim of their own success. They have 
done so well and raised the living 
standard so much that when foreign 
competition comes in, the unions are 
forced to take cuts in wages and 
benefits. They have to in order to 

The future of labor, according to 
Levine, is not in the blue collar 

"The place to be if you're a 

worker is in a service industry," he 
says and that presents a new 
chaJlenge for labor organizers. 
"We're talking about people who 
normally have more education. How 
do you organize people who work in 
a bank or behind a computer? You 
don't slap them on the back at the 
local bar and buy them a beer." 

From the management side, it's 
become an area of specialization. 

"Most of the Fortune 500 com- 
panies have an industrial relations or 
employee relations deparment," 
Levine says. "You'll find people 
there who will specialize in dealing 
with unions. Some process 
grievances, some deal with contracts 
and developing agreements, or any 
number of sub-specialities. Corporate 
managers wouldn't have anything to 
do with it, and their knowledge is 
scanty in most cases." 

Levine also suggests that the union 
of the future will apply modern 
business practices. 

"Unions are beginning to look for 
new solutions. What's been suggested 
for a union made up of people with 
higher education, is to hire 
sociologists, lawyers and other 
specialists to tackle the new pro- 
blems of organizing and really make 
it a team effort." ■ 


October 6, 1986 

Counseling Center Grab-bag 

Individual vocational planning, 
couples communication, single paren- 
tliood, and coping with alcoholic 
parents are just some of the pro- 
blems addressed by group and in- 
dividual worltshops offered by the 
Counseling Center. The Center also 
offers study skills workshops through 
its Learning Assistance Service. For 
info on any of these and other 
workshops, call Don Mullison at 

ITV's Reach Expands 

The campus Instructional Television 
System has expanded its reach into 
Hagerstown and Western Maryland 
this fall. Last December, the Federal 
Communications Commission ap- 
proved a IIMCP request to broadcast, 
via Baltimore, programming to the 
western part of the state. Last month, 
fiagerstown Junior College, which 

had been using video tapes of 
courses, began receiving live broad- 
casts from the ITV classroom studios 
at College Park. The Hagerstown pro- 
gram is designed to provide a 
bachelor's degree in Mechanical 
Engineering and replaces a long- 
standing program that was abandon- 
ed by The Johns Hopkins University. 


f>v-- -v^T" tuy*"! 

Their SUent World 
Is A Busy One 

Quick now, yes or no: to be born 
deaf means to never experience the 
fullness of life. 

If you are among those who are 
nodding their agreement to this state- 
ment, it's time that you met Jewel 
Calhoun and Shirley Zimmerman of 
the data entry office. They've got 
some important news for you. 

"Being deaf is no big deal," Shirley 
says (writes, actually, since the inter- 
viewer doesn't sign). "I know I am 
handicapped in certain ways, but 1 
honestly never feel handicapped. I 
feel normal. 1 try to do everything 
that a hearing person does and 1 can 
do a great deal. Perhaps the thing 
that 1 know I miss the most is music, 
though ] do feel vibrations very 

Zimmerman and Calhoun have 
worked in the data entry office for 
five and twelve years respectively. 
Their titles used to be key punch 
operators, but that was before the 
University's computer system chang- 
ed from punch cards to magnetic 
tapes for storing data. Today the 
two, along with their four full-time 
colleagues key stroke payroll for the 
entire University, as weJl as UMCP's 
budget and FAS ledger information, 
and leave records for this campus 
and UMAB. 

"Jewel and Shirley are both ver>' 
hard workers," says office supervisor 
Mary Sondheimer, "I never give their 

being deaf a second thought. And 
even though none of the others in 
the office sign, we seem to com- 
municate very well between notes 
and lip reading," 

Both Zimmerman and Calhoun 
married deaf men; both have two 
hearing children. Zimmerman's son 
Anthony McCray works in the Stamp 
Union Book Center and will graduate 
next year with a degree in business 
finance from UMCP. 

"I think the only thing different 
about my early childhood," McCray 
recalls, "was that 1 learned sign 
language before I learned to talk. 
Now I think it's interesting that some 
of my friends are learning to finger 
spell so they can communicate better 
with my mother." 

Calhoun stayed home for 12 years 
to care for her two daughters. She is 
also the grandmother of a very ram- 
bunctious three-year-old boy who 
has hearing. 

"When I'm not w^orking, I'm busy 
helping take care of my grandson," 
Calhoun says. "I also enjoy traveling. 
This past summer I visited China and 
Japan and that was a very exciting 

Both women are active in the Na- 
tional Association of the Deaf, an 
organization with 18,000 members 
that works to bring about a com- 
prehensive coordinated system of 
services to all hearing impaired per- 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Jewel Calhoun & Shirley Zimmerman 

sons in the country. The association 
offers a wide variety of programs, in- 
cluding a legal defense fund, a book 
store, and job training programs. 

Zimmerman is also a sports en- 
thusiast. She participates in the 
Athletic Association of the Deaf s 
Softball tournament and is an avid 
biker. She and her husband spend 
much of their leisure time bike-hiking 
all over the area. 

Before coming to UMCP, Calhoun 
and Zimmerman held several other 
positions. At one point Zimmerman 

worked for a large Virginia furniture 
company where she was the lead 
data entry operator in an office that 
included six hearing women. But 
both find their present jobs extreme- 
ly satisfying. 

"What's especially nice about 
working here," Zimmerman says and 
Calhoun nods her agreement, "is that 
the attitude toward deaf persons is 
very positive. We really feel we are a 
part of the campus — that's impor- 
tant." ■ 

— Mercy Hardie Coogan 

Behind The Scenes 

Do you know me? 

I'm the person who writes these 
lines each week, the one you might 
see buttonholing unsuspecting 
grounds workers, secretaries, electri- 
cians, housekeepers, and other 
classified employees, asking them all 
kinds of insightful (!?) questions 
about their jobs, hobbies, ex- 
periences, and the like. 

Take the other day, for example. 
Mary Chisholm was busy tidying 
up the first floor of the Mill Building 
when 1 sidled up to her with my 
pen and notebook at the ready. "Ex- 
cuse me Ms. Chisholm," I began, 
"do you mind if we chat for a few 
moments? I've heard good things 
about you and I'd like put them in 
Outlook so that others on campus 
can get to know you a bit." 

Here's some of what 1 learned 
about Mary Chisholm: she has been a 
member of the Housekeeping staff 
for 17 years. She is the mother of 
nine children — two girls and seven 
boys — her youngest is 21 and she is 
putting him through medical school. 
She works the 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 
a.m. shift, gets to bed around 2 a.m. 
and wakes up at 6 a.m. so she can 

care for her five-month-old grandson, 

"I was married young, at age 15, 
and started having children right 
away," Chisholm says. "I've been so 
busy raising kids and working that I 
haven't done the one thing Td really 
like to do which is become a nurse's 
aide. But I'll get to it sooner or later. 
I've learned that I can accomplish 
alot of things that seem impossible at 

Sometimes I find out about people 
in other ways. A supervisor may call 
and suggest someone in her/his 
department who is outstanding in 
one way or another. A good example 
of that occurred one day recently. Al 
Guggolz, Physical Plant's assistant 
director, was on the other end of my 
phone line asking me to mention 
Mick Fleshman and Bobby Allen, 
both of the Pipe Services Shop (also 
called the plumbing dept.), who 
worked around the clock Sept. 9 and 
10 handling not one, but two plumb- 
ing emergencies at Leonardtown and 
Byrd Stadium. 

Tips also come my way via one of 

the many departmental newsletters 
on campus. 

But mostly 1 rely on the word-of- 
mouth system. That's how I heard 
about Robert Sanders, a motor 
equipment operator who has worked 
at UMCP for the past eight years. I 
was talking with Lindy Kehoe, 
superintendent of the grounds 
maintenance department. He was giv- 
ing me story ideas and mentioned 
snow removal as a possibility. 
Sanders' name came out because of 
his reputation as a key heavy equip- 
ment operator who is indispensible 
in snow emergencies. 

Nancy Wilson offers another 
good example of my modus operan- 
di. I had to call her boss, the direc- 
tor of the Disabled Students Services 
Program Bill Scales, about something. 
He wasn't available at the time so 1 
put my problem to Wilson who 
promptly gave nie all the information 
I needed and then some. We had a 
good chat over the phone during 
which I found out that, like most 
secretaries on campus, she takes her 
work very seriously and is extremely 

proud of what her office does for 
students with disabilities. 

"UMCP employees who have 
children who arc disabled and want 
to go to college should know about 
our office," Wilson says. "We pro- 
vide direct services especially tailored 
to each disabled student's needs. I'd 
be happy to talk with anyone about 

Which brings me back to the 
original question: do you know me? 
I need to hear from you (interesting 
tidbits about you and your co- 
workers) so that this column can be 
tmly representative as well as enter- 
taining. Here's my office number: 
x6330, And my name: Mercy Har- 
die Coogan... Don't leave work 
without it! ■ 


October 6, 1986 

Navigating With UMaps 

While they might not show the cam- 
pus shortcuts between lectures in the 
Architecture Building and your date 
with the weight training equipment 
in the North Gym, the latest series of 
UMaps can help new students find 
themselves, says Barb Jacoby, Direc- 
tor of Orientation. A collaborative ef- 
fort between Orientation and the Of- 
fice of Institutional Advancement, 

UMaps are a set of six posters that 
tell how to select a major, where to 
meet students who share similar in- 
terests, how to explore career op- 
tions, which groups sponsor ex- 
tracurricular activities on campus, and 
where to find the right person to 
answer questions about campus 
policies and procedures. The full set 
can be picked up in the Office of 
Commuter Affairs, 1195 Stamp 


"Bold Steps Needed for Aquino Priorities'' 

by Richard P. Claude, Professor, 
Government and Politics, UMCP 

From time to time Outlook will 
carry signed opinion pieces by 
members of the UMCP communi- 
ty. "Point of View" topics can be 
as wide-ranging and diverse as is 
the University itself. Readers are 
encouraged to submit articles or 
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he Philippines gained 
worldwide attention in February 
1986 because of an astonishing 
popular revolution triggered by a 
fraudulent presidential election. The 
overwhelming support for Corazon 
Aquino, the new President, resulted 
in a new revolutionary government 
dedicated to promoting human rights 
and kindling national self-respeci to 
overcome a legacy of corruption and 

Misplaced priorities by Ferdinand 
Marcos became a strong source of 
Philippine resentment by the end of 


1985. Under Marcos, for every dollar 
spent on health needs of the people, 
nine were spent on the military. 
Such defense aggrandizement gave 
verbal ammunition to those who 
decried the large expenditures of 
public funds on armaments rather 
than having channelled them to the 
welfare needs of the people. Because 
U.S. security assistance to the Marcos 
military regime was so massive, and 
because the military performed police 
as well as military functions, the U.S. 
bears some responsibility for the 
rehabilitation of a nation beset by 
countless cases of military abuse of 
civilians under Marcos' martial law. 

In the post-Marcos era, the Aquino- 
Laurel Administration has premised 
its rule on respect for human rights 
and the return to constitutional 
government. That is a tough, not 
sentimenial, basis on which to rest a 
political system. President Aquino 
recently ordered all police and 
military to take and to pass formal 
courses on the topic of human 
rights. The role that human rights 
play in undergirding the legitimacy of 

A three-alarm, $500,000 fire in the North Administratton Building Sept. 23 has forced the Office of Resident 
Life to occupy temporary offices across campus for the next six to eight weeks, according to Steve 
Kallmyer, assistant to the associate director of resident life. 

a political regime was clearly 
understimaied by Marcos. He relied 
on militarily supported coercive 
measures to affect political stability as 
if police cannons could substitute for 
civic conscience and the consent of 
the governed. 

The new Aquino government has 
sustained widespread popular support 
but it has continued to evidence 
serious difficulties. It still lacks a per- 
manent constitution, acknowledges 
profound economic problems, and 
suffers from ministerial factionalism. 

The new president's moves to 
democratize Filipino politics have 
been openly criticized by some 
military and intelligence leaders in 
her government. They fear that 
presidential magnanimity will jeopar- 
dize the continued counter- 
insurgency program o^ the armed 
forces, Mrs, Aquino has called for 
military personnel to take oaths of 
loyalty and has been consistent in 
telling her armed forces, as she 
recently eloquently told the U.S. 
Congress, that military approaches 
which failed the previous regime will 

Gardner Back from China 

Albert H, Gardner (Child Study), 
recently returned from sabbatical and 
teaching at Zhejian Normal University 
in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, PRC. 
He taught four sections of conversa- 
tional English and two of U.S, history 
to students preparing to become high 
school English teachers, He expects 
to return to the PRC during winter 
break to continue his research. 

Magoon and ''Life Lines" 

Tom Magoon, director of the 
Counseling Center, was featured in 
the lead article of the Sept. issue of 
the Journal of Counseling and 
Development. Titled "Life Lines," the 
article includes a lengthy interview 
and several photographs of Magoon. 


Recent Grads Satisfied with UMCP Education 

A substantial majority of UMCP 
graduates who earned their 
bachelor's degrees in Fall 1983 or 
Spring 1984 say they are satisfied 
with the college education they 
received at College Park. 

These findings are based on results 
of a questionnaire mailed to 4,096 re- 
cent graduates in the summer of 
1985 by the Maryland State Board 
for Higher Education. The survey, 
which went to graduates of UMCP 
and other colleges and universities 
throughout the state, requested infor- 
mation about their postgraduate 
educational activities and plans, their 
employment and occupational situa- 
tions, and their evaluation of their 
educational experiences. 

2,003 UMCP alumni respond- 
ed to the questionnaire, 


A majority of respondents 
employed full time felt their educa- 
tion at College Park provided "good" 
(47%) or "excellent" (l6%) prepara- 
tion for their current employment. 

Seventy percent reported that re- 
quired courses in their major depart- 
ment were of "considerable" or 
"very great" value as preparation for 
their present work, and 74% felt 
their department was a stimulating 
and exciting place in which to study. 
Seventy percent of the survey par- 
ticipants enrolled in graduate schools 
or first professional programs (about 
a quarter of the respondents) felt 
their UMCP preparation for advanced 
study was "excellent" or "good." 

Almost three-fourths reported that 
if they had it to do over, they would 
again attend UMCP. In addition, two- 

thirds believed their undergraduate 
experiences were at least of con- 
siderable value for their present 
work. Moreover, 84% indicated they 
would advise a friend with similar in- 
terests to study in the major depart- 
ment where they did their 
undergraduate work. 

The survey results suggested that 
other strengths of the University in- 
cluded encouragement of different 
intellectual points of view, faculty 
members prepared carefully for their 
courses, subject matter represented 
the current state of knowledge, op- 
portunities existed to pursue special 
interests in the respondents' fields of 
study, and the library was an ex- 
cellent instructional resource, ■ 

be given a last resort status under 
her government. 

United States economic support 
and moral encouragement constitute 
our best response to the fledgling ef- 
forts to revive Asia's first democracy. 
Certainly comments from the Pen- 
tagon to the effect that Mrs. Aquino 
is "not tough enough" are gratuitous 
and risk sending the wrong signal to 
remaining Filipino loose cannons 
among the top brass there. And 
some members of the Filipino 
military are listening for just such 
signaJs because of their fear of the 
kind of human rights trials held in 
Argentina after that nation's renewal 
of democracy. 

The Aquino administration has so 
far taken bold steps toward recon- 
ciliation and political democratization. 
The political relaxation now taking 
place allows the ventilation of the 
country's basic problems, and holds 
out the hope of civilian supremacy 
over the military. Where the latter 
goal is concerned, let us hope the 
U.S, defense establishment sends the 
right signals of support. ■ 

New Sea Grant Asst. Director 

Gail B. Mackiernan is the new assis- 
tant director of the Maryland Sea 
Grant Program. She will serve as 
research liaison with investigators and 
wiU work on special projects such as 
coordinating scientific workshops and 
producing synthesis reports. She has 
worked as an oceanographer with 
the Army Corps of Engineers and 
with the EPA Chesapeake Bay Pro- 
gram. Researchers and others in- 
terested in the Sea Grant program 
can call her at x6420. 

Fr. Kane 

Campus Chaplain to New Post 

The Rev. William Kane, chaplain to 
the Catholic Student Center since 
1964, has been appointed director of 
priests' personnel for the Archdiocese 
of Washington, During the 22 years 
he has served the Catholic communi- 
ty at UMCP, Fr. Kane initiated a 
variety of outreach programs, and 
students have become involved in 
ministering to the homeless in 
Washington, the elderly at the Gladys 
Spellman Residence, and hungry peo- 
ple worldwide. The Center's new 
director is the Rev. Thomas Kalita.