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Volume 1, Number 7 



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The University of Maryland College Park 




October 13, 1986 



News 
Briefs 



Vice Chancellor Sturtz 
Becomes Acting A.D. 

When Dick Dull moves from his job 
as Athletic Director to become an 
Advisor to the Chancellor, Vice 
Chancellor for Administrative Affairs 
Charles F. Sturtz will take over the 
management of the Dept. of Inter- 
collegiate Athletics on an acting basis. 

Chancellor Slaughter announced 
Sturtz' appointment on Oct. 7, 
stating that Stunz wiJl hold down the 
acting athletic director's post along 
with his present job while a national 
search for a permanent director is 
conducted. 

Sturtz will have a number of 
responsibilities in his new job, in- 
cluding the following: facilitating a 
review of the Task Force Report on 
Academic Achievement of Student- 
Athletes and implementing policy 
changes resulting from the review; 
conducting a thorough review of the 
financial position and capacity of the 
department; examining and 
strengthening the management struc- 
ture of the department; acting as a 
bridge between coaches and the 




Athletic Council; redirecting the focus 
of the public and media toward 
sports and team performance rather 
than on the administration of the 
program; and laying the groundwork 
for a permanent athletic director to 
be selected when appropriate. 

Inside 

Robotic Stonecutting 2 

Ellis Kerley 2 

Task Force Report 3 

Calendar 4 

Languages & Business,... 5 

Army Advertising,,,.. 5 

Marine Microbiology 6 

Larry Donnelly 7 

Behind The Scenes 7 

Letters to the Editor. 8 

Hot Air 8 



Dick Dull Resigns 




At a press conference an Oct. 7 UMCP Athletic Director Richard Dull announced that he will resign his 
current position on Nov. i to become an advisor to Chancellor John B. Slaughter. Duii will serve in his 
new job from Nov. 2, 1986 until Nov. 1, 1987, and for an additional nine months he wiil be available as 
an advisor on an as-needed basis, said Slaughter. 



Task Force Issues 
Recommendations 



A special UMCP task force has found 
that "The University has not been 
vigilant in safeguarding the quality of 
the academic program of student 
athletes," Although procedures and 
regulations exist to ensure the integri- 
ty of those programs, the task force 
said both campus administrators and 
athletic department officials have not 
consistently enforced them. The 
University also has failed to insist 
that all personnel and students main- 
tain the highest personal and 
academic standards. 



In a report made public last Friday, 
the Task Force on Academic 
Achievement of vStudent-Athletes pro- 
posed more than 60 recommenda- 
tions that it says are intended to 
tighten and refine an educationally 
sound and respectable athletic pro- 
gram at UMCP. 

"We sincerely hope that by enforc- 
ing our academic standards as an 
educational institution, by carefully 
scrutinizing the academically at risk 
students who are admitted to the 
University, restricting their number, 



UM To Join USAID-Egypt Project 



UMCP researchers in crop protection 
and internationaJ extension manage- 
ment will have significant parts to 
play in a recently-awarded $130 
million, six-year U.S. Agency for In- 
ternational Development contract 
with the Egyptian government, says 
John Moore, assistant dean of the 
UMCP College of Agriculture. 

The prime contractor for the pro- 
posal is the Consortium for Interna- 
tional Development and the lead in- 
stitution is New Mexico State Univer- 
sity, but Moore believes the Maryland 
component of the work involved 
could total $20 million for crop pro- 
tection expertise alone. 

The new contract follows a long 
history of partnership with Egyptian 
scientists, Moore says, beginning with 
his trip with then-Provost Francis 
Stark to Egypt in 1979. The Universi- 
ty co-sponsored a conference on 



agricultural development in post- 
peace Egypt in 1980, and additional 
research and training collaborations 
under the aegis of the Channels pro- 
gram. Channels participairts take 
courses in Egypt but come to the 
U.S. to learn current research 
techniques. 

The Department of Entomology is 
expected to play the lead role in pro- 
viding crop protection support for 
the contract. The University will sub- 
contract part of its commitment to 
the Consortium for InternationaJ 
Crop Protection, says entomblog>' 
professor Dale Bottrell, who will 
direct the crop protection compo- 
nent of Maryland's participation. 

Numerous other departments — 
botany, horticulture, agronomy and 
agricultural economics among 
them — are expected to be involved 
in the research, according to BottrelJ. 



curtailing their freshman eligibility, 
and imposing academic eligibility re- 
quirements on all athletes, we will 
develop and maintain an athletic pro- 
gram of substantial vitality and in- 
tegrity," the Task Force report states. 

Review copies of the -i3-page 
report are available in the Reserve 
Rooms of both McKeldin and Horn- 
bake Libraries. 

"Wc hope," said Task Force chair- 
nian j. Robert Dorfman, "the report 
and rccommendaiions will help 
Chancellor Slaughter in providing a 
sound educational experience for the 
student-athletes at Maryland and help 
the campus address issues that have 
been a concern to us, " 

The report is the culmination of an 
intensive three-month-long examina- 
tion of the strengths and weaknesses 
of academic and non-academic sup- 
port programs for UMCP athletes. 

The 24-member panel also assessed 
the roles and responsibilities of the 
coaching staffs and team booster 
clubs, the mission and goals of the 

continued on page 3- 




Task Foroe Chairman J. Robert Dorfman responds 
to questions from a TV reporter. 



The research management compo- 
nent of the award will be coor- 
dinated through the Office of Inter- 
national Programs' International 
Development Management Center 
with research associate Marcus Ingle 
as the lead technical contact person. 
Faculty from sociology, agricultural 
and extension education, and the 
business and management depart- 
ments are likely to assist research 
management work, Moore says. 

Biotechnology, greenhouse 
management, dairy processing and 
agricultural economic policy and data 
collection are additional areas funded 
under the USAID award where 
Moore believes UMCP faculty may be 
involved, although the University 
isn't expected to play a major sup- 
port role for these projects. ■ 



QimjOGK 

October 13, 1986 



McCarthy On Violence 

Colman McCarthy, syndicated colum- 
nist for the Washington Pose, is the 
featured speaker at a General Honors 
Program Colloquium, Fri, Oct. 17, at 
2 p,m, in 0110 Hornbake. In a 
speech titled, "Why Non-Violence is 
Effective— Why Violence is a 
Failure," McCarthy will focus on 
alternatives to violence as a means of 
resolving problems. He is scheduled 
to teach an Honors Program seminar 
on this topic next semester. 



Fellows 

and Founders Deadlines 

The deadlines for nominations for 
the ACE Fellows Program and the 
Texas Instruments Foundation 
Founder's Prize are just around the 
corner, according to Assistant Vice 
Chancellor of Academic Affairs David 
Falk. ACE Fellows Program par- 
ticipants gain administrative ex- 
perience at other campuses; nomina- 
tions must be in Falk's office no later 



than November 7. The Texas In- 
struments Foundation Founder's Prize 
carries a stipend of S50,000 for 
outstanding individual achievement in 
the physical sciences, health sciences, 
management sciences, engineering or 
mathematics. Nominations must be 
postmarked December 31, and suc- 
cessful candidates are usually bet- 
ween the ages of 20 and 45 years 
old. For more information, call Dr. 
Falk at 454-4508. 



RESEARCH VPDATES 



UMCP to Develop a Stone-cutting Robot 



A research project that will apply 
computer graphics, computer assisted 
design and drafting, computer con- 
trolled machine tools, robotics and 
artificial intelligence to the ancient art 
of stone-cutting has been launched 
under a two-year $310,000 grant 
from the National Science 
Foundation. 

The research project will provide a 
practical framework for the study of 
fixed and semi-fixed plant construc- 
tion automation, says Leonhard Ber- 
nold, a member of the UMCP Civil 
Engineering faculty and the depart- 
ment's Construction Engineering and 
Management Program. The stone- 
cutting process will be used as a con- 
text for the study which is designed 
to develop generic concepts for the 
automation of other construction 
procedures. 

The joint research team includes 
experts from the campus Mechancial 
Engineering and Civil Engineering 
departments and the Robotic 
Laboratory'. Co-direcring the project 
are Daniel W. Halpin. A. J. Clark 
Chair Professor of Construction 
Management and director of the Con- 
struction Engineering and Manage- 
ment Program, and Jackson C. S. 
Yang, professor of mechanical 
engineering and director of the cam- 
pus Robotic Laborato^^^ Vjekoslav 
Pavlin, faculty research associate in 
the Mechanical Engineering Dept., 
will oversee the machine control 
aspects of the project; Bernold will 
be in charge of production control 

Also assisting will be James S. 
Albus, chief of the Robot Systems 
Division of the National Bureau of 
Standards, which currently is at the 
forefront of developments in the 
control of Flexible Manufacturing 
Systems (FMS) in the U.S. 

Pietro Morasso, Professore di 
Robotica Antropomorta at the 



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 

Advancement 
Roz Hiebert, Director of Public Information & 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. Dairou, Design & Production 
Margaret Hall, Design & Production 
Al Danegger, Contributing Photography 

Letters lo the editor, story suggestions, campus informa- 
tion and calerxJar items are welcome. Send to Roz 
Hiebert. Editor OUTLOOK. 2101 Turner Building, through 
campus mail or to The University ot Maryland. College 
Park. MD 20742. Our telephone number is (301) 454-5335 

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University of Genova in Ualy, will 
serve as the project's stone-cutting 
consultant. 

The team will develop a stone- 
cutting robot that addresses 
characteristics uniquely found in con- 
struction, Bernold says. Knowledge 
gained will aid in the study of fur- 
ther applications of FMS to other 
construction processes such as the 
cutting and assembly of wooden roof 
trusses, bending of reinforcing steel, 
bending of pipe spools and similar 
operations. 

"We hope that by studying the 
hardware requirements such as sen- 
sors, tools, work piece stabilization 
and movement, for example, generic 
concepts for the automation of other 
construction processes can be 



Drought Helps 
Soybeans 

Insufficient rainfall certainly damages 
most plants, but mild drought condi- 
tions may actually help some crops 
such as soybeans erect defenses 
against unltraviolet radiation, UMCP 
botanists Alan Teramura and 
Narasipur Murali say. 

Ultraviolet radiation is that portion 
of the electromagnetic radiation from 
the sun that manages to get through 
the Earth's protective layer of ozone. 
Scientists are concerned that as pollu- 
tion continues to destroy this ozone 
buffer, ultraviolet radiation will 
damage or destroy agriculturally im- 
portant crops. 

Moisture stress, however, helps 
soybeans manufacture more com- 
pounds in their leaves to absorb 
ultraviolet radiation, a sort of natural 
sunscreen, the researchers report. ■ 




developed," Bernold says. 

Stone-cutting was selected as the 
test vehicle specifically because of its 
relative simplicity and because some 
preliminary research on the machine 
level has alrady been conducted. It 
does not require complicated 
assembly operations. 

The investigation will focus on 
three stone-cutting tasks — machining 
or planing, inspection, and transpor- 
tation. The elements being worked 
are for column capitals and must be 
machined on four faces. The process 



is now done by a mix of machine 
and manual methods and requires 16 
working hours. The weight of these 
stone blocks is between one and a 
half and two tons. 

A specially designed Gantry robot, 
developed by the NBS Robot 
Systems Division for cutting stone 
has been donated to the campus 
Robotic Laboratory. Limestone and 
sandstone will be used in the 
research program. ■ 

— Tom Otwell 



Kerley Tapped For Army Probe 




Soybean 

Moreover, Murali and Teramura 
say, soybean leaves thicken and fur- 
ther protect the plant against 
ultraviolet rays when the plants ex- 
perience water stress. ■ 



Ellis Kerley 

Anthropology professor Ellis Kerley 
has been tapped as a member of a 
four-person task force to address 
criticism of the Army's Central Iden- 
tification Laboratory (CiLHI) 
operations. 

Kerley, a forensic anthropologist 
who specializes in identifying human 
bones, will serve on an evaluation 
and advisement team that will visit 
the Hawaiian laboratory location this 
month. The Army facility is charged 
primarily with identifying the remaiiis 
of servicemen killed in Southeast 
Asia. 

Team leader George Gill, professor 
of anthropology at the University of 
Wyoming, has already testified before 
Congress that while the Army does a 
generally credible job at the Iden- 
tificatic)n Laboratory, several recent 
lapses in scientific protocol have 
severely damaged the laboratory's 



credibility. The questions were raised 
by families of servicemen who pro- 
tested the identifications provided by 
the laboratory and sought the scien- 
tific judgment of forensics specialists 
outside the CILHL . 

In one case, testimony related, the 
bones involved were not even 
human. 

A House investigation of the matter 
began in mid-summer, and a hearing 
was held by a Senate committee in 
August. Kerley was asked to serve on 
the evaluation team with Gill, Lowell 
Levine, a forensic dentist at Hun- 
tington Station, N.Y., and William 
Maples, a University of Florida 
anthropologist. 

Kerley and Levine also served 
recently on a task force to identify 
the remains of Josef Mengele, accus- 
ed Nazi war criminal, ■ 



Nickels Awarded Medal 

William Nickels, associate professor 
of business and management, won 
the George Washington Honor Medal 
for emphasizing the free enterprise 
system in his introductory' business 
class and in an upcoming textbook 
for the course. The text, to be 
published in January 1987 by Times 
Mirror/Mosby, contains two chapters 
on economics stressing free enter- 
prise. The course is part of UMCP's 
innovative Liberal Arts in Business 
Program instituted in the Fall of 
1983. 



World Food Day Celebrated 

The World Food Day Celebration on 
October 16 at UMCP will include 
four hours of varied activities, involv- 
ing many campus faculty and student 
groups. Beginning at the North Gate 
entrance on Route 1, a human chain 
will stretch up to Hornbake Mall and 
end at the Stamp Student Union. The 
link-up begins at II a.m., culminating 



October 13, 1986 



in Vice Chancellor for Academic Af- 
fairs Williain Kirwan's official pro- 
clamation of World Food Day at 
11:30 on Hornbake Mall, From noon 
to 3 p.m. a teleconference by satellite 
with national food supply experts 
and a question-and-answer session 
will take place in 2111 Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. For more information 
call 454-3623 or 454o601. 



Recommendations 

Strengthening Academic Achievement of Student-Athletes 



continued from page I. 

University's intercollegiate athletics 
department, and policies and 
practices pertaining to the recruit- 
ment, admission and orientation of 
student athletes as well as freshman 
eligibility. 

Created by Slaughter on June 30, 
with a Sept. 30 deadline by which to 
submit its findings and recommenda- 
tions, the Task Force met at least 
once weekly and frequently more 
often either as a whole or in one of 
five sub or working groups. 

The Chancellor presented the 
report to the Board of Regents at its 
Oct. 10 meeting at UMES. It was 
made public the same day. 

Slaughter is expected to hold a 
news conference Oct. 21 to com- 
ment on the report, its findings and 
recommendations . 

SpeclFically, the Task Force recom- 
mended the following: 

Intercollegiate Athletics at UMCP 

The Department of Intercollegiate 
Athletics, in cooperation with the 
Athletic Council and with the advice 
of the entire campus community, 
should develop a statement of mis- 
sion. Currently, the University has 
not clearly articulated the role of the 
intercollegiate athletics program at 
UMCP, nor has the department a 
written statement of its mission, 
goals, and responsibilities. 

The department should become 
more parallel with other campus 
units by having a plan of organiza- 
tion that spells out lines of reporting 
and performance evaluation, 
budgeting procedures, and personnel 
contract review. It should be subject 
to periodic administrative and pro- 
gram reviews. 

The role of the Athletic Council 
should be expanded and its member- 
ship broadened. 

The appointment, conduct and 
performance of coaches should be 
guided and evaluted by a written 
policy statement, and a Council of 
Head Coaches should be established. 

Special housing for student-athletes 
should be eliminated, and a system 
of academic assistance based on in- 
dividual needs should replace man- 
datory study halls for all student- 
athletes. Both the academic com- 
munity and the Athletic Dept. should 
increase emphasis on the importance 
of academics for student-athletes, and 
a handbook of rules and regulations 
governing the academic, athletic and 
personal performance of these 
students should be published. 

Recruitment, Admissions^ 
Orientation, and Freshmen 

A recruiting brochure for all pro- 
spective student-athletes describing 
the academic programs and oppor- 
tunities available at UMCP and 
highlighting programs and faculty of 
special distinction should be 
developed by the Athletic Dept. 

No National Letter of Intent should 



be offered before a review of the 
potential recruit's academic creden- 
tials has been made by the Office of 
Undergraduate Admissions. Athletic 
recruiters should seek applicants who 
can meet the requirements of the 
Preferred and Regular Admissions 
categories, When the National Letter 
of Intent is signed, a Compact Letter 
of Agreement outlining the joint 
responsibilities of both the recruit 
and the University should be signed 
and a copy sent to the recruit's 
parents or guardian. 

Recruiters should seek to attract 
student-athletes from the State of 
Maryland and especially the 
Baltimore metropolitan area. 

Admissions Procedures 

The Task Force proposed seven 
recommendations dealing with admis- 
sion procedures for Individual Admit 
student-athletes, among them that no 
more than 27 "academically at risk" 
students be admitted for the 1987-88 
school year, and that thereafter, no 
more than 18 be admitted. Students 
who are below Proposition 48 stan- 
dards should be enrolled in the Tran- 
sitional Studies Program. Academic 
records of those "academically at 
risk" should be reviewed in two 
years by the Athletic Council. 

Orientation 

A mandatory two-day orientation 
session for all student-athletes should 
be held, and all freshmen student- 
athletes should be required to attend 
a separate orientation program coor- 
dinated by the Athletic Dept. in 
which workshops on study skills, 
career development, campus 
resources, pressures of being an 
athlete and student and adjustment to 
campus life are held. 

Freshman Eligibility 

Those freshmen who are 
"academically at risk" should not be 
allowed to participate in athletic 
competition as freshmen, although 
they may practice with their teams 
for up to 15 hours per week. Provid- 
ed they enter with credentials above 
Proposition 48 standards, they will 
have four years of eligibility follow- 
ing their freshman year. The Task 
Force also endorsed Chancellor 
Slaughter's position on eliminating 
freshmen eligibility in football and in 
men's and women's basketball by the 
NCAA. 

Academic Programs, 
Policies and Problems 

An Academic Support Unit, headed 
by a director with a graduate degree 
in counseling, should be established 
to monitor the academic progress of 
all student-athletes and provide sup- 
port to those who are academically 
at risk and those not in this category 
who request such support. The goal 
is to produce students who are able 
to progress normally without this 
assistance within two years. 



The unit should be an ad- 
ministrative arm of the Office of the 
Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Costs 
of creating and supporting the unit 
should be borne by the athletic 
department. 

Academic Standards, Achieve- 
ment, Eligibility and Majors 

The Task Force recommended that 
the cumulative GPA for maintaining 
athletic eligibility be substantially 
upgraded and applied at the start of 
each semester. It also said these stan- 
dards should apply for all students 
involved in extracurricular activities 
where they represent the university 
such as those elected to campus-wide 
positions, and leaders of registered 
student organizations. 

The group also urged that the 
Campus Senate examine the General 
Studies major, and determine its 
value to graduates who were UMCP 
athletes. It also asked for an assess- 
ment of the possible need for new 
undergraduate majors such as Sports 
Management and Sports Journalism. 

Non-Academic Support Services 

The Task Force recommended that 
the Resident Life staff continue their 
efforts to incorporate and treat 
student-athletes as regular members 
of the student population living on 
campus. It said special facilities such 
as training tables that prevent athletes 
from mingling with other students 
should be used only when absolutely 
necessary. "Student athletes should 
continue to be subject to the same 
sanctions as all other students when 
they are in violation of Resident Life 
regulations," the report stated. 

The report also recommended that 



academic counselors in the Academic 
Support Unit have or acquire exper- 
-tise in career development, stress 
management, time management and 
developmental counseling; that sup- 
port personnel should be sensitive to 
some of the special problems of 
student-athletes and flexible to pro- 
vide outreach programs and schedule 
meeting times and places to be of 
maximum benefit to the student- 
athlete. A mentor program should 
also be established. 

Career counseling and vocational 
assessment should be part of all 
student-athlete freshman orientation 
programs. 

Increased recruitment efforts 
should be made to enlarge the pool 
of qualified applicants, including 
minorities, for positions in the 
athletic department, and specific pro- 
grams should be developed to help 
deal with the problems of female and 
minority athletes, and those from 
low socio-economic or rural 
backgrounds. 

A pilot program to study the utility 
of a Non-Cognitive Variable Ques- 
tionnaire should be initiated to iden- 
tify students who may need added 
non-academic support and as a tool 
to assess readiness to undertake an 
academic program at UMCP. 

The University, 

the ACC, and the NCAA 

The Task Force also proposed 
several recommendations which 
would require the approval of the 
governing boards of the NCAA or 
ACC before implementation is possi- 
ble, The issues involved are the size 
of teams, the length and intensity of 
practice, travel, and playing 
schedules, freshman eligibility, and 
the duration of athletic grants-in-aid. ■ 

—Tom Otwell 




Carrying their "protective headgear"— a Terps football helmet and a red fright wig presented as gag gifts 
from their colleagues— Task Force Chalmtan J. Robert Dorfman and member Ray Gillian l^ive the 
Chancellor's office after delivering the group's report on Oct. 3. 



October 13, 1986 



Tune-Up Time For Careers 

Feeling like a round peg in a square 
world? Have no fear, the 1986 
Career Checkup Workshop will help 
you get out of your rut. During the 
four-day workshop, participants will 
get an opportunity to evaluate their 
present career situation, take a stan- 
dardized test to determine their in- 
terests and explore future 



possibilities. The intensive classes, of- 
fered three successive Saturdays 
beginning Friday, October 24, are 
free to faculty, staff, graduate 
students, and alumni and open to the 
general public for a slightly higher 
fee. For registration and other infor- 
mation, call Bruce Ritter, 454-4581 or 
454-2813- 



CALENBAjR 



October 13—20 



MONDAY 



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 
(iVIUSC), 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall, 8 
p.m. Call x6669 for info.* 

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* 

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 
info. 

Physics & Technology of Fusion Igni- 
tion Experiments, plasma physics 
seminar by Bruno Coppi (MIT), 1:30 p.m., 
1207 Energy Research BIdg, Call x3511 
for info.* 

Alumni Invitational II exhibit, 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.* 



TUESDAY 



October 14 

Benefits Orientation for new employees, 
10 a.m.. fourth floor, Hcrnbake Library. 
Call Linda Kelly or Gene Edwards, x6312 
for info.' 

Blood Drive, noon-6 p.m., Elkton Hall 
Recreation Room. Call x4645 for info.* 

Intellectual Property Issues, preventive 
counseling seminar. Panelists: Asst. At- 
torneys General James f\/Iingle, Larry 
White, Mary Preis & W. Carter Lester, 
Jr., 10 a.m. -3 p.m.. Center of Adult 
Education. Call (301) 576-6450 for info.' 

Status and Prospects for the Super- 
collider, physics colloquium by J.D. 
Jackson (Lawrence Berkeley Lab.), 4 
p.m., 1410 Physics. Call x3511 for info.* 

Statistical Stability, dynamical systems 
seminar by Donald Ornstein (Stanford 
U.), 10 a.m., 3206 Mathematics BIdg. 
Call X2841 for info." 

Athletic Events: 

Women's Volleyball vs. Virginia, 7 
p.m., Cole Field House.* Women's Soc- 
cer vs. Randolph-Macon College, 7 

p.m.* 

The Gods Must Be Crazy, movie, 7 & 
9:30 p.m., Hoff Theater. Call x2594 for 
info. 



WEDNESDAY 



October 15 

IHistory & Legend: The Alexander Sar- 
cophagus, illustrated lecture by Brunilde 
Sismondo Ridgway (Bryn Mawr), 5 p.m., 
1213 Art-Sociology BIdg. Call x2510 or 
x2076 for info.* 

Blacl< Students on a White Campus: 
Implications of 20 Years of Research, 

Counseling Center R&D lecture by 
William Sedlacek (EDCP), noon-1 p.m. 
Call X2931 for info.* 




An example of the architecture of Gottfried Boehm in an exhibit co-sponsored by the School of Architedure. 



Radio Observations of Comet Halley, 

astronomy colloquium by M. Gaylard 
(Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Obser- 
vatory, Johannesburg), 4 p.m., 1113 
Computer & Space Sciences BIdg.* 

On Norma! Sequences, dynamical 
systems seminar by Meir Smorodinsky 
(Tel Aviv U.), 3 p.m., 3206 Mathematics 
BIdg. Call x2841 for info,* 

Stress Management, Counseling Center 
Group begins weekly meetings, 6-7 p.m. 
Call X2931 for info.' 

Multi-Cultural Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 p.m., 
0205 Jimenez Hall. Call x3043 for info.* 

User Participation in Workplace Design, 

meeting held by the Maryland Center for 
Productivity & Quality of Working Life, 9 
a.m. -noon, BWI International Hotel. Call 
x6688 for info. 

The Collective Magnetic Excitations 
Seen in Electron Scattering, nuclear 
theory seminar by L. Zamick (Rutgers 
U.), 4 p.m., 1218 Physics. Call x3511 for 
info.* 

Men's Soccer vs. George Washington 
U., 3 p.m.* 

The Gods Must Be Crazy, movie. See 
Oct. 15. 



THURSDAY 



October 16 

Faculty Dance: In Concert, 8 p.m., 
Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, 
Cheverly. Continues through Oct. 18. Call 
x4056 for ticket info. 

French Feminists of the 1820s, publish- 
ed women series lecture by Claire Moses 
(WMST), noon, Rossborough Inn. Spon- 
sored by AAUW & Maryland University 
Club X3940. 

The Public Turn in Philosophy, three- 
day conference celebrating the 10th an- 
niversary of the Center for Philosophy & 
Public Policy, Center of Adult Education. 
Call X6604 for info. 

Tests of the Sensitivity of an NMC 
Spectral Model to the Radiation 
Parameterization, meteorology seminar 
by Robert Ellingson (METO), 3:30 p.m., 
2106 Computer & Space Sciences BIdg. 
Call X2708 for info.* 



Front Tracking Methods for Two- 
Dimensional Conservation Laws, 

numerical analysis seminar by Christian 
Kilingenberg (Heidelberg U., W. Ger- 
many), 9:30 a.m., 1115 IPST. Call x2841 

for info.' 

Some Aspects of Transport in Liquids 
and Disordered Solids, physics lecture 
by Theodore Kirkpatrick (PHYS), 4:15 
p.m., 1410 Physics. Call x3511 for info.* 

Assertiveness, Counseling Center Group 
begins weekly meetings, 3-4:30 p.m. Call 
x2931 for info.* 

Heartburn, movie, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Hoff 
Theater. Call x2594 for info. 



FRIDAY 



October 17 

Social & Academic Learning 

Disabilities, lunch 'n learn conference by 

Martha Denckia (NICHD), 1-2 p.m., 

3100E Health Center. Call x4925 for 

info.* 

Voice Recital by Linn Maxwell (MUSC) 
with Joel Berman on viola and Regis 
Benoit on piano, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call X6669 for info.* 

Retrospective Voting in Comparative 
Perspective, political theory & political 
economy seminar by Sam Kernell (Brook- 
ings). 2 p.m., 2138H Lefrak. Call x2998 
for info.* 

Why Non-violence is Effective— Why 
Violence is a Failure, general honors 
colloquium by Colman McCarthy 
(Washington Post), 2 p.m., 0110 Horn- 
bake. Call X2532 for info.* 

Gems & Minerals Museum Reception 

celebrating the third anniversary of the Ir- 
vin E. Freedman Collection, 7-8:30 p.m., 
Music Library, Third Floor, Hcrnbake 
Library. By invitation only. Call x6533 for 
info. 

What Sampling Can Reveal About a 
Process, mathematics colloquium by 
Donald Ornstein (Stanford U,), 3 p.m., 
3206 Mathematics BIdg. Call x2841 for 
info.* 

Women's Volleyball vs. William & Mary, 
8 p.m., Cole Field House.* 

Heartburn, movie. See Oct. 17. 



National Lampoon's Animal House, 

midnight movie, Hoff Theater. Call x2594 
for info. 



SATURDAY 



October 18 

Santiago Rodriguez, Piano, Artist 
Scholarship Benefit Series concert, 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call x6669 for 

info. 

Sri Lanka Worl<shop, sponsored by the 
Center for International Development & 
Conflict Management, 9:30 a.m. -3:30 
p.m., Mill BIdg. Call x2506 for reserva- 
tions & info.' 

CBM Football Outing Tailgate Party, 4 
p.m.. Parking Lot C. Call Office of Alumni 
Programs, x2938, for info. 

Parents Day '86, 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Call 
x3322 for info. 

Athletic Events: 

Women's Volleyball vs. Wake Forest, 

11 a.m., Cole Field House.* 

Men's Football vs. Wake Forest, 7 

p.m., Byrd Stadium. 

Women's Soccer vs. U. of Virginia, 2 

p.m.* 

Heartburn, movie. See Oct. 16. 

National Lampoon's Animal House, 

midnight movie. See Oct. 17. 



SUNDAY 



October 19 

The Journey of Saint Paul, Wanderlust 
Unlimited series film and lecture by 
Robin Williams, 3 p.m., Hoff Theater. Call 
x2803 for info. 

Athletic Events: 

Men's Soccer vs. U. of North Carolina, 
2 p.m.* Women's Soccer vs. U. of 
North Carolina, noon.* 

Heartburn, movie. See Oct. 16. 



MONDAY 



October 20 

Economic Aspects of Ethnic Conflict in 
Sri Lanka, Vice Chancellor's International 
Lecture by G.H. Peiris (U. of Peradeniya, 
Sri Lanka), noon-1 p.m., Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. Call x3008 for info.* 

Viewing the Sun from Space, 

Astronomical Observatory Open House 
Lecture by Mukul Kundu (ASTR), 9 p.m., 
Astronomical Obsen/atory. Call x3001 for 
info.* 

Octuba Recital for the Euphonium, 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call x6669 for 
info.* 

Biological Control of the California Red 
Scale by the Parasitoid Aphytis 
meiinus: A Test of Theory entomology 
colloquium by John Reeve (Ohio State 
U.), 4 p.m., 0200 Symons Hall.* 

Learning Apprentice Systems computer 
science lecture by Tom Mitchell 
(Carnegie-Mellon U.), 4 p.m., 2324 Com- 
puter & Space Sciences BIdg.* 

Sukkot Holiday Celebration featuring 
comedian Don Futterman, 6:30 p.m., 
Hillel. Call x6200 for info. 



*— Free admission 




Lecture Peeks Into 
Alexander Sarcophagus 

History buffs can peer into a mystery 
of the ancient world iliis week with 
noted scholar BmnhiJde Sismondo 
Ridgway. The UMCP Center for 
Mediterranean Archaeology will spon- 
sor the illustrated lecture, History and 
Legend: The Alexander Sarcophagus, 
at 5 p.m, Wednesday, October 15 in 
1213 Art/Sociology. Ridgway chairs 
the archaeology department at Bryn 
Mawr College and is a Fellow at the 
Center for the Advanced Study of 
the Visual Arts. 



Tales from a Master 
Storyteller 

Tales that reflect the collective 
wisdom, dreams and anxieties of the 
Jewish people told through drama 
and humor, mime and song, silence 
and sound, character and imagery 
can be heard at a Sukkot holiday 



OunoGK 

October 13, 1986 



celebration next Mon., Oct. 20, 
Master Jewish storyteller and come- 
dian Don Futterman is the featured 
entertainer at 6:30 p.m. at the B'nai 
B'rith Hillel Federation Jewish Stu- 
dent Center at 7612 Mowatt Lane, 
College Park, For info call 422-6200. 



AUTS AT MARYLAND 



Languages Move into 
Business World 



As the world grows smaller, the 
languages at UMCP are expanding 
their scope. 

Guenter Pfister, acting chairman of 
Germanic and Slavic Languages and 
Literatures at UMCP, sees the world 
growing smaller in the sense that 
economies are more intertwined. 
When one's businesses might deal as 
regularly with Japanese and German 
corporations as with American 
groups, language becomes a vital 
skill. 

To meet the new world, language 
departments are offerijig courses with 
a practical bent, A business German 
class is being offered for the third 
time this semester. 

The class introduces the German 
business vocabulary along with in- 
sights into the German business 
culture. Business majors as well 
language majors are taking the class. 

"We're saying, 'you are business 
majors. You've taken the basic pro- 
gram for three semesters, now I'm 
going to teach you your professional 
language.'" 

Ronald Walton, associate professor 
of Hebrew and Asian Languagues and 
Literatures, says, "I think language 
for a special purpose is a budding 
movement." Business Japanese and 
business Chinese classes have been 
offered for several years, drawing 
seven to 15 students each semester. 

William Taylor, a senior business 
major taking business German this 
semester, finds pragmatic value in the 
course. 

"I think it'll make me more 
marketable in the business world," 
he says. 

"The business German has been 
quite helpful. We're studying the 
vocabulary which is very useful. 
We're also learning about writing 
business letters — the language is used 
differendy in formal letters than 
when it's spoken." 



The class also has given Taylor an 
introduction into aspects of the Ger- 
man business culture such as where 
different industries are concentrated 
in the country. 

Pfister and Walton' suggest the 
language courses could reach out in- 
to more subjects. Walton listed rural 



development, computer science, 
engineering, anthropology, history 
and journalism as areas in which 
language classes geared to the sub- 
jects would prove valuable. 

However, there needs to be more 
communication between the 
languages and other academic depart- 
ments to make new programs suc- 
cessful, they say. The language 
departments must work with other 
departments to identify a need and 
then ensure that non-language majors 
know what's available — an attempt to 



offer German for journalists this fall 
failed because only two students 
enrolled. 

Pfister says such classes as business 
German don't prepare students for 
every situation they will face during 
their careers. But such classes are 
one more bit of experience that eases 
the process of learning the 
unfamiliar. 

"If it only saves you from ex- 
periencing one embarrassing situta- 
tion, it's one less embarrassment than 
the other folks have," Pfister says, ■ 

— Brian Busek 



Faculty Dancers Swap Podium for Stage 



UMCP faculty dancers will once again 
show that they can. 

Years ago, George Bernard Shaw 
questioned teachers' performance 
capabilities with his remark, "He 
who can, does. He who can't 
teaches." But for the third straight 
year the dance faculty will defy 
Shaw's wit by performing in concert. 

The UMCP faculty will dance 
Thursday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, 
Oct. 18 at the Publick Playhouse in 
Hyattsville. Performances all three 
nights begin at 8 p.m. 

"I think it's beneficial for us to go 
out on that wire. We're being 
challenged," says dance department 
chairman Alcine Wiltz. 

David Covey, Alvin Mayes, Susan 
Haigler De Robles and Wiltz are the 
faculty members who will dance. 
Isiah Johnson of the faculty will 
work as pianist. Faculty member Paul 
Jackson will handle the technical 
work. 

They will perform Mayes' Thistle 
and Marsupials; Meriam Rosen's Im- 
presiones and Thaw; and Wiltz' Ur- 
ban Estrangement. 

A free shuttle bus will be available 
to carry patrons from the Temporary 
Classroom Building EE to the Hyatts- 
ville theater beginning one hour 
before the concert. 

For tickets and more information 
call X5853. ■ 





UMCP faculty members will perform in a dance concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 
18 at the Publick Playhouse in Hyattsville. Tickets are $7 and $5. 



Shyles: Keeping a Few Good Men 



The Art Garden adjacent to the Tawes Fine Arts Theatre will be dedicated In a ceremony at 3 p.m. flAonday, 
Oct. 20, with vice chancellor A. H. Edwards presiding. The garden was designed by Siali Armajanl, a leading 
figure In making artistic designs for public places. The Maryland State Arts Council comrnissioned the 

project. 



The Army wants Leonard Shyles to 
help it keep the good men it finds. 

Shyles, a UMCP assistant professor 
of communication arts and theater, 
recently received a $69,600 grant 
from the Army Research Institute to 
determine whether advertising can 
help the service retain soldiers who 
face a re-enlistment decision. 

The Army currently spends more 
than $63 million annually on adver- 
tising. But nearly all the advertising 
budget is directed toward recruiting, 
Army ads rarely address what Shyles 
says is a costly problem — new 
recruits joining the service, learning 
technical skills, then leaving for 
civilian jobs and forcing the Army to 
train new people. 

Shyles says, "It costs 1100,000 to 
train a pilot, If you keep one pilot 
rather than traiii a new recruit, you 
could give a 11,000 raise to 100 
colonels." 

According to Army statistics, in 
1985 the service retained 28,760 of 
79,018 soldiers who reached their 
first re-enlistment date. The total 
number of soldiers who leave is not 
a great concern, says Sgt. Bruce 
McLelland, an army manpower 
analyst. The Army weeded out 
12,000 soldiers who were not given 
a chance to re-enlist. The departure 
of other soldiers allows the service to 



keep lower ranks filled with new 
recruits. 

What does concern the Army, 
however, is the loss of highly skilled 
soldiers. The Army suffers painfully 
large losses of linguistic specialists, 
aviation mechanics, satellite com- 
munications workers and skilled 
technicians in other areas, McLelland 
says. 

As part of the study, Shyles will 
visit five Army bases and interview 
150 persons facing re-enlistment to 
see what motivates soldiers to stay in 
the service or leave it. 

Using results of the interviews, 
Shyles will develop a questionnaire 
that the Army can use to test at- 
titudes on a large scale. Shyles ex- 
pects to include recommendations 
about advertising approaches that 
might be effective in a campaign to 
keep soldiers. 

One recommendation may deal 
with the Army's current "Be All You 
Can Be" advertising campaign for 
new recruits. Recruitment advertising 
often highlights the notion that the 
Army offers skills and educational 
opportunities that can be used out- 
side the service. That approach might 
ultimately hurt the chances of keep- 
ing recruits at re-enlistment time, 
Shyles says. ■ 



October 13, 1986 



Computer-Aided 
Building Workshop 

No, it will not be a workshop on 
buildings that use computers but a 
discussion of how lo use computers 
in designing and constructing 
building. Builders and computer ex- 
pens will talk about how computer- 
aided design and drafting technology 
has affected the building industry 7 



p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 
30 in 1400 Marie Mount HaJI. 
Registration is S20 if paid by October 
15, S25 at the door, and $10 for 
students with current ID. The event 
is sponsored by the UMCP Depart- 
ment of Housing and Design in 
association with the National Building 
Museum. For more information, call 
454-1513. 



Literally Swiimning In Bacteria 



Swimmers in coastal waters may 
literally be swimming in dangerous 
bacteria once thought killed or safely 
diluted by seaw^ater, a campus scien- 
tist reports. 

The ocean's capacity for absorbing 
the millions of tons of waste we 
dump in it each year is nowhere 
near as great as w^e once thought, 
UMCP microbiologist Jay Grirnes 
warned Congress last spring, 

"The oceans just aren't infmitely 
absorbent," Grimes notes in a 
175-page report to Congress for the 
Office of Technology Assessment, "It 
isn't prudent to dispose of wastes, 
especially infectious wastes, with the 
same 'out of sight, out of mind' and 
'dilution will take care of it' attitudes 
we've displayed so far." 

Many of Grimes' conclusions are 
based on studies conducted off the 
northern coast of Puerto Rico, long a 
dumping ground for waste from the 
island's pharmaceutical industries. 
Some of these wastes contain 
bacteria that can cause disease in 
humans, Grimes notes, and he's been 
both tracking where these wastes 
end up and how they affect existing 
ocean microbes. 

In addition to sanipling for bacteria 
from the pharmaceutical dumpsite, 
Grimes investigated the fate of 
sewage spewing out from the 
Barceloneta Regional Wastewater 
Treatment Plant along the northern 
coast of Puerto Rico. 

"We wanted to see whether the 
ocean was diluting the sewage suffi- 
ciently to make it a safe disposal site 
for sewage," Grimes says. Most U.S. 
coastal cities, including Baltimore, 
pump treated sewage into estuaries as 
well as into the open ocean. 

While the UMCP microbiologist ex- 
pected some changes in the bacterial 
community in the Atlantic off Puerto 
Rico, the magnitude of these changes 
surprised the entire research team. 
Prior to 1972, the first year that the 
dumpsite was used for phar- 
maceutical waste disposal, the most 
common ocean microbes were 
members of the group Pseudomonas. 
These relatively innocuous bacteria 
accounted for nearly 100 percent of 
all the bacteria cultured from water 
samples taken in the area that later 
became the dumping site. By 1979, 
Grimes reports, Pseudomonas had 
been virtually replaced by bacteria of 
the genus Vibrio. 

"We don't know^ what the long- 
term effect of this substitution is go- 
ing to be," Grimes says. "It's pretty 
obvious that the Vibrio bacteria are 
responding to and degrading 
something in the pharmaceutical 
waste, but we don't know what the 
ecological niche of these replacement 
microbes is" 

"Without a doubt," he concludes, 
"ocean disposal of wastes has the 
potential to significantly alter the 
composition of marine microbial 
communities/' a situation that does 
not augur well for continued use of 
the ocean as a dumping ground. 



Even more ominous is the fate of 
certain disease organisms contained 
in the pharmaceutical waste. Grimes 
and his fellow researchers found that 
disease-causing bacteria from these 
waste products could remain viable 
and potentially capable of infecting 
people, either directly or through 
eating seafood. How could such a 
potentially disastrous situation go 
undetected for so long? 

"Until recently," Grimes explains, 
"we believed that pathogenic bacteria 
just didn't survive for very long in 
estuarine and marine environments. 



plating techniques, he says. "Our 
laboratory has asked this same ques- 
tion, and where other researchers 
assumed the answer was no, we can 
now answer in the affirmative for 
several bacterial pathogens," Grimes 
says. Among these human pathogens 
are Escherichia coli, a common cause 
of travelers' diarrhea, and Vibrio 
cholcrae, the dangerous cholera 
agent. 

Using new techniques to determine 
the numbers of bacteria in seawater 
samples, Grimes and his colleagues 
found that viable cells remain in 




Jay Grimes 

This belief was, and still is, based on 
the repeated observation that the 
number of pathogens would steadily 
decrease over time in saltwater until 
they could no longer be detected." 

Grimes and his colleauge Rjta Col- 
well, also a UMCP microbiologist and 
the University's vice president for 
academic affairs, were unconvinced. 
Scientists and public health workers 
using conventional techniques for 
detecting marine microbes never 
bothered to ask whether viable, 
virulent pathogens could be present 
in water samples even though they 
could not be detected by standard 



aquatic systems long after the 
microbes are nonculturable by stan- 
dard plating methods. 

Given that the pathogens are still 
alive, are they in fact healthy enough 
to infect a human host? 

"Some scientists argue that even if 
the cells aren't dead, they're at least 
injured and moribund. There's little 
direct evidence to support that 
assumption," says Grimes. In fact, 
work by other scientists in the 
UMCP marine microbiology program 
report that some nonculturable but 
viable bacteria can be recovered, in 
fully virulent form, after passage 



through an appropriate animal host. 
Pathogenic microbes such as Shigella, 
E. cob, and V. choicrae have all been 
recovered from the nonculturable 
state, Grimes notes. 

"Pronouncing a body of water— 
whether it's the open ocean, the 
Chesapeake Bay or a lake — free from 
human disease agents based on the 
absence of culturable cells is no 
longer valid. Disease-causing bacteria 
can be present in a water sample and 
remain undetected when that sample 
is examined by conventional 
methods," Grimes asserts. 

The likelihood of these viable but 
nonculturable bacteria causing infec- 
tion can't be ascertained at this time. 
Grimes readily admits, but the 
evidence is mounting and he'd prefer 
to see us err on the side of caution. 

"Terrestrial disposal is the disposal 
alternative least likely to return 
human disease agents to potential 
hosts," Grimes maintains. "The com- 
bination of pretreatment of wastes, 



Most U.S. coastal 

cities, including 

Baltimore, pump 

sewage into 

estuaries as well as 

into the open ocean. 



combined with the ability of soil to 
remove disease agents, makes ter- 
restrial disposal more attractive than 
disposal in water." 

"There's extensive literature 
available to support land disposal, 
possibly because sample design and 
collection is easier than in aquatic 
systems, especially in the ocean." 

"Water disposal, on the other 
hand, is risky at best. Once released 
into the ocean, wastes cannot be 
recovered. Materials are subject to a 
variety of translocations and are also 
subject to many different kinds of 
uptake by aquatic plants and animals, 
including food species. To com- 
plicate matters even further, many 
marine animals are eaten raw, a prac- 
tice rarely seen with terrestrial 
animals used for food and one that is 
becoming more and more common 
in the United States," the UMCP 
microbiologist says. 

"At this point in time," Grimes in- 
formed Congress, "it just does not 
seem prudent to dispose of 
pathogen-laden wastes in water — 
fresh, estuarine, or marine." 

Grimes made more recent 
headlines as the microbiologist tap- 
ped to determine whether the 
bacteria Legionella pneumophila was 
present in the campus Mill Building. ■ 

— Rick Borchelt 



October 13, 1986 



Foreign Studies Deadlines 

The Office of International Affairs 
reminds interested faculty and resear- 
chers that deadlines for IREX, SSRC 
and USED Fulbright awards occur 
during November. IREX proposals for 
doctoral and faculty research ex- 
change in the Soviet Union and 
Eastern Europe are due by Nov. 1, 



SSRC international doctoral research 
fellowship materials ai-e aJso due 
Nov. 1, and the campus deadline for 
USED programs (covering doctoral 
dissertation research abroad, faculty 
research abroad and group research 
abroad) is Oct. 30. For further infor- 
mation, contact Michael Miller, 1113 
North Admin., 454-3008. 



COLLEGE PARK PEOPLE 



Stamp Union's Chief Cook 
and Bottle Washer 




IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Larry Donnelly 



This man's energy level is 
phenomenal- Just try following Larry 
Donnelly around for an hour or so 
and it soon becomes clear that it 
would be easier to win a dance con- 
test with a whirling dervish than 
keep pace with Stamp Union's Unit 
Administrator for Food Services. One 
minute he's checking out the opera- 
tion in the kitchen of What's Your 
Beef, the next he's helping to serve 
sandwiches at the Deli, twenty 
minutes later he's on the phone with 
the manager of the Atrium Restaurant 
in Central Administration while at the 
same time scanning the catering 
schedule for an affair that night in 
the Colony Ballroom. 

"You should see me when I'm 
really busy," says Donnelly with a 
grin. "This is just normal operating 
procedures." 

Donnelly's job, the one for which 
he was hired four years ago, is to 
oversee the operations of Dining Ser- 
vices' nine eating establishments in 
Stamp Union, as well as all catered 
affairs held at the Union, food for 
the press box when Chancellor 
Slaughter entertains guests at football 
and basketball games, and the Atrium 
Restaurant in the Elkins Building. 

"I have about 300 employees to 
help me get my job done," says the 
Vietnam veteran who took his first 
job at UMCP shortly after leaving the 
Army in 1969. "That includes seven 
restaurant and catering managers. We 
have our problems — some times 
more than others — but I think overall 
we are doing a terrific job. Proof of 
our success lies in the fact that our 
sales have almost tripled over the last 
four years." 

Donnelly, a Boston native, learned 
the food management business while 
in the Army from 1956 to 1968. His 



rank was Mess Sergeant and as sucn 
he managed officers' clubs in Hawaii 
and Vietnam. 

"When I returned to the U.S. in 
late 1968, 1 was looking around for a 
job and heard about an opening here 
at Maryland", Donnelly says. "My 
first position was Food Manager 1 in 
the old South Campus Dining Hall. 
After that I worked at the 
Rossborough Inn for a time, and later 
at the restaurant in the Adult Educa- 
tion Center. Then, four years ago, 
Mr. Sheriff (Director of Dining Ser- 
vices) asked me if I wanted the job 
here." 

Since signing on at the Stamp 
Union, Donnelly has instituted a 
number of practices that have turned 
out to be very successful. It was his 
idea to remodel the Eateries so that 
they became open areas offering a 
wide assortment of foods and 
beverages — everything from pizza 
and pasta, to salads and sandwiches. 

"I see part of my job talking one- 
on-one with students asking them 
what they like aiid don't like about 
the food at the Union," he says. 
"After all, they're our main 
customers and it's to our advantage 
to please them," 

Up until last year when Dining Ser- 
vices instituted its prepaid charge-a- 
meal system, students on the UMCP 
boarding plan were permitted to take 
their meals at dining halls only. Now, 
however, they can use their plastic 
DS card at any of the campus' 
restaurants (except the Rossborough 
inn or Roy Rogers, which is not part 
of Dining Services) and charge a slice 
of pizza, a dozen eggs from one of 
the convenience store, a full meal or 
other food items to their account. 

"Giving students the option to eat 
at the Union has been a great boon 



to us," says Donnelly, "But more im- 
portantly, it's a service we feel 
students deserve. I try very hard to 
communicate to my staff the positive 
value of letting students know in a 
friendly manner that we sincerely 
care about them." 

And because many members of 
Donnelly's staff are themselves 
students, last spring at the campus- 



wide party in honor of all Dining 
Services' student workers, those from 
Stamp Union turned the tables on 
their boss and gave him zn award in 
recognition of his kind concern for 
them as individuals as well as 
employees. ■ 

^Mercy Hardie Coogan 



Behind The Scenes 



Take a close look at the photo at the 
bottom of this column. The two 
women pictured there are Reggie 
Crawmer and Pam Gill, both ac- 
counting associates in the Office of 
Campus Activities. At least 400 peo- 
ple on campus — and probably twice 
that number— believe the two 
deserve a medal of honor for both 
the quantity and quality of their 
work. Gill and Crawmer's main job 
is to assist each of the 400 student 
organizations on campus in the 
preparation of their annual budgets 
and to show them the procedures 
for obtaining money from the Stu- 
dent Government Association Fund, 
On their own time the two women 
conduct workshops for student 
organizations' treasurers and guide 
them in setting up their ledgers and 
maintaining their accounts in order. 
"I love the contact 1 have with the 
students," Gill says, "and I just hate 
to see some of them graduate and 
leave. It's been especially unique 
working with a king and queen." 
Crawmer and Gill also attend night 
school at University College where 
they are working toward degrees in 
Government and Politics and English 
respectively. {Behind the Scenes 
thanks Campus Activities office 
supervisor Elizabeth Stccher for 
passing along the good word regar- 
ding Crawmer and Gill.).,. 

In the 'it-takes-all-kinds-of- people' 
category, this week's prize goes to 
Rick Moyer, a program analyst in 
the Administrative Computer Center. 
Moyer first came to the attention of 
the Behind the Scenes talent scout 
by way of a memo from the Campus 
Recreation Services announcing that 
he had taken the top prize in the 
Summer '86 Horseshoes Tournament 
(narrowly defeating defending champ 
Kathy Klein, an office supervisor in 
the Dept. of Government and 



Politics). In a follow-up phone call, 
however, Moyer revealed that he was 
afflicted with — for lack of a better 
word — sportsmania. "One of the ma- 
jor reasons 1 continue working at the 
University is the intramural sports ac- 
tivities available here," he confesses. 
"I'll play anything. Once 1 even sign- 
ed up for a squash tournament hav- 
ing never really learned to play the 
game. It was great." Moyer, who 
says he's just an average athlete who 
thoroughly enjoys the fun of sports, 
graduated from UMCP in 1984 with 
a degree in information systems 
management. In his present job he 
helps offices all over campus devise 
computerized programs for such uses 
as an automated telephone system, 
"This fall I'll be doing football, bad- 
minton, volleyball and swimming. 
Last year I won a gold turtle for co- 
ed Softball and a t-shirt emblazoned 
with the word 'champion' on it the 
year before that." 

Sylvia Scott, who has for the past 
five years worked as a library techni- 
cian at McKeldin and presently is in 
UMCP's library science graduate pro- 
gram, is a member of AFSCME Local 
1072's health and safety committee. 
Every three weeks the committe 
meets with a representative from the 
Chancellor's office to deal with cam- 
pus health and safety issues. Others 
on the committee are: Craig 
Newman, Adrianna Stuart and 
Leon Swain, all from the Depart- 
ment of Physical Plant. 

And finally, Pat Roos from the 
newly created (by campus reorganiza- 
tion) College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 
reports that there's a contest afoot to 
rename the CMPS newletter (the old 
name, "Quotient" being no longer 
meaningful — afterall, queries Roos, 
how can there be a quotient without 
a division? ■ 




Pam Gill and Reggie Crawner assisting student In the Campus Activities Office. 



OcmiOQK 



October 13, 1986 



Best Little Hotel On Campus 

The Center of Adult Education offers 
lodging and food accommodations to 
the families of students, faculty, staff 
and alumni. In addition, a coffee 
shop in the Mount Clare Room is 
open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. 
to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 
Garden Restaurant dining room is 
also open to University staff Monday 
through Friday, 11:30 am, lo 2 p.m. 
For more information, call 985-7300. 



Blum's Book in Chinese 

Asst. Prof, of Communication Arts 
and Theatre Richard Blum's book, 
"Television Writing: From Concept 
to Contract,' now in its second prin- 
ting, has been translated into Chinese 
and excerpted in "TV Drama Arts," 
published in Sichuan. 



Tomey-Purta Gives Speech 

Professor of Human Development 
Judith Tomey-Purta delivered the 
keynote address at a symposium on 
"The World in the European 
Classroom" held in Helsinki in 
September. Torney-Purta, the only 
American presenter at the con- 
ference, spoke on how students ac- 
quire international knowledge. 



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Here are a few more reactions to 
Outlook since it first appeared 
upon the campus scene six issues 
ago. Now we would like to hear 
your opixiions and concerns on 
other topics — those you may 
read about in this publication as 
well as any others related to 
UMCP people and events. 



...The University of Maryland Col- 
lege Park, Outlook, has been of ex- 
tremely high quality. I was especially 
pleased by the edition of September 
15. The tribute to Pauline Seiden- 
spinner was especially pleasing to 
me, since 1 think she is a wonderful 
lady who deserves this recognition 
and who can be an inspiration to 
other University supporters. I was 
also delighted to read the tribute to 
Kathy Rodkey, and the review of 
campus reorganization with Brit Kir- 
wan. The whole publication is 
readable, informative, and a boost to 
University morale... 

John S, Toll, President 
The University of Marvlahd 



1 find Outlook refreshing and a 
change for the better. It's a publica- 
tion that you and your staff can be 
proud of in many ways.., Keep up 
the good work and thanks for a 
copy every week. I really do read it 
from front to back! 

Alan S. Fritch, Director 
Office of University Relations 
UM Eastern Shore 



Outlook c'est magnifique, c'est bon! 
C'est Precis!?! But of course! I have 
been a faithfiil reader of Pvccis for 
many years, and 1 just may re -enlist 
for another ten at UMCP because of 
its smart Outlook. 

Nicole Brown, Secretary 
Department of Zoology 



New faculty, arrived at the same time 
as Outlook, which has already made 
a substantial contribution toward my 
orientation to this large and complex 
campus. Editorial and typographical 
quality superb, and it will continue 



to be welcomed and thoroughly 
perused. 

Robert Ellis Dunn, Assoc. Prof. 

Department of Dance 



You have asked for reactions to this 
new campus tabloid, Outlook, so 
you are getting one! 

J just do not like the size of the 
paper on which it is printed. I much 
prefer the compact size of Precis. 
(Bigger the size, greater the chances 
of getting tossed into the trash!) 
J. Shukla, Professor 
Department of Meteorology 



Greetings! This is just a note to let 
you know how much 1 enjoyed the 
new Outlook at College Park. 
Keep up the good work! 

Clayton J. Powell, Jr. 

GVPT, '78 



You folks have really hit the heights 
with Outlook. 1 love the nice clean 
black and white scheme. And the 
way each individual department 
maintains its own identity, and still 
blends so smoothly with all the 
others... 

Jean Greenwald 

UMCP Campus Club 



Having now read the first four 
issues of Outlook, I want to con- 
gratulate you and your colleagues 
upon having built so solidly upon 
the foundation established by Precis. 
You have taken thoughtful advantage 
of the new, larger format to extend 
importantly the range of reportorial 
coverage. Your capsule news items 
are gems of succinctness. Your major 
stories bear every welcome mark of 
care for sense, completeness and ac- 
curacy. Your photographs make 
every subject look interesting. 

Donald W. O'Connell, 
Dept. of Economics 



FYI 




Robert Shoenberg 




Acadetnic Affairs Appts. 

Vice Chancellor for Academic -Affairs 
William Kirwan reports several staff 
changes within the academic affairs 
arena. Muriel Sloan, provost of the 
former Division of Human and Com- 
munity Resources, has become assis- 
tant vice chancellor for school- 
University relations, Stavroula Fanos, 
Associate Dean in the College of Arts 
and Humanities, has been appointed 
assistant vice chancellor for budget 
and personnel. Robert Shoenberg, 
dean of undergraduate studies for 14 
years, has become a special assistant 
to the vice chancellor for academic 
affairs. Gerald Miller, professor of 



chemistry, replaces Shoenberg as ac- 
ting dean for undergraduate studies. 

Next Saturday is Parents Day 

UMCP's annuaJ Parents Day will take 
place on Sat., Oct. 18. Between 600 
and 700 parents will participate in 
the day's activities which will begin 
at 9 a.m. with breakfast in the Stamp 
Union and end with the football 
game between the Terps and the 
Wake Forest Deacons. In between, 
parents can go on a guided tour of 
the campus, meet with faculty and 
participate in workshops on such 
topics as "Living with the Commuter 
Student" and "Exercise and Heart 
Disease." For info, call x4l98. 



FOCUS 



New Steam System Saves $$$ 



Contrary to what some people may 
believe, there is not such an abun- 
dance of hot air on this campus that 
we can afford to waste any. At least 
that's what Jack Galuardi of Architec- 
tural and Engineering Services says. 

"The hot air I'm talking about is 
the steam we generate in our 
boilers," explains Galuardi, the assis- 
tant director of capital projects. "It is 
used to heat and cool all buildings 
and provide hot water all over 
campus." 

In the past, the steam left the 
boilers and, when it had finished its 
work and again become water, it was 
emptied into the sewer system or the 
streams which flow through campus. 

"The problem with this is that a 
great deaJ of water is wasted," 
Galuardi says, "not only the water 
used to make steam, but also 
thousands of extra gallons which 
have to be purchased from the 

8 



Washington Sanitary Commission and 
added to the hot water to cool it 
before it can be emptied into the 
sewers and streams." 

In the new plan, 90 per cent of 
the original steam-turned-to-water will 
return to the boiler where it will be 
reheated and sent out again to cam- 
pus buildings. Not only will this pro- 
cess significantly reduce UMCP's 
water bills, but it will also end the 
need to constantly purify incoming 
water (minerals in water corrode 
pipes and machinery) since the same 
water is used time and again. 

Phase 1 of the steam condensate 
project, which connects the 
residence halls, will be completed by 
March, 1987. The second phase will 
connect the rest of the campus 
buildings and is slated to get under- 
way in 1988. ■ 




Steam vent on the campus.