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The University of Maryland College Park, 

January 26, 1987 


Edward Albee Will 

Present Three Talks 

Pulitzer-winning playwright Edward 
Albee will speak to creative writing 
and theater students during a visit to 
UMCP Jan. 29. Albee will speak to 
creative writing students at 1 1 sum, 
in Taliaferro 1 104 and to theater 
Students at 2 p.m. in Tawes 0241. He 
will also take part in an open 
meeting beginning at 3:30 p.m. in 
the Katherine Anne Porter Room of 
McKeldin Library. All three talks are 
free and open to the public Albee 
won Pulitzer prizes for his plays A 
Dedicate Balance and Seascape. His 
other works include Who's Afraid of 
\ 'irginia Woolf and Zoo Stoty. 

Kelleher Honored 

Catherine Kelleher, School of Publ it- 
Affairs, has been selected by the 
Center for Defense Information as 
one of ten U.S. women honored for 
their outstanding records in military 
and national security affairs'. CDI is a 
Washington-based research group 
headed by retired senior military of- 
ficers. "The ten women were 
selected on the basis of their exper- 
tise in military technology and 
strategy." said Gene R. La Rocque. 
CDI director and retired navy Rear 
Admiral. The awards are designed to 
draw attention to the contribution of 
women in the field of military- 

ZIPing the Campus Mail 

Faculty and staff who have cheeked 
the I9S(i-S~ UMCP telephone direc- 
tory to make sure their names are 
spelled correctly may be surprised to 
learn that they also have been assign- 
ed a four digit zip code that iden- 
tifies their campus building. The zip 
code is a new service designed to 
contribute to more efficient mail 
handling and deliver}- at I IMCP. ( >n- 
campus mail may now be sent by 
listing the addressee's name, depart- 
ment and four digit zip code. 


Paterson 's Book. . 2 

Nobel Winner Lectures.. .2 
Young Investigators...,.., $ 
Athletic Director Search.. 3 

Two Week Calendar. 4 

Faculty Art Show... ,...5 

Mozart Cetebra Hon 5 

Orientation Made Easy... 6 

Dave John 's Budget 7 

Point of View ....8 

News American Library and 
Morgue Presented to UMCP 

Two photos from the News American collection: (left) 
of newsboys appearing In the newspaper, August 20, 

When any newspaper dies, it is a sad 
day for American journalism. But it is 
especially tragic when a newspaper 
such as the Baltimore News American 
ceases to exist. A venerable Baltimore 
institution, the newspaper's 
predecessors dated back over two 
hundred years to the Journal and 
Baltimore Advertiser which was 
published for the first time on Aug. 
20. 1773. 

The News American closed its 
doors on May 2". 1986, But seven 
months later an event occurred 
which will keep the newspaper alive 
in a different way. 

On December! 1. 1986 the Hearst 
Corporation presented a gift to The 
University of Maryland College Park 
in the form of a major collection 
donated to the UMCP Libraries. The 
gift, one of the largest the Libraries 
have ever received, is the entire con- 
tents of the library and morgue of 
the former Bald more News American. 

All that remained of The American building after the "Big Baltimore Firs" of Feb. 7 18, 1904. (right) Photo 

a gift of material occupying over 
4,000 square feet. Included are an 
estimated 2,929,200 newspaper clip- 
pings, 1,066,400 original photographs 
and negatives, about 3,000 bound 
volumes of newspapers dating back 
to the 1870s, microfilms of 
newspapers published from 1903 to 
1920 and from 1940 to 1986, 2 SO 
original filing cabinets in which all 
the material is contained, an assort- 
ment of miscellaneous books. 
Baltimore City directories, plaques, 
awards and pain tings—and perhaps 
most unusual of all, the original 1 5 
foot aluminium eagle which adorned 
the News American building and 
which was displayed in the masthead 
of the paper itself. 

In accepting the gift. Director of 
Libraries H. Joanne Harrar said, "The 
News American collection is a rich 
treasure trove reflecting centuries of 
life in Maryland arid in the nation. It 
will be an invaluable resource for 

students and historians in many 
fields. With the gift, the Hearst 
organization has assured that the 
spirit of a newspaper of great 
historical importance will be kept 
alive, benefiting generations to 

1 Mill.' 

Harrar and Journalism Dean Reese 
Cleghorn announced jointly that the 
News American collection will form 
the foundation of a new Journalism 
Library which will be located in the 
seven story wing to be added to 
McKeldin Library. 

"This priceless collection will be a 
kind of 'historical anchor' for the 
new Journalism Library, and we 
hope that the collection will be 
housed in a distinct area of the new- 
wing,'' said Cleghorn. "The new 
library will pull together hooks, 
periodicals and manuscripts related to 
journalism and mass communication 

continued on page 3 

Three UMCP Faculty Win 
Science Research Awards 

Three UMCP assistant professors have 
been selected by the National Science 
Foundation (NSF) to receive 
prestigious five-year research grants. 

Drs. Eyad H. Ahed and Nariman 
Farvardin of the Electrical Engineer- 
ing Department, and Dr. Devarajan 
Thirumalai of the Chemistry Depart- 
ment, have been named Presidential 
Young Investigators for 198" by the 
NSF. They bring to 13 the number 
of LiMCP faculty who have earned 
this honor since it was established in 

Each year, the MSP sponsors 200 
Young Investigator awards to fund 

scientific research by promising col- 
lege professors who are beginning 
their careers. The awards arc worth 
as much as $100,000 per year for 
five years in federal and private 
funds. The NSF provides an annual 
base grant of f 25,000, and matches 
up to S37,SOO per year of gifts from 

"The good thing about this grant." 
Farvardin says, "is that you can work 
on basically anything you want. 
There are no strings attached." 

Farvardin, who came to UMCP in 
January 1984 after earning a Ph.D. 
from the Rensselaer Polytechnic In- 

stitute, expects to use his grant to 
conduct research on data- 
compression schemes. The purpose 
of these schemes is to eliminate 
redundancy in data transmission, 
thereby allowing information to be 
sent more economically. 

There are many practical applica- 
tions of data-compression schemes, 
Farvardin says, and this should make 
it easy for him to obtain private fun- 
ding. The National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration, for example, 
might he interested in a data- 

continued on page 3 


January 26, 1987 

Physics Alumnus 

Endows New Professorship 

A new professorship in physics and 
engineering has been established at 
UMCP through the generosity of a 
graduate of the University's physics 

Alford L. Ward, who earned his 
Ph.D, degree in physics in 1954, has 
transferred ownership of some 
20,000 shares of miscellaneous stock 
valued at more than 8800,000 to the 
University, income from the sale of 
the stock will be used to establish a 

fund to endow the Alford L. Ward 
Professorship. Funds will support a 
faculty member preferably in the 
specific fields of semiconductor 
physics and engineering. 

The new professorship is expected 
to be filled by the 1987 fall semester. 

Ward, a physicist at the Harry Dia- 
mond Laboratories in Adelphi and a 
resident of Chevy Chase, received his 
doctorate the same year that John 
Toll, now University president, 
became chairman of the UMCP 
Department of Physics. 




Paterson Authors Book on Feminist Lawyer Marguerite Rawalt 

In lawyer lore, the name Marguerite 
Rawalt has earned a permanent place 
of honor and respect. 

Likewise, in feminist lore, her 
name has been awarded the same 
legendary status reserved for the 
original movers and shakers of the 
women's movement. 

As one observer puts it: "In her 
first 90 years, Marguerite Rawalt has 
achieved the impossible at least 
twice: she's given lawyers and 
feminists a good name." 

Rawalt 's story is the subject of 
Assistant Professor of Journalism 
Judith Paterson's rccendy published 
book. Be Somebody: A Biography of 
Marguerite Rawalt (Eakin Publica- 
tions). It is a pioneer's Story about 
how one woman braved the in- 
hospitality of a wild frontier (the 
practice of law) and not only surviv- 
ed but thrived, 

Paterson's book tells how Rawalt 
confronted her first major obstacle 
when she applied to Georgetown 
Law School in 1928 and was told 
that it didn't accept women as 
students. She finally managed to con- 
vince the powers that be at George- 
Washington University of her "wor- 
thiness," and they grudgingly ac- 
cepted her into the school's night 
program. Before long she was elected 
to GWs first law review and passed 
her bar exam a year before she 
finished school. 

But her real struggles were only 
beginning, Paterson says. Gaining ac- 
ceptance from her peers (all male in 
those days) demanded unusual 

(left) Judith Paterson and (right) Marguerite Rawalt. 

amounts of determination and self- 
confidence. At one job, Rawalt recalls 
her new boss saying upon her ar- 
rival. "1 don't know why 1 have to 
have a G.D. woman in my outfit." 

In writing Be Somebody. Paterson 
had access to all of Rawalt 's 
papers — letters, news clips, memos 
and the like — all meticulously filed 
and in mint condition in the lawyer's 
Arlington apartment. Using these in 
conjunction with extensive inter- 
views with Rawalt. she has authored 

a hook that, it has been said, goes 
beyond being a biography to being a 
history of the women's movement 
from the 1930s to the present. 

"Marguerite Rawalt accomplished 
so much on women's behalf despite 
the prejudice she encountered," 
Paterson says. "For example, after 
her retirement from the IRS [she had 
previously been denied a judicial 
position after each of the five times 
her name was offered as a candidate], 
she devoted her energies to setting 

up the first tax-exempt foundations 
for women, including the NOW 
Legal Defense Fund and Education 
Fund. She brought the first sex 
discrimination cases to court and 
worked to get the ERA ratified by 

Paterson says that one of Rawalt's 
most remarkable qualities is her abili- 
ty to tackle controversial issues of 
women's rights without diminishing 
her male colleagues' respect or affec- 
tion for her — even, for example, in 
the midst of the F.RA dehatc and she 
was among the vanguard in support 
of the amendment. 

"I knew we were right that we 
ought to be in the Constitution, " 
Rawalt told one interviewer, "just as 
1 know it today, and the thing was 
to persuade the people who could 
vote us in to treat us that way. It 
wasn't up to men to seek this out, 
they were busy with everything, this 
was just one thing — 'w^cll, 1 guess the 
women think they're mistreated.' It 
was up to us to show them that the 
law actually said these terrible things 
about us." 

In addition to her work for the 
passage of the ERA amendment and 
on behalf of NOW's Legal Defense 
Fund, Rawalt became the first and 
only president of the Federal Bar 
Association, the president of the 
Business and Professional Women's 
Clubs and a member of President 
Kennedy's Commission on the Status 
of Women. ■ 

— Mercy Hardie Coogan 

Montroil Memorial Lectureship Fund Announced 

Friends and colleagues of the late 
Elliott Montroil, UMCP professor of 
physics, have announced the creation 
of the Elliott W. Montroil Memorial 
Lectureship Fund. 
The lectureship will be held an- 


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 
Ftez Hlebert, Director of Public Information & Editor 
Mercy Coogan, Tom Otwell, Tim 
McDonough, Brian Busek, Staff Writers 
Stuart Hales, Student Intern 
Harpreet Kang, Student Intern 

John T, Consoli, Designer & Coordinator 
Stephen A, Darrou Design & Production 
Margaret Hall, Design & Production 
Al Danegger. Contributing Photography 

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


nually to honor major ac- 
complishments in the areas of 
mathematical or chemical physics or 
quantitative modeling of social 

Montroil died December 3. 1 983- 

In May 1984, a memorial sym- 
posium sponsored by the < >ffice i >i 
Naval Research and the Institute for 
Physical Science and Technology of 
the University of Maryland was held 
at the National Academy of Sciences 
to honor his memory and wide con- 
tributions to science. 

"Elliott Montroil was one of the 
most influential and inspiring 
mathematical physicists of our 
times," says Michael F. Shlesinger, a 
researcher with the Office of Naval 
Research and chairman of the 
operating committee that will carry 
out the detailed arrangements for 
convening the yearly lectureship. 

The lectureship will also be ad- 
ministered by a committee of trustees 
which will have the scientific over- 
sight and make recommendations for 
the selection of speakers, topics and 
sites, Shlesinger says. 

"The lectureship will provide a 
forum where those who knew Elliott 
and were influenced by working 
with him could come together and 
exchange ideas and experiences. In 

order to try to continue the inspira- 
tion he provided to us," Shlesinger 
says, "we propose to hold the lec- 
tureship alternately at the various 
scientific centers Elliott frequented, 
including Washington, San Diego, 
and Leiden." 
Contributions to help establish the 

lectureship and perpetuate the 
memory of Elliott Montroil can be 
made payable to the "Montroil 
Memorial Lectureship" and sent to 
Paul H. E. Meijer, Dept. of Physics, 
The Catholic University of America, 
Washington, DC, 20064. ■ 

Father of Quarks to Speak 

Nobel Laureate Murray Gcll-Mann, 
MHUkan Professor of Theoretical 
Physics at California Institute of 
Technology, will deliver a lecture at 
the UMCP Physics Colloquium entit- 
led "Quantum Mechanics and This 
Specific Universe." 

Cell -Mann won the 1969 Nobel 
Prize in Physics for his work on the 
theory of elementary particles. 

In 1961, be suggested the "eight- 
fold-way ' classification scheme and 
later proposed quarks and colored 
gluons as the fundamental consti- 
tuents of strongly interacting particles 
such as the neutron and proton. 

His lecture, intended for a general 
audience, will be held in Room 
Z-1410, Physics Bldg., at 3 p.m., 
Tues., Jan. 2 V . It is sponsored under 
the auspices of the Special Year Pro- 

gram on "Superst rings, Composite 
Structures and Cosmology" and sup- 
ported by the L'MCP Graduate 
School and Department of Physics 
and Astronomy. ■ 

W^ !■ 

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Murray Gell-Mann 


January 26, 1987 

Research Opportunities 

The University Corporation for At- 
mospheric Research (UCAR) has an- 
nounced new research opportunities 
in programs established at the Naval 
Environmental Prediction Research 
Facility and at the national prediction 
centers of the National Weather Ser- 

vice. Appointments will be for up to 
two years and will range in level 
from senior research to postdoctoral 
scientists. Qualified scientists wishing 
to apply should contact Gene Martin, 
UCAR, P.O. Box 5000, Boulder, Col- 
orado 80307 or call him at (303) 

In Memoriam 

A memorial service will be held Sun- 
day, February 1, for Howard Laster, 
a specialist in cosmic ray astrophysics 
who was chairman of the UMCP 
Department of Physics and 
Astronomy from 1965 to 1975. The 
service will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the 
West Chapel of the UMCP Memorial 

Dr. Laster died December 3 1 in 
Iowa City, where he taught physics 

at the University of Iowa. Since 
1976, Laster had served as the dean 
of the college of liberal arts at Iowa. 
Dr. Joseph Sucher of the Depart- 
ment of Physics and Astronomy will 
officiate at the service. Speakers will 
include Dr. John Toll, president of 
the University of Maryland; Dr. 
David Falk, assistant vice-chancellor 
for academic affairs; and Harry 
Kricmelmeyer, assistant vice- 
chancellor for administrative affairs. 

Major Baltimore Newspaper Library 
Donated to UMCP 

continued from page 7 

that are already a part of the campus' 

library system and will be a 

repository for other materials to be 


This collection is not only a major 
resource for the College of Jour- 
nalism but also will prove to be of 
great value as an extraordinary col- 
lection of information on Maryland, 
according to the libraries' curator of 
Marylandia, Peter Curtis, who is 
supervising the collection. The files 
are actually the equivalent of a sub- 
ject and photographic index of 
Maryland events and personalities 
from the 1930s to 1986, and this ad- 
dition of the News American 's enor- 
mous library and morgue makes Col- 
lege Park libraries' Marylandia depart- 
ment as strong in 20th century 
materials as any library in the state, 
says Curtis, 

"Just unloading the collection off 
the trucks was a harrowing ex- 

perience," says Curtis of the enor- 
mous assortment of materials 
transported from Baltimore to Col- 
lege Park. "!t took five full days," 

Among these materials are 3,000 
dust-covered bound volumes contain- 
ing newspapers dating back to the 
1870s. Covered with decades of dirt, 
some 250 stacks of these huge 
volumes are piled 15 high on heavy 
wooden skids. Two-thirds have been 
microfilmed, but the remainder 
dating from 1920 to 1940 have not, 
and Curtis places this task of 
microfilming high on his list for 

Adjacent to these volumes of 
bound newspapers stand row upon 
row of five-foot high cabinets filled 
with almost 3 million news clippings 
which are yellowing with age and in- 
creasingly fragile. Curtis says the clip- 
pings arc remarkably well-preserved. 
They survived because they were us- 
ed only by the newspaper's staff," he 

says. Dating from the 1930s, the clips 
are arranged according to subject 
with categories ranging from aardvark 
to zoysia. Subject listings such as 
biography, politics, motion pictures, 
theft, waterfalls, and wife beating to 
name just a few — indicate the enor- 
mous range of research materials in 
the collection. 

The photograph collection— over a 
million in all — is quite possibly an 
even more valuable component of 
the Hearst gift. The largest single sub- 
ject listing is that of "people," and 
the row upon row of eye-level files 
are crammed with fascinating black 
and white glossies of famous and 
not-so-famous newsmakers of their 
time. The photos are exceedingly 
well-preserved and very usable, but 
to remain in such good shape each 
photo must eventually be separated 
by acid- free paper. A job even more 
critical to preserving the collection is 
that of removing 1 50.000 original 

negatives from the high acidic 
envelopes in which they are 
contained — a massive relabeling job 
and one requiring significant 
resources. All in all, a tremendous 
job of curating is in store for 

On Sunday, Aug. 19, 1973 a 
24-page magazine supplement to the 
News American printed a history of 
the newspaper, calling it: "A familiar 
old friend to Maryland. The News 
American today looks forward to the 
best of 200 more years." 

This was a prophesy destined to 
be unfulfilled. But with this gift to 
the College Park Campus, a once 
great newspaper is continuing to 
serve society — albeit in a different 
but perhaps even more significant 
role. ■ 

— Roz Hiebert 

Three Young Investigator Awards Given to UMCP Faculty 

Egad Abed 

continued from page I 
compression scheme for its spacecraft 
that transmit images back to Earth. 
The more the images are compress- 
ed, the greater the number that can 
be transmitted over a given period of 

Eyad Abed, who came to Maryland 
in January 1983 with a Ph.D. from 
the University of California at 
Berkeley, also knows the value of ap- 
plied research. His studies on 
automatic control systems stem from 
his fascination with high-performance 
aircraft and their stability at near-stall 
speeds. His work on reduced- order 
modeling, meanwhile, can be applied 
to systems (such as turbines) that 
operate on several time scales. 

For the time being, however. Abed 
is noncommittal about his research 

Dcvarajan Thirumalai. on the other 
hand, is not even sure that private 
money will be available to him. "I'm 
a theorist," he says. "In my business, 
it's relatively hard to find private 

Thirumalai, who earned a Ph.D. 
from the University of Minnesota 
before coming to College Park in 

Devrajan Tttlrumalal 
September 1985, is particularly in- 
terested in what happens to liquids 

Nariman Farvardln 

when they are supercooled to a 
glassy state. He also is curious about 

the behavior of polymeric systems. ■ 
— Stuart Hales 

Athletic Mission Statement Approved and 
Search for New AD Begins 

A Mission Statement for the UMCP 
Intercollegiate Athletic Program has 
now been completed and was ap- 
proved by the Board of Regents at 
iis December 12, 1986 meeting. The 
broad -based statement stresses the 
fact that the program "should sup- 
port the academic mission" of the 
Campus and should "reflect the 
qualities of integrity and excellence 
inherent in that mission." 

The Mission Statement also in- 
cludes discussion of the proper 
balance between academics and 
athletics, student-athletes' participa- 
tion in campus life, the campus' 
responsibilities to student-athletes, 
commitment to the requirement of 
self-support for both revenue and 
nonrevenue sports, commitment of 
the Campus to NCAA and ACC rules 

and regulations, and a provision 
which calls for the mission statement 
to be reviewed annually by the Cam- 
pus Athletic Council in order to en- 
sure compliance to University, NCAA 
and ACC principles and regulations. 

Attached to the Mission Statement 
approved by the Regents was a new 
position description for the Director 
of Intercollegiate Athletics which 
outlines the duties and respon- 
sibilities of the person who currently 
oversees an annual budget amounting 
to $8.3 million. 

Now that the tasks of completing a 
Mission Statement for Intercollegiate 
Athletics and writing of a job 
description for Athletic Director have 
been accomplished, the next step in 
the agenda for improving athletics 
outlined by the Chancellor last fall 

has gotten underway. A national 
search to find a permanent UMCP 
athletic director has begun. In early 
January Chancellor Slaughter an- 
nounced that he had selected Vice 
Chancellor for Academic Affairs and 
Provost William E. Kirwan to head 
the search committee for athletic 
director, and this group has already 
begun to meet. Kirwan has indicated 
that the committee would like to 
identify a candidate by the middle of 
the spring semester, with a potential 
target date of March or April, but this 
depends on how fast the process 
moves, he says. 

The final appointment of the 
Director of Athletics is one that is 
made by the Board of Regents upon 
recommendation of the President and 
the Chancellor. ■ 


January 26, 198*7 

Tax Tips for Faculty and Staff 

Confused by the changing tax laws? 
An audio tape entitled "Tax Reform 
Changes Important to Faculty" is 
available in the Nonprint Media 
Room of Hornbake Library. The tape 
is a presentation by Dr. Alan D. 
Willsey, a financial advisor in the 
Washington, D.C. firm of Financial 
Advocates Pamela Thomas in the 
College of Education's Educational 
Technology Center has made this 
tape available for use by faculty and 
staff. Ask for UMCP Tape PI. 

Gift Enlarges Taff Endowment 

The Board of Directors of the 
American Society of Transportation 
and Logistics, Inc. has added a 
SI, 000 check to the Charles A. Taff 
Endowment Fund. Taff, professor 
emeritus of transportation, was a 
founding member of the Society and 
for 15 years edited its quarterly pro- 
fessional journal, Transportation Jour- 
nal, and has served on its editorial 
review board since 1961. The 2Sth 
anniversary issue of the journal 
dedicated its lend article to Taff on 
the occasion of his retirement. 

Lecture on Doing the Baroque 

UMCP opera fans will learn to make 
Baroque opera come alive this 
month. Nicholas McGegan, former 
director of early music programs at 
the Royal College of Music in Lon- 
don, will lecture on " Introduction 
to Baroque Opera— Baroque 
Theatrical Style" from 1-3 p.m., Fri., 
Jan. 30 in Tawes Recital Hall, All 
UMCP faculty, students and staff are 
invited to the lecture. The event is 
co-sponsored by the College of Arts 
and Humanities and the Department 
of Music, and is the first of the 1987 
Collegiate Encounter Series. 


January 26 — February 7 

(HIST), 2 p.m., 2119 Francis Scott Key 

UM's Derrick Lewis goes up for two. Men's basketball 
schedule appears weekly In the Outlook calendar. 


January 26 
Gyrotron Powered Wigglers for Free 
Electron Laser, plasma physics seminar 
by Bruce Danly (MIT), 1:30 p.m., 1207 
Energy Research Bldg. Call x3511 for 
info, " 

Intramural Men's and Women's Basket- 
ball, registration begins 8:30 a.m. and 
continues through Feb. 3, 1104 Reckord 
Armory Call x3124 for info.* 

The Chemical Inhomogeneities of 
Globular Clusters, astronomy colloquium 
by Graeme Smith (Space Telescope 
Science Inst.), 4 p.m., 1113 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg. Call x3511 for 
info. * 

Women's Basketball vs Virginia, 7:30 
p.m.. Cole Field House." 

Top Gun. movie. See Jan. 27. 


January 29 

Opening Reception, Faculty Art Exhibi- 
tion, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Art Gallery, Art- 
Sociology Bldg. Exhibit continues through 
March 4, The regular hours for the ex- 
hibit are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Tues- 
day. Thursday, and Friday; 10 a.m. -9 
p.m. Wednesday; and 1-5 p.m. Saturday 
and Sunday.* 

Edward Albee. American playwright, will 
speak to creative writing students at 1 1 
a.m. in 1104 Taliaferro, and to theater 
students at 2 p.m. in Tawes 0241. At 
3:30 p.m., Mr. Albee will conduct an 
open meeting in the Katherine Anne 
Porter Room, 3103 McKeldin. Call x2511 
for info * 

Phonons on Reconstructed Silicon Sur- 
faces, condensed matter seminar by O. 
Alerhand (U. of Pennsylvania), 3 p.m., 
4208 Physics. Call x3511 for info.* 

Top Gun, movie. See Jan. 27. 


January 30 

Improvisations Unlimited dance ensem- 
ble will perform Brides and other works, 
8 p.m., Publick Playhouse in Landover, 
MD. Call 277-1710 for ticket info. 

Introduction to Baroque Opera- 
Baroque Theatrical Style, music lecture 
by conductor/director Nicholas McGegan 
(Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San 
Francisco). 1-3 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. 
Call x7271 for info.* 

Materials Processing in Space. 

engineering lecture by Astronaut Bonnie 
Dunbar (NASA), 3 p.m.. 1202 Engr. 
Classroom Bldg.* 

Top Gun, movie. See Jan. 27. 

Clockwork Orange, midnight movie, Hoff 
Theatre. Call x2594 for info. 


January 31 

Social to Kick-OH Black History Month, 

10 p.m.. Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union, Call x5916 for info. 

Improvisations Unlimited See Jan. 30. 

Women's Basketball vs U.N.C., 7:30 
p.m., Cole Field House. 

Men's Wrestling vs Lehigh, 2 p.m., 
Cole Field House,* 

Top Gun, movie. See Jan. 27. 

Clockwork Orange, midnight movie. See 
Jan. 30. 


February 1 

Men's Swimming vs Johns Hopkins. 1 

p.m., Cole Swimming Pool.* 

Top Gun, movie. See Jan. 27. 


February 2 

Evolution & Cognition, History and 
Philosophy of Science Colloquium by 
Massimo Piatelli-Palmerini (MIT), 4:15 
p.m.. 1117 Francis Scott Key Hall. For in- 
fo call x2850.* 

Arab-Jewish Co-existence in Israel: 
Prospects for the Future, lecture by 
Israeli-Arab Walid Mulah and American 
Zionist Ronny Brauer, 6:30 p.m., Hillel 
Jewish Student Center. Call 422-6200 for 

Intramural Coed Basketball & Racquet- 
ball Singles, registration begins 8:30 
a.m. and continues through Feb. 10, 
1104 Reckord Armory. Call x3124 for 


February 3 

Conference on Multicultural Education. 

sponsored by the College of Education, 9 
a.m., Prince Georges Community Col- 
lege. Call x5291 for info.* 

Genealogy Lecture and Discussion by 

Sylvia Cooke (Library of Congress), 6 
p.m., Leonardtown Community Center. 
Call x6644 for info.* 

Black History Month Showcase Exhibit 
On display through the end of February, 
2nd floor, Benjamin Bldg. Call x5467 for 

Stretched Atoms in Microwaves: Quan- 
tum Nonlinear Dynamics in the 
Classically-Chaotic Regime, physics col- 
loquium by James Bayfield (U. of Pitt- 
sburgh), 4 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call x3511 
for info.* 

Something Wild, movie, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 
Hoff Theatre. Call x2594 for info. 


February 4 

Lecture by Former Refusenik Leonid 
Feldman, the first Soviet Jew to be or- 
dained a Conservative Rabbi, 6:30 p.m., 
Hillel Jewish Student Center. Call 
422-6200 for info. 

Job Search Strategies for Minorities 

workshop, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Non-Print 
Media Center, 4th floor, Hornbake 
Library. Call x2813 or x4901 for info.* 

Multi-Cultural Coffee Hour, S4:30 p.m. 
0205 Jimenez Hall. Call x3043 for info.* 

Women's Basketball vs Rutgers, 5:30 

p.m., Cole Field House.* 

Men's Basketball vs Clemson, 8 p.m., 
Cole Field House. 

Something Wild, movie. See Feb. 3. 


February 5 

Growth, Structure and Properties of 
Metal/Metal Superlattices. Greater 
Washington Solid State Physics Collo- 
quium by Charles M. Falco (U. of 
Arizona), 8:30 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 
x3417 for info.* 

Job Search Strategies for Minorities 

workshop, 2-4 p.m. See Feb. 4. 


February 6 

We Are Family concert and poetry 
reading featuring the University Gospel 
Chorus and Youth Chorus, 8 p.m., 
Memorial Chapel. Call x3335 for info,* 

The Fenner House, performance by the 
UMCP Department of Dance, 7 p.m., 
Publick Playhouse, Landover, MD. Call 
X4056 for info.* 

Maupassant as Historian, history lecture 
by Richard Cobb (Oxford U.), 4 p.m., 
1117 Francis Scott Key Hall.* 

Monty Python's Life of Brian, midnight 
movie, Hoff Theatre. Call x2594 for info. 


January 27 

Quantum Mechanics and the Specific 
Universe lecture by Nobel Laureate Mur- 
ray Gell-Mann (Cal. Inst, of Tech.), 3 
p.m., 1410 Physics.* 

Top Gun. movie, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Hoff 
Theatre. Call x2594 for info. 


January 28 

Opening reception for Hidden Treasures. 

art exhibit featuring works by UMCP 
faculty and staff. 4-6 p.m., Parents Assn. 
Art Gallery, Stamp Student Union. 
Regular gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 
p.m., Sun, noon-8 p.m.* 

Norway and the United States, 
1905-1955: Two Democracies in Peace 

and War. history lecture by Wayne Cole 


Spring Semester 1987 


15— Martin Luther King holiday 
26— First day of classes 


15-22— Spring vacation (no classes) 


17— Good Friday 


14 — Last day of classes 

15— Exam study day (no classes) 

16-23 — Final examinations 

25— Memorial Day holiday (no classes) 

26— Commencement 

Summer Semester 1987 


1 —First day of classes. Summer Session I 

Summer Session Continued 


3— Independence Day holiday (no classes) 
10— Last day of classes. Summer Session I 
13— First day of classes, Summer Session II 


21— Last day of classes, Summer Session II 

Fall Semester 1987 


2— First day of classes 

7— Labor Day holiday (no classes) 


26-29 — Thanksgiving holiday (no 


11— Last day of classes 

14-21— Final examinations 

22 — Co mmencement 


February 7 

Happy Birthday Mozart concert featuring 
UMCP faculty, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call x6669 for info. 

Black Student Leadership Conference, 

8:30 a.m., Prince Georges Room, Stamp 
Student Union. Call x5605 to pre- 
register, * 

Women's Gymnastics vs UMBC, 7 p.m., 
Cole Field House.* 

Monty Python's Life of Brian, midnight 
movie. See Feb. 6. 

* Free Admission 

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

Improvisations Unlimited 
to Open Season 

Improvisations Unlimited will open 
its 1987 dance season with perfor- 
mances of work by Chicago 
choreographer Beverly Blossom. The 
UMCP-based group will perform 
Blossom's Brides in concerts begin- 
ning at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 in the 
Pubiick Playhouse at Landover. 
Blossom had visited College Park in 
December and worked with the 
company, The program also will in- 
clude works by Robert Ellis Dunn, 
Dan Wagoner and Don Redlich. For 
ticket information call 277-1710. 

Faculty & Staff Art on Display 

The creative side of UMCP faculty 
and staff will be on display this 
winter in the Parents Association Art 
Gallery at the Stamp Student Union. 
The gallery's Hidden Treasures ex- 
hibit Jan. 28-March 6 will feature art 
works and crafts contributed by 
faculty and staff members throughout 
the College Park campus. The show 
will feature such works as oil pain- 
tings, candles, furniture and duck 
decoys. The gallery is open 8 a.m. -5 
p.m. daily. 


January 26, 1987 


It's Show Time For UMCP Art Faculty 

Tadeusz Lapinski's Meditation will be on display at the 1387 Faculty Art Exhibition which opens Thursday 
with a preview reception tram 4:30-6:30 p.m. Lapinski's piece is a colorlithograph. 

IMC!' art faculty members this week 
will show that their talents extend 
beyond the classroom into gallery 
Every two years the UMCP Art 

Gallery brings together examples of 
the painting, sculpture and works in 
other media by the University faculty 
for an in-housc art exhibit. The 198" 7 
Faculty Art Exhibition will open with 

a preview reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Art Gallery. 
The show will run from Friday, Jan. 
30, through March 4. 

The faculty show is among the 
most popular events the Gallery 
hosts, says assistant director Cheryle 
Harper. The show introduces new 
faculty members and gives a sense of 
how veterans are progressing in their 

"This is an opportunity for 
students to see what their professors 
are doing professionally," she says. 
"The faculty is a strong group that 
includes some of the most well- 
known artists in the Washington, 
D.C. area." 

The show will include the work of 
2 1 artists and more than 7 <> pieces. 
The following is a list of participating 
faculty members and the media in 
which they wall exhibit: 

* Pamela Blotner, assistant pro- 
fessor, painted wood. 

* Patrick Craig, associate professor, 
oil nn canvas and pastel. 

* Claudia De Monte, associate pro- 
fessor, mixed media and acrylic on 
gator board. 

* David Driskell, professor, mixed 
media on paper and canvas. 

"James H. i'orbes, associate pro- 
fessor, mixed media installation. 

* Ellen Gelman, associate pro- 
fessor, monoprint. 

* Bruce Gugliuzza, lecturer, iron 
and steel sculpture, 

* Patrice K&IOC, assistant pro- 
fessor, oil on canvas. 

* Richard Kl.vtk, associate pro- 
fessor, tiil on canvas. 

" Leonard Kosckmski. assistant pro- 
fessor, oil on canvas. 

* Nicholas Krushcnick. associate 
professor, oil on canvas. 

* Tadeusz A, Lapinski, professor, 

* Scoff Mclntyre, lecturer, 

* Jeffrey N, Mei/Jik. assistant pro- 
fessor, sculpture. 

* Keith Morrison, professor, oil on 

* Henry E. Niesc, associate pro- 
fessor, mixed media installation. 

* Stephanie E. Pogue, associate 
professor, color etchings, 

* Sumi Putnam, lecturer, prints, 

* W.C. Richardson, assistant pro- 
fessor, oil on canvas. 

* Jim Sanborn, assistant professor. 
sandstone and gold leaf sculpture. 

* Anne Truin, professor, wash on 

The gallery hours for the show are 
10 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, 
Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. -9 p.m. 
Wednesday; and 1-5 p.m. Saturday 
and Sunday. B 

—Brian Busek 


i' i 


s sketch at "Arbor of Mysteries", an Installation he will construct for the Faculty Art Exhibition. 

Benefit Concert Sends Mozart Birthday Wishes 

I M( I' miisii ians will pl,i\ and sing 
their annual birthday greetings to 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in early 

The Department of Music's fourth 
annual Happy Birthday, Mozart con- 
cert will feature pianist Ne-Iita True 
accompanied by the University of 
Maryland Symphony Orchestra, 
lames McDonald, Linda Mabbs and 
Susan Fleming and former students 
Susan Bender and Gordon Hawkins 
will sing selections from Mozart 
operas to complete the program. 

The concert, pan of the depart- 
ment's Artist Scholarship Benefit 
Scries, will begin at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in 
Tawcs Recital Hall. 

True, a UMCP music professor, 
will play Mozart's Piano Concerto in 
E Hat major. True was among six 

faculty members recognized as 
Distinguished Scholar- Teachers by 
College Park Campus in 1981-82. 

The symphony orchestra con- 
ducted by UMCP music professor 
William Hudson, will accompany 
True and also will perform the over- 
ture to Mozart's Marriage of Eigaio. 

An element of theater will be add- 
ed during the second half of the con- 
cert to precede opera excerpts from 
.The Marriage of Eigaro, Don Giovan- 
ni and Cosi Fan Tutte. The introduc- 
tions, in the form of a narration writ- 
ten by music doctoral student Myra 
Tate, will feature Washington actor 
Carlos Juan Gonzalez, who will por- 
tray Mozart's librettist. Da Pome. He 
will tell stories based on Mozart's life 
before each of the operatic excerpts, 

McDonald, a tenor and music pro- 

fessor, recently performed as soloist 
during the University of Maryland 
Chorus' Christmas concert. 

Mabbs, a soprano, is an associate 
music professor. Fleming, a mezzo- 
soprano, is a lecturer in the music 
department. Bender and Hawkins are 
former students of McDonald. Both 
were finalists in the 1986 
Metropolitan Opera Competition. 

Proceeds from the concert will 
provide scholarship funds for College- 
Park music students. 

The concert is one of five in this 
year's benefit series of performances 
by UMCP faculty members. Future 
concerts will feature the Guarneri 
String Quartet and flutist William 
Mi Hitgornery. 

For ticket information call 

454-6669. ■ „ . „ , 

— Bnan Busek 


January 26, 1987 

German & Slavic Scholarships 

For the first time the Dept. of Ger- 
manic and Slavic Languages and 
Literatures has received off-campus 
scholarship funds. The Anna Barsh 
Dunn Educational Trust Fund of the 
German Orphan Home Association 
has agreed to give the department 
12,000 in scholarship money tor the 
1987-88 and 1988-89 academic years. 

German language students are eligible 
for the scholarships. The Associa- 
tion's chairman, William Caldweli, 
says the group will decide whether 
to continue the support after the first 
two years. The Association funds 
child and education-oriented projects 
in the metropolitan Washington, D.C, 

Grad Assistants* Changes Made 

Two changes in processing the ap- 
pointments of Graduate Assistants 
have been announced by Vice 
Chancellor and Provost William E, 
Kir wan. One, a change in the titles 
and title codes used for Graduate 
Assistants, Graduate Research 
Assistants, and Graduate Extension 

Assistants, will facilitate fiscal plan- 
ning and operations. The other will 
free the Graduate School and units 
that employ Graduate Assistants from 
an unnecessary paperwork burden. 
For details, contact Assistant Vice 
Chancellor Richard Jaquith at 


Pilot Program Helps Ease Transition 
From High School to University 

Gerry Strumpf 

F.nsuring that freshmen become 
sophomores on this and other cam- 
puses is a tall order and one of in- 
creasing concern to university faculty 
and administrators 

But a new pilot program begun at 
UMCP last fall is helping make the 
transition from high school to the 
College Park Campus for some new 
students a lot easier and promises to 
improve retention rates as well 

The size of the nation's traditional 
college-aged population is shrinking, 
notes Gerry- Strumpf, UMCP director 
of orientation. The make up of to- 
day's student body is shifting from 
generally academically skilled, 
middle-class young people to 
students with a more complicated 
mix of academic preparation, age, 
social and economic backgrounds, 
and reasons for enrolling. 

Without some kind of assistance, 
these are the students who arc most 
likely to become academic drop-outs, 
Strumpf says. Research has shown 
that the attrition rate among college 
students is greatest between the 
freshman and sophomore years. 

The transition from high school or 
work to college for many among this 
new breed of undergraduate is often 
particularly difficult. And the larger, 
more complex and bureaucratic the 
university in which they enroll, the 

more complicated and perilous that 
transition becomes. 

At UMCP only S2 percent of all 
students enrolled will complete 
degrees, and 2 1 percent of a 
freshmen class will leave after only 
one year, notes William Higgins, 
campus retention coordinator and 
associate professor of zoology'. Black 
students experience a T 4 percent rate 
of attrition. Twenty nine percent of 
the black memhers of the freshmen 
class will not return to College Park 
after their first year, he says. 

"With the knowledge about sui- 
dent adjustment concerns, retention 
factors, and problems inherent in 
large institutions like UMCP, we pro- 
posed that the University offer a 
freshmen seminar course.'' Strumpf 
says. "Somewhere along the way. 
orientation became program-oriented 
instead of the on -going process it 
must be if we are going to help ease 
the transition of new students into 
the academic community at College 
Park.'' she says. "If all we are telling 
our entering freshmen is where they 
go to cat. where to sleep, and where 
their classes meet, if that's all we do, 
then m 1 are not accomplishing our 
mission. What we proposed, on a 
pilot basis, was an academic course 
that would open up the world of 
E higher education to new students in 
§ an on-going way." 

What emerged from the proposal 
^ was "The Student in the University" 
(FDCP 1080) an eight week freshman 
seminar that met once a week for 
two hours last semester. Students 
were awarded one credit hour for 
completion of the course, which was 
graded on a pass/ fail basis. 

Funds for the pilot program were 
made availahle from the Office of the 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
through the Retention Office, Higgins 

In addition to helping freshmen 
become sophomores. Strumpf ex- 
plains, the course's goals included 
assisting students in exploring the 
world of higher education and in 
clarifying their expectations about 
why they were in college. It also 
sought to develop career decision- 
making and academic and com- 
munications skills and to help 
students better identify with UMCP. 
and learn about who they are and 
how they fit into the university en- 

The seminar also attempted to 
develop an awareness and apprecia- 
tion for the cultural diversity that ex- 
ists on the College Park Campus. 

Five sections of EDCP 1080 were 
offered on a pilot basis last fall. Each 
was limited to 11 students. One hun- 
dred students enrolled in the course; 
100 others were placed in an ex- 
perimental control group, Stumpf 

Strumpf and Danielle Wilkshire, a 

graduate assistant in the Orientation 
Office who is studying counseling 
and personnel services, taught one 
section; William Higgins and Robert 
Shoenberg. special assistant to the 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 
taught a second. 

A third section was taught by La 
Rue Allen, psychology professor, and 
Diana Jackson, then assistant director, 
campus activities and now assistant 
dean in the College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences, and Ulysses Con- 
nor, director of special student sup- 
port services, taught a fourth. The 
fifth section was taught by Barbara 
Williams, assistant to the director of 
urban studies. 

Although each section was taught 
slightly differently, each focused on 
issues such as: Why Am I Here? — in 
which students wrote essays explain- 
ing why they came to UMCP and 
what they hoped to achieve in four 
years; What Is A University? — which 
asked students to write their own 
definition of higher education; 
Should I Major In Anything?— in 
which each student was asked to 
describe the perfect major and the 
courses he or she would need to 
take to fulfill it. 

The course syllabus also included 
such things as a Scavenger Hunt of 
Student Sen* ices, Why Aren't We AH 
Alike?, a look at ethnic minorities, 
and Can 1 Really Work Within The 
System '*, which focused on goal 

Strumpf notes that at least five 
other universities have inquired 
ahout the pilot program. "It could 
well become a model for other large, 
public universities throughout the 
country," she says, 

Although a number of other 
schools are providing orientation 
courses — some mandatory lor all 
freshmen— I'MCP is the only one 
looking at the course experi men tally, 
as far as Strumpf knows. 

Next spring, she says, the GPAs of 
students who took EDCP 1080 and 
those in the control group will be 
compared, and next fall, retention 
statistics for each group will be 
gathered and compared. Students 
who were in the control group were 
asked to fill out questionnaires with 
the promise of a T-shirt if the survey 
was returned to the orientation of- 
fice, she adds 

Faculty and students were general- 
ly enthusiastic about "The Student in 
the University" and in what it at- 
tempted to accomplish. 

Freshman pre-business and accoun- 
ting major Dcnise Hairston called the 
course "helpful," although she felt it 
did not go far enough in meeting 
some of her needs. "I would 
definitely recommend it to new 
students," the Tcaneck, N.J. native 
say.s. "It helped me because I'm 
basically a shy person." 

Chris Krausz, a pre-physical 
therapy major from Baltimore, said, 
"I recommend that the course be 
open and available to all new 
freshmen. I was introduced to so 
many programs available on campus 
that I'll probably never have a 
chance to take advantage of all of 
them in my four years here." 

The small size of the class was also 
a drawing card. "With only 22 
students in the class, we were able to 
really get to know each other and 
make new friends," he adds. 

Barbara Williams noted that one of 
her students became so well inform- 
ed about the range of campus 
resources that he was able to advise 
a senior who knew nothing about 
career advising services available on 

"Things went awfully right." notes 
La Rue Allen. "The students. I 
believe, were enormously pleased 
with the personal attention they 
received and the chance they had to 
talk about issues like racism and sex- 
ism, issues they may not have had 
the opportunity to really discuss 
hefore." Allen says she and her 
students developed a close relation- 
ship that continues "They continue 
to visit my office just to chat." she 

Diana Jackson said the course of- 
fered students "a home base, a place 
to stop by and feel comfortable with 
during their first year at the Universi- 
ty." One assignment for her students 
was to pick a major and plot a four- 
year schedule of courses, a kind of 
master plan. "When one of my 
students showed the paper to her 
faculty advisor, be was astonished at 
how complete and comprehensive it 
was," Jackson says. 

"Commuters find the College Park 
Campus particularly intimidating," 
says Strumpf. "The course is critical 
for these students." 

Strumpf says she hopes ten sec- 
tions of the course will be available 
next fall — five sections would be of- 
fered for eight weeks, five for the 
entire semester. 

Faculty members who may be in- 
terested in teaching "The Student in 
the University" are urged to contact 
Strumpf at x57S2 in the Orientation 
Office of the Stamp Student Union. ■ 

-Tom Otwclt 


January 26, 1987 

Shukla Attends 
Vatican Symposium 

J. Shukla (Meteorology, and director 
of the Center for Ocean-Land- 
Atmosphcrc Interactions) attended 
the Pontificia Academia Scicntiarum 
last fail to take part in the study on 
"Persistent meteo-oceanographic 
anomalies and telcconnections" held 
at the Vatican. He delivered a lecture 
on the long-range forecasting of the 
Asiatic monsoons. 

Women's Studies 
Graduate Student Network 
Offers Support, Insights 

The Women's Studies Graduate Stu- 
dent Nework meets the second 
Wednesday of each month from 3-5 
p.m. in the Mill Building. The Feb. 
1 1 meeting will focus on feminist 
pedagogy, particularly how it is af- 

fected by discriminatory language. To 
date, women from 14 different 
departments have joined the group. 
For more information, call Laurie Lip- 
pin, the network's convener, at 
454-3841 or 277-7529. 




Keeper of the Purse Strings 


You could say that for the past 
quarter century Dave John has been 
on extremely intimate terms with any 
number of important campus figures. 
If by figures you mean Arabic 
numerals, that is. 

John is ,i senior budget analyst in 
the Office of Resource Planning and 
Budget. Since first coming to campus 
in I960 as a "gofer" in the budget 
office, he has held any number of 

titles, including accountant (after he 
received his degree by attending 
night school) and assistant to the 

"Now my job is to help distribute 
the money the state gives the Univer- 
sity each year to those programs and 
departments earmarked by the 
Chancellor and vice chancellors," 
John says. "But believe me, we truly 
don't make any decisions about who 

gets what or how much. Sometimes 
people can get very upset over 
budget matters and I have to gently 
remind them not to shoot the 
messenger. For the most part, 
though, the campus understands how 
our office fits into the scheme of 

John recalls times past (not 
necessarily the good ol' days, hut 
ones that were a lot less complicated, 
he says) when state approval of the 
University's budget was pretty much 
of a pro forma affair. 

"At one point, we generally got 
whatever we requested," he says, 
"though the way we went about ask- 
ing for funds was a bit indirect. For 
example, if we wanted funding for 
100 new positions on campus, we 
might ask for 200 knowing that the 
state would automatically cut it down 
to the number we were really look- 
ing for. Now, however, we seem to 
have gone to the opposite extreme 
and must justify in great detail each 
and every new position we want." 

Besides keeping his eye on the ebb 
and flow of campus budgetary affairs, 
John has witnessed the many other 
changes that have washed over Col- 
lege Park in the past 26 years. He 
remembers with great relish, for ex- 
ample, the year the Tcrp football 
team went to the Peach Bowl, the 
University's first-ever post-season 
adventure. And, like so many others 
who were on campus then, he has 
vivid memories of the student 
demonstrations of the 1960s. 

"But to me the most impressive 
thing I've experienced in my years 

here," he says, "is the level of 
technology we have achieved in a 
relatively short time. It is truly amaz- 
. ing to me. I can remember when I 
knew the names and salaries of just 
about everybody working on cam- 
pus. Such a feat would be impossible 
today. Of course, back then the cam- 
pus comptroller was making about 
J6.500 and proud of it. Those were 
definitely differeni times." 

At home in Laurel with wife Beth 
and teenage children Doug and 
Susan, John prefers to spend his time 
away from computer terminals and 
ledgers. Instead he dons his denims 
and heads for the family's garage. 

"I love to tinker and always have 
at least one untitled car that I'm 
'repairing,'" he says. "Problem is that 
now my son also likes to work on 
cars. Between the two of us there's 
usually no end to spare parts and 
tools all over everywhere. 

"My other hobby is gardening, I 
love to work outside in good 
weather. Doug and 1 (mostly Doug) 
planted and cared for a 30x100 ft. 
garden last season. It's great work for 
a 1 6- year-old." 

Others on campus who have 
known and worked with John over 
the years say that his most outstan- 
ding quality is is willingness to be of 
help. Jane Brady, business manager 
for the Office of Institutional Ad- 
vancement, sums up the feelings 
John's colleagues have for him this 
way: "He's one of those rare people 
who never minds calls from people 
like me who need guidance with 
department budget matters. If he 
doesn't know, he gets back to you. 
He never forgets." ■ 

— Mercy Hardie Coogan 

Behind the Scenes 

Dear Professor Wiscone. 

Welcome back to College Park and 
thanks so much for the box of can- 
died kumquats. I'm glad you found 
the convention on Pre- Renaissance 
Newel Posts and Doorjambs all that 
you hoped it. would be. Who would 
have thought that Club Med would 
sponsor such an event... 

As you might imagine, campus life 
has been rather subdued for the past 
month. Even so, we've managed to 
keep active — you know, just enough 
to prevent atrophy. Here's a little 
idea of what's been going on... 

Ann Allen of the English Dept. 
along with Kathy Smith and 
Brianne Friel have spent the last 
three weeks typing professors' 
manuscripts, making a complete of- 
fice inventory and converting to a 
new word processing system. 
However, there is no truth to the 
rumor that the three participated in 
the so-called 48-hour Poker 
Marathon that allegedly took place 
in the Chair's Office... 

You'll he happy to know that folks 
in architecture have also kept out of 
harm's way over break. According to 
Nancy La panne, asst. to the dean, 

Julie Jarvls. Maggie Brown and 
Carolyn Rice completed the 
massive job of transferring the 
school's mega-mailing list from 
xeroxed sheets onto the computer. 
In addition, Elizabeth Alley, curator 
of the school's outstanding slide col- 
lection, has been supervising ar- 
chitecture student Emily Townsend 
in the organization of the architec- 
tural drawings donated to the collec- 
tion by former lecturer Orln 
Bullock. You may recall that 
Bullock donated 15,000 slides, ar- 
chitectural drawings, job notes and 
photos to the school's slide collec- 
tion last fall... 

By the way, did someone teli you 
about the flood in your office? I 
think we saved most of your papers 
and books, though I'm afraid it's taps 
time for the thirteen years-worth of 
back issues of The Well-Dressed 
Scholar. Well, at least your plants 
finally got some water — ho! ho! 

Speaking of mopping up (another 
thing, be sure to wear rubber boots 
and bring a shovel, some rags and a 
pail your first day back)— with the 
exception of your office, the entire 
campus seems to sparkle these days. 

Harry Teabout, who heads the 

custodial operation for the Dept. of 
Physical Plant, told me that his 
cleaning crews have been working 
like crazy since the start of break. 
Nearly every classroom's floor has 
been stripped of its old wax, washed 
and waxed anew. Classroom walls 
have been washed along with chairs, 
desks and waste paper baskets... 
Before I forget, the day after 

spective Tcrp players and their 
coaches and families inviting them to 
attend a game or two at Cole... 

What else has been happening dur- 
ing this slow and easy month of 
Jan.? Steve Adams told me that 
Stamp Student Union has installed 
a new elevator that will give han- 
dicapped people access to all four 
floors. And Shirley Sisk says that 

left for the rigors of Martinique, Pro- 
fessor R. sent you a memo about the 
Jan. 28 game with James Madison. 
He still plans to go (the note was a 
flood victim, however, the high 
water mark being level with your in- 
tray). Linda Van Wageoen, Coach 
Wade's secretary, says that her of- 
fice is at full tilt right now. She's 
been busy getting letters out to pro- 

the College of Journalism's new 

computer lab was set up. I had a call 
from Elizabeth Stecher in Campus 
Activities and her office has been 
working on several projects: a Black 
History Month Calendar and the 
upcoming Black Student Leader- 
ship Conference... 

Anyway, welcome back — you 
didn't get a sump pump for 
Christmas by any chance, did you? ■ 

January 26, 1987 

Grad Student 

Joins Athletic Council 

Graduate student Amy L. Doonan has 
been named to serve on the UMCP 
Athletic Council for the 1986/1987 
academic year. The Council has four 
com m i t tees — Executive, 
Budget/Facilities, Academic, and 

Health and Social Aspects of Student 
Athletes. The Council is chaired by 
Betty Smith, professor and chairper- 
son of the Department of Textiles 
and Consumer Economics. A com- 
plete list of the other 20 members of 
the Council appeared in the Nov It) 
issue of Outlook. 

Murtagh on Preservation 

William J. Murtagh, visiting professor 
in preservation (Arch.), spoke recent- 
ly at the fortieth National Preserva- 
tion Conference of the National Trust 
for Historic Preservation. The 
meeting, held in Kansas City, at- 
tracted between 1 .SOO and 2,000 
preservationists. Murtagh spoke on 
"Preservation History: What's Being 
Saved Today," with emphasis on the 
importance of recognizing the value 
of local significance and the 
evidences of material culture. 

Notes from Annapolis 

For the next 90 days, Annapolis is 
where the campus' budgetary for- 
tunes for the following fiscal year 
will be determined. Two parties have 
the major roles is settling the out- 
come: the Governor and the General 
Assembly, and of the two, the 
Governor is the most important. 

Indeed, the Maryland Governor 
has greater influence in budgetary 
matters than the governors of nearly 
every other state. Two reasons 
predominate. First, through the 
Department of Budget and Fiscal 
Planning he prepares the state 
hudget. After receiving the budget , 
the General Assembly can shift 
money around and reduce the 
hudget. Generally speaking, however, 
they cannot increase the amount of 
total appropriations. 

Second, the Governor wields con- 
siderable influence as chairman of the 
Board of Public Works. The three- 
member board consists of the Gover- 
nor, the State Treasurer, and State 
Comptroller, The Board approves 
money to be spent for land, 
buildings, public facilities, and other 
fiscal items. Also the Governor has 

the traditional power to appoint 
Secretaries to head the principal state 
agencies, and to appoint mem hers to 
a variety of hoards and commissions, 
for example, the University Board of 

The other major actor in Annapolis 
is the Maryland General Assembly, a 
1 8 H - m c m be r bicameral I eg is I at ure, 
consisting of a Senate and House of 
Delegates. The state is divided into 
47 legislative districts. Except for a 
few subdivided districts, each district 
elects one senator and three 
delegates. For example, the College 
Park Campus is located in the 21st 
legislative district of Prince George's 
County. It is represented by one 
state senator— Senator Arthur 
Dorman — and three members of the 
House of Delegates — Delegates Tim 
Maloney. Pauline Menes. and Jim 

The 198" General Assembly Ses- 
sion promises to be particularly 
significant It will be the first chance 
to see how Governor Schacfer treats 
higher education in the state budget 
Also, the General Assembly may con- 
sider the recommendacioas of the 

recently released Governor's Com- 
mission on Excellence in Higher 
Education, which proposed major 
budgetary and statutory changes in 
the way the state oversees public 
higher education. And finally, any 
legislative session always considers a 
variety of issues affecting higher 
education, ranging from the ad- 
ministrative to the academic. 

Activities began January 14 at the 
State House when the General 
Assembly was sworn in. A week later 
Governor Schacfer was inaugurated 
as Maryland's new chief executive. 
Shortly thereafter on January 23. the 
Governor submitted to the General 
Assembly his proposed state budget, 
including recommended appropria- 
tions for the University. Committees 
from the Senate and House will then 
review the budget and make recom- 
mendations, which then must be ap- 
proved by the full General Assembly. 
As the budget makes its way through 
to the General Assembly, the 
Delegates and Senators are also 
reviewing hundreds of proposed 
changes to state taw. Last year more 
than 2,000 bills were introduced. 

Events tend to move slowly at 
fust. However, about the time the 
I'orsyihia bit mm outside ihc Cover 
nor's residence, the legislative pace 
quickens. The most difficult political 
and budgetary decisions are usually 
reserved until then. Cynics call this 
hectic period of the session "Jimmy 
Dean time" after the over-used adage 
that those with weak stomaches 
should not watch sausages or laws 
being made. 

Except for the state budget, which 
by law must be enacted seven days 
earlier, legislative activity reaches a 
crescendo late in the day on April 13 
when the General Assembly adjourns 
"Sine die" (a Latin parliamentary 
term meaning "without (a) day" be- 
ing set for meeting again). Bills that 
do not make it through the legislative 
crush will have to wait until next 
year's session. ■ 

— Brian P. Darmody 

(Darmody, an attorney, is a member 
of the UMCP Chancellor's staff who 
specializes in legislative issues.) 

(l-to-f) Joanne Harrar. UMCP director of libraries. Ted Ankeney, store manager, Mary Holland, assistant to the 
director of libraries for development, and Carolyn Headlee, assistant manager. Maryland Book Exchange. 

From One Friend to Another 

The Maryland Book Exchange recent- 
ly donated Si. 200 to the Friends of 
The University of Maryland Libraries 
at College Park The donation was 
made during a SOth anniversary 
reception for L'MCP staff, faculty and 
friends. For each volume of Maryland 
by Carl Bode. English professor 
emeritus, and Maryland and America. 
1 9-tth 1 980 by George H . Cal Icot t . 
professor of history, it sold, Maryland 
Book Exchange contributed SS to 
the gift. 

Chief Sides Named 
to IACP Committee 

Campus police chief Eugene Sides 
has been invited to serve on the 
Juvenile Justice Committee of the In- 
ternational Association of Chiefs of 

Griem Wins Meggers Award 
University physics professor Hans R 
Griem is the recipient of the 198^ 
William F. Meggers Award of the < )p- 

tical Society of America, 

Each year, the OSA recognizes 
distinguished achievement in the Meld 
of optics through the presentation of 
13 awards. The M egge rs award 
acknowledges outstanding research in 
the field of spectroscopy. 

The OSA has honored Griem "for 
outstanding contributions to atomic 
spectroscopy, especially their applica- 
tion to the understanding of the 
physics of plasmas." The award con 
sists of a silver medal, a citation, and 
a Si, ooo honorarium. The award will 
be presented to Griem this October 
at lite OSA's annual meeting in 
Rochester, New York, 

Over 9,500 scientists, engineers, 
and technicians from the United 
States and SO other nations make up 
the OSA's membership. Members 
come from academia. business, and 
government —many are Nobel 
laureates. The January issue of Optics 
jYetv.s, OSA's monthly magazine, calls 
Griem "an internationally recognized 

expert in the fields of plasma 
physics, spectroscopy, and controlled 
fusion. His work on spectral line- 
broadening in plasmas remains the 
standard on which today's applica- 
tions are based." 

Griem first came to UMCP as a 
research assistant in 19S-H. He has 
been a member of the faculty since 
1957. Griem is currently Director of 
the University's Laboratory for 
Plasma and Fusion Energy studies 

Zoologist Clark Honored 

UMCP zoologist Eugenie Clark was 
recently presented the Lowell 
Thomas Award by the Explorers 

Club in New York City. CBS 
newsman Dan Rather, a club 
member, and club president Dr. John 
M. Lc Vinson, made the presentation. 
Clark was one of 12 deep water ex- 
plorers honored by the club during 
the ceremonies. She is only 
the second woman ever to received 
the award. A program from the 
television scries "Nature Watch" 
featuring Clark's work with a marine 
park in Egypt has won an award for 
the "best ftim on a person working 
for nature" at the prestigious 
Wildscreen Internationa] Film Eestiva 1 
in London. 

Ten members of the Robert and Beatrice Youngblood family celebrated the December 23 graduation of 
daughter Lisa [left foreground) from the UMCP college of Arts and Humanities. Her mother, Beatrice (right 
foreground), was awarded her degree in psychology at the December 20 commencement ceremonies at UM's 
University College.