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Volume 4, Number 15 



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University of Maryland at College Park 

Looking Ahead: An Interview 
with President William E. Kirwan 

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William E. Kirwan 

Outludk (.'ditnr K(v. HidxTt 
liilkutl rL-ifiitly \\iih I'rcsidcm 
\\illi;iiii t-;. Kinv:iti jliout 
uniMTsiiv initnttivcs tor IWO. 
Q, What arc some of the most im- 
portant initiatives the campus will 
concentrate on iliis spring? 

I!.isk:illy. i\M) ditk-rcni kiiKh .iiv under 
(.liscussion. riU' first ;irc [hose lli;it must 
lie :Kldrc.s,scd in Y\' I ^^) I liiielsci ulit ica- 
tiuns. TliesL- include such ileiiis us iiro- 
itnini enh.iiicenicnis. JniplcmcnEing the 
Pease and tireer Ke|>i)ris. eiihaneinii the 
lloiiufs Pri)i;raiii and scliolarship untl 

Icllinvship projjraiiis. :tnd implementing 
the library plan and (he academic and ad- 
miiiistnitive computer plans. These in- 
itiatives cimnatc from ihc colleges ;iiid 
Lli\'isions and arc t'Lindcd primarily on a 
competitive has is. 

A sectHid i^rotip of important initiatives, 
which may also ret|uire resources, arc ihc 
hroad cam]5us-\\idc matters that we must 
address if wc are to meet tlie aspiratiotial 
glials enunciated for flnllcgc Park in our 
linhjuccmcni Plan. One example is the 
new Admissions Plan— an item that liic 
cani]*n!s senate will consider in the spring 

Q. Is tliis one of the most important 
campus initiatives? 

Absolutely. A great de;!l of concern has 
been expressed abotii our current adtnis- 
sions process. The data sluiw that wc 
have a large group of pre-niajors who too 
often do not get into the major they 
want to study rind who arc, as a group, 
the students most likely to leave before 
the)' gel a ulegree The present system 
just isn t workitig well for a lot of 

In addition, some departments, primari- 
ly in the social sciences, are over- 
suliscrihcd with the number of majors. 
This places an undue httrden nn these 
departments and makes it difficult for 
them to give the ailention in their majors 
that they would like and to offer an adc- 
i.|Liatc number of gcnenil education 
courses. The admissions plan that will go 
before the senate is an attempt it) address 
these' two prohletns, 
Q. VtTiat other initiatives relate to 
tliis admissions plan? 

.\ better svstem for advising students is 
critical. I've asked l^rovost Llorfman to 
oversee the development of an advising 
plan by the end of the setnester, \'vv 
been at the university long enough to see 
the issue of advising come full circle— 
from the tiiid .sixties when advising was 
mandaton-. to the period of the late six- 
ties and early seventies when students 
didn't want advising, to today w lie re 
students are much more conccrnctl about 

gooil advising We \\A\x an olili^ition to 
pnivii.le better advising to our students. 
Q. You mentioned resources. Are 
vou satisfied with our proposed 
budget for 1990-1991? 

No. 1 think we can take heart in the 
fact thai Governor Schacfer put such a 
high percentage of fiind.s committed to 
higher education in College Parks 
budget. But he himself expressed disaji- 
poimment lliat he could not do more for 
higher education this year. We only have 
ahfRil 40% of ilie funds requested as part 
of the first year of our Enhancement 
Q. Are you discouraged by this fact? 

No. I am tlisappoiiited inn not 
di.scou raged The Regents have made 
clear that they intend to support the 
legislative mandate for Oillegc Park. 
MllfX' has embraced the notion of Col- 
lege Park as tlie flagship campus of the 
System. CK)\'emoi" Schaefcr Iras cxpres.sed 
rcpcLtiedly his desire that t^ollege Park 
become one of the nation's truly great 
universities. We seem to have been 
cautihi this year in a revenue .st|ueLve. I 
remain optimistic that the i-nhancemem 
Plan will be fundcti in full. 
Q. Is College Park developing an 
educational program at Shady Grove 
in Montgomer) County? 

^'cs This program will be cNcliisively 
ai the gnaliiaie level, targeted to specific 
fields where there is a demonstrated 

contmued on page 3 

Proclamation on Black History Month 

The follow itig is a resolution by Dr. 
James (Dolph) Norton, Interim 
t:hanccllor. proclaiming February 1990 
a.s "Black Hi.story Month throughout the 
University of Maryland Sy.stem." 

Whereas, Dr. Garter G. "Woodson, the 
father of B!ack History, in 1926 first 
designated a perioLt in February as Negro 
History Week; and. 

Whereas, the Association for the 
Study of Afro-.\merican Life and History 
in 1976 launched the observance Of 
I'cbniary as lilack History Month; and, 

Whereas, Black Americans have con- 
tributed .significitntly to the development 

of all sectors of our .society; and. 

Whereas, the contributions and 
achic\'ement.s of Black Americans have 
not received the recognition and ap- 
preciation that ihe\- deser\'e; and, 

Whereas, the I'niversity of Maryland 
system is committed to furthering the 
cdtication and scholarly research in Black 
History and to furthering the public's 
understanding and appreciation of Black 

Be it resolved that February 199t) is 
hereby proclaimed as "Black History 
Month throughout tlie University of 
iMarvland .Svstem." ■ 


New Way to Look 
at Old Galaxy 

Blitz's analysis of Milky Way 
solves old puz::4les..i.. 

Appreciating Diversity and 
Understanding Other Cultures 

'I'hi' jitUi'H'iit^ ciiv Ihi' ojn'iiiii;^ 

rciJiiirks ititick' hy J Rohi-rl Dorfincoi. 

vko pn'fsirk'iit for AceittcDiic .-^ fairs miil 

/jruco.'.v, tif Ihe ivci'iil '^cnstfirily 

Atrcimiess S\ •mixisiinu. 

■ \f / cicome to the fourih 
^ m / .innuai Sensitivity 
^^m/ Awareness Symptssium 
r r sponsored by the I'MCP 
t)lTicc of fiumaii Rehiiions. This year, the 
focus is on lc;irning and participation. 
We will liave the opportunity to view ;i 
number of films by and about different 
groups represented on campus, and to 
join in the discussion of them. 1 con- 

gniiulate the organiaas of this sym- 
posium and all the participating student 
gniups for provitling such ;t creative ;ip- 
pr(i:ich to fi>stering underst;tnding 

We cannot stilir problems th:ti exist 
between culiur;il groups or communities 
at odds. Hut we are committed to .seek- 
ing pe;iceful. honest, fair solutions to 
them. We can. as this sympo.sium docs, 
provitle mcaningfu! forums lor 

The university of Maryland's inieilec- 
iu;il identity is defined, in pari, by its 
commiimeni to liccoming a truly intern;! 
tional, truly informed. ;ind more than 
sujierficially tolerant community Those 
are tremendously imporuint words— to 
be more than superficially tolentnt. wc 

continued on page 8 


Mixing African-American 
Studies and Public 

New grant awarded to 

develop joint degrees....* 


Three Recognized as 
"Most Valuable Performers" 

Honored at State 

Employees Conference.. . ......... ...... 



January 29, 1990 

Recognizing Campus Community Leadership 

t)iiiicioii Dfka K;ippa, one of [he most prestigious naiional 
socictici to recogni^x" leadership, is looliitig for .student leaders to 
honor in five areas of campus community lite: scholursliip (CiPA of 
2.90 for juniors, .1.05 for seniors, and x"^ for graduate .students); 
social, service, religious, and campus government; athletics: jour- 
nal ism. speech and the medi;t; and the creative and perform- 
ing arts. The Office of ilie Vice President for Student .Affairs seeks 
help In finding eligihle and deserving students. Assistance is also 
sought in identifying candidates for the Top Ten freshmen and 
Sophomore Leader of the Year awards. Call 454-2925 for informa- 
tion. Completed applications are due Feb. B. 

Phi Kappa Plii Fellowships Deadline is Feb. 1 

The primary objective of the honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, is 
the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all 
academic disciplines. Each year the University of Maryland chapter 
of Phi Kappa Phi awards one fellowship of S.IOOO and two others 
of 31,000 each to eligible seniors and also nominates a candidate to 
compete for a national fellowship of S7,i)()0. Fellowship applica- 
tions must be submit led by Feb. I . The chapter also awards five 
undergraduate prizes (with a deadline of March 15) in support of 
atademtc excellence. For more information call Charles Woolston, 


Astfonomefs Find Milky Way to Have Oval Inner Bar of Stars 

* 'or astronomers Leo Blitz and 
M^ na\ id Spergel. a look out 
m ihroiigh tlie cosmic dust of 

JL. time can lead to a galaxy of 
dis(.o\ery. And what they ha\-e found 
recently— through their analysis of vari- 
ous data, through their intense curiosity 
in light of the cosmic shroud through 
vihich they peer— may lead to a Lliffereni 
way astrt)nomers view the .Milky Way 

Bliii^. a professor in the Astronomy 
Pnigram, and .spergel. an assistant pro- 
fessor in itie Dept. of .Astro physical 
Sciences at Princettm rni\ersity. have 
found a new \vay to look at a very old 
galaxy At the r5th meeting of the 
American .\sironomical Society held jan 
II and li in Crystal t:ity, \a.. the two 
scientists reported finUing,s that may put 
into place some of the pieces of an tin- 
finished asimnomical piiz/le. 

Mr/, and Spergel reported tiiai the 
Milk\ ^'ay the gala.xy in which our sun 
and .solar system are Incaied. has an "In- 
ner bar of stars" that had not pariously 
been recognized by astronomers. 

"A bar is an arrangement of stars 
shaped somewhat like a watermelon 
which rotates as a whole around the 
galactic center." Blit/ sa\s. 

Blitz explains that spiral galaxies have 
been classified as being either ' iior- 
mal'— round, or 'barred— oval. Though 
bars are common features of many gala.x- 
ies. he says, cunvineinj! evidence of such 
a structure in the .\lilk\ Way had not 
been available. 

.■kTording to Blit7. astronomers had 
been trying for much of this century to 
determine if the .Milky Wa\ is barred or 
round. But until the Blitz-Spergel study, 
astronitmers had been unable to make a 
"self-consistent" model of such a bar thai 
would explain other observations that 
were consitlered inconsistent with the 
theory of a barred Milky Way 

"There were many pieces to the puzzle 
that didn't fit. but now we feel the 
results are strong enough to suppuri the 
idea that the .\lilk\ Way is barred. Blitz 
>a\> The results now make clear a li>i 


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of pii/7.les thai hat I seemed unrelated to 
each oiher." 

Blii/ adds that because the gala.vy is 
barred, ii changes the gravitational pull 
of the jtalaciie center, causing an ellip- 
tical, rather than circular orbit of the stin 
around the center of the galaxy .Vcor- 
ding to Blitz, the stins orbit around the 
center ret|Uires 21X1 million years to com 
plete. .\t present, he says, t!ie sun is at ,i 
midpoint between its closest poiJit to ilie 
center and farthest point out. 

The importance of the bars is that 
they are a clue lo the evolutionary 
history of a galaxy," Bliix says. "The 

relative size and shape of a bar and linw 
fast it is spinning is the t'csult of the con- 
ditions that existetl at the time a galaxy 
such as the .Milky Way was forming." 

Blitz's antl Spergels results were 
gleaned parily from data collected fifteen 
\eais ago hy frank J. Kerr, professor 
emeritus of the university's Astronomy 
Program. Blitz and Spergel contlucted 
their analyses from ,\pril lySK through 
early Novenibef bJSM. Their results will 
be (Hiblished next year in the 
Astmpln sf'cal Journal. 

The Bluz-Spergel dynamical model, 
one that reconsirticts the motions of 

ainmjc hydrojjeti g;is in the outer reaches 
of the galaxy was constructed with the 
help of computers on the College Park 
campus and at Princeton. 

Ciinfirming results for the study were 
made using the B1M\ ratlio telescope in 
Hat (.jcek, Calif. The telescope is parilv 
owned hy the L'niverstiy o\' .Mantind. 

The researchers are continuing their 
analyses of the (.lata antl expect other 
sigiiillcant results in the near future ■ 

— /iiiiss Siiiiiiintii 

Graduate School Distributes Biomedical Grant from NIH 

Last fall, the Office of Graduate 
Studies and Research announced the 
spring and fall Bii »medical Research Sup- 
port awards made from this year's in- 
stitutional Biomedical tirani from the Na- 
tional Institutes of Health The recipients 

Individual Research Support 

•Daniel E. Kalvcy, t;hemistr\. The 
{Chemical antl Physical Properties of 
.-Vryl nit renin m Ions 
•^allv A. Kobiiaskv, Family and Com- 

munity rX'velopmeiil. Physical (lealth 
Nutritional Status and Developmental 
Skills of Young Children in Sheltered 
Homeless I'amilies 

•Rinaldo Poli. Chemistry. Synthesis and 
.Study of Cyttichrome I'-t^d .Model 

•Siba K. Samal. Veterinary .Medicine. Kx- 
pression of Bovine Respiratory Syntical 
\irus Nucleocapsid Protein tising a 
Baculovirus Hxprcssion System 
•Nam Sun Wang, Chemical Nuclear 
Engineeritig, Separation/Ptirification of 
Piasmid DNA in an Aqueous Two-Phase 


•John C Watson. Botany. Transcrip- 
tional Regulation of Nuclear Gene I-x- 
pression in Plants 

Equipment Awards 

•Department of Physical Education 
•Dcparimcni of /oology 
•David J .^llen. Zoology 
•James J. Hagberg, Center on .■\ging 
•Patrick S. Mariano, Cheinistrv 

TAP Company Developing Ultralight 
Aircraft Wing Design 

Freewing Aircraft Corporation, a start- 
up company that is developing a hinged- 
wing it hopes will find application in the 
ultralight recreational aircraft market, has 
bectmie a pariicipani in the university's 
Technology .\d\ancement Pn)gram (TAP), 
the .small business incubator nf the 
Engineering Research Center. 

Freewing also has been awarded a 
S.^-t, ()()() Maryland Industrial Partnership 
(MIPS) gram. 

Jewel Barlow, director of the campus 
Glenn L, Martin wind tunnel and 
member of the acrtwpace engineering 
fiKuliy, says Freewing litis constructed a 
seven foot wing-span model that is 
undergoing testing in the tunnel. 

The company's president Hugh 

Schmittlc says the w ing configuration 
promises to dnimaticalh reduce wind 
gust sensitivity and make the aircraft 
stall-free. He cites several earlier NASA- 
funded studies on freewings to sup[iori 
his claims. 

The freewing aircraft uses a hinged 
wing that can compensate for changing 
air conditions automatically 

Consequently, according to Schmiitle. 
it is aerodynamieally insensitive to air 
tuihulence and unlike a conventional 
fixed-wing plane will not jolt when hit 
by gusts of wind or other lurbtilence 
while in Hight 

Freewing aircraft will give pilots the 
chance to log more flying hours betatise 
('if their ability to handle air turbulence 

that for reasons of comfort and safetv 
wottld usually force fixedwing ultnilights 
to remain on the ground. 

Freewing plans to produce ultralighis 
to demonstrate die \k\v concept in the 
markciplace, paving the v\'ay for the 
company's later entry into general avia- 
tion m;inufacttiring. 

Schmittle holds two L',S, paten is and 
an international patent on the freewing 

ritralighi aircrafi are planes that can 
be operated without a Federal Aviatitjn 
Administration pilot's license. Badow 
says. Generally they are powered by five- 
horsc-power engines and more closely 
resemble hang gliders than a .small 
airplane. ■ 

Feb. 5 is Deadline for Lilly 
Fellowships Applications 

I-Vh. T is the dL*adlinc for junior faculty to apply for the IJ!Iy 
Teaching i'clluwships for 1990-91. All untcnurcd faculty mcmticrs 
in tlu- first ihrougli fifth year arc cligihle to apply for tlie 
fellowship which will give teachers release time to work on a pro- 
ject related to undergraduate teaching and to participate in the 
year- long activities of the fellowship. 

The aeadenvic year 1990-91 will be ilie .second of" the three-year 
program sponsored by the Lilly Endowment to encourage attention 
to leaching on major research campuses. In its first year on campus 
the program has included seven fellows (from English. American 

Studies, Zoology. RT\'F. Poultry Science. Dance, and Geography) 
meeting regularly together, attending national Lilly conferences and 
working on individual projects ranging from course development 
to comparative studies in styles of conceptions of leaching. 
Kathryn Mohrman, dean of Undergraduate Studies (454-2';30}, and 
,\laynard .Vlaek jr., Hnglish (-154-7001), are co-directors of the pro- 
gram and arc eager to talk with faculty members considering ap- 
plication ■ 


January 29, I990 

Kifwan Views Issues for the University in the 1990s 

continued from {>age I 

need. We hope to set up a master's 
(.legrec program in s\'stem,s engineering 
and an MBA program ;is initial offerings 
in ,Montgomery County. Ba.sed on the to these programs, we may con- 
sider ollerinj; other progratns The princi- 
ple under which the campus should 
operate is that the primary place for our 
programs is here at (.'.ollegc Hark. At cer- 
tain other special locations, and Shady 
Grove perliaps is one of them, we should 
offer a limited number of high quality 
graduate programs. 1 have asked the pro- 
vost, working with the deans and APAt;, 
to put logeilier a proposal for programs 
to be offered in ,Vlontgomerv Countv this 

Q, "Wliat about recruiting outstan- 
ding faculty? 

Of course. This is always at the top of 
our priorities. There is no question but 
faculty recruitment has Ix'en going well. 
However, we are entering a periiul when 
the competition tor outstanding faculty 
will bec(ime more iniense. \Kith so 
many retirements impending and with a 
decline in the number of I .S. citizens at- 
tending graduate school, we arc going to 
be in a highly competitive situation with 
other in.stituiions to attract the best 
faculty If we are to realize our potential 
as an institution, then all of us at C^oUege 
Park are going lo have lo invest greater 
time, energy, anti resources into faculty 
recruitment and retention. 
Q. Do you include recruiting 
women and minorities as part of 
this process? 

Of course. Lireater access for 
minorities and women i.s an ongoing 
campus initiative, and. tjuite frankly. I 
believe we are well positioned in this 
regard. I believe we are perceived now 
as an iasiittiiion that has made a special 
effort to attract minorities and women. 
In this sense, we may have a com- 
petitive edge o\er many uthcr instil u 

Q. Where dots service excellence fit 
into College Park's plans? 

.•\s an institution, we nk.x^.\ to be 
perceived as a place that is deeply con- 
cerned aboui providing high t|ualiiy ser- 
\'ice internal I \ as well as to the external 
public. A number of private businesses 
have embarked on ".ser\ite excellence" 
]>rograms that have worked well. 
However, I'm not aware of a university 
that has systematically tried to address 
this question, 1 have appointed a com- 
niitlee ehairetl by \iee Presideni Siurt/ 
to look into iliis issue, and the group 
has produced a very interesting report 
with recommendations on how we as an 
insiitution might systematically go about 
the process of better training and en- 
couraging our campus community lo lie 
more conscious of ouircich and service 

Q. Is the creation of a visitors' 
center part of this particular goal? 

Vcs Ksiablisiiing a visitors' center cer- 
tainly is tied in closely with the concept 
of service excellence. We've set aside 
funds to create such a facility. Tlie issue 
at present is where we should do it. One 

idea is to remodel the dairy salesroom 
and use pan of it a,s a visiiors' center, 
We are waiting for feedback on the best 
Itjcaiion right now. 

Q. What initiatives are aimed at im- 
proving student life? 

One goal is to improve the academic 
ambience of the dorms A systematic 
program is being developed under Vice 
President Thomas' direction. His report 
is anticipated in April. 
Q. Does that go along with our 
plans to continue raising academic 
standards of entering students? 

>es. \Xc have spent a good deal of 
time and energy to recruit more highly 
qualified students. The quality of oiu 
entering iias risen significantly each 
year, and one campus goal is to achieve 
1 1(111+ as the average SAT for next fall's 
entering class, It is essential that we pro- 
vide an intellectual environment in the 
dorms that supports the academic in- 
terests and aspirations of highly 
motivatetl siudents. The new Language 

scholarships, endowed chairs, and the 
library. One of my important 
responsibilities is to see that the campus 
develops the sophistication and com- 
|>eieney in fund raising that matches t)ur 
aspirations as an institution. 1 have no 
doubt that this will be one of the most 
important factors in determining our suc- 
cess over the next decade. If we want to 
be on a par with Hcrkeley academically, 
then we have to be able to raise mone\ 
the way they do to sup]iori our 
academic programs. 
Q, How can we measure progress 
the university makes toward ac- 
complishing such initiatives? 

That's a gootl t|uestion. We want to 
demonstrate to the state that we arc 
making progress, and in fact, the legisla- 
tion creating the L'niversity of Maryland 
System mandated that each institution 
should have an accountability plan. A 
well done accountability plan can be a 
ver\' beneficial tool for the institution 
because noi onl\ will it enable us to is a perfect example nf what we 
can do. 'i'his is a remarkable facility 
because it gives .students an itpportunity 
to continue their learning experience in 
their living en\ ironiiieni. 
Q, Funds for some of pro- 
grams arc not available from the 
state. What about the importance of 

In general. pLiblic universities have not 
been as active in raising funds as private 
institutions, and we have been slower 
than most other public universities to 
mount a major fundraising effort, it is 
clc-ar to me ihat olm' abiliiy to realize the 
ambitions we have set as an insiituiion 
depend heavily on developing a strong 
fund raising capability. 

We have learned that it costs monev 
to raise money, but we have not yet 
developed an adequate plan to finance 
fund raising. Estimates say it costs 
somewhere between HI and IS cent.s to 
raise a doUar. hut at present, we pro- 
bably speni.1 two or three cents to raise a 
dollar. Even so, by some measures, we 
have dcme quite well. We are over two- 
thirds of the way towards our SlOO 
million campaign gisal and are at a point 
where we can be confident that we will 
successfully complete this particular ctim- 
paign. However, we have not raised as 
much of this money as we had hoped in 
areas of greatest need such as stutleni 

dciiionsiraie our progress externally. l>tH 
it will also give us some specific internal 
goals and targets t<i work toward, ^'e 
are in the process now of developing an 
accountabilit> plan to measure our pro- 
gress I hope we will have a document 
ready this .spring to put before the cam- 
)ius commimity for its reaction. 
Q. How do you sec College Park in 
the year 2000? 

That's hard to answer because so 
much will tlepend on whctlier the state 
holds to its commitment to make this a 
great tiniversiiy Are we going to receive 
the operating funds and facilities called 
f(jr in the Enhancement Plan? \X'ill we be 
able to develop the kind of private sup- 
port equivalent to what the best univer- 
sities have? I'm operating untler the 
assumption that the answers to these 
questions are yes. If sts. then College 
Park can become a university on a par 
with the very best public universities in 
the I'nited States by the end of this 
decade— an institution that is a magnet 
for the best high school siudents in the 
state and nation, a school of choice for 
outstanding graduate siudcnis. a universi- 
ty populaietl with exceptional t'acult\' 
who [iroduce the highest quality of 
research and scholarship, a place that the 
state, and to some extent the nation, 
turns to for advice on critical issues. 

We have the potential to be that kind 

of un!\'ersity. We have a strong base lo 
build on, and we enjoy an unmatched 
location The metropolitan Wa.shington- 
Baltimore area has wonderhil resources 
to support the intellectual life that goes 
on at a university. The only massing in- 
gredient is sufficient funding. of 
the governor's commitment to higher 
education and because of our potential 
for fund raising, I belicv-c the resources 
will be forthcoming. If they are, 1 have 
no iloubi about what kind of university 
this will be by the year 2()()() 
Q. Is there anything else on which 
you would like to focus? 

^'es. One of the distressing observa- 
lions 1 have made over the past year is 
that t^ollege Park is not always perceived 
;is an institution concerned about the 
welfare of the entire state. A tendency 
exists to think of College Park as a 
somewhat in.sular institution, more the 
university ol the Viashinguin .suburbs 
than a statewide institution. This doesn't 
do justice to what we are contributing to 
the '-tale. 

We leach students from all over the 
state; we have statewide service activities 
in such areas as agriculture, public policy 
and engineering research; and we pro- 
vide in;iny other impressive and impor- 
t;mi services. Hut we need to pay more 
attention to making certain that people 
are aware < if what we are d( ling :uul K i 
look for new ojipori unities to do even 

By law we are the lliigship instiitition 
of the system, the only institution that 
has a siatewide responsibility— all the 
nilier*- ;ire regional campuses. Therefore, 
we have ;in obiig;ition, a mandate to 
look for more opportunities ftir our 
faculty to use tlieir expenise to reach 
out to ;i gte;ner extent than we do ctir- 
reiilh in ori.ler to help solve Mtme of 
our state's critical prolilems. liy doing 
this, we c^an create a better sense th;it 
this institution is a unique and very 
v;ikiahle resource to the stale. 
Q. Should the university give 
greater credit to service? 

Indeed. \s an institution, we need to 
find better ways to reward service. 
\X e ve made some progress in recogniz- 
ing outsiani.ling te:iching. Now we need 
to take similar steps in the service art"a 
because over the long run the amount of 
st;ne sujiport this insiiuuion receives will 
be determined to a large extent by the 
way people feel about the university If 
they see this place as an ivory tower 
with faculty who only wt)rk on esoteric 
matters ;ind really doni care about the 
communiiy. then we're not likely to gel 
the level of support we want. On the 
other hand, if this is seen as a magnet 
for first rate intellects and at the same 
time is concerned about .societal issues in 
which we have competency and that are 
* of interest to the state, then our chances 
of building the kind of broad based sup- 
port we need arc enhanced. 

Quite frankly, this is what we should 
expect to do. It is part of our tradition 
as a land grant insiitution and of our 
mission as the flag.ship campus t)f the 
lniversit\' of Mirvhind Svstem. ■ 


January 29, 1990 


IPAM's New Compact Disk Features 
Legendary Performer 

'Ilu- !iiit.'m;nii)n;i] Pi;ini) Archives ;it Maryland (IPAM). the unique 
collcciion of rt'cordcd and written materials related to piano pcrfor- 
manct housed in Hornbakc Library, has released a new compact 
disc featuring historic reissues from the early long-play era. On the 
new release, tlie legendary l^enno Moisciwiisch plays the 
Beethoven Piano Concerto, no. ^, Op. ,^" with the Philharmonia 
Orctiestra under the direction of Malcolm Sargent, followed by a 
solo performance of the Schumann Fant;!sy. Op, 1". Available only 
from ll^^M. the disc is Sid. the ca.ssette Sl'i. Proceeds go to sup- 
port and build IPAM. Call 4>-t-tH~y for info. 

January 29 — FehrtMry 7 

Pianist Paul Shaw will perform Sunday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall 

nis singles, and fitness walking I 
class. CRS. Call x3124 for info. 

Research & Development 

fWeeting: "Equai Employmen! Op- 
portunity Guidelines for Search and 
Selection Procedures." Sharon 
Fries, noon, 0106 Shoemaker BIdg 
Call X2932 for info. 

Writers Here and Now Reading, 
featuring Stuarl Dybeck and 
Ricfiard (VlcCann reading from their 
works. 3:30 p.m,. Katherine Anne 
Porter Room, McKeldin Library. Call 
x25i 1 for info. 

Art Exhibition, featuring works by 
the University of Maryland An 
Faculty, through Feb. 24. reception 
on Jan. 31, The Art Gallery, 
ArVSoctology BIdg. Call x2763 for 

Space Science Seminar: 

"Energetic Particles in Planetary 
fvlagnetospheres," Donald J 
Williams, Johns Hopkins U., 4:30 
p.m.. 1113 Computer & Space 
Sciences BIdg. Call x0359 for info 

Men's Basketball: Maryland vs, 
Virginia Tech, 7:30 p m.. Cole Field 
House Call x2123 for info.* 


Registration Closes, for lull-court 
basketball, preseason basketball. 
CflS Call X3124 for info. 

Water Aerobics and Aerobics 

Cards Go On SateCall x3l24 for 


Zoology Seminar; "Bioerosion on 
Coral Reefs: Consequences for the 
Evolution of High Diversity Global 
and Climate Change," f/arjorie 
Reaka, noon, 1208 Zoo-Psych. 
BIdg. Call )t3201 for info. 

Women's Basketball: Maryland vs 
Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m. Cole Fiekj 
House. Call )t2123 for info* 


Registration Begins, for league 
bowling, one-day bcwling tourna- 
ment, freethrow shooting, table ten- 



Office of Campus Activities 
Opening Ceremony tor Black 
History Month, featuring James A. 
Norton, interim chancellor for the 
University of Maryland, and the 
Maryland Gospel Choir, 3 p.m.. 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union Call j(5605 for info. 

History Department Revolutions 
Lecture: "The Russian Revolution 
After Seventy Years: The View 
From the Provinces." Donald 
Raleigh. U. of North Carolina, 3 
p.m., place TEA. Call x2843 for 

Meteorology Seminar; "Observing 
the Global Distribution of Surface 
Radiation Fluxes: a New Tool in 
Climate Research," Rachel Pinker. 
3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer & 
Space Sciences BIdg. Call x2708 
for info. 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 
"Improving the Quality of Injection 
Molded parts Through Process 
Design Optimization," loannis 
Pandelidis, 5:15-6:15 p.m., 2115 
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering 
BIdg. Call x1941 for info. 

Panhellenic Council and Black 

Coalition Event: "Proud to be 
Black Night," featuring Ray Gillian 
and performances of African- 
American heritage, 7:30 p.m.. 
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Union. Call 
x5605 for info. 

Greater Washington Solid State 
Physics Colloquium; 'The Physics 
of Randomly Distributed Hydrogen 
Atoms," R. N. Bhatt, AT&T Bell 
Laboratories, 8:30 p.m., 1410 
Physics BIdg. Call x3416 for info. 

water aerobics and fitness walking 
I starts today. Call x3124 for info. 

Mental Health Lunch 'N Learn 
Lecture: "The Power of Imagery in 
Psychotherapy," Natalie Shaw. 
L.C.S.W., 1-2 p.m., 3100E Health 
Center. Call x6l59 for info 

Women's Basketball: Maryland vs. 
Clemson. time TBA, Cole Field 
House, Call x2i23 for info' 


Varsity Swim Meet, Maryland vs. 
Virginia, women at 1 p.m., men at 
4 p.m . Cole Field House Pool. 
Call X2123 for info. 

Men's Basketball: Maryland vs 
Georgia Tech.. 4 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call x2123 for info. 


University Community Concert: 
Young Concert Artists I: Paul 
Shaw, piano, program TBA, 3 
p.m., Tawes fiecital Hall, S11 stan- 
dard admission, $8.50 seniors and 
students. Call x6534 for info ' 

Black Students of Elllcott Com- 
munity Film: "Do the Right 
Thing," 8 p.m.. La Plata Hec 
Room. Call x5e05 for info. 

Undergraduate Admissions 

Theatre Event: "A Tribute to 
Harlem," featuring a representation 
of famous Black artists, directed by 
Harry Elam, reception 6-7 p.m., 
performance. 7 p.m.. Colony 
Ballroom. Call x5605 for info. 

Film: 'The Color Purple," 7:30 
p.m., Centreville Hall, discussion to 
follow. Call X5605 tor info. 

Cambridge Community Film: 

Eyes on the Prize," 7:30 p.m., 
Cumberland Hall, discussion to 
follow. Call X5605 for info. 

Film; "Bill Cosby on Prejudice," 
7:30 p.m.. Chestertown Hall, 
discussion to loilow. Call x5605 for 

Registration Closes, for free-throw 
shooting tournament; aerobics, 

Astronomy Talk/Slide Show; 
"Birth of Stars." S Vogel, 8 p m , 
Astronomy Observatory. Call x300l 
for info. 

Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Presentation, a luncheon and 
discussion, noon -2 p.m. & 4-6 
p.m , Prince George's Room. 
Stamp Union. Call x5605 for info. 

Russell Marker Biochemistry Lec- 
ture: "Who Discovered Penicillin? 
Common Fancies and Much Less 
Common Facts," Jeremy R. 
Knowtes. Harvard U., A p.m.. 1412 
Physics BIdg. Call x4lt4 for info. 

Space Science Seminar; ''Pickup 

& Therma ligation of Newly Created 
Ions by the Solar Wind." Peter H. 
Yoon, 4:30 p.m., 1113 Computer & 
Space Sciences BIdg. Call x0359 
for info. 




Russell Marker Biochemistry Lec- 
ture; "The Mechanism of Enzyme 
Action: Are We Too Much in 
Awe?" Jeremy R, Knowles, Har- 
vard U,. 11 a.m, 1325 Chemistry 
BIdg. Call x4114 for info. 

Zoology Seminar: "Breeding 
System Evolution in Miiiiifii\ 
Charles B Fenster, noon, 1208 
ZooPsych. BIdg Call x3201 for 

Department of Housing and 
Design Lecture: "Newsroom 
Technology for the Future." Jackie 
Green, USA Today, 2 p.m , 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. 
Call X1543 for into 

Registration Closes, for league 
txjwling, one-day bowling tourna- 
ment and table tennis singles. Call 
X3124 for info. 


Russell Marker Biochemistry Lec- 
ture; "The Catalytic Effectiveness 
of an Enzyme: Origins and Evolu- 
tion, " Jeremy R. Knowles, Harvard 
U , 11 a.m., 1325 Chemistry BIdg, 
Call X4114 for info 

Research & Development 
Meeting: 'Development of the 
Campus Accountability Plan," 
Lucie Lapovsky, noon, 0106 
Shoemaker BIdg. Call x2932 for 

SUPC Issues & Answers Lec- 
tures: "Removing Stress and Emo- 
tional Barriers" and "The Impor- 
tance of Ancestral Worship, " lyania 
van Zandt. 4-6 p.m. & 7 p.m . 
2111 Stamp Union. Call x5605 for 

Men's Basketball: Maryland vs. 
Clemson. 7 p.m.. Cole Field 
House Call x2l23 for info." 

African American Studies Club 
Cultural Evening, 7 p.m., place 
TBA Call X7665 for info. 

Registration Begins, for team rac- 
quetball and badminton singles. 

Call X3124 for info. 

• Aeltnissirm charge for this eiviii. 
All othi-rs are fhte. 

Calendar information may be 
sent to John Fritz, 2101 Tumer 
Laboratory or (via electronic 
mail) to jlfritz@pres.umd,edu. 

Outstanding Juniors and Seniors 
Sought for Prestigious Awards 

Assistitnt Dciin for Undcrgraduuic Studies Bonnie Oh is asking Tor 
assistance in identifying outstynding juniors for ilie Time Magazine 
awartis and seniors for the Cosmos Cluh Foundation award. The 
Tiini' awards arc based on academic excellence and exceptional 
achievcmen; outside the classroom, and the Cosmos Club award 
recognizes poieniial for continuing superior intellectual contribu- 
tions to the student s chosen field. Both awards carry grants of 
83,000, The Time awards application deadline is Feb. 1; the 
Cosmo,s Club award papers are due Feb, 2. Call 4^4-21^) for 
applications and further inrorniauon. 

Center on Aging Seeks Older Black Men and 
Women for Hypertension Study 

The university s Ceiiier on Aging is k)oking for any 55-75 year 
old black male or female with high blood pressure for its current 
research pniject on "The Effects of Kxercise Training on Older 
Black Men and Women with Hypertension." Participants must be 
sedentary at present and free of any disease or illness other than 
hypertension. The project involves a supervised low or moderately 
intensive six-month exercise program and includes an extensive 
medical work-up free of charge to participants. Call 454-5-104 for 


January 29, 1990 


The Artistic Perspective Chanaes 
Every Sixteen Feet in Faculty Exhibit 

Ketth Morrison's oil painting, "Walk Like 
An Egyptian" 

rhc ground rules sound con- 
i'ining. The work of each of 
the r College Park faculty 
arti.sts participating in the Art 
Callery's current faculty exhibition fit in- 
to a 10 foot parcel of gallery space. 

Bur, far fnun cramping creativity, the 
uniformity dictated by ilie rule is ser\ing 
lo spotlight [he breadth [if inwntivc 
ialent within the Deparinient of Art, On- 
ly the ditiiensions are the same a,s' each 
of the artists have filled their Id feet uni- 
quely In the exhibit, paintings, 
lithographs and sculptures in many dif- 
ferent forms demonstrate the wide range 
of styk-s ;iiid perspectives within the 

"We tiavc a quite di\' and pniduc- 
ii\'e gn)up ol artists on the faculty." says 
gallery director tiwendolyn Owens. "All 
the positive things that one would tike 
to say abotu a faculty show can be said 
about this one. These are people whose 
work i*. well-known in ^!;'asbi^g:on, D,t:. 
and N'evv York, Attending a show like 
this can sine a person a trip to Dupont 
Carcle or Soho, ' 

Owens says she imposed ihc Id-foot 
rule for the exhibit, on elisplay ihniugh 
i'eb. Ih in the spirit of democracy, 
tiiven that gallery space is limited and 
that the si/e of art works vanes greatly, 
Owens decidetl that parceling rhe gallery 
.space in equal pieces was a way to en- 
sure that the work of all participating ar- 
tists woukl he well represented. 

The artists chose the numiier anti size 
of works they would use to fill their 
space. For instance. Associate Professor 
Henry Nicse's parcel features a circular 
earth and wood insiallatinn that covers 
li fee[ in diameter; nearby. Pn)lessor 
Claudia DeMomes day odalisques 
stretch less than a foot each, With her 
smaller figures, however. DeMonte hivi 
room for a harem of five odalisques, 
while only one Niese piece graces the 

Niese's and l)e .Monte "s images differ in 
theme as greatly as they do in si/e. A 
student of Native American religioas 
traditions, Niese has installed a 
ceremonial altar as his contribution to 
the .show. DeMonte's pieces feature a 
doll figure that is a signature of her 
work in whimsical takeoffs on odalisques 
by sueli old masters as Matisse and Gova, 

W.C. Richardson's oil paintitrg, "Insight" 

Another feature of the exhibii is ilmt 
the faculty artists' work is relati\'ely new. 
Owens asked the artists to provide 
pieces completed since the gallery's last 
faculty show in 198" so that members of 
the campus community could ob.serve 
the new directions that the work of 
long-time faculty members is taking, 

"Many people, for example, niuy be 
able to glance into the gallery and iden- 
tify which piece is Kciih Morrisim's 
(chair of the department of arti," nwens 
.says, "But it won 4 be the saute Keiih 
Morrison; it will he a step beyond what 
they've seen before," 

Morrison is contributing Iris nil ]i.tint- 
ing, "Vi'alk Like an Fgyptian" to tire 

Contributions by other veteran faculty 
members include wood sculptures by 
assist. ml professor Pamela Blotner: an oil 
paiming by associate professor Patrick 
Craig, mixed media works by professor 
David IMskell: a print by a.ssociate pro- 
fe.s.sor James Forbes; monotypes and oil 
crayon works by associate pnife.ssor 
Fllen Gelman: an oil painting by 
associate professor Patrice Kehoe: five 
paintings by associate pnifessor Richard 
Klank: an acrylic painting by associate 
professor Nicholas Krushenick: 
lithogniphs hy professor Tadeusz Lapin- 
ski; a painted metal work by a,ssociate 
professor Stephanie Poguc: an oil paint- 
ing by associate pn)fc,ssor W. C, Kichard- 
SOU; an :icrylic on wood hy professor 
Anne Truitt, 

Two artists who have joined the art 
department since 19H~ are displaying 
work in .i (.College Park faculty show for 
the first time. Assistant professor Margo 

John Ruppert's metal sculpture. 
Flash in the Wind" 


1 lumphrey contributed a new wood 
sculpture, and assistant pnifessor John 
IUip|ieri contributed several examples of 
his metal sculpture. 

The gallery is open .Monday through 
i-riday 10 a.m. --4 p.nt., Wednesday even- 
ings until ^) p.m and Saturday 1-5 p.m. 

There is a reception for the artists 
5;.Ml-~:i() p,ni. Wed.. Jan, ^ 1 . in the 
atrium of the Art-Sock)logy Building Tlie 
reception and exbibiiion are free and 
open the public. ■ 

— Hiiiiii liHsi'k 

Claudia DeMonte's clay sculpture, "Odalisque -1 (After Matisse)" 


January 29, 1990 

Power and Gender Study Group to Hold 
First Meeting Jan. 31 

"I'hc first meeting of the Women's Studies Faculty /Staff spring 
semester study group will be iield on Jan ,M from li noon to 1:50 
p.m. in tlie Francis Scott Key dean's conference room. Meeting 
every Wednesday, tiie group will focus on the practical implica- 
tions of the fall semester polyseminar, "Power. Gender, and the 
Spectrum of Difference,' for teaching and other work at the 
universitv. For more information call Minnie Bruce Pratt at 

Sturtz to Discuss Facilities Master Plan at 
Feb. 12 Senate Meeting 

Charles F, Sturtx. vice president for Administrative Affairs, will 
speak on the Facilities M;t,ster Plan at the next Campus Senate 
meeting on Monday, Feh. 12 from .^:,M) to 6:,^{) p.m. in lioom 
0126, Keckord Armory. Other items on the agenda include a 
resolution from the Adjunct Committee on Human (ielations and 
reports t)n a master's degree in conservation biology, the organixa- 
tion plan for the College of Engineering, and health in.sii ranee for 
faculty and .staff on leave without pay For further information call 

Mixing the Practical and Theoretical In the Study of Political Economy 

Rhonda Williams 

^i '^sistani professor Rhonda 
/ [ V('iIIi;ims h.ii read ,ind con- 
^^^ ducted a great deal of 
^L JL theoreiieai research ahout the 
political economy of class and race. But 
during last falls mayoral campaign in 
New Haven. Connecticui. slie ex- 

perienced first-hand the problems facing 
poor minority youth 

Williams, who came to .Maryland last 
yt"ir as an a.ssist:int professor in the Afro- 
American Studies Prognim and the 
economic (.lepartmeni, was a visiting 
taculiv nieniber in economics and 

women's studies at Vale rniversit\ in 

Vi'hile teaching at Yale, Williams got in- 
vnhed in John Daniels' bid for the 
mayoral ntiminaiion in the democratic 
primary. Black cantlidatcs had not fared 
well in New Haven political races, but 
Williams was impressed by Daniels, hav- 
ing grovvn uji in the housing pnijeets 
himself, he was committed to the poor 
and youth of New Haven. 

"Black and i:itino youths \Aere 
alienated and angered hy the lack of real 
opportunities in New Haven." she says. 

But when a new generation of black 
college activists encouraged ihem to 
worl< for Daniels' campaign, the young 
[K'ople really started to get excited and. I 
ihink. optimistic aboui their future." 

Williams' candidate not only won the 
primary last (Xtoher. but also was 
elected w ith 09 jierceni of the \oie in 
the November general election. Over the 
tihristmas holidays. Williams visited New 
Haven and found that Daniels had ap- 
pointed some of the young people w-ho 
suiiporteil him to ke\ positions of leader- 
si tip. She even heard that the .\vir Viiivr 
is planning a story in a future issue 
onhow New Haven has changed 

\\"illiains was excited about the cam- 
paign, she suys, not only because it was 

nice to win for a change," but also 

Ford Foundation Gives Grant to AASP and Public Affairs 
to Develop New Joint Program 

In addition to scholars like Rhonda 
Williatns who approach ethnic studies 
from an analytical disciplitie such as 
political science or economics, a recent 
grant hy the F<ird Foundation has helped 
the Afro-.-\merican Studies Program move 
closer toward it.s larger objeciive of com- 
bining a cultural awareness of the black 
community with quantitative and 
analytical skills. 

The Ford Foundation recently award- 
ed S=in.[|ilii to the Afro-American Studies 
Program and the School of Public Affairs 
to develop a joint bachelors' -masters' 
degree in African-American Studies and 
Public .Management 

The dual BA/MP,\I program, that will 
offer students the opportunity to 
graduate with a Baehelor of Arts in Afro- 
American Studies and a Masters in Public 
Management, wuuld be the first in the 
nation to combine an ethnic studies ma- 
jor with professional training in public 

"Most black studies programs in the 
L*,S, either focus (;n black culture and 
history or on contemporary problems in 
minority communities. ' explains Samuel 
Myers, director of the Afro- American 
Studies Program "We're trying to in- 
crease the number of researchers and 
policy analysts who can do hoth." 

The grant will provide funds for a 
distinguished lecturer series, a summer 
re,search seminar on the "State of Black 
Maryland." and the recruitment of 
outstanding students. 

"There is a feeling that both programs 
have great strengths, and we wish to 
join them and draw attention tt> policy 
issues of [)articular concern to 
minorities, says I M, Desiler. a mem her 
of the plaiuiing committee from the 
School of Public Affairs, 

"One reason we find the program ,so 

intere.siing is that it can serve as a motlc 
for other programs. " says William Diaz 
of the Ford Foundation, "rbe pn>gram 
can prompt mher ethnic studies and 
women's studies depariments to incor- 
porate public policy into their 
humanities curriculums," ■ 

Samuel IVfyers 

I. M. Destler 

because it confirmed her conclusions as 
a researcher that urban minority youth 
need to be involved in a process of 
political empowerment 

Williams received her Ph.D. in 
economics from M.LT, in 1983 and ;ip- 
proaches many problems from a political 
economist's poim of view. But she is also 
a iicholar of African -American politics and 
history and has taught in the Afro- 
American Studies Pri igrams of Yale and 
the Tniversity of 'Iex;is at Austin, 

be lore coming to Maryland. Williams 
was an as,sisiani jirofcssor at the New 
School hw Social Research and taught the 
graduate "Race and Class " .secjuence of 

Ursi Fall, site taught the "Ivconomics of 
Po\erty and Discrimination," which was 
cn).ss-listed in the .\fro-.\riierican Studies 
Progratn "I'his spring, she is teaching 
A.\SP .-^12. "The Social .ind Cultural Ff- 
fetls ol R,icism aiul Colon i/.;ition.' 

Williams explains thai current research 
substantiates the lack of opportunities 
amoi"ig young urban blacks, hut she is 
somewhat critical i>f the I'll.ick luiddk 
I lass iliat has. at limes, distanced itself 
front the problems. 

"Sometimes the black middle class acts 
as the uti-electei.1 analysts and spokesper 
sons for the problems facing all blacks," 
she says, 'We critjci/e the materialism 
.ind pathology of young people, but tail 
to realise that American culture breeds a 
pretlatory entrepreneurial caiiitalism to 
which urban youth .ire alsi.t exposed 

just because young people nia\ not 
be succcssrul in middle-class terms 
doesni mean the\ wont desire the signs 
of sticcess they have learned trim their 
culture. Williams explains. "Some ma\ 
even turn to illegal means ol achieving 

111 atldition to Iter schcilarly work on 
the tacial disiribuiinn of emplovnient 
aiKl earnings, Williams is also a student 
of feminist social theory. One reason she 
was attracted to Maryland was its 
Wlimens Studies Progiani. 

During the women's mo\ement ol the 
(ttis and "lis. getting a job was not 
necessarily a goal or sign of liberation 
for black women who had worked all 
their lives.' says \\ illiams, "1 am en- 
couraged hy the Women's Studies Pro- 
gram's examination of a variety of 
women's experiences, nol just the ex- 
perience of the white middle clas.s, " 

Tv\"o forthcoming articles rellect ihi'- 
interest as it ajiplies to race antl gender 
irlatiiins in the labor market; '"What Fise 
Do I'tiioiis Do'': Race and Gender in 
b)cal .At" with Peggie R. Smiih in Tl.w 
Hi'iiew iij BUh'k I'lilitictil Ikn/m/uv .iiitl 
"Beyond Human tiapital: Black Women. 
Work, and Wages " in The Ecammik 
SUitiis iij aidclf W'onmt to be publishctl 
by Wayne State liiiversily Press. 

A]i,irt from her scholarlv interests. 
Williams is pleased to be at Maryland she enjoys being part of a public 
institution again, "'l feel privilegetl to be 
teaching and involved in a getieiaiioti 
that is changing the ediicatiomtl cur 

— Jfihii t'rif^ 

Call TEL-UM For Information on Emergenqr 
Weather Conditions 

Starting this semester, faculty, staff and students can call TEL-UM, 
the iinivLTsity's automatic phone service, for information on 
emergency weather conditions. Here's how: To access TEL-UM 
locally, dial ^S^-INFO; in Maryland, dial 1 (800) then 492-0703; 
outside Maryland, dial (301) 454-INFO. Once connected, listen to 
the message library, listen to the directions and push the required 
number [IW for Emergency Weather Conditions). TEL-UM operates 
24-hours, seven days a week for touch-tone phone users; 8:30 
a.m.-ll:30 p.m. for rotary phone users. Call the orientation office 
at 454-5752 or see the "Schedule of Classes" for more information. 

Promoting School-University Cooperation 

In an effort to stimulate and support campus- wide school/univer- 
sity cooperative proiects. Vice President and Provo,st J. Robert 
Dorfman has allocated funds to be awarded for proposals involving 
personnel from a school or school system in Marylatid and the 
University of Maryland at College Park. These funds will be 
allocated on a competitive basis for proposals submitted to the of- 
fice of school/university cooperative progratris by March 30. For 
further information, contact Marilyn Scannell, coordinator, at 


January 29, 1990 


Physical Plant Engineer is Free-lance Writer 

James E. Piper 

Three Named 

"Most Valuable Performers" 

Two Physical Plant employees and the 
director of the campus Instructional 
Television System were honorctl by 
(ioveriior William Donald Scliaeler and 
St;ite Secretary of Personnel Hilda Ford at 
the annual .Maryland State Employees 
t;onlereiice held December 12 at the 
Baltimore (^mneniion t'enter. 

.•\[ this conference each year, a state 
employee is selected as the "Most 
\aluable Performer" in each of eight it)b 
caiej^ories for stuie-wide recognition. 

Karen Russo, Office Supervisor III, 
was selected in ihe Office and Clcric;il 
category and Charles Kramer, 
M:iinten:mce Supervisor in the Ser- 
vice'Maintcnance c;ttegory. Arnold E. 
Seigel, director of ITV in the College of 
Engineering. w:ls selected in the Of- 
ficial s/AtI m i n ist rato rs ca tego r y, 

Uusso and Kramer were tiomln;ited by 
their immediate )r.s. The nomina- 
tion was approved antl endorsed by 
physical plant director Frank Brewer and 
entered in the state- wide ctimpetition. 

Riisso. supervisor of payroll services, 
has been with the university since April 
1981, Her mother, Emma Becraft, is a 
20-year veteran of the campus Office of 
the Bursar. Uusso lives in CaU'erton. 

Knimer. maintenance supervisor with 
Buildings ;iiKi Grounds Service, has been 
with UMCP since November 1977 He 
began as a grounds keeper and is now in 
ch;irge of pest control. Currently, he is 

ennilled in a special short course dealing 
with landscape plant integrated pest 
management offered by ihc entomology 
department. Until her retirement. 
Kramer's mother Louise Kramer 
worked in the Office of the Bursar am.! 
at one time served as acting Bursar 

Both Kramer and his two brothers are 
UMCP graduates; Kramer earned his 
bachelors' degree in general studies in 

-Seigei. who launched the campus' in- 
structional television system in 1980. liIso 
holds a bachelors degree from UMC^P in 
1944. He returned to College Park in 
l9"'-t as distinguished visting pRifes.sor of 
engincerini; after earning an M.S. degree 
from .\11T and a Ph.D. from the I'niversJ- 
ty of Amsterdam and working with the 
Navy. He has been a full-time member of 
the College of Engineering faculty for 1=^ 

In ;i letter congratulating the two 
Physical Plant employees Charles F. 
Sturt7,. vice president ftir administrative 
affairs, wrote: "To capture the highest 
recognition po.ssible for your classifica- 
tion within the State of Maryland 
deserves special thanks and best wishes 
from all of us at the University of 

Oitthok salutes these three "most 
valuable performers," ■ 

—liwi OttlVit 

James E. Piper, assistant manager, 
plant engineering imlt of the Department 
of Physical Plant, is the author of a 
science featiux* story that appeared in the 
tleceniber issue of Higblighls for 

Piper's article. "The Far-Out 
Telescope." acquaints young readers 
with the technology of the [iubble Space 
Telescope that is scheduled to be placed 
in orbit by the U.S. .space shuttle 

Piper, who joined the physical plant 
department in 19"8. is a free-lance 
writer. He was first published in 1 9^5 in 
the trade journal, Ihiildiiig Openiliitg 
Mdiitigi-Dii'iil He holds U.S. ;uid M.S. 
degrees in mechanical engineering (wm 
the University of Akron and is a licensed 
professional engineer. He is also a doc- 
toral candidate in education policy at 
College Park. His wife. Terry is a con- 
tract employee in the physical plant 
directors office. 

Piper says he regularly contributes ar- 
ticles to betw^een 1 and 1 5 publications 
and has had more th;in HKi articles 
published in trade journals and popular 
magazines. "I believe that young people 
have an interest and curiosity about 
science that needs to he developed," he 
says, "llightight.s is an excellent means 
of reaching them and helping to develop 
those interests by keeping them aware of 
new developments. ' ' 

lliiihli'libls. editetl for children frotn 
two U) twelve, has the largest circulation 
of any American children's periodical. 
More than I.^^ million copies of the 
monthly go to children's homes, 
schools, libniries and professional offices 
in the U.S. 

Piper, the father of nine-year-old Kelly 
and two-year-old Bobby, lives in Bowie 
where Ire tie votes much of his free time to 
his f;ivorite hobb\'— amateur astronomw 

Campus Briefed on Employee 
Compensation Study Now Underway 

A major study has begun that could 
result in significant changes in the way 
all classified, administrative and associate 
staff within the University of Maryland 
System are paid. 

The S" 1 9.000 system-wide employee 
compen.'^ation stud\ is being carried out 
by Mercer Meidinger Hansen Inc.. an in- 
ternational firm speciali/.ing In 
tioii and benefits consulting. 

The study docs not address faculty 

Earlier this month Braum Grocn, a 
representative of the consulting firm, 
briefcLl selected members of the College 
Park campus community and system 
staff on the study's process, 
methotlology. goals and timetable. 

The consultants' final report and 
recommendations are expected to be 
leady for Board of Regents considera- 
tion in March 1991. droen acknow- 
ledged that .some of the recommenda- 
tions could require action by the state 
legislature and that the fiscal itnpaci of 
those recomniend:itions might not be felt 
until I-Y 1993. 

The goal is to improve the system's 
effectiveness, productivity and efficien- 
cy." be said. He stressed that the study 
recommendations would not result in 
p;iy cuts or reductions for any university 

"This in not just another 'study" but ,i 
response to a Request for Proposal," 
notes Dale Anderson, director of person- 
nel at College Park, "It de;ils with how 
we will function as a university system 
in the future." 

Ciroen sal el the comprehensive study, 
which will lead to the development of a 
new compensation .system, will rely 
heavily on the opinions and input of all 
university employees. 

An "Employee Sen.sing Survey" was 
distributed system-wide to 10,000 
classified, adminisinitive and associate 
.staff in December. So far, Grocn says, 
some 6.000 questionnaires have been 
returned to Mercer Mcdinger Hansen. 
(All UMCP permanent employees except 
faculty received the survey form last 

Fifteen focus groups of between Iti 
and 15 employees were held on all cam- 
puses during January 10-11 12 at which 
time employees were interviewed by the 
consultants concerning their views on 
salary, work week, job evaluation and 
performance, and related issues, 

"This is not and will ntn be a 
secretive process,' Anderson says. All 
employees, he says, will have sufficient 
opportunities to make their views and 
opinions known, 

.According to Groen, the 18month 
study has six objectives. These include 
the development of a compen.sation 
philosophy statement, the selection of a 
job evaluation system appropriate for ;i 
university setting, and the development 
of a salary structure that takes into ac- 
ct>unt competition in the local, regional 
and national marketplace 

Other objectives are the development 
of performance-based methods for pay 
adjustment and variable compensation 
that might include cost-of-living in- 
creases, bonuses, or special fin.incial 
awards, the creation of jxilicies and 
guidelines for a performance appraisal 
program, and the development of a 
method for administering the program 
;ind an on -going mechanism for com- 
mtaiicating to I'M system employees 
what it means, how the changes will 
work and when they will take place. ■ 


January 29, 1990 

College Park Featured as National 
Model in Women's Equity 

The University of Maryland at College Park was highlighted as a 
national model for enhancing the status of women in higher educa- 
tion as part of the annual meeting of the Amcricim Council on 
Education held this month in ^'ashingt<in. D.C. The university was 
selected as the sole institution in the nation to have supported a 
comprehensive pkmning effort to increase participation nf women 
in academic life by allocating substantial resources, more thun 
S4tM>,(K)0 over a three-year |:>eriod. President William E Kirwan 
was a featured speaker at the event. 

Get Your Tennis Game in Shape Before Spring 

Did you ever wonder what happens to the tennis bubble when 
the tennis team finishes fail practice? Well, the answer is that for a 
while, faculty and staff have the opportunity lo reserve prime time 
on the indoor courts. The hours between 12 noon and 6 p.m. are 
now available— and will be until April— at di.seouni rates. Call 
4')4-S742 to reserve your time— and get your game in shape for the 
outdoor tennis season. 

Police Department Establishes Complaint Policy 

In an effort to improve the quality of 
police service on campus, university 
Police Chief Kenneth \V. Krouse has 
established a policy for the timely in- 
vestigation and resolution of citi7,en com- 
plaints concerning possible misconduct 
of university police officers. distributed complaint fonn.s 
and information about the policy in mid- 
December to several areas of eampus. 

.%:cording to a "complaint" is 
any report by a citii^cn alleging poor ser- 
vice, brutiiliiy or unprofessional conduct 
on the part of any employee of the 
Police Department. This does not in- 
clude disputes that would be handled by 

the courts, such as traffic or parking 
violations, says Krouse. 

"When I became chief in July (1989]. it 
became clear to mc that there was a 
need in this tlctxirtment and the campus 
community for a clear-cut complaint 
polity. At the time there was a badvlug 
of cumplaini.s that had not been in- 
vestigated or resolved. This new policy 
will bring about greater respon.siveness in 
dealing with these matters." he says. 

Complaints may be filed in person, by 
muil or by phone. "I suggest the form he 
filed in person at the police station." 
Krouse sa\-s, "We have found that per- 
siinal eonhiet with the on-duty super- 

Dorfinan on Diversity 

J. Robert Dorfrrtan 

continued from page I 

need understanding and rcpeet Injvcr- 
sities h:\\x been in the forefront uf the 
battles for minority rights of expression 
and improvement Our job is to make 
the university an instrument of social 

This year, over twn percent of our 
undergraduates are from enuniries other 
than the Inited States— from approx- 
imately lio diffcreni countries 
Therefore, we are a microcosm of the 
larger world, and as such, it is pan of 
our responsibility as .scholars and 
students to scixe the opportunity such 
diversity brings us. 

.Ys many of you know both ilie 
l-uhdnwDWHl flan for (jiilege P.irk, the 
blueprint for our becoming a really first- 
rate institution, and the so-called fcase 
Report, a plan for undergraduate educa- 
tion, articulate our goals to promote 
awareness of appreciation for, and true 
understanding of the diverse cultures 
represented on this campus. These goals 
are part of what we are and pan of what 
we hope to become. 

S|>ecincally, the EuhcDKement Ptati has 
as one of its goals "Tcj create a campus 
environment and academic communitv 

iliat foster intellectual and personal 
gniwih. appreciation fur diversitv. and 
understanding of differing cultures. ' 

One wa\ we plan m do this is tu in- 
clude a general education rei|uirenieni ot 
ai leasi une course speeincally focused 
on issues nf ethnicity, nice, gender, ot 
nonwesiern peripeetives. The 
undergraduate education plan we arc 
presenth implementing recngni/cd that 
'Since we live in a steadily shrinking and 
inter dependent world, a "global village' 
increasingly aware of the dangers of 
chauvinism or parochialisni of .my kind, 
it is essential ihat College Park graduates 
leave having taken at least one course 
that will alert them lo areas ;md energies 
oiher than those dominant in the iiatli- 
tional western culture 

Students already have the oppiirtuniiv 
to fntk)W curricula that focus on scnerai 
different cultures, thn)Ugh the AtVo- 
American. Asian, and Women's 
Studies Progctnis. the Jewish Studies Pro- 
gram, and the various language pn)gninis, 
including the Lmguage House, and we 
have plans eventually to build an Interna 
lional House College Pirk !» a sm.ill cin 
At any lime, the cultLiral calendar shows 
opportunities to take advantage of this 
environment I.i\ing here is u unique op- 
portunity U) sample differeni cultures. 

But access to information or classroom 
discussions is not really enough lo 
develop solutions lo cultural conflicts. In 
addition to teaching and learning about 
cultures different from our own, we 
must develop empathy and understan- 
ding. That [he campus comimmity 
possesses qualities I don't doubt. I 
think of the crisis in C^hina last June and 
the truly incredible support exhibited by 
all the members of the campus com- 
munity for resident Chinese students and 
their families. 

We are ready to show our essential 
humanii) in a crisis: we must make such 
acts intrinsic to our everyday life We 
cannot be true to our quest for 
knowledge and intellectual integrity 
without exploring all the possible ap- 
proaches and ctm texts for knowledge 
that diversity opens up to us, I 

visor helps to resolve many questions 
regarding the handling of a complaint." 

In all eases, Krouse says, he will ntitify 
complainants in writing that he is per- 
sonally reviewing cases and directing 

Krouse explains that copies of a com- 
plaint will go to the accused ofriccr and 
to the department's Internal .\f fairs Divi 
si on. 

In minor cases, complaints will be 
handled by supervising officers and the 
investigation coordinated by Internal Af- 
fairs, Krouse say.s. More serious eases, 
such as brutality accusations, will he in- 
vestigated by Internal Affairs. 

"We have a Luget date of '■Hi days to 
complete each investigation— this is 
usually ai.tec]uate,"' Krouse says. 

After an investigation is completed, the 
complainant will be notified of its out- 
come Krouse .says there are four terms 


Computer Vision for 

A^.riel Kosenfeld, director of the 
Center for Automation Research, and a 
world-renown expert on the theory and 
application of computer vi,sion. will 
discuss "Computer Vision for Managers; 
\Nhere Are We?' January .■M and 
Feliruary I The presentation is part of 
an ongoing scries of short, professional 
development courses produced by the 
I niversit> of .Maryland Instructional 
Television System and distributed na- 
tional h \ia saiellite The cost of the 
presentation is Si^i) per person. Por 
more details, call lT\"s professional 
development assistant at rT-^-SSKK 

BasiU Elected IEEE Fellow 

\'ictor Basili, who holds a joint ap- 
pointment as pnifessor with the Institute 
for Advanced Computer Studies at 

used to explain the results of an in- 
vestigation: "I'nfounded'— the alleged act 
did not occur or failed to involve police 
personnel, t-xonerated'- the allegetl act 
did tjccur but w^is justified, lawful or 
proper; "Not Sust:tincd'— there was in- 
suftlcient evident e to elearh' pro\'e or 
di.sprove the allegatifin; and. "Sus- 
tained"— evidence substantiated the 

According to Krouse, if the act is sus- 
tained, disciplinary action will be taken 
"appropriate to the situation." 

Krouse says the new policy has two 
advantages: "It will demonstrate to the 
campus community that the department 
is responsive to its need for quality 
police service, and it will ensure in- 
dividual officers with complaints ag;iinst 
them that a timely investigation and fair 
lesoluiion will result." ■ 

—I'iiriia ViiiHintii 

Maryland (CMIACS) and the Deparimem 
of C.omputer Science, has been elected a 
l-'ellow of the Institute of tileetrical and 
1-lectronics Hngincefs (IKKKl. His election 
to the prestigious post was effective 
January I . 

Basili. immediate past chair of the 
computer science department, was cited 
'for (.ontrihutions to .software t|ua!ity 
and productivity." He is currently editor- 
in-chief of the n-T'"K Trciitsadiintf ht 
Siifliiiiiv /■'ii}ii>iivnii}> and treasurer of 
the Computitig Rescarcit Board. 

MBA Student m "Utopia 

Tenor Rub liarefield, a scconti year 
.MBA student in the (a)llege of Business 
and .Management, .sang the lead in 
Ciilhert and Sullivan's "(topia Limited" 
performed by the \Nashington Savoyards 
Januarv l(i-li< at the Duke Mllington 
School for the Performing Arts. 

School/University Cooperation Discussed 


Paula Bagasao, director of the National Project in Support of Academic Alliances of the 
American Association for Higher Education, recently addressed ttie UMCP Commission on 
School/University Cooperatioti, Pictured from left to right are Joanne Goldsmith, commission 
chair, Muriel Sloan, assistant vice president for academic affairs, President William E, Kirwan, 
and Bagasao,