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V>liime 4, Number 16 

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Costello Appointed New Vice President for 
Institutional Advancement 

■ ■ rcsidt'n: William E. Kirwan 

m,^ has selected fcithryn R. 
■ CosKllo as Coilejic Parks 

,JL new vJLT presideni for in- 

stitutional advancement. Currently the 
vice president for puhlic al'lairs at The 
University of Texas .Southwestern Medical 
Center at Dallas. tAJStello has a national 
reputation for her ability to build 
successful advancement prograni.s 
and manage major fund raising 

As vice president, she will be the 
highest ranking woman administrator at 
the university 

In announcing Costcllo's appointment 
as College Parks chief advancement 
officer Kirwan said. "The university has 
made enormous strides over the past 
decade, and with the increased funding 
support from both the pubiic and private 
sector called for in the universitvs 

Enhancement Plan, College Park has the 
promise of becoming one of the very 
best public universities in the nation 
within the next ten years. 

Kitihy Costello will he a major asset 
for the institution during this critical 
time in our history. She possesses 
preci.scly the qualities of leadership and 
the solid .senior management exjKrienee 
in every aspect of institutional relations 
that we were seeking in a person to fill 
the position. Her extensive advancement 
knowledge and superb management skills 
will he invaluable in helping us expand 
our relationships and service to alumni 
and donors, legislators, the corporate and 
government communities, students and 
their parents, and citizens of the state. 
We are delighted to welcome her to our 
campus conimtmity." 

continued on page 3 

Study Indicates Female Fa:ulty 
Salaries Improving 

The university has released its FY H9 
Salary Review that describes the results 
of the 1989 salary review process- 

As in prior years, college review com- 
mittees appointed by the deans reviewed 
the salaries of selected female faculty 
members in relation to the salaries of 
comparably situated men. As a result of 
the review, special merit adjustments 
totaling 529,266 were awarded to 19 
wtimen. Four men received special merit 
adjustments totaling 86,8^2. 

"The university has a total commit- 
ment to achieving faculty .salary equity 
and [o a policy that salaries be determin- 

ed .solely on the contributions and ac- 
complishments of individual faculty 
members," said President William E. Kir- 
wan. "Each year we monitor the salary 
process with great care. Our goal is tt) 
ensure that fairness and equity prevail." 

The report also includes the results of 
a .statistical study conducted by the Of 
ficc of Institutional .Studies that com- 
pared the actual salaries of women facul- 
ty with salaries [ircdictetl on the basis of 
male faculty members' salaries. The 

continued on page 8 

Ridufd Leakey To Speak Feb. 8 
on Human Origins 

V Intcmiuionally known paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey will present it 
iecmre on the "Origins of Humankind' at 5.'50 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 8, in the 
Center of Adult Education Auditorium. 

Tbrrjugh his vvorld famous disco^'eries of skulk and skdctons milliotLs i>f 
years old, Lcakej' has made lm[X)riant contributions to the study of human 
oftgltfe. A nutive of Kenya, Leakey has ser\'td for 2U years as the director of 
that countrj'\s museums. 

His lecture is part of the Graduate Schail's 1989-90 Utstinguished lecture 
Scries. The series is bringing experts from a variety of fiekis to College Park 
K) present lectures on tlic subject of ''Origins." 


what Makes a Good 
Sdentiflc Theory? 

Brush examines prediction vs. 

Kathryn Coalello 

New System PoUdes Provide Increased 
Tuition Benefits for System 

College Park employees, along with 
their spouses and dependent children, 
would receive addiiiimal tuition benefits 
under a recently approved change in the 
I iiiversiiy of Maryland Systems tuition 
remission policies The new policies will 
gt) into effect July I. 1990, and will be 
reviewed by July 1, I99,V 

At its January II meeting, the Board of 
Regents approved policy changes that 
would offer similar tuition remission 
benefits to employees throughout the 
System. Institutions currently offer vary- 
ing tuition rcniis.sion according to 
policies that were in place before the 
Iniversity of Maryland System was 
created in !9««. 

The new policy would grant tuition 
remission for tw-o courses -up to .seven 
credit htiurs per semester— for all full- 
time employees, t'ollegc l^rk employees 
currently are eligible for tuition remission 
of four to six credit hours per semester, 
tlepending upon their classification. 
Remission of tuition for sjhhiscs and 

dependent children will be subject to in- 
stitutional caps, based on the total 
number «)f credits for which one-third 
tuition (or for the former Hoard of 
Trustees institutions, iiill tuition} was 
remitted by the in.stitutitm for fall 
semester 1989 Spouses and dependent 
children of (College Park employees 
whose service licgan before January 1. 
1990 would be eligible for full tuition 
remission for both graduate and 
undergraduate [programs ai any System 
insiitution. subject to the institutional 
cap and satisfaction of regular institu- 
tional and program admission re- 
quirements. Currently, the spouses and 
dependent children of College l^.irk 
employees receive a one-third tuition 
reduction only at institutions that were 
part of the former University of 

The latter i>enefit will not extend fully 
to the spouse and dependent children of 

continued on page 3 


Theater for Area Higji 
School Students 

.Special performance of Tire Crucible 


Endowed Chair for World 
Peace Established 

To be funded t)\- Bithai Communitv. 



February 5, 1990 

Capitol Hill Reception Set for Seminar Fellows 

The 20 fellows taking part in tlic 1990 Seminar on the Foreign 
Policy Prtjcess olTerecl by the School of Public Affairs w'ill be 
guests at a recepticm in the Mans held Room of the U.S. Capitol. 
Thursday, Feb, H. Senator Paul Sarbancs will greet the fellows and 
offer opening remarks. !n 198^. with support from the Ford Foun- 
dation, the .school established the six-month seminar to provide 
mid-career professionals from around the world with a better 

understanding of the D.S, foreign policymaking process. Fellows in 
the 1990 include government officials, scholars, and jour- 
nalists from H countries. All have and interest in both 
economic and security is.sues. School of Public Affair.s Profcs.sor 
l.M. "Mac" Destler directs the Seminar on the Foreign Policy 


Successful Predictions of Elegant Explanations— 
What Makes a Good Scientific Theory? 

^B s Voyjigcr 11 approached Ncp- 
/[ tune, physicists, a.stronomers 

/ I and chemists had an ex- 
-*. ^. cdlent opportunity to test 
their theories abtiut the planet. They 
could make predictions about the planet 
based on their theories, and with the 
data Voyager collected, scientists could 
see if their predictions, and therefore 
their theories, were successful . Hut is a 
correct prediction the mo.sE important 
criterion for a good .scientific theory? 

Not necessarily, says Stephen G, Brush, 
a professor in the Department of History 
and in the Institute for Physical Science 
and Technology In an article in the 
December 1 issue of 'Sciena- magazine. 
Brush argues that while predictive ralue 
is one way to judge a scientific theory, 
scientists by no means con.sider it the 
major criterion for a good theory, 

.•According to Brush, many phik)SO- 
phers of science such as Karl Popper 
as.sert that prediction is an essential 
fimction of scientific theories and that a 
successful prediction made before a fact 
is known is stronger e\idencc for the 
theoi%' than explanation of a pre\iou.sly 
known fact. 

Popper him.self came to this conclu- 
sion after Einstein, using his general 
theory of relativity suece.ssfully predicted 
gravitiitional light-bending during an 
eclipse in 1919. Popper believed that this 
forecast "proved" Einstein's theory never 

Stephen Brush 

mind the other phenomena that Einstein 
was able to explain with his theory, such 
as the ad\"ance of the perihelion of 

Even though philosophers such as 
Ptjpper maintain that .successful predic- 

tion gives credibility to a theory Brush 
says that scientists themselves do not use 
this same criterion to test the validity of 
a theory Brush examined the physics 
and astronomy literature that argued 
whether or not to accept the theory dur- 

ing the ten )thts after the 1919 

In his analysis. Brush found that scien- 
tists exiitnining the theory do not give 
greater weight to the prediction of light- 
bending over the eieduc lions of known 
facts such as Mercury s orbit. In fact, the 
scientists used the ^'ord "prediction" to 
mean not only forecast of a new fact but 
also the deduction of a known fact. This 
in itself implies that novelty is not of 
greater significance. Brush says that the 
explanation of Mercury's orbit is the 
most important evidence for Einstein's 
theory because it successfully explained 
the phenomenon that other theories had 
failetl to explain for decades. 

Brush says that the import;ince of a 
successful prediction is favorable publici- 
ty for the theory, In the case of Einstein, 
his successful prediction of light-bending 
forced scientists to consider seriously his 
general theory of relativity, which other- 
wise might have been swiftly rejected or 
ignored. Einstein's prediction put his 
work high on the scientific agenda, hut 
it was the theory's ability to explain 
known facts that kept it on tlie agenda. 

Brush's research is supported by a 
grant from the National Science Founda- 
tion. ■ 

^iin Ikirkh'v 

"National Needs" Fellowships Support Graduate Work in Critical Areas 

A three-year program now entering its 
second year is providing fellowship sup- 
pt)rt for P graduate students in four 
critical research areas that have a signifi- 
cant shortage of engineers with advanced 


Outlook is the weekly tacu Sty-staff newspaper 
serving the College Park campus community. 

Reese Deghom, Acting Vas President (or 

InstitLitonal Advancement 
Ro/ HIebert, Difsclor of Public Inlormatton & Editor 
Unda Frecfnan, Productior Editor 
Jan BarMey, Brian Suaek, John Fritz, Lisa Gregory, 
Torn Otwell & FaHss Samarrsi, Staff Writers 

Stepfwn A, Oan-ou, Design & Coordination 
John T, Consoli, Photography Coordinator 
Heather Kelly, Vivlane Mortt7, Chris Paul, 

Design e, Production 
Al Oanegger & Larry Crotrae, Contributing 


Letters to the editor, story suggestrons, campus infor- 
mation & calendar rtems are vrelcorne. Please submit 
all malefiai al least three weeks before the Monday of 
publicatkin Send it to Roz Hiebert, Editor Ovttoolf. 
2101 Tumef Building, through campus mail or lo 
Urrversity Of Maryland, Ckillege Park, MD 20742. Our 
telephone number is (301)454-5335. Our electronic 
mail address is outkxjk® presumdedu. 

degrees and for which the College of 
Engineering has outstanding resources 
and personnel. 

The four areas are hypersonic 
techn<itf)gy microclectrtmics, robotics 
and advanced materials. 

The purpose of the program is to pro- 
\ide fellowships to assist graduate 
students of superior ability who 
demonstrate financial need, in order to 
sustain and enhance the capacity for 
teaching and research in areas of national 

Funded through a S 592, "'50 grant from 
the I'.S. Department of Education's 
"Graduate Assistance-Areas of National 
Need" program, the College Park pro- 
gram wus one of only ten awarded to 
schools of engineering. A total of .^40 
proposals from around the country were 
submitted; 42 were funded. College Fark 
ranked third in the competition for fun- 

Matching funding for three minority 
feUowships and tuition w;iivers from the 
Graduate .School were a significant factor 
in securing the grant, notes Ainde Woide- 
Tinsae, professor and director of graduate 
studies in the Department of Civil 
• Wblde-Tin.sae is the principal investi- 
gator and project director .of the Na- 
tional Needs program. He is also a 

member of a task force charged with ad- 
vising the Dean on ways to increase the 
number of L',S, citizens in the graduate 
engineering program at College Park and 
has participated in the college's on-going 
efforts to recruit minority sttidcnts. 

Twelve of the National Needs Fellows 
received lull fellowships, iwv had partial 

The Office of the Dean of Engineering 
has been particularly committed to in- 
creasing the number of minority antl 
women enrolled in the graduate pro- 
gram. Four of the Naijonal Needs Fellows 
are women and 111 are minorities. 

The primary concerns with respect Id 
the supply of doctoral IltcI talent in 
engineering nationwide are the declining 
interest in doctorates on the part of F'.,S. 
students with engineering bachelor 
degrees, and a growing dependence on 
foreign graduates of U,S, institutions. 

Each of the four areas of special exper- 
tise at College Park is fully staffed and 
fully operational, each is engaged in ac- 
tive research, and well supported with 
external sponscjred funding, and all are 
on the cutting edge of technological 
need and future developments. ■ 

—Ihm Otiivll 

Amde Wolde-Tinsae 

NAS Solicits Applications for Research 
in USSR and Eastern Europe 

The National Academy of Scicncus Ls accepting applications from 
facility nicmbLTS and postgraduates in virtually all fields to make 
short-term (one-two month) and long-term {three- 12 month) 
research visits in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in calendar 
year 1991. Placement must be at institutes of Acadetny of Sciences 
in the USSR, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and the GDR. Placement 
may be at Academy or non-Academy institutions (such as univer- 
sities) in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia. Twenty-five 
percent of the money has been set aside for tiie Young In- 

vestigators Program specifically for scientists who have received 
their doctorates within the past six years. Also, faculty may apply 
for Project Development visits that are two-week visits to take 
place between April and December 1990. These visits are spon- 
sored by the National Science Foundation and are intended to give 
U.S. researchers the opportunity to develop concrete plans with 
Soviet and East European counterparts for long-temi cooperative 
research, The deadline for receipt of all application materials is 
February 28, 1990. For more information, contact NAS directly at 
554-2644 or the Office of US-USSR Academic Joint Ventures on 
campus at 454-.566fi 


February 5, 1990 

Global Change Lecture Series to Feature 
Prominent Scientists 

^B free lecture scries, "The 

/ I Science of Global Change," 
^^^1 is being presented to the 
^L JL general public this .semester 
by the Dept, of Meteorology. The scries, 
intended to provide a comprehensive 
view of a clranging globe, includes lec- 
tures fur general audience.5 by interna- 
tionally distinguished scientists. 

"These lectures have been designed to 
give the public an awareness of the 
lems affecting global climate," says Anan- 
du Vernekar, professor and acting chair 
of the Dept, of Meteorology. 

"The public must understand the 
issues invoking global change," he says, 
"These are crucial issues that, in the 
long-run, will affect all humanity. The 
public must play a role in the decision- 
making addressing global 
change. This lecture series can help 
create an informed public," 

According to \'ernckar, the scientists 
who will present these lectures are 
among the most noted experts in their 
fields and represent each of the com- 
ponents of global change science, "The 
public will receive accurate information 
from the very people who anah7.e the 
problems." he sa\s. 

The first lecture of the ,series. "Global 
Change: Is the Sky Really Falling This 
Time?," was given Jan, 25 by Dr. 
Charles Ho,sIer, senior vice president for 
Research and dean of ihe Graduate 
.School, Pennsylvania State L'niversity. 

All of the following lectures begin at 
8 p,ra, in the Auditorium of the Adult 

Education Center ai L'niversity Boulevard 
and Adelphi Road. 

Monday, Feb. 12: "Atmospheric 
Greenhouse and Climatic Change: 
Scientific Knowledge and Societal 
Responses" by Prof. Bert Bolin, Dept. oi 
Meteorology. University of Stockholm, 
Arrhenius laboratory. Stockholm, 
Sweden. Bolin will discuss tlie effects of 
human-generated greenhouse gases on 
worid temperature. He will explain 
preventive measures that will need to be 
taken to put global climate back on 

Thursday, March 15; "Outstanding 
Problems in Atmospheric Chemistry, In- 
cluding Strato-spheric Ozone Depletions" 
by Dr. Paul J. Crutzen, director. Division 
of Atmospheric Chemistry, Max Planck 
Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, F.R. Ger- 
many. Crutzen, Dixcorer magazine's 
Scientist of the Year in I9H4, will di.scuss 
ozone depletion and ways humanity can 
curtail activities that cause the gases that 
contribute to this problem. 

Thursday, April 19: "Chaos and the 
Climate" by Prof. Edward Lorenz. pro- 
fessor emeritu.s, Ma.ssachusetts Institute 
of Teehnok)gy, Cambridge, Lorcnz will 
speak abt)ut the chaotic nature of the 
climate system. He will consider the im- 
plications of chaos on anticipated global 

Thursday, May 17: "The Role of 
Oceans in Climate and (;iimatc Change" 
by Prof. Cad Wunsch, Cecil and Ida 
Green profcs.sor. Center of Meteorology 
and Physical Oceanography, Massacbu- 
.setts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. 

Wunsch will discuss the problems of 
understanding the oceans" roles in a 
changing global climate. He says there is 
currently little understanding of ht)w the 
oceans operate and, therefore, no con- 

vincing way to determine future weather 

For more information about the lec- 
ture .series, call 4'i4-852l or 4*54-2*708. ■ 
— Fariss Saintitriii 

Costello Heads Institutional Advancement 

continued from page I 

Costello was selected from among a 
total of 80 candidates, says journalism 
dean Clleghorn. who headed the 
national search that began last August 
after A. 11. (ikid) Iklwards resigned to 
t;ike on a similar posititm at the Univer- 
sity of Arkansas. At that time. Kirwan 
appointed Cleg horn to head the search 
committee as well as to fill the job of 
acting vice president for institutional 
advancement while also remaining as 
journalism dean. Cleghorn will continue 
to head institutional advancement until 
April 1 when Co.stello will assume her 
new position. 

As College Park's chief advancement 
officer, (.Aistello will he one of four vice 
presidents and a member ot the presi- 
dent's cabinet. She also will become a 
senior officer in the University of Mary- 
land l-oLindation, a non-pnifit foun- 
dation established to support the univer- 

As just the second \'ice president for 
institutional advancement in ('o liege ftirk 
histor\'. (Costello will oversee an office 
that has grtjwn in five years from the old 
Office of L'niversitv Relations into a unit 

that now has an annual operating budget 
of nearly S2 million antl an advancement 
staff of almost forty peo]"ile. The office 
includes five departments: the Develop- 
ment Office, currently at the S^l million 
mark in completing a five-year SIOII 
million capital campaign; Alutnni Pro- 
grtim.s. an office that represents over 
163,0(11* College Park alumni; (.Ireativc 
Services produces a wide variety of of- 
ficial campus publications ;ind designs 
printed materials for many departments: 
Public Information, the office responsible 
for implementing the university's jiublic 
relations and media relations programs 
;ind producing (iiitlooh, the weekly 
faculty/staff newspaper; and Special 
Events, an office that manages over 80 
campus events annually, including com- 
mencement and the faculty-staff 

Costello's background includes exten- 
sive experience in all aspects of advance- 
ment. She has been vice jiresident for 
public affairs at UT Sotiiliwe stern Medical 
center at Dallas since 1986. Before that, 
she served as vice presitlent for universi- 
ty relations at SoutJicrn Methodist 

L'niversity for four \'ears and prior to 
1982 was ;i.s.soeiate vice prcsiclent for 
university relations at Vandcrbili Universi- 
ty and assistant vice president for 
medical affairs at Vanderbilt l'niversity 
Medical center. Her background also in- 
cludes experience :is senk)r as.sistant tiv 
the mayor of k'xington. Kentucky and 
TV producer and sttition manager 

She has won numerous av^ards and 
honors from such jirofcssional associa- 
tions as the Council fitr Advancement 
and Support of Education (CASE) and the 
Public Relations Society of America 
(PRSA) and is a frequent speaker on 
strategic planning, public relations, 
development, and marketing issues for 
profession;il and civic organizntions. 

A Georgia native, Costello received her 
B.A. (196.^) and M.A. (19^5) in Com- 
munication from ilie University of Ken- 
tucky ;m(.i has done post-graduate study 
at Vanderbilt L'niversity She is married to 
Dr. Dtiniel E. Costello, associate dean of 
SMU's School of Business, and has twin 
sons ol' college age. ■ 

— Roz liiebert 

Tuition Remission Policies 

contintted from page ! 

employees hired after January I, IWii. 
The spou.scs and dependents of ihrjse 
employees will receive tuition reniission 
only for the first undergraduate degree, 
and there will he restrictions on the 
choice of institution. 

In other action, the Finance Commit- 
tee of the Board of Regents approvetl ;i 
policy that would permit ttiiiion waivers 
for some talented Maryland high school 
graduates who decide to attend System 
institutions. Final Board ;iciion is ex- 
pected in February. 

,^s part of the plan, institutions could 
waive tuition fees for up to i.S percent 
of their best students, with each institu- 
tion deciding on the merii-hased criteria 
for the waiver. The proposal wotild pm 
vide benefits to as many as l,(v=) 
snnlents annually, system -wide. The pro- 
gram is designed to encourage the mo,st 
talented high school students in 
Maryland to stay in the state and attend 
one of the institutions in the University 
of Marvland Svstcm. ■ 


February 5. 1990 



Art Exhibition, featuring works by 
the University of lyarytand Art 
Faculty, ttirougfi Feb. 24, The Art 
Gallery, Art/Sociology BIdg, Call 
x2763 for info. 

Registration Closes, for free^row 
stiooting tournament; aerobics, 
water aerobics and fitness walking 
I starts today. Call x31 24 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, 

Ru^ell Mai1<er Biochemistry Lec- 
ture: "Who Discovered Penicillin? 
Common Fancies and Much Less 
Common Facts," Jeremy R. 
Knowles, Harvard U., 4 p.m., 1412 
Physics BIdg. Call X4114 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "State of 
the Department— Sermon on the 
Mount," Francis Gtouin, 4 p.m., 
0128b Holzapfel Hall. Call x3606 
tor into. 

Space Science Seminar: "Pickup 
& Thermalization of Newly Created 
Ions by the Solar Wind," Peter H. 
Yoon. 4:30 p.m.. 1113 Computer & 
Space Sciences BIdg. Call xCI359 
for info. 

Astronomy Talk/Slide Show: 
"Birth of Stars," S. Vogel, 8 p.m.. 
Astronomy Observatory. Cail xSOOl 
tor info. 

T U E 


Registration Closes, for league 
bowling, one-day tjowling touma- 
ment and table tennis singfes. Call 
x3124 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 j(4114 for info. 

Zoology Lecture: "Breeding 
System Evolution in Minuius. " 
Charles B, Fenster, noon, 1208 
Zoo/Psych. BIdg. Gall x320i for 

Intemational Affairs Lecture: 

"Science and Technology Policy in 
China," Madame Dong Guilan, Na- 
tional Research Center lor Science 
& Technology, China, noon, 1112 
A. V. Williams BIdg. Call x3008 for 

Department of Housing and 
Design Lecture; "Newsroom 
Technology for the Future," Jackie 
Green, USA Today, 2 p.m., 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hal), 
Cail X1543 tor info. 

Physics Colloquium: "Relaxation 
at the Angle of Repose and Other 
Dynamics of Sand Piles," Sidney 
Nagel, U. of Chicago, 4 p.m., 1410 
Physics BIdg. Call x3S12 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 x560S for info. 

Rim: "The Cotor Purpte," 7:30 
p.m.. Centre ville Hall, discussion to 
follow. Call X5605 for info. 

Cambridge Community 
Film; "Eyes on the Prize," 7:30 
p.m., Cumt)erland Hall, discussion 
to follow. Call X5606 for info. 

Rim; "Bill Cosby on Prejudice," 
7:30 p.m., Chestertown HafI, 
discussion to follow. Call x5605 for 


Hoff Theater Movie: "The 400 
Bfows" and "The Little Thief," Call 
X4987 for info.' 



Registration Begins, for team rac- 
quetball and badminton singles. 
Cail X3124 for info. 

Employee Development Seminar: 
"Performance Appraisal Seminar," 
William McCormick, Jr., 9 a.m. 
•4 p,m.. Maryland Room. Marie 
Mount Hall, $30. Call x48l 1 for 
info. " 

Campus Activtttes "Take Another 
Look Fair," 10 a.m.-4 p,m , Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Union. Call x5605 

for into, 

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 tor info. 

Research & Devefopment 

Meeting; "Development of ttie 
Campus Accountability Plan," 
l^cie Lapovsky. noon. 0106 
Shoemaker BIdg. CaJl x2932 tor 

Intemational Coffee l-lour, 3-4:30 
p m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call 
x4925 for into, 

SUPC Issues & Answers Lec- 
tures: "Removing Stress and ErTx> 
tional Barriers" and "The Impor- 
tance of Ancestral Worship," lyania 
van Zandt, 4^ p,m. & 7 p,m., 
21 1 1 Stamp Union. Cail x5606 for 

Men's Basketball: Maryland vs, 
Clemson, 7 p.m.. Cole Field 
House Call x2123 for info.' 

African American Studies Club 
Cultural Evening, 7 p.m., place 
TBA, Call x7665 for info, 

Hoff Theater Movie: "The 400 
Blows" and "The Little Thief." Call 
X4987 for info.' 


Chinese New Year Celebration, 
11 a,m.-3 p.m.. Grand Ballroom, 
Stamp Union Call x2801 for info. 

Graduate School Distinguished 
Lecture: "Origins of Humankind," 
Richard Leakey. Director of Na- 
tional Museums of Kenya, 3:30 
p.m.. Center of Adult Educatkwi. 
Call x2843 for info. 

Meteorok>gy Seminar: "Towards 
Monitoring Droughts from Space," 
G, Gutman. 3:30 p.m., 2114 Com- 

puter & Space Sciences BWg. Call 
X2708 for info. 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 

■Reliability Programs at the Air 
Force Institute of Technology," Ben 
Williams, Air Force Center of Ex- 
cellence for Reliability, 5:15-6:15 
p.m.. 2115 Chemical & Nuclear 
Engineering Bkjg. Call x 1941 for 

Black Coalition Lecture, featuring 
Kwame Toure on the struggle of 
Africans around the world, 8 p.m., 
place TBA. C^l x5605 for into. 

Hoff Ttieater Movie; 2nd Anima- 
tion Celebration. Call x4987 for 

AAUW Lunch Bunch, the female 
gender and math and science, 
noon, Rossborough Inn, Call x3022 
for info. 

Mentel Health Lunch 'N Leam 
Lecture: "Recent Findings in 
Research on the Treatment of 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder," 
Terri Pigott, NIMH. 1-2 p.m.. 3100E 
Health Center. Call x4925 for info. 

Concert, featuring the Aviv Quartet 
performing Mozart's Piano Quartet, 
K. 478 in G Minor, Moredechai 
Peter's Concertante and Faures 
Second Piano Quartet Op. 45 in G 
Minor, 8 p.m.. Tawes Recital Hall. 
Call x6669 for info. 

Hoff Theater Movie: 2nd Anima- 
tion Celebration Call x4987 for 

Men's Baskett>all: Maryland vs. 
Duke. 4 p,m,. Cole Field House, 
Call x2i23 for into.- 

Women's Basketball; Maryland vs. 
N.C. State. Cole Field House. Call 
x2123 for info' 

Artist Scholarship Benefit Con- 
cert: "Happy Birthday, Mozart," 
leaturing the UM Chorus pertomn- 
ing vocal chamber music by 
Mozarl and Haydn; Linda Mabbs, 
Edward Walters and Gerald 
Fischbach performing Mozart's 
Obligato Arias for voice, clarinet 
and violin; the UM Symphony Or- 
chestra performing the overture to 
the "Marriage of Figaro"; and 
pianists Anne Koscielny and 
Thomas Schumacher performing 
Mozarl s Double Piano Concerto in 
E Flat Major, K 365, S p.m.. Tawes 
Theatre, $10 standard admission, 
$7 seniors and students. Call 
X6669 for info,* 


Intramural One-Day Bowling 

Tounnament Call x3i24 for info. 

University Community Concert: 
Young Concert Artists 11: Ehc 
Rusi<e, French horn, program TBA, 
3 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall, $11 
standard admission, $8,50 seniors 


and students. Call x6634 for info.* 

Black Students of Ellicott Com- 
munity Film; "Blacks in White 
America, ' 8 p.m , Ellicott 7 
Lounge. Call x5605 for info. 

Hoff Theater Movie: 2nd Anima- 
tion Celebration. Call x4987 for 




Art Department Minorities & 
Women Lecture: featuring Sylvia 
Snowden, Washington. D.C, area 
painter. 12:30 p.m., Art/Sociology 
BIdg. Call x0344/5 for info. 

Department of Housing and 
Design Lecture; "An Interior 
Designer's Retrospective. 
1970-1990," Ken Murray, interiors 
Incorporated Washington, 1:30 
p.m,, Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall. Call X1543 for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, Featur- 
ing Charles F. Sturtz on 
the Facilities Master Plan 
3:30-6:30 p.m., 0126 Reckord 
Armory. Call x4549 for info, 

Panhellenic Council and Psi Phi 
Fratemity Play: "For Colored Girls 
Who Have Considered Suicide 
When the Raintxiw Isn't Enough." 
8 p.m., Hoff Theatre. Call x5605 
for into. 

Meteorology Department Public 
Lecture: "Atmospheric Greenhouse 
Gases and Climactic Change: 
Scientific Knowledge and Social 
Responses," Bert Bolin, U. of 
Stockholm, Arrhenius Laboratory, 8 
p.m., Auditorium, Center for Adult 
Education, Call xe321 or x270e for 


Registration Ends, for team rac- 
quetball and badminton singles. 
Call X3124 for info. 

Employee Benefits Orientation, 

10 a.m., Multi Media Room, Horn- 
bake Library. Call x6312 for info. 

Zoology Lecture: "Tbe Steward- 
ship Program of the Nature Con- 
servancy," Robert Unasch, Nature 
Conservancy, noon, 1208 
Zoo/Psych. BIdg, Call x3201 for 

Cultural Events Committee Lunch 
Concert, featuring the Latin 
American and Spanish music of 
David Burgess, noon-2 p.m., 
Stamp Union Atrium, Call x280l 
for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "What's New 
in QCD," Alfred Mueller, Columbia 
U., 4 p.m., 1410 Physics BIdg. Call 
x3512 for into. 

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

Cambridge Community Rim: "A 
Class Divided." discussion to 
follow, 7:30 pm,. Cambridge D 
Hall. Call X5605 for info. 

Black Student Union Forum: 

"The Blaci( Woman; Unity & 
Respect," leaturing a panel of six 
students, faculty and local Black 
women professionals, 7:30 p.m., 
Tydings Hall, Call x35e2 for info. 

Hoff Theater Movie: "A Dry White 
Season." Call x4987 for info.' 



Registration Begins, tor doubles 
table tennis. Call x3124 for info. 

French Department Lecture: "Les 
grandes Stapes de la litterature hai- 
tienne: Acculturation et decultura- 
tion," Marc Christophe, Howard U,, 
10 a,m., 2120 Jimenez Hall. Call 
x5605 for info. 

Counseling Center Lecture: 
"Blacks and Television Advertis- 
ing," Eugene Robinson, 11:30 
a,m.-l p.m., 0106 Shoemaker BWg. 
Call X5605 for info, 

Intemational Coffee Hour, 3-4:% 
p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call 
X4925 for info. 

Hoff Theater Movie: "A Dry White 
Season." Call x4987 for info.' 

• Admission chctrRe JBt thii ft'^T^ 


Calendar infomiation may tie 
sent to John Fritz, 2101 Turner 
Laboratory or (via electronic 
mail) to )lfritz@ 

Aduhs Health 8t Development 
Pn^ram Aimounces Openings 

The Adults Health and Development Prtjgram has openings for 
adults W and older. This ! 8 year- old health education and physical 
fitness prt>gram runs Feb. P-Apri! 28 on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. -noon. 
University and high school volunteers arc trained to work one-on- 
one with older adults in such activities as yoga, tai' chai, bowling, 
square dancing, games, weight training, etc. Spanish-speaking staff- 
ers arc available. Health topics include physicaf fitness, stress, in- 
telligent use of medications, hypertension, etc. Fee is !50 for the 
semester. Full and partial scholarships are available. Call 454-5295 
for more Information. 

Sign-Up For the Lifeline Fitness Club 

You can sign up now to be part of Campus Recreation Services' 
Lifeline Fitness Club. The Lifeline Fitness Club is a four-month self- 
directed program designed to help you start and stick to a regular 
aerobic exercise routine. Choose one of the ten approved activities 
and then exercise at your convenience. For each 15 minutes of 
continuous aerobic exercise, you receive one point. T-Shirts will be 
awarded to those who earn 100 points by May 31, 1990, lis free, 
so drop by the CRS Office (1 104 Reckord Armory} to register. Call 
454-3124 for more information. 


February 5, 1990 

The Crucible Will Be Educational Experience for 
High Sdiool Visitors 

^ t University Theatre's ]>erfor- 
/ [ mance of Arthur Miller's The 
^^^ Crucible Wednesday, 
^ JL Feb. 21, the emphasis 
will be on education as much as 

A-s part of an ongoing program, actors 
will present a special performance of the 
show at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 21 in Tawes 
Theatre for an audience of area high 
school students. 

When the students view the show, 
I hey will have already been prepped to 
look for the play's historical allusions 
and dramatic theme.H with the help of a 
study guide provided by the Department 
of Theatre After the performance, they 
will have the opportunity to question ac- 
tors, directors and .scene designers about 
the production. 

Since 19"'5. special performances for 
high school students have been held 
during the runs of most Tawes Theatre 
shows, says Tawes Theatre manager Hill 
Patterson. As many ;« 1 ,500 high school 
students visit the campus for each 

"The program serves several purposes. 
These performances give students a 
chance to sec quality theater at a 
reasonable cost; it puts our student ac- 
tors in front of a challenging audience: 
and it gives high school students an op- 
portunity lo sec our campus." Patterson 

"The Cmcihle. of course, is ideal for 
this kind of program." Patterson says. 
"The play is often taught in secondary 
schools. Not only does it imporiam 

moral questions and explore interesting 
issues, hut there's also a great deal of 
spectacle in the play." 

The study guide for the show was 
written was by Michael O'Hara, a 
graduate student in theatre history and 
criticism. In the study guide, O'Hara 
describes in detail the play's two major 
historical elements— the literal portrait of 
the nth century Salem wiich trials and 
the analogy to Joseph McCarthy's Senate 
hearings on communism in the I95()s. 
The narrative touches on such historical 
figures as McCarthy, Richard Nixon and 
Oliver Cromwell. 

In general, the students respond best 
tt) clas.sics tliai have a strong dramatic 
element, Pattersim says. 

Romeo and Juliet. Death of a 
Snleamati and shows like that have had 
an excellent response. Some of the 
musicals— /««s Christ Superstar, Fur lie 
and Little Shop of Horrors (last fall) — 
have also been very popular." 

While special performances are 
routinely presented with the run of the 
three shows held in Tawes Theatre each 
year, there are exceptions. Patterson 

Experimental or avant garde plays are 
sometimes judged to be of little interest 
to high school audiences as was the case 
with the 1 98H-89 production of the 
French absurdist play. The Umpire 
Builders. Other .scripts have been seen 
as inappropriate for the school audiences 
—as was the case several years ago with 
a show compiled from burlesque and 
vaudeville material . 

Happy Birthday, Mozart! 

W. A. Mozart 

Fur musicians and music lovers, 
Mozart's birthday is a moveable feast. Fits 
actual birth date is at the end of January, 
but most ma-iicians are delighted to 
celebrate it whenever their schedules 
permit them to perform his sublime 
music— and most audiences are equally 

A number of those performers' 
schedules arc coming together on Satur- 
day Feb. 10 at H p.m. in the Tawes 

Recital Hall, when the university's 
seventh annual "Happy Birthday Mozart ' 
concert will be presented. 

Pan of the Artist Scholarship Benefit 
Series, the Feb. 10 concert continues a 
ptjpular tradition of programs featuring 
university faculty in performance of 
works by Moziiri and his contemporaries. 

This year the musical treats will start 
with vocal and chamber music of Haydn 
and Mozart performed by the University 
of Maryland t;horus under the direction 
of Paul Traver. 

Conductor William Hudson will then 
lead the University of Maryland Sym- 
phony Orchestra in all-Mozart selections 
that showcase a variety of soloists. In- 
cluded will be two ohligato arias for 
voice and orchestra sung hy soprano Lin- 
da Mabbs, one with clarinet soloist F:d- 
ward Walters, one with violin soloist 
Gerald Fischbach; the Overture to The 
Marriage of Fiagro: and [lianists Anne 
Kosciclny and Thomas Schumacher roun- 
ding out the evening with the Double 
Piano Concerto in F-flai Major. K. 65. All 
.soloists arc on the music department 
faculty, and ail proceeds go towards fun- 
ding music scholarships. 

Tickets are SU) {$" for students and 
senior citizens), and include a reception 

In addition, there arc no special 
school performances of shows held in 
the 100-seat Theatre. The 
Pugliesc Theatre is simply too small to 
make the program worthwhile, Patterson 

Public performances of The Crucible 
are Feb. 15-18 and 11-1'\ in Tawes 
Theatre, lames A. Petosa, artistic director 

of the National Theatre's National Players 
Touring Company, is serving as guest 
director of the production. Daniel M. 
Wagner, a (College Park alumnus and 
Helen Hayes award winner, is the guest 
scene designer. 
For ticket Information call 454-220! ■ 

— Brian Biisek 

after the concert to meet the artists. For 
information call 4^4-6669. Fxpcrienced 
concert-goers know to move quickly on 
purchasing tickets: Mozart's birthday 
whenever it is celebrated at College Park, 
is always a sell-out. 

Concert-goers will aiso want to watch 
for two other potential .sell-out perfor- 
mances that will complete the 1989-90 
benefit series. The first is on March 2, 
when the Gtiarneri String Quartet is 
scheduled to perform. The t|uartet's 
members, who liave tauglii on the Col- 
lege Park faculty for the past seven years, 
have been making music together con- 

tinuously for 2*J years this season, an un- 
precedented partnership in the world of 
chamber music. 

The final concert of the series on May 
4 will feature Metropolitan and New York 
City Opera baritone Dominic, also 
a member of the mu.sic faculty He will 
be joined by William Hudson and the 
University of Maryland Symphony Or- 
chestra in a program of o|:)cratic selec- 
tions and lighter show tunes. Call 
454-66(i9 for information about tickets— 
before they get scarce— to these two up- 
coming attractioas. ■ 

—titida Freettuin 

Israeli Musicians Will Perform 
in Free Concert 

The .Aviv Quartet, a group of prize- 
winning visiting musicians from Israel, 
will perform a concert on Friday Feb. 
at S p.m. in 'liiwes Recital Hall. Here on 
the College l^rk campus as visiting ar- 
tists who have come to be ctiached by 
the tiuarneri String Quartet, the group is 
tr:iveling under the auspices of the 

American Israel Foundation. The quartet, 
consisting of a pianist, violinist, \'ioIi,st 
and cellist, will perform Morart's Piano 
Quartet in ti Minor, K. 4"8j Mordechai 
Peter's Concertonle and Fa u re's Sect)nd 
Piano Quartet, Op, 45 in G Minor. The 
concert is free and open to the public 
Call 454-6669 f(jr inl'ormmion ■ 

Fcbnutry 5. 1990 

Open Invitation to Participate in Workshop to 
Plan Education Conference 

A planning workshop for the College of Edueation's April 2 con- 
ference on "UMCP in the 199()s: Preparing for an international 
Decade" will be held Feb, 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Maryland 
Room of Marie Motmi Hall. J, Rohcrt Dorfman, academic vice 
president and provost, will address tlie planning workshop, which 
is open to any UMCP faculty member or administrator interested in 
helping plan the April conference. For more information, call 

Fitness Walking Returns to Rcckord Armory 

Campus Kecreaiion ."Services is once again offering its six-week in- 
stniciional program for faculty, .staff and students intere.sted in 
beginning a Illness walking regimen. Starting Feb. t, ihc free 
will meet Mon.. Wed., and Thurs, at noon. Those interested must 
register by Feb. 8 at the CRS Office (1 104 Reckord Armory). For 
more information, attend the Feb. 5 meciing at noon in 0112 
Reckord Armorv, or call the CRS Office at 4S4-3124. 


A Quest for Peace '|f 

University EstabMes Baha'i Chair for World Peace " 

Suh«tl Bushmi 

/n the midst of strife- ridden 
li-banon in the eady I98n.s. a 
poet and a political scientist 
found a "tmity of vision and 

Both men, Suheil Bushrui. now a 
visiting profc.wor at the university's 
Center for International Development 
and Conflict Management, and Ed Azar, 
the director for the Center for Interna- 
tional Development and Conflict Manage- 
ment, were working toward resolving the 
conflict that was tearing their homeland 
apart when they first met. 

They were soon to realize, ihough, 
that peace would first have to come to 
the world, before finding its way to 

This unlikely union would later result 
in the recent establishment of the Baha'i 
Chair for ^Xnrid Peace at the Cniversity 
of Maryland at College Park. 

The endowed chair, which will require 
51.500.000 to establish, will be dedicated 
to the advancement of knowledge in 
matters of conflict resolution and the 
prnmoiion of peace and pro.sperity 
thniughout the world. 

After their first meeting in [/.'banon, 
the paths of Bushrui and .\ar crossed 
once again in 1985 in England, where 
Bushrui was teaching at Oxford 

"As we talked," recalled Bu.shrui, who 
was raised in the Bahai faith, unlike A/ar, 
"we came to realize that peace for 
Lebanon was no longer an issue separate 
from peace in the world. There were so 
many conflicts in the workl and a need 
for universal peace and unity.' 

Azar urged Bushrui to come to the 
univcrsitj' to "work together for Ubantjn 
and the world.' 

Bushrui agreed. 

"I had no reservations whatsoever," he 
says. "1 regarded my purpose tjf being 
here at the university far more noble and 
satisfying than belonging to a university 
like Oxford." 

They were an unlikely, but determined 

"Fd underst;inds conflict and 
negotiations— how all of this is done." 
says Bu.shrui "As a poet, 1 know what 
can heal the human spirit. The arts can 
be used as a great force in bringing 
about peace in the world." 

Liter in 1985. Bushrui came to the 
universitv \Xhile liere, he and A?ar 
tieveloped a cot)pemtive prognim on 
cultures of peace and a summer program 
on poetry and tlie images of peace. 

That same year Bushrui also had the 
"privilege and honor" of translating into 
Arabic "The Promise of \Xbrld Peace.' a 
statement by the l'niver.-ial of 
Justice, the supreme governing body of 
the Baha'i faith. 

He shov^-ed Azar a copy. For the next 
three years the two men discussed the 
peace message of the Baha'is. 

Then out of the blue, the idea of 
creating a Baha'i Chair here seemed to 
be something Ed began to think about." 
says Bushrui. "VCc began to discuss 
it serirmsly. " 

The Baha'i faith, originated among the 
Shia Muslims in Iran in the 19tli century, 
emphasizes the .spiritual unity of 

Bnshrui's own father Badi', was raised 
by Abdul Balia. the son of the founder 
of the faith. 

"We believe that we can be different 
and w^ork together," says Bushrui. "'^'ou 
don't have to quarrel all the time if you 
arc different There are Baha'is in China. 
Japan. America. India and Africa, and 

they are united as whites, blacks, Jews, 
Christians and Muslims." 

According to Bushrui, the Baha'i 
religion believes that peace is a condition 
of mind and st)ul and that all peace .starts 
from within. 

"How do you expect people to feel 
healthy and have peace within, if their 
en\'ironmcnt is ugly and violent?" he 

After a committee representing the Na- 
tional Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of 
the L'niied States visited the I'.MCP cam- 
pits, an agreement was reached to 
establish tlie Baha'i Chair. 

"The committee saw the Center for In- 
ternational Development and Conflict 
Management and what it was trying to 
do, and they were very impressed." says 
Murray Polakoff. dean of the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

"They came away with the realization 
that this really is a university that 
believes in the mitigation of conflict." 
adds Polakoff 

The purpose of the chair is to conduct 
and publish research, design courses and 
cxjnduct seminars in the fields of Baha'i 
studies and wodd peace within an inter- 
disciplinary context; to initiate public 
fortnns for discussing the issues pro- 
posed in the Statement of the Universal 
House of Justice Faith, entitled, "The 
Promise of Wortd Peace;" and to 
establish academic linkages with and pro- 
vide technical assistance to Baha'i institu- 
tions in the fields t)f peace education 
and international development. 

Ed Azar 

Bushrui is currently the director of the 
Baha'i Chair for *brld i^'ace. 

The Baha'i f Community has already 
promised S3()(i.0()i) toward the chair. 

"The tuiivcrsity must be congratulated 
on liiis imaginative and innovative ap- 
proach in esuiblishing this link with a 
truly global society." says Bushrui. 

And the poet atrd political .scientist 
come one step closer to their dream — 
wtjrld peace. ■ 

A special presentation was made arourKJ 1916 to honor 'Abdul Baha whose philanthropic deeds saved thousands of lives during War World 
when he distributed thousands of tons of wheat to Middle East natiotis thai were sufferitig from severe famine. The above pteture shows 
the knighthood investiture ceremony in honor of Baha (sealed), with Badi Bushmi, Suheil Bushrui's father, holding the framed citation. 


February 5, 1990 

BSOS Seeks Nominations for Classified Staff 

The (;o!legc of Bthavioral and Social Sciences, which recognizes 
excellence in service from its classified employees through an an- 
nual awards programs, is seeking nominations of staff who slioiild 
be considered for this year's award. Anyone affiliated with the Col- 
lege Park campus, including supervisors, subordinates, peers or per- 
sons .served, may make nominations. The deadline is Feb. 26. Call 
Chris Wiihcrspoon at ■^54-5272 for information. 

International Travel Funds Available 

Funds are currently available to UMCP faculty to cover interna- 
lional travel costs for collaboration, such as joint research pro- 
grams, with professional colleagues at overseas institutions, Applica- 
tions can be obtained from the Office of Imernationai Affairs. The 
deadline for submitting the applications is Feb. 15. For more infor- 
mation, call 454-.3008. 


Elwood Gross: 

Recycling Program Is ffis Latest ChaUenge 

g^\ uring his 28 years as an 

m M employee on the University 

M M of Maryland at College Park 
* -^ campus. Elwood Gross has 
worked his way through the ranks, starl- 
ing out as an auto mechanic and retiring 
in 1^88 as assisiani director of Physical 
Plant in Building and General Services. 

He currently remains involved with 
tile imiversiiy as consultant for the cam- 
pus' recycling plan. 

As part of his duties as assistant direc- 
tor of general services, was in- 
volved with making arraiigemems for all 
the major campus activities, including 
concerts, commencement , registration 
and the occasional building dedication, 
along with loial campus responsibility of 

"It wasn't unusual to work three or 
four nights a v\'eek on a special event 
until two or three the next morning. " he 
recalls. "Then you had to be back at 
work the next day. Bui that's part of the 
price you pay. The end result is what a 
person decides he or she wants to make 
out of lifc." 

Gross' <!wn father worked on campus 
in dining services for 43 years. 

And alihough Gross has retired, he re- 
mains busy— making good u,se of his 
time and turning his attention to the 
pressing issue of recycling as a course to 
save the environ mem. 

When Maryland passed its own man- 
datory recycling law in I98H. Gnws 
stepped into his present role as consul- 
tant for the university's own recycling 

Elwood Gross 

"Several years ago 1 began looking in- 
to this issue while still an assLstant direc- 
u>r, ' he says. "And I began attending 
seminars and such." 

Besides being a consultant on the cam- 
pus' recycling project, which should go 

into action next fall under the supervi- 
sion of Phy.sical Plant, Gross is also a 
member of the state's recycling commit- 
tee which is developing a pilot program 
for all state de|xiriments. 

'By recycling we can save trees and 

will be able to reduce the amount of 
landfill space," says Gross, a native of 
College Park who enjoys being outside 
and fishing. "All the wedands in New 
York and New Jersey are filled with gar- 
bage, and wc keep dumping it into the 
ocean, as well. At some point this all has 
to end." 

Gross first began working for the 
university in the auto shop as an appren- 
tice in 1961 and was a full-iime auto 
mechanic from 1962 to 1968. 

He would go on to become a crew- 
shoji foreman at tlie motor pool from 
1968 lo 19^2. 

In 1972 he came to work at physical 
plant as supervisor for transportation. 
Three years later he was promoted to 
assistant superintendent for general .ser- 
vices and then superintendeni in I9W), 

Gross, v\'ho is also a real estate agent, 
says that he didn't necessarily plan to 
make his career on campus— it just .son 
of turned out that way. 

He says ilrai as a young man he had 
decided that at the age of .^5 he would 
decide whether to remain on campus or 

When he did reach his 35th birthday, 
though, he was the shop foreman at the 
motor pool, a time that he describes as 
"some of the best years of my life.' 

' ' I never had any idea of reaching the 
level of .superintendent or assistant direc- 
tor," he says. "You just go about your 
day-to-day activities. And I've been busy 
ail' my life." ■ 

— Lisa Gtvgvry 

Recycling Programs Are Catching On 

The ciispo.sai of solid waste is rapidly 
emerging as a major issue as existing 
landfills overflow and sites for future 
landfills ficcome scarce. 

One option is recycling. It's an option 
that is catching on in a big way. 

Last war the Maryland state legislature 
passed House Bill "'l-i which provides for 
the creation of an Office of Recycling 
w ithin the Department of luivironment. 
Among other things, the new law re- 
quires that by July I, sLite agencies 
develop a recycling plan that will reduce 
the stream of solid waste they generate 
for disposal by at least 20 percent. By 
January 1. 1992, each .state agency and 
unit of state government must implemeni 
its recycling plan. 

According to Elwood Gross, the cam- 
|ius recycling program will involw 
students, faculty and staff. It will include 
fi\'c general components: classroom and 
office buildings, composting, resident 
halls and apartments, dining halls and 
rcstiiu rants, and existing programs that 
recycle .scrap metal and \\^sie oil. Almost 
28 tons of recyclable waste is generated 
by the cam]>us rac/i day. 

tiross believes that first phase of the 
campus plan can begin by September 

with the campus-wide collection of high 
grade paper, aluminum cans and glass 
and could Lie fully implemented by 
spring 1991. The second phase of the 
plan— the collection of mixed papers 
such as cardboard, magazines, 
newspaiXTS. file folders, etc.)— could go 
into effect by fall 1991. 

One organixition that has been collec- 
ting and recycling campus-generated 
waste since VP2 is the all-student En- 
vironmental Conscr\'ation Organi/iition 
(ECO). Last year ECO recycled more than 
1 ,000 tons of materials at its campus- 
based Recycling Center. 

Keclaimed were some 560 tons of 
newspaper, 270 tons of glass, 60 tons of 
cardboard, 50 tons of computer paper, 
35 tons of high-grade paper, 12 tons of 
tin. jt tons of liimetal, and 10 tons of 

Much of ECO's recycling effort is car- 
ried out (Mi-campus, hut the center, 
located at Uossbo rough Line and Cam- 
pus Drive, is also open to receive 
materials from the College Park com- 
munity The bulk of the new,spaper and 
glass recyclables come from ihe coin- 
munity Recently ECO purchased a new 
glass crusher and a can crusher 

ECO says it is launching a dorm 
recycling program and will place 
aluminum can collection boxes in cam- 
pus residence hails. 

Gross says ECO will play a key role in 
helping devekip and implement the cam- 
pus recycling plan and will be involved 
in all phases of the project. 

Earlier this year the City of College 

Park itself began a pilot program of 
recycling. The program is aimed at 
reducing ihe amount of trash now going 
into county landfills by .^5 percent over 
the next five years. Residents taking part 
in the program separate paper bottles 
and aluminum which are picked up by 
country refuse trucks. ■ 

—Thm Oliivll 




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February 5, 1990 

Mefflorial Scholarship Funds Established 

William John Bailey, dS, a professor and research chemist in the 
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, died Dec. i"^ at a hospital in 
Honolulu after a heart attack. A memorial symposium in his honor 
will be held in August at the National Meeting of the American 
Chemical Society in Washington. DC. Memorial contributions can 
be made tt> the William J. Bailey Scholarship Fund, care of the 
Dept. of Chemi.siry. 

Norman R.S. Hollies, 67, a professor in the Dept. of Textiles and 
Consumer Economics, died of cancer Dec. "" at his home in Mon- 

tross, Va. after a long illness. A memorial service was held Dec. 9 at 
St, Luke's Episcopal Church in Bethcsda. Memorial contributions 
may be made to the Northern Neck Hospice, #10 Lancaster Dr., trv- 
ing'ton. Va. 22480 

Ralph D. Myers, 7" professor emeritus of physics, died at his 
home in (College Park Jan 6 after a long iJlness. A memorial service 
was held Jan 26 in Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions can 
be made to the Kalph D, Myers Scholarship Fund, care of the Dept. 
of Phvsics and Astronomy. 

John Bans to Hold Martin Marietta Chair in Systems Engineerii^ 

John Baras 

John Baras, professor of electrical 
engineering here who ha^; directed the 
university's Systems Res-carch Center 
since iis inception in 198^. has been 
named to fill the .Martin Marietta Chair in 
Systems Engineering. 

The appointment, effective Feb. I. was 

announced by George Dieter dean of 
the College of Engineering. 

Baras. an internationally rectjgnized 
authority in systems research, will con- 
liniie 10 direct the center until a new 
director is appointed. A naiionwide 
search will begin immediately to find his 

The Martin Marietta Chair was 
established by a Sl.^ million endowment 
fund from the aerospace systems and in- 
fortnatiun teehnt)Iogy company. Martin 
Marietta was the firsi industrial sustaining 
partner of the Systems Kesearch Center 

Throughout my career. I have 
henehtcd tnim the interaction and sup- 
port of many people; they should share 
the credit for this special recognition." 
Baras said. T would like to thank my 
studcnt.s, both in the cla.ssroom and in 
the research laboratory, for keeping me 
continuously challenged and active, 1 
have been fortunate to w(^rk with 
many distinguished faculty colleagues 
here at Marvland and elsewhere. 1 am 

Female Faculty Salary Study 

continued from page I 

study included 1,1)0" male and IKO 
female full-time instructional and 
research faculty who hofd doctr>ral 
degrees and the rank i>f professor, 
as.sociate or as.sistant professor 

It showed that for the \Hh women 
studied in I9SH, total actual salaries were 
$".')2i more than the predicted salaries. 
In 1987 women's total actual salaries had 
been 51733(1 less than predicted .\ctual 
salaries for women in the study popula- 
tion were an average l,(i percent more 
than their predicted salaries in 19HK, 
whereas they had been 3 percent less 
than their predicted .salaries in 198" 

For women who held the rank f)f full 
professor, actual salaries were 
smaller than their predicted salaries in 
both 198" and 1988. In 1987 the 39 
female professors total salaries were 
S7050 less than predicted, and in i9K8 
the iO professors' total salaries were 
519.-419 than predicted. .Actual 
salaries for female full professors In 1988 

were an average fl." percent less than 
their predicted salaries 

For female as.sociaie pn ife.ssors, total 
actual salarie.s were larger than their 
predicted salaries in both t9B" and 198H, 
Wimen associate professors' actual 
salaries were $4,890 more than predicted 
in 1988. 

For w<imen assistant professors, actual 
salaries were S 19,04^ more than 
predicted in 198H, whereas they had 
been SIS,]";) less than predicted in 198". 

Institutional Studies Director Marilyn 
Brown says. "The critical variables that 
describe faculty quality and productivity 
arc not easily quantified and are not ac- 
counted for in the statistical analysis 
However the college review- process does 
consider these variables. Because these 
and other important variables are not in- 
cluded in the statistical study, the salary 
differences found in the study must be 
interpreted carefully." 

For copies of the study, please call 
4'54-451i. ■ 

Indoor Air Quality Tksk 
Force Reappointed 

While the nature of indtwr air quality 
prf)blems in recent years has not been as 
urgent as when the Indoor Air Quality 
Task Force was initially formed. Charles 
Sturtz. vice president for administrative 
affairs, has decided to continue the 
gnnip as a precautionary mea.sure. 

Sturtz has reappointed Fmnk Brewer, 
director f)f Phvsical Plant, as chair Other 

members of the task force include Ted 
Allen. Piant Maintenance and Engineer- 
ing; John IJielec, Administrative Affairs; 
Edward Blackburn, Environmentiil Safety: 
Margaret [iridwell, Health Center; David 
Falk, .'Wademic Affairs; Ro/ Hi chert, 
Public Inlbrmaiion; Harry Kriemelmeyer, 
.Administrati\e Affairs: Terry Rtjach. 
k'gal Staff ■ 

thankful to all of them for fruitful col- 
labt>rations and 1 look forward to future 
ones. As Martin Marietta Chair holder, I 
plan, in addition to further research in 
systems engineering, to devote substantial 
time to innovative engineering education, 
especially undergnitkiatc. and to promo- 
teengineering and technology awareness 
to the .society at large." 

Baras lias been a member of the 
Department of Electrical Engineering t)f 
the College of Engineering and the Inter- 
disciplinary Program in .applied 
Mathematics faculty since 19"'.V He holds 
a B.S. degree in electrical engineering 
from the National Technical Tniversity. 
Athens, Greece, and M.S. and Ph.D. 
degrees in applied mathematics with a 
specialization in control and systems 
theory from Harvard Cniveisity 

He has worked on a great variety of 
topics in systems engineering, specifically 
in control, communication and relevant 
computer engineering problem.s and as a 
.scientist and engineer he has consistently 

strived to balance theoretical and applied 
research , 

■John Baras has demonstrated extraor- 
dinary entrepreneurial talent in the 
esublishmeni (jf the Systems Research 
Center at College Park. " said Dieter "At 
the same time, he has maintained an im- 
pressive record of research. It is rare that 
the skills of administration and scholar- 
ship are found in the same individual ' 

Esuhlished as one of the National 
Sciejice Foundation'.s original Engineering 
Research Centers, the Systems Research 
Center, in cooperation with Harvard 
University's fJivision of Applied Sciences, 
specializes in the design and develop- 
ment of realtime automation and infor- 
mation engineering systems. The center 
has an active Industrial Affiliates Program 
that involves 20 companies including at 
the top level, (Ajntel, Martin Marietta, 
Westinghouse, Texas Instruments and 
I'nisys. ■ 

-^Hm (Hwrl! 

Public Affairs Students Launch Journal 

hihlh Afieiula. a twice -yearly journal 
of public j>olicy has been launched by 
students in the School of Puhlie Affairs. 

The publication, written, edited, pro- 
duced and owned by students, is intend- 
ed to provide an open forum for debate 
on various I'S. public policy issues 
Articles represent various perspectives 
including the environment, public 
finance national security and the role of 
the ( .S. government in private enterprise 

The first issue of I'sthUi Agenda. 
Ispring^iummcr 19891. foctised on energy 
and the environment; the fall /winter 19H9 
issue is devoted to technology and 
policy The journals co-editors-in-ehief 
are Rachel Flei.shman and Richard Philip 
Keigwin. Jr 

The lead article in the latest i.ssue was 
written by Steve Fetter, assistant pro- 
fessor and deals with START verification 

New 4-H Center 

Other jrticles look at Japan .s aerospace 
industry. Japans third world developmeiil 
strategy, low-tech solution.s, and the 
management of technok)gical innovation, 
and an examination of contemporary 
relations between the Soviet I'nicm and 
India All are written by graduate 

On ^Xi'dnesday Feb ~ from " to 9 
pm, in the Morrill Hall Student Lounge, 
the School of Public Affairs and its alum 
ni a.ssociation will a book party and 
reception to honor the latest issue of the 
journal It will be an oj^portunity for 
guests to meet the authors and discuss 
the articles as well as topics for future 
issues interested in aitein.lii\g are 
asked to RSVP to Sue Krucgcr at x6l93 
by Feb. S. 

The editors say the\- ex|Xct I'tiMic 
Afumda to appear quarterly next year ■ 

One of the newer buikllngs on i^mpus, the Maryland 4-H Center is located at the intersection 
of University Boulevard and MetzeroH Road. The nearly SI mi II ran building was paid for by state 
grants ar>d by funds raised by 4-K volunteers. It houses the offices of the Maryland 4'H Founda- 
tion and meeting rooms used by the Cooperative Extension Service. The Maryland 4-H Center 
was dedicated to the University of Maryland through an arrangement with the Ck)operative Exten- 
sion Sen/ice,