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Volumn 4, Number 21 

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The Summer 
Project: Thinking 
About Women 

By Herbert Lev i! an. 
Department of Zoology 

Focus on 


For eight weeks during the 
summer of 1989, I was a 
participant in the University 
of Maryland's Curriculum 
Transformation Pro jeet, 
"Thinking about Women."' The purpose 
of this project was to prepare facul- 
ty from different disciplines to include 
more scholarship by and about women 
in their regularly taught courses. 

My objective in writing this article is 
io provide a personal account of the ex- 
perience in the hopes of providing in- 
sights into the costs and benefits of par- 
ticipating. After describing my motivation 
to join the project, 1 will reflect on the 
experience and its personal impacts on 


What did I hope to get out of par- 
ticipating? When 1 read the announce- 
ment of the program that was mailed to 
all faculty. I viewed the project as an op- 
portunity for me to learn. 

I thought about how often students in - 
my classes had asked about the role that 
gender plays in human behavior, in the 
nature of certain mental illnesses, and in 
the effects of drugs. 1 recalled how ill- 
prepared 1 was to discuss these topics. 

1 wanted to be able to direct interested 
students to references on the role thai 
gender may play in biologically based 
phenomena such as behavior, mental ill- 
ness and the response to drugs. 1 also 
wanted to enhance my perspective on 
how the brain and nervous system 
works, a principle focus of my research 

lastly. I thought that I would enjoy 
working and studying with colleagues 
from other disciplines, with whom I do 
not normally have the opportunity to in- 

Personal Impacts 

What did I get out of the experience? 

As a result of the time 1 spent in the 
library reading and evaluating material 
related to sex, gender and the brain. 1 
am much more aware of the key 
references and of the individuals doing 

continued on page 3 


Kirwan Announces University Appeal 
of NCAA Penalties 

President William E. Kirwan speaks at a press conference on the men's basketball program. 

['resident William K, Kirwan responded 
to NCAA sanctions against the University 
of Maryland men's basketball program by 
announcing at a press conference March 
7 that the university will appeal the 

Kirwan stated the university's position 
(see below) after Steve Morgan, NCAA 
associate executive director of enforce- 

ment, detailed the penalties during a 
press conference at Cole Student Ac- 
tivities Building. The penalties were im- 
posed after an NCAA investigation into 
rules violations committed by the 

The penalties include; 

■ A ban from postseason plav in the 
1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. 

• No live telecast of team games dur- 
ing the 1990-91 season. 

• Return of more than 1400,000 the 
school received for the team's participa- 
tion in the 1488 NCAA Tournament 

• Reduction from 15 to 13 of the 
scholarships available for players during 
the 1990 and 1991 academic years. 

• Three year probation. 

More than 200 reporters, faculty, staff, 
players, coaches and students attended 
the press conference. 

The following is the Ski lenient an 
S'CAA Sanctions presented by Kirwan at 
the press conference: 

On Saturday, March 3. 1990, I received 
the report of the NCAA Committee on 
Infractions concerning violations in the 
University of Maryland's mens' basketball 

On behalf of the University of 
Maryland at College i'ark, I want to ex- 
press our gratitude to the NCAA for its 
assistance throughout the period of in- 
vestigation into this matter. I also want to 
say how impressed I have been with the 
professionalism of the NCAA staff and 
the seriousness with which the Infrac- 
tions Committee conducted its hearing, I 
,tm pleased that the report acknowledges 
the University's extensive investigation of 
the men's basketball program, our total 

continued on page 8 

University Receives $1.5 million Grant 
for Elementary Mathematics School Project 

The university is participating in a pro- 
gram to help students better understand 
mathematics in predominantly minority 
schools in Montgomery County. 

Tire university has received over fl.1 
million in funding from the National 
Science Foundation for this project. 

In cooperation with NSF and the 
Montgomery County Public Schools, the 
university has developed a four-year pro- 
ject to design and evaluate a national 
model for enhancing the mathematical 
understanding of children in kindergarten 
through third grade in predominantly 
minority schools. 

A I989 National Research Council 
report states that the majority of students 
leave school today without sufficient 
mathematical preparation to meet enter- 
ing job prerequisites or undergraduate 
literacy requirements, 

"Basic knowledge of mathematics is 
already demanded in many positions and 
fields of study, and it will become even 
more necessary in the future," says pro- 
ject director, Patricia Campbell of the 
university's Department of Curriculum 
and Instruction. 

The U.S. is facing a shortfall of 
560.000 scientists and engineers by the 
year 2010, says Campbell, with approx- 
imately 85 percent of the entering 
workforce composed of women and 
minorities. Now more than 80 percent of 
these positions are filled by white males. 

"To meet projected labor market 
demands," says Campbell, "a 1989 Con- 
gressional Task Force noted that women 
and minorities must be attracted to 

continued on page S 

Patricia Campbell 

Analyzing Solar Wind 

Coplan measures chemical abundances... 


On the Road with the NSO 

.\kwc faculty members back from 
concert tour , 


Handling Hazardous Wastes 

Environmental Safety faces many 



March 12, 1990 

CLIS to Present Program on Censorship of 
Children's Literature 

The Alumni Chapter of the College of Library and Information 
Services (CLIS) will present its annual spring continuing education 
program on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in 41 U Hornbake Library 
Building. Anne MacLeod of CLIS and Leila Shapiro of Montgomery 
County's Public Library System will discuss "Historical and Current 
Issues in Censorship: Viewing Children's Literature," focusing on 
the Amos Fortune: Free Matt case and book banning in public 
schools and libraries. A light supper (55 payable in advance or at 
the door) will be available at 6:30 p.m., with the program running 
from "- 1 ) p.m. Call 454-2590 for information or reservations, 

Funds Available for New Study Abroad 

The Study Abroad Office with support from the Vice-President 
for Academic Affairs, has established grants to support faculty who 
wish to develop new study abroad programs. These grants ol up id 
14,000 may be used for development costs, travel, seed money and 
in some cases faculty compensation. Funds must be expended by 
June 30. and the deadline for submitting proposals is April 1, For 
more information, contact Richard Weaver, International Studies 
Coordinator, at (301) 454-8645 or Valerie Woolston, director of In- 
icmatioiul Education Services, ai pen niiiH.V 


IPST Examines Data of Sun/Earth Explorer 

In 1978 NASA launched the Interna- 
tional Sun/Earth Explorer (ISEE). an in- 
strument largely designed, built and 
calibrated by university scientists and 
engineers to measure the composition of 
the solar wind 

"ISEE has been in continuous, flawless 
operation since its launch 12 years ago— 
it's allowed us to grab a piece of the 
sun," says Michael A. Coplan, a research 
professor with the Institute for Physical 
Science and Technology (IPST). 

Coplan has been analyzing data from 
the 1SFE mission since its inception Ltsi 
December he presented his paper, 
"Space- Based Measurements of Elemental 
Abundances and their Relation to Solar 
Abundances" at the winter conference of 
the American Geophysical Union in San 

"Unlike most spacecraft which orbit 
the Earth. ISEE was positioned, until 
19«-i, at a point between the sun and 
Earth, where it could constantly measure 
elements in the solar wind," Coplan says. 
The spacecraft has since been moved to 
a position at a right angle to the Earth, 
off the west limb of the sun, where it 
can measure the affects of coronal mass 
ejections on the solar wind. 

"\Xe wanted to know what the sun is 
really made of," Coplan says. "Because of 
this project, the results have allowed us 
to establish long-term average solar wind 


Gloeckler Elected AGU 

George Gloeckler. professor of 
physics, recently was elected a fellow of 
the American Geophysical l'nion. 
Gloeckler, who studies the solar wind, 
was elected a fellow along with 2-f other 
distinguished scientists for "having at- 
tained acknowledged eminence in a 
branch of geophysics." 


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

Reese Cleg bom, Acting Vice President (or 

Institutional Advancement 
Boi Hlebert, Director ol Public Information & Editor 
Linda Freeman, Production Editor 
Jan Barkley. Brian Busek, John Fritz, Lisa Gregory. 
Tom Otwetl * Farias Samansl, Slalf Writers 

Stephen A. Darrou, Design & Coordination 
John T, Consotj, Photography Coordinator 
Heather Kelly, Viviaoe Morttz. Chris Paul, 

Design & Production 
AI Danegger & Larry Crottse, Conliibuting 


Letters to Ihe editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation A calendar items are welcome Please submit 
all material at least three weeks before the Monday of 
publication Send it to Roz Hiebert, Editor Outlook, 
2101 Turner Building, through campus mail or to 
University of Maryland. College Park, MD 20742. Our 
telephone number is (301)454-5335. Our electronic 
mail address is outfook@pres.umd ecu 

abundance values for helium, oxygen. 
neon, silicon and iron." 

According to Coplan, carbon, nitrogen, 
magnesium and sulfur abundances have- 
also been measured— by another instru- 
ment that is part of a separate IPST 

In his work, Coplan is trying to 
understand the process by which 
material is boiled off the sun into the 
solar wind. 

"We don't understand yet how the gas 
that expands from the photosphere 
becomes hotter at the same time that it 
becomes less dense." he says. 

By studying coronal mass ejections 
through the repositioned ISEE. Coplan 
and his coUeagu.cs are also able to look 
at the elements that are "coughed up" 
from the sun's corona, into the wind. 

Were putting together the pieces of 
information that bear directly on the 
origins of the universe." he says. "By 
combining long-term average abundances 
with abundances characteristic of special 
events such as coronal mass ejections. 
we are able to determine how changes m 
solar composition occur Understanding 
the solar wind leads to understanding of 
the very origins of our solar system and 
the stars." ■ 

— Fiirixx Stimiiniii 

Scientist/Teacher Partners 
Present AAAS Talk 

\Y. Travis Walton, director of the 
Technology Extension Service, and An- 
drew S. Adams, a teacher at Old Mill 
Middle School South in Millersville, Md., 
were one of six pairs of scientist/teacher 
partners who presented their projects at 
a special session of the annual meeting 
of the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement (tf Science in Februan . 

The program they are involved in. 
called the Hell Atlantic-AAAS Institute for 
Middle School Science and Technology 
Teachers, pairs middle school teachers 
and scientists to work together 
throughout the school year on such 
areas as science curriculum and access to 
new technologies The program allows 
teachers to he more aware of current 
scientific research and gives students a 
chance to learn from working scientists 

Wilson to Direct New 
Center at RPI 

lack Wilson, professor of physics and 
executive officer of the American 
Association of Physics Teachers, has ac- 
cepted a position at Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., as 
professor of physics and director of the 
new Lois J. and Harlan E, Anderson 
Center for Innovation in Undergraduate 

Wilson was executive officer at MPT 
for eight years and initiated several new 
projects, including the U.S. Team in the 
International Physics Olympiad and the 


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A Solar Maximum Mission coronagraph of a March 18, 1989 coronal mass ejection. 

Physics Teaching Ik-source Agents— a 
network of support across the country 
for physics teachers. 

Kriemelmeyer Serves on 
Governor's Council 

Marry Kriemelmeyer. assistant vice 
president for administrative affairs, h.js 
been reappointed to a three-year term 
on the Governor's Science Advisory 
Council for the slate ol Maryland. During 
this term, he will serve as chair of the 

Zoology Professor Elected 
AAAS Fellow 

Eugene B, Small, associate professor of 
/oology, recently was elected a fellow of 
the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science. Small, who 
received his Ph.D. from UCLA, resear- 
ches the evolutionary development of 

Meteorology Sponsors Workshop 
on Clouds 

The Department of Meteorology will 
hold a workshop focusing on Clouds, 
Radiation and Climate on March 14 and 
It in the Stamp Student Union. 

Clouds control a targe fraction of the 
energy exchange between Earth, the at- 
mosphere and space. But because details 
are relatively unknown concerning the 
role of clouds in controlling global 
climate change, the U.S. Committee on 
Earth Sciences has given priority to 
research in this area 

Meteorologists who will address this 
priority at the workshop include: Robert 
Cess, State University of New York at 
Stony Brook; Russell Dickenson and 

Robert Ellingson, associate professors of 
meteorology. College Park: Harshvardhan. 
Purdue University: Stephen Schwartz. 
Brookhaven National Laboratory; and. 
Warren Wiscomhc, Goddard Space Flight 
Center. Presentations will be followed by 
substantial discussion periods. 
The workshop, part of the 
meteorology department's efforts to in- 
form the community of the science of 
global change, will be held March It. 9 
a.m. to 4:.M) p.m. in Room 113? and 
March IS. 9 a.m. to noon in Room IRV 
Call Caren Grim at 454-2708 for an agen- 
da of presentations. ■ 

Summer Scholarship Applications 
Due March 16 

Applications for Senior Summer Scholarships are due March 16 in 
the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Studies. The scholarships, 
open to all majors, allow undergraduate students to enhance their 
academic experience and earn credit by spending the summer 
working closely with faculty mentors on scholarly, research, or ar- 
tistic projects. The 12,500 scholarships will be available to 50 
outstanding students this summer and are funded by undergraduate 
studies and academic colleges. The scholarships are offered as part 
of the university's initiatives to enhance the quality of 
undergraduate education. For information and applications, call 
Bonnie Oh, assistant dean for undergraduate studies at 454-2530. 

Meteorology Presents Third 
Global Change Lecture 

A Science of Global Change lecture, "Outstanding Problems in 
Atmospheric Chemistry. Including Stratospheric Ozone Depletions" 
will be presented March IS by Dr. Paul J. Crutzen, director, Divi- 
sion of Atmospheric Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. 
Mainz, F.R. Germany. Crutzen, Discover magazine's Scientist of the 
Year in 1984, w411 discuss ozone depletion and ways in which 
humanity can curtail activities that cause the gases that contribute 
to this problem, Crutzcn's lecture, the third in a series of global 
change lectures presented by the Department of Meteorology, 
begins at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Adult Education Center 
at University Boulevard and Adelphi Road in College Park. Call 
454-8321 or 454-2708. 


March 12, 1990 

Levitan Reflects on T3ransforming the Curriculum 

continued from page I 

research in these areas, and now* I can 
direct students to the relevant literature. 

Through my reading of the literature, 1 
became vicariously aware of the con- 
[roversy generated by research efforts 
and results on the relationship between 
gender and behavior. However, during 
my seminar presentation to our group I 
appreciated first hand the basis, intensity 
and consequences of such controversy. 

The group's response to my efforts not 
only revealed to mc how the topic 
should and should not be presented for 
discussion by students in my courses, 
but also quashed any thoughts I might 
have entertained about doing serious 
original research in this field It was a 
vivid revelation of my naivete of how 
politics can influence and become in- 
volved with basic research 

I now have a heightened sensitivity to 
the socio-political aspects of "basic'' 
scientific research, and the kinds of ques- 
tions that are "permitted" and "not per- 
mitted,'' ' Unacceptable," and "suspect' 
because of the potential misuse of the 
results to promote bias and exclude from 
equal opportunity people who are dif- 
ferent in various ways. 

My experience this summer also gave 
me a fresh perspective on the subjectivi- 
ty ol science and basic research. Because 
i i I d i f fe re n t ex pe r i enees and 
backgrounds, various investigators will 
notice different things, ask different ques- 
tions, interpret their observations dif- 
fcrcntly, and arrive at different conclu- 

Whether such differences in percep- 
tion and observation among observers of 
different gender (or people who an- 
other wise different) are a consequence of 
biological differences or differences in 
experiences (nature or nurture) remains a 
hotly debated topic. 

However, I began to appreciate the 
limits of my own ability to understand. 
accurately represent, empathize with, 
unci, in general, appreciate what "others" 
might be perceiving; where "others' 
were those who differ from me riot only 
with respect to gender and race, but also 
ethnicity, sexuality (sexual preference). 
ability etc. I am not only more sensitive 
to and more interested in the views of 
individuals who differ from me in these 
and other respects, but value more than 
before their viewpoint because of the 
different perspectives with which they 
may view the so-called "natural" world. 

finding ways to encourage the expres- 
sion of different viewpoints from the 
diverse student body in my classes, and 
acknowledging the value of these dif- 
ferent perspectives, should greatly 
broaden and enrich all of our insights in- 
to the topic. 

Does stereotyping have a valid basis 
and value? On several occasions during 
the seminar our readings and discussions 
required us to focus our attention on the 
phenomenon of stereotyping; stereotyp- 
ing by teachers of students who are ob- 
viously different by virtue of color, 
gender or disability, and stereotyping of 
teachers bv students 

In most cases we were advised to sup- 
press the inclination to stereotype 
because of the effect it could have on 
the expectations we have or could 
develop toward those stereotyped, and 
the consequences it could have for learn- 
ing by those stereotyped. 

While stereotyping has a pejorative 
connotation because of these possible 
consequences, I have come to unders- 
tand it as a behavior we all express, and 
indeed, must express in order to survive. 
We need to generalize from limited 
previous experience, even at the risk of 
being incomplete or incorrect, in order 
to live in a very complex world. 

We encounter so many new things and 
people that, instead of assuming we 
know nothing about individuals we have 
not previously met or communicated 
with before, we must generalize from 
previous experience in order to operate. 
With continued exposure and oppor- 
tunities to communicate, most of us 
cease to stereotype and begin to in- 

Rather than suppressing that which 
may be irrepressible, would It not be 
more productive to explicitly recognize 
and accept this initial tendency in 
ourselves as well as in others, and to 
ft (cus on developing behavk >rs that help 
us to discover and reveal the 
characteristics for which we would like 
to be distinguished. 


A clear sign of the depth of the im- 
pression my participation in the summer 
project has had on me and of the nature 
of my learning is reflected in my ac- 
tivities and actions since the summer. It 
has not caused me to completely change 
the direction of my career, but there has 
been at least a temporary change in em- 
phasis as 1 seek to attain a new 
equilibrium that incorporates the new 

• An informal network has emerged of 
colleagues from the summer seminar that 
has allowed a few- of us to share 
pedagogical experiences and ex- 
periments. Often these exchanges are 
focused on issues other than gender or 
bias. For some this has evolved into a 
greater interest in teaching as a valued 
activity, and several seminar members 
have become involved in the planning 
for the campus-wide Center for Teaching 

• In a new course on "Creating a 
Learning EOV iron men t" for faculty and 
graduate students. 1 co-facilitated a 
seminar designed to explore the dif- 
ferences that arc present among 
members of a classroom group and how 
these differences may help or hinder 

• As the liaison between the campus 
coin in it tee responsible for improving the 
classroom climate and my department, I 
am organizing a workshop for faculty 
and graduate students on recognizing 
and being sensitive to differences and 
diversity among students in our classes 
and those we advise, how these factors 
may impact, positively and negatively, on 

our ability to teach and the student's 
ability to learn, and on developing 
methods for utilizing these differences to 
increase the likelihood that all involved 
will achieve their goals. 
• As a member of search committees 
for new faculty, I have found the con- 
cepts of affirmative action and equal op- 
portunity have assumed a new meaning 
for me. Such efforts not only attempt to 
redress past discrimination and unequal 
opportunity by providing opportunities 
for women and minorities but, by 
enhancing diversity, have important and 

often unacknowledged benefits for cur- 
rent faculty as well. The addition of 
women and minorities may do more to 
enhance the professional and personal 
growth of current faculty than that of 
the new hiree. 

In sum, I am grateful for the oppor- 
tunity this faculty development program 
afforded me Perhaps my active and ac- 
tivist commitment will be short-lived, 
but my participation has left an indelible 
impression that cannot help but in- 
fluence the way 1 conduct myself profes- 
sionally and personally. ■ 

Levitan Sees Students as Teachers 

Herbert Levitan 

Many undergraduate students on cam- 
pus are older and of a higher quality 
than in past years and they are bringing 
experiences to their classrooms that 
other students, and professors as well, 
may learn from, says Herb levitan, pro- 
fessor in the Department of Zoology. 

Levitan is on the Committee to Imple- 
ment the Pease Recommendations and is 
co-chair of the Committee to Establish a 
Center for Teaching Excellence. Both 
committees are looking for ways to im- 
prove undergraduate education and to 
recognize the diversity of the students 
on campus. 

"We are coming to realize that we have 
many types of students who can make 
contributions to education here," Levitan 
says. "Were moving away from the at- 
titude that students are just empty 
vessels and that our job is to fill them 
with our knowledge." 

k'vitan points out that the average age 
of undergraduate students is increasing, 
and even with the traditional students, 
there is much experience brought to 
class that can fill all vessels with diver- 
sified ideas. 

Students can learn from each other if 

given the chance," Levitan says. "By 
recognizing that, the university is moving 
toward improved undergraduate educa- 

"The Center for Teaching Excellence," 
he says, "will help teachers to empower 
their students to offer their knowledge 
and experience in the education of each 

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Levitan says curriculum transformation 
is another effective way the university is 
coming to realize the diversity of the 
campus and to recognize the contribu- 
tions of women. 

"An example of the improvements oc- 
curring here is the university's policy on 
tnclusionary language," Levitan says. 
"Whenever we can help people 
recognize bias and move to eliminate it. 
we are then recognizing the diversity of 
our university and the contributions of 
our entire population." 

levitan points out that the university is 
also being taken seriously for its efforts 
to recruit high-quality women and 
minority students and faculty. 

"We all gain when we recognize the 
contributions of each other," he savs. ■ 


March 12, 1990 


Gala Spring Luncheon and Fashion 
Show Planned 

All women on the College Park campus are invited to attend a 
spring luncheon and fashion show on Saturday. March 1" at 12 
noon in the Maryland Ballroom of the South Campus Building. 
Organized hy Randi Dutch of the Rosshorough Inn to help pro- 
mote a sense of community, the event will feature a fashion show 
of new spring items from Casual Corner and a variety of elegant 
door prizes. Reservations and SIS payment in advance are 
necessarv, Call 4-54-3946 or 454-3981 for information. 

arch 11 

to 28 


School of Architecture Alumni 

Exhibition, today through April 4, 
Architecture Gallery. Call x3427 for 

English Department Reading by 
Women Faculty Poets: Verlyn 
Flieger, Phillis Levin. Sibbie 
O" Sullivan, Kim Roberts and Betty 
Townsend, 12 noon-1 p.m., 
Katherine Anne Porter Room, 3rd 
floor. McKeldin. Call x0935 for info. 

Textile and Consumer Economics 
Brown Bag Lecture: "Fashion and 
Women's Roles," Jo Paofetti, 
curator, Historic Costume and Tex- 
tile Collection, 12 noon, Maryland 
Room. Marie Mount. Call x0964 lor 

Campus Senate Meeting, 
3:30-6:30 p.m., 0126 Reckord Ar- 
mory Call x4549 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"E-L Extensible Language and En- 
vironment," Thomas E. Cheatham, 
Jr., Harvard U„ 4 p.m., 0111 
Classroom Bldg. Call x4244 for 

Horticulture Seminar: title TBA, 
Judy St. John. USDA, 4 p.m.. 
0128B Holzapfel Hall. Call x3606 
for info. 

Sandra Beta's 1973 portrait, 
Putulungo, The Octopus Man 

Art Exhibition; "Contemporary 
Latin American Photographers," 
organized by Aperture 
Photography, through April 27, 
opening reception today, 5:30-7:30 
p.m.. The Art GaJlery, Art/Sociology 
Bldg. Call x2763 for info. 

Employee Development Seminar: 
"English Refresher," Karen Smith, 
today and tomorrow, 9 a.m,-4 p.m., 
1123 Center of Adult Education, 
$70. Call x4811 for info.* 

Employee Benefits Orientation, 

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

Zoology Lecture: "Determinants of 
Community Structure in Ground- 
water Resurgence Ecosystems," 
Dan Fong, American U., noon, 
1208 Zoo/Psych. Bldg. Call x3201 
for info. 

Women's Studies and the Cur 
riculum Transformation Project 
Brown Bag Lecture and Discus- 
sion: "Them's All the Facts: Food, 
Fate and the History of Women," 
Mary Matossian (History), 
12:30-1:45 p.m., 2109 Symons. Call 
x5468 for info. 

French Department & Swiss Em- 
bassy Lecture; "La Suisse et la 
Francophonie," Jean-Jacques de 
Dardel. 1st Secretary, Swiss Em- 
bassy, 2 p.m . Language House 
Multi-Purpose Room, Call x4303 for 

Economics & National Security 
Lecture: "Expected Utility and Ex- 
penditures on Military Resources," 
Martin McGuire. 3:30-5 p,m., Stu- 
dent Lounge, Morrill Hail. Call 
X3457 far info. 

Comparative Literature Program 
Screening and Lecture: "Three 
Women," a film by Robert Altman. 
discussed by Robert Kolker, 5:30 
p.m., 0220 Jimenez. Call x2685 far 

Hon* Theater Movie: "Hannah & 
Her Sisters" & "Crimes & Misde- 
meanors " Call X4987 for info " 



Experiential Learning Programs 
Presentation: Feminist Internship 
Opportunities, 10 a.m., 0119 Horn- 
bake, Call x4767 for info. 

French Department Lecture: 
"Felix Morrisseau-Leroy, ecrivain 
haitien," Marie-Marcelle Racine. 
UDC. noon. 2120 Jimenez Hall 
Call x4303 for into. 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Seminar: "The 
Needs of Black Students at 
UMCP." Kimya Jones, noon, 0106 
Shoemaker Bldg. Call x2937 for 

Mathematics Department Talk: 
"Was Your Grandmother a 
Mathematician?" (Women in 
Mathematics). Judy Green. Rutgers 
U, 3 p.m.. 3026 Mathematics. Call 
x7067 for info. 

International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 
p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call 
x4925 for into. 

Writers Here and Now Poetry 
Reading, featuring James Seay 
and Tom Sleigh reading from their 
works, 3:30 p.m., Katherine Anne 
Porter Room. McKeldin Library. 
Call x2511 for into. 

Astronomy Colloquium; "The 
Cosmic Microwave Background: Is 
There Anything Left to do After 
COBE?" Bruce Partridge, Haver- 
ford College, 4 p.m., 1113 Com- 
puter & Space Sciences Bldg. Call 
x3005 for info. 

College of Journalism Panel 
Discussion: Issues and Concerns 
of Women in Journalism, 7-9:30 
p.m.. Atrium, Stamp Union, recep- 
tion will follow. Call x2228 for info. 

Hoff Theater Movie: "Hannah & 
Her Sisters" & "Crimes & Misde- 
meanors." Call x4987 for info.* 

Registration Ends, for softball. 
Call x3124 for info. 

Health Center Nutrition Month 
Celebration, featuring healthy 
snacks, information, games and 
displays. 9:30 a.m. -4 p.m., lobby, 
Marie Mount Hail. Call x4922 for 

International Education Services 
Brown Bag Discussion: "Career 

Development for Women in Inter- 
national Education," led by Valerie 
Woolston, 12-1 p.m.. Arts and 
Humanities Conference Room, F.S 
Key. Call x5728 for info. 

Department of Housing and 
Design Lecture: "Electronic 
Graphic Design in Television," 
Raymond East, Senior Graphic 
Design Engineer, NBC-WRC-TV. 
3:30 p.m., place TBA. Call x1543 
for info. 

Radio-TV-Film Lecture: "Cultural 
Studies/American Studies and the 
American Cinema of the '80s," 
Dana Polan. 3:30 p.m., 2154 
Tawes. Call x5054 for into. 

Horticulture Seminar: (Part of a 
series of presentations by women 
researchers) Holy Shimizu. U.S. 
Botanical Gardens. 4 p.m.. 0128B 
Holzapfel. Call x3614 tor info 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 
"Solder Joint Reliability." Werner 
Engelmaier, Bell Labs, 5:15-6:15 
p.m., 2115 Chemical & Nuclear 
Engineering Bldg. Call X1941 for 

Physics Is Phun Public Lecture- 
Demonstration: "Seeing the 
Light," featuring demonstrations of 
light phenomena, including the eye 
mechanism and color, today and 
tomorrow, doors open at 7 p.m.. 
program begins at 7:30 p.m., 
Physics Department Lecture Halls 
Call X3520 for info. 

Meteorology Department Public 
Lecture: "Outstanding Problems in 
Atmospheric Chemistry, Including 
Stratospheric Ozone Depletions," 
Paul J. Crutzen, Max Planck In- 
stitute for Chemistry, 8 p.m., 
Auditorium. Center for Adult Educa- 
tion. Call x8321 or x2708 for info. 

Linguistics Colloquium: title TBA. 
Pim Levelt, Max Planck tnstitul fur 
Psycholinguistik, noon, 0109 Horn- 
bake Library, Call X7002 tor info. 

AALfW Published Women's Lun- 
cheon; "Dangerous by Degrees," 
Susan Leonard i, noon, 
Rossborough Inn, $8. Cali x3940 
tor info.* 

College of Business and 
Management Second Annual 
Reception: for Office Support Staff, 
12:30-2 p.m., Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount. Call x6553 for into. 

Mental Health Lunch N Learn 
Lecture: "The Use of Sound in 
Shamanic Healing Rituals: Two 
Case Studies," Carol Robertson, 
1-2 p.m., 3100E Health Center. 
Call x4925 for info. 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Seminar: "Measurement of 
Nitrogen Oxides During the Air- 
borne Arctic Stratospheric Expedi- 
tion," Mary Ann Carroll, National 
Science Foundation, 3 p.m., 1325 
Chemistry Bldg. Call x4422 for info. 

Meteorology and Chemistry 
Departments Joint Seminar: "The 

Use of Chemical Measurements in 
Atmospheric Photochemical 
Models." A. Thompson, Goddard 
Space Flight Center, 3:30 p.m., 
1325 Chemistry Bldg. Call x2708 
for info. 

Microbiology Seminar: "Molecular 
Biology of Shipping Fever," 3:30 
p.m., 1207 Microbiology Bldg. Call 
x2848 for info. 

17 1^-* 

Rossborough Inn Spring Lunch- 
eon Fashion Show, noon, 
Maryland Room, South Campus 
Bldg. $15. Call x3981 for info.* 

Men's Lacrosse vs. Towson 

State. 1 p.m.. Byrd Stadium. Call 
x2121 tor info.' 


U E 

Computer Science Center Lec- 
ture: "The Future of Operating 
Systems," Bill Gates. Chair. CEO, 
and co-founder of Microsoft Word, 
Inc., 9 a.m.. 1412 Physics Bldg. 
Call x2946 for info. 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Temple, 3 
p.m., Denton Field, Call x5854 tor 


Men's Lacrosse vs. Ohio State, 3 

p.m., Byrd Stadium. Call x2121 tor 
info, ' 



Mens Lacrosse vs. C. W. Post, 
1 p.m., Byrd Stadium Cali x2121 
for info." 


Horticulture Seminar: "Plant 

Quarantine Laboratory in Relation 
to the National Plant Germplasm 
System," Bruce Parliman, USDA. 4 
p.m.. 0128B Holzapfel Hall. Call 
x3606 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"Recent Results in Network 
Flows," James Orlin, MIT, 4 p.m,, 
0111 A. V. Williams Bldg. Call 
X4244 for info. 

Registration Ends, for pre-season 
softball, doubles tennis. Call x3124 
for info. 

Employee Development Seminar: 
"Telephone Management," Jean 
Spanarelli. 9 a.m-4 p.m.. 0105 
Center of Adult Education, $40. 
Call x4811 for info,* 

Zoology Lecture: "Phylogeny and 
Evolution of Broad Headed 
Drosophilidae," David Grimaldi, 
American Museum of Natural 
History, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Bldg. Call x3201 for info. 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Virginia, 3 
p.m., Denton Field, Call x5854 for 

Science, Technology and Society 
Lecture: "The Interplay of Human 
Values, Technology and Leisure," 
Philip Bosserman, Salisbury State 
U., 3:30 p.m., 2102 Shoemaker 
Bldg. Call x8862 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "Atomic Im- 
aging and Thermodynamic Studies 
of Surface Flatness," Ellen D. 
Williams. 4 p.m., 1410 Physics 
Bldg. Call X3512 for into. 

Registration Begins, for outdoor 
volleyball. Call X3124 for info. 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Seminar: "Implica- 
tions of Recent Research for Pro- 
grams for Student-Athletes," 
Javaune Adams-Gaston, Cathy 
McHugh Engstrom, and William 
Sedlacek, noon. 0106 Shoemaker 
Bldg. Call x2937 for info. 

International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 
p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call 
x4925 for info. 

Science, Technology and Society 
Film Discussion, featuring Steven 
Fetter on "Dr. St range love," 3 
p.m., 0220 Jimenez Hall Call 
X5893 for info. 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Rich- 
mond, 330 p.m.. Denton Field. 
Call x5854 for info. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture: "Franklin D. Roosevelt: 
Great Man or Man for His Times," 
Wayne Cole, 4 p.m., 2203 Art/Soc 
Bldg., reception to follow in 
Art/Soc. Atrium. Call x2530 for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium: "Women 
in Astronomy: 1840 to Present," 
Vera Rubin, Carnegie Institute of 
Washington, 4 p.m., 1113 Com- 
puter & Space Sciences Bldg. Call 
x3O05 for info. 

Art History Lecture: "The 
Language of Criticism: lis Effect on 
Georgia O'Keeffe's Art in the 
1920s," Barbara Buhler Lynes. 4 
p.m., 2309 Art/Soc. Call x3431 for 

' Admission charge far this event 
M atoms are five, ' 

Calendar information may be 
sent to John Fritz, 2101 Turner 
Laboratory or (via electronic 
mail) to 


March 1>. 1990 

Concert Band to Play Free Concert 
at Stamp Union 

Tin- Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Union will he filled with the 
splendid sound of the University of Maryland Concert Band, con- 
ducted by L Richmond Sparks, on March U at 8 p.m. The varied 
program will include music by Giovanni. Hamlisch, Youmans. 
Reed, Anderson and Sousa. There is no admission charge. Call 
454-6803 for information. 


Traveling with Slava 

Kenneth Pasmanick 

W ■ etweenjan. 29 and Feb. is, 

M'^T tour mem hers of the music 
m M department faculty circled 
■ m the globe in long hops, fly- 
ing west the whole time, ending up hack 
in College Park Somewhat unsure of the 
lime or date, hut tilled with unforget- 
table memories. 

No. the}' weren't part of a new, exotic 
riHind-thc-wiirkl nice, hut are members 
of the National Symphony Orchestra in 
addition to being on the music faculty, 
and they were on an historic tour with 
the symphony to Japan. Moscow and 

The four— principal trombonist Milton 
Si evens, principal bass Harold Robinson, 
principal bassoonist Kenneth Pasmanick. 
and assistant principal trombonist John 
Hilling— have all traveled with the NSO 
before, but this tour was special: the 
Soviet Union in a dramatic gesture had 
restored the citizenship of conductor 
Mstislav (Slava) Rostropovieh and his 
opera singer wife, and the Soviet Union 
concerts were performed in that emo- 
tional context. 

The tour had been planned more than 
a year ago with a program of mostly 
Russian music: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, 
Shostakovich. "Slava wanted to show 
them an American orchestra could play 
their music and style and be authentic 
about it," says trombonist Stevens, 

But these selections also had a poi- 
gnant and personal aspect for Slava. 
which was fulfilled at the first Soviet 
concert, when he conducted the 
Tchaikovsky Symphony No, 6 and the 
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5— the last 
works he had conducted before his exile 
in 1974, 

The Soviets were good hosts, says 
Stevens, taking the American musicians 
(o the Moscow Circus, where its famous 
clown Popov had the spotlight put on 
Slava seated in the audience, and on 
special tours of the Kremlin and Kremlin 
Palace, and while in Lcniningrad, the 
Hermitage Museum, 

John Huling 

V hat Stevens particularly enjoyed was 
the chance to meet other professional 
trombone players from all over the 
world. While the NSO was in Japan, for 
example, the Si. Louis Symphony and 
tlie Royal Stockholm Philharmonic were 
also in town, so he was able to meet not 
only with his Japanese counterparts, but 
also with the American and Swedish 
trombonists to swap stories and discuss 
equipment. In Leningrad he made 
friends with "Alexci," trombonist in the 
Leningrad Philharmonic, by speaking 
mostly in German, the one language, 
besides music, they had in common 

The excitement wasn't over when the 
orchestra returned to the United States, 
says Stevens. President Bush invited the 
entire group and Slava to a reception ai 
the White House, "with the Marine 
Band playing for US, " he says And in 
Kennedy Center when the NSO perform- 
ed the Shostakovich Symphony No, 5 
and the Dvorak Cello Concerto thai had 
been such a hit on the tour, he says, 
with some awe, "it brought the house- 
do wn." 

Other Americans will have a chance to 
share in some of the excitement through 
an up-coming television program about 
the tour on Sixty Minutes, tentatively 
scheduled for the end of March, and 
through a CBS Masterworks recording 
made in performance in the Soviet 
Union. Stevens says that at the end of 
the Tchaikovsky Sixth Symphony perfor- 
mance in Moscow there is no way the 
sound engineers can edit out the 
shout— in Russian — "Extraordinary!" 
that came from an enthusiastic mem her 
of the audience. 

The traveling NSO Maryland faculty 
will hit the road again in June for the 
Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and in Oc- 
tober for a European concert tour that 
will include Scandinavia. With any luck, 
Stevens will be able to swap more- 
stories with the Swedish trombone play- 
ing friends the met in Japan. ■ 

—t.inda Fnvimm 

Harold Robinson 

Contemporary Hispanic Popular 
Culture is Focus of Fine Arts Institute 

Contemporary Hispanic popular 
culture is the focus of the lasi in a scries 
of three Multicultural Perspectives in t he- 
Arts festivals for Maryland secondary 
school teachers. 

The festivals are part of an outreach 
effort to area high schools. 

Sponsored by the Center for 
Renaissance and Baroque Studies and 
funded by the Maryland Humanities 
Council, the day-long program will be 
held Friday. March 30 in the Stamp Stu- 
dent Union, 

More than 1(10 secondary school 
teachers arc expected to attend. The 
festival is also open, free of charge, to 
members of the campus community. In- 
terested persons must register by the end 
of the day Monday, March 26. (For more 
information, call 454-2740). 

The program will feature speakers on 
dance, an, music, and literature. 

Speakers are: 

Lucy Cohen, chair of the Department 
of Anthropology at The Catholic Univer- 
sity of America, who will discuss 
"Hispanic Culture and the Humanities 

Rei Berroa. Department of Foreign 
Languages at George Mason University, 
on "Gabriel Garcia Marqucz: Fiction and 

Bclgica Rodriguez, director of the 
Museum of Modern Art of Latin America 
at the Organization of American States in 
Washington, D.C. who will describe "Im- 
ages of Magic and the Occult in Contem- 
porary Latin American Art." 

Carol Robertson, Department of Music, 
the University of Maryland at College- 
Park, who will speak on "Contemporary 
and Traditional Themes in Current Latin 
American Music." 

And Marina Kcct, Department of 
Theatre and Dance, George Washington 
University, who will lecture and 
demonstrate "The Folkloric Tradition in 
Hispanic Dance." Keel is the sponsor of 
the Spanish Dance Society, a troupe of 
American students at GW who have been 
trained in traditional Spanish dances. The 
group will perform here. 

The program will begin with registra- 
tion at 9 a.m. in Room 2111 of the Stamp 
Union. ■ 

—ihm ottivtl 


March 12, 199(> 

Bateson to Speak on "Composing a New Life" 

Mary Catherine Bateson, Clarence Robinson Professor in An- 
thropology and English at George Mason University and president 
of the Institute for Intcrcultural Studies, will discuss themes from 
her new book, Composing a Lift' (Atlantic Monthly Press) March 12 
from -r to 5:30 p.m. in Room 2203 of the Arts/Sociology Building. 
Bateson is being presented by the College of Education with partial 
support from the Graduate School in conjunction with Women's 
History Month. 

Honoring the University's Outstanding Woman 

Each year since h)"'" 7 the President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs has honored an outstanding woman on the College Park 
campus through its prestigious Outstanding Woman Award. The 
award recognizes demonstrated excellence in one or more of six 
areas: service, research, leadership, administration, women's issues, 
.['ill leaching. I'lie commission is now uniting nominations fol the 
1991) award, which should k submitted in March ie to Richard 
McCucn in Civil Engineering. Call -J54-6669 for information and 


Lilly Fellows to Sponsor First Undergraduate Education Day 

Last year, when the first seven junior 
faculty members were chosen to par- 
ticipate in the Lilly Endowment Teaching 
Fellows Program, one of their 
assignments was to sponsor a spring con- 
ference on the state of undergraduate 

As a result, April 18 has been 
designated as Lindergraduate Education 
Day when teachers and students at Col- 
lege Park can meet during classtime to 
discuss what makes good teaching and 

Originally, the day's activities were 
designed to take place in the depart 
ments represented by the seven Lilly 
Fellows: Kent Cartwright (English), Joan 

Frosch-Schroder (Dance). W. Andrew 
Marcus (Geography), Joy A. Mench 
(Poultry Science), Sheri L, Parks (Com- 
munication Arts and Theatre). Mary Cor- 
bin Sies (American Studies), and Gerald 
S. Wilkinson (Zoology) 

However, Maynard Mack Jr.. co-chair of 
the Lilly Fellows selection committee, 
says, "We hope that all faculty and 
students will be interested and want to 
participate. I've already talked with the 
Student Government Association, and 
several students asked if their depart mem 
could participate. It should be very 

Undergraduate Education Day will 
begin in earnest during classes on 

Wednesday. April 18. Mack says the cur- 
rent Lilly Fellows are encouraging faculty 
to meet with their own classes or con- 
sider switching with another teaching 
colleague, perhaps in another depart- 
ment, to give a fresh perspective and in- 
sure a general discussion. The fellows are 
also encouraging teachers with a Tues- 
day/Thursday schedule to hold their 
discussions on April 17, 

In [he early afternoon on die 18th, 
participating departments will host 
student- faculty assemblies to review the 
day's conversations with an eye to 1) 
making recommendations to the depart- 
ment's committee concerned with 
undergraduate teaching and 2) to submit- 

ting (at a later date) a brief report to the 
Dean of Undergraduate Studies. 

At -i p.m.. April IS, the Lilly Fellows 
will host a campus-wide plenary session 
in Room 2205, IrFrak for further discus- 
sion. All members of the campus com- 
munity are invited to attend, whether or 
not their departments have held separate 
forums. Mack says. 

For informal ion on suggested discus- 
sion questions or details of 
Undergraduate Education Day, call any of 
the current Lilly Fellows. Maynard Mack 
Jr. at 454-7Q01, or Kathryn Mohrman. 
dean of undergraduate studies, at 
454-2530. ■ 

—Jubii liilz 

For Sandy Mack, Motivation to Improve Teaching Comes 
From the Classroom 

Maynard Mack Jr. 

"You never really become good at 
teaching. After a while, though, you're 
able to gel beyond the fear of losing 
control that causes bad teaching." 

So says Maynard (Sandy) Mack Jr.. 
associate professor of English, who. after 
lb years of sitting on committees, help- 
ing to write campus reports, including the 
Pease Report, and pushing tor im- 
provements in undergraduate education, 
says he is optimistic for the first time. 

There really is evidence that 
undergraduate teaching is changing at 
College Park," says Mack. "\U- have a 
president and a vice president for 
academic affairs who publicly have stated 
their commitment to improving 
undergraduate education; the Pease 
Report is being implemented; and we're 
gelling better students It's all very ex- 

Mack's activism on 
education has been influenced by several 
factors, not the least of which is his own 
experience as a teacher of literature. 

"Literature is so similar to the way we 
encounter people in real life and make 

decisions about them.' says Mack But 
we don't have to live with the conse- 
quences of these decisions as an econo- 
mist does. My decisions about Hamlet 
don't compare with whether of not in- 
ner city kids get federal aid for day care. 

"By the same token, there's no advan- 
tage in lying about literature, which 
means my students and 1 can try to be 
completely honest in our learning," he 

Mack, who is co-director of the l.illv 
Teaching Fellows' Program at College 
Park and a driving force in planning the 
first Undergraduate Education Day on 
April 18. says the process of trying lo 
become a good teacher is similar to the 
effort to improve undergraduate education. 

"I've acquired enough confidence to 
keep my mouth shut and listen," he says. 
"Students arc more serious aboui iheir 
education than we give them credii for. 
If I can empower my students to think, 
that's what I want them to take from my 
class. 1 suspect a lot of my colleagues 
led the same way." ■ 

—John fritz 

Faculty Participants Selected for 1990 
Summer Institute on Women 

The Curriculum Transformation Project 
selection committee has completed selec- 
ting participants for the 1990 Summer In- 
stitute. "Thinking About Women." The 
summer program will provide support 
for fifteen faculty to spend June and July 
in an interdisciplinary seminar on ihe 
new scholarship on women and gender, 
Participating faculty will revise at least 
one of their courses to incorporate this 
new work. 

The faculty participants for 1990 will 
be Mauri ne Beasley, Journalism; Sue 
Carter, Zoology; Vieki Freimuth, Speech 
Communication; Richard Hula, Institute 
for Urban Studies; Joan Kahn, Sociology; 

Elisa Klein, Curriculum and Instruction. 
Sally Koblinsky, Family and Community 
Development: Bartholomew Landry, 
Sociology; Robert Levine, English: jose 
Rabasa, Spanish and Portuguese: Meriam 
Rosen, dance: David Segal. Sociology: 
Roger Thompson, History; Donald Van- 
noy. Civil Engineering; and Rhonda 
Williams. Afro-American Studies and 

Deborah Rosenfelt. director of the Cur- 
riculum Transformation Project, is 
pleased with the strength and diversity 
of the participants. "We had a very 
strong pool of applicants," she says. "The 
selection committee had a difficult task." 

The participants include five pro- 
fessors, six associate professors and four 
assistant professors. They represent seven 
of the university's fourteen colleges and 
schools, and include fields in the 
humanities, the life and applied sciences, 
the social and behavioral sciences, and 
ct immunications. 

This summer's seminar will be t he- 
second in a series of three such institutes 
funded by the university in response to 
the Greer Report on women in under- 
graduate education at the College Park 

Participants from last year's project 
have made a number of campus presen- 

tations this year on their experiences 
during lasi summer and its effect on 
their teaching and research. 

The 1989 Summer Institute was 
directed by assistant to the president Bet 
tv Schmit?.. According to Rosenfelt. who 
evaluated the 1 989 program, virtually all 
of its participants spoke enthusiastically 
of the excitement of cross-disciplinary 
learning and the benefits of exploring 
the new scholarship on gender, racial, 
class, and sexual differences. "This work 
poses real challenges to traditional ways 
of structuring knowledge," says Rosenfelt. 
"We're all looking forward to a 
stimulating summer." ■ 

CSC Spring Lecture Series Begins 

Hill Gates, Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and co-founder of 
Microsoft Word, Inc., will open the Computer Science Center's 
Spring Lecture Series. Gates' talk. "The Future of Operating 
Systems," will take place Tuesday, March 20 at 9 a.m. in the 
Physics Lecture Hall (Room 1412). The CSC lecture is free and 
open to all interested faculty, staff and students. Glenn Ricart, CSC 
director, will deliver the second lecture in the series on Monday. 
April 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 1400 of Marie Mount Hall. A third 
lecture will he held in May. For mure information contact Gail 
Miller at 454-2946. 

ORAA Schedules Grant Winning Workshop 

"Grant Winning in 1990," a workshop for grant-seeking campus 
faculty will be held Friday, April 6 or Saturday April 7 at the Adult 
Education Center. Workshop instructor David Bauer is familiar to 
grant-seekers through his workshops and numerous publications on 
the subject of grant-winning. The one-day workshop will be held 
8: ?() a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registrants may choose to attend the Friday 
or Saturday session. Cost is S89. Registration forms and payment 
must be in the Office of Research Administration and Advancement 
by March 19. For more information, call Anne Geronimo at 


March 13, 1990 


Hazardous Waste: Handled With Care 

Contract employees prepare drums of hazardous waste for shipment and final disposal. 

Once every other month, an 
18-wheeler pulls up at the 
Environmental Service Facili- 
ty on the hilltop overlooking 
the North Intramural Fields. 

There it is loaded with as many as KM) 
^-gallon drums that contain chemicals 
from campus laboratories and 
photographic darkrooms, fertilizers and 
pesticides no longer needed by grounds 
crew, dead laboratory animals, or surplus 
paints and thinners from physical plant. 

The job of collecting, storing and see- 
ing to the proper disposal of the hazar- 
dous waste generated each month by 
campus laboratories, shops, offices and 
maintenance operations falls to the. 
Depart mem of Environmental Safety 

One of the goals of [he department, 
says its director Edward Blackburn, is 
to reduce the amount of hazardous 
waste that is generated on campus. 
Disposal is costly, requires full com- 
pliance with stringent state and feel era I 
regulations, and has the potential for 
liability. Blackburn notes. 

"The less we have to begin with, the 
less potential there is for inhousc prob- 
lems," Blackburn says. "There is also 
less potential for liability if less waste is 
generated. " Based on cost of disposal 
alone, waste reduction is a desirable 
goal. But. as Blackburn points out, it is 
also the law. 

The cost of disposing of a single 
5 5 -gallon drum of hazardous w;istc can 
be $600 or more. Much of the campus 
generated waste is shipped for disposal 
in what is known as a "lab pack." These 
are 55-gallon drums in which only 15 
gallons of waste, placed in individual 
one -gallon sized containers and cush- 
ioned by absorbent material such as 
ground up corn cobs, may be packaged. 

Incineration is the disposal method of 
choice and the campus has begun using 
fiber drums which, unlike metal drums. 
can be incinerated, thus reducing labor 
costs and time. The materia) is 
transported by Kimmins Thermal, a 
Niagara Falls. N.Y.- based disposal con- 

tractor, then to a waste process- 
ing.'disposal facility called Waste Conver- 
sion in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, an in- 
termediate stop for waste. There it is 
treated and repackaged for further ship- 
ment or for incineration. 

The campus health center is the col- 
lection point for biological waste. This 
waste is picked up and transported for 
incineration in Baltimore by a contrac- 
tor, Other biological wastes are 
destroyed at the source by the depart- 
ments of microbiology and zoology, 
which have their own small incinerators. 

Each week waste from experiments 
and demonstrations in undergraduate 
chemistry laboratories is consolidated in 
bins and drums lor pick up and storage 
at the Environmental Service Facility for 
further shipment and ultimate disposal. 

Whenever possible, compatible wastes 
are consolidated -flammable materials 

like paint thinner, acetone, and turpen- 
tine, for example, or corrosives such as 
sulfuric and hydrochloric acids. 

Pesticides from the Central Maryland 
Research and Education Center operated 
by the Agricultural Experiment Station, 
wastes generated at the CEES Horn Point 
facility, wastes from the campus-based 
state chemist, used photographic 
chemicals from campus darkrooms— all 
must be collected and eventually gotten 
rid of. 

"1 am concerned that we are not get- 
ting everything that is being generated 
on campus." says Charlotte Johnson, 
the department's manager for Industrial 
Hygiene and Occupational Safety. She 
urges that requests for hazardous waste 
pick up be made even if it is for only a 
single container. "Don't hold on to it 
until you think you've got enough to 
warrant a pick up," she says. 

Guidelines from the Washington 
Suburban Sanitary Commission, which 
operates the area's waste water and 
sewage treatment system, say that essen- 
tially nothing can be dumped down the 
drain. Anything that is, WSSC says, must 
be neutralized at the source. 

Because of limits on what can be 
dumped into the plumbing system or 
put out in the trash can. Environmental 
Safety must pick it up. decide if it's 
hazardous or not, store, ship and see to 
it that it is properly disposed of. says 

"Invariably when we get calls about 
some strange odor in a building or lab, it 
is usually because someone has poured 
something down a drain." 

When faculty members, researchers or 
graduate students leave the College Park 
campus, they sometimes don't take all 
their belongings, including their stock- 
piled chemicals, with them. The En- 
vironmental Safety staff conducts 
periodic "clean out" sweeps of campus 
laboratories. It is not unusual to find as 
much as ten-vears' worth of materials. 

Committee Formed to Develop Ptfogam to 
Reduce Hazardous Waste 

A committee charged with developing 
a pilot program for minimizing hazardous 
waste generated by the chemistry depart- 
ment has been established. The program 
could he applied to the campus as a 

Committee members include Joseph 
Sampugna and Dorothy Mazzocchi of the 
chemistry department. John Bielec, assis- 
tant vice president for administrative af- 
fairs, Edward Black hum, director of the 
department of environmental safety, and 
Charlotte Johnson, the department's 
manager of industrial hygiene and oc- 
cupational safety, 

The group is looking at the use of 
microscale experiments in undergraduate 
teaching laboratories, an incentive struc- 
ture for minimizing waste, the develop- 
ment of a procedures manual about 

hazardous waste, and an inventory of 
surplus chemicals that could be made 
available via a common computer net- 
work such as PROFS 

Other ideas include developing educa- 
tional and training programs to acquaint 
new faculty, graduate students and 
employees with waste requirements, im- 
plementing a hazardous waste "hotline," 
and the analysis of "unknowns" on 

The committee will continue to meet 
throughout the spring semester. Members 
of the campus community whu may- 
have suggestions about minimizing hazar- 
dous waste or who are interested in 
assisting the group are asked to get in 
touch with anyone on the committee. 
Call Charlotte Johnson at 454-5866 for 
more information. ■ 

"Johnson says she has had to deal with 
and clean up sand contaminated with 
hydraulic fluid that mechanical engineers 
were using to test the traction of tires. 
Campus construction projects sometimes 
unearth surprises such as a tank contain- 
ing refrigerants discovered during the 
construction of the A.V. Williams 
Building. Collections of ancient bottles 
and containers still turn up from time to 
time, she says. In the H.J. Patterson 
building a clean out crew once 
discovered some dating as far back as 

In recent years the scope and extent 
of campus-based research has expanded, 
generating additional waste products. At 
the same time there is an increasing 
awareness on the part of more and more 
people as to what constitutes hazardous 
substances and the threat wastes of all 
kinds pose for the environment. 

Consequently, there is more of the 
material to he collected and disposed of. 
Johnson says, 

Collection and disposal also means an 
additional paperwork burden. "The 
management of hazardous wastes is a 
recordkeeping ballgame," notes Johnson. 
Records of inspection, of maintenance, 
of shipment and disposal must be main- 

"Hazardous waste material has to be 
charted from cradle to grave," she says. 
The Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest 
tells who generated it, who transported 
it, and when and who disposed of it. 
and where. A separate Radioactive Waste 
Shipment and Disposal Manifest is re- 
quired for radioactive material. The 
disposing agency must certify that hazard- 
ous waste was disposed of in compliance 
with appropriate state and federal regula- 

And even then, Johnson says, "The 
waste generator is always responsible for 
hazardous waste. You never lose your 

Johnson, who holds a B.S. degree in 
chemistry from College Park, has worked 
here since 1978. She has taken courses 
in industrial hygiene and is currently 
working toward her masters' degree at 
University College. 

Other staff members include Bobby 
Shepherd, physical science technician 
who is involved with the logistics of 
waste collection and removal. He 
Oversees the work of the contractors and 
inspects waste containers on a daily 
basis. A certified hazardous waste hauler. 
Shepherd also operates the department's 
hazardous waste transport vechicle, 

Steve Hand is a health physicist who 
specializes in dealing with all radioactive 
waste material generated on campus. 

The goals of a good waste minimiza- 
tion program include compliance with 
regulations, reduction of the cost of 
managing the material, and minimizing 
environmental and occupational liability, 
Blackburn says. 

To request a hazardous waste pickup 
from a laboratory or work area, or for 
additional details about the program, call 
Charlotte L Johnson at 454-5866. ■ 

— Tom (Uireli 


March 12, 1990 

Minority Achievement Award Nominations 
Due Today 

Nominations for minority achievement awards to recognize 
employees, students and units who have made outstanding con- 
tributions to campus equity efforts should be sent to Ray Gillian, 
assistant to the president. 1 1 1 1 Main Administration today. Selec- 
tion criteria include accomplishment as a faculty, associate staff or 
classified staff, concern for the role of ethnic minorities, campus 
life activities, and off-campus efforts I 'nits are judged on recruit- 
ment, retention and promotion of minority staff and students, in- 
clusion of minority material in instructional programs, and a climate 
of affirmative action. Call 454-4703 for info 

Nominations for Disability Issues Awards Are 
Due March 16 

Do you know someone who has worked to improve the quahtv 
tit life fur disabled persons? You can help win campus recognition 
for such a person through the Disability Commission's annual 
awards for faculty, students and staff who have initiated special 
programs or promoted awareness of disability related issues. Call 
John King of the awards committee at 454-0399 for information or 
forms. The nominations deadline is March lb. 

From Eggdrops to Mousetraps- 
Physics Olympics Set for March 24 

The WO Physics Olympics will he 
held Saturday, March 2-t, 8;30 a.m. to -t 
p.m. in the Physics Building lecture halls. 
on the entire first and second floors of 
the Physics Building and outside across 
lr< im the new parking garage 

The Physics Olympics is a College 
Park outreach program that invites high 
schools in Maryland, northern Virginia 
and the District of Columbia to send 
teams of students to compete in physics- 
related competitions The Physics Olym- 
pics has been held annually since !9~K, 
says coordinator John W, Layman, direc- 
tor of the Science Teaching Center. 

Each school is represented by a team 
of eight students competing in five re- 

quired events and three optional events. 
.Some of the events include. Bridge 
Building, Drops, a Mousetrap 
Distancer and a Trajectory Contest, din- 
ners in each of the events are recognized 
as well as the overall first, second and 
third place team winners. This year the 
department plans to host -tl teams con- 
sisting of about -t^O students, teachers 
and observers, says Layman. 

The event is free and spectators may 
drop hy any time during the day to see- 
the events. Anyone interested in helping 
out with the Physics Olympics may call 
Unman or Suzanne Qtrrie at n-t-s.sJ" ■ 

NCAA Sanctions To Be Appealed 

continued from page I 

cooperation with the NCAA and our 
recommendation of substantial self- 
imposed penalties. I also appreciate the 
committee's acknowledgment of the 
various measures that the institution has 
taken as a result of its investigation. For 
example, the report points to the fact 
that no member of the athletics depart- 
ment staff who was found to have 
violated the. principles of ethical conduct 
is now employed by the University 

1 want to state emphatically that the 
University deeply regrets and is embar- 
rassed by its violations of NC\A regula- 
tions. The University accepts full respon- 
sibility for these violations and believes it 
should be subjected to appropriate 

Having said this. I want to express our 
great disappointment at the severity of 
the penalties imposed by the Infractions 
Committee. The Committee is authorized 
to suspend prescribed penalties when in- 
stitutions have self- re ported, conducted 
their own investigations, cooperated with 
the NOVA, or taken strong independent 
corrective action. We have done all of 
these things. Indeed, the Committee 
stated that because of the University's in- 
tensive investigation and total coopera- 
tion with the NCAA, less than the 
prescribed penalties were imposed 
However, this does not appear to be the 
case. The Committee imposed all hut the 
most minor of the prescribed sanctions. 
And. it went beyond the prescribed 
penalties when it imposed a second year 
prohibition from post season play and a 
third year of probation. Moreover, there 
was no apparent recognition of the fact 
that in its entire history the University 
has never been cited for a major NCAA 
infraction in any sport, nor was there 
adequate response to the personnel ac- 
tions we have taken. One is left to 
wonder how the sanctions could have 
been substantially different if we had 
repeated violations, been uncooperative. 

and failed to take decisive action 

We believe it would be appropriate, for 
example, to place the University on a 
two-year probation, impose 3 significant 
fine, limit recruiting activities, prohibit 
post season play for one year, and re- 
quire reports on the implementation of 
institutional control procedures. 
However, the sanctions imposed by the 
Committee go way beyond such 
measures. They result in too great an im- 
pact on innocent people and programs. 
In this regard, my first concern is for our 
student-athletes. Several of them, who 
are in no way implicated in this matter, 
now will not have an opportunity to 
play in an NCAA tournament during the 
remaining years of their careers at 
Maryland. Further, the full fiscal implica- 
tions of the sanctions amount to approx- 
imately 13 million. With this financial 
burden, it may be impossible for us to 
maintain the current scope and form of 
our athletic program— a program that in- 
v i lives more than 550 student-athletes 
and 2! non-revenue producing inter- 
collegiate athletic teams. Finally, the pro- 
hibition from television will have serious 
financial implications for institutions in 
the ACC that bear no responsibility in 
this matter. 

Because we believe so strongly that 
the sanctions imposed are more severe 
than our infractions warrant, we intend 
to appeal several of the penalties. The 
precise nature of the appeal will be 
determined within the fifteen-day period 
permitted under NCAA rules. We 
recognize that the appeal will place an 
additional burden on the institution and 
that the prospect for success is uncertain, 
hut out of concern for our student- 
athletes, the coaches, the athletic pro- 
gram, the University community and our 
l< >yal supporters, we must ask the NCAA 
to consider again, in the light of all we 
have done, the appropriateness of some 
of the penalties it has imposed. ■ 

High school students build bridges at Physics Olympics 

New Project Enhances Children's 
Mathematics Understanding 

continued from page 1 

scientific, mathematical and technological 
careers in unprecedented numbers." 

According to Campbell, many reports 
have hypothesized that mathematical 
deficiencies are rooted in inadequate 
achievement during the elementary 
schools years and that effective interven- 
tion must begin early 

Increasing the Mathematical Power of 
Ml i hildren and Teachers [Project IM 
PACT] includes an intensive teacher train- 
ing component that will emphasize how 
to teach children so they learn concepts 
as they use mathematics to solve 
pr< ihlcms. 

"In this project, children do not simp- 
ly memorize mathematics, nor do they 
merely imitate their teachers." says 
Campbell. "Rather, children learn the 
meaning of numbers, geometry and 
arithmetic as they search for patterns, 
collect and interpret data, test conjec- 

tures, and reason." 

The classroom activities use settings 
that sometimes reflect the cultural diver- 
sity of the children and sometimes 
model daily occurrences within 
Americas majority culture. 

As part of the IMPACT project, 
teachers participate in a lengthy summer 
training that also serves to enhance their 
own understanding of mathematics. The 
summer program includes a day camp 
for minorities and low-income children. 
providing teachers with an opportunity 
to practice and improve their new in- 
structional skills. 

Once schools begins, a mathematics 
specialist is on site in each school to 
observe and assist teachers as they imple- 
ment their new approaches with a class- 
room of children. The specialist serves to 
resolve teachers' concerns and to support 
sustained change through the year ■ 

— Lisa Grvgoty 

Late Campus Chemist Honored 

The late William J. Bailey, professor 
and research chemist in the Department 
of Chemistry and Biochemistry here, has 
been elected posthumously to member- 
ship in the National Academy of 
Engineering, Flection to the Academy is 
among the highest professional distinc- 
tions accorded an engineer Membership 
honors those who have made "impor- 

tant contributions to engineering theory 
and practice, including significant con- 
tributions to the literature of engineering 
theory and practice." or those who have 
demonstrated "unusual accomplishment 
in \m:\v and developing fields of 
technology." Dr. Bailey died last 
December I" in Honolulu following a 
heart attack. ■ 

Allan G. Gruchy, 1906-1990 

The internationally distinguished in- 
stitutional economist, Allan G. Cruelly 
St, died Feb. 19. A long-time professor 
of economics and professor emeritus at 
the university, Gruchy joined the College 
Park faculty in 1957 and after retirement 
in \9~t~! continued to teach actively until 

1986. He served as acting chair of 
economics in 1975-76. Florence 
Schumacher Gruchy. his wife of more 
than 50 years died in I98K. Survivors in- 
clude Dr. Allan G Gruchy Jr.; Katherine 
Crilliams; a brother, John, and two 
grandchildren. ■