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Volume 4, Number 24 

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University of Maryland at College Park 




Langenberg Appointed as Ne w UM 
System Chancellor ET 



M ^k onald N. Langenberg, current 

m m chancellor of the University 

m m of Illinois at Chicago, has 
m t~ been named as the new 
chancellor of the University of Maryland 
System. 

George V. McGowan, chair of the 
University of Maryland System Board of 
Regents, announced Langenhcrg's ap- 
pointment March 29 at a Regents' 
meeting at Towson State University, The 
appointment is effective July I, 1 990. 

"Dr. Langenberg is just the right per- 
son to lead the University of Maryland 
System as the institution enters a new 
phase in its evolution." said McGowan. 
"He is a scholar of the highest order, 
distinguishing himself in the fields of 
physics and electrical engineering. 

"He is also a leader of national stature, 
well -respected and well-connected in 
academic circles. And he recognizes and 
respects the bond between the academy 
m~h.\ the larger community." 

As chancellor of the University of Il- 
linois at Chicago since UW. Langenberg 
leads a campus of some 24,000 students 
and more than 2,000 full-time faculty 
members. The institution awards degrees 
through the doctoral and first 
professional levels and comprises schools 



of dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy 
Among its nationally recognized pro- 
grams are those in engineering and 
philosophy. 

Langenberg successfully led the ad- 
ministrative consolidation of the Chicago 
campus with the medical center, two 
locations separated by a mile of residen- 
tial and business development. He also 
has encouraged the institution to 
develop partnerships with the city of 
Chicago, most notably with inner city 
schools. 

Before joining the Chicago campus. 
Langenberg served as deputy director 
and acting director of the National 
Science Foundation from 1 980 to 1 982. 

Prior to his tenure at the National 
Science Foundation, he served in various 
positions at the University of Penn- 
sylvania. He joined Pennsylvania in I960 
as a faculty member in the Department 
of Physics and served as both a pro- 
fessor of physics and a professor of elec- 
trical engineering. He also was director 
of the Laboratory for Research on the 
Structure of Matter and vice provost for 
graduate studies and research. 

continued on page J 




Donald N, Langenberg 



Opinion: 

Honoring a Pioneer 



Tbe following letter' to the editor was 
irrit ten by Claude Km set: Associate Pro- 
/t 'sst <r Department of Pby vies and 
Astronomy (and one-time working 
member of tbe Ad Hoc Statistical Sub- 
committee). Tbe original outlook story 
teas meant only in report on the honor 
accorded Marilyn Brown. However ire 
are indeed grateful for this commentary 
by Dr. Kacser It brings well -deserted 
recognition for years of bard wt»k by 
Barbara Bergnutnn and others. 

Dear Editor: 

i am pleased the Women's Commission 
recently honored Marilyn K. Brown for 
her many most significant contributions 
to women's issues at this University. 
Outlook in particular noted her leader- 
ship in instituting the Faculty Study 
Review in I98I and continuing it since. 

Yet I was distressed that, in the repor- 
ting and'or the Women's Commission's 
Citation. Important earlier history and 
recognition of the role of others in the 
Faculty Study Reviews was missing, 

Without wanting to lake away from 
\larilvn Brown's many manv contribu- 



tions. I would have liked that Citation to 
have also acknowledged earlier con- 
tributors. The Commission, and we. must 
honor all our pioneers. And I would 
have liked Outlook to have done some 
research in its reporting. 

One essential trailblazer for the Faculty 
Study Review was Professor Barbara 
Bergmann (then of Economics, now 
Distinguished Professor of Economics at 
American University). 

She strove mightily, as did others, for 
many years prior to 1 98 1, as a mere self- 
driven faculty member on the Women's 
Commission, the Senate Human Relations 
Committee and other Committees. Her 
insistent work was at last given recogni- 
tion in the creation of, and her appoint- 
ment to. the Chancellor's Ad Hoe Com- 
mittee on Faculty Salary and Rank Equi- 
ty; and its Ad Hoc Sub-committee on 
Statistical Analysis. [Both were set up by 
Chancellor Bishop, in a somewhat ex- 
ploratory manner as responses to the 
mounting pressures, working in 19 T V T 4, 

continued on page 8 



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Library Officials Plan for Winter 
Move into McKeldin Addition 



^L s workers put the finishing 

f\ touches on the 
/ I lUlOOn-suuare-foor addition 
-A. JL. to McKeldin Library, officials 
are preparing for the next phase of a 
plan to expand library space at College 
Park— a phase in which library users will 
find, despite completion of the new 
building, less work space available for at 
least 1 8 months. 

When the addition opens in January 
1 99 ), the library system will suffer a 
temporary net loss of more than 40,000 
square feet of space, according to of- 
ficials. The loss will be most apparent in 
a reduction of seating space in the 
system. The amount of seating available 
in Homhakc and McKeldin libraries will 
drop from a total of 4090 seats to about 
2. HID seats, says Donald Williams, 
manager of special projects for the 
system 

The loss will result from the closing of 
the current McKeldin Library building 
for a complete renovation. The renova- 
tion will take an estimated 1H-2-* months 
and begin after materials currently stored 
in McKeldin are moved into the addition 



and the 24-hour study room at Horn- 
bake Library. The move is scheduled to 
take place during the break between fall 
and winter semesters of 1 990-91, says 
Joanne Harrar. director of libraries. 

The unfortunate irony— a temporary 
loss space following completion of a 
new building— is the best solution to a 
Hobson's choice that officials face, Har- 
rar says. The alternative to shutting 
down McKeldin during the renovation is 
to refurbish the building one or two 
floors at a time— an alternative that, 
while making more space available. 
would create safety problems and other 
headaches. 

"This is the best way to proceed. 
Harrar says, "With any construction pro- 
ject there is noise, dirt and accidents. By 
closing the building we will keep people 
out of harm's way." 

In addition, moving the entire collec- 
tion at one time rather than in pieces is 
a more efficient use of staff lime and. 
therefore, less costly, Harrar says. A total 

continued on page 8 



Research Helps Competitive 
Cyclists 

Effects of drafting' studied. 



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Funds Given for 
Professorship in 



Visiting 
Theatre 

Alumnus makes gift in say 'Thank You .. 



5 



Women's Gymnastics Team 
Wins Award 

Maintains highest GPA in the NCAA.... 



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Outlook 



April 9. 1990 



UMCP, Soong Ching Ling Foundation to Spon- 
sor Conference on China 

The University ot Maryland at College Park and the Soong Ching 
Ling (Madam Sun Vat-Sen) Foundation arc sponsoring a "A Sym- 
posium on China: Policy Options" at the Madison Hotel at 15th 
and M Streets in Washington. D.C. April 21. Topics addressed dur- 
ing the ;ill-day conference include, "Where Do We Go from Here? 
A Chinese Analysis of the Present Situation and its Options," 
"China and the East and the West." and "Economic Options and 
the Outlook lor l.S. China Trade." For more information call. 
454-3008. 



Diana Lam to Speak at Anderson Lecture 

Diana Lam. superintendent of the Chelsea Massachusetts Puhlie 
School System, will be the guest speaker at the 1 8th annual Vernon 
E. Anderson Lecture on April 12 in the Adele Stamp Union Colony 
Ballroom. Lam's topic will be "The Chelsea Experiment: Fad or 
Future." Awards will be presented at 1 p.m. with the lecture 
following at 1:30 p.m. The Anderson Lecture, which is jointly 
sponsored by the Education Alumni Chapter and the faculty of the 
College of Education, annually honors former Dean Vernon E. 
Anderson. For more Information call, 454-1442. 



RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 



"Hey, Move Over— In Front of Me, Please" 



Competitive cyclists often use drafting 
(riding behind other cyclists) as a strategy 
to reduce wind resistance. But until 
recently, little information existed about 
how reduced wind resistance affected the 
energy expended by a drafting cyclist, 

Steve McCole. a doctoral student in ex- 
ercise physiology, and Jim Hagberg, a 
professor in the Center on Aging, -were 
two of the principal writers that exam- 
ined the effect drafting had on the 
volume of oxygen consumed in "Energy 
Expenditure During Bicycling" in The 
Journal of Applied Physiology (Feb.. '40). 

McCole. who is Hagberg s research 
assistant in the Center on Aging, first got 
involved with the project when he was a 
graduate student under Hagberg at the 
University of Florida. He then came to 
College Park when Hagberg came here in 
1988. 

"I'm not a cyclist." says McCole. who 
says this is his first published article. "Dr. 
Hagberg rides regularly, but I got in- 
volved and eventually began supervising 
the data collection process." 

To perform their study, McCote and 
Hagberg had to collect and analyze the 
ex p i re d gasses of cyclists riding in d i f- 
ferent formations and compare the re- 
sults with a single cyclist riding at 25 
m.p.h. 

starting early in the mornings, to 
minimize wind conditions, they drove 
alongside cyclists in a truck equipped 
with hags, monitors and tubing attached 
to a fiberglass pole extended in front of 
a cyclist to collect his expired air. 

The results of McCole's and Hagherg's 
collaboration revealed that energy expen- 
diture decreased by about 1" percent 
when drafting up to four riders in a line 
and decreased further when riding in a 
pack of seven riders. 

The lowest expenditure of energy oc- 
curred behind a truck," says McCole. 
"Though still cycling at 25 m.p.h.. the 
cyclists only had to pedal occasionally to 



Outlook 

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

Kathryn Costello, Vice President tor 

Institutional Advancement 
Roz Htebert, Director ol Public Intormalion * Editor 
Unda Freeman, Production Editor 
Jan BerMey, Brian Busek. John Fritz, Lisa Gregory. 
Tom Otwell A Fades Somarral, Staff Writers 



Stephen A. Darrou, Design £ Coordination 
John T. Coosoll, Photography Coordinator 
Heather Kelly, Vrviane Morttz. Chris Paul, 

Design & Production 
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Photography 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus rntor- 
mation & calendar items are welcome Please submit 
all material at least three weeks before the Monday ot 
publication Send it to Hoi Hleberi. 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 outlook@pres.umd.edu. 





Jim Hagberg and Steve McCole 

keep up with the truck. This is a training 
method for competitive cyclists and is 
not something the authors recommended 
lor the recreational cyclist." 

The energy expenditure study was 
funded by the United Suites Olympic 
Committee and is one of several projects 
McCole and Hagberg have been working 
on that deal with competitive cycling. 

"Were talking with some professional 
racing teams with the hope that they will 
participate in more studies." says 
Hagberg, 



One cyclist drafts behind another while researchers collect his expired air for analysis. The 
photo is from a slide exhibit McCole created for future presentations. 



Next month, McCole and Hagberg arc- 
off 10 a race in New Jersey, perhaps to 
talk with racers about the results of their 
study, but more likely as spectators 
than researchers 



"This is more of a field trip," says 
McCole. "Besides, it's a lot easier to get 
to than the Tour de France.' ■ 

—Jitlvi flit- 



Distinguished Faculty Research 
Fellows Selected 



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At the winter meeting of the General 
Research Board, six faculty members 
were selected for 1990-91 Distinguished 
Faculty Research Fellowships. 

They are: Anthony Ephrcmides, pro- 
fessor of electrical engineering: John A. 
Gerlt, professor of chemistry and bio- 
chemistry: Mark P. Leone, associate pro- 
fessor of anthropology: Arthur G. Miller, 
professor of art history; Andrew S. 
Wilson, professor of astronomy; and, 
Inder K. Vijay. professor of animal 
sciences. 

The fellowships provide each recipient 
with a 15,000 grant for incidental re- 
search expenses and frees them from 
teaching and service duties during the 
1990-91 academic year. This is the se- 
cond year the fellowships have been 
offered. 

Anthony Ephrcmides will use the 
fellowship to investigate communication 
switching architectures and network 
management methods. He is looking 
toward a seamless communication Fabric 
that will satisfy a demand for superior 
quality sen 1 ice in the field. of 
communications. 

John Gerlt and his graduate students 
and postdoctoral associates will use the 



tools of molecular biology to assist their 
studies of reactions catalyzed by en- 
zymes found in Pseudotnonos pathht. a 
common soil bacterium. Their work is 
important to advancing protein engineer- 
ing and biotechnology. 

Mark Leone is working on a volume 
to be titled, An Archaeology of 
Capitalism in Annapolis. He will report 
on his nine years of excavation and 
documentary work in the city's historic 
district. His answers are being derived 
from a huge archaeological collection of 
printer's type, careful mapping and ex- 
cavation of gardens as well as analysis of 
excavations in Church and Stale Circles, 
Leone has also studied a vast collection 
of household refuse from more than ten 
excavation sites 

Arthur Miller will use his fellowship to 
examine the European conquest of the 
New World and how preconquest ideas 
and forms are transformed into post- 
conquest ones, lie is looking particularly 
at the impact of European literacy on the 
Zapotec of si >uth central Mexico. 

"Contrary to commonly held notions. 
European literacy did not undermine 
native culture," Miller says. "Rather, ii 
provided a new means of communica- 



tion that could be adapted to both tradi- 
tional and uniquely colonial needs." 

Andrew Wilson will continue his 
research on active galactic nuclei such as 
quasars, radio galaxies and Scyfert galax- 
ies. These objects are characterized by 
the radiation of very large amounts of 
pow : er from very small volumes of 
space. Astronomers have difficulty 
understanding these objects because 
some of their characteristics appear to 
defy theories of general relativity and 
nuclear matter. Wilson will use large 
ground-based optical telescopes and the 
Hubble Space Telescope for his 
observations. 

Inder Vijay is focusing on glycopro- 
teins, proteins that contain sugars at- 
tached to them. Glycoproteins par- 
ticipate in a myriad of cellular functions 
that are fundamental to biological 
recognition. 

According to Vijay, numerous patholo 
gics such as malignancy, atherosclerosis 
and many genetic disorders including 
cystic fibrosis show deranged glycopro- 
tein metabolism. He is using a rodent 
mammary gland model to study [he- 
function and regulation ol ' glycoprotein 

machinery. ■ 

—litriss V in it mm 



Advising and Security Issues Top Campus 
Senate Agenda 

The Campus Senate will continue debuting a report on admis- 
sions and advising and a policy statemem on the costs of security 
at its next meeting, 3:30 p.m.. Thursday, April 12, in the Rcckord 
Armory. The report on admissions and advising received extensive 
discussion at the group's March 12 meeting. In its main recommen- 
dations, the report calls fur the creation of a Division of Science 
and Letters that would serve as an adminstrative home lor all 
undergraduates not yet enrolled in a degree-gram tag major and 



Outdoor 

April 9, 1990 



seeks development of a new procedure for handling entrance into 
Limited Lnrollmcnt Programs I Ik Sui.ni. will also ivview com 
ments from its Committee on Campus Affairs concerning a state- 
ment on campus security developed by the President's Select Com- 
mittee on Freedom of Expression. The university currently is 
developing a policy on payment of security costs for campus 
events. ■ 



Exceptional Computer Science Major Wins 
Cosmos Club Award for Intellectual Promise 



Jonathan Herstein. a 22-year-old Com- 
putet Science major, was named the win- 
ner of a competition sponsored hy The 
Cosmos Club foundation to select the 
graduating senior at a Washington area 
university who shows "the greatest 
potential for continuing superior intellec- 
tual contributions to the students chosen 
field." 

Herstein. a senior who will graduate 
this semester, will receive a S3.000 award 
from the foundation during a ceremony 
April l l J at the Cosmos Club in 



Washington, D.C. He is one of five- 
seniors nominated by their schools for 
the competition, each of whom was re- 
quired to submit an essay dealing with a 
current issue or problem in his or her 
chosen field. 

llersteins Ivpage essay dealt with 
issues involving the origin, limitations and 
possibilities for artificial intelligence. 
Herstein addressed current claims of 
what artificial intelligence may do in the 
future versus the actual limitations of the 
technology. He staled his belief that ar- 



Dorfinan Reiterates Policy on 
Scheduling Final Examinations 



J. Robert Dorfman. Vice President for 
Academic Affairs and Provost, in a memo 
to all faculty, has reiterated the campus 
policy regarding the scheduling of final 
examinations 

['diversity policy States that a final ex- 
am will be given in every undergraduate 
course, All finals must he held on the ex- 
amination days of the Official Pinal Ex- 
amination Schedule. 

Despite this clearly slated policy. Dorf- 
man said that each semester his office 
gets complaints from students about 
violations of the policy. 

lie noted that the schedule is designed 



to avoid conflicts among examinations 
that a student takes and that rescheduling 
often creates conflicts and problems not 
only for students hut for other faculty. 

Dorfman urged that every effort Be 
made to adhere to the final exam policy. 

"If it is absolutely necessary that you 
deviate from the published examination 
schedule, please assure yourself that you 
create no difficulties for any of your 
students and then obtain the necessary 
approval early in the semester so your 
students can be informed and can plan 
accordingly." he said ■ 



Hi 



A Capsule of Time at Business/ 
Public Affairs Ceremony 




A time capsule/cornerstone ceremony was held March 27 to celebrate the groundbreaking for 
the new Business/Public Affairs Building. Some of the items included in the time capsule are: a 
baseball autographed by Baltimore Onoles manager Frank Robinson; a new book, "Economic 
Consequences of Immigration" by business management professor Julian L. Simon; the Spring 
1990 Sears catalog; the annual reports of several businesses; a basketball signed by the 
Washington Bullets; a piece of the Berlin Wall; and a large number of other items. The time cap- 
sule will be opened in the year 2040. More than 200 people attended the ceremony, including 
President William E, Kirwan, Business and Management Dean Rudolph P. Lamone, Public Affairs 
Dean Michael Nacht, State Comptroller Louis Goldstein and Prince George's County Executive 
and Associate Professor of Government and Politics Parris N. Glendening, 



tifieial intelligence cannot be achieved to 
the degree sometimes claimed, though 
several practical applications for the 
technology will result from research ef- 
forts in this area, 

Herstein, a Bowie native who attended 
Kleanor Roosevelt High School in 
Greenbelt. will begin employment in 
September, with the Washington. D.C. of- 
fice of Andersen Consulting, a manage- 
ment information consulting firm. ■ 




Jonathan Herstein 



Greeks to Raise Money for SADD 



Hy purchasing tickets to guess how 
many compact discs (CDs) can fit into a 
I'ontiac Grand Am, students, faculty and 
staff will not only be eligible to win a 
CD player, the CDs or the car, but also 
will help fraternities and sororities here 
raise money for Students Against Driving 
Drunk (SADD). 

The fundraiser. Sponsored by the Inter- 
fraternity Council. PanhcNenic Associa- 
tion, and Greeks Advocating the Mature 
Management of Alcohol (GAMMA), is one 
of several competitions that will take- 
place during Greek Week, April 16-20. 

SADD has donated two cars, the CDs 
and CD players for the competition. In 
return, each participating school will 
keep half of the money raised for SADD, 
with a 510,000 grand prize for the school 
that raises the most money. 

If the university Greeks win, the grand 
prize will go to the student activities 
fund and their half of the money raised 
will he given to charity. 



"We see this an opportunity to help a 
good cause and improve our own reputa 
tion," says Kim Bcvilacquc, a senior 
speech communications major and assis- 
tant overall chairman for Greek Week. 
"Maryland has one of the strongest 
Greek communities in the nation, so we 
expect to do very well," 

SADD is a non-profit organization that 
was created in 1981 by Bob Anastas. a 
high school foothall coach, who lost 
three players to drunk driving accidents 
within one week. 

According to Melanic Kvans. a senior 
speech communications major and past 
president of GAMMA, a SADD starter kit 
will be sent to the College Park campus 
with the hope of starting a Maryland 
chapter of the national organization, 
which would make it one of the largest 
chapters in the country. 

For more information about the fund- 
raiser, Greek Week or .SADD, call 
981-0001. ■ 



Langenherg Named System Chancellor 



continued from page l 



Lungcnbcrg has served on numerous 
boards and commissions. Currently, he is 
president of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science and 
chairman-elect of the executive commit- 
tee of the National Association of State 
f'niversities and Land-Grant colleges. 

Langenbcrg holds three degrees in 
physics; a bachelor's from Iowa State 
University (19^3); a master's from the 
University of California, Los Angeles 
(19SS); and a doctorate from the I'niver- 
sity of California. Berkeley (1959), He 



spent a postdoctoral year at Oxford 
University. 

Langenherg, 5H. is a native of Devils 
Lake, North Dakota. 

The appointment of Langenherg 
follows a national search which began 
last July. Kita Colwell. director of the 
I'niversity Systems Maryland 
biotechnology Institute, headed the nine- 
member search committee which included 
all constituencies of the academic com- 
munity. A 21 -member advisory commit- 
tee, chaired by President William E. Kir- 
wan. assisted the search committee ■ 



Frank Named to Head Business Incubator 



Richard B. Frank has been named 
manager of the campus-based 
Technology Advancement Program 
(WW). The small business incubator of- 
fers space, support services and access to 
the extensive resources of the university 
for entrepreneurs and start-up companies 
engaged in the development of technical- 
ly oriented products with commercial 
potential. 

Frank brings more than 30 years of 



experience in general management, 
marketing, manufacturing, and engineer- 
ing in several segments of the medical 
imaging and health care equipment in- 
dustry. 

The TAP program has "graduated" 
nine companies and 19 others are cur- 
rently participants. 

Frank says he hopes to double the 
number of companies in the program 
over the next year. I 



Outlook 

April 9. 1990 



Qdendar 

^^ April 9 to 18 



Campus Senate to Meet Three Times in April 

The Campus Senate will meet three times in April to address 
several important issues. On Thursday, April 12, the agenda in- 
cludes reports on the costs of security and admissions and advising, 
To complete the agenda, an adjourned meeting is scheduled for 
Monday. April 12. A special meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 
23. John Burt, chair of the Ad Hoe Committee on Faculty 
Grievance, will report on faculty grievance procedures, and Paul 
Smith, chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Appointment. Rank, and 
Tenure, will report on appointment, promotion, and tenure issues 
All meetings are in 0126 Reekord Armory. 3*30^6:30 p.m. Call 
-4t4hSh ( J for more information. 




Distinguished Scholar- Teacher 
Joseph Sucher will speak on "The 
Joys of Physics: Romancing the 
Photon," Wednesday, April 11,4 
p.m., Art/Soc. Bldg. 



MON 



Architecture Exhibit, featuring 
Mark Simon. Centerbrook Ar- 
chitects, today through May 4, Ar- 
chitecture Gallery. Call x3427 for 
into. 

Art Exhibition: "Contemporary 
Latin American Photographers." 
organized by Aperture 
Photography, through April 27, The 
Art Gallery. Art/Sociology Bldg, Call 
x2763 for info 

Photography Exhibit: "At Work in 
the Fields of the Bomb," created 
by research photographer Robert 
Del Tredici. today through April 26, 
Parents Association Gallery. Stamp 
Union. Call x4754 tor info. 

Art Department Minorities & 
Women Lecture: painter Mary 
Lovelace O'Neal will discuss her 
work. 12:30 p.m., Art/Sociology 
Bldg. Call X0344/5 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"Logic Programming Using Bi lat- 
tices," Mel Fitting, CUNY. 4 p.m.. 
011 Classroom Bldg. Call x4244 
for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "A New 
Way to Make the Solar Corona 
Hot," Jack D Scudder. GSFC, 
4:30 p.m.. 1113 Computer & 
Space Sciences Bldg, Call x3136 
for info. 

Guameri String Quartet Open 
Rehearsal, 7 p.m.. featuring Frank 
Bridges String Quartet in E minor, 
Tawes Recital Hall Call x6669 for 
info. 




Registration Ends, for team 
horseshoes. Call x3124 for info. 

Employee Benefits Orientation, 

10 a.m., Multi 2202 Hornbake 
Library. Call x6312 for info. 

Zoology Lecture; "Energetics of 
Lactation in the Evening Bai {Nyc- 
ticeius humeratis)," Suzy Steele, 
noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych Bldg. Call 
x3201 for info. 



Hon* Theater Movie: "Apartment 
Zero" and "Drugstore Cowboy." 
Call x4987 for info.' 



WED 



Human Relations Skills Develop- 
ment Workshop, "Negotiating and 
Building Good Working Relation- 
ships with Supervisors and Peers," 
9 a.m. -noon, Prince George's 
Room. Stamp Union. $25. Call 
x4707 for info." 

Employee Development Seminar, 
"Office Management for 
Secretaries," 9 a.m. -4 p.m., today 
and tomorrow. 1152 A.V. Williams 
Bldg Call x481 1 for info. 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Seminar: "Financial 
Aid Issues for Students in the 
1990s," Ulysses S. Glee, noon, 
0106 Shoemaker Bldg. Call x2937 
for info. 

International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 

p.m.. 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call 
X4925 for info. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 

Lecture; "The Joys of Physics: 
Romancing the Photon." Joseph 
Sucher, 4 p.m., Art/Soc. Bldg., 
reception to follow in Art/Soc, 
Atrium. Call x2530 for info. 

Afro- American Studies and 
Public Affairs Lecture: "Race. 
Consciousness and Public Policy," 
Jerome Taylor. U. of Pittsburgh. 
6:30-7:30 p.m., 1213 Art/Sociology 
Bldg . reception to follow. Call 
x5665 for info. 




Faculty Jazz Concert, featuring 
Robert Gibson, bass, Dan 
Reynolds, piano. Bill Foster, guitar, 
and Michael Smith, drums, perfor- 
ming original compositions and jazz 
standards, 8 p.m.. Tawes Recital 
Hall Call x6669 for info. 




College of Education Vernon E. 
Anderson Lecture: "The Chelsea 
Experiment: Fad or Future," Diana 
Lam, superintendent of the 
Chelsea, Massachusetts Public 
School System, 1:30 p.m., Colony 
Ballroom. Stamp Union. Call x1442 
for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 

3:30-6:30 p.m.. 0126 Reekord Ar- 
mory. Call x4549 for info. 

Women's Lacrosse vs, Penn 
State, 3:30 p.m., Denton Field. 
Call x5854 for info." 

Meteorology Seminar: "An Ex- 
perimental Regional Forecast 
Model with Consistent and Enhanc- 
ed Effective Space Resolution," M. 
F. Rabinowitz. Goddard Space 
Fight Center, 3:30 p.m.. 2114 
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg 
Call X2708 for info. 

CHPS Lecture: "Two Recent 
'Solutions' to the Measurement 
Problem." Barry Loewer, Rutgers 
U., 4 p.m., 1117 F. S. Key Hall. 
Call x2850 for info. 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 

"The Human Factor in Complex 
High Reliability Systems," Thomas 
Ryan, Nuclear Regulatory Commis- 
sion, 5:15-6:15 p.m.. 2115 
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering 
Bldg. Call x1941 for info. 

University Theatre: "The School 
for Wives," by Moliere, translated 
into English by Richard Wilber. 8 
p.m., Tawes Theatre, S7 standard 
admission. $5.50 seniors and 
students, production runs today- 
April 14. Call x2201 for into.' 

Greater Washington Solid State 
Physics Colloquium: "Quantum 
Coherence Effects in Small 
Disordered Conductors." B. L. 
Altshuler, MIT. 8:30 p.m.. 1410 
Physics Bldg. Call X3416 for info. 




Systems Research Center 
Seminar: "Asymptotic Analysis of 
Structured Vector Quantization," 
David Neuhoff. U. of Michigan, 
Ann Arbor. 11 a.m , 1112 A. V. 
Williams Bldg Call x5880 for info. 

Linguistics Colloquium: "Con- 
straints and Repair Strategies in 
Yidiny Foot Structure," Robert 
Kirchner, noon. 0109 Hornbake 
Library Call x7002 for info. 

Mental Health Lunch N Leam 
Conference: "Presentation and 
Treatment of Patients with Social 
Phobias." Manuel Tancer, NIMH, 
1-2 p.m.. 3100E Health Center. 
Call x4925 for info. 

University Theatre: "The School 
for Wives," 8 p.m., see April 12 for 
details 




Men's Lacrosse vs. Navy, 1 p.m., 
Byrd Stadium. Call x2121 for info.' 

University Theatre: "The School 
for Wives," 8 p.m., see April 12 for 
details. 



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Easter Sunday Services, Roman 
Catholic, 10 a.m., Hope Lutheran 
Church at Catholic Student Center: 
Episcopal & Anglican, 10 a.m., 
Chapel Lounge. Call x2348 for in- 
formation on other Holy Week 
services. 

Trombone Ensemble, 8 p.m., 
Tawes Recital Hall. Call x6669 for 
info. 



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Women's Lacrosse vs. Rutgers, 

noon. Denton Field. Call x5854 for 
info. 



Career Development Center Job 
Fair, noon-4 p.m.. Grand Ballroom. 
Stamp Union. Call x4582 for info. 

Computer Science Center Lec- 
ture: title TBA, Glenn Ricart, 2:30 
p.m., 1400 Marie Mount Hall. Call 
x2946 for info. 

Science, Technology and Society 
Lecture; "Imagining the Future: An 
Historian's Perspective." Joseph 
Corn. Stanford U., 3:30 p.m., 2309 
Art/Soc. Bldg. Call x8862 for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 
3:306:30 p.m.. 0126 Reekord Ar- 
mory. Call x4549 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"Aspects of Heuristic Search 
Algorithms for Networks and/or 
Graphs." A. Mahanti, 4 p.m., 011 
Classroom Bldg Call x4244 for 
info. 

Space Science Seminar: "Elec- 
tromagnetic Tornadoes in Space," 
Tom Chang, 4:30 p.m., 1113 Com- 
puter/Space Sciences Bldg. Call 
x0359 for info. 



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Graduate Research Interaction 
Day, featuring lectures and presen- 
tations by UMCP graduate 
students. 8:30 a.m, -5 p.m.. Colony 
Ballroom, Stamp Union Call x5491 
or x5060 for info. 

Employee Development Seminar, 
"Overview of Communication Ser- 
vices," 9 a.m.-noon, Maryland 
Room. Marie Mount Hall. Call 
x481 1 for info, 

Zoology Lecture; "The Influence 
of Ectoparasites on Starling Sur- 
vival, and the Effectiveness of 
Green Plants as Natural Insec- 
ticides," Peter Fauth, noon. 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Bldg. Call x3201 for 
info. 

Systems Research Center 
Seminar: "Modelling of 
Robustness Problems: The Tree 
Structured Decomposition of 
Polynomials." Juergen Ackermann, 
UC-lrvine, 3 p.m.. 1112 A. V. 
Williams Sldg. Call x5880 for info. 




Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Susan Hand el man will speak on 
"Love Play, Laughter, and 
Language: How the Rabbis Reread 
the Bible," Wednesday, April 18, 4 
p.m., Art/Soc. Bldg. 



Hoff Theater Movie: "Casualties 
Of War." Call X4987 for info.* 




Employee Development Seminar, 
"Effective Writing." 9 a.m. -4 p.m., 
1143 Stamp Union, fee TBA Call 
x481 1 for info." 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Meeting: "The 
Black Middle Class Family," Bar- 
tholomew L Landry, noon, 0106 
Shoemaker Bldg. Call x2937 for 
info. 

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

Writers Here and Now Reading, 
featuring novelist, short story writer 
and essayist Peter Matfhiessen 
reading from his works, 3:30 p.m.. 
place TBA. Call x251 1 for info. 

CRABS Colloquium: "Mrs. Parlia- 
ment and her Monstrous Child.' Is 
il Literature or History?" Lois Pot- 
ter, U. of Leicester, England, 3:30 
p.m., 1102C F.S. Key Hall. Call 
x2740 for info. 

Afro-American Studies and 
Public Affairs Lecture: "Marriage 

and Family in the African-American 
Community: Policy Issues." Belinda 
Tucker. UCLA, 3:45 p.m.. 0102 F 
S. Key Hall, reception to follow. 
Call x5665 for info. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture: "Love Play, Laughter, 
and Language: How the Rabbis 
Reread the Bible," Susan 
Handelman, 4 p.m., Art/Soc. Bldg.. 
reception to follow in Art/Soc. 
Atrium. Call x2530 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: title 
TBA, Roald Z. Sagdeev, Institute of 
Space Physics, Moscow, 4 p.m., 
1410 Physics Bldg. Call x3136 for 

info. 



Hoff Theater Movie: "Casu allies 
of War." Call x4987 lor info. ' 



' Admission charge for this hiti 
Alt (Mien utv five 



I 



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



Outlook 



April 9, 1990 



What's the Maryland Chorus Up To 
This Spring? 

Plenty, judging from their recently announced concert schedule 
that lists three performances in Maryland before their summer tour 
of East Germany and Belgium, On April 20 at 8 p.m. they will sing 
a free concert (admission by ticket) of German and American 
choral music in Baltimore's Westminster Hall. The next concert on 
May 13 at 7 p.m. in Rockville's Strathmore Hall will be by the 
chorus' Ghamber Singers, who will perform music of Mozart, 



Brahms. Bernstein and Randall Thompson (tickets Si 2; S10 
students and seniors). Finally, the entire chorus will present a piano 
reading of Mendelssohn's oratorio, Elijah, on May 20 at 4 p.m. in 
Stamp Union's Grand Ballroom. Featuring faculty and graduate stu- 
dent soloists, the concert will he a benefit for the summer tour; 
there will be no admission charge, but a donation of J 10 is re- 
quested. For information about any of these concerts call 454-4183 




ARTS AT MARYLAND 

Tough Classes and Good Teaching Made a Happy 
English Major of Ragini Gupta 




Focus on 

Undergraduate 

Education 



Ragini Gupta, a senior 
College Park, has been fol- 
lowing every cliche in a 
good guidance counselor's 
handbook. 
Cliche No. I: A student intent on 
receiving an excellent liberal arts educa- 
tion seeks out good teachers, regardless 
ill subjeei 

As a sophomore. Gupta took a class in 
Shakespeare literature with Donna 
Hamilton, associate professor of English. 
As an aspiring international lawyer, who 
has done volunteer work with Maryland 
Eighth District poltical campaigns since 



high school, Gupta's interests tended 
more toward the study < >f government 
than literature— until she met Hamilton. 

"I found myself learning and growing 
a great deal in her class. She was t he- 
best teacher I'd had," Guptasays. 

The experience impressed Gupta 
enough that she continued sampling the 
English department curriculum. Her next 
venture was in associate professor Susan 
Leonardi's Women in Literature" course. 

Finding Leonardi's class as valuahle as 
Hamilton's. Gupta concluded that there- 
was a good thing going in the English 
department. She soon declared herself an 



Theatre Alumnus Establishes Fund for 
Creation of Visiting Professorship 



toured Centra! America and the Carib- 
bean with the Flying Follies and par- 
ticipated in University Theatre, the Men's 
Glee Club, the Modern Dance Club and 
campus radio station. A member of 
O micron Delta Kappa and Phi Delta 
Thcta, Ford also made the Dean's List at 
College Park. 

Ford has had a varied and successful 
business career. He has held positions 
with Ruder S Finn Inc.. the American 
Stock Exchange. Merrill Lynch & Com- 
pany, CBS, Inc.. and Travel Network Cor- 
poration. After serving as director of 
human resources for Home Box Office. 
Inc., PJ8I-S4, he established John C. Ford 
Associates. 

Ford has served on the hoard of 
trustees and governors of the National 
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 
and as past president. Financial Industry 
Training Association. He is currently on 
the board of advisers of the Cable and 
Corporate Communications Program 
Manhattan Community College, City 
University of New York, the board of 
overseers of Emerson College, the 
development council of Neumann Col- 
lege and the advisory committee of the 
American Society of Training and 
Development. At the University of 
Maryland, he is a member of the 
Chancellor^ Advisory Council and the 
Executive Committee and Presidents Cir- 
cle of the President's Club. 

"John Ford's generous nature and will- 
ingness to think of others was evident 
from the first day of his undergraduate 
career at Maryland. And, of course, 
nothing has changed," says Roger 
Meersman, chair of the Department of 
Theatre. 'Several years ago be delighted 
us with a major gift in support of equip- 
ment and furnishings lor the Pugliese 
Theatre. Now his thoughtfulness will 
provide wonderful benefits for genera- 
tions of future undergraduates who will 
follow in his footsteps. His very tangible 
endorsement of our program is a great 
honor for us all." 

Because Ford's gift is in the form of a 
bequest, the professorship and scholar- 
ship will not he fully endowed in the 
near future. ■ 




John Charles Ford 



John Charles Ford, a 1964 graduate of 
speech and Dramatic Art. has established 
the John Charles Ford Fund in order to 
creak' a visiting professorship in die 
Department of Theatre and an 
undergraduate scholarship for a universi- 
ty theatre student. 

"The University of Maryland and 
especially my involvement with the 
University Theatre prepared me more for 
my current career than any other single 
life event. 1 will always be grateful to the 
department, its faculty and my fellow 
students for providing me such a well- 
rounded and practical education. This 
gift is a way to say thank you," says 
Ford, owner of John C. Ford Associates, 
a New York-based international con 
suiting firm specializing in management 
development and organizational com- 
munications. 

As an undergraduate at College Park, 
Ford enjoyed a busy career in extra- 
curricular activities. He served as a 
member of the Student Government 
Associations Cultural Committee, con- 
tributed frequently to the Diatnotldback, 



English major. 

Cliche No, 2: The best teachers are the 
ones who challenge students the most. 

Student definitions of what constitutes 
a "good" teacher vary enough to leave 
guidance counselors alternately smiling 
and groaning. 

In Gupta's case, a guidance counselor 
couldn't have scripted a more heartening 
description of Hamilton's (and later 
Leonardi's) teaching attributes. 

"(Hamilton) was the most demanding 
teacher I'd had to that point. In class, 
and in papers and exams, she questioned 
everything you said and made you ex- 



plain your answers more deeply. It was 
very challenging intellectually. At first I 
was kind of intimidated, but as the 
semester went on, I found that my 
writing was getting better and that I was 
offering better insights in my work. It 
was the kind of experience 1 was looking 
for at the university." 

Satisfied with Iter experience at Col- 
lege Park, and appreciative of professors 
such as Hamilton and Leonardi, Gupta 
plans to continue her academic career 
when she graduates in December. She 
wants to go law school and pursue a 
career in international law. ■ 



Faculty Jazz Concert Will Feature 
Composer and Bassist Robert Gibson 



On Wednesday April II at 8 p.m. in 
Tawes Recital Hall, jazz bassist Robert 
Gibson will make one of his rare College 
Park concert appearances, 

Joining him will be pianist Dan 
Reynolds, guitarist Bill Foster and drum- 
mer Michael Smith in a program of 
original compositions and jazz, standards. 
Reynolds and Foster are part of Tim 
Eyerman's group, "East Coast Offering." 
and Smith is well-known in the 
Washington area, with many recordings 
to his credit. 

Gibson's concert appearances at Col- 
lege Park are rare because he teaches 
theory and composition in the music 
department rather than being part of the 
performing faculty. However, he feels 
strongly that performing is essential to 
the teaching of jazz and requires some 
regular involvement with an audience. 

The April 11 concert will feature Gib- 
son as both performer and composer, in- 
troducing art as-yet-untitled piece, which 
he says was inspired by African story- 
telling traditions, in his new composi- 
tion, a programmed electronic sequencer 
provides a background, and the im- 
provised bass solo 'tells the story". 

Other music on the program will be a 
jazz-blues work by Reynolds, a College 
Park graduate in piano, and compositions 
by Miles Davis. Keith Jarrett, and 
keyboardist Don Grolnick. 

Gibson says his own composing has 
been influenced by the late pianist Bill 
Evans and the New York- based Hill 
Frisell. He prefers small group playing in 
a comfortable setting. "Jazz really works 
best in a club," he says. "1 intend to keep 
the April II concert as informal as is 
possible in a concert hall." 

While teaching and composing take- up 
most of his professional time, Gibson still 
free-lances occasionally, He has played 
jazz with an impressive list of musicians: 
Mose Allison. Tom Harrell, Bob Berg, 
jazz singer joe Williams. Eddie Harris. 
and guitarist Barney Kessell. 

Winner of many awards in composi- 
tion. Gibson has written— in addition to 
jazz— orchestral and chamber music. 



children's songs a and score for the Na- 
lional Geographic Explorer cable tv 
series. His music for a 198=! prize- 
winning television public service an- 
nouncement promoting the university 
was heard in an estimated 1" million 
homes. 

For information about the free April 11 
concert, call 454-666S. ■ 

— Linda fiwiiiim 




Robert Gibson 



Qutlook 

April 9, 1990 



The New Scholarship on Women: Making a 
Difference 

The Office of the President and the Women's Study Program are 
sponsoring a forum, "Incorporating the New Scholarship on 

Women: The Difference It Makes," on Thursday. April 19 from 
3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room $215 Art/Sociology. Ronald O'L.eary 
(Theatre) Shcri Parte, (Radio. Television and Film) and Robert Sear- 
to (Horticulture), all of whom participated in the 1MH9 summer cur- 
riculum transformation institute, will make presentations about 
changes they have made in the courses they teach as a result of 
their summer work. Special .Assistant to the President Betty Schmitz 
will introduce the forum. Call 454-4702 for information. 



Physicist Scratches the Surface 




Atoms on a silicon surface. 



Four car begins to rust and 
you combat it by patching it, 
repainting it, watching the 
rust return, then finally buy- 
ing a new ear. The new car will even- 
tually rust out too. 

The problem, you know, is 
oxidation — oxygen molecules from the 
air reacting with atoms on the surface of 
metal. But is anyone doing anything 
about it? Someone is. 

Kllen IV w illiams, associate professor 
of physics with the Surface Physics 



Group, is studying surface atoms and 
their reaction to oxygen and heat. Her 
research, "aimed at determining how 
and why surface atoms are different 
from their neighbors inside a solid." has 
application to corrosion, lubricants, 
adhesion, catalysis and to 
semiconductor-based electronics. The 
work could lead to better and smaller 
transistors and improvements in solid 
state electronics such as computers. 

"From a physicist's point of view, sur- 
face properties represent an intellectual 
and experimental challenge that is dif- 
ficult to resist," Williams says. 

Ik-cause surfaces are two dimensional, 
rather than three dimensional like solids, 
there are few atoms at the surface of a 
mass and they are, therefore, difficult to 
measure and analyze. Research In the 
area of surface physics has lagged behind 
the understanding of hulk properties 

According to Williams, special condi- 
tions are required to conduct surface ex- 
periments. "Surfaces, especially metal 
surfaces, react instantly with molecules 
in the air, so that experiments on clean 
surfaces must be carried out in a 
vacuum," she says. 

According to Williams, improved high 
vacuum technology has greatly advanced 



progress m expert 

mental surface physics 

The Surface Physics 

Group uses a special 

"ultra -high vacuum" 

which allows hours 

of measurements 

without interaction Ellen 0, Williams 

of surface atoms 

with other atoms 

"An ultimate goal of our research is to 
control the properties of surfaces by in- 
tentionally changing their structure and 
composition. Williams says. Ex- 
periments involve modification of sur- 
faces by depositing different types of 
atoms onto the surface and by cutting 
surfaces at different angles to expose 
their arrangements. 

"Sometimes the surface atoms don't 
cooperate with such attempts to control 
their structure," Williams says These 
atoms often rearrange themselves to an 
undesirable configuration, similar to the 
rearrangements that occur during oxida- 
tion and heating of clean surfaces, The 
forces driving the change remain poorly 
understood. Williams says 

To make measurements of surface 
atoms, surface sensitive electron probes 




Women in Science: Pushing the Gender Battier 



■ %f Xhen physicist Ellen D 

[ / Williams became interested 
W/W/ in science as a little girl. 
W W there were few women 
scientists in the field, few role-mode Is in 
the schools, and little encouragement for 
those women who were working as 
scientists Today, there still are few 
women scientists and science teachers, 
particularly in the physical sciences. 

But women such as Williams arc now 
providing the example girls and young 
women need to see a future for 
themselves in science "I see myself 
primarily as a role-model when it comes 
to encouraging female students to enter 
science and technology." Williams says. 

Still, women are largelv under- 
represented in the sciences, and though 
improvements are continuing, many 
scientists say change will not occur 
unless a continued drive is made in the 
direction of attracting more women to 
science and technology. 

"There is sometimes a tendency for 
scientists and administrators to say 
enough work has been done toward 
recruiting women into science and that 
time will take care of the numbers 
problem. But we need to keep pushing 
these improvements through or they 
won't happen." says Hetty Schmitz. assis- 
tant to the president. 

Schmit/. believes, however, that most 
science departments at College Park are- 
making hard-working, honest attempts to 




A scientist as seen by a sixth grader. 

increase female enrollment and participa- 
tion in their programs. 
"It's going to take a decade to see 
. really big increases in the number of 
female science majors, hut it will happen 
because people are concerned and in- 
terested in improving the problem,' ' 
Schmitz says, "Engineering is an example 



where female majors have increased 
from four to P percent in recent years.' 

But because the number of women 
entering and remaining in science pro- 
grams is far less than in other majors, 
much work still needs to be done to en- 
courage women to study science. 

SchmitZ s;iys. 

"The problem begins at a very early 
age. savs Margaret A. Palmer, assistant 
professor of /oology, "There is often an 
image of science as not only a male- 
dominated field, hut also as a male enter- 
prise because it is seen as very com- 
petitive. Studies have shown that young 
girls and women still have an image ol 
scientists as frizzy -haired males alone in a 
lab." 

But Palmer says that as the number of 
women in science increases, the image 
of scientists is slowly changing for girts 
and young women. '"Females are beginn- 
ing to see science as an interesting field 1 
full of interesting people and they are 
beginning in see themselves as future 
scientists," she says. 

One program Palmer is involved with 
brings female students to campus the 
summer before their freshman year to 
see what scientists actually do. 'We 
want them to know what science is real- 
ly about before they begin classes here." 
Palmer says, "Sometimes all they need is 
encouragement and a chance to touch 
scientific equipment for them to see 
themselves in the role of scientist " 



arc used. The surface physics group is 
current]; in the process of designing and 
constructing an instrument that will have 
the capability of observing individual 
surface atoms. It will be one of only 
about Jl) in the world. 

"The instrument will be used to study 
the first steps in reaction ol chemicals 
such as oxygen with the surface," 
Williams says. 

Because ol the quality of her research. 
Williams was recently awarded the I WO 
Maria Goeppcrt-Mayer Award by the 
American Physical Society, She presented 
her research last month at a meeting of 
the APS in Anaheim. Calif., and in a 
phvsics department colloquium March 1~. 
■ ' 

— Fttrtes Saniianii 



Still. Palmer says there is still much 
room for improvement on campus 
toward recruiting and retaining women 
science majors. "We still need more 
mentors." she says. "The lab climate is 
still quite chilly for women in some 
areas. Studies have shown that women 
grad students tend to suffer from lower 
self-esteem than male students We also 
need to start focusing on where we are 
losing women science students. Is il in 
Chemistry? Physics? Biology? We need 
more accountability We don't acttialh 
know how main women actually come 
mi' i science and how many we lose I 
think we should begin rewarding depart 
ments that are doing well. We need con- 
tinued top-down pressure, from deans to 
department heads to faculty " 

Like Schmitz, however, Palmer is also 
encouraged In the progress being made 
on this campus toward promoting l lie 
idea of women in science. 

"I think the curriculum transformation 
project is helping to encourage women 
to enter science and 1 think the climate 
lor women in science is becoming more 
hospitable. There are also better support 
systems for women faculty and students 
in science." she says, 

"In the long run, these things will 
make a difference. The key is that we 
have to keep pushing lor improvements 
because thev won't happen automat- 
ically." ■ 

—h'ariss Stiiiiciirtii 



Outlook 



April 9, 1990 



Career Assistant Program Seeks Staff Aides 

The Career Development Center requests faculty jn<J staff 
assistance in nominating undergraduate students for career assistant 
positions I'or the 1 990" I academic year. Career assistants work ap- 
proximately ten hours a week in the Career Resource Center help- 
ing students, alumni and other individuals in all phases of the 
career planning process. Qualifications include: strong communica- 
tions and organizations skills, dependability and responsibility, a 2.5 



G.P.A. for the most recently completed semester, and a desire to 
help others. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of nominees 
should be sent to: Linda J. LcNoir. Rm 3121, Hornbake Library- 
South Wing. Deadline for applications is Monday, April 16. The 
center will hold an open house Wednesday, April -i from noon to 
-t:3() p.m. for students interested in learning more about the staff 
aides positions. Tor more information, call iS-i-2813- 



COLLEGE PARK 



Women's Gym Team 
Scores Academically 



/( the women's gymnastics team 
were scored for performance on 
an academic balance beam, their 
judges would give them a 
perfect ten. 

The team recently was awarded the 
(989 President's Award for Academic 
Excellence by the National Association of 
Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC). 
This is the first time the association has 
issued an academic award. 

five of the women on die Maryland 
team were chosen as "academic all- 
Amcricans" for having the highest com- 
bined grade- point-average in the sport in 
the NCAA 

The women are: Bonnie Bernstein, a 
,s,% kinesiology major; Yvonne Raner, a 
.v" senior special education major: Vic- 
toria Yolcntinc. a recently graduated vd 
business major: Dana Walton, a 3.5 
criminology major: and, Stephanie 
Voting, a recently graduated 3a$5 
psychology major. All averages arc for 
the 1989 season. 

According to Robert S. Nelligan. 
women's gymnastics coach, NACGC in- 
vited teams to compete for the Presi- 
dent's Award last year by submitting the 
average g.p.a.s of their starting lineups, 
Maryland's average was ,V6I2. 

"Our kids have a great work ethic' 
says Nelligan. "When we go on the 
road, they carry along as much weight 
in hooks as clothes." 

Nelligan says gymnastics athletes tend 
to he better students than the athletes of 
many other sports because they have 
long experience with discipline and 
motivation. 

"Because of the time demands of this 
sport, these kids have been balancing 
school and training for about 12 years 



by the time they arrive here as 
freshmen." he says "They already know 
how to budget their time." 

Nelligan says the women on his team 
all have career goals and they push each 
other to excel academically as well as 
athletically. 

"All of our women realize that they 
will eventually be in the job market and 
they are preparing for that. They cheer 
each other on and compete with each 
other for the best possible grades. None 
Of i he in wants to be the one who gets a 
C in a course." 

Nelligan also requires his freshmen to 
attend study hall until they attain a 5,0 
g.p.a. "Most of the women study so 
hard, they don't need to spend more 
than their first semester in study hall 
They prove that they can make it in 
dependently." he says. "My feeling is 
that if you want youngsters to be 
responsible, then give them the chance 
to do so. Encourage them to work 
toward goals and they'll take the 
challenge and succeed beautifully," 

The coaches also give the women time 
off from practice when they fee) they 
need extra study time. 

According to Nelligan. the team is able 
to recruit academically talented athletes 
partly because of the university's em- 
phasis on Improved undergraduate edu- 
cation. Many athletes come to the school 
with higher g.p.a.s than in the past. 

A lot of youngsters arc looking not 
only at how good the coaches and ath- 
letic facilities are, but also what they can 
gain academically from a school. They 
want a degree that matters and many arc- 
finding that Maryland provides one of 
the strongest academic gymnastics pro- 
grams on the East Coast," he says. ■ 

—Farfss Samarrai 



Well Deserved Recognition 




Campus finance and business service units recognized nine outstanding employees at the annual 
awards ceremony March 14. From left to right: Joanne Smith, Procurement & Supply, Millie 
Heinbaugh, Comptroller's Office, Jonathan Golaner. Comptroller's Office, John English, Comp- 
troller's Office, Tressia McGuire, Bursar's Office, Angela Ryan, Bursar's Office, Muriel 
Redington, Procurement & Supply, Larry Walton, Procurement & Supply. Not pictured: Gwen 
Streicher, Bursar's Office. 




Dana Walton, one of five academic all-Arrtericans on the women's gymnastics team. 

Tax Collectors Dike Time Out As 
Artificial Intelligence Students 



Three employees of the Internal 
Revenue Service arc at College Park this 
year as special students in the Depart- 
ment of Computer Science. They are 
learning more about how Artificial In- 
telligence (AD, expert systems and deduc- 
tive databases can be applied to the mis- 
sion of the tax agency. 

For some tax payers, that news might 
be welcomed as high time. For others, 
lost in the labyrinth of their own HMO 
forms, "artificial" has been the only kind 
of intelligence the IRS has ever seemed 
to demonstrate. 

Whatever your attitudes are at tax time, 
the good news for both those who pay 
taxes and those who collect them is that 
the IRS is developing more efficient com- 
puterized operations and a staff of highly 
trained specialists to make them run. 

The IRS's mission is to collect taxes, 
examine returns and enforce tax laws. 
The need to process returns efficiently 
and in the most cost effective manner 
possible has grown, and the agency has 
become dependent on large scale com- 
puterized systems. As the science and 
technology relating to those systems has 
become more sophisticated, the IRS has 
found it necessary to adopt the 
technology developed through research 
in the area of Ai. 

The three employees of the IRS Ar- 
tificial Intelligence Laboratory have been 



taking courses at College Park since last 
fall. The university was selected because 
of the excellent reputation of the Depart- 
ment of Computer Science and its AI 
research group. The university joins 
several other schools, including such 
prestigious private institutions asCarncgie 
Mellon University, in offering training 
programs for IRS workers. 

The three students are Brian Kramer. 
Kaye Wolman and Stephen Lucas. Kramer 
holds a degree in business and finance 
from I'MCP and lor h years was with 
the IRS criminal investigation division. 
Violman earned her B.S. in technical 
management from OMCP in 1988. She 
has worked for both the Department of 
Energy and the IRS as a computer pro- 
grammer. Lucas has degrees in marine 
biology and political analysis and is a 
senior operations research analyst with 
the agency. 

In addition to taking classes, the 
students have a campus office and access 
to departmental computing facilities and 
the campus environment, notes depart- 
ment chair Sathish Tripathi. 

"They arc very motivated students," he 
says. The training program, which does 
not lead to a degree, is full- time and lasts 
two years. ■ 

—"/bin otinil 



Outlook 

April 9, 1990 



Honors Convocation Scheduled for April 17 

On Tuesday, April P at "so p.m. in the auditorium of the 
Center of Adult Education, 702 undergraduate students will he 
recognized at the annual Honors Convocation for having achieved 
a GPA of 3.75 or better after having completed 3<) or more credits 
at the university. Mady Segal, associate professor of sociology, will 
be the keynote speaker. President William Kirwan and Vice Presi- 
dent and Provost Robert Dorlinan will make brief remarks, and the 
University Chorale, conducted by Roger Foist rom. will perform. 
Light refreshments will be served following the program. Everyone 
is invited; call 4^4-2SM) for information 



Graduate Research Interaction Day Set for 
April 17 

The Graduate Student Association will be sponsoring its second an- 
nual Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID) on Tuesday, April 
P. in the Stamp Union. GRID gives graduate students the oppor- 
lunity to present their research 10 a general audience of other 
graduate students and faculty members across campus. Seven con- 
current lecture sessions and ongoing poster exhibits will take place 
9 a.m. -12:50 p.m. and h.-HM p.m. A list of speakers, titles, times, 
and room numbers will be available in the Colony Ballroom begin- 
ning at 8:30 a.m. Call 4i4-5491 or 454- e >(l6l lor more information. 



Kacser Recalls Bergmann's Pioneering Contributions 



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but possibly also prior/post] Barbara 
Bergmann had persistently performed her 
own statistical studies of possible salary 
inequity and brought them to the 
(originally) reluctant attention of the then 
Administration, well before the Ad Hoc 
Committee was set up, as well as during 
and perhaps after it. There were many 
years of her "gadfly" persistence (I 
choose that word deliberately): and also 
the work and pressures of others who 
also merit recognition, 



Changes in societal views, and in 19"*S 
a new more responsive and sympathetic 
Chancellor (Gluckstem). led to real pro- 
gress. Dr. Gluckstem ordered his own in- 
itial methodological studies, and crucially 
made a commitment to follow through 
with actual salary adjustment corrections 
when indicated and investigated. The 
administratively-ordered actual statistical 
studies started as early as 1977/78, and 
were themselves performed by Marilyn 
Brown. Thev culminated in 1980/81 with 



Winter Move Planned for 
McKeldin Addition 



continued from page 1 



move would cost about SI 01). 000 less 
than a phased move, she says. 

An estimated 1.2 million volumes of 
material will be relocated during the 
move, scheduled to take place between 
the end of the fall 1990 semester and 
the beginning of the spring 1991 
semester Most volumes would go into 
the McKeldin addition, although govern- 
ment documents and Special Collections 
would he housed in the 24-hour room at 
llnnibake Library, 

In the move, Hornbakc Library would 
lose 1,500 of its 3.20(1 seats. Williams 
says About -41 Ml seats will be available in 
the McKeldin addition, down from H92 
currcntlv available in McKeldin. 



Officials are exploring the possibility 
of creating 2-t-hotir seating in another 
building "ii campus to help 1 ompensatc 
for the loss 

Library users will also find a space- 
saving innovation in the McKeldin 
addition— compact shelving. 

With compact shelving, several shelves 
are pressed together with just one aisle 
among them. A mechanical system 
allows users to move the shelves hack 
and forth in order to gain access to 
desired volumes. 

As the libraries collections increase. 
more compact shelving will he used In 
the system. Harrar says. ■ 

— If lit 111 If itself 



Robert William Janes (1916-1990) 



The Sociology Department at the 
University of Maryland lost a 
rallied friend and elder statesman 
opn February 19 when Professor 
Emeritus Robert William Janes 
died in Washington. DC. at the age 
of ~.v lie had bravely waged a five- 
year battle with cancer... 

Boh came to College Park as a pro- 
fessor of sociology in 196-t. and im- 
mediately assumed a central role in the 
intellectual life of the Department of 
Sociology. He became chairman of the 
Graduate Studies Committee in 1965, a 
position he held for four years. Between 
196-1 and I960, a plurality of Maryland s 
doctoral students elected to write their 
dissertations under his direction... 



Mis family and the sociology depart- 
ment at College Park have established 
the Robert W. Janes Commemorative 
Award— a book to be presented annually 
to an outstanding graduate student— in 
bis honor, to celebrate his commitment 
to graduate education in sociology and 
his love of ideas. Friends may contribute 
so the award fund by sending checks to 
the University of Maryland Foundation, 
c/o Debbie Griffith, Department of 
Sociology, University of Maryland. Col- 
lege Park, MD Wil ■ 

Excerped from a memorial mitten for 
the American Sociological Association by 
David H Segfd, I W H'cssi >r of Sociology 



Haber Memorialized at Cosmos Club 



A memorial service was held March 31 
for Francis C. Ha her, professor emeritus 
of history, at the Cosmos Club in 
Washington. D.C. Haber. who served as 
chair of the department 1968-71, died 
March II 

During his tenure as chair. I laber was 



noted for his commitment to programs 
in Afro- American and women's studies. 
In addition, he was a founding member 
and long-time supporter of the Commit- 
tee' on the History and Philosophy of 
Science 



the institutionalized Faculty Study 
Reviews and salary adjustments. 

As the Citation says, these reviews 
were created by Marilyn Brown, with 
detailed care and concern. They follow 
in the admittedly cruder footsteps of Bar- 
bara Bergmann's pioneering statistics, as 
well as Marilyn Brown's initial explora- 
tions for Dr. Gluckstem. 

We must remember all the pioneers. 
who often had to be a noisv nuisance. 



They deserve honor, and a place in the 
history, as much as do the later im- 
plemented. Also, institutional history 
should he preserved, as history and to 
guide us in the future. Gadflies of the 
world unite. You have nothing to lose 
but your chains. 

—Claude Kacser 



Japanese Tea Ceremony 




Masako Koyama (left), an intercultural volunteer, and Midori Matsuyama Brameld (right), 
associate director of the university's National Intercultural Leadership Training Institute, 
demonstrate elements of a Japanese tea ceremony for an alumnus at a recent reception for 
College of Education Alumni at the Japanese Embassy. 



Isidore Adler, Professor of 
Chemistry, Dies 



Isidore Adler, professor emeritus in the 
Department of Chemistry and 
Biochemistry, died of cancer March 26 at 
Holy Cross Flospital in Silver Spring after 
.1 long illness Funeral services were held 
March 28. 

Adler, "^ was head of the 
geochemistry division. He was co- 
director of the project, "The World of 
Chemistry" a 26-part national public and 
cable television series designed to create 
an appreciation of chemistry, The pro- 
grams, to he aired this fall, will also be 



used by colleges and universities to teach 
chemistry. 

Some of Adler 's research projects in- 
cluded the design of lunar data analysis 
experiments tor the Apollo IS and 
Apollo 16 missions. He also trained 
astronauts in the use of the experiments 
and was among the first scientists to map 
the chemical composition of the back of 
the moon. 

Memorial contributions may be made 
to the I nivcrsity of Maryland Hillcl 
House ■ 



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