Volume 4, Number 2 5
University of Maryland at College Park
April 16, 1990
University Bands Plan Gala Eightieth
On ;i sunny afternoon in October of
1909, I '> students of the Maryland
Agricultural College carried musical in-
struments onto a driltftetd in College
Park for their first public performance
Thai day marked the beginning of a
grand tradition of wind hand perfor-
mance at the university: the first presen-
tation by what was to become the
University of Maryland Bands.
A festive band concert and a special
horn festival will be the highlight* of a
two-day celebration on April 20-21 of the
eightieth anniversary' of the band pro-
gram on the College Park campus. Six
former bandmasters, whose tenure covers
more than -tO years of band history, will
return for the commemoration.
A special joint concert by the Wind
Ensemble, directed by John E. Wakefield,
and the concert band, directed by L.
Richmond Sparks, on Friday, April 20 at
8 p.m. in Tawes Theatre will be the
focus of the first day's celebration. The
lice performance will feature music by
Morion Gould. Charles Ives, Ralph
Vaughan Williams and, of course, John
Philip Sousa. Also featured will he solo
performances by music faculty artist '
Emerson Head, trumpet, and guest artist
Louis Stout, horn, from the University of
University of Maryland Concert Band
Returning former bandmasters include
Robert Landers (1950-55), Hubert
Henderson (1955-65), Norman Ileim
(1960-62), Henry Romcrsa (1961 -62). Ac-
ton Ostlingjr. (1962-68) and Fred Heath
(1968-74). Efforts are being made to reach
all alumni who have played in the
University of Maryland Bands over its
80-year history to invite them to attend
the concert and a reception that will
The celebration will continue on Satur-
day April 21 in Tawes Recital Hall with a
full day of activities including rehearsals,
a clinic, and the horn festival, featuring
guest artists Stout and Philip Farkas of
S tou 1 will give a lecture-demonstration
at II a.m. on "The Horn: Prom the
Forest to the Concert Hall.'* featuring bis
famous collection of more than ^0 an-
tique horns. A concert by the University
of Maryland Horn Ensemble and a
special Military Band Horn Ensemble
made up of horn players from several of
the area's service bands, under the direc-
tion of Stout. Farkas and music depart-
ment horn professor Orrin Olson will be
presented at 2 p.m. The final event will
be a performance by a massed horn
choir at -t:,M) p.m
Rehearsals begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The events are free and no registration is
required; a lunch will be available in the
Tawes lobby at I p.m. for S3, Call
-ni-bKO.s for more information. ■
Seeger to Head Training Programs
for International Journalists
Murray Seeger. a veteran journalist
with extensive overseas reporting ex-
perience, has been appointed to coor-
dinate a series of training programs in
cooperation with the university's College
of Journalism. Office of International Af-
fairs and the Center for Foreign Jour-
nalists (CFJ) in Rcston. Ya.
Seeger recently arranged and modera-
ted a three-day pilot seminar at the
university as part of a month-long CFJ
work-study program for 10 Polish
Similar international journalism ses-
sions at the university will he built into
1 n her programs planned by CFJ this
spring and summer for groups of jour-
nalists from Eastern Europe and
"This kind of collaboration holds a
great deal of promise." College of Jour-
nalism Dean Reese t leghorn said. "It
brings a special, international dimension
to the College of Journalism. And 1 think
Murray Seeger, with his background as
an international journalist, is the ideal
person to handle the important coor-
During a It-year span with the Los
Angeks Times, Seeger served as
Washington Bureau Chief and European
economics correspondent. Moscow-
Bureau Chief, Bonn and East Eli rope-
Bureau Chief and European economics
Prior to that, he worked for
Newsweek, the New York Times,
Cleveland Plain Denier and Buffalo Even-
ing News. From 1982-8"', he was director
of information for the American Federa-
tion of Labor/Congress of Industrial
Organizations in Washington, D.C,
He returned to Washington last
December after covering economic and
political news in Asia for two years as a
senior editorial consultant to The Straits
Times, largest English-language daily
newspaper in Singapore
Seeger is a graduate of the University
of Iowa and a former Nicman Fellow at
Harvard Universitv. ■
Zoologists Create New
System Pay Study Releases Results
of Employee Survey
A distinct majority of University of
Marvland system employees are satisfied
working on their campuses and feel very
positive about their supervisors,
But. only about one oui of five is
satisfied with the university's policies
dealing with pay. Few understand how
salary decisions are made and fewer than
half feel their job descriptions accurately
summarize their current jobs,
These arc among the findings of last
December's survey of university
employees and focus group meetings
with groups of employees at each of the
11 system campuses early in the new
Results of the system-wide pay pro-
gram study undertaken by the consulting
linn of Mercer Meidinger Hansen will be
used to reposition the university's pay
program, according to interim chancellor
James A. "Dolph" Norton.
About half 0,808) of the recipients
returned completed the mail-in survey
form, and, because such a broad cross-
section of employees participated, the
results have a high degree of accuracy,
notes project manager Bram Groen.
Overall, according to the study, about
two thirds of those surveyed say they are
satisfied with their jobs, A majority
believe their supervisor does a good job,
is fair, and generally sets high standards
Supervisors, however, feel they do not
have enough authority and Flexibility
when it comes to salary policies and
Most employees were candid about
what they see as shortcomings in the
UMS pay policies and most give the pay
program marginal marks.
In both the survey and focus groups,
employees identified four aspects of the
current pay program that need attention.
Internal equity, Employees believe that
similar jobs on campus don't always
receive similar pay and many feel pay is
unfair between campuses.
continued on page 3
Reseatch may aid aquacultitre.
Helping to Integrate
Capstone courses explore real-life issues..
Organic Chemistry Labs Go
Students learn new scientific skills.
April 16, I9W
Colloquium on Ozone Depletion
A Chemistry Research Colloquium, "Polar Ozone Depletion,"'
will he presented April 19 by Mario Molina, professor of chemistry,
Department of Chemistry and Department of Earth and Planetary
Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Molina
was one of the first scientists to identify the problem of ozone-
depletion at the Earth's poles due to chlorofluorncarbon com-
pounds. The colloquium will be held at -i p.m. in room 132S of
the Chemistry Building. Call -1MH422 for information.
University Zoologists Create
a New Kind of Oyster
M F sing eyedroppers full of po
m J tent neurochemicals, two
■ / College Park zoologists are
\mi/ controlling the transforma-
tion of free-swimming young oysters in
to mature, shelled oysters.
A few years ago. Dale Bonar and
Steven Coon discovered that some im-
portant human neurotransmitters also in-
duce the larvae of the Chesapeake
oyster. Cr.msostrai Virginia, to metamor-
phose. Using this finding, they are pro
ducing some unusual molluscs at a
fledgling oyster farm on the Chesapeake
For an oyster larva, metamorphosis
marks the end of a race to find a perma-
nent home A newly spawned larv:i
swims free for two or three weeks. Then
it begins the search for a suitable
substrate— usually piles of old oyster
shells called "cultch " — on which to at-
tach and metamorphose into a "spat" or
young adult. If it doesn't And a suitable
site once it has reached a certain stage,
the larva will die within a few days.
"Originally we had been examining a
battery of neurotransmitters for their ef-
fects tin oysters," says Bonar. an
associate professor in the Department of
Zoology. He and Coon, a research
associate in the Department of
Microbiology, were following up Bonar's
earlier work with neurotransmitter-
induced metamorphosis in another
member of the mollusc family, the snail.
"I wo ol the neurotransmitters the\
tested, epinephrine and norepinephrine,
function as potent chemical messengers
between nerve cells in humans.
Bonar and Coon added both these
chemicals to tanks of water containing
microscopic oyster larvae. They found
that even at miniscule doses— about a
tablespoon per 18-liter tank— either
chemical would induce the larvae to
begin metamorphosis within an hour.
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Tlvis is the first evidence, they say.
thai these vertebrate neurotransmitter!*
also serve a crucial function in an in-
COOD says the newly attached oyster
normally produces only norepinephrine
to initiate the transformation process
But in a laboratory setting,
"norepinephrine or epinephrine can he
used to mimic the event happening in
Mimic it— with one crucial exception.
When treated with either chemical (the
researchers use synthetic epinephrine),
the larvae completely bypass the search
and attachment process so crucial to
their normal life cycle. They simply drop
to the bottom of the tank and begin
In the wake of declines in the once
prodigious oyster harvests in the bay,
some of Maryland's oysiermcn have
turned to the farming, or aquaculturc, of
oysters. With funding from the stale.
Coon and Bonar are using one such
farm— Si. George's Oyster Company in
Pinej Point. Md .— to test practical ap-
plications of the epinephrine neat mem.
In a typical aquaculiure operation,
oyster farmers must fill huge tanks with
cultch. release the larvae into the water.
.md then wait patiently for 10- IS percent
to set and metamorphose. Once the} arc
"seeded'' with spat, the beds of cultch
are hauled to sites offshore where the
oysters can grow to harvestable size— a
messy and herculean task.
Six-week old cultchless adult oysters, often called spat
metamorphosis without ever attempting
to cement to the substrate. These
"cultchtess'* oysters, as the scientists call
them, grow* into otherwise normal, shell-
Coon says this scientific freak "helps
the oyster industry because it provides
an economical way of growing oysters
Bui. says Conn, because larvae dosed
with epinephrine don't need cultch. they
can be induced to metamorphose by the
millions in small- r, lighiei tanks, and are
easier to move to bay sites
In nature, not every oyster larva will
successfully metamorphose. But with this
sort of control over the process, "we
can increase the numbers going through
metamorphosis — maximize what we gei
in the end," says Bonar. About 80-91)%
of treated larvae make the transformation
to the adult form.
One "downside" of this, he says, is
ili.it "we may he allowing some to
metamorphose lhai otherwise wouldn't
live— so we're selecting for weaker
oysters, ones that might not grow as fast
or as large."
The team at St. George's produced
their first crop of cultchless oysters—
about -itin.onii-in 10KK. Last year, they
increased their harvest to "5 million.
from the larvae they treat this spring,
they plan to haw another harvest of *j
million in the fall of 1991, says Coon
Coon noies that St. George's has ex-
perienced one major problem:
"cultchless oysters are eaten by crabs
like they're going out of style." Crabs
can pick up and crush these oysters, a
dining technique not possible with
molluscs that are firmly attached to the
substrate, The St. George's team solved
this problem by putting the young
shellfish into bay waters in floating cages
thai the crabs can't penetrate.
The cultchless oyster's greater
vulnerability is one reason, says Bonar.
that "these aren't oysters you can just
spread anywhere on the bottom. This is
for controlled aquaculturc only. The
oysters have got to be cultured,
maintained— taken care of one or two
years or more."
But ac|uaculrurc may be the Maryland
oyster industry's best bet. as pollution
and disease continue to wipe out large
sectors of the bay's natural oyster
population. As Conn says. "even if we
waved a magic wand and there was no
pollution, no disease... it would still take
three years or so for the oysters growing
now to reach marketable size. Right now
this research is making it possible for a
moderate size oyster company lo exist,"
— Usa o'Kourkv
Total Organic Monitor Developed to
Support DEA, Public Safety Operations
A laser system that can detect the air-
borne "fingerprints" of chemical solvents
used in the manufacture of cocaine and
other drugs at distances of 1,000 feet or
more is being developed by a team of
College Park research scientists.
The project will develop the prototype
of a "Total Organic Monitor" that can
pinpoint toxic, flammable and explosive
concentrations of those chemicals in the
air The Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion (DEA) is funding the project which
Ls headed by Thomas D. Wilkerson, a
professor with the Institute for Physical
Science and Technology.
Illicit drug refining operations often
entail high concentratioas of processing
solvents such as acetone and ether in the
surrounding air space. Most of these
solvents have characteristic "fingerprints"
that can be brought out by measuring
the absorption of infrared light using a
laser-based detector that operates ai
wavelengths ol ', i .md \ \ micrometers,
about five to seven times the wavelength
of visible light. DBA agents need to
assess these pollutant levels prior to legal
entry of the suspected drug laboratories,
The Maryland project involves close-
cooperation with DEA personnel and
consultants in infrared science. Field tests
of the prototype monitor arc expected to
take place this summer
Wilkerson characterizes the project as
"...yet another demonstration of the
potential of laser remote sensing'
methods for measuringatmospheric con-
The same principles will be adapied lo
detect leaks of natural gas and other
compounds from storage, processing,
and transport facilities.
Wilkerson and his colleague, V. N.
Singh, say they are gratified by the op-
portunity to put laser technology in ser-
vice to people's health and safety, ■
Lecture Will Examine Distinction Between
History and Literature
Lois Potter, an English department fatuity member :it the Univer-
sity of Leicester, will present a lecture on "'Mrs. Parliament and her
Monstrous Child:' Is it Literature or History?' " at 3^0 p.m. Wed.,
April IK, in Room I 102 t: of Francis .Scott Key. "Mrs. Parliament
and her Monstrous Child'' is a polemical pamphlet produced during
the Hill century civil war in England, tn her lecture. Potter will
Consider the methods and problems involved when a researcher at-
tempts to bridge the gap between literature and history The lex-
lure is sponsored by the Center lot Renaissance and Baroque
Studies in conjunction with the Departments of English and
History. For more information call -n-t-2"-i().
April 16. 1990
Women in International Security
Produces Internships Guide
Women in Internationa) Security (WHS)
has compiled and written a complete
guide for women (and men] seeking to
take their first step into a career in the
held of international security,
Internships in Foreign S: Defense
Policy is devoted to supporting women
in these traditionally male-dominated
WHS is a national, nonpartisan net-
work and professional development pro
gram dedicated to enhancing the career
prospects of women working on interna-
tional issues. Funded by the Ford Foun-
dation, it is run under the auspices of
the Center for International Security
Studies at Maryland which is located at
i he School of Public Affairs.
While some of the obstacles women
face in the work place have been over-
come, there remain subtle barriers, par-
ticularly within organizations concerned
with military or defense matters, foreign
policy, and national policy and budget
issues. The new book, published by
Seven hicks Press. Cabin John. Maryland,
is a tool that can lead women lo a better
understanding of the informal networks,
rules, and procedures thai may be impor-
tant to successful employment in these
kinds of institutions.
The 1 20- page directory offers step- by-
step instructions in obtaining an intern-
ship, and includes detailed descriptions
of more than SO organizations, most of
them in the Washington. D.C area, that
offer formal internship programs during
the summer, and/or academic vear ■
A conference examining 'The Social
and Economic Condition of Blacks in
Maryland'' will be held at the University
of Maryland on Friday. April 2~. in the
Center of Adult Education. H:M) a.m.o
Sponsored by the School nf Public A!'
fairs' Bureau of Govern mc-ntal Research
and the Afro-American Studies Program,
the conference will provide a forum for
experts in various fields to discuss the
implications of state and local policies
for Black Mary landers.
According to Allen Schick, director of
the Bureau of Governmental Research.
"The conference itself wiil not take a
stand on policy matters, hut will deal
with issues of current concern to govern-
The conference presentations will he-
organized around four themes-, govern-
ment policies: implications and oppor-
tunities: community and economic con-
ditions; employment and income; and
government programs affecting the status
At noon, president William E Kirwan
will make brief remarks before introduc-
ing the luncheon speaker. Delegate
Howard "Pete" Rawlings,
There is a 325 registration fee and
space is limited. Call Melissa Brink at
-n-r-bW for more information. ■
1989-90 Student Employee of
the Year Chosen
Jason Sloan Boyd, a senior government &
politics major, received the 1989-90 Outstan-
ding Student Employee of the Year Award
for his work as a coordinator of peer ad-
visors in the Undergraduate Advising Center.
One of 43 students recognized during the
second annual Student Employee of the Year
ceremony sponsored by the Job Referral
Service on April 2, Boyd, who received a
S500 cash award, has already won at the
state level, and will move on to the North-
east Regional Finals sponsored by the North-
east Association of Student Employee Ad-
ministrators. The awards are based on
nominations from supervisors evaluating a
student's reliability, quality of work, initiative,
disposition, and contributions to the
Animal Sciences Looks to the Future
Within the next couple of years, the
Department of Animal Sciences at Col-
lege Park will add new faculty members
and courses and complete a modern
classroom and research facility to benefit
the department's outstanding undergradu-
"Our objective as we make these
changes." says Jerry DeBarthc, associate
professor of animal sciences and director
of the undergraduate program, "is to
keep in line with modem agriculture as
it fits into contemporary society."'
updating the undergraduate curriculum
to meet student needs of the 199 lis and
beyond is a high priority for the depart-
ment, says DeBarthc. As part of the
department's plan, animal sciences will
require students to take a core set of
courses and then choose one of five op-
tions: animal management and industry ;
science and pre professional, that will
prepare students for graduate or veteri-
nary school; lab animal management;
avian business, which will be similar to
animal management and industry but di-
rected toward the poultry industry: and
the new equine option.
"We will be placing a special emphasis
on this new equine program," says Den-
nis Westhoff chair of the Department of
Animal Sciences, "We are in the process
of hiring two equine faculty members
and putting together a brochure. This is
the first time in a long time that we will
have a serious equine option here at Col-
Because of state and regional interest
in horse racing. College Park is in a uni-
que position to support this industry,
DeBarthc says. The option will focus
mainly on equine biomechanics, or the
horse as athlete. he adds.
"We hope to offer a new T equine
course next fall." he says. "We believe
this equine option will grow rapidly 3nd
be very popular among our undergradu-
ates. In fact, we're receiving requests
about it already."
Some of the equine courses the
department plans to offer in the future
include a survey of the equine industry,
equine topics in science to keep up with
current research, and horse management,
complete with hands-on work with
horses already located on campus.
These curriculum changes are expected
to continue to attract the best and
brightest animal sciences students to Col-
lege Park. And. according to Westhoff
and DeBarthc, to provide the best with
the best, the department currently is
building a modern classroom and
"We are especially excited about this
new building,' says Westhoff- "Our cur-
rent building w~as built in 1969 and has
no classrooms or other facilities for
undergraduate students. The new build-
ing will include classrooms and a lecture
hall, a student lounge, an autotutorial
room, a library, a computer room, in-
creased animal holding quarters and in-
creased research laboratory space."
The new building is scheduled to be
completed in December 1990. ■
Results of Employee Survey Released
continued from page I
Competitiveness of salaries. Most
employees believe their salaries are lower
than those paid by other local
Classifications. Many employees believe
job classification should be a more ob-
jective process and expressed confusion
over how and why positions become
Pay for performance. Most employees
feel their supervisors do recognize their
day-to-day performance and contribu-
tions. Many, however, would like to see a
stronger link between exceptional perfor-
mance and pay decisions.
During the course 1 of the pay study,
Groeri says, Mercer Meidinger Hansen
will systematically examine and verify
whether these employee perceptions are
During the process, employees will
continue to be involved and informed.
For example, a questionnaire to describe
job responsibilities will be distributed
— thin Ottrcit
April 16, 1990
April 16 to 25
Guitarist Gene Bertoncim will perform
Sunday , April 22, 4 p.m., Center of
Baritone Sanford Sylvan will perform
Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m., Center of
Architecture Exhibit, featuring
Mark Simon. Centerbrook Ar-
chitects, today through May 4, Ar-
chitecture Gallery. Call x3427 for
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 ol the Bomb," created
by research photographer Robert
Del Tredici, today through April 26,
Parents Association Gallery, Stamp
Union. Call x4754 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 tor info
Campus Senate Meeting.
3:30-6:30 p.m.. 0126 Reckord 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
Space Science Seminar: "Elec-
tromagnetic Tornadoes in Space,"
Tom Chang. 4:30 p.m., 1113 Com-
puter/Space Sciences Bldg. Call
x0359 for info.
■ 17 in
Graduate Research Interaction
Day, featuring lectures and presen-
tations by UMCP graduate
students. 6:30 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
X4811 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
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 Bldg. Call x5880 for into.
Population, Gender, and Social
Inequality Lecture: "Gender of
Class? The Case of Education Ex-
pansion in France," Jerald Hage,
3:30 p.m., 2115 Art/Soc, Bldg. Call
x3112 for into.
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
STS Film: "Silkwood," Vicki Bier,
discussion leader, 3 p.m.. 0220
Jimenez Hall. Call x5893 tor 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 Matthiessen
reading from his works, 3:30 p.m.,
place TBA. Call X2511 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.
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 tor
Campus Club Lecture: "A Faculty
Member Becomes Provost." J.
Robert Dorfman, Provost and Vice
President tor Academic Affairs. 8
p.m., Carriage House,
Rossborough Inn. Call 699-5960 for
Hoff Theater Movie: "Casualties
of War." Call x4987 tor info.'
P. Makward. Penn. State U,, 3
p.m., Language House Reception
Hall. Call X4303 for info.
CHPS Lecture: "The Mystification
of Sofia Kovalevskai," Ann Koblitz,
Hartwick College, 4 p.m., 1117 F.
S Key Hall Call x2850 for into.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Col-
loquium: "Polar Ozone Depletion."
Mario Molina, M.IT., 4 p.m.. 1325
Chemistry Bldg. Call x4422 for info.
Reliability Engineering Seminar:
"Reliability Lessons Learned From
Top-Level Navy Program Reviews,"
Douglas Patterson, Office of the
Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
5:15-6:15 p.m.. 2115 Chemical &
Nuclear Engineering Bldg. Call
X1941 for info.
Kinesiology Lecture: "Will Bob
Beamon's 8.90 Ever Be Broken?
The Social Bases of Athletic Per-
formance,'' Bruce Kidd, Canadian
Olympic Academy and U, of
Toronto, 7:30 p.m.. 1312 PERH
Bldg, Call x2928 for info.
Meteorology Department Public
Lecture: "Chaos and Climate,"
Edward Lorenz. MIT. 8 p.m.,
Auditorium, Center tor Adult Educa-
tion Call x8321 or x2708 for info.
French Lecture: "Helene Cixous
and the Myth of Feminine Writing
(A Positive Approach)," Christiane
Linguistics Colloquium: title TBA,
Andrew Barss, U. of Arizona,
Tuscon, noon, 0109 Hornbake
Library. Call x7002 for info.
AAUW Published Women's Lun-
cheon, featuring Carls Peterson,
noon. Rossborough Inn, $8. Call
X3940 for info.
Mental Health Lunch N Learn
Conference: "Healthy Companies:
Mental Health at the Workplace."
Robert Rosen, George Washington
U.. 1-2 p.m., 3100E Health Center.
Call x4925 for info.
Kinesiology Lecture: "What's In It
for the Olympic Host City? Toron-
to's Social Impact Assessment,"
Phyllis Berck. City of Toronto
Olympic Task Force, 2 p.m., 1312
PERH Bldg. Call x2928 for info.
Systems Research Center
Seminar: "Stabilization of Zero-
Error Manifolds and the Nonlinear
Servomechanism Problem." Wilson
J. Rugh. Johns Hopkins U.. 3
p.m., 1112 A. V. Williams Bldg.
Call x5880 tor info.
Silver Anniversary Festival Con-
cert, featuring the Symphonic
Wind Ensemble, Concerl Band,
and guest bands, 8 p.m., Tawes
Theatre. Call x6669 for into.
University Community Concerts:
Sanford Sylvan, baritone and David
Breitman, (ortepiano, featuring
Schubert's Drie Klavierstucke, D.
946 and Die Schone Mullerin, cy-
cle of 20 songs, Op. 25, D. 795, 8
p.m., Center of Adult Education,
$15 standard admission, $12.50
seniors and students, free seminar
at 6:30 p.m. Call x6534 for info.*
University Community Concerts:
Gene Bertoncini, guitar and Harvie
Swartz, double bass, program TBA.
4 p.m.. Center of Adult Education,
5 12.50 standard admission, $10
seniors andstudents. Call x6534 tor
Research Center for Arts and
Humanities Conference: "The
Medicinal Muses: The Therapeutic
Uses of the Arts and Humanities,"
today. 9 a.m -noon, 2-5 p.m.. 7
p.m banquet. Center of Adult
Education; tomorrow. 9 a.m. -noon
and 2-5 p.m., followed by recep-
tion. National Library of Medicine.
NIH. Call x1820 for info.*
Women's Studies, History, and
Curriculum Transformation Pro-
ject Seminar: "Reshaping
Historical Inquiry: The Majority
Enters the Curriculum," Gerda
Lerner, U ol Wisconsin at
Madison. 10-11:30 a.m.. Dean's
Conference Room, F. S. Key Hall.
Call x3841 tor info
International Agriculture Collo-
quium: "A Humanistic View of
Training and Visit Management
System," Yoseph Elkana, Embassy
of Israel, noon, 0115 Symons Hall.
Call x4933 for info.
Department of Housing and
Design Lecture; "Automating
Design," Michael Eckersley. 2
p.m., 2309 Art-Sociology Bldg. Call
X1543 for info.
English Department and
Research Center for Arts and
Humanities Lecture: "Discourses
of Sexual Difference: An Early
Eighteenth Century Example,"
George S. Rousseau, UCLA, 3
p.m., 1117 F. S. Key Hall, Call
X1820 for info.
French Lecture: "La vulgarisation
du savoir dans la France an-
cienne," Use Andries, Centre Na-
tionale de la Recherche Scientifi-
que, Paris. 3:15 p.m., 3118
Jimenez Hall. Call x4303 for info.
Graduate School Distinguished
Lecture: "Origins of Patriarchy,"
Gerda Lerner. U, of Wisconsin at
Madison, 3:30 p.m., 2203 Art/Soc.
Auditorium. Call x2843 for info.
Campus Senate Meeting,
3:30-6:30 p.m., 0126 Reckord Ar-
mory. Call x4549 for info.
Computer Science Colloquium:
"Expertise in Parallel Program-
ming," Lisa Neal, Harvard U.. 4
p.m., 011 Classroom Bldg. Call
x4244 for info.
Horticulture Seminar: "Manipula-
tion of ex-vitro Behavior of
Micropropaged Strawberries , ' '
Fouad Mohamed, 4 p.m., 01288
Holzapfel Hall, Call x3606 for info.
Space Science Seminar: "Particle
Precipitation Regions in the
Ionosphere and How They Map
back to the Magnetosphere,"
Patrick Newell, Johns Hopkins U.,
4:30 p.m., 1113 Computer/Space
Sciences Bldg. Call x3136 for info.
Zoology Lecture: "Iterative Evolu-
tion of Dentition in Lamnid Sharks:
Is the Greal White Really a Mako
in Disguise?" Brett Kent, noon.
1208 Zoo/Psych. Bldg. Call x3201
Engineering Lecture: "Women in
Dresselhauss. MIX. 3-4 pm..
1202 Engr. Classroom Bldg. Call
x7386 for info.
Economics & National Security
Lecture: "Game-Theoretic Models
of Deterrence," Marc Kilgour,
Wilfred Laurier U., 3:30-5 p.m..
Student Lounge, Morrill Hall. Call
x3457 for info.
Physics Colloquium: "Proteins
and Glasses as Paradigms of
Complex Systems," Hans
Frauenfelder, U. of Illinois. Urbana-
Champagne. 4 p.m., 1410 Physics
Bldg. Call x3512 for info.
Hoff Theater Movie: "Solaris."
Call x4987 for info."
Employee Development Seminar,
"Effective Writing," 9 a.m.-4 p.m..
1143 Stamp Union, fee TBA Call
X4811 for info.'
Counseling Center Research &
Development Meeting; "OMSE
New Initiatives: A Consumer
Friendly Approach," Mary E.
Cothran, noon, 0106 Shoemaker
Bldg Call x2937 for info.
International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30
p.m.. 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call
x4925 for info.
Afro- American Studies and
Public Affairs Lecture: "The
Black Family and Public Policy."
Joyce Ladner, Howard U., 3:30
p.m., 0100 Marie Mount Hall,
reception to follow. Call x5665 for
Lecture: "Female and Male
Managers: How Different?" Kay
Bartot, 4 p.m., Art/Soc. Bldg.,
reception to follow in Art/Soc.
Atrium. Call x2530 for info.
CHPS Distinguished Lecture:
"Creation in Physical Cosmology:
Pseudo- Problem or Superior
Truth," Adolf Grunbaum, today and
tomorrow, 4 p.m., 1117 F. S. Key
Hail. Call x2850 for info.
Architecture Lecture: "The Three
Bears," Mark Simon, Centerbrook
Architects, 8 p.m.. Architecture
Auditorium. Call x3427 for info.
CHPS Lecture: "The Scientific
Foundations of Psychoanalysis: An
Assessment," Adolph Grunbaum,
U. ot Pittsburgh, 8 p.m., Jack
Masur Auditorium, Building 10
Clinical Center. NIH, Bethesda.
Call X28750 tor info.
Hoff Theater Movie: "Solaris."
Call x4987 for info.*
* Admission charge for this event.
All others are five.
Calendar information may be
sent to John Fritz, 2101 Turner
Laboratory or (via electronic
mall) to Jtfrit2@pres.umd.edu.
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New Compact Disk Features Winner of 1989
Haesun Paik, first prize winner of the 1WW Kapcll Piano Com-
pel ii ion. plays music of Debussy, Liszt, Scriabin and Martino on a
newly released limited edition compact disk. The opportunity to
make this recording was part of the prize won by Paik last sum-
mer. Available at SI'S each from the Friends of the Maryland Sum-
mer Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts, the disks are be-
ing sold to benefit the piano festival and competition. For informa-
tion call -(54-4241.
April 16, 1990
ARTS AT MARYLAND
Cole's New Book Describes Tranquil
History of U.S./Norwegian Relations
/n history, like journalism, the
good news gets short shrift.
Whereas U.S. relations with a
tiny adversary like Cuba gets
plenty of ink, one almost never hears
about diplomatic contacts with tiny
Wayne Cole, professor of history at
I'MCP, however, has devoted his most
recent work to some historical good
news. In his newly-released book, Nor-
way and the United States 190^-1955:
Two Democracies in Peace and War, the
specialist in diplomatic history describes
live decades of generally peaceful and
positive relations between a superpower
and a small nation of four million peo-
I had just finished my major project
(Roosevetl and the Isolationists issued in
19*3) and was wondering what i should
do next," Cote says. "I happened to be
louring Norway and got to thinking,
'What are the problems of peace and
security fur a small state, one that isn't a
great power, that can 4 make a difference
on a global scale, and yet is very much
affected by the activities of larger
"When I began looking Into it. I
found that no one had ever done it.
This is the story of a small, peaceful,
weak, tranquil state that manages,
through skillful diplomacy, to maintain
its dignity and pride."
In the book. Cole finds a number of
parallels between the American and
Norwegian response to world events.
Throughout the first half of the 20th
century hoth countries turn away from
traditionally neutral postures in European
wars and eventually become enmeshed
in collective security arrangements.
Vet while the history of the L'.S. role
in the world scene during the fust half
of the 20th century is weH known,
Cole's book offers a detailed account of
Norway's less than familiar diplomatic
Norway became an independent state
in 1905 through a peaceful separation
from Sweden. Relatively isolated on the
northern fringe of Europe, the fledgling
state adopted a policy of strict neutrality
at the advent of World War I.
Despite having its shipping lanes rid-
dled by German submarine attacks and
despite pressures from Great Britain to
enter the conflict, Norway remained
neutral throughout the war.
In the late 1930s, when the Nazis
began their march through Europe, Nor-
way was again determined to avoid
"Norway was almost obsessive about
its neutrality," Coles says.
Declarations of neutrality, however,
did not deter Axis attacks. In April 1940,
the Nazis marched into Norway and seiz-
ed control of the country.
In response, the Norwegian govern-
ment rebuffed the Nazis in spirit, if not
in arms. The Norwegians formed a
government in exile. leaving Vidkun
Quisling (whose name has since become
a noun meaning traitor), to manage the
After World War II, Norway reluctant-
ly became more engaged in world af-
fairs. Sharing a common border with the
Soviet Union, Norwegian officials found
it prudent to join NATO.
But even as it became entwined in a
collective security pact, Norway con-
tinued to try to minimize its involve-
ment. As part of a special arrangement,
no NATO troops can be based on
"[Norway's diplomatic history | is qui le-
an appealing story," Cole says. ■
— litkin llttsek
Earth Day Exhibit
In connection with Earth Day, the Parents Association Gallery in the Stamp Student Union is
presenting an exhibit that examines the environmental impact of the nuclear age. Photographer
Robert Del Tredici's exhibit, "At Work in the Fields of the Bomb" features images that show the
many facets of the production of nuclear weapons. As a special program accompanying the ex-
hibit, the gallery will host a peace workshop conducted by activist Betty Bumpers. The exhibit is
on display through April 26. For more information call 454-4754.
Suzuki Theatre Expert To
Hold Campus Workshops
Students in the College of Arts and
Humanities will receive an introduction
to Japan's innovative Suzuki theater when
actor David Asher visits the campus April
Asher. who performed last year in the
Arena Stage production of the Suzuki
play The Tale of Lear, will conduct daily
workshops and work with students of
Japanese, theater, dance. English and
education during his visit,
Suzuki is a theatrical style developed
in recent decades by Japanese avant
garde director Tad ash i Suzuki. The style
merges Japan's traditional theatrical
forms— Nob and Kabuki— with Western
drama. The Tale of Lear, the first Suzuki
play produced in the United States, is an
adaptation of Shakespeare's bear in which
the dialogue is much reduced and the
tale is recast as a dream-like
"In Suzuki, there is a great deal of em-
phasis on movement and the physical
condition of the actors," says Japanese
theater expert Thomas Rimer, chair of
Hebrew and East Asian Languages and
Asher's visit is co-sponsored by the
Committee on East Asian Studies, the
Center for Renaissance and Baroque
Studies, the MARGLS program and tlie
departments of dance and theatre.
Asher's daily workshops will be held
at 5 p.m. for all interested persons. For
more information call Michael O'Hara,
April 16. 1 990
Helene Cixous Will be subject of French
and Italian Lecture
Christtoae Makward, a Penn Sate scholar, will present a lecture
on contemporary French writer and critic Helene Cixous at i p.m.
April ]<•) in the Multi-purpose Room of the Language House. The
lecture, entitled "Helene Cixous and the Myth of Feminine
Writing," is sponsored by the Department of French and Italian
Languages and Literatures with the support of the College of Arts
and Humanities, It is part of the department's effort to facilitate the
incorporation of scholarship by and about women into the cur-
riculum. The initiative is coordinated hv French and Italian facultv
members Madeleine Mage and Carol Mossman For more inform*-'
lion call 454-4305.
Capping the College Experience
New Capstone Course Lets Seniors Explore Real-Life Issues
As the nation looks to
strengthen education at all
levels, scholars and educators
are examining ways to im-
prove how children are
taught and the way teachers themselves
learn their craft.
One new initiative that strives to im-
prove teacher education is Project 30.
Funded by the Carnegie Foundation, Pro-
ject 30 is a group of 30 select colleges
and universities whose main goal is to
redesign teacher education. The Universi-
ty of Maryland at College Park is one of
the 30 schools involved.
Five members of the College Park
faculty serve on the university's Project
30 team— Dale Scannell. dean of the Col-
lege of Education: Paul Mazzoechi. dean
of the Colleges of Life Science and
Agriculture; Bill Higgins. acting associate
dean for the Colleges of Agriculture and
Life Sciences; Richard Arends, chair of
the Department of Curriculum and In-
struction in the College of Education;
and Linda Berg, lecturer of botanv
Berg says that Project 30 is different
from scleral other national efforts to im-
prove teacher education for two reasons.
First, Project 30 has no preconceived
"Most other teacher education reform
efforts have narrowly defined goals, but
Project 30 is open for unusual ap-
proaches." Berg says. They are letting
the schools design projects that best
meet the needs of the particular institu-
The second reason Project 30 is dif-
ferent is that it requires interaction of
faculty in both education and liberal arts.
At College Park, the project happens to
involve science t'aculh
For the Project 30 initiative at College-
Park, Berg says they are taking a
somewhat different approach than other
schools that are revising undergraduate
education or specific requirement for
education majors. Instead, Berg says, they
have created a capstone course for senior
science education and life science
A capstone course is ideally one of the
last classes a senior tikes in his or her
major before graduating from the
"By the time students graduate, they
should have hecome 'experts' in their
major," Berg says. "The purpose of a
capstone course is to help the student in-
tegrate the major with the rest of the
undergraduate education experience. A
capstone course should touch on real-life
issues and help students see where their
major fits into the real world."
One of the recommendations of the
Pease Report on Undergraduate Educa-
tion is a capstone course to round out
every major. While that may not be feasi-
ble in the near future. Berg says that they
hope their course will be a prototype for
capstone courses in the Colleges of Life
Science, Education and Agriculture. She
says that the Project 50 team modeled
their course after a couple of similar
courses in existence at College Park.
Mechanical engineering majors, for ex-
ample, take a course in which they
design and build a car. but they must
also work within a budget and' consider
energy efficient measures Students ma-
joring in natural resources management
tike a course in which they develop a
plan for managing a watershed. The plan
must take into account not only
biological and agricultural aspects of
watershed management hut also political
and economic considerations of local
Berg hopes to teach the first Project
3() capstone course in Spring 1991. The
topic of the course, which currently is
under review for approval, will he global
Unda Berg advises sophomore geology major Jeff Joseph
"I view global climate change as a
biological problem, and in this course,
we will approach the problem that way.
Berg explains, "In the beginning of the
course, there will he a (air amount of
science, hut the main focus of the course
will be the class project."
For the project. Berg will tell the class
that the president of the I'nited States
has come to them and asked them to
develop a comprehensive 16-year plan to
"Tieal with global climate change. The
class will he expected to plan programs
to prevent, mitigate the effects of, and
adapt to global climate change and to ex-
amine the costs of these programs. She
will divide the class into groups to work
on the different plans.
"It will he difficult to evaluate the
students when they are working in
groups," Berg says, "but in the real
world, people work in groups. I want
them to see the frustrations and the
benefits of working in a group."
Berg says it is exciting to see the
' culmination of the work of the Project
30 team, which formed in 1988. The
capstone course was an idea for improv-
ing undergraduate education recommend-
ed by the university, but Project 30
helped bring the idea io reality,
"Without the Carnegie Foundation and
Project 30," Berg says, we wouldn't
have been pushed to develop the course
as quickly as we did, I'm glad, because
the students will benefit.'" ■
— -Jtm Bardie}'
Students Show Appreciation
for a Good Teacher
Linda Berg, lecturer of botany, is proud of her abilities as a teacher. "I'm a good teacher ■ she
says, because I work hard at it. I'm always searching for new and better ways to teach a
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tor their teacher. The letter was signed by 85 students.
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Earn Your Supervisory Development Certificate
Recognizing that training i.s a key element in the development of
a successful supervisor, the Personnel Services Department has in-
stituted ;i series of seven non-credit courses leading to a Certificate
of Supervisory Development. Courses cover such topics as supervi-
sion, personnel services, communication strategies, leadership,
motivation, and time management. To benefit from this valuable
training program, call the Employee Development section at
April 16, 1990
COLLEGE PARK PEOPLE
Smaller Is Better as Organic Chemistry Labs Go to
m ■ isin^ costs and recent rule
M^r changes b\ the Environmen
ffl tal Protection Agency have
JL. m. made the removal and
disposal of hazardous substances
generated by college and university
chemistry laboratories both expensive
and increasingly complicated.
Enter the micro-scale program.
Instead of using chemical samples of
between one to id grams when running
their lab experiments, undergraduates
taking the introductory course in organic
chemistry here now are using sample
amounts as small as 10 milligrams.
Not only are the samples of chemicals
used in the experiments smaller, hut so
is the laboratory equipment and ap-
paratus used to conduct them. The glass
microware, which comes packed In a
well -padded briefcase-size carrying case,
consists of mini reaction vials, connec-
tors, condensors, and drying tubes, as
well as distillation, gas collection and re-
crystaiization equipment. Each student
has his or her own microware kit. The
equipment Iras been called "tinker toys
for chemistry students" because it is
both fun to use and because of the way
the apparatus can he connected and
Begun in 1985 as pilot projects at
Mount Ilolyoke and Bowdoin colleges.
(he micro-scale program' s popularity and
practicality has caught on at colleges and
universities around the country. The list
of schools adopting micro-scale in the
past several years numbers more than
.MX) and continues to grow
Micro-scale was introduced at College
Park last spring and since September, the
Dorothy Mazzocchi and undergraduate Steve Cayelii examine micro-scale equipment in organic
second semester of all regular and
honors sections of CMEM 233-i-t3 use it.
Between 500 and 600 students take the
course during the year. This spring it is
being offered in IS separate sections.
Micro-scale, says Dorothy Mazzocchi,
laboratory manager for the L'MCP
Department of Chemistry's lower divi-
sion organic chemistry program and an
instructor in the department, goes to the
heart of such issues as economies of
scale and economies of disposal and the
economics of clean air.
Organic chemistry experiments can
generate noxious gases that must be
vented out of the lab.
"It is very hard to keep up to stan-
dards of clean air when you are using
larger amounts of substances," she says.
While the start up costs of going to
micro-scale are significant, she says, in
the long run it is far less expensive than
renovating and upgrading the venting
and exhaust systems an entire laboratory
Experiments and lab work performed
using the micro-scale approach generate-
much smaller volumes of hazardous
gases and consequently less exhaust
hood space is needed. This reduces the
problem of air evacuation in the lab and
means that instead of needing huge
overhead vacuum hoods to vent hazar-
dous vapors, simpler facilities for air ex-
change can be used.
Mazzocchi says the micro-scale labs
use small, down-draw, down-draft hoods
not unlike those jenn-Airc stovetop units
used in the home kitchen, "we don't
have the air handling problems we
would have with large hoods," she says.
The savings in waste disposal costs for
organic chemistry will have paid for the
micro-scale program start up costs within
three to four years, she notes.
There is another benefit to the micro-
"Students who have been exposed to
he micro-scale approach learn to work
much more carefully and economically,
and are much more dexterous when us-
ng other more sophisticated equipment
in upper level courses." Mazzocchi
observes, "In addition, students are now
being introduced to hands-on instrumen-
tation experience as diagnostic in-
struments play an important part in the
Eadl new experiment in the
undergraduate organic chemistry course
is introduced by a short 5-6 minute in-
structional video tape that emphasizes
the new procedures called for by the ex-
periment. The tape is repeated con-
tinuously during the first half hour of
the lab session, The tapes were prepared
last summer by high school chemistry
teachers here under the auspices of an
NSE-sponsorcd honors research and
leadership program. ■
—i Dm Otweli
Modern Physicist Delights in Ancient Music
Ranked, km m horn, shawm, and
The names of these early musical in-
struments sound as though they ought to
be in a Dr. Seuss poem and not part of
the vocabulary of a theoretical physicist.
John Guillory is a research associate
with the Laboratory for Plasma Research
where he is conversant with the
behavior of energetic electrons in ioniz-
ed gases. He is also associated with the
California-based Plasma Research Cor-
poration, working out of the company's
northern Virginia offices.
But he is equally at home discussing
the subtle arcanum of medieval and
Renaissance music, some of it composed
-too years before the birth of J.S. Bach.
Guillory traces his passion for the old
music to his days as a graduate student
at Berkeley in the early 1 960s where he
heard it played on a Bay Area radio sta-
tion. "I liked what 1 heard a lot." he
recalls. The next step was as obvious as
it was prophetic. He bought a $7. 50
recorder and taught himself to play,
What followed was the beginning of
what now is an extensive personal col-
lection of records that number more
than 1 .000 albums. His question in the
1960s was: why isn't more of this kind
of music available? and it formed the
roots of "Musica Antiqua," a
Washington-based ensemble specializing
in performances of medieval and
Renaissance period music.
During his early efforts to revive some
of this music, Guillory admits that he
spent more time sifting through the
music libraries at Berkeley than he did in
the university's physics library.
When he came to Maryland as an
assistant professor in 1974. Guillory
sought out others who shared his in-
terest. It was then that he founded
The ensemble has performed at the
Kennedy Center, on W ETA -TV, in the
Westmoreland and Strathmore Hall con-
cert series, at the Renaissance Festival,
the University of Maryland, Mount Ver-
non College, numerous other churches
and colleges throughout the metropolitan
area, and annually at the Washington Na-
Its March 1990 concert, "Musical Vi-
sion: Early Music by Blind Composers,"
was performed at St. Columba's
Episcopal Church in upper Northwest
On Sunday, April 29. "Musica Anti-
qua" will perform a program called
"Folk Roots— some of the earliest folk
tunes and their offspring" at -i p.m. in
Old Town Hall in Fairfax "Folk Roots"
will feature soloist William Taylor, divi-
sion winner in the 1989 Gaelic National
"Musica Antiqua" normally features
four to six specialists playing period in-
struments, and four to eight singers
specializing in the vocal styles or the
period. The group has one of the area's
largest collections of performing replicas
of medieval and Renaissance instruments
'Guillory says the group has been
especially active in discovering and per-
forming relatively unknown but attrac-
tive early musical works that deserve to
be better known.
"We arc like a research organization,
looking at performing new repertoire,
finding the things that aren't old
warhorses and getting those surprisingly
beautiful things heard," Guillory says. "I
do a lot of brow- sing and researching.
I've spent a. lot of time over the last 20
years in music libraries at Berkeley, the
Library of Congress and, one night each
week, at Hornbake Library."
In addition to performing on period
instruments, the group also sings, using
many languages no longer commonly
spoken. These include Medieval French
and Provincal, old Dutch and German,
Hungarian, early Polish, Latin and Gali-
cian, The singers become specialists or
researchers in pronunciation of these
languages. Guillory says.
The group performs six times a year
in the Washington metro area. "We in-
to carry out an educational mission as
well as entertaining," says founder and
director Guillory. "And for those of us
who are performing, it is a sort of
"Musica Antiqua" has received
widespread critical acclaim locally.
"Wonderful performance of this
wonderful music!"— Sabina Barach of
WETA-TVs Art Beat.
"...beautifully performed. The group is
fine in instrumental and solo vocal music
but at its best in ensemble singing."—
Joseph McClcllan, The Washington Post.
"...Enthusiastically received. The lively
playing was highlighted by the
distinguished work of the group's
lutenist..."— Robert Bryce, the Mon-
tgomery journal. ■
— Tom Oliii'lt
April 16, 1990
PERH Renamed College of Health and
In case you haven't heard, the College of Physical Education,
Recreation and Health has been renamed the College of Health and
Human Performance and the Department of Physical Education also
has been renamed the Department of Kinesiology. Along with the
change, the collegers familiar PERH moniker will become HLHP.
but the building will remain PERH. The college is starting a
newsletter this spring to inform alumni of the changes,
Earth Day Seminar Looks at Environment
An Earth Day 1990 Program on The Environment will be held
April 20 in the Center of Adult Education. Sponsored by the
university and the Hugh O'Brian Youth Maryland Leadership
Seminar Foundation, the event will focus on crucial environmental
issues facing the U.S. and other nations worldwide, with debates
on the impact of global warming, deforestation, oil spills, acid rain,
and other ecological cases on people, wildlife, food sources and
public health and safety services. Potential solutions, will be ad-
dressed by David Kirkpatrick. associate editor of Fortune magazine
and others. The program runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call
Parents Should Encourage Student Involvement
by Viillicmi I. Tbomfaji
Vice President for Student A/Jiiir*
William L. Thomas Jr.
The following is :i column reprinted
from the premiere issue of the Terrapin
Parent, a new newsletter created ro com-
municate with the parents of University
of Maryland at College Park students. It
is produced bv the Office of Student
OK. Chesterton once wrote, "There
arc two ways of getting home ,.. one is
to stay there. The other is to walk
around the whole world till we come
back to the same place...'' I believe that
Chesterton's 'journey around the world'
is a useful illustration of what a truly
enabling education can be.
There are some students who in their
years at College Park will choose to stay
there' ... to stay at home. They will not
venture very far beyond the classroom
and the library. They will let others take
the opportunities to get involved in a
special research project with a professor.
Thev will decline to run for dorm
g government and they will not often
S choose to become involved in the cam-
I pus' many and varied student organiza-
j tions. After completion of 120 credits
they will receive, indeed, a first rate
degree... but, they will have missed
much of the education that we want
them to attain. At College Park we strive
to cultivate the values and intellect of
our students by teaching students to ex-
tend principles and ideas to new situa-
tions and within new groups of people,
There are many things that can and
should happen to students in their col-
Police Department Releases
1989 Crime Report
Overall crime at the university dropped
11 percent between I98K and I WO while
violent crime fell one percent. According
to the 1989 Uniform Crime Report An-
alysis recently released by the l' diversity
of Maryland at College Park Police
Department, the university showed
a drop in total crime from 1,4 08 cases in
1988 to 1,275 in 1989. The university's
rate of 21 crimes per 1.000 people was
significantly lower than the rates of sur-
The number of violent crimes at
UMCP fell from 2(1 cases in I98H to [9 in
1989 and accounted for only It percent
of the total crime rate There were no
murders or forcible rapes.
Robbery cases increased from seven in
I98S to eight in 1989. a 15 percent in-
crease, compared to a 19 percent in-
crease in PG. County. According to the
report, the UMCP robberies did not ap-
pear to be drug related.
Aggravated assault cases decreased 15
percent I from 13 to tl) while Maryland's
increased four percent and PG. County's
decreased one percent, Motor vehicle
thefts at UMCP increased 13 percent (by
5 cases}, compared with a PG County
increase of 4 percent and a steady
Breaking and entering cases at UMCP
decreased W percent in 1989 from 2-T
to 1 S.-^. compared to a state decrease of
three percent and a PG. County decrease
of one percent
The campus maintains many crime
prevention services and programs to
create a safe environment for the campus
community. Among these are: a campus
security lighting program which over the
past several years has involved major
lighting of all campus parking lots. The
university has committed s2.1 million to
this program. An emergency blue light
telephone system provides higher visible
communications in the event of campus
emergencies Also, all public telephones
on campus can contact the University of
Maryland Police without payment. The
two phone systems provide J5Q
emergency telephones to the campus.
Other security measures include a
campus shuttle bus system which reaches
all major points on campus: the call-a-
ride program which operates from dusk
until dawn: resident walking patrols who
patrol campus between 4 p.m. to 7 a.m.
and 24 hours per day during weekends
and semester breaks: a safe living booklet
distributed widely on campus and han-
ded out to all new students; an award-
winning security film shown to many
students on campus; as well as such
measures as engraving student property;
a key control program: intruder alarms in
academic departments: security surveys
and security booths located at the two
major entrances to campus between It
p.m. and 6 a.m. All other roadway en-
trances are closed during these hours. ■
lege years. Knowing that students mature
in many facets of their life during this
time, we particularly seek to provide
challenges and experiences that will
result in the development of
•a sense of personal identity and integrity
•a sense of persona! responsibility for
the dignity and welfare of others, and
Im' what i^. best foi the common good
•a balanced set of personal and social
•a continuing eagerness for knowledge
•an intellectual and cultural foundation
that w ill allow a lifetime of enrichment
and fulfillment. Further, we want our
students to understand and honor the
human values thai sustain our society.
and to learn to live their lives according
ly. We know that students grow more
and better in these ways through an
enriched and varied set of experiences
than if they choose to minimally meet
their academic requirements. We don't
Mow which set of experiences will
work best for each individual We arc all
different in many ways. Bui. we strongly
encourage a spirit of adventure and pur-
pose. Involvement heightens all aspects
of learning. Classroom performance is
heightened when students are more in-
volved in classroom activities. Personal
and social growth are enhanced through
involvement in both In-class and out-of-
class activities Educators have great con-
census on the importance of involve-
ment to the degree and quality of learn-
ing that can occur National studies
repeatedly confirm these truths. Again
we know that involvement is critical to a
successful collegiate experience The
University of Maryland offers many paths
for students to 'travel.' some of which
are more than likely to make a genuine
contribution to their education and
The path may be participating in the
Societv for tlie Advancement of Manage-
ment, it may be working as a shuttle bus
driver, or it may be serving as a research
assistant to a professor. From my van-
tage point, 1 have observed that no mat-
ter what form involvement takes, there
arc benefits. On a campus as large as
Maryland, involvement helps students
find a series of new friends, or new
neighborhoods, in which to feel secure
as well as adventurous. Involvement pro-
vides students with an opportunity to
test or apply what they have learned in
the classroom. At the same time, through
extracurricular Involvements, skills are
learned or honed which are not
necessarily taught in formal classes.
Involvement need not be limited to
volunteer experiences, Working in am
of the offices or agencies on campus
allows students to earn money toward
their education, while connecting them
to the campus, and providing a new and
different laboratory in which to test new
knowledge and expand new skills. The
breadth and scope of activities are. for-
tunately, almost endless at our universi-
ty There is something going on to suit
almost every need or interest. You can
be an important catalyst in your stu-
dent's journey through college. En-
courage, as best you can. your student
to get involved. Talk to them about
what they arc involved in, and what
they hope to gain. Be involved yourself!
Stay connected to the university and
visil the campus periodically. Your in-
volvement in College Park will confirm
the value that you place on your stu-
dent's education. "The sum of the ex-
periences'' that occur during the col-
legiate years can make an enormous dif-
ference in determining if a student
receives the kind ol education that we
would all want to cherish Help us to
help your son or daughter to walk
around the 'whole world' while thev are
Meteorology Presents Fourth
Global Change Lecture
A Science of Global Change lecture,
"Chaos and the Climate," will be presented
April 19 by Or. Edward N. Lorenz, professor
emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge. Lorenz, an interna-
tionally distinguished pioneer of the
mathematical science of chaos, will speak
about the chaotic nature of the climate
system. He will consider the implications of
chaos on anticipated global warming.
Lorenz's lecture, the fourth 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 Adetphi
Road. Call 454-8321 or 454-2708.