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Freimuth Named Outstanding Woman 
of the Year by Women's Commission 




Vicki Freimuth 



May History Conference 
Will Honor Louis Harlan 



■ mF F hen Louis Harlan heard 

■ M / ili.ii In-- colleagues were 
W/wS planning .in event in his 
W V honor, the Distinguished 

Professor of History had some specific 
requests for the menu. Not the part deal- 
ing with such trivialities as cuisine and 
cocktails, hut rather the section that 
Harlan saw as the real substance of the 
affair -the scholarship. 

A two-Jay conference. "The Age of 
Booker T. Washington." will be held in 
Harlan's honor May i-.s. at Center of 
Adult Education. Many distinguished 
historians, including such eminent figures 
as (!. Yann Woodward. John Hope 
franklin and August Meier will join in 
honoring one of the nation's most 
distinguished historians. Harlan, a 25-year 
veteran of the College Park faculty and 
1982 Pulitzer Prize winner, this spring is 
finishing a period of professional service 
aciiviiv in which he has held (for a few- 



months simultaneously) the presidencies 
of three major historical associations — 
the Organization of American Historians, 
the American Historical Association and 
the Southern Historical Association. 

In planning the conference, organizers 
Alfred Moss, associate professor of 
history, Leslie Rowland, an editor with 
the department's Freedmen uud 
Southern Society project, and Emory 
Evans, professor of history, found that 
I heir honorec had some particular tastes. 

Harlan is best known for his two-pan 
biography of Booker T. Washington (the 
first volume of which won the Bancroft 
Award and the second vol Lime, the 
Pulitzer Prize in Biography), hence 
Hooker T. Washington seemed a good 
subject lor the conference's main theme. 

continued on page 8 



Sumida Awarded Gug- 
genheim Fellowship 

Will research British navy buildup 
ISSK 10] j , 



Ficki Freimuth, an associate 
professor in the Department 
of Speech Communication, is 
always working to make a 
difference. 

That's why she has been chosen 
Outstanding Woman of the Year by the 
President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs— the highest honor for women on 
the university's campus. 

As a noted researcher in Health Com- 
munication, she has helped people 
around the world become better in- 
formed about such health issues as 
cancer and, more recently, AIDS 
prevention. 

And as a member of the College Park 
faculty, she has worked with such cam- 
pus organizations as the Women's Com- 
mission, where she served as chair from 
I9HJ-S-t. to better the quality of life for 
women at the university. 

Making a contribution to society- 
local I y or globally— has always been im- 
portant to Freimuth, who will he 
honored as the Outstanding Woman dur- 
ing a ceremony early next fall 

"When I first began. I was looking for 
a way in which my research could make 
some social contribution, and Health 
Communication seemed to be the 
perfect area," says Freimuth. who came 
to the university in 1976 as an assistant 
professor in the then- Depart men t of 



Speech and Dramatic Art. "It had the 
potential to make a real difference on 
some important issues." 

Freimuth says that 50 percent of the 
lives lost to such diseases as cancer 
could be spared through the availability 
of up-to-thc-date health information. 

"There is no miracle drug," says 
Freimuth, who recently co-authored a 
new book entitled, "Searching for Health 
Information" (University of Pennsylvania 
Press). "But wc can make a difference 
with changing lifestyles or early 
detention— just the dissemination of in- 
formation we already know." 

There are no instant successes, she ad- 
mits. But society's attitude can change. 

"Smoking, for example, has really 
decreased in this country," she says. "It 
is no longer acceptable to smoke, and 
we now have smoke-free areas. Attitudes 
have changed, and the health communi- 
ty has definitely made an impact," 

But. she adds, "changing lifestyle 
behavior is not easy. As a matter of fact, 
it's quite a challenge." 

Freimuth's recent work has been with 
AIDS prevention. Her paper on AIDS 
public service announcements was judged 
one of the top three presented at the 
prestigious international Communication 
Association. 

continued on page " 



School of Public Affairs Wins $2.9 
Million Grant for Sri Lankan Project 



The School of Public Affairs has been 
awarded a 52,896,000 grant from the 
United States Agency for International 
Development to help strengthen private 
sector organizations in Sri Lanka. 

It is the largest grant in the history of 
the school. 

The three -and-a-half- year project is 
designed to improve the working rela- 
tions of such private sector organizations 
as Chambers of Commerce and Exporters 
Associations with the Sri Lmkan 
government 

According to Dean Michael Nacht. who 
is also its director, the project will be 
carried out with the assistance of a 
Washington. DC-based consulting firm, 
international Science and Technology 
Institute. 

Nacht says the project will promote 
private sector development by 
strengthening the capacity of private sec- 
tor organizations to communicate effec- 
tively with public sector decision makers. 



A Policy Support Unit will be estab- 
lished in the Sri Lankan capital of Colom- 
bo to solicit, revise and review grant pro- 
posals from local private sector organiza- 
tions to fund studies on tariff reform and 
tax policy, workshops with private and 
public sector managers on industrial 
policy, and technical assistance from 
abroad. 

The Policy Support Unit will assist the 
private sector organizations in carrying 
out the activities funded under their 
stibgrant. The final goal of the project. 
Nacht says, will be to provide these 
organizations with the technical and 
financial resources to identify and repre- 
sent their public sector interests. 

Nacht will he assisted by jane Thcry, 
project manager, and Lee Harper, project 
administrator. ■ 

—limi uttn-tt 



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New Ways to Study Non- 
Western Cultures 

Froseh- Schroder and Robertson use 
dance and music 



5 



Clerical/Secretarial Honors 
Announced 

Smith, Stevens and Waiiiscoti ia lv 
recognized • ..... 



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Outlook 

April 30, 1990 



International Travel Funds Available 

Funds arc currently available to I'MCP faculty to cover interna- 
tional travel costs For collaboration, such as joint research pro- 
grams, with professional colleagues at overseas institutions. Applica- 
tions can be obtained from the Office of International Affairs. The 
deadline for submitting the applications is May IS. For more infor- 
mation, call 454-3BG8. 



Women's Commission to Host Personnel 
Practices Conference May 17 

The President's Commission on Women's Affairs will present its 
ninth annual Personnel Practices Conference, "Meeting the 
Challenge of the 90s," on Thursday. May 17 in the Stamp Union. 
The all day conference features workshops on such topics as asser- 
tiveness. eldercare, nutrition, stress management , and women's 
health. Registration for the full day is S.sO. fur luncheon and 
keynote address only, 115. Call Brenda Salas at 4 ! i-i-4 7 -tH or Debbie 
Snyder at 454-5078 for information. 




RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT. 



Sumida Wins Guggenheim Fellowship For 
Study of World War I Era British Navy 




Jon Sumida. associate professor of 
history, is among l-t.^ scholars in the I. s 
and Canada to receive Guggenheim 
Fellowships for 1990. 

Presented by the John Simon dug 
genheim Foundation, the fellowships arc- 
awarded on the basis of unusually 
distinguished past achievement and ex- 
ceptional promise for future 
accomplishment 

Sumida will use his fellowship to con- 
duct research on the administration and 
logistics of tile British navy 1888-1914. 
In one part of his study, sumida will 
examine the British navy as an economic 
entity, Given its size, and the fact that 
thousands of civilians were employed in 
navy-related businesses, ihe navy Was 
one of Britain's largest industrial organ iza- 
tii 'ii-. lie says. 

In another pan of the project. Sumida 
will .study the naval bureaucracy's 
response to rapid technological growth 
during tile period. 

Sumida "s current project is an 
outgrowth of his earlier work on the 
5 World War I -era British navy The scholar 
u received acclaim in his field for his 1988 
z hook. In Defense oj \<tti<t Supremacy. 
q Finance* Technology, and British Naval 

< Policy. !SS')-!')li 



Jon Sumida 



Electrical Engineer Develops Novel 
Dtra High Speed Logic Device 



Ailis lliadis. assistant professor of elec- 
trical engineering, and his team, have 
developed a novel ultra high speed field 
effect transistor (FET) 



Outlook 

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

Kathryn CosteHo, Vice President for 

Inst'tutional Advancement 
Roi Hie bert, enactor of Put*c Information S Editor 
Linda Freeman, Production Editor 
Brian Busek. John Fritz. Lisa Gregory. 
Tom Otwell & Farias Samarral, Slaff Writers 



Stephen A. Darrou. Design & Coordinalton 
John T. Consolt, Photography Coordinator 
Heather Kelly Viviane Moriti. Chris Paul, 

Design & Production 
At Danegger & Larry Crouse, Contributing 

Photography 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation & calendar rtems are welcome Please submrl 
all material at ieasi three weeks before Ihe Monday ol 
publication Send it to Paz Hieben, Editor Outlook. 
2 101 Turner Building, through campus mail or to 
University of Maryland, College Park. MD 20732 Our 
telephone number is (301)454-533,5 Our electronic 
mail address is ou1took@ pres umd edu 




lliadis is a specialist in semiconductor 
materials and devices. 

"The device, which can reach high 
multiple transconductance peak-, is 
suitable for multiple logic applications 
the university researcher says. One 
device can do more than one logic func- 
tion as opposed to what we have so tar 
which is one device per function. The 
device has the potential for applications 
in ultra-high speed multiple logic devices. 
The new ITT can be used to perform 
two. three, even four logic functions 

From concept to design to fabrication 
of the device in the clean room in the 
College of Engineering. lliadis says he 
has been working on the project for the 
better part of a year 

The clean room Is used for the fabrica- 
tion of new microelectronic and opto- 
electronic devices These tiny transistors 
and chips hold great promise for applica- 
tions in future generations of high speed 
optical and electronic computers, lliadis* 
PET is a two micron device and was 
fabricated completely in die campus 
clean room in collaboration with ATST's 
Bell Libs ■ 



In his book, Sumida examined British 
naval defense strategy of the period. Dur- 
ing the early ibth century, the British 
developed a naval defense strategy based 
on maintaining a technical advantage 
over its rivals. However, in Sumida "s view, 
the country's bureaucratic and political 
system could not execute the plan as en- 
visioned. 

In one critical instance naval leaders 
rejected an advanced system for plotting 
long- range gun targets. Instead, the 



British became involved in a costly arms 
race and ultimately found themselves ill 
equipped for success in the key naval 
h.ittle of the war. 

1 SLimicla's controversial study offered 
new interpretation on two benchmarks 
in the naval history of the period — the 
development of the British dreadnought 
and the Battle of Jutland. ■ 

—Hritin Husck 



Educators to Visit Japan As Part 
of Theater Research Project 




As the culmination of an unusual year- 
long study of Shakespearean drama. SO 
secondary school educators and their 
I ail lege Bark nun tors will trawl overseas 
in June to visii a replica of the Globe 
Theater— the one in tokyo. 

Ihe educators, from schools in 
Maryland, Virginia and the District of 
Columbia, have been working Gillette 
Park scholars in 'Theatre East and west." 
a parallel study of Shakespearean and 
Kabuki theater The program, funded 
with a S.S.sO.OUO National Endowment 
for the Humanities grant, is designed to 
bring enhanced study of Japanese and 
I rtglish culture and literature into 
regional high school classes 

"If you want to take a look at bask 
Japanese values, social relationships and 
attitudes about life. Kabuki is a wonder- 
ful vehicle." says Thomas Rimer; chair ol 
the Department of Hebrew and East 
Asian Languages and Literatures and a 
project organizer "You can draw upon 
I Kabuki I the same way we draw upon 
Shakespeare to study Western values. 
Theater is always a good way to look in- 
to the heart of a culture.' 

The project was organized the Depart- 
ment ol English, the Department of 
Hebrew anil East Asian Languages and 
Literatures, ihe Center for Renaissance 
and Baroque Studies and the Center for 



the Study of Education Policy and 
Human Values. The project's co-dircetors 
are Allele Seeff. executive director of the 
Center for Renaissance and Baroque 
Studies, ami Barbara Einkclstein. Pro- 
fessor of Education and Director of the 
International Center for the Study of 
Education Policy and Human Values. 

Hie trip to Japan June 20-July 1 to 
observe first hand the many facets of 
Japanese theater will serve as the 
capstone of a project that began last 
summer at the university. 

Working under the tutelage of 
academic co-direciors Rimer and Howard 
Dobin, associate pro lessor of English, the 
educators attended it three-week residen 
ual sim unci- institute on Shakespeare and 
Kabuki During the fall semester, the 
educators attended an intensive 
weekend college" to fun her explore the 
subject 

(in the weekend of May 19-20, the 
educators will return to College Park for 
orientation session on the trip to Japan. 
Topics covered during the session will 
range from the trip itinerary to a short 
preparatory course on Japanese manners 
anil customs. 

During the trip, the educators will visil 
a Japanese puppet theater in Osaka an 
IHth century Kabuki theater in the 
Japanese countryside and a training in- 
stituie for Mob theater actors. The 
itinerary also includes private meetings 
with actors in Japanese Kabuki, Xoh and 
avatu garde theater anil Japanese 
Shakespeare experts. 

When the group returns home, the 
process begins all over again for the Col- 
lege Bark faculty members involved with 
the project. A second group of area 
educators will visit the university July 
X-2~ for a second three-week institute on 
Shakespeare and Kabuki. That group of 
educators will travel to iapatl next spring. 
■ 

— Brian Hiist'k 



Five Piano Competition Winners to Play at 
20th Anniversary Gala 

Laureates Enrique Graf (1978), Marioara Trifan (1979), Angela 

Cheng 11984). Jeffrey Blegel (1985) and HacSUfl Paik (1 989) will 
perform works by Balakircv, Cui, Chopin, Schumann and Liszt at a 
gala concert Tuesday, May 8, in Tawes Theatre. The concert and 
the $ 100-a-plate dinner that follows is a celebration of the 20th an- 
niversary of the University of Maryland International William Kapcll 
Piano Competition. Tickets for the concert are Silt, Call -n-r-t2-tl 
or 454-5910 for information, 



April 30, 1990 



President's Commission Honors 
Outstanding Minority Achievements 



m ^ Bring 3 ceremony at the 

m I Rosshorough Inn on 
M M Thursday, May 3, from 3 
* ^ to 4:30 p.m., five people 
and two units will receive minority 
achievement awards for their outstanding 
contributions to equity efforts at the 
I ni vcrsity of Maryland at College Park. 

For I WO. the President's Commission 
on Ethnic Minority Issues will recognize 
sherita Hill, pre-med biology major: 
Gladys Jefferson, housekeeping super- 
visor for the Department of Resident 
Life; Frank W. Johnson, 111. American 
Studies graduate student; Noel Myricks, 
associate professor in the Department of 
Family and Community Development; 
and James Otis Williams, director of the 
Nyumburu Cultural Center ['nit awards 
will go to the Office of Human Relations, 
Gladys Brown, director, ami the College 
of Journalism. Reese ("leghorn, dean. 

The individual awards are given to 
those who have distinguished themselves 
through professional and academic 
achievements and who have made signifi- 
cant contributions to equity in the cam- 
pus community. The unit awards are 
presented to those groups who have 
demonstrated outstanding achievements 
in promoting campus equity 

In addition to the demands of being a 
senior pre-med biology major with a 




Sherita Hill 



perfect 4.0 grade point average. Sherita 
Hill, the undergraduate student award 
winner, has acquired more than 20 in- 
dividual awards for academic excellence 
.imi service to the community. 

She was listed in Who's Who Among 
American College Students (19KK) and 
has won awards from Procter & Gamble 
for minority student leadership and from 
Alpha Fpsilon Delta, the national pre- 
med honor society, She was inducted in- 
to Mortarboard in W88 and into 
Omicron Delta Kappa, the national 
honor society, in 198" 



As a physician, she hopes to serve the 
community "by implementing health 
care and educational programs designed. 
primarily, to address problems faced by 
the black community." 

The minority achievement award for a 
classified employee will he given to 




Gladys Jefferson 



Gladys Jefferson, housekeeping super- 
visor at Denton hall and an employee 
with 25 years experience at College Park, 

Knnwn for her soft-spoken but effi- 
cient supervisory style. Jefferson has 
earned the respect of her coworkers for 
her ability to work well with many peo 
pie. including the occasionally impatient 
parent, student, or guest who has arrived 
on campus at the last minute. 

She was president of the campus 
chapter of AFSCME from 1968- ~K. and 
has been a university representative to 
the Association of College and University 
Housing Officers- International. 




Frank W. Johnson 



American studies master's student 

Frank W. Johnson III is the outstanding 



minority achievement graduate student 
Since coming to (ail lege Park in 198". 
Johnson has involved hi nisei f in many 
activities designed to enhance the quality 
of minority undergraduate students. 

In addition to his duties as an 
undergraduate advisor in the Office of 
Minority Student Education, Johnson 
currently mentors ten black 
undergraduates as part of the 
OMSE/BFSA mentoring program. 

He was a teaching assistant in the Afro- 
American Studies Program in I'JH"*). He 
devised a resource packet for incoming 
black freshmen which lists black facul- 
ty/staff, support services, and black cam- 
pus organizations. In 1989, he im- 
plemented a summer phon-a-thon in 
OMSE using black juniors and seniors to 
contact first year students about con- 
cerns that were not addressed in 
orientation. 

Noel Myricks, associate professor in 
the Department of Family and Communi- 




Noel Myricks 



ty Development will be honored for his 
outstanding equity efforts as a faculty 
member. 

His advocacy for more minority 
representation on the College Park facul- 
ty and student body has led him to serve 
on faculty search and student admissions 
committees. He has been particularly ac- 
tive as a mentor to black males, en- 
couraging them to pursue graduate 
studies. 

A lawyer as well as an educator, 
Myricks' research interests have focused 
on law and the social sciences. He also 
helped bring intercollegiate debate back 
to the College Park campus, when I -\ 
students from his Domestic Relations 
class recently won the "Outstanding New 
School'' trophy at a Mock Trial Competi- 
tion at Drake University Law School in 
Des Moines, Iowa. Five of these students 
were African-American. 





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J. Otis Williams 



Director of the Nyumhuru Cultural 
Center, J. Otis Williams will receive the 
outstanding minority achievement award 
for an associate staff member. 

For nearly 20 years, Williams has 
served 

the campus community as a mentor to 
minority students and advisor to many 
student groups, including the Black Stu- 
dent Association and the campus chapter 
of the NAACR He has also been an active 
member of the Black Faculty and Staff 
Association 

Williams has also added to the cultural 
diversity of College Park as a teacher and 
artist of blues and jazz music, and as a 
liaison between the campus and several 
artists including Quincy Troupe. Eugene 
Redmond, Gwendolyn Brooks. "Bowling 
Green" John Cephas and "Harmonica" 
Phil Wiggins. 

The Office of Human Relations Pro- 
grams will receive the non-academic unit 
award for outstanding minority achieve- 
ment, Director Gladys Brown and her 
staff (UM) percent minorities) have won 
campus-wide respect for special pro- 
grams designed to improve cultural diver- 
sity, awareness and support on campus. 

The College of Journalism received the 
academic unit award for outstanding 
minority achievement. Dean Reese 
Clcghom has long supported recruitment 
of minority faculty and students, with 
two recent faculty openings being filled 
by minorities. 

In addition, several programs such as 
The Sun minority scholarship and the re- 
cent establishment of a student chapter 
of the National Association of Black Jour- 
nalists have helped provide a positive en- 
vironment for minorities in the College 
of Journalism. ■ 

—Jolm Ftilz 



Photographs by Al Danegger 



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Outlook 



April 30. 1990 



Calendar 

^^ April 30 to Hay 9 



Human Ecology Holds Awards Night 

The College of Human Ecology will hold its annual Awards Night 
on May I at ~-Mi p.m. in Marie Mount Hall. The Outstanding Alum- 
na Of the Year and the recipient of the Alumni Award for Service 
will he announced at the ceremony. Awards for outstanding 
teacher and outstanding advisor of the year also will he presented. 
For the ninth year, the Marie Mount Scholarship will he awarded to 
an outstanding Human Ecology student in honor of M. Marie 
Mount who served as dean of the college from 1925 to 1957. 
Awards also will be presented to outstanding students in each of 
the college's three departments. The public is invited to attend the 
free ceremony and reception that follows. Call 454-8757 for more 
information. 




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

AAUW Senior Reception, time 
and place TBA. Call x3022 for info. 

Meteorology Workshop: "The 
1988 U.S. Drought, "featuring 
presentations on how and why the 
drought began, persisted and 
diminished, today-May 2, 9 a.m. -5 
p.m.. 0105 Center of Adult Educa- 
tion. Call x7371 for info. 

International Agriculture Collo- 
quium: "Agriculture Extension in 
Asia: Strategic Issues," Charles H. 
Antholt, The World Bank, noon, 
0115 Symons Hall. Call x4933 tor 
info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"Memory Requirements tor Agree- 
ment Among Unreliable Asyn- 
chronous Processes," Michael C. 
Loui. U. of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign, 4 p.m., 011 Classroom 
Bldg Call x4244 tor info. 

Horticulture Seminar:" Sweet 
Potato Tuberization in-vitro," M. 
Hossam Aboul-Nasr. 4 p.m., 0128B 
Holzapfet Hall Call x3606 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "Solar 
Wind Composition." Thomas 
Holzer. 4:30 p.m., 1113 Com- 
puter/Space Science Seminar. Call 
X0359 for info. 

Aviv Quartet Concert, featuring 
Brahms' Piano Quartet Op. 60, No 
3 in C minor, Andre Hajdu's Five 
Sketches in Sentimental Mood 
Written in 1976, and Dvorak's 
Piano Quartet Op. 87 in E-flat Ma- 
jor, 8 p.m.. Tawes Recital Hall Call 
x6669 for info. 



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Employee Development Seminar, 
"Career Counseling," 9 a.m. -4 
p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall, fee TBA. Call x4811 for info." 

Zoology Lecture: "Spatio- 
Temporal Patterns of Meiobenthic 
Invertebrates: Does a 
Hydrodynamic Null Model Apply to 
Both Marine and Freshwater 
Assemblages?" Margaret A. 
Palmer, noon. 1 208 Zoo/Psych, 
Bldg. Call x3201 for info. 

College of Human Ecology 
Awards Banquet, 730 p.m., Marie 
Mount Hall. Call x8757 for info. 

University Theatre: "Baby," 8 
p.m., Rudolph E. Pugtiese Theatre. 
$8.50 standard admission, $7 
seniors and students, production 
runs today-May 6 and 8-13, Call 
x2201 forinfo." 

Hoff Theater Movie: "Johhny 
Handsome" and "Tootsie." Call 
x4987 for info * 



WED 



Employee Development Seminar, 



"Effective Writing." 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 
1143 Stamp Union, lee TBA. Call 
x481 1 for info. * 

Human Relations Skills Develop- 
ment Seminar, "Managing Diversi- 
ty: Strategies for Responding to the 
Challenges of the '90s." 9 a.m.- 
noon, Prince George's Room, 
Stamp Union. Call x4707 for info.' 

CRS Predicted Time Walk, 11:45 
a.m., Reckord Armory. Call x3124 
for info. 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Meeting: titles TBA, 
Jonathan Kandell. Marie Sergent, 
noon, 0106 Shoemaker Bldg. Call 
x2937 for info. 

Campus Senate Open Forum 
with Legislative Delegation from 
District 21, featuring Senator Ar- 
thur Dorman. Delegates Pauline H 
Menes, Tim Maloney, and Jim 
Rosapepe. 12:15-1:30 p.m., 010O 
Marie Mount Hall, Call x4549 for 
more into. 

Computer Science Center Lec- 
ture: "Applying Engineering Prin- 
ciples to Biological Systems," 
Richard Feldmann, NIH, 2:30-4 
p.m.. 1400 Marie Mount Hall. Call 
x2946 for info. 

STS Film; "Blade Runner.'with 
Myron Lounsbury, discussion 
leader. 3 p.m., 0220 Jimenez Hall. 
Call X5893 for info. 

International Coffee Hour, 34:30 
p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call 
x4925 for into. 

University Theatre: "Baby." 8 
p.m., see May 1 for details. 

Hoff Theater Movie: "Johhny 
Handsome" and "Tootsie." Call 
x4987 tor info.* 



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Systems Research Center Annual 
Research Review Conference: 

"Automation and Information 
Engineering." today, 8 a.m. -7:30 
p.m., tomorrow, 8 a.m. -4 
p.m. .Center of Adult Education, 
S200. Call x7986 for info." 

Writers Here and Now Student 

Reading, featuring winners of the 
Academy of American Poets Col- 
lege Prize and the Katherine Anne 
Porter Student Fiction Prize. 3:30 
p.m., Katherine Anne Porter Room, 
McKeldin Library. Call x2511 for 
info. 

Meteorology Seminar; Title TBA, 
M. Suarez, Goddard Space Flight 
Center, 3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer 
& Space Sciences Bldg. Call 
X2708 for info. 

Urban Studies and Community 
Planning LeFrak Lecture: "Plan- 
ners and Protestors: A Case of Air- 
port Protest in Japan." Lisa Peat- 
tie, M.I.T.. 3:30-5 p.m., Art/Soc. 
Auditorium, Call x5718 for info. 

CHPS Lecture: "The Bering 
Cross-over Controversy: A Study 
on Scientific Rhetoric," Jeanne 
Fahnestock, 4 p.m., 1117 F. S. 
Key Hall. Call x2850 for info. 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 
"Error Detection and Control in 




Gervase de Peyer, clarinet and music faculty member Santiago Rodriguez, piano, will perform 
Saturday, May 5. 8 p.m., Center of Adult Education 



Random Access Memories." 
Thomas Fuja, 5:15-6:15 p.m., 2115 
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering 
Bldg. Call x1941 tor into. 

Urban Studies and Community 
Planning LeFrak Lecture: "Plan- 
ners and Protestors: Airport Protest 
in Europe and the United States." 
Lisa Peattie. MUX, 7:30-9 p.m.. 
reception to follow, Art/Soc. 
Auditorium Call x5718 lor info. 

University Theatre: "Baby," B 
p.m., see May 1 for details. 

Early American History Collo- 
quium: 'Was the Shot Heard 
'Round the World.' an Errant 
Blast?" David O Percy, 8 p.m., 
1 101 Stamp Union. Call x2843 tor 
into. 



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Linguistics Colloquium: "Resump- 
tive Logophoric Pronouns in 
Greek," Spyridoula Varlokosta. 
noon, 0109 Horn bake Library. Call 
x7002 tor info. 

Mental Health Lunch 'N Learn 
Conference: "New Approaches to 
the Treatment of Borderline Per- 
sonality Disorder," Rex Cowdry, St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital, 1-2 p.m., 
3100E Health Center. Call x4925 
for info. 

Artist Scholarship Benefit Con- 
cert: Dominic Cossa, baritone and 
the University of Maryland Sym- 
phonic Orchestra with William Hud- 
son, conductor, performing works 
by Verdi, Goidano. Tchaikovsky, 
Prokofieff, Massenet, Mozart, 
Ravel, Korngold and Cardillo, and 
show tunes by Lemer and Porter. 
8 p.m., Tawes Theatre, $10 stan- 
dard admission, $7 seniors and 
students. Call x6669 far into.* 

University Theatre: "Baby," 8 
p.m., see May 1 for details. 

UM Band Annual Pops Concert, 

John E. Wakefield and L Rich- 
mond Sparks, conductors, 8:30 
p.m., Grand Ballroom, Stamp Union, 
Call X6669 for info. 



SAT 



University Theatre: "Baby," 8 
p.m.. see May 1 for details. 



University Community Concerts: 
Gervase de Peyer, clarinet and 
Santiago Rodriguez, piano, pro- 
gram TBA. 8 p.m.. Center of Adult 
Education, $15 standard admission, 
$12.50 seniors and students. Call 
x6534 for info," 



6 



University Theatre; "Baby," 2 & 8 
p.m., see May 1 for details. 

Spring Koto Recital, featuring the 
Washington Toho Koto Society, 3 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall Call 
434-4487 for info. 




Campus Senate Meeting, 
3:30-6:30 p.m., 0126 Reckord Ar- 
mory. Call X4549 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "In-vitro and 
in-vivo Selection for Resistance to 
myrothicum roridum," Wayne A. 
Mackay, 4 p.m., 0128B Holzapfel 
Hall Call x3606 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "Deter- 
mination of Electron Density Near 
the Plasmapause." Vladimir 
Osherovich. NASA. 4:30 p.m., 1113 
Computer/Space Sciences Bldg. 
Call x3136 tor info. 

Comparative Literature Lecture: 
"Et ce fut tout': La question du 
sens chez Flaubert," Ralph 
Heyndels, 6 p.m., Multipurpose 
Room, St. Mary's Hall. Call x2685 
for info. 



8 



T U E 



Employee Benefits Orientation, 
10 a.m., Multi Media Room, Horn- 
bake Library. Call x6312 for into. 

Zoology Lecture: "The Effect of 
Testosterone on the Behavior and 
Condition of the Satin Bowerbird." 
Ken Co II is, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Bldg. Call x3201 for info. 

Economics & National Security 
Lecture: "Rational Government 
Choices When War Might Occur," 
David Lalman, 3:30-5 p.m., Student 
Lounge, Morrill Hall. Call x3457 for 
info 



Spring MFA Thesis Exhibition, 

through May 18, reception today, 
5-7 p.m., The Art Gallery. 
Art/Sociology Bldg Call x2763 for 
info. 

University Theatre: "Baby." 8 
p.m., Rudolph E. Pugliese Theatre. 
$8.50 standard admission, $7 
seniors and students, production 
runs today-May 13. Call X2201 tor 
info." 

Benefit Concert Dinner, 
celebrating the 20th edition of the 
UM International Piano Festival and 
William Kapell Competition, featur- 
ing six past winners of the com- 
petition and the Hon. William 
Donald Schaefer. honorary chair- 
man, time TBA, Grand Ballroom, 
Stamp Union. Call x4212 for info. 

Hoff Theater Movie; "The 
Navigator " Call x4987 for info.* 




Counseling Center Research & 
Development Meeting: "Job 
Satisfaction Revisited: Moderators 
of the Strength of the Congruence- 
Satisfaction Relationship Among 
UMCP Graduates," Andrew Car- 
son, noon, 0106 Shoemaker Bldg. 
Call x2937 for info. 

International Education Services 
Brown Bag Lecture: "Update on 
Sri Lanka," Cyril Ponnamperuma, 
12:30-2 p.m., 3114 Chemistry Bldg. 
Callx3043 for info. 

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

University Theatre: Baby," 8 
p.m., see May 8 for details. 

Hoff Theater Movie: "The 
Navigator." Call x4987 for info." 

' Admission charge for this event. 

All others atv free. 



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




Outdoor 

April 30, 1990 



Annual Pops Concert will be 
"A Night at the Circus" 

The University of Maryland Bands will present "A Night at the 
Circus" as the theme of their 14th annual pops concert on Friday. 
May 4 at 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Stamp Union. The 
Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by John Wakefield, and the 
Concert Band, conducted by L Richmond Sparks, will be perform- 
ing. The cabaret setting will include cotton candy, popcorn, beer, 
wine, and soda for sale, as well as surprise entertainment— fun for 
all ages. Tickets are SU) (S8 for students and seniors). For tickets 
and table selection call the band office at 4i-t-68()i, 




ARTS AT MARYLAND 



"Dance Makes Us Children of One 
Family"— Ashanti Proverb 




Focus on 

Undergraduate 

Education 



Cultural contrast clarifies 
what's familiar to us," says 
dance assistant professor 
loan Frosch -Schroder of her 
le dance of Africa and Asia. 



research in 

"Nun- western cultures hold great 

treasures of our common human 

heritage." 

Determined to share those treasures 
witli College Park undergraduates, 
Frosch -Schroder had been developing a 
course on dance in different world 
cultures, and longing for the extra time 



needed to put it all together. Then, as 
she says, "On a while cloud came the 
announcement of the Lilly fellowship." 

Frosch-Schroder is one of the first 
group of seven junior faculty selected 
last spring for the prestigious national 
award. For a year, each fellow is freed 
from some other academic respon- 
sibilities to work on an individual pro- 
ject focused op an aspect of 
undergraduate teaching, and each 
receives guidance and support from a 
senior mentor in the same or related 



Guest Director Is Proof that Students 
Can Have Theatrical Career 




Susan Rosenstock 



Even be lb re she had said a word, 
Susan Rosenstock. guest director for 
University Theatre's production of Baby, 
was setting a positive example for her 
Student actors. 

The silent subtext that Rosenstock 
presents to students during rehearsals for 
the play, which opens May 1 in the 
Puglicsc Theatre, is this: you can make it 
in the business too. 

Rosenstock is an alumna of University 
Theatre, a former speech and drama 
education major who received her 
degree in 1975. Since then she has work- 
ed successfully in New York as a director 
and actor. 

When she left College Park and moved 
to New York after graduation, she spent 
several lean years auditioning for acting 
roles and developing contacts in direc- 
ting. Now, her work (mostly as director 
and choreographer) is seen regularly in 
Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway 
theaters in Manhattan. Her credits in- 
clude productions at Playwrights 



Horizons. Actors and Directors Theatre, 
the Manhattan Theatre Club and Double 
Image Theatre. 

"It's difficult, of course. There aren't 
many jobs" Rosenstock says. "Many of 
the people I worked with in college 
didn't pursue theater as a career at all. 
Others found quickly that they didn't 
like New York, But if you survive the 
first year or two in New York, you can 
be successful." 

Having successfully navigated the New 
\uik theater scene. Rosenstock considers 
her return to College Park one of the 
fruits of survival. 

■"Coming back to the university is im- 
portant to me. To receive the approval of 
people who knew you when you were 
young means a lot— it is an 
acknowledgement of your achievements 
as a professional." 

Rosenstock compliments some current 
members of the theatre faculty with 
making strong impression on her while 
she was a student. 

"I worked with Ron O'Leary (associate 
professor of theatre] both at school and 
in my first paying job [with the Jenny 
Wiley Summer Theatre|. He set a good 
example for me. He is a person who is 
both creative and organized. In theater 
you find a lot of people w-ho are creative 
and a lot of people who are organized, 
but you don't find the combination 
together very often," she says. 

With Baby, Rosenstock will be work- 
ing with her specialty— musical theater. 

The Tony Award -winning play explores 
the effect that having a baby has on the 
relationships of three couples. One cou- 
ple is an unmarried pair of 20-year-olds 
who question whether they're ready to 
have a baby: another is a pair of 30 -year- 
olds who doubt whether they can have a 
baby; and the final couple is a pair of 
40-year-olds who would prefer to be 
finished with child rearing. 

Performances will be held May 1-6 and 
8-13. For more information call 454-2201. 1 

— Brian tittsek 



discipline. Fellows for 1990-91 w r ere 
named recently; more will be selected 
for the remaining year of the grant. 

Froseh-Sehrodcr's project, "Dance in 
World Cultures," is designed to examine 
dance in a selection of non-Western 
cultures in a historical and societal con- 
text, enrich the undergraduate cur- 
riculum, and serve new general educa- 
tion requirements. 

New to the university, Frosch- 
Schroder found her faculty mentor, 
music ethnologist Carol Robertson, at 
the suggestion of a colleague. It was a 
match with high overlap. Both scholars 
are involved in looking at the cultural 
context of performance, attempting to 
understand the larger picture through 
comparative studies. Both had worked 
and studied in many parts of the world, 
having in common both Ghana and 
Hawaii. And both arc committed to 
preparing students for living in a "global 
village" by opening them up to the 
richness of non-Western arts and allow- 
ing informed, multi-cultural points of 
view to develop. 

Frosch-Schroder, a modern dance 
choreographer, whose background in- 
cludes study at New York's School of 
Performing Arts, Juilliard and the Califor- 
nia Institute of the Arts, was interested 
in creating a laboratory of interplay be- 
tween western and non-western forms. 

Robertson's mentorship has given her 
many ideas "Carol's approach is very 
empowering to her students." she says 
"She's also a font of knowledge and 
energy, who can cut across ways of 
thinking and disciplines as only few 
can." 

Robertson, an associate professor in 
the music department, finds interacting 
with a dance expert equally stimulating. 
"I am not trained as a dancer, and don't 
have that perspective. Learning how some- 
one in dance sees a performance has 
been quite an education," says Robert- 
son. "Joan stretches my eyes." 

Frosch-Schroder and Robertson 
strengthen each other in another way, as 
well. Both feel strongly about the value 
of teaching non-western culture to 
undergraduates in order to prepare them 
for the global world they will live in— a 
world that in many ways is already here. 
Throughout their careers, both have run 
into academic resistance to an forms 
outside of the western tradition. Part of 
their time together has been spent in for- 
ming strategies to open up disciplines. 
"You can't define an area of human ex- 
perience only through the west." says 
Robertson. 

Frosch-Schroder hopes her new 
course, which will be offered in the 
spring of 1991, will provide her students 
with an enhanced perspective on the 
human experience. "I want to have the 
gaps in their cultural literacy well 
challenged by the end of the course." 
she says. 

Frosch-Schroder considers dance a 
window on the inner life of humanity. 
"It uses the one instrument we all 




Joan Frosch-Schroder 




Carol Robertson 



share— the human body— and can com- 
municate in ways language cannot, It 
goes deeper than language, right to the 
human core. It's another, and very im- 
portant w ; ay of knowing." 

Having done field work in a small 
Ghanaian village, Frosch-Schroder re- 
turned to Ghana last summer to con- 
tinue her research and initiate the 
development of a Maryland/Ghana stu- 
dent exchange. While there, she con- 
ferred with her Ghanaian mentor. Professor 
Ma we re Opoku, founder of the Ghana 
National Dance Ensemble, about her new 
course. After carefully studying her draft 
syllabus, the University of Ghana pro- 
fessor gave his full approval to the new 
course, quoting in his encouragement an 
ancient Ashanti proverb, "Dance makes 
us children of one family." 

Frosch-Schroder plans to share that in- 
sight with her Maryland undergraduates. ■ 

— Linda Freemtm 



5 



Outlook 



April 30, 1990 




Dominic Cossa. baritone 



Dominic Cossa Joins William Hudson for 
Season's Final Scholarship Benefit Concert 

The May t final concert of Eliis season's Artist Scholarship Benefit 
scries will feature Metropolitan and New York City Opera baritone 
Dominic Cossa an J Fairfax Symphony conductor William Hudson 
leading the University of Maryland Symphony in a program of 
operatic selection and lighter show tunes. Both artists are members 
of the university's music faculty. The varied program will include 
music by Mozart, Verdi, Massenet, and Prokofiev as well as Lerncr 
and Porter. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Tawes Theatre, Tickets 
are $10 ($7 students and seniors); call -ivi-MmO for information. 



Filling the Campus Workforce 



/t's sometimes tough to get 
engineers and architects to join 
the College Park campus 
workforce. And scientific and 
business computing experts. And electri- 
cians, refrigeration and temperature con- 
trol mechanics and other skilled 
tradespeople. And laboratory .scientists 
and technicians. And clerical staff. 

In fact, says Jose Mendez, campus 
employment manager, the university 
wages a continuing battle to recruit can- 
didates in fill [lie approximately 3.-1(111 
classified and ~<)0 associate staff posi- 
tions the university relies on to fulfill its 
three-fold mission of teaching, research 
and public service. 

"Even though it is one of the largest 
employers in Prince George's county, 
many people don't see the university as 
a place to work," he says 'They see the 
university as a place where we have pro- 
fessors and students, but not as a place 
to seek employment opportunities " 

To illustrate the kind of recruiting dif- 
ficulties he faces, Mendez tells of talking 
with a woman he met at a job lair in 
Northern Virginia who was looking for 
employment. He discovered that she 
lived within walking distance of the 
College Park campus. 

'That was not an isolated case, but a 
common misconception among people. " 
he says. "We need to do a better job of 
selling the public on the idea of the 
university as a desirable place to work.'' 

The university, he notes, is competing 
with federal government agencies and 
laboratories and private sector firms Tor 
employees Like the competition, it too 
seeks administrative, support, clerical, 
technical and scientific, maintenance and 
service, skilled trades, and environmental 
and safety staff 

Through a scries of initiatives, the 
employment office has improved its 
visibility and that of the university as an 
employer, and has extended and 
broadened its reach into the area's 
dynamic and highly competitive labor 
market. 

A new recruitment brochure depicting 
employment opportunities and benefits 
at the university has been in use since 
the fall It has been received favorably 
by both potential applicants and campus 
departments. Mendez says. 

In 1988, the office began placing 
classified vacancy announcements with 
the Maryland State Job Service com- 
puterized job posting system. An- 
nouncements circulate throughout t he- 
state and at Job Service offices across the 
country The response to this free and 
innovative program has been highly 
fav< irahle. It also has served as a pro 
totype program for other agencies. 

In cooperation with The Flagship 
Channel Productions, the office has 
developed a cable television program 
that carries a listing of weekly classified 
employment opportunities available here. 
Called the CMCP Job Mart, the free ser- 
vice automatically includes all classified 
jobs advertised through the employment 




Front row. seated from left to right: Rosemary Nester, Barbara McElroy, Meryl Balen. Back, standing: Ellen Encamacion, Jose Mendez, Wally 
King, Christine Zarkos, Karen Bank and James Brent. 



office. It is available to Prince George's 
county cable TV subscribers on Channel 
3SB Monday through Saturday at " a.m. 
and Sunday at 7, y and 1 1 a.m. The ser- 
vice is expected to expand to include 
other nearby counties 

Advertising in local and regional dailj 
and weekly newspapers as well as those 
serving area military installations, has 
been expanded. Christine Zarkos. the of- 
fice's ad coordinator, says [he office has 
contracts with the classified sections of 
both The Washington I'nsl and the jinir- 
tint newspapers. This means a discount 
and easier billing procedures. Zarkos 
produces and distributes by fax an 
average of two dozen ads each week 
.She reminds campus departments that 
the deadline for ads is noon each 
Wednesday. 

Mendez has two ideas he believes 
would give the campus additional ex 
posure in the job marketplace. Becau.se 
of budgetary constraints, both arc- 
presently on hold. 

"We would like to invest in a recruit- 
ment vehicle, an RV that could serve as 
a mobile employment office that could 
be driven to various sites around the 
area." he says The vehicle, equipped 
with telephone and computer terminals, 
could be parked at shopping malls or 
other targeted locations suitable for 
recruiting where a large group of people 
assemble. 

lie is also planning the production ol 
a recruitment video tape that could be 



used in a wide variety of settings. "We 
could show it at job fairs lo help sell the 
beauty of this campus, its size and ac- 
tivities and employment opportunities." 
Mendev says. It would be extremely 
helpful to us." 

James Brent recently joined the staff as 
a recruiter with full-time responsibility in 
the trades area lie is on the road virtual 
ly even' day. visiting vocational and 
technical schools, and representing ihe 
university at job fairs. He also maintains 
regular contact with organizations like 
the Air Conditioning Contractors ol 
America. American Builders and Contrac- 
tors, and the National Association of 
Power Engineers, 

In addition, he visits various retail 
stores that specialize in electric, plumb- 
ing and heating, and has created a scries 
of recruitment flyers. 

"We continue to have serious difficul- 
ty in recruiting skilled trades personnel 
since there are many demands and 
strong competition for these skills in the 
Washington area," Mendez says. 

The office helped run a recent open 
house for the campus Administrative 
Computer Center. Held in the 
Rossborougb Inn from ^ to 9 p.m.. tin. 
open bouse provided an opportunity lor 
prospective employees to meet and talk 
informally with ACC managers and staff 
about the job openings available. 

It was very productive and successful 
for us and the ACC." Mendez notes. 

Another successful open house effort 



involved mailing thousands of letters to 
recent campus graduates about openings 
in Engineering and Architectural Services. 
"The cost was minimal and the results 
very satisfactory," Mendez says. 

The tuition remission benefit for cam- 
pus workers is a great recruitment tool. 
Mendez says. There have been 
employees who took salary reductions of 
several thousand dollars to join the 
university workforce to take advantage 
of [his benefit. 

The Applicant Plow System, a totally 
computerized program was created in- 
house, to speed the employment pro- 
cess. The system can produce a list of 
eligible candidates for departments 
within three weeks of the announcement 
of a job vacancy At many other large 
public universities, the process can take- 
as long as three lo six months 

F.qual Employment Opportunity and 
Affirmative Action regulations require 
that lists of eligible candidates for all 
vacancies include a minimum of one ap- 
plicant who is a minority candidate and 
one applicant with a disability 

To help campus staff better unders- 
tand the process used to announce, 
advertise, recruit for and fill campus job 
openings, Mencle/. urges that all new staff 
with employment responsibility visit the 
employment office for familiarization of 
employment procedures and an explana- 
tion of iis operation. ■ 

— Iimi (uirell 



21st District Legislative Delegation to Meet 
with Campus Community 

The College Park Campus Senate will Host an open forum with 
Senator Arthur Donran, Delegates Pauline H, Menes, Tim Maloney. 
and Jim Rosapcpe on Wednesday, May 2, 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the 
Maryland Room (Km. 0100) of Marie Mount Hall. Organized by the 
Campus Senate Legislative Affairs Committee, the forum will feature 
reports from the four state legislators, who represent the College 
Park area, on legislation during the reeent 1990 session of the 
Maryland General Assembly Issues to be diseussed include alloca- 
tions to the university from the state's capital and operating 



budgets; cost of living and merit pay increases for university 
employees; grievance procedures for associate staff; changes in 
faculty conflict of interest policies; and effects of university in- 
itiatives in Montgomery County and Baltimore on the College Park 
campus. The forum will include an open question and answer ses- 
sion. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. For 
more information, call the 21st District Office at 858-31 14 or the 
Campus Senate Office at 454-4M9. 



QunooK 

April 30, 1990 



COLLEGE PARK PEOPLE 



Three Win 1990 Clerical/Secretarial Recognition Awards 




From left to right: Joanne Smith, Rosemary Wainscott, Wallie Stevens. 



Two years ago, the President's Com- 
mission on Women's Affairs established a 
committee and a process to recognize 
members of the clerical/secretarial profes- 
sion who have distinguished themselves 
by outstanding service to the College 
Park campus community. 

The 199(1 winners of this award arc 
Joanne K. Smith, administrative aide II 
in the Procurement and Supply Depart- 
ment, Walli L. Stevens, administrative 
aide II in the Institute for Physical 



Science and Technology, and Rosemary 
Wainscott. executive administrative aide 
1 in the College of Business and 
Management. 

"The process for selecting [he 19 l M 
recipients was a difficult one because of 
-n outstanding nominations received." 
notes Linda Scovin.li, chair of the 
recognition committee. "Clearly, all the 
nominees have earned the respect and 
affection of their colleagues, both as pro- 
fessionals and as individuals." 



The three award winners will be 
presented plaques at the May 1" Person- 
nel Practices luncheon in the Stamp Stu- 
dent I'n ion. 

Joanne Smith has been with the 
university for almost JO years. She serves 
as administrative assistam to Ronald 
Jones, director of Procurement and Supp- 
ly She analyzes, formulates and prepares 
the annual budget and reviews contracts 
for services, maintenance, construction 
and entertainment as well as monitoring 
personnel and payroll activities. 

For tlie last four years, she has made a 
daily 1-io-milc round nip commute from 
her home in Hagcrstown 

'Joanne Smith's service is a hallmark 
of credit and will become a bench mark 
lor seeking a quality replacement when 
she retires (his summer." notes John R. 
Wall. Jr.. assistant to the director. 

Walli Stevens is a 25-year veteran of 
the campus workforce. She serves as 
chief administrative assistant to IPST 
director James A. Yorkc and is its 
primary representative to both the na- 
tional and international scientific com- 
munity, As the senior staff members she 
also exercises overall supervision of the 
Institute support staff. 

' Walli probably has more knowledge 
of College Park than any other 
secretarial /clerical person serving the 
campus," says Yorkc. She has been here 
since I9fn and those 2S years have been 
spent in service to eight succeeding 
directors of the Institute. She has become 



Freimuth Continues to Make a Difference 



continued from jutge t 

"Iter work with colleagues here at 
Maryland dealing with the AIDS informa- 
tion campaign represent-, the pioneering 
studies used by researchers and practi 
doners alike in coming to grips with this 
critical world-wide health problem," says 
Andrew Wolvin, chair of the Department 
of Speech Communication. 

i'reimuth is also a consult am on health 
information campaigns in developing na- 
tions, such as Ghana, Swaziland and 
Ethiopia. 

"My international work has been very 
satisfying," says Freimuth. who has 
travelled to Geneva and Trinidad, as 
well, and has served in consultancies 
with the World Health Organization and 
the Agency for International 
Development. 

"The satisfaction comes from helping 
to train the professionals in that coun- 
try," she says. "I'm only there on a 
short-term basis. They, the health profes- 
sionals, are the ones who make the dif- 
ference. I'm just there to bring additional 
skills and to help improve what they are 
doing Developing these relationships is 
so fascinating and rewarding." 

Then there are her contributions to 
the university community . especially to 
the women on campus. 

"Yicki's service to women and 
women's issues in higher education are 



legendary." says Wolvin. 

As chair of the Chancellor's Commis- 
sion on Women's Affairs, she provided 
leadership on such issues as day care, 
salary equity, affirmative action and sex 
bias in the classroom. 

She also served on the Greer Commit- 
tee, helping to shape the campus con- 
sciousness as to the important role of 
women in higher education. 

"Changes have been made," she says. 
"And there have been some very 
positive concrete changes, such as day 
care." 

The child care center on campus was 
established in Sept. !9KH, 

"1 remember that when 1 was working 
on the issue of child care, my children 
were that age, and 1 used to laugh and 
say that maybe child care would be 
available for my grandchildren.' she 
says, 

She adds that there also have been real 
efforts made to solve the salary dif- 
ferences between women and men. 

The effort has heen made." .she says 
"But the problem has not been solved. 
Hut I think that the institution has really 
made a commitment to solving these 
kinds of problems. And a number of 
women have benefitted, including 
myself." 

She is concerned, though, for the 



young female faculty members and the 
pressures they face. 

"I always feel a little uncomfortable 
when a younger woman will say to me, 
'Look at you. you've got children and a 
career,' " she says. "And 1 always have 
to look back and think, 'Have [ really 
done that well?' It's such a difficult thing 
to do." 

She says that in order "to have it all" 
women must work very hard and make 
sacrifices along the way. 

"There's just no support system." she 
says. "And it is particularly hard for 
academic women. The years when you 
are striving to become tenured and you 
must be your most productive, are also 
the child- bearing years." 

She also expresses a lot of concern 
and interest in her students. Many are 
returning students who are older 
women. 

"1 hope one of the reasons that 1 was 
chosen as Woman of the Year was 
because of the relationships I've had 
with students, especially the female 
students." she says. "I hope that I have 
been helpful and that they leave here 
feeling that they have been well-trained 
to take positions in this pragmatic type 
of work " 

Many of her students keep in touch 
with her after they graduate. 



highly respected professionally as well as 
personally by all who have had the 
pleasure of doing business with her" 

Rosemary Wainscott is administrative 
assistant to Dean Rudolph Lamone, She 
has been with the university for 25 
years. In addition to providing a variety 
of complex administrative support ser- 
vices, she maintains close contact with 
private and public sector executives from 
the Governor's office, major business 
leaders, the College's Board of Visitors, 
and others. 

"For a number of years, she has been 
the prime mover behind the female sup- 
port staff day on campus." notes Judy D 
Olian, associate pro lessor, management 
and organization. "Rosemary has heen 
very conscious of the need to enhance 
the sense of appreciation, identity and 
professionalism among the female staff 
on cam juts. I have been very impressed 
with her organizational abilities and drive 
in putting this event together." 

"As the senior manager of 35 classified 
staff members. Rosemary has established 
a standard of quality of work and work 
environment thai has touched significant- 
ly the working life of all faculty, staff and 
students." says Dean Lamone. 

Outlook is delighted to extend our 
congratulations to these three outstan- 
ding employees and to wish them well in 
the years ahead. I 

— Tutu Otuvtt 



"She has a remarkable ability to 
translate difficult statistical methodology 
to the humanistic minds of our 
students," says Wolvin. "Through the 
years that I have worked with her. I 
have always been impressed that she is 
one of a few people who can develop 
true research skills in her students " 

Freimuth consistently receives ex- 
cellent ratings in her courses, says 
Wolvin 

"And her former students testify as- to 
the influence she has had on their pro- 
fessional careers." he adds. 

Freimuth continues to make a dif- 
ference. I 

— Usa Gregory 



Vicki Freimuth will be honored by the 
President's Commission on Women's W 
fairs at a reception next fall. 

She joins other women who have 
been similarly honored, including Elske 
Smith (191% Chris Weller (1978), Mar.} 
Broadwater and Pita Cdlwell {I9 7l », 
Wilhelmina Jashemski (1980). Margaret 
Bddwt [l 1 1981), Eugenie Clark (1962), 
Shirley Kenny (1983). Maiic Davidson 
(1984), Catherine Atwell (1985), Sylvia 
Stewart (I'-wio, Roz Nicheri il"s~), Janet 
McKay and Mady Segal (19HS). and Jean 
Grambs (19H9). ■ 



Outlook 



April 30, 1990 



£1 Salvador Memorial Mural 
to be Displayed on Mall 

A -n-foot-long Memorial Mural displaying thousands of names of 
Salvadorans who have been killed during the past decade of war in 
El Salvador will be displayed on Hornbake Mall May 2-4. A rally in 
support (if peace in El Salvador will be held May 3. from noon to 
t p.m. on Hornbake Mall. Speakers will include Jose Pens, an 
designer and director of the mural. There also will be name-writing 
ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. that day. The three-day 
event is sponsored in part by the University of Maryland El 
Salvador Coalition. Call 422-23t1 or 4^4-4998 for more 
information. 



Dear Editor: 

I was happy to have Ouitnolt publicize 
the Banneker Scholars and the article 
| "Two Programs Work to Help Black 
Students Succeed," April 2, 1990] was 
generally accurate. However, there is one 
case where John frit/ and I were on dif- 
fereni wavelengths. He asked who came 
up with the idea for the Banneker 
Scholarship program. I responded that 
Ulysses Glee and Ken Morgan were iwo 
of the originators, hut i did not know 
the third person. He indicated that he 
would he talking to Ulysses and would 
ask him. Unfortunately when I read the 
story 1 discovered thai he talked with 
Ulysses Connor and ihai he had 
understood t'lysses Connor when I had 
said Glee. 

I want to sa\ for the record that the 
originators of the Banneker Scholarship 
Program were llysses Glee, Andy 
Goodrich (I asked Glee) and Ken 
Morgan 

One other inaccuracy (perhaps! con- 
cerns the fact that 1 am stepping down. 
As I said to Mr Frit/.. I am in my final 
year as Associate Chairman for Graduate 
Studies I have served three years in this 
capacity in the Mathematics Department 
I am not in my final year as Chairman of 
the Banneker Committee, unless you 
know something that 1 don't. 

Raymond L. Johnson 
Professor of Mathematics 

(itilittttk sincerely regrets the errors. 

FYI 

O'Neil Receives Magoon 
Award 

James M. O'Neil was presented the 
Thomas M. Magoon Distinguished Alum- 
ni Award at the American College Per- 
sonnel Associations recent annual 
meeting in si Louis Named for the 
director emeritus of the Counseling 
Center, the award recognizes an alumnus 
or alumna of the Counseling and Person- 
nel Services Program in the College of 
Education who has made outstanding 
contributions to the profession as a prac- 
titioner and scholar O'Neil. who receiv- 
ed his Ph.D. in 1975, is on the faculty at 
the University of Connecticut ai Storrs. 
His research has focused on women and 
gender role conflict. 

Gordon and Wasserman to 
Teach in Library Ad- 
ministrators Program 

The 24th annual Library Ad- 
ministrators Development Program will 
take place May 6- is at the College of 
Library and Information Services (CLIS) 
University of Maryland Donaldson 
Brown Center in Port Deposit, Md. 
Featured on the program's faculty this 
year are Lawrence Gordon of Business 
and Management and Paul Wasserman of 
CLIS. 

Colwell Named to FDA Ad- 
visory Committee 

Rita Colwell. director of the Maryland 
Biotechnology Institute, was recently 
selected to serve on the Ivmemher Ad- 



Dear Editor: 

Recently, the attached notice began 
appearing on storage and other items in 
the corridors of the Physics Building, It 
has created quite a stir among employees 
of this department because it appears to 
be having a very positive effect clearing 
the corridors (and other rooms) of 
miscellaneous storage. 

Several months ago. Lorraine DeSalvo 
contacted me about the storage pro- 
blems in the building (a condition that 
exists campus wide). She was looking for 
a way to get the stuff out of the cor- 
ridors. At that time, she was told that it 
is a violation of the fire code and that 
we {Environmental Safety) could send a 
memo to the Department Chairman to 
correct the situation but, there was little 
that we could do beyond that point. It is 
the responsibility of the occupants to 1) 
not create safety hazards and 2) correct 
those safety hazards that they do make 
It takes a real commitment on the pan 
of occupants and administrators to create 
a safe place to work. Together, we came 
up with the wording for die poster, and 
she had it printed, and obviously got the 
backing of the department chair to begin 
to get a handle on this pervasive 
problem. 

1 was in the building this last week 
and was amazed at the progress she has 
made clearing the corridors, and it is my 
understanding that she has also been in- 
strumental in having numerous rooms 
with ancient storage (stuff that has been 
stored for vears) cleared to make room 



visory Committee of the Food and Drug 
Administration. The committee's job is 
io examine FDA's mission, respon- 
sibilities and structure and to make 
recommendations over the next year for 
improving the agency's operations and 
effectiveness. 



A Moving Story 



The Campus Telephone Information 
Office has moved from its former li i( a 
tion in the Skinner Building, room uin.s, 
to the new Communication Services 
Building on Field House Drive, building 
010. campus zip 4911. 

Winning Poetry 

Rose M. Thompson, secretary in 
Creative Services, received word this 
month that her poem. "Martin Luther 
King Jr., " had been awarded honorable 
mention in a national poetry contest. 



New Professors Emeriti 
Appointed 

President William E. Kirwan has ap- 
pointed six new professors emeriti on 
the recommendations of their colleagues. 
Honored by the new status are: Donald 
H. Mcssersmith, entomology; Francis E. 
Wood, entomology: Kohert F Mcnzer. 
entomology; Chester f Holmlund. 
chemistry and biochemistry; Hugh D, 
Slslcr, botany; and Kenneth R, Henen 
Logan, chemistry and biochemistry. 



for more current and needed items. 

Environmental Safety believes that 
Physics, as a department, and Lorraine 
and Dr. Chuan Liu, as the driving force 
behind this, should be recognized for 
their monumental efforts. Your publica- 
tion would be a good forum for this, let- 
ting all those other departments on cam- 
pus know that there is a need to look 
critically at storage practices and a way 
to get control of and reduce un needed 
long term storage. With space in such 
critical shortage, reduction of storage is a 
good way to gain useful space, to pro- 
vide safe exiting in the event of an 
emergency, and reduce potential targets 
for vandals. 

1 hope your publication can be in- 
strumental in recognizing the efforts of 
these responsible individuals and get a 
message out that there is a lot of space 
currently being wasted with long term 
storage. 

Please contact me if you need addi- 
tional information. 

Jim Robinson 

Manager. Fire Protection 

Dear Editor: 

1 recently used a courier parking per 
roil to deliver some items on campus, 
proper!) displaying the permit and park- 
ing in a legal faculty /staff space. 
However, upon returning some time 
later. I found that I had received a 1100 
parking ticket for improper use of the 
permit. Since it seemed obviously issued 
in error, the school's Department Park- 



ing Coordinator requested that it be 
voided. The Parking Office responded 
with a request for a personal meeting 
between myself and Ms. Janice Sum- 
mons. I subsequently phoned Ms. Sum- 
mons and was informed that there is a 
30 minute limit for courier permit 
holders, and that violators usually had to 
appear in person, hut since I was a first 
offender, she would do me the favor of 
voiding the ticket! When 1 pointed out 
that no one seemed to be aware of this 
new rule, she claimed that a newsletter 
was being issued dedicated to this sub- 
ject. Was this their way of getting the 
word out in advance? 

Although 1 understand and empathize 
with the Campus Parking Office on the 
difficulties involved in managing the 
transportation problems on this campus, 
the manner in which faculty, staff and 
students are being treated is in direct 
conflict with President Kirwan' s desire to 
improve the culture and ambience of the 
campus. 1 have never objected to paying 
the parking fees, nor do 1 have an aver- 
sion to walking a few extra steps. 
However, when 1 am made to feel like a 
criminal who has been put on probation 
for a first offense. I must draw the line 
We are all here for a common goal— 
educating our students. Let's try to work 
with each other instead of against each 
other. 

Nancy K. Lappanc 
Assistant to the Dean, 
School of Architecture 



Harlan To Be Honored May 2-3 




Louis Harlan 



continued from page i 

"Louis suggested that rather than 
focusing on [Washington] himself, the 
conference should examine the period in 
which he live," Moss says. "|ln his own 
work) Louis uses the mans life as a way 
of looking at American society in the late 
19th and early JUth centuries," Moss 
says. 

In making invitations to the con- 
ference, the organizers found no short- 



age ot top-ranking historians interested 
in participating. The honorec, however, 
specified that some relatively unfamiliar 
faces he included, Harlan wanted to hear 
papers from young scholars who, while 
perhaps less known and less polished. 
are applying new perspectives to the 
study of the period. 

Finally. Harlan asked organizers to in- 
vite dissidents, those scholars with 
whom he has vigorously disagreed over 
the years. 

"Several people asked me, 'Are you 
sure he knows I'm coming/' I told them 
thai he was the one who suggested they 
be invited," Moss snys, 

I lighlights of the conference will in- 
clude the keynote address by Leon Lh 
waek on "Two Americas: Race Relations 
in the South in the Era of Booker T. 
Washington'' at 9 a.m. Wed,. May 2. in 
Km 1 MS of the Center of Adult Educa- 
tion. Harlan will address the conference 
with his reflections on "White 
Southerner as Historian of the Black Ex- 
perience" at ~-.\\\ pin. May 1 in the 
Center of Adult Education Auditorium. 

Support for the conference comes 
from the Department of History, the Col- 
lege of Arts and Humanities, the 
Graduate School, the National Archives 
of the United States and the Maryland 
Humanities Council. 

For more information call 454-2844 ■ 

— Brian liusvk 



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