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Volume 4, Number 28 

University of Maryland at College Park 

National Gallery Director to 
Speak at Commencement 

J. Carter Brown, director of the Na- 
tional Gallery of An for the past 21 
years, will deliver the campus-wide con- 
vocation address during the university's 
spring commencement ceremony begin- 
ning at 9:30 a.m.. Thursday, May 2-4 in 
the Cole Student Activities Building. 
Brown will receive the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Letters. 

Graduating /oology major Debra Lynne 
Smith of Laurel, Maryland, will deliver 
remarks on behalf o! the graduating class 
as the convocation student speaker A 4.0 
GRft student and Regents Scholar who 
will he attending medical school next 
fall, Smith is the daughter of psychology 
department professor Barry smith. 

She is among some 3,560 students 
who are expected to receive their 
degrees from College Park's U colleges 
and schools— 2.850 bachelors, 550 
masters and 16(1 doctoral candidates. 

Roald Hoffmann, co-winner of the 
1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and reci- 

pient of the 199(1 Priestley Medal of the 
American Chemical Society and Cornell 
University's John A. Newman Professor 
of Physical Science, will be awarded the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Science. 

Samuel J. k'Frak, chair of the LcFrak 
Organization, one of the world's largest 
private building linns and widely known 
for its commitment to affordable bous- 
ing, will received the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Public Service leFrak earned a 
bachelor of science degree from College 
Park in 1940, 

A number of distinguished guests will 
speak at individual commencement 

They include: Jill Tarter, chief scientist 
of NASA's Ames Laboratory Project SET1 
(.Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence). 
College of Computer, Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences; H.C. "Jimmy" Lin, pro- 

amtimwd on page 8 

J. Carter Brown 

Kirwan Inaugurated as President 

In the culminating ceremony of a week of celebrations, William E. Kirwan was formally installed 
April 30 as president of the University of Maryland at College Park. 


Budget Setbacks Hamper Full Im- 
plementation of Enhancement Plan 

rhis w;is one of the most 
unusual and difficult budget 
years in recent university 
memory, and when the 
legislative session ended a few weeks 
ago. the General Fund budget for College 
Park included less than what had been 
anticipated —or asked for— when t he- 
budget process first got underway last 

Pill simply, the budget decisions made 
by the legislature this spring will delay 
the university's ability to implement 
some of its priorities in the year ahead. 

Unlike previous years, a simple analysis 
of the numbers in the FY '91 budget ap- 
propriation doesn't refteci the real story. 
The budget picture is complicated by a 
number of factors, including the fact that 
while the legislature supported some 
specific program increases, it also impos- 
ed base reductions in several key areas. 
The net result? Despite what appears to 
be an increase in state funding, in ac- 
tuality, next year's budget can only he 
described as barely holding the line. 
College Park's operating budget in 
State-Supported Programs for FY ( >l 
iota Is $2-i 2" million in General Funds. 

SKK.i million in Special Funds, and S5.8 
million in Federal Funds. This is a 6.6 
percent increase over the FY '90 budget 
for State-Supported Programs, It includes 
71.9 new positions in the State -Sup ported 
Programs, mostly related to new facilities 
a fid housekeeping services, with just 
seven new faculty lines devoted to conti- 
nuing initiatives 

lb comprehend the nature of the cuts 
imposed, it is critical to review the 
budget process starting in the Governor's 
office. College Park's FY '91 Current Peo- 
ple's Services (('PS) budget request totall- 
ed 5242.1 million in General Funds (state 
tax-dollars) when it was transmitted to 
the Governor's office last fall. 

By i lie time the Governor's budget 
was submitted to the legislature in 
January 1990, College Park's portion was 
increased by approximately Sin million 
in General Funds to S252.1 million. 
However, this increase was something of 
an illusion, since the larger budget now 
included funding for such non- 
controllable costs as SH million for a 

continued on page 3 

Encouraging Undergraduate 
Science Research 

Alston-Mills designs projects with 
students , 


Reaching Out to Eastern 

University involved in many programs. 


Role Models for Middle 
School Children 

Students tutor in Calverf County project* 



May 7, 1990 

Arts and Humanities Staff to be Honored on 
May 14 

The College of Arts and Humanities will honor all its classified 
staff at a reception on Monday, May !4 from 9:30 to 1 1 a.m. in 
Room 1102. Francis Scott Key Hall. At approximately 10 a.m., the 
college's annual Staff Recognition Awards will be presented to 
three of its outstanding staff members, Recipients of the award this 
year arc Barbara Cabrera of speech communication, Kathryn Karam 
of Spanish and Portuguese, and Robert S wanner of radio-television- 
film. Call -tS-4-6"90 for information. 

1990 President's Commission on Disability 
Issues Award 

Elizabeth B. Pattison. assistant director for records and registra- 
tion, will he presented the 1990 President's Commission on 
Disability Issues Award during ceremonies Monday. May 14 at 3 
p.m. in the Atrium of the Art/Sociology Building. The award goes 
to an individual who has made significant contributions to improv- 
ing the quality of life for disabled persons at the university. 


Professor's Research is Risky Business 

M^r en Beck is not a bullfighter 
M* and he doesn't parachute out 

M^L of airplanes, ile is interested 
JL. ^L in risks, however, and 
spends a tot of his time surveying people 
about the risks they take. 

"Accidents are the number one cause 
of death for people under 38," says 
Beck, Director of Research for the Safety 
Education Center of the Department of 
Health Education. "I'm interested in pro- 
perly understanding why or how people 
take risks to effectively motivate them 
not to." 

An example is Beck's recent survey of 
over 90(1 College Park students about 
their awareness of fire .safety practices. 
Using a statistical model in which several 
factors are tested at the saine time. Beck 
discovered fire safety behaviors are 
associated with three different beliefs 
that could, in turn, dictate how preven- 
tion programs should be designed 

The first set of behaviors, such us per- 
forming a safety i aspect ion of one's 
residence for potential hazards, was 
associated with beliefs in one's personal 
efficacy in handling fire situations. 

"Engaging in more emergency-related 
actions was related to beliefs of suscep- 
tibility and seriousness concerning fires,'' 
says Beck. These actions included check 
ing to see if one's smoke detector was 
working properly, knowing the emergen- 
cy telephone number, and knowing two 
exits out of each area of the home 

A third factor revealed that certain 
behaviors were associated with beliefs 
reflecting susceptibility to future (but nut 
present) fire hazards, adequacy of fire 
safety knowledge, and beliefs in the ef- 
fectiveness of fire safety inspections." 
says Beck. This includes having a 
sprinkler system present in the place of 
residence, vacuuming the dust from a 
smoke detector, and practicing an 
emergency escape. 

Because safety behaviors are associated 
with several beliefs. Beck thinks that 


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adopting a general campaign about the 
dangers of fire is too simplistic a policy. 

People need to know how to respond 
to a fire." says Beck, "not just be scared 
or threatened by them." 

But even too much regard for one's 
competence can be dangerous. During a 
practice drill when students were shown 
how to use a fire extinguisher on a con- 
iri'llcd, gasoline fire in a kitchen. Beck 
says the performances were average. 

"Generally, the men used a swagger- 
ing John Wayne approach, actually 
spreading the fire." he says. "But the 
women, who may have been more timid 
and yet respectful of the fire blanketed it 
and used good form. " 

(.lender differences aside. Beck says 
this is one reason why the university 
adopted a sprinkler system instead of 
supplying extinguishers. "During a fire, 
you don't want to rely on people who 
may or may not have learned how to 
use a fire extinguisher.' he says. "You 
just want them to get out." 

During the preparation of the survey, 
Beck consulted with Bob Ryan from the 
Office of Environmental Safety. He hopes 
the results will help improve Maryland's 
lire safety policies. 

Beck is also finishing a video program 
he wrote on how parents can talk with 
their teenagers about the risks of drink- 
ing and driving Funded by the American 
Automobile Association Foundation lor 
Trafic Safety, the video will be part of 
AAA's library and distributed to PTAs, 
libraries, churches and schools. It will 
also carry Beck's trademark concern 
with good communication. 

"It's Important that people understand 
the risks associated with fires or drink- 
ing.' ' he says. "I just want them to also 
know how and whv thev should avoid 

g them." 


—John Vtfiz 

Ken Beck 

Alston-Mills Mentors Undergrads to Encourage 
Research Skills 

Can undergraduate science Students do 
research? You bet they can. says Brenda 
P. Alston-Mills, assistant professor of 
animal sciences. Alston-Mills has been 
leading undergraduate Students in 
research since 1986 

In tact, she has proven so good at 
mentoring students in research ill at she 
has been nominated to serve on the Na- 
tional Board of I'ndergraduate Research. 

Over the years. Alston-Mills has served 
as a mentor to numerous students. Three 
of those students. Laura Corrado, John 
Pepper, and Diana Vogel were chosen to 
present their research to various 
meetings of the National Conference for 
Undergraduate Research because of the 
quality of their work. Corrado's research 
on milk from inflamed udders was so ex- 
tensive that Alston-Mills listed her as co- 
author of the resulting paper that was 
published in Tfie Journal of Dairy 
Science Today. Corrado is in her final 
year of veterinary school and Pepper is a 
recent graduate, now working in a 
Delaware laboratory for the development 
of domestic animal vaccines. 

I begin by giving the students some 
basic reading on their chosen subject," 
Alston-Mills says of her technique for 
heginning an undergraduate in research. 
"Later we sit down and do some 
brainstorming, I make sure to let them 
present their ideas of what they want to 
do and how they want to -approach the 
problem. Then together we design an ex- 
periment, using the proper procedures" 

Alston Mills says the students usually 
need one semester for training and 
background reading. By the second 
semester they are ready to conduct the 
actual research project. 

Alston Mills has been selected as .1 
mentor by manv students, and she is 

Brenda P. Alston-Mills discusses a concept with her students. 

widely considered to be one of the best 
teachers in her department 

"l think my students like me because 1 
let them know that 1 like them," she 
savs. "1 learn as much from them as thev 

do from me. I try to be open with them 
and 1 encourage them to advance their 
ideas. When they have the confidence to 
think for themselves they can do 
research." ■ 

Goldstein Elected President of Council 

Irwin L Goldstein, chair of the 
Department of Psychology, has been 
elected president of the Council of 
Graduate Departments of Psychology. 
The council consists of the chairs of the 
$50 departments of psychology in the 
United States and Canada that have 
graduate programs in psychology- 
Goldstein will represent departments 
of psychology on major national educa- 
tional issues such as a national agenda 
for research in the behavioral sciences, 
research ethics, animal rights, and educa- 

tional requirements for scientific and 
professional training in psychology, All of 
the disciplines are tied together by their 
commitment to the scientific study of 

"1 am honored by being able to repre- 
sent all of the departments which in- 
clude the various disciplines of 
psychology, and I look forward to fur- 
ther exciting educational and scientific 
developments during my term," says 
(loKlsk'in. ■ 

University Community Concerts Plans Gala 
Fifteenth Season 

University Community Concerts (UCC) celebrates its fifteenth 
year next season, bringing chamber music and early music to the 
university with the finest soloists and ensembles from around the 
world. Highlights for the 1990-91 season include pianist Emanuel 
Ax, the Cleveland Quartet, the American Brass, the Amsterdam 
Loeki Stardust Quartet, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and 
the Washington-area debut of the Taverner Consort. I'CC's 1990-91 
season brochure will be mailed out this month, offering subscrip- 
tion discounts of up to 30 percent off regular ticket prices To 
receive a copy, call 454*6534. 


May 7, 1990 

Emanuel Ax 

Priorities for Next Year Indicated 
in FY '91 Budget 

continued from page I 

mandatory cost-of-living (COLA) increase 
for all employees, substantial adjustments 
to cover increased health insurance costs 
Im iinivr:Mi\ employees and only .; few 
other items. It is also important to note 
that the Governor's allowance was less 
than the asking budget submitted earlier 
tti the Department of Budget and Fiscal 
Planning (DBFP) by the Regents, and that 
this request was even lower than the one 
College Park had originally forwarded to 
the System office for inclusion in the 
overall I'M budget. 

After considerable debate by various 
legislative committees, some of it more 
than a little acrimonious, the legislature 
adopted a budget that contained cuts for 
College Park which resulted in a total of 
S9.t million less in General Funds than 
the Governor's allowance, thus virtually 
neutral i zing the actual increases in fun- 
ding provided by the Governor for next 

The S9,t million that the legislature 
cut from the university's budget included 
5 J ~ million associated with a reduction 
in merit increment from 3 percent to 
1.25 percent-, reduction in part-time 
salaries. 51" million; cuts for mandatory 
health insurance costs. SI S million: cut 
for facilities renewal. SI, 6 million: reduc- 
tion in support for the College of 
Veterinary Medicine. $480,000; cut in 
estimated fuel and utilities costs, 
5315.000: and other reductions to the 
base budget. 

Total General fund support for College 
Park in IV '91 amounts to $2-\l ~ 
million— Sr.H million, ("9 percent) more 
than the current year's operating budget, 
and just SdOO.uoii over the university's 
original CPS asking budget request last 

The ~9 percent increase will provide 
for items such as the -t percent cost-of- 
living (COLA) for all employees and 1.25 
percent merit salary increase for faculty 
and non-classified staff. SiO.4 million: 
revenue replacement related to the plann- 
ed enrollment reduction, S2s million: 
funding fur new positions, operating and 
equipment, utilities costs and 
maintenance related to new facilities; and 
some funding to continuing initiatives. 
including the System Research Center, 
Superconductivity, Engineering Research 
CefltCf, Drug and Alcohol (ilea ring 
House, and recruitment and retention of 
outstanding faculty. 

As a result of these actions, next year 
the university will remain at relatively 
the same expenditure levels as the cur- 
rent year. Little capability for new in- 
itiatives that were contemplated within 
the Enhancement Plan is built into the 
budget, and in fact, far less money is 
available than is needed to maintain the 
current level of activities in a number of 
programs. Therefore, the university is re- 
quired either to cut back funding for 
some high priority initiatives now under- 
way, or to reallocate money internally to 
support existing programs where funding 
has been reduced. 

The structure of the budget ap- 
propriated out of the legislature posed 
major difficulties for the campus in 
balancing limited resources with 
necessary base adjustments and alloca- 
tion to enhancement programs. Never- 
theless, the university is committed to 
addressing the following important items: 

• funding for the costs of health 
benefits to university employees. During 
the current year, the university was 
assessed S-i.s million to meet increased 
costs for health care. The Governor's 
budget allowance contained this increase, 
hut the legislature decided to cut it par- 
tially. Now the university must find other 
internal resources to meet this partially 
unfunded obligation. 

• funding for a base deficit of SI. 3 
million in costs associated with graduate 
tuition remission. This deficit has existed 
for two years and is a problem that must 
be corrected. 

• funding of 8500,000 to support the 
new Hoard of Regents' policy of full tui- 
tion remission for spouses and 
dependents of faculty and staff at all 
System institutions: 

• lull funding for the second year of 
Key and Bannckcr scholars program and 
to support ""5 additional students enter- 
ing next fall; 

• funding tor undergraduate education 
to address problems of access to 
undergraduate classes by providing an 
additional 5,500 seats of the 6,500 need- 
ed lor students in general education 
courses, and also to begin implementing 
[he core program for entering freshmen 
in fall 199h. 

• funding to recruit minority and 
women faculty. It will be necessary to 
reallocate lines and find additional 
money to support these two high priori- 
ty initiatives. 

• support for part-time labor: if not ad 
dressed, this would place an inordinate 
hardship on supplying some critically 
needed base sen' ices of library person- 
nel, computer science center personnel. 
and housekeeping services. The universi- 
ty is required to find internal resources 
for these services. 

Given such budgetary constraints, it 
was critical for the university to make 
the difficult decision as to where 
necessary internal reallocations should 
lake place to provide for the above 
needs. To address this situation, the 
President's cabinet has approved a plan 
utilizing revenue adjustments and calling 
for an across-the-board reversion and 
reallocation of funds from all campus 
units, a callback of approximately S3 

All in all, the budget process this year 
has been one of unusual complexity. But 
College Park administrators are looking 
toward next year with the belief that the 
budget outcome will be better. 

As one top administrator put it, "We 
see next year as pivotal in assessing the 
commitment of the Governor and 
legislative leadership to the enhancement 
of College Park." ■ 

— fiVir Hivbcrt 

Capital Projects for FY '91 

The FY 1991 budget includes nearly 
S-+3 million in funds for capital projects. 
The projects funded in the budget are: 

• McKeldin Library: SI3.H million 
for renovation of McKeldin Library. This 
work is the second phase of an expan- 
sion of McKeldin Library. Construction of 
an addition to the library was completed 
this spring and will open in early 199!. 

• Animal Sciences Building: 513.9 
million to complete construction and 
provide equipment for the new Animal 
Sciences Building that is being built near 
the campus barns. 

• Plant Sciences Building: SI 

million for design work on a new Plant 
Sciences Building, planned for construc- 
tion on the site of Lot OO. between 
Ilornbake Library and Parking Garage II 
Groundbreaking is scheduled for late 

• Maryland Fire and Rescue In- 
stitute; S2.S million in funding for two 
regional training centers of the Maryland 
Fire and Rescue Institute. The funds will 
used for the northeastern and western 
centers located at the Aberdeen Proving 
Grounds and in Cumberland. 

• College Park Fire Station 
I350i000 for design of a new campus 
fire station. The station will he relocated 
on university property on the east side 
of Route One south of Town Hall. 

• Renovation of intercollegiate 
athletic facilities: S~ million provi- 
sionally available for renovation projects 
at Cole Student .Activities Building and 
Byrd Stadium. The athletic department 
must raise matching funds for the project 
in order to receive the state funds. 

• Accessibility: 1420,000 for continu- 
ing efforts to make campus buildings ac- 
cessible to the disabled. 

• PF.RH Renovation $150,000 for 

partial replacement of the PF.RH Building 

• Maryland Science and 
Technology Center: 8500,000 lor a 

planned Mid-Atlantic Center lor Col- 
laborative Education Research in Bowie. 
The center will be part of the Maryland 
Science and Technology Center, a joint 
Svstem venture, 

Police Department Promotes 19 
Officers, Restructures Organization 

The I'niversity of Maryland at College 
Park Police Department has revised its 
promotion policy and, as a result, has 
promoted 19 officers while creating two 
nvv.- positions and one new division. 

"Our goal has been to improve the 
communication process within the 
department and to direct all Police 
Department operations better,'' says Ken- 
neth W. Krouse, chief Of police. 

One area of change involved pro- 
moting squad leaders from sergeant to 
the rank of lieutenant. According to 
Krouse. the reorganization will provide 
high level supervisors for their staffs 
1 -i- hours -per- day. Previously, lieutenants 
were not available for shifts other than 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The newly created division, the Plan- 
ning and Community Relations Division, 
will be responsible for disseminating 
Police Department public information, 
coordinating crime prevention programs 
and developing new or revised depart- 
mental policies and procedures. The divi- 

sion will also develop traffic- flow plans 
for areas affected by the new Meirorail 


Two new assistant chief-level positions 
were created to direct the Administrative 
Services and Operations Bureaus. 

The changes began late last year when 
Krouse formed a committee to review 
the promotion policy in effect at that 
time. Several changes were designed and 
a new policy was implemented in 
December. The changes include the crea- 
tion of a written test for promotion can- 
didates and an extensive review process 
of past performances. A promotion 
board consisting of independent 
assessors was created to evaluate can- 
didates' supervisory skills in practical ex- 
ercise settings. 

"1 think the reorganization and the 
new promotions will have a positive ef- 
fect on our department." Krouse says. "1 
believe we now have a system that is ef- 
ficient, fair and equitable." ■ 


May 7, 1990 


May 7 to August 24 

Maximiano Valdes 



Physical Therapy Lecture: "Max- 
imizing Physical Performance: 
Prevention and Treatment of Or- 
thopaedic/Athletic Injuries," John A 
Romero, former chief physical 
therapist for the Washington Bullets 
and Capitals. 11 a.m. -2 p.m.. Tor- 
tuga Room. Stamp Union. Call 
x7495 for info 

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

Horticulture Seminar: "tn-vitro and 
in-vh/o Selection for Resistance to 
Myrothicum roridum," Wayne A. 
Mackay. 4 p.m.. 01280 Holzapfel 
Hall Call x3606 for info. 

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

T U E 


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

Zoology Lecture: "The Effect of 
Testosterone on the Behavior and 
Condition of the Satin Bowerbird." 
Ken Coflis. 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 

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

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 

Benefit Concert Dinner, 
celebrating the 20th edilion of the 
UM International Piano Festival and 

William Kapell Competition, featur- 
ing five past winners of the com- 
petition and the Hon. William 
Donald Schaefer, honorary chair- 
man. 6 p.m.. Grand Ballroom, 
Stamp Union. $100 tor recital. 
reception and dinner, $10 tor 
recital only Call x4212 (or 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 
Cail x2937 for info. 

International Education Services 
Brown Bag Lecture: "Update on 
Sri Lanka." Cyril Ponnamperuma, 
12:30-2 p.m.. 3114 Chemistry Bldg. 
Call X3043 for info. 

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

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

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


H U 

Collective Choice Center In- 
augural Conference, featuring 
James Buchanan. George Mason 
U., Mancur Olson. William Riker, 
U. of Rochester, and Amartya Sen. 
Harvard U.. 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m.. 
reception to follow Call x4025 for 

The Ka I ichstein*La redo- Robinson Trio 

Center for Educational Research 
and Development Conference: 

"Cognitive Research for Instruc- 
tional Innovation." 9 am -9 p.m ., 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Union 
Call X2109 tor into. 

Meteorology Seminar: "A 
Multispectral Technique for 
Estimating OLR from NOAA 
Operational Satellites," R. Ell- 
ingson, 3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer 
& Space Sciences Bldg. Call 
x2708 for info. 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 
"Reliability Theory and Practice in 
the Soviet Union." Igor Ushakov, 
USSR Academy of Sciences, 
5:15-6:15 p.m., 2115 Chemical & 

The Empire Brass 

Nuclear Engineering Bldg. Call 
1*1941 for info. 

Physics is Phun Public Lecture- 
Demonstration: "A Potpourri of 
Physics," featuring demonstrations 
from various areas of physics, in- 
cluding the infamous sequence 
"Eight Ways to Smash A Can." to- 
day and tomorrow, doors open at 
7 p.m., program begins at 7:30 
p.m.. Physics Department Lecture 
Halls. Call x3520 for info. 

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


Mental Health Lunch 'N Learn 
Conference: "Pharmacotherapeutic 
Approaches to Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse," David T. George, National 
Institute of Alcohol Abuse and 
Alcoholism, 1-2 p.m . 3100E Health 
Center Call x4925 for info. 

University Community Concerts: 
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, 
featuring Bach's Sinfonia from 
Cantata 42, BWV 42, Concerto for 
Two Violins & Orchestra. BWV 
1043. Suite No 1 in C Major, 
BWV 1066, and Mozart's Diver- 
timento in F Major. K. 138, Sym- 
phony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201. 
on period instruments, 8 p.m., 
Center of Adult Education, $16.50 
standard admission. $14 seniors 
and students, free seminar at 6:30 
p.m. Call x6534 for info.' 

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


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


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

UM Chorale Annual "Pops" Con- 
cert, Roger Folstrom, conductor, 
featuring American folk music, jazz, 
blues, popular show tunes, and 
sections from R. Thompson's 
"Frostiana" led by student conduc- 
tors. 8 p.m.. Center of Adull 
Education. Call x6669 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: 
"Micropropagation of Acer gin- 
nala." Yrina Ferreras, 4 p.m., 
0128B Holzapfel Hall. Call x3606 
for into. 

Comparative Literature Interna- 
tional Symposium: "Postmoderni- 
ty: An Archaeology of Modernity?" 
1:30-7 p.m.. St. Mary's Hall Call 
X2685 tor info. 

Last day of classes 

Pick Up Your Complimentary Tickets for Arts 

In addition to saining you access to the Cole swimming pool, sum- 
mer activity cards also allow you to sample tiic line concerts spun 
sored hy the Maryland Summer Institute for the Creative and Per- 
forming Arts (MSICPA). Students who register for Summer Sessions, 
and snide nts. faculty, and staff who purchase a summer activity 
card (58) are eligible for one complimentary ticket for each event 
at Tawes Theatre. Activity cards go on sale at Campus Recreation 
Services (CHS) Tuesday, May 29. and on Monday, June ~i, card 
holders will be issued complimentary tickets on a weekly basis. A 
schedule of ticket distribution will be available to registered 
students and purchasers of activity cards. Call MSICPA at 4543347 
and CI4S at nS4-."\ L Jh for more information. 


Final examinations, through May 


Personnel Practices Committee: 
"Meeting the Challenge of the 
'90s," an all day conference for 
clerical/support staff. 8:30 a.m. -4 
p.m., Stamp Union Call x4748 for 

Meteorology Department Public 
Lecture: "The Role of Oceans in 
Climate and Climate Change," Carl 
Wunsch, MIT, 8 p.m.. Auditorium. 
Center for Adult Education. Call 
X8321 or x2708 tor info. 

Linguistics Colloquium: "Reset- 
ting the Verb Setting Parameter in 
L2 Acquisition: Some Effects of 
Positive and Negative Evidence," 
Lydia White, noon, 0109 Hombake 
Library. Call x7002 for info. 

Maryland Boy Choir Concert, pro- 
gram TBA. 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall Call x6669 for info,* 


UM Chorus Open Rehearsal/ Per- 
formance of Mendelssohn's Eli- 
jah, Paul Traver. conductor, 4 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall, donation 
of $10 per ticket requested. Call 
X4183 for info.' 


Campus-wide Commencement 
Convocation: J. Carter Brown, 
director. The National Gallery of 
Art, speaker. 930 a.m., Cole Stu- 
dent Activities Bldg.: All faculty and 
administrators planning to march in 
regalia should assemble in the 
Small Gym (room 0108) at 8:45 
a.m.: college and school 
ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. 
and 2 p.m.: Reception for 
graduates and guests, 1 1 :30 a.m.-3 
p.m., Grand Ballroom. Stamp 


1990 U.S. Physics TeamTraining 
Camp for the XXI International 
Physics Olympiad. today-June 2. 
Physics Department. Call x5327 tor 


Summer Session I & II Activity 
Cards Go On Sale. Call x3124 for 


F R 

Libraries Regular Summer Hours, 
Today-September 4: Art & Ar- 
chitecture, M-F, 9-5 p.m. (till 7 
p.m., T & Th and closed Sat. & 
Sun in Architecture), Art is open 
Sat. 1-5 p.m.. closed Sun.: EPSL 
and White (Chemistry), M-Th. 8 
a.m.-H p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. -8 p.m., 
Sat., 10 a.m. -8 p.m.. Sun., noon-11 
p.m.; Hornbake and McKeldin. M- 
Th, 8 a.m. -10 p.m., Sun., noon-10 
p.m., Hornbake, Fri.. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 
Sat.. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., McKeldin, Fri.. 
8 a.m.-6 p.m.. Sat.. 10 a.m.-6 p.m 
Exceptions: June 1, White. 8-6 
p.m.. EPSL, 8-6 p.m., McKeldin, 
8-5 p.m ; June 2-3. all libraries 
closed; July 4, all libraries closed; 
August 25-26, all libraries closed; 
August 27-31. White. 8-6 p.m.. 
EPSL, 8-6 p.m., McKeldin 8 a.m.-5 
p.m.. Hornbake. 9 a,m,-5 p.m.; 
September 1-3. all libraries closed; 
September 4. resume fall semester 
hours. Call x2853 for info 


Softball Registration, today-June 
8. Call X3124 for info. 

Recreation Facilities Today- 
August 24: Campus Recreation 
Services hours: M-F. 8:30 a.m. -4:30 
p.m., 1104 Reckord Armory. Call 
X3124 for info. Cole Pool hours: 
M-Th. 7-9 a.m. (laps only), M-F. 1 1 
a.m-1 p.m. (faculty/staff laps only), 
M-F. 3-8 p.m. rec. swim (3-6 p.m.. 
laps only), Sat. & Sun, 2-7 p.m. 
(2-5 p.m., laps). No reservations 
necessary for PERH racquetball. 
handball, squash courts. M-F, 5-9 
p.m., Sat. & Sun, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
PERH weight room open M-F, 
noon-9 p.m. Cole tennis courts. M- 
F, noon-9 p.m. All facilities require 
valid summer activity card. Call 
454-RAIN for intramural status dur- 
ing bad weather. Call REC-CHECK 
(x5454) for updated information. 

Registration for Tennis and Rac- 
quetball Singles Tournaments, 

todayJune 11 Call X3124 for info 

International Trumpet Guild, 
today-June 10, featuring nightly 
jazz sessions, 10 p.m., Maryland 
Ballroom, South Campus Dining 
Hall Call x7630 for into. 


MSICPA Concert: Empire Brass, 
program TBA, 8:15 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre. Call x4241 for info. 

Want to Be a Better Teacher? Watch Your 
Mailbox Next Fall 

Next fall the President's Commission on Disability Issues will 
distribute the first edition of its new publication. Reasonable Ac- 
COtnmodattons: A Guide hi Teaching College Students With 
Disabilities. Endorsed by the Campus Senate and the President's 
Cabinet, the hcxjklet provides practical suggestions to help make 
the classroom experience a rewarding one for both faculty and 
students. *'l think faculty will find that the booklet will encourage 
creative teaching strategies and techniques that will benefit all 
students, not only students with disabilities. The essence of the 
booklet is that people can learn and their learning can be measured 
in different ways." says William Patterson, assistant professor of 
theatre and commission chair. 


May 7, 1990 

Walter Klien 

■ Hun 

Systems Research Center Short 
Course, "Neural Networks in Pro- 
cess Engineering." today^lune 15, 
Center of Adult Education. Call 
x7986 for info. 


Registration lor Golf Tourna- 
ment, today^une 19. Call x3124 
for info 

MSICPA Concert; National Sym- 
phony Orchestra Principals Quintet, 
program TBA, 8:15 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call X4241 for info. 



MSICPA Concert: Manchester 
String Quartet, program TBA. 8:15 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
X4241 for info 


Summer 1990 Distinguished Lec- 
ture: 'Evolutionary Leadership, 
1990: The Role of Women Political 
Leaders in the Emerging 
Democracies," Hon. Constance 
Morel la. U.S. Representative for 
Maryland's 8th Congressional 
District, featuring a satellite uplink 
with women in political office in the 
USSR led by Klara Hallik. 
Supreme Soviet and USSR Peo- 
ple's Deputy, 11 a.m.. Atrium, 
Stamp Union. Call x6681 for info. 

MSICPA Concert: National Or- 
chestral Institute Philharmonic, Neat 
Stulberg. conductor, featuring 
Mozart's Symphony no. 41, Erb's 

MSICPA Concert: National Or- 
chestral Institute Philharmonic. 
Maximiano Valdes, conductor, 
featuring Debussy's Afternoon of a 
Faun, Prokofiev's Romeo and 
Juliet, Suites 1 & 2, and Tchaikov- 
sky's Symphony no. 6, 8:15 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre. Call X4241 for info. 


Upward Bound Program Begins, 
today-August 3. Call x2H6f7 or 
x5865 for info. 

Psychological Society Con- 
ference, today-June 28 Call x3341 
for into. 

Football, Basketball, and 
Lacrosse Sports Camps, featuring 
Joe Krivak. Gary Williams, and 
Dick Edell, today-June 29. Call 
*2123 for info,* 

Winona International School of 
Professional Photography 
Courses, begin today. Call x3911 
for more info. 



College of Business and 

Management LEAD Program 
Begins. today^July 30. Call x5383 
for info. 

Women's Basketball, Volleyball, 
and Lacrosse Sports Camps, 
featuring Chris We Her, Janice 
Kruger, and Sue Tyler. today- 
August 5. Call X2131 for info* 

Registration for Bowling Tourna- 
ment, today-July 9. Call x3124 for 


Independence Day, no classes, 
recreational facilities closed, no 
aerobics or water aerobics, pools 

Fireworks, U.S. Army Band and 
Chorus, 8 p.m.. Byrd Stadium, 
Call X3124 for info. 

Summer 1990 Distinguished Lee- 
tures: "East-West Relations: A 
German Point of View," Juergen 
Ruhfus. Ambassador to the U.S. 
from the Federal Republic of Ger- 
many, and "East-West Relations: 
Media Perceptions." Jacek Kalabin- 
ski, Radio Free Europe. 8 p.m., 
School of Architecture Auditorium 
Call x6681 for info. 

International Congress of 
Systematic and Evolutionary 
Biology, todayUuly 8. Call x5335 
for info. 

MSICPA Concert: National Or- 
chestral Institute Philharmonic, 
James DePreist. conductor, featur- 
ing Schuman's New England Tryp- 
tich, Brahms* Symphony no. 3. and 


MSICPA Concert: Paul Winter 
Consort, program TBA, 8:15 p.m.. 
Tawes Theatre. Call x4241 for info. 



Coach A I den Shattuck's Soccer 
Camp for Boys and Girls, today- 
July 12. Call x2131 for info.' 


20th Anniversary Edition of the 
International Piano Festival and 
William Kapell Competition 
Begins, today July 18. Call x2201 
for info. 

Piano Festival Concert: Menahem 
Pressler. pianist, program TBA, 
8:30 p.m., Tawes Theatre, Si 2. 
Call x4241 for info." 

Softball Registration, today-July 
20. Call x3124for info. 

Piano Festival Concert: John 
Browning, pianist, program TBA, 
8:30 p.m.. Tawes Theatre. $12. 
Call x4241 for info.* 


Registration for Racquetball and 
Tennis Doubles Tournaments. 
todayUuly 23, Call x3124 tor info. 

Piano Festival Concert: Anton 
Kuerti, pianist, program TBA. 8:30 
p.m., Tawes Theatre. $12. Call 
x4241 for info.* 

Piano Festival Concert: The 

Kalichsteln, Laredo, Robinson Trio, 
program TBA.8:30 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre, $12. Call x4241 for info* 


Drum and Bugle Corps Show to 

kick off the 1990 Marching Band 
Clinic (today-July 22), 7:30 p.m., 
Byrd Stadium, $8 Call x8723 for 

Piano Competition Recital Phase 
Final Round, 7 p.m., Kennedy 
Center, $15. Call X4241 for info.* 


Piano Festival Concert: Walter 

Klien, pianist, program TBA. 8:30 
p.m., Tawes Theatre. $12. Call 
X4241 for info. 

Piano Competition Final Round, 

with the National Symphony Or- 
chestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, 
conductor, 8:30 p.m., Kennedy 
Center Concert Hall. S25. Call 
X4241 for info." 

Home Run Hitting Contest, 5 
p.m., Engineering Fields, register at 
site. Call x3i24 for info. 


Registration for Bowling Tourna- 
ment. Call x3124 for info. 

Summer 1990 Distinguished Lec- 
tures: "Emerging Democracies in 
Eastern Europe and the USSR." 
Klara Hallik, Supreme Soviet and 
USSR People's Deputy, and 
"Demographics and Communal 
Composition of Eastern Europe.'' 
Abdel R, Omran, 8 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call x668t for info. 



Registration for Golf Tourna- 
ment, today-August 8. Call x3124 
for info. 


Deadline for September 4, 1990 
Outlook, first issue of the fall 
semester. Send all calendar items 
to Office of Public Information. 
2101 Turner Bldg. Call x5335 for 


Summer Session II Ends, all 

recreational facilities closed. Pools 
close at 8 p.m. and remain closed 
until fall semester, 1990. 

' Admission cbatge fur this ervnt. 
All aiv five. 

Coming Attractions 

Individual Graduation Ceremonies — May 24 

Agriculture and Life Sciences — 11:30 a.m.. Memorial Chapel 

Architecture-! 1:30 am., Architecture Bldg. Auditorium 

Arts and Humanities— 11:30 a.m. and I p.m., Tawes tfteaUe 

Behavioral and Sciences— 1 1:30 am.. Cole Student 

Activities Bldg. 

Business and Management— 2. p.m , Cole Student Activities Bldg 

Computer. Mathematical and Physical Sciences -1 pm.. Memorial 

Education— 1 1:30 a.m.. Keckord Armory 

Engineering— 2 p.m., Reckord Armory 
i -metal studies— 1 1 -.M) a.m.. ( olonj Ballroom, Stamp Union 
Health and Human Performance- 1 1:30 am. I'HKH Bldg. 
Human Ecology— Wednesday, Ma\ 2.3, 7s30 p.m.. Memorial 

Chstj el 
Journalism— 1 1:30 a.m., HolT Theatre 
Library and Information Sen (CCS— 1 1:30 a.m.. Hornhakc 

Assembly Room 
Public Affairs- 1 1:30 a.m., LeFrak Hall 



May 7, 1990 

You Don't Have to Travel to Europe to Hear 
Great Music 

Before leaving on their summer European concert tour, the 
Maryland Chorus. Paul T raver, director, will present an open 
rehearsal/performance of a featured work for that tour. 
Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio. Elijah, on Sunday. May 20 at 4 
p.m. in the Stamp Union Grand Ballroom. Vocal soloists jean-Anne 
Teal. Leneida Crawford, Jeffrey Kensmo. and pianist Lino Rivera 
will join the chorus in this special performance Tickets are re- 
quired: a donation of SIO is requested for each ticket. Call 

454*4183 for information. A further preview of the summer tour 
may be had on May 29 31 8 p.m. in Tawcs Recital Hall, when the 
Maryland Chamber Chorus will present the program of German 
and American music they plan to sing later in Europe. No tickets 
are needed; a free-will offering will he accepted. If you would like 
to participate in making music with the chorus, auditions for the 
chorus' fall season will be on August 23, 25. and 2b. Call -n-r-i W 
for an appointment 


"Working Together" — The University is Establishing 
Many Programs With the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe 

The Iron Curtain has parted. And in 
light of recent world events, the univer- 
sity stands on the threshold of new and 
challenging academic possibilities with 
the Soviet I'nion and Eastern Europe. 

It is now just a matter of realizing that 
potential, says Marcus Franda. director of 
International Affairs. 

"There are things we have to work 
on," he says. "Right now, we're ahead 
of the curve. The question is, how to 
stay ahead and realize our full potential " 

Currently, university president William 
E. Kirwan is visiting the Soviet Union. 
Poland and Hungary as part of a delega- 
tion of Maryland officials and business 
leaders accompanying Maryland Gover- 
nor William Donald Schaefer. 

During Kirwan's visit, the university is 
signing two academic agreements with 
the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. 

The agreements are designed to coor- 
dinate research among scientists and 
scholars in the United States and USSR. 

University and state agriculture officials 
also plan to expand and strengthen ex- 
isting relationships with leading 
agricultural institutions in the Soviet 
Union They will sign a series of 
agreements designed to establish ex- 
change programs in veterinary science, 
farming, food processing, agricultural 
technology, and horse breeding. 

The university is already actively in- 
volved in quite a variety of programs 
with the I'SSR and Eastern Europe. 

It's incredible the number of things 
we have and the number of quality peo- 
ple we have." says Franda. "And it's 
even more impressive how our expertise- 
is spread throughout the university and 
not confined to just one college or 
department or area." 

An example of existing programs with 
the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in- 
t lude 

• The U.S.-USSR Office of Academic 
Joint Ventures was established in August 
1989 to promote inter-institutional 
research and exchange agreements be- 
tween university faculty and their 
counterparts in the Soviet Union and 
Eastern Europe This office seeks to 
become a national center for the ex- 
change of U.S. /Soviet science and 
technology, including inter-institutional 
arrangements for undergraduate, graduate 
and faculty exchanges in all fields. The 
office co-hosted with the American 
Council of Teachers of Russian, Riggs 
Bank and the U.S. Chamber of Com- 
merce a major conference on "The 
Wind-ing Path of Peres troika" Feb. 
21-23. The conference brought 1-t top 
Soviet experts and policymakers from 
the USSR to the U.S. to meet with their 
American counterparts. The Soviets also 
visited the university on Feb. 26 to meet 
with students and faculty in a series of 
public and private events. 

• The East- South Project and Data Bank 
on Soviet and East European Publica- 
tions is designed to promote research 
and curriculum development in the field 
of Soviet/East Europeanrrhird World 
relations. Collaborative work with the 
Acadcmv of Sciences of the USSR's In- 

stitute for World Economics and Interna- 
tional Relations in Moscow was initiated 
in 1988 with Dr. Yevgeni Primakov, 
now a member of the Politburo in the 

• Peter Murrell. professor of economics 
and an authority on the economics of 
socialist countries recently organized a 
conference of nine Western economists 
and 1 1 from the Soviet Union and 
Eastern Europe to discuss new ap- 
proaches to analyzing the political 
economy of Eastern Europe. The 
meeting was held in Bellagio. Italy and 
funded by the MaeArrhur and 
Rockefeller Foundations. In addition to 
Murrell. College Park economists Mancur 

Marcus Franda 

Olson and Dennis C. Mueller also attend- 
ed the conference 

• Roald Sagdeev. former director of the 
Institute of Space Physics in Moscow 
and one of the leading physicists in the 
world, is currently a distinguished 
visiting professor in the university's 
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Sagdeev, who currently is head of the 
Theory Division of the Institute of Space 
Physics, is participating in plasma and fu- 
sion research while at the university, in 
addition to collaborating on a chaos pro- 
ject with university researchers and 
another visiting professor from the 
Soviet Union, George Zaslavsky 

• The Center for Global Change, in con- 
junction with the International Founda- 
tion for the Survival and Development 
of Humanity, recently a sponsored a 
workshop in Moscow on the potential of 
technology in addressing global warming 
and related pollution problems. The ses- 
sion took place in conjunction with the 
Global Forum on Environment and 
Development for Survival held January 

I 5- 1 9. The forum focused on 
technology, industry and the environ- 
ment and the need for education on 
global environmental problems. The 
Center's workshop was" geared towards 
explaining the potential of energy effi- 
ciency and pollution control devices in 

contributing to global warming solutions. 

• The Remote Sensing Systems 
Laboratory in the Department of 
Geography explores the use of remote 
sensing for a variety of human needs, 
particularly in areas related to agriculture 
and the environment. It has many active 
overseas links, including the USSR. 

• In 198" five Soviet undergraduate 
physics students attended classes and 
conducted research at the university as 
part of the first such student exchange 
program to ■■ xisi between the United 
States and the Soviet Union. The ex- 
change program, established at the 
behest of the United States Information 
Agency (USIA) by the Institute of Inter- 
national Education (HE), also sent several 
American students to the Soviet I'nion 
for continued study and brought ID 
Soviet students from Moscow State 
University to the I'.S, to finish their 
degree requirements Currently there arc- 
nine Soviet undergraduate students atten- 
ding the university, and in January 1990 
a student from Kaunas Polytechnic In- 
st imte in Lithuania began a three-year 
Ph.D. program in nuclear engineering. 

• The College of Business and Manage- 
ment in association with the Academy of 
Sciences of the USSR's Centrat Economic 
and Mathematical Institute (CEM1) is ci in- 
ducting an annua! conference on modem 
optimization methods for economic and 
econometric modeling, under the direc- 
tion ot university professor Saul Gass, 

• The University of Mankind Chorus. 
Paul Traver. director, performed in the 
Soviet I'nion on July i. I98H in a con 
cert dedicated to world peace. The 
ChoiUS performed at Moscow's 
Tchaikovsky hall in a concert broadcast 
live throughout the Soviet Union on 
television and radio. The concert was 
part of a "Concerts for Peace" tour 
sponsored by the International Physi- 
cians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 

• Four members of the music depart- 
ment faculty who are also members of 
the National Symphony Orchestra, in- 
cluding principal trombonist Milton 
Stevens, principal bass Harold Robinson, 
principal bassoonist Kenneth Pasmanick 
and assistant principal trombonist John 
Huling, recently participated in a historic- 
tour with the symphony to Moscow and 
Leningrad when the Soviet Union 
restored the citizenship of conductor 
Mstislav (Slava) Rostropovich and his 
opera singer wife. 

• A number of professors in the physics 
department have developed relations 
with scientists in the Soviet Union and 
Poland Researchers in the university's 
Condensed Matter Group have continu- 
ing interactions in the field of diluted 
magnetic semiconductors with the In- 
stitute of Physics in Warsaw and with 
Warsaw University. A scientific exchange 
has also occurred between the universi- 
ty's High Energy Physics Group and the 
Lebedev Institute in Moscow. 

• The College of Journalism and the Of- 
fice of International Affairs, along with 
the newspaper industry's Center for 
Foreign Journalists, is running a training 
program for journalists from Eastern and 

Central Europe. The first group included 
eight journalists all from different cities 
in Poland, who visited the campus in 

• Among the 1990 Fellows attending the 
Advanced Seminar on the Foreign Policy 
Process through the School of Public Af- 

. fairs are Richard Hirschler from Hungary 
and Kalle Tonno from Estonia. Hirschler 
is editor of Weekly World Economy, the 
publication of the Hungarian Chamber of 
Commerce, and founding member of the 
Gl.isnost Club, a nationwide association 
of journalists fighting against press con- 
trol and for freedom of information, 
Tcnno is Deputy Director General of the 
policy and economics department of the 
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

• This summer, a group of 3<) Hungarian 
elementary school teachers of English 
will arrive at the university to refine 
their English skills and learn more about 
American culture through the university's 
Maryland English Institute. They arc 
sponsored by the Soros Foundation of 
New York City, which has sponsored 
the program for four years. 

• The Department of Economics and the 
Interindustry Forecasting Project at the 
University of Maryland (INFORCM) 
under the direction of economics pro- 
fessor Cloppcr Almon is involved in stu- 
dying the reforms of the Soviet 
economy, in developing a model of the 
Soviet economy, and exploring the im- 
plications of its interaction in the global 

• The University Chorale, under [In- 
direction of Roger Folstrom, will be per- 
forming in the Soviet Union and Poland 
Max 2S through June '). The chorale will 
sing American music, including Broad 
way numbers and spirituals, as well as 
classical works. This is the sixth time in 

1 1 years that the chorale has performed 
in Europe. 

• The Survey Research Center has a 
long-term collaboration with the Institute 
of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences 
of the CSSR and has produced a number 
ol articles in major newspapers and 
magazines and one major study. Current- 
ly, sociology professor John Robinson is 
updating a survey of the attitudes and 
perceptions of American and Soviet 

• The third annual Evolutionary Leader 
ship Program lor Women Political 
Leaders will focus on the role of women 
leaders in the emerging democracies in 
the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. 
The conference, which is co-hosted hy 
the university's Center for Political 
Leadership and Participation and the Of- 
fice of US-USSR Academic Joint Ven- 
tures, is scheduled for June 14-16. On 
June 1 6 a scheduled space link between 
American elected women and Soviet 
elected women will take place. 

• Polish faculty members Bartlomicj 
Kaminski and Piotr Swistak, both 
graduates of the University of Warsaw, 
arc currently conducting research on 
democracy in post-Communist Societies. 
Both are professors in the Department of 
Government and Politics. ■ 

— Ustt Gregory 


May 7, 1990 

Storage Problems? Here's One Solution 

We ail hear stories of audio visual equipment languishing in 
storage closets, taking up space, seldom used, and in need of 
repair. Here is a chance to put that equipment to good use. The 
Academic Media, Technology and Telecommunications Advisory 
Committee needs such equipment to form an AV equipment loan 
pool. If you have any AV gear you would be willing to donate to 
this pool, please let Sue Clabaugh know by calling 454-3824. Any 
equipment that is donated will be maintained and made available to 
faculty for use in their classrooms at no charge. 

"A Potpourri of Physics" Featured in Physics 
is Phun Lecture-Demonstration 

"A Potpourri of Physics" is the title of the next "Physics is 
Phun" lecture demonstration, set for Thursday and Friday, May 10 
and i 1 in the Physics Building Lecture Hall. This program will 
demonstrate various areas of physics, including the infamous 
feature sequence "Eight Ways to Smash a Can." Doors open both 
nights at " p.m. and the program hegins at 7:30 p.m. For more in- 
formation call 454-3520, 


Tutors Serve as Role Models for Students in 
Calvert County 

rhe students refer to them as 
friends, not tutors. 
And that's exactly what 
they want to be— the univer- 
sity students who travel to Calvert Coun- 
ty once a week to tutor middle school 

The tutors are serving as role models 
to young people who, although 
academically capable, might not other- 
wise consider going to college. 

The Calvert County Tutoring Program 
is just one of the activities included In 
the Southern Maryland Intervention Pro- 
gram in which the university is 

Through the College Preparation In- 
tervention program, financed by the 
Maryland General Assembly and ad- 
ministered by the Maryland Higher 
Education Commission, the university is 
working with Charles County Communi- 
ty College and St. Mary's College in 
Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties 
in give talented middle school students 
experiences to help prepare them for 
college should they want to attend. 

The university also participates in a 
similar program in Prince George's 
County, Other regions included in the 
state -wide college preparation program 
include Baltimore City, Western 
Maryland and the Eastern Shore. 

"We're not suppose to have 
favorites." >ays Michelle Brus. a 
sophomore psychology major. "Hut it's 
awfully hard sometimes." 

Michelle has grown quite attached to a 
sixth grader she tutors. 

"Each week she has to go through my 
book hag and reads all the notes I've 
taken and goes through all my books," 
she saw with a smile, "But I don't mind. 
she s a handful, but adorable. " 

The young middle school student is 
experiencing college firsthand. And that, 
says Marilyn Scannelt, coordinator of the 
university's School/University 
Cooperative Programs, is what the pro- 
gram is all about. 

"The tutoring program serves two 
purposes— it not only helps to improve 
academic skills, hut also enables these 
young people to get to know college 
students who are successfully pursuing a 
university education," says Scannelt. 

According to Scanncll, research on at- 
risk youth shows that mentoring and 
modelling experiences are important 
ways to motivate and support students 
who might not otherwise strive for 
academic success. 

"The program has been wonderful." 
says Anne Myehalus, coordinator for the 
Stand Tall and Reach Success (STAR) 
Project in Calvert County. "It's a really 
neat way to match middle school kids 
with rule models from college." 

"It's a two-way street. Not only do 
the middle school students benefit, hut it 
is an enriching experience for our col- 
lege students," says Mary Cothran, direc- 
tor of the Office of Minority Student 
Education. "The students who are tutor- 
ing feel Important, valued." 

The live tutors, including Brus. Erika 
Blair, Aisha [ordan, Frenanda Trotta and 

Jennifer "Rusty" Schweers, arc all 
students in her minority peer counseling 

The younger students are encouraged 
to ask questions, to get to know the 

"We try to give them an idea of what 
college is like." says Blair, a sophomore 
English Education major. "They're 
curious about dorm life, things like 

Brus laughingly recalls when the tutors 
were called upon to draw a floor plan of 
their on-campus living quarters for the 

"We try to give them background on 
college life, and that it's not just all 
studying— papers and tests," says 
Schweers, a sophomore English major. 
"Although a big part of is— papers and 

A student asked Brus what time she- 
had to go to class the next morning. 
When she told him noon, he replied, 
"Wow! 1 want to go to college! " 

The tutors all signed up for the visits 
to Calvert County for various reasons. 

Blair knows that she wil! teach some- 
day and was anxious to work with 

"1 have to do it at least for awhile," 
she says of her future career. "I really 
want to work with students. I want to 
experience that." 

Schweers is also considering a career 
in teaching or publishing and editing and 
hopes that the tutoring experience will 
help her decide. 

"This will let me know how 1 lee I and 
what direction 1 need to take," she says. 

Brus decided to tutor for more per- 
sonal reasons. She has a younger brother 
in middle school, who she describes as 
"bright, hut not motivated." 

"1 thought that maybe by working 
with these kids, I could help him," she 

"He knows I'm doing it," she adds. 
"And he's interested in what 1 have to 

From left to right: Frenanda Trotta, OMSE Director Mary Cothran, Erika Blair and Michelle Brus. 

There is one boy that she tutors who 
reminds her of her brother 

"He's amazingly talented," she says. 
"He can work out math problems in his 
head, before I can work them out 

He, too, she says lacks motivation. Not 
an uncommon factor among the students 
the tutors work with, they say. 

"A lot of it is an attitude toward 
school," says Brus. "We'll ask them. 
'Why aren't you doing well? Why aren't 
you doing your homework?' Everyone 
always says, 'Well, it's boring." 

Then there are those who just need a 
little extra guidance. 

"There was one student having trou- 
ble with study skills and had an exam 
coming up," says Schweers 'Aisha and 1 
sat down with her and suggested some 
ways that she could study and how to 
take notes. And she got a 94 on the 

Some of the students are already 
thinking ahead. 

Brus recalls students saying that they 
wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. One 
student, in particular, had it all planned 

Residential Facilities Honors Staff 
for Service and Performance 

The Department of Residential 
Facilities presented service and perfor- 
mance awards during Its annual awards 
ceremony Thurs., April 26 in the Stamp 
Student L'nion. 

Willie L. Sellers was honored for his 
3(1 years of service to the university. 
Sellers began working here in the 
Department of Physical Plant and joined 
Resident Life in 19"" He has heen a 
grounds supervisor and maintenance 

"Willie has been a very visible part of 
the department." notes Scan Ballantine, 
manager of employee services. "He has 
continually participated and contributed 
in many ways, not the least of which is 
his service as 'barbecue chef during the 
annual Resident Life/Residential Facilities 

summer picnic. 

Twenty-year service awards went to 
Shirly Bell, Corrine Edwards, Helen 
Brooks, and Edith Riley. 

Awards for performance were 
presented to: Tonci Bakovic, Albertha 
Marshall, Gloria Queen, Daisy Curry, 
Robert Blitz, Vera Dcgcnhardt, 
Charles Brown Jr., Gladys Jefferson, 
Doris Browning, and Nam Huynh. 

Also winning performance awards 
were: Kay Allwein, Sandra Monblatt, 
Carmen Smith, Edna Steffen, Mary 
Davis, Ted Kincer, and Jane Brinks. 

A unit of the Division of Student Af- 
fairs, the Department of Residential 
Facilities handles all maintenance, 
housekeeping, and project management 
for the campus residence hall facilities. ■ 

out which law school— Georgetown or 
New York University, the student 
wanted to attend. 

1 was surprised at that one. When 1 
was that age, 1 had said lhai 1 wanted to 
be a lawyer, but I had no idea where 1 
warned to go to school," says Brus 
"This student had already picked two 
good law schools." 

The tutors feel good about their time 
with tin- students and hope to make .i 

"1 think the program gives them 
positive reinforcement to consider col- 
lege where they might not have before," 
says Schweers. "We offer a support 
system. We're a positive role model of a 
totally different source— we're not 
friends or family. And the more positive 
reinforcement, the better." ■ 

— Lisa (Iri'gory 

\eteran Budget 
Analyst to Retire 

With his pipes and comfortable tweed 
sports coats, Dave John could easily 
pass for a member of the faculty. 

In fact the 30-year veteran of the 
university community is senior budget 
analyst with the Office of Resource Plan- 
ning and Budget who came here in I960 
as a "gofer" in the budget office. 

Since then he's held numerous campus 
jobs, among them, accountant (after ear- 
ning his degree by attending night 
school) and assistant to the comptroller. 

This June 30. John will take on a new 
title— that of retiree, 

While retirement may mean that be 
won't be juggling figures and keeping an 
eagle eye on the campus budget books, 
it will not mean slowing down. 

Last fall, John bought an RV. Although 
his long-term, post-retirement plans are 
not yet firm, for the next several months 
at least, he and his wife Beth will be 
traveling throughout America's middle 
west. ■ 


May 7, 1990 

Bielec to Conduct Summer Seminar 
for British Council 

John A. Bidet, assistant vice president for administration, will 
conduct a seminar in the United Kingdom this summer on "Univer- 
sity Strategies fur Income Generation." The British Council- 
sponsored seminar is intended for senior administrators of higher 
education in both the I'K and other countries. Bielec previously 
held an administrative Eulbright at the University of Warwick and 
has since been active in university administrative and funding issues 
in the UK. He was appointed recently a member of the Interna- 
tional Advisory Board of the UK-based Conference of University 

Be Held May 14 

The Comparative Literature Program will host an international 
symposium on "Postmodernity: An Archaeology of Modernity?" 
May 14 at the Language House. The symposium will include a 
distinguished group of international scholars in philosophy, 
sociology, communications and comparative literature. Guest 
scholars include Franeojse Gaillard, University of Paris VI t: Jean Pol 
Madou, University of Nijmcgen. the Netherlands; and Jose Maria 
Benevto Perez, Harvard University. College Park faculty members 
lerrold Levinson (philosophy), Charles Caramello (comparative 
literature) and Remi Clignet (sociology) will chair symposium ses- 
sions. Organizers include the International Center for Critical 
Studies, the Maryland in Europe /Europe at Maryland initiative and 
the Perelman Foundation. 

Distinguished Guests to Speak at Commencement Ceremonies 

continued from page 1 

feasor of electrical engineering at College 
Park and holder of -tO patents. College of 
Engineering; fames E McEneaney, ex- 
ecutive vice president, Ryland Group, 
Inc. and president, Ryland Building Co., 
College of Business and Management; 
John Dixon Hunt, director. Studies in 
Landscape Architecture, Dumbarton Oaks. 
Washington, DC, School of Architecture; 
John S. Prescott, Jr.. former president of 
The Washington Post and currently chair 
of The Washington Reporter, a new 
newspaper to start up in October, Col- 
lege of Journalism; William Gordon, 
director of the Prince George's County 
Public Library System. College of Library 

and Information Services; Richard S. 
Sehweiker. former U.S. Representative and 
Senator from Pennsylvania, former 
Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
and now president of the American 
Council of Life Insurance. College of 
Health and Human Performance 
Schweiker's daughter Kyle Elaine will 
receive a master's degree in Health 

Other speakers from the College Park 
campus include J. Robert Dorfman. Vice- 
President for .Academic Affairs and Pro- 
vost. College of Human Ecology. Dorf- 
man's wife is among the College's 
graduating class; and Anne Truitt. pro- 
lessor of art. College of Arts and 

Inventors Honored for New Technique 
to Control Gypsy Moth Population 

Researchers from the College Park 
Department of Chemistry and 
Biochemistry and the United States 
Department of Agriculture have invented 
a new technique to control the spread oi 
insect pests, including gypsy moths 

For 1 heir work, Tonus G. Kempc. 
chemistry department research associate, 
and Ashok K. Kama of I SDA and adjunct 
professor here, received the outstanding 
invention of 1989 award The award was 
presented by J Ruben Dorfman. vice 
president for academic affairs, on April 
19 at a reception honoring university in- 
ventors and inventions of 1989 

The reception was sponsored b\ the 
Office of Graduate Studies and Research 
and the Office of 'technology Liaison 

A polypeptide compound thai 
stimulates se\ phcromone production 
and melani/attnti in moths has been 
found to he an effective method of con 
trolling the pests. These peptides 
stimulate phcromone biosysthesis in 
adult moths and. as a result, when the; 

are subjected 10 these peptides at inap- 
propriate times or aim Hints, their normal 
reproductive cycle is upsei 

Recently a "superagonsit ' hexapeptklt 
has been discovered to have biological 
aciiviiv in moths resulting in stimulated 
phcromone production, the researchers 
say this hcxapepctde has equal potency 
tu ihe parent 33-amlno acid peptide the) 
previously identified. This hexapeptide is 
a synthesized derivative of a vcrv active 
peptide segment in the parent sequent c 

A patent application covering the 
parent peptide is pending, and two new 
patent applications are in preparation 
covering the new discoveries 

The new technology is being actively 
licensed by the university's Office of 
Technology Liaison Both the univcrsitv 
and I SDA are seeking to jointb develop 
the technology with companies in 
terested in providing an environmentally 
sate and effective product to control gyp 
sv moths and other insect pests ■ 

Visual Press Beckett Productions 
To Be Distributed to PBS Stations 

Visual Press productions of Samuel 
Beckett's Waiting for Godot and KrappS 
Last Tape will be available nationally to 
public televisions stations Mav 19 and 20. 

The productions, taped in 19H8 with 
Beckett's participation, will he distributed 
hy WGBH in Boston, which is planning 
to air the programs this summer. Other 
PBS member stations may air the pro- 
grams on the same dates or schedule 
them for broadcast on a later date, sap 
William Gilcher, producer/writer with the 
Visual Press. 

The productions will be shown for the 
first time on campus June h in an event 
in the Art/Sociology Building 

The production of Waiting for Godot 
will receive a blue ribbon award in per- 
formance and fine art video at the 1990 

American Film and Video festival in San 
Francisco later this spring. 

The Visual Press, directed by com- 
parative literature professor Mitchell Lif 
ton. is one of the first univcrsity-hascri 
scholarly television and film production 
enterprises It works with academic in 
stitutions and production companies to 
create material with intellectual and 
artistic merit from a broad range ol 

Distribution on PBS will bring the pro- 
grams to their largest audience to date. 
The tapes were premiered at a sym- 
posium on Beckett at the Smithsonian 
Institution in 1989. ■ 

" — lir/tiii Hitseit 

The schedule for individual school and 
college ceremonies is; 

• Computer. Mathematical and Physical 
Sciences. 2 p.m.. Memorial Chapel; 

• Business and Management. 2 p.m.. 
Cole Student Activities Building; 

• Education, IL.SOa.m.. Reekord 

• Engineering, 2 p.m.. Reekord 

• General Studies. 11:30 a.m., Colon.) 

• Health and Human Performance, 
11:30 a.m.. PERU Building, Room 2101; 

• Library and Information Services, 
11:50 a.m., Hornbake Library. Assembly 

% 2 50,000 Pledged To CBM 
Building Campaign 

Ernst & Young, one of the world's 
leading full -service accounting firms, has 
pledged 1250,000 10 the building cam- 
paign of the College of Business and 
Management. The college launched the 
campaign last month to support con 
struction of its new S22 million Facility, 

The accounting firm and the business 
school have had a strong relationship for 
many years. Twenty-nine business alum- 
ni are full partners in the firm, which 
each year recruits a significant number 
of Maryland graduates. In 1981, the firm 
established endowed facultv positions at 
the college— the Ernst S Whinney Alum- 
ni Professorship and Faculty Fellowship, 

A classroom in the new building will 
be named fur ihe firm. 

French Dept. Hosts William 
Falls Memorial 
Lecture Series 

Michel Oriano, deputy cultural 
counsellor of France, will present a lec- 
ture on "The Cultural Politics of France" 
at 1 p.m.. May ~. in the Language House 
Reception Hall as part of the new 
William Falls Memorial Lecture Series. 
The series was started through a gift to 
the Department of French and Italian 
Languages designed to honor Falls, a 
tormer professor of French at the univer- 
sity, Oriano's presentation is die first in 
what will he an annual series. For more 
information, call 154*4303. 

Meteorology Presents Fifth 
Global Change Lecture 

A Science of Global Change lecture. 
"The Role of Oceans in Climate and 
Climate Change," will be presented 
Thursday, May 1" hy Prof Carl Wunsch. 
Cecil and Ida Green professor. Center of 
Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Cambridge. Wunsch will discuss the pro- 
blems of understanding the oceans' ef- 
fects on weather in a changing global 
climate. Wunsch "s lecture, the fifth in a 
series of global change lectures presented 
hy the Department of Meteorology, 
begins at K p.m. in the Auditorium of 
the Adult Education Center at Cniversiiv 
Boulevard and Adelphi Road. Call 
ni-H.^l ur4vi-27(JH. 


• Colleges of Agriculture and Life 
Sciences. 11:3(1 a.m.. Memorial Chapel; 

• Behavioral and Social Sciences. 11:30 
a.m.. Cole Student Activities Building; 

•Journalism, 11:30 a.m.. Hoff Theatre. 
Student t'nion: 

• Public Affairs. 11:30 a.m., lel'iak 

• Architecture. 11:30 a.m., Architecture 
Building Auditorium. 

■• Arts and Humanities, Tawes Theatre, 
11:30 a.m, and 2 p.m. 

NOTE: The College of Human Ecology 
will hold its graduation ceremony 
'Wednesday, May 1,^ at 7:30 p.m.. in 
Memorial Chapel. ■ 

—Vim otiectl 

Academic Alliance Grants 

The National Project in Support of 
Academic Alliances, established hy the 

American Association for Higher Educa- 
tion through a grant from the John I) 
and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 
has announced that grants up to S still 
are available to existing or newly form 
ing local alliances. The National Project 
specifically promotes the school-college 
collaborative model known as Academic 
Uliances— local, discipline-based groups 
or school and college faculty, Any 
school and college faculty team is eligi- 
ble to apply The deadline for applica- 
tion submission for Cycle 1 of the grants 
is May 31 and for Cycle II. sept. I. Fur 
applications, contact Paula V. Bagasao. 
director. Academic Alliance Project. 
AAHE, One Dupont Circle. N.W., Suite 
600. Washington. D,C 20036 or call. 
(202) 293-6440 


Dear Editor: 

In the April lo issue of Outlook. Lisa 
ORourkc wrote a ven informative article 
about the aijtiaculture research being 
conducted b\ Dr. Bonar. an associate 
professor of zoology, and Dr. Coon, a 
research associate in the department of 
microbiology, with the St. George Oyster 

I would like to bring to your a lien lion 
the fact that the Si George Oyster Com- 
pany has much closer ties to the univer 
sity than Ms. O'Rourke mentioned in her 
article. The oyster company is a sub 
si diary of Adheron Corporation. Adheron 
is part of the small business incubator, 
the Technology Advancement Program 
(TAP), located on the tail lege Park cam- 
pus. Adheron has also won three match 
ing grams from the Maryland Industrial 
Partnerships (MIPS) program, 

MIPS and TAP are programs within the 
Engineering Research Center (I-'RC) which 
benefit the university faculty members as 
well as Maryland businesses. By 
establishing stronger ties between the 
university and industry, the ERC hopes 
to improve the suite of industry in 

Judith Mays 

MIPS Corporate Relations Manager