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-
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
Alston-Mills designs projects with
Reaching Out to Eastern
University involved in many programs.
Role Models for Middle
Students tutor in Calverf County project*
May 7, 1990
Arts and Humanities Staff to be Honored on
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
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
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
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
Alston-Mills Mentors Undergrads to Encourage
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
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
University Community Concerts Plans Gala
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
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
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
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
• 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
• 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
• 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-
• 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
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-
"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
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
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.*
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
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.
"Micropropagation of Acer gin-
nala." Yrina Ferreras, 4 p.m.,
0128B Holzapfel Hall. Call x3606
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.'
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
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
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
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
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
Courses, begin today. Call x3911
for more info.
College of Business and
Management LEAD Program
Begins. today^July 30. Call x5383
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
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
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
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 titl.ws aiv five.
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 Snci.il Sciences— 1 1:30 am.. Cole Student
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
Journalism— 1 1:30 a.m., HolT Theatre
Library and Information Sen (CCS— 1 1:30 a.m.. Hornhakc
Public Affairs- 1 1:30 a.m., LeFrak Hall
May 7, 1990
You Don't Have to Travel to Europe to Hear
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
"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-
• 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
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
• 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,
COLLEGE PARK PEOPl
Tutors Serve as Role Models for Students in
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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.
• Public Affairs. 11:30 a.m., lel'iak
• Architecture. 11:30 a.m., Architecture
■• 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. ■
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.
LETTER TO THE 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
MIPS Corporate Relations Manager