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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK
SEPTEMBER 10, 1990
VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2
Business School Receives International
The U.S. Department of Educa-
tion has awarded a three-year
$720,000 grant to the College of
Business and Management to estab-
lish a national Center of Interna-
tional Business Education and
Research (C1BER). The business
school was one of 11 institutions
chosen out of more that 60 appli-
cants (including Georgetown Uni-
versity, as well as a consortium of
Virginia universities). There are 16
A major focus of CIBER is to
increase the interaction between the
study and the practice of interna-
tional activities by both business
and government. Conferences,
seminars, workshops and other
programs will be used to identify
needed areas of training and re-
search, as well as to share informa-
tion on new developments and
research findings. In addition,
CIBER will publish a newsletter
containing information on its activ-
ities and news from other national
centers around the country.
Business professor Lee E. Pres-
ton is the director of the Maryland
Solar car to race in Australia.
Meet Evelyn Valentine
Alumni Association's new
P. Y. I. Awards
Seven win prestigious science
College Park on Camera
Flagship cable channel covers
CIBER. He is assisted by an advis-
ory council chaired by business
school Dean Rudolph P. Lamone
and including representatives of
the university, state government,
and members of the national and
international business communities.
"Today, all business is interna-
tional," says Lamone. "Giant multi-
national corporations, many of
them linked to each other though
joint ventures and agreements, op-
erate throughout the world. And
even very smalt firms make export
sales and confront foreign competi-
tion in their home markets. I be-
lieve Maryland's CIBER will be a
major contributor to international
business education and research."
The CIBER grant is the third
largest received by the College of
Business and Management in sup-
port of its international programs.
In 1988, the college was awarded a
two-year $130,000 grant for work in
international marketing and trans-
portation, and last spring received
a two-year $100,000 grant (shared
with the College of Arts and Hu-
manities) to establish an under-
graduate major in international
business and foreign languages.
The new major, with an emphasis
on Spanish language and culture, is
available this semester. Additional
languages will be added to the ma-
jor over time.
Parking: Enough for Now, but
Future Shortage Likely
Users of the College Park park-
ing system will find adequate park-
ing and modest fee increases — for
now, parking officials say.
But, as campus building projects
continue to swallow up existing
spaces, the university may soon
need to construct a new parking
garage — possibly accompanied by
dramatic fee increases.
Highlighting university concerns
about parking, a blue ribbon com-
mittee, appointed by President Wil-
liam E. Kirwan and chaired by Burt
Leete, associate dean of business
and management, will study and
make recommendations on a vari-
ety of parking issues this fall.
"As always, parking will be tight
the first couple weeks of classes
when an unusual number of people
are on campus, registering and that
kind of thing," says Leonard
Jankowski, director of the Depart-
ment of Campus Parking (DCP).
"We were able to add a temporary
lot for students and some spaces in
existing lots. Some of the spaces
may not be as convenient as people
would like, but in terms of num-
bers, we're in good shape."
Jankowski and associate director
David Allen say that the parking
system will not suffer a decline in
parking spaces during this academ-
ic year as it did last year when
nearly 1,000 spaces were lost to
major construction projects such as
the new College of Business and
Management and School of Public
Affairs buildings, two surge build-
ings and the A.V. Williams Build-
At the beginning of the 1989 fall
semester, the campus had 16,224
spaces compared with 1 5,468 cur-
rently. No major losses in space are
anticipated this year and, more-
over, nearly 300 spaces will be
added to the system this spring for
the new administrative support
building on Paint Branch Drive.
The biggest problems for system
useTS will be inconvenience caused
by shifts in availability, Jankowski
says. Many student permit holders
have been moved from construc-
tion sites in Lot 1 to Lot 4. Faculty
and staff permit holders will no
longer be able to use Lot 11 as an
overflow lot because of space
In 1991-92 and beyond, how-
ever, the problems promise to be-
come more severe when major
building projects such as a new
plant sciences building will be con-
structed in existing parking lots.
Enough spaces would be tost to
shrink the amount of parking to
unacceptable levels, Allen says.
continued on page 2
Lee Preston is the
director of the Col-
lege of Business'
Center for Business
parking will be
tight the first
number of peo-
ple are on cam-
and that kind
Leonard Ja nkou vk i
Published Women's Luncheon Series Begins Fifth Year
The College Park Branch of the American Association of Univer-
sity Women and the Maryland University Club have announced
the schedule of the fifth season of their popular Friday noon
luncheon series held at the Rossborough Inn. Speakers this year
will be: Margaret Palmer, Sept. 14; Jane Donawerth, Oct. 12; Debor-
ah Rosenfeit, Nov. 9; Gladys Marie Fry, Feb. 8; Carol Robertson,
March 8; and Rhonda Williams, April 12. The luncheons are open
to everyone; reservations ($9) are needed for each program. Call
Vonnie Franda at 504-8013 for information or to make a reservation
for the Sept. 14 luncheon.
Committee to Study Parking Issues
mntintii'il fiimi page I
"Eventually those spaces will
need to be replaced to meet the
parking needs of the campus," he
Replacing those spaces likely
will necessitate construction of a
third parking garage, Allen says.
At $7,000 per space, the cost of
constructing a garage is more than
three times greater than a surface
lot. Garages, however, are the pre-
ferred method for adding parking
spaces on a campus where the
amount of open space is
Because the DCP is a self-sup-
porting unit — one funded entirely
bv revenue from fees, fines and
meters — users of the parking sys-
tem would fund the entire $2.9 mil-
lion in estimated annual costs that
would result from building a third
garage. The parking system re-
ceives no compensation when park-
ing lots are used at the sites for
new or expanded buildings.
Thus, the 1990-91 increase in
parking fees for faculty and staff
from $80 to $86, is small change
compared to increases that might
be needed in the future. Further
increases as large as $100 per per-
mit holder might be needed to fi-
nance construction of a new
garage, Allen says.
Proposals for funding a new
garage — and changing the fee
structure for parking — are among
the issues the blue-ribbon commit-
tee will review.
First on the committee's agenda,
however, are proposals to adopt a
new system for dealing with visitor
parking. A change in the system
could result in new charges to visi-
tors for parking in university lots.
Consultants from the parking
departments at six universities
visited College Park during the
summer to help the committee de-
velop proposals for dealing with
visitor parking. The committee will
hold public hearings on the issue
this fall, Leete says.
The DCP will work closely with
departmental parking coordinators
to make sure departments are
aware of how to make parking
available to visitors, Jankowski
Do you have any opinions on this
subject? How about a letter to the
Maryland Data and Modeling Project Launched
The Department of Economics
and IN FORUM, the Interindustry
Forecasting Project at the Univer-
sity of Maryland, have launched a
state forecasting and data service
One of the project's primary
goals is to establish a data-base for
the state of Maryland that is readi-
ly accessible and complete and that
Maryland Faculty at
ACS National Meeting
Five Maryland faculty members
presented research papers during
the 200th meeting of the American
Chemical Society in Washington,
DC. last month.
Glen E. Gordon spoke on
"Nuclear Chemistry for Non-tradi-
tional Audiences" and discussed
courses the university has devel-
oped on the subject for non-chem-
istry undergraduate students.
Historian Mary K. Matossian
discussed her research on the
"Possible Effect of Zinc Deficiency
on European Fertility Decline in the
"C -Glycoside Synthesis Utilizing
Complexes," a paper discussing
new methods for synthesizing car-
bohydrate compounds, was deliv-
ered by Philip R. DeShong, asso-
ciate professor of chemistry.
James W. Herndon, assistant
professor of chemistry, reported on
his research on " A Synthetic Ap-
proach to Cephalotaxine Based on
Chromium Carbene Complexes," a
simplified method for synthesizing
Bryan W. Eichhorn, assistant
professor of chemistry, discussed
his research involving the search
for new superconducting materials
analogous to copper oxide super-
can be used by the academic, gov-
ernment and business community.
Another goal is to build an econo-
metric model of Maryland that can
be used to be used for forecasting
and policy analysis.
The data base being constructed
will contain gross state product by
industry, employment and payroll
hv indnstrv bv countv, emplov-
ment, hours and earnings, by in-
dustry for the state and Standard
Metropolitan Statistical Areas. It
also will include personal income
Knight Center to Offer
Teleconference Course on
A new approach to providing
professional journalists with timely
information on complex subjects
will be launched Nov. 27 by the
Knight Center for Specialized Jour-
nalism in the College of Journal-
During a special four-hour tele-
conference, reporters and editors
around the country will be able to
question experts during their pre-
sentations on the rising cost of
health care. The seminar will pro-
vide leads on information sources
and regional story ideas.
The November seminar will be
transmitted via the National In-
structional Television Network
from a studio-classroom at College
Park at 12 noon.
Nearly 200 journalists have re-
ceived fellowships from the cen-
ter's one- week and two- week cour-
ses on economic, scientific and
medical subjects at College Park.
"Those courses will still be offered,
but the November program will
enable us to test the effectiveness
of teleconferences for brief ses-
sions," says Howard Bray, center
by industry, population, per capita
income by country, as well as other
Economics department chair
Mahlon Straszheim says he hopes
to produce regular quarterly fore-
casts of the Maryland economy
with both state- level and county-
level detail on employment and
The data banks are being creat-
ed on "G" software. This makes it
possible to access large amounts of
data easily and to distribute the
data on diskette or via telephone
modem hook-up. The data can be
presented graphically or in tables
and can be transfered to other soft-
ware packages such as spreadsheets.
Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving
the College Parts campus community.
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Director of Public Inlormation &
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Turner Building, through campus mail or to University of
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Maryland's Solar Car Headed for the
Land Down Under
The Pride of Maryland, a sleek,
sun-powered transcontinental race
car designed, built and driven by a
team of College Park students,
soon will be on its way to
The car qualified for the trip by
finishing a convincing third place
overall in the 1,641 -mile GM Sun-
rayce USA, an 11 -day race from
Florida to Michigan that ended July
The race, which featured solar-
powered vehicles from 32 colleges
and universities in the U.S., Canada
and Puerto Rico, started July 9 at
Epcot Center at Lake Buena Vista
and ended at the GM Technical
Center at Warren, Michigan. It was
sponsored by the General Motors
Corp., the U.S. Department of Ener-
gy and the Society of Automotive
The University of Michigan's
Sunrunner captured first place in
the Sunrayce with an elapsed time
of 72 hours, 50 minutes, 47 se-
conds. It was followed by the Vik-
ing XX, a car built by students at
Western Washington University in
Beltingham. Elapsed time for the
Pride of Maryland was 80 hours, 10
minutes and 55 seconds.
The Maryland car beat entries
from California State Polytechnic
University, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Stanford University,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
State University and the Universit-
ies of Pennsylvania and Texas,
GM is sending the top three
Sunrayce finishers to the World
Solar Challenge, a 1,900-mile race
across the Australian outback from
Darwin to Adelaide. The inter-
national race has 43 entrants from
several large corporations including
Honda R&D Co., Ltd. and the
Hoxan Corp. of Japan, as well as
schools and organizations in
England, New Zealand, West Ger-
many, Nigeria, Canada, the U.S.
and Australia, and even several
high schools. The green flag start-
ing the Australia race will be
waved on November 1 1 .
According to David Holloway,
professor of mechanical engineer-
ing and the College Park team
faculty advisor, the winning car
will probably take five to six days
at speeds averaging 40 to 45 mprt
to complete the race.
"There will be more predictable
sun conditions, flatter terrain, and a
lot less traffic to worry about," he
says, "In fact there is only one stop
light on the entire route." Heavy
rains, high winds and overcast
skies during part of the Sunrayce
plagued cars and may have pre-
vented Maryland from taking first
And, unlike the Florida to Mich-
igan race, the Solar Challenge is
not a staged race with staggered
starts for each car each day deter-
mined by their elapsed time of the
previous day. Instead, Holloway
explains, after the first day on the
road, all cars must stop nightly at
5:30 p.m. wherever they happen to
be and resume driving at 8 a.m. the
GM will pay the costs of send-
ing eight Maryland team members
and the Pride to Australia. But,
Holloway says, he wants to take a
team of 12 to 15 members and is
seeking additional sponsorship and
funding support for the trip.
The Maryland car will be
shipped to Australia by air in mid
October; the team's support vehicle
and other gear and equipment will
depart by sea September 15.
The Pride of Maryland — a proj-
ect that involved a team of 50 stu-
dents majoring in mechanical, elec-
trical and aerospace engineering,
computer science, and meteorology
for more than a year — took first
place in qualifying trails at the
Daytona Speedway and was the
first car across the GM Sunrayce
starting line. Maryland won the
Governor of Florida's Energy A-
ward in "Recognition of Dedication
to Improving and Promoting Solar
The team also
won SAE safety
and DOE technical
report awards and
took first place in the
Speedway lap race.
The Maryland team won the
first place award for Engineering
Excellence presented by Papular
Science magazine and a check for
$2,000. It also had the best times on
five of the eleven days of the race.
Engineering Dean George Dieter
was at the Warren, Michigan finish
line to greet the Maryland car and
team. "Their success demonstrates
what we have always known: that
students from the University of
Maryland at College Park can com-
pete successfully with the best en-
gineering schools in the country.
The college is very proud of them."
Maryland Teleconference Links Soviet
Political Leaders and American Women
The University of Maryland at
College Park made history June 16
when the first-ever teleconference
between women political leaders
from the United States and the
Soviet Union took place at College
The teleconference was part of
the university's third annual Evolu-
tionary Leadership Program for
Women Political Leaders. The con-
ference was co-sponsored by the
university's Center for Political
Leadership and Participation and
the Office of US-USSR Academic
The focus of this year's
conference was the role of women
leaders in the Soviet Union and the
emerging democracies in Eastern
Teleconference activities at the
Moscow site were coordinated by
Senator Klara Hallik, a Deputy of
the Supreme Soviet from Estonia
and a member of President Mikhail
Gorbachev's Committee on Inter-
Ethnic Policy. Congresswoman
Connie A. Morella (R-Maryland)
hosted the United States conference
An international computer net-
work provided women from
around the globe with the oppor-
tunity via home and office compu-
ters to enter into ongoing dialogue
on issues of importance in their
"As we enter a new decade with
the promise of peace, I think there
will be a trend of more women
political leaders, because women
are seen as more rational, caring
and trustworthy. This conference is
a reflection of that trend," says
Georgia Sorenson, director of the
university's Center for Political
Leadership and Participation.
New Student Celebration This Week
The fourth annua! New Student Celebration, "It's a Maryland
Tradition," will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, on the Engineer-
ing Field (next to the Mitchell Building) from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
for all entering freshman, transfer and graduate students. Presi-
dent William E. Kirwan, College Park Mayor Anna Owens and
other campus leaders will extend their welcome, and the
"Mighty Sound of Maryland" marching band will be on hand
to teach students the Maryland fight song and Alma Mater. The
program will also feature student performers, exhibits, and light
food fare for all invited guests. Others are encouraged to bring
a bag lunch and join in the festivities.
Alumni Association President
Has Found Success "One Step at a Time"
"Anything is possible if you
work hard enough at it."
Evelyn Pasteur Valentine, the
newly-appointed president of the
University of Maryland at College
Park Alumni Association, lives
what she preaches.
Valentine, the eldest of 15 child-
ren, has come a long way from the
outer banks of Beaufort, North
Carolina to her present life in the
Baltimore- Washington area as an
accomplished educator and busi-
The 55-year-old Valentine, a
proud woman with a warm smile,
describes this time in her life as
coming "full circle."
For more than 27 1 /2 years she
worked in the Baltimore Citv Pub-
lic Schools, first as a home econom-
ics teacher (in 1974 she was select-
ed National Merit Home Econom-
ics Teacher of the Year), later as a
principal, and finally an admini-
strator in the central office.
While working in the central
office, her duties included assisting
top management in the develop-
ment and implementation of the
multi-year/ strategic plan for the
Now she is retiring. But hardlv
This fall she has become an as-
sistant professor with a joint ap-
pointment in the College of Educa-
tion and the Sellinger School of
Business- Department of Manage-
ment and Law at Loyola College.
She is also the president of her
own consulting business — the Pas-
teur Center for Strategic Manage-
"I have been fortunate enough to
have had a variety of experiences,"
she says. "And I have tried to take
advantage of any opportunity that
presents itself positively."
Valentine knew early that she
would pursue a college education.
It was expected of all the Pasteur
"We didn't have a choice," she
says with a fond smile. "My father
didn't have the money to send us,
but we had to go."
Her father, who was in the furni-
ture business and was also a poli-
tician, had attended college, but
never graduated. He expected
much more from his own brood of
ambitious, eager children.
Soon, a plan was developed.
Each time a Pasteur graduated
from college, he or she helped put
through the next in line. All the
Pasteur children received a college
"Every sister and brother helped
everyone else," says Valentine.
And that requirement was not
just confined to bachelor's degrees,
but master's and doctorates, as
"We're a close bunch," says Val-
entine,_who says the family is still
prone to calling a family council to
help a sibling decide on a career
move or other decision.
Valentine, herself, is the mother
of a grown daughter and two
As a teenager Valentine knew
that she wanted to attend the Uni-
versity of Maryland at College
Park. She had an aunt who lived in
the area and would send the young
Evelyn newspaper articles on the
"Coming to the university was a
major dream of mine," she says.
She received her bachelor's de-
gree in Home Economics and Gen-
eral Science in 1955 from North
Carolina Central University. But
her dream was realized in 1967
when she received her master of
science degree in family life and
child development in the College of
Human Ecology from the univer-
Her father, who had recently
suffered a stroke, was there to see
her receive her master's degree.
"When they asked the parents of
the graduates to stand," she recalls,
"my husband and younger son
helped him to his feet."
After receiving a certificate of
advanced study in school manage-
ment from Loyola College in 1979,
Valentine returned to College Park
to receive her doctorate in educa-
tion, policy and planning as a inter-
disciplinary student in the College
of Education and the College of
Business and Management and pre-
sent the graduate student commen-
cement address, as well.
"One of the most rewarding
aspects of my life has been an op-
portunity to be part of the univer-
sity family. And being president of
the alumni association to me is the
highest honor any student could
ever achieve," says Valentine, who
also served as president of the Uni-
versity of Maryland Alumni
Board-College of Education and is
a member of the University of
Maryland's Chancellor's Advisory
Valentine, who was also the re-
cipient of a four-year University of
Maryland Other Race Fellowship,
as well as other awards and hon-
ors, says that the "time is right for
me right now," as she looks for-
ward to her current duties.
She is a member of several pro-
fessional organizations, such as the
American Management Associ-
ation, life member of Phi Delta
Kappa Educational Organization, and
past president of the Marvland Phi
Delta Kappa Chapter, as well as
area coordinator for 10 colleges and
universities in Maryland, Delaware
and Washington, D.C.
In summing up her accomplish-
ments, Valentines says, "1 just do
the best 1 can with each activity I'm
involved in. I take one step at a
One very determined step.
The University of Maryland at
College Park Alumni Association is
establishing a new Homecoming
tradition this fall with the first-ever
Maryland's Largest Alumni Tent
Party on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event, which wilt im-
mediately follow the 12 noon Terps
vs. Wake Forest football game (ap-
proximately 3:30 p.m.), will be held
rain or shine in the Denton Field
Admission is $7.50 in advance
and $10 at the door for adults,
$3.75 for children four through 12
and free admission for children
four and under.
The tent party will include ex-
hibits, music, and food, including
foot-long hot dogs with all the
trimmings, Italian Sausage, barbe-
cue and a nacho bar. There will
also be a cash bar and free soda.
Free balloons will also be provided
for the kids.
To make reservations (R.S.V.P,
by Sept. 28) or for more informa-
tion, call the UMCP Alumni Assoc-
iation at 405-4678.
Football game tickets must be
purchased separately through the
Theatre Project Receives
A College Park academic project
that centers on a parallel study of
Shakespearean and Kabuki theater
has received a $220,000 National
Endowment for the Humanities
grant to continue the program for a
'Theatre East and West" is a pro-
ject designed to bring enhanced
study of Japanese and English cul-
ture and literature into high clas-
ses. Using parallels between
Shakespeare and Kabuki as a focal
point, academic co-directors
Thomas Rimer, chair of Hebrew
and East Asian Languages and Lit-
eratures, and Howard Dobin, asso-
ciate professor of English, work
with high school educators in a
year- long program that culminates
with a trip to Japan.
The program began in 1989 with
a two-year, $336,000 NEH grant.
While the first groups of educators
have been from Maryland, Virginia
and the District of Coiumbia, the
new funding requires that organ-
izers work with a national group of
"We are delighted to have the
opportunity to continue the pro-
gram," says A dele Seeff, executive
director of the Center for Renais-
sance and Baroque Studies and co-
director of the program. Barbara
Finkelstein, professor of education
and director of the International
Center for the Study of Education
Policy and Human Values, is the
"The people at NEH were quite
complimentary of the program.
They said it is 'a very powerful
concept,'" says Seeff.
The program was organized by
the Department of English, the
Department of Hebrew and East
Asian Languages and Literatures,
the Center for Renaissance and Bar-
oque Studies, and the Center for
the Study of Education Policy and
B r ia u Busck
The Theatre East'West program introduces
high school educators to Japanese culture.
National Public Broadcasting Archives
Established at College Park
The National Public Broadcast-
ing Archives, the nation's most
comprehensive collection of mater-
ial on the history of public broad-
casting, is being established at the
University of Maryland at College
The four major public broadcast-
ing organizations— The Corpora-
tion for Public Broadcasting, The
Public Broadcasting Service,
National Public Radio and the Na-
tional Association of Public Tele-
vision Stations — have committed
their historical records to the collec-
tion. The first of these materials
were transferred to the university
In addition to historical records,
the archives will contain kine-
scopes, audio and visual tapes,
films and personal papers relating
to the development of public
broadcasting in the U.S. The ar-
chives is jointly sponsored by the
university and the Academy for
Educational Development of Wash-
ington, D.C. The academy's senior
project officer Donald R. McNeil,
who initiated the project, will dir-
ect the collection of the materials.
"With the development of the
National Public Broadcasting Ar-
chives, the University Libraries will
become a national center for the
study of the public broadcasting
movement," says Joanne Harrar,
director of libraries.
"The resources will be important
to faculty and students in journal-
ism, radio and television, business
and management, communications,
sociology, literature, history, music,
the arts, economics and many other
fields. In addition, the archives will
attract major scholars from around
the world. Our archival staff is al-
ready receiving numerous inquiries
from scholars in the U.S. and
Canada," says Harrar.
To commemorate the creation of
the archives, corporate, government
and public broadcasting leaders
visited the university for a June
event hosted by President William
E. Kirwan. Participants included
The four major public
are contributing materials
to the new National Public
Donald Ledwig, president of the
Corporation for Public Broadcast-
ing; Bruce Christensen, president of
the Public Broadcasting Service;
Douglas Bennet, president of Na-
tional Public Radio; David Brugger,
president of the National Associa-
tion of Public Television Stations;
Don W. Wilson, Archivist of the
United States; and Christopher T.
Cross, U.S. Assistant Secretary of
During the event, the presi^
dents of the four major public
broadcasting organizations present-
ed Kirwan with important docu-
ments from their respective ar-
Among the collections already
on file are records of one of the
most unusual projects in the annals
of public broadcasting — the Mid-
west Project on Airborne Television
In the 1950s, with support from
the Ford Foundation, an airplane,
equipped with a television trans-
mitter, was sent aloft over Chicago
each day. The plane beamed public
television programs to schools in
The National Public
Broadcasting Archives project is
drawing extensive support from a
variety of institutions and
organizations. In addition to
donating their records, PBS, CPB
and NPR made cash contributions
to initiate the archives. Other do-
nors include the Children's Tele-
vision Workshop and six of the na-
tion's major public broadcasting
stations- — WET A in Washington,
WTTW in Chicago, WGBH in Bos-
ton, KCET in Los Angeles, WHYY.
in Philadelphia and WNET in New
Technology Liaison Office Expands
Income and Services
The Office of Technology Liaison, now three years old, is man-
aging more than 100 active patent disclosures, bringing more than
a quarter million dollars in income to the university annually, and
expanding the quality and variety of services it provides to re-
searchers and businesses. "By measures such as the number of
disclosures identified and protected, license agreements achieved,
and income earned, the activities of Technology Liaison have
brought benefit to the campus, its inventors, and to the com-
mercial enterprises who license our innovations," director Wayne
Swann E. notes.
mmm Professor Uses Electron Beam
Accelerator to Irradiate Poultry
James L. Heath
In Early May, the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) ap-
proved the use of irradiation on
poultry to control Salmonella and
other forms of disease-causing bac-
teria. Irradiation — exposing a pro-
duct to small doses of radia-
tion — can extend the shelf life of
poultry by several weeks under
James L. Heath, professor of
poultry science, has been conduct-
ing research on poultry irradiation
techniques since 1987. He says that
proper cooking will kill most bac-
teria in poultry, but irradiation can
nearly eliminate infectious bacteria
in poultry before the product reac-
hes the consumer.
In his research, Heath uses an
electron beam accelerator to pene-
trate the surface of poultry meat,
thereby killing most of the bacteria
there. He says this is particularly
effective for the elimination of sal-
monella, which lives near the sur-
face of meat. According to Heath,
the electron beam can be activated
at the flip of an electrical switch —
similar to operating a microwave
oven- — and when treatment is com-
plete, there is no lingering residual
radiation in the meat.
"This is a good, safe alternative
to using gamma rays, the more
commonly used irradiation tech-
nique," Heath says. "Because the
electron beam requires less shield-
ing [than for gamma rays], the
working environment for poultry
handlers is safer. Also, electron
beam accelerators can be installed
directly at poultry processing
plants, unlike the gamma ray meth-
od which would require that pou-
ltry be sent to a special irradiation
According to Heath, when gam-
ma rays are used to irradiate poul-
try, source materials must be low-
ered into a pit and submerged in
water before it is safe for food han-
dlers to enter the area and remove
the poultry. The gamma ray tech-
nique also requires disposal of the
Heath says that consumers
should begin seeing irradiated pou-
ltry in the stores during the coming
year as producers begin test mar-
keting the products. But he believes
three to five years of consumer
education will be required to gain
wide public acceptance for irradiat-
"These techniques are totally
safe for the consumer," he says. "Ir-
radiated poultry is not radioactive
under the FDA requirements.
These techniques will improve food
safety by greatly reducing the bac-
teria found in poultry."
Heath points out that irradiation
has long been approved by FDA
for insect control in fresh fruits and
vegetables, for disin testation of
grains and spices, and for the con-
trol of trichina in pork.
According to Fleath, the Ameri-
can poultry industry could find
their first market for irradiated
poultry in several European coun-
tries where these products have
been approved and accepted for
Seven Faculty Members Win Presidential
Young Investigator Awards
Seven young College Park facul-
ty members, all assistant pro-
fessors, have won prestigious, five-
year National Science Foundation
Presidential Young Investigator
The seven are: Timos Sellis, H,
Dieter Rombach, and John Yiannis
Aloimonos, all of the Department
of Computer Science; Thomas
Cohen, Department of Physics and
Astronomy, Rinaldo E. Poli, De-
partment of Chemistry and Bio-
chemistry, Frederick N. Skiff, Lab
for Plasma Research, and
Evanghelos Zafiriou, Department of
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
and the Systems Research Center.
College Park placed fifth among
all universities — public and private
—in 1990 PYI awards behind Berk-
eley, MIT, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Only Berkeley had three computer
science faculty award-winners.
The seven bring to 24 the num-
ber of Maryland faculty who have
received the award since it was es-
tablished in 1984.
Sellis is a specialist in data base
systems, Rombach, an authority in
software engineering and program
languages, and Aloimonos an
authority on computer vision.
Cohen specializes in nuclear the-
oretical physics. Skiff, who also
won a two-year Alfred P. Sloan Re-
search Fellowship this year, is an
experimental plasma physicist. Poli
is a specialist in organic chemistry,
and Zafiriou is an authority on
robust process control, non-linear
control, and process design and
Each year, NSF sponsors 200
young investigator awards to fund
research by promising college pro-
fessors who are beginning their
careers. The awards can be worth
as much as $100,000 per year for
five years. NSF provides an annual
base grant of $25,000 and matches
up to $37,500 per year of gifts from
New Summer Physics Program for 9th Grade Girls Launched
Last July, the Physics
Department initiated a two -week
program in physics for 28 area girls
who are entering the ninth grade
The free Physics Summer Out-
reach Program was designed to
give them a chance to work direct-
ly on some of the most interesting
subjects in physics — boiling and
freezing, telescopes, taking and de-
eloping photographs, rainbows, so-
lar cooking, seeing and hearing
around corners, and even the mar-
vels of the new superconductors.
The new program, which ran
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each
day, provided the students an op-
portunity to see how the science of
physics works up close. There were
no lectures, no examinations and
no grades. Each girl, within a small
group of five, worked directly with
her teacher on the experiment and
subject of the day. The instruction
was personalized and informal.
"Our premise is that physics,
engineering, and related sciences
have always had very low
participation on the part of women
and minorities," notes Angelo Bar-
dasis, professor of physics and the
department's associate chair for
academic affairs. "It recognizes that
this cannot be solved at the college
level, but must be addressed at the
elementary or at least the junior
high level. The emphasis
throughout was 'hands on,' on do-
ing science. The atmosphere was
noncompetitive and cooperative.
Every girl was encouraged to voice
her opinions and to participate to
The summer program is being fol-
lowed by three Saturdays each
semester during the regular school
Three young participants in summer physics
outreach program examine lab equipment.
S V I' I I- M R E R 10
Kirwan Address and Elections Top
Senate Agenda for Sept. 13
The "State of the University" address by President William E.
Kirwan and the annual elections of the chair-elect and members of
the executive committee will be main items of business at the first
meeting of the Campus Senate for the 1990-91 academic year on
Thursday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 0126, Reckord
Armory. Also on the agenda are three committee reports by
Earlean McCarrick, Thomas Regan, and Patrick Cunniff. For infor-
mation about the meeting call 405-5805.
Flagship Channel Provides Pictures of
University to P.G. and Montgomery Viewers
With two local cable television
channels at its disposal (Channel
38- B in Prince George's County and
Channel 59 in Montgomery Coun-
ty), the College Park Flagship Sta-
tion can show whatever part of
university life catches a camera's
In recent months, commence-
ment exercises, wrestling matches,
lectures on global warming, musi-
cal concerts and a call-in show on
university admissions have been
among the pictures of campus life
broadcast live or via video tape to
a potential audience of 250,000
cable television viewers in Prince
George's and Montgomery count-
Through cable access channels
made available by the governments
of the two counties, the station also
runs daily graphic features such as
calendars of events and university
job listings. And in addition to
their own productions, station pro-
grammers tap into university ar-
chives for academically related
films produced by other units,
some student-produced programs
such as the university news pro-
gram, Maryland Update, and use
public service programming from
off -campus sources such as live
feeds from NASA satellites.
"There's a tremendous potential
here," says Marjory Small, the uni-
versity's coordinator of cable tele-
vision programming. "There's a de-
mand for more programming than
we have the resources to provide.
There is time available to broadcast
1,100 hours every 16 weeks — that's
about twice as much as we do
The Academic Media Technol-
ogy and Telecommunications Ad-
visory Committee oversees the sta-
tion's operation and provides gen-
eral guidelines for programming.
Chaired by Sue Clabaugh, director
of the Educational Technology Cen-
ter, the committee has designated
three primary areas of program-
ming: service, academics and mul-
The station is run by two full-
time staff members, Small, who
manages the station and co-
ordinates its fund-raising and edu-
cational components, and Kenny
Holl, who oversees production.
Each semester 25-30 students
from radio, television and film and
broadcast journalism, work for the
station, seeing the channel as a
place to get hands-on training in
broadcasting. Small is working to
create programs through which
students would receive credit for
their work with the station.
Broadcasts do not orginate dir-
ectly from the channel's office in
the basement of the Benjamin
Building. Instead, they are trans-
mitted from the Non-print Media
Center in Hornbake Library to the
cable system. Consequently, Holl
and his staff must transfer most of
a week's programming onto master
tapes which are then hand -carried
to Hornbake for broadcast. (Live
broadcasts are cablecast directly
from the site of the event to Horn-
An innovative computer pro-
gram is used to queue up the tapes
so that they run without super-
vision. The system was developed
by Chet Rhodes, journalism, Jeff
Wagner, Non-Print Media, and
Chris Schlesliger, an electrical en-
"They did an amazing job,"
Small says. "If this had been done
by a professional consultant it
would have cost five times as
much and wouldn't have been as
well-tailored to our needs."
The Flagship Channel logo
Programming highlights on the Flagship Channel
during Sept.-Nov. include:
• The University of Maryland
Chorus' Ant a I Dorati Memorial
Concert will be shown at 8 p.m.
Sept. 20 and Sept. 27. The concert,
conducted by Paul Traver, was
held April 9, 1989, as a memorial to
Dorati, former conductor of the Na-
tional Symphony Orchestra.
• Lectures from the 1989-90 Dis-
tinguished Scholar-Teacher Lec-
ture Series will be shown this
week. Each lecture begins at 8 p.m.
The presenters are: George Snow,
professor of physics (Sept. 10);
Wayne Cole, professor of history
(Sept. 11); Christopher Davis, pro-
fessor of electrical engineering
(Sept. 12); Joseph Sucher, professor
of physics (Sept, 13); and Susan
Handelman, associate professor of
English (Sept. 14).
• Presentations from the "Phys-
ics is Phun" lecture series will be
shown Oct. 22-25 and 29-31 at 8
p.m. each evening. The lectures,
hosted by Richard Berg of the
Department of Physics, describe
basic concepts of physics through
the use of demonstrations and aim
to be entertaining as well as educa-
tional and informative.
• Lectures from the "Science of
Global Change" series will be
shown Nov, 5-9 and 19-23 at 8 p.m.
each evening. Sponsored by the
Department of Meteorology, lec-
tures cover such topics as the
greenhouse effect and ozone de-
• "Maryland Update," a news
magazine show produced by the
College of Journalism, will be
shown every hour beginning at 6
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
during the fall semester.
• The "Job Mart," a listing of job
opportunities at the university, will
be shown at 7 a.m. Monday-Friday
and 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sat-
urday-Sunday. The listing is pre-
sented for 30 minutes during each
(Left to Right)
and Richard Berg
Commuter Affairs Expo, 10
a.m. -3 p.m.. West Foyer, Stamp
Student Union. Call 4-5275 tor
Agricultural Seminar: "Present
Issues in Agricultural Extension
and What Needs to be Done: A
World Bank Perspective."
featuring William Zijp, Agriculture
Extenlion Specialist, noon (bring
brown-bag lunch). 01 1 5 Symons
Hall. Call 5-1253 tor info.
OMSE s Annual Open House,
1-4:30 p.m., 1101 Hornbake
Library. Call 5-5616 for info.
Time Management Workshop,
3-4:30 j),m.. 2201 Shoemaker
Bldg. (fall 4-7693 for info.
Computer Science Colloquium:
"A Status Report ot Parallel
Processing Research at Hebrew
University, featuring Larry
Rudolph. Hebrew LT S IBM T.J.
Watson Research Center,
reception, 3:30 p.m., 1152 A.V.
Bldg.. lecture. 4p,m.. 0111
Classroom Bldg. Call 5-2661 for
University Theatre Open
House, 8 p.m.. Tawes Fine Arts
Bldg. Call 5-2201 for info.
"Observations of Molecular
Clouds in the Magellanic Clouds,"
featuring Marc L Kutner,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, New York, 4 p.m.. 1113
Computer & Space Sciences
Bldg, pre-lecture tea, 3:30 p.m.,
0254 CSS Call 5-1524 for into
Art Gallery Exhibition: "Trouble
in Paradise." today-Oct. 26,
Gallery Talk by Dana Friis-
Hanson, exhibit curator, MIT.
today. 4:30 p.m., Opening
Reception. 5:30-7:30 p.m.. The
Art Gallery, Art/Soc Bldg. Call 5-
2763 for info.
Center for Minorities in the
Behavioral Sciences Open
House, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.. 2201
LeFrak. Call 5-1708 lor info.
"The Festival of Indonesia," a puppet theatre from West Java, will
entertain with colorful, intricately carved wooden puppets. Monday.
September IT at 8 p.m. Call 403-4240 for information and
Meditation Center Open House,
11 a.m.-i p.m., 2113 Mitchell
Bldg Call 4-8426 tor info.
Police Department Open
House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1101
Police Station. Call 5-5731 for
New Student Celebration, a
free picnic lunch for all new
students, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m..
Engineering Field, Call 5-7484 for
Men's Soccer vs. Loyola, 3
p.m.. Soccer Field. Call 4-7064
f or info,
Seminar: "Planning Your Career
and Your Future," 9 a.m.-4 p.m..
2146 Stamp Student Union. Call
5-5651 for into.
"Fun In the Union," noon-2
p.m., Stamp Student Union. Call
4-8495 tor info.
College of Engineering First
Look Picnic, 4p.m.. 1202
Engineering Bldg. Call 5-3855 for
Women's Soccer vs
4:30 p.m., Soccer Field
7064 for info.
Department of Dance Open
House,' Reception, 5-6:30 p.m.,
1115 Temporary Bldg EE. Call 5-
3180 for info.
Maryland Sailing Association
Informational Meeting, 6:30-7
p.m., Jimenez Hall. Call 589-
5643 for info.
POW/MIA Exposition, 10 a.m.-4
p.m., Toduga Room/West Foyer,
Stamp Student Union. The
movies Hanoi Hilton and the
Deer Hunter will be shown. Call
"Simplification of Simple
Biosphere Model (SiB) in the
Global Climale Study. 3:30 p.m..
2114 Computer and Space
Sciences Bldg., refreshments at 3
p.m. Call 5-5392 for info.
Systems Research Center
Systems Colloquium: "The End
of the Beginning in Computing
Emergence and Convergence in
the 1990s," Harry Tennant,
Texas Instruments, 1100 ITV
Bldg. Call 5-6634 for info.
Alumni Association September
Supper: "Technology Showcase."
wine reception at 6:30 p.m.,
buffet dinner at 7 p.m.. Atrium,
Stamp Student Union. Call 5-
4678 for inlo.
Guarneri String Quartet Open
Rehearsal, 7 p.m., Tawes Recital
Hail Call 5-5548 for info.
Women's Field Hockey vs.
Virginia, 7 p.m., Astrotud Field
Call 4-7064 tor info.
Stamp Union All-Niter '90:
"Cruising Aboard the SS Union,"
noon today-4 a.m. tomorrow,
Slamp Student Union. Call 4-
8495 for info.
Women's Studies Annual
Forum: "Assembly of I he Whole."
3-5 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie-
Mount Hall. Call 5-6877 tor info.
Maryland University Club
Welcome Back Barbeque
Buffet, for members and guests,
6:30 p.m.. The Rossborough Inn,
College Park. Call 4-8015 for
Women's Volleyball vs. William
& Mary, 7 p.m.. Cole Field
House. Call 4-7064 for info.
UM Football vs. Clemson,
noon, (in Baltimore), Call 4-7064
Women's Field Hockey vs.
Temple, 1 p.m., Astroturf Field.
Call 4-7064 for info.
Wesley Foundation "Pizza and
Video Night," 6 p.m., University
United Methodist Church. Call
422-1400 for into.'
Study Skills Workshop, 3 -4 30
p.m., 2201 Shoemaker Bldg. Call
4-7693 for info.
Haft Theatre Movies:
"Hairspray" & "House Party.'
4-HOFF for info.
Art Gallery Exhibition: "Trouble
in Paradise," today-Oct, 26, The
Art Gallery, Art/Soc Bldg. Call 5-
2763 for info.
Computer Science Colloquium:
"Structured Documents: Their
Logical Specification and
Processing," featuring Allen L,
Brown, Jr., Univ. of Syracuse and
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Xerox Webster Research Center,
reception, 3:30 p.m., 1152 A.V.
Williams Bldg., lecture, 4 p.m..
0111 Classroom Bldg. Call 5-
2661 for info.
Women's Studies Lecture:
"Passionate Politics: The Making
of a Feminist Movement in
Washington D.C., 1967-77."
Charlotte Bunch, 8 p.m., 2203
Art/Soc Bldg. Call 5-6877 for
"Production of Alternative Flower
Crops in Maryland," Will Healy, 4
p.m.. 0128 Hclzapfel Hall. Call 5-
4360 for info.
Space Science Seminar:
"Investigations of Coronal and
Chromospheric Processes with
Solar Wind Ion Composition,"
Johnnnes Geiss, Univ. of Bern.
Switzerland. 4:30 p.m., 1113
Computer and Space Sciences
Bldg. Call 5-4829 for info.
Indonesian Puppet Theatre, 8
p.m., Pre-concerl Seminar, 6:30
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 80-
4240 lor info."
Counseling Center Research
and Development Seminar:
"Caseload Trends as Seen by
College Park Youth and Family
Services." fealurino Peggy
Higgins, Director, College Park
Youth £ Family Services, noon-1
p.m., 01060114 Shoemaker
Bldg. call 4-7691 for info.
Department of Art Minorities &
Women Lecture, featuring
Marcia Tucker, Founder 8
Director, The New Museum, 1
p.m., 1309 Art/Soc Bldg. Call 5-
1442 lor info.
Women's Soccer vs. Radford,
1 p.m.. Soccer Field Call 4-7064
Men's Soccer vs. American, 3
.m., Soccer Field. Call 4-7064
Nyurnburu Cultural Center
Open House, 9 a.m. -7 p.m.,
3123 South Campus Dining Hall,
Call 4-7758 for info.
Meditation Center Open House,
11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2113 Mitchell
Bldg Call 4-8428 for inlo.
"Fun in the Union," noon-2
p.m., Stamp Student Union. Call
4-6495 for info.
College of Agriculture
Welcome Picnic, 3:30-5:30 p.m..
south side of Symons Hall. Call
5-4685 lor info.
Wesley Foundation Bible
Study, 5 p.m.. University United
Methodist Church. Call 422-1400
Women's Field Hockey vs.
Towson State, 6:30 p.m.,
Astroturf Field. Call 4-7064 for
"Gamma Ray Astronomy and
Gamma Ray Observatory,"
featuring James Kurtess. U.S.
Naval Research Laboratory.
Washington, DC, 4 p.m., 1113
Computer S Space Sciences
Bldg, pre-lecture tea, 3:30 p.m.,
0254 CSS. Call 5-1524 tor info.
Wesley Foundation and United
Campus Ministry Open House
and Worship, 4-6 p.m., West
Lounge, Memorial Chapel. Call 5-
8450 tor info
Women's Volleyball vs. William
& Mary, 7 p.m., Cole Field
House. Call 4-7064 for info.
Architecture Lecture, Anlhuny
Ames. Architecl, Atlanta, GA,
7:30 p.m.. Architecture
Auditorium. Reception and
Exhibition to follow lecture. Call
5-6284 for info.