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OUTLOOK 



A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK 

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DECEMBER 3, 1990 
VOLUME 5, NUMBER 13 



Historian Ira Berlin to Speak at 
December Commencement 



Ira Berlin, the university's 
award-winning historian and direc- 
tor of the Freedmen and Southern 
Society project, will deliver the 
commencement address at the Fri- 
day, December 21 all-campus con- 
vocation in Tawes Theatre begin- 
ning at 9:30 a.m. 

Approximately 2,410 College 
Park students will receive diplomas 
during winter commencement cere- 
monies. Some 1,900 bachelors', 350 
masters' and 160 doctoral degrees 
will be awarded. 

The new graduates, their famil- 
ies and friends also will hear re- 
marks from Roshanak Ameli- 
Tehrani, an accounting major from 
Potomac, Maryland, who is repre- 
senting the graduating class as the 
student speaker. 

Berlin is one of the five 1990-91 
Distingu ished Scholar-Teachers. 
His monumental, multi-volume 
Freedmen and Southern Society 
project is devoted to recovering the 
experience of black emancipation. 
In progress for more than ten 
years, an early volume in the series 
earned the J. Franklin Jameson 
Prize of the American Historical 
Association for outstanding 
achievement in historical editing. 

Later this month, Cambridge 
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issue the third volume in the proj- 
ect. The new volume, The War Time 
Genesis of Free Labor. The Lower 
South, describes the various ways 
in which freed slaves were intro- 
duced into the free labor work 
force. 

Previous volumes in the series 
focused on the black military 
experience during the Civil War 
and the process of emancipation. 

Other speakers at individual 
graduation ceremonies include the 
following: 

Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 
p.m. 

Human Ecology — Maryland 
Congresswoman Connie Morella in 
Memorial Chapel; 

Friday, December 21 at 11:30a.m. 

Agriculture and Life Sciences in 
Memorial Chapel; 

Behavioral and Social 
Sciences — Joseph D, Tydings, form- 
er Maryland Senator and attorney 
in Cole Student Activities Building; 

Education— two graduating stu- 
dents will speak in the Reckord Ar- 
mory. 

General Studies — Andrew 
Billingsley, professor and chair, 
Family and Community Develop- 
ment, in the Colony Ballroom, 
Stamp Union; 

Health and Human Perfor- 



mance — a graduate and undergrad- 
uate student will speak in Room 
2101, PERH building; 

Journalism — Reg Murphy, chair- 
man of the Board of The Baltimore 
Sun in Hoff Theatre, and, 

Library and Information Ser- 
vices — Murial Sloan, professor and 
Assistant Vice President for Aca- 
demic Affairs, in the Zoo- Psych 
Auditorium, Room 1240. 

Friday, December 21 at 1 p.m. 

Arts and Humanities — Richard 
Brecht, professor of Germanic and 
Slavic Languages and Literature in 
Tawes Theatre. 

Friday, December 21 at 2 p.m. 

Business and Management in 
Cole Student Activities Building; 

Computer, Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences— James A. Yorke, 
professor and Director of the Insti- 
tute for Physical Science and Tech- 
nology, in Memorial Chapel, and. 

Engineering — Sue Kemnitzer, 
Deputy Director, Engineering Infra- 
structure Division, National Science 
Foundation, in Reckord Armory. 

Receptions for the new gradu- 
ates and their families will be held 
at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Cole Stu- 
dent Activities Building. 



Proposed Pay Plan: 
Your Chance to Comment 



On Nov. 21, each staff member 
received a summary of the propos- 
ed new staff pay program. This is a 
pay concept proposed by the con- 
sultants, Mercer Inc., to the Univer- 
sity of Maryland System after re- 
viewing the employees PIQs sub- 
mitted over the summer. 

It is now the campus' and staff's 
turn to comment on the proposal. 
These comments will influence the 
way staff is compensated at the 
university for the next generation. 

The basics of the proposal are as 
follows: Staff will be divided into 
two categories: Exempt and Non- 
exempt. Exempt employees do not 
earn overtime pay for hours 
worked in excess of 40 per week. 
The exempt category has two 
groups, the Officer Group and the 
Professional and Administrative 
Staff(P&A) Group. The Non- 
exempt category has two groups, 
the Clerical and Technical Staff 
(C&T) Group and the Maintenance 
and Service Staff (M&S) Group. 

The accompanying diagram 
shows the proposed division of 
staff and proposed criteria for pay. 

Pay would initially be determin- 



ed by point factor rating of each 
job and the market value (local or 
national) assigned to it. The consul- 
tants favor phasing out COLA for 
groups 1,2, and 3 after four years 
and using that money to enlarge 
the merit pool. This merit pool 
would be awarded to individuals 
based on a new annual perfor- 
mance evaluation. This evaluation 
would be the basis for all salary 
increases. 

In order for a pay system based 
on merit to work, a new perfor- 
mance evaluation program would 
need to be developed for all affect- 
ed employee groups, and it would 
have to be consistently and fairly 
implemented over all positions. 

The consultants also propose 
merit increase guidelines that 
would provide less of a percentage 
increase for higher paid positions 
than for lower. The result is that, 
over time, the salaries of the lowest 
paid staff would be enhanced. The 
consultants also recommend special 
one-time salary awards for P&A 
and C&T staff on a campus-wide 

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Brown University VP for Computing to Speak 

Brian L. Hawkins, vice president for computing and informa- 
tion services and special assistant to the president for academic 
planning at Brown University, will speak at the Thursday, Dec. 6 
Computer Science Center 1990 Fall Lecture Series. The lecture 
begins at 1:30 p.m. in Room 2205 LeFrak. Hawkins is council chair 
and a member of the Board of Trustees of EDUCOM and serves on 
advisory boards of several computer companies. He is a manage- 
ment professor by training and has authored several books and 
many articles in the area of organizational behavior. The lecture is 
free and open to the public. For more info call Gail Miller at 405- 
2950. 



Editor Roberts Joins College of Journalism 




Eugene L. Roberts 



A gala farewell party in October 
for Philadelphia Inquirer Executive 
Editor Eugene L. Roberts, Jr. has 
begun the countdown toward his 
new position as full-time tenured 
journalism professor at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland at College Park, 
Roberts, who led the Inquirer 
newsroom to 17 Pulitzer Prizes 
during his 18 years there, will join 
the College of Journalism faculty 
here next September. 

More than 1,000 friends, admir- 
ers and current and former Inquirer 
staff members gathered Oct. 20 at 
Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin 
Hotel for the seven-hour Roberts 
sendoff. Frog signs — "Vive Le 
Frog!" and "The Frog Leapt 
H ere" — - were everywhere, reflecting 
a nickname given Roberts years 
ago by a magazine writer ("he 
looks like a frog just off the 
Okefenokee Swamp in 'Pogo'"). The 
College of Journalism prepared a 
Maryland sweat shirt for Roberts, 
with customized lettering on the 
back: "The smart money's on the 
Terp." The wording was based on 



the large billboard that once 
appeared in front of the Inquirer's 
chief competitor, the Philadelphia 
Bulletin ("the smart money is rid- 
ing on The Frog"). The arch-rival 
Bulletin closed in 1982. 

Roberts, 58, has been a member 
of the College of Journalism's 
Board of Visitors since it was estab- 
lished in 1483. He chairs the na- 
tional advisory board of the Knight 
Center for Specialized Journalism, a 
professional training program that 
operates out of the College, and is 
chairman of the Pulitzer Prize 
Board for awards in journalism, 
arts and letters. 

When he joins the College of 
Journalism in the Fall 1991 semes- 
ter, Roberts will teach courses {two 
each semester) in reporting, edit- 
ing, ethics and the practice of jour- 
nalism. He will assist with the Col- 
lege's Public Affairs Reporting pro- 
gram, which includes student news 
bureaus in Annapolis and Wash- 
ington (Capital News Service). He 
will also serve in an advisory capa- 
city as senior editor of Washington 



journalism Review, the national 
media magazine published by the 
College, and will advise students 
on major journalism projects, in- 
cluding graduate theses. 

"Gene Roberts will bring a spe- 
cial dimension of journalism educa- 
tion to the College," says Journal- 
ism Dean Reese CI eg horn. "Our 
students will have the opportunity 
to learn and excel under one of 
America's most honored and re- 
spected newspaper editors." 

Roberts is a journalism graduate 
of the University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill and was a Nieman 
Fellow at Harvard University in 
1961-62. In a distinguished news- 
paper reporting and editing career, 
he was city editor of the Detroit 
Free Press and southern correspon- 
dent, Vietnam war correspondent 
and national editor of The New York 
Times before joining the inquirer in 
1972. Under his guidance, the In- 
quirer was transformed into a lead- 
ing example of aggressive investi- 
gative and enterprise reporting and 

editorial excellence. r , ~ . 

Frank Qunic 



Comments Invited on Proposed Pay Plan 



STATUS JOB GROUP DESIGNATION 



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X 
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M 
P 
T 



1, Officer Group 
Presidents 
Vice Presidents 
Ass't Vice President 
Anyone with "president" 
in (heir title 

2, Professional and Administrative 
Associate Staff 
Unclassified Staff 

Exempt Classified Staff 



PAY BASED ON: 

1. Whole job ranking 
National peer market 
Merit increases only 



2. Point factor ranking 
National/regional mark el 
Merit'COLA for 4 years 
Merit only after A years 



N 

N 

E 
X 

E 
M 

P 

T 



3. Clerical and Technical 
Other Classified Staff 



4. Maintenance and Service 
Skilled Trade 
Unskilled Trade and 
Related Staff 



3. Point factor ranking 
Geographic pay market 
Steps/COLA to mid -point 
Merit'COLA for 4 years 
Merit only after 4 years 

4 Point factor ranking 
Geographic pay market 
Step system/COLA 
Possible bonus payments 



continued from page I 



basis. The M&S staff would be elig- 
ible to receive bonuses for out- 
standing work. 

It is important to note that the 
faculty will continue to receive 



both COLA and merit increases 
and that they are not limited by 
salary range in how much of a 
merit increase they receive. 

Other items of interest regarding 
the proposed pav program are: 
eliminating the titles of Associate 
and Classified Staff and merging of 
personnel regardless of education, 
current job category, academic or 
administrative focus. The Officer 
group is not tied to the same salary 
schedule as all others since they 
use a whole job rating system 
rather than a point count rating 
system. Those with "Dean" in their 
titles (Assistant Dean or even 
Assistant to the Dean) have been 
considered faculty and are not in- 
cluded in the study. 

WHAT TO DO NEXT. The Vice 
Presidents for Administrative Af- 
fairs from the various UMS cam- 
puses will be deciding to accept or 
modify the current proposal. At 
College Park, Charles Sturtz will be 
accepting input from the Campus 



Helms Receives Classroom Climate Award 



A new campus-wide award for 
teaching was a highlight of the 
1990 Multicultural Community 
Days on Nov. 14-15, and Janet 
Helms, associate professor of 
psychology, was its first recipient. 

Designed to recognize excellence 
in teaching, the promotion of a 
positive classroom climate for all 
students, and efforts to increase 
cross-cultural understanding, the 
new award will be presented each 
year as part of future campus mul- 
ticultural observances. 

Helms was selected to receive 
the first award because of the way 
in which she has incorporated into 
her counseling psychology courses 
a broad spectrum of challenging 
readings about the influence of cul- 
ture, for her work as a mentor of 



graduate and honor students on 
racial and female identity, and for 
her efforts to create a departmental 
curriculum that increases sensi- 
tivity to cultural diversity. 

Sponsored by the Office of 
Human Relations, this year's Multi- 
cultural Community Days for the 
first time included efforts to 
involve faculty in using multicul- 
tural materials in their classrooms. 
The two-day event also included 
the viewing of videos, small group 
discussions, culture-specific panel 
presentations, and workshops. The 
seven panel presentations averaged 
about 50 attendees each, with the 
best attended, the panel on the Na- 
tive American Community, attract- 
ing an audience of over 75. 



Senate and the Personnel Advisory 
Committee, If you have comments 
or suggestions about the proposed 
pay plan, you should address them 
to Dale Anderson, Director of Per- 
sonnel, Lee Building. Please copy 
any correspondence to the Campus 
Senate, Reckord Armory, so that 
your representatives will know 
what your opinion is. Although 
they have not been directly 
involved in the process, academic 
departments should let the vice 
president know how this will affect 
their operations. 

A. Lawrence Latter 

Campus Senate Staff 

Affairs Committee 



OUTLOOK 



Outlook is trie weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving 
I he College Park campus community 

Kalhryn Costello 
R02 Htebert 



Linda Freeman 
Brian Busek 
Lisa Gregory 
Tom Olwell 
Farias Samarrai 
Gary Stephen son 
Jennifer Bacon 

Judith Balr 
John Consoli 
Stephen Darrou 
Chris Paul 
A I Danegger 
Linda Martin 
Pia Uznanska 
Michael Yuen 
Peter Zulkamaln 



Vice President lor 

Instil ulional Advancement 

Director of Public Information & 

Editor 

Production Editor 

Staff Wriler 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

Staff Wriler 

Staff Writer 

Calendar Editor 

Art Director 

Format Designer 
Layout S illustration 
Layout & Illustration 
Photography 
Production 
Production Intern 
Production Intern 
Production Intern 



Letters 10 the editor, story suggestions, campus informa- 
tion S calendar items are welcome. Please submit all 
malerial at leasl three weeks before the Monday ot 
publication Send it to Ro; Hieberl. Editor OullooK. 2101 
Turner Building, through campus mail or to University Ot 
Maryland, College Park. MD 20742. Our telephone 
number is (301)405-4621. Electronic mail address is 
oultooktfipres.umd.edu. Fax number is (301)314-9344 



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Reutt-Robey Wins $500,000 Packard Fellowship 

Janice E. Reutt-Robey, assistant professor of chemistry, has 
been selected by the Board of Directors of the David and Lucille 
Packard Foundation as the recipient of a 1990 Fellowship in Sci- 
ence and Engineering. The fellowship provides $100,000 per year 
for five years to support Reutt-Robey' s research in surface chemis- 
try. She is the first College Park faculty member ever to win this 
prestigious award and is one of 20 Fellows named by the Packard 
Foundation this year. Reutt-Robey earned her Ph.D. degree from 
the University of California at Berkeley and did post-doctoral work 
in surface physics at AT&T's Bell Laboratories. She has been on the 
Maryland faculty for three years. 





Janice E. Reutt-Robey 



Chancellor Calls for 
Changes of Attitudes, Cuts in 



Staff 



On Nov, 15 in his first address to 
the Campus Senate, Donald N. 
Langenberg, chancellor of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland System, said 
that new state budget realities call 
for significant changes in attitudes 
on the part of university admini- 
strators and faculty. 

"Cost-plus budgeting is over," 
said the new chancellor, who took 
office in July. "We must now 
achieve excellence by substitution, 
not expansion." 

Noting the wide-spread growth of 
university staffs in the recent past, 
Langenberg cited many reasons for 
this growth. Complying with new 
federal and state regulations 
requires staff, using consensus 
management requires staff, pro- 
fessional advising for students 
requires staff, complex computer 
support systems require staff, and 
increased faculty research requires 
staff, he said. 

But, Langenberg suggested, with 
the down-turn in the state's econ- 
omy, now is the time to check this 
growth of the administrative lattice. 
The System Administration has 
now cut its staff in half, he pointed 
out. 

The chancellor suggested that 
universities in the system can also 
cut back staff by simplifying proce- 
dures, having faculty do more ad- 
vising, and making collective in- 
vestments in targeted programs, 
possibly across institutions. 



Langenberg noted that some of 
College Park's aspirational peers, 
such as the University of Michigan 
at Ann Arbor, are also redesigning 
themselves. 

Jacob Goldhaber (Grad. School) 
and Ira Block (Text. Cons. Econ.) 
asked whether the University of 
Maryland Baltimore County should 
become a technical school or a 
small, liberal arts college. 
Langenberg said that the business 
community in Baltimore wants a 
technical school, and that he had 
recently offered the idea that 
UMBC could position itself as 
another MIT or Cal Tech type of 
institution. 

Gerald Miller (Chem.), re- 
sponding to the chancellor's state- 
ment that universities must sim- 
plify procedures, asked how com- 
pliance with regulations can be 
simplified when many of them are 
state-mandated. Langenberg said 
the university should work to per- 
suade the state to change some of 
its regulations. 

Responding to a question about 
potential cuts in staff, Langenberg 
said that while it may sound hard- 
hearted, the purpose of the univer- 
sity was to provide education, re- 
search and service to the state, and 
not to create jobs. 

Marvin Breslow (Hist.) asked if 
there were redundant campuses in 
the Maryland system. Langenberg 
said no, that except for College 



Park, which is deliberately re- 
ducing admissions, and University 
College, which was slightly down 
in enrollment last year, enrollment 
is up on all campuses. He also 
noted that each campus is so dif- 
ferent from the others that the sys- 
tem would lose its diversity if any 
campuses were combined. 

In other action, the senate ap- 
proved the creation of a new 
General Committee on Govern- 
mental Affairs to serve as an 
advisory body to the university 
president concerning campus needs 
requiring legislation, and to keep 
the senate informed about state 
legislative issues of importance to 
the campus. This amendment to 
the by-laws was presented by 
Earlean McCarrick (Govt, and Pol.). 

Andrew Wolvin (Speech Cornm.) 
presented the schedule of hearings 
planned for Nov. 26, 27, and 28 
about non-senate campus gover- 
nance (Recommendations 12 
through 33 in the Report of the Ad- 
Hoc Committee on Faculty Gover- 
nance). 

The senate also received as an 
information item the final report on 
the Plus/Minus Grading System. 

Senate chair Bruce Fretz (Psych,) 
announced that Libraries director 
Joanne Harrar will speak at the 
next senate meeting, Dec. 6, about 
the temporary closing and move of 
materials in McKeldin Library. 

Linda Freeman 



Cooperative Program in Social Sciences 
with Moscow University Planned 



When the winds of Glasnost 
blew across the Soviet Union, many 
old practices disappeared and new 
opportunities opened up. Some 
changes were dramatic, others 
quieter, but no less far-reaching. In 
the latter category are teaching and 
research in the social sciences, 
where, according to Vladimir 
Dobrenkov, a Soviet sociologist and 
vice rector of Moscow University, 
there has been a great revolution, 
with the old, dogmatic style totally 
thrown out. 

Dobrenkov was in College Park 
recently to meet with Murray 
Polakoff, dean of the College of Be- 
havioral and Social Sciences, and to 
plan the first stages of a new co- 



operative program between the 
University of Maryland at College 
Park and Moscow University. 
Because of this unprecedented op- 
portunity to assist in the restructur- 
ing of the social sciences at his in- 
stitution, Dobrenkov is seeking 
interaction with College Park in 
several areas: student, researcher 
and teacher exchanges, curriculum 
consultation, and the establishing 
of a jointly-sponsored center in 
Moscow for the study of contem- 
porary problems in Soviet society. 

Dobrenkov and Polakoff hope to 
find funding for the center outside 
of state funds and will seek sup- 
port from corporations and founda- 
tions as well as from U.S. firms 
that do business in the U.S.S.R. 



If all goes well, small-scale 
faculty exchanges could begin next 
spring, and the first few Moscow 
University students could be on the 
College Park campus by the fall of 
1991, studying concrete social sci- 
ence problems in Maryland -offered 
courses about the U.S.S.R. 

Dobrenkov is not worried about 
a language barrier. Most Soviet 
university students have a fairly 
good command of English, and 
College Park exchange students 
would be given an intensive course 
in Russian. "But," says Dobrenkov 
with a smile, "Students seem to 
manage communicating very well 
with each other without really 
knowing the language." 



IBM Awards Computer Lab to Education College 



The IBM Corporation has 
awarded the College of Education a 
15 station networked computer lab- 
oratory with an extensive library of 
IBM education software. 

Software packages include 
material on biology, chemistry, 
English, earth sciences, mathema- 
tics, physics, and reading at vari- 
ous grade levels as well as admin- 
istrative/management programs. 



"The purpose of the laboratory is 
co provide professors in profes- 
sional education programs an op- 
portunity to learn about the use of 
computers as tools for teaching and 
learning and subsequently to share 
their knowledge with students," 
says Denis Sullivan of the Depart- 
ment of Industrial, Technological 
and Occupational Education and 
the grant's author. 

The facility also will be available 



for individual and collaborative 
research, according to Sullivan. 

"The network system allows 
users to access simultaneously 
either the same or different pieces 
of software and provides the ability 
to select groups of software for 
particular disciplines," says 
Sullivan. 

The laboratory is located in the 
J. M. Patterson Building. 




Vladimir Dobrenkov (left) 
and Murray Polakoff 



DECEMBER 



19 9 



CLOSE UP 



Network Supercomputing Demonstration Set 

Cray Research, in conjunction with the Computer Science 
Center, will present a series of two-hour demonstrations of Net- 
work Supercomputing in the 90s showcasing distributed software 
applications, high-speed networks, graphics workstations, personal 
computers and supercomputers. The demonstrations will take 
place in the Computer Science Center, Room 4352, Thursday, Dec. 
13 beginning at 9 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 14 at 9 
a.m. and noon. For info, call 405-2950 




Toby Linden, 
administrative chair, 
Student Honor Council 




Snow Alert 

When there a a snow 
emergency, you should 
listen to radio or watch TV 
to find out whether the 
university has decided to 
ciose. 

The following are the TV 
channels and radio stations 
the university contacts 
when there is an an- 
nouncement to CLOSE the 
university because of a 
snow emergency NO AN- 
NOUNCEMENTS ARE 
MADE WHEN THE UNIVER- 
SITY REMAINS OPEN. 

Washington area TV 

channels: 

WJLA 

WRC 

WUSA 

WTTG 

Baltimore area TV 

channels: 
WJZ 
WMAR 
WBAL 

Washington area radio 

stations: 

WMZQ 

WAVA 

WASH 

WTOP 

WRC 

WMAL 

WGMS 

WKYS 

Baltimore area radio 
stations: 

WUF 

WBAL 

WCAO 

4s socvT as a snow 
emergency is decided 
upon, the Office of Public 
Information cafe ail of the 
media listed above 
Although the university 
tries to Insure that its 
message Is used, it cannot 
control announcements 
presented on the radio or 
TV. 



Student Honor Council Chair 
Discusses New Code 



On September 4, 1990, the uni- 
versity adopted a new "Code of 
Academic Integrity" and by doing 
so joined a small number of the 
nation's most outstanding colleges 
and universities that have some 
form of an honor system. The 
Code is administered by an all- 
student Honors Council. 

The following is a recent inter- 
view wilh Toby Linden, adminis- 
trative chair of the Student Honor 
Council by senior journalism 
major Toni Guagenti. 



Q. Who should know about the 
new Code? 

A. We want to reach every 
member of the university commun- 
ity. We will be working with facul- 
ty members and teaching assis- 
tants. Academic integrity is impor- 
tant to them and thev need to in- 
still that sense of importance in the 
students they teach. 

We will also be communicating 
directly with students, attending 
large lecture classes and explaining 
to students what the new Code is 
about, why cheating is detrimental 
both to the individual student and 
to that student's fellow classmates 
and to the university as a whole. 
Any faculty member who would 
like a member of the Council to 
give a short presentation in their 
class should contact the Council. 

Q. What was wrong with the 
old system? 

A. The old system was per- 
ceived to be unfair by both faculty 
and students. It was a decentral- 
ized system. Each college had its 
own process, and sanctions were 
not consistent between colleges. 
Hence, an ambiguous and confus- 
ing message was sent to students 
about the seriousness of cheating. 

The new system is centralized. 
There is just one process for every- 
body regardless of the college in 
which the act was attempted or 
committed. The seriousness of aca- 
demic dishonesty will be evident to 
all. 

Q. What happens when some- 
one reports an apparent case of 
academic dishonesty? 

A. When a case is reported, the 
first step is an initial investigation 
by three members of the Council. 
They determine whether there is 
reasonable cause to believe an act 
of dishonesty has been committed. 
If they determine that it has, then 
an Honor Board is appointed 
which consists of three students 
and two faculty members. If the 
accused student is a graduate stu- 
dent, then two of those students on 
the Board will be graduate students 
also. The Board finds a student 
responsible if there is clear and 
convincing evidence that an act of 
academic dishonesty has taken 
place. It should be noted that at no 
point will a faculty member serve 
as a prosecutor. 



Q. Is it likely that more stu- 
dents will be suspended and ex- 
pelled under the new Code? 

A. Probably less as there is a 
greater range of sanctions available. 
The normal sanction under our sys- 
tem is the "XF' grade which means 
failure due to academic dishonesty. 
However, sanctions up to and in- 
cluding expulsion are still possible. 

We see the "XF' grade as a big 
deterrent. This is not just an "F;" a 
student has to do something quite 
positive to change the "XF' into an 
"F." The student will have to take a 
non-credit seminar conducted by 
the judicial Programs Office, a year 
has to have elapsed without the 
student having been found respon- 
sible for another act of academic 
dishonesty, and the student has to 
petition the Honor Council, The 
Council has the discretion, within 
guidelines provided by the Code, 
to change the "XF" to an "¥." 

Q. At the Honor Board, is it 
recommended that students he 
represented by lawyers? 

A. Students can have an advisor, 
who may be a lawyer. It should be 
emphasized that the role of advis- 
ors will be quite limited. Even if a 
student is assisted by a lawyer, that 
student will be expected to take 
full part in the hearings, answering 
questions directly, asking ques- 
tions, and so on. Also, the advisor 
cannot cross-examine anyone, in- 
cluding faculty members, 

Q. Is our system an Honor 
Code? 

A. Our system has some of the 
features of traditional honor codes. 
For example, the Student Honor 
Council has been given consider- 
able authority and autonomy to 
resolve cases of academic dishones- 
ty. However, there is no automatic 
expulsion for acts of dishonesty, 
and students are not required to 
report other students. Moreover, all 
the normal precautions that faculty 
take when setting exams and 
assignments {for example, proctor- 
ing) will need to be continued. 

Students are given more decis- 
ion-making authority under the 
new Code. The Honor Council con- 
sists of 25 students who are 
charged with resolving cases of 
academic dishonesty and promot- 
ing the values of academic inte- 
grity. Faculty serve on Honor 
Boards. They also clearly have a 
very important role, for example, in 
telling students that they take aca- 
demic dishonesty seriously and 
that they will report cases if they 
suspect them. Faculty members 
will be expected to serve as witnes- 
ses. 

Q. What is the purpose of the 
Honor Pledge? 

A. The pledge is designed prim- 
arily as a reminder to students 
about the centrally important 
values of academic integrity. With- 
out a commitment to the honest 
pursuit of knowledge, a university 



cannot survive. Every time stu- 
dents sign the pledge we hope that 
they will be reminded of this. 

When students apply to Mary- 
land, they agree to abide by the 
rules and policies of the university. 
One such policy is the Code of 
Academic Integrity. By signing the 
pledge, a student acknowledges 
this obligation. 

Having a ritual or tradition like 
the signing of the pledge is a way 
of enforcing community standards 
without having to rely on punish- 
ment alone. 

Q. What happens if students do 
not sign the pledge? 

A. We are not seeking to enforce 
the signing of the pledge. That 
would defeat its central purpose 
which is education. However, we 
anticipate that as students under- 
stand what it symbolizes, they will 
be proud to be a part of a univer- 
sity that so actively promotes aca- 
demic integrity and will be proud 
to sign the pledge. 

Q. How are you going to re- 
teach people that it is okay to tell 
on someone for cheating? 

A. Using the phrase "telling on 
someone" implies that it is a bad 
thing to do. It is not bad to encour- 
age people to be honest. In the way 
that the new Code is structured, 
students have an important role in 
ensuring academic integrity. 

This does not mean that the 
Council is seeking to establish a 
system of "spies." The Code says 
something that I think is 
obvious — that we all have a moral 
responsibility to report violations 
of the rules. This is true in a uni- 
versity setting just as it is in soci- 
ety. Not reporting cases of dishon- 
esty is not an offense under the 
Code. 

Q. Do you think it is going to 
inhibit in any way relationships 
students have toward each other 
in classes? 

A. 1 hope not. In fact, J think 
precisely the opposite. If students 
are feeling they are all in this 
together, that is, they're all making 
honest efforts to do well in a class, 
they're all making honest efforts to 
understand and learn from the 
material, then I think that will only 
draw students together, rather than 
divide them. 

Q. Why is the new system bet- 
ter? 

A. There will always be an ad- 
ministrative function; there will al- 
ways be some process for judging 
those cases of alleged dishonesty 
that come to the attention of the 
administration. What this new sys- 
tem does is it tries to reduce the 
number of cases of dishonesty and 
increase the reporting of cases that 
do take place. The way to do that 
is to get the university community 
to have an understanding and be 
aware of the system and of the im- 
portance of the values that it is 
designed to promote. 



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DECEMBER 3, 1990 



Artists' Works Going to Moscow 

A work by photorealist city scape painter Glenn Moreton will 
be featured in an exhibition of works by American artists at Mos- 
cow's State Tretyakov Gallery in December. Moreton's painting, 
"L.A. CA. '70" shows an early morning Los Angeles street scene. A 
7 1 /2 by 10 foot oil "Pharoah's Key," by Patrick Craig and a 6 1/2 
by 7 foot oil "lnsighh folded)" by W. C. Richardson, both members 
of the art department faculty, also will be on exhibit in Moscow. In 
addition to his work as a painter, Moreton is a librarian and coor- 
dinates circulation activities for the UM Libraries. 




New Recordings Enrich the Holidays 



Savvy holiday gift shoppers 
know that to give a personalized 
Maryland gift or to enhance their 
own collections, recordings made 
by members of the university com- 
munity are just the thing. Several 
new and recent releases of College 
Park-related records, compact disks 
and tapes are out in time for holi- 
day giving to music-lovers of all 
tastes. 

Among them are: 

Evelyn Garvey's recording, Car! 
Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete 
Keyboard Fantasias. "An extra- 
ordinary artist on her fortepiano 
,...an extraordinarily fine instru- 
mental 're-creation' ....impressive 
drama and fabulous technique," 
says Audio. On the Elan label, 
#2214, the CD is available from 
Allegro Imports 3434 Southeast 
Milwaukee Ave., Portland, Oregon 
97202. 

You can hear clarinet duets by 
Norman Heim and alumnus 
Stephen Johnston on a new com- 
pact disk, Clarinet Music of the Nine- 
teenth Century, a selection of major 
compositions by lesser-known 
nineteenth-century composers. 
Recorded for the Medici Music 
Press, Owensboro, Kentucky, the 
CD is out just this month. 

For a change of pace, try For 
You, For Me, Forei>er More, Jazz 
Karma Records, on cassette and CD 
with Ron Elliston and Ronnie 
Wells; James King, bass; Mike 
Smith, drums; Jon Metzger, vibes; 



Steve Abshire, guitar; and special 
guest Marshall Keyes, alto sax. 
Watch for After the Lights Go Down 
Low, Jazz Karma, cassette and CD 
with the same artists and special 
guest Tony Williams, alto sax, due 
out this month. 

Don't forget the Maryland Gos- 
pel Choir's new offering, Jesus 
Loves Me out on tape since August. 
Under the direction of Valeria 
Foster, the group performs a lively 
selection of gospel songs and one 
spiritual. The tape is available 
through the Nyumburu Cultural 
Center, 314-7758, or from any choir 
member. 

The most recent release from the 
International Piano Archives at 
Maryland (IPAM) is an historic 
reissue of Benno Moiseiwitsch 
playing the Beethoven Piano Con- 
certo No. 3 and the Schumann Fan- 
tasy, Op. 17 on CD. This and other 
important reissues are available 
from IPAM in the Music Library, 
3210 Hornbake, telephone 405-9224. 

Last, but not least, on this 
admittedly incomplete listing of 
new Maryland offerings, is the su- 
perb pair of new recordings by 
Santiago Rodriguez: one of music 
by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ginastera, 
and Surinach, the other of the third 
piano concertos of Rachmaninoff 
and Prokofiev. Both CDs are out on 
the Elan label, distributed by Koch 
International. 

Linda Freeman 




Ronnie Wells sings 
with the Ron Elliston 
Quintet in two new 
recordings. 



Belz Examines History of Affirmative Action 



In the 26 years since the passage 
of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights 
Act, legal views of what constitutes 
"civil rights" have changed drama- 
tically and continue to shift, says 
historian Herman Belz. 

Belz, professor of history, traces 
these changes in the definition of 
civil rights in his new book Equality 
Transformed: A Quarter-Century of 
Affirmative Action, which is being 
published this month by Transac- 
tion Publishers at Rutgers Univer- 
sity. In Belz's view, civil rights leg- 
islation has been reinterpreted in 
such a way that its original goal — 
ensuring equal opportunity to all 
individuals — has been replaced by 
a desire for preferential policies 
that benefit designated groups 
based on race and gender. 

"The underlying question is 
whether, in the long run, this [reirt- 
terpretationj is sound policy 
toward the creation of equality," 
Belz says. 

In the book, Belz, a Constitu- 
tional historian who has written 
extensively about civil rights in the 
Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 
tracks the recent history of civil 
rights legislation through important 
Supreme Court decisions. He 
focuses primarily on decisions that 
deal with employment issues. 



According to Belz, early civil 
rights efforts concentrated' on elimi- 
nating impediments to advance- 
ment. In later years, a more activist 
view was taken of civil rights legis- 
lation, leading eventually to man- 
dated minority hiring with numeri- 
cal goals through affirmative 
action. Affirmative action was seen, 
in large part, as a response to past 
practices of discrimination that left 
some groups with an historically- 
based disadvantage in the job mar- 
ket. 

The major step in this move- 
ment was the Supreme Court's 
decision in the 1971 Griggs V. 
Duke Power Co. In that case, the 
court ruled that statistics showing 
blacks under-represented in the 
workforce of a North Carolina 
power company was evidence of 
discrimination. 

"This was a revolutionary 
change in meaning," Belz says. 

In later decisions, the Court 
retreated somewhat from the 
Griggs decision, Belz says. In the 
1978 Bakke case, a white applicant 
to a California medical school com- 
plained that he was rejected in 
favor of less qualified applicants 
who were selected to meet racial 
goals, 

Bakke won his appeal, a deci- 



sion that seemed a retreat from the 
principle established in the Griggs 
case. But the Court also restated 
the notion that historically-based 
discrimination justified race-based 
goals. 

"In Bakke, the Court was trying 
to carry water on both shoulders," 
Belz says. 

In subsequent decisions in cases 
such as the United Steel workers 
Union V. Weber and Fuillioue V. 
Klutznick, the Court tilted more in 
the direction of "race- conscious af- 
firmative action," Belz says. 

In its most recent decisions, 
however, the Court has again shift- 
ed. Of particular importance, the 
Court has retreated from the idea 
that a statistical imbalance in a 
workforce is evidence of discrimi- 
nation. 

More than anything, Belz says, 
the recent Court decisions and the 
current conflict between Congress 
and President Bush over new civil 
rights legislation, signal that, after 
more than a quarter-century, the 
issues of civil rights and affirma- 
tive action remain far from settled. 

Brian Busek 



Addition 

MlfW fellowship winner 
Chi-Kwan Ho is doing her 
dissertation research in the 
College of Education's 
Department of Human 
Development We regret 
the omission of this infor- 
matjtxi in the Nov. 19 
Outlook. 



DECEMBER 



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RESEARCH 




Meet Modern Physics 

"Meet Modern Physics" is the title of the next "Physics is Phun" 
lecture-demonstration, set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 
January 10, 11 and 12 in the Physics Building Lecture Halls. 
Physics professor Dick Berg, host of the series, will discuss some 
applications of atomic and nuclear physics to a few twentieth- 
century problems, using various demonstrations to prove his 
points. Doors open at 7 p.m. The lecture- demon strati on runs from 
7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Call 301-405-5994. 



Future Rice Yields May be Curtailed by UV 
Radiation, Says College Park Botanist 



Alan H. Teramura 




Continuing depletion of the 
Earth's ozone layer and resulting 
increases in ultraviolet radiation 
could mean that current predictions 
of future world rice and wheat 
yields may be highly overestimat- 
ed, according to a recent College 
Park study. 

Though some scientists have 
predicted that rice production 
could be up by 20 percent — owing 
to an expected doubling of carbon 
dioxide (CCO in the atmosphere 
during the next century — -Alan H. 
Teramura, chair of the Department 
of Botany, says these increases in 
yield would be cancelled out by 
the damaging effects of increased 
ultraviolet radiation. 

This finding has serious implica- 
tions concerning future food sup- 
plies, because the world population 
is expected to expand from a pres- 
ent five billion people to an esti- 
mated 12 billion by the year 2100. 
According to some demographers, 
ninety percent of that population 
will be living in poor countries that 
are highly dependent on rice as 
their primary source of nutrition. 

Ultraviolet radiation inhibits 
growth in some crops while CO, 
increases production. The amount 
of CO; in the atmosphere is expect- 
ed to double within 100 years due 
to the continued burning of fossil 
fuels. Ultraviolet radiation at the 
Earth's surface is expected to 
increase dramatically during that 
same period of time as the ozone 
layer wears thin from the release of 
chlorofluorocarbons into the atmo- 
sphere. 

Teramura's study is the first to 



examine the combined effects of 
these factors on crops. 

"We wanted to see if increases 
of CO, can compensate for the 
damaging effects of ultraviolet rad- 
iation," he says. During a four 
month period at Duke University's 
phytotron, a controlled environ- 
ment facility, Teramura grew near- 
ly 1,000 plants, 320 of each of the 
world's three major food 
crops — rice, wheat and soybean. 
"We grew all of the plants under 
exactly the same temperature and 
nutrition conditions, but we con- 
trolled the levels of CO, and UV 
radiation to include present levels 
and the levels predicted to exist in 
100 years," Teramura says. As the 
plants grew to maturity, Teramura 
measured changes in growth and 
photosynthesis, then measured the 
total yield. 

"We found that increases in CO, 
alone stimulated growth in all 
three crops by as much as 20 to 40 
percent," he says. "But where we 
increased UV radiation simultane- 
ously with the increased CO,, we 
discovered that CO,-elevated 
increases were wiped-out. There 
was no increase in either seed yield 
for rice and wheat or total biomass 
for rice when compared with the 
crops raised under present atmo- 
spheric conditions. 

"With soybean, however, CO : - 
induced increases in seed yield and 
total plant biomass were main- 
tained or increased within the ele- 
vated CO.-UV environment," he 
says. 

Teramura believes that crop 
modelers who were expecting as 



much as a 20 percent increase in 
yield from rice and wheat, should 
now factor in the ultraviolet effects 
expected for the future. "Models 
that only consider the positive ef- 
fects of C0 2 increases on rice and 
wheat are making an overstatement 
of what we may expect in the fu- 
ture," he says. 

Teramura points out also that in 
the tropics where the ozone layer is 
thinnest, and rice is widely grown, 
ultraviolet radiation could have an 
even greater impact on future rice 
yields. 

"In addition to these problems," 
he adds, "world-wide temperatures 
will increase because of the green- 
house effect. We have just begun to 
obtain preliminary information 
which suggests that rice yields may 
be further limited by high tempera- 
tures." 

Teramura is now working on a 
follow-up experiment with rice 
plants to determine what mechan- 
ism causes UV radiation to cancel 
out the increased -growth effect of 
CO,. 

"We need to also understand the 
mechanism of UV resistance exhi- 
bited by some plants such as soy- 
beans," he says. "We know the en- 
vironment is changing, and we had 
better begin to look for ways to 
breed more resistant crops for 
future conditions." 

Teramura's study, published in 
the journal Plant Physiology, was 
funded by a $825,000 grant from 
the Environmental Protection 
Agency. 

Fariss Samarrai 



Horticulture Researcher Explores Alternative Fruits for Maryland 



As Maryland's urbanization con- 
tinues, farmers are squeezed by 
increasing land prices and develop- 
ment pressures. But that same ur- 
banization, with ethnic diversifica- 
tion, should open new markets for 
alternative products from agricul- 
tural producers. 

Two possible alternative fruits- 
— New Zealand apples and Asian 
pears — currently are being tested 
for suitability to Maryland growing 
conditions. Chris Walsh, associate 
professor of horticulture, is testing 
promising cultivars at the Upper 
Marlboro Facility of the Maryland 
Agricultural Experiment Station 
(MAES), and at the Wye Research 
and Education Center on the 
Eastern Shore. 

Consumer tastes are changing, 
Walsh says. The "hottest" apple cul- 
tivar is GALA, a hybrid of red deli- 
cious, Cox's orange Pippin and gol- 
den delicious from New Zealand. 
GALA has an excellent shelf life 
and can be picked by August, 
which is early in the apple season. 
According to Walsh, Maryland 
farmers could capture that impor- 
tant early market window, beating 
other producers to the market. 



Walsh has raised GALA apples 
since the early 1980s, and he began 
extensive replicated cultivar and 
rootstock testing in Maryland in 
1987 after returning from a sabbati- 
cal in New Zealand. It was there 
that he recognized GALA's excel- 
lent market potential. 

Another pome fruit with Mary- 
land market potential is the Asian 
pear. Retailing for as much as $4 
per pound, this high- value crop 
also produces early in the season. 

Walsh began planting these 
pears on a limited scale in 1985 and 
began major cultivar testing last 
year. Unlike the most common 
varieties currently sold in the Uni- 
ted States, these Asian pears have 
some genetic resistance to fire 
blight — a bacterial infection — and 
to pear psylla — a plant-eating lice. 

"This is a cultivar with consum- 
er acceptance and limited need for 
pesticide applications," Walsh 
notes. 

Both the Asian pears and Pacific 
Rim apples are adapted to warmer 
climates like Maryland's, Walsh 
says. Every Maryland county, ex- 
cept Garrett, has some portion suit- 
able for growing these fruits for 



direct-market sales, he says. Cur- 
rently, Walsh is testing whether 
these cultivars can produce market- 
able fruit within two years — a time 
span considered necessary for 
farmers to profit from entering the 
business. 

Today's emphasis on limited 
chemical application has focused 
another portion of Walsh's work on 
discovering other methods to con- 
trol vegetative growth while maxi- 
mizing fruit growth. Regulated- 
deficit irrigation may be effective, 
he says. In field trials, Walsh is 
testing the role of water availability 
in limiting tree growth but maxi- 
mizing fruit growth and yield. 

In combination with cultivar 
and rootstock trials, these experi- 
ments should result in smaller, 
manageable trees more suitable for 
farmers, orchard ists and home- 
owners, Walsh says. 

Kevin Miller 
MAES Science Editor 



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DECEMBER 



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Free Family Therapy Offered 

Beginning in February, advanced doctoral students in the 
Department of Psychology will offer families up to twelve sessions 
of free therapy on Monday evenings during the spring semester. 
While there is no charge for the therapy, it is required that entire 
families attend the sessions. Call Clara Hill at 405-5911 for inform- 
ation. 




Equity at College Park — Continued 



On Nov. 12 Outlook printed 
excerpts of an address President 
William E, Kirwan made to the 
1990 campus-wide Equity Confer- 
ence on Oct. 19. Lack of space in 
that issue prevented the printing 
of his remarks in their entirety. 
Because the topic is of such vital 
importance to the university com- 
munity, Outlook is now present- 
ing some other sections of the 
talk. 

...Originally, the campus' efforts 
at diversity were tied to desegrega- 
tion and affirmative action man- 
dates. Fortunately, we have moved 
beyond these externally imposed 
requirements. Our efforts now are 
internally generated and based on 
genuine commitment by many 
people..., 

...In a recent book, entitled Con- 
tent of Our Character, Shelby Steele 



says that the root of racial dis- 
harmony in the United States is 
that — too often — whites and blacks 
hold two views on race issues — a 
public view and a personal view. 
Unfortunately, when we come to- 
gether, we only discuss our public 
views, never our personal views. 

I submit that if individually we 
are not publicly mid privately com- 
mitted to creating this environment 
for diversity, we will fail. Thus, I 
believe that administrators who do 
not have a private as well as a 
public commitment to this goal 
have an obligation to relinquish 
their positions of responsibility. 

How do we go about creating 
an environment for diversity? It 
will require much of all of us. At 
the core, however, is the need to 
develop a greater awareness of im- 
pediments to diversity. We must 
individually develop a mindset that 
causes each of us to think how our 



decisions and actions will affect 
our goals for diversity. When we 
put together workshops, panels 
and programs, we must be careful 
to draw upon the richness of our . 
entire community. When we speak 
and write for public consumption, 
we need to be mindful of the effect 
our words will have on others. 
When we make decisions about 
resource allocations, we must think 
through how these decisions will 
affect our commitment to diversity. 
When we meet to discuss issues of 
diversity, we must learn to speak 
openly and honestly about our con- 
cerns, hopes and aspirations. In 
short, to achieve an environment 
for diversity we, as a community, 
must reach a point where our pri- 
vate and public views on diversity 
are one and the same.... 



Mark Your Calendar 

Public Hearing on Campus Senate 
Committees and Procedures — 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m.. Room 
1137, Stamp Student Union. This 
will be a public hearing on Recom- 
mendations 3-11 of the Report of the 
Ad Hoc Committee ou Faculty Cover- 
nance, which are concerned with 
the membership of Campus Senate 
and all other cam pus- wide advi- 
sory committees and with the 
reviewing of Campus Senate opera- 
tions, workloads, resources, sched- 
ules and committee functions. Call 
the Campus Senate office, 405-5805 
for information. 

Campus Senate Meeting — Thurs- 
day, Dec. 6, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Room 
0126, Reckord Armory. Featured 
speaker H. Joanne Harrar, Director 
of Libraries, will discuss the up- 
coming McKeldin Library move 
and other Libraries developments. 
Also on the senate agenda are: a 
report on the reorganization of the 
Department of Physics and Astro- 
nomy into two departments; a 
motion to amend Section 3 of the 



Code of Academic Integrity; a new 
version of the Student Honor State- 
ment; information reports from the 
Task Force to Review Campus Sen- 
ate Committees and Procedures 
and the Ad Hoc Committee on 
Faculty Grievance Procedures; and 
a progress report on the Survey to 
Identify Impediments to Research. 
For information, call 405-5805. 

Prospective Applicant Information 
Meetings for 1991-92 Lilly Teach- 
ing Fellowships — Wednesday, Dec. 
12 and Monday, Jan. 28, both at 4 
p.m. in Room 1115 Hornbake Lib- 
rary. Kathryn Mohrman, dean of 
Undergraduate Studies (405-9354), 
and Maynard Mack Jr., associate 
professor of English (405-3794), co- 
directors of the Lilly program, are 
eager to talk with faculty consider- 
ing application. All untenured 
faculty in their first through fifth 
year are eligible to apply. This will 
be the third and final year of the 
three-year program sponsored by 
the Lilly Endowment to encourage 
undergraduate teaching on major 



research campuses. Feb. 11, 1991 is 
the application deadline. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday 
Celebration — Tuesday, Jan. 15 
from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Stamp Union. 
The annual event to commemorate 
the birthday of Martin Luther King 
Jr. is sponsored by the Office of 
Campus Activities and organized 
by a committee of faculty and staff. 
Call Campus Activities at 314-7174 
for details. 




Letter to the Editor 



1 was gratified to see your 
announcement of an upcoming 
faculty dance concert (see Outlook 
11/5/90). However, my pleasure 
turned to displeasure when I 
noticed that your article failed to 
mention staff and students who are 
also participating in this concert. 

Normally, I do not search jour- 
nals for nits to pick, but this omis- 
sion seems characteristic of an at- 
titude of elitism on this campus. 
There is the impression, on the part 
of some campus citizens, that only 
faculty and senior administrative 
staff make socially enriching con- 
tributions to campus life. Classi- 
fied and para-professional staff are 
viewed as menials. They are mere- 
ly "nine-to-fivers" who do what 



they are told and little more. 

It might surprise your editorial 
personnel to know r that many clas- 
sified staff members hold advanced 
degrees, or are pursuing them. 
That we paint and sculpt and 
dance and write. That we serve as 
community volunteers. That we 
contribute to the society at large. 

This letter is not meant as the 
first volley in a university class 
war. I am just making an appeal to 
the sense of fairness which I trust 
resides in us all. If we wish to 
build a spirit of community 
amongst the staff and faculty, then 
we must be willing to acknowledge 
and to praise the talents of all cam- 
pus citizens, no matter how great 
or how small. 



Your journal could help foster 
that campus spirit, if it would 
demonstrate a more evenhanded 
approach to faculty and staff con- 
tributions. 

Oliver Cutshaw 

Classified Staff Member 
McKeldin Library 

We agree that classified staff 
are the very life-support of the 
university. We try, whenever pos- 
sible, to let the campus com- 
munity know of the many contri- 
butions of classified staff. Please 
send us your ideas for stories. 

Editor 



DECEMBER 3 



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CALENDAR 




DECEMBER 3-JANUARY 31, 1991 



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MONDAY 









Art Gallery Exhibition: "The 41 
Etchings Drypoints of Richard 
Diebenkorn, today-Dec. 20. The 
Art Gallery, Art'Soc. Call 5-2763 
for into. 

Stamp Student Union Clothing 
Drive: "Drop il off a! the Haft." 
today-Dec. 21. Hoff Theatre, 
Stamp Student Union, Call 4- 
8618 for info. 

Women's Commission Meeting, 

noon-1:30 p.m.. 2105 Main Ad- 
ministration. Call 5-5806 for info. 

Counseling Center Workshop; 
"Managing Exam Anxiety," 2-3 
p.m., 2201 Shoemaker. Call 4- 
7693 for info, 

Guameri String Quartet Open 
Rehearsal, featuring violinist 
Michael Tree, cellist David Soyer. 
soprano Linda Mabbs, and pian- 

isl Robe ft McCoy. 7 p.m.. Tawes 
Recital Hall. Calf 5-5548 for info. 

Crossroads in Film, Cinema by 
and about Peoples of the African 
Diaspora, Lb Monde des Vodu. 7 
p.m.. 2203 Art'Soc. Call 5-3809 
for info. 



KB TUESDAY 

Employee Development Semi- 
nar: "Leadership and Motivation 
for Supervisors, today and to- 
morrow, 9 a.m. 4 p.m., 1105 
Adult Education Center. Call 
5-5651 (or into,* 

Microsoft Corporation "Win- 
dows Showcase," in collabora- 
tion with Computer Science Cen- 
ter, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.. Prince 
George's Room, Stamp Studeni 
Union. Call 654-0032 for info 

Zoology Lecture: "Relationship 
ot the Breeding System to Con- 
servation and Restoration in the 
Lakeside Daisy," Marcel la M. 
Demauro, Forest Preserve Dis- 
trict of Will County, Joliet, II., 
noon. 1208 Zoo/ Psych. Call 5-for 
into. 

Music Department Student 
Honors Recital, 12:30 p.m., 
Tawes Recital Halt. Call 5-5548 
for info. 

Writers Here and Now Reading, 
Stanley Kunilz, poet, 3:30 p.m., 
3101 McKeldin Library (Kaiherine 
Anne Porter Room), Call 5-3819 
for into. 

Physics Colloquium: "Fluctua- 
tions in Fluids far Irom Equilibri- 
um," Jan Sengers, institute for 
Physical Science and Technol- 
ogy, 4 p.m., tea reception. 3:30 
p.m„ 1410 Physics, Call 5-5980 
for info. 

Public Affairs Lecture: "Possi- 
bilities for Cooperation: The Envi- 
ronment," Peter G. Brown, Public 
Affairs, 7:30 p.m., Center tor Ad- 
vanced Research in Biotechnol- 
ogy. Shady Grove. Call 5-6342 
for info. 

Movie: Dick Tracv. Call 4-Hoff 
for into.* 

University Theatre: Agnes ot 
God, today-Dec. 8, 8pm.. mati- 
nee, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Pugliese 
Theatre. Call 5-2201 for info. 



WEDNESDAY 



Art Center 18th Annual Holiday 
Craft Fair, featuring handmade 
jewelry, pottery, weaving, wood 
carving, clothing, stained glass. 
etc.. today-Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-5:30 
p.m., Grand Ballroom, Stamp 
Student Union. Call 4-ARTS for 
info. 



Instructional Television System 
Symposium: "User Interface 
Strategies '91 ," a live, interactive 
satellite broadcast. 11 a.m. -5 
p.m. Call 5-4905 tor into.* 

Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 
"The Future of Residence Halls 
in [he 1990s." Patricia Mielke," 
Resident Life, noon-1 p.m., 0106- 
0114 Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 tor 
into. 

History Department "Lunch 
Bag Talk": "Space and Time in 
the Eighteenth -Century French 
Provincial Press," J.R. Censer, 
George Mason U., noon, 2119 
Francis Scott Key. Call 5-4265 
for into. 

Faculty Seminar: "Violence Pre- 
vention: Interrupted Time Series 
Experiments on Gun Control." 
Colin Lottin and David McDowall, 
Institute of Criminology and Crim- 
inal Science, noon-1 i30 p.m. 
(bring lunch), 2141 Tydings hall. 
Call 5-1680 for into. 

Campus Club Holiday Lunch- 
eon, honoring Mrs. Patricia 
Kirwan, music by U. of Maryland 
Gospel Choir, noon. Colony Ball- 
room, Stamp Student Union Call 
277-0288 tor reservations," 

Poetry Reading, featuring work 
by MFA in creative writing stu- 
dents. 5 p.m., Katherine Anne 
Porter Room, McKeldin Library 
Call 5-3842 for info. 

Women's Basketball vs. 
Temple, 7:30 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 for info." 

United Campus Ministry Inter- 
denominational Advent Service, 
liturgical dance and instrumental- 
ists, 7:30 p.m.. Memorial Chapel. 
Call 5-8450 tor into. 

Movie: Dick Tracy Call 4-Hoff 
for info," 

University Theatre: Agnes of 
God, 8 p.m.. Pugliese Theatre. 
See December 4 for details." 



THURSDAY 



Center for Quality and Produc- 
tivity Fifth Annual Conference: 
"Total Quality: Moving Beyond 
Awareness," 9 a.m. -<f 30 p.m.. 
Maritime Institute, Urilhicum 
Heights. Call 80-4535 for into." 

Employee Development Semi- 
nar: "Understanding FAS," 9 
a.m. -noon, Maryland Room. 
Marie Mount. Call 5-5651 tor 
into. 

Computer Science Center Lec- 
ture: "The Changing Players in 
Campus Computing." Brian L. 
Hawkins. Brown U, 1:30-3 p.m., 
2205 LeFrak. Call 5-2950 for in- 
fo. 

Meteorology Seminar: "The 
Simulation of Inter -Annual Vari- 
ability." David Straus. Meteorol- 
ogy. 3:30 p.m., refreshments, 3 
p.m.. 2114 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-5392 for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 3:30- 
6:30 p.m., 1026 Reckord Armory. 
Call 5-5805 for info. 

Committee on the History and 
Philosophy of Science Lecture: 

"Positive Causal Impact in Prob- 
abilistic Causation," Igal Kvart, 
Hebrew U., Jerusalem, 4 p.m. 
2324 Computer and Space Sci- 
ences. Call 5-5691 tor into. 

Movie: Dick Tracy, Call 4-Hoff 
for info." 



Greater Washington Solid State 
Physics Colloquium: "Structural 
Phase Transformations and Su- 
perconductivity in Doped 
La,CuQ " J.D. Axe, Brookhaven 
National Lab., 8 p.m., 1410 
Physics. Call 5-61 42 for into. 

Maryland Opera Studio Perfor- 
mance: Comedy on the Bridge. 
by Bohuslav Martinu and Maria 
Elena, by Thomas Pasatieri, 
Rhoda Levine, director: William 
Hudson, conductor, 8 p.m., 
Tawes Recital Hall Call 5-5548 
for info." 

University Theatre: Agnes of 
God. 8 p.m.. Pugliese Theatre. 
See December 4 tor details,* 



MM FRIDAY 

Speech Communication Collo- 
quium: "Personal Involvement, 
Persuasion, and Environmental 
Risk," Sharon Hammond, Speech 
Communication, noon, 0138 
Tawes Call 5-6524 for info. 



M&** 




Maryland Gospel Choir Winter 
Concert, 730 p.m., Colony Ball- 
room, Stamp Student Union, Call 
4-775S tor info. 

University Theatre: Agnes of 
God. 8 p.m., Pugliese Theatre. 
See December 4 for details.* 

Movies: Dick Tracy and Santa 
Sangre. Call 4-Hoff for info.' 



SATURDAY 



Stamp Student Union Chil- 
dren's Day, art lessons, bowling 
discounts, movie, and concert by 
Barry Louis Polisar, 10 a.m. -3 
p.m.. Stamp Student Union. Call 
4-B618 for into.* 

Maryland University Club Holi- 
day Fashion Bazaar, featuring 
holiday accessories, gifts, and 
knit-wear, 11 a.m. -3 p.m., Ross- 
borough Inn. reservations re- 
quired: Call 4-8015 for info," 

Swim Meet: Maryland vs. West 
Virginia, 1 p.m.. Cole Field 
House Pool Call 4-7064 for info. 

Movies: Dick Tracy and Santa 
Sangre. Call 4-Hoff for into.* 

Maryland Opera Studio Perfor- 
mance: (Artist Scholarship Bene- 
fit Concert), Comedy on the 
Bridge, by Bohuslav Martinu and 
Mana Elena, by Thomas 
Pasatieri, Rhoda Levine. director: 
William Hudson, conductor. 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5- 
5548 for info.' 

University Theatre: toes of 
God. 8 p.m.. Pugliese Theatre. 
See December $ for details.* 



SUNDAY 



University Theatre: Agnes ot 
God, 2 p.m., Pugliese Theatre, 
See December 4 for details.' 

"M" Club 40th Annual Sports 
Awards Banquet, reception. 5 
p.m., dinner. 6:15 p.m.. Center of 
Adult Educalion. Call 4-7015 for 
info," 



Movie: Dick Tracy. Call 4-Hoff 
for info." 



J MONDAY 



Gov. Commission on Black 
Males: "Economic Plight of Black 
Males," actor Charles Dutton, 9 
a.m., Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount. Call x5-4622 tor info. 

Center tor International Exten- 
sion Development Colloquium: 

"Agricultural Extension Services 
in Eastern Europe." Vivan M. 
Jennings, USDA, noon (bring 
lunch), 0115 Symons. Call 5- 
1253 for into. 

Counseling Center Workshop: 
"End of the Semester Survival 
Skills," 2-3 p.m., 2201 Shoe- 
maker. Call 4-7693 for into. 

Meteorology Seminar: "The 
Main Components of the Annual 
Cycle in Middle and High Alti- 
tudes." Harry Van Loon, EN CAR, 
Boulder, Colorado, 3:30 p.m., re- 
freshments, 3 p.m., 21 14 Com- 
puter and Space Sciences. Call 
5-5392 lor info. 

Space Science Seminar: 
"Magnetohydrodynamics of Sys- 
tems with Large Larmor Radius." 
Adil Hassam, Astronomy. 4:30 
p.m., 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-4829 for into. 



TUESDAY 



Last Day of Classes 

Zoology Lecture: "Evolution of 
Displays in Bower Birds," Gerry 
Borgia, Zoology, noon. 1208 Zoo 
.'Psych. Call 5-6942 for info. 

University of Maryland Chorale 
Christmas Concert, Roger 
Foislrum, conductor. 8 p.m., 
Memorial Chapel. Call 5-5548 for 
info." 

Men's Basketball vs. Cali- 
fornia—Irvine, 7:30 p.m. , Cole 
Field House. Call 4-7064 for 
info " 



THURSDAY 



Computer Science Center & 
Cray Research Demon si rat ion: 

"Network Supercom puling in the 
90s," senes of two-hour presen- 
tations today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 
tomorrow. 9 a.m.-t p.m., 4352 
Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call 5-2950 for into. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Ex- 
change Between Ihe Atmosphere 
and tne Surface: Magic and 
Myths of Micro meteorology," 
Bruce Hicks, Air Resources Lab- 
oratory. Silver Spring, 3:30 p.m., 
refreshments, 3 p.m., 2114 Com- 
puter and Space Sciences, Call 
5-5392 tor into. 



FRIDAY 



Maryland Boy Choir, 6 p.m., 
Memorial Chapel. Call 5-5548 for 
info." 

Fall 1990 Commencement: 

Convocation. 9:30 a, m, Tawes 
Theatre, specific college or 
school ceremonies, 11:30 a.m.. 1 
and 2 p.m., various locations. 
Call 5-4621 for info. 



SATURDAY 



Holiday Recess: campus closed 

Men's Basketball vs. Lafayette, 
1 p.m.. Cole Field House. Call 
4-7064 for info.* 



■■TUESDAY 

Women's Basketball vs. Cop- 
pin State, 7:30 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 tar info.' 



FRIDAY 



Women's Basketball vs. Old 
Dominion, 7:30 p.m., Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 tar info." 



SATURDAY 



Men's Basketball vs. Clem son, 
1 p.m., Cole Field House. Call 
4-7064 for info." 



IB MONDAY 

Men's Basketball vs. 
Maryland— Baltimore County, 
7:30 p.m., Cole Field House. Call 
4-7064 tor info.* 

3 THURSDAY 

"Physics is Phun" Lecture/ 
Demonstration: "Applications of 
Atomic and Nuclear Physics to a 
Few 20th Century Problems," 
today-Jan. 12, 7:30-8:45 p.m., 
1410 and 1412 Physics Lecture 
Halls. Call 5-5994 tor info. 



SATURDAY 



Men's Basketball vs. Duke, 1 
p.m., Coie Field House. Call 
4-7064 tor info " 



WEDNESDAY 



Men's Basketball vs. Virginia, 
7:30 p.m., Cole Field House. Call 
4-7064 for info," 



FRIDAY 



Women's Commission Meeting, 
all-day retreat. Call 5-5E06 tor info. 



TUESDAY 



First day of spring classes 

Men's Basketball vs. Boston 
University. 7:30 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 for info," 



SATURDAY 



Men's Basketball vs. N.C. 
State, 1 p.m., Cole Field House. 
Call 4-7064 for info," 

Women's Basketball vs. N.C. 
State, time TBA, Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 for info * 



SUNDAY 



Film Showing, to honor Mozart's 
bicentennial, fngmar Bergman's 
The Magic Flute. 3 p.m., 0220 
Jiminez, discussion to follow. Call 
5-5548 to reserve coupons. 

3 TUESDAY 

Women's Basketball vs. Penn 
State, 5:15 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 tor into." 

Men's Basketball vs. American, 
7:30 p.m.. Cole Field House. Call 
4-7064 for info.* 



" Admission charge for this 
event, All others are free.