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OUTLOOK 



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

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MAY 6, 1991 
VOLUME S, NUMBER 28 



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Kathryn Mohrman to Deliver 
Commencement Address 



Dean for Undergraduate Studies 
Kathryn Mohrman will deliver the 
campus-wide convocation address 
during the university's spring com- 
mencement ceremony May 23 at 
9:30 a.m. in the Cole Activities 
Building. 

Jeffery Todd Adler of Pikesville, 
Maryland, who will be receiving his 
bachelor's degree in government 
and Politics, will deliver remarks on 
behalf of the graduating class as the 
convocation speaker. 

A student with a 4.0 GPA, Adler 
has been the recipient of many 
honors and awards throughout his 
collegiate career, most recently the 
1989-90 Rotary International 
Ambassador of Goodwill Scholar- 
ship and USA Today's AJl-USA 
Academic Team, which is awarded 
to the top 120 American students 
who excel not only in scholarship 
but in leadership roles on and off 
campus. 

Adler is also founder of the Not 
Just Talk Coalition, an organization 
that seeks to promote understand- 
ing between a coalition of campuses 



Schedule of Individual 
Commencement Ceremonies 



Agriculture and Life Sciences: 2 p.m., Memo- 
rial Chapel 

Architecture: 11:30 a.m., Architecture Audi- 
torium 

Arts and Humanities: 1 1 :30 a.m., Edward 
Fink, speech communications professor, Tawes 
Theatre; 2 p.m., James Lestier, philosophy 
professor, Tawes Theatre 

Behavioral and Social Sciences: 2 p.m., 
Jehan Sadat, former first iady of Egypt, Cole 
Student Activities Building 

Business and Management: 1 1 :30 a.m., L 
Ralph Hicks, Jr., former chair of the board, 
president and CEO of Sovran Bank /Maryland, 
Cole Student Activities Building. 

Computer, MlBthematlcal and Physical Sci- 
ences: 1 1 :30 a.m., astronomer Vera Rulain, 
Memorial Chapei 

Education; 11:30 a.m., fleckord Armory 

Engineering: 2 p.m., George J. Laurer, Inventor 
of the Universal Product Code and Electrical 
Engineering alumnus, Reckord Armory 

General Studies: 1 1 :30 a.m., Colony Ballroom 

Health and Human Performance: 1 1 :30 a.m., 
PERH BjIkJing, Rm, 2101 

Journalism: 11:30 a.m., Peter Pritchard, editor 
oi USA Today, Hoff Theatre, Student Union 

Library and Information Services: 11:30 a.m. 
Jerry Kidd, retiring CLIS professor, Zoology- 
Psychology Building, Rm. 1240 

Public Affairs: 11:30 a.m., LeFrak Hall 

NOTE: Human Ecology: Wednesday, May 22, 
7:30 p.m., futurist David Pearce Snyder, 
Memorial Ch^ 



and homeless communities and a 
recent recipient of the Byrd Citi- 
zenship Award for the Most Out- 
standing Male Senior. 

Approximately 3,555 students 
are expected to receive diplomas 
during the commencement cere- 
mony, including 2,800 bachelors' 
degrees, 575 masters' degrees, and 
1 80 doctoral degrees. 

Mohrman, a staunch advocate 
for improving the quality of the 
undergraduate experience for Col- 
lege Park's 24,000 students, has 
been dean for undergraduate stud- 
ies since 1988. 

Many of the changes overseen by 
Mohrman were outlined originally 
in the plan, "Promises to Keep: The 
College Park Plan for Under- 
graduate Education," popularly 
known as the Pease Report. This 
plan calls for a major restructuring 
of undergraduate education at the 
university. 

Some of the innovative changes 
at the university during Mohrman's 
tenure include enhancement of the 
University Honors Program, 




Dean for Undergraduate Studies Kathryn Mohrman 

creation of the Division of Letters 
and Sciences, which is a general 
college for undecided students, 
establishment of the Francis Scott 
Key merit scholarship program for 
outstanding students of all races 
and backgrounds, improvement of 
the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
program, expansion of 
undergraduate research 
opportunities, and creation of the 
Center forTeachingExcellence. -^ 

Lisa Gregory 



Schmitz Honored for Improving Campus 
Climate for Women 



On May 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 
the Art-Sociology atrium the Presi- 
dent's Commission for Women's 
Affairs, the President's Office, 
and the Greer Committee 
will honor Special Assistant to the 
President Betty Schmitz for all that 
she has done to improve the cUmate 
for women at College Park. 

Brought to the university as 
special assistant to the president, 
Schmitz, a national leader on 
women's issues, has spearheaded 
the effort to change the environment 
for women at College Park in the 
three years she has worked in the 
president's office. Her contributions 
have been considerable. 

In September, 1988, shortly after 
her arrival, Schmitz announced 
campus priorities for implementing 
the educational agenda outlined in 
the Greer Report. This wide-ranging 
document contains a comprehensive 
set of recommendations in three 
critical areas: transforming the 
curriculum to reflect the per- 
spectives and contributions of 
women; developing a classroom 
and campus climate supportive of 
women; and increasing the involve- 
ment of women in majors non-tra- 
ditional to them. 

In addition to advising the 
president on implementing these 
and other Greer Committee recom- 
mendations, Schmitz has developed 
an inclusive language policy and 
conducted campus workshops on 
the policy, has enhanced the uni- 



versity's visibility on women's 
issues by making many national 
and regional presentations, and has 
coordinated activities with the 
American Council on Education's 
Office for Women in Higher Educa- 
tion. The success of College Park's 
program as a mode! program for 
change was demonstrated recently 
when it was featured as a national 
model at the 1990 American Council 
on Education's annual meeting. 

Last year, Schmitz was among 
the women who helped create the 
new Women's Forum of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland System. Along 
with Georgia Sorenson and Joan 
McKee, the two other university 
representatives to the system-wide 
organization, Schmitz organized the 
campus chapter of the forum, a 
grassroots organization to provide a 
place for women to speak and be 
heard about the conditions of their 
lives at College Park and to 
exchange information with other 
chapters of the system- wide forum. 

Just a few weeks from now, 
another major endeavor that 
Schmitz began to develop well over 
a year ago will take place at College 
Park. 

Schmitz has worked closely with 
the American Council on Education 
to plan a major national conference 
that will bring a number of presi- 
dents of America's foremost 

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Betty Schmitz 



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Faculty/Staff Athletic Card Available 

University faculty and staff can now purchase athletic cards for the 
1991-92 academic year. The cards offer university employees the 
opportunity to see our football and men's basketball teams at a 
greatly reduced price, while also enjoying the free admission to all 
other Terrapin events on campus. Several different plans are avail- 
able. For more information, stop by the Athletic Ticket Office in Cole 
Field House, or call 314-7070. Home football games are Sept. 7— Vir- 
ginia; Sept. 14 — Syracuse; Sept. 21 — West Virginia; Oct. 2$- — Duke; 
Nov. 9 — Penn State (in Baltimore). 



Forty-Hour Work 
Week Update 

The report from Deputy Chancel- 
lor Jean Spencer to Chancellor 
Langenberg regarding the impact 
of the forty-hour work week on 
university employees Is expected 
to bs completed early in May. 
College Park top administrators 
have t>een analyzing possible 
ways to lessen the mpad of Ihe 
governor's decision to increase 
the work week of classified staff 



Business School's MBA Program Ranked 
Among Nation's Best 



The MBA Program of the College 

of Business and Management has 
been ranked among the nation's 
Top 25 Business Graduate Schools 
by U.S. Neivs & Worhi Report. The 
news magazine's April 29 cover 
story focuses on America's best 
graduate schools in business, law, 
medicine and engineering. 

The magazine places the Mary- 
land program 24th among 257 
accredited MBA programs at both 
private and public schools and 10th 
among public business schools. 



MBA programs were ranked on 
the basis of externa! factors such as 
their reputations among academics 
from other business schools and 
corporate CEOs, and interna! factors 
that include graduation rates and 
graduates' average starting salaries. 

"Making the list just confirms 
what we have known for years," 
says Dean Rudolph Lamone. "We 
have a first-rate business school. 
Our students, faculty and staff have 
every right to be proud." 




Dean Rudolph Lamone 



Two Win Invention of tlie Year Awards 



Two assistant professors of vet- 
erinary medicine have won the 1990 
Invention of the Year award. It was 
the first time since its inception four 
years ago, that there has been a tie 
for the award. 

Vikram Vakharia won the award 
for his patent disclosure for "Spe- 
cific DNA and RNA Sequences of 
Infectious Bursal Disease Virus and 
Resulting Vaccines." Siba K. Samal 
won the award for "Cloning and 
Sequencing of Bovine Respiratorj' 
Syncytial Virus." 

Both men were selected for the 
award by peer vote of all university 



researchers who filed patent 
disclosures on inventions during the 
calendar year. 

infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) is 
a highly contagious viral disease of 
young chickens characterized by 
severe immunosuppression that can 
result in impaired growth, 
decreased feed efficiency, and 
death. Vakharia's research provides 
a foundation for new poultry vac- 
cines that are safer and more effec- 
tive at protecting both breeder hens 
and broilers. 

Bovine respiratory syncytial 
virus (BRSV) is an RNA virus that 



causes lower respiratory disease in 
cattle. Infected cattle suffer exten- 
sive damage to the mucous mem- 
branes leaving a respiratory tract 
susceptible to dust, debris and sec- 
ondary infectious agents. High 
mortality is common. Samal has 
identified and cloned the genes 
responsible for BRSV. This technol- 
ogy will find application in the 
preparation of new BRSV vaccines 
and diagnostics. 

Both inventors were honored at 
an April 18 reception at the Ross- 
borough Inn hosted by the Office of 
Technology Liaison. 



Open Letter Regarding the 40-Hour Work Week 



Dear "fellow team members": 

A recent announcement in the 
faculty and staff newspaper Oittiook 
stated that President Kirwan and 
the vice presidents are looking at all 
possible ways to "minimize the 
impact" of the 40-hour work week 
scheduled for implementation on 
July 1 . Let the voices of the people it 
will affect be clearly understood; 
there is one way to minimize the 
impact— COMPENSATION. 

The Maryland state classified 
employees who are currently work- 
ing a 35 1 /2 hour work week are not 
lazy complainers, whining about the 
prospect of working an eight- hour 
day; rather, they are essential contri- 
butors to the state — regular people 
with names and faces who are now 
told that they will work additional 
hours for free, ft is not the extra 
hours that are the issue— it is the 
UNCOMPENSATED extra hours 
that are now mandated. Who 
among any group of 40-hour week 
workers in government or industry 
would gladly work an extra 4 1 /2 
hours per week for free? 

Let's look at a slightiy bigger 
picture. In the name of solving the 
state's budget problems, the gover- 
nor (while granting himself a 41 
percent raise) has already affected 
the salaries of state classified 
employees in three major ways: 

• Step increases (annual incre- 
ments that are part of the implied 
contract classified employees 
accepte.d upon employment) were 
eliminated Jan. 1. 

• Cost of living increases have 



been eliminated effective immed- 
iately. 

• Five percent increase in the 
employee's cost of health care while 
the state pays five percent less be- 
came effective Jan. 1. 

Now, despite a lack of adequate 
study and evidence that such a 
mandate will save the state any 
substantial sum of money, the gov- 
ernor and his appointed followers, 
the Board of Regents, are gearing up 
to implement a devastatingly ill- 
conceived plan: mandatory extra 
hours of work for classified 
employees without pay. 

The university's classified 
employees implore the president, 
chancellor. Board of Regents and all 
involved up to Governor Schaefer to 
open their eyes and really look at 
this issue. It is not just a matter of 
the state's budget, it is an equity 
issue — the targeted group affected 
by the Executive Order being com- 
prised mainly of woinen, who his- 
torically have received the lowest 
compensation. 

It is also an issue of broken trust, 
broken implied contract and low 
morale—an intensifying feeling 
among many classified employees 
of being devalued and unimportant. 
Certainly many feel unimportant in 
the process of creatively helping to 
resolve the state's budget problems. 
All of these effective salary reduc- 
tions have been accomplished by 
one man's mandate — without any 
show of consideration for how it 
might be received. Clearly the 
whole thing reeks of bad politics. 



Maryland's classified state 
employees are the 'grease and 
gears' that make the whole machine 
work. 

ALL WE ASK IS A TULL DAY'S 
PAY FOR A FULL DAY'S WORK. 

Sincerely, 

Marilyn L. McGhee, Cooperative 

Extension Service 



OUTLOOK 



Outlook is Ihe weekly faciilty-staft newspaper serving 
the College Park campus community. 



Kathryn Costello 

Roi Hieberl 

Linda Freeman 
Brian Busek 
Lisa Gregory 
Tom Ofwelt 
Fari^ Samarrai 
Gary Stephenson 
Jennifer Bacon 

Judith Bair 
John Con soli 
Stephen Darroit 
Chris Paul 
Al Danegger 
Linda Mailin 
Peter Zulkarnain 



Vice Presidenl for 

Institulional Advancement 

Director of Public Intorrration & 

Editor 

Production Editor 

Staff Wriier 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

StaH Writer 

Calendar Editor 

An Director 
Format Designer 

Layout & Illustration 
Layout & Illustration 
Photography 
Production 

Produclian Intern 



Letters to Ihe editor, story suggestions, cainpjs infomia- 
lion S calendar items are welcome Please sutmil all 

material at least three weeks belore the Monday o) 
publication Send it to Roz Hietiert, Editor Octiook. 2101 
Turner Building, through campus mail or lo University of 
Maryland, College Park. MO 20742 Our telephone 
number is (301)405-4621. Electronic mail address is 
outlookftipresumd.edu. Fax number is (301)314-9344. 



UNlVERSmr OF MARYtAND AT COLLEGE PARK 



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Applications Sought for New Ombuds Officer Position 



A search committee jointly appointed by the Faculty Grievance 
Panel and President Kirvvan is seeking applications for the newly 
created part-time position of ombuds officer. The deadline is May 
23. Applicants should be either tenured faculty members at the 
university or retired faulty members. Release time from teaching 
and staff support will be provided by the president's office. The 
position is designed to be an important part of the new grievance 
procedures, and the first occupant will have a significant role in 
developing and defining the office. For further information, call 
committee chair Barbara Meeker at 405-6432, 



Diversity Efforts Honored 



Janet Helms, professor of psy- 
chology; Sharon Fries-Britt, assistant 
to the vice president of Student 
Affairs; and Mordecai Brower, 
maintenance chief IV and supervi- 
sor in the General Services section 
of Physical Plant will receive this 
year's minority achievement awards 
for individual faculty and staff 
members. 

Also to be honored are the 
Department of Art, Keith Morrison, 
chair, and the Nyumburu Cultural 
Center, J, Otis Williams, director, as 
the academic and non -academic 
units that have made outstanding 
contributions to equity efforts this 
year at the university. 

Two students, undergraduate 
Stephanie Robinson, a government 
and poUtics major, and David 



Banks, a Ph.D. candidate in human 
development, will receive the 
annual minority student achieve- 
ment awards. 

A festive awards ceremony is 
planned for Thursday, May 16 in 
the garden of the Rossborough Inn 
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Officiating will 
be journalism professor Ben 
Fiolman, chair of the President's 
Commission on Ethnic Minority 
Issues, sponsor of the annual hon- 
ors. President Kirwan will also be 
present. The campus community is 
invited to attend. 

Each year the awards are given 
to individuals and units that have 
made substantial contributions 
toward making College Park an 
institution of excellence through 
diversity. 



Reception to Honor Schmitz 



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research institutions to College 
Park. 

The conference will take place 
from May 29-31 at College Park, 
with presidents of 20 of the top 
public and private research univer- 
sities invited to attend. Hosted by 
the American Council on Education 
and UMCP, the "Presidents' Con- 
ference on the New Agenda of 
Women for Higher Education" will 
di.scuss the development of a new 
paradigm — a model that will move 
higher education into the 21st cen- 
tury on women's issues. 

Participants will discuss such 
issues as transformation of the cur- 
riculum, affirm the role of diversity 
in education, and address ways to 
implement plans for comprehensive 
institutional change. 



Worksiiop Set for Math and 
Engineering Education 

The College of Engineering will 
host a national workshop on 
changes in the way mathematics 
and engineering are taught. The 
June 5 and 6 workshop is being 
sponsored by the National Science 
Foundation. 

National leaders in niathematics 
and engineering education reform, 
and representatives from the federal 
government and national 
associations will share highlights of 
some of the best innovative projects 
underway around the country and 
develop an action agenda to imple- 
ment them nationwide. 

President William E. Kirwan, 
who chaired the National Academy 
Committee on Mathematics Educa- 
tion, will deliver the keynote 
address at noon June 5 during a 
luncheon at the Center of Adult 
Education. Other speakers include 
the National Research Council's 
Karl Pister, head of the Engineering 
Education Board, and Ken Hoffman, 
executive director of the 
Mathematics, Science Education 
Board, 



The conference has been co- 
ordinated by Schmitz, Donna 
Shavlik, director, and Judy 
Touch ton, deputy director. Office of 
Women in Higher Education, 
American Council on Education, 
and Diana Jackson, Asst. Dean, 
Behavioral and Social Sciences, 

Schmitz has announced that at 
the end of June she will leave the 
university to become a Fellow at the 
Assn. of American Colleges and a 
private consultant in higher 
education. 

Roz Hiehert 



Conference on Post Gulf 
War Issues to be Held 

The economy, international 
trade, education and a changing 
racial mix are among some of the 
most pressing and controversial 
domestic issues facing the nation 
and its leaders in the wake of the 
war in the Persian Gulf. 

They will be addressed and 
debated during a day-long pohcy 
conference hosted by the School of 
Public Affairs. 

"Picking Up the Pieces; The 
United States After Desert Storm" 
will be held May 21 in the Edward 
R. Murrow Room of the National 
Press Club in Washington, D,C. 

Four panels of leading author- 
ities from the School of Public Af- 
fairs faculty, the Federal govern- 
ment. Washing ton- based think- 
tanks and the private sector will 
examine such issues as the internal 
poHtical consequences of the war, 
the outlook for the deficit, trade and 
international competition, national 
security policy, race relations, 
poverty, education and pro- 
ductivity. 

Reporters from The Wusliington 
Post, Time, and Knight Ridder will 
question the panelists. 
Michael Nacht, Dean of the School 
of Public Affairs will open the 
conference with an overview of 
the issues. 




Sharon Fries-Biitt Janet Helms 



Holman feels the awards are 
very important, "If our stated goal is 
increased diversity," he says, "then 
we need to reward those people 
who help move us toward that 
goal." 

Holman also hopes that large 
numbers of faculty, staff and stu- 
dents will come to the reception. 
"It's a way of saying to those who 
are doing good things, 'We do 
appreciate what you are doing,'" 
"And," he adds, "It never rains on 
one of these events!" 

For further information about the 
reception, call 405-5801, 



Mcrdecal Brower 



Reception Held to 
Celebrate Teachers 

Teaching and teachers at the 
university, secondary and elemen- 
tary school levels were celebrated at 
a May 2 reception at the Rossbor- 
ough Inn Garden. 

Part of a campus-wide effort to 
reform undergraduate education 
and to recognize and reward good 
teaching, "Celebrating Teachers" 
was the second of what Jim Green- 
berg of the Center for Teaching 
Excellence hopes will be an annual 
event. 

The reception was sponsored by 
the Office of the Dean for Under- 
graduate Studies and the Office of 
the Vice President for Academic 
Affairs, The deans of ail colleges 
and schools on campus were asked 
to nominate two or three top schol- 
ars among their graduating seniors. 
These students were then asked to 
nominate two outstanding teachers 
in their lives— one from the College 
Park faculty and one from their pre- 
college educational experience. 

These teachers were invited to 
the special reception honoring them 
and their students. Each student 
presented a certificate to the teach- 
ers and spoke about what made 
them so special Students picked 29 
College Park faculty members for 
this honor. 



Bradford Named Associate 
Business Dean 

William D. Bradford, professor of 
finance at the College of Business 
and Management and former chair 
of its finance department, recently 
was appointed associate dean of the 
college by Dean Rudy Lamone. 
Bradford succeeds Burt Leete, who 
returns to the faculty ranks this 
summer after serving four years as 
associate dean. 

Bradford's research on minority- 
owned financial institutions has 
received naticmal attention. His 
other scholarly interests include 
small business development and 
banking, 

Bradford, who earned his Ph.D, 
from the Ohio State University, 
assumes his new post in July. 




Keith Morrison 




Otis WiMlatns 




William D. Bradford 



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CLOSE UP 



Campus Senate Has Full Agenda for Monday, May 6 

The next Campus Senate meeting is Monday, May 6 from 3:30 to 
6:30 p.m. in Room 0126 of Reckord Armory, with an agenda so full 
that no special order of the day speaker has been scheduled. Among 
the items to be considered are: task force recommendations for 
campus governance, procedures for the periodic selection of chairs 
and deans, guidelines for use in cases of dismissal, merit pay, a 
campus internship policy, and plans of organization for the colleges 
of education and of health and human performance. Call 405-5805 
for information. 





Campus Senat 
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rom the Chair 


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by Bruce Fretz 

Are we as ready to accept shared 


the issues. Much more readily 


are about to approve, might we also 




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responsibihty for the university as 


agreed is that "the university" 


accept some shared responsibility 


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we are to seek shared governance? 


should develop such procedures. 


for what happens at and to our 


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Through the perseverance of our 


Senate committee chairs learn 


university? Can we more 


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task forces to review recommenda- 


quickly, as do campus administrat- 


enthusiastically share in setting nud 


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tions for campus governance and 


ors in the provost and deans' 


iinptemeiiiing higher standards for 


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then the senators attending two 


offices, that the primary — too often 


teaching research and service? Can 


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protracted meetings of the Campus 


seemingly the only — loyalty of fac- 


we commit some of our units' fiscal 


^^ Campus 


Senate on April 11 and 15, we are 


ulty, staff and students, is to their 


and personnel resources needed for 


finally nearing the approval of a set 


own program, department or unit. 


improvepient of the campus as a 


v^ Senate 


of recommendations that provide 


Someone "else" needs to address 


whole? While such investments will 


for increased roles of facu ty, staff 
and students in the governance at 


these "other" issues. 

In recent decades, psychologists 


have no immediate direct effects for 
our units, the payoff will come from 








all levels of the university: depart- 


have repeatedly demonstrated how 


the improvement of our university 




ments, colleges, and the campus at 


diffusion of responsibility often 


as a whole. Compared to all our 




large. These recommendations. 


leads to no one taking responsibil- 


aspirational peer institutions, we 




when implemented, will be the cul- 


ity — as long as we can see lots of 


have very low levels of support 




mination of literally years of advo- 


others who rightfully have some 


from the citizens of our state, from 




cacy on the part of many members 


responsibility for an issue, we are 


legislators and even from our own 




of our campus community. 


less Ukely to take action ourselves. 


alumni! 




Now is the time we must recog- 


As one colleague stated, the 


As we cope both with the i 




nize that these new privileges 


University of Maryland proves the 


reduced fiscal resources we will 




should also be accompanied by a 


fallibility of the statement, "the sum 


have in the coming years as well as 




greater sense of shared respotisihilih/ 


is greater than the whole of its 


the challenges we have set for our- 




for what happens at and to the uni- 


parts." "At College Park," he said. 


selves ranging from improvement 




versity. There are committees 


"the sum doesn't do anything." 


of advising to raising retention rates 




working on new strategies for 


Now, he was not specifically 


to enhancing the quality of life for 




improved retention, diversity. 


castigating our administration but 


retired members of our university. 




advising, recognition of teaching. 


rather our lack of collaborative 


can we begin less often to ask. 




support of research, quality of life 


commitments to the university as a 


"What can we get for our 




for retired faculty, and for demon- 


whole. In the past few decades we 


department?" and more often. 




strating how well we are accomp- 


have functioned much more, both 


"What can we do for the univer- 




lishing our stated mission. From 


fiscally and ideologically, as a col- 


sity?" Great universities occur when 




most of these committees one learns 


lection of fiefdoms rather than ns 


there is shared responsibility as well 




that precious few departments have 


"mi institution of higher learning." 


as shared governance. 




had any procedures to address these 


As we ask for a greater degree of 


Thank you for your indulgence 




issues nor felt a strong commitment 


shared governance in academia, in 


of this catharsis! 




for the unit to develop responses to 


accordance with the procedures we 






New Association to Promote Unity Among 


Asians 




Bringing together diverse Asian- 


Pat Martin, graduate student in 


taking anything from each group. 




American groups and promoting 


Human Development and Bonnie 


but enforcing it and vice-versa," she 




their common objectives are goals 


Oh, A.ss!stant Dean of Undergrad- 


says. 




the Asian-American Faculty Staff 


uate Studies. 


Roberta Coates, President of the 




and Graduate Assistants 


"It's been in the back of our 


Black Faculty and Staff Association, 




Association plan to achieve at 


minds for two years," says Bouis. "It 


agrees that competition will not be 




College Park, says Gloria Bouis, 


started off as an informal net- 


an issue and assures their 




Program Coordinator for the Office 


working, but we wanted to be able 


organization will be supportive. 




of Human Relations Programs. 


to touch base with each other in a 


"We're definitely in support of 




"Based on recent statistics there 


more organized way. I've been here 


them," says Coates. "The black 




are only nine Asians in adminis- 


five years, but often I feel there is a 


community often has been a group 




trative positions," says Bouis, "and 


lack of the Asian perspective in the 


who has opened the doors for other 




about 56 in associate staff positions. 


campus's events, committees and 


minorities since the Civil Rights 




The majority of the non-academic 


networks. 1 think we need this if we 


movement, and we are definitely 




(non- faculty) Asian employees are 


truly want this campus to be multi- 


still willing to continue being a 




classified staff. Al! together there 


cultural and pluralistic." 


vehicle for others." 




are about 400 faculty and staff who 


Although the association 


At the next Asian-American 




are Asians, but out of these very few 


received a lot of inspiration from the 


Association meeting which is 




are in a position to provide a 


Black Faculty and Staff Association 


tentatively scheduled for May 10, 




representative voice on this campus. 


and hopes to have a similar 


the group will begin finalizing the 




But there are enough of us to form a 


structure, Bouis assures the groups 


structure, electing officers, setting 




group and gain the needed 


will not be in any way competitive. 


up an advisory council, and 




visibility." 


"We're not competing with the 


discussing ways to complement the 




Because there is a growing num- 


Afro- Americans, " said Bouis, "We're 


Undergraduate Asian/Pacific 




ber of Asians at the undergraduate 


using them as a role model because 


Student Association. 




and graduate level, Bouis and some 


they have done a lot so far on 


For more information contact 




of the other founders felt a need to 


campus. We don't want anyone to 


Gloria Bouis in the Office of Human 




form a support group that would 


think we're stepping on their toes. 


Relations at 405-2482. 




provide equal educational and 


We just want to have the voice that 






career opportunities for those stu- 


it is about time we have. Since one 


Patricia Gay 




dents, as well as for the Asian 


of the goals of the university is to 






faculty and staff. 


become more pluralistic, 1 think it 






Members of the founding 


would be beneficial to have all the 






working group include Tsze Chan, 


minority groups work together. 






professor of Afro-American Studies; 


Especially the groups of color. Not 





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Volunteers Needed for Cardiovascular Studies 



The Department of Kinesiology and the Center on Aging are 
looking for 55 -75-y ear-old males, with or without high blood pres- 
sure, for two studies on the effects of aerobics and strength develop- 
ment on cardiovascular risk factors. Volunteers will be provided 
with over $3,000 worth of free medical /fitness evaluations, a profes- 
sionally supervised four-month strength training or aerobics pro- 
gram, a full health report and a program for the continuation of 
exercise. For more information, call John Miller at 405-2484 about the 
strength training study and James Hagberg at 405-2570 about the 
aerobics study. 




Summer to Feature Vocalists 



College Park's summer tradition 
of beautiful music continues this 
July with the first-ever University of 
Maryland International Marian 
Anderson Vocal Arts Competition 
and the First American Vocal Arts 
Congress. 

These major vocal music events 
will bring singers from throughout 
the world to the university for a 
major competition and an educa- 
tional gathering of performers. The 
two events, both sponsored by the 
Maryland Summer Institute for 
Creative and Performing Arts, will 
include a number of public perfor- 
mances. 

The Marian Anderson Vocal Arts 
Competition wilt be held July 10-20 
at College Park and in Washington, 
D.C, Forty singers from throughout 
the world will participate in the 
competition for which $50,000 in 
prizes are being offered. The first 
prize is $20,000 and a New York 
recital. A group of internationally 
acclaimed singers, including Sherrill 
Milnes, the president of the First 
American Vocal Congress, will 
serve as the competition's jury. 

The competition finals will be 
held July 20 at the Kennedy Center 
Concert Hall where the four finalists 
will perform an evening of oratorio, 
art songs and opera excerpts with 
the National Symphony Orchestra. 

The preliminary, semi-final and 
final rounds of the competition will 
be held at Tawes Theatre July 10-15 
and July 17. 

A testimonial dinner for Marian 
Anderson, the acclaimed contralto 
and competition namesake, will be 
held July 18. 




Opera singer, Sherrill Milnes, American Vocal 
Congress President 



In the future, the Anderson 
Competition will be held every 
fourth year, alternating with two 
other competitions: the William 
Kapell Piano Competition, that will 
be held every other year, and the 
Leonard Rose Cello Competition 
that will be initiated in 1993 and 
held every fourth year thereafter. 

The Vocal Arts Congress will be 
held July 16-20 at College Park. 
Congress events will include sym- 
posia, exhibits and a recital series, 
"American Works for Voice," 
Sherrill Milnes and colleagues will 
perform as part of two gala even- 
ings of songs July 16 and July 19 at 
Tawes Theatre. The performances 
will feature many of the vocalists 
participating in the conference and 
members of the vocal competition 
jury. 



For ticket information and details 
about other summer music events 
see the accompanying article and 
the summer calendar (Page 8). 

Ticket Information for 
Summer Music Events 

College Park faculty, staff, stu- 
dents and Alumni Association 
members can receive tickets for 
summer music events held at Col- 
lege Park through the purchase of a 
Summer Activity Card. 

The cards are $10 per summer 
session. The sessions are June 3-July 
12 and July 13-August 23. 

First session activity cards cover 
the performances by pianist Alexei 
Sultanov June 4, the New York 
Chamber Ensemble June 8, the Lark 
String Quartet June 11, The National 
Orchestral Institute Philharmonic 
June 15, the Annapolis Brass 
Quintet June 18, the National 
Orchestral Institute Philharmonic 
June 22, and the National Sym- 
phony Orchestra Principals 
Woodwind Quintet June 25. 

Second session activity cards 
cover Marian Anderson Vocal Arts 
Competition and First American 
Vocal Arts Congress events held at 
College Park. 

Tickets for events in Baltimore 
and Washington, D.C. must be pur- 
chased separately. Also, tickets for 
each event are available for sale to 
persons who do not purchase 
activity cards. 

For more information call 301- 
405-6551. 



Gothard Lane Makes Success Story 
of Varsity Sports, Tournaments 



They call it March Madness. The 
NCAA Basketball Toumaments. For 
tournament organizers, the madness 
applies to the logistics involved in 
planning the tournament's events. 
There is plenty that can go wrong, 
but at College Park, events run 
smoothly, deadlines are met, the 
tournament goes on and the fans 
and players return to their homes 
happy. Much of this is due to the 
hard work and planning of Gothard 
Lane, 

Lane, assistant athletic director 
for varsity sports, oversees 17 of the 
23 varsity sports at College Park, 
and he and his staff plan all 
conference and NCAA Champion- 
ships hosted by this campus. 

This past March, Lane oversaw 
the basketball tournament which 
brought to campus eight teams, 
thousands of visiting fans, 250 
members of the news media and 
$8 million in revenue to the city of 
College Park and Prince George's 
County. 

"People are beginning to call us 
'Championship U,'" Lane says. 
"Since 1989, we've hosted more 
championship tournaments than 
any other university." 



In the past two years College 
Park has hosted basketball, volley- 
ball, wrestling and lacrosse tourna- 
ments. The university has written a 
proposal to host the women's 
lacrosse final-four tournament in 
1992. 

"We are particularly good hosts 
because of our location near Wash- 
ington and because we try to pro- 
vide great hospitality for our 
guests," Lane says. "During the 
women's volleyball tournament last 
December we took the teams to 
dinner on Capitol Hill and arranged 
for Rep. Steny Hoyer to take them 
into the Capitol Building for a 45- 
minute lecture on Congress, When 
we hosted the lacrosse tournament 
in 1989, we took the Lacrosse 
Committee to the White House for a 
tour. Nobody else can do that." 

Lane points out that successfully 
run toumaments also produce a 
positive public image for the uni- 
versity and increase the recruitment 
pool of high-quality stu- 
dent/athletes. 

Lane has been at the university 
for 17 years and was an assistant 
football coach before entering his 
current position in 1982, Before 



coming to this university, he had 
been a football coach at Tulane 
University, and Virginia Tech, He is 
a graduate of Randolph-Macon 
College in Ashland, Va. 

Lane also oversees renovations of 
the university's golf course and 
tennis bubble. "At the golf course 
this spring we are creating a new 
food service capability where hot 
food can be served," he says. "We 
are increasing the number of golf 
carts by one-third and are upgrad- 
ing other equipment and cart paths. 
EventuaUy this course will be the 
jewel it can be," 

Lane says there also are plans to 
replace the tennis bubble in about a 
year. In the meantime, small 
improvements are being made 
there. "We are putting nets between 
the courts and adding new bleach- 
ers and furniture," he says. 

"I have the very best job on cam- 
pus," Lane adds. "The people I work ' 
with make it a pleasure to come to 
work every morning. They are the 
reason people in collegiate athletics 
are beginning to call us 'Champion- 
ship U.'" 

Fariss Samarrai 



Youth Orchestra to 
Form In September 

Ttw formation of a new youth 
orchestra (or childrer\ of College 
Parte faculty aixt slaft mamtters is 
being planned for the fall. 
Organizers Jesse Parker snd 
Dennis Blumer hope to provide 
young musicians ages 9-14 with 
expanded opportunities (or 
ensemble and repertory experi- 
ence through once-a-week 
rehearsals and occasional con- 
certs. To be put on a mailing list 
to receive a broctiure about the 
new program, leave a message at 
405-4945. 




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RESEARCH 



Blit2 featured in 'The Astronomers" 

Leo Blitz, College Park professor of astronomy, is one of several 
preeminent astronomers featured on public television's new six-part 
series, "The Astronomers." Blitz was filmed on campus last spring by 
KCET, the Los Angeles-based public television station producing the 
series. Blitz is featured on the fifth show discussing BIMA (Berkeley, 
Illinois, Maryland Array), a radio telescope being built in part by this 
university at Hat Creek, Calif. The show will air May 13 on public 
television stations. 



Zoology Hosts Summer Biology Institute 




Corrections 

Please insert the two items in 
txjid italics (twiow) into the April 1 
retirement story. In the first col- 
umn answer to "What does 'with- 
out penalty' mean?." the first 
sentence should read: "After 
attaining 25 years of service, 
TRS and ERS participants may 
retire...." In the fourth column 
answer to "What is that 
"Replacement Ratio' you just men- 
tioned?," the second sentence 
should read: The formula is: RR 
= All Retirement benefits (Pension 
-t- OASDI + Tax-deferred Annu- 
ities) less taxes, divided by 
Tal(e-Home Pay while employed 
(Salary less taxes, less contribu- 
tions to pension plan, to FICA and 
to lax deferred annuities), times 
loo; 

The April 22 Story. "The 'Shrew' 
Goes West," should say that play 
directof Mitchell Patrick has an 
MFA degree in Itieater from the 
University of Washington in Seat- 
tle, is coordinator of Ihe acting 
area in Ihe Department of Theatre 
and was the director of the well- 
received 1988 University Theatre 
production ol The Tempest 



Because of the volume and com- 
plexity of material presented to high 
school and introductory college 
biology students, there is a growing 
awareness that many of these 
students are having difficulty 
grasping the concepts of modern 
biological sciences. 

As a result, many school systems, 
colleges and universities have 
begun designing courses based on 
the conceptual aspects of biology. 
College Park has been pursuing this 
course for several years. 

Last summer, the Department of 
Zoology instituted a six- week pro- 
gram, the Summer Biology Institute 
(SB I), to bring together secondary 
school biology teachers, university 
teachers and research faculty for the 
purpose of exploring innovative 
methods of teaching biology. The 
department will nm the institute 
again this summer on campus. 

"SBl is built around the highly 
successful first -year undergraduate 
biology program at College Park 
and is organized as a sharing of 
information and insights between 



colleagues in biological education," 
says Bretton W. Kent, an instructor 
in the Department of Zoology and 
director of SBl, 

SB) approaches biology educa- 
tion with two basic concepts: first, 
that students should be taught to 
think lil^e biologists rather than to 
simply regurgitate information, and 
that, because biology is largely 
experimental, students should have 
opportunities to gain enthusiasm 
for the science by designing and 
executing their own scientific 
experiments, Kent says. 

Through its lectures, laboratories, 
field trips and research seminars, 
"SBl is designed as an opportunity 
for biological education fac- 
ulty — both at the college and sec- 
ondary levels — to share information 
and insights rather than for us to 
simply instruct secondary teachers 
in the teaching of biology," Kent 
says. 

The lectures in the program, 
according to Kent, are presented by 
university faculty and cover such 
topics as speciation, sociobiology. 



gene regulation and immunology. 

The laboratories present a prob- 
lem or scenario to participants 
which must be solved by designing 
and conducting original 
experiments. 

Field trips include work on uni- 
versity electron microscopes and a 
tour of agricultural research projects 
at the Wye Research and Education 
Center on the Eastern Shore. 

Guest seminars cover such cur- 
rent research topics as the evolution 
of courtship displays in bowerbirds 
and the molecular basis of vision in 
horseshoe crabs and on tlie 
recruitment of women and 
minorities into bioiogy careers. 
"These seminars reinforce the con- 
cept that biology is fundamentally 
experimental in nature, and they 
allow participants to interact freely 
with a wide-range of university 
faculty," Kent says. 

Program participants receive a 
stipend and eight graduate credits 
in biology. 



Program in Molecular and Cell Biology to Host Symposium 



A Symposium in Molecular and 
Cell Biology, featuring .several 
internationally recognized molec- 
ular-cell biologists as guest speak- 
ers, will be held May 10, from 8:45 
a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Colony Ball- 
room of the Stamp Student Union 
Building. 

The theme of the symposium will 
be "Receptors and Signal 
Transduction" in cells, according to 
Inder K. Vijay, acting director of the 
Program in Molecular and Cell 
Biology at College Park and the 
local host. The symposium is spon- 
sored by the University of Maryland 
System- wide Inter-campus 
Operating Committee of the Grad- 
uate Program in Molecular and Cell 
Biology. 

Robert Dorfman, vice president 
for Academic Affairs and Provost, 



will open the symposium at 9:15 
a.m. 

"The symposium should tjffer the 
first opportunity for our community 
to get a sampling of the rapid 
development of the Ph.D. program 
in Molecular and Cell Biology on 
our campus and the research in the 
Maryland Biotechnology Institute," 
Vijay says. 

The keynote speaker will be 
Harvey Lodish of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. He will 
deliver the Endowment Award 
Lecture on the "Structure and Func- 
tion of Erythropoietin," a protein 
that is critically involved in the bio- 
genesis of red blood cells. 

Molecular-cell biologists Joseph 
Schlessinger, New York University; 
Thomas Silhavy, Princeton Univer- 
sity; Gerald Hart, Johns Hopkins 



University; and Paul Kelly, McGill 
University, Canada, will present 
their work in a mini-symposium on 
the theme topic. A number of 
molecular and cell biologists within 
the University uf Maryland System 
will present their work in the form 
of poster displays. 

Jeffrey Fox, a free-lance science 
writer and contributing editor to 
several scientific journals, will 
address practical aspects of molec- 
ular-cell biology. 

Several biotechnology compan- 
ies, manufacturers and distributors 
of scientific equipment and supplies 
will exhibit their products and 
services. 

For more information call 
405-6991. 



Program Hopes to Attract Under-represented 
Grad Students 



A program designed to increase 
the number of students in doctoral 
programs will begin this summer at 
College Park. 

The Ronald E. McNair Post Bac- 
calaureate Achievement Program, 
which will target low income first 
generation, under-represented 
groups and the physically handi- 
capped, is just one of the 28 pro- 
grams funded by the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education. Students select- 
ed to participate in the program will 
join 558 students in similar 
programs nationwide. The areas of 
study will include African-Ameri- 



can Studies/ Economics; Biophysics; 
Biochemistry; Chemistry; Earth, 
Atmospheric and Marine Sciences; 
Mathematics and Mathematics 
Education; Physics; and Public 
Affairs. 

Other services provided by the 
program will include preparation 
for graduate admissions tests, aca- 
demic counseling, tutoring, writing 
workshops, paid research intern- 
ships, financial assistance, and 
application assistance. 

Faculty researchers can also take 
advantage of the program through 
the research mentoring component 



which will provide valuable exper- 
ience and free research interns. 

The McNair program is named 
for the late physicist and astronaut. 
Dr. Ronald E. McNair who died in 
the Challenger explosion in 1986. 
For more information, call Jerry 
Lewis, Program Director at 405-4736 
or Nthakoana Peko at 
405-4739. 

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New Library Program Expands Faculty Borrowing Privileges 

If you are a College Park faculty member traveling to or planning 
to do research at another university or college, because our Libraries 
now participate in the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program, you 
can arrange to have borrowing privileges and on-site access to some 
of the most important research libraries in North America. Informa- 
tion about participating libraries and a reciprocal borrowing card 
may be obtained at McKeldin Library. Call 405-9251 for information. 





John Loss 




Cyril Ponnamperuma 




Delia Neuman 




Virginia Beauchamp 




Maynard Mack Jr. 




James Henretta 



Kudos To... 



John Loss (Architecture) for being 
elected to Fellowship in the Ameri- 
can Institute of Architects. His 
investiture will take place during 
AIA's national meeting May 18. 
Loss was cited for his research 
activities and for founding the 
Architecture and Engineering Per- 
formance Information Center. 

Cyril Ponnampenima (Chemistry 
and Biochemistry) for having the 
title, Clievalier de L'Onire dcs Arts ei 
des Lett res, conferred on him by 
French President Francois Mitterand 
in recognition of his work in 
promoting international cultural 
understanding in connection with 
the celebration of the French 
Revolution Bicentenary. Among his 
current international activities, 
Ponnamperuma is directing a 
special international conference on 
chemical evolution and the origin of 
hfe to be he!d May 28-31 at Trieste, 
Italy. 

Delta Neuman, (Library and Infor- 
mation Services) for being awarded 
the American Library Association's 
highest award, the Carroll Preston 
Baber Research Grant. The award 
comes with a $10,000 grant, which 
Neuman plans to use for research 
on design and curricular issues 
related to improved electronic data- 
base use by high school students. 

Virginia Beauchamp (English) for 
being inducted into the Prince 
George's County Women's Hall of 
Fame at a ceremony on March 27 in 
Largo, Maryland. 

Mark Levy (Journalism) for being 
named editor of ihe journal of Com- 
mini lent ion, published by Oxford 
University Press. New a.ssociate 
editors are Michael Gurevitch 
(Journalism), Edward Fink and 
Vicki Freimuth (Speech and Com- 
munication) and Marjorie Ferguson 
{Radio-TV-Film). Jay Blumler 
(Journalism) is the new internation- 
al editor. 

Evelyn Valentine (Alumni Associa- 
tion President) for being awarded a 
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foun- 
dation Silver Anniversary Around - 
the- World Travel Seminar Scholar- 
ship. Valentine received the schol- 
arship to support her interest in 
international education and to pro- 
vide recognition for outstanding 
service to the international educat- 
ors fraternity. 

Pegaret Pichler, Dilip Madan, Eric 
Chang, Cheol Eun and Lemma 
Senbet for being selected to present 
papers at the Western Finance 
Association's annual meeting this 
summer. The association is consid- 
ered by many to be the most pres- 
tigious academic finance organiza- 
tion in the country, 

Leah Williamson (junior) for win- 
ning the $2,200 National Endow- 
ment for the Humanities Younger 
Scholars grant for a summer study 
project, "Community Leadership 
Versus Tammany Hall." 



Hans Wellisch (Library and Infor- 
mation Services) on the publicarion 
of his new Indexing from A toZ,a 
guide to the craft of indexing 
intended for authors, students and 
professional indexers. Wellisch, a 
professor emeritus, was president of 
the Ainerican Society of Indexers 
from 1984-85. 

Jim Gninig and Lauri Gninig (both 
Journalism) for being named by 
respondents to a survey of public 
relations professionals by PR 
Reporter newsletter as being "most 
admired in the field." He was listed 
as being respected in all profession- 
al categories; she was cited for her 
teaching and applied research. 

The 1990 Accountability Commit- 
tee for their report, now being 
recommended by the American 
Association of Higher Education as 
3 model example of accountability 
in higher education for four-year 
institutions. The report has also 
served as the model for the Mary- 
land Higher Education Commis- 
sion's Student Learning Outcomes 
Report, 

Maynard "Sandy" Mack Jr. (Eng- 
lish) for winning the 1991 Out- 
standing Teacher Award in the 
South Atlantic Modern Language 
Association Region in Category 
One — Ph.D. granting institutions. 
As winner of this prestigious award. 
Mack has been invited to present a 
paper at the session on teaching at 
the 1991 SAMLA meeting in Atlanta 
in November. 

The College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences for producing more 
students elected to Phi Beta Kappa 
this year than any other unit. Of the 
89 seniors who were elected to the 
nation's oldest and most distin- 
guished honor society, 34 were from 
BSOS, and of the 1 8 juniors, 6 were 
from the college. 

James Henretta, (History) for being 
appointed to the 1991-92 
Harmsworth Professorship in 
American History at Oxford Uni- 
versity, The post is considered the 
most prestigious foreign appoint- 
ment in the field of American His- 
tory, Henretta will present a series 
of lectures and conduct seminars 
and classes during his year at 
Oxford. 

Undergraduate students in the 
Graphic Design Program for 

designing 10 of the 24 pieces select- 
ed for exhibition in the Art Directors 
Club of Metropolitan Washington's 
"1991 Real Show Graphic Design 
Competition," and in particular to 
Chris Leonard, gold medalist, and 
Peter Zulkarnain, silver medalist 
and Outlook production intern. 

Nancy Schiossberg for presenting 
three lectures last month as the first 
visiting professor to hold the Lowell 
W, Hellervik/ Personnel Decisions, 
Inc. professorship in adult career 
development at the University of 
Minnesota. 



John Guthrie (Center for Educa- 
tional Research and Development) 
and Andrew Wolvin (Speech Com- 
munication) for being appointed as 
experts to the Commission on 
Achieving Necessary Skills recently 
established by the U.S. Department 
of Labor. The commission has been 
asked to identify the basic skills 
necessary for American high school 
graduates to function effectively in 
the workplace. 

Madeleine Hage (French and Ital- 
ian) and Roberta La vine (Spanish 
and Portuguese) for organizing and 
running the first Foreign Language 
Instruction Committee Symposium 
in conjunction with the newly 
organized Language Center. The 
April 13 program featured speakers 
from the university's language 
departments and the Maryland 
English Institute. 

Karen Johnsen (Health Services) for 
being the subject of a feature in the 
Bmvie Blade-Nciv? about the work 
she has done to organize a support 
group for people with fascio- 
scapula-humeral dystrophy, a rare 
muscular disease. Johnsen, who has 
the disease herself, has devoted 
much time to identifying families 
coping with the problem, planning 
support group gatherings and 
writing newsletters. 

William Galston (Public Affaks) 
and Peter Murrell (Economics) for 
being appointed Woodrow Wilson 
Center Fellows for 1991-92. 
Galston's project is entitled "Polit- 
ical Theory: Autonomous or Inter- 
dependent?" Murrell will work on a 
comparative economic analysis of 
Eastern European economic 
reforms. The two Maryland profes- 
sors were among 39 scholars select- 
ed for the honor from this year's 
field of 755 applicants. 

Herb Foerstel (Libraries) on the 
publication of his new book. Sur- 
veillance in the Stacks: The FBI's Li- 
brarxj Aumrenesi Program (Green- 
wood Press), billed as "the first 
book to document and analyze the 
FBI's wide-ranging surveillance of 
libraries." 

Richard Calabrese (Chemical Engi- 
neering) on receiving a Fulbright 
Scholar Award for 1991-92 and a 
visiting fellowship from the Science 
and Engineering Research Council 
(the British NSF). Calabrese will 
use the fellowships to carry out 
research at the University of Birm- 
ingham (England) on the dynamics 
of liquid-liquid dispersions. 

The 1 O'clock Jazz Lab Band for 

their outstanding debut at the 
Duke Ellington Festival April 29 at 
U.D.C. George Ross (Music) is the 
director of this new student group. 



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CALENDAR 



CESAR Board Available 

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) offers an 
electronic bulletin board featuring substance abuse information 
called CESAR Board. CESAR Board can be contacted 24 -hours a day, 
7-days a week, free of charge using a computer and a modem. 
Information includes state drug and alcohol survey results, a direc- 
tory of treatment programs, drug arrest statistics, drug use trends, 
and much more. For information, call 405-1571. 



MAY 6-AUGUST 31 



MONDAY 



School of Public Affairs Bureau 
of Governmental Research 
Conference: 'Maryland Tax 
Policy: Who Pays and Who 
Benefits," 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., 
Center ot Adult Education. Call 5- 
6346 tor info.* 

Center for Glot)al Change 
Colloquium, Steptien Lealher- 
man. Geogfaphy, noon-l :30 p.m. 
(bring lunch), 1137 Stamp Student 
Union. Call 80-4165 lor info. 

Black Faculty and Staff 
Association Seminar: "Your 
Professional Image: Your Key to 
Success," Daisy Saunders,. 
Saunders and Associates, hoon-3 
p.m., Maryland Room. Marie 
Mount. Call 4-7225 for info. 

Counseling Center Workshop: 

'End of Semester Survival Skills: 
Putting it all Together." 2-3 p.m.. 
2201 Shoemaker, Call 4-7693 for 
info. 

Meteorology Seminar. 3:30 p.m., 

21 1 d Computer and Space 
Sciences, reception al 3 p.m. Call 
5-5392 for info. 

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

Horticulture Seminar: "TBA,* 
Pamela Jo Hathaway, grad. 
student. Horticulture, 4 p.m., 
0128B Hoizapfel. Call 5-4356 for 
into. 

Computer Science Colloquium. 

4 p.m.. 01 1 1 Classroom BIdg Call 
5-2661 for info. 

Space Science Seminar. 4:30 
p.m., 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bidg. Call 5-4829 for 
info. 



TUESDAY 



Department oi Germanic and 
Slavic Languages Danlsli 
l.ecture, featuring playwrighl Jess 
OrnstK), 12:30-1:45 p.m.. 
multipurpose room, St. Marys 
Hall. Call 4-7735 lor info. 

Classics Department Lecture: 
"Oedipus. Odysseus, Odin and 
0(da.' Dorothea Wender, 
Wheaion College; response, 
Gregory A. Staley, 4 p.m.. 2309 
Art/Soc. Call 5-2013 for info. 

Zoology, Botany, and 
Entomology Colloquium: "'Light' 
Lunches for Insects on Pholotoxic 
Plants," May aerembaum. U, of 
Illinois, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych, 
Call 5-3912 for info. 

Physics Colloquium. 3:30 p m., 

1410 Physics. Call 5-5953 for 
info. 



WEDNESDAY 



Art Gallery MFA Thesis Exhibi- 
tion, today-lvtay 17, Art Gallery, 

Art'Soc. Call 5-2763 for info. 

Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting, 
noon-1 p.m.. 0106-01 14 Shoe- 
maker. Call 4-7691 lor info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
Faculty Discussion: The Sludeni 
■Perspective," noon-1 :30 p.m. 
(bring brown-bag lunch), Maryland 
Room, Mane Mount Call 5-3154 
for info. 

Zoology, Botany, and Entomol- 
ogy Seminar: "fDefense and 
d'tente in an Insect -Plant Interac- 



tion," May Berembaum, Entomolo- 
gy. U. of Illinois, noon, 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6884 for info. 

Graduate School Distinguished 
Lecturer: "The Evolution of Afro- 
American Studies," Henry Louis 
Gales. English, Duke U., 3:30 
p.m., 2203 Art'Soc. Wine and 
cheese reception 1o follow outside 
in Tawes Plaia. Call 5-4258 for 
info. 

Mustc Department Concert: 
Graduate String Ouarlel Show- 
case, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. 
Call 5-5548 for info. 



THURSDAY 



Campus Club Spring Luncheon, 
featuring special guest Patricia 
Langenberg, noon-3 p.m., ai the 
president's residence, guests 
welcome. Call 384-1479 lor info.* 

Graduate Student Government 
Meeting, 3 p.m., 1 143 Stamp 
Student Union, Call 5-5788 for 
info. 

Systems Research Center Col- 
loquium: "A Multi-Gbs Optical 
Computer Interconnect," Jon R. 
Sauer, Center for Optoeleclronic 

Computing Systems, 3-4 p.m., 
1 100 ITV BIdg. Call 5-6634 lor 

info. 

Distinguished Alumni Lecture: 
"Molecular Basis of the Tropism 
that Certain Bacteria Display for 
Teeth," Ronald J. Gibbons. Har- 
vard School of Dental Medicine. 
Boston. 3:30 p.m., 1207 Microbiol- 
ogy BIdg. Call 5-5471 for info. 

Meteorology Seminar. 3:30 p.m.. 
2114 Computer and Space Sci- 
ences, reception al 3 p.m. Call 5- 
5392 lor info, 

Fteltabilfty EngineeHng Seminar. 

5:15-6:15 p.m. 2115 Chemical 
and Nuclear Engineenng BIdg. 
Call 5-3887 or 5-3883 for info. 

Katherlne Anne Porter Sympo- 
sium Opening Reception and 
Exhibition: 'Katherine Anne Por- 
ter at One Hundred." 6-7:30 p.m.. 
Architecture Gallery, Archilecture 
BIdg. Call 5-9207 for info. 

"Physics is Phun" Leclure/Dem- 
onstratton: "Physics 10 Tesi," 
today-May 11, 7:30-8:45 p.m., 
pre-show of aparatus, 7 p.m.. 
1410 and U12 Physics Leclure 
Halls Call 5-5994 for info. 
University Theatre; "The Taming 
of the Shrew,* loday-May 11,8 
p.m., Tawes Theatre. Call 
402-2201 for info,* 



FRIDAY 



"Katharine Anne Porter at One 
Huridred: New Perspectives," 
two-day symposium. 8:30 a.m,-10 
p.m, Friday and B:30 a.m.-12:30 
p.m. Saturday, Stamp Student 
Union and Adult Education Cen- 
ter. Call 5-9255 for info." 

Speech Communication Collo- 
quium: "Evaluation of Arguments 
In Evolutionary Biology: The Case 
of Gould and Lewontin." Jeanne 
Fahneslock, English, noon, 0147 
Tawes. Call 5-6524 for info. 

College of Business and Man- 
agement and First National 
Bank of Maryland Research 
Colloquium: topic TBA, Anthony 
Santomero, U. of Pennsylvania, 1- 
2 p,m., 2102 Tydings. Call 5-2256 
for info. 



University Band Annual "Pops" 
Concert, L. Richmond Sparks 
and Sleven Johnson, conductors. 
B p.m , Grand Ballroom, Stamp 
Union. Call 5-5548 for info.' 

University Theatre: 'The Taming 
of the Shrew," 8 p.m., Tawres 
Theatre. See May 9 for details.' 



SATURDAY 



University Theatre; "The Taming 
of the Shrew." 3 p.m.. Tawes 
Theatre. See May 9 for details.' 



SUNDAY 



University Chorale Annual 
"Pops" Concert, Roger Folstrom. 
conductor, e p.m.. Adult Educa- 
tion Center. Call 5-5548 for info.' 



MONDAY 



Art Gallery MFA Thesis Exhibi- 
tion, today-May 17. The Art Gal- 
lery. Art/Sx. Call 5-2763 tor info. 

Department of Human flutrltion 
and Food Systems Seminar: 
"Field Methodologies to Assess 
Vitamin A Status in Thai Chil- 
dren," Emorn Udomkesmalee, 
Mahidol U.. Bankok, Thailand, 3 
p.m., Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall, reception following. 
Call 5-2139 for info. 

Department of Germanic and 
Slavic Languages and Depart- 
ment of Comparallve Literature 
Lecture: " Schibbolefh: Derrida 
and Gelan," Hem de Vries. Lafay- 
ette U., 3:30 p.m., muilipurpose 
room, St. Mary's Hall, Call 5-4101 
for info. 

Entomology Colloquium; "Multil- 

rophic Interactions in Tropical Ant- 
plants," Deborah K. Letourneau, 
U. of California, 4 p.m., 0200 
Symons. Call 5-3912 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "Solar 

Flux Monitor for Mars and Earth 
Missions." Walter Hoegy, 
NASA'Goddard, 4:30 p.m., 1113 
Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call 5-4829 for info. 



TUESDAY 



Zoology, Botany, and Entomol- 
ogy ^minar: "Pentadactyly Is 

Not Primitive for Tetrapodsl," J.A. 
Clack, U of Cambridge, UK, 
noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych, Call 5- 
6efl4 for info. 



THURSDAY 

Commencement 

TUESDAY 

Summer School Program Ses- 
sion I, May 28-July 10. Call 5- 
6811 or 5-6813 for info," 



JUNE 



TUESDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute for 
the Creative and Perfomiing 
Arts Piano Recital; Ale)(ei Sulta- 
nov, gold medalisi of 1898 Van 
Cliburn International Piano Com- 
pel ition, 8:15 p.m.. Memorial Cha- 
pel, General admission $10, Call 
5-6543 for info." 



SATURDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute lor 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts Concert; New York Cham- 
ber Ensemble, Stephen Rogers 
Radctiffe, conductor, 8:15 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre, General admis- 
sion, $10. Call 5-6543 lor info,' 



JULY 



TUESDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute lor 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts Concert: Lark String Quar- 
lel, winner of 1990 NaumtKrg 
International Chamber Music 
Competition, performing Mozart, 
Bartok, and Brahms, 8:15 p.m.. 
Memorial Chapel, $1 standard 
admission. Call 5-6543 for info.* 



SATURDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute (or 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts Concert: National Orchestral 

Institute Philharmonic, Gerhardi 
Zimmerman, conductor, perform- 
ing Schwanter. Sibelius, and 
Strauss, 8:15 p.m., Tawes Thea- 
tre. Call 5-6543 for info. 



TUESDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute (or 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts Concert; Annapolis Brass 
Quintet, program spanning five 
centuries of music for brass, in- 
cluding Praetorius, Scheidl, and 
Weelkes, 8:f5 p.m.. Memorial 
Chapel, $10 standard admission. 
Call S-6543 for into.' 



SATURDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute (or 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts Concert: Noi Philharmonic. 
Catherine Comet, conductor, 
performing Bernstein, Mozart, and 
Mahler, 8:15 p.m., Tawes Thea- 
tre. Call 5-6543 for info. 



MONDAY 



College of Health and Human 
Performance Summer Sports 
Program, instruction for 6-12 
year-olds in soccer, Softball, ten- 
nis, raquetball, basketball, la- 
crosse and acquatics. 9 a,m.- 
noon, monday through friday, 
June 24-July 12. Call 5-2503 or 5- 
2495 for into.* 



TUESDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute for 
the Creative and Performing 
Arts Concert: National Sympho- 
ny Orchestra Principals Woodwind 
Quinlet, program TBA, 8:15 p.m.. 
Memorial Chapel, $1 standard 
admission. Call 5-6543 for info * 



WEDNESDAY 



American Courtcll on Education 
conference on curriculum transfor- 
mation, June 26-27, 1991 



SATURDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute for 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts Concert: Naiional Orchestral 

Institute Philharmonic, Maximiano 
Valdes, conductor, performing 
Stravinsky and Bernstein. 8:15 
p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Sympho- 
ny Hall (Ballimore), $10 standard 
admission. Call 5-5543 for info,* 



WEDNESDAY 



University of Maryland Interna- 
tional Marian Anderson Vocal 
Arts Competition, featuring 40 of 
the world's besl young singers, 
July 10-20, Preliminary rounds, 
July 10-11, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; July 
12, 2 p.m., $10, Tawes Theatre. 
Call 5-6543 for info.* 



THURSDAY 



Summer School Session II, July 
ll-August 21. Call 5-6811 or 5- 
5S13 for info." 



SATURDAY 



University of Maryland Interna- 
tional Marian Anderson Vocal 
Arts Competition, Semi-final 
rounds. July 13-15, 7:30 p.m., 
$15, Tawes Theatre. Call 5-5540 
for info.' 



TUESDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute for 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts First American Vocal Arts 
Congress, July 16-20. All teach- 
ers, singers, students, and opera 
tovers invited. Symposia, lecture- 
recitals, e><hibi1s and evening 
Competition Semi-final Rounds. 
'Sherrill Milnes and Friends I." 
July 16. 8:30 p.m.. Tawes 
Theatre. Call 5-6540 for info,* 



WEDNESDAY 



University of Maryland Interna- 
tional Marian Anderson Vocal 
Arts Competition, Finals, phase 

I [recital phase), 8 p.m., $20, 
Tawes Theatre. Call 5-6540 tor 
info,' 



FRIDAY 



Maryland Summer Institute for 
the Creative and Pertorming 
Arts First American Vocal Arts 
Congress, "Sherrill Milnes and 
Friends II," 8:30 p.m., $25, Tawes 
Theatre. Call 5-6540 for info.' 



SATURDAY 



University of Maryland Interna- 
tional Marian Anderson Vocal 
Arts Competition, Finals, phase 
II, The National Symphony Or- 
chestra, Mstislav Rostropovich. 
music director, Alessandro Sicili- 
ani, conductor, 8:30 p.m., ticket 
$5- $30, Kennedy Center Concert 
Hall, Call 5-6540 lor info." 

AUGUST 



FRIDAY 



University ol Maryland Chorus 
Auditions for 1991-92 season. 
Call 5-5571 to make an appoint- 
ment. 



SATURDAY 



University ot Maryland Chorus 
Auditions for 1991-92 season. 
Call 5-5571 to make an appoinl- 
ment. 

* Adfnission charge for this event. 
All others are free 



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