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SEPTEMBER 4, 1991 

Goldstein Appointed BSOS Dean, 
New Stars Added to Campus Galaxy 

Irwin L. Goldstein, professor and 
chair of the Department of Psychol- 
ogy, and a member of the College 
Park faculty since 1 966, has been 
appointed Dean of the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences 

He succeeds Murray E. Polakoff 
who has become Acting Director of 
the college's Center for Internation- 
al Development and Conflict Reso- 

In announcing the appointment, 
Provost J. Robert Dorfman said: 
"Despite increasing administrative 
responsibilities over the years — as 
acting dean of graduate studies 
and research as well as acting pro- 
vost — Dr. Goldstein has continued 
his highly respected scholarly 
career as an expert in industrial 
and organizational psychology. The 
combination of his scholarship, 
experience, and model campus citi- 
zenship qualifies him uniquely to 
lead this large and diverse aca- 
demic unit." 

With more than 300 faculty and 
5,000 undergraduate and 800 grad- 
uate students, the college is one of 
the largest of the university's 14 
colleges and schools. 

A number of other new adminis- 
trative and faculty appointments 
also have been made. {An upcom- 
ing issue of Outlook will carry a 
complete list of new appointments, 
tenure and promotions.) 

Jean R. Hebeler, professor of 
special education, has been named 

Q& A 

Looking at the Year 
Ahead: An 
interview with 
President William E. 

See page 3 for the 
president's perspective on 
budget cuts and other 
issues facing the campus 
this year. 

acting dean of the College of Edu- 
cation. A member of the college's 
faculty since 1960, she takes over 
from Dale P. Scannell who is on a 
year's leave of absence from the 

Cordell Black, associate professor 
of French, has been appointed 
assistant vice president for aca- 
demic affairs. An authority on 17th 
century French literature and the 
author of a book on Comeillean 
tragedy, Black joined the Depart- 
ment of French and Italian faculty 
in 1979. He had been acting assis- 
tant dean for equity affairs in the 
College of Arts and Humanities. 

The former Executive Editor of 
the Philadelphia Inquirer Eugene L. 
Roberts, Jr. has joined the College 
of Journalism. Roberts, who led the 
newspaper to 17 Pulitzer Prizes 
during his 18 years there, will 
teach courses in reporting, editing, 
ethics and the practice of journal- 
ism. He also will serve as senior 
editor of Washington Journalism 
Review, the national media maga- 
zine published by the college. 

Retired Navy Admiral Stansfield 
Turner, one of the nation's most 
distinguished figures in national 
security policy-making, has joined 
the faculty of the School of Public 
Affairs as Olin Professor of Public 
Affairs. Turner will teach courses 
on foreign policy-making, intelli- 
gence and national security, mili- 
tary policy, and responses to inter- 
national terrorism. 

Irwin L Goldstein 

Cordell Black 

Eugene Roberts, Jr. 

While in the Navy, he held senior 
positions including President of the 
Naval War College, and Com- 
mander-in-Chief of NATO's South- 
em Hank. From 1977 through 1981, 
he was Director of Central Intel- 

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IRIS Project Awarded USAH) Grant to 
Advise Mongolia on Economic Reforms 

The U.S. Agency for Internation- 
al Development (USAID) has 
awarded an additional $1.25 mil- 
lion to the project on Institutional 
Reform and the Informal Sector 
(IRIS) at College Park. The grant 
will support work during the next 
year in assisting Mongolia in its 
transition to a market economy. 

The IRIS project will advise 
Mongolian policy-makers in Mon- 
golia and bring them to College 
Park for five intensive workshops, 
according to Mancur Olson, profes- 
sor of economics and Principal 
Investigator of the IRIS project. 

The grant supplements the mul- 
ti-million dollar, five-year core 
grant made by USAID to establish 
the IRIS project at College Park in 

IRIS conducts research, training, 
and technical assistance programs 
that help formerly communist 
countries and third world countries 
create the institutions needed for 
effective market economies with 

democratic political institutions. 

In 1921, Mongolia became the 
second country in the world to 
adopt communism. For the next 70 
years it was a satellite state of the 
Soviet Union. Last year, Mongolia 
became the first Asian country to 
abandon communism and is now 
launched on an ambitious transi- 
tion to capitalism. 

"Dependent as it has been on 
aid and trade with the collapsing 
Soviet economy, Mongolia is in a 
most unenviable situation," Olson 
says. "Its transition is likely to be 
difficult even with the best choices 
of institutions and public policies." 

Olson says that the choice of the 
University of Maryland for this 
work on Mongolia is due in large 
part to Peter Murrell's expertise on 
the Soviet-type economies and to 
the strategy for assisting reformers 
developed by Charles Cadwell. 
Murrell, professor of economics, is 
the coordinator for the Mongolia 
project. Cadwell is IRIS director. 


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University Approves 
Freedom Of Expression Policy 

Mark Sagoff 

The university has approved a 
statement on freedom of expression 
to help guide people on issues 
affecting the first amendment 
rights of members of the campus 
community. A new publication, 
"Freedom of Expression: Policy and 
the Law," prepared by Susan L. 
Bayly, attorney in the Office of 
Legal Affairs, has been sent to 
deans, directors and department 
heads. It answers ten questions 
frequently asked about freedom of 
expression and presents the full 
statement, along with guidelines 
for public forums and the policy on 
acts of violence and extremism 
approved by the UMS Board of 
Regents in January 1990. 

The freedom of expression state- 
ment was developed by a commit- 
tee chaired by Dean Michael Nacht. 
In addition to completing the free- 
dom of expression statement, the 
committee also considered costs 
related to providing adequate 
security for campus events likely to 
create security risks to the com- 
munity. As a result, after debate 
and Campus Senate action, two 
other policies have been adopted: a 
Statement of Costs of Security and 
a Report from the Special Commit- 
tee to Assess Security Needs of Stu- 
dent Events. 

The freedom of expression publi- 
cation outlines the university's pol- 
icies on freedom of expression, dis- 
cusses how these policies relate to 
fundamental principles of First 
Amendment Law, and includes 
legal examples. 

"This discussion of freedom of 
expression is intended as a 
'primer;' it sets forth some basic 
rules but does not attempt to be 
comprehensive. A question-answer 
format has been chosen to sharpen 

the issues and to invite additional 
questions," says Bayly in the intro- 

"What I am trying to do is give 
everyone some broad parameters, a 
broad description of issues relating 
to the first amendment. 1 want to 
stress that this is a primer. The first 
amendment is a very complicated 
area of the law and it is very dif- 
ficult, perhaps even dangerous, to 
distill it down into some simple 
rules," she says. 

Many other questions may be 
raised, she says. "It's not a compre- 
hensive treatise on the subject, and 
hopefully, there will be questions 
that people will raise that haven't 
been addressed." 

The new publication will be avail- 
able in the offices of deans, direc- 
tors and department heads who 
will have the responsibility to see 
that people in their units under- 
stand the principles contained in 
the policy. 

The statement answers such ques- 
tions as what is the university's 
policy on freedom of expression, 
emphasizing the free exchange of 
ideas and the university's commit- 
ment to "open, vigorous debate and 
speech. It places each member of 
the campus community on notice 
of his or her obligation to promote 
free expression and prohibits inter- 
ference with such expression." 
While stating that people "consider 
the hurt which may result from the 
use of [discriminatory] slurs or epi- 
thets," the policy does not prohibit 
such speech. It says: "While mem- 
bers of the campus community are 
free to deplore what they find 
unacceptable or offensive, and 
those responsible may be urged to 
change, the policy establishes that 
the educational mission of the uni- 

Sagoff Named Pew 
Environmental Scholar 

Mark Sagoff, director and senior 
research scholar at the Institute for 
Philosophy and Public Policy of the 
School of Public Affairs, has been 
awarded a three-year, $150,000 
grant by the Pew Scholars Program 
in Conservation and the Environ- 

Sagoff is one of ten "environ- 
mental problem-solvers" to win the 
1991 award. 

The scholars represent a balance 
of research scholarship and envi- 
ronmental activism, notes James E. 
Crowfoot, who directs the Pew 
Scholars Program. "Not only are 
the grant recipients outstanding 
scientists, they also are aggressive 
problem-solvers who are tackling 
global environmental problems at 
local, national and international 
levels," he said. 

Sagoff's work in environmental 
ethics has taken him into a variety 
of topical areas including law, land 
use, teaching economics, biodiver- 

sity, pollution, agriculture and bio- 

His goal is to undertake a series 
of interdisciplinary studies so that 
"...the studies of culture, environ- 
mental history and ethics can pro- 
vide the moral grounds we need to 
supplement prudential arguments 
for protection of biodiversity and 
the quality of the environment." 

Sagoff is the author of The Eco- 
nomy of the Earth (Cambridge 
University Press), a book that 
focuses on government social pol- 
icy in relation to the environment, 
pollution, the workplace, and pub- 
lic safety and health issues. 

The Pew awards are intentionally 
flexible and designed to encourage 
the scholars to follow new paths 
and to take creative risks. Each 
scholar will receive $50,000 annual- 
ly for three years to support his or 
her professional endeavors. The 
funds may be applied to any proj- 
ect and location of their choosing. 

versify requires 'the need for free- 
dom, the right to think the 
unthinkable, discuss the unmen- 
tionable, and challenge the unchal- 

The publication looks at such 
questions as what does the term 
"public forum" mean, does the first 
amendment give license to all types 
of expression, what constitutes 
"obscenity" and "fighting words," 
and asks whether the university 
may place limits on protected 

It reviews what reasons are recog- 
nized as legally sufficient to justify 
a university's regulation of protect- 
ed speech, asks whether the uni- 
versity has regulations regarding 
student use of campus facilities for 
assembly (yes) and discusses rules 
for the use of student fees for pro- 
grams outside the classroom. 

It also looks at whether the uni- 
versity may regulate speech it finds 
"offensive," (no), and discusses 
what the university can do about 
behavior that it believes is racist, 
sexist, or offensive to a particular 
ethnic group. 

A resource that presents a com- 
pendium of official information on 
freedom of expression in one use- 
ful source book, the publication 
also contains information on Mary- 
land's religious and ethnic crimes 
law, racial, religious and ethnic 
incidents reporting law, and the 
Board of Regents' policy on acts of 
violence and extremism. 

Copies of the primer may be 
reviewed in deans, director and 
department head offices, as well as 
in the office of legal affairs, human 
relations, judicial programs, police 
department, or public information 

Roz Hiebert 


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19 9 1 

President To Review FY '92 and '93 Budgets 

President William E. Kirwan has asked deans, directors and 
department heads to join him at a meeting in the Stamp Student 
Union on Wednesday, September 4, He will discuss information on 
the FY '92 and '93 budgets and possible options given the current 
state budget deficit and the uncertainty caused by not knowing 
whether a mid-year tax increase will be approved by the General 

A Look at the Year Ahead: 

An Interview with the President 

College Park President William E. 
Kirwan recently discussed some 
critical issues facing the university 
with Outlook editor Roz Hiebert. 

Q. Can you give us some informa- 
tion about the budget cutbacks 
that have just been imposed? 

A. Because of the State's projected 
budget deficit in FY 1992, the uni- 
versity system has been required to 
submit a plan for the return of 
$24.1 million this year. College 
Park's share of this assessment is 
$8.5 million. This amounts to 3.6% 
of our 1991-92 General Fund appro- 

To accomplish this reduction in 
state funds, the Board of Regents 
imposed a 15% one-time tuition 
surcharge on students next spring 
and authorized individual institu- 
tions to implement a furlough poli- 
cy. I have consulted with an ad hoc 
committee that I appointed to ad- 
vise me on our response to this sit- 
uation. The committee consists of 
the four vice presidents and eight 
faculty and staff, including the 
chair and four other members of 
the Campus Senate. Based on con- 
sultations with this group and 
others, I decided to include the e- 
quivalent of one furlough day as 
part of our cost containment plan. 

Q. What do you mean by the equi- 
valent of one furlough day? 

A. A furlough day for all employ- 
ees will generate about $1.2 mil- 
lion. This is our target. We have 
the flexibility to reach this total by 
arranging furlough days different- 
ly, for example, by reducing the 
furlough time for lower paid em- 

Q. Is this the full cost reduction 

A. Unfortunately, there is more. In 
addition, we must reduce expendi- 
tures for non-instructional part- 
time employees by approximately 
$1.2 million. 

Q. How much will the tuition sur- 
charge generate and will any com- 
ponent of this surcharge go for 
financial aid? 

A. The surcharge will generate 
about $6.5 million. We will make 
about $700,000 of this available for 
supplemental financial aid to help 
those students hardest hit by the 
tuition surcharge. 

Q. Do you expect further cuts this 
year or next year? 

A. I wish I could say no, but so 
much depends on whether the 
General Assembly approves a tax 
increase effective January 1, 1992. I 
am encouraged that momentum is 
building for some action. Without 
some tax increase, we may indeed 
face further cuts. 

Q. Are there any encouraging 
signs for the university at all? 

A. Absolutely. The recently issued 
Maryland Higher Education Com- 
mission's (MHEC) statewide plan 
places a high priority on College 
Park and funding for the Enhance- 
ment Plan once the economy re- 
bounds. A state legislative commit- 
tee looking at priorities for the use 
of new tax revenues has embraced 
the MHEC plan. So even though 
this cut and the tuition increase 
and furlough hurt tremendously 
and even though the state's fiscal 
problems over the past year have 
dealt a severe blow to our plans 
and aspirations, the priority for Co- 
llege Park has been stated very cle- 
arly by the governor, the General 
Assembly, and the Maryland 
Higher Education Commission. If a 
tax increase is forthcoming, our 
prospects could improve dramati- 

Q. What effect has all this had on 
College Park? 

A. It has had a devastating effect- 
not just in terms of the blow to our 
plans and progress, but also in real 
terms of lost income, lost jobs, and 
higher tuition. At the same time, it 
is important to remember that de- 
spite these setbacks, we continue to 
make significant progress as an in- 

One just has to look at the cali- 
bre of new faculty we have attract- 
ed this fall. For instance, we have 
on our campus Bonnie Thornton 
Dill, one of the nation's top experts 
on women's issues; Eugene 
Roberts, the former editor of the 
Philadelphia Inquirer who led that 
newspaper in winning 17 Pulitzer 
prizes will be teaching our journal- 
ism students; former CIA Director 
and retired Navy Admiral Stans- 
field Turner has joined the School 
of Public Affairs. We have attracted 
Linda Williams, a specialist in 
black and urban politics from Har- 
vard University. Steven Marcus, a 
top engineering professor from the 
University of Texas, has joined us 
as new Director of the Systems Re- 
search Center. There are a number 
of other outstanding appointments 
at both the senior and junior levels. 

Q. Has this success also been re- 
flected in student recruitment? 

A. Yes. We've had a very success- 
ful year in recruiting new under- 
graduate and graduate students. 
Our Honors dorm and Internation- 
al House will open this year, and 
these will be tremendous assets for 
attracting outstanding students in 
the future. 

Q. What about morale on campus? 

A. Certainly, we have had our dif- 
ficulties this year. No one can deny 
that. But despite these setbacks, I 
have been very heartened with 

how positively the campus has re-, 
acted to our disappointments and 
challenges. There is an unmistak- 
able determination to hold onto our 
dreams and aspirations even if 
their full realization may take a lit- 
tle longer to realize. 

Q. Will all the recommendations 
on program mergers, consolida- 
tion and elimination be carried 

A. We have given people a chance 
to debate, and we have many com- 
mittees looking at the recommen- 
dations made to the provost last 
spring. Conceivably, there might be 
some midcourse corrections to 
what was recommended, but my 
guess is that most of these recom- 
mendations will move forward. 

There is another side to the pro- 
cess of program elimination. It has 
had the effect of improving morale 
in the sense that people know that 
our programs of highest priority 
and quality will be protected to the 
extent possible. 

Q. When will the decisions be 

A. Sometime this fall the recom- 
mendations will go to the Campus 
Senate for discussion. Then, the fi- 
nal recommendations will come to 
my office and from there to the 
Chancellor and the System Board 
of Regents. This should occur dur- 
ing the spring semester. 

Q. Have many faculty left as a re- 
sult of our budget problems? 

A. Yes, some have left because they 
got good offers and were con- 
cerned about the situation in Mary- 
land. Perhaps a dozen fit into that 
category, and we are sorry to see 
them leave. However, as I men- 
tioned previously, we also have at- 
tracted some exceptional new fac- 
ulty. Fortunately, the net change is 
still in our favor. 

Q. Why do you think they have 
chosen College Park? 

A. Probably the most important 
factors are the outstanding people 
here and the strength of this insti- 

Q. How do you feel at the start of 
this particular school year? 

A. At the beginning of a new aca- 
demic year, I've always felt a re- 
newed sense of enthusiasm and 
excitement. This year, I'm quite 
naturally somewhat more sober 
because of the dismal budget news 
and its impact on our community. 
But I honestly believe that we will 
come to see this period as only a 
pause in our inexorable march 
toward distinction as a university. 


19 9 1 



Biochemist Michael Daniel Lane to Speak Sept. 11 

Leading biochemist Michael Daniel Lane will come to campus 
Sept. 11 as a Distinguished Lecturer to the Ph.D. Program in 
Molecular and Cell Biology. The program, sponsored by the 
Colleges of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Center for 
Agricultural Biotechnology, brings distinguished lecturers to 
campus twice each semester. Lane, professor and chair of the 
department of biological chemistry at the Johns Hopkins Medical 
School, studies gene expression and insulin signals. He will speak 
at noon, Wed., Sept. 11, in room 1208 of the Zoology-Psychology 
Bldg. Call 301-405-6991 for information. 

Michael Daniel Lane 

Education Professor Co-Authors 
Book on Japanese Education 

Japanese education needs to be 
examined from many angles to sec 
what it really does for children and 
for the society it is helping to 

Thaf s the message in Transcend- 
ing Stereotypes — Discovering Japanese 
Culture and Education {Intercul rural 
Press, Inc.), a new book co-auth- 
ored by Barbara Finkelstein of the 
College of Education. 

"This book aims to reveal and 
clarify the realities of Japanese edu- 
cation as the Japanese themselves 
understand and criticize it," says 
Finkelstein. "It calls attention to in- 
transigent Japanese education 
problems— bullying in the junior 
highs, minority group problems in 
education, and the drivenness of 

the Japanese examination system, 
as examples." 

The book, which she has co- 
authored with Anne E. Imamura, 
chair of Asian Studies at the 
Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. 
Department of State and Joseph J. 
Tobin of the University of Hawaii, 
is a series of articles written by 
both Japanese and American ob- 
servers and scholars. 

Transcending Stereotypes is divided 
into five sections and addresses 
aspects of Japanese culture that 
shape the educational system, 
including family life and attitudes 
toward child rearing, the effect of 
culture and family structure on 
early childhood education policies, 
dilemmas in the educational struc- 

ture and efforts at reform, and the 
underside of Japanese education. 

"The integration of multiple 
Japanese points of view on the 
dilemmas facing Japanese edu- 
cators and policy-makers makes it 
a very unusual book," says 

But she is quick to point out that 
while presenting a different view 
of the Japanese education system as 
compared to the typical American 
image of Japanese education as 
producing "high scoring, hard 
working worker bees," 
Transcending Stereotypes is not 

"This is reality as the Japanese 
themselves see it and define it," she 

Project to Build Links to Eastern Europe 

The Center for the Study of Post- 
Communist Societies (CSPCS), part 
of a campus- wide effort to intensify 
teaching and research programs in 
Eastern Europe and the Soviet 
Union, recently received a two- 
year, $85,000 grant from the U.S. 
Department of Education to take 
part in the Mid-Atlantic Business 
Linkages (MATLINK) project. 

MATLINK will establish business 
learning and networking opportu- 
nities for American academics and 
businessmen and women and their 
counterparts in those Eastern 
European countries undergoing 

transitions from communism to 
market-oriented economies. 

U.S. participants will spend a 
week of orientation at College Park 
and two weeks of field experience 
in Eastern Europe. 

MATLINK also will sponsor a 
week-long seminar at College Park 
on the changing business climate in 
Central Europe. A graduate 
seminar on business negotiations 
with post-communist societies will 
be taught at College Park in con- 
junction with a seminar on 
business negotiations with 
Americans at the University of 

Warsaw. Seminar participants will 
be linked by computer via satellite 
for a simulated joint venture ne- 
gotiation between a hypothetical 
American firm and a Polish 
business enterprise. 

Co-project directors are Dennis 
Pi rages, professor of government 
and politics, and Bartlomiej 
Kaminski, CSPCS director and as- 
sociate professor of government 
and politics. Jonathan Wilkenfeld, 
chair and professor of government 
and politics, developed the ICONS 
telecommunications technology 
that will be used in the project. 

College Park Hosts Summer Institute for Teachers of Chinese Language 

Pin-Feng Lu, 
e Calligraphy Master Teacher 
1^ Robert Griffith, 

College of Arts and Humanities 

Stuart Sargent, Project Director, Maryland Summer 
Institute for Teachers of Chinese 
Chlng-Ping Lee, Director, Cultural Division, 
Washington, D.C. Office of the Taiwan Government 

In an effort to strengthen the 
Mandarin language skills of K-12 
teachers of Chinese, the University 
of Maryland at College Park hosted 
the Summer Institute for Teachers 
of Chinese. 

The two- to three-year program 
assists in the development of strat- 
egies for dealing with ignorance 
and misinformation about Chinese 
language and culture, says Stuart 
Sargent, director of the program. 

The program is funded by a 
$425,459 grant from the National 
Endowment of the Humanities 

The program required the 1991-93 
participants to spend the first sum- 
mer in a four- week language im- 
mersion environment at the 
Language House on the College 
Park campus. 

The following summer, partici- 
pants will continue their studies in 
a seven -week program at the 
Mandarin Training Center at the 
National Taiwan Normal Univer- 
sity. The 1992-93 group will spend 
their first summer at College Park 
and the second in Taiwan. 

In 1993, both groups will come 

together at College Park for a 
three-day conference to share their 
experiences, evaluate the program, 
and lay plans for sharing their 
knowledge with colleagues. 

On the College Park campus, four 
hours of classroom language in- 
struction were provided daily and 
distinguished guest lecturers 
explored Chinese languages, litera- 
ture, history, art, economics, family 
and women's issues, and the Chin- 
ese-American experience. Native- 
speaking mentors lived and dined 
with the group. 

In Taiwan, the group will have 
further language study and per- 
sonal contact with Chinese values, 
artifacts, places, and patterns of 

"They will understand more 
about how the Chinese see them- 
selves and wish to be seen by 
others," says Sargent. "They will 
acquire the knowledge, authority, 
and confidence to share their ex- 
periences with others in their 
school systems." 

Participants came from all across 
the nation for the summer institute. 




19 9 1 

Art Classes Offered on Campus 

The Art Center in the Stamp Student Union is offering art classes 
for children and adults in drawing, pottery, theater and photo- 
graphy. The "almost free workshops" for children emphasize the 
discovery of inner creativity and feature titles such as "Monart 
Drawing," "Poetry and Art," and "Art by Accident." Pottery and 
photography courses are available to adults at a range of skill 
levels. Workshops run the week of Sept. 9; classes begin Sept. 16. 
Those interested should contact the Art Center at 314-3375 for 
information and registration. 

Patterson Writes Audio Descriptions 
For Ellis Island Museum 

Bill Patterson is familiar to many 
at College Park for his work as 
Tawes Theatre manager and as an 
advocate for accessibility. Off 
campus, however, a growing audi- 
ence is getting to know his work as 
a writer. 

During the summer, Patterson 
completed work on a script for an 
audio description tour of the Ellis 
Island Immigrants Museum in New 
York. The project, part of a 
National Park Service program to 
make national parks and monu- 
ments accessible to visually 
impaired persons, is the latest of 
Patterson's work in this relatively 
new field. 

The assistant professor of theatre 
also has written (and in some cases 
recorded) audio descriptions for 
PBS broadcasts and for an 
Academy Award-winning short 

Patterson, past chair of the uni- 
versity's President's Commission 
on Disabled Affairs, became an act- 
ivist for audio description and 
other accessibility issues as a result 
of a tragic episode in university 
theatre history. In the early 1 980s a 
Maryland theater student, Susan 
Dunn, became blind and died in 
1983 as a result of a horse riding 
accident. As a memorial to Dunn, 
Tawes Theatre adopted an audio 
description service that had been 
developed by the Metropolitan 
Washington Ear in 1981 for Arena 

In theatrical audio descriptions, a 
narrator describes stage action to 
audience members who wear ear- 

phones connected to a closed- 
circuit radio system. Patterson's 
first experience with audio descrip- 
tions was as narrator for numerous 
Tawes Theatre productions. 

In bringing audio description to 
Tawes, Patterson became ac- 
quainted with Margaret and Cody 
Pfansteihl, owners of the Metro- 
politan Washington Ear. The 
Pfansteihls are pioneers in audio 
description, having introduced the 
practice to public television as well 
as to theatre. 

The acquaintanceship led to free- 
lance work for Patterson as a writer 
of audio description scripts. His 
projects have included audio de- 
scriptions for programs in PBS's 
American Playhouse Series and the 
Academy Award-winning short 
documentary, "Black Friday: the 
Johnstown Flood of 1889." 

His most recent project, produc- 
ing scripts for three hours of cas- 
sette tapes describing the 200,000 
square-foot Ellis Island Museum, 
proved the most challenging. 

Some of the general rules of the 
craft applied to the Ellis Island 

"You're trying, essentially, to be 
the camera. You want to provide 
information but not interpret it. 
You don't want to impose your 
own value judgments on what 
you're seeing," he says. 

In other ways, the project brought 
new difficulties. With theatre, tele- 
vision and film, at least a part of 
the story is accessible to people 
who can't see. But the museum 
consists mainly of photographs. 

Bill Patterson 

historic artifacts, and other exclu- 
sively visual media. 

"In a museum there are no char- 
acters and no plot. With a film or a 
play, you're often filling in details 
and adding color, Patterson says. 

"You can't include everything that 
a sighted person will be able to ex- 
perience. As a sighted person in a 
museum you tend to pick and 
choose what to concentrate on. Iln 
describing a space] you try to give 
an overall sense of the place and 
then pick and choose to some ex- 
tent about what you focus on," he 

Patterson's narrative of the 
museum is currently being record- 
ed. The audio description service is 
expected to become available at 
Ellis Island this fall. 

Brian Busek 

"Beckett Directs Beckett" Series Completed 

The internationally acclaimed San 
Quentin Drama Workshop visited 
College Park in August for a film- 
ing of the third and final install- 
ment in the Visual Press' "Beckett 
Directs Beckett" series. 

Members of the company spent 
three weeks at College Park during 
August rehearsing and taping an 
English language version of Samuel 
Beckett's Endgame. The taping was 
done in the Radio Television and 
Film studios. 

The workshop was founded at 
San Quentin Prison in 1957 by an 
inmate. Rick Cluchey, with the help 
of a professional director, Alan 
Mandell. Since then, the critically 
acclaimed troupe has performed 
throughout the world. 

Both Cluchey and Mandell partic- 
ipated in the taping at College 
Park. Cluchey, who acted in the 
production of Endgame, lives in Sil- 
ver Spring and spent a semester in 
1989 as guest director for Uni- 
versity Theatre. 

The taping of the play completed 
more than four years of work on 
the Visual Press' Beckett Directs 
Beckett series. For the series, the 

Visual Press guided production of 
three Beckett plays, including Wait- 
ing for Godot, and Krapp's Last Tape 
along with Endgame. 

The two earlier productions were 
taped Us Paris in 1988. Beckett, the 
Nobel Prize-winning author, par- 
ticipated in the project before his 
death in 1989. The plays were 
taped under the condition that his 
staging of the plays be scrupulous- 
ly respected. The producers con- 
sider the works Beckett's definitive 

The series' first two tapes were 
broadcast on European television 
and on public television in the 
United States through WGBH in 
Boston. Endgame is also slated for 
eventual broadcast on public tele- 
vision through WGBH. In addition, 
the Smithsonian Institution Press is 
distributing videocassette editions 
of the productions. 

The "Beckett Directs Beckett" 
project received major support 
from the National Endowment for 
the Humanities and several broad- 
casting companies in Europe. 

Brian Busek 

A segment of Beckett's Endgame being taped on the College Park 
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Stansfield Turner 

Berman to Receive Woman of the Year Award Sept. 24 

Marilyn Berman, associate dean of the College of Engineering, 
will be presented the Outstanding Woman of the Year award 
Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Room 1400, Marie Mount. The award cere- 
mony, which begins at 3:30 p.m., will be followed by a reception in 
the Maryland Room of Marie Mount from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Berman was cited for her role as catalyst, mentor and champion in 
the college's drive to increase the number of women and minority 
students pursuing engineering degrees at College Park. She has 
been affiliated with the university since 1972. 

Contracts and Grants 
Awards Top $112 Million 

Research contracts and grants 
administered by College Park for 
the 1991 fiscal year topped the $112 
million mark for the first time. This 
represents a 11.7 percent increase 
over FY 1990 and an amount 
approaching three times the annual 
value of such grants a decade ago, 
according to Victor Medina, direc- 
tor of the Office of Research 
Administration and Advancement. 

According to a report released 
recently by Medina's office, 2,432 
grants and contracts were awarded 
last year for a total of $112,851,597. 

The federal government 
provides most of the research 
money to College Park, with more 
than 35 departments and agencies 
accounting for 79.3 percent of the 
award total. 

The National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration was the larg- 
est single federal sponsor of 
research on campus, providing 1 7.4 
percent of all grant dollars. For FY 
1991, NASA awarded a total of 
$19.6 million. 

The National Science Founda- 
tion was the next largest federal 
research sponsor, awarding grants 
and contracts for more than $15.2 
million or 13.5 percent of College 
Park's total awards. 

Department of Defense agen- 
cies — Army, Air Force and Navy — 
followed with more than $12.2 mil- 
lion, 10.8 percent of all awards. 
Rounding out the top group were 
the Department of Energy ($7.2 
million) and the Department of 
Agriculture ($5.3 million). Various 
other federal agencies provided a 
combined total of $30 million. 

State of Maryland departments 
such as Agriculture, Education, 
Transportation, Natural Resources 

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1981 1982 1983 

and Environment provided 4.3 per- 
cent of College Park's research 
money with $4.9 million. 

Private contributors such as 
societies, institutes, associations, 
corporations and foundations pro- 
vided an additional $10 million. 
Other sources of funds such as 
local governments and other uni- 
versities provided $4.8 million. 

The College of Computer, Math- 
ematical and Physical Sciences 
received the largest share of 
research dollars with a total of $46 
million. Rounding out the top five 
College Park recipients were the 
Colleges of Engineering ($19.7 mil- 
lion); Life Sciences ($9.5 million); 
Behavioral and Social Sciences ($8.1 
million); and Agriculture ($6.4 

"Although federal support of 

1988 1989 

research projects in 1991 increased 
almost seven percent over last 
year's federal funding, its share 
(79.3 percent) of the total campus 
external grant activity is the lowest 
it has been in several years," says 
Medina. "At the same time, support 
of research and scholarly activities 
by non-government sponsors such 
as foundations, corporations and 
other non-profit organizations has 
more than doubled over last year. 
"Even' in the midst of local and 
national recessionary trends. Col- 
lege Park researchers have been 
able to attract increased financial 
support for research, service, train- 
ing and scholarly projects." 

Fariss Samarrai 

New Faculty Join Campus 

continued from pugf I 

Linda F. Williams, a specialist on 
American politics, particularly 
black and urban politics, public 
opinion, and public policy, has 
joined the Department of Govern- 
ment and Politics as an associate 

Williams was most recently 
Weiner Research Fellow at the Joan 
Shorenstein Barone Center on the 
Press, Politics, and Public Policy at 
Harvard University's John F. 
Kennedy School of Government. 

She has also served as associate 
director of research at the Joint 
Center for Political and Economic 
Studies in Washington, DC, the 
nation's premier "think tank" on 
public policy issues of concern to 

Bonnie Thornton Dill, formerly 
professor of sociology and director 
of the Center for Research on 
Women at Memphis State Univer- 
sity, has joined the Women's Stud- 
ies Program. She has written and 
lectured extensively on issues deal- 
ing with women in American soci- 
ety, especially black and white 
women in the South, marriage, 
work and the family 

Steven Irl Marcus, L.B. (Preach) 
Meaders Professor in Engineering 
at the University of Texas at 
Austin, has been appointed director 
of the Systems Research Center 

Marcus is an authority in control 
and system theory, real-time signal 
processing and understanding, 
stochastic systems, and discrete 
event systems. 

Steven Irl Marcus 

He succeeds John S. Baras, who 
holds the Martin Marietta Chair in 
Systems Engineering and who had 
directed the SRC since it was estab- 
lished by the National Science 
Foundation in 1985. 

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Psychology Department to Offer 
Dream Interpretation Workshops 

The psychology department invites recently divorced women to 
participate in free dream interpretation groups or workshops as 
part of a research project. The program is designed to be 
supportive and informative in better understanding how dreams 
may be helpful in coping with divorce. Group leaders will be 
experienced, female doctoral students, and all information will be 
held as strictly confidental. Women ages 22-55 who have filed for 
divorce or have been divorced no longer than two years, and who 
can remember 1-2 dreams per week, are invited to call Dana Falk 
at 314-7690 for more information. 

More Construction Expected At College Park 

Although a number of major 
building projects were completed 
at College Park during the last 
year, 1991-92 likely will be another 
busy construction year on the 

More than $30 million in build- 
ing projects were finished during 
the past year including, most 
recently, Phase I of major additions 
to the Animal Science Building, 
major renovations of Byrd Stadium 
and the Satellite Control Utilities 
Building near South Campus 
Dining Hall. 

During the coming year, work 
will continue on several long-term 
projects, including the College of 
Business /School of Public Affairs 
Building. In addition, officials 
expect to award contracts on a 
number of major new projects, 
including a new computer and 
space sciences facility that will cost 
an estimated $14.3 million. 

Here is a list of current con- 
struction activity as provided by 
the Department of Engineering and 
Architectural Services. 

• The $17.8 million College of 
Business and Management/ School 
of Public Affairs Building is sched- 
uled for completion during the 
later part of the spring semester. 
The 130,000-square-foot building 
will be located near the Architec- 
ture Building in what was formerly 
part of Lot 1. 

•A.V. Williams II, a companion 
building to the original A.V. 
Williams Building is scheduled for 
completion shortly after the first of 
the year. The second building, a 
$10 million structure located adja- 
cent to the first, will house electri- 
cal engineering, astronomy and 
automation research. 

•Two new research facilities — 
the $1.5 million Neutral Buoyancy 
Research Facility and the $1.2 mil- 
lion Manufacturing Building — both 
of which will be used for engineer- 
ing research are under construction 
in the parking lot adjacent to the 
Animal Sciences and Agricultural 

Engineering Building. They are 
scheduled for completion next year. 

• The $12.6 million renovation 
of McKeldin Library will continue. 
The project is scheduled for com- 
pletion in fall 1992. 

• Work continues on the $9.7 
million Physical Science Lab locat- 
ed on Metzerott Road near the 

El kins Building. The project is 
scheduled for completion in spring 

• The $2.7 million Physical Dis- 
tribution Center, a new campus 
warehouse, is under construction 
on the eastern edge of the campus 
near the Maryland Fire and Rescue 
Institute. The project is scheduled 
for completion next summer. 

Projects on which contracts are 
expected to be awarded before Jan. 
1 include: the next phase of renova- 
tions of Byrd Stadium, a project 
that would include the construction 
of a new football team building; a 
parking garage at University Col- 
lege, (this is not a College Park 
project but construction activity 
could cause some disruption here); 
the second phase of an addition to 
the Animal Sciences and Agricul- 
tural Engineering Building; and 
Phase I construction of the new 
computer and space sciences 

Brian Busek 

MHEC Approves State Higher Education Plan 

The Maryland Higher Education 
Commission (MHEC) has approved 
a plan recommending a number of 
important new initiatives to make 
higher education in the state more 
responsive to the needs of the state 
and its citizens. 

The plan, "Investing in People: 
The Maryland Plan for Postsecond- 
ary Education," identifies five areas 
of strength particularly important 
to Maryland's economic future: bio- 
technology, health care, engineer- 
ing, information technology, and 
ecology and environment. 

The plan reinforces three priori- 
ties of the 1988 law, including the 
importance of College Park as the 
state's flagship campus. It states 
that the transformation of the Col- 

lege Park campus into a major pub- 
lic research university must con- 
tinue, both through the investment 
of additional state funds in College 
Park and by holding the campus 
harmless in the future. College 
Park, in turn, must do more to 
make its unique programs available 
statewide and to part-time stu- 
dents, it says. 

The MHEC plan also calls for 
the campus to become a leader in 
technology transfer, create new 
partnerships with federal labs in 
conjunction with the University of 
Maryland at Baltimore, and be 
responsive to Montgomery 
County's needs. 

It also recommends reconsider- 
ing the consolidation of UMAB and 

UMBC and suggests formation of a 
task force to examine the benefits 
of consolidating the resources of 
Morgan State University and 
Coppin State College. At its last 
meeting, the UM System Board of 
Regents endorsed the recommenda- 
tion to look at a possible Baltimore 
merger, but it refused to endorse 
the idea of merging Coppin State 
and Morgan. 

On budget matters, MHEC 
recommended restoration of the FY 
'91 and '92 budgets and funding of 
College Park's $100 million 
enhancement plan as part of a five- 
year plan to invest in higher 


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Dance Classes Offered to University Community 

The Dance Department announces the fall session of its Creative 
Dance Lab, a high quality, low cost community dance program for 
children, teens and parents. Creative movement and modern dance 
classes will be offered for ages 4-1 8, as well as a special 
parent/child workshop offered at introductory rates. Saturday 
classes begin Sept. 7. For information and registration please call 

Coming Exhibition 

"School Girls," by Isabel Bishop, is featured In The Art Gallery's 
exhibition, "Works on Paper from the Gift of Martin W. Brown," 
drawings and graphic works from a 19S5 gift to the university. 
The exhibit will run in conjunction with "Selected Works by 
Alfred C. Crimi," from September 12 through October 4. Call The 
Art Gallery at 405-2763 for information. 


Student Locator Service, 
7 a.m.-2 p.m., Featuring booths at 
10 locations around campus 
staffed by volunteer upper class 
students, faculty and staff, to pro- 
vide directions, maps and infor- 
mation. Call 4-6213 for info. 

Parents' Association Gallery 
Exhibit: "Honoring the Chesa- 
peake: Art, Science and Ecol- 
ogy," featuring the lithograph 
drawings of Neil Harpe, today- 
Oct 2. Parents' Association Gal- 
lery, Stamp Student Union. Call 
4-2787 for info. 


Women's Soccer vs. UNC- 
Greensboro, 1 p.m., Denton 
Field. Call 4-7070 for info. 

Men's Soccer vs. Howard U., 2 

p.m., Denton Field. Call 4-7070 
tar info. 


Meteorology Seminar: "Radia- 
tive and Microphysical Properties 
of Marine Stratocumulus Clouds," 
Michael King. NASA/GSFC, 3:30 
p.m., 2114 Computer and Space 
Sciences: coffee and cookies, 3 
p.m. Call 5-5392 for info. 


OMSE Unity Picnic, a chance 
for minority students to meet 
other students, faculty and staff, 
featuring music, dance and 
refreshments, 4 p.m.. Denton 
Beach. Call 5-5616 info. 


UM Football vs. Virginia, noon. 
Byrd Stadium. Call 4^7070 for 


OMSE Open House, for minority 
students, faculty and staff, 1 
p.m., 1101 Hornbake Library 
South. Calf 5-5616 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "Spa- 
rial and Temporal Variations of 
the ULF Pulsations Observed by 
the Goose Bay Radar," A.D.M 
Walker. 4:30 p.m., 1113 Com- 
puter and Space Sciences. Call 
5-6226 for info. 


Employee Development Semi- 
nar "Time Manage ment," practi- 
cal information on how to man- 
age your time, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., 
Training Room, Administrative 
Services Building. Call 5-5651 for 

Benefits Orientation, 10 a.m., 
4210T Hornbake Library. Call 5- 
6819 far info. This presentation 
will be offered the second Tues- 
day of every month. 

Women's Soccer vs. William & 
Mary, A p.m., Denton Field. Call 
4-7070 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "Flux 
Motion and Resistance in High 
Temperature Superconductors," 
Michael Tinkham, Harvard U., 4 
p.m.; tea, 3:30 p.m., 1410 Phys- 
ics. Call 5-5953 far info. 

Faculty Orientation and Workshops for 
New Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty 

Sept 10: Benefits Orientation, 10 a.m., 4210T Hornbake Library. 
Will be offered the second Tuesday of every month. 

Sept. 19: Libraries Open House: "Partners for Knowledge" 
10-1: McKeldin: Demonstrations of automated reference services 

10-11: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Law, Business 

11-12: Sciences 

12-1: Humanities 
10-1: Hornbake: Tours of automated reference services and 

VICTOR Con-line catalog) 
1-3: Tours and demonstrations of specialized reference tools in 

the branch libraries: Architecture, Art, Engineering, Music, 

White (Chemistry) and of Government Documents & 

Maps, Non-Print Media, and Special Collections in 

3-4: Reception to welcome new faculty, Hombake Library, 

second floor 

Sept. 25: "Conversations About Teaching," sponsored by the 
Center for Teaching Excellence: "The New Core Courses: 
What's Happening Now and Implications for Teaching," noon- 
1:30 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mounl Hall. Light 
refreshments served. 

Sept 26: Provosf s Orientation Fair and Reception, sponsored by 
the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and 
Provost, 3-5 p.m., Marie Mount Hall: 

Presentation on campus- wide tenure and promotion process 

Representatives from a wide range of campus units will 
answer questions and provide information: Benefits, Campus 
Senate, Computer Science Center, Graduate Studies & 
Research, Libraries, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Studies, 
Concert Society at Maryland. 

Informal Reception and opportunity to meet campus 

Oct. 2: AT&T Teaching Theatre Open House, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., 

Engineering Classroom Building, room 3140. For more info call 

CORE Faculty Workshop, sponsored by the Center for 
Teaching Excellence: "Teaching for Critical Thinking in all 
Disciplines," Mark Weinstein, Assoc. Director, Institute for 
Critical Thinking, Montclair, NJ, 2:30-5 p.m., Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall. 

Oct 11: Grants Workshop, sponsored by Graduate Studies & 
Research, noon-2 p.m., 2118 Lee Building (conference room), 
bring brown bag lunch; drinks provided. 

Oct 24: CORE Faculty Workshop, sponsored by the Center for 
Teaching Excellence: New Faculty Workshop, especially 
designed for new faculty in their first or second years on 
campus, 3-5 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. 

Nov. 21: CORE Faculty Workshop, sponsored by the Center for 
Teaching Excellence: "Enhancing Multicultural and Diversity 
Dimensions in Teaching," 3-5 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall. 


"M" Club Rodman Celebrity 
Golf Tournament, 18th annual 
alumni tournament, two sessions, 
7;30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Call 4- 
7015 for info,' 

New Student Celebration: "It's 
Maryland Tradition," to welcome 
new undergraduate and graduate 
students, featuring a showcase of 
academic departments, picnic 
lunch, remarks from President 
Kirwan, Maryland Marching Band 
and cheerleaders, 11:30 a,m.- 
1:30 p.m., McKeldin Mall. Call 4- 
8204 for info. 

Molecular and Cellular Biology 
Distinguished Lecture: "Role of 
CCAAT/En nance r Binding Protein 
in Preadipocyte Differentiation," 
M. Danial Lane, Johns Hopkins 
School of Medicine, 12:05 p.m., 
1208 Zoo/Psych, Call 5-6991 for 

University Theatre Open 
House, featuring information 
about upcoming auditions and 
backstage opportunities, food and 
entertainment, 8 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre. Call 5-2201 for info. 

* Admssion charge for this event. 
All others are free. 

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