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APRIL 19, 1993 

Referendum Will Address Proposed Changes 
to Plan of Organization 

In the next two weeks, the entire 
campus will consider proposed revi- 
sions to the university's Plan of Orga- 
nization that were passed unani- 
mously by the Campus Senate on 
April 1. 

A referendum ballot as well as the 
entire plan will be mailed to all facul- 
ty and staff this week. Additional 
copies will be available in all deans' 
offices, the Student Government 
Association, the Graduate Student 
Government, and in Room 1211 of 
the Stamp Student Union. Ballots 
must be returned to the Campus Sen- 
ate Office no later than April 30. 

In a letter accompanying the refer- 
endum packet, Campus Senate Chair 
Robert Lissitz says the primary focus 
of the changes was to insure that 
"principles and recommendations on 
'shared governance' were incorporat- 
ed in the new plan," which the senate 
is charged with reviewing every five 

Another accompanying letter from 
Bill Walters, chair of the Elections, 
Representation & Governance Com- 
mittee that reviewed the proposed 
revisions, includes the specific 
changes to the plan. They are as fol- 

• The dates of election and change 
of administration have been removed 
from the Plan of Organization to per- 
mit the bylaws to be changed to 
allow the new senate to be seated at 
the end of the academic year and the 
new executive committee to be elect- 
ed at the final senate meeting of the 
year. This will permit the new senate 
chair and executive committee to 


Earth Day Special 

Eco-Schobrship, Recycling, Vxc..\J~ Tt 

National Library Week 

Libraries Acquire New Collections, ^ 
Wrestle Willi Rising Journal Costs.. ./J 


Campus Senate Special Meeting 
on April 19 


begin work over the summer; 

• The senate has been designated 
as the link to University of Maryland 
System entities both for reporting 
and consulting purposes and for elec- 
tion procedures (l.2.v); 

• To keep up with changing aca- 
demic organizations, the senate has 
been accorded authority for deter- 
mining unit eligibility for representa- 
tion on the senate and other 
governing bodies; 

• The category of faculty -adminis- 
trator has been eliminated. Persons 
who do not fit the definition of facul- 
ty as defined in university statutes 
are henceforth considered for repre- 
sentational purposes as members of 
the staff (3.2.a); 

• Definition of staff categories has 

been eliminated and moved to the 
bylaws so that changes in staff defini- 
tion can be more easily kept in line 
with university statutes. Staggered 
terms for staff senators were also 

• Requirements for initiation and 
recall of senators were clarified in 
4.10.b and 4.11. b; 

• On the senate floor, the chair- 
elect was denied the right to vote 
when presiding over a meeting of the 
senate (5.3.e); 

• A new Committee on Commit- 
tees has been established to relieve 
the Executive Committee of some of 
its duties and provide for better over- 
sight of committees and their 

continued on page 2 

Willis Hawley Appointed College of 
Education Dean 

Willis Hawley, an expert in public 
policy and education, will become 
dean of the College of Education in 
July. Hawley is currently director of 
the Center for Education and Human 
Development at Vanderbilt University. 

Hawley has "consulted widely 
and served on many national adviso- 
ry committees on such important 
issues as state education reform, 
desegregation, teacher education, and 
how public policy affects education 
issues," says Acting Provost Jacob 
Goldhaber in announcing the 

In addition to authoring numerous 
books and articles, Hawley recently 
created a software package related to 

improving teacher educa- 

Hawley received all his 
degrees—from B.A. to a 
Ph.D. in political sci- 
ence — from the University 
of California at Berkeley. 
Before Vanderbilt, he 
taught at Berkeley, Duke 
and Yale. 

Apart from his new 
position as dean, Hawley 
will serve as a professor in 
the Department of Educa- 
tion Policy, Planning and 
Administration and in the 
School of Public Affairs. 

Campus Receives Re-Accreditation from 
Middle States Association 

During the 1991-92 academic year 
a group of 54 faculty, staff, and stu- 
dents carried out a review of campus 
academic and administrative opera- 
tions as well all major events taking 
place on the campus since the time of 
the last re-accreditation review 
{which took place in 1985-86). 

As a result of their efforts, the 
group's report. The Periodic Review 
Report for the College Park Campus, 
formed the basis for a decision this 
past December by the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Schools 

to re-accredit the university for the 
next five-year period. 

According to the chair of the 
review's steering committee, James 
Lesher, the re-accreditation process is 
intended to assure the general public 
and state officials that the university 
is fulfilling its basic educational com- 
mitments, but it also provides the 
institution with an opportunity to 
reflect on current operations and to 
identify where additional improve- 

con tinned on page 2 

Willis Hawley, newly- 
appointed dean of the 
College of Education 


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Pulitzer-Winner Shipler to Accompany His "Arab and Jew" Film 

David Shipler, author and former New York Times correspondent, will speak 
April 29 on his film "Arab and Jew; Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land," 
based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title. The film will be 
shown in Art/Sociology 2203 at 3:15 p.m., after which Shipler will deliver 
remarks at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The event is part of an 
ongoing project exploring possible links between religion and peace in the 
Israeli-Palestinian conflict sponsored by the Center for International Develop- 
ment and Conflict Management. 

Middle States Association Re-Accreditation 

continued from page 1 

James Lesher 

ments can be made. 

One of the findings 
of the review report is 
that in spite of the 
financial setbacks of the 
last several years the 
campus has made 
progress in many areas, 
especially in improving 
the quality of the 
undergraduate educa- 
tional experience, 

"The whole docu- 
ment has the tenor of 
two steps forward, one 
step backward," says 
Lesher, "since much of 
the progress that was 
made as a result of 
implementing the Pease 
and Greer committee 
recommendations was 

either brought to a halt or reversed." 
Th e re v i e w co m m i tt ee f o u n d , n e v - 

ertheless, that significant gains have 

been made in the quality of the hon- 
ors programs, undergraduate curric- 
ula r requirements, efforts to increase 
the diversity of the campus, foreign 
language education, the campus' 
physical plant, academic computing 
support systems, and in some aspects 
of its governance system. 

The committee did, however, 
express its concern about some 
aspects of current admissions poli- 
cies, and encouraged the campus to 
undertake an initiative to improve 
the overall academic quality of the 
undergraduate student body. 

One major change noted by the 
committee was passage of the 1989 
Higher Education Reorganization 
Act, with its call for increased cam- 
pus autonomy and local presidential 

According to Lesher, the campus 
administration has already undertak- 
en a number of efforts to implement 
many of the periodic review recom- 
mendations, including efforts to 
recruit larger numbers of welbquaii- 

Panel Discussion will Address 
Gay & Lesbian Health Care 

Two HIV/ AIDS researchers and a 
prominent journalist will be part of a 
panel discussion on "Future Direc- 
tions in Cay and Lesbian Health and 
Mental Health Care" on April 20 
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Stamp Stu- 
dent Union Colony Ballroom. 

Speakers include Caitlvn Ryan, 
chief of the District of Columbia 
Agency for HIV /AIDS and co-author 
of the National Lesbian Health Care 
Survey; Joyce Hunter, research fellow 
with the HIV Center for Clinical and 
Behavioral Studies; and Chandler 
Burr, journalist and author of 
"Homosexuality and Biology" in The 
Atlantic Monthly (March 1993J and 
soon-to-be- published book with the 

same title (Harper Collins). Jeffrey 
Akman, associate dean of the George 
Washington University Medical 
School, will moderate. 

The discussion and reception to 
follow are sponsored by the Gay and 
Lesbian Faculty and Staff Associa- 
tion; the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual 
Alliance; the Office of Human Rela- 
tions Programs; the Student Govern- 
ment Association; and the Student 
Health Advisory Committee of the 
Health Center. 

For more information, contact 
Vicky Foxworth in the Office of 
Fluman Relations Programs at 

Plan of Organization 

continued from page 1 

personnel (8.3); 

• A new Committee on Implemen- 
tation has been created to oversee 
and coordinate implementation of 
senate actions. The last three senate 
chairs are specifically included as 
members of this committee (8.4); 

• A provision has been made for 
councils that are jointly appointed by 
the senate and administration for spe- 
cific oversight purposes; 

• Section 11 has been considerably 
expanded to provide more detail 
aboujt unit plans of organization. 
Hereafter, plans of organization are 

required of all academic units. More- 
over, this plan specifically prohibits 
representation on the senate of col- 
leges with no approved plan of orga- 
nization after two years from the date 
the university votes on this change 

• As a part of the plans of organi- 
zation, an elected faculty advisory 
committee in each unit is now 
required (11.2.a); 

• Fixed terms and periodic review 
of all deans, chairs, and directors is 
now stipulated. 

For more information, contact the 
Campus Senate Office at 405-5805. 

fied students (now called First Year 
Focus), achieving a greater degree of 
administrative autonomy for the 
campus, a review of the administra- 
tion of graduate education on the 
campus, as well as measures to make 
the special character of the campus' 
assets and challenges — as the state's 
principal center for graduate educa- 
tion and research— better known to 
the general public. 

In addition to being approved by 
Middle States, the campus' report has 
been reviewed by the Svstem Admin- 
istration, the Maryland Higher Edu- 
cation Commission, and members of 
various state legislative committees 
(copies of the report are available 
through the Office of Academic 

The chairs of the various commit- 
tees which conducted the studies 
were Cordell Black, Sue Clabaugh, 
Theresa Coletti, Kathryn Morhman, 
Michael Nacht, Don Piper, and 
Mahlon Straszheim. 



"Women Writers to be Focus 
of Summer Institute" (March 15, 
p. 3), should have indicated the 
institute was open to all non- 
graduate faculty who teach gen- 
eral undergraduate courses on 
Western literature, history and 
civilization, not just community 
college instructors. 

Also, the focus of the institute 
will include the most important 
women writers of the ancient 
Greco- Roman world and Renais- 
sance England, not just Sappho 
and Lady Mary Wroth. 


Outlook is the weekly (acuity- staff newspaper serving 
the College Park campus community. 

Kathryn Costello 

Vrce President for 

Institutional Advancement 

Roland King 

Director of Public Information 

Judith Balr 

Director of Creative Services 

John Fritz 


Solly Granatsteln 

Staff Writer 

Laurie Gaines 

Calendar Editor 

(leather Davis 

Editorial Interns 

Stephen Sobek 

John T. Con so 11 

Format Designer 

Kerstln A. Neteler 

Layout & Production 

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Production Interns 

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Robert Henke 

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Campus Senate Forum Set for April 20 

The Campus Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Student Government 
Association and Graduate Student Government will sponsor an open forum 
with the 21st Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly on April 20, from 
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. Issue" to be dis- 
cussed include the legislative initiative on the UMCP merger ivith UMUC, the 
budget, and the "flexibility" bill. The representatives will take questions and 
answers from the audience. The entire university community is invited. Bring 
vuur brown bag lunch and your questions. Call 405-5805 for more information. 


Saving the Planet Begins at Home: 
Eco-scholarship at Maryland 

Earth Day falls on April 22, hut 
every day is Earth Day for the many 
scholars at Maryland working on 
environmental research. From fight- 
ing air pollution to protecting bio- 
diversitv, these researchers are all 
seeking ways to encourage humans 
to take better care of the planet. 

Searching for CFC Replacements 

The dangerous depletion of the 
earth's ozone laver has been linked to 
artificial emissions of chlorofluoro- 
carbons, or CFCs. 

The university's Center for Envi- 
ronmental Energy Engineering 
(CEEE) is searching for CFC replace- 
ments foT domestic refrigerators, as 
well as residential and commercial air 
conditioners and heat pumps. 

"In our experimental facilities we 
look for chemicals that are both envi- 
ronmentally safe and energy efficient," 
says CEEE Director Reinhard Rader- 
macher. There are many trade-offs 
when producing chemicals designed 
to do both, he adds, but the research 
is promising. 

New Conservation Master's Degree 

The Zoology Department is 
launching a new master's program 
focused on simultaneously meeting 
the needs of an expanding human 
population and maintaining biologi- 
cal I v d i v e rse eco s vs terns . 

The new degree in Sustainable 
Development and Conservation Biol- 
ogy is being coordinated by assistant 
professor lames Dietz and associate 
professor David Inouye, both of 
Zoology, it is the country's first M.S. 
curriculum that trains future conser- 
vationists not only in environmental 
science, but also in public policy and 

Turfgrass May Absorb Pesticides 

Mark Carroll, assistant professor 
of agronomy, is trying to find out if 
the pesticides put on lawns in Mary- 
land are leaching into groundwater. 

With funding from the Maryland 
Agricultural Experiment Station 
(MAES), Carroll is focusing on turf- 
grass thatch, an intermingled layer of 
dead and living roots, shoots, and 

Carroll believes that turfgrass 
thatch may absorb pesticides, pre- 
venting them from reaching the soil. 

Eco-Technology & the Marketplace 

The new administration in Wash- 
ington has stressed the economic 
growth potential of environmentally 
sound technologies. I larvey Sachs, 
director of policy research at the uni- 
versity's Center for Global Change 
(CGC), is assessing this emerging 

Sachs studies how to accelerate the 
introduction of renewable energy 
technologies and make them the most 
inexpensive and environmentally 
preferred energy sources. This work 
involves technology assessment, gov- 
ernment policy analysis, and atten- 
tion to consumer values. 

CGC projects seek "win-win" 
solutions to energy problems, com- 
bining cost-effectiveness with envi- 
ronmental susta inability for the 
benefit of the planet and its 

Air Pollution Tax Proposal 

Environmental degradation and 
budget deficits are both making 
national headlines. CGC Project 
Director Frank Mu Her is trying to 
address both problems at once by 
proposing an air pollution tax based 
on the carbon content of fossil fuels. 

In contrast to a straight gasoline 
tax, a carbon lew would be based on 
a fuel's relative contribution to car- 
bon monoxide emissions, smog and 
acid rain air pollution generally. 

Though the state's general assem- 
bly failed to adopt the proposal last 
year, Maryland was the first state to 
seriously consider a carbon tax. Simi- 
lar bills are now before the California 
and Minnesota legislatures, as w r ellas 
being considered at the national level. 

Global Politics/Global Environment 

Population growth, energy and 
food supply, and the impact of cli- 
mate change on the global environ- 
ment are just a few of the topics being 
explored by Dennis Pi rages, director 
of the Harrison Program on the Glob- 
al Agenda. 

Later this year the Harrison Pro- 
gram, which explores the relationship 
between international politics and the 
global environment, will host "Foot- 
steps to Sustainability: Problems of 
Establishing a Sustainable Planet." 
For more information, call 405-4139. 

Maryland's Eco-Friendly Industry 

The global environmental protec- 
tion industry will nearly double in 
size by the year 2000, according to the 
World Bank. Recognizing the impor- 
tance of this movement to the Mary- 
land economy, CGC is assessing 
strategies to accelerate the state's 
environmental business and technol- 
ogy development. 

More than 250 Maryland compa- 
nies now specialize in technologies 
that protect or conserve natural 
resources through "environmentally 
friendly" products, or environmental 
legal, engineering and consulting ser- 
vices, according to CGC Assistant 
Director Christopher Fox. CGC 
keeps a directory of these companies. 

U.S. and Japan Work on Eco-Policy 
Model for Developing Countries 

Can American and Japanese envi- 
ronmental policy be applied to devel- 
oping countries? CGC Executive 
Director Alan Miller is seeking an 
answer to that question through 
work with the Japan Foundation's 
Center for Global Partnership. 

In both the industrial and develop- 
ing world, effective solutions to envi- 
ronmental problems require a high 
degree of international cooperation 
and structural changes in the way 
people live, Miller says. 

Ten Things You Can Do to Save the Earth at Maryland 

1. Recycle on campus (see recycling 
article on next page tor details). 

1 Also reuse clothes, paper, bags, and 

2. Get your department to purchase 
products made of recycled materi- 
als — building materials, paper and 
plastic goods. 

3. Urge your department to pur- 
chase non-toxic cleaners, paints and 
other chemical products. Many 
"natural" chemical products are 
now available, effective and cheap. 

4. When requesting supplies from 
the Procurement Office (405-5813), 
ask if there is a recycled or more 
energy efficient alternative. 

5. Turn lights off when you're not 
using them. Turn heat and air con- 
ditioning down if too high. 

6. If you think your department 
may use CFCs or halons, ask and 

make sure that they are properly 

7. Don't litter. Instead, pick up 
trash and deposit it into a waste or 
recycling receptacle. 

8. Walk, bike, car pool, or use public 
transportation to get to work. For 
more information, call Commuter 
Affairs at 314-3645. 

9. Try walking or riding a bike 
across campus instead of driving. 
It's not only better for the environ- 
ment; it's quicker — no parking! 

10. Support campus environmental 
efforts and educate yourself by tak- 
ing one of the many environmental 
science/ policy courses offered on 

Sources: Chris Fox, assistant director of 
the Center for Global Change; the Envi- 
ronmental Conservation Organization: 
and the Department of Physical Plant. 

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Sea Grant to Show Video 

"Watershed for the Chesapeake," an hour long video that chronicles the his- 
tory of the Chesapeake Bay restoration movement, will be shown on April 21 
at 3:00 p.m. in the Ballroom Lounge of the Stamp Student Union. Sponsored by 
the Maryland Sea Grant College, marine scientists will be present to answer 
questions following the video. For more information, call x56376. 



Books To Save the Bay 

The Maryland Sea Grant College 
has become a channel for the publish- 
ing of marine science research on the 
Chesapeake Bay. 

Since forming in 1977 and becom- 
ing the nation's 1 7th Sea Grant Col- 
lege in 1982, Sea Grant has published 
books that help educate scholars and 
students about the bay. 

Scientifically-oriented publications 
such as Dispersal of Living Organisms 
Into Aquatic Ecosystems and Restoring 
the Nation's Marine Environment are 

collections of research edited by 
marine scientists which help Sea 
Grant fulfill its environmental mis- 

For those who don't know what 
picophv top lank ton and dinoflagel- 
lates are. Sea Grant publishes books 
aimed at non-scientists. Working the 
Chesapeake: Watermen on the Bay stud- 
ies the culture of people who make 
their living on the Chesapeake, and 
the Bayside Guide to Weather on the 
Chesapeake explains the bay's weather 

to those who live and play there. 

Marine science workbooks such as 
Tlic American Oyster and Tides and 
Marshes, aimed at m i d d I e sc h oo 1 a n d 
junior high school students, educate 
future generations about the bay. 

"To preserve and restore these 
special places and their quality of life 
is why we're here," says Jack Greer, 
Sea Grant's assistant director for 
communications. " W e ca re a boo t the 

— Stephen Sobek 

Physical Plant Projects Save Energy and Resources 

The Department of Physical Plant 
(DPP) is saving energy, money and 
resources through three innovative 
programs managing steam, lighting 
and conditioned air supply. 

Recycling Steam 

From the familiar plumes that rise 
from campus roadways, most people 
at Maryland realize that university 
buildings are heated by steam travel- 
ling through subterranean pipes from 
the heating plant across Route One. 

But most people are not aware of a 
second set of pipes leading back to 
the plant. These pipes take water 
condensed from the original steam 
and return it to make still more 

The condensate return system, 
which has been in place for about five 
years, returns from 15 to 20 percent of 
the water originally pumped into the 
system, or about 10.5 million gallons 
of water per year. 

Since the condensate is about 100 
degrees hotter than tap water, the 
university also saves energy that 
would be used to heat new water. 

High Efficiency Lighting 

The university plans to make 
lighting more efficient in 12 campus 
buildings, including Hornbnke 
Library and Cole Field House. The 
project will take place from August, 
1993 to January, 1994. 

The existing fluorescent lighting 
fixtures, equipped with magnetic bal- 
lasts, will be replaced with fixtures 
having electronic ballasts, which 
reduce heat loss. Ballasts are mecha- 
nisms that regulate operation of 

The new fixtures will also have 
tubes of smaller diameter, producing 
more lumens of light for every watt 
of electricity used. 

Controlling Air Supply 

Everyone has heard of central air 
conditioning. The university has it 
on a massive scale. 

The Central Control Monitoring 
System (CCMS) allows DPP to man- 
age heat, air conditioning and venti- 
lation in about 110 buildings from a 
central location. The computerized 
system reduces the university's elec- 
trical and steam consumption bv 
about 10 percent. 

"From a central location, vou can 
make sure the heating isn't running 
when buildings are unoccupied," 
explains Richard A rata, director of 
software operation for CCMS. 

With CCMS, the university can 
now shut down entire buildings at 6 
p.m. and generally tighten nighttime 
scheduling to reduce energy con- 

— Solh/ Granatstcin 

Recycling Effort Doubled Since 1990 

The university's recycling volume 
doubled over the last three years, 
thanks to heightened efforts by the 
Department of Physical Plant (DPP) 
and the student-run Environmental 
Conservation Organization (ECO). 

DPP has been contributing more 
labor power to recycling efforts 
begun by ECO 18 years ago. The 
result has been an increase in the 
number of pick-ups, as well as an 
expansion in the range of materials 
that can be recycled. 

Historically, ECO was able to pick 
up two materials from campus build- 
ings: aluminum cans and white 
paper. Other materials had to be 
brought to ECO's central recycling 

Last June, however, DPP and ECO 
launched a pilot program to pick up 
glass bottles and newspapers from 
buildings, in addition to the original 
two materials. The program will 
eventually cover the whole campus 
and now affects Hornbake and McK- 
eldin libraries, the Zoology- Psycholo- 

gy Building, and the Service Build- 
ing. DPP is also supplying all univer- 
sity employees with "desk-side 
containers," with instructions, for 
white paper recycling. 

While the university now recycles 
between 8 and 9 percent of its trash, 
DPP Director Frank Brewer expects 
to reach 20 percent bv September in 
compliance with a 1990 Maryland 
recycling law for state agencies. 
Increased volume has prompted DPP 
and ECO to move the central recy- 
cling location from Ross bo rough 
Lane to Parking Lot Four. 

In addition to recycling as much 
waste as possible, university employ- 
ees should try to "close the loop" by 
using recycled materials, says DPP 
Assistant Director Lander Medlin. 
She also advises minimizing use of 
materials which are not easily recy- 
cled, such as "yellow stick-ums" and 
colored paper. 

Recycling options and locations 
are listed below; 

Aluminum Cans: campus- wide (red- 
and-white receptacles). 
Glass: campus-wide (vellow 

White Paper: campus-wide (white 
cardboard receptacles); desk-side 
containers are being distributed. 
Computer Ledger Paper: primarily 
libraries, computer centers, copy cen- 
ters and the Comptroller's Office. 
Colored Paper: libraries. Psychology 

Newspaper: most building lobbies; 
wherever The Diamondback is d is- 

Cardboard: Stamp Stud en I Union, 
Dining Services, libraries. 
Plastic: central recycling location. 
Polystyrene: white dumpsters out- 
side of dorms and dining halls. 
Steel: central recycling location. 

For more information, to request u pick- 
up, or to set up recycling in your work 
place, call DPP at 405-7086 or ECO at 

— Solh/ Gra nntstciu 




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Libraries Seek Comments on Strategic Plan 

The draft of the Libraries' Strategic Plan has been circulated widely across 
campus for comment. Copies are also available at the reserve desks of any of 
the seven libraries and through INFO under Reports/Libraries. Anyone wish- 
ing to comment on the plan should respond to Danuta Njtecki, associate direc- 
tor for public services and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, no later 
than Friday, April 23. For more information, call 405-9251. 


libraries Acquire Rare Map and Additional Landsberg Materials 

Portrait of Helmut Landsberg by Joshua Holland 

College Park libraries have recent- 
ly acquired a rare map focusing on 
the 18th centurv border dispute 
between Maryland and Pennsylvania, 
as well as additional materials from 
Frances Landsberg, widow of Profes- 
sor Emeritus Helmut Erich Lands- 
berg, a distinguished university 

During the early 18th century, vio- 
lent conflicts often arose as to the 
exact locations of the Pennsylvania 
and Maryland borders. To resolve 
these disputes, several agreements 
were made between Lords Perm and 

One of these, entitled "True 
Copies of.. .the Agreement between 

Lord Baltimore and Messieurs [John, 
Richard and Thomas] Perm," was 
printed first by Benjamin Franklin in 
Philadelphia and later in London 

College Park Libraries acquired 
the London imprint for the Maryland 
Collection. What distinguishes this 
copy is that it includes a map 
engraved by John Senex depicting the 
disputed territory. The map was 
printed to accompany the six 
manuscript versions of the agree- 
ment Only two other copies of this 
map are known to be in existence. 

The Senex map has added signifi- 
cance for UMCP's collection since a 
1760 version of this map is already a 
part of the Maryland collection. That 
map is printed on vellum as part of 
an original manuscript copy of a 1760 
agreement between Lords Penn and 
Baltimore, again pertaining to bound- 
ary disputes. 

The newly acquired map, together 
with the manuscript already present 
in the collections, will provide 
researchers with vital resources for 
understanding Maryland's provincial 
border disputes. 

The libraries have also acquired 23 
volumes of rare books from the estate 
of Helmut Erich Landsberg, whose 
career in the fields of meteorology 
and climatology spanned over five 

The gift includes a first French edi- 
tion of a book written by Benjamin 
Franklin, published in 1752, dealing 
with Franklin's experiences and 

observations on experiments with 
electricity in the city of Philadelphia. 
This French edition is rarer than all 
but the first English edition published 
in 1751. 

Another important addition to the 
collection is a volume by Luke 
Howard published in 1833. One of 
the founders of the science of meteo- 
rology and a resident of London, 
Howard began to keep a meteorolog- 
ical register in 1806 and published the 
results of his observations in the 
work donated by Frances Landsberg. 
For the period covered, his are the 
only observations on the weather 
from day to day that have been pre- 

Landsberg, who taught at College 
Park from 1964 to 1976, is considered 
the founder of modern climatology 
for his pioneering efforts in the statis- 
tical analysis of climate, and his 
wide-ranging research interests. At 
College Park, Landsberg 
was instrumental in 
founding the Department 
of Meteorology as well as 
establishing a graduate 
program in the disci- 

This recent dona- 
tion marks the fourth I 
gift of material to the 
libraries by the 
Landsberg family. 
Flelmut Landsberg 
died in 1985. 

National Library 

In honor of National 
Library Week, April 1 8-24, 
Outlook is devoting this 
page to documenting the 
new additions and chal- 
lenges to campus libraries. 


Libraries Saddled With Budget Cuts and Rising Journal Costs 

Recently-acquired Senex map at right, 
placed atop the 1760 agreement, 
appears to be almost Identical to 
1760 map at left. 

The university's libraries have 
found themselves in the impossible 
predicament of dealing simultane- 
ously with budgetary cutbacks and 
steeply escalating journal costs. 

"We are not in a position bud- 
getarily to do what we're here to do," 
says Desidor Vikor, campus libraries' 
associate director for collection man- 
agement and special collections. 

Statewide budget cuts have forced 
university libraries to cut about 
$500,000 worth of subscriptions over 
the last two years. Meanwhile, journal 
subscription prices rose by an aver- 
age of 1 6 to 20 percent over only the 
last year, fueled especially by expen- 
sive scientific and technological pub- 
lications. And new journal titles are 
proliferating, making it even harder 
for the university's libraries to keep up. 

In addition to their worries over 
periodicals, the libraries are also con- 
cerned about the fact that book prices 
are increasing at an annual rate of 8 

The Provost's Library Advisory 
Committee is asking faculty to help 
address what Vikor calls a "crisis in 
scholarly publishing," which is 

national in proportions and extends 
beyond library walls. 

Since campus libraries and faculty 
have been working together on the 
scope and substance of journal cut- 
backs, the library advisory committee 
wants to increase faculty sensitivity 
to the cost of certain subscriptions, 
which can exceed $1 0,000 per year for 
a single journal. The committee is 
also urging professors to use their 
influence as contributors and editori- 
al board members of specific publica- 
tions to reign in subscription rates. 

"It's the responsibility of all the 
faculty to think about the publication 
process from an economic point of 
view," says Gary Marchionini, associ- 
ate professor in the College of Library 
and Information Services and chair of 
the library advisory committee. 

Publishers of journals justify the 
subscription rate hikes by pointing to 
increased offerings: more entries, 
more frequent publication. In addi- 
tion, the weak U.S. dollar translates 
into higher prices for foreign journals. 

But some analysts point to the 
profit motive and a captive market to 
explain soaring subscription rates. 

They say commercial publishers are 
taking advantage of institutions and 
libraries which must stock the most 
recent scholarly work. 

"No one begrudges the publishers 
a fair profit. The question is what is 
fair," says Marchionini. 

Marchionini sees the emerging 
electronic networks as a potential 
escape from the high cost of print 
publications. Print publishers are in 
a quandary, he says, about how to 
respond to the loosely-organized 
electronic networks which may even- 
tually supplant traditional journals. 

"The trouble is there's an enor- 
mous amount of pressure [in 
academe] for people to publish in 
scholarly, refereed journals," says 
Marchionini. "If you publish some- 
thing on Internet, it's not a scholarly, 
refereed journal." 

Moreover, while these networks 
may be the wave of the future, Vikor 
believes they are far from being 
developed to a point where they can 
replace print publications. And elec- 
tronic subscriptions "are not inexpen- 
sive in their own right," he adds. 

— Solly Gratmtsk'in 


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Subjects Needed For Kinesiology Study 

The Department of Kinesiology, in conjunction with the Veteran's Administra- 
tion Hospital in Washington, D,C, is sponsoring a master's thesis investigating 
the effects of a six-month walk/run program on blood lipid levels. Healthv, 
non-exercising males between the ages of 2f> and 40 are needed. If you are 
interested in being a subject, please contact Ruth Stuart at (301 ) 622-7058. 

The Concert Society at Maryland presents American 
Indian singer/ songwriter Buffy Saint e- Marie on April 24 

Compute* Science 
Colloquium: Structural 
Complexity Theory: A Look 
at Some Historical Roots," 
Paul Young, U. of 
Washington. 4 p.m.. 0111 
CI ass loom Building (106). 
Call 5-2661 foi info. 

Horticulture Colloquium, 
Graduate Student 
Presentation. 4 p.m., 
0128 Hoizapfei. Call 
5-437 4for info. 

Iiumi School Kyogen 
Performance. 'An 
Afternoon With 
Shakespeare Kyogen and 
Traditional Kyogen," 
4-5:30 p.m.. Pugliese 
Theater Can 5-4243 for 

Space Science Seminar: 

"The Impact of Monte- 
Carlo Simulations on 
Charged Particle Transport 
Theory," James Earl. 4:30 
p.m., 1113 Computer/ 
Space Sciences. Call 
5-7339 for info. 



Art Exhibit, African Heritage costumes, 
instruments and related art work. 
through April 30. Parents" Association 
Art Gallery. Stamp Student Union. Call 
4-9816 for info- 
Arc hltecture Exhibit: "Soundings: The 
Work of John Hejduk," designs by the 
dean of Cooper Union Architecture 
School, Architecture Gallery, through 
April 30. Call 5-6284 for info. 

Art Exhibit: "Spring Visions,' featuring 
works by lithographer Tadeus: Lapinski. 
UMUC Conference Center. 8 a.m.-8 
p.m. daily, through July 18. Call 5-7154 

for info. 

Curriculum Transformation Project 
Panel Discussion: 'Visions and 
Revisions." panel and open discussion 
with faculty participants from the 1992 
summer institute. 'Thinking About 
Women, Race, and Gender." Erve 
Chambers. Regina Igel. Chartes Stangor. 
Shelly Wong, noon-2 p.m., 2127 
Tydings. Call 5-6882 for info. 

President's Committee on Women's 
Affairs lecture: "The problem of Women 
in Science: Why is it so Hard to Convince 
People?' Shelia Tobias, 3 p.m.. 1202 

Engineering. Call 5-5803 for info. 

Campus Senate Special Meeting, agen- 
da includes revisions to the Code of 
Academic Integrity and policy on campus 
housing for undergraduate students. 
3:30-6:30 p.m., 0126 Reckord Armory, 
Call 5-5805 for info. 

Entomology Colloquium: "Interactions of 
Host Plant Chemistry. Caterpillars end 
Insect Predators," Nancy Stamp. SUNY 
Binghamton. 4 p.m.. 0200 Symons. Call 
5-3911 for info. 

Contemporary Spanish Cinema: El Sur, 

I Victor Elite. 1983 J. 4 p.m., Language 
House. Sponsored by Maryland 
Humanities Council. Call 5-6441 for 


American Heart 
Association CPR Course, 
for adult, child, and infant 

Skills. April 19 and 26, 6-9:30 p.m. 

Registration required, S 20 fee. Also 

offered Apnl 20 and 27: April 22 and 29. 

Call 4-8132 for info,* 


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Seminar: "Comparative Studies of 
Bowerbird Display Evolution." Gerald 
Borgia, noon, 1208 Zoo,'Psych. Call 
5-6949 for info. 

International Center For Sustainable 
Agriculture and Human Resources 
Development Lecture: Targeting 
Women in Extension." William Zijp. 
World Bank, noon-1 p.m.. 0115 
Symons. Co-sponsored by the Office for 
International Programs, Call 5-1253 lor 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: 'Exploratory Data 
Analysis. 1971-1977." John Tukey, 
Princeton, 4:15-6 p.m., 1407 
Chemistry. Call 5-5691 forinfo. 

Maryland Opera Studio, in Evening of 
Escerpts (first year students), 8 p.m., 
Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5-5546 for info. 

Spring Dance Concert. 8-10 p.m.. 
Dorothy Madden Studio/Theater. Tickets 
are $8 general. $5 students and 
seniors. Call 5-3180 for info.' 


Counseling Center Research and 
Development Meeting: "Overview of 
Progiam Evaluation.' William Schafer, 
noon-1 p.m., 0106 Shoemaker. Call 
4-7691 for info. 

Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar: 
'Molecular Basis of Cystic Fibrosis: 
Implications and Approaches Toward 
Developing s Therapeutic." Seng Cheng, 
Genzyme Corporation, 12:05 p.m.. 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6991 for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium: "Gravitational 

Lenses. Tune Delays, and Hubble's 
Constant." Jacqueline Hewitt, MIT, 4 
p.m., 1113 Computer/Space Sciences. 
Call 5-3001 for info. 

information Policy In the Electronic Age 
Seminar: "Frustrations of Scholarly 
Research in Recent American 
Documentation," Anna Kasten Nelson, 
American U., 4 p.m., 0109 Hombake. 
Call 5-2033 for info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: "Exploratory Data 
Analysis. 1991-1995." John Tukey, 
Princeton, 4:15-6 p.m., 1407 
Chemistry. Call 5-5691 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio, An Evening of 

Excerpts, Act I The Magic Flute, Act II 
The Marriage of Figaro. 8 p.m.. Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call 5-5546 for info. 

Spring Dance Concert, 8-10 p.m.. 
Dorothy Madden Studio/Theater. Tickets 
are $8 general. $5 students and 
seniors. Call 5-3180 for info ' 


The Committee on Africa and Africa In 
the Americas Brown Bag Lecture: "Bom 

in Bondage: A Comparative Study of 
Slave Childhood 1815-1865," Marie 
Jenkins Schwartz, noon. 1120N F,S. 
Key. Call 5-2118 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio, An Afternoon of 
Excerpts (first year students!. 12:30 
p.m.. Tawes Recital Hall Call 5-5546 
for info. 

Colleges of Agriculture and Life 
Sciences 1993 Faculty and Staff 
Excellence Awards, 3 p.m.. 0408 
Animal Sciences. Call 5-2072 for info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence CORE 
Faculty Workshop: "Writing to Learn II: 
Responding to Student Wining and 
Grading Papers— Coaching or Judging?" 
3:15-4:45 p.m., 1102 F.S. Key. Call 
5-3154 for info. 

Meteorology Seminar: "What We Think 
We See In the Observed Climate 
Record." Tom Karl. NOAA, 3:30 p.m., 
2114 Computer and Space Science, Call 
5-5392 for info. 

Committee on Religion and Culture 
Lecture: 'Can Ethics Justify Religion? 
The Dilemma of Modern Jewish 
Thought." David Novak. U.VA. 4 p.m., 
1117 F.S. Key. Call F>4304 for info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: "Exploratory Data 
Analysis. 1996-2000," John Tukey, 
Princeton. 4:15-6 p.m., 1407 
Chemistry. Call 5-5691 for info. 

Reliability Seminar: "Imbedded Sensors 
for Structural Integrity Monitoring," 
James Sirkis. 5:15-6:15 p.m.. 2110 
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. Call 
5-3887 for info. 

Committee on East Asian Studies 
Reading and Discussion, Haiuko Taya 
Cook and Theodore F. Cook, authors of 
Japan at War: An Oral History, dramatic 
readings from the text by actors Richard 
Ebihara and Dawn Salto. 7:30-9:30 
p.m.. Pugiiese Theater. Call 5-4243 for 

University Theatre: Not By Bed Alone, at 
Tawes Theatre, on Apr. 22-24 and Apr. 

29-May 1 at 8 p.m., May 1 with sign 
interpretation. April 25 at 2 p.m. with 
audio description, school matinee Apr. 
27 at 9:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 stan- 
dard admission and $7 students and 
seniors. Call 5-2201 for tickets and 

Spring Dance Concert. 8-10 p.m.. 
Dorothy Madden Studio /Theater. Tickets 
are $8 general, S5 students and 
seniors. Call 5-3180 for info." 

Maryland Opera Studio, An Evening of 
Excerpts. Face on the Barroom Floor. 
Gianni Schicchi. 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call 5-5546 for info. 


Center for Renaissance and Baroque 
Studies Symposium: "The Public and 
Private in Dutch Culture of the Golden 
Age," featuring Dutch and American his- 
torians, 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. April 23: 
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. April 24. UMUC 
Conference Center, S30 registration 
fee. tree for students. Call 5-6830 tor 

Geology Seminar: "Transport of 
Pollutants Across the Sediment— Water 
Interface: Comparison of Marine. 
Estuarine and LacustrineSystems." Joel 
Baker. Chesapeake Bay Laooratories, 
11 a.m., 0103 Hombake. Call 5-4089 
for info. 

Speech Communication Colloquium: 

"Culture and Interpersonal 
Communication." Daena Goldsmith, 
noon. 0104 Skinner, Call 5-6524 for 

First National Bank of Maryland 
Research Colloquium In Finance: 

"Pricing the Risks of Default." Dilip 
Madan and Haluk Unal, 1-2:30 p.m., 
1203 MPA Bldg. Call 5-2256 for info. 

Mental Health Lunch N' Learn Seminar: 
"Genetics and Psychiatric Illness." 
Robert Burdette, Chaplain. United 
Campus Ministries, 1-2 p.m.. 3100E 
Health Center. Call 4-8106 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio, An Evening of 
Excerpts, Act I The Magic Flute, Act II 
The Marriage of Figaro. 8 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call 5-5546 for info. 

Spring Dance Concert, 8-10 p.m., 
Dorothy Madden Studio/Theater, Tickets 
are S3 general, $5 students and 
seniors. Call 5-3180 for info." 


Maryland Opera Studio, An Evening of 
Excerpts. Face on the Barroom Floor. 
Gianni Schicchi. 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call 5-5546 for info. 

Concert Society at Maryland, American 
Indian singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte- 
Marie. 8:30 p.m., UMUC Conference 
Center. Free pre-concert discussion. 
'New Sounds from Native American 

Artists," 7 p.m. $17 general admission, 
$15.30 faculty and staff. $14.50 
seniors, S7 students. Call 403-4240 for 
tickets and info.* 


Spring Koto Concert, Washington Toho 

Koto Society, 2 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. 
Call Kyoko Okamoto at 301 434-4487 

University of Maryland Chorus 25th 
Anniversary Concert, directed by Paul 
Traver. selections from some of the 
world's greatest choral music. 3 p.m., 
Memorial Chapel, Tickets are J 10 stan- 
dard admission, $8 students and 
seniors. Call 5-5568 for info.* 


Returning Students' Workshop: End of 

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

Math Student-Faculty Colloquium: 

"Nuclear Winter: Is ihe Theory Still 
Valid?' Alan Robock, 3 p.m., 3206 
Math. Call 5-5021 foi info. 

Entomology Colloquium: "Leafhopper 
Mating Hehavior: Role of Vibrational 
Song in Mate Recognition. Finding and 
Selection," Randy Hunt, University of 
Kentucky. 4 p.m.. 0200 Symons Call 

5-3911 for info. 

Contemporary Spanish Cinema: <,Que 

He Hecho Para Merceier Esto?. (Pedro 
Almodovar, 1984). 4 p.m.. Language 
House. In Spanish with English subtitles. 
Sponsored by Maryland Humanities 
Council. Call 5-6441 for info. 

Korticufture Colloquium: Resistance to 

Ciown Gall in Vitis.' Eddie Stover, 4 
p.m.. 0128 Holrapfel. Call 5-4374 for 

Computer Science Colloquium: Host 

Mobility and Its Implications on 
Routing." Vakov Rek titer, IBM T.J. 
Watson Research Center. 4 p.m., 0111 
CLB Building 106. Call 5-2661 for Info. 

Space Science Seminar: "Low 
Frequency Electric and Magnetic Field 

Fluctuations at High Latitudes in the 

Oayside Ionosphere," E.M. Basinka, 

Boston U., 4:30 p.m.. 



Sciences. Call 

5-6232 for info. 

Dingman Center for 
Short Course: 
"Starting and 
Managing a Growth 
Company," 6-9 p.m.. 
today, May 3. 10, and 
17. $60 for ("acuity, 
staff, and students. 
Call 410 455-2336 
forinfo and registration; 

Calendar Guidelines 

The OUTLOOK Calendar publishes university-sponsored events, subject to space 
availability. Preference is given to free, on-campus events. The deadline is two 
weeks before the Monday of the week in which the event occurs. Mail listings with 
date, time, title of event, speaker, sponsoring organization, location, fee (if any), 
and number to call for information to: Calendar Editor, 2101 Turner Lab, or fan to 
314-9344. Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-kxx* or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 
314- or 405- respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by 
an asterisk (*). For more information, call 405-7339. 


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