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MAY 10, 1993 

Odyssey of the Mind Arrives June 1 to 6 

The university will experience the 
enthusiasm of young inventors, 
designers and storytellers during the 
week of June 1 to b when an estimat- 
ed 6,000 students (and their 8,000 
coaches and supporters) arrive at 
College Park for the 14th annua! 
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 

OM is an international, creative 
problem-solving competition for stu- 
dents in kindergarten through col- 
lege. IBM is the corporate sponsor. 
With the help of a coach, teams of 
five to seven students solve such 
problems as building special mechan- 
ical cars and giving their own inter- 
pretations of classical literature. 

OM was founded in 1978 by Sam 
Micklus, professor emeritus of Glass- 
bo ro State College in New Jersey, to 
foster the development of" creative 
thinking and problem-solving skills 

among young people in 28 New Jer- 
sey schools. Since then, OM has 
grown to include members from all 
50 states, Australia, Canada, China, 
Europe, Japan and Mexico. 

"Having attended four previous 
world finals, 1 know teams thai 
advance to College Park will bring 
some of the most creative young stu- 
dents in the world to our campus," 
says Sue Warren, assistant director of 
Campus Guest Services and chair of 
the 1993 OM Odyssey Village Com- 

During the World Finals Competi- 
tion, there will be socials, tours and 
evening recreation activities so stu- 
dents can relax and get acquainted. 
There will be a "Maryland Room" 
staffed by admissions representa- 
tives, a press room, an "OMER 
Mobile" to transport OM's raccoon 
mascot and even an OM post office. 

But by far the main 
attraction, for students 
and observers, is the cre- 
ative problem-solving 
competitions, which begin 
on Thursday, June 3, and 
run through Saturday, 
June 5. The following is a 
brief description of each 
event and its campus loca- 


Old Man & The Sea 

requires teams to create 
and present a performance based on 
Hemingway's classic. The perfor- 
mance must include a parody or anal- 
ogy of the team's interpretation of the 
story and must not be longer than 
eight minutes. Materials must cost 
under $80 (Stamp Student Union). 

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Opposition To Needle Exchange Programs May Hamper AIDS Prevention 

Well-meaning svringe exchange 
programs designed to combat AIDS 
among injection drug users mav fail 
unless certain historical and cultural 
realities of this population are taken 
into consideration, according to an 
article to be published in the Journal 
of Public Health Policy. 

Stephen Thomas, director of the 
university's Minority Health 
Research Laboratory, and Sandra 
Qui mi co-authored the article. "The 
Burdens of Race and History on 
Black Americans' Attitudes Toward 
Needle Exchange Policy to Prevent 
HIV Disease," asserts that many 
African Americans may oppose nee- 
dle exchange programs because of 

mistrust of "white" medicine and 
fears that AfDS was conceived as a 
genocidal weapon targeted at them. 
Such mistrust originated, in part, 
from the notorious Tuskegee Study, 
where 412 black men with syphilis 
were not given treatment so that 
researchers could study the natural 
history of the disease. 

This experience, combined with 
other realities, has helped foster deep 
mistrust of whites among many 
African Americans. 

"As we enter the last decade of the 
twentieth century, the promise of 
opportunity and equality, envisioned 
by historic victories of the civil rights 
movement, has failed to be realized 
for many American Blacks," Thomas 

points out. "The consequent anger 
and despair, in the face of persistent 
inequality, has produced a climate 
conducive to the development of con- 
spiracy theories about Whites and 
government against Blacks." 

One of these theories is that HIV is 
a man-made virus intended as a form 
of genocide against African Ameri- 
cans. In a survey conducted by 
Thomas and Quinn, 35 percent of 979 
African American church congrega- 
tion members in five cities reported 
that thev believed AIDS is a form of 
genocide against the Blacks. 

Many other African Americans 
believe that needle exchange pro- 

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Ann Prentice Named New CLIS Dean 

Outstanding Woman Award 

Women's Commission Selects o 

Journalism's Ma urine Beasley ^) 

Summer Special 

Rossi H>rough ['estiva I, / £ 

Schedules. Calendar and More..T: — J) 

Point of View 

O mbi ids Officer Issues 
1993 Annual Report. 


Ann Prentice, an expert on infor- 
mation technology and management, 
has been appointed as dean and pro- 
fessor of the College of Library and 
Information Services, effective July 

Prentice is currently associate vice 
president for Information Resources 
at the University of South Florida and 
is responsible for the design and 
management of the information 
infrastructure of instruction and 

Prentice has "published extensive- 
ly on a number of issues of informa- 
tion technology and management," 
said Acting Provost Jacob Gold haber 
in announcing the appointment. 

"Her current research focuses on the 
effects of technology on managing 
such environments." 

Prentice received her undergradu- 
ate degree from the University of 
Rochester (New York), the MLS from 
SUNY at Albany, and the DLS from 
Columbia University. In 1991, she 
served as an at-large delegate to the 
White House Conference on Library 
Information Services. 

She has also participated in the 
American Bar Association Bill of ' 
Rights Conference, and the Women 
in Higher Education Administration 
Institute. She was the 1992 President 
of the American Society for Informa- 
tion Science. 

Stephen Thomas 

Ann Prentice 


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Art Center Offers Summer Classes and Children's Art Camp 

The Art Center, in the Stamp Student Union, will be offering summer classes 
and a children's art camp this summer. Classes for adults and families include 
painting, drawing, photography and ceramics. Divided into two sessions, the 
first will run from June 7 to July 16, the second from July 19 to August 27. The 
children's art camp will offer painting, sculpture, design, collage and puppet 
making. There will be four sessions, beginning on June 14, June 21, Julv 5, and 
Julv 19. Before and after camp childcare is available. For more information on 
both programs, contact the Art Center at 314-2787. 

Needle Exchange 

continual fro 1 1 1 i mge 7 

grams are designed to encourage 
drug-abusing Blacks to continue their 
drug use as a form of genocide. 

In another sample of 209 congre- 
gation members being trained as 
AIDS educators, only 40 percent 
reported needle exchange programs, 

"Efforts to develop needle distri- 
bution programs have been plagued 
by political controversy, moral ques- 
tions, and outraged charges of its 
genocidal impact on poor Blacks," 
Thomas notes, "Many of the fears in 
the Black community' are deeply root- 
ed in attitudes and beliefs which erect 
barriers to delivery of effective AIDS 
risk reduction programs and erode 

support of AIDS prevention policy." 

According to Thomas, for AIDS 
prevention programs to be effective 
in the Black community, they will 
have to be culturally competent, 
i n v o I v e d i ve rse c o m m u n i t v m e m bers 
(particularly church leaders), directly 
address fears of genocide and trust, 
directly address the issues of denial, 
and embed AIDS in the larger context 
of health status and health care issues 
for the specific community. 

"Public health professionals must 
forge a direct link between the AIDS- 
related health care needs of Black 
Americans and the struggle for 
national health care reform," Thomas 
says. "The approach must be charac- 
terized by the same vision, commit- 

Odyessy of the Mind 

continued from page 1 

Folk Tales has students create a per- 
formance that includes a team-origi- 
nated folk tale, one or more team 
originated, legendary or mythical 
characters and two or more quotes 
from a given list. The time limit is 
eight minutes and materials cannot 
exceed S80 {Tydings Hall and Zoolo- 
gy-Psychology Building). 

Which End is Up? requires teams to 
design and build a balsa wood struc- 
ture to balance and support as much 
weight as possible. One end must fit 
a 6" x 6" x 1" block. The other must 
fit inside a 4" x 4" x 1" space. Time 
limit is eight minutes (Cole Field 

Pit Stop, a non-linguistic problem, 
requires teams to design, build and 
drive a vehicle powered by one or 
two mechanical jack(s). It will travel 

a course, make pit stops, travel in 
reverse and it's physical features will 
change. The time limit is eight min- 
utes and materials cannot exceed 
S100 (Reckord Armory). 

Dinosaurs involves creation and pre- 
sentation of a story about dinosaurs 
that includes team-made dinosaurs, 
one or more of which will perform 
technical tasks. The time limit is 
eight minutes and materials cannot 
exceed $90 (UMUC Conference Cen- 
ter and Tawes Theatre). 

"Hosting an event of this magni- 
tude will not be easv, but we believe 
OM is the kind of program the uni- 
versity wants to attract to the cam- 
pus," says Warren. "The recruitment 
potential as well as the economic 
impact to the state and city— especial- 
ly if the university becomes one of 
several regional competition 
sites — will be worth all the effort. 

— John Fritz 

Coping During OM 

While the break between spring 
and summer terms will mean fewer 
people on campus during the 
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, 
the presence of 14,000 visitors has 
required some temporary changes to 
university life. 

OM has paid a fee so that parking 
lots not gated or otherwise noted as 
OM-restricted are available to all par- 
ticipants. .All lots will be open to fac- 
ulty and staff, too. From June 1-7, 
meters will not be in operation and 
parking tickets will not be issued 
except for normal restrictions on fire 
lanes, disabled parking spaces, ser- 
vice vehicle spaces and parking on 
pedestrian walkways and landscaped 

Before the com peti lion, Campus 
Parking will mail details of specific 
OM lot assignments and restrictions 
to all departmental parking coordina- 
tors and faculty/ staff permit holders. 

During the competition, Campus 
Guest Services expects to fill every 
available resident e room and will 
even have to use local hotels for 

OM participants will also be using 
the dining halls as well as a tempo- 
rary dining area set up in Parking 
Garage 2. The only cash operation 
dining service on campus will be in 
the Stamp Student Union eateries. 

Organizers also hope motorists 
will drive carefully as there will be 
many excited children on campus. 

merit and vigilance which trans- 
formed the civil rights movement 
into a source of empowerment for 
disadvantage people." 

— Guy Stvplienson 

NSF Fellowships Update 

"Three Computer Science Under- 
graduates Awarded NSF Fellow- 
ships" (April 26) led some readers to 
believe this was a complete list of 
undergraduate recipients from the 

In fact, Kendra Foltz (nuclear engi- 
neering), Eric Justh (electrical engi- 
neering) and Thomas Meixner 
(agronomy & history) all received 
Graduate Research Fellowships, 
according to the National Science 
Foundation's list of 1943 first-vear 

Fu rt h e rm o re , co m p u t e r sc i e n ce 
major David Baggett also graduated 
with a major in linguistics. 

OUTLOOK Will Publish 
Twice During Summer 

Although this is the last regular 
issue of the semester, OUTLOOK 
will return on June 14 and July 12 
this summer. Deadlines for news 
or calendar items are June 1 and 
June 28, respectively. 

Next week, a special edition, 
"In the News," will review select 
highlights of media coverage of 
the university over the semester. 

For more information about 
OUTLOOK, call John Fritz at 


OUTLOOK is (he weekly faculty- staff newspaper serving 
the College Park campus community. 

Kathryn Costello 

Vice President for 

Institutional Advancement 

('tularin King 

Director of Public Information 

Judith Balr 

Director o( Creative Services 

John Fritz 


Solly Granatsteln 

Staff Writer 

Laurie Gaines 

Calendar Editor 

Heather Davis 

Editorial Interns 

Stephen Sobek 

John T. Consoll 

Format Designer 

Kerstln A. Neteler 

Layout & Production 

Al Danegger 


Jennifer Grogan 

Production Interns 

Susan Heller 

Robert Henke 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation & calendar items are welcome. Please submil 
all material at least two weeks before the Monday of 
publication. Send It to Editor OUTLOOK 2101 Turner 
Building, through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland, College Park. MD 20742. Our telephone 
number is (301) 405-4621. Electronic marl address is Fax number is (301 1 314-9344. 

iNiVEitsrrv or- makyland AT COLLEGE PARK 







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Fulbright Deadline is August 1 

The 1994-95 deadline for Fulbright Scholar Program applications is August 1, 
1993. The program includes more than 1 ,000 grants tor American academics to 
do research and lecturing in 135 countries. To obtain application forms or fur- 
ther information, call (202) 686-7877, or write the Council for International 
Exchange of Scholars; 3007Tilden St., N.W., Suite 5M, Box CAMP, Washing- 
ton, D.C., 20008-3009. 

Maurine Beasley to Receive Outstanding Woman Award 

Maurine Beasley, professor of 
Journalism, will receive the 1993 Out- 
standing Woman Award from the 
President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs. The award will be presented 
at a reception next fall. 

A renowned teacher, historian and 
former Washington Post reporter, 
Beasley specializes in the history of 
women and the media and women in 
journalism education. 

This year, Beasley was elected 
president of the Association for 
Education in journalism and Mass 
Communication (AEJMC), the largest 
organization of its kind. 

She has authored and edited seven 
books, including this year's Taking 
Their Place: A Documentary History of 
Women mid journalism. She has also 
lectured widely, and conducted 
a ward -winning research, notably on 
Eleanor Roosevelt and the media. 

"Maurine Beasley is truly a pio- 
neer in our field academically and 
professionally: one of the women 
who broke barriers in journalism 
before breaking them in academic 
life, a pace-setter and great example 
for others," wrote Journalism dean 
Reese Cleghorn in nominating 
Beasley for the award. 

Beasley just collaborated with 

Journalism assistant professor 
(Catherine Mc Adams to study sexual 
harassment of Washington women 
journalists — a topic which, according 
to Cleghorn, would have been unac- 
ceptable until fairly recently. 

Beasley's career has been pep- 
pered with firsts. In addition to 
being the first woman to be tenured in 
Maryland's College of Journalism — 
" formerly a male domain," says 
Cleghorn — she created the first 
Women's Studies/Journalism course 
in 1975; is the first Maryland faculty 
member (and one of the first women) 
to he elected AEJMC president; and 
last year was the first woman to 
address the annual research forum at 
the University of Tennessee. 

While Beasley is still the onlv 
female full professor in Journalism, 
Cleghorn says she "paved the way" 
for the five women who currently 
hold associate and assistant profes- 
sorships in that college. 

On campus, Beasley served as the 
College of Journalism representative 
to the Campus Senate from 1988-90 
and participated in the Transforma- 
tion of the Curriculum Project in 

She received bachelor's degrees in 
history and journalism from the Uni- 

Disability Achievement Award Winners 

The President's Commission on 
Disability I s s u es w i 1 1 honor Sue 
Krueger, Ralph Bennett and John 
King during the annual Disability 
Achievement Awards ceremony on 
May 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Mary- 
land Room of Marie Mount Hall. 

The commission established these 
awards to recognize students and 
employees for their outstanding 
efforts to make College Park a more 
accessible community for all students 
and employees. 

The staff award will go to Sue 
Krueger, secretary in the Department 
ot Kinesiology, who made a signifi- 
cant investment of her own time to 
ease the transition for a student with 

disabilities in her department. 

Ralph Bennett, professor in archi- 
tecture, will receive the faculty award 
for developing a workshop series in 
the School of Architecture to insure 
that all graduates understand accessi- 
bility and accommodations issues. 

John King, who died in January, 
will be recognized posthumously for 
his many contributions to the com- 
mission and for his efforts to insure 
that College Park libraries were 
accessible for patrons with disabili- 

The award ceremony and recep- 
tion to follow are open to the campus 

versity of Missouri in 1958, then 
went on to an M.S. in journalism at 
Columbia University in 1963. Before 
returning to academe with a teach- 
ing job at Maryland in 1974, Beasley 
worked as a journalist for 13 years, 
including 10 vears at The Wasliiugron 

While reporting for the Post, 
Beasley studied at night for her 
Ph.D., which she received in ameri- 
can civilization from George Wash- 
ington University in 1974. Her 
dissertation was titled, "Pens and 
Petticoats: The Story of the First 
Washington Women Correspon- 

"She is an example," says 
Cleghorn, "of a woman who success- 
fully made a mid-career shift and 
Obtained tenure and promotion while 
rearing an adopted special-needs 

— Solly Granatstein 

Maurine Beasley 

New Staff Senators 

Newly elected staff senators from left to right are, 1st row: Jack Purves. Summer and 
Special Programs (secretarial & clerical), Roberta Coates, Campus Programs (associ- 
ate), Martha Best. Behavioral & Social Sciences (secretarial & clerical), Carleton 
Jackson, Hornbake Library (associate staff-librarian): 2nd row: Craig Newman, Physical 
Plant (skilled crafts), Larry Lauer, Undergraduate Studies (academic administrator), 
Carol Prier, Engineering (secretarial & clerical) and Robert Mueck, Campus Police 
(technical). Not pictured are John Van Brunt, Counseling Center (associate) and Gerl 
Sclioll. Behavioral & Social Sciences (exempt classified). No nominations were 
received for the service & maintenance staff senate seat. 

Engineering Students Cause Global Expansion 

On May 11, five engineering stu- 
dents will be presenting a contraption 
guaranteed to provide global expan- 

The 1993 Coopers & Lybrand's 
Collegiate Challenge wants engineer- 
ing students to find the most imprac- 
tical way to inflate a 16 inch globe. 

The competition, held in conjunc- 
tion with the Technology Network 
Exchange, asks students to apply the 
Rube Cold berg method of problem 
solving to inflate the globe. Goldberg 

is a cartoonist known for drawing 
complex contraptions to accomplish 
the most basic of tasks. The more 
impractical, the better the design. 

The projects are judged on the pre- 
sentation of the design, its impracti- 
cality, creativity in the use of 
materials and structure, the complexi- 
ty of the design, and its effectiveness 
in in Hating the globe. 

The winning team will receive a 
$5,000 scholarship, to be divided 
among the participants. Maryland's 

engineers will be competing against 
students from the University of Vir- 
ginia, George Washington University, 
and Howard University. Mechanical 
engineering professor James Duncan 
is advising the Maryland team. 

The Challenge is an annual event 
which accompanies the Technology 
Network Exchange. Each year it is 
held in a different city. This is the first 
time it has been held in the Washing- 
ton D.C. area. 



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The Rossborough Festival 

Karine Georgian 



Box office ooens for phone and walk-up 

The St. Lawrence String Quartet per- 
forms Schumann, Schubert and Haydn. 
Tawes Recital Hall. 8:15 p.m. (limited 


The National Shakespeare Company 

performs The Comedy of Errors (trans- 
ported to the golden age of Hollywood). 
Tawes Theatre. 8:15 p.m. 

Box office closed. 

Lynn Harrell 

Trie National Orchestral Institute with 
conductor Marin Alsop plays Beethoven. 
Strauss and Copland, Tawes Theatre. 
8:15 p.m. 

Acclaimed British pianist Jeremy 
Menutiin will play Brahms, Beethoven. 
Debussy and Schubert, Tawes Theatre, 
8:15 p.m. 

An evening of opera and song with 
Nicholas Loren. Tawes Recital Hall i limit- 
ed seating), 8:15 p.m. 

Leonard Rose Cello Competition pre- 
liminary rounds. 

Singer, song-writer, activist John 
McCutcheon. Tawes Theatre, 8:15 p.m. 

Cellist Gary Hoffman and pianist 
Menahem Pressler give a complete per- 
formance of the Beethoven cello 
sonatas, Tawes Theatre. 8:30 p.m. 

Nicholas Loren 

The National Orchestral Institute with 
conductor Christopher Seaman plays 

Rimsky-Korsakov and Brahms. Joseph 
Meyerboff Symphony Hall. Baltimore. 
6:15 p.m. 

Cello recital featuring Ronald Leonard, 
Arto Noras and Siegried Palm, Tawes 
Theatre, 8:30 p.m. 

Christopher Seaman 

The university's Maryland 
Summer Institute for the Cre- 
ative and Performing Arts 
{MSICPA) has announced the 
creation of a title to incorporate 
all of its diverse summer presen- 
tations: "The Rossborough Festi- 

Since 1976, MSICPA programs have attracted 
worldwide interest at festivals, congresses, work- 
shops and exhibits designed to encourage the 
careers of emerging international artists in many dis- 
ciplines. MSICPA also sponsors and organizes a 
public concert series each summer. 

The festival is named after the Rossborough Inn, 
a historic building on campus built by entrepreneur 
Richard Ross in 1804. The logo is based on the Inn's 
front door keystone made in London and dated 
1798, depicting Silenus, a minor woodland deity and 
companion of the Greek god of wine Dionysus. 

The 1993 Rossborough Festival presents a mainly 
classical chamber music series, a performance by the 
National Shakespeare Company, three concerts by 
the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, and 
events associated with the First Ed ition of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland Internationa] Leonard Rose 
Cello Competition and Festival. For more informa- 
tion, call (301) 405-6538, 

Cello recital with Bernard Greenhouse, 
Llius Claret and Karine Georgian, Tawes 

Theatre.8:30 p.m. 

Testimonial In memory of Leonard Rose, 

with recital, film, reception and dinner. 
For more information, call 405-6548. 

Trio Kalichstein-Laredo- Robinson 

i piano, violin and cellol. Tawes Theatre. 
8:30 p.m. 

Cello Competition final round. Box 
office closed. 

Cellist Lynn Harrell, accompanied by 
pianist Wu Han, performs Ginastera. 
Beethoven and Rachmanmov, Tawes 
Theatre. 8:30 p.m. 

John McCutcheon 


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May 10-June 10 


Masters of Fira Arts Thesis Exhibition. 

works by Fall 1992 MFA graduates and 
Spring 1993 MFA candidates, the Ah 
Galiery, Exhibition runs through May 
20. Call 5-2763 lor info. 

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

Speech Communication Colloquium: "A 

Feminist Perspective on Rhetoric: A 
Reconcepluafiiation of Ethos." Sonja 
Foss. Ohio State, noon. 0104 Skinner. 
Call 5-6524 for info. 

Math Student-Faculty Colloquium: 

"How Do We Walk and Fish Swim? A 
Case Study in Applied Mathematics 
Modeling: Avis Cohen, 3 p.m., 3206 
Math. Call 5-5021 for info. 

Entomology Colloquium: "Lygus, 
Lymantna and Leptinotarsa: Bringing a 
Spacial Dimension to Insect 
Populations and IPM Programs." Shelby 
Reisher. Penn, Slate. 4 p.m.. O2O0 
Symons. Call 5-3911 for info. 

UMUC Center for Professional 
Development Course: GRE Workshop, 

May 10. 13. 17, 20. and 24(3 
Mondays and 2 Thursdays), 6-9 p.m., 
UMUC Center of Adult Education. 1175. 
Call 985-7195 for registration info.' 


Committee on Religion and Culture and 
Committee on East Asian Studies 
Lecture: "Tibetan Buddhism; A Cultural 
History." Victoria Urubshurow, 4 p.m.. 
Rossboroogh Inn. Call 5-4304 for info. 


Counseling Center Research and 
Development Meeting: "Critical 

Incidents in While Racial identity 
Developments," Jill Scarpellini. noon-1 
p,m., 0106 Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 
tor info. 


Returning Students' Workshop: 

"Multiple Rotes." weekly discussion and 
support group to help women manage a 
variety of roles, 11 a.m. -noon, 2201 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7693 for info. 


Institute for Systems Research 
Seminar: "Some Recent Developments 
on Eigenvalue Optimization,' Michael 
Fan. Georgia Institute of Technology, 11 
a.m.. 1112 A.V. Williams. Call 5-6634. 

Piano Concert, Daniel Shapiro, finalist 
of the 1992 UM International Piano 

Competition performs Beethoven, 8 
p.m.. UMUC Conference Center, Call 
5-6538 for info. 


Concert Society at Maryland, Cleveland 
Quartet, music by Dvorak. Beethoven, 
and Rands. 8 p.m., UMUC Conference 
Center AudiiDnum. Admission is 117 
standard. 115.30 faculty and staff. 
$14.50 seniors and $7 students. Call 
403-4240 for info.' 


Space Science Seminar: "Fly's Eye: 
Past Present and Future," E. Loh. U. of 
Utah, 4:30 p.m.. 1113 Computer and 
Space Sciences. Call 5-4855 for info. 

20th Century Ensemble Concert, 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. CalS-5548 
for info. 


Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship 
Entrepreneur's Roundtable: 
"Entrepreneur Success Stories: They 
Did it Their Way. Part IV," 6-9 p.m., 
UMBC, $17.50 for faculty, staff, and 
Students, Call (410) 455-2336 for 



7:30 p.m. 

Agriculture: Memorial Chapel. 


9:30 a.m. 

Cam pus -wide commencement. Cole 
Student Activities Bidg. 

11:30 a.m. 

Philosophy: Skinner Bldg, 

11:45 a.m. 

Foreign Languages. Classics and 

Linguistics: Tydings Hall. 

12:00 noon 

Art Studio, Dance, Design. History. 
Jewish Studies. Russian Area Studies, 
Music, Radio. Television and Film, and 

Theatre: Tawes Theatre 

American Studies, Speech and Public 
Communication: Skinner Bldg, 

Ad History: Art/Sociology Bldg. 

English and Comparative Literature: 
University College Conference Center. 

12:30 p.m. 

Architecture: Architecture auditorium 

Business and Management: Cole 
Student Activities Bidg 

Education: Reckord Armory 

General and Individual Studies: Stamp 
Student Union Atrium 

Health and Human Performance: Health 
and Human Performance Bldg., Room 

Library and Information Services: 
Zoology/Psychology Bldg., Room 1240 

Life Sciences: Memorial Chapel 

Public Affairs: Tyser Auditorium 

2:30 p.m. 

Behavioral and Social Sciences: Coie 
Student Activities Bldg. 

Computer, Mathematical, and Physical 
Sciences: Memorial Chapel 

Engineering: Reckord Armory 

Journalism: Tawes Theatre 


Maryland Boy Choir Spring Concert. 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5-5548 
for into." 


Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship 
Seminar: "Affordable Benefit Plans: 
Containing Health Care Costs." 
6:30-9:30 p.m., Pooks Hill Marriott. 
Bethesda. Fee is $20 for faculty, staff 
and students. S35 for business school 
alumni. $40 for others. Call 5-2151 for 



Professional Concepts Exchange, con 
ference for university employees. 8:30 
a,m.-4 p.m.. Stamp Student Union. Call 
4-8310 for info. 

University of Maryland Chorus: Verdi's 
Requiem, performed with the Baltimore 
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, con- 
ducted by David Zinman. June 10 and 
11, 8:15 p.m.. Meyerhoff Symphony 
Hall, Baltimore. Tickets are S29, $24, 
$14 standard admission. Call BSO tick- 
et office for student and senior discount 
tickets at (410) 783-8000,' 

Representatives of AlliedSignal, Inc. and the General Electric Company joined 
President William Kirwart and College of Engineering Dean George Dieter for 
an April 19 luncheon. Held In conjunction with the university's Corporate 
Stewardship program, the luncheon recognized two companies that have com- 
bined to give in excess of $1 million to College Park over the past two 
decades. Standing left to right are: Dieter, L.C. Kravitz, (AlliedSignal), 
Kirwan, George Hairston (GE), Richard Liu (GE) and Patrick Keating 
(AlliedSignal). Seated left to right are: Mimi O'Donnell (AlliedSignal), Lewis 
Priven . (GE), John Flato (AlliedSignal) and Ralph Shifflet (AlliedSignal), 

Summer Schedules 

Unless otherwise noted, all recreation- 
al activities listed below are free and 
require a summer activity card. Sign- 
ups and organ national meetings are 
held m the Campus Recreation 
Services Office. 1104 Reckord Armory. 
For more information. C3ll 314-5454. 
or for aerobics and water aerobics, call 

Summer Aerobic Express Card. 

August 26 summer aerobics end. 


July 6-19 Tournament entries open 
July 22 Tournament. Rain day, July 29, 

General Information Racquetball 

May 10 Reckord Armory Gym Closes, 
9 p.m., until September, Call 4-7218 
lor info. 

May 19-June 7 Cole and Preinkert 
Swimming Pools closed. Health and 

Human Performance iHHPj facilities 
interim schedule until June 4: Locker 
rooms, handball, racquetball, squash 
courts open M-F. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 
weight lifting and fitness center M-F, 
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

May 24 Summer activity cards can be 
purchased with a picture ID and cur- 
rent UMCP summer registration, or 
UMCP/UMUC faculty/staff/ or alumni 
card. Pool Only Cards are $8: 
Summer Full Privilege Activity Cards 
are $10. 

May 31 HHP Building closed. 

July 3-5 All recreation facilities are 

July 21 Summer Session I registration 
and activity cards no longer valid. 
Summer Session II cards are required. 

August 27 Last day of Recreation 
Facilities summer schedule for HHP 
Building and swimming pools. 

June 7-16 Singles entries open. 

July 26-30 Doubles entries open. 


June 7-11 Summer Session I entries 

June 8. join /form team meeting for 
Summer Session 1. 5:30 p.m. 

June 14 Mandatory Summer Session I 

team managers meeting. 

July 19-23 Summer Session II entries 

July 20, join/form team meeting, 5:30 

July 26 Mandatory Summer Session II 
team managers meeting. 


May 24 Summer Aerobic Express 
Cards go on sale for $10 with picture 
ID and current summer registration. 

June 7 Aerobics start in HHP Building. 
Rm. 0102; $1 with a Summer Full 
Privilege Activity Card, or free with a 


June 14-21 Tennis singles entries 

July 19-27 Doubles entries open. 

Water Aerobics 

May 24 Summer Water Aerobic 
Express Cards go on sale for $10. 

June 7 Water aerobics start. Preinkert 
Pool: $1 with a Summer Full Privilege 
Activity Card, or free with Water 
Aerobics Express Card. 

August 26 Water aerobics ends. 


Preinkert: Lap Swim. M-Th. 7-9 a.m.: 

Cole: Lap Swim. M-F, 11 a.m to 1 
p.m. and 3-6 p.m.. Sat & Sun 2-5 
p.m.. Family Swim, M-F, 6-8 p.m., Sat 
& Sun., 5-7 p.m. 


Basketball: M-F, 11 a.m, to 1 p.m.. 
5-10 p.m. 

Equipment C heck-Out, Racquetball, 
Handball. Squash: M-F, 5-10 p.m. 

Fitness Center: M-F, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

i 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. reserved for 
faculty/ staff only) 

Welgrrtliftlrtg; M-F. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Library Hours 

HornbaKe; M-Th 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Fn 
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Sat 12 p.m. to 5 
p.m.. Sun 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; 
McKeldln: M-Th 8 a.m. lo 10 p.m.. Fri 
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Sat 10 a.m. to 
6p.m., Sun 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Art: 
M-Th 9 a.m, to 5 p.m.. Fri 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m.. Sat 1 p.m, to 5 p.m., Sun 
closed; EPSL: M-Th 8 a.m. to 11 
p.m., Fri 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. 
to 8 p.m.. Sun 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; 
White. M-Th 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri 8 
a.m. to 8 p.m.. Sal 10 a.m to 8 p.m,. 
Sun 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Architecture: 
M.W.F9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tu.Th 9 a.m. 
to 7 p.m.. Sat and Sun dosed. 

Exceptions to the Above Schedule 

On May 20, 21, 24 28. June 1-4 and 
August 30 and 31, library hours are as 
follows; Hombake. Art. Architecture, 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m.: McKeldin Is open 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m; EPSL, White, 8 a.m. to 
6 p.m 

All Libraries are closed: 

May 22, 23. 29. 30. 31; June 5.6: 

July 4.5; August 28. 29. 


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Student Community Service Leaders Needed 

Community Service Programs is seeking students to lead its You Can Make a 
Difference program, to begin this summer. Students will be paid to coordinate 
student volunteer efforts in the community. Faculty are asked to assist by 
informing anv students who might be interested. For more information or for 
an application, call Barbara Jacoby at 314-5274. 

Teachers Rewarded For Their Influence on Students 

Kevin Keegan 

Look hack at the years of vour 
education, all the wav from kinder- 
garten through college. Who were 
those special teachers that turned 
vour life around, made you excited 
about learning, or were just good 

Have you ever wanted to thank 

For the fourth 
year in a row, 
graduating seniors 
from each college 
are getting their 
chance to thank 
the teachers who 
have influenced 

Sponsored bv 
the Center for 

/Teaching Excel- 
^^ lence, "Celebrating 

Teachers" began 
four years ago. Jim 
Greenberg, the 
center's project 
coordinator, creat- 
ed it to recognize 
the important roles 
that teachers plav in students' lives. 

Each year, the center asks the dean 
of each college to nominate graduat- 
ing seniors who are top students or 
scholars. The students are then asked 
to choose two teachers who have 
made a difference in their lives, one 
from the university and one from 
their pie-university experiences. 

From the first reception in 199(1, 
Greenberg knew that he was onto 

"The power of these students 
turned out to be something that was 

terrific," Greenberg savs. "One year. 
President Kir wan opened the pro- 
gram, and wasn't planning to stay 
very long. But after hearing some of 
the students, he staved the entire two 

Kevin Keegan, a journalism teach- 
er at Rockville High School and the 
only high school teacher to be nomi- 
nated all four years, felt the same 

"These were kids who were their 
own best teachers," Keegan savs. 
"We just happened to have influ- 
enced them." 

Basil Eldadah, a senior Zoology 
major who nominated Keegan this 
year, savs that he chose him because 
of the example that Keegan set for his 

"Kevin would always be at work 
early when 1 came in every morning," 
Eldadah says. "I don't think a minute 
of his life has gone bv that he's not 
doing something constructive," 

From the university, Eldadah 
chose his mentor in the Department 
of Zoology, professor 1 lerbert Levi- 
ran. Impressed with Levi tan's com- 
mitment to education, Eldadah has 
been working with the professor to 
create a computer program to be 
used in zoology classrooms. 

"He didn't think that laboratory 
experience was like working from a 
cookbook," Eldadah says. "I le always 
believed that there should be more 
thought involved." 

"It's been interesting to hear his 
point of view as a student," Levitan 
says, "I can contrast it with my point 
of view as a faculty member and see 
how our approaches differ." 

Sergey Brin, who is graduating 
from the College of Computer, Math- 
ematical, and Physical Sciences, knew 
right away whom he would nomi- 
nate: Patricia Bars ha v, teacher and 
principal of Paint Branch Montessori 
Elementary School in Ad el phi, who 
taught Brin for three years after he 
arrived from the Soviet Union at the 
age of five. 

It's not surprising, then, that Brin 
says, "she's the one who stands out 
the most in mv mind." He believes 
that it was the Montessori method, 
which emphasizes self-education, 
that helped him learn American cul- 

Liam Gasarch, associate professor 
of Computer Science and Brin's uni- 
versity nominee, continued to chal- 
lenge his mind when he reached 

"He really makes learning interest- 
ing," Brin says. "And he definitely 
prevents you from falling asleep." 

Gasarch tries to keep his office 
door open to bright students such as 

"When I was in college and was 
bored, I wished that the professor 
would have been there for me." 
Gasarch says. 

Since winning a national "Bright 
Idea Award" from the Professional 
and Organizational Development 
Network last year, Greenberg 
believes that "Celebrating Teachers" 
is here to stay. 

"These kids, who are so successful, 
are recognizing you for your efforts 
as a teacher," Keegan says. "And 
that's whv it works." 

— Stephen Sobek 

Faculty Receive Outstanding Service to the Schools Award 

On Way 4, the President's Commission on School/University Cooperation Programs honored five faculty members with 
the second annual Outstanding Service to the Schools Award. Joined by President Kirwan, the recipients from left to 
right are George Eley, Jr., Curriculum & Instruction, Richard Berg, Physics, Linda Gambrell, Curriculum & Instruction, 
Charles Christian, Geography and Francine Hultgren, Education Policy, Planning and Administration. 





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Ombuds Officer 1993 Annual Report 

Joel Cohen 

(Joel Colii'U, professor of mathematics., 
has served as Ombuds Officer since 
September 1991 ) 

The principal job of the ombuds 
officer is to attempt to settle 
grievances in a mediation stage, that 
is, before they reach the formal 
grievance hearing. From that point of 
view, I have been generally success- 
ful. Of the 100+ cases that have been 
brought to me, none has yet gone to 
the formal hearing, although there 
are some ongoing, which may yet 
prove too intractable to settle short of 
formal proceedings. 

Perhaps the most important point 
of the ombuds office is that everyone 
knows that there is someplace to 
turn. That one's voice can be heard. 
Sometimes this bv itself is enough to 
make a grievant feel better, even 
while the process of actually resolv- 
ing the problem is continuing. 

The job continues to be a bus v one. 
I spend about 15-20 hours a week on 
work related indirectly to the office. 
Since the time of mv last report, 1 
have been involved in one way or 
another with about 65 cases, although 
a few of these had started earlier. That 
is quite a number of cases, and they 
represent a variety of different types. 

One of the areas that is not griev- 
able through the ombuds office con- 
cerns promotions. As vou mav know, 
there is a whole separate appeals pro- 
cess for the Appointment, Promotion 
and Tenure (APT) procedures. In the 
last two vears, however, we have 
been literally between procedures. 
The Campus Senate passed the new 
APT document, and President Kir- 
wan signed it and sent it to the chan- 
cellor on June 4, 1991 . With a few 
changes- — almost none that make any 
substantive difference 1 — the chancel- 
lor finally signed the procedures on 
March 26, 1993! Thev will take effect 

for the upcoming promotions. 

Both Provost Dorfman and Acting 
Provost Goldhaber asked the campus 
to act in the spirit of the new propos- 
als, This was entirely fair, especially 
since the chancellor was expected to 
sign from one moment to the next. 
No one anticipated a two year inter- 
im period. Unfortunately, it led to 
some confusion as to which proce- 
dures were in effect at which levels. 
Because of this and despite the fact 
that the grievance procedures are 
complete! v disjoint from the APT 
procedures, I was frequently consult- 
ed, and with the cooperation of Jack 
Goldhaber and Bob Munn was able 
to be an informal conduit for proce- 
dural information. 

The next most common problem 1 
dealt with concerned salaries, espe- 
cially the fairness with which they 
were apportioned. I am hopeful that 
the new more democratic faculty 
salary policy will help alleviate this to 
some extent, although I am afraid 
that there are some natural tensions 
that will always remain. There are 
inequities coming from differences in 
seniority: people who arrived in cer- 
tain eras had large raises at certain 
flush times, while similar persons 
arriving a few years earlier or later, 
doing great work during the very 
lean times— such as those we have 
faced the last few years — find them- 
selves at an extreme disadvantage. 

It is hard to remedy inequities at a 
time when we are strapped for funds, 
but there must be a commitment to 
trv. One of the few instances in which 
funds could be produced is for 
matching outside offers, actual or 
anticipated. That remains one of the 
most difficult and thorniest issues on 
campus. We must continue to strive 
for excellence during hard times. We 
do not want to lose some of our most 
valuable colleagues, yet there may be 
nothing more disheartening to a 
group of hardworking, productive 
faculty members than to see an equal- 
ly hardworking, productive col- 
league, perhaps more well-known (or 
perhaps not) receiving a giant raise, 
when there is almost no money for 
anyone else. 

I am not advocating that we stop 
meeting offers. The job of this report 
is to highlight the problems facing 
the faculty. ! do not think that there 
are easv solutions to this one. Some 
inequities are unavoidable, but some 
mav be avoided. 1 urge all chairs and 
deans to think very carefully about 
the full effect of their decisions on the 
campus community as a whole. 

Perhaps the most unusual case, 

however, occurred when the presi- 
dent of a statewide agricultural asso- 
ciation called on me to aid with a 
mite problem! The University of 
Maryland had cut back on its 
research in that area, and he had 
come to me for help. This problem 
involves more than just our campus. I 
have given it a lot of attention, but I 
don't know if 1 can resolve this one. 

The grievance procedure is really 
the Faculty Grievance Procedure. My 
official duties are to cover specific 
problems brought to me by faculty 
onlv. Because of the title of the office, 
hcuvever, many students and staff 
come to me for help. Because of the 
informal nature of most of my work, 
it generally seems not too out of line 
for me to offer some help. 

About 25 percent of those who 
have come to me were students — 
mostly graduate students — and about 
15 percent were staff of various types. 
Because of this and because some- 
times it is just easier to work around 
the system, it might be a good idea to 
consider some way in the future that 
this could be systematized. It mighl 
be best to have a trial period first, 
working through the existing struc- 
ture, before actually proposing legis- 
lation. Despite all the cases I have 
been involved with, I am afraid that 
there may be many people who do 
not yet know about the office. It has 
seemed to me that most of the 
grievants did not know about the 
process in advance, and only after 
talking to lots of colleagues did some- 
one just happen to mention the 
grievance procedure and I he media- 
tion process of the ombuds office. 1 
urge all faculty members, especially 
department chairs and campus sena- 
tors, to make sure that everyone in 
their department is aware of the 
ombuds office. 

I can act as a conduit of informa- 
tion, allowing people who often can- 
not talk to each other to communicate. 
In some cases, the person wants to 
remain anonymous and just find out 
some information. In other cases, the 
grievant feels timid about approach- 
ing a chair or dean directly. Of 
course, confidentiality is always 

This year again has been so suc- 
cessful because of the attitude of vir- 
tually everyone involved, because of 
the cooperation and especially the 
advice 1 received from faculty mem- 
bers, chairs, deans, from the provost's 
office and the president's office. I 
want to thank all those who have 
made my job so much easier. 

1am afraid that 
there may be 
many people who 
do not yet know 
about the office. . . 
I can act as a con- 
duit of information, 
allowing people 
who often cannot 
talk to each other to 

Editor's Note: We welcome contributions to the Point of View page, though the opinions expressed do not necessarily 
reflect OUTLOOK'S point of view. Members of the campus community are encouraged to submit opinion pieces of 
1,000 words or less to: OUTLOOK, Point of View, 2101 Turner Bldg. 

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Fun Walk Set For May 19 

Campus Recreation Services invites till members of the campus community to 
take part in a lunch time Fun Walk in celebration of National Employee Health 
and Fitness Day on May 19. To register, present a picture ID and a UMCP ID 
card in front of Reckord Armory between 11:45 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. The course 
is a predicted-time walk and will be approximately two miles long. Prizes will 
be awarded to men and women in each of four age groups who come closest to 
their predicted time, and other prizes will be awarded through random draw- 
ing. For more information, call 314-7218. 

Kudos to... 


Derrick Co bey 

From time to time, OUTLOOK runs 
(his section calling attention to the 
accomplishments, awards and 
achievements of College Park facul- 
ty, staff and students. Kudos to.. .is 
compiled from memos, letters, phone 
calls, and departmental newsletters. 
We'd like to hear from you. Send 
information, and a black & white 
photo, if possible, to OUTLOOK, 
attn: Kudos, 2nd floor, Turner 

Charlotte Aldridge, language center, 
who was appointed Associate Pro- 
gram Chair for the 1994 international 
convention of the Teachers of English 
to Speakers of Other Languages. 

Sharon Austin-Hassan, student aid, 
who was elected Chairperson for the 
Delaware, District of the Columbia, 
and Maryland Association of Student 
Financial Aid Administrators for the 
1994-1995 academic year. 

Derrick Cobey, engineering under- 
graduate, who was named a winner 
of GE's Student Intern Contributions 
Award Program. He received a cer- 
tificate of achievement and a $500 
cash award. 

John Consoli and Christopher Paul, 

University Publications, who each 
received Gold Medal awards in the 
1993 Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education Recognition 
Program. Paul's award was for the 
planning and execution of the 1992 
Annual Financial Report. Consoli's 
award was for his "Superconductivi- 
ty Booklet." Each was chosen from a 
group of more than 200 entries. 

Victor Granatstein, lab for plasma 
research, and Millard Alexander, 
chemistry, who were selected as 
recipients of the 1993 Sigma Xi Con- 
tribution to Science Award. 

Aletha Hendrkkson, English, who 
recently published Writing for 
Accountants, a textbook devoted to 
the rhetoric of accountancy. 

Ronald O'Lenry 

Seppo Iso-Ahola, kinesiology, who 
won the Allen V. Sapora Research 
Award from the University of Illi- 
nois, Champaign-Urbana. 

Kari J u use la, music, who won the 
1993 Vienna International Competi- 
tion for Composers, He was awarded 
a $10,000 grant to expand an existing 
short opera, and is currently one of 
four finalists competing for the 
$70,000 first prize grant, which 
includes a Vienna premiere of the fin- 
ished opera. 

Rabindra Mohapatra, physics, who 
presented a talk at the Workshop on 
Future Directions in Particle and 
Nuclear Physics at Multi-GeV 
Had run Facilities, held at Brookhaven 
National Laboratory. 

Ronald O'Leary, theatre, who was 
recently nominated for a Helen 
Hayes Award in Theatre as outstand- 
ing director of a musical. The produc- 
tion. Closer Than Ever, was nominated 
as outstanding musical, and three 
performers were nominated for out- 
standing performances. 

Ricardo Nochetto, mathematics, who 
was awarded the International 
Giovanni Sacchi Landriani Prize for 
1993 by the Instituto Lombard o, in 
Milan, Italy. The award recognizes 
outstanding contributions to the field 
of numerical methods for partial dif- 
ferential equations. 

Nancy Shapiro, English, who co- 
authored Scenarios for Tea ch ing Writ- 
ing: Contexts for Discussion ami 
Reflective Practice, which was just 
released by the National Council of 
Teachers of English. 

John Toll, physics, who gave an 
address titled "Review of the Search 
of the Most Fundamental Particles 
and Interactions" at the annual meet- 
ing of the American Association of 
Physics Teachers and the American 
Physical Society. 

Andrew Wolvin, and Carolyn Coak- 
ley, speech communication, who 

received the International Listening 
Association 1993 Research Award. 

Sally Promey, art history and 
archaeology, whose book, Spiritual 
Spectacles: Vision and huage in Mki- 
Niiieteeutli-Century Sliakerisin, was 
recently published. 

The Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently 
announced the recipients of the 1993 Faculty and Staff 
Excellence Awards. The winner of the 1993 Dean Gordon 
M. Cairns Award, for distinguished creative work and 
teaching in Agriculture, is Scott Angle, of the agronomy 
department, pictured above with Dean Paul Mazzocchi 
and President William Kirwan. The other awardees are: 
Classified Staff, College of Agriculture: Deborah Arm- 
strong, agronomy; Classified Staff, College of Life Sci- 
ences: Lois Reid, zoology, and Margot Swanson, 
chemistry and biochemistry; Extension: Paul Steiner, 
botany; Junior Faculty: Richard Payne, zoology; 
Research: Robert Chambers, agricultural and resource 
economics; Service: Earlene Armstrong, entomology; 
and Teaching/ Advising: Bretton Kent, zoology. 

Africa and Africa in the Americas has announced 15 
grant awards to faculty and graduate students for sup- 
port for research and scholarly activities on Africa and 
the African diaspora. The faculty awardees are: from 
Afro-American Studies, Sharon Harley, Marilyn Lash- 
ley, Rhonda Williams, and Francille Rusan Wilson; 
English, Barry Lee Pearson and Gladys Marie Fry; Gov- 
ernment and Politics, Linda Faye Williams; Office of 
Multi-Ethnic Student Education, Jennifer Jackson and 
Franklin Westbrook; and Theatre, Carmen Coustaut. 
Graduate student winners are: from Anthropology, 
Sonia Wauters; English, Christine Gray and Norisha 
Crawford; History, Cynthia Kennedy-Haflett and Mary 
Beth Corrigan; and Radio, Television and Film, Frances 
Gate ward. 






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