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JULY 19, 1993 

University Breaks Ground for Plant Sciences Building 

Last week, university officials 
broke ground for the new $26.3 mil- 
lion, seven-story Plant Sciences Build- 
ing that will provide sophisticated 
research and instructional facilities 
and house the Departments of Ento- 
mology and Horticulture and the 
Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, 

Slated for completion in March 
1995, the new Plant Sciences Building 
will be located on the corner of 
Regents and Field House Drives, and 
will become the newest building on 
! lonibake Plaza in the center of the 
College Park campus. 

In welcoming several dignitaries, 
faculty, staff, alumni and industry 
friends in attendance. President 
William Kirwan noted "it is reward- 
ing to see the land-grant mission of 
instruction, research and service 
being fulfilled in this new structure, 
and by the units it will house. Agri- 
culture and the life sciences are the 
foundation upon which this universi- 
ty was founded and the commitment 
to the land-grant mission and these 
on its has never been stronger at Col- 
lege Park." 

The seven-story building will have 
185,000 square feet of which 102,3t)0 
st]uare feet is dedicated to specialized 
research space, as well as contempo- 
rary classroom.s, electronic studios, 
lecture halls, and interactive student- 
oriented areas. 

The first floor of the building will 
be dedicated to instruction and 
includes two satellite uplink, telecon- 
ferencing rooms with work stations 
for state-of-the-art technology -aided 
teaching. There wiE also be two large 

lecture hails, four 
teaching laboratories, 
18 classrooms and a 
student lounge. 

The second floor 
will house the 
Department of Horti- 
culture Vi'ith approxi- 
mately 23,000 net 
square footage (n.s.f) 
for research and 
administrative offices. 
In the adjoining 
Landscape Architec- 
ture Wing there will 
be four electronic 
design studios, a con- 
struction laboratory 
and a computer visu- 
alization laboratory. 
Each student will 
have 24-hour access 
to a RISC-based (reduced instruction 
set computing) computer work sta- 
tion. Each student drawing table will 
be connected to the campus main- 
frame, with access to the Internet. The 
recommended platform will either be 
the Silicon Graphics Elan work sta- 
tion or the new IBM /Motorola/ 
Apple Power PC. High level output 
devices, including a large format 
color plotter and the new Nikon color 
printer will be made available. Many 
universities have brought the elec- 
tronic connection to every student 
drawing table. The university's pro- 
gram will be the first design-oriented 
program to supply work stations. 
Horticulture has additional facilities 
on the groimd level inckiding a bank 
of state-of-the-art growth chambers 

Architectural rendering of the new Plant Sciences Building 

for experimental purposes. 

Entomology research laboratories 
and faculty offices take up the entire 
1 5,000 n.s.f. on the 3rd floor with 
additional research space and admin- 
istration of 16,000 n.s.f. on the 4th 

The fifth and sixth floors, totaling 
22,000 n.s.f. will be home to the Cen- 
ter for Agricultural Biotechnology of 
the Maryland Biotechnology Insti- 
tute. The floors are composed of 
research modules, each with a labora- 
tory', lab support room, and office for 
the use of CAB facultv, as well as sev- 
eral members of the Agronomy 
Department. The two floors are con- 
nected with an open interior stair, a 

cou til 1 11 I'd on pain' 

Alumnus Leo Van Munching Jr. Gives 
$5 Million To Name Building 

College of Business and Manage- 
Juggling Act ment alumnus Leo Van Munching Jr. 

Kiiiplnyi-v GraduLiiw Work Where / has pledged to give the university 

Thev' Learn t: $5 million over the next three years to 

help defray the construction cost of 
Development Overview the new building — -now called Van 

I l(A\ Ii \\ork>, \Miu Dues \Vli;u r Munching Hall — that houses the 

;md Gimpign Hijihlighis J business school and the School of 

Public Affairs, The gift is the largest 
Research /^ ^^^^ received by the university from 

1 ti ,„ ,„ 1 1) . ■ VI n a single donor. 

km [kninis and Praine Voles \J , , . . , . , ^ 

Van Munching is the president of 

T IL- ^''" Munching & Co., Inc., the sole 

laiKJ* importer of Heine ken and Amstel 

Imversiiv (imup Guc.s tnjeru.salem -j ^^^^1 beers, which are brewed and 

for Conference / bottled in the Netherlands. He gradu- 
ated from the business school in 1950 
and went to work in the company 
that was started by Leo Van Munch- 
ing Sr. in 1946. Today Heineken is the 
nation's leading imported beer. 

"This gift is my way of repaying 
the University of Maryland for the 
warm welcome and fine education it 
provided me and many other veter- 
ans immediately following the end of 
World War II," Van Munching said. 
"1 like what the University of Mary- 
land stands for and 1 think anyone in 
position to help higher education 
should do so," 

Leo and Peggy Van Munching vis- 
ited College Park for the first time in 
over 30 years last May. After a lun- 
cheon at the president's home, the 
couple were given the grand tour of 
campus by business school Dean 
William Mayer and President Kirwan. 
Afterwards, the Van Munchings 
expressed their desire to make a $5 

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Health Center Sponsors Free Health Fair on August 11 

Faculty and staff can receive free health evaluations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 
tho University Health Center on August 11. Services offered during the Faculty 
and Staff Health Fair include cholesterol, blood pressure, glaucoma and colon 
cancer screenings, vision and hearing testing, breast and testicular exams, head 
[ind neck massages, stress reduction workshops and information booths. There 
will also be prizes and refreshments. Call 314-8091 for more information. 

University Breaks Ground for New 
Computer and Space Sciences Building 

Golden shovels have been in 
demand on campus. In addition to 
the Plant Sciences ceremony on July 
1 2, ground was broken for the new 
Computer and Space Sciences Build- 
ing tm July 2. 

The new building will house much 
of the Computer Science Center and 
part of the Department of Meteorolo- 
gy — one of the most intensive users 
of computing technologv on campus. 

"This new building will be a nerve 
center for electronic information for 
the campus and for the state of Mary- 
land," explains Computer Science 
Center Director Glen Ricart. "We are 
creating a rich information environ- 

ment for the College Park campus 
with electronic access to the library, 
our technical reports, and thousands 
of pages of informatitm about the 
campus and the state." 

Once completed in 1 995, electronic 
information will be accessible to uni- 
versity scholars, Maryland businesses 
and citizens over a new Maryland 
information superhighway through 
dial-up mLvdems and public library 
access terminals, says Ricart. 

On hand to help celebrate the 
groimdbreaking were President 
William Kirwan, Ricart, and Richard 
Herman, Dean of the College of 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 

Engineering Courses on Air 

The university's Instructional Tele- 
vision System (ITV) has begun broad- 
casting engineering courses to hvo 
sites in Southern Maryland — the St. 
Charles Center in Waldorf and the 
Naval Air Station at Patuxent. 

U si n g soph i s t i c a t ed m i c ro vva ve 
technology, the imiversity is able to 
broadcast courses as they are being 
taught on campus. Students at the 
two remote locations not only see and 
hear the instructors at the university, 
but each has a microphone so that 
they may talk to the instructors in 
real time. 

The ITV system offers more than 
100 academic courses per year, most- 

ly upper level undergraduate and 
graduate courses in engineering and 
computer science. A remote ITV stu- 
dent can, without coming to College 
Park, earn a master's degree in elec- 
trical engineering, mechanical engi- 
neering, reliability engineering, 
computer science, or engineering 

Extending the broadcast courses to 
the two ScHithern Maryland sites 
required extending the range of the 
four channel microwave system of 
the university to reach the two loca- 
tions. The project took about nine 
months to plan and two months to 

Plant Sciences Groundbreaking 

co> I tinned from pa^c J 

(L-R) J, Landoit Reeve, Paul Manochi, Rita ColweH, Louis Goldstein, William 
Kirwan, Arthur Dorman, Steriy Hoyer. Donald Langettberg and Robert 
Walker, participated In the Plant Sciences Building ground breaking. 

modern architectural feature to 
encourage ct)m muni cat ion among 

The Plant Sciences Building was 
designed as a joint venture between 
Baliinger of Philadelphia and Richter, 
Cornbrooks and Gribble, Inc. of Balti- 

more. The $26.3 million contract was 
awarded to Chas. H. Tompkins Com- 
pany of Washington, D.C. 

Joining President Kirwan at the 
groundbreaking ceremony were 
Donald Langenberg, chancellor of the 
University of Maryland System; Rita 
Col well, president of the Maryland 
Biotechnology Institute; Robert Walk- 
er, secretary of the Maryland Depart- 
ment of Agriculture; J. Land on Reeve 
IV, a member of the College of Agri- 
culture Dean's Advisory Bt)ard and 
the Horticulture Advisory Council. 

Paul Mazzocchi, dean of the Col- 
lege of Life Sciences and interim dean 
for the College of Agriculture, served 
as master of ceremonies for the day. 
He noted that "this new, state-tif-the- 
art, facility will allow the three units 
housed in it to serve the many- fold 
needs of tair students and the citizens 
of Maryland. The support of Gover- 
nor Schaefer and the Maryland legis- 
lature i]i the project is greatly 

- — GnU Yeiscr 

Letter to the Editor 

I am writing to make a correction 
to the article "Business Faculty Make 
Teaching Ev^aluations Available to 
Students" (OUTLOOK, June 21, 1993, 
p. 7). The writer states that student 
evaluations of courses "have always 
been privileged information, avail- 
able only to department chairs, the 
dean and individual faculty mem- 

While this may have been the case 
in the College of Business and 
Management, it isn't true at the 
College of Library and Information 
Services. Course evaluations have 
been made readily available to CLIS 
students for more than ten years. 
Copies of evaluations are on file in 
the CLIS Library. The evaluation 
form elicits information about course 
components, such as text, readings, 
class sessions, assignments; strong 
points and areas that need improve- 
ment; and the student's overall reac- 
tion to the course. Students are 
encouraged to consult the evalua- 
tions as well as other sources of 
information in planning their pro- 
grams of study. 

Another practice at CLIS is to 
send copies of the evaluations to 
adjunct lecturers, who otherwise 
might not have an opportunity to 
read the evaluations while the expe- 
rience of teaching the course is still 
fresh. Comments from the adjuncts 
indicate that they appreciate this 

Student evaluations are \'aiuable 
in the ongoing process of improving 
the educational program at CLIS, a 
task thai involves the entire commu- 
nity — administration, faculty, and 

— Oitinc Bnrtim\ 
assistant dean, CLIS 


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Alfresco Dining Witii Ants 

The Third Annual Faculty, Staff and Student Picnic will be held on Friday, 
Septembers, frum 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on McKeldin Mall. There will be 
games, activities, prizes and food. For more information, call 405-4402. 

Infants Put On "Thinking Caps" 

Are children born with personali- 
ties? Does extreme inhibition in 
infants predict emotional problems in 
adulthood? These are just a few of the 
questions that Nathan Fox, a pioneer 
in the field of infant studies, is trying 
to answer. 

Fox, a professor of human devel- 
opment in the College of Fducation, 
measures the brain -activity and 
development of infants as young as 
two days old with an electroen- 
cephalogram (Ff:C) cap designed 
especially fur his biological research 
i n t o c h i 1 d d e ve i op m en t . 

U s i n g b ra i n wa \- e pa 1 1 e rn s reco rd - 
cd through the EEC cap. Fox current- 
ly is studying brain maturation of 

children under one year of age to 
determine if certain parts of the brain 
change in synchronic! ty with the abil- 
ity to complete certain developmental 

He also is using these brainwave 
patterns to prove that innate predis- 
positions seen in infants have a phys- 
iological basis in the brain. 

"What this means is that parents 
are not solely responsible for their 
infant's behavior," says Fox. 

A Harvard -trained cievelopmental 
psychologist. Fox's child develop- 
ment expertise is well docimiented in 
the more than 50 book chapters and 
journal articles he has authored. He 
has addressed numerous audiences. 

University Hosts National Summer 
Science Institute 

The university is one of four sites 
nationwide hosting this year's Sum- 
mer institute for Middle School Sci- 
ence Teachers from July H to 31. 

Part of a three-year National Sci- 
ence Foundation (NSF) grant to the 
National Science Teachers Associa- 
tion (NSTA), the summer institutes 
aresponsored by NSTA and the 
Association of Presidential Award ees 
in Science Teaching ( APAST), which 
includes teachers who have been 
selected by their states as being exem- 
plary in working with shjdents in 

The summer institutes, which are 
tTlsu being simultaneously hosted at 
other sites in Oregon, Indiana, and 
Massachusetts, involve a university 
science educator who serves as the 
institute director, with the actual 
teaching being done by four presi- 
dential award-winning teachers. 

While these teachers are selected 
bv their individual states, the award 
is given to them personally bv the 
President of the United States at a 
ceremony held annually in Washing- 
ton, D.C, With such fine teaching 
leadership, the institutes have 
become very popular; only 10 percent 
of 300 applicants receive admission to 
each three- week institute. 

"These are the years that young 
people begin to make decisions about 
pursuing science as a career," says 
David Lockard, the summer institute 
director who also directs the universi- 
ty's International Clearinghouse on 
Science and Mathematics Curriculur 
Developments. "I am pleased to see 
the National Science Foundation rec- 
ognize this crucial period by helping 
to produce well-trained middle 
school science teachers." 

University-State Effort Provides Mental 
Health Services for Elderly 

The findings of a state survey on 
mental health services for elderlv 
people were presented Friday, June 
18, during "Where We Are: Where 
We Need To Be. Coordinating Mental 
Health Services for Older Persons," 
an interagency state conference held 
in Crownsville, Md. 

The survey, which was conducted 
by College Park's Center on Aging, 
found that understaffing, along with 
a lack of staff knowledge of and clear 
responsibility for mental health ser- 
vices to senior citizens, are major bar- 
riers to providing these services. One 
hundred health, mental health, aging 
and social service professionals 
across the state completed the survey. 

Sponsored by the Maryland Office 
on Aging the Mental Hygiene 

Administration of the Department of 
I lealth and Mentai f tygiene and the 
university's Center on Aging, the 
working conference reviewed survey 
findings and discussed models of 
excellence in interagency coordina- 
tion. It also joined together for work- 
ing sessions participants from the 
state's five regions to discuss ways 
agencies can better coordinate efforts 
and resources to effectively provide 
mental health services to Maryland's 
senior citizens. 

"Our hope is that bv bringing local 
agency directors together to discuss 
the survey findings and the models of 
coordination we have identified as 
being most effective, we will see 
coordination enhanced within each 
region and each jurisdiction of the 

including the National histitute of 
Mental Health and the National Insti- 
tute of Child Health and Develop- 
ment, and has served as a consultant 
to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety 
Commission on the safety of infant 
and child toys and furniture. 

— Beth Workman 

AT&T Donates 
Networked Language 
Instruction Lab 

University students and faculty 
will benefit from an AT&T donation 
of more than $100,000 for a net- 
worked computer lab to enhance the 
teaching of foreign languages. 

Designed for use as an interactive 
classroom as well as an individual 
study facility, the networked, com- 
puter-controlled audio /video lan- 
guage lab will be u.scd for process- 
t»riented writing instruction, such as 
electronic dialogue journals and 
anonymous peer editing. It will also 
provide students with the ability to 
become involved in long-distance 
collaborative projects via electronic 

The university was one of 61 insti- 
tutions in the U.S. and overseas to 
receive computer gifts through the 
AT&T Equipment Donation Program. 
AT&T is scheduled to install the facil- 
ity in Jimenez Hall on October 15, 
and it will likely be ready for use in 

The lab's pilot project will involve 
Japanese and French language classes 
taught by (im Unger, chair of Hebrew 
and East Asian Languages, and 
Celeste Kinginger, assistant professor 
in French and Italian, both of whom 
authored the original grant proposal. 

"The AT&T lab is being integrated 
into a comprehensive technology 
plan for language instruction on cam- 
pus," says Donna Hamilton, associate 
dean in Arts & Humanities and chair 
of the college's Language Technology 
Task Force. "It's a wonderful facility." 

state," said Laura Wilson, director of 
the Center on Aging. 

Only 34 percent of the survey 
respondents indicated that their 
agency had a staff person specifically 
responsible for coordination of men- 
tal health .services for older persons, 
and 63 percent said there were no 
plans to develop such a position. 
Finances were cited as the most 
important factor in correcting the sit- 

Conference findings and recom- 
mendations, including legislative 
action, will be presented to the state's 
Interagency Committee on Aging 
Services in September, 1993. 

— Beth Workman 


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Employee Graduates Work Where They Learn 

Kathteen Maroney 
with her children 
Brian, Chariene and 
Emily (far right). 

Besides being proud of these grad- 
uation pictures, Kathleen Maroney 
and Laura Nichols have a Sot in 
_^^^ About 25 years ago, 

^^^^^B \ both women stopped 
""^^B their education to get 
^8 married, begin families 
and go to work. 
Though they always 
if \ ,ii^B intended to finish 
their degrees, they 
found the demands 
J ^^B cif work and eventu- 

« B^* ents were too 

V 'H^ril ^^ii^fi^-'utt tt) over- 

H ,, . " i^^l come. Until, that is, 
H «' ''^''' they began work- 

ing where they learned . 
"It was a conscious decision for 
me," says Maroney, administrative 
assistant to University Health Center 
Director Margaret Bridwell. After 
several attempts at juggling work and 
school, "1 knew I had to simplify my 
life by working closer to my educa- 
tion," she says. 

In the last three and a half years, 
Ma rone V 
has taken 
two or three 
classes a 
semester at 
College until 
she earned 
her bachelor's 
degree in psy- 
chology this 
spring. She 
also became 
involved in 
* ••'" clerical staff 

issues, quit smoking, and often had 
lunch with her daughter, Emily, one 
of her three children and a senior 
marketing major here at College 

Last semester, she even survived a 
dreaded course in statistics, though 
the "B" .she earned kept her from 
graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade 
point average. 

Nichols, too, had difficulty finish- 
ing a degree until she came to work 
at the universitv, first in the microbi- 
ology department and tlien in the 
Women's Studies Program, where 
she's been the department secretary 
since 1987. 

"Getting my degree was a real 
challenge," says Nichols, who recalls 
competing with her kids for the home 
computer when they all had papers 
to write. "But mv family was very 
supportive and helped a lot." 

In raising four children — the old- 
est, Shellev, is a junior English major 
in the Honors Program here — Nichols 
was naturally attracted to the family 
studies department where she earned 
a bachelor's of science degree last 
spring and was honored as the 
department's outstanding senior. Her 
only regret was that in fhiishing the 
53 credits she needed to graduate, her 
3.6 grade point average was just 
seven credits shv of the required 60 to 
graduate with academic recognition. 

Maroney and Nichols are just two 
of the 109 classified employees who 
earned degrees from College Park or 
University College last year. Overall, 
136 classified staff, 82 associate staff 
and 103 faculty took classes at Col- 
lege Park in the spring, according to 
Rita Rtick, coordinator of the Tuition 

Remission Program. Rock also esti- 
mates that approximately 440 
employees use their remission bene- 
fits to take classes at University Col- 
lege and other University of 
Maryland institutions each semester. 

For employees thinking about 
going back to school or starting up, 
the Counseiing Center's Returning 
Students Program offers a one credit 
orientation course each semester and 
sponsors a weekly "Coffee and Con- 
versation" support group on Mon- 
days from 12 to 2 p.m. There's also a 
special panel discussion at the spring 
Personnel Practices Conference that 
features employees who have gone 
back to school and graduated. 

While Maroney and Nichols both 
acknowledge the supportive environ- 
ment created by their supervisors and 
departments, they also know of many 
cla.ssified staff who would return to 
school if their education were encour- 
aged more. 

"Little things like telling employ- 
ees they can only take classes at 
lunch time or shouldn't talk about 
their classes at work can make the 
remission benefit difficult to use," 
says Nichtils. "With no pay raise in 
three years and a longer work week, 
encouraging someone's education 
helps morale." 

With their own morale sky-high 
after reaching a long-sought-after 
goal, both Maroney and Nichols 
admit they're not exactly sure what's 
next. Graduate school is a possibility, 
but now they're enjoying work and 
the break from classes. 

"1 feel as if I can do anything 
now," says Maroney. "1 like that." 

— loh)i Fritz 

Laura fjichols with her 
chitctren(l-r) Shelley, 
Catherine, John and 

IMS Conference Will Address Faculty Roles and Rewards 

Faculty and staff from University 
of Maryland System (UMS) institu- 
tions, together with representatives 
from area community colleges and 
private institutions, will meet on 
Thursday, September 2, to discuss 
faculty roles and rewards — how 
teaching, research, and community 
service should be weighed in consid- 
erations of promotion and tenure. 

The conference, "Faculty Roles 
and Rewards: Research, Teaching, 
Service Redefined," to be held at 
Towson State Universitv Union, will 
inaugurate in Maryland an important 
debate that could determine the 
direction of higher education in the 
twenty-first century. 

The terms of this debate were 
highlighted in Carnegie Foundation 
President Ernest Boyer's best-selling 
1990 report, Schotnri^tuf' Recoiifihlen'd: 
Priorities of the Professoriate, which 
questioned the practice of promoting 
faculty primarily on the basis of 

research and publication and advo- 
cated more emphasis on teaching and 
service. It also revealed that a sub- 
stantial number of faculty, even those 
at research universities, favored a 
more equal balance between research 
and tither priorities. 

These issues were also the subject 
of the 1993 annual ccmference of the 
American Association for Higher 
Education (AAHE), underscoring 
their priority on the nation's higher 
education agenda. The AAHE is co- 
sponsoring the Towson Conference 
with UMS. 

The Towson conference aims to 
offer maximum opportunity for fac- 
ulty involvement. A keynote speaker 
(to be announced) will place the 
issues in historical perspective; then a 
panel will attempt to lay out the 
issues of research, teaching, and 
scholarship at different insdtutions. 
Group discussion of these topics will 
follow, arranged so every participant 

will encounter every topic. The con- 
ference event will conclude with a 
wrap-up session which sets goals and 
recommends an action agenda. 

Registration for the conference is 
S25, which includes a light breakfast 
and lunch. A member of the UMS 
Board of Regents will speak at lunch. 

UMS institutions have agreed to 
sponsor a limited niunber of repre- 
sentatives from each campus. 
According to College Park's Associ- 
ate Provost Bruce Fretz, Academic 
Affairs has agreed to pay the registra- 
tion fee for one representative from 
each department or college. Faculty 
wishing to attend should contact 
their department chairs. 

Those with expertise on research, 
teaching, and service issues are need- 
ed to serve as panelists, facilitators, 
recorders, and restmrce people. To 
offer your services, please call Jcihn 
Brain at (410) 830-346S. 


JULY 19 

1 9 

Who's Who In Development 

Reporting to Kathryii Costello, vice president for Institutional Advancennent, Bill Lynerd, assis- 
tant vice president for Development tias overall management responsibility. Senior development 
officers inckide Kim Borsavage (Engineering), Nancy Hiles {Public Affairs, Architecture and 
Behavioral and Social Sciences) and Yolanda Pruitt (Arts and Humanities and Computer, Mathe- 
matical and Physical Sciences), Development officers who carry other duties in their respective 
units are Suzanne Beicken (Music), Rose Ann Fraistat (Concert Society), Mary Holland 
(Libraries), Frank Quine (Journalism) and Jo Schram (Business and Management). Development 
directors include Jan George (Annual Giving) Deborah Read (Planned Giving), Tom Hiies, with 
Assistant Director Fritz Schroeder (Corporate and Foundation Relations), Marc Jaffe (Resource 
Development), Patty Wang (Stewardship and Donor Relations) and Tim Pula {Annual Fund). 


What Does Development Develop? 


Recently, The Chronicle of Higher 
Ediicntiai! cited a study by the Nation- 
al Association of State Budget Offi- 
cers which reported that since 
1989-90, higher education's share of 
total state expenditures has dropped 
from 12.2 percent to 11.5 percent. 

Amidst this national decline in 
support for public higher education, 
many state colleges. and universities 
have become more sophisticated in 
their attempts to develop non-gov- 
ernmental support. 

While the overall levels of giving 
to major private colleges and univer- 
sities still exceed that of publics, the 
Council for Financial Aid to Educa- 
tion recently indicated that donors' 
views are changing. Among a core 
group of 1 14 public and 66 private 
research universities (termed 
Research 1 institutions), CFAE 
reported an increase of more than 10 
percent in support for public univer- 
sities, compared to just three percent 
among private universities from FY 
'91 to FY '92. Twenty years ago, pri- 
vate Rl universities raised $9 (per 
student) for every SI raised at a pub- 
lic Rl university. In FY'92, privates 
raised less than $5. 

Here at College Park, total private 
support in FY '92 was SI 8,1 40,842. 
Final figures are not available for FY 
'93, but that total will be surpassed, 
according to Bill Lynerd, assistant 
vice president for development, 

FY '93 Highlights 

• University awarded SI. 3 million 
by the Howard Hughes Medical 
Institute to become part of the 
nation's largest privately-funded 
effort to support and revitalize 
undergraduate science education. 

• College Park becomes one of 
nine colleges and universities select- 
ed to receive an award in IBM's Total 
Quality Management University 
Competition. The $1.3 million award 
will be used to accelerate the teach- 
ing, research and use of TQM princi- 

• College of Journalism awarded a 
start-up grant of $200,000 from the 
Annie F. Casey Foundation to estab- 
lish the Casey Journalism Center for 
Children and Families, which will 
help improve journalistic coverage of 
issues and public policy related to 

• A $400,000 commitment from 
Jeffrey and Lily Chen, president and 
vice president, respectively, of Gener- 
al Sciences Corporation, establishes a 
scholarship fund for outstanding stu- 
dents in physics, earth and space sci- 

• Former Terrapin and current 
NBA basketball star Walt Williams 
gives university $125,000 to establish 
minority scholarship in the name of 
his father, Waiter Williams, Sr. 

"Total private giving has 
remained fairly constant during the 
past four years, despite a very tough 
economy and numerous budget cuts 
resulting in a considerable reduction 
in funds available for fund raising 
purposes," says Lynerd, 

With the chief responsibility for 
generating non-governmental sup- 
port for the university, the Office of 
Development works with the presi- 
dent, vice-presidents, deans, faculty 
and others on campus, to help raise 
support to meet priorities established 
by the president and deans. 

Lynerd stresses that, as part of the 
Office of Institutional Advancement 
(OlA), his office's success is tieti to a 
synergistic relationship with OIA's 
other units: alumni affairs, public 
information, university publications 
and special events. 

Within the Office of Development, 
the staff consists of major gift officers 
who focus on specific colleges within 
College Park's campus as well as 
annual fimd, corporate/ foundation 
and planned giving officers wht) 
assist with gifts across all college 
lines. The office also has staff who 
work on identifying and researching 
major gift prospects, and who handle 
the stewardship of gifts and donor 

Private gifts to the university are 
used for many, says Lyn- 
erd. In FY '92, for example, of the 
total cash and "in- kind" gifts made, 
15 percent came in for scholarships, 
10 percent for restricted endowments, 
34 percent for research, 5 percent "in- 
kind" (such as equipment, art work, 
books, etc.) and 36 percent for other 
restricted purposes. 

— John Fritz 

Campaigns at College Park 

• For the overall University of 
Maryland System Campaign which 
concludes in December c)f this vear. 
College Park was asked to raise $100 
million. Currently, the amount raised 
in pledges and in cash exceeds more 
than $120 million. 

• The College of Engineering will 
kick off its Centennial Campaign in 
September; to date more than $8 mil- 
lion has been raised. 

• Still in the planning stages is a 
campaign to raise support in connec- 
tion with the new Center for the 
Performing Arts which has been 
approved for construction on College 
Park's campus. Although parts of the 

Center w'ill be named for generous 
contributors, funds raised will be 
programmatic since the building 
costs will be met through other 

• Each year. College Park faculty 
and staff are asked to contribute, 
financially, to programs here. 
Although final figures are not yet 
available, these contributions were 
running more than 15 percent ahead 
of last year, despite some challenging 
economic times. Gifts are made for a 
wide range of purposes, and are an 
important demonstration of care and 
concern for the quality of programs 
available to our students. 

Van Munching Hall 

coiitiiuicii from pa^e 1 

million contribution to the university, 
"This is a remarkable gift from an 
alumnus who has achieved great suc- 
cess since leaving College Park," says 
President William Kirwan. "It is 
extremely gratifying to know that 
Leo Van Munching holds the univer- 
sity in such high regard for the edu- 
cation he received here. The naming 
of this facility and the munificence of 
the gift serves as a reminder to all of 
us in education of the enormous posi- 
tive impact we can have on young 
people in the formative stages of 
their lives." 

"Leo Van Munching is a very 
straightforward man," Mayer said. 
"After the campus tour he got right 
to the point: 'We both know why I'm 
here. Bill. I want to help the school.' 
He wanted to do something that 
would have a long-term benefit for 
the business school, and agreed with 
me that the naming gift would cer- 

tainly accomplish that objective. He is 
obviously proud of Maryland, and 
we are proud to be associated with 
the Van Munching name." 

Van Munching Hall will be dedi- 
cated on October 16, 1993 as part of 
the university's Homecoming Cele- 
bration. Many members of the Van 
Munching clan — which includes 
eight children and their spouses and 
children, and Leo's sister Anne Van 
Munching Wilsey and her family — 
plan to attend the ceremony. Anne 
Wilsey graduated from College Park 
in 1947 with a degree in education, 

"I'm a very private person, just 
ask Peggy," Van Munching said. "I'm 
not looking for all kinds of applause 
for making this gift to the university's 
business school. 1 admit I'm pleased 
that the new building will bear the 
family name, but more for the sake of 
my children and my sister's children 
than for me." 

— Mercy Coogati 

Bill Lynerd 

Leo Van Munching Jr. 

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National Ion Beam Lithography Center Established 

On June 30, Hu- state of Mnrv- 
land's Board of Public Works 
announced it was allocating $250,01)0 
tt) the universitv to help establish a 
new national center ot excellence for 
ion beam lithography research. 

[on beam lithc>graphy, an 
advanced high- technology method of 
manufacturing electronic microchips, 
has significant potential advantages 
over current optical lithography chip- 
making techniques. It could become 
the technology used to manufacture 
the next generation of high density 
microchips for high-speed computer 
and communications s^■stems. 
Accordingly, the technology holds 
great promise for economic develop- 
ment in the state of Maryland, build- 
ing on capabilities already existing at 
the university in engineering and 
information technologies. 

Development of the ion beam 

lithograph V program at College Park 
is the result of efforts by the universi- 
ty, the Governor's office, the Mary- 
land Congressional delegation, the 
Maryland Department of Economic 
and Employment Development, and 
a consortium of high-technology 
businesses headquartered in the state 
of Maryland. 

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and 
U.S. Congressional Representatives 
Helen Bentley (District 2) and Steny 
Hover (District 5) 
were instrumental in 
helping the university 
to obtain a $7.5 million 
grant from the U.S. 
Department of 
Defense last year to 
help establish the ion 
beam lithography pro- 

"We are delighted 

to acknowledge the support of the 
Board of Public V-Vorks for this excit- 
ing new program," said President 
William Kirwan, in response to the 
announcement of state support for 
the program. "With the initiation of 
this center and tiie related efforts of 
industry, the state of Maryland will 
become the national focal point of ion 
beam lithography research and 

— Ganf Sfepheusoii 

Do Hormones Influence Monogamy? 

The prairie vole, a mouse-like pest 
common throughout the mid western 
U.S., mav hold a key to understand- 
ing monogamy. 

In an article published in the June 
1943 issue of Sciottific Ameiicnii, C. 
Sue Carter, professor of zoology at 
College Park and Lowell Getz, chair 
of the department of ecology, etholo- 
gy, and evolution at the University of 
Illinois, describe their results based 
on 15 years of studying the behavior 
of prairie voles. 

Unlike most rodents, prairie voies 
form long-lasting pair bonds, and 
both parents share in raising their 
young — rare behavior in the animal 
kingdom where only about three per- 
cent of mammals are monogamous. 

Carter's studies have focused on 
the roles of two hormones — oxytocin 
and vasopressin — in monogamy. 

"Many chemicals could affect 
social beha\'ior," she notes. "Our 
results from work with voles suggest 
that oxytocin and vasopressin are 
part of a complex biochemical cock- 
tail that may alter social interactions, 
including behaviors such as social 
preferences and aggression." 

Prairie voles engage in prolonged 
periods of mating — 30 to 40 hours — 
long past the time needed to ensure 
pregnancy. These extended periods 
may, according to Carter, help to 
facilitate the formation of monoga- 
mous social bonds between the ani- 
mais. And, unlike other voles, prairie 
voles remain highly social toward 
their mates, even during nonrepro- 
ductive periods. Carter has shown 
that prairie voles often touch and 
remain near their sexual partner. 

"It has been shown that oxytocin is 
released during birth, lactation and 
sexual interactions," says Carter, "In 


sheep there is evi- 
dence that oxytocin 
promotes maternal 
bonding. Work in my 
laboratory by Jessie R. 
Williams has shown 
that prairie voles form 
d istinct pair bonds 
which are facilitated 
by sexual interactions." 

But this friendli- 
ness does not extend 
to strangers. After 
mating, both males 
and females become 
exceptionally aggres- 
sive to Vizard unfamil- 
iar members of their 
own sex. 

"In addition to 
developing a strong 
attachment to their 
sexual partner, males 
that have mated 

become capable of lethal aggression," 
Carter says. She hypothesizes that 
vasopressin, which increases this ter- 
ritoriality in other rodents and which 
is structurally similar to oxytocin, 
increases post-coital, territorial 
aggression in prairie voles as well, 
This hypothesis has now been experi- 
mentallv confirmed by James 
Winslovv and Thomas Insel at the 
National Institute of Mental Health. 

But Carter cautions that the results 
of her research are too preliminary to 
draw anv conclusions regarding 
human monogamy, 

"Our work on the behavioral 
effects of oxytocin and vasopressin is 
new and it is certainly too early to 
assume that monogamy in voles will 
tell us anything about human 
monogamy," she points out. "I low- 
ever, this research could have imme- 

Kirwan Receives Award 

president William Kirwan received the first Maryland 
University Club Award, established to recogrrlze individuals 
who have made a significant and sustained contribution to 
ihe Maryland University Club. 

As the official occupant of the historic Rossborough 
Inn, the club's primary purpose is to stimulate community 
spirit among university faculty, staff, and alumni through 
programs of an Intellectual and social nature. 

In presenting the award to Kirwan, club president 
Lawrence Gordon noted that KIrwan's long-standing sup- 
port has been essential for the club to not only survive, but 
flourish, during the past several years. Current membership 
is approximately 500, roughly twice the 1986 membership. 

For more information concerning the Maryland 
University Club, contact either Randi Dutch, the clut)'s 
manager (at 314-8013) or Vonnie Franda, executive coordi- 
nator to the club's Board of Governors (at 314-8015), 

diate value if it increases our aware- 
ness of the potential behavioral 
effects t>f hormones like vasopressin 
and oxytocin which are widely used 
in medicine. For example, vaso- 
pressin is prescribed to treat bed wot- 
ting children and oxytocin is often 
used to induce childbirth or facilitate 
breast feeding. Because oxytocin is 
normally released durnig lactation, 
even the apparently benign decision 
by a new mother to feed an infant 
with a bottle, versus breast feeding, 
creates a different neuroendocrine 
state in the mother, and possibly, in 
the infant as well. Animal research 
could provide vital clues to those 
chemicals that are particularly pow- 
erful in affecting behavior." 

jflry Stephenson 




JULY \ 9 

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University Group Travels to Jerusalem for Peace Conference 

Last month while Arab and Israeli 
negotiators worked to hammer out 
official peace agreements in Washing- 
ton, a dozen College Park students, 
faculty and staff members journeyed 
to Jerusalem to help broker greater 
understanding between a group of 
Palestinian and Israeli students. 

The Jerusalem conference, which 
focused on religion and peace in the 
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was part 
of the "Religion and Peace Project" 
being sponsored by the uni\'ersity's 
Center for International Development 
and Conflict Management (CIDCM). 

Students and faculty from three of 
the region's universities — Hebrew, 
Bir Zeit and Bethlehem — also partici- 
pated in the meeting and represented 
the three faiths involved in the con- 
flict. Jerusalem's Hebrew University 
has a predominantly Israeli Jewish 
population, while Bir Zeit and Bethle- 
hem universities, located on the West 
Bank, serve mostly Muslim and 
Christian Palestinians, respectively. 
The College Park group visited all 
three universities before the start of 
the official conference, held 
June 16-17. 

The Maryland delegation included 
university chaplain Holly Ulmer, a 
Presbvterian minister, and Gloria 
Bouis, program director in the Office 
of Human Relations, in addition to 
CIDCM staff members and Jewish, 
Muslim and Christian students. 

Members of the group intend to 
put their Jerusalem experience to 
good use when they return to College 
Park. CIDCM Director Edy Kaufman 
will highlight the project as part t>f 

Diversity Week in October and Bouis 
hopes to use her experience in 
Jerusalem in dealing with sometimes 
bitter disputes between Jewish and 
Arab students. Three of the Maryland 
students — I Joda Atia, Brian Hardy 
and Amir Jahansir — will write aca- 
demic papers connected with their 

The meeting followed the first 
Religion and Peace Project retreat 
held last February in Port Deposit, 
Maryland, This April, CIDCM plans 
to hold another conference in College 
Park, hosting academics from the 
three Middle Eastern universities. 

Organizers said they are elated by 
their success in getting Israeli and 
Palestinian students together under a 
single roof, communicating non- 

Meetings between Israeli Jewish 
students and Palestinian students 
from the Occupied Territories are 
quite rare, often being jeopardized by 
the area's volatile politics. The confer- 
ence's focus on religion and the par- 
ticipation by American students may 
have helped dilute the antipathy 
potentially surrounding such an 
event, says CIDCM Director Edy 

"[Religionl was a good cover for 
the Arab students to come," says 
Kaufman. "If I had called it "Confer- 
ence on the Two-State Solution,' it 
v\'ould have been too politicized." 
As it stood, representation from the 
Palestinian universities, over 20 stu- 
dents, far outstripped that from 
Hebrew University. 

hi addition to contending with 

Kudos To... 

From time to ti»H', OUTLOOK run? this 
fii'ction catling attention to the nccom- 
plishnicnt?, rtitvirrfs imd achieiK'mciits of 
College Park jacuHy , staff, and sfmientfl. 
Kudos to. compiled fiviii memos, let- 
ters, phone calls, luid departmental 
ueiosk'tters. We'd like to hear from ifoti. 
Se>id information, and a black and ivhitc 
photo, if possible, to OUTLOOK, attu: 
Kudos, Ziid floor, Turner Building. 

Matthew Bell, School of Architec- 
ture, who has received a 1W3 Nation- 
al Endowment for the Arts grant to 
host the Mayors' Institute on City 
Design for the next three years, 

Harold McWhinnie, College of Edu- 
cation, who will be spending the 
month of August as a resident fellow 
at the Virginia Center for the Arts in 
Sweet Briar, working on developing a 
series of paintings and drawings 
based on images of Spanish artist 
Joan Miro, which have been entered 
into a computer over this past year. 
The work will be exhibited in a show 
in March 1994. 

Ian Mather, Department of Animal 
Sciences, who was presented with the 
1993 American Cyanamid Award on 
June 15, at the 88th Annual Meeting 
of the American Dairy Science Asso- 
ciation awards ceremony. The award 
recognized his contributions in lacta- 
tional physiology and molecular biol- 

Cyril Ponnamperuma, Laboratory 
of Chemical Evolution, who has been 
awarded the 199.3 Harold Urey Prize 
and the Academy Medal, from The 
Academy of Creative Endeavors in 
Moscow, for his outstanding contri- 
bution to the study of the origin of 

Natasha Saje, Ph.D. candidate, who 
is the author of two poems, "Game" 
and "Eating Crab with Bob and Jim" 
wliich are included in the current 
issue of Shenandoah, The Washington 
and Lee University Review. 

general tension between the Pales- 
tinians and Israelis, the project was 
constantly challenged by specific 
political conditions of the moment. 
Kaufman calls dealing with such 
difficulties, "working in real time." 

Due to fears of terrorist attacks 
against Western tourists, for exam- 
pie, organizers at the last minute 
scrapped a planned second phase 
of the conference to be held in 
Cairo immediately after the 
Jerusalem meeting. Universities in 
the Egyptian capital which were 
due to host the project faxed warn- 
ings to Kaufman saying they could 
not vouch for the safety of the 
group following the Egyptian gov- 
ernment's June 13 hanging of the first 
of 22 alleged Muslim terrorists who 
have been sentenced to death. 

Conference organizers also had to 
deal with Israel's closure of the West 
Bank and Gaza, which since March 
has prohibited Palestinian residents 
of the territories from entering Israel 
and East Jerusalem, the site of the 
meeting. Up until the first day of the 
conference, it was unclear whether 
the Israeli military authorities on the 
West Bank would issue permits to Bir 
Zeit students to attend the meeting. 

Last-minute permits were issued, 
however, and the students attending 
the conference were treated to an 
array of discussion groups, lively 
role-play exercises and lectures. The 
speakers, both ecclesiastic and aca- 
demic, included CIDCM Fellows Jay 
Rothman and Shukri Abed, and Bir 
Zeit professor Sari Nusseibeh, who is 
a member of the official Palestinian 
negotiating team, 

— Sail}/ Grattatstein 

While in Washington to give a 
sfKecti in memory of colleague 
Andrei Sakharov, Askar Akaev, 
president of the Republic of 
Kirgizstan and a former physics 
professor, visited the campus on 
May 21 at the Invitation of Rosid 
$agde«v, director of the universi- 
ty's East-West Space Science 
Center. During his visit, he met 
with President KIrwan, explored 
areas of cooperation with universi- 
ty researchers and delivered a 
morning lecture. 

Edy Kaufman 


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Faculty Will Incorporate Substance Abuse Prevention Into Courses 

Studies have shown that faculty 
members have a tremendous 
amount of influence among stu- 
dents regarding alcohol and other 
drug issues. This is why the Caring 
Coalition, College Park's alcohol 
and other drug prevention project, 
has awarded five curriculum infu- 
sion mini-grants for the develop- 
ment of academic modules 
regarding substance abuse and pre- 

Incorporated into existing cours- 
es that will be offered in the Fall 
1993 semester, the modules are an 
excellent way to reach College 
Park's more than 18,000 undergrad- 
uates who do not live on campus 
and often miss out on extracurricu- 
lar prevention activities. The five 
curriculum infusion mini-grant 
awards are as follows: 

• Lois Vietri, Government 

and Politics, will have students in 
her GVPT 170 class study the effects 
of drug use on American society 
and social institutions in general; 
GVPT 479A students will receive a 
general overview of the degenera- 
tive effects that alcohol and other 
drugs had on the U.S. war efforts in 
Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. 

• Albert Gardner, Human Devel- 
opment, will have sbidents in 
EDHD 413 develop alcohol and 
other daig prevention materials 
and make presentations for high 
school and middle school adoles- 

• April Hardison, Business and 
Management, will integrate issues 
relating to substance abuse into the 
theme of traffic safety. Her BMGT 
370 class discussions and debates 

University's Masters Swimmers Cross the Bay 

College Park Masters Swim Club memlwrs (l-r) are: Cheryl Wagner, Laudie Baer, Bob Lazzaro, 
Bob Chambers, Bob Harper and Frank DeBernanlo. 

Twelve members of t lie universi- 
ty's Masters Swim Ciub were 
among the 30.t people who complet- 
ed the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim 
on Sunday, June 13. The 4.4 mile 
course began at Sandv Point State 
Park and ended at Pier One Land- 
ing on Kent Island. 

Rolf Stottman, 19, of the univer- 

sity's varsity swim team, finished 
8th overall in a field of 521 competi- 
tors, with a time of 1 hour, 38 min- 
utes and 41 seconds. This time gave 
Stottman first place in his age group 
of 15-19 year old men. 

Susan Altman, 30, placed 1 8th 
with a time of 1:42;05, securing the 
third place position for women; last 

Nominations Souglit for PG's "Women of 

Nominations of exemplary women 
are being sought for inclusion in a 
book entitled, Women of Achievement 
in Prince Georges Couniy History. 
The book will chronicle the lives of 
generations of women who have 
made significant contributions to 
the quality of life in the county and 
is scheduled to be published in 
March 1994 in conjunction with 
Women's History Month, The prp- 

ject is being organized by the Prince 
George's Planning Board, the Mary- 
land-National Capital Park and 
Planning Commission for Women 
and the Prince George's County 
Government. Nominatitm forms are 
available at county libraries and 
community centers. The deadline 
for receipt of nominations is 
September 1 5. For more informa- 
tion, call 952-4813. 

will focus on such issues as employ- 
ee drug testing, sensationalism by 
the media, employee assistance pro- 
grams and less stringent foreign air- 
line regulations. 

• David Weinstein, American 
Studies, will critique the media 
image of drug and alcohol abuse as 
an inner-city problem, analyze casu- 
al suburban users who deny sub- 
stance abuse problems, and study 
the social, political, economic, and 
cultural reasons for drug laws in 
AMST 201 . 

• Robert Perry, English, wit! 
have students in his ENGL 494 
business writing course prepare for- 
mal letters of inquiry, research key 
issues, and prepare collaborative 
reports on a range of topics related 
to substance abuse. 

The Caring Coalition and the 
mini-grants arc sponsored by a 
Funds for the Improvement of Post- 
Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant 
from the U.S. Department of 

The coalition is an umbrella orga- 
nii^ation of campus departments, 
groups, and individuals committed 
to strengthening substance abuse 
prevention activities. 

— /(i(/i/ Cunn 

year she was the first woman to 
cross the line. 

Other members and their times 
include l3ob Chambers (1:56:03), 
Bob Lai'zaro (1 :5ft:35), Tom Horton 
(2:12:02), Doug Wiley (2:14:.30), 
Frank DeBernardo (2:21:25), Debbie 
Morrin (2:35:59), Bob Harper 
(2:37:28), Sarah Millham (2:41:24), 
Jennifer Bildman (2:53:24) and 
Cheryl Wagner (2:57:25). 

The Masters Swim Club practices 
five times each week on campus 
and is open to all members of the 
university community. Swimmers 
vary in speed, age, and ability and 
wo rkou t s a re g ea red ttn\' a rd each 
person's level and goals. For more 
information, call Jim Wenhold at 

Next Issue is 
September 7 

This is the last summer issue 
of OUTLOOK. The next issue 
will be published on Tuesday, 
September 7, after which OUT- 
[.OOK will resume its weekly 
Monday publication schedule 
during the semester. 

If you have story ideas or 
issues you would like to see cov- 
ered in OUT},OOK, please con- 
tact John Fritz at 405-4629 or 






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