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OUTLOOK 



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



September 7, 1993 
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1 



President Clinton Attends Summer of Service 
Forum at College Park 




Alternately sitting and pacing in 
the open forum stvle lie lias mas- 
tered. President Bill Clinton hosted 
the August 31 "Summer of Service" 
forum at the Stamp Student Union in 
an effort to rally support for his 
national service initiative program, 
which links community service with 
higher education. 

Speaking directly to the president, 
a fraction of the 1,500 students who 
participated in the 16 nationwide 
pilot programs this summer shared 
their thoughts, concerns and experi- 
ences over the past summer. 

Standing under the red, white and 
blue "Summer of Service" banner in 
the Stamp Union's Colony Ballroom, 
President Clinton said to the stu- 
dents: "If every American did what 
you did for the last two months, we 
could revolutionize our country. 
There is no problem we could not 
solve... You are this country." 



Summer of Service, which has 
been called a kind of domestic Peace 
Corps, is a $9 million trial run of the 
Clinton Administration's national 
service initiative. In return for a 
$1,000 educational stipend, students 
worked for eight weeks at minimum 
wage on a variety of community pro- 
jects in the areas of health, education, 
environmental cleanup, public safety 
and disaster relief. 

In Maryland, 75 students, 17 of 
which were College Park students, 
participated in the M POWER pro- 
gram. Developed by the university's 
Center for Political Leadership and 
Participation (CPLP) in cooperation 
with the Maryland Student Service 
Alliance, M POWER participants 
served on community projects to 
assist inner-city children in Baltimore. 

"If people have the opportunity to 
give back to the communitv, it reallv 
enriches your life," says campus 
senior Shawn Bartley, who tutored 



and mentored middle-school kids in 
Baltimore. "If you do good deeds for 
people, you'I! always be wealthy." 
Bartley, who had neveT really been 
exposed to the inner city before 
MPOWER, says the goal of his pro- 
gram was to let kids have fun, but 
also to teach them to "respect one 
another and not be so confrontational 
all the time." 

Besides the stipend, students like 
Bartley earned college credit for 
attending a mandatory course in 
leadership taught by university facul- 
ty at no charge. 

"We are here to change people's 
attitudes about service," says Ermette 
Puree, communications director for 
CPLP. "Today, President Clinton's 
heart was here... This is a Kennedy- 
csque thing he wants to bring back." 

The National and Community Ser- 
vice Act is expected to pass a final 
Senate vote this week and become law. 
— Michael Koster 




OUTLOOK Interviews New Provost 



Shortly after he arrived on campus this 
summer, Daniel Fallon, the university's 

Summer News Digest new provost, met with OUTLOOK Act- 

ing Editor join; Fritz to discuss academic 

Groundbreakings, Conferences, ^ issues affecting the university. The fol- 

NVw Initiatives J lowing are excerpts: 

library NeWS JF ; Welcome to College Park, or 

should 1 say welcome back? Did you 
Agnew Visits Collection. f ever visit the campus when you 

Staff Learn to Sign O were growing up in the Washington, 

DC area? 

1993 Arrivals 

DF: When I was a high school stu- 

New Faculty and Staff 7 deRt ' tU ° k * ***?** j ° b WJth T** 

must have been the Agricultural 

Experiment Station — 1 think it paid 

$1 an hour. I showed up early in the 

morning, got on a little van, and 



drove out to the wilderness near 
Cumberland and Hagerstown. 1 har- 
vested alfalfa off of experimental 
plots all day long, and brought those 
home at the end of the day, weighed 
them and turned them in. 

1 realize you haven't been on cam- 
pus very long, but what will your 
goals be as College Park's chief aca- 
demic officer? 

Our goals are already well-estab- 
lished by the community. Obvious 
ones include the notion of developing 
College Park to a status of rather 
unquestioned and unchallenged lead- 

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President Clinton with 
Summer of Service 

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First Senate Meeting Set for September 13th 

The College Park Senate will hold its first meeting of the 1993-94 academic year 
on Monday, September 13th. The meeting convenes at 3:30 in 0200 Skinner, 
and is open to the campus community. President Kir wan will give his annual 
"State of the Campus" address and answer questions. Call 405-5805 for more 
information or a copy of the agenda. 



University to Study Pilot Implementation of PMP 



The administration will conduct a 
pilot implementation of the Perfor- 
mance Management Process (PMP) 
program that was recommended in 
the Mercer pav study last year. 

Susan TayloT, associate professor 
in the College of Business and Man- 
agement and an expert in perfor- 
mance appraisal personnel systems, 
will direct the study. She has con- 
ducted similar studies for several 
hospitals, the Maryland Department 
of Employment and Economic Devel- 
opment and the citv of Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia. 

The first stage of the pilot study, 
which began late last month, involves 
interviews with classified and associ- 
ate staff to learn more about initial 
reactions to the PMP program when 
it was proposed last vear. Taylor will 
also meet with staff from the Contin- 
uous Improvement office to learn 
how the PMP program might be inte- 
grated with the university's CI efforts. 

Throughout the early part of this 
semester, Taylor will also be working 
with members of the Personnel Advi- 
sory Committee (PAC). 

After initial interviews with staff 
and PAC, Taylor plans to test a 
revised PMP system on a broad cross- 



section of staff for about three 
months. Taylor says approximately 
1 00 randomly chosen employees and 
their supervisors will operate under 
the revised system after initial train- 
ing in procedures and policies. They 
will then be interviewed for their 
reactions and suggestions. 

After more broad -based consult- 
ing with staff, Taylor will then evalu- 
ate the study and make any necessary 
policy recommendations for its 
implementation in a report to be 
delivered to the president next spring. 

Taylor, who is being released from 
teaching duties this semester and 
from one class in the spring to con- 
duct the pilot study, says she plans to 
provide progress reports on the 
study, such as when the revised PMP 
program is created this fall and after 
the pilot program is finished in the 
spring. 

According to Dale Anderson, 
director of Personnel Services, the 
primary objectives of the pilot study 
will be 1) to ensure the PMP system 
complements other important cam- 
pus initiatives such as Continuous 
Improvement; 2) to reflect the needs 
of associate staff, administrators and 
classified employees; and 3) to be cer- 



tain that employees and supervisors 
have the skills to make the PMP sys- 
tem work effectively. 

Taylor invites staff to call her (405- 
2240), her graduate assistant Suzanne 
Masterson (405-2162), or Dale Ander- 
son (405-5648) for more information 
about the study or to make comments. 

— John Fritz 



The Personnel 
Services Advisory 
Council 

Co-chaired by Stewart Edel- 
stein (405-1681) and Joan Wood 
(405-2096), members of the Per- 
sonnel Services Advisory Coun- 
cil include: Lillian Adams, Dale 
Anderson, Gladys Brown, Char- 
lotte Cook, David Cooper, 
Charles Fell, Christopher 
Ferguson, Lettie Gaskins, Alice 
Jao, Justine Johnson, Stephen 
Kallmyer, Maria Pa din, Karen 
Phillips, Carol Prier, Charles 
Stubbs, Brenda Testa and Robert 
Wilson, Jr. 



Regents Restructure System Agricultural Programs 



At its August meeting, the Board 
of Regents voted to restructure the 
University of Maryland System's 
agricultural programs by giving 
administrative control of the Agricul- 
tural Experiment Station and Cooper- 
ative Extension Service to UMCP's 
College of Agriculture. 

Effective October 1, 1993, this 
action places the functions and 
responsibilities for these statewide 
programs and for resident instruction 



at one institution. The UMCP Dean of 
Agriculture will ensure that both AES 
and CES are able to draw on 
resources of all UMS institutions. 

Collectively known as the Mary- 
land Institute for Agriculture and 
Natural Resources (M1ANR), the 
Cooperative Extension Service (CES) 
has been separate from the College 
Park campus since 1976; the Agricul- 
ture Experiment Station (AES) since 
1979. After October 1, MIAN R will 



cease to exist as an administrative 
unit. 

"We are pleased with the decision 
to return the Cooperative Extension 
Service and the Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station to College Park," said 
President William E. Kirwan. "It is an 
important move that underlines and 
reinforces our land-grant 
mission." 



University Receives Grant From NCAA 



The University of Maryland has 
been awarded a $14,394 grant from 
the National Collegiate Athletic Asso- 
ciation (NCAA) to develop a campus 
and community wide alcohol educa- 
tion program around athletic events. 
The grant was awarded to the UMCP 
Athletic Department and the Univer- 
sity Health Center's Office of Sub- 
stance Abuse Programs. 



The university is one of eight col- 
leges in America to receive a grant in 
this third round of awards. The 
NCAA funds will go to sponsor a 
multifaceted alcohol abuse preven- 
tion program entitled "Terp Choic- 
es." For more information about the 
grant and its activities please contact 
Patty Peri Ho at 314-8124. 




OUTLOOK 

Outlook is the weekJy faculty- staff newspaper serving 
the College Park campus community. 



Kathryn c osteite 


Vice President for 




Institutional Advancement 


Roland King 


Director of Public Information 


Judith B.iir 


Director of University Publications 


John Fritz 


Acting Editor 


John T. Con soil 


Format Designer 


Kerstin A. Neteler 


Layout & Production 


Al Danegger 


Photography 


Jennifer Grogan 


Production Interns 


Wendy Henderson 





Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation & calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
all material at least two weeks before the Monday ol 
publication. Send it to Editor Outlook, 2101 Turner 
Building, through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20743 Our lelephone 
number is 1301) 405-4621. Electronic mail address is 
j fritz@umdacc.umd.edu. Fax number is (301) 314-9344. 



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NEWS DIGEST 



Summer News Digest 



While i/o is were atony, OUTLOOK'S two 
summer issues (June 21 mid July 19) 
reported the following stories: 

Survey Methodology 

The country's first Master of Sci- 
ence degree in Survey Methodology 
is now being offered tit College Park 
through a joint program with the 
University of Michigan and Westat, 
Inc., a survey organization located in 
Rockville, Md. 

The program, which will be 
administratively headquartered in 
the College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences (BSOS) and directed bv Stan- 
lev Presser, professor of sociology, 
will utilize expertise found in BSOS 
as well as in the Colleges of Educa- 
tion; Business and Management; and 
Computer, Mathematical and Physi- 
cal Sciences; and the School of Public 
Affairs. 

Maryland-Moscow Conference 

Seven high-ranking Russian offi- 
cials met with U.S. business leaders 
in College Park this summer for a 
c on f e re nee a n d bu s i n es s d i a 1 ogue 
titled "Russia and the United States — 
Economic Progress Through 
Cooperation." 

Sponsored by Maryland-Moscow, 
Inc., an independent, non-profit cor- 
poration established by UMCP, and 
the Russian Academy of National 
Economy, the meeting helped to cre- 
ate and advance business relations 
between Russia and the Newly Inde- 
pendent States. 

NSF Urban Education Grant 

Clarence Stone, professor of gov- 
ernment and politics, is studying the 
politics of urban education in ten 
large American cities under a 
$420,(100 National Science Foundation 
grant. 

The research will examine the con- 
nections between schools and many 
other urban institutions that con- 
tribute formally and informally to the 
process of education, particularly the 
civic and political circumstances that 
have allowed some cities to respond 
to the crisis in urban education more 
effectively than others. 

Goldhaber Retires 

Jacob Goldhaber retired after 32 
years of service. While at College 
Park, Goldhaber served as chair of 
the math department, chair of the 
Campus Senate, acting dean for 
Graduate Studies and Research, and 
acting provost. 

New MBA Curriculum 

The MBA program in the College 
of Business and Management has a 
new curriculum. It features an 
emphasis on "action learning," or 



experience-based rather than lecture- 
or case-based learning. Other initia- 
tives include Experiential Learning 
Modules, which are intensive week- 
long courses focusing on topics such 
as leadership or business ethics; an 
increase in the number of electives 
available to students; and the addi- 
tion of a comprehensive communica- 
tions program. 

Van Munching Hall Gift 

Leo Van Munching, Jr. pledged $5 
million to the university to help 
defray the cost of the building hous- 
ing the College of Business and Man- 
agement and the School of Public 
Affairs, now called Van Munching 
Hall. 

Van Munching, a College of Busi- 
ness and Management alumnus, is 
president of Van Munching & Co., 
the sole importer of Heineken and 
Amstel Light beers. 

Groundbreaking 

Two groundbreakings were held 
in July. A new $26.3 million, seven- 
story Plant Sciences Building, sched- 
uled for completion in March of 1 945, 
will bouse the Departments of Ento- 
mology and Horticulture and the 
Center for Agricultural Biotechnolo- 
gy. A new Computer and Space Sci- 
ences Building, also scheduled for 
completion in 1995, will house much 
of the Computer Science Center and 
part of the Department of Meteorology. 

AT&T Computer Lab 

An AT&T donation of more than 
$100,000 will enhance the teaching of 
foreign languages. A networked, 
computer-controlled audio/ video 
language lab, designed for use as an 
interactive classroom as well as an 
individual study facility, will be used 
for process-oriented writing instruc- 
tion and will provide students with 
the ability to become involved in 
long-distance collaborative projects 
via electronic mail. 

Summer Science Institute 

College Park was one of four sites 
nationwide that hosted a Summer 
Institute for Middle School Science 
Teachers. Sponsored by the National 
Science Teachers Association and the 
Association of Presidential Award ees 
in Science Teaching, the local institute 
was directed by David Lockard, 
director of the university's Interna- 
tional Clearinghouse on Science and 
Mathematics Curricular Develop- 
ments. 



Ion Beam Lithography 

The university is establishing a 
national center of excellence for ion 
beam lithography research through a 
$250,000 Maryland Board of Public 




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Van Munching Hall 

Works allocation. The ion beam 
lithography program was established 
last year through a $7.5 million grant 
from the U.S. Department of Defense. 
Development of the ion beam lithog- 
raphy program at College Park is the 
result of efforts by the university, the 
Governor's office, the Maryland con- 
gressional delegation, the Maryland 
Department of Economic and 
Employment Development, and a 
consortium of high-technology busi- 
nesses headquartered in Maryland. 

Jerusalem Peace Conference 

A dozen College Park students, 
faculty and staff members traveled to 
Jerusalem this summer to help broker 
greater understanding between a 
group of Palestinian and Israeli 
students. 

The meeting, which focused on 
religion in the Israeli-Palestinian con- 
flict, was attended by students and 
faculty from Jerusalem's Hebrew 
University; Bir Zeit University, locat- 
ed on the West Bank and serving 
mainly Muslim Palestinians; and 
Bethlehem University, also located on 
the West Bank, but serving mostly 
Christian Palestinians. The trip was 
part of the Center for International 
Development and Conflict Manage- 
ment's "Religion and Peace Project." 

Odyssey of the Mind 

College Park hosted the 14th 
Annual Odyssey of the Mind World 
Finals Competition from June 1 to 7. 
About 14,000 participants from 47 
U.S. states, the District of Columbia 
and 17 other countries attended the 
competition which tests the creative 
problem-solving skills of students 
from kindergarten to college. 

International Cello 
Competition 

German cellist Alban Gerhard t, 24, 
took first prize in the University of 
Maryland International Leonard Rose 
Cello Competition held at College 
Park from July 17 to 24. Open to cel- 
lists between the ages of 18 to 30, the 
competition attracted 129 applicants 
from 28 countries. 

— Digest compiled by Beth Workman 




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Fallon Q&A 

continued from page 1 

ership among research universities. 
That's a difficult order because there 
are a lot of very good research insti- 
tutions in the United States. But it 
certainly is a goal that we should all 
look forward to achieving. 

Also, I think a number of themes 
and sob-themes are obvious. Today, 
the university and society are facing a 
lot of challenges, so it's going to be 
increasingly important for research 
universities to be able to identify par- 
ticular goals that need to be protected 
and developed. For that reason, I 
think leadership on the part of faculty 
and administrators is critical, because 
otherwise the university runs the risk 
of being shaped very heavily by 
forces external to it. We have to find 
our internal values and express those 
as clearly as we possibly can. 

Secondly, I think universities in 
the U.S. must find a way to relate 
effectively in an ongoing way to the 
communities of which they are a part. 
That leads me to believe that we will 
need to emphasize, in ways we have 
not commonly done in the past, the 
relationships 
between the 
research findings 
that we generate 
and the practical 
application of those 
discoveries to 
society. 

Finally, in 
attempting to con- 
vey the nature of 
knowledge and the 
nature of research 
we need to continue 
to refine and 
improve our teach- 
ing processes. 

Your assessment 
underscores recent 
difficulties for 
public colleges and 
universities: bud- 
get cuts, enroll- 
ment caps, and more concerns over 
faculty workloads. Has higher edu- 
cation lost its privileged position in 
American society? 

Well, I'm not sure the question is 
framed in just the right way. 1 think 
the better way of looking at this is to 
say that indeed something very sys- 
temic is going on right now in which 
universities and colleges are being 
reshaped in ways that serve the pub- 
lic interest whether or not colleges or 
universities themselves want to do 
this. This is related I think to the nat- 
ural evolution in a highly developed, 
civilized society. Without going into a 
lot of detail, I am certain that a thought- 
ful analysis would show that we are 
now entering an era of what .will be 
characterized as mass- higher education. 




What do you mean? 

Weil, take high school education 
as an example. When we have more 
than 50 percent of the population 
having had some exposure in sec- 
ondary school, sociologists would say 
we have mass secondary education. 
That happened in this country 
around 1905 to 1915. Now, something 
like 90 percent of the population has 
exposure to secondary school. We 
have just entered an era in which 
close to 50 percent of the American 
population has had some exposure to 
post-secondary education. 100 years 
from now, one might imagine that 80 
to 90 percent of the population will 
have exposure to post-secondary 
education, including the community 
college sector. We have a pretty good 
understanding in this country about 
the meaning of a high school diplo- 
ma. If you're an 1 1th grader living in 
Maryland and your family moves to 
Montana, you can move right into the 
1 1th grade in Montana and not notice 
very much difference. 

But we don't have consensus 
about what a B.A. degree is. Twenty 
years ago, it was not common at all 
for students to be able to transfer 
English 101 from college X to college 
Y. So the public in its various forms 
said "This is outrageous!" As a result, 
today you can take English 101 at 
College Park and transfer it to Berke- 
ley, and nobody asks any questions. 
There are going to be pressures for 
universal access, for national stan- 
dards, for a full integration of the uni- 
versity into a common understanding 
of what a university does. 

How do you feel about the faculty 
workload issue? Can faculty ever 
satisfactorily quantify what they do? 

First, I think that the public does 
have a need to know how faculty 
occupy their time. I think that is per- 
fectly all right. They are paying our 
salary. 

Secondly, I think that it's very 
clear what faculty do. There have 
been over 100 investigations of this 
since 1930 — I'm talking about studies 



that are quite thorough. Every single 
one of these studies has indicated 
that faculty work somewhere 
between 45 and 60 hours a week. 
And at research universities more 
than 60 or 70 percent of their time is 
engaged in activities that ultimately 
have direct benefit to classroom 
instruction. In comprehensive univer- 
sities, that number exceeds 80 per- 
cent. So, that's very good — faculty are 
hard working. 

The difficulties come about in the 
interpretation of these things. A good 
example is in North Carolina where 
there has been an unfortunate recent 
conflict between the legislature and 
the university. The legislature decid- 
ed to expose the universities by send- 
ing out auditors and finding out what 
faculty were doing. When they were 
finished, they found, just like all the 
other studies, that the average faculty 
member spent 53 to 55 hours a week 
working for the university. But the 
legislators said faculty don't do the 
kinds of things they would consider 
to be work. "Forty percent of their 
time is spent reading magazines," 
said one legislator. 

The necessary work of the faculty 
— keeping themselves informed, 
looking at scholarly journals in 
preparing for their lecture notes and 
for all the rest — is misinterpreted by 
people as kind of really cushy jobs. 
So, the issue here is a question of 
communication and perception. 

You've written about the German 
university and its fundamental com- 
mitment to integrating teaching and 
research. Can you comment briefly 
about implications for College Park 
in this area? 

I think that one of the tasks for 
research universities is in coming to 
grips with the relationship of teach- 
ing and research in more compelling 
and more persuasive ways than they 
have done in the past, and being able 
to talk intelligently about this. This is 
difficult for a number of reasons, 
because faculty take for granted that 
there is relationship between these 
matters. But we don't have a good 



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semantic for discussing it, and the 
outside world is unconvinced of what 
this relationship may be. The general 
public has a notion that research 
involves solitary activity where 
someone is sitting late at night drop- 
ping drops into a test tube to see if 
something is going to happen. To a 
certain extent that is true, but relating 
that to the notion of giving a lecture 
in introductory chemistry seems a 
very big leap. 

Yet, that fundamental relationship 
between what a scholar does in soli- 
tary and sometimes group activity in 
attempting to coax nature into reveal- 
ing her secrets to us is intimately 
related to what goes on in the class- 
room. We lose the entire relationship 
when we put pressures on the 
research faculty members — which do 
not have to be all faculty members in 
the United States, but do have to be 
those faculty members who are con- 
gregated in research universities — to 
teach instead of doing research. 

The only way to ensure that at 
some level we are really fully 
acquainted with the subject matter of 
a given discipline is to ensure that we 
have some proportion of our college 
and university faculty devoting their 
intellectual activities and energies 
into pushing the frontier and making 
sure we are right at the interface 
between what we know and what we 
don't know. 

Do you think teaching and service 
should be as determinative as 
research in tenure and promotion 
decisions? 

1 think that they must play a sig- 
nificant role. The complication, espe- 
cially for research universities, is that 
the validating criteria of a faculty 
member's ability to work at the fron- 
tier of the discipline are not readily 
based upon the intellectual activity 
that is demonstrated through 
research. Alternatively, if a faculty 
member does not meet an expected 
minimum on the teaching side, does 
the institution have the courage to 
say "no?" If you really exceed the 
normal teaching expectation by a sig- 
nificant amount, shouldn't that make 
a difference in respect to where you 
are proceeding? I don't think these 
questions have easy answers, hut I do 
think thi'v art' the right kinds of ques- 
tions for faculty to be concerned 
a bou t. 

Isn't it easier to measure research 
than teaching? 

Sure, I think that has something to 
do with it. But I am not entirely con- 
vinced by that argument because I 
think that one of the things faculty 
are good at is measuring anything 
they want. If you really went after it, 



you'd have ways in which you could 
get a good idea about the quality of 
teaching. 

But I do think that there are other 
parts of this that are more subtle and 
more complicated — among those is 
the fact that we think of teaching as 
one dimensional, but it's not. What 1 
mean by this is that if I were to ask 
John Q. Taxpayer what he had in 
mind by a good teacher, he would 
probably describe a professor in front 
of a classroom of 100 or so under- 
graduates teaching a basic or stan- 
dard course in history, English, or 
physics. That is, standard teaching to 
the standard sophomore. But that's 
not ail the teaching that goes on in a 
university. 

There are lots of other kinds of 
teaching that are extremely impor- 
tant. My favorite example is Albert 
Einstein who was, by the college 
sophomore criterion, a lousy teacher. 
You would never put Albert Einstein 
in front of a class of 100 sophomores, 
not in a million years. This was a guy 
who kept his back to the ctassroom, 
who mumbled all the time, who 
picked up thoughts in mid-sentence. 
But, it was absolutely right for Cal 
Tech and later for Princeton to hire 
him. And the few post-doctorate stu- 
dents that he taught were greatly 
touched by exposure to his intelli- 
gence. He was a very caring and com- 
passionate teacher with those people, 
and the combination of what he had 
to say and what they understood of it 
changed the world as we know it. 

So, universities must find a way to 
honor that form of teaching as well as 
the standard classroom teaching, but 
they have to be courageous about 
being able to sort these things 
through, find the right role for the 
right person, talk in a more persua- 
sive way about teaching. We have to 
become more sophisticated about the 
enterprise of teaching than we 
presently are, 

What is your assessment of College 
Park's undergraduate education 
program? 

1 think we're doing a lot of good 
things from what 1 can tell. My 
instincts would be not so much to do 
more, but to refine and perfect what 
we have been doing since the Pease 
Report was issued. I am very 
impressed by the Honors program, 
by the First Year Focus program, by 
the Freshman Seminar program, by a 
number of these initiatives. And I 
think that to carry them out success- 
fully requires a sustained, long-term 
effort and that we could easily fail by 
trying to do too much and by not 
delivering on the promise of those 
things we started out to do in the 
first place. 



But I think even when we come 
out of the current economic recession 
that we're going to come out in a 
"reconfigured way" which is not nec- 
essarily going to give us the kinds of 
resources we have been used to hav- 
ing. I think that like all important 
matters in life and society, the only 
way to deal with this is based upon 
what you know right now today and 
tomorrow, and by a sense of what 
you really value, what you think is 
important. 

I guess this goes right back to a 
real simple rule, an idealist rule — do 
what's right. In this case, it is right, to 
pursue the improvement of under- 
graduate education for its own sake. 
It is right for us to carry out what is 
in fact the covenant of the university. 
We are in the business of enhancing 
civilization and perfecting civilization 
by making the tools and ideas of civi- 
lization available to more and more 
people. It's Teally not a question of 
resources or where the economy is 
headed, it's a question of getting the 
job done. 




You don't see that philosophy com- 
peting with the research mission 
you described earlier? 

I think even if we had unlimited 
resources, the conflicts and tensions 
there are inevitable. But we have to 
find a way to link these matters, and 
if the research university cannot 
describe itself to the public, then the 
research university cannot make a 
claim on resources and cannot contin- 
ue as a justifiable institution. 

We must find a way to ensure that 
the research mission is maintained, 
that we have a strong research facul- 
ty, that we continue to generate the 
products of research. We have to do 
that at the same time we improve 
undergraduate education and deliver 
on that promise. We can do that, it's 
just hard work, but it does need to be 
done and it's something that we can- 
not finesse, and we can't pretend will 
happen by itself. 



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International Speaking Partners Program Needs Volunteers 

The Maryland English Institute is looking for American volunteers to meet once a week for an 
hour of conversation with one to two international students studying English at MEL Partners 
can be faculty, staff, or students. ME I students are both graduates and undergraduates and 
come from all over the world. Applications should be submitted by September 17, and partners 
will be matched at an informal reception on October 1. The institute is also introducing a new- 
program this semester called "Welcome Home to Maryland," which is designed to give inter- 
national students an opportunity to interact with an American family or household. This "con- 
tact family" will meet their student at a reception and will then get together with them three 
times during the semester for dinner, sightseeing, a movie, etc. Applications should be submit- 
ted bv September 28, Call 405-UMEI for brochures and applications for both programs. 



Former Vice President Agnew 
Visits Libraries 




Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew holds a hand-carved 
mask that was given to him by a foreign dignitary and is 
now a part of the Agnew collection at the College Park 
Libraries. Assisting the former Vice President is Lauren 
Brown (right), curator of the Archives and Manuscripts 
Department. 



Former Vice President Spiro T. 
Agnew visited the Archives and 
Manuscripts Department of McKeldin 
Library on Thursday, July 2^, in con- 
nection with his planned donation of 
additional materials to the Libraries. 

Mr. Agnew' s papers, which cover 
his service as Baltimore County Exec- 
utive, Governor of Maryland, and 
Vice President from 1969 until Octo- 
ber 1973, represent the largest single 
collection in the Libraries' Archives 
and Manuscripts Department. 

A luncheon was held in the 
Katherine Anne Porter Room for Vice 
President Agnew and his wife, Judy, 
who accompanied him on the 
visit here. 

Libraries' staff, including Lauren 
Brown, curator of Archives and 



Manuscripts, and Anne 
Turkos, associate curator 
of Archives and Manu- 
scripts, briefed the former 
Vice President on the sta- 
tus of the processing of his 
papers which were donat- 
ed to the Libraries in 1974. 
Due to prior restrictions 
on the papers and the 
scope of the work 
required, the first segment 
of Agnew Papers was not 
available to the academic 
research community until 
this past March. A second 
installment of papers is 
expected to be made avail- 
able later this vear. 

Following the visit, the 
former Vice President 
w r rote to Director of 
Libraries H. Joanne Harrar to tell her 
how much he and Mrs. Agnew 
enjoyed themselves while on campus. 
He wrote, in part, "...it was delightful 
to meet the people who are working 
on mv papers and to enjoy such a 
friendly, hospitable luncheon with 
important university officials. 

"I am elated by the enthusiasm of 
the entire team, and I particularly 
want to commend the meticulous and 
tireless efforts of Lauren Brown and 
Anne Turkos. There is no doubt that 
the processing of my contribution is 
receiving the best attention. Please 
convey our appreciation to all con- 
cerned and especially to the students. 
Their energy and vigor are infectious." 
— Fnmk Bodies 



Libraries Offer Sign Language Classes for Staff 



course on August 31 . The 
sessions, given by R idle lie 
Ham met t, coordinator of 
Disability Support Services 

%on campus, were held 
from noon to 2 p.m. on six 
consecutive Tuesdays. The 
course was set up as a 
brown bag lunch program 
with the participants' 
lunch period inciuded in 
the two-hour session. 

Libraries' staff complet- 
ing the course included 
Heidi Hanson, Lorraine 
Hayes, Delores Huff, Donna King, 
Yeo-Hee Koh, Patti Longenbach, Dan 
Newsome, Esther Simpson, Alesia 
Wilson, and Julia Wisniewski. 

The Libraries hope to sponsor 
additional classes for staff who deal 
directly with the public. 




Communicating, in foreground, are Dan Newsome 
assistant in Rapid Cataloging, and Heidi Hanson, 
head. Catalog Management Department. 

To insure that they can communi- 
cate with and assist deaf or hearing- 
impaired patrons and co-workers, 10 
staff from the UMCP Libraries com- 
pleted a course in American Sign 
Language this past month. 

The group, from the Libraries' 
Technical Services Division, began 
meetipg on July 27 and completed the 



technical 

assistant 




Children of faculty and staff participate in the 
Art Center's Family Arts Program in the dark- 
room lab with their photo instructor. 

Art Center Reaches 
Youth With Summer 
Camp 

In a period of declining creative 
arts programs in public school sys- 
tems, the Art Center is emerging as 
an important new extracurricular 
resource for children and teens. 

Originallv taught by parents, the 
"Family Arts Program," created bv 
the Art Center four years ago, is now 
taught bv university students. 

In three years, the Family Arts 
Summer Camp has expanded a tuto- 
rial style of teaching to a full day 
camp, serving the University of 
Maryland faculty, staff, and student 
families as well as the local commu- 
nity. This year's camp-the most suc- 
cessful to date — was taught by 
students Beth Holmes and Suzanne 
McCahill, along with visiting artists 
from the studenl conummitv and I In: 
Art Center's staff. 

Many of the student teachers come 
from the "Teach ing-in-Training" pro- 
gram, supervised by Barbara Tyroler, 
the Art Center's current Photography 
Department manager and coordina- 
tor of special projects. 

"I think the most valuable lesson 
the children learn through the camp 
is to take themselves seriously," says 
Terry Nauheim, a drawing instructor. 
"Every piece that they make is 
important because they made it 
themselves. When they leam to 
respect their work, they take on a 
style of their own." 

The Art Center is constantly look- 
ing for teachers and volunteers to 
assist with various activities. The cen- 
ter also offers classes for adults in the 
arts and self-development areas such 
as Tai Chi, harmonica, and budget 
travel. For a special preview of class- 
es, stop by on December 10 for the 
annual Open Flouse. For a fall sched- 
ule of classes or further questions, 
call 3 14- ARTS. 



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Volunteers Needed For Nutrition Study 

Men and women are needed tor a paid nutrition study at the USD A in 
Beltsville, MD. Volunteers must be between the ages of 40 and 65, non-smok- 
ing and willing to consume alcoholic beverages. The study will consist of two 
ten-week phases; phase one begins in the fall of 1993, and phase two begins in 
January, 1994, If interested, please call (301) 504-8168 and leave your name, 
address, and daytime phone number. 



NEWS 



Kudos to... 



Michael Fisher, Distinguished Professor of 
the Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology, has been named the 1993 
University of Maryland System's Regents 
Professor In the area of physical sciences. 
Fisher is only the second person selected for 
the prestigious title. Adam Yarmolinsky of the 
University of Maryland Baltimore County was 
the first last year. In announcing Fisher's 
selection at its August meeting, the Board of 
Regents noted Fisher's "great academic dis- 
tinction, his extraordinary record of scholarly 
productivity and his wonderful capability to 
present difficult material clearly and elegantly 
to diverse audiences." 

Prior to arriving at College Park In 19S7, Fisher, who holds B.Sc. (1st class honors) and 
Ph.D. degrees in physics from King's College, London University, taught at King's, the 
Rockefeller Institute and Cornell University. Among his many awards, Fisher is a Fellow of 
the Royal Society (elected 1971), a member of the American Academy of Sciences (elected 
1979), and a winner of the Wolf Prize in Physics (1980). 

The Regents Professorship was established by the Board of Regents In order to recog- 
nize one or more faculty members whose record of scholarly achievement and potential for 
truly exceptional service to the system and its institutions warrants appointments to this 
most prestigious rank in the University System, 




New Faculty 

Agriculture: 

Frank Coale (Assoc. Prof.); Julie 
Cronk (Asst. Prof.); Margarita 1 iill 
(Asst. Prof.); Elmina Hilsenrath (Asst, 
Prof.); Mark Nerlove (Professor). 

Arts and Humanities: 

William Cohen (Asst. Prof.); Scott 
McGinnis (Asst. Prof.); Michael Mor- 
reau (Asst. Prof,); Brian Richardson 
(Asst. Prof.); Jane Sharp (Asst. Prof.); 
William Sherman (Asst. Prof,); Shu 
Guang Zhang (Asst. Prof.). 

Business and Management: 

Philip Evers (Lecturer). 

Behavioral and Social Sciences: 

Sandra Azar (Assoc. Prof.); Jill 
Boberg (Asst. Prof.); Guillermo Calvo 
(Professor); Kenneth Conca {Asst. 
Prof.); Peter Cramton (Assoc. Prof.}; 
Brian Fikkert (Lecturer); Peter Garber 
(Professor); Martha Geores (Asst. 
Prof.); Lisa Goodman (Asst. Prof.); 
Mark Graber (Asst. Prof.); Ollie John- 
son (Lecturer); Roberto Korzeniewicz 
(Asst. Prof.); Rachel Kranton (Lectur- 
er); Carole Marks (Assoc, Prof.); Arijit 
Sen (Asst. Prof.); Anand Swamy 
{Asst. Prof.). 

College of Library and Information 
Services: 

Marilyn Pettit (Asst. Prof.); Ann 
Prentice (Professor and Dean). 
Computer, Mathematical and Physi- 
cal Sciences: 

James Anderson (Asst. Prof.); Eliz- 
abeth Beise (Asst. Prof.); Sarah Eno 
(Asst. Prof.); Michael Franklin (Asst. 
Prof.); Alessandra lozzi (Asst. Prof.); 



Marvin Leventhal (Professor and 
Chair of Astronomy); Victor 
Yakovenko {Asst. Prof.). 

Education: 

Sharon Con ley (Assoc. Prof.); 
Ernestine Enomoto (Asst Prof.); 
Willis 1 lawley (Professor and Dean); 
James McGinnis (Asst. Prof.); Victor 
Nolet (Asst. Prof.); Margaret Rogers 
(Asst. Prof.); Hak Ping Tarn (Asst. 
Prof.); Linda Valli (Assoc. Prof.). 

Engineering: 

James Baeder (Asst. Prof.); Balaku- 
rnar Bladiandran (Asst. Prof.); David 
Schmidt (Professor and Chair, 
Aerospace Engineering); Alba Tor- 
rents (Lecturer); Norman Wereley 
{Asst. Prof.). 

Health and Human Performance: 

Aris Christou (Chair, Department of 
Materials and Nuclear Engineering); 
I lorace Russell {Assistant Dean and 
Director Minority Graduate Student 
Education); Steven Spivak (Acting 
Chair, Fire Protection Engineering). 
Linda Jackson (Asst. Prof.). 

Life Sciences: 

Jeffrey Davis (Asst, Prof.); Jeffrey 
DeStefano (Asst. Prof.); Marvin Lev- 
enthal {Professor); Carol Pontzer 
(Asst. Prof.); Soichi Tanda (Asst. 
Prof.). 

Public Affairs: 

Ivo Daalder (Asst. Prof.); Daniel 
Fallon (Professor); Robert Nelson 
{Professor); Peter Reuter (Professor). 



Maurine Beasley, journalism, whose 
book, Taking Their Place: A Documen- 
tary History of Women And journalism, 
was recently published. 

Disability Support Services, for 

receiving two publication awards at 
the annual meeting of the Association 
on Higher Education and Disability. 
Reasonable Accommodation was award- 
ed first prize for a faculty handbook, 
and the Disability Support Services 
(DSS) brochure received first prize in 
the brochure category. 

Theodore Ifft, agricultural engineer- 
ing, who was one of eight people to 
receive the Soil and Water Conserva- 
tion Society's Fellow Award for his 
leadership in developing public 
information programs in natural 
resource conservation. 

Mancur Olson, economics, who 
received an award from the Social 
Issues in Management Division of the 
Academy of Management for his 
book. The Logic of Collective Action. 

Paul Wasserman, library and infor- 
mation services, who has been award- 
ed a Fulbright grant to Poland at the 
Institute of Library and Information 
Sciences, University of Warsaw. 



New Administrators 

Johnetta Davis (Associate Dean for 
Graduate Minority Affairs); Ed Fink 
(Acting Associate Dean for Graduate 
Studies); Lynn Van Wagenen (Assis- 
tant Comptroller and Bursar). 

Arts and Humanities: Kathleen Car- 
roll {Center Alliance for Secondary 
School Teachers and Texts). 

Behavioral and Social Sciences: 

William Hall (Chair, Psychology); 
Sharon Harley (Director, Afro-Ameri- 
can Studies Program); Mark P. Leone 
(Chair, Anthropology). 




Lynn Van Wagenen 



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CALENDAR 



Outlook Calendar Adopts New Role: 

As of September, 1993, OUTLOOK no longer wil! maintain calendar listings for 
its calendar page. A new calendar coordinator, Shira Meirovich, instead will 
maintain a calendar clearinghouse as part of the overall function of the Office 
of Public Information. From this database, all campus papers (including OUT- 
LOOK) can retrieve up-to-date listings for their publications. OUTLOOK will 
continue to publish calendar information in its regular format. To list with the 
calendar clearinghouse, send all calendar items to Shira Meirovich, 2101 
Turner Lab, College Park, MD, 20740. For further information, call 405-4628. 



Three Classified Employees Chosen for Recognition Awards 



& 



Due to their outstanding perfor- 
mance and service, Connie Arnett, 
Barbara Bennett and May Nee have 
been chosen as this year's recipients 
of the university's Clerical /Secretari- 
al Recognition Award. 

The awards, which are given 
based on nomination letters from 
colleagues, were presented by Mar- 
garet Bridwell, chair of the Presi- 
dent's Commission on Women's 
Affairs at the Professional Concepts 
Exchange Luncheon held this sum- 
mer. 

Connie Arnett has been with the 
university for 11 years and currently 
serves as an administrative aide sup- 
porting the director's office in the 
Department of Residential Facilities. 

She has been active in a number 
of campus committees, including the 
Personnel Practices Conference Com- 
mittee — which she chaired in 1987— 
and the President's Committee on 
Women's Affairs. Also, she was 
recently elected vice president of the 
College Park chapter of the Universi- 
ty of Maryland System Women's 
Forum. 

Interestingly, Arnett helped create 
the award she won six years later. In 
1987, as a classified staff representa- 



tive on the Women's Commission, 
she suggested that a special award 
for outstanding classified employees 
be offered. Her idea was well- 
received, and she chaired the selec- 
tion committee in 1988 and 1989. 

Barbara Bennett, who has been 
with the university for six years, is 
an administrative aide in the Divi- 
sion of Letters and Sciences. She has 
been with the division since it was 
established two years ago and, 
according to her colleagues, has 
"made all the difference." 

Until Letters and Sciences became 
fully staffed, Bennett wore several 
hats, including that of office supervi- 
sor, planner, financial manager, 
advisor, facilities coordinator, and 
personnel processor. 

In addition to her duties at Letters 
and Sciences, Bennett is currently 
pursuing a bachelor's degree here at 
the university. 

May Nee, who is the office super- 
visor for the Department of Records 
and Registrations, has been with the 
university for over 20 years. 

Since 1973 she's worked in the 
transcripts office and served as its 
supervisor since 1980. For 20 years, 
she has worked with thousands of 




From left to right: May Nee, Barbara Bennett, and Connie Arnett 



students and alumni and estimates 
that she deals with over 100,000 
requests annually. 

In addition to her work in the 
transcript office, Nee is a volunteer 
mentor for the Office of Multi-Ethnic 
Student Education and is the mother 
of five children, four of whom have 
graduated from the university. 

— Kathi/ Etcmtid 



September 7-15 

B TUESDAY 

First Day at Classes, Fall Semester. 


Center, no prerequisite required, $5.00. 
Call 5-2941 for more info.* 


E9 SUNDAY 

University of Maryland Men's Soccer, 




Photp by: Norman Warkins 










f^^^ 




MEM FRIDAY 


vs. Virginia, 2 p.m., Denton Field. Call 








Shuttle UM comnwtet routes begin. 




4-7005 for more Info, 








Call 4-5274 for more info. 


University of Maryland Volleyball, 










Entries open: Golf. Cross Country & 


Calverton Invitational, vs. Seton Hall, 
7 p.m.. Cole Field House. Call 4-7009 


MEM MONDAY 




^^ 




Tennis Singles, 8:30 a.m.. Reckon} 


for more info. 










Armory. Call 47218 for more info. 

El WEDNESDAY 


Art Exhibit: "Inspirations: Watercolors 
and Drawings by Greg Mort," opening 
reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UMUC Arts 


0MSE Open House and Student Art 
Show, , 1:304 p.m.. Suite 1101. 
Hornbake Library. Call 5-5616 for more 
info. 








Linda Bills, Easing Away (1992), at the Art Gallery beginning Sept. 8 




Overeaters Anonymous (HOW), 4:30- 


Program Gallery, through December 5. 
Call 985-7154 for more info. 


Campus Senate Meeting, 3:30- 


Physics Colloquium; "The Origin of 
Cosmic Rays: A Proposal to Explain 


13 WEDNESDAY 


6:30, 2107 Healtfi Center. Call 301- 




6:30 p.m.. 2000 Skinner Building. Call 


Particle Energies, Spectrum and 




776-1076 for more info. 


Unity Picnic to welcome multi-ethnic 


5-5805 for more info. 


Chemical Composition," Peter Biermann, 


Peer Computer Training: "Intro to 




students, sponsored by the Office of 




Max Planck Institute, Germany, 4 p.m.. 


NeXT," 6-9 p.m., 4352 Computer 


Peer Computer Training: 'Intra to 


Multi-Ethnic Student Education, 4-7 p.m.. 


Peer Computer Twining: "WordPerfect." 


1410 Physics Building. Call 54855 for 


Science Center, prerequisite: WAM 


Macintosh." 6-9 p.m., 3332 Computer 


Denton Field. Call 5-5616 for more info. 


6-9 p.m., 3330 Computer Science 


more info. 


account, $5.00. Call 5-2941 for more 


Science Center, no prerequisite required. 




Center, prerequisite: Intro to IBM PC," 




info," 


$5.00. Call 5-2941 for more info." 


EH SATURDAY 


$5.00. Call 5-2941 for more info,* 


University Theatre Open House, 7:00 p.m., 
Tawes. Call 5-2201 for more info. 


Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30 -6:30, 


Systems Seminar 'Applications of 




Water Aerobics begin. Call REC-CHECK, 




2107 Health Center, Call 301-776-1076 


Artificial Neural Network to ECG 


University of Maryland Field Hockey, vs. 


4-5454 for schedules. 


First day to purchase aerobic express 


for more info. 


Processing," Yu Hen Hi), University of 


University of Delaware, 1 p.m., Astroturf 




cards. Call 4-7218 for more info. 




Wisconsin, 11 a.m., 2168 A.V. Williams 


Field (Football Complex], Call 4-7006 for 


Reckord Armory opens for Fall. 






Building. Call 5-6634 for more info. 


more info. 


Team Manager Meeting: Football & 


Free Aerobics Class, 5:00 p.m., 
Reckord Armory Gym. Call RECCHECK, 




Art Exhibit: "Crosscurrents '93." featur- 


Creative Dance Lab, for ages 4-18, 


Soccer, 5:30 p.m.. 0131 Reckon! 


4-5454 for more info. 




ing Linda Bi'ts and Kristine Aono, 


Department of Dance, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. 


Armory. Call 4-7218 for more info. 






through Oct. 17, The Art Gallery. 


Dance Building. Call 5-7038 for 




Deep Water Exercise begins, 6:00 p.m. 




Art/ Sociology Building. Call 5-2763 for 
more info. 


more info, 

University of Maryland Volleyball, 


ESI TUESDAY 


Call 4-7218 for more info. 
Free Aerobics Class, 5:00 p.m., 
Reckord Armory Gym. Call RECCHECK, 




University of Maryland Men's Soccer, at 


Maryland Invitational, vs. Cal Poly-SLO. 


Open Rehearsal, Guameri String 


4-5454 for more info. 




UMBC, 7 p.m. Call 4-7005 for more info. 


7 p.m„ Cole Field House, Call 4-7009 


Quartet, 5:00 pm, Tawes Recital Hall. 






WEM THURSDAY 


for more info, 

Retention Orientation and Positive 


Call 5-5545 for more info. 
University of Maryland Women's 








Calendar Guide 








Enrichment Seminar, noon, Colony 


Soccer, vs. Lasalle, 4 p.m.. Denton 


Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx siand for the prefix 314- or 405- 




Peer Computer Training: Intro to IBM 


Ballroom, Union, Call 5-5616 for more 


Feld. Call 4-7034 for more info. 


respectrvely. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk |*). 




PC," 6-9 p.m., 3330 Computer Science 


info. 

* 




For more information, call 4054628, 













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