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OUTLOOK 



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



DECEMBER 6, 1993 

VOLUME 8, NUMBER 13 



All Aboard 



It's official, The campus is on the Metro map with the opening of the new College 
Park/University of Maryland station. 



When, Where and How Much? 



College Park Metro Station Opens to Public Dec. 11 

College Park commuters soon will 
ride the rails of the long-awaited 
Metro. On Saturday, Dec. 11, a noon 
ceremony officially marks the grand 
opening of the College Park/ Univer- 
sity of Maryland station, one of five 
stations that distinguish the 8-mile 
Green Line extension from Fort Tot- 
ten, in the District, to Greenbelt. 
Other stops in between include West 
Hyattsville and Prince George's 
Plaza. On hand to share in the Dec. 11 
festivities will be President William 
E. Kirwan and the UMCP marching 
band and cheerleaders. 

"This will be a tremendous asset 
for our campus," says Kirwan. "It 
offers our students, faculty and staff a 
new commuting option and it makes 
our campus more accessible to visi- 
tors as well as to the Greater Wash- 
ington region." Kirwan also notes 
that the Metro helps tie the campus 
into the Washington community. 
"Some people still think the universi- 
ty is up near Baltimore. Now they'll 
see us on the Metro map." 

Metro fans interested in taking a College Park/UM station corn- 

iest run may do so on Dec. 1 1 . Free muters will have access to 500 park- 

rides will be available from 8 a.m to 4 ing spaces, at a cost of $1 .75 per day, 
p.m. that day, from Creenbelt to any- and trains that arrive every six min- 
where in the system — provided you utes during peak periods (5:30 to 9:30 

don't get off the train. "If you get out a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.). At all other 
at a station, to sightsee for example, times, trains are scheduled every 1 2 

you do have to pay regular fare to get minutes. Metro hours of operation 
back on," says Gerald Gough, gov- are 5:30 a.m, to midnight. Metered 

em men I relations officer for Metro. parking is available between the 

"But if you're just interested in riding hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for 
the system, it's free." 25 cents per hour. 

According to Gough, some 13,000 All parking and bus service will 

new commuters will be served by the be on the east side of the Metro sta- 
opening of the five lines. And at Col- Hon, closest to Kenilworth Avenue, 
lege Park alone, 1,300 commuters are although a small Kiss and Ride lot 
expected to board the Metro each day. with short-term parking spaces is 

located on the west side of the tracks. 

Station entrances are located on both 

the east and west sides of the tracks 
i ■ 1 j and two passageways under the sta- 

; tion facilitate pedestrian crossing 

1 &M from east to west. 

Gough says the new Paint Branch 

Parkway, to be built north of Calvert 

Faculty Policies Addressed Road, will provide a through way 

Workload and accountability ^ tluit Wul travel underneath the rail 

are topics of open hearings \) lines to Kenilworth Avenue. Con- 
struction on that parkway is not 
Ollf Mr, Roberts expected to be complete until late 

l-Schout prof, adds Fourth Estate r " eXt year 

Award to illustrious career J The new $ 873 million Green Line 

extension joins the Red Line at Fort 

T u r .« T Totten station. From Fort Totten, rid- 

Talk of the Town ers must tnwd fo Metn> Center tQ 

Campus computers are abuzz S accGss ^ ^ To m jdeg flf 

vvull,,MIAlK U fare costs, says Gough, peak fare 

from College Park to Metro Center is 
Flurry Alert q $ 2 .10. That amount drops to $1 .50 

What Hi do when the snow falls O during off-peak hours. 

Gough also notes that the Green 





Line will interface with MARC com- 
muter rail service at both the Green- 
belt and College Park stops, "Orioles 
fans can take the Metro to either sta- 
tion and board the MARC train to 
Camden Yards," he says. 

Shuttle Off to Campus 

Faculty, staff and students who 
opt to commute to College Park on 
the Metro can get a lift to campus via 
the UM Shuttle. The free, express 
shuttle is open to the general public 
and does not require passengers to 
show their IDs. According to David 
Lennon, UM Shuttle Coordinator, 
passengers will board the shuttle on 
the east side of the station and ride it 
directly to campus stops including 
the Mathematics Building on Cam- 
pus Drive, the Stamp Student Union, 
and possibly the Center for Adult 
Education. Lennon says riders should 
anticipate a 20 to 25-minute ride to 
campus from the station. 

Every 20 minutes, between the 
hours of 6:45 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., says 
Lennon, a shuttle bus will depart 
from the College Park/UM station. 
Once the system is in place and 
demand for ridership is determined, 
says Lennon, a printed schedule will 
be available. For more information 
about the shuttle, its times and its 
routes, call 314-2255 or stop by the 
office of commuter affairs, or the 
information desk in the Student 
Union. 

With the opening of the new 
Green Line stations, many current 

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Carjacking Prevention and Control Guidelines to Be Developed 
by Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology 



Within a year, law enforcement 
officials and citizens will be armed 
with proven prevention and interven- 
tion strategies to combat carjacking — 
the newest crime phenomenon to hit 
the country. 

"At this point, police are unsure 
how thev can prevent carjacking, and 
unsure what motorists can do to pro- 
tect themselves," says Charles Well- 
ford, chair of the Department of 
Criminal justice and Criminology, 
which is rated the highest-quality 
research program in the nation bv the 
journal of Criminal justice Education. 
Well ford is the chief investigator of 
the one-year, $1 50,000 study, which is 
funded by the National Institute 



of Justice. 

According to Well ford, the lack of 
information about the effectiveness of 
approaches to address this new crime 
has left law enforcement officials con- 
fused and struggling with conflicting 
solutions. "For instance, some law 
enforcement agencies recommend 
engine cut-off devices to prevent car- 
jacking, while others discourage it," 
he notes, 

"Clear! v, law enforcement needs 
assistance to address this problem 
and to draw upon the range of expe- 
riences and efforts being undertaken 
nationwide to respond to this new 
threat to public safety," says Wellford. 

A phone survey of the 100 largest 



police departments is underway, to 
be followed by a two-day conference 
of law enforcement representatives 
who are trying to deal with carjack- 
ing. Data will be collected and ana- 
lyzed on patterns of carjacking, 
profiles ot known offenders, and 
effectiveness of various interventions 
tried bv the police and citizens. 

The result will he definitive infor- 
mation on the extent and nature of 
carjacking and a model program 
detailing effective prevention, inter- 
vention, and control strategies that 
can be used bv law enforcement offi- 
cials as well as citizens. 



UMCP Students Net Big Gains in Stock Market Competition 



The University of Maryland at 
College Park is ranked eighth among 
more than 9O0 colleges and universi- 
ties nationwide playing the stock 
market in the AT&T Collegiate 
Investment Challenge. 

The AT&T challenge is a national 
financial stock trading competition 
designed to give students the oppor- 
tunity to make real Wall Street invest- 
ment's on the AVIEX, NYSE and 
NASDAQ stock exchanges. 

Students begin with a fictitious 
5500,000 in buying power, an instruc- 
tional kit, including a glossary of 
stock market terms, procedures and 
strategies. To compete, they make 
buy and sell transactions on an AT&T 
toll-free line which gives them real- 
time market information. Students 
are ranked each week according to 



their account values. 

Keith (ones, a junior at UMCP 
who hopes to major in business, is 
ranked tenth for week five among the 
9,350 college students participating 
nationwide. Jones shares his secrets 
o f s u ccess f u 1 i n ves t i n g . 

"I like picking stocks that are five 
dollars or under," he savs. "I research 
them through my broker and I read 
four newspapers each da v. I look for 
stocks that have a relatively high 
trading volume, and sometimes I 
pick stocks that were once high 
priced but are now low. When thev 
are ready to rebound, I buy them." 

According to Jones, there is no 
great mystery to making money on 
the stock market. "What this shows is 
that there is money to be made," he 
says. "You don't have to be an expert. 



You just have to do vour home- 
work." 

UMCP senior finance major 
Alexander Tekie was ranked ninth 
during week three. His goals are to 
end the competition among the top 
five and to use his experience in the 
stock market to enter the job market, 
"It will definitely help me in secur- 
ing a job once I graduate," he says. 

The top 20 students overall win 
cash and the grand prize winner will 
recei ve a 1 994 Po n t i a c Firebird and 
SI ,200 in long distance certificates. 

The competition began Oct. 11 
and runs through Dec. 10. The Chal- 
lenge is in its sixth year and will be 
sponsoring another competition in 
the spring semester. 



Letter to the Editor 

Dear Editor, 

I was grea tly angered by the mis- 
representation of the "Maryland 
Association of Midshipmen" in Out- 
look's cover article about the restora- 
tion of Testudo (Oct. 25). 1 am the 
president of this group and we repre- 
sent about 15 midshipmen who 
attend UMCP and are enrolled in the 
U.S. NROTC Unit at George Wash- 
ington University. 

This project of restoring Testudo 
was begun about five years ago bv 
one of our members, Dave Oates. 
When the class of '33 heard of our 
plans, we agreed to split the cost of 
the restoration. We raised $3,000 for 
this project over the next four years. 




Our fundraisers included a 5K race 
around the campus golf course, 
cleaning up Byrd Stadium, working a 
concession stand for football, and 
many car washes. 

As for the ceremony itself, your 
article mentions that "members of the 
class of '33 and President William 
Kirwan" were in attendance. The 
entire group of the Maryland Associ- 
ation of Midshipmen minus three 
members were present. We also pro- 
vided a color detail to the ceremony. 
T h e co m m a n d i n g o f f i cer f ro m ou r 
unit at George Washington Universi- 
ty was also present. 

Respectfully, 
Tom Ettdrusick 



OUTLOOK 



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



Kathryn Costello 

Roland King 
Judith Bair 

Jennifer Hawes 

' !;. ■ Burch 

Heather Davis 
Stephen Soheh 
John T, Con sol I 
Kerstin A. Neteler 
Al Danegger 
Jennifer Grog an 
Wendy Henderson 
Regan Gradet 
UM Printing 



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Institutional Advancement 
Director of Public Information 
Director of University Publications 

Editor 

Editorial Consultant 

Editorial Interns 

Format Designer 
Layout & Production 
Photography 
Production Interns 



Printer 



Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation & calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
all material at least two weeks before the Monday of 
publication. Send it to Editor Outlook. 2101 Turner 
Building, through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Our telephone 
number is 1301) 405-4621. Electronic mall address 
is jhawes<?umdacc. umrJ.edu. Fax number is 
(301)314 9344 



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Week of November 19-25, 1393 



Washington Business Journal 



Pace 17 



Commentary 



Metro area universities make the grade 



Guest 
Opinion 



WILLIAM E. RIRWAN 



In a recent opinion 
column (Oct. 22-28, 
1993), the Washington 
Business Journal stated 
that economic develop- 
ment jn the region had 
heen hampered by "a lack of entrepreneurial 
culture," "complacency" and "a lack of 
regional- cohesion." 

Moreover, the Journal asserted, "The 
Washington area lacks a first-rate computer 
sciences laboratory, and despite having a 
number of good universities in the area, none 
are in the top echelon of research and science." 

While 1 make no claim to expertise in the 
measurement of complacency and cohesion, I 
can respond to what I regard as a faulty assess- 
ment of the quality of the Washington area's 
intellectual resources. 

In its discussion, the Journal alluded to 
remarks made by a panel of local business edi- 
tors and reporters during a recent Washington 
Board of Trade forum. On that occasion, at 
which I happened to be present, David 
Ignatius, assistant managing editor Tor finan- 
cial news at the Washington Post, asserted that 
the economic development of the Baltimore- 
Washington region has been impeded by the 
"lack of a first-rate computer science pro- 
gram." He apparently based this view on an 
experience his wife had while enrolled in a 
computer science program at a university in 
the region. 

A recent ranking of the nation's computer 
science programs tells a very different story. 
U.S. News & World Report just published a 
survey in which leaders from various fields 
were asked to identify the strongest programs 
nationally in their respective disciplines. The 
computer science department at the Universi- 
ty of Maryland was ranked as the 1 2lh best 



program in the country, above those at, for 
example, Michigan, Yale, Columbia and Har- 
vard. In fact, among all universities on the east 
coast, only the programs at MIT and Prince- 
ton were ranked above College Park. In the 
same survey, the university's physics depart- 
ment was ranked 13th best. 

1 hasten to add that this is hardly late-break- 
ing news. In a study sponsored by the Nation- 
al Academy of Sciences more than a decade 
ago. College Park's computer science depart- 
ment was ranked 1 5th in the nation. A number 
of other programs at UMCP in the humanities, 
social sciences, and the professional schools 
were ranked among the best in the nation. Fur- 
thermore, College Park's computer science, 
physics and mathematics departments were 
ranked higher than the corresponding depart- 
ments at all other universities, public or pri- 
vate, in the mid-Atlantic region. 

More recently, three University of Mary- 
land computer science faculty were named as 
National Science Foundation Young Investi- 
gators, perhaps the nation's most prestigious 
award given to young scientists. College 
Park's total was matched only by Carnegie 
Mellon University, the top-ranked computer 
science program in the nation. 

I will leave it to others to decide which of 
these competing assessments of the quality of 
the area's computer science resources and sci- 
entific research prowess deserves to be given 
greater credence, but two more general points 
need to be made. 

First, it is apparently still not understood by 
reporters in this region that the University of 
Maryland is, by a variety of measures, one of 
the nation's leading research universities and 
a powerful force for technological and eco- 
nomic development in the region. Last year, 
faculty at College Park were awarded more 



than $120 million in new research grants and 
contracts, one of the largest totals in the nation 
among institutions without an affiliated med- 
ical school. Maryland is also the only univer- 
sity in the Washington area to have been 
selected for membership in the prestigious 
American Association of Universities and to 
be ranked as a Carnegie Class I Research insti- 
tution. These two affiliations, it is generally 
agreed, define the nation's top research uni- 
versities. 

In contrast to the assertions about the 
absence of an entrepreneurial spirit in the 
region, the university's research strength is 
having an impact on the region's economy. 
Nearly two dozen companies have "graduat- 
ed" from the university's incubator facility, 
including Freewing, which won Discover 
magazine's national innovation of the year 
award in the field of aerospace. Further, the 
university's industrial outreach efforts 
through its Dingman Center for Entrepreneur- 
ship and its Maryland Industrial Partnership 
program, which draw heavily on the research 
expertise of faculty, are being emulated by 
universities around the country. And, College 
park's technology Liaison office has docu- 
mented close to 200 inventions and licensed 
almost SO technologies since its inception in 
1986. 

Finally, in my view, it is a mistake to 
attempt to tie economic development in the 
region to the overall quality of area universi- 
ties. These days there is hardly a university in 
the nation that would try to be equally excel- 
lent across all the fields of human inquiry, and 
the trend toward greater selectivity in 
resource allocation is almost certain to con- 
tinue. 

William E. fCirwan is president of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland at College Park, 



Senate Hearings Scheduled for New Policies Concerning 
Faculty Workload and Accountability 



In response to a request from the 
College Park Senate Executive Com- 
mittee, the Faculty Affairs Committee 
has produced draft proposals of two 
policies concerning faculty workload 
and accountability. 

The first proposal, entitled "Draft 
Proposal on Teaching Expectations of 
Faculty," establishes standards for 
faculty responsibilities. In addition to 
research an J service, the draft pro- 
poses a standard of teaching respon- 
sibility of five courses per academic 
year — a courseload that can be 
reduced, by criteria "customary in 
the faculty member's college, depart- 
ment, or unit," if the faculty member 
demonstrates substantial commit- 
ment to instructional development, 
advising, research or service beyond 
typical expectations. The draft also 



proposes a minimum teaching load of 
one course per year for ail tenured car 
tenure-track faculty. 

The second proposal, entitled 
"Draft Proposal on Post-Tenure 
Review," establishes a formal perfor- 
mance review for tenured faculty in 
six-year intervals. The procedures 
include a tactual report of the faculty 
member's accomplishments by two 
colleagues of equal or higher rank, 
and an evaluation bv the faculty 
member's chair or dean (in non- 
departmental i/ed colleges). The fac- 
ulty member may review all 
documents and append a response. 

Robert Gaines, chair of the Faculty 
Affairs Committee, will present a pre- 
liminary report to the full Senate on 
Monday, Dec. 6, The Faculty Affairs 
Committee will hold open hearings 



on Thursday, Dec. 9, from noon to 2 
p.m. and Monday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 
5 p.m. in the Maryland Room of 
Marie Mount Hall. All faculty 
received a letter from Hank Dobin, 
Senate Chair, about these proposals 
and the upcoming hearings. 

"The draft proposals will prom cite 
the interests of College Park by 
demonstrating our commitment to 
faculty excellence and by exercising 
initiative and leadership on issues of 
current public concern," says Gaines. 
Dobin commended the efforts of the 
Faculty Affairs Committee to respond 
to intense public scrutiny of higher 
education and adds, "These policies 
are an attempt to describe what we 
do as faculty members and to devel- 
op a more formal way of accounting 
for what we do." 



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Proposals Invited for Exchange with National Chiao Tung University 

The Taiwan Subcommittee invites proposals from UMCP faculty for an 
exchange program with National Chiao Tung University, The exchange agree- 
ment calls for an exchange of two professors, one post- doctoral student and 
two short-term visitors each year. Deadline for proposals is Dec. 30, 1993. Pro- 
posals should include: C.V. of the scholar proposed; a short description of the 
proposed research plan; source of matching funds; and evidence to indicate 
that the proposed exchange will be accepted and supported by the scholar's 
home institution. For more information, call Jackson C.S. Yang, x5-5306, or 
Jason Kuo, 405-1499, 



Foundations Bring Controversial Developer of Ecological 
Economics to School of Public Affairs 



Herman Dalv savs that current 
economic theory fails to consider 
whether the biosphere can sustain 
projected or even current levels of 
economic activity. Furthermore, 
argues Daly, one of the founders of 
ecological economics, much of cur- 
rent economic thinking leads to 
destructive consequences for the 
environment. 

Impressed with the importance of 
having Herman Daly participate in 
the education of the next generation 
of environmental policv makers, a 
consortium of eight foundations con- 
tributed a total of $500,000 over five 
years to finance his appointment at 
the School of Public Affairs as a 
senior research scholar. Thev are Ba li- 



ma n, Island, Mac Arthur, Mott, 
Noves, Rockefeller Brothers, Rocke- 
feller Financial Services and Schu- 
mann. Daly will be leaving his 
current position as a senior economist 
in the World Rank's Environment 
Department in January. 

J'erhaps best known as the author 
of For fhv Common Good, written with 
John B. Cobb jr., Daly is a prolific 
researcher and writer with ten books 
and innumerable journal articles to 
his credit. He is an associate editor 
a n d c o- f o u n d er o f t he j o u rna I pu b- 
lished by the International Society for 
Ecological Economics. 

Dalv brings to the School of Public 
Affairs a strong international interest 
with a special focus on Latin Ameri- 



ca . W i t h i n the school, Daly will work 
with the International Institute of 
Environmental Policy and Manage- 
ment, which is being developed. 

The institute will educate students 
from the public, private and NGO 
sectors in Latin America, the newly- 
independent states of Eastern Europe 
and the former Soviet Union, Africa 
and Asia as they pursue a Master of 
Public Policy degree program special- 
izing in environmental studies. In 
addition to the required academic 
background, admission to the pro* 
gram will be based on the potential 
for leadership in preserving the envi- 
ronment and promoting sustainable 
development. 



Dingman Center and DEED Announce Joint Venture to Help 
Small Manufacturers and High Tech Businesses 



A new Maryland Manufacturing 
and Technology Small Business 
Development Center (SBDO at the 
University of Maryland at College 
Park will expand the capacity of the 
Maryland Small Business Develop- 
ment Center Network to help small 
manufacturers and technology firms 
with their management, marketing 
and financial needs. 

Called Tech/SBDC, the joint ven- 
ture between UMCP's Dingman Cen- 
ter for Entrepreneurship and the 
Maryland Department of Economic 
and Employment Development 
(DEED) was announced on Nov. 30 
bv Dingman Center Director Charles 
Heller at the School of Business and 
Management. 

Tech/SBDC provides access for 



Maryland companies to business and 
technical information, advice and 
resources, and assists SB DC centers 
in Maryland as they work with man- 
ufacturing and technology clients. 

"Helping Maryland's manufactur- 
ing sector is a top priority of this 
administration, so I am very much in 
favor of this new center," says Gover- 
nor William Donald Schaefer. 

The Dingman Center has a I read v 
assisted several hundred emerging 
growth companies and entrepreneurs 
in Maryland, savs Heller. "Now, 
teamed with the state's SBDC net- 
work, we can expand the scope of 
these activities to reach more Mary- 
land businesses." 

William Mayer, dean of the School 
of Business and Management, says 



marrving the university with the pri- 
vate sector is an advantage for 
UMCP's students. "They're exposed 
to the academic side while getting 
practical experience," he says. 
And the small businesses benefit as 
well. "Management skills are often 
the weak spot in the structure of sci- 
ence-oriented companies," says 
Maver. "The affiliation of this new 
center with the School of Business 
and Management is an obvious 
advantage to SBDC clients in this cat- 
egory." 

Audrey Theis, assistant secretary 
for business resources, notes that 
small businesses represent 98 percent 
of business in Maryland. And ftO per- 
cent of Maryland's employees work 
for small businesses. 



President's Commission Helps Shape Educational Initiatives 



The President's Commission on 
School/University Cooperation held 
its first meeting this fall at the College 
Park campus. The 27-member com- 
mission includes higher education 
representatives as well as school, 
business and government administra- 
tors. Its purpose is to serve as an 
advisory body to help UMCP lead in 
developing model school/university 
cooperative programs. 

Commission members advise on 
current school /university programs 
and new ventures that might be 
undertaken. Through their organiza- 
tional affiliations, members help link 
the university to activities that show 
promise for improving school/uni- 
versitv cooperation in Maryland. The 
commission is working on two pro- 



jects aimed at shaping educational 
initiatives in the 21st century: The 
Regina Complex and Equity 2000. 

The Regina Complex, on the draw- 
ing board, is an initiative with lofty 
goals: to improve teaching and pro- 
mote fundamental change in both 
schools and universities. It calls for 
the creation of a Professional Devel- 
opment Center designed to become a 
model for the country. The center will 
bring together partnerships involving 
the Prince George's County School 
System, UMCP, county government, 
and other corporations and businesses. 

At the proposed Regina Complex 
site (currently home to three 
schools — Adelphi, Langley and Regi- 
na) children will have on-site access 
to full-time health services, coordinat- 



ed community social services, mental 
health services for families and before 
and after school programs. In addi- 
tion, the school complex will provide 
day care for three- and four-year- 
olds. Services for adults will include 
parenting skills workshops, nutrition 
education and adult education oppor- 
tunities such as health and consumer 
education and literacy instruction. 

Equity 200(1 is a six-year national 
education reform project established 
by the College Board to enhance 
minority preparation for, and success 
in, college. The project (now in its 
second year) is located at six sites, 
including Prince George's County, 
spread across the country. 



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The Philadelphia Story 

Decorated Vet of Newspaper War Shares Triumphs 



When Gene Roberts lived in 
Philadelphia and took the train to 
work, he always got on in the back of 
the car and walked towards the front 
so that he could see what newspapers 
the morning commuters were reading. 

As executive editor of the Philadel- 
phia Inquirer and in the midst of a 
great newspaper war, it was impor- 
tant for him to know what newspa- 
per people were reading. His job 
depended on it. 

But Roberts won that war, retired 
three years ago and is now a journal- 
ism professor at the university. 
Today, he makes his home in Wash- 
ington, D.C., and travels by taxi to 
College Park. 

But old habits die hard and 
Roberts still finds himself keeping 
score. "Instead of seeing what people 
read, ! check the street sale boxes and 
see who is sold out," he says. 

Roberts, who was born in rural 
North Carolina and graduated from 
the University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill, has also written for the 
Virginian-Pilot, Detroit Free Press, and 
the New York Times. He was at the 
helm of the Inquirer for 18 years, dur- 
ing which time the paper was hon- 
ored with 17 Puiitxer Prizes. 

The National Press Club recently 
praised him with its 21st annual 
Fourth Estate Award, acknowledging 
1 i f e ti me ac h i e v em e n t . 

"The Fourth Estate Award comes 
a t the end or near the end of your 
career," Roberts savs. "And it is nice 
for me, personally. But since I'm no 
longer with a paper, it's not a build- 
ing block." 

The Pulitzers were building blocks 
for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Roberts 
says. When he arrived at the Inquirer 
in 1972 it was struggling and 
involved in a battle with Philadel- 
phia's other newspaper, the Bulletin 
(which folded in 1982), 

The first five or six awards were 
verv important for turning around 
the self esteem of the newspaper. "It 
gave | the staff | a sense of worth that 
they could practice journalism as well 
as anybody in the country," Roberts 
says. 



Building a newspaper that 
wins so many awards means 
being able to focus and stay sin- 
gle-minded on your goals, he 
says. "One day you wake up, 
three or four years down the 
road, and the whole paper is 
changing under your feet in 
ways that e\ en I tin- staff] don't 
quite realize. The awards were 
important mainly because they 
gave people a sense of worth, 
that somebody out there thought 
they were good, and it kind of 
feeds on itself at that point." 

In the early days of his tenure 
at the Inquirer, a reporter from 
Philadelphia Magazine wrote a 
piece on the war between the 
inquirer and the Bulletin, The reporter 
said that the editor of the Bulletin 
looked like George Hamilton and the 
editor of the inquirer looked like Con- 
gressman Frogg from the comic strip 
"Pogo." 

Even though the Bui let in had a 
lead on the Inquirer at the time, the 
reporter said "the smart money is on 
the frog," 






"The staff thought this was the 
funniest thing they had ever heard 
of," Roberts says. They took up a col- 
lection in the newsroom, rented a 
billboard that overlooked the Bulletin 
newsroom and had the staff artist 
draw a frog looking into the news- 
room with the message: "the smart 
money is on the frog." 

These days, Roberts says that he 
tries not to read the Inquirer. "I ration 
myself to two a week. I don't 
want to get so wrapped up in 
it that I'm tempted to call 
somebody, or get involved in 
any way with the editing." 
Roberts believes that, in 
general, newspapers have 
started going downhill. Up 
until five years ago, he says, 
newspapers on the whole 
were getting better. "In a lot 
of small and middle-sized 
towns the papers are just not 
serving their towns well, their 
readers well, or anybody else 
well." 

Roberts says some of the 



In fits College Park office, Eugene Roberts' amphibious collection reminds him of 
his early days with the Philadelphia Inquirer when a magazine writer compared him 
to Congressman Frogg of comic strip fame. 



problem has to do with newspapers 
choosing to copy the USA Today for- 
mat. "They are copying the weath- 
ermap, the TV listings and the shorts. 
But they haven't copied the sports, 
probably the most effective part of 
the whole format. I'm not asking that 
they go out and spend money, but 
I'm just asking that they basically do 
the job for their hometowns." 

But there may be hope with jour- 
nalism students today, says Roberts. 
Not much has changed since he was 
an undergraduate and today's stu- 
dents, it anything are better. 
A major difference is the existence of 
graduate students, he says. 

"They're older and have been 
around the track a little more," 
Roberts says. "They have a better 
grip on what thev want to do and 
where they're going." 

The main reason he came to teach 
at UMCP was Reese Cleg horn, the 
dean of the College of Journalism. 
"I've known him since my days cov- 
ering civil rights in Atlanta in the 
'fills, t le was unc ot the great newspa- 
per writers in the country." 

The college has been expanding, 
with projects like the Humphrey Fel- 
lowship, at a time when most journal- 
ism schools across the country are 
not, he says, 

Roberts, who teaches a class on 
civil rights issues, has been using his 
experiences as a civil rights reporter 
for the New York Times in the '60s to 
write a book. 

"What 1 hope is that it will be a 
broad sweep of the press and the civil 
rights story," he says. 

But would he go back to a news- 
paper? 

"1 only went to Philadelphia 
because it was a competitive citv and 
I the inquirer] was in a desperate situ- 
ation," he says. 

There aren't any more cities where 
he could take the second paper and 
make it the first, he says. "If you 
invented me a city like that, I'd rush 
out and do it." 

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The libraries arc expanding reference service available bv e-mail as a pilot service 
beginning in December through May 18, 1994. All those with UMCP Umail 
addresses may direct their queries to library @ libr.umd.edu during this period 
and receive a response by Umail. Mail will be read daily on work days bv a refer- 
ence librarian, who will respond within two working days with either an answer 
or a referral to a more appropriate resource. Inquiries might concern specific 
information, where to get information, how best to utilize library collections and 
services, including electronic resources. For further information, contact Robert 
Merikangas at McKeldin Library, 405-9274, or send an e-mail inquiry. 



Setting the Stage 



TJjeatre Faculty Practice What They Preach in Area Productions 



The intercom above David Kriebs' 
desk projects the cacophony from the 
stage, which at the moment includes 
carpentry bangs and thuds and tom- 
foolery. He seems to take no notice, 
except when a stage crew member 
bursts into his cramped office, tool- 
belt swinging, with yet another ques- 
tion. Kriebs gives him directions and 
the problem is solved. 

Kriebs, a UMCP theatre professor, 
teaches courses in stagecraft, sound 
design and stage management. He's 
also the technical director, design 
engineer and production manager for 
the ten productions the theatre 
department is staging this semester. 

Two doors down, lim Kronzer 
describes his duties as the resident set 
designer. This fellow professor 
instructs students on drafting, scene 
painting and set design. 

Dan Wagner, who teaches classes 
in lighting design and seriographies, 
in the meantime, serves as the light- 
ing director. Resident costume 



designer Helen Huang teaches classes 
in costume history as well. 

And, as if thev don't already have 
enough on their plates, each of these 
professors is involved with produc- 
tions outside of the university. 

Wagner is currently opening Alice 
in W&nderlatid at the Kennedy Center, 
and is working on Christina* Revels at 
the Lisner Auditorium and Holiday 
Memories at the Olnev Theatre. 

Kronzer opened a show in Buffalo 
this month, and is working on Death 
tind the Maiden at Studio Theatre. 

Huang, who is the resident 
designer for Studio Theatre and 
National Players, the oldest classical 
touring company in the United States 
housed here at College Park, counts 
Rosencrante ami Guildeitstem are Dead 
and Brighton Bench Memoirs, which 
opened in Tawes Theatre in Novem- 
ber, among her latest shows. 

Kriebs, who has accustomed him- 
self to 14- hour days, is also working 
on Holiday Memories. He is engineer- 



ing The Nutcracker with the National 
Ballet of Maryland as well. 

The productions, these faculty say, 
keep them current, bringing trends 
into the curriculum they teach. Thev 
participate in these shows to keep 
from becoming stagnant. 

And, most importantly, it gives 
them the chance to involve their stu- 
dents in the world of professional 
theatre because thev take their stu- 
dents to work with them on these 
projects. 

"It gives them a chance to get their 
feet wet," says Kronzer, who worked 
w i tli three University of Maryland 
students at theOlney Theatre last 
summer. "You learn how to swim bv 
getting thrown into the deep end." 

It also gives the students a chance 
to connect with professionals who are 
part of a tight-knit community in 
Washington. Huang points out that 
the experience the students gain 
helps them develop a good reputa- 
tion long before thev graduate. 



Something to Talk About 



Computerized Conversation Service Increases Campus Communication 



Call it the talk of the town — or of 
the campus at least. It's UMTALK-L. 
the new electronic mail-based service 
designed to tap into student — and 
now faculty and staff — opinion sand 
concerns. Its purpose is to increase 
dialogue about campus issues using 
con tcmporar\ computer technolog\ 

Begun in September, the service 
currently has 150 subscribers who 
have discussed everything from the 
disappearance of the Diamoiidhack to 



concerns about health care coverage. 
And prior to Thanksgiving, faculty, 
staff and students debated whether 
or not the campus should be closed 
the Wednesday before the holiday. 
'it's an open forum for people to 
converse," savs Janet Schmidt, assis- 
tant to the vice president for student 
affairs. Schmidt chairs the Hearing 
the Students' Voices Committee 
which initiated UMTALK-L, one of 
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Metrohus schedules will be affected. 
According to Emmett Crockett, of the 
Metrohus office, the College 
Park/ University of Maryland station 
will be served by buses Eft and R12. 
On the ft) bus, service will be rerout- 
ed to operate between Prince 
George's Plaza and NewCarrollton 
stations via College Park/UM station. 
Extended Rt. C2 service will directly 
link the University of Maryland at 
College Park campus and Green belt 
Center (currently served bv Rt. ftO. 



On the R12 bus, service will be 
rerouted between the Dean wood and 
New Carrol Iton stations to operate 
via College Park/UM and Creenbelt 
stations. The part of the route 
between Dean wood and Addison 
Road stations will be replaced by the 
rerouted Rt. V14. 

New fliers are being issued aboard 
Mctrobuses, but to request specific 
route information, or to obtain a flier, 
Crockett advises commuters to call 
Metro Information at 202-637-7000. 
Help is available seven days a week 
from 6 a.m. to 1 1 :30 p.m. 



office began in response to President 
William E. Kirwan's Continuous 
I mpro vein en t i ti i t i a ti ve. 

While the project was originally 
geared to students, Schmidt s,ivs, 
"faculty and staff have been running 
with this." At the end of the vear, her 
office will analyze the program to 
determine its effectiveness. 

But as Debra Stuart, acting direc- 
tor of institutional studies, savs, "It 
seems to be working. There's enough 
activity that it perpetuates itself." 
Stuart, who serves on Schmidt's com- 
mittee, savs she keeps a watchful eve 
on the computer conversation. If a 
conversation is dving down, she says, 
committee members call Schmidt, 
who inserts a new question to get the 
discussion moving again. 

Schmidt savs her office has started 
topics, hut subscribers often start 
them on their own. "People do 
answe-t oih 1 anullier." -viv-. Vhnmlt. 
"And we forward items as needed. If 
we think someone can answer a ques- 
tion or better address an issue we let 
[the appropriate person] know." 

Anyone may read along with, or 
listen in on, the conversation, but to 
be an active participant, says 
Schmidt, one must subscribe. To join 
in the ongoing dialogue, call the SCS 
Consulting Lab at 405-1500. 



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The i 'resident's Commission on Women's Affairs poster competition to com- 
memorate its 20th anniversary now has an extended deadline for entries of Jan. 
5, 1994. Faculty, staff and students may submit entries based on the anniver- 
sary theme, "Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Shaping the 
Future," to the Art Center, Stamp Student Union. First and second place prizes, 
to be awarded the second week in January, are a SI 50 and $75, respectively, 
University Book Center gift certificate. The winning selection will become a 
printed reproduction that celebrates the 20th Anniversary. For more informa- 
tion, call Donna McMahon, 405-3979. 



DIVERSITY 




Female Faculty Bring Fresh Views to Landscape Architecture 



For as long as there's been a 
Department of Horticulture and a 
program of landscape architecture, 
there has never been a woman on the 
full-time faculty. But that all changed 
last spring with the back-to-back hir- 
ings of Assistant Professors Margari- 
ta Hill and Mina Hilsenrath. With 
them, they brought a fresh perspec- 
tive on the landscape architecture 
field. 

"They've brought a tremendous 
amount of energy aboard," says Bob 
Scarfo, associate professor and pro- 
gram coordinator. "As professionals, 
they see the world differently. And as 
women, they see the world different- 
ly." Of the latter, he explains: "They 
fill in things that I'd like to think that 
we've dealt with all along, but per- 
haps only cursorily." And, he adds, 
"Students are turning to them in 
droves." 

What Hill and Hilsenrath offer 
potential professionals, savs Scarfo, 
are "two different role models." 

Hill hails from "the research 
world," Armed with an abundance of 
international contacts, the Cuban- 
born I iill often favors taking a cross- 
cultural approach to her case studies. 
At the moment she's scouting various 
sites in and around the U Street corri- 
dor, in downtown Washington, D.C., 
and Balls ton, in Northern Virginia — 
sites that have undergone tremen- 
dous growth in recent years- — for a 
potential case study in the spring. 
Essentially, she'll be looking to see if 
these rapidly developing new com- 
munities are ultimately "sustainable," 




AT UMCP 

MOVING 
TO WARP 
COMMUNITY 



Margarita Hill and Mina Hilsenrath joined landscape architecture's faculty last spring. 



that is, if they will be able to continue 
to grow without sacrificing their own 
resources. 

Hilsenrath, who has taught at 
Morgan State University, brings with 
her a wealth of experience from pub- 
lic and private practice. She worked 
most recently for the land develop- 
ment and research division of the 
Department of Planning and Zoning 
in Howard County, where, among 
other things, she helped develop a 
new stream protection program. 

Owing to increasing public aware- 
ness of environmental issues and vast 
changes in state regulation, Hilsen- 
rath says that landscape architects in 
recent years are as much in demand 



as they've ever been. Certainly, stu- 
dent enrollment is up. Hilsenrath, for 
her part, says she's excited to be play- 
ing a part in shaping the program. 
"It's being recognized as being 
valuable," she says. 

— Todd Kliman 



Zoologist Eugenie Clark Lends Shark 
tise to IMAX Film 



Expert! 



UMCP's own "Shark Lady," Euge- 
nie Clark, leads viewers on an ocean- 
ic expedition in "Search for the Great 
Sharks," the new IMAX film at the 
Maryland Science Center. Clark, pro- 
fessor of zoology and worldwide 
expert on sharks, provides the focus 
of the film, along with Rodnev Fox, 
another shark expert. 

"Search for the Great Sharks" 
takes viewers from the coastal waters 
of California to the coral reefs of Aus- 
tralia in an excursion into the worlds 
of the Blue Shark, the Whale Shark 
and the Great White Shark. 

In a scene filmed at the New York 
Aquarium, Clark relates how she first 
saw sharks swimming in the very 
same place when she was nine. "! 
wanted to be in there with them," she 
says. She never imagined them to be 
dangerous. 

Dramatic sequences include a 
swim alongside the rarely seen 
Whale Shark, the largest of more than 



350 species of shark; the birth of a 
shark; the once-a-year blossoming of 
a coral reef; and a gripping scene 
which follows Fox below the surface 
in a clear plastic diving tube — leaving 
him apparently vulnerable to -or- 
rounding sharks. 

Along with the filmmakers, Clark 
and Fox hope to convey to viewers 
that sharks are more intelligent, more 
docile and more fascinating than 
imagined. In the film, Clark notes 
that sharks have survived for more 
than 350 million years "and have 
very few enemies — until we entered 
their realm." Viewers will discover 
the enormous threat to the existence 
of these ancient creatures — humans 
are well on their way to wiping out 
most of the known shark species. 

"Search for the Great Sharks" will 
be on view at the Maryland Science 
Center through May 26, 1994. For 24- 
hour information, call (410) 685-5225. 



Diversity on Film 

As part of the Diversity Year initiative, 
I lorn bake Library's nun print media services 
department is presenting a series of videos, 
from the library's collection, on subjects 
ranging from noted author Tout Morrison to 
the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The videos are 
available to faculty, staff and students and 
can be viewed on the library's fourth floor at 
the times noted below. 

A new series of videos will be presented 
beginning in late January. Look for listings 
in future issues of Outlook, For more infor- 
mation about the videos, call 405-9263. 

Dec, 5-Dec. 10; Common Thread?: Stories from 
the Quilt. The story of the AIDS Memorial 
Quilt established by the San Francisco 
NAMES Project Foundation in 1987 to com- 
memorate the lives lost to AIDS. 80 min. 
Plavs at 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30, 3, 
4:30, 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. 

Dec. 12-Dec. 17: Festival of American Folklife. 
Shows different events of the American 
Folklife Festival's 1976 bicentennial celebra- 
tion in Washington, D.C. Reflects the diver- 
sity of cultures found in the U.S., as seen by 
the folk dances, music, arts and crafts, etc. 28 
min. Plays every hour on the hour. 

Dec. 19-Dec. 22; Valuing Diversity: Diversity 
at Work, Describes how management must 
consider race, ethnicity, disability, age, gen- 
der, sexual orientation, and culture in order 
to promote productive work relations and 
effective communication at the work place. 
29 min. Plays every hour on the hour. 



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College Park Senate Meets on Monday, Dec. 6 

The next meeting of the College Park Senate convenes on Monday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 
p.m., in Room 0220, Skinner Hall. President Kirwan's question-and-answer period is 
the special order of the day- The Senate will consider recommendations for changes 
in the Advanced Studies requirements of the CORE curriculum, a resolution on con- 
tinuing education, a proposal to establish a Master of Engineering program, and 
revisions to the Senate Bylaws. Special remarks will he heard from Professor Robert 
Gaines, chair of the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee, on proposed policies on 
teaching expectations for faculty, and post-tenure review of faculty. All meetings 
are open to the campus community. Call 405-5805 for more information. 



Arts 






Guarneri String Quartet Open 
Rehearsal: Tue.. Dec. 7,7 pun.. Tawes 
Fine Arts Building. Call 5-5545. 

University of Maryland Chorale 
Chrtetmas Concert: Tue., Dec. 7, 8 
p.m.. Memorial Chapel. Call 5-5548 foi 
info. 

University Theatre: The Beaux 

Stratagem, Tue.. Dec. 7, through Sal.. 
Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.. and Sat.. Dec 12. at 
2 p.m.. Pugliese Theatre. S10 adults. $7 
students and seniors. Call 5-2201 for 
into.* 

Student Chamber Music Recital: Wed.. 

Dec, 8. Chamber Music Marathon, 
Tawes Fine Arts Building. Call 5-5545 for 
info. 

University Theatre: Borneo and Juliet. 
Wed.. Dec. 8 and Thu.. Dec. 9, 9:45 
a.m.. Tawes Fine Arts Building. $10 
adults. 57 students and seniors Call 5- 
2201 for info.' 

University of Maryland Percussion and 
Marimba Ensembles: Thu. Dec. 9. 
noon. 1102 Tawes Fine Arts Building. 
Call 5-5545 for info. 

Art Center Open House: Fn ., Dec. 10, 
0232 Stamp Student Union. Call 4-2787 
lor info 

University Theatre: George Orwell's 
1984. fn.. Dec. 10. 9:45 a.m., Tawes 
Theatre. Tawes Fine Arts Building. J10 
adults, S7 students and seniors. Call 5- 
2201 for info.* 

Department of Dance Informal Showing: 
Fn.. Dec, 10, 5 p.m.. Dorothy Madden 
Theatre. Dance Buitdmg. Call 5-3180 for 
info. 

Maryland Gospel Choir Concert: Fn , 
Dec. 10. 7:30 p.m.. Grand Ballroom. 
Stamp Student Union. Call 5-5545 for 
info.' 

O The Concert Society, at Maryland 
WorldSong Series: Fn.. Dec. 10. "Sufi 
Music from Pakistan." Nusrat Fateh Ali 
Khan & Ensemble. 8:30 O.m.. Tawes 
Theatre. 550. S35. S25. S15 



seniors; Students /groups discount. Call 
3-4240 for info.' 

Annual Showcase Concert: Sat.. Dec 
11, Concert Band, Symphonic Band. 
Wind Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble. 
Marching Band. 7:30 p.m. . Tawes 
Theatre. $7 general admission. $5 stu- 
dents and seniors. Call 5-5545 for Info." 

Lectures 

Employee Development Training 
Program: Mon., Dec. 6. 'Speaking 
Confidently ll-Advanced." 9 a.m.noon. 
1101 Administrative Services. Call 5- 
5651 for info. 

Guest Ledum: Mon,. Dec. 6, "Validity 

Generalization or Wishful Thinking: Some 
Advances. Concerns and Reflection," 
Jorge Mendoza. Department of 
Psychology. University of Oklahoma. 
11:30 a jn. to 1 p m,. Faculty Lounge, 
3237 Benjamin Building. A tight lunch 
win be served. 

Entomology Colloquium: Mon.. Dec. 6. 

"Disparity. Diversity and Damage: 300 
Million Years of Insects interacting with 
Plants." Conrad Labandena. tvahonai 
Museum of Natural History, 4 p.m., 
0200 Symons Call 5-391! for info. 

Employee Development Training 
Program: Tue.. Dec. 7, 'Effective 
Motivational Technipues of Supervisors.' 
9 a.m.4 D.m., 1101 Administrative 
Services. Call 5-5651 for info. 

Zoology Lecture: Tue.. Dec. 7 

"Comparative Investigations of the 
Reproductive System of Stalk-Eyed Flies 
iDiopsidae, Dipteral." Marion Kotiba. 
noon. 1208 Zoology/Psychology. Call 5- 
6890 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: Tue.. Dec. 7. 'Fun 
with the Superposition Principle." Daniel 
Greenberger, City College of Mew York. 4 
p.m.. 1410 Physics Building. Call 5 
6020 for info. 

Sounding the Humanities-Discussion of 
'Beau*': Wed.. Dec. 8. University 
Theatre. noon-12:50 D.m.. 1102 Francis 
Scott Key. Call 5-2201 for info. 

O Middle East Roundtable Discussion: 



Wed.. Dec. 8. "In the Aftermath of the 
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Accords: 
Obstacles and Opportunities for 
Success," Raymond Cohen, Sari 
Nusseibeh. William Quandt, 2-4 p.m., 
1137 Stamp Student Union, Call 4-7703 
for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium Series: Wed., 
Dec. 8, "The Detection of Small 
Asteroids m the Final Days Before the 
Earth Impact.' Peter Leonard. Los 

Alamos National Laboratory. 4 p.m., 
1113 Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call 5-1502 for info. 

Materials and Nuclear Engineering 
Seminar: Thu.. Dec. 9. 'Applications of 
Non-Linear Magneto-Optic Materials," C. 
Davis. 4 p.m., 2110 Chemical and 

Nuclear Engineering. Call 5-5208 for 
info. 

Geology Seminar Fri„ Dec. 10, 
'En stat i te Chondrites: The Most 
Reduced Rocks m the Solar System.' 
Jeffrey Grossman. U.S. Geological 
Survey. 11 a.m.. 0103 Hornbake Library. 
Call 5-4089 for info. 

Botany Seminar: Fri ., Dec. 10. 

"Siogeographical & Ecological Correlates 
of Dioecy in the Hawaiian Flora." Ann 
Sakai, Program Director. Population 
Biology. NSF. noon. 2242 H.J. 
Patterson. Call 5-1597 for into. 

National Reading Research Center 
Seminar: Fn.. Dec. 10. 'Running Start- 
Promoting Reading Engagement for First 
Graders Across Home and School 
Contexts.' Linda Gambrell, 4-5 p.m., 
3104 J.M. Patterson. Call 57437 for 
info. 

Zoology Lecture: Tue.. Dec. 14. 'Mating 
Systems and Reproductive Success in 
Golden Lion Tamarms," Jim Dietz, noon, 
1208 Zoology/Psychology. Call 5-6890 
for info. 

Meetings 

Campus Senate Meeting: Mon., Dec. 5. 
3:30-6:30 p.m.. 0200 Skinner Building. 
Call 5-5805 for info. 

Commission Meeting: Mon., Dec, 13. 




Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh AM Khan and his 12-member 
ensemble will perform Sufi music called qawwall at Tawes 
Theatre on Dec. 10. Used to Induce religious trances in 
Pakistan, qawwaii has won a devoted following in the West. 



William Kirwan. noon-1 p.m.. Maryland 
Room. Mane Mount. Call 5-2840. 

Miscellaneous 

Returning Student Workshop: Mon.. 
Dec. 6. 'End of Semester Survival 
Skills.' 2 -3 p.m.. 2201 Shoemaker. Call 
4-7693 for info. 

College Park Chapter of AAUP 
Workshop: Mon., Dec. 6. "Teaching at 
UMCP: Its Changing Role in Promotion.' 
3 p.m.. Maryland Room Marie Mount. 
Refreshments will be served and there 
will be an exhibit of materials from the 
Center for Teaching Excellence. Call 5- 
1518 for info, 



Stress Management Workshop: Tue.. 
Dec. 7. "Test Anxiety." 5:15-6:15 p.m. 
2107 Health Center. Call 4-8131 for 
nfo 

Holiday Craft Fair 1993: Wed.. Dec. 8 
Fn . . Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. Call 4- 
9814 for info. 

Returning Student Workshop: Thu., 
Dec. 9. "End of Semester Survival 
Skills." 2- 3 p.m., 2201 Shoemaker. Call 

47593 for into. 

University of Maryland Mobile Robot 
Competition: Tue., Dec. W. 2:30 rj.m.. 
Atrium. Stamp Student Union. 
Sponsored by the Department of 
Computer Science. Call x5-2696 for info. 



Calendar Guide 



Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-juxx or 5-kxxx stand for the prefix 314- or 405- 
respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk ( * i. 
For more information, call 405-4628. 

Listings marked with this symbol have been designated as Diversity Year events 
by the Diversity Initiative Committee. 



There's No Business Like Snow Business 



When the ward goes out from the 
Office of the Vice President of Aca- 
demic Affairs that the forces of nature 
are going to cause a disruption in 
UMCP's dailv routine, you can be 
sure that the crew from Physical Plant 
will be on-duty to put things back to 
normal as quickly as possible. 

Frank Brewer, director of Physical 
Plant, arrives on campus about 4:30 
a.m. to observe conditions of roads, 
parking lots, sidewalks and steps. He 
then calls Provost Daniel Fallon by 
5:30 a.m. to review conditions and 
make closing recommendations. The 
safety of students, faculty and staff is 
alwavs the primary concern. 

In addition to road and walkway 
conditions on campus, Brewer takes 
into consideration the status of major 
arteries on the way to campus, the 
condition of shuttle bus feeder routes, 
the extent of physical plant mobiliza- 



tion and the weather forecast from 
two sources. 

Brewer savs in a typical winter 
season, the campus is closed two 
days. However, in rare years, he 
notes, campus weather closings have 
run tin' gamut from no days to as 
many as six days. 

Students, faculty and staff should 
tune into local radio and television 
stations (by 6 a.m.) to hear one of the 
following messages: 

The University of Maryland at 
College Park campus is closed or the 
UMCP campus opening will be 
delayed for a specific number of 
hours, usually two or three. 

Brewer notes that if no informa- 
tion is given on designated media, 
personnel should assume that the 
campus is open. If closed, both day 
and night classes are canceled. 

The decision to close the campus 



Snow Announcement Stations 



Washington Area TV 

WRC-4 

WTTG-5 

WJLA-7 

WUSA-9 

FLAGSHIP CH. 

(UMCP)-S (PGCC-TV) 

CABLENEWS-21 

Washington Area Radio 
WMAL-AM 630 



WTOP-AM 1500 
WMUC-FM 88.1 
WKYS-FM 93.9 
WLTT-FM 94.7 
WPGC-FM 95.5 
WASH-FM 97.1 
WMZQ-FM 98.7 
WHFS-FM 99.1 
WGAY-FM 99.5 
WWDC-FM 101.1 
WGMS-FM 103.5 



Baltimore Area TV 

WMAR-2 

WBAL-11 

WJZ-13 

Baltimore Area Radio 

WCAO-AM 660 
WBAL-AM 1090 
WLIF-FM 101.9 



or delay its opening applies to every- 
one, excluding those individuals des- 
ignated as "essential." 

As soon as a snow emergency 
decision is determined, the Office of 
Public Information calls selected 
media (see box). Although the uni- 
versity tries to insure that its message 
is used, it cannot control announce- 
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