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Eating Disorders Awareness, page 3 
Achievements Worth Noting, page 6 
Anne the Archivist, page 8 


The University of Maryland at College Park Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper • Volume 10 Number 15 • January 30, 1996 

Public Hearings Set 
Regarding Benefits for 
Domestic Partners 

The University of Maryland System 
Board of Regents ad hoc committee 
on domestic partner benefits will hold 
a public hearing to receive input from 
faculty, staff and students on Thurs- 
day, Feb. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the 
Grand Ballroom Lounge of the Stamp 
Student Union. 

The ad hoc committee is charged 
with making recommendations to the 
full board regarding the extension of 
family benefits associated with UMS 
employment to individuals in domes- 
tic partner relationships. 

Another hearing is planned for 
Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. 
in the Potomac Lounge of the univer- 
sity union at Towson State University. 

For the convenience of those on 
the Eastern Shore and in Western 
Maryland, the committee will also 
receive testimony via the System's 
interactive video network from 2:30 
to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 from the 
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 
and from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 15 
from Frostburg State. 

The committee expects to present 
its recommendations to the full board 
on April 12. 

Those who wish to speak at the 
hearings or during the interactive 
video sessions must register in 
advance by calling UM System Admin- 
istration at 445-8050. Calls will be 
taken beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 8. 
Speakers will be registered on a first- 
come, first-served basis until all slots 
are filled. 

Speakers must be current faculty, 
staff or students and indicate whether 
they will testify in favor of or against 
the extension of family benefits to 
domestic partners. Roughly equal 
numbers of speakers from both view- 
points will be allotted three minutes 
each; five minutes will be allotted to 
official spokespersons for recognized 
UMS organizations. Speakers will be 
asked to keep their remarks focused. 

The committee will also accept 
written testimony, which should be 
submitted no later than Feb. 1 5 to: 
Committee on Domestic Partners, 
University of Maryland System 
Administration, 3300 Metzerott Rd., 
Adelphi, MD, 20783. 

For further information, including 
inclement weather contingency plans, 
call 445-2715. 

Welcome to the blizzard of '96 at Maryland. The campus looked deceptively 
scenic after the brutal storm that caused some employees to work around the 
clock for a solid week. Major accumulations resulted In intensive labor for all. 

Snow Removal Team Bears Burden of Blizzard 

Staff Worked Around the Clock to Keep the Campus Clear 

Backs made sore from shoveling, 
tension caused by cabin fever — the 
blizzard of '96 took its toll on us all. But 
at least most of us were able to recover 
by resting in front of the fireplace or 
escape by skiing in the streets. 

Not so for a dedicated group of 
employees who spent a solid week 
holed up on campus, removing snow, 
more snow, and yet more snow. 

Actually, they did much more than 
plow roads. The many heroes joined 
together from the grounds and plant 
maintenance departments to tackle a 
variety of tasks, from shovelling off 
roofs to keeping loading docks clear so 
the animals could be fed. The crews 
worked 12-hour shifts, had 12 hours 
off, then went right back at it. 

Resident Life was also hard at work, 
clearing the residential areas around 
the South Campus for some 1 50 stu- 
dents who remained on campus over 
the break. 

A majority of the employees slept at 
the University College Inn and 
Conference Center that week, says Jack 
Baker, assistant director of plant main- 
tenance. According to Kevin Brown, 
assistant director of grounds, who 
directed the removal effort, the roads 
were so impassable in the neighbor- 
hood that there was no way for staff to 
get back and forth to their own homes. 

Many people did not come prepared 
to stay at work a week, Brown says, 
and had neither a change of clothes nor 
toiletries. But everyone stayed calm, 
even-tempered and sociable, he adds, 
in spite of the grueling work load, and 
"not changing your underwear for five 

Baker notes that other departments, 
such as the equipment repair shop and 
procurement, were also on campus to 
lend a hand. 

Because the blizzard left a dry snow, 
conditions were more taxing than pre- 
vious winter storms, says Brown, who 
was assisted by maintenance supervisor 
Jerome Sellers, 42 staff and 16 support 
personnel from the shops. 

The worst problem was the high 
winds that caused the 30 inches of 
snow to drift, forcing crews to contin- 
ue going back over what they had 
already cleared. Plus, the snow fell in 
three separate storms. The temperature 
stayed cold and the snow remained. 

Baker's team helped to support 
grounds personnel by clearing steps, 
handicap ramps and access to build- 

ings. His staff of 150 also included 
employees from central heating. 

"It was a constant shuffling of peo- 
ple and resources to meet the highest 
priorities," Baker says. "We didn't have 
enough people or equipment to do it 
all at once." 

With animals to be fed, the crews 
had to clear the loading dock for 
incoming feed supplies, a task usually 
not considered high priority. The cen- 
tral heating plant uses oil at times like 
this, yet the contractors couldn't get oil 
to some of the outlying buildings. Areas 
around fuel tanks needed to be 
plowed, another task not considered 
urgent under normal conditions. 

Because the campus was closed and 
no one occupied the buildings. Baker 
had to assign some people to continual- 
ly walk through the facilities to identify 
heating and leakage problems. 

Not only did snow need to be 
removed so employees could get to 
work, says Baker, "we then had to pull 
people off that operation to start shov- 
eling snow off roofs. Cole Field House, 
for example, had four feet of snow on 
it. So we were concerned about col- 
lapsed roofs." 

The six feet of snow in exterior 
basement stairwells became an issue 
when temperatures began to rise. The 
snow to be hand shoveled so it 

wouldn't end up flooding the base- 
ments of buildings like the Armory. 

"Most of our people had to shovel 
out at home just to get here, then 
they spent the next several days 
doing it again," says Baker. "We had 
some really sore, tired people. 
Emotionally and physically, it was 
very, very tough." 

Frank Adams, grounds mainte- 
nance supervisor, and Greg Monn, 
maintenance chief, were in charge of 
the crew that cleared the roads and 
parking lots during the blizzard. 

Baker says because of the campus 
configuration, there was no place to 
put the snow, which was frustrating. 
Plus, says Monn, the whole idea of 
snow removal is speed and straight 
lines, another impossibility. 

Snowplow operators had to back 
up and go straight in, back up and go 
straight in, at least three times, and 
then go in with a loader because the 
snow was so heavy, says Adams. It 
was very time consuming. 

Then, when the crew got the 
snow into piles. Baker adds, it took 
up so many parking places that it had 
to be put in dump trucks and hauled 

The university was fairly well pre- 

— continued on page 7 

2 Outlook January 30, 1995 

College Park Senate Reconvenes Feb. 5 

The College Park Senate will hold its first meeting of the new year on Monday, 
Feb. 5, at 3:15 p.m. in Room 0200 of the Skinner Building. 

Pres. William E. Kirwan is scheduled to participate in a question-and-answer 
session, following reports from the academic planning advisory committee, the 
UM System councils and the executive committee. 

Senators will take action on a policy for the review of deans, presented by the 
faculty affairs committee, and revisions to the policy on attendance and assess- 
ment, presented by the academic procedures and standards committee. 

Also scheduled for votes are bylaws revisions for the staff affairs committee; 
bylaws revisions for terms of service on senate standing committees; and name 
changes for the department of Hebrew and East Asian Languages and Literatures 
and the department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. 

The Joint Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) will 
report, for senate action, on proposed revisions of university policy on appoint- 
ment and review of lecturers and instructors. It will also report on proposed revi- 
sions to university policy on APT regarding mandatory retirement at age 70. 

Senate members will also vote on the election of the nominations committee 
for the 1996-97 senate chair-elect and executive committee. 

Owen Thomas Dies At 62 

Common Calendar Correction 

The Dec. 1 2 Outlook article concern- 
ing the Board of Regents approval of a 
common academic calendar incorrectly 
stated that the Fall 1996 semester will 
begin the week before Labor Day. 
While one of the features of the com- 
mon calendar is a 14-week fall semester 
beginning before Labor Day, the polity- 
notes such is the case "except in those 
calendar years when a start after Labor 
Day can also accommodate the require- 
ments for class meeting time." 

Also, according to Gene Ferrick, staff 
assistant in the Office for Academic 
Affairs, these revised academic calen- 
dars must be approved two to three 
years in advance. 

Officially, the Fall 1996 semester 
begins on the day after Labor Day, 
Tuesday, Sept. 3. 

The board originally approved a 
common calendar in June 1994, with 
the new schedule slated to take effect 
Fall semester 1995. But the policy 
underwent revision and was approved 
at the December Regents meeting. 

The Policy on Academic Calendars 
reads as follows: 

1 . All institutions of the UM System will 
follow a common academic calendar to 
assist student planning, facilitate joint 
and cooperative programs and appoint- 
ments, simplify student and faculty 
movement among institutions, and facil- 
itate use of distance education tech- 
nologies throughout the System. 

2. The common academic calendar will 
provide sufficient time for instruction 
and examinations as recommended by 
the Middle States Association and as 
stipulated by the Maryland Higher 
Education Commission. Within the 

common framework, each president 
shall be authorized to adjust class time 
to meet instructional needs 

3- The features of the common calendar 
will include: 

• a 14-week fall semester which 
begins before Labor Day, except in 
those calendar years when a start after 
Labor Day can also accommodate the 
requirements for class meeting time, 
interrupted by a two-day recess for 
Thanksgiving and the following day. 
The final examination period will con- 
clude on or before Dec. 23- 

• a minimum of a three-week period 
in January available for institutions to 
use for an academic minimester or, for 
those institutions which do not plan to 
offer coursework, an extended winter 

• a 1 4-week spring semester inter- 
rupted by a one-week common spring 
break. The final examination period 
will conclude prior to Memorial Day. 

4. The particular dates for each year's 
common calendar will be recommend- 
ed by the Presidents' Council and 
approved by the Chancellor for publica- 
tion and dissemination. The academic 
calendar will be adopted at least two to 
three years in advance. 

5. The law school at the University of 
Baltimore and the professional pro- 
grams in the schools of the University 
of Maryland at Baltimore are exempted 
from this policy. However, all programs 
not otherwise constrained by the 
requirements of professional accredit- 
ing bodies, as well as programs deliv- 
ered at other campuses, should be on 
the UMS common academic calendar. 

Owen Thomas 

Owen Thomas, professor and former 
chair of the department of poultry sci- 
ence, died suddenly last Dec. 12, at age 
62. He suffered a cardiac arrest while at 
the university. 

Thomas is survived by his wife, 
Patricia; a son and daughter, Andrew 
and Jean; and a brother and sister, E. 
David and Erica. A "Celebration of Life" 
service was held in Memorial Chapel 
last Dec. 18. 

A native of South Africa, Thomas 
attended the University of Natal, where 
he received his bachelor's and master's 
degrees. He then earned his Ph.D. from 

the University of Maryland. In 1966, he 
joined the University of Maryland's fac- 
ulty as a research assistant. He served as 
chair of the department of poultry sci- 
ence from 1971-87. 

Recently, Thomas had been oversee- 
ing the construction of the university's 
new poultry science research facility in 
Upper Marlboro. He also had been serv- 
ing as faculty adviser to the Poultry 
Science Club, and had just completed a 
term on the College Park Senate. 

Thomas was active on the Maryland 
Egg Council, serving as president in 
1985-86, director in 1987, and vice 
president in 1988-89. In 1994, he 
received the Maryland Egg Council's 
Service Award for his contributions to 
the organization, as well as for his 
research and teaching efforts at the uni- 

The family asks that persons wishing 
to 'make contributions do so to the 
Crohns and Colitis Foundation of 
America. Inc.. 332 Center Quadrangle, 
The Village of Cross Keys, 2 Hamill 
Road, Baltimore, MD 21210-1800. 

Nancy Moore Remembered 

The English department and the uni- 
versity lost a long-time staff member 
and cherished friend last Dec. 24. when 
Nancy Moore died from complications 
caused by a heart attack. 

Moore came to the university in 
1985, working in the resident life 
department before joining the English 
department in 1 986. She served as the 
appointment secretary for four depart- 
ment chairs and as the administrative 
assistant for three associate chairs. 

Moore wrote and produced 
Bywords, the English department 
newsletter, always sprinkling news and 
information with her unmistakable 
brand of humor. 

She will always be remembered for 
the comic odes she composed and 
recited on special occasions such as 
retirement receptions or holiday par- 
ties. Moore's unmerciful satire and 
irreverence kept the department from 
taking itself too seriously. 

Among her other responsibilities,. 
Moore served on the campus parking 
advisory committee and as the staff rep- 
resentative to the English department's 
internal review committee. 

Moore, a devout and active congre- 
gant of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 
was a member of the church choir. A 
resident of College Park, she is survived 
by her husband, Moe, and her four chil- 

Nancy Moore 

dren. Phyllis, Joseph, Dorothy and 

The English department will hold a 
campus service to remember Moore 
once the semester is underway. Please 
contact Betty Fern at 405-3805 for fur- 
ther information. 

State Announces Changes to Prescription Drug Plan 

Last September the state awarded a 
contract to Medco Containment 
Services to administer the state's 
employee prescription drug program. 
Due to Medco's difficulties in establish- 
ing an adequate network of pharmacies, 
the state has decided to cancel the 
Medco contract and extend the con- 
tract with the current provider, PCS 
Health Systems, Inc., for a period of 
three months while seeking new pro- 
posals for providing these benefits. The 
state expects a new contract to be 
awarded sometime this spring. 

The Governor and the General 

Assembly are working cooperatively to 
assure a convenient, efficient and 
affordable prescription drug program 
that meets the needs of the employees, 
retirees and their dependents. 

Members of the 1995 prescription 
plan should continue to use their PCS 
prescription drug cards. New plan 
members may have prescriptions filled 
under the PCS plan and should have 
received membership cards and infor- 
mation packets from PCS as of Jan. 15. 
Should the need arise to fill a prescrip- 
tion prior to the receipt of your cards, 
please provide the pharmacist with 

your name, social security number and 
group #4181-1000 (for permanent 
employees) or #4181-3000 (for contrac- 
tual employees). 

Employees who have any questions 
regarding coverage should contact the 
Personnel Services Benefits Office at 
405-5654. New prescription plan mem- 
bers who have not received their cards 
should contact PCS directly at 1-800- 
345-9384. If you had a PCS membership 
card and destroyed it at the end of 
1995, you may contact PCS at 1-800- 
345-9384 to request a new one. 



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

Vice President for Institutional Advancement 
Reld Crawford 

Director of University Relations 
Roland King 

Jennifer Hawes 

Assistant Editor 
Janet Chlsmar 

Layout & Production 
Ginger Swlston 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions and . 
campus information are welcome. Please 
submit all material at least two weeks before 
the Tuesday of publication. Send material to 
Editor, Outlook, 2101 Turner Building, 
through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Our tele- 
phone number is (301) 405-4629. Electronic 
mail address is 
Fax number is (301) 314-9344. 


January 30, 1995 Outlook 3 

Joel Cohen Gives Voice to Faculty Concerns 

As a math professor at the university 
for more than 20 years, Joel Cohen has 
devoted most of his time to researching 
and educating others about the wonder- 
ful world of numbers. But somewhere 
along the way, the advocate in him was 
brought out and he became active in 
the "politics," of university life. 

Nearly 1 years ago, Cohen became 
involved with the Faculty Guild. "That 
taught me more about the campus," he 
says. Seems die more he learned, the 
more he wanted to immerse himself in 
having a role beyond teaching. 

"I started out slowly," says Cohen of 
his involvement. "Gradually, I found 
myself serving on more and more com- 
mittees, getting further involved." 

Along the way, Cohen also took on 
the role of faculty ombudsperson for 
the campus. 

Ten years later, he is now the faculty 
adviser to the Board of Regents, a new 
appointment which allows him to par- 
ticipate in the regents' committee and 
full board meetings as well as executive 

There isn't an actual faculty regent, 
says Cohen. "That has been defeated 
consistently by the legislature for the 
past two years." 

But such a position had the full sup- 
port of the chancellor and the regents, 
says Cohen, "and they decided to go 
ahead and do something that they think 
of as almost as good." Thus was born 
the faculty adviser position, one, which 
Cohen says, usually will be held by the 
chair of the Council of University 

System Faculty (CUSF). Cohen is the 
current chair of that council. 

As faculty adviser, Cohen attends all 
the executive sessions where the presi- 
dents also sit. "I take full part in all dis- 
cussions with the board. I don't have to 
wait to make a special presentation." 

While Cohen docs not have a vote, 

he feels fortunate to be a part of the dis- 
cussions. "There are hardly ever any 
close votes," he says. "Things get 
changed by discussion. Having a voice 
is almost as important as having a vote." 

The faculty council, for which 
Cohen serves as chair, was established 
at the beginning of the UM System's for- 
mation and consists of representatives 
from all 12 universities in the System. 
Of the approximately 30 members, six 
are from this campus. Although once a 
representative, as chair, Cohen is no 
longer considered a representative for 
College Park. 

The council meets regularly to dis- 
cuss the issues the regents are address- 
ing. Twice a year, the council's execu- 
tive committee convenes with the pres- 
idents of the senates from around the 
system to discuss systemwide policies. 
"We're officially charged with giving 
advice to the chancellor and the Board 
of Regents," Cohen says of the council. 
What's more, Cohen sits on MHEC as 
a representative of the UM System. 

Cohen's faculty adviser position is a 
one-year term that will expire this sum- 
mer, along with his chairmanship of the 
CUSF. Cohen says he's looking forward 
to taking a little time off and enjoying a 
"quieter life." Yet, he'll remain a mem- 
ber of the CUSF executive committee, 
continue to serve as chair of the univer- 
sity's security council, and, no doubt, 
serve in some other capacity. 

Faculty are encouraged, says Cohen, 
to contact their Council of University 
System Faculty representatives and let 
their concerns about systemwide issues 
be known. The following is the list of 
representatives from this campus: 
James Alexander, mathematics 
Ira Block, materials and nuclear engi- 

Marvin Breslow, history 
Cathy Ennis, kinesiology 
Carl Smith, computer science 
Charles Sternheim, psychology 
The council also has a home page, 
accessible through inforM. The address 

Week of Activities Seeks to Raise Awareness of 
Deadly Eating Disorders, Feb. 5-11 

Does someone you know exercise 
compulsively and obsess about calories 
in an effort to be extremely thin? Does 
your friend or spouse or child run to 
the bathroom to throw up after a big 
meal? These behaviors are signs that 
your loved one may have an eating dis- 
order. You yourself may fall victim to 
the trap of hinging or anorexia nervosa. 

The University of Maryland will join 
hundreds of colleges across the country 
in the first-ever National Eating 
Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP) 
during Eating Disorders Awareness 
Week, Feb. 5-11. The screening will 
take place Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
in the Tortuga Room of Stamp Student 
Union. All screenings are free and 

Speaking Out to High-Risk Groups 
about Healthy Self-Esteem is the theme 
for the week. While eating disorders are 
characterized by destructive behaviors 
around food and weight, the usual 
underlying emotional problems have to 
do with not feeling in control of one's 
life and low self esteem, says Brenda 
Alpert Sigall, a clinical psychologist 
with the Counseling Center. 

NEDSP is a public outreach effort 
designed to teach about eating disor- 
ders and direct those in need toward 
treatment. Attendees will complete a 
screening questionnaire and meet one- 
on-one with a health care professional. 
Those who show eating disorder symp- 
toms will be encouraged to make an 
appointment for a full evaluation. 
NEDSP does not provide a diagnosis. 

In conjunction with Eating Disorders 
Awareness Week, Michael Levine will 
present "The Beauty Myth and the 
Beast," a look at media, body image and 
disordered eating on Thursday, Feb. 1, 
at 7 p.m. in the Colony Ballroom. 
Admission is free. 

Levine is a professor of psychology 
at Kenyon College in Gambier. Ohio. 
He has published a number of articles 
about eating problems, and their links 
with preventative education, develop- 
mental psychology and community psy- 
chology. His book, "Student Eating 
Disorders," was published in 1987. 

Alpert Sigall and Pat Preston, a social 
worker with the University Health 
Center, are co-coordinating the event. 
Sponsors include the Health Center, the 
Counseling Center, the Maryland 
Association for Anorexia Nervosa and 
Bulimia, the university's Panhellenic 
Task Force on Eating Disorders and the 
Stamp Union Program Council: Issues 
and Answer Committee. 

Alpert Sigall is also coordinating 
events across the state. 

Eight to 1 5 percent of high school 
and college-age females suffer from clin- 
ically diagnosable eating disorders, says 
Alpert Sigall, and five times as many 
have significantly disordered eating 
behaviors and weight problems. 

And although most sufferers are 
female, 5 to 10 percent of all people 
with eating disorders are men, accord- 
ing to the scientific director of NEDSP. 

Eating disorders are illnesses that are 
associated with severe body image dis- 

tortion and an obsession with weight. 
Sufferers are terrified of gaining weight 
and continue to diet or binge and purge 
even as their mental and physical health 
deteriorate. In addition to depression 
and anxiety, victims of eating disorders 
can also develop heart problems, osteo- 
porosis and reproductive difficulties. 

People with anorexia nervosa literal- 
ly starve themselves by dramatically 
restricting their caloric intake. Symp- 
toms include significant weight loss, 
loss of menstruation, dry skin, sallow 
complexion and an intense fear of gain- 
ing weight, even when underweight. 

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by 
binge periods in which the sufferer 
consumes an unusually large amount of 
food while feeling out of control of his 
or her eating. As the binge ends, fear of 
weight gain causes the person to purge, 
generally by vomiting, using laxatives 
or compulsively exercising for hours. 
Bulimics often develop swelling of the 
feet, hands and cheeks and serious den- 
tal, throat and intestinal problems. 

Binge eating disorder is similar to 
bulimia but without the purging behav- 
ior. The binge eater sometimes eats 
enormous amounts of food very quick- 
ly, even when not hungry, until he or 
she feels uncomfortably full. Binge 
eaters often feel embarrassed by their 
inability to stop the binge. 

For more information, Preston can 
be reached at the Health Center at 31 4- 
8142. Sigall can be reached at the 
Counseling Center at 314-7663. 


Looking to Women's 
History Month 

March is Women's History Month 
and plans are being made to develop a 
comprehensive calendar listing related 
events. If you or your department or 
organization are planning a Women's 
History Month program, please pro- 
vide the following information to 
Susie Dredger by Friday, Feb. 2: 

• Department/Organization Name 

• Contact Person, Campus Phone 
Number and Campus Address 

• Name of Activity, Date, Time and 

• Admission Fee, if any 

• Brief Description of Program and 
Target Audience 

• Phone Number for Additional 
Information about the event 

Dredger's office Is located at 319-4 
Taliaferro Hall or you may e-mail her 

The President's Commission on 
Women's Affairs is seeking nomina- 
tions for their Outstanding Woman of 
the Year Award, to be presented on 
March 1 . The commission would like 
to be able to consider as many women 
as possible and asks that you give care- 
ful consideration to their request. 

Deadline for nominations and let- 
ters of support, to be sent to Margaret 
Bridwell, chair of the Outstanding 
Woman Award Committee, at the 
University Health Center, is Thursday, 
Feb. 15. To obtain a nomination form, 
please contact Bridwell at 314-8180. 

The Sub-Committee on Women of 
Color is seeking nominees for its sixth 
annual Women of Color Award to be 
presented on Thursday, March 7. The 
award recognizes the extraordinary 
accomplishments and contributions 
made by Women of Color to the uni- 
versity's minority community. 

Nominees may include classified or 
associate staff, faculty or students. 
Two letters detailing the contributions 
and reasons the individual should be 
honored should accompany the nomi- 
nation. Self nominations also are 
accepted. Deadline for nominations is 
Wednesday, Jan. 3 1 . For further infor- 
mation, please call 405-5806. 

Who Will Lead the 

The university is searching for a new 
director of libraries and as search com- 
mittee chairman Ira Berlin says, 
"Perhaps nothing is more critical to our 
success as teachers and scholars, and to 
the success of our students, than the 
quality of our libraries." 

The committee is asking for names 
of energetic and imaginative candi- 
dates, as well as a list of the qualifica- 
tions you believe the new director 
should bring to'the job. Three forums 
will be held in February and all mem- 
bers of the university community are 
urged to attend. The dates, times and 
locations for the forums are: 

Thursday, Feb. 1, 3:30-5 p.m., Room 
2203 Art-Sociology Building 

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 3:30-5 p.m., 
Room 0200 Skinner Building 

Monday, Feb. 12, 3:30-5 p.m., Room 
1412 Physics Building 

4 Outlook January 30, 1995 


Calendar of Events 

January 30-February 8 

Tuesday, Jan. 30 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition." 11 a.m.-6 
p.m.. Parents Association Gallery. Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493. 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent Collect- 
ion." noon-4 p.m.. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology 
Bldg.. continues through Mar. 3- 

Wednesday, Jan. 31 

Art Exhibition: "The Seventh Annual Prince- 
George's County Juried Exhibition," 11 a.m.-6 
p.m.. Parents Association Gallery. Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493- 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent Collect- 
ion," noon-9 p.m.. Art Gallery. Art-Sociology 
Bldg., continues through Mar. 3- 5-2763. 

Thursday, Feb. 1 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition," 11 a.m.-6 
p.m.. Parents Association Gallery. Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493. 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent 
Collection," noon-4 p.m.. Art Gallery, Art- 
Sociology Bldg., continues through Mar. 3. 

National Archives Lecture: "Archives as 
Storytellers: The Voices of Minorities on 
Radio," Alyne Ellis. National Public Radio pro- 
ducer and editor, noon, Lecture Room A, 
Archives at College Park. 301/713-6625. 

Maryland State of Mind: Television show 
that lets you explore the frontiers of knowl- 
edge with the UM System as your guide, 8 
p.m., Channels 22, 28. 31, 36. 62 and 67. 

Friday, Feb. 2 

UMIACS Lecture: "Computational 
Infrastructure for Modular Spatio-Temporal 
Simulation," Thomas Maxwell, Institute for 
Ecological Economics, 11 a.m., 2120 A. V. 
Williams Bldg. 5^)304. 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition," II a.m.-6 
p.m., Parents Association Gallery, Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493- 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent Collec- 
tion." noon-4 p.m.. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology 
Bldg., continues through Mar. 3. 5-2763. 

Saturday, Feb. 3 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition," noon-5 
p.m., Parents Association Gallery, Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493. 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent 
Collection." 1-5 p.m., Art Gallery, Art-Sociology 
Bldg.. continues through Mar. 3. 5-2763- 

Sunday, Feb. 4 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent 
Collection," 1-5 p.m.. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology 
Bldg.. continues through Mar. 3- 5-2763- 

Monday, Feb. 5 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition," II a.m.-6 
p.m.. Parents Association Gallery, Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493. 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent Collec- 
tion," noon-4 p.m.. Art Gallery. Art-Sociology 
Bldg.. continues through Mar. 3. 5-2763. 

College Park Senate Meeting: First meet- 
ing of the new semester. 3: 1 5 p.m.. Room 
0200 Skinner Bldg. 5-1243. 

Maryland State of Mind: Television show 
lets you explore the frontiers of knowledge 
with the UM System as your guide, 8 p.m.. 
Channels 22. 28. 31. 36. 62 and 67. 

Tuesday, Feb. 6 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition." 1 1 a.m.-6 
p.m.. Parents Association Gallery. Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493- 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent 
Collection," noon-4 p.m.. Art Gallery, Art- 
Sociology Bldg., continues through Mar. 3. 

National Archives Film: "We Love You 
Like a Rock: The Dixie Hummingbirds." 1994. 
noon, auditorium. Archives at College Park. 

Wednesday, Feb. 7 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition," 1 1 a.m. -6 
p.m., Parents Association Gallery, Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493. 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent 
Collection," noon-9 p.m.. Art Gallery. Art- 
Sociology Bldg.. continues through Mar. 3- 

Molecular and Cell Biology Lecture: 

"Calcium Signaling and Transport in Yeast," 
Kyle Cunningham, department of Biology, 
Johns Hopkins University, noon- 1 p.m., 1208 
Zoology-Psychology Bldg. 5-6991. 

Public Forum and Exhibtion Reception: 

"Character Revealed: Social Commentary & 
Human Narrative in Multiples, from Daumier 
to Neel." from Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard de 
Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected Prints from the Permanent Collection, 
4-6 p.m., Art Gallery, Art-Sociology Bldg. 

Thursday, Feb. 8 

Art Exhibit: "The Seventh Annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition," 11 a.m.-6 
p.m.. Parents Association Gallery, Stamp 
Student Union. 4-8493. 

Art Exhibit: "Lesjolies Femmes d'Edouard 
de Beaumont and Recent Acquisitions and 
Selected prints from the Permanent Collec- 
tion," noon-4 p.m.. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology 
Bldg., continues through Mar. 3. 5-2763. 

Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx 
or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314- or 405- 
respectively. Events are free and open to 
the public unless noted by an asterisk (*). 
For more information, call 314-8512. 

Listings highlighted in color have been 
designated as Diversity Year events by the 
Diversity Initiative Committee. 

Djimo Kouyate, griot, performs at the Feb. 2 Echoes of Africa concert. 

Echoes of Africa Resound in Maryland Feb. 2 

A panoramic view of the history of African-American popular culture. 
Echoes of Africa, conies to Maryland on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. at the University 
College Inn and Conference Center, with a pre-concert seminar at 6:30 p.m. 

Featured artists include Piedmont blues musicians John Cephas and Phil 
Wiggins; The Georgia Sea Island Singers; tap dancer La Vaughn Robinson; and 
Senegalese griot (oral historian) and kora (21 -string bridged harp) virtuoso 
Djimo Kouyate who will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening. 

Cephas and Wiggins will perform Piedmont blues, the oldest form of blues, 
with repertoire and performance links to the black string bands that began in 
colonial America. Cephas and Wiggins are two-time winners of the Blues 
Foundation's W.C. Handy Award for Best Traditional Blues Recording and have 
toured extensively throughout the world. 

The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Frankic and Doug Quimby, perform songs, 
games, dances and stories handed down over two centuries in the island com- 
munities off the coast of Georgia. The Quimbys represented the United States 
in February 1 994 at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and have 
also guest-starred on "Gullah Gullah Island" on the Nickelodeon network. 

Tap master LaVaughn Robinson is from South Philadelphia, home of such 
great tap masters as Honi Coles and the Nicholas Brothers and one of the 
major urban centers where various vernacular street forms coalesced into a 
major art form of tap. He has performed over the years with jazz legends such 
as Cab Calloway, Tommy Dorsey, Maynard Ferguson, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie 
Holliday and Charlie Parker, and designed a tap dance program for the 
Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. 

Djimo Kouyate, a griot from Senegal, is a descendent of the Kouyate family 
which traces its origins to a griot who served in the court of Sunjata, a 13th 
century emperor of Mali. Kouyate is also a master performer on the kora as 
well as an accomplished percussionist. He helped establish the Ballet National 
de Senegal at the invitation of Pres. Senghor shortly after Senegal's indepen- 
dence, and now resides in Washington, D.C., where he directs the performing 
company Memory of African Culture. 

Echoes of Africa is cosponsored by the National Council for the Traditional 
Arts, the Nyumburu Cultural Center and the Office of Multiethnic Student 

Tickets are $20; with a 10 percent discount for faculty, staff and alumni 
association members and a $2.50 discount for senior citizens; and $9-50 for 
full-time students and for children over 7. A special family plan is also available 
with tickets at $950 for each family member. The program is appropriate for 
children age 7 and older. Preconcert seminar tickets are $2 each, or $5 per 
family, up to four people. 

To charge tickets by phone, or for further information, call the Concert 
Society at 403-4240 or send e-mail to 

January 30. 1995 Outlook 5 

New Additions from the Art Gallery's Permanent Collection 

Rich and Varied Holdings Featured along with Traveling Exhibition and Daumier Caricatures through March 3 

For the first time, the public has the 
opportunity to see several stunning 
new additions to the Art Gallery's per- 
manent collection. The Recent 
Acquisitions & Selected Prints from the 
Permanent Collection exhibition fea- 
tures Lorna Simpson's mixed media 
sculpture, a "meditation on wishing;" 
Yasumasa Morimura's 1995 fan, 
"Ambiguous Beauty/Aimai-no-bi;" a 
suite of 1940s and '50s photographs by 
Godfrey Frankel; and prints by Katiie 
Kollwitz and Judy Pfaff. 

The new acquisitions are exhibited 
together with a diverse group of some 
50 other multiples from the permanent 
collection — many of which have never 
been exhibited before, or have been 
seen only rarely. 

Highly treasured is the gallery's col- 
lection of Honore Daumier caricatures 
of the 19th century French legal profes- 
sion, here exhibited in conjunction 

with the traveling exhibition organized 
by Hunter College, "Les Jolies Femmes 

Les Vesuvlennes, Danger d'lnsulter 
une, 6/1/48, by Edouard de Beaumont 

d'Edouard de Beaumont." All are on dis- 
play through March 3- 

Beaumont's and Daumier's spirited 
images are located sequentially in the 
gallery to encourage visitors to compare 
the wit and perception of their very dif- 
ferent approaches to visual social satire. 
Their lithographs were created specifi- 
cally for the influential mass circulation 
publications of 1 9th century Paris. 

The works included at the exhibit 
are from five of Beaumont's series, 
which explore the "jolie femme" as she 
makes her transition from the country- 
side to the city and develops and 
deploys her skills at manipulating men. 

She also seeks to expand her politi- 
cal rights; experiments with cross-dress- 
ing at the risque Bal Masque; and deftly 
navigates the intricate vagaries of the 
euphemistic "Thirteenth Aron- 
dissement," where in Beaumont's mind, 
sprightly (and very young) lorettes and 
grisettes reign supreme over their bour- 
geois (and married) male "sponsors." 

In addition to the works in this exhi- 
bition, the collection includes a series 
of portraits of 1970s athletes by Andy 
Warhol, two paintings by Maurice 
Prendergast, and a noteworthy group of 
mural studies created for government- 
sponsored programs in the 1930s and 
early 1 940s, on long-term loan from the 
National Museum of American Art. 

Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday, 
noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, noon to 9 
p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 
p.m. The Art Gallery is located in the 
Art-Sociology Building. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 4-6 
p.m., a public forum and exhibition 
reception, "Character Revealed: Social 
Commentary and Human Narrative in 
Multiples from Honore Daumier to 
Alice Neel," takes place at The Art 

For more information, call 405-2763- 

National Archives Presents Series of Black History Month Events 

Throughout February, the National 
Archives is presenting a series of events 
marking Black History Month 1996. The 
official theme for the month, as pro- 
claimed by the Association for the Study 
of Afro-American Life and History is 
"African-American Women: Yesterday, 
Today and Tomorrow." 

Lectures, films, readings and work- 
shops are being offered at three 
National Archives facilities: The 
National Archives, 7th and Pennsylvania 
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.; the 
National Archives at College Park, 8601 
Adelphi Rd and the Washington 
National Records Center, 4205 SuiUand 
Rd., SuiUand. 

The following is a list of events, 
including dates and times. Those events 
to be held at the College Park location 
are marked with an asterisk. 

For more information, call 301/713- 

Thursday, Feb. 1 through Feb. 29 

DISPLAY: Lt. Willa Brown, one of the 
first licensed African-American pilots, 
campaigned tirelessly to promote avia- 
tion and civil defense career opportuni- 
ties for her race. In keeping with this 
year's Black History month theme, a let- 
ter Brown wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt 
asking for the First Lady's support will 
be on display. Rotunda, Washington, 
D.C. Archives. 

Tuesday, Feb. 1* 

LECTURE: Alyne Ellis, a longtime pro- 
ducer/editor at National Public Radio, 
will present "Archives as Storytellers: 
The Voices of Minorities on Radio." Ellis 
will focus on how producers in radio 
and television use archival records to 
round out ideas for national program- 
ming. Noon, Lecture Room A, Archives 
at College Park. 

Friday, Feb. 2 

FILMi "We Love You Like a Rock: The 
Dixie Hummingbirds," 1994, is a docu- 
mentary film about the renowned black 
gospel quartet, the Dixie Humming- 
birds. For nearly 70 years, the 
Hummingbirds have been one of the 

most important groups in gospel and a 
major influence in the development of 
American pop music and R&B. Candid 
interviews with the singers and 
Hummingbird devotees such as Paul 
Simon and Stevie Wonder are combined 
with vintage television clips and pho- 
tographs to create a telling portrait of 
this legendary group. 77 minutes, noon, 
theater, Washington. D.C. Archives. 

Monday, Feb. 5 

Archives Afro-American Society pre- 
sents a reading and lecture exploring 
this year's Black History Month theme 
with a reading and discussion by poet 
and author, Nikki Giovanni. Giovanni is 
a professor of English at Virginia 
Polytechnic University. Noon, theater, 
Washington, D.C. Archives. 

Tuesday, Feb. 6* 

FILM: "We Love You Like a Rock: The 
Dixie Hummingbirds," see Feb. 2 listing 
for a description. Noon, auditorium, 
Archives at College Park. 

Wednesday, Feb. 7 
LECTURE: "The Insiders Eye, the 
Outsiders Eye: Robert McNeill and 
Black Government Photography, 1930s- 
60s." Photographer Robert McNeill and 
Still Picture Branch archivist Nick 
Natanson will discuss the biographical, 
cultural, administrative and aesthetic 
contexts of some of McNeill's most 
memorable images of his four-decade 
photographic career inside and outside 
the federal government. McNeill's pio- 
neering coverage — moving from urban 
alleys to mountain homesteads, from 
Richmond tobacco workers to Norfolk 
longshoremen to Hampton bank tellers 
to Pochontas coal miners — pushed the 
boundaries of documentary convention, 
black as well as white. Presented in 
conjunction with the Afro-American 
History Society, National Archives. 
Noon, Room 105, Washington, D.C. 

Thursday, Feb. 8 

LECTURE: Brenda Moore, assistant pro- 

fessor of sociology at the State 
University of New York, Buffalo, will 
discuss her book, "To Serve My 
Country, To Serve My Race: The Story 
of the Only African-American WACs 
Stationed Overseas During World War 
n." Noon, theater, Washington, D.C. 

Friday, Feb. 9 

FILM: "A Great Day in Harlem," 1994. In 
the summer of 1958, a group of jazz 
masters including Dizzy Gillespie, Art 
Blakely, Sonny Rollins and many others 
gathered in Harlem to be photographed 
for an Esquire magazine article on jazz. 
This momentous gathering is recalled in 
this Academy Award-nominated docu- 
mentary film. 60 minutes, noon, the- 
ater, Washington, D.C. Archives. 

Monday, Feb. 12 

FILM: "A Great Day in Harlem." See Feb. 
9 listing for a description. 10 a.m., con- 
ference room, Washington National 
Records Center. 

Wednesday, Feb. 14* 

FILM "A Great Day in Harlem." See Feb. 
9 listing for a description. Noon, audito- 
rium. Archives at College Park. 

Thursday, Feb. 15* 

LECTURE: Three Howard University 
graduate students share their research 
in "Traditions of Creativity, Legacies of 
Culture: Three Case Studies." Richlyn 
Goddard will speak about African 
Americans and Atlantic City, NJ, enter- 
tainment history. Tamara Brown will 
discuss dance during the Harlem 
Renaissance. Lisa Davenport will talk 
about European and American reactions 
to jazz in the 1920s. Noon, Lecture 
Room A. Archives at College Park. 

WORKSHOP: "Afro-American Genea- 
logy." Reginald Washington, a staff con- 
sultant with the user services division at 
the National Archives, will give a work- 
shop on using federal records for Afro- 
American genealogical research. The 
fee is $15, payable at the door. Advance 
registration is required, call 202/501- 

6694 to register. 9:30 to 1 1:30 a.m., 
Room 410, Washington, D.C. Archives. 

Friday, Feb. 16 

FILM: "The Tuskegee Airmen," 1994. 
This docu-drama produced for televi- 
sion tells of the African-American Airs 
Corp. squadron. Stars Laurence 
Fishburne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and 
John Lithgow. 120 minutes, noon, the- 
ater, Washington, D.C. Archives. 

Monday, Feb. 19 

FILM: "The Tuskegee Airmen." See Feb. 
16 listing for a description. 10 a.m., 
conference room. Washington National 
Records Center. 

Tuesday, Feb. 20* 

FILM: "The Tuskegee Airmen." See 
Feb. 16 listing for a description. Noon, 
auditorium, Archives at College Park. 

Wednesday, Feb. 21 

LECTURE: Nat Brandt will discuss 
"Harlem at War: The Black Experience 
in World War II." The book focuses on 
one of a number of racial disturbances 
that occurred during the war, but were 
little known by the rest of the country. 
Noon, theater, Washington, D.C. 

Friday, Feb. 23 

FILM: "Against the Odds: The Artists of 
the Harlem Renaissance," 1995, is the 
little-known story of the visual artists 
who made the Harlem Renaissance one 
of the most important artistic events in 
the 20th century. Noon, theater, 
Washington, D.C. Archives. 

Monday, Feb. 26 

FILM: "Against the Odds: The Artists of 
the Harlem Renaissance." See Feb. 23 
listing for a description. 10 a.m., confer- 
ence room, Washington National 
Records Center. 

Tuesday, Feb. 27* 

FILM: "Against the Odds: The Artists of 
the Harlem Renaissance." See Feb. 23 
listing for a description. Noon, auditori- 
um, Archives at College Park. 

6 Outlook January 30. 1995 

Faculty, Staff and Student Achievements Worth Noting 

The 1995 Chairman's Award for 
Outstanding Physics Staff was shared by 
Jesse Anderson and Cassie Jones. 
Anderson's nominators emphasized that 
he operates the Physics Raw Materials 
Store so efficiently that it consistently 
turns in end-of-year inventories within a 
few hundred dollars of actual cost; that 
as safety officer his efforts have helped 
maintain a low rate of injur)' in an envi- 
ronment full of machinery; that he 
serves as liaison between the supervi- 
sors, the machinists and the student 
help; and that for years he would diplo- 
matically and effectively chair the 
monthly shop meetings. 

Jones was nominated by no fewer 
than 30 people, all of whom pointed 
out that as the only secretary for the 51 
people in the space physics area, she is 
constantly demonstrating her ability to 
handle the large volume of work which 
they generate, dexterously juggling pri- 
orities while exhibiting staying power 
and a sense of humor. 

Manoj Banerfee, professor of 
physics, has won a Humboldt Research 
Award for senior U.S. scientists. He will 
spend 12 months, primarily at the 
Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany, 
working on various aspects of effective 
Lagrangians for low energy hadron 

Erik Bucy, graduate assistant in the 
College of Journalism, earlier this 
month joined 35 college and university 
professors from across the country for 
C-SPANs Winter 1996 Seminar for 
Professors. The seminar united profes- 
sors from disciplines as diverse as politi- 
cal science, journalism, speech, com- 
munications and public policy and 
focuses on creative ways to use C- 
SPAN's public affairs programming in 
the college classroom and in research. 

Bucy was selected through a com- 
petitive application process open to all 
of the 4,800 college-faculty members of 
C-SPAN in the Classroom, the cable 
television network's free national mem- 
bership service for educators. 

Chip Denman. manager of the 
Computer Science Center's Statistics 
laboratory, will deliver a course on 
March 21 tided "Strange Coincidences 
and Probability," at Johns Hopkins 
University's Columbia Center. The 
course is one in a six-part series on 
Science and Pseudo-Science: A 
Skeptical Look at Psychic Powers and 
the Supernatural, arranged in coopera- 
tion with the National Capital Area 
Skeptics (Denman is past president). 

On May 2, Robert Park, professor of 
physics, delivers "When Scientists Fool 
Themselves," as part of the same series, 
which is offered through JHU's School 
of Continuing Studies. 

Theodore Einstein, professor of 
physics, has been elected a fellow of 
the American Physical Society "for his 
contributions to the theory of interac- 
tions between chemisorbed atoms and 
of their consequences for two-dimen- 
sional phase transitions, and to the the- 
ory of measurable properties of vicinal 

Paul Herrnson, professor of gov- 
ernment and politics, recently testified 

Paul Herrnson, left, associate professor of government and politics, recently testi- 
fied before the Committee on House Oversight on the impact of political parties on 
the political system. He's pictured with Rep. Bill Thomas, chair of the committee. 

before Congress on the impact of politi- 
cal parties on the political system. 
Herrnson was invited to testify before 
the Committee on House Oversight as 
part of a series of hearings Rep. Bill 
Thomas, chair of the committee, is 
holding on the issue of campaign 
finance reform. Herrnson was formerly 
executive director of the Committee on 
Party Renewal, of which Thomas is the 

Francine Hultgren, associate pro- 
fessor in the College of Eduction's 
department of education, policy, plan- 
ning and administration, was selected 
as the recipient of the 1996 Prince 
George's Chamber of Commerce 
Outstanding Higher Education 

Her unparalleled commitment to 
improving the quality of education in 
Prince George's County and across the 
state was recognized at the outstanding 
educators award luncheon, Jan. 22 

The awards program is sponsored by 
the Chamber of Commerce, with cor- 
porate sponsorship from Washington 
Gas — Maryland division, in order to rec- 
ognize outstanding contributions made 
to the public school system in Prince 
George's County. 

Hultgren is known as a stellar educa- 
tor who has demonstrated creativity as 
a teacher, program developer and 
resource person. She can be found 
advising student teachers; training and 
developing relationships with coopera- 
tive teachers; working with curriculum 
teams to develop materials for learners; 
tutoring students, providing resources 
for families; and transporting students 
to meetings and conferences. 

In 1993, Hultgren received the 
Presidential Award for Outstanding 
Service to Schools in Maryland and was 
honored by Who's Who in American 

She is co-author of "Being Called to 
Care" and "Toward a Curriculum for 
Being: Voices of Educators." 

Adam Porter, assistant director in 
the department of computer sciences 
with a joint appointment in the 
Institute for Advanced Computer 
Studies (UMIACS), has been selected to 
receive a Special Purpose Grant of 
$55,000 from the AT&T Foundation. 
With the funds, Porter is creating a lab- 

oratory to develop and evaluate 
advanced tools to support wide-area 
software development. The lab will 
support educational initiatives in which 
students design, implement and evalu- 
ate advanced software tools; communi- 
ty outreach programs in which K-12 
students perform "hands-on" experi- 
mentation with advanced computer 
technology; and on-going research in 
this area. 

Porter also will be teaching a special 
course this semester using the equip- 
ment purchased from the AT&T funds. 

Norman Reese was the winner of 
the physics department's 1995 Sibylle 
Sampson Staff Award. In addition to 
earning out his appointed duties as 
coordinator for the department's com- 
puting services, he also has been main- 
taining the department's business com- 
puter operation and server, tasks which 
in and of themselves are normally the 
work of two people. At the same time, 
he has served on various departmental 
and campus search committees. 

Janet Schmidt has been appointed 
director of institutional studies follow- 
ing a national search. For the year pre- 
ceding her appointment, Schmidt 
served as acting director. She also 
served for 1 1 years as assistant to the 
vice president for research, Office of 

the Vice President for Student Affairs. 
Schmidt earned her Ph.D. in educa- 
tional psychology from the University 
of Minnesota and is associate faculty 
with the Counseling and Personnel 
Service Department. Her extensive 
experience with student research at 
the University of Maryland, combined 
with her demonstrated ability to lead 
OIS in process improvement, were crit- 
ical to her selection. 

"They Never Said a Word," a fall 
1995 University Theatre production, 
was one of five selected to participate 
in the Region II Kennedy Center 
American College Theatre Festival, held 
at the University of Buffalo this month. 

Previously titled "Don't Use My 
Name," this new theatre piece, written 
by professor Ron O'Leary, explores 
what it means to be lesbian, gay or 
bisexual on a college campus— the 
good and the bad. O'Leary wrote the 
piece based on interviews with lesbian, 
gay and bisexual students and alumni 
and material from other sources such as 
the mass media, political speeches and 
religious literature. 

Women Critics 1660-1820: An 
Anthology, edited by the Folger 
Collective on Early Women Critics, was 
published last December by Indiana 
University Press. The collective 
includes Virginia Beauchamp, 
retired associate professor of English; 
Susan Lanser, professor of compara- 
tive literature and English; and 
Katherine Larsen, a Ph.D. candidate 
in English. 

USAMRIID Establishes Partnership 

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has 
established a "Partnership in Education" agreement with the university to encour- 
age and enhance study in the scientific disciplines. 

As a first step, USAMRIID has donated several pieces of equipment to the univer- 
sity's Bioprocess Scale-up Facility (BSF), including a large laboratory fermentor used 
to grow cell cultures and research quantities of microroganisms. 

This additional equipment means enhanced research capabilities for industry, 
federal laboratories and faculty and staff, according to BSF manager Terry Chase. 
The facility investigates and develops products for Maryland biotechnology compa- 
nies that are not yet ready to invest in their own expensive equipment and support 

"We would like to see this agreement develop beyond the sharing of equipment 
and technology to a full-fledged cooperative alliance with the university," says Col. • 
Daivd Franz, USAMRIID Commander. University of Maryland students and faculty^ 
will visit USAMRIID, located at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, to learn more about the' 
work of the Institute. 

USAMRIID is the lead medical laboratory for the U.S. Army Biological Defense 
Research Program, and plays a key role in national defense and in infectious disease 
research. It has the only maximum containment biological laboratory in the 
Department of Defense for the study of highly hazardous disease. • ' 

The BSF is part of the Engineering Research Center, which promotes scientific 
interaction betweeen the university and industry. 


January 30, 1995 Outlook 7 

UM System Breaks New Educational 
Ground on Maryland State of Mind 

Old sayings like "an ounce of preven- 
tion" and "all the world's a stage" take 
on new meanings in the upcoming 
broadcast of Maryland State of Mind, an 
award^winning television series pro- 
duced by Maryland Public Television 
(MPT). The first show of the new year 
airs Thursday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. and 
again on Monday, Feb. 5 at 1 1 p.m. 

The February 1996 edition of 
Maryland State of Mind continues to 
break new educational ground, expos- 
ing viewers to learning experiences in 
and beyond the classrooms and labora- 
tories at University of Maryland System 
institutions. The following is a glimpse 
of the stories in the upcoming show: 

Marching Home: Frostburg State 
University mounts a conference on the 
cultural legacy of World War II. 

All the World's A Stage: The Towson 
State University theater program plays 
host to a Kabuki master. 

Voyage to an Ancient Harbor: 

University of Maryland College Park 
archaeologists are uncovering the 
ancient Roman Port of Caesarea 
Maritima in what is now Israel. 

The People's Channel: Coppin State 
College is home to the community 

access channel for Baltimore's cable 
television system. 

Cleaner Genes: Researchers at the UM 
Biotechnology Institute are engineering 
an enzyme to make laundry detergents 
more effective and environmentally 

An Ounce of Prevention: University 
of Maryland at Baltimore's community 
health worker program is improving 
the lives of chronically ill patients, 
reducing Medicaid costs and helping 
neighbors help neighbors. 

Tuning in to Language: University of 
Maryland Baltimore County is packag- 
ing foreign language television broad- 
casts as an innovative teaching tool. 

The February edition of Maryland 
State of Mind is made possible by fund- 
ing from the UMS institutions and pri- 
vate underwriters, including 
Investment Counselors of Maryland. 

Maryland State of Mind is produced 
by MPT in association with the UM 
System. The innovative partnership 
combines the vast educational 
resources of the UMS with MPT's state- 
of-the-art production capabilities. 
National Public Radio's Scott Simon 
hosts the show. 

Performing Arts on the Line 

Call it one-stop shopping for infor- 
mation about the arts at Maryland. 
Now, everything you wanted to know 
about upcoming theater or dance per- 
formances, art exhibits or musical con- 
certs is just a phone call away. 

By dialing 405-ARTS, you'll have 
access to a list of arts events from four 
categories: music, theater, dance or The 
Art Gallery. Pre-recorded messages 
inform you of the dates and times of 
upcoming events, along with telephone 
numbers and box office hours for 
acquiring tickets. 

The new automated line, which is 
updated regularly, is part of the College 
of Arts and Humanities efforts to unify 
its presentation of the arts, in anticipa- 
tion of the arrival of the Maryland 
Center for the Performing Arts. 

The departments of theater and 
dance, the School of Music, the Concert 
Society at Maryland, The Rossborough 
Festival and The Art Gallery offer a mul- 
tiplicity of performances and exhibits. 
Finding out what there is to see and 
hear is as simple as dialing 405-ARTS. 

Business School Awarded $500,000 

The Jacob and Annita France Foundation, Inc. and the Robert and Anne Merrick 
Foundation, Inc., have donated $500,000 to the College of Business and 
Management. The gift, to be awarded over five years, will fund the France-Merrick 
Faculty Fellowship Fund at the business school. 

"We are grateful to the France and Merrick Foundations for their generous sup- 
port of the Maryland Business School," says Dean William Mayer. "This gift will 
help us move ahead on our highest priority— the retention of excellent faculty." 

The France-Merrick Faculty Fellowship Fund will enable the business school to 
better compete for top-quality faculty. Specifically, the fund will help supplement 
faculty salaries and summer research. Faculty receiving the funds will be designated 
as France-Merrick Fellows. 

Making the roads passable meant piling the snow high and on the side. 

Snow Team Braves Blizzard of '96 

continued from page I 

pared with equipment and supplies. 
There was plenty of salt and sand, six 
front-end loaders and seven snow blow- 
ers which they had no use for until this 

While there was some equipment 
damage, no one was injured during the 
effort which, Brown says, was a good 
tiling. The Health Center didn't look 
open and it would have been difficult 
for emergency vehicles to get through. 

Fortunately, classes weren't in ses- 
sion If the semester had begun, the lots 
would have been jammed with cars, 
making plowing impossible, says Monn. 
They would have been forced to shift 
resources to resident facilities, adds 

And, packed snow doesn't move. It 
might have been much worse with peo- 
ple walking on it, says Brown. "It 
would have been a nightmare," all 

So who decided to keep the universi- 
ty closed? Brown and Frank Brewer, 
director of the physical plant depart- 
ment, came in every morning at 4:30, 
drove around, called the local weather 
people, then called vice president for 
academic affairs and provost Daniel 
Fallon at 5 a.m. to report the condi- 
tions. Fallon made the final decision. 

At the beginning, says Brown, the 
decision to close campus was made at 5 
a.m. As time went on, the decision was 
made by 5 in the afternoon that the 
campus would be closed the next day. 

This part of the country wasn't pre- 
pared to handle the enormous task. 
Baker says. But while many people 
griped about the dismally slow snow 
removal efforts in their own neighbor- 
hoods, the feedback from the campus 
community was appreciative and sup- 
portive of the effort here at University 
of Maryland. 


Vision Not Restricted by Disabilities 

Close to a dozen student volunteers learned to see through the eyes of disabled 
high school students as a result of a unique mentoring relationship. 

The university's Photo Outreach Program brought together campus volunteers 
and 20 youths with mild to severe disabilities from Parkdale High School to offer 
"Unrestricted Visions." The program enabled students in Parkdale's Least Restricted 
Environment special education class to study photography. 

Besides teaching the students basic photographic skills, the program was 
designed to demonstrate that everyone has abilities waiting to be tapped. 

Barbara Tyroler, coordinator of the Outreach Program, says she hopes to obtain 
funding to continue the program for the third time next fall. It was funded this year 
by grants from the Prince George's County Arts Council and several businesses and 
organizations in the Washington area. 

During the fall 1995 semester, the Parkdale students were matched with volun- 
teer mentors to search for the perfect photograph. The student mentor pairs scout- 
ed the campus to snap pictures of campus life, students and whatever caught their 
attention. The program culminated with a reception and the opening of a one-day 
exhibition of their works at Stamp Student Union on Jan. 19. 

On display were photos of Parkdale students clutching cameras, determined to 
snap their own pictures, while others showed mentors helping students to steady 
their aim. 

The exhibit moved to The Gallery at the Greenbelt Public Library where photos 
will be displayed until Feb. 25. 



8 Outlook January 30, 1995 

Anne Turkos: Guardian of Things Past 

Who do you see when you want to 
find a photo of the first women on cam- 
pus or wonder how many people have 
majored in astronomy? Anne Turkos, of 
course. Her love of history and passion 
for the written word make Turkos a nat- 
ural as the university's archivist. 

The job does not involve digging 
through dusty boxes of boring artifacts 
all day. It is diverse, absorbing and alive, 
says Turkos. "It's one of those jobs 
that's really varied and that's what 
makes it interesting. It's not the same 
thing day in and day out." 

A good part of that day is spent inter- 
acting with people. Turkos puts in a fair 
amount of time on the reference desk at 
McKeldin Library — helping people with 
questions about the university or any of 
the Maryland Room holdings. 

She also works with interns and stu- 
dent assistants on the processing of 
manuscript materials. One of the things 
she especially enjoys about the job, says 
Turkos, is having the opportunity to 
work with students who go on to be 
professional archivists. "It's kind of a 
molding, shaping situation, helping 
them learn and grow at the same time. 
We have had some very good students 
who have gone on to shower us with 
glory in the professional world." 

Another favorite aspect, says Turkos, 
it working with historical photographs: 
"I love the photographic part of it." 
People will often ask for obscure pho- 
tos such as a shot of an old telephone 
on campus. That's when she dons her 
detective's hat: "We don't have any- 
thing under T' for telephone so where 
do you go? That kind of puzzle solving 
is fun," she adds. 

Turkos is responsible for keeping 
track of archival material that comes 
into the library — preparing a formal log 
sheet to say what it is, who gave it to 
the university, what kind of time span it 
covers and where it is on the shelf. 

She also performs technical-services- 
oriented tasks such as cataloguing 
records for manuscript materials, both 
for the historical manuscript holdings 
and the university's archival materials. 
After being reviewed by the technical 
services staff, these records end up in 
the online catalog. 

Additionally, she is in charge of 
exhibits and special events for the 

Turkos grew up in Baltimore, ending 
up in Ohio for graduate school. She has 
a master's in history and a master's in 
library science from Case Western 
Reserve University in Cleveland. 
After receiving her graduate 
degrees, Turkos found her way back to 
Maryland. She worked with the 
Baltimore City Archives and Records 
Management Office for close to four 
years, then came to the university. It's 
been 1 1 years now and a perfect fit. 

"I always enjoyed history," says 
Turkos, who was an English major as an 
undergraduate. "When I went back to 
library school, I thought I'd be a refer- 
ence librarian because it's fun to do ref- 
erence. I like to help people find the 
things that they want, feel their excite- 
ment and accept their gratitude when 
you know you've fulfilled their need." 

But at the time she went back to 
school, there were more jobs in 
archives than in the reference area. So 
she tried archives. 


Anne Turkos has found the perfect way to combine her interests as the university's 
archivist. She finds her days at McKeldin Library interesting and full. 

She says she has really enjoyed learn- 
ing about Maryland and is an adopted 
Terp — with a huge collection of turtle 
paraphernalia to prove it. 

"I enjoy seeing the students get 
excited about what I'm able to share 
with them about the university," says 
Turkos. "Many of the students don't 
realize how old the campus is, how 
small it used to be, what the song is 
that chimes from the (Memorial] 

Students frequently ask about univer- 
sity statistics — how long does it take 
people to graduate? How many people 
are enrolled in my major over time? 
What is the demographic makeup of 
the student body? How many black stu- 
dents are there? When did women first 
come here? 

"There's a lot of lookback. We some- 
times think that young people aren't as 
interested in history anymore, but 
there's a lot of curiosity about what's 
gone on in the past here," Turkos says. 

She is always looking for important 
records, publications and memorabilia 
from campus groups. People need to 
remember the archives when they are 
getting ready to throw stuff in the trash, 
she says. 

"They would be surprised at how 
many people are interested in what 
they have. People think, "This stuff is 
boring,' but 20 years from now, some- 
one is going to be happy that they 
saved it." 


F o 

Y o 

u r 

In t e r e s t 

Zing Go the Strings 

On Friday evening, Feb. 9, the 
Guarneri String Quartet will hold its 
first Open Rehearsal of the Spring 
1996 semester. The 7 p.m. perfor- 
mance takes place in the Ulrich 
Recital Hall of the Tawes Fine Arts 
Building. The Quartet will read 
through Ravel's "String Quartet in F 
Major" as well as Arriaga's "String 
Quartet in D minor". 

The rehearsal is free and open to 
the public. For information call 405- 

Number 16: Confucianism 

You are cordially invited to attend 
the 16th China Regional Seminar on 
Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3-6 p.m. in 
the Chesapeake Room of the 
University College Inn and 
Conference Center. 

Wei-Ming Tu, professor of Chinese 
history and philosophy. Harvard 
University, will discuss "Confucianism 
and the Chinese Diaspora." Other dis- 
cussants include Anthony Yu, Carl 
Darling Buck Distinguished Service 
Professor in the Humanities, 
University of Chicago and Ying-Shih 
Yu, professor of East Asian Studies & 
History, Princeton University. 

For further information, please con- 

tact Li-Ju Hong at 405-4312. 

A Showcase for Planners 

Conference and Visitor Services 
invites all faculty and staff who plan 
meetings and conferences to attend a 
Conference and Meeting Service 
Showcase on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 
1-4 p.m. in the Stamp Student Union 
Colony Ballroom. 

Services invited to display at the 
showcase include: conference plan- 
ning and registration, travel and trans- 
portation, catering and food, confer- 
ence facilities and hotels, audio-visual 
and technical support, special events 
planning, tours, recreation and enter- 
tainment, printing and photography 
and supplies. Refreshments will be 
provided and valuable door prizes will 
be awarded (must attend to be eligi- 

Interested in attending? Call 
Conference and Visitor Services at 
314-7883 by Friday, Feb. 16. 

Welcome Home 

Volunteers are needed for the 
Maryland English Institute's Welcome 
Home to Maryland program matching 
international students with volunteers 
from the university community. 

Volunteer families/individuals in 

the program meet with students on a 
regular basis and partake in activities 
that allow the students to become 
familiar with American culture. 

The deadline for Welcome Home is 
Friday, Feb. 23- For further details, call 
405-0336 or stop by Room 2140 
Taliaferro Hall. 

Local Artists 

The Parents Association Gallery is 
pleased to serve as a host exhibition 
site for the seventh annual Prince 
George's County Juried Exhibition, 
continuing on display through Feb. 
29- Five Prince George's artists cur- 
rently featured in the exhibit have 
been selected for juried awards: 
Larrissa Banks, Phil Brown, Richard 
Ward and Sam Noto. 

The exhibition is a program of the 
Arts and Cultural Heritage Divison of 
the Maryland-National Capital Park 
and Planning Commission, 
Department of Parks and Recreation, 
Prince George's county. Featured 
artists live or work in the county. 

For further information, please call 

Speaking Partners Sought 

The Maryland English Institute 
needs volunteers for its Speaking 

Partners program, which matches 
international students studying English 
with American volunteers. This pro- 
gram gives international students the 
opportunity to practice their English 
with an American in a non-classroom, 
informal setting. Students and volun- 
teers meet at least once each week for 
an hour of conversation. 

Interested volunteers may attend an 
orientation on Friday, Feb. 16, from 
noon-l:30 p.m. at MEI in Taliaferro 
Hall. Call 405-0336 for more details. 

The Web and the Arts 

The Art & Learning Center, which 
offers non-credit classes in pottery, 
photography, painting and drawing 
and leisure learning, for people of all 
ages recently completed their home 
page on the World Wide Web. 

In a recent survey, about 10 per- 
cent of the students who registered 
for Art & Learning Center classes 
received information about campus 
organizations from the Internet. The 
center's home page can be found on 
InforM, which carries information 
about campus organizations, events, 
educational resources and more. The 
address is: