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Full text of "Outlook / the University of Maryland, College Park (1987)"

Volume 1, Number 18 



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The University of Maryland College Park 




February 2, 1987 



News 
Briefs 



Regents to Meet 
with UMCP Faculty 

All members of the UMCP Faculty 
have been invited to an informal 
discus-sion meeting with members of 
the Educational Policy Committee of 
the UM Board of Regents. The 
meeting, which will focus on 
undergraduate education at UMCP, 
will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in 
the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp 
Student Union. Sociology profe.s.sor 
John Pease, who chairs the Campus 
Senate ad hoc committee on 
undergraduate education, will present 
a brief summary of the process the 
committee has followed and what it 
is attempting to accomplish , 

Committees of the Board of 
Regents will convene in the Stamp 
Student Union at 10:20 a.m. The fijl! 
board meeting is scheduled to com- 
mence after the committee meetings 
at \:Mr p.m. 

For information concerning the 
day's agenda c;ill Ann Moultrie, direc- 
tor of media relations for Central Ad- 
ministration, at 8^3-3739. 

It's Black History Month 

February is National Black History 
NUintli, a time when special recogni- 
tion is given to those black men and 
women — the famous and the 
obscure — who by their example and 
accomplishments have made a signifi- 
cant difference in many people's 
lives. Outlook will mark the month 
in several ways: first -person accounts 
of black heroes, a comprehensive 
calendar of special black hi.story 
events and articles celebrating some 
of the campus community's black 
members, 



Inside 



Smead's Book.. 2 

Drunk Driving 2 

Campus Equity 3 

Electronic Mailroom J 

Calendar 4 

Snow Emergency Info 4 

Ubu-Roi 5 

Arts Scholarship 5 

Auryn Quartet. ..5 

Black Heroes. 6 

Black History Calendar,, 7 
Equity Administrators,.., 8 



Six- Year Program Will Focus 
on Discovery of the Americas 




This illustration of an astronomer was taken From the Madrid Codex, a Maya document written shortly tiefore 
the Spanish Conquest. The study of pre-Columbian cultures will be the focus of the firat part of a six-year 
academic series at tJMCP commemorating the StXlth anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. 



Celebration of the 500th anniversary 
of Columbus' discovery of the 
America will be early and academic 
at UMCP. 

The Department of Spanish and 
Portuguese this fall will begin a six- 
year program exploring the 
significance of Columbus' discovery 
of America in 1492. The department 
will offer 31 special classes, organize 
four sympo.sia and publish dozens of 
academic papers as pan of the 
initiative. 

■'In Spain, in the United States, in 
the entire Western Hemisphere, 
preparations are being made for the 
celebration of the Columbian 
Quincentennial," says Saul 
Sosnowski, chairman of the Spanish 
and Portuguese Department. 

"What we want to do is not only 
a celebration but an analytical inter- 
pretation about the meaning of the 
discovery." 

The department's Discovering the 
Americas program will begin in the 
fall semester of 1987. The project 
will involve faculty members from at 
least eight different academic depart- 
ments at the College Park Campus 
and guest scholars with an expertise 
in S])anish and Latin American 
culture. 

The program is divided into three 
two-year segments: 
Prccolumbian Cultures, Africa in 
America and Spain in America. 

In the study of Precolumbian 
cultures, courses will focus on the 
native peoples that occupied the 
Americas before the appearance of 
Europeans. Students will learn about 

continued on page 3 



Higher Ed. Report Proposes 
Changes for UMCP 



The College Park Campus should em- 
phasize research and graduate pro- 
grams while reducing its number of 
imdergraduate students, says a new 
report on higher education in 
Maryland. 

The report, issued by the Gover- 
nor's Commission on Excellence in 
Higher Education, proposes extensive 
chatiges in the planning, quality and 
funding of colleges and universities 
in Maryland. The 13 -member com- 
mission, appointed by former Gov. 
Harry Hughes, released its findings in 
January after a year-long study. 

One recommendation of particular 
importance to UMCP is a plan to 
diversify programs among the state's 
colleges and universities. The com- 



mission envisions a distinct role for 
each .school in the state. 

The College Park Campus would 
become the ftjcal point for research 
and graduate programs under the 
plan. The commission recommends 
cutting L'MCP's undergraduate 
population by 20 percent over five 
years. In addition, UMCP would be 
the only school to start new doctoral 
programs. 

The reduction would be achieved 
through a more selective admissions 
process. In recent years, UMCP has 
already experienced some reduction 
of freshman enrollments and seen an 
increase in average SAT scores. 
Between the fall of 1980 and the fall 
of 1986 the average SAT score in- 



creased by 62 points to 1025, 

No loss of funding for UMCP 
should accompany the cuts, the 
report says. The state would com- 
pensate the loss of tuition by retain- 
ing the handing associated with cur- 
rent enrollment. The additional fun- 
ding would be used for qualitative 
improvements such as an increase in 
faculty salaries. 

In general, the report sees the 
higher education system in Maryland 
as having "considerable promise" 
and featuring "excellent access." But 
the commission sees impediments to 
such goals as quality and effecdve 
planning. Among the problems seen 
by the commission are a lack of 

continued on page J 



QunooK 

February I, 1987 



Catalog for Caesarea Exhibit 

The story of Caesara Maritima will 
stay on the bookshelves long after it 
leaves the museum halls. W.W. Nor- 
ton & Company will publish a 
catalog of King Herod's Dream: 
Caesarea on the Seas, a museum ex- 
hibit of the ancient Israeli city. The 
exhibit is scheduled to open in 



December at the Smithsonian Institu- 
tion. The UMCP Center for Mediter- 
ranean Archaeology is one of the 
lead organizers in the project. The 
center last year received a $300,000 
National Endowment for the 
Humanities grant to assist with the 
project. 



Smead Book Tells of 1950s Lynching 




"The whole idea is to present a 
picture of the South on the eve of 
the civil rights revolution," Smead 
says. 

"This (lynching) was the old way 
of the South, more typical of life 30 
years before." 

The lynching, as viewed by 
Smead, reflects a perverse attempt by 
an insulated Southern community to 
resist pressures threatening its tradi- 
tional white supremacy. 

The episode began on a February 
night in 1959, when a white preg- 
nant woman stalled in a car on a 
road near Poplarville was raped. Con- 
vincing circumstantial evidence 
directed blame at Mack Charles 
Parker, a local black, 

Parker's conviction in Pearl River 
County courts seemed certain. The 
evidence was strong, and the all- 
white jury was likely to be unsym- 
pathetic to a black man accused of 
raping a white woman. 

However, some Pearl River County 
residents feared Parker might slip to 
freedom through a legal loophole. 
Not long before, a U.S. Court of Ap- 
peals had overturned the Mississippi 
conviction of a black man, Richard 
Gold.sby. accused of murdering a 
white woman. 

The court argued that Goldsby had 
been tried unfairly because there had 



John Smead 

In Poplarv'ille, Miss., they remember 
the lynching. 

Up and down Main Street, people 
in tfie southern Mississippi tow'n can 
tell you about the night 28 years ago 
when a mob broke into the Pearl 
[liver County Jail, kidnapped and 
shot an accused black rapist. 

Howard Smead, an Afro-American 
Studies lecturer, went down to 
Poplarville to hear the tales of one of 
the last lynchings in America. The 
result is his book, Blood Justice: The 
Lynching of Mack Charles Parker, 
published last fall by the Oxford 
University Press. 



Lethal Drunk Drivers Untested, 
UMCP Professor Reports 



Outlook 

Outlook is published weekly during the academic 
year by the Office of Instrtutional Advancement (or 
the faculty and staff of Ttie University of Maryland 
College Park Campus. 

A.H. Edwards, Vice Chancelbr 

for Institutional Advancement 
tka HIebert, Directoe of Public Information & Editor 
Mercy Coogsn, Tom Otwell, Tim 
McDonougti, Brian Busek, Staff Writers 
Stuart Hales, Student Intern 
Harpreet Kang, Student Intern 



John T, Consolj. Designer & Coordinator 
Stephen A. Darrou, Design & Production 
Margaret Hall, Design & Production 
Al Danegger, Contributing Pfiotography 

Letters lo \he editor, slory suggesttons, campjs infoirna- 
tion and calendar items are welcome Send to Fto2 
Hiet)en, Editor OLrrLOOK.210t Turner Building, through 
campus maii or to Ttie Unfversity of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742. Our telephone number is (XI) 454-5335 



Most drivers in fatal auto accidents 
are never even tested for alcohol 
abase, allowing many drunk drivers 
to escape prosecution on that charge, 
according to a new report co- 
authored by Lawrence W. Sherman, 
UMCP professor of criminal justice. 

The report, "Drunk Driving Tests 
In Fatal Accidents," was published by 
the Crime Control Institute, a 
Washington, D.C, -based non-profit 
policy research organization. 

"The national statistics on the 
number of traffic deaths due to 
drunk driving are unreliable and 
misleading," says Sherman, who is 
al.so president of the Institute, 

"They have lulled us into a false 
belief that we always detect drunk 
driving as a cau.se of fatal accidents. 
The truth is that we are hardly even 
trying," he says. 

The report rect^mmends that 
police and state legislatures act to in- 
sure that all drivers are tested at the 
scene of every fatal crash. 

"In order to improve our national 
efforts to prosecute and punish 
drunk drivers involved in fatal ac- 
cidents, and to deter drunk driving 
generally, universal testing of drivers 
in fatal accidents should be adopted 
as soon as possible," the report 
states. 

The new report was prepared in 
part by Ray R. Lewis of the Min- 



nesota Criminal Justice System DWI 
Task Force. 

It also found that the national 
statistics have greatly underestimated 
the involvement of repeat offenders 
in drunk driving deaths, because 
prior offenses are counted for only 
three years before the fatal accidents. 
Minnesota records going back eight 
years show five times as many repeat 
offenders, or one-fourth of all drunk 
drivers detected in fatal accidents. 

"Over half of all drivers in fatal ac- 
cidents survive," Sherman notes, 
"and four-fifths of those are never 
tested. National estimates (by the U.S. 
Department of Transportation) based 
solely on deceased drivers, in what 
may well be an unrepresentative 
group of .states, are highly ques- 
tionable. Estimates based upon 
assumptions about who is drinking, 
rather than actual tests, are also 
highly uncertain," he says. 

The report recommends that states 
enact laws requiring police to ad- 
minister blood alcohol tests to all 
drivers involved in accidents involv- 
ing deaths or .serious injuries likely to 
become fatal. It also calls on all 
police officers to use their current 
legal powers to the utmost to detect 
drunk driving in fatal accidents, ■ 

—Tom Otwell 



been no opportunity for blacks to 
serve on his jury. Only registered 
voters who paid a p<:)ll tax were eligi- 
ble to serve on juries in Mississippi. 
In Pear! River County, like the coun- 
ty where Goldsby had been tried, no 
blacks met the qualification for jury 
duty. 

Also, a serious breach of racial eti- 
quette loomed at the trial. Parker's 
mother had hired a black lawyer for 
her son's defense. The idea of a 
black man questioning a white 
woman about a rape repelled local 
whites. 

Three nights before the scheduled 
start of the trial a mob, led by an ex- 
deputy sheriff and assisted by a jailer, 
murdered Parker. Smead obsen.'ed 
chillingly, "For the majority of 
whites in Peart River County the lyn- 
ching, apart from the carefully con- 
cealed fears it generated, was a cause 
for celebration, a rea.son to be proud. 
A Southern town had been tested 
and had reacted with a strength that 
matched its outrage." 

Harsh opinion froni the nation and 
the world descended on the town. 
Reporters from throughout the 
United States traveled to Poplarville 
to cover the story, Sixty FBI agents 
investigated the case. Radio Moscow 
cited the lynching as a condemnation 
of American society. 

The FBI compiled a detailed 
.scenario of the crime, complete with 
the identities of the lynch leaders. 
But the men who had preempted 
justice avoided responsibility for their 
crimes. 

The government could not win in- 
dictments on federal charges. {The 
murder was not within federal 
jurisdiction.) No members of the 
lynch mob ever stood trial, and one 
leader was eventually elected sheriff 
of the county. 

Yet in a larger sense, the mob won 
a Pyrrhic victory. As the civil rights 
movement gained momentum in the 
1960s, rural whites found it increas- 
ingly difficult to get away with racial 
violence. Smead calls the Parker kill- 
ing, "the last — denatured —gasp of a 
bygone era.. " 

Smead 's telling of the Parker lyn- 
ching is dramatic for an academic 
volume. Justice department files con- 
tained so much detail about the case 
that Smead was able to reconstruct 
vivid descriptions of events, he says. 

The book has drawn attention 
from the popular medi;i, especially in 
the South where a number of 
newspapers have reviewed the btjok. 
(The Washington Post printed a 
review in November.) 

Smead, who earned his doctorate 
in histtjry from UMCP, specializes in 
Southern history. ■ 



-Brian Busek 



QunxxM 

February 1, 1987 



Computer Literacy 
in Accounting 

The "big eight" public accounting 
firm Coopers & Lybrand and UMCP 
are partners in a program that i^ in- 
tegrating computer technology into 
college accounting curricula. UMCP 
was selected by the Coopers & 
Lybrand Foundation to take part in 
the Foundation's five-year $8 million 
grant program designed to assist U.S. 
colleges and universities. The center- 



piece of the Foundation's efforts 
through 1987 is the Curriculum 
Development Program designed to 
encourage, facilitate and support 
computer integration into accounting 
curricula. Under the program the 
College of Business and Management 
receives C & L- developed software 
for application in accounting courses, 
training for members of the Accoun- 
ting Dept. faculty on this software, 



and a 120,000 grant for faculty 
release time to work on integrating 
computer applications into their 
courses. 

Part of the faculty-training segment 
involves two faculty members' atten- 
dance at C & L-sponsored seminars 
in New York City. Klmberly Smith 
and Martin Loeb attended the 
seminar this spring. 



Discovery of the Americas 



continued from page 1 

the cultures of tliose peoples and 
how their societies changed after 
Columbus' voyage. The series also 
will explore how Europe was chang- 
ed by the discovery. 

The segment on Africa in America 
will explore the lives of Africans 
forced to come to the Americas. The 
study will include classes on slavery 
and racism. 

The final segment. Spain in 
America, will explore the impact of 
Spanish colonization on the 
Americas. The segment includes 
classes on the Spanish conquest, the 
Spanish-American War and Hispanics 



in the United States. 

During the last semester of each 
segment, there will be a symposium 
bringing together an international 
group of scholars. The symposia will 
be held in the spring semesters of 
1989, 1991 and 1993. In addition, 
there will be a symposium in the fall 
of 1988 on Ruben Dario's Azui, one 
of the most important works of Latin 
American literature. 

The Spanish and Portuguese 
Department is also seeking to link its 
program with related classes to be 
held in other departments 
throughout the next six years, 
Sosnowski says. Departments in 



which scholars have indicated an in- 
terest in the project include art, 
history, government and politics, 
classics, agriculture, life sciences, 
music and anthropology. 

The project will include the active 
participation of the Latin American 
Studies Center, The center wilt coor- 
dinate some of the Discovering 
America activities, including research 
and publication. In addition, the 
center will continue with its series 
on repression and reconstruction. 

S{)snowski credits the strength of 
the faculty in the Spanish and Por- 
tuguese Department with making the 
project possible. 



"We have assembled a critical mass 
of Latin American intellectuals. We're 
among the top universities in the 
United States for the study of Latin 
American literature," he says. 

Spanish and Portuguese faculty 
members involved with the project 
include Jorge Aguilar^Mora, Jose' 
Emilio Pacheco, Efrain Kristal, Marta 
Ana Diz, Tomas Floy Martinez, 
Regina Igel, Michael Zappala and 
Graciela Nemes. ■ 

— Brian Busek 



Higher Education Report 



cimdnued from page 1 
distinctive missions, a deficiency in 
system wide planning and insufficient 
funding. To improve quality, the 
commission would increase spending 
to bring more good people to 
campuses. 

Faculty members in the state's col- 
leges and universities wt>uld receive 
pay increases with raises totaling S3. 9 
million for the University of 
Maryland system. 

The proposed increases wt^uld 
move faculty salaries to the 75th 
percentile of the corresponding ranks 
of the AAUP salary schedules of 
comparable institutions. Merit in- 
crea.ses also would be available under 
the program. 

To attract distinguished faculty 
members, the state would provide S3 
million for an Fminent Scholars 
Program. 

More funds would be available for 
.scholarships and work study pro- 
grams to draw higher caliber students 
into the system. 

To improve planning, the commis- 
sion recommends a more centralized 
approach. 

The report calls for the creation of 
a new state commission to replace 
the State Board of Higher Education. 
The new commission would have 
greater powers. Among its powers 
would be revising academic pro- 
grams, setting admission guidelines 
and recommending funding levels for 
each college and university in the 
state. 

The report places a heavy em- 
phasis on refurbishing and renewing 
aging phy.sical plants of the state s 
colleges and univ-ersitics by devoting 
a new fund to capital improvement 
projects. It notes that the State Board 
of Higher Education estimates it 
would take S300 million to bring ex- 
isting buildings to acceptable 
standards. 

To build all the facilities needed 
would cost S657 million over the 
next four years, it says. (At UMCP, 
the space shortage is estimated at 13 
percent— the equivalent of 21 Main 
Administration Huildings.) 

The report does not recommend a 



specific amtjunt of funds for capital 
improvements. How-ever, it calls for 
streamlining the system for planning 
and paying for construction. 

In its summary, the report says 
some recommendations mav be con- 



troversial but that none are 
revolutionary. 

"(The commission seeks) a 
dynamic and responsive system, one 
which is an asset to the economic 



growth of the state not by accident 
but by design, and one which serves 
the needs of the citizens who sup- 
port it," concludes the report, ■ 

— Brian Busek 



Equity Administrators Monitor Campus Hiring 



Was H,L. Mencken right when he 
said, "Injustice is relatively easy to 
bear; what stings is justice?" 

If so, the campus' 19 equity ad- 
ministrators are in the business of en- 
suring justice, particularly in instances 
when fairness and objectivity in the 
hiring of faculty or associate staff 
might be found wanting. 

The administrators form the Equity 
Council which was organized in 
1984 and is chaired by Ray Gillian, 
assistant to Chancellor John B. 
Slaughter. Charged with implemen- 
ting the campus' affirmative action 
plan approved in July, 1985, the 
council's equity administrators repre- 
sent each academic and ad- 
ministrative unit. They are responsi- 
ble for developing specific affirmative 
action and desegregation plans for 
their units as well as monitoring the 
execution of these plans. 

"The Equity Council's main job is 
to develop activities that meet the 
goal of making this a multi-racial, 
multi-cultural, multi-generational cam- 
pus," says Gillian, "But we're not in- 
terested in just producing more 
paperwork, more reports. We want 
to change policies and practices that 
obstruct justice." 

In the past two years the council 
has devoted itself to its first major ef- 
fort, putting into place a campus pro- 
cedure for the search and selection 
of faculty and associate staff. The 
plan was approved last January and 
has been in operation since then, 

"Before a faculty or associate staff 
position can be filled, a unit must 
follow a series of seven procedures 
established by the council," explains 
Gillian, "These include a thorough 
search plan that shows the special ef- 
forts a unit will take to identify 



qualified women and minorities for 
the position," 

The new search and hiring plan 
also requires equity administrators to 
monitor how well their unit's search 
committees follow the procedures 
outlined in the plan. At the start of 
every search the equity ad- 
ministrators meet with the commit- 
tees to explain in detail the campus' 
fair hiring policies. If at some point 
they detect a deviation from those 
policies, it is their responsibility to 
inform deans or other unit heads of 
this fact. 

"There have been several occa- 
sions in the past ten months when 
an equity administrator has had to 
step in and tell a unit head that a 
particular search wasn't adhering to 
affirmative action procedures," 
Gillian says. "And in these instances 
the search has had to be stopped," 

In addition, the search committees 
are required to present a detailed 
report to the unit head and the 
Chancellor explaining why the top 
candidate was selected. 

"This final report is important," 
says Gillian. "Not only does it let us 
know exactly why a particular in- 
dividual was hired, but it also shows 
where women and minorities fall off 
in the search process. If neither 
women nor minorities make it past 
the second or third levels, we want 
to know why. We're very serious 
about this." 

In mid-October of 1986, hill-time 
faculty numbered 1,965—634 
women; 234 minorities. Full-time 
staff numbered 3,385 — 1919 women; 
868 minorities. 

For more information about the 
Equity Council, contact the equity 




Ray Gllttan, Glial r of the Et|ulty Council 

administator in your unit. Their 
names and numbers are listed on 
page eight. ■ 



-Mercy Hardie Coogan 



3 



QfJJWOK 

Fcbruar; 2, 1987 



Early Childhood 
Education Award 

Early Childhood Education majors 
can apply for the Ordwein Scholar- 
ship, an annual cash award made to 
a graduate or undergraduate minority 
student with a high GPA. Nomina- 
tions arc invited from faculty, stu- 
dents or other individuals. Applica- 
tions are available in Rm 2311. H.R. 
Benjamin Bldg. Deadline is Feb. 1 1 . 



Lafayette Slept Here 

Canipus historian George Callcott has 
just completed a set of essays that 
describe the significance of those in- 
dividuals whose nameplates appear 
over the doors on the second floor 
of the Rossborough Inn. The essays 
will be framed and hung in the ap- 
propriate room in the Inn. Callcott 
discovered new information about 
the Rossborough during the course 
of his research, notably that the Inn 
was built in 1804 and that Lafayette 
really did spend a night there during 
one of his visits to America. 



February 2 — February 9 



MONDAY 



February 2 

The Center on History and Philosophy of 
Science will sponsor a colloquium on 
Evolution and Cognition by Massimo 
Piatellt-Palmerini (MIT) at 4:15 p.m. in 
1117 Francis Scott Key Hall. For info call 
X2850.' 

Registration for Intramural Coed Basket- 
ball and Racquetball Singles begins at 
8:30 a.m. and continues through 
February 10 in 1104 Reckord Armory. 
Call X3124 for info.* 

Bob Harrison (UMCP) will deliver an En- 
tomology colloquium on "Pesticide 
Residue Analysis by Enzyme Im- 
munoassay: An Example Using 
Monoclonal Antibodies Specific for Maleic 
Hydrazide" at 4:00 p.m. in 0200 Symons 
Hall. Call X5875 for info.* 

Math Colloquium: Henry King (UIVICP) 
will lecture on "Morse Theory — Seeing a 
Space from the Singularity of a Func- 
tion," at 3:00 p.m. in 3206 Mathematics. 
Call X2841 for info.* 

The Depl. of Computer Science faculty 
will deliver a series of 10-Minute 
Madness Presentations from 3:30-5:30 
p.m. in 2324 Computer and Space 
Sciences Building. Call x2002 for info,* 

Plasma Physics Seminar, title and 
speaker to be announced, 1:30 p.m,, 
1207 Energy Research Building. Call 
X3511 for info,' 



TV BSD AY 



February J 

The College of Education will host a 
Conference on Mutticultural Education 

from 8:30 a,m.-3;30 p.m. at Prince 
George's Community College. Call x5291 
to make reservations.* 

Sylvia Cooke Martin (Library of Congress) 
will speak about Genealogy and How to 
Trace the Roots of Our Family, 
Culture, or Race at a lecture sponsored 
by the Dept. of Resident Life. The lecture 
will be held at the Leonardtown Com- 
munity Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 
X6644 for info.* 

The Black History Month Showcase Ex- 
hibit will be on display through the end 
of Febmary on the 2nd floor of the Ben- 
jamin Building. Call x5467 for info.* 

James E. Bayfield (Univ, of Pittsburgh) 
will deliver a physics colloquium on Stret- 
ched Atoms In Microwaves: Quantum 
Nonlinear Dynamics In the Classically- 
Chaotic Regime at 4:00 p,m, in 1410 
Physics. Call x35l 1 for info, * 

Something Wild, movie, 7:00 and 9:30 
p.m,, Hoff Theatre, Call x2594 for info. 



WEBPfESBAY 



February 4 

The Career Development Center and the 
Office of Minority Student Education are 
cosponsoring four workshops on Job 
Search Strategies for Minorities, The 
first workshop, "Selecting and Choosing 
a Company," will be held from 1:30-3:30 
p,m, in the Nonprint Media Services 
Center, 4th floor, Hornbake Library, Call 
x2813 or X4901 for info* 

Mufti-CuKural Coffee Hour, sponsored 
by the Office of International Education 



Services, from 3:00-4:30 p,m, in 0205 
Jimenez Hail, Call x3043 for info." 

J, Baldwin (Ohio State Univ,) will speak 
about Luminosity Effects in Quasar 
Spectra at a colloquium hosted by the 
Astronomy Dept, The colloquium is at 
4:00 p,m, in 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences Building. 

John Horvath (UfJtCP) will deliver a Math 
Seminar on "Quasi-analyticity and 
Weight Polynomial Approximation" at 
4:00 p.m, in 1313 Mathematics. Call 
X2841 for info.* 

William Sedlacek, assistant director of the 
UMCP Counseling Center, will talk about 
Sources of Method Bias in Test Bias 
Research from noon-1:00 p.m. in the 
Counseling Center Testing Room, 
Shoemaker Building. Call x2932 for info,* 

Women's Basketball vs Rutgers, 5:30 
p.m.. Cole Fieid House.* 

Men's Basketball vs Clemson, 8:00 p.m,. 
Cole Field House, 

Something Wild, movie, 7:00 and 9:30 
p.m., Hoff Theater. Call x2594 for info. 



THURSDAY 



February 5 

UMCP Chancellor John Slaughter will be 
the guest lecturer at a special physics 
colloquium to celebrate Black History 
Month, Dr. Slaughter will speak about 
Black Americans In Science and 
Engineering at 4:00 p,m, in 1410 
Physics, Call x3511 for info,' 

"The Job Market for Minorities," the se- 
cond of four workshops on Job Search 
Strategies for Minorities, will be held in 
the Nonprint Media Services Center of 
Hornbake Library from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
See the February 4 listing for more info,* 



FRIDAY 



February 6 

We Are Family concert and poetry 
reading featuring the University Gospel 
Chorus and Youth Chorus, 8:00 p,m,. 
Memorial Chapel. Call x3335 for info.* 

The Fenner House, performance by the 
UMCP Department of Dance, 7:00 p,m,, 
Publick Playhouse, Landover, MD. Call 
X4056 for info,* 




DECLARED EMERGENCY CONDITIOHS 



UNIVEBSITV OF MARYLAND 
College Pack Campus 

In the event of a tleclaretl emergency (severe weather. cMI 
disorder, etc.) one of the following anrjourKemems will be 
broadcast over area radio and TV stafions. 

Cod* OtlEBN - The campus is open. All employees are 
expected to report on time for ttieif normally schedjied 
work shttls. Alt classes will start en time. 

CQdm YELLOW- The campus Js opening two hours late: 
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History Dept. Lecture Series: Professor 
Richard Cobb (Oxford Univ.) will speak 
about "Maupassant as Historian" at 4:00 
p.m, in 1117 Francis Scott Key Hall. Call 
X2843 for info.' 

Christoph J. Neugebauer (Purdue Univ. 
and UMCP) will deliver a Math Collo- 
quium on "Weighted Norm Inequalities 
In Harmonic Analysis" at 3:00 p.m. in 
3206 Mathematics. Call x2841 for info,* 

Monty Python's Lite of Brian, midnight 
movie, Hoff Theatre, Call x2594 for Info. 



SATURDAY 



February 7 

UMCP faculty will conduct the fourth an- 
nual Happy Birthday, Mozart concert at 
8:00 p.m, in tlie Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
x6669 for info.* 

Black Student Leadership Conference, 

8:30 a.m., Prince George's Room, Stamp 
Student Union. Call x5605 to pre- 
register. * 

Women's Gymnastics vs UMBC, 7:00 
p.m., Cole Field House.* 

Monty Python's Life of Brian, midnight 
movie, Hoff Theater. Call x2594 for info. 



MONDAY 



February 9 

The Guameri String Quartet will hold an 
open rehearsal at 7:00 p.m. in the Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call x6669 for info." 

Vice Chancellor's International Lecture: 

James W, Cowan, director of international 
affairs for the National Association of 
State Universities and Land-Grant Col- 
leges, will speal< about "The Crisis in 
Foreign Affairs and Its Impact on Univer- 
sity Programs" at noon in 21 18 South 
Administration. Call x3008 for info.* 

Racial Identity In the Counseling Pro- 
cess, workshop and discussion led by 
Janet Helms (UlvlCP), noon-2:00 p.m., 
Counseling Center Testing Room, 
Shoemaker Hall. Call x4992 for info.* 

John Carlson (The Center for Ar- 
chaeoastronomy) will speak about The 
Ancient Maya Culture: Clues from Paint 
Tomb -12, Rio Azul, Guatemala at a 

colloquium sponsored by the Center on 
History and Philosophy of Science. The 
colloquium starts at 4:15 p.m. in 1117 
Francis Scott Key Hall. For info call 
X2850. ' 

"Resume and SF-171 Tips," the third of 
four workshops on Job Search 
Strategies for Minorities, will be held 
from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Nonprint 
Media Services Center of Hornbake 
Library. See the February 4 listing for 
more info.* 

J. David Altan (UMCP) will speak about 
"Sexual Selection and Swarming 
Behavior in Mayflies" at an Entomology 
colloquium at 4:00 p.m. in 0200 Symons 
Hall. Call X5875 for Info. ' 

The Dept. of Computer Science faculty 
will deliver a series of 10-Minute 
Madness Presentations from 3:30-5:30 
p.m. in 2324 Computer and Space 
Sciences Building. Call x2002 for info.* 

" Free Admission 

1/ you have an event you would like us 
to include in the calendar, please sub- 
mit it in tvniinf> at least ten working 
days [>rmr to the week in which the 
event (Kcurs. 



Dance Dept. Will Offer Lab 

The UMCP Department of Dance is 
offering our youngsters a chance to 
step out onto the dance floor. Regis- 
tration is open for the Children's 
Dance Lab, a movement/dance pro- 
gram for children 4-13 years old. 
Children may be registered by con- 
tacting Susan Haigler de Robles in 
the dance department (454-4056 
or 454-4656). Children may also be 
registered in person 10 a.m. -3 p.m. 
Saturday, Feb, 7, in Studio AA on the 
College Park Campus. Classes will 
begin Saturday, Feb. 14. 



Guarneri's First 1987 UMCP 
Performance 

The Guarneri String Quartet will 
make its first UMCP appearance of 
1987 with an open rehearsal at 7 
p.m. Mon., Feb. 9, in Tawes Recital 
Hall. The open rehearsal setting is in- 
formal, with the players frequently 



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.February 2, 1987 



directing comments to the audience 
as they practice. The group will play 
selections by Haydn and Beethoven. 
The quartet features UMCP faculty 
members Michael Tree, viola; David 
Soyer, cello; John Dalley, violin, and 
Arnold Steinhardt, violin. 



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University Theatre WiU Perform * 'Riotous" Comedy 




(Uo-t) Paul Campbell as Boraure, Rick Abbotts as Pa UBU, and Halle Sch«cter as Ma UBU In a scene from the play King Ubu. 

Students Compete for Theater Scholarships 



Talented high school seniors today 
will try to act and sing their way to 
a free ride thrcmgh UMCP. 

The Department of Communica- 
tion Arts and Theatre is holding its 
annual competition for five Creative 
and Performing Arts Scholarships. 
The scholarship winners will receive 
full in-state tuition during their four 
years at UMCP. 

Thirty-five students are expected to 
audition for the scholarships begin- 
ning at 6 p.m. in Tawes Theatre, The 
program will begin with technical 
theater students presenting examples 
of their work. 

At 7 p.m. performers will take the 
stage. Each applicant will have three 
minutes to present an audition that 
includes singing and a monologue. 

The winners of the scholarships 
will be announced shortly after the 
performances. In addition to the 
theater scholarships, the College of 
Arts and Humanities will award 10 
other Creative and Perfortning Arts 
scholarships. 

Seven scholarships will go to 
music students; dance and studio art 
students will receive the other three. 
The students in those fields had audi- 
tioned previously. Award winners 
should be named this week. 

The College has offered the 
scholarships for the past six years. 
High school and community college 



students are eligible for the scholar- 
ships with most of the awards going 
to Maryland high school students. 
More than 300 students apply 
annually. 



"Through this program we attract 
some of the best kids in the state in 
the performing arts to come here." 
Jon Boone, assistant dean of Arts and 
Humanities, savs, ■ 



Quartet Trades Concerts for Training 



UMCP will receive payment-in-kind 
from the Auryn Quartet, a German 
string quartet that is studying this 
year with the Guarneri String 
Quartet. 

In exchange for the opportunity to 
learn from the four UMCP faculty 
members in the Guarneri, the West 
German musicians will present four 
free concerts on campus. 

The Auryn Quartet's performances 
at College Park are: 
— A special Valentine's Day concert 8 
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Tawes 
Recital Hall, featuring selections from 
DeBussy, Schubert and Mozart; 

—12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 
in the music librjry on the third 
floor of Horn bake Library, featuring 
selections by UMCP facutly member 
Larry Moss and Hayden; 

— 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in 
room 14 10 of the Physics Building, 
featuring selections by Beethoven 
and Hayden; 

— 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 1 , in 



room 2324 of the Building for Com- 
puter and Space Sciences, featuring 
selections by Beethoven and Bartok. 

The players in the group are: Mat- 
thias Lingenfeider, violin; Jens Opper- 
man, violin; Stuart Eaton, viola; and 
Andreas Arndt, cello. The four men 
originally met each other as members 
of the Young German Philharmonic 
Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra 
of the European Community. 

Together for five years, the group 
has been dividing its time during the 
1986-87 school year between its 
work at UMCP and a world tour. 
They received favorable notice after ■ 
recent concerts in the Washington, 
D.C. area, 

A Washington Post review says, 
"Just when you get complacent and 
think you've heard it all before, a 
new group comes to town and 

blows you away A lot of today's 

ensembles play as idiomatically and 
as imaginatively, but few do it as 
beautifully." ■ 



Pray the University Theatre opening 
of King Ubu goes more gently than 
the play's Paris debut, 

Alfred Jarry's radical, raunchy com- 
edy first played Dec. 10, 1896. Ac- 
cording to one account, "As soon as 
Gemier, who played Ubu, had ut- 
tered the opening line, 'Merdre!' the 
storm broke loose. It was 15 minutes 
before silence could be reestablished, 
and the demonstrations for and 
against continued throughout the 
evening." The play lasted two nights. 

UMCP performances of the play 
are scheduled at 8 p.m. Feb. 10-14 
and Feb, 17-21 and 2 p.m. Feb. 15 
and 22 in the Rudolph E. Pugliese 
Theatre. 

But be assured that modern au- 
diences are not so prone to riot over 
King Ubu. Indeed, despite its ignoble 
debut, some scholars consider King 
Ubu an artistic landmark that 
foreshadowed the surrealism move- 
ment of the 20th Century. 

Moreover, director Charlotte 
MacArthur is committed to tempering 
the playwright's effort to shock 
theatergoers. 

"Jarr>' wanted literally to outrage 
his audience; I don't want to slap 
our audience in the face," MacAr- 
thur, an associate professor, .says. 

King Ubi) tells the stor\' of a 
brutish militar)' leader in the Polish 
kingdom. Ubu arranges the assassina- 
tion of the existing king and grabs 
the throne. Excessive taxes and in- 
discriminate murder are his chief 
policies. Vulgarity, cowardice and 
betrayal are his leadership quafities. 

Aside from the loathsomeness of 
the protagonist, the play shocked 
Paris audiences because it was a 
radical departure from standard 
dramatic practices, 

At the time Jarry wrote King Ubu, 
dramatists were striving to make their 
productions as much an imitation of 
real life as possible. Jarry rejected 
naturalism and mined old styles such 
as puppet theater for inspiration. In 
Jarry's theatrical world, a set change 
from a palace to a forest was no 
more elaborate than trotting a person 
across stage with a sign reading 
"forest." 

MacArthur is making an effort to 
prepare her audience for Ubu's 
world of unreality. She has made her 
Ubu the leader of a carnival troupe; 
the Polish strife comes during one of 
Ubu's nightmares. 

Bizarre sights and events will greet 
theater-goers. The theater entrance 
will have a fun hou.se motif, 
costumes will be a mishmash chosen 
by each actor according to individual 
taste, and the czar of Russia will have 
three heads. 

"It's a lot of llin— the audience 
will have an enormously good time," 
she says. 

For ticket information call 
454-2201. ■ 

— Brian Busek 



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February 2, 1987 



Campus Giving Grows 

The College Park Campus raised 
nearly $139,000—83,000 more than 
the previous year— for the annual 
United Charity Campaign conducted 
last fall. The School of Public Affairs 
took top honors with 1 00 percent 
participation in the charity drive. The 
Office of Student Affairs was second 
with 90 percent of its staff con- 
tributing. The overall participation 
rate for UMCP was 40 percent. 



In a raffle held at the conclusion 
of the campaign, Lorene Hanna {Ex- 
periential Learning Programs) and 
Tina Marie West (Undergrad. Admis- 
sions) each won an Escape Weekend 
for Two at the Bethesda Marriott 
Hotel while Yvonne McMuUan 
(Counseling) was named winner of 
the Sunday Brunch for Two at the 
Greenbelt Hilton. 



Celebrating Black Heroes 



Outlook's Mercy Coogan 

asked a random sampling of 

UMCP employees to identify 

one of their black heroes. The 

indivtdual acknowledged 

could be a famous black hero 

or a person known only to a 

fortunate few. In the first of 

a two-part series, the results 

of that survey appear below. 

The second part will be 

featured at month's end. 




Alvin .Mayes, Instructor 
Dance Dept. 

"Sara Yarborough was one of the 

first black dancers to successfully 
cross the ballet and modern dance 
color lines. She was a principal 
dancer in the 1970s for both the 
Alvin Ailcy and Joffry ballet com- 
panies. Her artistry^ — including overt 
articulation, dramatic expression and 
musicality — were as sensitive as a 
clear bell. During the i970s she did 
master classes in dance across the 
country, inspiring many black 
dancers. The result is a cornucopia 
of incredibly gifted black dancers 
who are filling the ranks of all the 
dance companies that look beyond 
the color barrier," 



Diana Ryder Jack.son 
Assistant to the Dean, 



BSOS 



Dr. Georgia Atkins Ryder, my 

mother, recently retired as dean of 
the School of Arts and Letters at Nor- 
folk State University in Virginia after 
serving in various faculty and ad- 
ministrative capacities within that in- 
stitution for 38 years. Her tenure at 
Norfolk State, an historically black in- 
stitution, in spite of numerous offers 
from larger and/or better known in- 
stitutions, reflects one of the 
characteristics which I most admire 
in her — her commitment to the pro- 
vision of quality education for blacks 



and other minorities in this country, 
a commitment which 1 share,,, My 
mother's life has inspired mc to 
value commitment, involvement, 
perse\'e ranee, high personal standards 
and, last but not least, a sense of 
humor!" 




J, Robert Dorfman, Acting Dean, 
MPSE 

■',,Jotin Coltrane w-as, in my opi- 
nion, one of the greatest American 
musicians. The development of his 
music has been an enormous source 
of pleasure for me as it ha,s been for 
many other lovers of great American 
music. Although he died tragically at 
an early age, his gift of music is ac- 
cessible to everyone..,! collect and 
listen to his music with enormous 
enthusiasm." 



Joyce A, Joyce, Associate Professor 
English Dept, 

■'Dr. John Slaughter has proven 
himself to be a leader who can coast 
on the tide of recognition and then 
ride the waves of adversity. When he 
became chancellor, many were proud 
of him and wanted him to thrive as 
leader of UMCP, and many others 
waited for the time when he would 
stumble on his face. That time has 
not come yet, and I do not believe it 
will,,, His governance of UMCP, the 
campus' and the public's reaction to 
that governance, suggest that he is a 
symbol of America. For at the same 
time that America since 1776 has 
boasted of her freedoms, she has 
never really released the bonds of 
oppression and all their entrapmcnts. 
I admire and respect Dr, Slaughter 
for the strength and malleability he 
has demonstrated as leader of all the 
migrant workers who labor in the 
UMCP mine field." 



Josephine Withers, Associate 

Professor 

Art History- Dept. 

"Faith Ringgold is a remarkable 
woman. An artist who grew up and 
still lives in Harlem, she has been 
willing to 'hang in there' in terms of 
her art, expressing both black culture 
and feminism. I know^ how tough 
balancing those two things can be 
for many black women. Perhaps one 
of her greatest accomplishments is 
that she makes black culture accessi- 
ble to all of us. She has never suc- 
cumbed to the temptation to create 
'white art',,. Her work is regularly 
shown in good museums all over the 
countrj' and will be on display in a 
New- York show in Februar\'," 



Valerie Russell, Desk Supervisor 
Horn bake Library 

"Paul Robeson was a 'man of con- 
science.' A multi-talented brother, his 
singing talent bordered on pure 
genius. But he stayed .socially and 
politically conscious, even when he 
was blacklisted (couldn't get work in 
U.S.A.), and his passport was revoked 
{so he couldn't work abroad), I ad- 
mire his ability to withstand the 
overt and subtle pressures to com- 
promise his ideals and beliefs,,, he 
continued to live his life and use his 
singing in unwavering pursuit of 
dignity and respect for all people, 
especially his fellow black 
Americans." 




Traci Moody, Student 'Worker 
Institutional Advancement 

"James O. 'Williams, director of the 
Nyumburu Cultural Center, taught 
me to appreciate my culture. He 
showed me a world of art, music 
and literature that I had never been 
expensed to before. Through Mr. 
Williams, I learned how important 
my ancestors arc to the person 1 call 
Traci." 




Isaac Moore, Housekeeper 
Cole Field House 

""Vou know who I look up to? A. 
Philip Randolph. He was a labor 
leader, the founder <if the 
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 
a champion of the little people. He 
and his co-workers were porters on 
railroads, and 1 guess they felt that 
they were being abused and kicked 
around because they were black and 
just porters. So ihey organized. It 
wasn't money they were after, it was 
dignity. I've been working for a 
long, long time and many of my jobs 
have been menial. I know what it's 
like not to get much recognition or 
respect, but like A, Philip Randolph I 
never let it keej) nie down. He did a 
great thing for many people — 
especially black people, 1 admire him 
so." 



Elwood Gross, SuiKrintendent 
Physical Plant E>ept. 

"Two people stand out as real 
heroes to me. The first is Harry M, 
Braxton, my uncle. He was my in- 
spiration, my guide, my main sup- 
port when 1 was younger. He en- 
couraged and assisted me~-gavc me 
money, even — .so that I would realize 
my potential. He pushed me to study 
industrial education. Without him I 
don't think i would have accomplish- 
ed half as much as I have... my other 
hero, my 'big' hero, is Dr. Martin 
Luther King. Why? As far as I'm 
concerned, what he did with his life 
has made the difference for all black 
people today. He's like a god-person 
to me" 



(XlLOGK 

February 2, 1987 



People from Maryland's Past 

Charles Benedict Calvert of Riverdale 
was a descendent of tfie Lords 
Baltimore, the son of a wealthy 
Maryland planter and an aristocratic 
Belgian mother. In 1856 he led the 
effort to establish the Maryland 
Agricultural College (for the educa- 



tion of "gentlemen farmers") which 
would one day become UMCP, On 
August 24, 1858, Calvert's birthday, 
he laid the cornerstone for the col- 
lege's main building and delivered an 
address to the assembled guests. "We 
will have," he proclaimed, "the best 
Institution in the world!" 



This February, Take the Plunge! 
Experience Black History Month 

p'tiesday^^ebg^i^^^^^^^^^^^M Monday, Febrtiaty 



Conference on Multicultural 

Education, 9 a.m., P.O. Community 
College. Sp<3nsored by the College of 
Education, the conference will 
discuss what teachers can do to in- 
clude each child in the learning pro- 
cess. Admission is free. For info call 
454-5291. 

Free Genealogy Lecture and 
Discussion, 6 p.m., Leonardtown 
Community Center. Sylvia Cooke, 
chief of staff training and develop- 
ment at the Library of Congress will 
speak. For info call 454-6644. 

Black History Month Showcase 
Exhibit will be on display for the 
entire month on the 2nd floor of the 
Benjamin Bldg. In addition, a 
bibliography of materials related to 
black history will be available in 
room 2230 (Curriculum Laboratory), 
For info call 454-5467. 



;eS**V, Pebrmty 4 



Job Search Strategies for 
Minorities, 1:30-3-30 p.m.. Non- 
print Media Center, Hornbake 
Library. This workshop is designed 
to assist minority students in looking 
for co-op positions, internships, sum- 
mer, part-time, and full-time jobs. Ad- 
mission is free. For info call 
454-2813 or 454-4901. 

^ursday, February 5 

Black Americans in Science and 
Engineering, a lecture at 4 p.m. by 
Chancellor John Slaughter, Rm. 
I4l0-l4l2, Physics Building. Admis- 
sion is free. For info call 454-3503. 

Job Search Strategies for 
Minorities (described in Feb. 4 en- 
try'), 2-4 p.m.. Non-print Media 
Center, Hornbake Library. 



^4ay, February 6 



We Are Family, 8 p.m.. University 
Chapel. This is a black history pro- 
gram featuring the University's 
Gospel Chorus, the Youth Chorus 
and a poetry reading. Admission is 
free. For info call 454-3335. 

The Fenner House, 7 p.m., P.G. 
Publick Playhouse. This is a perfor- 
mance by the UMCP Dept. of Dance, 
Admission is S2. For info call 
454-4056. 



^turday, February 



Black Student Leadership Con- 
ference, 8 30 a.m.- 4 p,m,, Prince 
Georges Rm., Stamp Student Union. 
The conference will include twr) 
general sessions and concurrent 
workshops on such topics as "Mak- 
ing UMCP Work For You" and 
"Women as Leaders," The con- 
ference is free, but pre-registration is 
required. Call 454-5605, 



Racial Identity in the Counseling 
Process, Noon-2 p,m.. Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Hall, This is a 
workshop presented by A.ssoc, Pro- 
fessor of Psychology Janet E, Helms. 
For info call 454-4992, 

Job Search Strategies for 
Minorities (see Feb. 4 entry), 2-4 
p,m,. Non-print Media Center, Horn- 
bake Library. 



Tuesday, Febhiary 10 

Ethiopian Jews in Israel — 
Personal Experiences, 6:45 p.m., 
Hillel Jewish Student Center. This is a 
lecture by Dr. Menachem Kellner, 
professor of Jewish Thought at Haifa 
University. Admission is free. For in- 
fo caU 422-6200, 

Free Film Festival, 7 p,m. and 9 
p.m., each residence hall community. 
The festival will Feature popular films 
related to black history. Call Residen- 
tial Programs and Services for film 
titles, 454-5811. 

pTerf oeatey, February^j 

Harry J. Elam Lecture, Noon, Rm, 
3125, South Campus Dining Hall, 
Flam's lecture will highlight black 
theatre from I.angston Hughes' Mulat- 
to to Chiirles Fuller's A Soldier's Play. 
Students from the Black Drama 
Workshop will be performing scenes 
from selective plays. Admission is 
free. For info call 454-6796 or 
454-2202 

'Thursday, February 12 

Job Search Strategies for 
Minorities (see Feb. 4 entry), 2-4 
p.m.. Non-print Media Center, Horn- 
bake Library, 

l^aftjt^rfgy. Feffruarv 14 

Black Alumni Reception for 
Coach Bob Wade, 6 p.m., Atrium, 
Stamp Student Union, Admission is 
S5 for alumni and $3 for students. 
This event will also recognize Afro- 
American student scholars. For info 
call 454-2938, 



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Absalom Jones: the First Black 

American Episcopal Priest, 10 

a,m. service. West Chapel. Sponsored 
by the Episcopal Campus Ministry, 
the Sunday morning worship will be 
a celebration of Jones' life and work. 



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'onday, February 16 



Wallace Terry Lecture, 7 p.m , 

Rm. 1240, Zoo. -Psych Building. The 
author of Bloods: An Oral History of 
the Victnitm War by Black Veterans 
will present a slide show based on 
his best seller. The presentation will 
be followed by a question and 




answer period. Admission is free. For 
info call 454-5605. 



NAACP Presents Dick Gregory, 

7:30 p.m., Grand BalFroom, Stamp 
Student Union. Gregory will speak 
about the problems affecting Afro- 
Americans today. A reception will 
follow. Admission is free. For info 
call 454-5916. 



Minority Student Job Fair, 9 a.m.. 
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union. Sixty companies will be 
represented. For info call 454-2813. 

Dr. Bartholomew Landry, Lec- 
ture on Contributions of Black 
Leaders in American History, 

6:30 p.m., first floor lounge of 
LaPlata Hail, Admission is free. For 
info call 454-5811, 

Apartheid in South Africa: The 
View of a South African Rabbi 
and a Black Dutch Reform 
Church Minister, 6:45 p,m., Hillel 
Jewish Student Center, This is a 
di.scussion by Rabbi Ben Isaccson 
and Rev, Zachariah Ezekial 
Mukgoebo, Admission is free. For in- 
fo call 422-6200, 

Jhursday, February Jf^^ 

State's Attorney for P.G. County 

Alexander Williams, 2 p.m,, 
Nyumburu Center. This is a talk on 
black political advancements in 
Maryland, Admission is free. For info 
call 454-4707. 



Coach Bob Wade and Former 

Student Athletes, 11 a.m., Tortuga 
Room, Stamp Student Union. Discus- 
sion will focus on the myths and 
realities of being part of a campus 
athletic team, with particular em- 
phasis on being a black athlete at a 
university. Admission is free. For info 
call 454-4124 or 4707. 

Tuesdayj February 24 

An Evening of Blues and Talent 
Show, 7 p.m., Elkton Hail Recreation 
Room. Otis Williams, director of 
Nyumburu Cultural Center, will speak 
on the history of the blues. John 
Cephas, b!ues guitarist/vocalist, will 
also perform and a talent show open 
to the campus community will close 
the evening. To participate in the 
talent show call 454-6820. For info 
call 454-5811. 

Special Black History Month Din- 
ner, all campus dining halls. Dining 
Services will prepare a special dinner 
in honor of Black History' Month. 
Cost is S6.25 for students not on the 
meat plan. For info call 454-2904. 



Friday, February . 

African Art Lecture, 7 p.m., Rm. 
2203, Art-Soc, Building, Dr, Ekpo 
Eyo will .speak and present a slide 
presentation on African art. Admis- 
sion is free. For info call 454-3431, 



NAACP Fashion Show, 730 p m., 

Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union. For info call 454-5916, 



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Fcbmary 2, 1987 



Helping Farmers 

in the Land of the Pharoahs 

The University's International 
Development Management Center has 
been chosen to direct one compo- 
nent of a six-year agricultural 
research project in Eg>'pt. A pan of 
the Office of International Programs 
housed within the College of 
Agriculture and the College of Life 
Sciences, IDMC will serve as 
technical coordinator of the 



agriculturai research management 
component of Egypt's National 
Agricultural Research Project, The 
project is a S200 million collaborative 
effort by both public and private sec- 
tor agencies in the United States to 
improve Egyptian agriculture. Marcus 
In^e, Director of IDMC, will lead 
UMCP's efforts on the project. 




Ho'warth Elected 
to Honors Council 

John L. Howarth, professor of 
physics and director of the campus 
General Honors Program, has been 
elected vice president of the National 
Collegiate Honors Council, He will 
succeed automatically to the 
presidency of the council, w^hich has 
a membership of 500 institutions, 
next year, Howarth will be the 
third member of the UMCP com- 
munity to serve as council president, 
a record no other college or universi- 
ty- has achieved, John Portz, director 
of the General Honors Program from 
1966 until his retirement in 1978, 
was council vice president in 
1970-71 and president the following 
year, Andrew De Rocco, a professor 
of physics in the Institute for 
Physical Science and Technology and 
now president of Denison University 
in Granville, Ohio, served as vice 
president of the council in 1976-77 
and its president in 1977-78. 

Dean Scannell to Serve on 
NCATE Board of Examiners 

Dale Scannell, Dean of the College of 
Education, has been nominated by 
the American Association of Colleges 
for Teacher Education to a three- year 
term with the National Council for 
Accreditation of Teacher Education's 
new Board of Examiners. 



"I am very pleased to be identified 
as part of the first group of trainees 
for the NCATE Board of Examiners,'' 
says Scannell. 

As one of onh' 46 members 
chosen from a nationwide pool of 
educators, practitioners and 
policymakers, Scannell, along with 
four other board members, will visit 
at least one educational institution 
each semester to evaluate its profes- 
sional education program. 

Before assuming their new respon- 
sibilties, the Board's nominees will 
receive a week of training in 
Gainsville, Florida at the beginning of 
next year. 

In an effort to set and maintain 
uniform national standards in profes- 
sional education, during the past 
three years, NCATE has conducted 
an extensive review^ of its policies 
and procedures including streamlin- 
ing the current Board of Examiners. 

"We will have a challenge in using 
a new system and apph'ing new stan- 
dards, which are intended to ensure 
quality control in professional educa- 
don programs," says Scannell. 

Semi Annual Dues 
for UM Club 

Membership in the Mar^iand Univer- 
sity Club in the historic Rossborough 
Inn is open to ail faculty, staff, ad- 
ministrators and alumni. Half yearly 
dues went into effect the first of this 
month. Membership director Sylvia 
Earl reminds potential members that 
membership entitles thetn to dis- 
counts and special Club functions. 
The Club will hold its first Friday 
Buffet Dinner at 6 p.m., Feb. 6. The 
cost is 51295, For membership in- 
formation call 454-7896 weekdays 
between 9 a,m and noon. 

New Head 

for Real Estate Efforts 

Frank Collins, economic develop- 
ment coordinator for Howard Coun- 
ty for nearly eight years, has been 
appointed A.sst. Vice President for 
University Relations at The University 
of Maryland and Vice President for 
Real Estate of the UM Foundation, 



the University's non-profit fund- 
raising arm. He will serve as the 
Foundation's principal representative 
in various enterprise activities ranging 
from the UM Science and 
Technology Center in Bowie to en- 
couraging gifts of property to UM, 
Collins holds a law degree from UM 
and a bachelor's degree in 
philosophy from Loyola College. 

TES Engineer Honored for Aid 

Frank Modcracki, manager of the 
Western Regional Office of the UM 
Technology' Extension Service (TES), 
was honored recently by the 
Maryland Industrial Development 
Assn. for his award- winning 
assistance to a Washington County 
firm. He was cited for his profes- 
sional aid to the manufacturer of 
thennoplastic extrusions in providing 
plant layout and sizing that saved the 
company a half million dollars or 
$500,000. That assistance also won 
for TES the third place award in the 
Projcct-of-the-'Vear competition spon- 
sored by the National Association of 
Management and Technical Assistance 
Centers, 

Award for Commuter Service 

The campus Office of Commuter Af- 
fairs is now accepting nominations 
and applications for its 1987 Award 
for Outstanding Service to Commuter 
Students, Completed applications 
must be received by the Office no 
later than Wed., Feb. 25, For infor- 
mation, call 454-5274, 

Math Texts in Fourth Edition 

UMCP mathematics professors David 
C, Lay and David I, Schneider, and 
adjunct professor Larry J. Goldstein, 
are co-authors of Brief Calculus and 
Its Applications and Calculus and Its 
Applications, the fourth editions of 
which have just been published by 
Prentice- Hall, The two volumes and 
two others also authored by the 
UMCP professors comprise the col- 
lection of texts called Mathematics 
and Its Applications intended for 
freshman and sophomore college and 
university mathematics courses. 



Kotz Honored 

by Chinese Alma Mater 

Samuel Kotz, professor of statistics in 
the College of Business and Manage- 
ment since 1979, has been honored 
as Advisor Professor by the Harbin 
Institute of Technology in Harbin, 
China, Kotz, who was born in Har- 
bin, attended the Institute from 1947 
to 1949 where he studied electrical 
engineering. In a letter to Kotz, the 
Institute's president Yang Shiqin said 
the honor was "in recognitkjn of 
your distinguished services to 
scholarship and society and your 
warmhearted concern for your 
motherschool. The advisor professor 
is a dtie we confer to .scientists who 
are making contributions to science 
and technology in the world," In 
1982, under the aaspices of the Na- 
tional Academy of Sciences, Kotz 
delivered a dozen lectures at Chinese 
scientific institutions and universities 
including Harbin, 

New Book on Poetic Order 

Neil Fraistat (English) is the editor of 
a new book dealing with the order 
of works in volumes of poetry. 
Fraistat is among a school of critics 
that examines the significance of the 
arrangement of poems. In Tiie Poem 
and the Book: Interpreting Collec- 
tions of Romantic Poetry, Fraistat 
brings together the work of 13 
scholars for discussions about the 
order and arrangement of poetr\' 
volumes. 

Psychology Awards 

Robert A. Brown (Ps\'chology) has 
won the American Psychological 
Association Division 3 1 1 986 award 
for outstanding contributions to the 
development of psychology in the 
states. He is married to Sue Brown, 
the executive director of the 
Maryland State Psychological Associa- 
tion, who received the APA Division 
3 1 award for outstanding ac- 
complishments as an executive of a 
state or provincial psychological 
association. 



Campus Equity Administrators 

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Tbe following are the names, ad- 
dresses and telephone numbers of 
the Cantpus Equity Administrators. 

■ ■ ■ 

Dr. Amel Anderson 
College of Life Sciences 
Symons Hall x5981 

Dr. Marilyn R. Berman 
College of Engineering 
1131 L Engineering Bidg. x4048 

Mr, Eugene Briti 
College of Agriculture 
1221 Symons Hall x5743 

Ms. Gladys Brown 
Human Relations Program 
07 Hombake Library 



Dr. Judy Brown 

College of Business and Management 

3410 Tydings Hall x2406 

Dr. Kent Cartwright 

College of Arts and Humanities 

Francis Scott Key Hall x6797 

Dr. Caroline B. Cody 
College of Education 
Benjamin Buldling x20l4 

Mr. William D. Cunningham 

College of Library 

and information Services 

41 lie Hornbake Library x2376 

Ms. Maitland Dade 
Institutional Advancement 



2101 Turner Laboratory x4l98 

Dr. Marie Davidson 

Academic Affairs 

1119 Main Administration x2052 

Ms. Sharon Fries 

Student Affairs 

2108 No, Administration x2925 

Dr. Effie Hacklander 
College of Human Ecology 
llOOC Marie Mount HaU x5387 

Ms. Diana R. Jackson 

College of Behavioral and Social 

Sciences 

2141 Tydings Hall x5272 

Dr. Frank Morris 
School of Public Affairs 
Morrill Hall x6l93 



Ms. Lynette Overby 
College of Physical Education, 
Recreation and Health 
2314 PERH Building x3096 

Mr. Stephen F. Sachs 

School of Architecture 

1205 Architecmre Bldg. x4n4 

Ms, Kathryn Theus 

College of Journalism 

2105 Journalism Bldg, x2228 

Dr. James M. Wallace 
College of Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences 
Mathematics Building x4906 

Mr. Larry Waters 
Administrative Affairs Office 
Main Administration x2731