Volumn 4, Number 19 Residence Hall Students with Fall 1989 4.0 Grade Point Average Honored Annapolis Hall residents in one of the designated study rooms Committee To Develop College Park Accountability Plan M M ow docs a university go m—m about measuring the quality ■ m of the educational experience JL* JL of its students and the quali- ty of life of its students, faculty and staff? What kind of indicators can be used to define and measure intellectual excitement? How can you determine if an academic program is improving — and whether it is gaining in national stature? These questions relating to the goals of this institution and indicators that can help track the university's success at achieving its goals arc by no means easy to answer. Hut a committee recently ap- pointed by President William E. Kirwan currently is grappling with these— and even more difficult issues. Its charge: to create a performance accountability plan that examines the goals of the campus for the next five years, specifies the in- dicators that can be. used to measure pro- gress towards attaining these goals, and states where the campus is positioned today relative to accomplishing its goals. The development of the university's first "Performance Accountability Plan" has been initiated in response to the legislative mandate of Senate Bill 459 and the requirements of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Each in- stitution in the new university system created by this legislation likewise is responsible for formulating its own ac- countability plan. Ail of them will be submitted to MHEC for review and ap- proval. To get started on the process of developing a plan in less than a year, last fall Kir wan appointed Lucie Lapovsky as a Special Assistant to the President. With a Ph.D. in economics from College Park and 13 years of experience as a Director of Finance and Facilities at the State Board for Higher Education, now MHEC. Lapovsky is exceptionally well-qualified to undertake the difficult assignment given her. Since last October she has been im- mersed in interviewing department heads and deans, gathering and analyzing infor- mation on university programs, and assessing the kinds of documents, data and comparisons with peer institutions that are vital to creating a plan that suc- cessfully delineates the goals of the university and shows whether College continued on page 3 rwo hundred and eighty-six residence hall students who earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average (g.p.a.) during the 1989 fall semester will be honored at the "Outstanding Academic Achievement Banquet" this evening in the Stamp Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs and the Department of Resident Life, the banquet, which begins at 6-A5 p.m., will also include faculty members invited by students to join them. The guest speaker is Diana Jackson, assistant dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. While this is the first "Outstanding Academic Achievement Banquet" for resi- dent students, the guest list includes an additional 175 eligible students from fall of 1988. And from fall 1988 to fall 1989. the number of resident students earning a 3-5 g.p.a. or better increased from 480 to 1,200, During this time, the total residence hall population decreased by 300 students to 7700 campus-wide. "Clearly, the campus initiatives to raise admissions standards and reduce enroll- ment are reflected in the success of resi- dent students," says Patricia Mielke, direc- tor of the Department of Resident Life. But Mielke also acknowledges that re- cent efforts to improve the academic en- vironment of residence halls may be pay- ing off. especially with new students. The majority of resident students with a 3.i g.p.a. or better arc first- time full-time freshmen. The special efforts to recognize outstanding residence hall students began in the fall of 1988 when Mielke and William Thomas, vice president for stu- dent affairs, sent letters to congratulate students who received a 3.5 g.pa or better. They have continued to send these letters and have received positive feedback from students. "I'm very pleased with how the residence halls are helping students suc- ceed," says Thomas. "The whole living- learning environment for on-campus students is improving, and we're seeing the benefits of hard work by students and the residence hall staff." Other initiatives that have helped im- prove the academic environment in the residence halls Include: • The formation of an Academic En- vironment Committee to advise the Department of Resident Life; • The opening in March, 1989 of the Annapolis Community Center for residents of the South Hill Community. This brought to 19 the number of specially furnished and equipped study locations in residence halls, in addition to the two existing community centers and more than 55 unit lounges; • The addition in February, 1989 of more than 90 computer workstations, some stand alone, most with connections to the university's mainframes. This brought the number of workstations continued on page 3 Sturtz Describes Master Planning Effort At Senate Meeting Inside The Elegant Pleasures of Theoretical Physics Gates "plays" with superstring theory. In the 21st century, the College Park campus may be a place with more park- ing garages, more pedestrians and much more office, laboratory and classroom space, according to Charles Sturtz, vice president for administrative affairs. Stiirtz made these and other observa- tions about the shape that the campus may take during the next 15 years in a speech to the Campus Senate Feb. 12. Sturtz drew his observations from preliminary work on the Facilities Master Plan, a document that will provide a framework for construction and renova- tions through the year 2004. Preparation of the plan began last spring and will continue through July. Outside consultants are working with campus steering and technical commit- tees and staff members in Sturtz' division to complete the report. Final approval will rest with President William E. Kir- wan and his cabinet. Although the effort is still in progress, Sturtz commented on ideas that have emerged thus far. Foremost is the goal of expanding the amount of space on campus during the next 15 years to alleviate a space shortage. Based on state planning guidelines, the campus, with its current nine million square feet of space, is near- ly three million square feet short of space, Sturtz said. When the amount of space currently available at College Park is compared continued on page 3 2 A Harmonious Relationship The Guarneri Quartet celebrates its silver anniversary,.. 5 In Search of Black History Annapolis archaeology project uses partnership approach 6 £ Outlook February 26, 1990 Ayyub Wins ASCE Achievement Award Bilal M. Ayyub, associate professor of civil engineering, has won the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) 1989 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement. The annual award goes to ASCE members 32 years old or younger who have attained significant professional achievement. Ayyub was honored for his exceptional technical competence and integrity. He currently works in the area of risk-based design and assessment in civil engineering related to buildings, bridges, off-shore structures, industrial facilities, construction engineering and marine vessels. Ayyub is the general chairman of the first International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, sponsored by L1MCP and scheduled to be held here in December. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT Theories and Thought Exploring the Mind of a Theoretical Physicist ■ Mf /hen James Gates talks about [ / physics, his eyes grow wide m/m/ and bright His voice rises r V and quickeas. It's as if he's just fallen in love. "I probably shouldn't tell you this; it's sort of a secret among theoretical physicists, but we're having a lot of fun, more fun than people imagine," confides this professor of physics, "Do you remember that new toy you got for Christmas? Well, it usually was fun to play with it for about three weeks, hut then it got old. Theoretical physics is the toy that never gets boring," Gates* favorite toy is something called superstring theory. It is not an easy toy to play with. Like Eiastein's theory of 'Theoretical physics is the toy that never gets boring. " relativity, it requires complex explana- tion, but it seeks to order the universe in the simplest way possible. Explaining how the universe works is not your average job. but many people do have misconceptions about the daily routine of the theoretical physicist. "Theoretical physics is not a solitary endeavor," Gates explains. "I don't stand at my chalk board by myself all day do- ing math problems. It requires a lot of Outlook Outlook is the weekly facutty-staff newspaper serving the College Park campus community Reese Cleghom. Acting Vice President tor Institutional Advancement Roi Htebert. Director of Public Information £ Editor Linda Freeman, Production Edilcv Jan Barkley, Brian Busek, John Fritz. Lisa Gregory, Tom Olwetl 4 Fariss Samarrel, Staff Writers Stephen A. Oarrou. Design A Coot dmal ion John T. Con soli. P holography Coordinator Heather Kelly, Vlviane Mori!*. Chris Paul, Design 6 Production A1 Danegger & Larry Grouse, Contributing Photography Letters lo the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- mation A calendar Hems are welcome Please submit all material at least three weeks before Ihe Monday of publication Send it to Roi Hiebert. Editor Ouftoo*. 2101 Turner Building, through campus mail or to University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Our telephone number is (301) 454-5335 Our electronic mail address is email@example.com eou ■ interaction with my colleagues. My col- leagues and I are constantly exchanging ideas back and forth. We live in a sea of ideas," For Gates, the earth on which the sea of ideas floats is the computer. "The computer is now essential," he stresses. The computer lets him interact with colleagues that he once might never have met. Last year he was sitting in his office when he received computer mail from a physicist in Switzerland who had ques- tions about a paper Gates had written. Gates sent back the answers. Then came more questions and more answers and more questions— and the two realized that maybe they should write a paper together. They did. "I had never seen him. but with the computer, we worked together as if he were sitting right next to me," Gates says. The life of a physicist revolves around questions and answers. There are always more of the former than the latter, but Gates likes it that way. The quest for the answers, the pursuit of the ultimate theory, the endless possibilities— that's what keeps his mind energetic. Gates takes an unanswered question and studies the problem thoroughly. He pours through the literature on the sub- ject and works on calculations. "I familiarize myself with the problem, and then 1 stop." Then, later, the answer will come to him. Sometimes like the flash of a bulb. Sometimes in dribbles. Hell go back, do the math, see if the answer makes sense. "I'm not sure if all theoretical physics is done this way. but I know it works for me. "A colleague once told me, James, you do physics like an artist.' People don't think physics is like art, but I think painters and sculptors must work the same way I do. Somehow, it just comes to you." The answers have been coming to Gates for a long time. He received his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from MIT and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT as well. He studied quantum field theory. Gates was never one to shy away from the hard questions. Textiles Student Earns Fellowship Ann Wass, a Dept. of Textiles and Consumer Economics' doctoral can- didate, has been named a 1 989 recipient Of the Sullivan Fellowship by the Museum of American Textile History in Andover, Mass. Wass is using the fun- ding to further research for her disserta- tion, "The Use of Synthetic Dyes in 19th-century American Textile In- dustry," S. James Gates "When I was a graduate student Finishing up in 19 7 7, ] learned about a new theory called supersymmctry, Because it was a totally new field, 1 figured I had a good shot at making a name for myself in it. It was unlike or- dinary quantum field theory." Quantum field theory and its parent, particle theory, assume that matter is composed of indivisible, point-like ob- jects. When physicists talk of leptons and quarks and photons, they are speaking of these point-like objects. Particle theory explains the universe quite well. It helped scientists understand nuclear fission and electro magnet ism, which brought with it the development of the telephone, electric motors, televi- sions and other modern-day conveniences. Particle theory has its problems, however. It cannot adequately explain the quantum theory of gravity. But in the world of superstring theory, the fundamental building blocks of nature are strings, not particles. This theory has some advantages in that it ex- plains gravity and gives a unified descrip- tion of nature. To make the current theory work, however, it would require a world with more than three dimensions. Our universe as we know it, only has three. More questions to be answered. And so Gates finds himself struggling with the questions and the math and a theory to explain our universe in the simplest terms. If he or his colleagues are successful, like the theory of elec- tromagnetism, superstring theory could bring endless possibilities for new technologies, "The pace of the research is slowing down, however," Gates explains. "There arc some important questions that we're having trouble answering. Hopefully. I'm asking the questions that could possibly get us around these impasses." Someday, the bulb will flash. ■ —Jan Harliley "Career Move" Seminar Responds to Workplace Changes Making a long-term commitment to a company may no longer be the right path to guaranteed career success, "Moving up within an organization is not the way to develop a career anymore,' ' says Mac Saddoris, Career Development program director. "To make the most of a career, new college graduates need to develop new skills, to become entrepreneurial workers who can effectively network with others. The concept of networking will have to become a way of life if today's graduates expect to be well placed 10 to 15 years from now." The campus Alumni Association and the Career Development Center is planning a day-long career planning seminar for College Park alumni and other adults who are considering career changes. The seminar will be held Saturday, March 17. Registration priority will be given to graduates of the university. Registration deadline is March 7. The seminar will be held in the Grand Ballroom Lounge of the Stamp Student Union from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is II 10 for Alumni Association members and 1135 for other Maryland alumni and the general public. It is the first in an on-going series of outreach programs for graduates being offered by the Alumni Association, says Saddoris, who directs alum- ni professional development programs and who will lead the seminar. QUTWOK February 26, 1990 Inclusionary Language Workshop Will Help Keep Bias Out of University Publications The first of a series of workshops is being held on Feb, 27 for selected university personnel with responsibilities for publications to acquaint them with the university's new Guidelines for Us- ing Inclusionary Language and II lustra- tions in University Publications. These guidelines will assist staff members to implement the university's "Policy on Inclusionary Language," developed by the President's Commis- sion on Women's Affairs and endorsed by the Campus Senate last spring The policy specifies that "Those preparing official university publications or written communications shall accor- dingly avoid biased language of two kinds: 1) using generic masculine words or titles to refer to all persons; and 2) using terms or expressions that reinforce inappropriate, outdated, or demeaning attitudes or assumptions about persons or groups based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race. religion, or sexual orientation. When il- lustrations are included in publications, they shall be chosen to reflect diversity. Care shall he taken to ensure thai women, minorities and disabled persons are portrayed in no n -stereotypical ways " The workshop will focus on how to create publications that reflect and repre- sent diversity. Participants will have the opportunity to review and critique the guidelines, and recommendations for their format and use will be incorporated prior to their campus-wide dissemina- tion, planned for March. The workshop will be presented by Betty Schmitz, special assistant to the president. Reese Cleghom, interim vice president for Institutional Advancement, will make opening remarks. The workshop is co-sponsored by Institu- tional Advancement and the President's Office. ■ Academic Environment Improving in Residence Halls continued from page I available in residence halls to about 110; • Creation of the Faculty Programming Fund for faculty, residents and staff to provide for programs that encourage more faculty/student interaction outside the classroom. As a result of this last initiative, last semester. F.kpo Eyo, professor of art history, took students to an African- American museum. Peter Wolfe, professor of mathematics lectured on the use of statistics in sports while on a bus to an Oriole's game, and students held a Party With Profs at the Cambridge Lounge. Of the original $10,000 in the fund, 55,000 currently is available for future projects (call x^009 for applications and informa- tion). In addition to these programs, a new cooperative arrangement with the English department has resulted in three sections of ENGL 101 being taught in the residence halls. Now, instead of trekking across campus to the basement of the Armory or Ritchie Coliseum, students can take their first or last class of the day right downstairs from their rooms. In addition, proctorcd study lounges now exist in the Bel Air and Chestertown halls, and renovations are scheduled to be completed in 1991 to make Anne Arundel Hall an Honors House for students in the L'niversity Honors Pro- gram and Dorchester Hall an Interna- tional House for students who want to enhance their knowledge of the world and its people. The efforts to improve the academic environment of the residence halls may also be resulting in a positive side effect: fewer behavior incidents. For fall 1989, reported incidents of alcohol violation, lighting, harassment/pranks, noise, and il- legal drugs were down to 474 compared to 1135 in fall 1987. says Mielke. She also reports that the residence halls have something they haven't had in 20 years: vacancies. With the reduction of students, Resident Life will be con- verting old Leonardtown Hall into hous- ing for graduate and older students. They are also allowing residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties to live in the residence halls for the first time. Pat Mielke Mielke also hopes to better serve residents and continue these trends by adding more resident assistants. She says the current ratio of resident assistants to students is 75-80 to 1. UMCP's peer in- stitutions have a 40-45 to 1 ratio. "We think the parents and students will be more attracted to residence halls in the future," says Mielke, "Studies show that resident students are more part of the campus community, have better grades and are more inclined to graduate" ■ —John Fritz Accountability Plan to Assess Achievement of University Goals continued from page 1 Park actually is on target in ac- complishing them. On January 30. Kirwan convened a new Advisory Committee for the Development of I'MCP's Accountability Plan to help Lapovsky create the plan. In discussing the committee's charge, Kir- wan said, "As yoti guide the development of the plan, it is important to keep in mind the campus' role and mission state- ment and the recently developed Enhancement Plan. You should develop a plan that reflects both of these documents, is tied closely to the goals established in the Enhancement Plan, and includes specific targets whenever possible." The committee is headed by Robert Lissitz. Department of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation. Lissitz has published extensively in the areas of testing, assessment and data analysis. He has also conducted accountability studies for NASA, HCFA, and GPO and is begin- ning a new project with the IRS to develop a computer-based diagnostic assessment system. The committee includes; Frank Brewer (Physical Plant), John Burt (College of Physical Education, Recreation and Health). Roz Hicbcrt (Public Information). Norbcrt Hornstein (Linguistics Program). Martin Johnson (Curriculum and Instruc- tion), David Lockard (International Clear- inghouse on Science and Mathematics Curricular Development), William McLean (Academic Affairs), Gerald Miller (Chemistry and Biochemistry). Linda Scovitch (Student Affairs), Richard Samp- son (Student Affairs), M. Susan Taylor (Business and Management), Thelma Williams (Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences), Lisa Wicderlight (undergraduate student) and Cindy Colclla (graduate student). With the assignment to complete its work by the end of April, the committee is already meeting weekly and has plans to meet with selected internal and exter- nal groups. Lissitz and Lapovsky already have met with or scheduled meetings with many administrative unit and academic department chairs as well as a variety of others so that they can en- courage input from many campus sources. Their preliminary meeting schedule for the next few weeks in- cludes: President's Commission on Women's Affairs, Feb. 26; President's Stu- dent Advisory Council, March 1; Equity Council. March 7; Pease Implementation Committee, March 9; Deans' Council, March 19 (tentative). Those interested in making further sug- gestions or receiving more information may contact Lissitz at 454-3413 and Lapovsky at 454-4795. ■ — Roz Htebert Facilities Master Plan Discussed continued from page 1 with that of peer institutions, the short- fall is even greater. The campus is par- ticularly deficient in research and library study space. Sturtz said. The master plan is likely to recom- mend an additional four million square feet of space for the campus during the next 15 years, Sturtz said. In addition, the report will provide a list of recommended improvements and a timetable for their construction. While Sturtz noted that such a list is certain to evolve after release of a report, it reflects several tendencies the campus is likely to follow in future construction. With the campus physical plant becoming more crowded, a trend toward buildings with greater density is likely. New building projects would need to be planned along a timetable that avoided an excess of heavy construction at any particular time, surface parking lots are likely locations for new buildings, a development that would necessitate the construction of more parking garages. Planners also envision a reduction of vehicular traffic in the center of the cam- pus, Sturtz says. The report is likely to propose closing Campus Drive between the North Gate and the Stamp Student Union. Access routes to the center of the campus for public transportation and emergency traffic would remain under the plan, Sturtz saw. ■ —Brian Busek OcmooK February 26, 1990 m ^ February i alendar Honor Outstanding Clerical and Secretarial Staff The President's Commission on Women's Affairs is again spon- soring a program to recognize outstanding clerical and secretarial employees at College Park, who will be honored at a Personnel Practices Conference luncheon in May. Nominations and letters of support must be submitted by March 9. For information and nominating forms, call the chair of the 1990 selection commit- tee, Linda Seovitch at 4S4-2925. February 26 to March international Security Studies Lecture: "The Future of Space Reconnaissance," Jeffrey Richetson, National Security Ar- chive, 11:45 a.m., Student Lounge, Morrill Hall. Call x4344 for info. College of Engineering Black History Month Lecture: "Meeting the Technological Challenges of the 1990s," Horace L. Russell. U.S. Air Force, noon, 1202 Engineering Classroom Bldg. Call x6347 for info. Computer Science Colloquium: "New Directions in Testing," Richard J. Lipton, Princeton U„ 4 p.m., 0111 Classroom Bldg. Call x4244 for info. Space Science Seminar: Title TBA, Qian Wu, 4:30 p.m., 1113 Computer/Space Sciences Bldg. Call X3136 for info. Panhellenic Council Debate, featuring Mark Mathabane, author of Kaffir Boy, and Stuart Pringle, 13th generation Afrikaner. 7:30 p.m., place TBA. Call x5605 for info Tokyo International Music Ensemble, "New Tradition," Toshi tchiyanagi, director, featuring works by Cage, Takemitsu, Sawai, Ishii. Kanno, Hosokawa and a world premiere by Toshi Ichiyanagi, 7:30 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call x6669 for info. • 27 U E Registration Ends, for doubles badminton. Call X3124 for info. Zoology Lecture: "Implications of Streamflow Variability and Predict- ability for Stream Biota," LeRoy Poff. noon. 1208 Zoo/Psych. Bldg. Call x3201 tor info. French Department & Swiss Em- bassy Lecture: "Sur les traces du promeneur solitaire: Vagabondage irtteraire autour de Geneve," Maurice Davier, 2nd Secretary, Swiss Embassy, Washington, 2 p.m.. Language House Multipur- pose Room. Call x4303 for info. Art Department Minorities & Women Lecture: sculptor Ursata Von Rydingsvard will discuss her work, 3:00 p.m., Art/Sociology Bldg. Call x0344/5 for info. Graduate School Distinguished Lecture: "Origins of the Atomic Bomb," Richard Rhodes, writer specializing in nuclear energy, 3:30 p.m., 0204 School of Architecture Auditorium. Call x2843 for info. Physics Colloquium: "Phase Transitions in Josephson Junction Arrays." Christopher Lobb, 4 p.m., 1410 Physics Bldg. Call x3512 for info. SEE Lecture, "Abortion Debate," featuring Nat Hentoff and Judy Goldsmith, N.O.W., 7 p.m., Colony Ballroom, Stamp Union. Call x4546 for info. University Theatre: "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs," by Simone Benmussa, translated by Barbara Wright, 8 p.m., Rudolph E. Pugliese, $7 standard admission. $5.50 seniors and students, pro- duction runs today-March 4 and 6-11. Call X2201 for info. - Hoff Theater Movie: "Raging Bull." Call X4987 for info." Counseling Center Research & Development Meeting: "Problem Solving as an Assessment Tool." Bonnie McClellan. Catholic U., noon, 0106 Shoemaker Bldg. Call x2937 for info. International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall, Call x4925 for info. SEE Concert, featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock, 7 p.m.. Tawes Theatre, $10 genera! admission, $6 students. Call x4546 for info.* Men's Basketball: Maryland vs. N.C. State, 7:30 p.m.. Cole Field House. Call x2123 for info. University Theatre: "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs," 8 p.m., see Feb. 27 for details Architecture Lecture, featuring Simon Ungers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 8 p.m.. Ar- chitecture Auditorium. Call x3427 for info, Hoff Theater Movie: "Raging Bull." Call x4987 for info." THU Registration Begins, for indoor soccer, registration ends for MD Sports Day. Call x3124 for info. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. -4 p.m.. Grand Ballroom, Stamp Union. Call x4796 for info. Systems Research Center Collo- quium: "Nonlinear Control Syn- thesis, Expert-Aided CAD, and Ex- pert Systems for Real-Time Con- trol," James H. Taylor, GE Cor- porate Research and Development, 3-4 p.m., 1100 ITV Bldg. Call x5880 for info. Meteorology Seminar: "Numerical Calculations Concerning the Presi- dent's Day Storm (Feb. 17, 1979)." J. Steppeler, 3:30 p.m., 2114 Com- puter & Space Sciences Bldg. Call x2708 for info. CHPS Seminar: Idea of Nature," p.m.. 1117 F, S. x2850 tor info. "Bioethics and the Mark Sagoff, 4 Key Hall. Call Reliability Engineering Seminar: "Improving the Reliability and Life Characteristics of Polymer Materials Through Irradiation," Walter Chap- pas, 5:15-6:15 p.m., 2115 Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg. Call x1941 for info. University Theatre: Life of Albert Nobbs,' Feb. 27 for details. The Singular 8 p.m., see Hoff Theater Movie: "Parent- hood." Call x4987 tor into." F R Purchasing Month in Maryland Forum and Luncheon, featuring representatives from national and local purchasing associations, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Center of Adult Education, $25, Call x0592 for info.* Housing and Design Lecture: "Two Manhattan Illustrators: Tales from the East," Greg Spalenka and Michelle Barnes, 10:30 a.m., Maryland Room. Marie Mount Hall. Call x 1543 far info. Mental Health Lunch 'N Leam Conference: "Genetic and En- vironmental Factors Influencing Risk for Psychotherapy in Rhesus Monkeys," Stephen Suomi, NIH, 1-2 p.m., 3100E Health Center. Call x4925 for info. Men's Lacrosse vs. Franklin and Marshall, 4 p.m., Byrd Stadium. Call X2121 for info.* Artist Scholarship Benefit Con- cert: Guameri String Quartet, per- forming Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6 in B-fiat Major, Berg's String Quartet No. 3 and Sibelius' "Intimate Voices" in D Minor, 8 p.m., Tawes Theatre, $10 standard admission, $7 seniors and students. Call x6669 for info, ' University Theatre: "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs," 8 p.m., see Feb. 27 for details. Hoff Theater Movie: "Parenthood" and "A Clockwork Orange." Call x4987 for info.* Men's Basketball: Maryland vs. Virginia. 1:30 p.m.. Cole Field House Call x2123 tor info.* University Theatre: Life of Albert Nobbs,' Feb. 27for details. The Singular 8 p.m., see Hoff Theater Movie: "Parenthood" and "A Clockwork Orange." Call X4987 for info.* SUN University Theatre: "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs," 2 & 8 p.m., see Feb. 27 for details. University Community Concerts: Young Concert Artists 111: Chee- Yun, violin, performing works by LeClair, Faure, Ives, De Falla, Rachmaninoff, and Sarasate, 3 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall, $11 stan- dard admission, $8.50 seniors and students. Call x6534 for info.* Hoff Theater Movie: Call X4987 for info. Parenthood.' Violinist Cbee-Yun will perform Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall MON Computer Science Colloquium: "Online Tracking of Mobile Users." Baruch Awerbuch, M.I.T., 4 p.m., 0111 A, V. Williams Bldg. Call x4244 tor info. Space Science Seminar: "Magnetospheric Substorms and Pi2 Pulsations," W. J. Hughes, Boston U.. 4:30 p.m., 1113 Com- puter/Space Sciences Bldg. Call x3136 for info. T U E Zoology Lecture: "Innovative Ap- proaches to the Preservation of Tropical Forests: The Palcazu Natural Forest Management Project in the Peruvian Amazon," Gary Hartshorn, World Wildtife Fund- U.S.. noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. Bldg. Call x3201 for into. Physics Colloquium: "States of Anyon Matter." Frank Wilczek. Princeton U., 4 p.m., 1410 Physics Bldg. Call x3512 for info. Design Alumni Chapter Meeting, 7 p.m., Design Conference Room, Marie Mount Hall. Call x5471 for info. University Theatre: "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs," 8 p.m., Rudolph E, Pugliese, $7 standard admission, $5,50 seniors and students. Call x2201 for info." Hoff Theater Movie: x4987 tor info." "RAN " Call 7 WED Registration Ends, for indoor soc- cer. Call x3124 for info. International Affairs Workshop: "A Totally New Europe: Its Impact on UMCP." featuring an opening address by President Kirwan, 3:30 a.m,-1 p.m.. Founders Room, Center of Adult Education. Call x3008 for info. Human Relations Prejudice Reduction Workshop, featuring Dvora Slavin, National Coalition Building Institute, Prince George's Room, Stamp Union, $25. Call x4707 for info.* Counseling Center Research and Development Seminar: "The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Continues to Keep the Love Alive," William V. Patterson, noon, 0106 Shoemaker Bldg. Catl x2937 for info. International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call x4925 for info. Comparative Lit., RTVF, and Visual Press Lecture: featuring J. Dudley Andrew, U. of Iowa, on Tanner's film, "Jonah Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000," 4 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room. St. Mary's Hall Call x1603 tor info. University Theatre: Life of Albert Nobbs, Mar. 6 for details. 'The Singular ' 8 p.m., see Hoff Theater Movie: "RAN." Call x4987 for info." * Admission charge for this event. All others are free. * Admission charge for this event. Alt others a>v free. Calendar information may be sent to John Fritz, 2101 Turner Laboratory or (via electronic mail) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Human Relations Workshops focus on Multicultural Community The Office of Human Relations is sponsoring workshops that focus on building a quality workforce in a multicultural campus com- munity. Upcoming sessions include "Prejudice Reduction" on March 7; "Negotiating and Building Good Working Relationships with Supervisors and Peers" on April 1 1; and "Managing Diversity: Strategies for Responding to the Challenges of the '90s" on May 2. All workshops run 9 a.m. -noon in the Prince George's Room of the Stamp Union and cost S25 per participant. Call 454-4707 for more information. Ouilook February 26. 1990 ARTS AT MARYLAND Guarneri String Quartet brates a Quarter-Century Members of the quartet are (from left) Arnold Steinhardt, John Dalley, Michael Tree and David Soyer. Play Tells Story of Woman Who lived as Man in 19uYCentury Ireland While cross-dressing usually rates among the cheapest comic devices in the theatrical repertoire, the gender switch in Simone Benmussa's The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs serves as the basis of a complex and poignant drama. The play, which focuses on the life of a 19th-century Irish woman who adopts a masculine identity to escape poverty, will be performed by University Theatre Feb. 27-March 4 and March 6-11 in the Rudolph E. Pugliese Theatre. Bcnmussa. a 20th-century French playwright, derived her work from George Moore's series of shori stories. Celibate Lives, says director Harry Elam, assistant professor of communication arts and theatre. A 19th-century Irish writer, Moore's series was based on the real-life stories of contemporaries who chose a life of celibacy. One of these people was Albert Nobbs, an individual who served as the head "male" servant in a hotel and who was unveiled at death as a woman. A life that in Moore's telling was essen- tially a curiosity, is seen by Bcnmussa as. in the words of Martha Solomon, pro- fessor of speech communications, a tell- ing reflection of "perplexing and persis- tent questions about the nature of gender and the relationship between gender and power in a society.'' On its simplest level, the play presents the circumstances that motivate Nobbs' decision to live as a man and the conse- quences of her gender switch. In short. 19th-century Irish society as portrayed in the play offers women virtual!)' no op- portunity to live independently In order to survive alone in the economy, she sees no choice but to adopt a new identitv. While Nobbs, played by Catherine Schuler, assistant professor of theatre, does achieve her goal of economic in- dependence, her decision also carries bit- ter consequences, "Although she finds (her gender) adap- table in many areas, where it is not changeable is in sexuality. In seeking economic independence, she loses a part of herself," Elam says. In a larger sense, Benmussa explores how gender roles, as dictated by a pairiarchical society, control and limit the lives of women. No men appear on stage, but Elam. following Benmussa's script, uses a number of theatrical devices that indicate the controlling power of men even in their absence. Off-stage male voices — most pro- minently Moore's— frame much of the ac- tion. And Nobbs' costumes, designed by graduate Mireille Key, suggest imprisonment, Solomon, who wrote the program notes for the production, will lead a discussion of the play after the March 8 performance. For more information call 454-2201. ■ — Brian fiusek rhe mix can be volatile, even dangerous. Put four extreme- ly talented string players together, stir in the demands of temperament, schedules, and high standards, and you may have— for a while— a good siring quartet. What is virtually without precedent is the Guarneri String Quartet, a world-class group that has performed together without any personnel changes for the last twenty -five years. Members of the College Park com- munity will have a chance to participate in their historic anniversary season on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in Tawes Recital Hall, when the quartet will perform a concert as part of the 1989-90 Artist Scholarship Benefit Series. Featured on the program will be an early Beethoven quartet, (Op. 18. No. 6 in B-Flat Major), Berg's String Quartet No. 3 and Sibelius' "Intimate Voices" in D Minor. For the last seven years the quartet has been enriching the College Park campus as members of the music faculty, coming to the university regularly to teach master classes, perform with students and give individual lessons. A devoted audience of "groupies" of all ages have discovered the delights of hearing and watching them in open rehearsals, as well, Indeed, because of the loyalty of their audiences world-wide, the Wall Street Journal once called the Guarneri Quartet "The Grateful Dead of the classical music world." And as the subject of Allan Miller's critically acclaimed music documentary, "High Fidelity: The Adven- tures of the Guarneri Quartet," last fall. they became film stars as well. In addition to playing with the quartet, each member has had a major solo career, and each continues to perform as a soloist and with other ensembles as well. Violinist Arnold Steinhardt, a win- ner of the Leventritt Award, made his solo debut at 14 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and he has appeared as soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, New York and Cleveland. John Dalley. violinist, made his concert debut also at 14. He toured widely throughout Europe and Russia, and, prior to joining the quartet, he served on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory and was Artist-in- Residence at the University of Illinois. Michael Tree, noted both as violist and violinist, made a Carnegie Hall debut at 20 and has made solo appearances with the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Los Angeles Orchestras and at the Spoleto Festival. In 1989 be served as president of the First American String Quartet Con- gress, which was held at College Park list June. Cellist David Soyer, following a solo debut at 17 with the Philadelphia Or- chestra, distinguished himself with the Bach Aria Group, the Marlboro Trio, the Guilet Quartet, and the New Music String Quartet. S oyer's early musical experience also had a lighter side, which included playing backup to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Billic Holiday. Tickets for the Guarneri Quartet's March 2 concert are S)0 for general ad- mission and $7 for students and senior citizens. For information call 454-6669. ■ — IJtulii Freetmm Architecture Sponsors Lecture, Exhibit Series New York architect Simon Ungers will present a lecture at 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 28, in the Architecture Auditorium, as part of a series of lectures and exhibits sponsored this spring by the School of Architecture. Ungers, who teaches architecture at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss his recent work. Vermont landscape architect Dan Kiley will speak at 8 p.m. Wed., April 4, on "The Education of a Landscape Ar- chitect." His appearance is co-sponsored by the Department of Horticulture. Connecticut architect Mark Simon will present a lecture on "The Three Bears," at 8 p.m. Wed,, April 25, in the Ar- chitecture Auditorium. The School of Architecture's "Ar- chitecture in Acadcmia" exhibit con- tinues through March 1 1 at the National Building Museum. The exhibit features the work of students from Catholic University, UMCP. Howard University and the Washington-Alexander Center Consortium. Tin; museum is open Mund;iY-\iturd,i\ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays and holidays noon-4 p.m. An exhibition of recent work by alum- ni of die School of Architecture will be held in the school's architecture gallery March 12-April 4. The school's final exhibit will feature Simon's work April 9-May 4, The gallery's hours are I p.m. -4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and 9 a,m.-4 p.m. Wednesday. For more information about School of Architecture programs call 454-3427. ■ QUTUXK February - (> - 1990 Rebecca Williams Award Honors Commitment to Social Change The Counseling Center is seeking nominations for the Rebecca Williams Award, which is given each year to a College Park student (graduate or undergraduate) who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to positive social change, on or off the campus. This commitment may take many forms, through individual or organiza- tional leadership and over varying amounts of time. Nominations are due March 2. For information, call 454-2931. Archaeological Project Will Explore the African American History of Annapolis c e To realize you have a history means to realize you have a future, " —Omar Badsha, director of the Center for Documentary Photography at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. M M ark Leone, associate pro- / 1 /■ fessor of anthropology, had / ^u m never considered it possible «i. ¥ JL. before— the idea of explor- ing the archaeology of the last 200 years of the African American presence in Annapolis. As he put it. he had ignored the African American presence because he did not think it could be excavated ar- chaeologically, and he did not know how to involve the Black community in archaeology. For nearly nine years, Leone has worked in cooperation with the Historic Annapolis Foundation, excavating various sites in the state capitot as part of a pro- ject entitled, "Archaeology in An- napolis," Until now, that project has dealt solely with .Annapolis' white history. Now, Leone is in search of the rest of the story. "Maryland culture is not just British, Scottish, Anglican or Catholic," says Leone. "There have been African Americans in Annapolis ever since the 1 600s, and an attempt to understand An- napolis history needs to acknowledge this fact." Leone came to this realization while visiting South Africa a year and a half ago.- While there, he formed a friendship with Omar Badsha, director of the Center for Documentary Photography at the University of Cape Town. Leone came to admire Badsha and his struggle to secure freedom for South Africa. And eventually, Leone, himself, began to develop a new appreciation for the importance of Black history and culture in his own state and country. "Annapolis, just like the rest of con- temporary America, would have a richer heritage if it included the stories of African Americans," says Leone. According to Leone, members of the African American community in An- napolis, like African Americans across the county, have expressed an interest in ar- chaeology, as another way of exploring their heritage. "I have to be honest," says Stephen Newsome, executive director of the State of Maryland Commission on Afro- American Heritage and Culture, good naturedly. "When I used to think of ar- Seen at a fund-raising dinner for the African American Historical Archaeology Project are (stan- ding from left) President of Historic Annapolis Foundation Mark Leone , Joseph Coale III and Stephen Newsome. Seated (from left) are Tony Whitehead and Richard Leakey. chaeology, 1 just thought of a bunch of crazy white folks digging up bones." But that impression has changed through Newsomc's involvement with the African American Historical Ar- chaeology project. "I had no idea how it had any applica- tion to me or my people until I heard from the University of Maryland," says Newsome. Leone says that the project has two primary goals— to be a means by which African Americans can take greater con- trol over the interpretation and understanding of their place in An- napolis' past and its present and to con- tribute to the production of a more in- clusive account of Annapolis' past. "As a Black American from the planta- tion South, I'm very excited about what we're getting ready to do," says Tony Whitehead, chair of the Department of Anthropology. The project, according to Leone, is a partnership between a group of academic archaeologists, preservationists from the Historic Annapolis Foundation, and the African American community in Annapolis The academic participants hope to work with community members on leaching how archaeology works and the kinds of results it can produce. Com- munity members will be able to par- ticipate in archaeological excavation, ar- tifact analysis, and in interpretation, as well as the process of selecting research questions. "This kind of partnership is not always the way archaeology works," says Leone. Often, he says, when social minorities are studied archaeological !y. an ar- chaeologist, usually a member of the social majority, does the archaeology of a minority group as a case study for answering a research question derived from some current debate in ar- chaeological method and theory. ' 'We hope this project is of interest to Funds Needed for African American Historical Archaeology Project In order to support the African American Historical Archaeology project, a comprehensive fundraising program currently is underway. The first grant received was from the Maryland Humanities Council. According to Mark Leone of the Department of Anthropology, a total of 1110,000 is needed for such projects as: summer scholarships to allow African American high school or college students to work with the project; graduate research assistantships to fund graduate students for the academic year to work on lab analysis, computer data analysis and historical literature, and a laboratory specialist to oversee comparative analyses using data from African American sites in Annapolis and similar collections from Alexandria. Following his recent lecture entitled, "Origins of Human Kind," as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, Richard Leakey, the well-known Kenyan an- thropologist, addressed a special dinner to kick off the fundraising efforts of the African American Historical Archaeology project. ■ African American archaeological artifacts other archaeologists, but we are very concerned with its meaning to the peo- ple of Annapolis." says Leone. From 1810 until emancipation, Maryland had the largest population of free Blacks of any state in the country, according to Leone. By the Civil War, the number of free Blacks in the state was roughly equal to the slave popula- tion. and in 1 8S(), tin- free population ol Annapolis was 2,3 = >9 individuals with 25 percent of that total free Blacks. To compare free African Americans with other Annapolitans, we will look for similarities and differences in residen- tial patterns, housing construction and costs, room arrangements within houses, and patterns of refuse disposal," says Leone. He adds that the project will also study food ways including food prepara- tion, food consumption and the disposal of food remains. "We will pay particular attention to the numbers and kinds of dishes and pots selected by African Americans in comparison to those selected by other Annapolitans," says Leone. This would also include searching out African influences in African American culture in Annapolis by studying decorative items, cooking traditions and the evidence of folk medicines, which would be compared with those from African cultures. A project in historical mapping con- ducted in the 1970s by Historic An- napolis and the Maryland Hall of Records has identified several African American ncighhor hoods in Annapolis that have been intact for nearly two centuries. Among these areas, the project will focus on inner West Street, which in- cludes Gott's Court and the site of the new Anne Arundel County Courthouse, which shares a city block with the Banneker-Douglas Museum. Eventually, though, says Leone, the project hopes to move beyond the idea of Black and white sites with the goal of creating an integrated history - "As we cross this threshold," says Newsome, "hopefully, we can change the shape, and may 1 say, the color, of archaeological exploration." ■ — Lisa Ctvgory OtJIUOCK February 26, 1990 Returning Students Program Helps With Transitions The Counseling Center's Returning Students Program is designed for students 25 years of age or older who have had a break in their education. Study skills workshops, a one -credit course, individual and group support, information and referral, and financial aid infor- mation are just a few of the many services the program offers the over 4,000 returning undergraduates at College Park. For a copy of Second Wind, the program's newsletter highlighting some of these offerings, call Barbara Goldberg or Beverly Greenfeig at 454-6050. Spring Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for March 1 College Park faculty and staff are urged to participate in the American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, March 1 in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Union. Volunteers from the Red Cross will be stationed there from 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eighty units of blood is the goal for the spring drive. COLLEGE PARK PE UM Ice Cream Gets Jump on Sales with Spring-like Weather Considering that most of the winter has been relatively warm, it's no surprise that the campus community is starting to scream for ice cream. In one recent week, more than 540 gallons of ice cream were consumed on campus and demand is escalating with every sunny day. To meet that demand, the Dairy Manufacturing Laboratory in the Turner Building is producing ice cream three days a week at the rate of 65 gallons per hour when operating at normal capacity. "During a typical year, we make 20.000 to 30,000 gallons of ice cream for consumption by the campus com- munity and a few other organizations that we're contracted with," says Gary Lapanne, business manager for the lab. According to Lapanne, the peak seasons for ice cream sales on campus normally are spring and fall. Summer is the slow season because most students and many faculty are away. The lab, an arm of the Department of Animal Sciences, operates as a wholesaler for the campus, selling ice cream and milk to the Dairy Sales Facility, campus dining halls, and a few state mental hospitals with which it is under contract. Although it is widely believed that UM ice cream is made from the milk of the 450 University of Maryland-owned cows, the fact is. it isn't. University-produced milk is distributed as milk to campus dining halls and other facilities by driver Herbert Thomas. Surplus university milk is then sold to the Atlantic Dairy Coop, According to Lapanne, the most cost- effective way for the small campus lab to produce ice cream is to buy its base- formula from a distributor. A "custom- ized" university specified formula con- sists of dry milk powder, cream, sugar and other ingredients. It is from this for- mula that the Dairy Manufacturing Lab mixes flavorings and other ingredients to create the distinctive UM ice cream. "We've been using the same ice cream formula for 50 years," Lapanne says. "We have some customers who have been eating it for nearly that long and they drive from as far as Baltimore and Annapolis to get it." In addition to Lapanne, the lab in- cludes three classified employees and four students. Four of the employees, Karl Echols, Kurt Walther, Sean Petrone and Ray Yang, make 95 per- cent of the ice cream produced by the lab. A new student employee, Dan Bart is learning operations procedures and recently began making ice cream too. The ice cream is produced every Tues- day, Wednesday and Friday. Employees are usually working in the lab by 5 a.m. and are ready to make ice cream by 7 a.m. They continue production until ear- ly afternoon. The ice cream is then stored in a freezer that holds 700 tubs of ice cream plus 700 half-gallon packages. Much of the ice cream is later delivered to various sites by driver Mike Whale n. The lab produces 1 5 flavors of ice cream plus one "flavor of the month." The best seller, accounting for 65 per- cent of the market, is vanilla, rated the best in the Washington area by Wasbing- tonian magazine in 1983. Other popular flavors are what you'd expect: chocolate, strawberry, black raspberry, chocolate chip, mint chip, and fudge sundae, "One of the newer flavors that is quite popular is cookies and cream," Lapanne adds. in March the lab will start packing ice cream in plastic Terp-colored University of Maryland tubs rather than the brown paper ones currently used. "It will ac- tually be cheaper to use the new tubs and they should be quite popular for a lot of other uses," Lapanne says. ■ —Fariss Samamtl Left, Kurt Walther pours the "custom" UM ice cream mix into one of the two ice cream machines In the Dairy Manufacturing Lab. Above, Walther pours ice cream from the maker into a three-gallon tub, and Sean Petrone adds cookies to make the popular "cookies and cream" flavor. Bottom left, Walther tallies the day's output. Bottom right, Petrone labels ice cream containers. Photographs by John Consoli Outlook February 26, 1990 March 1990 omen 's History Month The University of Maryland at College Park TH U Black Women's Council Teleconference: "Choices. -Minority Women's Perspectives on Equity Issues," on- air participants will discuss resources, strategies, and informa- tion for enhancing decision making, 1 p.m., Prince George's Room, Stamp Union. Call Pamela Paul at X4124for info. Et University Theatre Production: The Singular Life of Albert Xobbs, by Simone Benmussa, trans, by Barbara Wright, the story of a woman who lived as a man in 19th-century Ireland. March 1-4 and 6-11 at 8 p.m., March 4 and 11 at 2 p.m , Pugliese Theatre, admis- sion $7 ($5 students/seniors). Call X2201 (voice and TOD) for into.' Women's History Month Opening Event: "Transformations: A Sampler," panel discussion by Sharon Harley (Afro-American Studies). Evefyn Torton Beck (Women's Studies) and Catherine Schuier (Theatre) with Mary Cothran (OMSE), moderator; 3:30-5:30 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall, reception will follow. Call Deborah Rosen felt at X5468 for info. Libraries Exhibits: "Resources for Women's History," lobbies of McKeldin and Hornbake libraries, open during regular library hours through March 31. Call Betty Day at X2110for info. Photography Exhibit: "A view of Her Own," work of five women photographers, through March 15, Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. -7 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sat. 12 noon-5 p.m.: Parents Gailery, Stamp Union. Call X8309 for info. Ctvil Engineering Exhibit: "Outstanding Women Civil Engineers," East Lobby Entrance to Engineering Classroom Bldg., open during class hours through March 31. Call Deborah Goodings at X6256 for info. Horticulture Seminar: (Part of a series of presentations by women researchers) Ethel Dutky, Director of Rant Disease Laboratory, 4 p.m., 0128B Holzapfel. Call Francis Gouin at X3614 for info. 2 F R ( Computer Science Brown Bag Lunch Talk: (beverage and dessert provided) "Women in Computer Science: What's Stopping them?" Stephen Brush (IPST and History), 12:30 p.m., talk in 1112 A.V. Williams followed by dessert in room 1152. Call X4244 for info MON Horticulture Seminar: (Part of a series of presentations by women researchers) "Isolation of Genes In- volved in Peach Fruit Develop- ment," Ann Callahan, USDA, 4 p.m., 0128B Holzapfel. Call James Anderson at 344-3061 for info. u T U E Experiential Learning Programs Presentation: Feminist Internship Opportunities, 10 a.m., 0119 Horn- bake. Call Rennie Golec at X4767 for info. Women's Studies Film and Discussion: Carmen Coustaut (RTVF) showing and discussing her film "Small Change," 4 p.m., 3293 Art/Soc. Call Lynn Botles at X3841 for info. Anthropology Roundtable Discus- sion: "Gender and Colonialism," Lynn Belles (Women's Studies), Caroi Robertson (Music) and Smita Jassal (Anthro), moderated by Nancie Gonzalez (Anthro), 3:30-5 p.m., 1 1 27 Woods, refreshments will follow. Call Bob Aronson at X4677 or Alaka Wafi at X7762 for info. Student Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers Talk: "Engineering Careers," Lisa Heiser, program director, Engineer- ing Careers. 7:30 p.m.. 0405 Math. Zoology, Chemistry and the Col- lege of Lite Sciences Seminar: "What Has Happened to Women Scientists? Struggles and Strategies 1940 to 1990," Margaret Rossiter, Cornell U., 4 p.m., 1250 Zoo/Psych., reception to follow. Call Margaret Palmer at X5980 for info. 8 THU Horticulture Seminar: (Part of a series of presentations by women researchers) Sandy Sardanelli, Nematology Lab,. 4 p.m., 0128B Holzapfel. Call Francis Gouin at X3614 for info. Women's Studies Program Lec- ture/Reading: novelist Paule Mar- shall, 8 p.m., Architecture Auditorium. Call Jevera Temsky at X3841 for info. 9 F R I Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: "After- Tiananmen: Chinese Women in the U.S. Today," Cht-Kwan Ho, moderator, 12 noon-1 p.m., Con- ference Room, Mill. Call Deborah Rosenfell at X5468 for info. English Department Reading by Women Faculty Poets: Verlyn Flieger, Phi I! is Levin, Sibbie O'Sullivan, Kim Roberts and Betty Townsend, 12 noon-1 p.m., Katherine Anne Porter Room, 3rd floor, McKeldin. Call Kim Roberts at X0935 for info. Textile and Consumer Economics Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: "Fashion and Women's Roles," Jo Paoletti, curator, Historic Costume and Textile Collection. 12 noon. Maryland Room, Marie Mount, Call Jo Paoletti at X0964 for info. Comparative Literature Program Panel Discussion: "Women in Politics," the ambassador of Guatemala to the O.A.S. and an international panel. 4 p.m., multipurpose Room, St. Mary's Hall. Call Silvia Cwitich at x2685 for info. Women's Studies and the Cur- riculum Transformation Project Brown Bag Lunch Lecture and Discussion: "Them's All the Facts: Food. Fate and the History of Women," Mary Matossian (History), 12:30-1:45 p.m., 2109 Symons. Call Deborah Rosenfell at X5468 for info. Comparative Literature Program Screening and Lecture: "Three Women," a film by Robert Altman, discussed by Robert Kolker, 5:30 p.m. 0220 Jimenez. Call Silvia Cwilich at x2685 for info. Experiential Learning Programs Presentation: Feminist Internship Opportunities, 10 a.m., 0119 Horn- bake. Call Rennie Golec at X4767 for info. Mathematics Department Talk: "Was Your Grandmother a Mathematician?" (Women in Mathematics), Judy Green, Rutgers U., 3 p.m., 3026 Mathematics, Call Rebecca Herb at X7067 for info. College of Journalism Panel Discussion: Issues and Concerns of Women in Journalism, 7-9:30 p.m., Atrium, Stamp Union, recep- tion will follow. Call Rhondie Vorhees at X2228 for info. Horticulture Seminar: (Part of a series of presentations by women researchers) Holy Shimizu, U.S. Botanical Gardens, 4 p.m., 0128B Holzapfel. Call Francis Gouin at X3614 for info. International Education Services Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: "Career Development for Women in International Education," led by Valerie Woolston, 12 noon-1 p.m., Arts and Humanities Conference Room, F.S. Key. Call Charlotte Groff Aldridge at X5728 for info AAUW Published Women Luncheon: Susan Leonard! discussing Dangerous by Degrees, 12 noon-1 p.m.. Rossborough Inn, $8. Reseve rations are required, call X3940." College of Business and Management Second Annual Reception: for Office Support Staff. 12:30-2 p.m.. Maryland Room, Marie Mount. Call Mercy Coogan at X6553 for info. 28 Art History Lecture: "The Language of Criticism: Its Effect on Georgia O'Keeffe's Art in the 1920s," Barbara Buhler Lynes, 4 p.m ... 2309 Art/Soc. Call Josephine Withers at X3431 for info. Astronomy Colloquium: "Women in Astronomy— 1 B40 to the Pre- sent," Vera Rubin. Carnegie In- stitution of Washington Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, 4 p.m., 1113 Computer and Space Sciences. Call Eunice Burton at X3005 for in- fo. Career Development Center Pro- gram: "Salary Negotiation for Women," 12 noon-1 p.m. presenta- tion; 1-1:30 p.m., question and answer session, 3108 Hornbake, South. Call Cheryl Hiller at X2813 for info. Women's Studies Poetry Reading and Book Signing: "Crime Against Nature," Minnie Bruce Pratt, poet and essayist, 4 p.m., Katherine Anne Porter Room, 3rd floor, McKeldin, reception will follow. Call Jevera Temsky at X3841 far info. Housing and Design Lecture and Discussion: "Design History and Practice: Is There Room for Diver- sity?" Judith Moldenhauer, U. of Michigan, 11 a.m., 1413 Marie Mount. Call Terry Gips at X6267 for info. College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Talk: "Making Scientific Advancement Accessible to the General Public," Kathy Keeton, Publisher OMNI Publications, loca- tion and time TBA. Call Yolanda Pruitt at X4906 for info. Experiential Learning Programs Presentation: Feminist Internship Opportunities, 10 a.m., 0119 Horn- bake. Call Rennie Golec at X4767 tor info. Department of Computer Science Brown Bag Lunch Panel Discus- sion: (Beverages and dessert pro- vided) "Women in Computer Science: Don't Stop Now," 12 noon, room (2132 UMIACS Interac- tion Room), A.V. Williams. Call x2002 for info. 'Admission is charged for this special event. Alt others are free. All telephone listings are in Area ,10), with the beginning exbange of 454, unless otherwise noted.