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Volume 4, Number 22 

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Committee to Explore 
Opportunities for 
Blacks on Campus 

President William E. Kirwan has ap- 
pointed a new committee to take a com- 
prehensive look at programs and prac- 
tices that affect Black Americans at the 
university. 

The president askecfthe group to 
assess the effectiveness of present pro- 
grams aimed at achieving full participa- 
tion of Black Americans in all aspects of 
campus life, recommend changes in defi- 
cient programs, and suggest new 
strategies to achieve the objectives on 
Black American participation outlined in 
the campus' Enhancement Plan. 

"It is my hope that the report of the 
committee will delineate specific steps 
the campus should take so that it can be 
not just a leader in the percentage of 
Black Americans at the university, hut 
also a national example of a fully in- 
tegrated campus community,'' said Kir- 
wan, who asked the committee to com- 
plete its work by the end of the fall 
1990-91 semester. 

Physics professor S. James Gates 
heads the committee. The president also 
asked Kay Gillian, assistant to the prcsi 
dent, to assist the group. Gillian 
developed the recent Access fs Not 
Enough report that presents the status of 
various campus desegregation programs 
and suggests possible areas of new 
emphasis, 

Members of the committee include: Vi- 
vian S. Boyd (Counseling Center), Moni- 
cjuc W. Clague (Education Policy, Plan- 
ning and Admin.). Mary E. Cothran 
(Minority Student Education), Irwin L 
Goldstein (Psychology), Robert W. Grif- 
fith (Arts and Humanities), Kimya Jones 
(student, Black Student Union), Michael 
J. Martirano (Resident Life), John E. 
Osborn (CMPS). Don C. Piper (Govt. & 
Politics). Laura Randall [student), Eleanor 
V. Redmond (Student Affairs). Harry A. 
Eeabout (Building/General Services), Rev. 
Weldon Thomas (chaplain), Tony L. 
Whitehead (Anthropology!. ■ 

— Rtt- liielwrt 



— 



Distinguished Scholar-Teachers 
to Present Lectures 

Wayne Cole, professor of history, and 
Christopher Davis, professor of electrical 
engineering, will present the first two 
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher lectures 
on March 28 and April -i respectively. 
Both Cole's lecture, "Franklin D. 
Roosevelt; Great Man or Man for his 
Times," and Davis' lecture. 'Lasers: The 
Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," will he 
held in the Art/Sociology Lecture Hall 
(2203) at ^t p.m. A reception will follow^ 
both lectures In the Arc/Sociology 
Atrium. Call 454-25;iu for more infor- 
mation. ■ 



College of Engineering Among Nation's Best, 
Says New U.S. News & World Report Survey 



The College of Engineering is in the 
top 13 percent in the nation among 
prestigious engineering graduate schools, 
according to a comprehensive new 
survey by U.S. News & World Report 
magazine. 

The College was ranked 24th among 
the 192 accredited schools offering 
master of science and doctoral degrees in 
'America's Best Graduate Schools," a 
special report in the magazine's March 
19th edition. 

George E. Dieter, engineering dean, 
said: "Overall. I find the ranking very en- 
couraging, especially when you separate 
out the public and private schools that 
are among the top 25, The survey shows 
the tremendous competition that exists 
among graduate schools of engineering 
in this country. It also shows that sup- 
port for the college needs to be main- 
tained so we can continue to build on 
the great progress we have made over 
the past several years." 

Among the other top 25 graduate 
engineering schools are Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. Stanford, Cornell, 
Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Princeton and 




Engineering Dean George E. Dieter 

Purdue universities, and the universities 
of Illinois. California at Berkeley, Texas, 
Michigan and Southern California. 

The weekly news magazine developed 
a system for ranking graduate and profes- 



sional schools similar to the one it uses 
for the annual ( !.S. News survey of 
undergraduate education. 

continued on page 3 



Top Soviet Physicist Joins University as 
Distinguished Visiting Professor 




Roald Sagdeev 



Roald Sagdeev. a former director of 
the Institute of Space Physics in Moscow 
and one of the leading physicists in the 
world, will spend the next few months 
as a distinguished visiting professor in 



the university's Department of Physics 
and Astronomy. 

Sagdeev. who currently is head of the 
Theory Division of the Institute of Space 
Physics, will be participating in plasma 
and fusion research while at the universi- 
ty, in addition to collaborating on a 
chaos project with university researchers 
and another visiting professor from the 
Soviet Union, George Zaslavsky. 

Sagdeev also will be presenting several 
seminars and public lectures while he is 
here, including lectures on arms control. 
He has served as science advisor to 
Mikhail Gorbachev on space and arms 
control at summits in Geneva, 
Washington and Moscow. 

"We arc very pleased to have Dr. 
Sagdeev here with us," says Chuan S. 
Liu, chair of the Department of Physics 
and Astronomy, "He is a man of science 
and a man of peace." 

Liu and Sagdeev have known each 
other for a long time. Twenty years ago 
they met at a conference and began 
discussing their mutual interest in a 
problem in nonlinear plasma physics. 



Sagdeev visited Liu for few days at 
UCLA, where Liu w : as working at the 
time. Eventually, after Sagdeev returned 
to the Soviet Union, they collaborated 
on a paper about the problem. 

"It was a small but important paper," 
Sagdeev remembers. "We were fortunate 
because in general at that time it was dif- 
ficult to collaborate with Americans. But 
plasma physics was a special area of 
previous collaboration starting back in 
the 1950s. That was nice for us." 

Sagdeev is happy to be spending this 
time at College Park, in addition to the 
research and public lectures, he is look- 
ing forward to talking with students, 

"1 want to talk with students, in- 
cluding high school students," Sagdeev 
says. "Most exciting things arc happen- 
ing now in the world. We must not 
forget about the young generation." 

On Thursday, March 29, Sagdeev will 
give his first public lecture titled "The 
Significance of Space for Science" at 
4:00 p.m. in Room 1412 of the Physics 
Building ■ 



Mde 

New Study of Amazon 
Deforestation 

Shukla warns of irreversible damage. 



2 



Mitchell Statue Unveiled 

Former regent and civil rights 
leader honored... 



3 



Legendary Dancer Featured 
in New Biography 

Warren documents 

Sokolow's influence 



6 



Outlook 



March 26, 1990 



MIPS Grants Available for Maryland Firms 

Applications arc now being accepted for Maryland Industrial Part- 
nerships (MIPS) matching grants. The deadline for the next round is 
May I . MIPS supports scientific or technical research at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland for product or process development designed to 
meet the specific needs of companies, Small firms are given extra 
assistance in the form of a lower requirement for matching funds. 
MIPS is an arm of the university's Engineering Research Center. All 
1 1 Maryland campuses are MIPS participants. For more information, 
call Judith Mays at 454-1935. 



Personnel Services Announces Spring 
Seminar Schedule 

Training seminar offerings in the months of April and May from 
the Personnel Services Department include the following: 

Apr. 7— FAS; 

Apr. 11 and 12— Office Management for Secretaries; 

Apr. I 7 — Overview of Communication Services; 

Apr. IS, 25, May 2 (three consecutive Wednesdays)— 

Effective Writing; 

Apr. 26— Overview of Personnel Services; 

May 1— Career Counseling. 

Watch for registration forms approximately four weeks prior to 
each seminar; call Rythec Wilkes at 454-48 1 1 for further information. 




RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT, 



Amazon Deforestation Could be Irreversible 
According to Meteorology Study 



^B new study by the Center for 

f\ Ocean-Land-Attnosphere In- 
/ I teractions {COLA!) in the 
^L J. Department of Meteorology 
has shown that most of the Amazon rain 
forest could disappear in Si) to 100 years 
if deforestation continues at the present 
rate. 

An article detailing the one-year study 
appeared in the March 1 6 issue of the 
journal Science. 

According to Jagadish Shuklu — 
professor of meteorology and director of 
CO LAI— a cam pus -based study, funded 
by NSF. NOAA. and .NASA, used the 
NASA supercomputer at the liuddard 
Space Flight Center to project possible 
effects on climate caused by total 
deforestation of the Amazon basin. 

"The Amazon rain forest is the largest 
forest in the world, and it is being 
destroyed at a devastating!}' fast rate," 
says Shukla. "Our results show that if 
Amazon deforestation continues at the 
present rate, it will produce irreversible 
changes in climate that could make re- 
establishment of the tropical forests par- 
ticularly difficult." 

Shukla conducted the research with 
Carlos Nobre. an engineer and 
meteorologist with the Brazilian Space 
Research Institute and a visiting scientist 
at COLA1. and with Piers J. Sellers, an 
associate research scientist with CO LAI. 

According to Nobre. about 14,000 
square miles of rain forest is destroyed 
in Amazonia each year and, according to 
some studies, 12 percent of the forest 
already has been destroyed through the 
slash -and-burn techniques used by 
farmers there. 

The researchers used a newly 
developed coupled numerical 
model of the global atmosphere and 
biosphere to assess the effects of 
Amazon deforestation on the regional 
and global climate. 




Jagadish Shukla 

The study shows that when t he- 
tropical forests are replaced with pasture 
c:i .i-- in tin- nindel. there is a significani 
increa.se in surface temperature and a 
decrease in evapotranspiration and 
precipitation over Amazonia 



According to the study, when forest is 
replaced with pasture as is net Hiring in 
the Amazon basin, the land has a reduced 
ability to retain water. The effect is 
decreased rainfall, higher temperatures, a 
lengthened dry season, and increased 



propensity for forest fires. This 
diminishes the possibility for re- 
establishment of forest. 

According to the findings, a few 
significant changes in global circulation, 
particularly over North America, were 
evident in the model where Amazon 
deforestation was simulated. But because 
of a number of climatic fluctuations that 
naturally occur over this part of the 
world, more study will be necessary to 
determine if Amazon deforestation 
would have actual effects on North 
American cl innate. The authors of the 
study believe that the large change in 
the rainfall over the Amazon is likely to 
produce significant changes in global cir- 
culation, and they currently are conduc- 
ting further studies to determine the 
nature of global changes due to Amazon 
def< > res tat ion. 

"The lack of an extended dry season 
apparently sustains the current tropical 
forests, therefore, a lengthening of the 
dry season could have serious ecological 
implications for the Amazon forest," 
Sellers says. 

The destruction of forest and probable 
resulting climate changes also could have 
adverse effects on other plants and 
animals in the region, the researchers 
say. The Amazon basin plays host to 
roughly half of the world's species of 
plants and animals. 

"These results suggest that a complete 
and rapid destruction of the Amazon 
tropical forest could be irreversible, the 
researchers conclude. "Changes in the 
region's hydrologies! cycle and the 
disruption of complex plant-animal rela- 
tions could be so profound, that once 
the tropica! forests were destroyed, they 
might not be able to re-establish 
themselves." ■ 

—Ftiriss StaiMirtli 



Outlook 

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

Reese C(eghom, Acting Vice President tor 

Institutional Advancement 
Fez Hleteft, Director of Public Information & Editor 
Linda Freeman, Production Editor 
Jan Bar* ley, Brian Busek, John Fritz, Lisa Gregory, 
Tom Otwell 4 Farias Semarral. Staff Writers 

Stephen A. Dsrrou, Design & Coordination 
John T. Con soil. Photography Coordinator 
Heather Kelly, Vhriane Uorftz, Chris Paul. 

Design & Production 
At Danegger A Larry Crouse, Contributing 

Photography 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation & csfendar items are welcome Please submh 
all materiel at least three weeks before the Monday of 
publication Send '1 to P.0Z Hiebert, Editor Outlook, 
2101 Turner Building, through campus mail or lo 
University of Maryland. College Park. MD 20742 Our 
telephone number Is (301} 4S4-S335. Our electronic 
mail address is outlook® pres.umd.edu 




Skiff Awarded Sloan Fellowship 



Frederick N. Skiff, an assistant pro- 
fessor in the laboratory for Plasma 
Research and the Department of Physics, 
has been selected as an Alfred V. Sloan 
Research Fellow. 

The fellowship provides a S2S,(,0l» 
grant to support research during a two- 
year period. Skiff was nominated for the 
fellowship by the physics department 
and selected as a fellow by the Alfred R 
Sloan Foundation. 

Skiff specializes in bridging plasma 
physics with chaos theory. He plans to 
use the Sloan grant to help establish a 
Fundamental Plasma Physics Lab within 
the Laboratory for Plasma Research. 

"I study particle interactions by lauch- 
.ing electro-magnetic waves through a 
plasma of ionized gas." be says. "I try to 
determine where particles exchange their 
energy and how their motions become 
chaotic under certain conditions." 



According to Skiff, an understanding of 
the conditions by which a wave sails 
through a plasma or is absorbed by that 
plasma, can lead to advances in fusion 
research. 

"One of my experiments involves send- 
ing two waves through the plasma and 
then looking at the point at which they 
interact." Skiff says. "Such studies can 
also help us understand the movement of 
radio waves through the plasma which 
surrounds the Earth" 

As an experimentalist, Skiff is also con- 
cerned with developing measurement 
techniques for complex processes such 
as Chaos. Some of the techniques he 
develops can have applications to other 
scientific experiments as well. 

During his first year as a Sloan Fellow, 
Skiff will be released from leaching 
- duties. He will use that time to conduct 
research anil prepare grant proposals to 




Frederick N. Skiff 



various organizations for the additional 
funds needed to develop his lab. "I'm 
hoping the Sloan fellowship acts as a 
catalyst leading to other funding," 
he savs. ■ 



Class of 1990 Plans Gift for McKeldin Mall 

When Test Lido looks out across the mall next semester, he may 
not believe his eyes. Not only will he see a five-tiered fountain on 
the east side, but also a new outdoor plaza in the center— to be 
called the Senior Forum— which will in part be funded by dona- 
tions from the graduating class. The recently formed Senior Class 
of 1990 Gift Committee, sponsored by the Student Affairs Office, is 
hoping not only to help with the construction of the plaza, but 
also to re-establish a tradition of senior class gifts. Testudo himself 
was a class gift, but the custom has never been regular on the Col- 
lege Park campus. The Class of 199(1 hopes to change that. For in- 
formation or to assist in the effort call, Jon Herstein at 454-5251. 



OuiLOGK 

March 26, 1990 





Statue of Former Regent Clarence Mitchell Unvefled 




President William Kirwan unveils a statue of former regent Clarence Mitchell 



A statue of the late Clarence M. 
Mitchell Jr.. the national civil rights 
champion and former University of 
Maryland regent, was unveiled during a 
ceremony Wednesday. February 28, in 
the lobby of the Main Administration 
Building. 

The final bronze statue, which will be 
located in front of the Mitchell Building 
facing Campus Drive, has yet to be cast 
from the fiberglass model that was 
unveiled in the ceremony. 

The statue was created by Randall 
Craig, an associate professor in the 
Department of Curriculum and Instruc- 
tr tion and a highly regarded sculptor. 
a During the ceremony. Craig joined 
w President William Kirwan and former 
§ congressman Parren Mitchell. Clarence's 
< brother, in praising the regent's work as 
a civil rights leader. 



Committee Establishes Distinguished 
International Services Award 



The International Affairs Committee. 
with approval from the academic vice 
president and provost, has established 
the first annual "Distinguished Interna- 
tional Service Award'' to be presented at 
the annual Convocation in October. 

"A numher of people who have con- 
tributed significantly to the growth of in- 
ternational programs ai I ! MCP have 
retired in recent years, and a number of 
others will be retiring in the next few 
years,'' says Marcus Franda, director of 
International Affairs. "This award is a 
way of recognizing significant contribu- 
tions to the university during the past 
few historic decades when international 
programs were being developed for the 
first time." 

The main criteria for selection will be 
one or more significant contributions to 
the development of international pro- 
grams at UMCP, backed by a distin- 
guished professional career. 

Nominations, which should be re- 
ceived by April 10, will be accepted 
from the president and vice presidents 
of the university, deans of all the col- 
leges, as well as the deans of graduate 
and undergraduate programs, members 
of the Board of Regents, members of the 



International Affairs Committee, faculty 
members and administrators. 

The International Affairs Committee 
has established a subcommittee of three 
persons, including Grace Yang, professor 
of mathematics and committee chair; E. 
B. Smith, professor of history; and 
William Fourney, professor and chair of 
the Department of Mechanical Engineer- 
ing, to consider the nominations and 
select two or three finalists. 

Finalists will then be ranked by the 
International Affairs Committee and their 
names forwarded to Vice President for 
Academic Affairs Robert Dorfman for 
final selection. 

A plaque will be presented to the re- 
cipient of the award each year. In addi- 
tion, the names of the recipients will he 
engraved on a plaque to be placed in 
the Office of International Affairs. 

Nominations should be sent to the Of- 
fice of international Affairs at L 1 OH Ben- 
jamin Building, 

The nomination should provide as 
much information about the nominee as 
possible and a statement outlining rite 
reasons why the nominee should be 
presented with the award. 

For more information, call 454-3<X)8. ■ 



Kirwan spoke warmly ahout his 
association with Mitchell and said that 
honoring him was an historic event for 
the College Park campus. 

Parren Mitchell echoed Kirwan's senti- 
ment, noting how much had changed 
since 1954 when, as a graduate student, 
he became the first black student en- 
rolled at the University of Maryland. 

Kirwan also announced that an en- 
dowment fund has been created to sup- 
port black students and "provide more 
Clarence Mitchell Jr.s. He had a 
remarkable career that touched the lives 
of many around the world," Kirwan 
said. ■ 



College of Engineering Celebrates 
Women's History Month 



The College of Engineering is 
celebrating Women's History Month with 
a scries of lectures and seminars designed 
to encourage more women to enter the 
engineering profession. 

On March 14. the college's women 
faculty and the campus chapter of the 
student Society of Women Engineers 
(SWK) held a seminar on the pleasures of 
going to graduate school. The seminar 
was the repeat of a popular annual 
presentation aimed at increasing the 
number of women enrolled in engineer- 
ing graduate programs here. 

It was presented by faculty members 
Deborah J. Goodings (civil engineering), 
Hasna J. Khan (mechanical engineering). 
Kawthar A, Zaki (electrical engineering). 
Lourdes G. Salamanca -Young, Isabel K. 
Lloyd and Yicki M. Bier (materials and 
chemical and nuclear engineering), and 
Marilyn R. Berman, associate dean. 

On Monday, March 26, Stephen G. 
Brush, who holds a joint appointment 
with the Department of History and the 
Institute for Physical Science and 
Technology, discusses the problems of 



under-representation of women in 
engineering. Brush will speak at noon in 
Room 1128 of the Engineering Classroom 
Building. 

On TUesday, March 2^ at 2 p.m. in the 
Engineering Lecture Hall, representatives 
of the I '. S. Patent Office will present a 
lecture and slide show depicting women 
inventors and their contributions. The 
show is pan of a special exhibition now 
on display at the Patent Office. A recep- 
tion will follow in the Department of 
Civil Engineering Conference Room, 

Members of the campus chapter of 
SWE have invited students from three 
area all-women high schools as their 
guests to the program 

On April 2^t, Mildred Dresselhaus, pro- 
fessor of electrical engineering at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
will deliver a lecture in Room 1202. 
Dresselhaus has long been active na- 
tionally in efforts to bring more women 
into the engineering disciplines. A recep- 
tion in the Civil Engineering Conference 
Room will follow her 3 p.m, lecture. ■ 



College of Engineering Receives High Ranking 



vonlitmed from page t 



The system was developed based on 
months of interviews with scores of 
faculty members and deans at dozens of 
graduate schools, large and small, public 
and private. 

It combines a subjective survey of 
academic reputation with objective data 
relating to the schools' selectivity in ad- 
missions, instructional and other 
resources, and its graduation patterns. 



The survey considered the following 
key attributes of each school: 

Student selectivity— the fall 1989 ac- 
ceptance rates for masters' and Ph.D. 
programs and the percentage of students 
accepted who actually enrolled. 

Instructional Resources— the propor- 
tion of full-time faculty holding Ph.D. 
degrees and the ratio of full-time Ph.D. 
candidates and M.S. students to full-time 
faculty, 



Research— total dollar value of all 
private and public research conducted by 
the school during the last academic year, 
plus dollar value of sponsored research 
per faculty member involved in research. 
For UMCP that figure was 121.3 million 
as compared with S84.7 million at 
number one ranked Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. 

Academic reputation— based on ques- 
tionnaires sent to two top officials at 



every school plus a cross section of 
leading off-campus professionals in- 
cluding engineers. Off-campus practi- 
tioners were asked to choose the 15 
schools in their discipline with the best 
reputations for producing outstanding 
professionals. Of the 7,298 questionnaires 
sent out, 3,437 were returned. ■ 

—Tom otuvii 



Ootidok 



March 26, 1990 




alendar 



Economics Professor Organizes Conference 

Peter Murrell, professor of economics here and an authority on 
the economies of socialist countries, especially those of Eastern 
Europe, recently organized a conference of nine Western 
economists and 1 1 from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to 
discuss new approaches to analyzing the political economy of 
Eastern Europe. The March 1 2-16 meeting was held at the 
Rockefeller Foundation-owned conference center in Bellagio, Italy, 
and funded by the MacArthur Foundation. In addition to Murrell. 
College Park economists Mancur Olson and Dennis C. Mueller also 
attended the conference. 



March 2d — April 4 




The Takacs Quartet will perform 
Sunday, April 1, 3 p.m., Center 
3f Adult Education 



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School of Architecture Alumni 
Exhibition, today through April 4, 
Architecture Gallery. Call x3427 for 
info. 

Art Exhibition: "Contemporary 
Latin American Photographers," 
organized by Aperture 
Photography, through April 27, The 
Art Gallery, Art/Sociology Bldg. Calf 
X2763 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "Plant 
Quarantine Laboratory in Relation 
to the National Plant Gerrrtplasm 
System," Bruce Parliman, USDA, 4 
p.m., 0128B Holzapfel Hall. Call 
x3606 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"Recent Results in Network 
Rows," James Orlin, MIT. 4 p.m., 
0111 AV. Williams Bldg. Call 
x4244 for info. 



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Registration Ends, tor pre-season 
softball, doubles tennis. Call x3124 
for info. 

Employee Development Seminar: 
"Telephone Management," Jean 
Spanarelti, 9 a.m-4 p.m., 0105 
Center of Adult Education, $40. 
Call x4811 for info' 

Zoology Lecture: "Phylogeny and 
Evolution of Broad Headed 
Drosophilidae," David Grimaldi, 
American Museum of Natural 
History, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Bldg. Call X3201 for info. 

Music Faculty Recital, featuring 
William Montgomery, flutist, and 
Roy Hakes, pianist, performing 
Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and 
Piano, and solo works by Anne 
Koscielny, piano, ana Emerson 
Head, trumpet. 12:30 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hail. Call x6669 for into. 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Virginia, 3 
p.m.. Denton Field. Cail x5854 for 
info. 

Science, Technology and Society 
Lecture: "The Interplay of Human 
Values, Technology and Leisure, 
"Philip Bosserman, Salisbury State 
U., 3:30 p.m., 2102 Shoemaker 
Bldg. Call x8862 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "Atomic Im- 
aging and Thermodynamic Studies 
of Surface Flatness," Ellen D. 
Williams, 4 p.m., 1410 Physics 
Bldg. Call x3512 for info. 




Registration Begins, tor outdoor 
volleyball. Call X3124 for info. 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Seminar: "Implica- 
tions of Recent Research for Pro- 
grams for Student-Athletes." 
Javaune Adams-Gaston, Cathy 
McHugh Engstrom, and William 
Sedlacek, noon, 0106 Shoemaker 
Bldg. Cail x2937 for info. 

International Agriculture & Life 
Sciences Colloquium: 

"Agricultural Extension in Taiwan: 
Updating a Successful System," O. 
Donald Meaders, Michigan State. 
U., noon, 0115 Symons Hall. Call 
x4933 for info. 

International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 
p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call 
x4925 for info. 

Science, Technology and Society 
Film Discussion, featuring Steven 
Fetter on "Dr. Strangelove," 3 
p.m.. 0220 Jimenez Hall. Call 
x5893 for info. 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Rich- 
mond, 3:30 p.m., Denton Field. 
Call X5854 for info. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture: "Franklin D Roosevelt: 
Great Man or Man for His Times," 
Wayne Cole, 4 p.m., 2203 Art/Soc. 
Bldg.. reception to follow in 
Art/Soc. Atrium. Call x2530 for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium: "Women 
in Astronomy: 1840 to Present," 
Vera Rubin, Carnegie Institute of 
Washington. 4 p.m., 1113 Com- 
puter & Space Sciences Bldg. Call 
x3005 for info. 

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 x3431 for 
info. 



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Pre-Retirement Seminar, today 
and tomorrow, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 
0105 Center of Adult Education. 
Cail x6312 for 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 x6267 for info. 

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 X2813 for into. 

Art Department Minorities & 
Women Lecture, featuring 
Houston Conwell, New York City 
artist, 12:30 p.m., Art/Sociology 
Bldg. Call X0344/5 for info. 

Systems Research Center Collo- 
quium: "Intelligent Systems for 
Computef-lntegrated Manufactur- 
ing," Michael Fehling, Stanford U, 
3-4 p.m., 1100 ITV Bldg. Call 
x5880 for info. 



Meteorology Seminar: "Sparse 
Sampling of Tracer Plumes," J. Z. 
Holland, 3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer 
& Space Sciences Bldg. Call 
X2708 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 tor info. 

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: 

"The Significance of Space for 
Science," Roaid Z. Sagdeev, 
distinguished scientist from 
U.S.S.R., 4 p.m., 1412 Physics 
Bldg. Call x4692 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. Cail x4906 tor 
info. 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 
"Reliability of Emerging Solid-State 
Electronics," Aristos Christou, 
Naval Research Lab, 5:15-6:15 
p.m., 2115 Chemical & Nuclear 
Engineering Bldg. Call x1941 for 
info. 

International Security Studies 
Conference: "The Changing Con- 
text of Security," 5:30-9:30 p.m. to- 
day, 8:30 a.m. -5:45 p.m. tomorrow, 
featuring keynote speaker Rozanne 
Ridgway, The Atlantic Council, and 
luncheon speaker Dennis C. 
Pi rages, Stamp Union, $25 stan- 
dard admission, $10 students & 
faculty. Call X1906 for info." 

Hoff Theater Movie: "Fabulous 
Baker Boys." Call x4987 for info.* 




Experiential Learning Programs 
Presentation: Feminist Internship 
Opportunities, 10 a.m., 0119 Horn- 
bake. Call X4767 for into. 

Linguistics Colloquium: "A 
Paradox Concerning the Extraction 
of Secondary Predicates," 
Guglielmo Cinque, U. of Venice, 
noon, 0109 Hornbake Library. Call 
x7002 for info. 

Department of Computer Science 
Brown Bag Panel Discussion: 

(Beverages and dessert provided) 
"Women in Computer Science: 
Don't Stop Now," 12 noon, room 
(2132 UMIACS Interaction Room), 
A.V. Williams. Call x2002 for info. 

Mental Health Lunch N Learn 
Conference: "Behavioral Ap- 
proaches to the Treatment of 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders," 
Charles Mansueto. Bowie State U., 
1-2 p.m., 3100E Health Center. 
Call x4925 for info. 

Center for Manufacturing 
Engineering and Management 
Lecture: "Technology, Quality, and 
Computer- Integrated Manufacturing: 
the Challenge and the Opportuni- 
ty," Lester Gerhardt. Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, 2:30 p.m., 
Volunteer Fire Fighters Room, 
Center of Adult Education. Call 
x6553 for info. 



Hoff Theater Movie: "Fabulous 
Baker Boys." Call X4987 for info. 



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University Community Concerts: 
Tallis Scholars, featuring a cappella 
choral music of the English 
Renaissance. 8 p.m., National 
Presbyterian Church, $16.50 stan- 
dard admission, $14 seniors and 
students, free seminar at 6:30 p.m. 
Call x6534 for info* 

Hoff Theater Movie: "Fabulous 
Baker Boys." Call x4987 for info.* 



APRIL 
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SUN 



Wanderlust Travelogue Film: 
"Grecian Odyssey," by Clint Dean, 
3 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, 
Hoff Theater, $5 general public, $4 
faculty, staff, alumni & seniors, $2 
students. Call x4987 for info.* 

University Community Concerts: 
"Takacs Quartet HI, featuring 
Mozart's String Quartet in A Major, 
K. 464, Bartok's String Quartet No. 
6, and Schubert's String Quartet 
No. 8 in B-flat Major D. 112. 3 
p.m., Center of Adult Education, 
$15 standard admission, $12.50 
seniors and students, free seminar 
at 1:30 p.m. Call x6534 for info.* 

Hoff Theater Movie: "Fabulous 
Baker Boys." Call x4987 for info.* 



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MON 



International Affairs Conference: 
"Preparing for an International 
Decade: UMCP in the 1990s," 
featuring opening remarks by 
President Kirwan. 8 a.m. -5 p.m.. 
Founders Room, Center of Adult 
Education. Call x3008 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "The 
Ethylene Biosynthesis-inducing En- 
doxylanaze: Purification and 
Physical Characteristics and Possi- 
ble Role in Plant Pathogenesis," 
Jeffrey Dean, USDA, 4 p.m., 
0128B Holzapfel Hall. Call x3606 
for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"A Computational Basis for 
Phonology," David S. Touretzky, 
Carnegie Mellon U.. 4 p.m., 011 
Classroom Bldg. Call x4244 for 
info. 




T U E 



Registration Closes, for outdoor 
volleyball. Call x3124 for info. 

Zoology Lecture: "Adaptive 
Significance of Infant Care 
Behavior by No n- Reproductive 



Golden Lion Tamarins," Andy 
Baker, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Bldg. Call x3201 for info. 

History Department Revolutions 
Lecture: "The Significance of the 
English Revolutions of the Seven- 
teenth Century," Lawrence Stone. 
Princeton U, 3 p.m., place TBA. 
Call x2843 for into. 



Hoff Theater Movie: 
Call x4987 for info* 



'Das Boot." 




Registration Begins, tor team 
horseshoes. Call x3124 for info. 

Employee Development Seminar, 
"FAS Training," 9 a.m. -noon, 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. 
Call x481 1 for info. 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Seminar: "Current 
Issues for Jewish Students on 
Campus," Rabbi Robert Saks, 
noon, 0106 Shoemaker Bldg. Call 
X2937 for info 

International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30 
p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall Call 
x4925 for info. 




Writers Here and Now Poetry 
Reading, featuring Phillis Levin 
reading from her works, 3:30 p.m.. 
Katherine Anne Porter Room, 
McKeldin Library. Call X2511 for 
info 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture: "Lasers: The Good, The 
Bad, and The Ugly," Christopher 
Davis, 4 p.m., 2203 Art/Soc. Bldg., 
reception to follow in Art/Soc. 
Atrium. Call x2530 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "Molecular 
Studies of Catalase in Ripening 
Tomato Fruit," Gordon Inamine, 
USDA, 4 p.m., 0128B Holzapfel 
Hall. Call x3606 for info. 

Architecture and Horticulture 
Lecture: "The Education of a 
Landscape Architect," Dan Kiley, 
F.A.S.LA, 8 p.m., Architecture 
Auditorium. Call x3427 for info. 

Early American History Seminar: 

"Destined for Disappointment: 
Scottish Sojourners in Jamaica and 
the Chesapeake, 1740-1820," Alan 
Karras, Georgetown U„ 8 p.m., 
2136 Stamp Union. Call x2843 for 
info. 

Hoff Theater Movie: "Das Boot." 
Call x4987 for info.* 



* Admission charge for this event. 
AH ntbers an' Jive. 



Calendar information may be 
sent to John Fritz, 2101 Turner 
Laboratory or (via electronic 
mail) to jlfritz@pres.umd.edu. 



Funds Available for New Study Abroad 
Programs 

The Study Abroad Office with support from the Vice President 
fur Academic Affairs has established grants to support faculty who 
wish to develop new study— abroad programs. These grants of up 
to S4,000 may be used for development costs, travel, seed money 
and in some cases, faculty compensation. Funds must be expended 
by June 30, and the deadline for submitting proposals is April I , 
For more information, contact Richard Weaver, International 
.Studies Coordinator, at 454-H645 or Valerie Woolston. director of 
International Education Services, at 454-3043- 



Two Graduate Students Win Engineering 
Society Grants 

Two graduate students in the Department of Mechanical 
Engineering have recently been awarded grants-in-aid from the 
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 
Engineers. The grants, worth $6,000 each, were awarded to Jcong 
Hun Kim, a masters' degree student working with mechanical 
engineering professor Rein hard K. Radermacher on a project focus- 
ing on alternative refrigerants, and Sen Hu. a Ph.D. student whose 
specialty is compact heat exchangers, His faculty advisor is Keith 
Ilerold. Two other graduate students, David Aaron and Milid V. 
Rane, also have won ASHRACE grams. 



OmjooK 



March 26, 1990 



ARTS AT MARYLAND 



Hudson Leads University Orchestra to New 
Levels of Excellence 



M ■ omc have said that you can 

^^ hear all the harmonies of the 

. ^ universe coming together in 
K^J the great fngal finale of 
Mozart's Symphony No. -il, "The Jupiter." 

While it may be somewhat exalted to 
claim that all the harmonies of the 
universe are also coming together for the 
University of Maryland Symphony Or- 
chestra these days, when the group plays 
"The Jupiter" at its upcoming concert 
on April 5, the audience can't fell to 
hear its new level of professionalism and 
musical excellence. 

Also on the April 5 program will he 
the Brahms "Variations on a Theme by 
Haydn," conducted by assistant conductor 
Young Kwon Choi. The concert will 
take place in Tawes Recital Hall begin- 
tng at 8 p.m. 

Conductor William Hudson says the 
orchestra's improvement began three 
years ago, when funding for graduate 
assists ntships in the orchestra became 
available. Currently there are 17 such 
graduate students in the orchestra, 1 4 
string players and three winds. They 
have impressive credentials— training 
from such institutions asjulliard, eoncer- 
tizing experience in Europe, and in some 
cases, solo careers. 

Hudson says these young musicians 
(typically aged from mid-2()s to micl-30s) 
are at an important transition in their 
careers, moving ahead towards being 
professional orchestra players, becoming 
university faculty members, or both. 
Some are also seeking instrumental solo 
careers, such as violinist Leonid Sushan- 
sky. who will be entering the In- 
dianapolis Competition this spring. 

"Our music faculty does their best to 
help these students he realistic about 
their music careers by telling them exact- 
ly what they're in for— and then if they 
still want to go ahead, we do everything 
we can to help." says Hudson. 

Hudson's outlook is positive about the 
performing music program at College 
Park, and he cites as his reasons the new 
interest and concern for the orchestra 
and opera program that has been ex- 
pressed by the funding of tuition wavers 
and the generally supportive attitude of 
the administration. "It has made for con- 
stant growth, constant improvement." he 
says. There are more instrumental 
teachers now as well as the opportunity 
for students to play new and interesting 
music, such as in the small chamber or- 
chestras for the three new operas 
presented last fall. 

The biggest musical need of the 
university now is a good performing 
place, says Hudson. To work around this 
problem temporarily, arrangements have 
been made for use of the Terrace 
Theater in the Kennedy Center for 
several Maryland Orchestra concerts next 
season: on Oct. 6 faculty violinist Daniel 
lleifitz will perform Vivaldi's Four 
Seasons with the group; and April 1 99 1 
will bring three concerts that will in- 
clude Heifit/. playing the Beethoven 
Violin Concert and faculty pianists in the 
Mozart Double Piano Concerto. 



Sooner than that and closer to home- 
in Tawes Recital Hall, after the April 5 
performance, Hudson says to watch for 
the orchestra playing in the May 4 Artist 
Scholarship Benefit concert with faculty 
baritone Dominic Cossa and in an Oc- 
tober 19 performance that will feature 
Heifitz playing the Beethoven concerto 
and Prokoviev's "Peter and the Wolf," 
narrated by President William E. Kirwan. 

Improving the quality of an orchestral 
group is not a new skill for Hudson. As 
music director and conductor of the 
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, he has 
brought that group into musical pro- 
minence with famous soloists and in- 
creased subscription concerts. 

His lifetime commitment to music 
began young, with first the piano and 
then the clarinet. His musical training 
was centered in Philadelphia, at its Con- 
servatory, Musical Academy, Curtis In- 
stitute and University of Pennsylvania. 
After a stint in the famous Seventh Army 
Symphony, he moved into conducting 
while a graduate student at Yale. As a 
conductor, he has had extensive ex- 
perience, including many years with the 
Washington Ballet— "Until 1 just couldn't 
take another Nutcracker!" His wife also 
enhances the local performing scene as a 
horn player with the Washington Opera. 




Conductor William Hudson rehearses the University of Maryland Orchestra 



Hudson sees the Washington musical 
environment as— like the Maryland 
Orchestra— getting better and better, 
with all the enriching opportunities to 
attend and be involved in musical offer- 
ings, "College Park is a place where 
music students should be," he says. 

And what about future plans for the 
orchestra? "Building from our current 50 
players to ~5 by next year, so that wc 
can perform a greater variety of music. 



including those kite nineteenth-century 
and twentieth-century pieces that require 
a large orchestra," says Hudson. "Some- 
day 1 would really like to conduct the 
University of Maryland Symphony Or- 
chestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 2 and 
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring."* he 
confides. 

Call 454-6669 for information about 
the free April 5 concert. ■ 

— 1 intUi Freetneui 



Asian Cinema To Be Featured in 
College Park Film Series 




A scene from the Chinese film "Woman 
Demon Human," which will be shown on 
campus March 28 as part of an Asian film 
festival. 

College Park audiences will 
have an opportunity to ex- 
plore the rich world of Asian 
film this spring through a 
series sponsored by the Committee on 
East Asian Studies and the Department of 
Radio, Television and Film. 

The series will begin with the screen- 
ing of two films produced in the Peo- 
ple's Republic of China at 7 p.m. Wed., 
March 28. in room 0220 of Jimenez Hall. 
The series will run six weeks and feature 
Chinese Korean and Japanese films. 



The first film in the series, "Woman 
Demon Human." produced by China's 
largest film studio. Shanghai, focuses on 
the experience of a female opera star 
who specializes in playing male roles. 
Featuring resplendent costumes, the film 
examines the changing role of women in 
Chinese society. A second film, to be an- 
nounced, will accompany "Woman 
Demon Human." 

The Taiwanese film, "Super Citizen," 
will be shown at 7 p.m. Wed., April 4. 
Directed by Wan Jen, a leader among 
Taiwan's New Wave filmmakers. "Super 
Citizen" centers on the experience of a 
young man who journeys to the city of 
Taipei in search of his lost sister. 
Through the man's encounter with other 
dispossessed youths in the city. Wan Jen 
provides insights into the youth culture 
of Taiwan. 

A reception will follow the showing of 
this film. 

"Rouge," a film produced in Hong 
Kong, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wed., 
April 1 1, in Rm. 0220 of Jimenez Hall. 
Featuring a supernatural element 
characteristic of many Asian Films, 
"Rouge" tells the story of a ghost that 
enlists the aid of a clerk in the classified 
section of a newspaper to search for her 
missing lover. 

"Pccmak" (The Death Cottage), a 
South Korean film, will be shown at 7 
p.m. Wed., April 18, in Rm. 0220 of 
fimenez Hall. The film centers on a 



shaman who must avenge an unhappy 
spirit that haunts a noble family. 

"Shall the Cuckoo Sing at Night." a 
Japanese Yakuza film featuring Tatsuya 
Nakadai, will he shown at 7 p.m. Wed., 
April 25. in Rm. 0220. Yakuza is a 
popular genre of Japanese ganster films 
"Shall the Cuckoo Sing at Night" tells 
the story of woman seeking to rescue 
her husband from prison. 

The scries concludes with the Japanese 
film "Zjgeunerweisen" at 7 p.m. Wed., 
May 2. in Rm. 0220. The title is derived 
from Pablo de Sarasate's violin piece of 
the same name and delves into the 
bizarre lives of five men and women 
whose existences takes on a ghost-like 
quality. 

Gina Marchetti, assistant professor of 
radio, television and film, says that 
moviegoers unfamiliar with Asian 
cinema will likely find themselves 
pleasantly surprised by the series. 

"The technical virtuosity of these films 
is excellent. These films have a high 
level of sophistication. 'Rouge' will bowl 
some people over," she says. 

The selection for the series highlights 
several distinctive characteristics of Asian 
cinema, according Marchetti, 

Asian films, more than Western films, 
tend to center on female characters, she 
says. Also, elements of the supernatural 
are a part of many Asian genres. 

Each film will be presented with sub- 
titles. Admission is free. ■ 



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Outlook 



March 26, 1990 



Late Dean of Women to be Honored 

Adelc Hagner Stamp, scholar, educator and dean of women at 
the university, will be posthumously inducted into the WO 
Maryland Women's Hall of Fame at a ceremony on March 2" at S 
p.m. in the State House Lobby, Annapolis. Sponsored by the 
Maryland Commission for Women, the event will also honor state 
treasurer, economist and educator Lucille Maurer; civil rights ac- 
tivist and past president of the national NAACP Enolia McMillan; 



civil rights worker, writer, poet and Episcopal priest Pauli Murray: 
and the originator of the first book wagon and pioneer for lifetime 
education and literacy, Mary Lemist Titcomb. Stamp was nominated 
for the Hall of Fame by the College Park Branch— which she had 
founded in 1929— of the American Association of University 
Women. For information about the March 21 event, call (301) 
333-0054, 



CLOSE UP 



Warren Tracks Career of Legendary Choreographer 




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Larry Warren 



/n the late 1950s, as a young 
man trying to earn a living as 
a dancer, Larry Warren joined 
the cast of a pageant 
commemorating California's statehood. 
The pageant's choreographer was an ab- 
solute pain in the leg named Anna 
Sokolow. 

As Warren, now professor of dance at 
College Park, recalls, Sokolow 's deman- 
ding methods drove at least one dancer 
to drink. 

"She worked us so hard on a cement 
floor that everybody's legs hurt for 
weeks afterward. When I took the job, I 
was a health food fanatic; by the time it 
was finished, I was drinking a six-pack a 
night.'' Warren says. 

But Warren bears no ill will toward 
the choreographer. He follows the story 
by speaking of another encounter with 
Sokolow. 

"In 19^. 1 saw the Broadway 
premiere of Anna's most famous work, 
Rooms and, without exaggerating, it 
changed my life. 1 was 23 years old. had 
just come to New York from California 
and didn't have any idea where I fit in 
the modern dance world. After seeing 
that production, 1 began to understand 
where I might make my contribution. 
Anna introduced me to the idea of dig- 
ging into one's self— into your own pas- 
sions, anger and sense of joy— and put- 
ting these feelings forward in movement." 

In many ways Warren's youthful ex- 
posure to Sokolow's methods and 
works, encapsulate the style and 
widespread influence of an artist who 
celebrated her 80th birthday in February. 
Although she has sometimes antagonized 
and frustrated colleagues with her 
methods, she is, in Warren's view, 
among the most important figures in 
modern dance. 

Warren tells her story in a forthcom- 
ing biography. Anna Sokolow. The 



Rebellious Spirit, that will be published 
next year by Princeton Books. In the 
book. Warren recounts some of the 
milestones of Sokolow's career in the 
commercial theater such as her 
tumultuous tenure as the first 
choreographer for the rock musical. 
Hair, and her creation of a tremendous- 
ly influential approach to dance, an ap- 
proach ana I ago us to Method acting. 

In all, it is the story of a fascinating ar- 
tist who. for more than six decades, has 
conducted her work with exemplary 
commitment. 

Warren was inspired to compile the 
dancer's story during Sokolow's 1978 
visit to College Park. Sokolow came to 
the campus to work with Maryland 
Dance Theater, a company in residence 
(19~l-8 7 ) and directed by Warren and 
his wife, Anne, also a professor of dance. 

"We were sitting at home, visiting 
with Anna and it just suddenly occurred 
to me— here is a great artist whose story 
should be told. Out of the blue, I popped 
the question: I asked her if I could write 
her biography," Warren says. 

It took about two years for her to 
come around to the idea, She asked peo- 
ple, "Who is this Larry Warren? Can I 
trust him?' 

As it turned out, Warren had a track 
record as a biographer, having previous- 
ly written a bonk on choreographer 
Lester Horton, teacher of the famed 
black choreographer. Alvin Alley. Once 
Sokolow warmed up to the project, she 
became quite hospitable, even providing 
Warren with a set of keys to her New 
York apartment to help him cut ex- 
penses while ennducting research in the 
city. 

"She also gave me access to her 
closet," Warren says. "This hall closet is 
famous throughout the dance world. It's 
where she keeps films, reviews, pro- 
grams, tapes. There's material there that 




Anrta Sokolow in a 1958 photograph by 
Lionel Freedman 



you can't find anywhere else.'' 

Through more than 10(1 interviews, 
extensive research, trips to Israel and 
Mexico (two countries where Sokolow 
introduced the principles of modem 
dance) and several long sessions rum- 
maging around in the closet, Warren 
traced the dancer's life. 

Born to immigrant parents in 1910 in 
Connecticut and raised on Manhattan's 
Lower East Side, Sokolow received her 
introduction to dance through New 
York's Settlement House program. The 
youngster showed an immediate aptitude 
for the art form and had the good for- 
tune to be referred to the Neighborhood 
Playhouse where she came under the in- 
struction of pioneer dance teacher and 
instructor Martha Graham. 

When Graham founded her first dance 
company, she invited Sokolow, then a 
teen-ager, to join. In the company, 
Sokolow studied the art of choreography 
with Louis Horst. Sokolow was Horst's 
star pupil In her early 20s, she formed 
her own dance company in which she 
worked as dancer and choreographer. 

It was as a choreographer that the tiny 
woman, barely over five feet tall, began 
making a large impression in the dance 
world. An advocate of dance that 



emanated from a performer's inner life. 
Sokolow's approach to choreography 
paralleled a similar movement in 
theater— Method acting. 

Through Sokolow's work, dancers and 
choreographers were introduced to an 
app roach that expanded the range of 
emotions expressed in performance and 
provided a vehicle for dancers to ex- 
amine contemporary society. Theatrical 
disciples of the Method found the dance 
perspective of the technique valuable. As 
a consultant for the Actors Studio, the 
central workshop of Method acting. 
Sokolow worked with such film and 
theatrical figures as Julie Harris. Marlon 
Brando, lili Wallace and F.lia Kazan. 

Rooms, produced in 19SS. was 
Sokolow's most influential work An ex- 
amination of the alienation of life in a 
modern metropolis, the piece centered 
on the fantasy lives of solitary people 

The piece significantly influenced 
choreographer/director Jerome Robbins 
in the development of West Side Story, a 
play that set new directions for dance in 
the popular theater, Warren says. 

In the 1960s, Sokolow made a more 
direct contribution to popular theater- 
she was the original choreographer for 
flair. Her efforts, however, were salted 
with a controversy that has left her with 
a paltry share of the credit due her. War- 
ren says. 

From the beginning of the production, 
Sokolow and director. Gerald Freedman. 
were at odds over the staging of the 
show. Little more than a month before 
the play was scheduled to open, Freed- 
man left the show leaving Sokolow as 
both director and choreographer. 

Sokolow served in this role for three 
weeks, until two days before opening 
night, when producer Joseph Papp saw a 
poor rehearsal. Finding problems with 
the staging, Papp urged Freedman to 
return to the production. The prodigal 
director came back hut with one 
stipulation— that Sokolow leave. 

After Sokolow's dismissal, a story was 
circulated on Broadway that Freedman, 
upon his return, totally revised the 
shown and that Sokolow had virtually 
no influence on the final shape of the 
musical. Warren disputes that assess- 
ment, seeing it more a product of public 
relations than reality. Warren's research, 
however, shows that much of Sokolow's 
work did in fact appear in the final pro- 
duct at Papp's theater. 

"She has shortcomings," Warren says. 
"But they are overshadowed by the im- 
portant influence she has had on both 
ballet and modern dance. She made us 
aware that dance can and should come 
from inside the performer and that the 
creator of dance works has the respon- 
sibility to make that possible." ■ 

— Brian t!ust>k 



Expert To Discuss Excavation of 
Shakespeare's Globe 

For centuries scholars have been able only to speculate about 
physical characteristics of the theaters In which Shakespeare's plays 
were originally performed, But now, through recent archaeological 
discoveries of remains of Shakespeare's Globe Theater and Philip 
flenslowe's nearby Rose Theater, scholars are making strides in the 
reconstructing of the Elizabethan theater. Andrew Gurr, professor 
of English at the University of Reading in England and one of the 
world's foremost scholars of Elizabethan theater, will report on the 
progress of the excavations in a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thurs., March 
29, in Rm. 2309 Art/Sociology Building. The lecture is sponsored 
by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies and the Depart- 
ment of English. 



OtmjocK 



March 26, 1990 



College of Education to Sponsor Conference on 
International Decade 

The College of Education in cooperation with the Office of Inter- 
national Affairs is sponsoring an all -day conference April 2 on 
"Preparing for an International Decade: UMCP in the 1990s" at the 
Founders Room of the Center of Adult Education. President 
William E. Kirwan will present the keynote speech at 8:30 a.m. For 
more information call 454-3008. 




COLLEGE PARK PE* 



Terry Cassidy: A Different Kind of CPA 



The room in the basement of the 
Health Center has all the trappings of a 
doctor's office. An examination table is 
pushed against one wall, a stethoscope 
hangs from a scale, a jar of wooden 
tongue depressors sits atop a chocolate- 
brown four-drawer file cabinet. 

In the in- box. waiting to be read, are 
journals with no nonsense titles like Oc- 
cupational Health and Safety. 

The office belongs to Terry Cassidy, 
a certified physician's assistant, one of 
four who work out of the campus health 
facility. Cassidy works under the supervi- 
sion of a physician and can do virtually 
everything a doctor does except write 
prescriptions for medication. He takes 
physical histories, docs evaluations, 
makes diagnoses, and carries out treat- 
ment regimens as needed. 

Cassidy 's particular focus is occupa- 
tional health, and he is the campus 
specialist in this field. He is concerned 
with the health of individuals who are 
working with or around and might be 
contaminated by hazardous material. He 
conducts medical surveillance examina- 
tions, collects baseline information and 
carries out batteries of tests. 

Pesticides are his chief concern here, 
he says. Three years ago, he developed a 
pesticide surveillance program that since 
has become a model for other univer- 
sities. Campus workers are given initial 
medical examinations and then are 
monitored on an on-going basis. They in- 




Certified Physician's Assistant Terry Cassidy 

elude grounds crew, horticulturalists, staff 
of the Harrison Laboratory greenhouses, 
employees at university-owned and 
operated farms, and others who may use 
or come into contact with pesticides. 

Cassidy, who has been with the 
university for six years, earned a B.S, 
degree in general biology here in 1977 
and a B.S. in medicine from Western 
Michigan University in 1980. His initial 



interest in medicine began during a two- 
year hitch as an Army medic. Currently, 
he holds the rank of ensign in the L'.S. 
Navy Medical Service Corps Reserve, 
To remain certified as a physician's 
assistant, he, and other CPAs, must show- 
proof of one hundred continuing hours 
of medical education each two years. 
Every six years CPAs must pass a day- 
long written test. 



Cassidy s interests extend beyond oc- 
cupational health and safety. Three years 
ago he asked members of the Health 
Center staff to donate used clothing for 
the homeless in Washington, D.C. During 
the Christmas season, he collected the 
contributions and delivered them to a 
shelter. Two years ago he spearheaded a 
drive to collect toys for children at St. 
Anne's Home. 

Last Christmas the project had taken 
on a life oi its own and had spawned a 
similar one operated by the department 
of physical plant. Cassidy continues to 
seek donations of used clothing and says 
they can be dropped off at the front 
door of his office any time. 

The homeless are not Cassidy's only 
interest. In 1974 he signed up in the 
platelet phoresis program operated by 
the National Institutes of Health. Blood 
donations are used for patients with 
leukemia and other blood-related 
diseases. Two years ago, Cassidy signed 
up in the bone marrow donation pro- 
gram. In the evenings, he works at a 
county-operated drug rehabilitation unit 
in Gaithersburg. 

And, if that weren't enough, here Gent- 
ly delivered a lecture to the National Turf 
Grass Association's convention in 
Baltimore on Lyme Disease, the bacterial 
infection caused bv the bite of a deer 
tick. ■ 

— Join Otwett 



Adult Learner Emergency Fund Established 
to Offer Financial Assistance 



Co-coordinators Barbara Goldberg and 
Beverly Greenfeig of the Returning 
Students Program, a service of the 
university's Counseling Center, recall 
feeling elated and also relieved when 
they first got the news that they would 
he able to offer financial assistance to 
those adult learners facing emergency 
situations. 



"...I've come a long way and 

graduation is in sight, and 

I'll take fatigue over despair 

any day. " 

—Beciptenl of the Atliill i. earner Emergency fund 



"You don't know what a thrill it is to 
he able to tell a returning student who is 
facing a real financial emergency, that, 
no, you won't have to drop out of 
school because of this, and, yes, we will 
be able to help you," says Goldberg. 

"These are people who are used to 
having doors slammed in their face," 
adds Greenfeig, "because they may not 
meet the same financial aid criteria as 
that needed by traditional students." 

It was the hope of Nancy Sch loss berg 
of the Department of Counseling and 



Personnel Services, to "give support 
when it was needed," by establishing 
the 11,500 first-year fund through her 
late fathers S. Irwin Kamin Foundation. 

Schlossberg, a long-time advocate of 
the adult learner, wanted the emergency 
fund to respond to needs "quickly and 
efficiently" with little red tape involved. 

"1 wanted to make a difference in the 
lives of adult learners," she says, simply, 
"Especially those in emergencies who 
are often caught in the middle of work, 
family and social pressures." 

The money is available to any return- 
ing student facing an unexpected finan- 
cial crisis, such as an illness in the stu- 
dent's immediate family. 

"Many of our adult learners arc 
budgeted so closely thai any unan- 
ticipated financial emergency can be 
devastating," says Goldberg. 

Schlossberg first had the idea of 
establishing the emergency fund when 
she received a 5100 award from the 
American College Personnel Association 
and decided to hand over that S 1 00 to 
an adult learner facing a financial 
emergency. The money went to a 
woman who had lost her health in- 
surance and w\as in need of money for 
medicine for one of her three small 
children. 

"I realized that there was a need to 
establish a systematic way that adult 
learners could get small amounts of 




Nancy Schlossberg 



money to help in difficult situations," 
she says. 

That's w r hen she decided to offer 
emergency funding through her late 
father's foundation 

"We know that this works," says 
Greenfeig, who recalled a recipient of 
prior emergency funds, who had over- 
come years of alcoholism and com- 
pulsive overeating, as well as several 
suicide attempts, to return to college and 
begin building a new life. 

Suddenly, she found that her tight 
budget would not stretch into the final 
few weeks of last fall's semester and that 
she would have to withdraw from the 
university. 



Barbara Goldberg and Beverly Greenfeig 



The emergency funds enabled her to 
remain in school. 

In expressing her thanks, the woman 
wrote to Goldberg and Greenfeig soon 
after, mat "life is very tiring right now r 
wuli school (16 credits, while maintain- 
ing a 4.0 GPA), work (30 hours), therapy 
twice a week and constant OA and AA 
meetings. But I've come a long way and 
graduation is in sight, and I'll take- 
fa tiguc over despair and obsession any 
day." 

"I will graduate in May," she con- 
tinued, "and I thank you for your part 
in that, Life is great and I'm very glad I 
was able to stick around for it." ■ 

— Ustt Grvgnry 



Outlook 



March 26, 1990 



Jobs Making Campers Happy 

The annual Summer Camp Fair, sponsored by the Job Referral 
Service, will be held this year on March 28, 29 and 30 in Room 
M2Q, Hornbake Building. During that time recruiters for counselors 
and support staff from summer camps across the country will be 
available to meet with interested students. Those interested should 
stop by the office or call -(54-2490 for more information. 



Campus Senate to Hold Opening Hearings on 
Proposals for New Grading System 

The Campus Senate Adjunct Committee on Academic Procedures & 
Standards will hold opening hearings to discuss proposals to 
change to a plus/minus grading system at the undergraduate and 
graduate levels (i.e., A, A-. 11 + . B-. etc.). If you wish to speak at 
the hearing. March 28, 1-3 p.m. and March 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in 
room 2111 of the Stamp Union, please call and register with the 
Campus Senate Office. Written comments on proposals may be 
submitted to Susan Taylor, chair of the committee, c/o Campus 
Senate Office. Deadline for written comments on proposals is 
March .30. Background materials are available at the Campus Senate 
Office. Call 454-4549 for information. 



Journeying Toward the Stars 



Focus on 

Undergraduate 
Education 



The follou ing are excerpts 
from an address on "The 
Challenge of I 'ndergradttate 
Education" made by f. 
Robert Dorfman. Vice Pres- 
ident for Academic Affairs and Provost, 
at a recent Board of Regents ' Conference 
on I 'ndergradnate Education. . . 




J. Robert Dorfman 

"...I would like to begin by asking 
you to think about Dante's journey into 
the Inferno. He is led by Virgil, whose 
Aenekf. which told of the founding of 
Rome, represented for a medieval poet 
the greatest achievement of his parent 
civilization. 

Among others, Dante confronts 
L'lysses. Although Dante himself still 
faces a long journey towards full 
knowledge, he has by now learned 
enough to chide the great L'lysses for 
the misdirection of his quest for 
knowledge, thus: "Consider the seed 
from which you sprang: You were not 
created to live like brutes, but to seek 
virtue and knowledge ." 

Today, the modern university plays 
the role of Virgil towards our students, 
our Dames. Our task is to develop the 
creative and metaphysical aspects of 
human nature. Our responsibility is to 
help our students learn and grow so thai 
they arc prepared to deal with the in- 
evitable problems of society that reflect 
the destructive and corrosive parts of 
human nature. We hope that they will 
graduate with ..healthy skepticism and 
critical skills 

As a great undergraduate and graduate 
educational system, we focus on 
understanding the world and what it 
means to be humane, not brutish— what 
it means to nurture the seeds with 
which we are born into the flowers of 
intellect, not the weeds of greed, self- 
service, and destruction. 

The university represents society's 
most progressive and most concentrated 
force for the improvement of society, A 
university brings values to the 
community— the values of common 
humanity and state pride when diverse 
members of its population learn to live 
and work together and to develop those 
relationships as they enter the larger 
community and the working world 

As human beings, we have the poten- 
tial of reaching the moons of Neptune. 



or sinking to the depths of repression, 
coercion and addiction... Our purpose is 
to overwhelm the destructive impulses 
with constructive, scholarly, educational 
pursuits 

As it Was for Dante, the point of the 
journey is the journey itself, undertaken 
with the hope that some illumination 
will come as we move through different 
stages. The space probe Voyager is on 
one of the greatest voyage of human 
civilization— a voyage to the planets that 
for millennia stood as remote symbols of 
human aspiration. Although Dante could 
not envision a space probe like Voyager, 
he felt the same impetus towards seeking 
knowledge, and he expressed it through 
an enduring symbol— each of the three 
parts of the Divine Comedy ends with 
the world "steite." or star. 

Perhaps the greatest challenge of 
undergraduate education is to bring our 
students to the point where they, too, 
measure their aspirations by the stars, 
secure in the knowledge th.it they have 
learned to ask the right questions and to 
interpret the world around them 

But there is more. The role of the 
university is not just star-gazing. 
Although the pursuit of knowledge and 
the development of analytical thinking 
must be the main aspirations of our pro- 
grams, as a byproduct of intellectual ac- 
tivity, we do produce or discover useful 
tilings for society, often benefits that 
were completely unanticipated or for 
which we were unprepared. 

Human beings may never reach the 
stars— literally— but the attempt itself af- 
firms the positive qualities of our nature. 
We benefit from the Voyager probe in 
those intangible ways, but also in tangi- 
ble ways— in the technological advances 
made in developing such projects . 

Much of this requires dedicated and 
talented teachers. We must seek out and 
reward excellence in teaching, again 
redressing an imbalance in the faculty 
role. The respective weights given to 
research and teaching will vary among 
the institutions, depending on their in- 
dividual missions. There must be a 
creative tension between a faculty 
memher's development in a discipline 
and his or her interaction with 
undergraduates .... 

To succeed in fulfilling our mission is 
not only the challenge of higher educa- 
tion, but also the challenge to educators. 
We are fortunate in the inspiration of ex- 
amples of great challenges met suc- 
cessfully in the near and far past. Both 
Dante and Voyager 2 underrook 
journeys into the unknown, to seek not 
only answers, but also to seek new ques- 
tions to which there were no predicted 
answers. Both journeys involved difficult 
choices and sacrifices, the potential for 
disappointment, and an inability to see 
through the darkness of the inferno and 
deep space to the end. 

This may also be true of our ambitious 
undertakings to revitalize undergraduate 
education. Some see the goals of quality 
and access as incompatible, and it is true 
that real hardships lie in the way, and 
real— if temporary— sacrifices of other 
important components of the total 
education experience. Hut some 



sacrifices may have to be made in the 
short term, for the quality of the 
undergraduate experience is the under- 
pinning for everything else we hope to 
do .... 

Both Dante's incomparable poem and 
the succeeding amazement of the Nep- 
tune voyage are what universities are all 
about— about ultimate art, ultimate 
science, characterized by a desire to 
learn and to know, to express spiritually 
through language, to satisfy curiosity 



through tedious thousands of equations 
and measurements. Although the equa- 
tions exist and the measurements exist 
and the language exits, a poem like the 
Inferno and the revelation of the panop- 
ly of wonder at the outermost reaches of 
our humble solar system do not exist 
without the habits of mind. It is the 
university's chief goal to cultivate: ques- 
tioning, analysis, flexibility, and 
dissatisfaction with the status quo. ■ 



Women's Commission Honors 
Marilyn Brown 



At a meeting of the President's Com- 
mission on Women's Affairs on March 12, 
Mary Ott, senior research analyst tor In- 
stitutional Studies, presented a report on 
the FY '89 Faculty Study Review. Follow- 
ing her report. Institutional Studies direc- 
tor. Marilyn K. Brown, under whose 
leadership the study was instituted in 
lyW, was honored for her achievements 
and contributions to the university. She 
was presented with a citation containing 
the following resolution: 

"Because of her dedication and com- 
mitment to working to improve the con- 
ditions of women's lives on campus; 

"Because of her willingness to give her 
time and energies to the work of the 
Commission and the committees on 
which she has so well served; 

"Because of her keen insights concern- 
ing ways of describing women's ex- 
periences through the language of 
numbers; 

"Because of her extraordinary care in 
collecting, interpreting and presenting 
data fairly; and 

'Because none of the progress in 
salary equity for women faculty and 
associate staff, in undergraduate women's 
education, in safety and security issues, 
and in reporting on the progress for 




Marilyn K. Brown 

women on campus would have been 
possible without her extraordinary in- 
sight and dedication; 

"On this day of the 12th of March. 
1990, be it resolved that we, the 
Members of the President's Commission 
on Women's Affairs, do set aside the 
regular Commission agenda to recognize 
the extraordinary achievements and con- 
tributions of our colleague, Marilyn K. 
Brown. 

"For the Commission: Virginia W 
Beauchamp. Chair; Mary C. Shipley, 
Secretin" ■ 



Former Prime Minister Visits 
Prange Collection 




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Noboru Takeshita, former prime minister of Japan, recently paid a private visit to McKeldin 
Library to view its noted Prange Collection, a compilation of historical documents from the 
period of the Allied occupation, widely used by scholars studying the rise of post-war Japan.