Volume 4, Number 23
University of Maryland at College Park
President Kirwan's Inauguration:
Celebrating a New Era at College Park
rhcy say the third time's a
charm. This saying seems
particularly appropriate for
William English (Brit) Kirwan,
in his role of chief executive officer of
the College Park campus, since he has
held that job in three different capacities
over the past several years.
The first time was from August to
November 19H2 when Kirwan was ap-
pointed Interim Chancellor, awaiting John
The second time he filled the post of
Acting President from August I, 1988 to
February I, 1989 while the search For a
permanent president took place.
Finally, on February 1. 1989. Kirwan
himself was tapped for the job of presi-
dent, an appointment that had the
whole-hearted endorsement of the cam-
pus community, many of whom had
known and admired Kirwan for his out-
standing teaching, administrative leader-
ship and vision during his 23 years as a
member of the College Park community,
On Monday. April 30 an historic event
will take place at the university. For only
the second time in its history. College
Park will hold a formal ceremony to in-
augurate a new leader.
Starling at 2 p.m. in Tawes Theatre, the
inauguration of William English Kirwan
will take place. The event actually marks
the tirst time a president has been in-
augurated on the campus since the title
William E. Kirwan
of chief executive officer was
changed from chancellor to president
with the reorganization of the University
of Maryland System in July 1989. (The
first ceremony was held in 1983, when
John Slaughter was inaugurated as
The April 30 ceremony will climax al-
most a week of special events celebrating
not only the inauguration of Kirwan as
president, but the excellence of the
university as well, says Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Provost Bob Dorf-
man, who chairs the committee that has
planned the inaugural celebration.
In his recent letter inviting all of the
campus community to participate in the
special inaugural events, Dorfman said.
"In addition to fulfilling an impressive
Maryland tradition, the formal installation
of our new president provides an impor-
tant opportunity for members of the
university community to affirm their
commitment to our institutional goal of
Activities will include exhibits high-
lighting the past history of the university
and its presidents, two distinguished lec-
tures, a student arts festival, two concerts
celebrating faculty excellence in the
humanities and performing arts, and the
inaugural ceremony itself, which will
bring 10 campus many alumni, academic
leaders, and dignitaries from the cor-
porate, political and private sectors to
join with the faculty and stiff to witness
the installation of a new- president.
continued on page 3
Afro-American Studies and Public
Affairs to Present Public Lectures
As part of their S^O.nnil grant from the
Ford Foundation to create a joint
bachelors- masters' degree program in
ethnic studies and public policy, the
Afro-American Studies Program and
School of Public Affairs will present four
distinguished lecturers speaking on issues
relating to race, culture and public policy
On Tuesday. April 3. Kenneth Manning
will speak on "The Legacy of" Blacks in
the Medical Profession" at -t p.m. in
loom 1213 of the Art/Sociology Building.
Author of the acclaimed Black Apollo of
Science- The Life (Did Times of Ernest
Everett Just, Manning is professor of the
history of science at MIT.
On Wednesday, April 11. Jerome Taylor
will discuss "Race, Consciousness and
Public Policy," at 6:30 p.m. in room 1213
of (he Art /Sociology building. Taylor is
professor of psychology and director or
the Institute for the Black Family at the
University of Pittsburgh.
On Wednesday. April 18, M. Belinda
Tucker will sjx-ak on "Marriage and Fami-
ly in the African-American Communiiy:
Policy Issues" at 3:-n p.m. in room 0102
of Francis Scon Key Hall. Tucker is direc-
tor of the Center for African and Afro-
American Studies at UCLA,
And on Wednesday April 23. Joyce
I.adner will speak on 'The Black Family
and Public Policy" at 3:30 pm. in room
(111)0 of Marie Mouni Hall. Ladner is an
associate professor in the School of
social Work at Howard University.
All lectures will be followed by a
reception For more information, call
1990-91 Lilly Teaching
Six junior faculty members at
the University of Maryland at
( !ol lege Park have been named
Lilly Teaching Fellows for the
1 990-9 1 academic year.
Maureen Flvnn. History;
Nabil Kartam. Engineering; Roberta
l.avine, Spanish and Portuguese: Margaret
Palmer, Zoology; John Seidel. An-
thropology: and Angelina Yee, Hebrew
and Fast Asian Languages.
Last year. College Park was one of
three universities to be selected for the
national program that supports junior
faculty members working with senior
faculty mentors on projects related to
undergraduate teaching. Fellows will also
be selected next year.
Flynn will work with Bernard Cooper-
man, associate professor of history, on a
course examining the relationship be-
iween mainstream western culture and
its deviant groups. Such a course will
meel the new General Education require-
ment for a course in non-western
Flynn earned a Ph.D. in 1983 from the
University of Wisconsin Madison and has
published essays on various aspects of
charily and ritual in the medieval and
Renaissance periods. She has been at
College Park since 1989.
Kartam's project, "Expert System Ap-
plications." will be a distributive studies
course for undergraduates on artificial in-
telligence. His mentor is Bilal Ay y ub.
associate professor of civil engineering.
continued on page 3
University's Space Shuttle
Eight faculty to use Hubbte telescope*
Mining the Subtleties of
vtM.)/ tnr Wives opens April 5
Mentoring for Academic
pon lieips ; duates achieve..
April 2, 1990
WAM Lab Enhancements Made
The Workstations At Maryland (WAM) support group has an-
nounced a scries of recent enhancements to WAM labs. Math Co-
Processors have been ins ml led on the 18 IBM PS /2 s in the
Worcester WAM lab to increase the speed and accuracy of pro-
grams requiring numeric processing. The lab is located in the lower
level of Worcester Hall. Six NeXT units have been installed in the
Engineering and Physical Science Library. Four additional PS/2
workstations have been installed in the Centre ville WAM lab
located on the ground floor of Centreviilc Hall. And a 24-hour,
fully-networked WAM lab in the Hornbake Terminal Room has
been equipped with ten MAC lis and 20 PS/2s. The Workstation
Support Group is always interested in improving services in the
WAM labs. Questions and comments should be directed to Ron
Borgenicht at -04-0283 or Lida Larsen at -n-t-WHO.
New Book Looks at Socialist
Economies of Eastern Europe
/n the wake of the dramatic
political changes that have
swept them in recent
months, nations throughout
Eastern Europe are beginning to grapple
with the issue of economic reform
Advice from Western economists is
that these centrally planned economies
reform their price systems and eliminate
state subsidies. They are also urged to
replace planning with I'rci markets and.
to enhance performance, offer increased
Incentives to managers and workers.
Peter Murrell. professor of economics
here, has just written a new book. Tbv
Nature of Socialist Economics: Lessons
from Eastern European Foreign Trade.
published recently by Princeton Univer-
in it he presents evidence that these
standard prescriptions for reviving cen-
trally planned economies may not be the
answer. Murrell s conclusions derive
from an analysis of foreign trade data
from Albania. Bulgaria. Czechoslovakia,
the German Democratic Republic,
Hungary. Poland. Romania, the Soviet
Union and Yugoslavia.
Mur celt's study reveals that what has
differentiated capitalist and Socialist
planned economies for the last -til years
is not efficient allocation through the
price system, but rather the promotion
of innovation and technological change
through an evolutionary selection
Traditional comparative analysis of
capitalism versus socialism has empha-
sized the informational role ofprices. the
profit incentive and the harmonizing
nature of market forces. " notes Murrell
"In many ways this is a comfortable
view of what capitalism is like. But what
it doesn't emphasize are the forces ol
natural selection in the market process in
which inefficient companies are
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The Nature of Socialist
Economies: Lessons from
Eastern European Foreign Trade
destroyed and where workers
who happen to he in the
wrong jobs are forced to Uriel
others. It is that sei of forces
that Schumpelerian economists
emphasize— the creativity of
decentralized eet momies
in forming new institutions com-
bined wiili the destructive cap-
acity that capitalism has for in-
efficient institutions in society "
(Joseph Alois Sell urn peter
was an economist and sociol-
ogist known for his theories
of capitalist development and
business cycles and for taking
a broader view ihan his con-
temporaries in the 193' is and
'40s and embodying in it an
evolutionary, or Darwinian,
view of economic processes.]
The Sehumpeteriau model
emphasizes the rigidity of in-
stitutions and policies in
socialist economies and their
lack of mechanisms either to
create new institutions or to
identify and to foster the
growth of the most efficient
organizations. Murrell says.
"What has happened in Eastern
Europe is that the economic systems
have protected jobs, protected all their
enterprises," Murrell says. "They don't
ever destroy existing economic ar-
rangements. This job security explains to
a large degree their poor performance
The Eastern European economies have
gone to one extreme in protecting in-
dividuals from the cold gales of
economic destruction. Bui it is also ob-
vious that some of the plans now being
proposed for free markets in Eastern
Europe go loo far in [he other direc-
The fundamental weakness of the cen-
trally planned economies is a result of
their institutional inflexibility— the
absence of the formation of new firms,
ihe lack of bankruptcy, and the unwill-
ingness to embrace the operations of
multi-national corporations. Murrell
The critical feature that has to be built
into these stagnant economies is a
system that allows for the easy entry and
exit of firms into industries, including
multi-national corporations. "Whether
this is possible in an economy with a
dominant state industrial sector is a ques-
tion i hat has not yet been addressed,
much less answered," Murrell says, ■
— Turn Otuvll
Astronomers Prepare for Research
Hubble Space Telescope
rhe College of Computer.
Mathematical, and Physical
Sciences has eight professors
who will conduct research
using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
during its first year of operation. The
telescope will be launched April 12 by
the space shuttle Di set) very.
Roger A. Bell, director of the
Astronomy Program, was a member of
the Time Allocation Committee of
NASA's Space Telescope Science In-
stitute. He will use the telescope's wide
ficld'planctary camera to study stars in
three globular clusters, Globular clusters
are the oldest object-; in the Milky Way
Their ages, which can he determined
from studies of the brightnesses and col-
ors of the cluster stars, place a limit on
the age of the universe
With HST's wide field/planetary
camera. Bell will he able to observe
globular cluster stars that are so faint
they appear not to have altered in
brightness and color since the clusters
were formed. A study of the relative
number of these stars, as a function of
brightness, will provide Bell with insight
as to how stars form and how they are
distributed to different regions of a
Michael P, A'Hearn, professor of
astronomy, is connected with four ap-
proved programs for HST, one as prin-
cipal investigator and three as a co-
investigator. All are directed at
understanding the chemical composition
of comets and how thai understanding
will constrain theories of the origin of
comets and of the sol.ir system. Three of
his projects -are directed at spectroscopy
ill tin bright comet that happens to ap-
pear. The fourth project is for spec-
troscopy of a periodic comet.
Mukul R. Kundu. professor of
astronomy, has been studying solar flares
and their relation to sunspots for many
years using three Earth-bound radio
telescopes. Using HST's high resolution
instruments, he will now search for
energetic protons in the impulsive phase
of stellar flares
Timothy Heck man and Andrew S.
Wilson, professors of astronomy, are fn-
terested in the nature of cxtragalactic
synchrotron jets They will use HST's
planetary camera and faint object camera
to observe this energetic Outflow from
the nucleus of galaxies and quasars.
Hcckman and Wilson say the action of
jets is part of the life-cycle of most
galaxies and an understanding of their
composition will bring an understanding
of the nuclei of galaxies.
J. Patrick Harrington, professor of
astronomy, will make observations of
rhe structure and composition of
planetary nebulae in the Magellanic
clouds— the galaxies near our own. lie is
interested in the chemical changes
undergone by gases that were onec on
the surface of stars Harrington hopes to
gei high resolution pictures of his
Stuart Vogel. associate professor of
astronomy, will use HST's wide
field/planetary camera to obtain clear im-
ages of spiral galaxies outside of the
Milky \Va\ . He will attempt io unders-
tand how spiral arms make the stars that
grow and die there. He will combine
new HST data with similar data already
obtained using the University of
Maryland's BIMA radio telescope in Hat
Creek. Calif. With the wide field camera
he will be able to observe many stars in
different stages of evolution. This will
give him perspective of the aging pro-
cess of stars.
Another researcher. Douglas G. Ctirrie,
a professor in the physics department's
Astro-Metrology Group, has been in-
volved in the design, fabrication, testing
and calibration of the telescope's wide
field/planetary camera. Curric played a
large role in evaluating the capabilities of
the camera for detecting planets orbiting
various stars and will continue to analyze
ihe effectiveness of the camera during
Women's Commission Plans Welcome for New
The President's Commission on Women's Affairs will host a din-
ner in honor of Kathryn Costello, the new vice president for In-
stitutional Advancement, on Monday. April 16 at 6 p.m. in the
Chesapeake Room of the Center of Adult Education, The purpose
of this event is to welcome Vice President Costello, to brief her on
the status of women on campus and to provide her the opportuni-
ty to meet university leaders. Everyone is welcome. The cost of
the dinner is $Hk there will he a cash har beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Call Mamie Kuglcr at 454-4702 for information about reservations.
UMCP to Host Forum on Volunteer Immunity
The Office of Experiential Learning Programs is hosting a com-
munity forum on volunteer immunity and liability which will be
presented by the Governor's Office on Volunteerism and the
Young Lawyers' Section of the Baltimore City Bar Association. The
UMCP forum will be held on April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Art
Sociology Building, Room 1213. For more information call
454 -r "'ft" 7 .
April 2. 1990
New Undergraduate Teaching Fellows Selected
continued from page I
Kartam received his Ph.D. from Stan-
ford and has published widely on ar-
tificial intelligence and computers. This is
his first year on the College Park
l.avine will explore ways to integrate
learning strategies into the Spanish cur-
riculum to help students use- their time
more effectively. Richard Brecht. pro-
fessor of Germanic and Slavic language,
will be her mentor.
l.avine received her Ph.D. from
Catholic University and has published
both in the areas of Spanish language
and language learning strategies. She has
been at the university since I9®6.
Palmer will work with Sandra Greer,
professor and chair of chemistry, to con-
tinue her development of a course on
Women in Science
She received her Ph.D. from the
University of .South Carolina and works
in ihe area of tidal biology. She has been
at the universitv since 1983.
l-r are John Seidel, Kathryn Mohrman and Sandy Mack, co-chairs of the selection committee,
Margaret Palmer, Roberta Lavine, Maureen Flynn, and Nabil Kartam (not pictured is Angelina
Seidel will develop a course called Mark Leone, associate professor of an-
"Thc Historical Archaeology of thropology.
Anonymous Peoples.' His mentor is Seidel has a Ph.D. from the University
Inaugurating a New President
continued f mm page I
The formal opening of the inaugural
celebration will take place on Wednesday,
April 2S when professor Kphraim
Katchalski-Katzir of the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science in Israel presents [lie
Presidential Inaugural Distinguished Lec-
ture on conformational fluctuations and
alterations in peptides and proteins and
their effect on major biological pro-
cesses. The lecture will take place ai 3
p.m.. Room 2211% LcFrak Hall, with a
reception following the lecture
(>n Thursday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m., in
the Engineering Classroom Building lec-
ture hall. Daniel Rudolph, professor of
mathematics, will present a distinguished
lecture. "A tale of two numbers: an ex-
cursion into ihe complexity of simple
things." These and all subsequent in-
augural events will be free and open to
all. says Dorfman.
Thursday evening ai 8 p.m. in Tawes
Recital Hall a special concert will be per-
formed by the G turner i String Quartet.
Widely acknowledged as one of the two
or three best siring quartets in ihe
world, the four members of the group
now celebrating its 2Sth year together
are faculty-in-residcnce at College Park.
In ih is capacity the group has performed
in many memorable open rehearsals and
concerts over the past seven years, and
Kir wan has been one of the Guarneri's
most faithful and enthusiastic admirers.
Although the event is free, tickets are
needed for the Guameri concert. Call
Suzanne Beicken in the music depart-
ment at 454-6669 for information.
On Friday, April 2". in the Parent's
Association Art Gallery of Adele H,
Stamp Student Union, a special exhibit
will open in honor of President Kirwan.
featuring portraits of past University of
Maryland presidents, the exhibition will
run until May 3; the hours are 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. each day,
That same day. April 27, another in-
auguration event will focus on student
life when the all-day annual Student Art
Attack will be presented on the south
Chapel field. Stirling ai It) a. in featuring
special booths, music dance and other
cultural performances, games, food and
activities, the traditional student festival
is a particularly appropriate contribution
to the inaugural celebration since both of
Patty and Brit Kinvan's children have
been College Park students. William E.
Kirwan 111 graduated with a masters
degree in architecture in 198". and their
daughter Ann Elizabeth is a student ma-
joring in journalism ai College Park.
Sunday evening at 8 p.m.. a gala in-
augural concert will take place in Tawes
Theatre. Highlighting the strengths of the
College Park arts and humanities faculty,
ihe concert will showcase ihe talents and
original works of a number of faculty
from the theatre, music, dance, and
English departments. No tickets are need-
ed for the gala; Tawes Theatre holds
1 3^1) people.
On Monday, April .Ml at 10 a. m, an
exhibit presented by UMCP Libraries'
University Archives, eu rated hy Leslie
May. will open. Located in the reception
area leading to the Grand Ballroom in
the Student Union, the exhibit, "A
Celebration of Leadership: Presidents and
Chancellors at the University of Mary-
land," will present a visual survey of the
life and times of former College Park
leaders from 1859 to the present through
a collection of University Archives'
historic photos, publications and
That afternoon, starting at 2 p.m. in
Tines Theatre the actual inauguration
ceremony to install P res idem Kirwan will
begin. As part of the traditional inaugural
ceremony, university representatives enter
the theater in full regalia, musical selec-
tions will he played, and Governor
William Donald Schaefer will conduct
the formal investiture of William E. Kir-
wan as College Park's fourth chief ex-
ecutive officer. The campus community
is invited to attend the ceremony. No
tickets are required.
Immediately following the inauguration
ceremony, as a grand finale to the six- day
celebration, a public reception will be
held in the Grand Ballroom of ihe Stu-
dent Union to which all of the com-
munity is invited.
As the person at ihe focal point of
many of the inaugural events, Kirwan
himself has been present during the
tenure of all three College Park
chancellors who preceded him.
The first chancellor of the College-
Park campus was Charles Edwin Hi shop,
who was appointed in September 1970
and resigned in August 19 "4 to head the
University of Arkansas.
During the search for a permanent
chancellor to replace Bishop. John
Dorsey, who bad been vice chancellor
for administrative affairs at College Park,
held the position on an acting basis
Robert L. Gluekstern was selected for
the permanent position of chancellor
and served from March 19" until August
1982. when he resigned to remain at
College Park as a professor of physics
Kirwan, College Park's vice chancellor
for academic affairs, acted as interim
chancellor for a short period until the
appointment of John Slaughter, who
headed the campus from November 1982
until August 1988, when he re-
signed to become president of Occiden-
tal College in California.
Once again Kirwan stepped into the
top leadership role on the campus when
he was appointed acting president during
a search to fill the permanent position.
On February I. 1989 Kirwan was ap-
pointed to the position of president.
Vice chancellor for academic affairs
from 1981 to 1986, Kirwan became the
campus' first provost when the position
was created in 1986. Before his appoint-
of Pennsylvania and works in the field
of 19th century American archaeology.
He "began teaching at College Park in
Yee, who is on sabbatical this year.
wilt use her Lilly project to develop a
freshman seminar on the role of gender
in Chinese literature. Her mentor is Tom
Rimer, professor and chair of the Depart-
mem of Hebrew and East Asian
Yee earned a Ph.D. from Harvard
University and has focused her scholarly
work on the Chinese Hung/ou nieng tor
"Dream of ihe lied Chamber" in
English), a famous Chinese novel by
Chan Chun. She has been teaching ai
College Park since 1987
The new Lilly fellows and their senior
faculty mentors will meet regularly
throughout the IWO-'H academic year
and attend two national conferences for
Lilly Fellows. Each fellow has some
release time for his/her project plus sum-
mer support in 1991. ■
—John I lit:
men l as vice chancellor, he was a faculty
member in the Department of Mathemat-
ics. He came to College Park with a HA.
degree from the Universitv of Kentucky
(I960), an M.A. (1962) and a Ph.D. (1964)
from Rutgers University. He joined the
faculty as an assistant professor in 1964
and rose steadily through the ranks, with
appointments as associate professor in
1%8, professor In 1972 and chair of the
department in 1977. ■
— Rfiz Ifiebert
April 2. 1990
^^ April 2 to 11
Check Your Blood Pressure and Coronary Risk
The College Park Chapter of Club Maryland will offer cholesterol
and blood pressure screening Wednesday, April 4, 7 a.m. -1 p.m., in
the Wellness Research Laboratory, Room 0110 in the College of
Health and Human Performance (formerly known as the College of
Physical Education, Recreation, and Health). The tests include Total
Serum Cholesterol (TSQ. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low
Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and Triglycerides. Screenings, which arc
$20, are open to all state employees and family members over 18.
To schedule an appointment, call Mary Luctkcmeycr at
454-5616— rand remember to fast 12 hours prior to your tests.
School of Architecture Alumni
Exhibition, today through April 4,
Architecture Gallery. Call x3427 for
Art Exhibition: "Contemporary
Latin American Photographers."
organized by Aperture
Photography, through April 27, The
Art Gallery, Art/Sociology Bldg Call
x2763 for info.
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-
doxy I anaze: Purification and
Physical Characteristics and Possi-
ble Roie in Plant Pathogenesis."
Jeffrey Dean, USDA. 4 p.m ,
0128B Holzapfel Hall. Call x3606
Computer Science Colloquium:
"A Computational Basis for
Phonology," David S. Touretzky.
Carnegie Mellon U . 4 p.m.. 011
Classroom Bldg. Call x4244 for
Registration Closes, for outdoor
volleyball. Call x3124 for info.
Zoology Lecture: "Adaptive
Significance of Infant Care
Behavior by Non-Reproductive
Golden Lion Tamarins," Andy
Baker, noon. 1208 Zoo/Psych
Bldg. CaJI 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 info
Afro-American Studies and
Public Affairs Lecture: "The
Legacy of Blacks in the Medical
Profession," Kenneth Manning.
MIT, 4 p.m., 1213 Art/Sociology
Bldg, reception to follow. CaJI
x5665 for info.
Hoff Theater Movie: "Das Boot.'
Call x4987 for info,"
Registration Begins, for team
horseshoes. Call x3124 for info.
Employee Development Seminar,
'FAS Training." 9 a.m. -noon,
Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall.
Call X4811 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
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., 0128S Holzapfel
Hall Call x3606 for info.
Architecture and Horticulture
Lecture: "The Education of a
Landscape Architect." Dan Kiley,
FA SLA., 8 p.m.. Architecture
Auditorium. Call x3427 for info
University Theatre presents "The
School for Wives," April 5-7 and
12-14, 8 p.m., April 18, 2 p.m.,
Early American History Seminar:
"Destined for Disappointment:
Scottish Sojourners in Jamaica and
the Chesapeake. 1740-1820," Alan
Karras, Georgetown U , 8 p.m.,
2135 Stamp Union. Call x2843 for
Hoff Theater Movie: "Das Boot."
Call x4987 for info. -
Meteorology Seminar: "Develop-
ment of an Interactive Analysis,
Forecast. Retrieval System for
NWP." W Baker, 3:30 p.m., 2114
Computer & Space Sciences Bldg.
Call x2708 for info.
Department of Housing and
Design Lecture: "Scratchboard
Workshop," Ruth Lozner, 3:30
p.m.. 1413 Marie Mount Hall. Call
x1543 for info.
CHPS Lecture; "Creating the
Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush
and the Decision to Build the
Bomb." Stanley Goldberg, Johns
Hopkins U., 4 p.m., 1117 F. S.
Key Hall. Call x285G tor info.
Reliability Engineering Seminar:
Design," Bruce Ellingwood, Johns
Hopkins U, 5:15-6:15 pin., 2115
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Bldg. Call X1941 for info.
UM Symphony Orchestra Con-
cert, William Hudson, conductor,
featuring Mozart's Symphony No.
41 and Brahms' Variations on a
theme by Haydn. 8 p.m.. Tawes
Recital Hall. Call x6669 for info.
University Theatre: "The School
for Wives," by Moliere, translated
into English by Richard Wilber, 8
p.m., Tawes Theatre, $7 standard
admission. $5.50 seniors and
students, production runs today-
April 8 and 12-14. Call x2201 for
Hoff Theater Movie: "The Abyss."
Call x4987 for info '
Linguistics Colloquium: "Syntactic
Features and Syntactic Process-
ing." Paul Gorrell, noon, 0109
Hornbake Library. Call x7002 for
Mental Health Lunch 'N Learn
Conference: "Ethical Issues in the
Maintenance of Professional Con-
fidentiality." David Joseph. St.
Elizabeth's Hospital, 1-2 p.m.,
3100E Health Center. Call x4925
University Theatre: "The School
tor Wives," 8 p.m., see April 5 for
MSICPA Piano Festival, featuring
Sylviane Deferne, finalist in the
1989 UM William Kapell Piano
Competition, featuring Schumann's
Fantasies, icke, Op. 12, Chopin's
Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39,
Beethoven's Sonata, Op. 109, and
Barber's Sonata, Op. 26, 8 p.m..
Center of Adult Education Call
X4241 for info.
Hoff Theater Movie: "The Abyss"
and "Monty Python and the Holy
Grail." Call x4987 for info.'
Men's Lacrosse vs. Virginia, 1
p.m.. Byrd Stadium. Call x2121 for
Women's Lacrosse vs. North-
western, time TBA, Denton Field.
Call x5854 for info.
Homer Ulrich Music Competition,
featuring instrumental, vocal and
piano contestants, undergraduate
finals today, 7 p.m.. graduate finals
tomorrow, 7 p.m.. Tawes Recital
Hall. Call x6669 tor info.
University Theatre: "The School
for Wives." 8 p.m . see April 5 for
Hoff Theater Movie: "The Abyss"
and "Monty Python and the Holy
Grail." Call x4987 for info "
University Theatre; "The School
for Wives." 2 p.m., see April 5 for
Capitol Composers Alliance Con-
cert, featuring the Eakins Quartet
performing works by Emmalou
Diemer, Janet Peachey, and Scott
Folak, 2 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall.
Call x6669 for info.
UM Chorale Spring Concert,
Roger Folstrom, director, featuring
Faure's Requiem, Haydn's
Achieved is the Glorious Work.
Manuel's Alleluia, two Bruckner
motets, and several famous
spirituals, 4 p.m., University
Methodist Church. Call x6669 for
Hoff Theater Movie: "The Abyss."
Call x4987 for info.'
Art Department Minorities &
Women Lecture: painter Mary
Lovelace O'Neal wilt discuss her
work, 12:30 p.m., Art/Sociology
Bldg. Call x0344/5 for info.
Computer Science Colloquium:
"Logic Programming Using Bilat-
tices." Mel Fitting, CUNY, 4 p.m.,
011 Classroom Bldg. Call x4244
Guameri String Quartet Open
Rehearsal, 7 p.m., featuring Frank
Bridge's String Quartet in E minor,
Tawes Recital Hall. Call x6669 for
Registration Ends, for team
horseshoes. Call x3124 for info.
Employee Benefits Orientation,
10 a, m., 2202 Hornbake Library
Call x6312 tor info.
Zoology Lecture: "Energetics of
Lactation in the Evening Bat (Nye-
ticeius humeralis),'' Suzy Steele,
noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. Bldg. Call
x3201 for info.
Hoff Theater Movie: "Apartment
Zero" and "Drugstore Cowboy "
Call X4987 for info."
Human Relations Skills Develop-
ment Workshop, "Negotiating and
Building Good Working Relation-
ships with Supervisors and Peers,"
9 a.m. -noon, Prince George's
Room, Stamp Union, £25. Call
x4707 tor into.*
Counseling Center Research &
Development Seminar: "Financial
Aid Issues for Students in the
1990s." Ulysses S. Glee, noon,
0106 Shoemaker Bldg, Call x2937
International Coffee Hour, 3-4:30
p.m., 0205 Jimenez Hall. Call
x4925 for info.
Lecture: "The Joys of Physics:
Romancing the Photon." Joseph
Sucher. 4 p.m.. Art/Soc. Bldg,.
reception to follow in Art/Soc.
Atrium. Call x2530 for info.
Afro-American Studies and
Public Affairs Lecture: "flace,
Consciousness and Public Policy,"
Jerome Taylor, U. of Pittsburgh.
6:30-7:30 p.m., 1213 Art/Sociology
Bldg., reception to follow. Call
x5665 lor info.
Faculty Jazz Concert, featuring
Robert Gibson, bass, Dan
Reynolds, piano, Bill Foster, guitar,
and Michael Smith, drums, perfor-
ming original compositions and jazz
standards, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital
Hall. Call x6669 for into.
* Admission clmrge fin- tfji's emit.
AH otfters mv five.
Calendar information may be
sent to John Fritz, 2101 Turner
Laboratory or (via electronic
mall) to email@example.com.
April 2, 1990
Two from Public Affairs School Board of
Visitors Tapped by Bush Administration
Two members of the Board of Visitors of the School of Public
Affairs have resigned to take posts with the Hush Administration.
R. James Woolsey. partner with Shea and Gardner, has been
appointed chief negotiator with the Conventional Forces in Europe
talks. Publisher Philip Merrill, board chairman of Capital Gazette
Communications, Inc.. has been nominated to be the new Assistant
Secretary General for NATO, General Brent Scowcroft, President
Bush's National Security Advisor, continues to serve on the
school's Board of Visitors.
ARTS AT MARYLAND
Moliere Making Fun of Himself Brings
Good Humor to University Theater
If Moliere's portrait of Arnolphe. the
bumbling manipulator of School for
Wires, seems unusually vivid, it is
because the playwright understood his
protagonist's dilemma all too well, says
Ronald O'Lcyry. associate professor of
Famous for punciuring the vanities of
contemporaries wifh his sharp wit, in
Schiial far Wires Moliere turned his
talent for ridicule upon himself. The
hilariously human results of Moliere's
self-poking will be on display in Univer-
sity Theatres production of School for
Wires April v8 and 12-14 in Tawes
O'Leary will direct the production and
Mitchell Patrick, assistant professor of
theatre and a professional actor, will play
the leading role.
The play centers on a -tO-ish man, Ar-
nolphe. who plans to wed a young
woman who is in her late teens. Fearful
of competing with other suitors, especial-
ly younger suitors, Arnolphe arranges his
engagement with obsessive care.
When the woman was younger, Ar-
nolphe had her cloistered in a convent.
Upon her release from her vows, and in
preparation of the wedding, she is
stowed away in the country— presumably
far from young men.
Unfortunately. Arnolphe's best efforts
fail comical h
"Moliere himself married when he was
40, to a woman who was 18," O'Leary
says. "His wife was an actress, one who
was notoriously flirtatious. This gave his
enemies, the people whom he'd
ridiculed, an opportunity to make a
spectacle of him.
"It was brave of him to take this situa-
tion and bring it to the Sage. And 1
think this adds a certain depth to the
play. It breaks through genre and offers
wonderful insights about the man."
With Patrick in the lead role, an ex-
perienced actor will be mining the
subtleties that O'Leary finds in the script.
Patrick has acted professionally since
IVT 1 ) and has performed ai (heaters in
Houston. Seattle and Washington, D.C.
[lis Washington— area roles have included
appearances in hiioglossia at New
Playwright's Theater. Shooting Magda at
Studio Theater. The Butterfingers Angel
Latin American Photo Exhibit
Pedro Meyer's The Double Mask, 1 980
Sandra Eleta's Pajita. 1984
A photo exhibition that confronts viewers with a complex view of Latin American culture is on
display at the Art Gallery from now through April 27. The exhibit features 100 photographs pro-
duced by 26 contemporary Latin American journalists, artists and documentary photographers.
Such artists as Sandra Eleta, Pedro Meyer, Graciela Iturbide and Sabastiao Salgado present
works that explore the differences between the many peoples of Latin America and the poverty,
oppression and social injustice through which they havesuffered. Organized by the Burden
Gallery, a division of Aperture, the exhibit was cu rated by Fred Ritchin, picture editor of the New
York Times Magazine. Sponsors of the exhibit include the Art Gallery arid The Research Center
for the Arts and Humanities.
Mitchell Patrick (seated), professional actor and theatre faculty member, works with
students in a rehearsal for University Theatre's upcoming production of "School for
at Olney Theater and Zastrozzi at the
Round House Theater. This summer, he
will have leading roles in Othello and
The Taming of the Shrew at the Wiscon-
sin Shakespeare festival.
While Patrick has directed University
Theatre productions! School for Wires
represents the first time he has acted
with students in a College Park show,
[Rehearsals | have been going well, the
students seem very comfortable working
with me. Whatever teaching I'm doing in
this play is indirect; [it will come from]
having students watch the way I go
about things," he says.
For ticket information call -n-i-2201. ■
Dance Students To Perform
in National Program
Student dancers from the Department
of Dance will present two works at a na-
tional showcase of college dancers in
A group of nine dancers will perform
two works at the National Convention of
the American College Dance Festival
Association at the University of North
Texas May 1H-22. The College Park
dancers earned the opportunity to per-
form at the event after successful presen-
tations at a regional dance competition in
At the regional competition, held in
Crccnsboro. N.C., 21 schools presented a
total of 24 works (as many as two by
each school) Of the presentations, three
were selected for the national per-
Students and faculty mem hers from
competing schools choreographed the
Mcriam Rosen, professor of dance
choreographed "Fierce Attachments,'* a
piece performed by students Korcn
Brigham, Heather Bryant, Stephanie
Ginger Butler. Michelle Hall, Kristin King,
Heather Oldfield and Beth Spicer.
Oldficid choreographed "Unheard Ut-
terances" a piece performed by her. Hall
King and Isabel Hon
College Park was also represented at
the group's last national convention in
Dance student Heather Oldfield choreographed a
piece that dance students will perform at a na-
tional event in May.
Dance Department Celebrates
Spanish Culture Week
Performances by the Spanish Dance
Society will highlight the Department of
Dance's Spanish Culture Week April 2-7.
The Washington, D.C.-based dance
company, noted for the stylistic,
historical and regional variety of its
repertoire, will present concerts at 8 p.m
April v" in Dance Studio F.F..
The group was founded in W.S2 by
Spanish dance specialist Marina Keet. For
her work with Spanish dance the native
of South Africa has been honored as a
Dame of the Order of Queen Isabel of
Spain, the highest Spanish award given to
In addition to the performances, Keet
will present master classes for College
Park students. She is a visiting member
of the dance faculty this semester.
Oilier activities will include the screen-
ing of "Blood Wedding," a film based on
a Frederico Garcia Lorca play, at 7:30
p.m. Hies., April 3- in the Language
As part of the celebration, an "honor
roll" of Spanish cultural figures will be
on display in the Department of Dance.
The honor roll will feature photographs
and mini-biographies of important figures
in the Spanish arts.
For ticket information for perfor-
mances call 454-S853. ■
April 2, 1990
Goldstein Elected President of Council
Irv Goldstein, chair of ihe Department of Psychology, has been
elected president of the Council of Graduate Departments of
Psychology. The council consists of the chairs of the 350 depart-
ments of psychology in the United States and Canada that have
graduate programs in psychology. Goldstein will represent depart-
ments of psychology on major national educational issues such as a
national agenda for research in the behavioral sciences, research
ethics, animal rights and educational requirements for scientific and
professional training in psychology.
Spring Cleaning for Departmental Vehicles
Motor Transportation has recently installed a rapid—
approximately hS seconds— automatic car wash in Building 11 It is
open for use for departmental vehicles between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
weekdays, weather permitting. For a charge of S4 each, the new
facility can accommodate sedans, pickups, vans up to 12
passengers, station wagons, and vehicles with roof-mounted
emergency lights. Call Victor Chiariello at -n-n212 for informa-
Two Programs Work to Help Black Students Succeed
Ten years ago. when Ulysses Connor,
Ken Morgan (no longer at the university),
and other faculty and stall" members
were concerned about the opportunities
for academically talented black students,
they helped create a scholarship program
and named it after an 18th century black
inventor from Ellicott, Maryland.
Ten years later, more than 2t)0 students
have come to the University of Maryland
at College Park as Benjamin Banneker
Over the years, the value and number
of these awards have increased from
eight SWlli awards in W9 to 28 full-ride
scholarships this year, according to Ray-
mond Johnson, professor of mathematics
and chair of the Banneker Scholars Selec-
Were nut just looking for students to
maintain a 3.0 grade point average." says
Johnson, '"but to be leaders and willing
to engage in discussions about their
Johnson is the only black faculty
member in the mathematics department
and the first to go through the ranks of
assistant to full professor at the universi-
ty Like his colleagues on the selection
committee, he has made it a point to be
mentor to the Banneker Scholars otm e
they arrive at the university.
'Each one of us has four to five
students with whom we keep in contact
during the semester." says Johnson. "It
Deron Burton: "Poetry Involves Beauty
and Symmetry, But So Do the Physical
Sciences. I Just Enjoy Them Both."
i T ff J n f*-
There may be as many as 400 students
in associate professor Daniel Fivel's
physics lecture, but Deron Burton, a
sophomore majoring in Aerospace
Engineering and English, doesn't mind.
"On the first day of class, he came in
without any notes, picked up a piece of
chalk and just started writing," says Bur-
ton "It was amazing, and he's done the
same thing every day since then. He
really knows his stuff."
Burton, who came to College Park on
full-ride Chancellor's, Banneker, and
University scholarships, and has a 4.0
cumulative grade point average, has
taken all of his three required physics
courses from Fivcl.
"He's confident enough to present a
totally different view that expands our
theoretical understanding." says Burton,
"He's very challenging, hut that just
gives me confidence in what I'm learn-
But then Burton enjoys challenges.
Some people may think it challenging, if
not unusual, that he is working on a
double major in English and Aerospace
"1 went to college to study Aerospace-
Engineering, but 1 really enjoyed my
English classes in high school." says Bur-
ton, who has been writing poetry since
he was ten and is currently in one of the
English department's poetry workshops.
Poetry involves beauty and symmetry.
but so do the physical sciences. I just
enjoy them both."
Burton has only recently added
English to his program. He was in the
General Honors Program, but after
weighing the benefits of having a degree
in English versus an honors citation, he
opted for English.
"I'm not convinced that the honors
program is worth the time involved,"
says Burton. "I can still pick up a course
or two. but 1 really wanted the English
Eventually. Burton says he plans to at-
tend law school and decide there about
a related career. "Right now I'm enjoy-
ing my classes and learning new ideas,"
he savs. ■
helps get them through the transition
from high school to college,"
Eventually, even the older Banneker
Scholars learn to be mentors to the
younger ones as big brothers and sisters
Sherita Hill is one example (see below).
Although he is in his last year of a
three- year term as chair of the Banneker
Selection Committee, Johnson likely will
continue mentoring black students in
another support program.
The black faculty and staff association
and Office of Minority Student Education
recently have instituted a mentoring pro-
gram for incoming black freshmen.
"List semester we had over 100 men-
tors for black students," says Connor,
who is an assistant to the dean for
ui undergraduate studies and president of
the black faculty and staff association.
"The mentors focus on academic suc-
cess, but the students also seem to ap-
preciate the fact that they have someone
they can talk to."
Connor also says there will be a recep-
tion on April 9 to recognize the support
and commitment of mentors.
"Ultimately, students will succeed on
their ability." says Connor. "But it helps
that they can have someone to connect
with once they arrive." ■
Sherita Hill: "There's More to College
As a senior Biology/l J rc-Mcd major.
Sherita Hill has accumulated a host of
awards and accomplishments. A few of
these include the fact that she is a
Regent's. Chancellor's, and Banneker
scholar with a 4.(1 grade point average
She's won awards from Procter &
Gamble for minority student leadership
and from Alpha Epsilon Delta, the na-
tional pre-med honor society. She was
inducted into Mortarboard in 19K8 and
into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national
honor society, in 1987
She has also been accepted to nine
medical schools, though she's narrowed
her choices to the University of Virginia,
Johns Hopkins and Duke Universities,
Alter all that she's accomplished as a
student, however. Hill says that her most
memorable educational experience was a
General Honors Seminar called "Ways of
Seeing" taught by John Howarth during
her freshman year,
"We read about scientists, artists, polar
explorers, and many other people with
different hut kgmumk >;ns Mill, who
comes from Upper Marlboro. "The
course was complemented by the fact
that the class itself was diverse. Like the
good teachers in my major, Dr, Howarth
took the time to get to know us as peo-
ple, and that has always stayed with
Another thing that has stayed with Hill
is her commitment to service. She has
served as an officer in Delta Sigma
Theta, a public service sorority, and
volunteered at Manor Care Nursing
Home in Largo during the summer of
1988. She's been a leader in the
residence halls and a big sister in the
Banneker program and for the Office of
Minority Student Education. She's also
taken several recruiting trips for the Of-
fice of Admissions since her freshman
"Sometimes my schedule gets com-
plicated, but 1 like to visit high schools
and meet with minority students as well
as other students," she says. "I think I
can he a role model and let them know
what college is like."
Hill credits the mentoring she received
during her freshman year and the
thoroughness of her curriculum in
biology as a reason for her confidence in
going to medical school.
There's more to college than
academics," she says. "I really felt sup-
ported my first year. 1 also feel confident
about my education and that it will help
me succeed." ■
DOLLARS ($80.5 MIL)
JULY 89 - DECEMBER 89
ORDERS (10.081 TOTAL)
JULY 89 - DECEMBER 89
April 2, 1990
Looking at the Total Pie
Administering campus needs fur goods and services, the Procure-
ment and Supply office helps the rest of us carry out our respon-
sibilities for education, research and public service. While each of
us knows about our specific purchasing needs, most of us don't
know much about the larger picture. Take look at these charts to
see where you fit in. Call Bill Hartline at 454-4^45 for further
„- " """" ' ~
COLLEGE PARK PEOPLE
Lawyer-Turned-Counselor Helps Students
Succeed in Graduate School
As the new associate director of the
Office of Graduate Minority Affairs,
Car la Gary is a counselor in more ways
To advise minority graduate students,
Gary not only draws from nearly ten
years of advising experience at the
undergraduate level, but also from her
training as a lawyer.
"I think my law background helps me
gel at the heart of students' problems
and give them some practical ways they
can help themselves,'' says Gary, "i can
also assist people in what they want to
In addition to a law degree, which she
earned in b>W from the University of
Iowa. Gary has a B.S. in psychology
from the University of Oregon. She also
has a keen sense of humor that flashes
just beneath her professional exterior.
After several years in undergraduate ad-
vising positions, including assistant direc-
tor of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
at the University of Oregon. Gary ac-
cepted her current position because she
felt that more attention needed to he
placed on helping minorities succeed in
"The pipeline was getting stopped up
at the other end," says Gary, who has
been on campus since November It. "I
was helping students in college, but then
they weren't going on to graduate
school. ! wanted to help."
Gary realizes that just getting into
graduate school may not be enough for
minorities to succeed. "Let's face it,
graduate study is very different from
undergraduate, If you don't like a teacher,
you can't drop it for another section.
You teive to learn how to communicate
with your teachers and department." she
"Sometimes misunderstandings occur
from a lack of familiarity and com-
munication," says Gary. "We want to help
minority students and departments work
together, rather than become a ghetto
where students can come to complain.
In graduate school, you're on your own."
While advising will take up most of
Gary's time, her other duties will
• Coordinating Minority Visitation Day.
a special effort by the Office of Graduate
Minority Affairs to bring talented minori-
ty undergraduates to campus. As a result
of the last Minority Visitation Day, Oc-
tober 15, 1989. 91 of 100 students who
visited have applied to graduate school:
• Chairing biweekly meetings of the
Graduate Student Advisory Council, a
group concerned with issues that affects
students of color;
• Meeting with graduate departments
to discuss retention and advising of
students. She will also work with depart-
ments on a campus-wide committee to
discuss recruitment strategies and
• Coordinating an undergraduate sum-
mer research program that will give
undergraduates the opportunity to work
on a long-term research project,
"Carla is a valuable addition to the Of-
fice of Graduate Minority Affairs,' says
director and associate dean of the
Graduate School Dario Cortes. "She is
committed to students and wants to help
them succeed, We're glad she's here" ■
— -John Fritz
Happy Birthday, Slawskys!
Today the Department of Physics and Astronomy recognizes 160 years of physics as Professors Zaka and
Milton Slawsky celebrate their 80th birthdays. The Slawsky twins have spent the last 15 years heading the
department's Moltie and Simon Slawsky Memorial Tutoring Clinic, which the brothers endowed in memory
of their parents. Over the years, the Slawskys have volunteered more than 30,000 hours to the clinic and
have tutored thousands of students in physics and mathematics.
April 2, 1990
Volunteers Needed for Playground
An estimated 1,000 volunteers at all ages are needed to build a
9.600-square-foot. woodm. adventure playground during .i five-day
ham raising" work party. Playground construction is rain or shine
from Wednesday, April -i through Sunday, April 9, at Canollton
Elementary School (3200 Qu in tana Street, New Canollton— -easy to
reach via the I'M Shuttle). For more information call ""-1 153.
Volunteer for Christmas In April Program
On April 2N over 1,000 volunteers are expected to do a quarter
of a million dollars worth of free repair work on the houses of SO
low-income citizens of Prince George's County who are elderly or
have disabilities. The Office of Experiential Learning Programs is
coordinating volunteers for the Christmas in April' Prince George's
County program from the College Park campus. If you would like
more information or to join in the one-day effort to clean up,
repair, paint, patch and fix up houses of those unahle to do this
for themselves, call Rcnnie Golec at 4S4-4767.
Truman Scholarship Nominees Show Promise
for Leadership in Public Service
Paul F. Caron and Dawn K, Nichols
have a number of things in common.
Both will be juniors at College Park
next fall. Both have maintained excep-
tional academic standing with GPA's of
better than 3-H while actively par-
ticipating as volunteers in campus and
community service organizations. Both
arc members of the University Honors
Program and anticipate pursuing careers
in public service. And both have been
selected as scmifinalists for the
prestigious Marry 5 Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarships are awarded
annually on the basis of merit to
students who will be rising college
juniors in the following fall semester and
who have demonstrated outstanding
potential for leadership roles in govern-
ment and related public service To he
considered, students must be nominated
by their college or university.
The scholarships cover tuition, fees,
books and room and board up to S7000
each year. One scholarship is awarded
annually to a resident of each of the 50
states, Washington, DC. and Puerto Rico.
In addition, up to 39 scholars-at- large are
Since 19"", 1,137 students have re-
ceived the scholarship
In the 1990 competition, 46 of the
2S() nominees were from Maryland and
six Mary landers, including Caron and
Nichols, were chosen as semifinalists.
Final selection will he made in April.
Caron, who graduated from RockviNe
High School, hopes to join the Securities
.ii kl I vehange Commission following
completion of his education. He is in-
terested in promoting friendly U.S.-Japan
relations and bringing about fair interna-
tional trade between the two nations.
Around the Globe,
The Language House Cafe recently opened on the ground floor of St. Mary*s Hall, on Campus
Drive near the Student Health Center, The Cafe features a different menu, week to week, over a
seven-week cycle, that includes food from the countries of the seven languages spoken at the
Language House— French, German. Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish. Cafe
membership is open to Language House residents and all others who are interested. "This is a
place where people are encouraged to practice their language skills in a relaxed environment,"
says Kathy K. James (pictured), acting coordinator for the Language House. The cafe is open
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To that end, he will attend Tokyo's
VCascda University this summer to learn
Nichols is a double major in jour-
nalism and government and polities. A
graduate of F.lkton High School, she says
her primary concerns are in the areas of
welfare policies, monetary allotments for
higher education and women's rights.
Eventually she says she wants to become
involved in local politics and run for
To help her prepare for a future career
in public service, she is interning with
the Maryland General Assembly in
— 7i ii 1 1 Oluvlt
Annual Research Review
The Annual Research Review Con-
ference on Automation and Information
Engineering will be held here May 3 and
-t at the Center of Adult Education.
Hosted by the Systems Research
Center (SRC), the conference will feature
remarks by President William E. Kirwan,
engineering dean George Dieter and SRC
director John Baras. Haras also will
discuss current and future research in
automation and Information engineering
The conference plenary session,
Manufacturing Challenges in the 90s for
VLSI," will feature Graydon Larrabce,
Texas Instruments Senior Fellow and
director of Tl's microelectronics
manufacturing science and technology
Throughout the two-day meeting, a
series of concurrent tutorials and
technical sessions will be held.
Registration is £200. Deadline for
registering is April 15. For details, call
Phone System Connections on
Schedule for August 17 Debut
The campus's new S32.H million
telecommunications system is winding
steadily and surely toward its scheduled
August P completion, says Jon Rood,
director of communication-services,
The new S3. 3 million Communication
Services Building will open in mid-April,
trenching for system conduit will be
completed this spring and phone sets for
the nvw system will begin arriving in
campus offices in June as the massive
project progresses during the next several
months, according to Rood.
When the system Is installed, workers
will have laid more than 10 miles of new
cable and conduit on the campus, wired
more than 20(1 buildings and attached
some 17000 individual phone lines. In
addition to the full-time efforts by the
campus Department of Communitieation
Services and a team of 70 workers from
system contractor AT&T. 200 campus
employees have assisted with the project
as departmental phone coordinators.
When it goes into operation, the
system will provide the campus with
state-of-the-art phone service and wiring
for computer and video networks.
Communications Services personnel
expect to move into their new building,
located near Horn bake Library, on April
Id. Rood says. The three- floor building
will serve as the nerve center for the
new system. Cables snaking out from the
switching center on the building's
ground floor will connect each campus
building to the system
The need to connect individual
buildings with this communications
center necessitated the extensive tren-
ching work that has marked the campus
since last fall To reach each building on
campus, workers have cut temporary
trenches through fields, sidewalks and
streets and tunneled under Route I
This work is now coming to an end.
Rood says. It is 95 percent completed
and should be entirely done by May I.
As the trenching winds down, progress
is accelerating on the stringing of cable
through the conduit. At manhole open-
ings across the campus, cable is being
run into the conduit system from trucks
tarrying huge coils of the material. This
work is expected to last until early June,
Meanwhile. 10 separate crews of elec-
tricians are wiring the interior or campus
buildings. The 10- member crews are run
ning wires through building walls in
order to attach each of the P.nuo
separate phone lines on campus to the
system. Working at a pace of 100 con-
nections per day, the electricians are
scheduled to finish their task by Julv
Also, final checks on phone orders are
being done by the 200 departmental
phone coordinators. Phone sets will
begin arriving in June
In m id -summer, a two- week test of the
system will be conducted by activating
ihe system for on-eampus use. On August
17, the campus is scheduled to switch-
over completely to the new system. ■
— ISiitm Bitsek