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SEPTEMBER 24, 1990 

Research Awards Up Sixteen Percent 

Research contracts and grants 
administered by College Park for 
the 1990 fiscal year topped the $100 
million mark for the first time. This 
represents a 16,2 percent increase 
over FY 1989 and more than three 
times the annual value of such 
grants a decade ago, according to 
Victor Medina, director of the Of- 
fice of Research Administration 
and Advancement. 

According to a report released 
last month by Medina's office, 
1,439 grants and contracts were 
awarded last year, for a total of 
$101,259,673. the federal govern- 
ment provides most of the research 
money to College Park, with more 
than 35 departments and agencies 
accounting for 82 percent of the 
award total. The National Aeronau- 
tics and Space Administration 
(NASA) is the largest single federal 
sponsor of research on the campus, 
providing 17.01 percent of alt grant 
dollars. For FY 1990, NASA award- 
ed a total of almost $17.4 million. 

The National Science Founda- 
tion was the next largest federal 
research sponsor, awarding grants 
and contracts for nearly $15.4 mil- 
lion or 15.07 percent of College 
Park's total awards. The Depart- 
ment of Defense agencies (Army, 
Navy and Air Force) followed with 
almost $15 million, 14.68 percent of 
all awards. 

Rounding out the top group 
were the Department of Energy 
($6.2 million) and the Department 
of Agriculture ($5.3 million). Vari- 

Trying Out 
Graduate School 

Minority undergraduates 
do summer research 

New directions for 
Physics Department 

Boyd discusses challenges 

Sandy Mack on 
the CORE courses 

Involving students in 
the process of learning. . . . 


ous other federal agencies provided 
a combined total of $24,7 million. 

State of Maryland departments 
such as Agriculture, Education, 
Transportation, Natural Resources 
and Environment provided 5.5 per- 
cent of College Park's research mo- 
ney with more than $5.6 million. 
Private contributors such as corpor- 
ations and foundations provided an 
additional $6.9 million. Other sour- 
ces of funds such as local govern- 
ments and other universities provi- 
ded almost $4,8 mil! ion. 

The College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
received the largest share of re- 
search dollars with a total of $42.8 
million. Rounding out the top five 
College Park recipients were the 
Colleges of Engineering ($15.8 mil- 
lion); Life Sciences ($11.3 million); 
Agriculture ($7.6 million); and Edu- 
cation ($5.2 million). 

According to Medina, the fed- 
eral share of total funding has de- 
clined, but increases in private 
binding and other non-federal sup- 
port are offsetting that factor. 

He points out that for interna- 
tional development projects, federal 
funding has increased dramatically. 
"Grants and contracts with the U.S. 
Agency for International Develop- 
ment increased from $225,000 in FY 
1989 to $2.4 million in FY 1990," he 
says. "This is our largest increase in 
funding from the smaller federal 

Medina says, however, that he 
cannot make predictions for future 


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federal funding because of the in- 
creasing federal budget deficit and 
the unresolved Middle East crisis. 
"We will have to wait and see what 
happens," he says. "There could be 
an increase in demand for research 
and development because of cur- 
rent situations, or the opposite 
could happen and funds could be 
diverted to the production of De- 
partment of Defense hardware. But 
if there are problems getting fed- 
eral funding to College Park, it cer- 
tainly won't be because of a lack of 
talent here." 

Fariss Samarrai 

Kirwan Reviews Funding Cut 
at Campus Senate Meeting 

In his State of the Campus ad- 
dress at the Campus Senate meet- 
ing on Sept. 13, President William 
E. Kirwan outlined details of the 
six percent cut in this year's Gen- 
eral Funds budget mandated by 
Governor William Donald Schaefer 
recently. The cut amounts to a 
$14.5 million reduction in the uni- 
versity's current budget, said Kir- 

All state agencies have been 
asked to submit proposals for a 
cost containment plan in response 
to a $150 million shortfall in the 
current state budget. As part of this 
across-the-board cut in General 
Funds, all institutions in the public 
higher education system must 
reduce their General Funds budget 
by six percent, said Kirwan. 

Changes in the university's plan 
may occur later, but currently, the 
$14.5 million funding cut will come 
from the following sources, 
deemed to have the least harmful 
impact on the university's progress 
in the short run: 

• Curtail facilities renewal pro- 
jects, $6,5 million; 

• Implement a 1 percent cut in 
salaries and wages, $3 million; no 
current faculty or staff salaries are 
affected by this reduction; it will be 
implemented through a hiring 
freeze, by not filling vacant posi- 
tions or some part-time jobs, and 
other salary savings measures; 

• Restrict purchase of new 
equipment, with special exceptions 
made for the libraries and for com- 
puter workstations and software 
purchases, $4 million; 

• Ban out-of-state travel that 
relies on General Funds, $600,000; 

• Reduce motor vehicles 'pur- 
chases, $430,000. 

After its plan has been approved 
by the state, the university will 
seek to have the flexibility to 
decide where funding cuts should 
take place, such as having the free- 
dom to determine specific exemp- 
tions for out-of-state travel and hir- 
ing of necessary personnel, as long 
as the $14.5 million total reduction 
is achieved. 

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Maryland Joins Plan to Attract Women and 
Minorities to Science Fields 

The University of Maryland 
along with 19 other top NSF- 
funded research universities and 
the National Science Foundation, 
have developed a plan of action to 
attract and retain more women and 
minorities in science and engineer- 
ing fields. 

The plan, a response to the na- 
tional need for more professionals 
in science and engineering, outlines 
ways to improve the adequacy of 
pre-college science and mathe- 
matics training and increase the 
number of women and minorities 

earning undergraduate and grad- 
uate degrees in science. 

It also seeks to facilitate the 
entry of women and minorities into 
science and engineering careers, 
particularly faculty positions. 

NSF Director Erich Bloeh and 
the presidents of leading NSF- 
funded universities, among them 
Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Stanford, 
Princeton, Berkeley, Illinois, Michi- 
gan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 
have agreed to undertake joint ac- 
tion and leadership to achieve 
these goats. 

The plan states that while "the 
leading NSF-funded research uni- 
versities must place high priority 
on research productivity, they must 
also fulfill the primary responsi- 
bility of universities — to provide 
quality education for undergrad- 
uate and graduate students." 

NSF and the 20 universities 
have agreed to generate and take 
part in alliances to develop student 
retention programs and to seek 
more effective strategies for 
increasing the advancement of 
women and minorities in science. 

Public Affairs Lecture Series Set 

"America in a Changing World: 
Succeeding or Getting By?" is the 
theme of a four- part fall lecture 
series sponsored by the School of 
Public Affairs. 

The series begins Tuesday, Sept. 
25 with "East-West Axis in World 
Affairs in the Wake of the Revolu- 
tion of 1989." Public Affairs Dean 
Michael Nacht will deliver this 

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, I.M. 
Destler, professor of public affairs, 
will speak on "Competition with 
our Friends: Trade." 

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, economics 
professor Martin Baily will discuss 
"Competition with our Friends: 

And on Tuesday, Dec. 4, public 
affairs professor Peter Brown will 
speak on "Possibilities for Coopera- 

tion: The Environment." 

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at 
the University of Maryland's Cen- 
ter for Advanced Research in Bio- 
technology (CARB) Auditorium in 
Shady Grove. The series is free and 
open to the public. For more 
details, call the School of Public 
Affairs at 405-6330. 

University to Host Super-Computer Symposium 

College Park w r ill host "Frontiers 
'90," the 3rd Symposium on the 
Frontiers of Massively Parallel 
Computations October 8-10 at the 
Center of Adult Education. 

The conference is sponsored by 
the IEEE Computer Society, NASA 
Goddard Space Flight Center and 
the IEEE-National Capital Area 

Larry Davis, director of 
UMIACS, the University of Mary- 
land Institute for Advanced Com- 
puter Studies, is conference chair. 


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"As our field progresses, our 
definition of what constitutes a 
massively parallel system changes," 
Davis notes. "For this year's confer- 
ence, a system was regarded as 
massively parallel if it contained 
more than 1,00(1 processors. The 
papers chosen for presentations 
describe architectures, algorithms 
and applications for such massively 
parallel machines." 

In addition to technical presen- 
tations, the conference will include 
tutorials by two of the top scien- 
tists in the field — Michael Duff, 
professor of applied physics and 
head of the Image Processing 
Group at University College, Lon- 
don, and Guv Steele, senior scien- 
tist at Thinking Machines Corpora- 
tion—and a panel discussion focus- 
ing on the future of massively par- 

allel computing. The symposium's 
program chair is Joseph F. Ja'Ja/ 
professor of electrical 

Kirwan Discusses Funding Cut 

ci mi in rivd ft'tint page / 

This budget reduction is unfor- 
tunate, hut should be viewed in the 
national context, as part of a larger 
economic downturn, said Kirwan. 
He expressed the hope that the uni- 
versity "would not allow this one- 
time problem to slow down the 
university's current momentum. 
Recent cuts in other state higher 
education budgets are even more 
severe than those received by Col- 
lege Park, said Kirwan, who said 
that this news is ironic because it 
comes at a time when College Park 
is making tremendous progress 
and has the strongest support in its 

The seriate meeting was 
presided over by the new chair, 

Bruce Fretz, Psychology. Senate ac- 
tions included electing Gerald 
Miller, Chemistry, as chair-elect. In 
addition, an election for a new ex- 
ecutive committee and for the 
Council of University System Fac- 
ulty also was held. These results 
will be announced in a forthcoming 

In other actions, a name change 
was approved for the Department 
of Art History to become the 
Department of Art History and Ar- 
cheology, and a master of Land- 
scape Architecture degree was ap- 

The next meeting of the Campus 
Senate will take place on Monday, 
Oct. 22. 

Roz Hiebert 





19 9 

Woman of the Year to be Honored Sept. 25 

The Outstanding Woman of the Year, Vicki Freimuth, associate 
professor in the Department of Speech Communication, will be the 
featured speaker at a program honoring her achievements on 
Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1400, Marie Mount Hall. 
New women faculty members also will be welcomed to the univer- 
sity and a reception will follow the program. Sponsored by the 
President's Commission on Women's Affairs, the event is open to 
the campus community. Call 405-5806 for information. 

AIDS Awareness Week Being 
Planned at College Park 

Faculty, staff and students at 
College Park will be encouraged to 
reflect upon how the AIDS epidem- 
ic is affecting life at the university 
and society as a whole during 
AIDS Awareness Week Nov. 
26— Dec. 2. 

Under the theme "Bridges to 
Understanding," a variety of activ- 
ities will be held to spotlight the 
ways in which AIDS, a fatal dis- 
ease that has killed more than 
80,000 Americans in the last 
decade, affects life at the univer- 

Major activities will include a 
candlelight march followed by a 
gathering in the Chapel, a day of 
arts performances in the Atriums of 
the Art/Sociology Building and 
Stamp Student Union, a focus on 
AIDS in academic classes and 
screenings of the films "Longtime 
Companion" and "Common 
Threads: Stories From the Quilt." 

The idea for the week originated 
with Bill Patterson, assistant profes- 
sor of theatre. Patterson, who is 
involved with the NAMES project 
(AIDS Memorial Quilt), saw a need 
for the university community to 
focus on the problem. 

"AIDS is already here. We've 
had cases of AIDS in our work- 
place, and there are many people at 
this university who are caring for 
loved ones with the disease or are 
grieving their losses. As this epi- 
demic continues to grow, we will 
find ourselves living with AIDS 
more and more," Patterson says. 

"For the people in our commu- 
nity who live daily with the disease 
— either as caregivers or people 
with HIV infection or AIDS— we 
want to recognize their struggle 
and offer what support we can. For 
those not yet touched directly by 
AIDS, we want to awaken them to 
how this disease is affecting their 
lives even if the impact is not so 
readily apparent. 

"Also, in a larger sense, as an 
educational institution, we must be 

looking hard at the profound effect 
this disease is having on our soci- 
ety — on our health system, our pol- 
itics, our economy." 

Last spring, Patterson enlisted 
support through a mailing to col- 
leagues. A university- wide group 
volunteered to serve on the pro- 
ject's steering committee, including 
representatives from behavioral 
and social sciences, arts and 
humanities, health and human per- 
formance, the Health Center, cam- 
pus activities, public information, 
Hillel House, physical plant, 
student affairs, theatre, human rela- 
tions, experiential learning, human 
relations, English, Stamp Student 
Union, the Art Gallery, the Epis- 
copal Campus Ministry, the Gay- 
Lesbian Student Union, health edu- 
cation, the Graduate Student Asso- 
ciation, administrative affairs and 

Wendy Owens, director of the 
Art Gallery, and Gretchen Van der 
Veer, assistant to the vice president 
of student affairs, are serving with 
Patterson as co-chairs of the com- 
mittee. Owens is coordinating 
academic and arts programs; Van 
der Veer is coordinating special 
events and publicity. 

J. Robert Dorfman, vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs, has sent 
a university-wide letter to faculty 
members urging participation in 
the week. Dorfman is asking the 
faculty to include, wherever appro- 
priate, a discussion of AIDS in their 

"The response has been excel- 
lent," Patterson says. "AIDS is a 
disease that has been stigmatized 
in so many ways that one always 
wonders how people will react 
when it's raised. 

"With the support and open- 
mindedness that have been 
displayed thus far by the campus 
community, I'm looking forward to 
a positive and enlightening week of 
activities and dialogue. The silence 
that people often fee! they must 
maintain about this disease is one 
of its most demoralizing qualities. 
Hopefully, we can begin to break 
through the silence on this cam- 
pus." he says. 

Planned activities include: 

• A candlelight march followed 
by a gathering in the Chapel where 
students, alumni and faculty and 
staff members will describe per- 
sonal experiences with AIDS. Some 
speakers will talk of caring for 
loved ones with AIDS, while others 
will talk of living with the disease. 
(Persons interested in speaking at 
the gathering should contact Jon 
Boone, assistant dean of arts and 
humanities, 405-2087.) 

• Workshops on "AIDS in the 
Workplace" will be held for univer- 
sity employees. Sponsored by the 
department of personnel, the ses- 
sions will focus on the responsibil- 
ities and dilemmas facing super- 
visors and co-workers when an 
employee is diagnosed with AIDS. 
(To date, there have been three 
known cases of AIDS in the work- 
place at College Park.) 

• Screenings of "Longtime Com- 
panion" and the Academy Award- 
winning documentary "Common 

• A day of arts performances in 
the Atriums of the Art /Sociology 
Building and Stamp Student Union 
will show how artists have tried to 
comprehend the meaning of the 

• Throughout the week, faculty 
members will use regular classes to 
focus on the implications of AIDS 
in their fields of study. For instance 
in business and management, AIDS 
will discussed as a personnel issue; 
in philosophy as an ethical issue. 

Other faculty members are plan- 
ning special assignments related to 
AIDS. Jim Thorpe, assistant 
professor of housing and design, 
will stage an AIDS Awareness 
Week poster design contest among 
his students. 

For more information on the 
week or to suggest ideas for activ- 
ities call Owens, 405-2763; Patter- 
son, 405-6692; or Van der Veer, 

Brian Bust'k 

AIDS Awareness Week 


Logo designed by /'"' Thotpe, assistant professor, Housing and Design 

SEPTEMBER 24, 1990 



Summer Program Gives Students a Taste of 
What Graduate School is Like 

Lori Alexander had often 
thought she might go to graduate 
school, but this summer after a six- 
week program here that included 
weekly meetings with her professor 
and many trips to the National Lib- 
rary of Medicine using MEDLAN, 
a medical database, she says it is a 

"The summer research program 
definitely swayed me toward get- 
ting my Ph.D. in health education," 
savs the 20-year-old from West 
Hyattsville, "The experience gave 
me a sense of what graduate re- 
search is like and that 1 could 
handle it." 

Alexander, a senior majoring in 
dance and health science and pol- 
icy at the University of Maryland 
Baltimore County, was one of 
thirteen students to attend the sec- 
ond annual Summer Undergradu- 
ate Research Program (June 4-July 
13) at the University of Maryland 
at College Park. 

Open to all African-American, 
Hispanic/ Latino, and American 
Indian undergraduate students 
who have completed their sopho- 
more or junior year, the summer 
undergraduate research program 
was designed to give academically 
talented minority students a closer, 
more supportive look at the reali- 
ties of graduate school. 

"The program presents an excel- 
lent opportunity for each student to 
work closely with a professor in his 
or her area of expertise," says Carla 
Gary, associate director of the Of- 
fice of Graduate Minority Affairs 
which runs the program. 

Students selected for the pro- 
gram received a $2,000 stipend, 
housing fees, round trip travel ex- 
penses, and registration and tuition 
fees. Students enrolled at College 
Park were also able to receive 3-6 
hours of undergraduate credit for 
the summer program. 

While most of the students en- 
rolled were undergraduates, some 
already had college degrees, were 
well-established in careers, and had 
even raised families. 

Linda Williams is a resident of 
Baltimore, Maryland and the 
mother of seven children. 
Having earned a B.A. degree from 
Coppin State this spring, Linda 
came to the summer undergraduate 
research program to explore her in- 
terest in early childhood education 
with associate professor Elisa Klein, 
director of the Center for Young 

Williams says the summer re- 
search program "provided me with 
an orientation to graduate research 
and introduced me to research 
methods, something I had no prior 
experience with." 

As a result of her experiences, 
Williams will be enrolling in the 
Early Childhood Education pro- 
gram of the College of Education in 
the spring of 1991. 

Charles Murphy, 43, a resident 
of Columbia, Maryland, also has a 
family with two children ages*21 
and 14. He currently works as a 
technician in the CCU/1CU unit of 

Prince George's Community Hos- 
pital. He is also a recovering addict 
to drugs and alcohol. 

"I had always wanted to go to 
school," savs Murphy, "so when 1 
stopped drinking four years ago, I 
decided to do something for mv- 

At the time. Murphy was finish- 
ing an A. A. degree at Coppin State 
College in Maryland. But the de- 
mands of work, family, and his 
substance abuse stretched the pro- 
gram to eight vears. To get his 
bachelor's degree. Murphy went to 
school full-time in 1988, and gradu- 
ated with .i B.A. from Coppin State 
in the spring of 1990. 

During his time as an un- 
dergraduate, Murphy realized he 
would need at least a Masters' de- 
gree to achieve his goal of becom- 
ing a counselor to help addicts and 
their families cope with the prob- 
lems of drug abuse. 

Murphy's research project in- 
volved an analysis of the barriers 
to individuals seeking career 
changes. During the project, he 
worked with Marv Ann Hoffman, 
associate professor in the depart- 
ment of counseling and personnel 
services (CAPS). 

The quality of his work was so 
high that Murphy was encouraged 
to apply to the CAPS program here 
and was admitted for the fall 

The Office of Graduate Minority 
Affairs is already planning to ex- 
pand next year's Summer Under- 
graduate Research Program. 

"It's clear that as we near the 
21st century, the workforce is going 
to change color and gender," says 
Gary. "The success of minorities 
and women in higher education is 
necessary for the future of us all." 

lohn Fritz 

This fall, five minority scholars 
are taking part in a new Post-doc- 
toral Fellowship Program for Black 

"The purpose of this award is to 
allow recent black doctoral gradua- 
tes a chance to participate in the re- 
search enterprise of the university, 
to forward their own research care- 
ers, and to interest them in careers 
in an academic institution," says 
Jacob K. Goldhaber, acting dean of 
the graduate school. 

The university has increased its 
support for fellowships and grants 
to black graduate students from 
$119,000 in 1986 to the current level 
of $1.6 million. This money is allo- 
cated from a state desegregation 

"The addition of a post-doctoral 
fellowship program is a logical ex- 
tension to the graduate support for 
minorities on campus," says Joanna 
Schmeissner, director of the gradu- 
ate fellowship office. 

Mark Carter earned a Ph.D. in 
physics from Stanford University. 
He plans to work with James 
Gates, Jr, professor in the Depart- 
ment of Physics and Astronomy on 
"Spinor Variable Approach to 

Hamiltonian Quantum Gravity." 

Rachel Grant earned her Ph.D. in 
secondary education at College 
Park and will continue her research 
on text processing with associate 
professor Beth Davey in the De- 
partment of Curriculum and In- 

Mark Kellum received his Ph.D. 
in mathematics from Washington. 
He will work with mathematics 
professor Henry King on Rieman- 
nian foliations. 

Walter Miller holds a doctorate in 
mathematics from the City Uni- 
versity of New York. He proposes 
to investigate the convergence of 
finite approximations of invariant 
measures of dynamical systems 
with his sponsor, mathematics pro- 
fessor Michael Brin. 

Clarence Talley received his 
Th.D. in sociology from Maryland. 
He will investigate the social, eco- 
nomic, and demographic charac- 
teristics of designated labor market 
areas in the U.S. with a majority of 
black residents. His campus spon- 
sor is William Falk, professor and 
chair of the sociology department. 

John Fritz 

Participants of the 
Summer Undergrad- 
uate Research Pro- 
gram are (left to right) 
Lori Alexander, 
Charles Murphy, and 
Linda Williams. 

Grad School Begins New Post-doctoral 
Fellowship Program for Black Scholars 





19 9 

Program for Baltimore Teachers to Focus 
on Women's Poetry 

When the Center for Renais- 
sance and Baroque Studies' CAST 
program moves into Baltimore this 
fall, it will offer a special initiative 
for a special situation. 

Martha Nell Smith, associate 
professor of English at College 
Park, and Margaret Reid, professor 
of English at Morgan State Univer- 
sity, will conduct a year-long insti- 
tute for 30 public and private 
secondary school teachers in 
Baltimore on women's traditions in 
American poetry. 

As part of the institute, the 
teachers will explore the influence 
of race and gender on the treat- 
ment of literature and discover 
new texts for their high school cur- 
ricula. Throughout the course, the 
teachers will study pairs of poets, 
with each pair including poets 
from Anglo-American and African 
American traditions. For instance, 
Phillis Wheatley will be studied 
alongside Anne Bradstreet, Frances 
E.W. Harper with Emily Dickinson, 
Alice Dunbar-Nelson with 
Marianne Moore, and Angelina 
Weld Grimke with Elizabeth 

The program will include lec- 
tures and readings by contem- 
porary poets, including Be mice 
Johnson Reagon, Lucille Clifton, 
Sonia Sanchez and Sandra Mortota 

The CAST {Center Alliance for 
Secondary School Teachers and 
Texts) program, now in its third 
year, is designed to help improve 
the instruction of the humanities at 
high schools in Maryland by 
offering secondary school teachers 
an invigorating year of study in the 
subjects they teach. As part of the 
program, College Park English de- 
partment faculty members conduct 
institutes at locations through the 
state. In past years, institutes have 
been held in Frederick, Dorchester, 
Baltimore, Prince George's and 
Montgomery counties, but never in 
Baltimore city. The program is 
funded with a $350,000 National 
Endowment for the Humanities 

Jane Deren, coordinator of the 
CAST program, sees significance in 
bringing a program with a multi- 
cultural perspective into Baltimore, 
where more than 80 percent of both 
teachers and students in the public 
school system are black. 

"By studying various literary 
traditions together, it acknowledges 
the contributions of all groups," she 

The institute represents a depar- 
ture for the CAST program in sev- 
eral respects. It is the first time that 
a College Park faculty member will 
team- teach an institute with a 
faculty member from another in- 

stitution. In addition, past institutes 
have tended to focus on dramatic 
and prose literature rather than 

"Teachers often find poetry a 
difficult subject to teach because 
students are resistant to it at first," 
Smith says. "However, I've found 
that once poetry begins to become 
alive for students, they find it very 

"[In the institute] we'll work on 
strategies to create that excitement. 
Poets will attend sessions frequent- 
ly and read from their work be- 
cause hearing a poem read aloud 
adds to the work. We'll also 
explore the question of what makes 
a poem in the 1990s. For instance, 
is the music that students hear on 
the radio a form of poetry?" 

Pairing Anglo and African 
American writers will generate in- 
teresting issues for discussion, 
Smith says. Among the poems of 
Frances Harper, a black contempor- 
ary of Emily Dickinson, is a poem, 
"Learning to Read." That Harper 
would see learning to read as 
something less than a given in life 
is one indication that she writes 
from a much different socio-econo- 
mic perspective than Dickinson, 
Smith says. 

Institute sessions will begin in 
late September and continue 
throughout the academic year. 

Walking in the Footsteps of Handel — On the Very Floor! 

In 1685 George Frideric Handel Traver adds with quiet pride. ments is unforgettable for 

Brian Busek 

In 1685 George Frideric Handel 
was born in the little town of Halle, 
in Saxony, which after World War 
11, ended up as part of East 

In the fall of 1989 the Berlin 
Wall came down and in the sum- 
mer of 1990, professor and conduc- 
tor Paul Traver brought the Mary- 
land Handel Festival's acclaimed 
production of the oratorio, Scmele 
for performance at the world fa- 
mous Handel Festival held each 
year in the town of the great com- 
poser's birth. 

It was a sell out. 

One of the first major coopera- 
tive musical efforts since the end of 
the old regime, the concert featured 
an American chorus and conductor 
and East German vocal soloists and 
orchestra. Audiences were enthu- 
siastic, with many 'bravos,' yelling 
and curtain calls. The German 
press designated Semele as the high 
point of this year's Handel Festi- 
val — "And I tend to think it was," 

Traver adds with quiet pride. 

The chorus also performed a 
choral concert of German and 
American music in a former 
church, including in the program a 
major work by the pre-Bach com- 
poser, Samuel Scheidt, also a native 
of Halle. 

During a rehearsal of this music, 
the house manager asked to speak 
to the chorus. Standing on the po- 
dium next to Traver, he told the 
chorus that on the very spot where 
their conductor was standing, 
Scheidt had been baptized more 
than 400 years before. Traver and 
his singers stood in awed silence. 

The Maryland musicians were in 
for an even bigger thrill. Asked to 
sing in the chapel of nearby 
Weissenfels Castle, they were told 
as they entered that not only had 
Bach and Handel both performed 
here, but they had actually walked 
on the very floor the group was 
about to step on. 

The authenticity of such mo- 

ments is unforgettable for musi- 
cians. As Maryland student ac- 
companist Lino Rivera said, "I'll 
never read and think about Bach 
and Handel in the same way — I've 
been there." 

In Belgium, some sixty other 
chorus members joined the fifty- 
voice Chamber Singers to sing 
well-received performances of 
Mendelssohn's Elijah and an a 
cappella concert of German and 
American music in such pictur- 
esque settings as Louvain and an 
old abbey near Namur. 

Not resting long on their laurels, 
the well-seasoned travelers 
returned and almost immediately 
were caught up in the excitement 
of preparing for the celebration of 
the Maryland Handel Festival's 
tenth anniversary. The festival, 
coming up October 31 -November 4, 
is sure to bring the chorus new ac- 
colades for their world class musi- 

Linda Freeman 

Martha Nell Smith will 
leach an institute for 
high schoolteachers 
this spring. 

Maryland Handel Festival 

Tenth Anniversary Season 
Oct, 31-Nov. 4 

• Concerts, Lectures, Recitals 

• Special gala performance of Messiah in Baltimore's Joseph 
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Oct. 31 

• Full-scale performance of the 

opera Agrippina in Tawes Recital Flail Nov. 3 

• First American performance of the oratorio Joseph in Memorial 
Chapel Nov. 4 

For Information call 301-405-5571. 


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New Chair of Physics Discusses Challenges 

"We are a good 
research department, 
but we now have to 
elevate the status of 
teaching by providing 
rewards for it. With 
better courses and 
better taught 
courses, we can pro- 
vide the intellectual 
stimulation our 
students deserve." 
Derek A. Boyd 

Derek A. Boyd, professor in the 
Laboratory for Plasma Research, 
became chair of the Department of 
Physics and Astronomy July 1. He 
succeeds Chuan S. Liu, who had 
served in that post since 1985. Liu 
will resume his position as a pro- 
fessor of physics. 

Boyd, an experimental plasma 
physicist, joined the university in 
1 973 as a research associate. He be- 
came a full professor in 1983. Be- 
fore coming to the University of 
Maryland, he was a research assis- 
tant at Stevens Institute of Tech- 
nology in Hoboken, N.J. where he 
earned his Ph.D. in physics in 1973. 
Early in his career he was a re- 
search associate at the United 
Kingdom Atomic Energy Author- 
ity's Culham Laboratory. Boyd also 
has been a visiting scientist with 
the Joint European Torus in 

Boyd is a member of the Ameri- 
can Physical Society and the Amer- 
ican Association of Physics Teach- 
ers. He also serves on the editorial 
advisory board of the International 
j mi mat of Infrared ami Millimeter 
Waves. Boyd is a fellow of the 
American Physical Society and in 
1988 was a visiting fellow at 
Wolfson College in Oxford. He has 
published 70 articles in scientific 
journals and has authored many 
invited and contributed papers to 
numerous major scientific confer- 
ences and meetings. 

During the five years of his ap- 
pointment, Boyd expects to face 
several challenges, the biggest be- 
ing the retirement of faculty 
members. "We may have about two 
retirements per year through 1995, 
and about four per year during the 
second half of the decade," he says. 

"The challenge will be to raise 
the level of the department by hir- 
ing high quality people— while 
losing several key faculty members 
who currently are with us. We 
have to find ways to get better 
without getting bigger." 

Boyd says the department will 
have to improve salaries and main- 
tain important grants if it is to at- 
tract and keep top quality scientists. 

Boyd points to Soviet physicist 
Roald Sagdeev {who recently ac- 

Derek A. Boyd 

cepted a distinguished professor- 
ship in the department) as an ex- 
ample of the type of faculty the 
department is hoping to hire. 

"Sagdeev is going to greatly en- 
hance our reputation as a leading 
physics department, and be will 
increase our cooperative ties with 
other Soviet physicists," Boyd says. 

Sagdeev is widely regarded as 
one of the top physicists in the 
world. He will head the univers- 
ity's new East-West Science and 
Technology Center, which will 
work toward creating scientific 
linkages between the United States 
and the Soviet Union. 

"We also are taking a hard, com- 
prehensive look at ourselves 
through an evaluative committee 
headed by Alex Dragt (professor of 
physics and former department 
chair)," Boyd says. "This will help 
us to debate our future and deter- 
mine directions to take." 

One direction the department 
needs to take, according to Boyd, is 
to eventually triple the number of 
women on its faculty. "Of 75 facul- 
ty members, only two are women," 
he says. "There is no way we can 
afford to stay like that. We have to 
explain our poor record for recruit- 
ing women and we have to begin 
correcting this systematic error 

Boyd says the department must 

Y.Y. Hsu Appointed to Atomic 
Energy Post in Taiwan 

Y.Y. Hsu, a professor in the De- 
partment of Nuclear Engineering, 
has accepted an appointment to 
chair the Atomic Energy Council of 
the Republic of China. 

During the next two years, 
while on leave of absence from the 
university, he will head a 12-mem- 
ber, cabinet-level post that oversees 
nuclear reactor safety in Taiwan. 
Hsu says that six reactors at three 
power plants there generate about 
half of the nation's electrical power 

Hsu notes that the island nation 
is heavily dependent on exports 
and consequently ample power is 

of critical importance to the coun- 
try's industry and economy. 

While a visiting professor at a 
Taiwan university with an exten- 
sive nuclear engineering depart- 
ment, he was asked to make a pre- 
sentation to the nation's leaders on 
reactor safety and improvements. 
He was then asked to consider tak- 
ing the post. 

"There is a kind of siege mental- 
ity in the (nuclear power) industry 
worldwide because of the accidents 
at Three Mile island and Cherno- 
byle," the Taiwan native says. "My 
heritage and profession made me 
want to accept this assignment." 

begin placing a higher emphasis on 
education as well. "In recent years 
we have been attracting better stu- 
dents, but we've been keeping 
teaching standards at the same lev- 
el," he says. "We are a good re- 
search department, but we now 
have to elevate the status of 
teaching by providing rewards for 
it. With better courses and better 
taught courses, we can provide the 
intellectual stimulation our stu- 
dents deserve." 

Boyd believes the department 
also could extend its interaction 
with the rest of the university and 
with local communities. "We need 
to reach out to area high schools 
and organizations and let them 
know about our physics programs," 
Bovd says. "This is another way we 
can enhance our educational mis- 

Boyd points to several improve- 
ments occurring in the department 
as well. The Center for Supercon- 
ductivity Research continues to 
grow as additional staff members 
are hired and the center's offices 
are renovated. The department also 
is searching for a top physicist to 
fill a newly-created endowed chair. 

"The key for the coming decade 
will be to keep and attract the best 
people, despite the fact that we will 
be losing some of our best through 
retirements," Boyd concludes. 

Fariss Samarrai 

Maryland Policy 
Studies Focuses on 
Blacks in Maryland 

The current edition of 
Maryland Policy Studies, published 
by the Bureau of Governmental 
Research in the School of Public 
Affairs, examines the social and 
economic condition of blacks in 

The findings in the various ar- 
ticles show persistent disparity in 
black-white incomes, low levels of 
minority business enterprise, and a 
deterioration in the economic con- 
dition of female-headed house- 
holds. Several articles focus on 
problems facing the City of Balti- 
more where a declining manufac- 
turing sector and growing spatial 
distance between residence and 
work have retarded the economic 
opportunity of low-income blacks. 

The articles have been adapted 
from papers presented at a confer- 
ence on the social and economic 
condition of blacks in Maryland 
convened this past summer by the 
Bureau of Governmental Research 
in cooperation with the university's 
Afro-American Studies Program. 

The Bureau's mission, accord- 
ing to its director Allen Schick, is 
to bring policy researchers and 
government officials together to 
discuss issues affecting state and 
local government in Maryland. 




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Maynard Mack on Undergraduate Teaching 

Maynard "Sandy" Mack, jr., associate 
professor of English, will meet Sept. 24 
with faculty members to discuss the 
new CORE general education courses. 
The following are excerpts of his prepa- 
red remarks. 

I am not fresh and green enough 
to believe there is very much that [ 
can say that will help you in your 
epic struggle to teach the new 
CORE general education courses 
better than they have been taught 
in the past. Like marriage, teaching 
is a stunningly intimate and per- 
sonal art and each of you will have 
to sort out, as you always have in 
the past, the best ways to reach a 
group of insecure, untrained, and 
sometimes reluctant undergraduates. 

We talk about the drama of the 
classroom, and it is sometimes that, 
but "epic" is really more what it is 
about; the burden of the whole cul- 
ture sits on teachers' shoulders, 
and the problem is that a course is 
not a tidy five-act performance end- 
ing with insight or metamorphosis, 
marriage or death, but rather a 
long journey, from Troy to Rome, 
to keep the fires of civilization 
burning, Troy is always in flames; 
our very mortality not to mention 
our venality sees to that. But the 
new city is always waiting to be 
built, new fires waiting to be lit, 
young people waiting to be taught 
how to be human. 

Maynard "Sandy" Mack, Jr. 

As teachers, we are not allowed 
the luxury of tragedy rather, ours is 
the agon of epic, of the long- 
distance run, the partial victory, the 
quiet failure, the lonely dark night, 
and the weary acceptance that mid- 
dling success may be greeted by 
our class as enthusiastically as sma- 
shing, shattering, epiphanic victory. 
We accept the grays we can 
achieve while keeping as our goat 
lighting that gray to blazing light 
or, as our Provost Bob Dorfman 
likes to put it, creating a campus 
on which everyone's head is on 

You know all this, and yet this 
occasion is supremely important. It 
is the first big, public step to fulfill 
the spirit of the Report of the Sen- 
ate Ad Hoc Committee on Under- 
graduate Education, better and pro- 
perly known as the Pease Report, 
titled Promises to Keep. ...The campus 
has actually put its mind to making 
the changes, and promises to put 
its pocketbook there as well. But 
something wild and reckless hap- 

pens when a program goes out of 
the dark committee room and into 
the blazing heat of the classroom. 

The real cooking begins: com- 
mitted teachers try to make things 
better for students who need to be 
taught how to leam. We know our 
audience very well, and our job is 
to make CORE work with our stu- 
dents as they are. Anything goes, 
anything that works at getting 
lights to go on, students to work, 
ideas loved and respected. You 
have not only license but an obliga- 
tion to try almost anything that 
might work.... 

The present administration, spe- 
cifically Brit Kir wan, started things 
moving by singling out under- 
graduate education a? one of She 
focus points when the campus was 
up for routine reaccreditation six 
years ago. More fuel was added by 
a dozen national studies from 
groups like the Association of 
American Colleges and the Carne- 
gie Institution all saying that pro- 
fessiona ligation and departmentali- 
zation were making our university 
campuses unsafe for undergradu- 

Students simply were not receiv- 
ing enough guidance and inspira- 
tion to learn how to become active 
members of the academic commun- 
ity. They were being processed, not 
learning how to process; they were 

campus community. He just talked, 
cajoled, and negotiated, with a little 
help from the rest of his committee, 
until Promises to Keep became the 
pivot around which the campus, 
turned its brontosaurian body 45 
degrees from the straight path of 
research and discovered that it had 
the resources and the obligation to 
address its undergraduate program 
as well. Promises to Keep was hailed 
by the Regents as the best reading 
they had had in fifteen years; the 
Campus Senate approved it with 
minor changes; and Dean of Un- 
dergraduate Studies Kathryn 
Mohrman arrived on campus 
charged with implementing it.... 

The major importance, and here 
is my main point, the major impor- 
tance of Promises to Keep is that it 
calls for smaller classes and more 
active involvement by students in 
the process of learning. This is the 
throbbing center. This is the still 
point in the turning world. Tinker- 
ing with hours in area A as op- 
posed to hours in area C will never 
revolutionalize education. But a 
serious commitment to smaller 
classes where possible, and more 
active learning everywhere, will. 

Now, smaller classes are going, 
unfortunately, to have to wait a 
few years until there is more mon- 
ey. College Park does have an im- 
mense amount on its plate all at 

being treated as products, not jun- 
ior members in a millennium-old 
experiment called the university. 

The triggering match was lit by 
this campus' reorganization, Balka- 
nization some of us called it, 
whereby an incoming student at 17 
or 18 was going to be confronted 
with a fifteen-headed monster most 
parts of which she or he had never 
encountered high school. Whatever 
the rights and wrongs of the cam- 
pus reorganization into little col- 
leges and schools, it was not 
planned with undergraduates in 
mind, who are and wish to remain 
blissfully ignorant of the divisions 
educational management may select. 

Some of us cried out in pain, the 
Senate bought us off by promising 
a committee, the committee got 
Professor John Pease of Sociology 
as its chairman, it reinvented the 
wheel, praised apple pie, put a few 
teeth in the science requirement, 
and then something wonderful 
happened . 

John Pease out-talked the whole 

one time, and access to classes of 
any size probably has to come first. 
We all trust the campus' commit- 
ment to increased spending for 
CORE is serious. But more active 
learning is something that can be 
fostered right away, this year, in 
your classes.... 

The heart of the CORE experi- 
ment is not numbers or hours re- 
quired. It is the transactions that 
either will or will not take place in 
your classrooms. They take place, 
apparently, in far too few class- 
rooms on campus. Promises to Keep 
commits us to trying to change 
that. Sometimes doing it is even 
easier, and more fun than pretend- 
ing we are professionals with bot- 
tomless wells of information and 
answers, known things, facts. ■ 
Sometimes it is easier to admit the 
fragility of the whole construct of 
knowledge, and invite our students 
to work with us, I hope you'll find 

"Teaching must 
first be a matter 
of people so it 
can become a 
matter of know- 
ledge... minds 
are never-resting 
force fields and 
a part of our job 
has to be to 
keep them 

SEPTEMBER 2 4, 1990 

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Improvisations Unlimited produces unlimited smiles at its September 3D "Performance for 
Children." Reservations required; call 405-3190. 


Art Gallery Exhibition: "Trouble 
in Paradise," lodav Oct 26, The 

Art Gallery, Art'Soc Bldg. Call 
5-2763 for info. 

Center for International 
Extension Development 
Colloquium; "Norway's 
Research Extension Circles; An 
Innovative Approach lo 
Agricultural Intormalion Sharing," 
featuring Ruin Haug, Agricultural 
and Extension Education, noon 
ibrinq brown ban lunch), 0115 
Symons Hall. Call 5-1253 lor 

College of Agriculture and 
College of Lite Sciences' 
Reception tor New Students, 
14 p.m. 1208 ZooPsych Bldg. 
Call 5-2080 for info. 

Teaching Workshop, for all 
faculty teaching CORE -approved 
general education courses. 1 :30- 
4:30 p.m.. Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount Hall. Call 5-9359 for into. 

Time Management Workshop. 
3-4:30 p.m.. 2201 Shoemaker 
Bldg. Call 4-7693 for info 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"Towards Industrial Strength 
Software Development 
Environments," featuring^ 
Dewayne E. Perry, Am Bell 
Laboratories, reception, 3:30 
p.m.. 1152 A.V. Williams Bldg.. 
feature, 4 p.m., 01 1 1 Classroom 
9ldg. Call 5-2661 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: 
"Tissue-priming Techniques in 
Plants," tea! u ring Rosannah 
Taylor, USDA Plant Hormone 
Lab, Beltsville, 4 p.m., 0128 
Holzapfel Hall. Call 5-4360 for 

Art History Lecture: "Why Does 

Art Offend?,* featuring Jane 
Adams Allen, art critic. 4 p.m., 
2203 Art'Soc Bldg.. reception to 
follow. Call 5-1475 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "How 
to Make the Mosi of the 
NSSDC ." featuring Susan Kayser 
National Space Science Data 
Center. NASA'Goddard. 4:30 
p.m., 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Call 5-4B29 for 

SUPC's Issues & Answers 
Committee Movie: "Thin Blue 
One," 6:30 p.m.. discussion with 
Randall Adams, 8 p.m.. Hoff 
Theatre. Call 4-6495 lor info. 


Maryland Center for Quality 
and Productivity Seminar: 
"Introduction to Total Quality, " 

loday and lomorrow, 8 a.m. -4:30 
p.m.. Calvert Holiday Inn, 
Beltsville. Call BO-4535 lor info." 

Zoology Lecture: "Episodic 
Hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay: 
Interacting Effects of Recruitment, 
Behavior, and a Physical 
Disturbance." featuring Denis e 
Brettburg. Benedict Estuarine 
Laboratory, noon, 1208 
Zoo/Psych Bldg Call 5-6948 for 

Meteorology Seminar: 

'Precipitation Change in the 
U.S.S.R.," featuring Pavel 
Groisman, State Hydrolic 
Institute Leningrad, U.S.S.R 2 
p.m., 2114 Space Sciences Bldg. 
Call 5-5391 for info. 

Woman of the Year Program: 

Honoring Vicki Freimuth, speaker. 
and welcoming new women 
faculty members. 3:30 p.m.. 1400 
Mane Mount, reception to follow 
in Maryland Room, Marie Mount. 
Sponsored by President's 
Commission on Women s Affairs. 
call 5-5806 for info. 

Women's Field Hockey vs. 
Penn State, 7 p.m., Astroturf 
Field Call 4-7064 for info. 

School of Public Affairs 
Lecture: "East-West Axis in 
World Affairs in the Wake of the 
Revolution of 1989." featuring 
Dean Michael Nacht. Public 
Affairs. 7:30 p.m.. Cenler for 
Advanced Research in 
Biotechnology Auditorium, Shady 
Grove. Call ^-6342 lor Info. 


Employee Development 
Seminar: "Taking the Puzzle out 
of Procurement and Supply." 9 
a.m. -2 p.m., registration, 8:45 
a.m., Marylandfloom, Marie 
Mount Hall. Call 5-5651 for info. 

First Look Fair, today, 10 a.m -4 
p.m. and tomorrow, 10 a.m. -2 

p.m. Engineering Field. Call 
4-7174 tor info. 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Meeting: "Student 
Apathy in the I990s,"1eaturing 
Daniel Cones, SGA, noon-1 p.m., 
0106-0114 Shoemaker. Call 4- 
7691 -for info. 

Men's Soccer vs. Old 
Dominion, 3 p.m.. Soccer Field. 

Call 4-7064 for info. 

Center on Population, Gender, 
and Social Inequality Lecture: 

"II Children Are Not Inferior Then 
Sometimes They Must Be Bad/ 
featuring Warren Sanderson. The 
World Bank. 3:30 p.m., 2115 
Art'Soc Bldg. Call 5-6422 for 

Astronomy Colloquium; "The 
Structure of the Earth's 
Magnetopause and Other 
Boundary Layers in Space 
Plasmas," featuring Peter Cargill. 
Asironomy, 4 D.m.. 1113 
Computer & Space Sciences 
Bldg. refreshments, 3:30 p.m.. 
0254 CSS. Call 5-1524 for info. 

Memorial Service, for the 
Reverend Canon Wofford K. 

Smith. 4 p.m.. Memorial Chapel, 
Call 5-8453 for info. 

Writers Here & Now Reading, 

featuring Elena Castedo, author 
of Paradise, 8 p.m., 3101 
McKeldin Library (Katherine Anne 
Porter Room). Call 5-3B19 for 


Maryland Center tor Quality 
and Productivity Seminar, 

"Developing Meaningful 
Measures of Quality and 
Produclivity." today and 
tomorrow, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 
Calvert Holiday Inn. Call 80-4535 
lor info.* 

Annual Arts and Humanities 
Faculty Assembly, 3 p.m.. 

receotion lo follow, 2203 Art'Soc 
Bldg Call 5-2095 lor info 

Meteorology Seminar: 

"Estimation ol Precipitation From 
Satellite Infrared and Microwave 
Observations." featuring Robert 
Adler. Nasa'Goddard. 3:30 p.m., 
2114 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg.. refreshments at 3 
p.m. Call 5-5392 for info. 

SUPC's Glass Onion Concerts 
Thursday Night Atrium Concert 
Series, 8 p.m., Atrium, Stamp 
Student Union. Call 4-8495 tor 

Early American History 
Seminar: "The Weber Thesis 
Revisited: The Protestant Ethos 

and the Reality of Capitalism in 
Early America. ' featuring James 
Henretia, History, 8 p.m., 0109 
Center ot Adult Education. Call 
5-4265 for info. 

"Lunch n Learn" Mental Health 
Lecture: "Managing Sexually 

Compulsive Behavior," featuring 
Katherine Bethell, Counselor, 
Washington. DC, 1-2 p.m. 3100E 
Student Health Center. Call 80- 
8106 for info. 

Men's Soccer vs. Radford, 2 

p.m.. Soccer Field. Call 4-7064 
lor info. 



Dance Performance for 
Children, Improvisations 
Unlimited; 2 p.m EE 
Sludio'Theaier. Reservations 
required. Call 5-3190 for info 

Women's Soccer vs, Duke, 4 
m., Soccer Field. Call 4-7064 
or info. 

Wesley Foundation Meeting: 
"My Career and Christianity. 
dinner at 6 p.m.. meeting at 7 
p.m., University United Methodist 
Church. Call 422-1400 for into. 1 

Wanderlust: "Scotland and the 
Scottish Isles," today at 3 p.m. 
and tomorrow at 8 p.m., Hoff 
Theatre. Call 4-8495 lor info ' 


Art Gallery Exhibition: "Trouble 
in Paradise," today-Oci. 26, The 
Art Gallery, Art'Soc Bldg. Call 
5-2763 for info. 

Campus Recreation Activities 
Registration, Mon.-Thu 8:30 
a.m. -6 p.m.. Fri, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 
p.m., 1104 Reckord Armory. Call 
4-7216 for info.' 

Study Skills Workshop, 3-4:30 

p.m ,2201 Shoemaker Bldg. Call 
4-7693 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"The UNIX System and Software 

Produclivity," featuring Brian 
Kernighan, ATST Belr 
Laboratories, reception, 3;30 
p.m.. 1152 A V. Williams Bldg.. 
lecture, 4 p.m.. 01 1 1 Classroom 
Bldg, Call 5-2661 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "Modified 
Atmosphere Packaging Films for 
Horticultural Crops, featuring 
Donald Schlimme. Horticulture, 4 
p.m., 0128 Holzapfel Hall. Call 5- 
4630 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: 
"Formation of Spherical Shell 
Distribution by Cometary Ions in 
the Solar Wind: Theory and 
Observations," L. F. Ziebel, 
Universidade Federal do Rio 
Grande do Sul. Brazil. 4:30 p.m., 
1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Call 5-4829 for 

SEE Productions Open House. 
5-6 p.m.. 1104 Stamp Studenl 
Union. Call 4-8342 tor info. 

Guarneri Open Rehearsal, 7 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
5-5548 tor info. 

Women's Studies Lecture: 
"Voices of Consciousness: The 
Emergence of African American 
Women's Leadership," featuring 
Bernice Johnson Reagon, 
National Museum ol American 
History, 6 p.m.. 2203 Art'Soc 
Bldg. Call 5-6877 for info. 


Employee Development 
Seminar: "Employee Relations 
and the Supervisor." 9 a,m,-4 
p.m.. registration, 8:45 a.m., 1152 
A V. Williams Bldg, Call 5-5651 
for info.* 

Institute ot Applied Agriculture 
Picnic Lunch, 11 a.m.5 p.m.. 
Lawn of Jull Hall. Call 5-4686 for 



Employee Development 
Seminar: "English Refresher." 
today and tomorrow. 9 a.m. -4 
p.m., 1143 Stamp Student Union. 
Call 5-5651 for info.* 

Women's Soccer vs. U.M.B.C, 
1 p.m.. Soccer Field Call 4-7064 
for info. 

Zoology Lecture: "A Search for 
Markers of Lens Determination in 
Chicken Embryos." featuring 

Charles Sullivan. Biology. Grinnell 
College, 3 p.m., 1208 Zoo'Psych 
Bldg. Call 5-5922 for info. 

* Admission charge for Ihis 
event. All others are free. 

Over 300 student organizations, local businesses, campus offices and 
departments will be represented at this year's First Look Fair, 
September 26 & 27. Call 314-7174 for Information. 




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