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OUTLOOK 



A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK 



OCTOBER 1, 1990 
VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5 



World Food Prize Winner to Speak 
at College Park 



John S. Niederhauser, winner of 
the 1990 World Food Prize, will be 
a distinguished lecturer at the uni- 
versity when he discusses, "Feed- 
ing the World: New Strategies for 
Agricultural Development While 
Preserving the Environment," Fri- 
day, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in room 1240 
of the Zoology- Psychology Build- 
ing. 

A reception will follow in the 
Atrium outside the lecture hall. The 
public is invited to attend the lec- 
ture and reception. 

Niederhauser will be presented 
with the World Food Prize Oct. 17 
in ceremonies at the Smithsonian 
Institution. The prize, which 
includes a cash award of $200,000, 
is the foremost international award 
to recognize, encourage and reward 
outstanding individual achieve- 
ment in improving the world food 
svstem. It also is intended to attract 
talented, creative and dedicated 
young people to careers in food 
and agriculture. 

The World Food Prize is the 
brainchild of 1970 Nobel Peace 
Prize laureate, Norman E. Borlaug, 
who will come to the university to 
provide introductory remarks at 
Niederha user's College Park 
lecture. 




Engineering's Award- 
Winning Technician 

Roger Mackubin can 

repair anything 



New Rockville Art Center 
Designed by Lewis 



Shops transformed into a 
cultural center 



5 



Gupta Wins Energy 
Systems Award 

Research on combustion 
recognized 



How to Phone 
McKeldin Library 

Temporary listings of offices 
and services 



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THE WORLD 
FOOD PRIZE 



Niederhauser will discuss the 
world's population explosion and 
the need for increasing food pro- 
duction while protecting the envi- 
ronment. 

According to Niederhauser, the 
current world population of more 
than five billion people will 
increase to more than six billion 
within ten years. By the vear 2100, 



demographers estimate that the 
population should stabilize at 
about 12 billion. 

"Ninetv percent of that popula- 
tion will be li\ ing in what we now 
call the developing countries," 
Niederhauser says. "That will put 
the industrialized countries in a 
position where they had better 
develop long-term agricultural pol- 
icies that take these projected 
figures into account. We need to 
become more serious about helping 
developing nations to produce their 
own food." 

Niederhauser says it is possible 
to feed this increasing world pop- 
ulation while preserving the envir- 
onment, but doing so will require 
discipline and planning by all na- 
tions. "It will require efficient, intel- 
ligent use of available resources," 
he says. Niederha user's lecture will 
focus on these and other issues. 

This is the third consecutive 
year that a World Food Prize win- 
ner has come to College Park as a 
distinguished lecturer. 

Niederhaiiser's visit to College 
Park is co-sponsored by the col- 
leges of Agriculture and Life Scien- 

continued on }>tw J 



Equity Conference to Focus on 
Recruitment and Retention 



The recruiting and retaining of 
Black faculty and staff will be the 
theme of the university's third an- 
nua! all-day Equity Conference on 
Oct. 19 to be held in the Stamp Stu- 
dent Union from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 
p.m. 

Franklyn G. Jenifer, the new 
president of Howard University, 
will be featured as the keynote 
speaker. A College Park alumnus 
with a Ph.D. in plant virology, 
Jenifer came to Howard from 
Massachusetts, where he was chan- 
cellor of the board of regents for 
higher education in the state. Long 
respected for its excellence in Black 
higher education, Howard Univer- 
sity continues to be the premiere 
African American institution of 
higher learning, not only in the 
United States, but, because of its 
many international students, in the 
world. 

The conference, designed for ad- 
ministrators, chairs of search com- 
mittees, faculty and staff with equi- 
ty and diversity responsibilities, 
and other interested individuals, 
will consider successful examples 
of retention and recruitment 
strategies, identify obstacles that 
act as barriers, and discuss more 
effective advocacy. - 

Ray Gillian, assistant to the 
president and chair of the Equity 



Council, will preside at the morn- 
ing session. 

Other presentations will be 
made by a luncheon keynote panel 
comprised of Kathryn Costello, vice 
president for Institutional Advance- 
ment; J. Robert Dorfman, vice pres- 
ident for Academic Affairs and 
provost; Charles F. Sturtz, vice 
president for Administrative 
Affairs; and William L. Thomas Jr., 
vice president for Student Affairs. 
Gladys Brown, director of Human 
Relations, will preside. 

President William E. Kirwan 
will make final remarks at the end 
of the conference. Michael Powell, 
campus compliance officer for the 
Office of Human Relations, will 
preside at the closing session. 

The planning committee for 
Equity Conference III includes: co- 
chairs Michael Powell and Gladys 
Brown, Richard Ellis, Sharon Fries, 
Diana Jackson, Jeanette Kreiser, 
James Newton, William Powers, 
Silvia Stewart, and Ray Gillian, 
chair of the Equity Council. 

The registration fee for the con- ' 
ference is $15, which includes 
lunch. Those planning to attend 
should call through the office of 
their dean or vice president to 
register with their unit's equity of- 
ficer by Oct. 8. For further informa- 
tion call 405-2838. 




John S. Niederhauser, 
World Food Prize 
Winner 




Norman E. Borlaug, 
Nobel Peace 
Prize Laureate 




Franklyn G. Jenifer, Ihe 
new president ot Howard 
University, will be the 
keynote speaker on Oct. 
19. 



UNIVERSITY 



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American Cancer Society Offers Research Grants 

The American Cancer Society is seeking proposals for 1990-91 
Institutional Research Grants. The awards provide "seed" money to 
support cancer research on all campuses of the University of 
Maryland by junior faculty, particularly those who are new to the 
field of cancer investigation. Postdoctoral fellows, graduate stu- 
dents and senior investigators pursuing new ideas are not eligible. 
Awards are for up to $10,000. The deadline for submission of 
proposals to the selection committee is Oct. 15. Call Helene B. 
Hess, UMAB, at 301-328-7072 for information and application 
forms. 



Television Enters The World of Chemistry 



The World of Chemist ry, a 26-part 
television science course, is airing 
this semester on campuses and on 
public and cable television stations 
around the nation. The course was 
produced by the university's 
Department of Chemistry and Bio- 
chemistry' and the Educational Film 
Center in Annandale, Va. 

The series of half-hour programs 
is designed to allow students to 
explore basic questions of chemis- 
try and to understand its historical 
foundations, present contributions, 
and future directions. 

The late Isidore Adler, professor 
emeritus of chemistry at College 
Park, served as co-project director 
for the course with Nava Ben-Zvi, 
visiting associate professor and 
head of the Science Teaching 
Department at the Hebrew Univer- 
sity of Jerusalem. 

Adler, Ben-Zvi and Gilbert Cas- 
tellan, College Park professor of 
chemistry, co-authored the study 
guide for the course. The three pro- 



fessors also authored the faculty 
telecourse manual with Lisa 
Ragsdale, project manager. The 
Maryland chemistry professors also 
served on the academic team that 
developed the course series. 

Mitchell Litton, professor and 
director of the visual press on cam- 
pus, Paul Mazzoechi, professor of 
chemistry and acting dean of the 
Colleges of Agriculture and Life 
Sciences, Adele F. Seeff, executive 
director of the Center for Renais- 
sance and Baroque Studies, and 
Marjorie Gardner, professor emeri- 
tus of chemistry at College Park, 
served on the academic advisory 
board for the series. 

The World of Chemistry is the 
first-ever college-level telecourse in 
introductory chemistry that pro- 
vides a complete one-semester se- 
quence of study for non-science 
undergraduates. The course is 
designed to provide a humanistic 
approach to chemistry that will en- 
courage continued interest in the 



subject. 

"The series is quite distinctly dif- 
ferent from any other educational 
video on chemistry," says Castellan. 
"Other videos are oriented toward 
a tough look at the fundamentals 
of chemistry, making it seem unap- 
proachable for many people. But 
The World of Chemistry takes a look 
at chemistry in the e very-day 
world around us, such as the 
chemistry in stone and cement that 
holds up buildings. It will be a 
very interesting and useful course 
for many students." 

In addition to public and cable 
television broadcasts, The World of 
Chemistry is available to colleges 
and universities that are interested 
in using the course for basic chem- 
istry credit. 

The World of Chemistry was 
funded by the Annenberg/CPB 
project. 

Fariss Samarrai 



World Food Prize Winner to Speak 



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ces and the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture at Beitsville. 

Niederhauser graduated from 
the Cornell University College of 
Agriculture in 1939. Upon receiving 
his 1943 doctorate in plant pathol- 
ogy, he was appointed to the staff 
at Cornell as an assistant professor 
in the Department of Plant Pathol- 
ogy. 

In 1948, he accepted a position 
with the newly formed Mexico- 
Rockefeller Foundation Agricul- 
tural Program, a project helping to 
alleviate hunger in food-deficient 
regions of the world. There he 
helped develop a Mexican national 
potato program that stressed 
applied technologies using seed 
production technology, better 
adapted varieties of potatoes with 
disease resistance, improved agro- 
nomic practices, and inexpensive 
storage systems. 

In Mexico, Niederhauser helped 
the Mexican national program in- 
crease potato production from 
134,000 metric tons between 1948 



and 1952 to more than 1 million 
metric tons between 1978 and 1982. 
Potatoes are now an important 
food crop in Mexico. 

Niederhauser then used the 
same approach to increase potato 
production and productivity in 
many countries of Latin America, 
Asia and Africa while still partici- 
pating in the Mexican program. 
This led to the development of the 
Inter American Potato Program in 
the late 1950s and the International 
Potato Program in 1965 with 
Niederhauser directing both. 

In 1971 the success of these in- 
ternational programs led to the es- 
tablishment of the International 
Potato Center (IPC) in Lima, Pern, 
As a member of IPC's staff, Nieder- 
hauser developed the regional pro- 
grams that distinguish IPC today. 
Then, in 1978, he designed a new 
strategy for the international trans- 
fer of technology. He helped bring 
together the national potato pro- 
grams of ten countries in Mexico, 
Centra] America, and the 
Caribbean, with IPC and launched 
a cooperative program in which 



Campus Senate Elects 1990-91 
Executive Committee 



At its first meeting of the fall 
semester, the Campus Senate elect- 
ed the following people to serve on 
the Campus Senate Executive Com- 
mittee during 1990-91: 

Chair: Bruce Fretz (Psych.) 

Chair- Elect: Gerald Miller 
(Chem. Biochem.) 
Executive Committee 

Faculty: Marvin Breslow (Hist.); 
Joel Cohen (Math.); James Grunig 
(Journ.); Earlean McCarrick (Govt. 
Pol.); Mary Ann Ottinger (Poult. 
Sci.); PaufSmith (Math.); Winthrop 
Wright (History). 

Staff: Cynthia Hale (Comp. Sci.); 
Helen O'Ferrall (Ag. Exp. Sta.). 

Undergraduate Student: Denise 



Cheung (Govt, Pol.). 

Graduate Student: Wendy Ford 
(Speech Com.). 

The following are representa- 
tives from the College Park campus 
to the Council of University System 
Faculty: 

Richard Farrell (Hist.), chair. Coun- 
cil of University System Faculty; 
Steven Barkin (fount.); Paul Green 
(Math.); Earlean McCarrick (Govt, 
and Pol.); Barbara Meeker (Soc); 
and Alan Pa sen (Phil.). 

The next Campus Senate meet- 
ing will be held on Monday, Oct. 
22 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in 1026 
Reckord Armory. 



research, training, and the transfer 
of technology are shared. During 
the past decade, world potato pro- 
duction has been increasing at a 
faster rate than that of any other 
major food crop. 

Niederhauser also has made 
several important advancements 
toward developing a blight-resis- 
tant potato that is unharmed by the 
late blight disease which devastat- 
ed the fields of Europe more than 
100 years ago. 

He also works as food produc- 
tion consultant for the Biosphere II 
project near Tucson, Arizona. On 
Dec. 5, eight people will enter this 
sealed environmental facility and 
live for two years on the food they 
produce, including potatoes. 

Ftiriss Samarrai 



OUTLOOK 



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

Kathryn Coslello Vice President tot 

Institutional Advancement 

Director of Public Information & 

Editor 

Production Editor 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

StaH Writer 

Staff Writer 

Calendar Editor 



Floz Hiebert 

Linda Freeman 
Brian Busek 
Lisa Gregory 
Tom Orwell 
Fariss Samarrai 
Jennifer Bacon 

Judith Balr 
John Consult 
Stephen Darrou 
Chris Paul 
At Danegger 
Pia Uznanska 
Michael Yuen 
Peter Zuckarnain 



An Director 
Formal Designer 

Layout & Illustration 
Layout & Illustration 
Photography 
Production Intern 
Production Intern 
Production Intern 



Letters la the editor, story suggestions, campus informa- 
tion & calendar items are welcome. Please submit all 
material at least Iftree weeks before the Monday of 
publication. Send it to Floz Hiebert, Editor Outlook, 2101 
Turner Building, through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland. College Park, MD 20742. Our telephone 
number is (301)4054621. Electronic mail address is 
outlookciipresumd.edu Fax number is (301)314-9344 



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Teleconference to Discuss Responses to Racial Harassment 

The Department of Resident Life, the Office of Human Rela- 
tions and the university's Police Department are sponsoring a 
viewing of the National Teleconference on Campus Responses to 
Racial Harassment and Intimidation on Friday, Oct. 5 trom 11:30 
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Non-Print Media section of I lornbake 
Library. The purpose of the viewing is to learn how other cam- 
puses are responding to such incidents, assess what is currently 
being done at College Park and consider what may need to be 
done in the future. For information call Julie Nilan at 314-7608. 




Educational Program on Sexual Harassment 
Developed for Campus Community 



In an effort to inform the cam- 
pus community about the nature of 
sexual harassment, "The Sexual 
Harassment Education Resource 
Manual" has been developed by 
Gladys Brown, director of the 
Office of Human Relations. The 
manual will be used to advise vice 
presidents, deans, directors and 
department chairs of legal and pro- 
fessional responsibilities to prevent 
and resolve incidents of sexual 
harassment. 

As part of this new program, the 
Office of Human Relations in coop- 
eration with university's legal staff 
is also offering a Sexual Harass- 
ment Education Workshop for vice 
presidents, deans, directors and 
department chairs. The workshops 
will be held Oct. 9, 10, 17, 18, 23 
and 25 in Room 2128 of the Lee 
Building from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Registration is required. 

According to Brown, who devel- 
oped the manual and educational 
programs with the support of 
Vicky Foxvvorth and Michael 



Powell of the Office of Human Re- 
lations, sexual harassment is a vio- 
lation of federal law and may vio- 
late the civil and criminal laws of 
the state. 

The university, its agents, super- 
vising employees, employees and 
students shall be held liable for 
their acts of sexual harassment and 
are subject to appropriate univer- 
sity disciplinary action and 
personal legal liability. 

Sexual harassment is defined as 
an unwanted sexual advance or an 
unwelcome request for sexual 
favors. 

It is also defined as other behav- 
ior of a sexual nature where sub- 
mission to such conduct is made 
whether explicitly or implicitly a 
term or condition of an individual's 
employment or participation in a 
university-sponsored education 
program or activity; submission to 
or rejection of such conduct by an 
individual is used as the basis for 
academic or employee decisions 
affecting that individual; and such 



conduct has the purpose or effect 
of unreasonably interfering with an 
individual's academic or work per- 
formance, or of creating an intimi- 
dating, hostile, or offensive educa- 
tional or working environment. 

According to Brown, the univer- 
sity's new manual and educational 
program is unique in the nation, 
with only the University of Califor- 
nia at Irvine having a similar 
manual but no educational pro- 
grams. 

"This is an exceptional accom- 
plishment for the university," she 
said. 

Educational workshops are 
scheduled for students on Oct. 16 
from I to 3 p.m. in Room 1102 of 
the Stamp Student Union and on 
Dec. 5 for staff from 10 a.m. to 12 
noon in the same location. 

Future plans also include a pos- 
ter campaign and the distribution 
of informational brochures. 

For more information call 
405-2838. 

Lisa Gregory 



Graduate School Lecture Series To Feature 
Many Perspectives on Evolution 




Leading experts in physics, zool- 
ogy, philosophy, music and sociol- 
ogy will visit the university this 
year to discuss evolution as part of 
the Graduate School's Distin- 
guished Lecture Series. 

The series will begin with Frank 
Shu, an astronomer at the Univer- 
sity of California at Berkeley, pre- 
senting a lecture on "Evolution of 
the Material Universe" at 3:30 p.m. 
Oct. 10 in the Physics Lecture I lall. 
Shu is considered the world's fore- 
most expert on star formation. He 
is currently at work on a compre- 
hensive theory of how interstellar 
medium, the material out of which 
stars form, collects itself into 
bodies. 

On Nov. 7, Alan Cuth, of the 
Center for Theoretical Physics at 
MIT, will present a lecture on 
"Evolution of the Early Universe." 
The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in 
the Physics Lecture Hall. Guth is a 
leading scholar in cosmology. He 
has developed the "inflationary" 
scenario for the evolution of the 
universe. 

Richard Dawkins, a zoologist at 
Oxford University, will present a 



lecture at 3:30 p.m. March 6 in the 
Art /Sociology Auditorium on the 
Evolution of Human Behavior. 
Dawkins has helped popularize 
scholarship in sociobiology through 
his bonks, The Selfish Gene and The 
Blind Watchmaker. 

Philip Kitcher, a philosopher at 
the University of California, San 
Diego, will present a lecture on 
"The Evolution of Darwinian 
Thought" at 3:30 p.m. April 4 in the 
Art/Sociology Auditorium. His 
work has focused on understand- 
ing the foundations of evolution 
biology and their implications for 
an understanding of human beings 
and their social structures. 

Christopher Hogwood, of the 
Acad em v of Ancient Music in Eon- 
don, will present a lecture on the 
"Evolution of the Chamber Orchest- 
ra" at 3:30 p.m. April 17 in the 
Art /Sociology Auditorium. 
Hogwood, founder of the academy, 
is a top scholar in 18th century 
music and a pioneer in advocating 
the contemporary use of period in- 
struments. 

The series will conclude with a 
lecture by Henry Gates, of Duke 



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University, on "The Evolution of 
Afro-American Studies" at 3:30 
p.m. in the Art /Sociology Auditor- 
ium. Gates, a MacArthur Fellow, is 
a leading scholar of African and 
African- American literature and 
literary criticism. 

An additional lecture may be 
scheduled in February. 



Lecture series logo by 
Dillworth Design. 



BSOS to Conduct Noontime Monthly Seminars 



This fall the College of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences 
(BSOS) will conduct an ongoing 
faculty seminar, called "First Wed- 
nesday Social Science Seminars." 
The seminars will be held the first 
Wednesday of each month and will 
focus on faculty research and scho- 
larship in the behavioral and social 
sciences. The seminars include: 
"The Status of the Maryland Econo- 
my" by Mahlon Strazsheim, pro- 



fessor and chair of the Department 
of Economics on Oct. 3; "The Cha- 
otic Dynamics and Its Relevance to 
the Social and Behavioral Sciences" 
by James Yorke, professor and 
director of the Institute for Physical 
Science and Technology on Nov. 7; 
and "Violence Prevention: Inter- 
rupted Time Series Experiments on 
Gun Control," by Colin Loftin and 
David McDowall of the Institute of 
Criminology and Criminal justice 



on Dec. 5. The seminars will take 
place from !2 to 1:30 p.m. in the 
Dean's Conference Room, 2141 
Tydings Hall. All faculty and staff 
are invited to attend, bring a bag 
lunch and participate in the discus- 
sion. Soft drinks will be provided 
by the college. For more informa- 
tion call 405-1691. 



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Graduate School Seeks Applications for NSF Fellowships 

The Graduate School is now accepting applications for 1991 
National Science Foundation Fellowships. Information and 
application forms are available in the Fellowship Office, Room 
2126, Lee Building, or call Sean Carton at 405-4207. 



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Roger Mackubin, 
Engineering Technician, 
Winner of the 1990 
College of Engineering 
Staff Service Award. 



Roger Mackubin's desk is clut- 
tered with tools, gadgets, and brok- 
en equipment— visible signs of his 
reputation as handyman around 
the engineering department. "If 
anything breaks in this building,'" 
says Mackubin, "Call Roger. Things 
that look impossible to evervone 
else are a challenge to me." 

Able to fix anything, from office 
chairs to sophisticated lab equip- 
ment, Mackubin says that his title, 
"Engineering Technician IX," hardly 
covers the many varied tasks he 
performs each day. 

A native of Baltimore, Mackubin 
has been with the Department of 
Civil Engineering since 1977. In the 
past thirteen years has assumed a 
major role in the department. His 
"official" responsibilities involve the 
use, maintenance, repair, and gen- 
eral oversight of all undergraduate 
laboratory facilities in the Depart- 
ment of Civil Engineering. For a 
number of years, however, Mack- 
ubin has expanded his technical 
duties in the lab to conducting ex- 
periments and instructing students 
in several sections of ENCE 300. 

What Mackubin refers to as "hel- 
ping out" in laboratory instruction 
actually involves the coordination 
and supervision of 3-4 weekly lab 
sessions, plus all labs in ENCE 440. 
James Colville, department chair. 



cites Mackubin's close contact with 
students as "an instrumental part of 
the instruction of civil engineering." 
Matt Witczak, professor, admits 
that students seek Mackubin's tech- 
nical advice and support as much 
as they do any professor. 

In addition, Mackubin sees to 
the needs and space of 80-85 grad- 
uate students, training them on 
new equipment, providing mater- 
ials and support in research pro- 
jects, and lending a hand wherever 
necessary. Faculty members, as 
well, call on Mackubin's "sound 
common sense solutions" to issues 
such as implementation of new e- 
quipment, space utilization, and 
the upgrading of teaching labor- 
atories. It was Mackubin's sugges- 
tion, notes Colville, to videotape a 
variety of lab experiments for stu- 
dents who wish to review their 
work. 

Still, with all of his technical ex- 
pertise and specialized skills, 
Mackubin admits that the most en- 
joyable aspect of his job is a close 
rapport with students in the 
department. Bevond lab sections 
and class-room assistance, 
Mackubin keeps in touch with stu- 
dents long after they have left 
Maryland. The wall above his desk 
displays over a hundred postcards 
from University of Maryland grad- 



uates placed successfully in engi- 
neering jobs all over the world. 

He is also, as one professor puts 
it, a "regular" at extra-curricular 
activities. Mackubin's ingenuity 
and willingness to help make him a 
popular participant of student pro- 
jects and activities, such as the "Co- 
ncrete Canoe Competition" held 
each year, or the "Balsa Wood 
Bridge Design Contest" for Univer- 
sity of Maryland and area high- 
school students. These competitions 
inspire both creativity and practical 
application of classroom material in 
a way that is fun and engaging for 
students. Says one member of 
ENCE 300, Mackubin is always 
able to "make the learning environ- 
ment more comfortable and enjoy- 
able." 

All of this enthusiasm and hard 
work has not gone unrecognized. 
Earlier this year, in April, his col- 
leagues, the department chair, and 
the members of Chi Epsilon Engi- 
neering Honor Fraternity nominat- 
ed Mackubin for the Annual Ser- 
vice Award in the College of Engi- 
neering. The letters recommending 
Mackubin for this honor cite 
achievements above and bevond 
the call of duty. Writes one indebt- 
ed admirer, Mackubin is "the glue 
which bonds all our undergraduate 
and graduate laboratory courses 
together." In the words of another, 
Mackubin is an "invaluable 
resource" to the Department of 
Civil Engineering. "Students and 
facultv alike seek his frank advice, 
insight, support, and positive out- 
look. 

Mackubin was honored at the 
May 1990 Commencement cere- 
monies with the first Staff Service 
Award ever given to a non- faculty 
staff member. What does Mackubin 
have to say of this distinction and 
praise? 
"It's nice to be appreciated." 



ilt'iinifer Bacon 



Others Who Help Keep the Wheels Turning 
in the College of Engineering 



In addition to its outstanding 
faculty, the College of Engineering 
is fortunate to have scores of other 
highly skilled and dedicated 
employees working in non-teaching 
or research positions. Some 168 
classified employees and 15 asso- 
ciate staff members work for the 
college. 

Among them are some of the 
engineering technicians who help 
ensure the smooth operation and 
functioning of sophisticated 
research and teaching laboratories, 
the design and fabrication of ex- 
perimental apparatus, and the 
maintenance of highly sophisticat- 
ed equipment. 

Charles W. Lessig, Jr., for. exam- 
ple, has spent more than a decade 
associated with the Glenn L. Martin 



Wind Tunnel as fabricator, fixer 
and facilitator. 

The Department of Mechanical 
Engineering relies on the many 
skills of technicians David W. 
Halm, Robert E. Anders, Robert E. 
Linkins and Anthony J. Calomeris. 

Ronald W. Sumner and Shyam 
Mehrotra provide technical advice 
and management support for the 
electronic teaching and research 
laboratories of the Department of 
Electrical Engineering, and David 
B. Evans is the engineering techni- 
cian assigned to the department's 
"clean room." 

In the Department of Materials 
and Nuclear Engineering are tech- 
nicians Milton I. Shapiro and 
Robert L, Wilson, Jr. and in the 
Department of Chemical Engineer- 



ing, Thomas Baldwin. (Last July, 
the Board of Regents approved the 
reorganization which divided the 
Department of Chemical and 
Nuclear Engineering into two 
sepa ra te d epa rtmen ts. ) 

The Instructional Television Sys- 
tem relies on engineering techni- 
cian Robert J. Pel letter, video sys- 
tems technician Carl M. Ro lining 
and Mark Bulla. 

Although he is still an under- 
graduate student, junior fire protec- 
tion engineering major Frank Hauf 
serves as the in-house trouble- 
shooter for that department's com- 
puter Inborn ton facility. 



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Arts Programs for Children 

The Art Center in the Stamp Student Union is offering several 
art programs for children this fall. The center is holding courses for 
children ages 7-12 in photography through the Photo Outreach 
Program and in painting and drawing through the Child rens Art 
Program. The classes are open to faculty families as well as the 
general public. For information call 314-2787. 




Lewis Brings Flair to Rockville Cultural Arts Center 



For the Rockville Cultural Arts 
Commission it was a windfall; for 
Roger Lewis, College Park profes- 
sor of architecture, it was one of 
the most unusual challenges of his 
career. 

The commission, which was cre- 
ated to establish a cultural center in 
Rockville, enjoyed a run of good 
fortune about nine months ago. A 
shopping center owner in down- 
town Rockville provided a gift of 
8,000 square feet of space for the 
project. With a building in hand, 
the group was able to raise the 
$300,000 needed to renovate the 
space and open an arts center. 

The board quickly gave the 
green light to the renovation pro- 
ject, planning to open the center in 
the existing building and later, 
when sufficient funds were raised, 
constructing an 8,000 square foot 
addition. 

It was left to Lewis to look into 
the gift horse's mouth. 

Lewis was a member of the Cul- 
tural Arts Commission at the time 
of the gift, and his colleagues asked 
if he would design the center. 
Lewis accepted the job, stepping 
down from the board and taking 
on the role of project architect. 

From his new perspective, he 
saw the opportunity was one laced 
with challenges. 

"What makes it an interesting 
project is that it's weird. Probably 
the last thing you'd think of doing 
is to put an arts center in the 
basement of a shopping center," 
Lewis says. 

The center, located at 100 East 
Middle Lane, wilt open Sat., Oct. 6, 
with an art show featuring fashion 
designs as interpreted hv artists. It 
will be the public's first opportun- 
ity to see what Lewis has done to 
transform an irregular space on the 
ground floor of a shopping center 
into a home for the arts. 



Before Lewis set to work, the 
building was distinguished by a 
lack of windows, low ceilings and 
a facade decorated with ductwork, 
piping and electrical conduit. In 
short, it had all the makings of a 
dark, cramped, a nything-but- festive 
space. 

"The design strategy was to turn 
its physical liabilities into assets, to 
transform radically its seemingly 
uninspiring basement and exterior 
using inexpensive but high impact 
visual tactics," Lewis says. 

Inexpensive was a key word in 
the equation, considering the rela- 
tively limited budget. 

In his design, Lewis worked to 
bring light into the building, organ- 
ize the space effectively and create 
an appropriate facade. 

To deal with the lack of lighting, 
new windows were cut into the 
exterior wall. Lewis set several of 
the windows in places where they 
would face long corridors, allowing 
natural light to penetrate deep into 
the building. Interior spaces such 
as artists' studios have windows as 
well, allowing some natural light to 
spread throughout the building. 

Lewis organized the studio 



spaces, classrooms, administrative 
offices and galleries into a series of 
continuous loops adjoined by long 
corridors. Tiles in festive colors and 
designs are intended to brighten 
these spaces. 

Outside the building, Lewis 
again used color to enhance the 
structure and disguise its flaws. 

Unadorned, the wall was a col- 
lection of functional elements — 
ductwork, piping, electrical con- 
duit. 

Knowing that this wall would 
someday be covered as part of the 
project's second phase, Lewis left 
the hardware in place and painted 
it into respectability. 

"People really wondered whether 
we could turn this into something 
wonderful," Lewis says. 

Board members say he has. 

"I think it's fabulous," says Judy 
Green berg, president of the Cult- 
ural Arts Council. 

"This was a dark basement, and 
he's opened it up and made it a 
bright, playful place with a sense 
of space. He was truly creative 
with the design," she says. 

Brian Busek 



College Park Faculty to Participate 
in Smithsonian East Asian Program 



College Park faculty members 
will provide much of the intellec- 
tual support for a Smithsonian pro- 
gram on East Asia this fall. 

Five College Park faculty mem- 
bers will present lectures as part of 
the "Introduction to East Asia: Chi- 
na, Japan, Korea" program begin- 
ning Oct. 10 at the Smithsonian. 
The lecture series is part of the 
Smithsonian Institution's "Campus 
on the Mall" program. Interested 



persons can receive a certificate for 
attending the lectures. 

Bonnie Oh (Undergraduate 
Studies), Robert Ramsey {Hebrew 
and East Asian), Thomas Rimer 
(Hebrew and East Asian), Mark 
Sandler (Art History) and Roger 
Thompson (History) are the partici- 
pating faculty members from Col- 
lege Park, 

For more information call 202- 
357-3030. 



On Summer Dance Tour Mayes Helps Carry Torch for Gay Games 




Alvin Mayes has been a member of the 
College Park (acuity for 12 years. 



No matter that Alvin Maves 
didn't even come close to winning 
a medal during the Gay Games this 
summer; he was working for good- 
will rather than gold. 

Mayes, an instructor of dance at 
College Park, spent the summer 
touring with "Light of a Different 
Torch," a dance troupe associated 
with the world Gay Games, held in 
Vancouver. The group performed 
and held dance workshops in cities 
throughout North America in pre- 
paration for the Olympic-style 
event. 

The Gay Games are held everv 
four years and employ many paral- 
lels to the Olympic Games, Mayes 
and six other dancers performed a 
role akin to the Olympic torch -car- 
rying ceremony, heralding the ap- 
proach of the games through their 
artistic involvement in the com- 
munities they visited. During the 
tour, the group danced in Boston, 
Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, Min- 
neapolis, Seattle and Vancouver. 



At each stop, local dancers per- 
formed with the group. In addition, 
the group visited such places as 
community centers, retirement 
homes and AIDS hospices in order 
to conduct workshops. 

"Much of our work on the tour 
was teaching," Mayes says. "That 
was particularly satisfying. By 
going into a community and doing 
something for the people,it helped 
raise awareness." 

Although the "Light of a Differ- 
ent Torch" tour is completed, local 
audiences will have an opportunity 
to see Mayes dance in the near fu- 
ture. Along with other area artists, 
dancers and musicians, he will pre- 
sent a mixed media presentation, 
"Tapestries," 8 p.m. October 13 at 
Harmony Hall in Prince George's 
County. 

The piece uses live music, 
graphic art and dance in a study of 
the relationship between these 
three mediums. 




Roger Lewis designed 
a new arts center that 
will open in Rockville in 
October. 



OCTOBER 



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Grad School Offers Seminars for Graduate Students 

The Graduate School is offering seminars explaining guidelines 
and regulations governing dissertation and thesis completion for 
students nearing the end of their graduate degree programs. The 
seminars remaining this semester will be held Oct. 2, 10 to 11 a.m.; 
Oct. 26, 2 to 3 p.m.; and Nov. 7, 10 to 11 a.m. Attendance is limited 
to 30 people per session. To reserve space, call 405-4202. 



Gupta Wins Energy Systems Award 



Mechanical engineering profes- 
sor Ashwani K. Gupta is the recipi- 
ent of the prestigious National 
Energy Systems Award for 199(1. 

The award recognizes significant 
contributions in the broad field of 
energy systems, specifically those 
related to the application of 
engineering sciences and systems 
engineering to the production, stor- 
age, distribution and conservation 
of energy. 

It was presented at the 25th ln- 
tersociety Energy Conversion En- 
gineering Conference held in Reno, 
Nevada in August. 

The award citation reads in part: 
"For outstanding experimental and 
theoretical work on combustion, 
pollution control, alternative fuels, 
optical diagnostics, flowfield 
modeling and fouling of heat 
exchangers that has significantly 
enhanced the broad field of energy 
conversion and utilization." 

The award consists of a medal, 
certificate of citation and rosette 
pin. 

Gupta was also recently hon- 
ored for his work in i ombustioo 
technology receiving the 1987 and 



1989 outstanding paper awards 
presented at the Aerospace Scien- 
ces and Joint Propulsion meeting of 
the AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE. 

Gupta joined the College Park 
faculty in 1983 and launched the 
combustion research program here. 
His research has focused on devel- 
oping efficient means of burning 
today's and future low grade fuels 
without adverse effect on the envi- 
ronment. Ongoing research 
includes gas turbine combustion, 
internal combustion engines, swirl- 
ing flows, power plants, polution, 
heat exchangers and modeling and 
diagnostics. 

in 1986, he was awarded a Doc- 
tor of Science degree from the Uni- 
versity of Sheffield, U.K. This high- 
er doctorate is conferred upon a 
graduate with a Ph.D. degree who 
has a proven record of published 
high quality original research work 
and who has distinguished him or 
herself by substantia! international 
contributions to learning in engi- 
neering or applied science. 

Gupta is also faculty advisor to 
the Maryland super-mileage vehi- 
cle team which this year came in 




Ashwani K. Gupta 

sixth out of 24 in a national com- 
petition in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
The Maryland vehicle powered bv 
a modified Briggs & Stratton two 
horsepower 109 cc engine went 25(1 
miles on one gallon of fuel. The 
winning vehicle traveled an extra- 
ordinary 951 miles per gallon. 

Tom Oturtl 



Maryland to Compete in Natural Gas Auto Competition 



A university team will be driv- 
ing a liquefied natural gas-powered 
car from Norman, Okla. to Detroit 
next spring. 

The university was recently noti- 
fied that its proposal to compete in 
the 1991 SAE (Society of Automo- 
tive Engineers) Natural Gas Vehicle 
Challenge was one of 20 accepted. 
The Challenge, scheduled to begin 
June 9, 1991, features a road com- 
petition between alternative fuel 
vehicles designed by college and 
university students from schools in 
this country and Canada. 

Maryland was one of only three 
schools that proposed using 
liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their 
design. Pushing current technology 
to the limit, the team chose LNG 
over the more available and more 
standard compressed natural gas 
(CNG) because of its purity, space 
efficiency, and cooling effects. 

Most natural gas vehicles use 
distributor-type ignitions and car- 
buretor style fuel distribution. The 
Maryland design proposes imple- 
menting much more advanced 
technology through the use of a 
multi-port type fuel injection sys- 
tem and a computer — controlled 
spark ignition system. 

Baltimore Gas & Electric, which 
is in the process of testing both 
LNG and CNG vehicles for its own 
fleet, has agreed to provide the li- 
quefied natural gas to fuel the 
Maryland car. The company also 
will share its alternative fuel vehi- 
cle test and evaluation resources 
with the university team. 

flu; SAI- Challenge requires stu- 
dent engineers to convert a produc- 
tion 1990 CMC pick-up truek to 
operate on natural gas. The 
primary goal will be to improve 



engine performance, fuel economy 
and low emissions on the truck's 
5.7 liter V8 engine. Vehicles will be 
scored on emissions and design. 

The Maryland SAE student 
chapter's involvement in this pro- 
ject represents a continuing effort 
to compete in SAE's design com- 
petitions for engineering students. 
Since 1982, Maryland teams have 
enjoyed an extremely successful 
record at events such as the Mini- 
Baja and Formula SAE. Maryland 
had strong showings at both the 



1989 Methanol Marathon and 1940 
Methanol Challenge and last sum- 
mer. The Pride of Maryland was 
one of three solar-powered vehicles 
from the GM Sunrayce USA select- 
ed by GM to compete in the 1990 
World Solar Challenge in Australia 
tins November. 

Throughout these events, Mary- 
land has been known for its inno- 
vative designs and approaches in 
the competitions. 

Tom Otuvll 



Application Deadline Approaches for 
Biomedical Research Grants 



Each year, the National Insti- 
tutes of Health make a formula- 
based grant for health -re! a ted 
research to College Park. The uni- 
versity's Biomedical Research Com- 
mittee, consisting of active research 
faculty appointed by the Graduate 
School, then awards these funds to 
College Park research projects in 
areas such as biology, chemistry, 
psychology, or biological applica- 
tions of other disciplines, such as 
bioengineering and biophysics. The 
committee points out that they in- 
terpret "health-related" research in 
broad terms. Support is available 
for individual research and for cen- 
tral, shared facilities or equipment. 

According to the committee, the 
deadline for submission of support 
applications is 4 p.m., Oct. 15. 

For individual research projects, 
the committee is seeking applica- 
tions from young investigators 
with no major extramural grant 
support. Preference will be given to 



assistant professors with an initial 
academic appointment date at Col- 
lege Park of June 1, 1985 or later 
and to proposals that request 
"seed" money for a research pro- 
gram leading to application for 
outside support. 

Funds should be requested for 
equipment and supplies that can be 
purchased this academic year. Ap- 
plications from tenured faculty 
must include a full history of grant 
support. 

The committee also intends to 
devote a portion of the available 
funds to the purchase of single 
pieces of equipment for biomedical 
research. 

To be supported, projects must 
be ones that can be initiated 
immediately and terminated by 
March 31, 1991. 

Applications must be submitted 
to Paula O'Keefe, Room 2133B, Lee 
building. For information call 405- 
4177. 



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19 9 



Environmental Group Seeks Lecturers 

During the spring 1991 semester the Coastal and Environmental 
Policy Program (CEPP) will launch its first series of interdisciplin- 
ary seminars on environmental issues, to be held on Thursdays 
from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the College Park campus, CEPP would like 
to hear from faculty members interested in giving talks related to 
the general theme of "The Policy and Science of Water Quality." 
Call Susan Hedman, School of Public Affairs, at 405-6330 for 
details. 




Temporary Phone Numbers in 
Effect at McKeldin Library 



Having trouble getting a phone 
call through to McKeldin Library? 
You're not alone. While virtually 
all telephones on campus have 
been converted to the new phone 
system, those in McKeldin have 
not,— and confusion reigns. 

When you call McKeldin, you 
need to know that the temporary 
li umbers there all have 403 exchan- 
ges that will be in use until next 
January. At that time, after the old 
part of the building is closed for 
renovations and the staff and most 
of the collections are moved into 
the new addition, the new campus- 
wide system will also be in effect at 
McKeldin, including the use of 405 
exchange numbers. 

Frank Bodies of the McKeldin 
staff suggests that in the meantime, 
callers should find it helpful to 
keep in mind the following: 

• McKeldin Library currently 
has temporary numbers, all begin- 
ning with a 403 exchange. To reach 
them from a 405 exchange, dial 80 
plus the last four digits. 

• Do not leave audex messages 
for the McKeldin staff; they cannot 
retrieve them. 

• Offices and services in McKel- 
din are listed under "McKeldin 
Library" in the interim edition of 
the Faculty Staff Directory 90/91. 

• Campus operators (405-1000) 
can provide telephone numbers for 
individuals at McKeldin Library. 

• All other libraries on campus 
are on the new system with 405 
numbers. 



Temporary Listing 


for McKeldin Offices 


Acquisitions 


Marylandia 


403-4142 Wilford Devine 


403-4147 Peter Curtis 


Administrative Services 


Periodicals/Microforms 


403-4151 Gary Kraske 


403-4145 Nancy Caldwell 


Catalog Assistance/Information 


Personnel 


403-4177 


403-4156 Ray Foster 


Comp. Assisted Research Serv. 


Photocopy Services 


403-4177 


403-4189 Patricia Sweeney 


Catalog Management 


Preservation Office 


403-4188 Arlene Klair 


403-4127 Paul Koda 


Circulation Services 


Public Services Office 


403-4164 Rebecca Nwude 


403-4184 Danuta Nitecki 


Collection Management 


Rare Books/Lit Manuscripts 


403-4191 DesidorVikor 


403-4147 Blanche Ebeling- 


Development Office 


Koning 


403-4210 Mary G. Holland 


Reference Desk 


Director's Office 


403-4177 


403-4140 H. Joanne Harrar 


Reserves Desk 


East Asia Collection 


403-41 70 


403-4130 FrankJ.Shulman 


Special Collections Office 


Hist. Manuscripts/Archives 


403-4155 Donald Faren 


403-4125 Lauren Brown 


Technical Services Division 


INFORMATION (hours, regs.) 


403-4149 Marietta Plank 


403-4131 


University Archives 


Information Technology 


403-4125 Lauren Brown 


403-4198 Ronald Larsen 




Interlibrary Loan 




403-4128 Judith Cmero 






Kudos to... 



John Toll, Physics, for being 
awarded an honorary doctorate at 
SUNY, Stony brook, where he was 
also the commencement speaker 
last summer. 

Roald Sagdeev, Physics, for receiv- 
ing honorary doctorates from 

1 I'ice.ster University (U.K.) and 
New York University, for winning 
the UCLA Medal and giving the 
commencement address there this 
past summer and for recently being 
elected Foreign Honorary Member 
of the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences. 

Dan Leviton, Health Education, for 
receiving two three-year grants of 
$83,000 from the U.S. Department 
of Education (not one, as reported 
in an earlier Outlook). 

Janet Helms, Psychology, for being 
the first recipient of an award 
(named in her honor) for Mentor- 
ing and Scholarship in Professional 
Psychology. The award will be 
made in February at Teacher's Col- 
lege, Columbia University. 



Sluart Kaufman, History, for co- 
directing "The American Artisan," 
the second Labor History Sympos- 
ium of the George Meany Memor- 
ial Archives, coming up Oct. 11-12. 

Reese Cleghorn, for being elected a 
Life Member of the National Con- 
ference of Editorial Writers at its 
September convention in Orlando, 
Florida, The organization has 
elected only 37 Life Members dur- 
ing its 43-year history. 

Golden Key National Honor Soci- 
ety students and their advisor, 
Susan Koonce, for receiving the 
society's highest honor, the Key 
Chapter Award, at the group's an- 
nual national convention in Aug. 
The award recognizes the fulfill- 
ment of chapter responsibilities and 
the creation of an environment of 
achievement and strong leadership 
at universities. The society has 161 
collegiate chapters. 



Fall Finance Colloquia 

Scheduled 

The College of Business and 
Management's First National Bank 
of Maryland Research Colloquia in 
Finance are held Friday afternoons 
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 2102 Ty dings 
Hall. Upcoming speakers in the on- 
going series include: 

• Oct. 12, — Asli Demirguc-Kunt 
and Ishak Divan, the World Bank, 
"The Menu Approach to Develop- 
ing Country External Debt: An 
Analysis of Commercial Banks' 
Choice Behavior;" 

• Nov. 2, — Douglas Diamond, 
University of Chicago, "Disclosure, 
Liquidity and Cost of Capital;" 

• Nov. 9, — Arthur Raviv, North- 
western University, "A Synthesis of 
Capital Structure Theory;" 

• Nov. 16, — Barry Schachter, 
Tulane University, topic TBA; 

• Nov. 30,— Rene Stultz, Ohio 
State University, topic TBA and 

• Dec. 7,— Ken Lehn, SEC, "The 
Effect of Institutional Ownership of 
Equity on Stock Market Liquidity." 

For further information call 
Haluk Unal at 405-2256. 



OCTOBER 



19 9 



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CALENDAR 



A Journey Through Musical History 

This week marks the beginning of the University Community 
Concerts' "Olde Musicke Series," a sequence of seven performances 
throughout the 1990-91 season featuring samples of 1LX)U years of 
music, from the Middle Ages to the Age of Beethoven. The series 
will highlight masterpieces from the Renaissance, the Baroque Era, 
and the Classical and Romantic Periods, using the kind of instru- 
ments the composers themselves used, performed by outstanding 
musicians from the United States and Europe. For further informa- 
tion, call the University Community Concerts office at 403-4239. 




OCTOBER 1-10 



■■MONDAY 

Art Gallery Exhibition: Trouble 
m Paradise.' today -Oct. 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 tar into. 

Study Skills Workshop, 3 4 30 
p.m., 2201 Shoemaker Bldg, Call 
4-7693 tar nlo. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"The UNIX System and Software 

Productivity." leaturing Brian 
Kemighan. AT&T Bell 
Laboratories, reception. 3:30 
p.m.. 1152 A.V. Williams Bldg.. 
lecture, 4 p.m., 0111 Classroom 
Bldg. Call 5-2661 tor into. 

Horticulture Seminar: "Modified 
Atmosphere Packaging Films for 
Horticultural Crops," featunng 
Donald Schlimme. Horticulture. 4 
p.m., 0128 Holzaplel Hall. Call 5- 
4630 tar into 

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

SEE Productions Open Mouse, 

5-6 p.m.. 1104 Stamp Student 
Union. Call 4-8342 for info. 



Women's Studies Lecture: 
"Voices of Consciousness: The 
Emergence of African American 
Women's Leadership," featuring 
Bernice Johnson Reagon, 
National Museum of American 
History, 8 p.m., 2203 Art'Soc 
Bldg, Call 5-6877 for info. 



TUESDAY 




Employee Develop me nl 
Seminar: "Employee Relations 
and the Supervisor," 9 am, 4 
p.m. registration, 8:45 a.m., 1152 
A,V. Williams Bldg. Call 5-5651 
lor info.' 

Institute of Applied Agriculture 
Picnic Lunch, 1 1 am -2 p.m.. 
lawn of Jull Hall Call 5-4686 for 
info. 

Physics Colloquia: "Physics of 
Earthquake Faulls," leaturing 
James Langer. U of California at 
Santa Barbara, 4 p.m.. 1410 
Physics Bldg , reception & tea, 
3:30 p.m Call 5-5980 for info. 



WEDNESDAY 



Employee Development 
Seminar: "English Refresher,' 
loday and tomorrow. 9 a.m.-4 
p.m.. 1143 Stamp Sludent Union. 
Call 5-5651 lor info.' 

Faculty Seminar: "The Status of 
the Maryland Economy." featuring 
Mahlon Strazsheim. Economics. 
noon- 1:30 p.m. (bnng brown-bag 
lunch). 2141 Tydings Hall. Call 5- 
1689 for info. 

Women's Soccer vs. U.M.B.C., 

1 p.m.. Soccer Field. Call 4-7064 
for info. 

Zoology Lecture: "A Search tor 
Markers of Lens Determination in 
Chicken Embryos," featuring 
Charles Sullivan. Biology. Grinned 
College. 3 p.m.. 1208 Zoo'Psych 
Bldg Call 5-6922 for info. 



THURSDAY 



Meteorology Seminar: 

"Modeling the Tropical 
Stratosphere." 3:30 pm.. 2114 
Computer and Space Sciences 
Bldg.. refreshments, 3 p.m. Call 
5-5392 for info. 

University Community 
Concerts, featuring Sequentia, 
program TBA. 8 p.m.. pre-concert 
seminar. 6:30 p.m.. National 
Presbyterian Church. S17 
standard admission. $14 students 
and seniors. Call 80-4239 for 
info.' 



FRIDAY 



Geology Seminar: "Modification 
of Appalachian Congressional 
Crust by Mesozoic Extension: 
The Importance ol the Lower 
Crust," featunng David Stewart, 
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston. 
VA. 11 a.m.. 0105 Hornbake 
Library. Call 5-2783 tar info. 

Student Affairs Family 
Weekend, reception, aclivities, 
and entertainment, today 2-10 
p.m., tomorrow 8 a.m. -4 p.m., 
Prince Georges Room, Stamp 
Sludent Union, Call 4-8431 for 
info. 

"Lunch n' Learn" Mental Health 
Lecture: Treatment of Female 
Sexual Dysfunction," feaiuring 




Benjamin Bagby and Barbara Thornton, co-directors of Sequentia, return to University Community 
Concerts ttiis fall with a program devoted to Medieval Europe's earliest written polyphonic music. 
Thursday, October 4th at 8 p.m., at the National Presbyterian Church. Call 403-4239 for 
information. 



Naomi Kolko, counselor, i -2 
p.m.. 31 00E Student Health 

Center. Call 4-8106 tor info. 

Microbiology Seminar: "Phage- 
like Characteristics of Herpes 
Virus Capsid Assembly," featuring 
Alasdair Steven. NIH, 3 p.m.. 
1207 Microbiology Building. Call 
5-5435 tor info. 

Episcopal Campus Ministry 
Graduate Student & Faculty 
Gathering: "Christianity and 
Creation." featuring David 
Sammons, Agriculture. 5 p.m., St. 
Andrew's Parish Hall. Call 5-8453 
tar info. 



SATURDAY 



Women's Volleyball vs. N.C. 
State, 1 p.m., Cole Field House 
Call 4-7064 for info. 

UM Football vs. Georgia Tech. 
noon, Byrd Stadium. Call 4-7064 
tor into." 

University of Maryland 
Orchestra Concert, Danie! 

Heifilz. violin. 2 p.m., Kennedy 
Center Concert Hall Call 5-5548 
tor info.' 

University Community 
Concerts, leaturing The 
Cleveland Quartet, program TBA. 
8 p.m.. pre-concert seminar. 6:30 
p.m.. Memorial Chapel, $17 
standard admission, S14.50 
students and seniors. Call 
80-4239 for info." 



Art Gallery. Art'Soc Bldg. Call 
5-2763 for into. 

Institute for Advanced 
Computer Studies Symposium: 
"Frontiers '90," tad ay -Oct. 10, 
Center of Adult Education. Call 
5-6722 for into. 

Returning Students' Workshop: 

Exam Skills. 2-3 p.m.. 2201 
Shoemaker Half Call 4-7693 for 
info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"Quantum Cryptography." 
leaturing Charles H. Bennett, IBM 
Research, reception, 3:30 p.m.. 
1152 A.V.Williams Bldg,. lecture. 
4 p.m.. 0111 Class-room Bldg 
Call 5-2661 for into. 

Horticulture Seminar; 

"Regulation of Vegetable Growth 
in Peaches Through SOD 
Management," leaturing Mike 
Newell, Wye Research and 
Education Center, Oueenstown. 
MD, 4 p.m.. 01 2BB Holzaplel 
Hall. Call 
5-4356 for into 

Zoology Seminar: "The Roles of 
Host Plant Phenology and Nectar 
Chemistry in the Ecology and 

Evolution of Hummingbird Flower 
Mites," feaiuring Robert K. 
Colwell, Ecology & Evolutionary 
Biology. 0200 Symons Hall, Call 
5-6922 for info. 



sculptor, pnnimaker. 3 p.m.. 1309 
Art.'Soc Bldg. Call 5-1442 tor 

info. 

Writers Here & Now Reading, 
featuring Roland Fiinl. poet, 3:30 
p.m., 3101 McKeldm Library 
(Katharine Anne Porter Room) 
Call 5-3819 tor info. 

Committee on the History and 
Philosophy of Science 
Colloquium: "Theories ol the 
Ongm of the Solar System," 
featuring Stephen Brush, 4 p.m., 
1410 Physics Bldg. Call 5-5691 
for info. 



1 WEDNESDAY 



TUESDAY 



SUNDAY 



Women's Volleyball vs. 
Tennessee, 1 p.m., Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 for into. 

Women's Volleyball vs. Akron, 
4 p.m.. Cole Field House, Call 
4-7064 tor info. 



MONDAY 



Art Gallery Exhibition: "Trouble 
in Paradise," today- Oct. 26, The 



Sexual Harassment Education 
Workshop, for vice presidents. 
deans, directors, and department 
chairs, today and lo morrow. 9:30- 
11:30 a.m.. 2118 Lee Bldg. Call 
5-2837 for info. 

Zoology Seminar: "Ecology. 
Evolution, and Hybridization 
Among Admiral Butterflies." 
featuring Austin PI all, Biology, 
UMBO noon, 1208 Zoo.'Psych 
Bldg. Call 5-6887 far info. 

Art Department Minorities & 
Women Lecture, featuring 
Valerie Maynard, painter. 



Employee Development 
Seminar: "Effective 
Proofreading." 9 a.m. -4 p.m., 
Stamp Student Union Call 
5-5651 tor info. " 

Zoology Seminar: "Sex and the 
Single Cell: Hormonal Modulation 
of Ihe Electrical Activity in a 
Weakly Electric Fish." featuring 
Harold Zakon. Zoology, U. of 
Texas, 3 p.m., 1208 Zoo/Psych 
Bldg. Call 5-6884 tor info. 

Graduate School Distinguished 
Lecture: "Evolution of the 

Material Universe," leaturing 
Frank Shu. Astronomy. U. of 
California al Berkeley. 3:30 p.m.. 
1412 Physics Bldg.. wine & 
cheese reception to follow. Call 
5-4258 for info. 

Women's Volleyball vs. George 
Mason. 7 p.m.. Cole Field 
House Call 4-7064 for info 

Architecture Lecture, leaturing 
Wiltold Rybczynski, McGill U., 
7:30 p.m., Architecture 
Auditorium. Call 5-6284 for into 

' Admission charge for this 
event. All others are tree. 



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