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NOVEMBER 5, 1990 

Multi-cultural Community Days 
to be Observed Nov. 14 and 15 

In an effort to advance President 
William F. Kirwan'sgoal of achiev- 
ing "Excellence through Equity," the 
Office of Human Relations has 
declared Nov. 14th and 15th Multi- 
cultural Community Days. 

The purpose of the two-day pro- 
gram is to encourage the awareness 
and understanding of increasing cul- 
tural differences in the classroom 
and in the community according to 
i I li man Relations Assistant Director 
Pamela Paul. 

"We will ask the faculty to modify 
their lectures these days to include 
the contributions of women and 
minorities," says Paul. "We have 
people who will show faculty how 
to structure their classes a little dif- 
ferently so instead of the Euro-Amer- 
ican approach, they will be able to 
consider the perspectives of all eth- 
nic groups and women." 

The Office of Human Relations 
has held multi-cultural community 
days each year since 1985. This is 
the first year the observance has 
involved classroom activities, and in 
its expanded form was unanimously 
endorsed bv the Campus Senate on 
Oct. 22. The idea originally stemmed 
from the annual Sensitivity Aware- 
ness Symposium (S.A.S) started in 
Montgomery County by former 
council chair Michael Gudis. 

"Each year local and state govern- 
ments and school agencies concen- 
trate on multicultural differences in 
the workplace the Thursday before 
Thanksgiving," says Paul. "We also 
have been doing this for the past 
five vears, but this vear it will be 
much bigger and broader than il has 
been in the past." 

Libraries Receive Bruce 

Presidential correspondence 
among the treasures 

Honors Program Has 
New Director 

Parssinen to implement 
restructured plan 

Fretz is New President 
of Campus Senate 

Counseling psychology 

researcher aims at 

shared governance 


The first day, which will focus on 
faculty, will include a panel pre- 
sentation by faculty who participat- 
ed in last summer's curriculum 
transformation project, as demon- 
strations of teaching resource materi- 
als. This year there will be an 
integration with the Classroom Cli- 
mate project providing in-class and 
classroom related training for fac- 
ulty and students. The program's 
theme is "Teaching, Learning, and 
Working Effectively in a Diverse 
Campus Community." 

President Kirwan, Robert Dorf- 
man and Kathryn Mohrman are 
delivering short remarks during the 
opening ceremony and Brunetta 
Wolfman, Associate Vice President 
for Academic Affairs at George 
Washington University, will give the 
keynote speech. 

A plaque recognizing a faculty 
member who promotes a positive 
classroom climate for all students 
also will be awarded at the opening 
ceremony. The rest of the day's activ- 
ities will be a series of discussions 
and workshops. 

Day two will focus on increasing 
understanding of multi-culbires, 
and the issues and concerns of spe- 
cific groups in the College Park com- 
munity Groups will include: Native 
Americans, Arab-Americans, the 
J e w i sh co m m u n i t v, the C> a v / Lesb i a n 
community, African Americans, 
Asian Americans and Hispanic 

"We thought we would talk more 
specifically about ethnic or other 
groups and focus on the issues they 
face in a cultural group," says Paul. 
"We will also identify what's special 

about each group as far as coping 
skills are concerned." 

Paul says the panels will include 
one faculty member and one staff 
member and two students, "We 
want a lot of people with a lot of dif- 
ferent views to emphasize the diver- 
sity," she says. 

Concluding workshops will focus 
on discrimination, how to use unbi- 
ased language in academic publica- 
tions, and techniques on teaching to 
a diverse audience. 

All workshops are free of charge. 
Resources and presenters are avail- 
able for use by faculty members 
who want their classes to participate 
in the multi-cultural observance this 
year. For more information or pro- 
gram scheduling contact Pamela 
Paul or Gloria Bouis in the Human 
Relations office at 405-2838. 

Patricia Cay 

Weiss Wins Second Major 
Architectural Competition 

Marion Weiss, assistant professor 
ot architecture, and her partner, 
New York architect Michael 
Man f red i, were among the first- 
place winners in a recent New York 
City architectural competition. 

The competition, sponsored by 
the Columbia University School of 
Architecture and the Building Arts 
Forum of New York, drew entries 
from more than 450 firms and in- 
dividuals in the United States, Can- 
ada, Europe and Israel. It was held 
as part of the city's effort to improve 
pedestrian access between key sec- 
tions of lower Manhattan. 

In the competition, architects were 
asked to develop an architectural 
solution improving access in areas 

of lower Manhattan that are now 
separated by ramps at the foot of the 
Brooklyn Brief ge and heavy traffic 
on Park Row. 

The Weiss/ Manfredi entry, one of 
three first-place winners, proposed 
creating a promenade between the 
East and Hudson rivers with ele- 
vated walkways in places to allow 
for both pedestrian and vehicular 

It is the second major award for 
Weiss and Manfredi. Last year, their 
design was selected for the Women- 
in-Military Service Memorial that 
will be constructed at Arlington 
National Cemetery 

Marion Weiss 


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Ford Renews Support of Foreign 
Policymaking Program 

The Ford Foundation has renewed its support of the School of 
Public Affairs' Seminar on the Foreign Policy Process with a three- 
year, SI .35 million grant. The program, directed by public affairs 
professor l.M. Destler, provides a select group of government 
practitioners and policy-oriented scholars from overseas with inten- 
sive exposure to how the United States makes foreign policy. On 
completion of the seven-month program, the foreign policy fellows 
are awarded a certificate from the school. During the 1990 academ- 
ic year, 19 fellows took part in the program. 

Libraries Receive James Cabell Bruce Papers 

The personal papers ot the Lite 
James Cabell Bruce, former U.S. 
Ambassador to Argentina, financier, 
industrialist, and member of a prom- 
inent Mankind family, have been 
given to the University of Maryland 
at College Park Libraries for perma- 
nent placement in its Historical 
Manuscripts and Archives Depart- 

In announcing the acquisition, H. 
Joarme Harrar, Director of libraries 
at the University of Maryland at Col- 
lege Park said "These personal 
papers highlighting such a distin- 
guished career constitute a very rich 
collection, one that should be most 
valuable to researchers and an 
extremely important addition to the 
h o I d i n gs of ou r A rch i ves, " 

The James Bruce collection in- 
cludes correspondence from Presi- 
dents Truman. Eisenhower, 
Kennedy and Johnson, Vice Presi- 
dent Albert W. Ba rk 1 e v, Go v ern o rs J . 
Millard Tawes of Maryland, Abra- 
ham Ribicoff of Connecticut, G. 
Mennen Williams of Michigan, 
Luther [lodges of North Carolina, 
James Byrnes of South Carolina, and 
Thomas Dewev of New York, Secre- 
taries of State George C. Marshall, 
Dean Acheson, John Foster Dulles, 
Christian Herter, and Dean Rusk, 

Ambassador Bruce (left) with President Juan Peron of Argentina in this 1947 photo. 

Francis Cardinal Spellman of New 
York City, President Juan Peron of 
Argentine and his wife Eva, as well 
as from manv other prominent pub- 
lic figures. 

The more personal side of Bruce's 
life is also represented by early corre- 
spondence with other members of 
his family, biographical files, photo- 
graphs of the Bruce family and 
photo albums of family residences. 

A native of Baltimore whose dis- 

tinguished family included his fath- 
er, William Cabell Bruce, a U.S. 
Senator from Maryland and a Pulit- 
zer Prize-winning biographer, and 
his brother, David K.E. Bruce, U.S. 
Ambassador to France, Great Brit- 
ain, West Germany, and NATO, 
Bruce graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1414 and from the Univer- 
sity of Maryland Law School three 
years later. 

Report on "Undergraduate Education Day, 1990" is Available 

Last spring, the seven 1989-40 
Lilly Faculty Fel lo ws s po n sored 
"Undergraduate Education Day, 
1990," in which classroom time was 
set aside across campus for teachers 
and their students to discuss the 
undergraduate program at College 

(The Lilly fellows are; Kent Cart- 
wright, English; Joan Frosch-Schro- 
der. Dance; Andrew Marcus, 
Geography; Joy Mench, Poultry Sci- 
ence; Sheri Parks, RTVF; Mary Sies, 
American Studies, and Gerald Wil- 
kinson, Zoology.) 

Although only the departments of 
the seven fellows were targeted for 
participation, more than 200 individ- 
ual classes involving some 7,000 stu- 
dents took part in the day, and more 
than 500 pages of reports were gen- 

A report has been issued on the 
success of the project and on some 
of the problems and opportunities it 

Lilly Fellows co-directors Kathryn 
Mohrman, Dean of Undergraduate 
Studies, and Maynard Mack, Jr., pro- 
fessor of English, who co-authored 
the report, note that comments 
emerging from this project range 
from praise to criticism, from prob- 
lems with advising and campus 
bureaucracy, to concern about the 
weight good teaching receives in 
promotion and salary considera- 
tions, to deep appreciation of the 
many concerned faculty who work 
hard to ensure that their students 

Among the literally hundreds of 
suggestions that were made, three 
major areas of interest and concern 
were identified — advising, respect 

and community, and teaching. 

Many students called for a sig- 
nificant increase in faculty partici- 
pation in advising or the creation of 
some formal "mentoring" program 
in which faculty would help stu- 
dents sort out their intellectual and 
academic priorities while trained 
advisors would provide help with 
all the rules, the report notes. "Unan- 
imous among faculty and students 
was the sentiment that more and better coordination 
are needed in the whole area of 
advising, campus-wide," the report 

" U nd ergra d u a te Ed u ca tio n Day 
tapped a well of eagerness for closer 
and more varied contact between 
faculty and students," the report 
says. "Several departments are in 
the process of forming, restarting, or 
strengthening their undergraduate 
associations as a result of the event." 

The desire to repeat Under- 
graduate Education Dav in some 
form or other next year was unani- 
mous. Participating departments 
and teachers were praised for show- 
ing a commitment to making things 

Most of the discussion and writ- 
ten comment focused on teaching, 
with comments and proposals fail- 
ing into two main categories — those 
aimed at correcting abuses or 
weaknesses in existing classrooms 
and those aimed at increasing the 
campus' valuation of good teachers 
as a long-term means of improving 
the undergraduate experience. 

"Virtually everyone speaking or 
writing about teaching called for 
more flexibility in the reward sys- 
tems on campus so as to encourage 

good teaching," the report notes. 
"Students also expressed a tremen- 
dous d esi re for m o re ' a c t i ve I ea r n - 
ing' exercises in all courses bv which 
thev would be involved and made 
responsible, not just left passively 
taking notes." 

Copies of the report are available 
in the Dean's Office of Under- 
graduate Studies, 1115 Hombake or 
Maynard Mack's office, 1 147 
Taliaferro I [all. 


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

Kathryn Costello 

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Vice President for 

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19 9 

School of Public Affairs Seeks Consultants 
for Foreign Policy Work 

The School of Public affairs is looking for on-campus special- 
ists interested in short-term consultancies under a three-year, AID- 
funded project to improve relations between the public and private 
sectors in Sri Lanka. The consultancies would involve improving 
business information services within chambers of commerce and 
trade associations, analyzing economic policies, facilitating the on- 
going dialogue between public and private sectors in meeting 
economic goals, and examining the public/ private sector interac- 
tion in industries such as gem trade and vegetable exports. Inter- 
ested persons should contact Jane Thery at 405-6356 for further 

College Park Participates in $5 Million 
Project in Egypt 

During the past three vears, the 
university received $80,(1tXl annual I v 
to collaborate with the National 
Weather Service on constructing 
computer models, remote sensing, 
and development of geographical 
and agricultural information sys- 
tems of the Nile River Valley. 

Talaat Shehata, program director 
of International Grants and Con- 
tracts, has been instrumental in start- 
ing the first phase of a 
Maryland-Egypt partnership. Sheh- 
ata also is the program director in 
the Office of International Programs 
for the Colleges of Agriculture and 
Life Sciences. 

As a result of their visit to the Mid- 
dle East last year, President William 
E. Kir wan and Governor William 
Donald Schaefer renewed university 
contacts with several Egyptian edu- 
cational institutions. Paul 
Mazzocchi, dean of the Colleges of 
Agriculture and Life Sciences, led a 
delegation to Egypt last March and 

participated in a workshop between 
Cairo University and the University 
of Maryland. 

Ail of these contacts led to College 
Park becoming a part of a col- 
laborative team with the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin- 
istration, the United Nations Food 
and Agriculture Organization in 
Rome, and the Egyptian Ministry of 
Public Works and Water Resources 
that has received a $5 million grant 
from the U.S. Agencv for Interna- 
tional Development to improve the 
uuality of modeling prediction and 
management of water re so times in 
Egypt's Nile Valley. 

The project is intended as a long- 
term program, lasting at least a 
decade, and is designed to develop a 
river forecast system for the Nile 
Basin. Tasks include the develop- 
ment of improved models, the inte- 
gration of advanced remote sensing 
technologies, use of satellite and 
other communication links, and 

development of geographic and agri- 
culture information systems. 

College Park's share of the project 
is $1.2 million for the next three 
years. However, more funds will be 
added to the project after the first of 
the vear to initiate training pro- 
grams for Egyptian scientists and 
engineers. A major portion of the 
research will be conducted by the 
Remote Sensing Laboratory in the 
Department of Civil Engineering, 
directed by Robert Ragan. Shehata is 
the College Park management and 
training coordinator for the project. 

College Park graduate students 
and faculty members from Engi- 
neering, Computer Science, and 
Agriculture will participate in 
research and training with scientists 
and engineers from Egypt, Italy and 
the United States. 

Byrd Renovation 

Byrd Stadium will feature a new 
press box and new seating for about 
half the stadium next fall — two of 
the first steps in a long-term sta- 
dium renovation project that began 
recent! v. 

The current work is scheduled for 
completion before the start of the 
football season that begins in Sep- 
tember 1991, according to Bill Drie- 
sslein, project manager for the 
Department of Engineering and 
Architectural Services. During the 
construction period, the stadium 
will remain open for recreation on a 
limited basis, although the running 
track will be partially covered. (The 
track eventually will be removed 
from the stadium. Replacement 
plans for the track are not vet set- 
tled.) Men's home lacrosse games 
will be played in the stadium this 
spring, but with seating limited to 
the north side of the stadium, offi- 
cials say- 
While the stadium will be notice- 
ably altered by next fall, the current 
work is onlv the beginning of a reno- 
vation program that is planned to 
include construction of a new foot- 
ball team building, an indoor prac- 
tice facility and an upper deck on 
the north side of the stadium. 

The stadium renovation project is 
part of a plan to upgrade facilities 
for Intercollegiate Athletics through 
funds raised by t h e a tli 1 et ic p ro gra m 
and matched by grants from the 
state. In all, some $60 million in reno- 
vations are planned and eventually 
will include work on the Cole Stu- 
dent Activities Building. 

The work this fall and winter will 
be concentrated on the south side of 
the stadium, Driesslen says. 

A model of plans for 
renovation of Byrd 

In an effort to 
improve the infra- 
structure of the 
stadium, extensive 
u n d e rgro u nd work 
will be done on 
the drainage system 
and the con- 
crete in the south 
half of the bowl 

will be replaced, he says. More vis- 
ible will be the new, three-level press 
box that is planned to be seven 
times as large as the existing struc- 
ture, new restrooms and concession 
stands and about 20,000 new seats. 

Between the 1991 and 1992 foot- 
ball seasons the renovations will con- 
tinue, with work concentrated on 
the north side of the stadium. That 
part of the project again will include 
drainage work, replacement of con- 
crete, new seats and new restrooms 
and concessions stands. 

The other major renovations'' 
planned, including the construction 
of a new football team building, an 
indoor practice facility and an upper 
deck on the north side of the sta- 
dium will be done when funds 
become available. The football team 
building, which will be built just 
bevond the east end of the field, 
could go under construction as early 
as 1991-92, Driesslien says. 

Brian Buwk 

Fanning Becomes 
SSSA Fellow 

Delvin S. Fanning was selected as 
a fellow of the Soil Science Society of 
America at the society's October 21- 
26 meeting in San Antonio. 

Fanning, a professor of soil sci- 
ence in the Department of Agron- 
omy, is now among the only 0.3 
percent of SSSA members who have 
been elected fellows. The nomina- 
tion, made by colleagues in the soci- 
ety, is based upon professional 
achievement and meritorious ser- 

Fanning earned his bachelor's and 
master's degrees from Cornell Uni- 
versity, and a doctorate from the 
University of Wisconsin. His special- 
ties are soil mineralogy and mor- 
phology, genesis and classification. 
He has served as associate editor of 
the Soil Science Society of America Jour- 


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Terry Parssinen 

Terrapin Fitness Challenge 

Campus Recreation Services is offering the Terrapin Fitness 
Challenge. Participants can choose any aerobic activity and exercise 
at their convenience for six months. For each 15 minutes of con- 
tinuous aerobic exercise, participants will earn one point. CRS will 
keep track of points. Earn 150 points in six months and win a T- 
shirt. Sign up today at the CRS office. Call 314-7218 for more 

New Director Sets Agenda for 
University Honors Program 

Where can a College Park un- 
dergraduate take a course entitled 
"Technology in a World Economy" 
that is taught by the dean of the 
College of Engineering George A. 

Where can the student have an 
opportunity to enroll in a class 
taught by any one of this year's 
five Distinguished Scholar- 

What program this vear is offer- 
ing a 25 percent increase in the 
number of its special seminars and 

The College Park Honors Pro- 
gram, that's where. 

Al though University Honors 
Program Director Terry Parssinen's 
current research interests are fo- 
cused on the illicit international 
narcotics trade, it is the College 
Park Honors Program that will oc- 
cupy the bulk of his time and at- 
tention this fall. 

This past summer Carol vn P. 
Bovd, the University of Texas his- 
torian who directed the Maryland 
program since July 1989, for famiiy 
reasons reluctantly returned to 
Austin where she resumed her dut- 
ies as associate dean of the gradu- 
ate school there. 

Parssinen was appointed honors 
program director in July. 

"Fot me, this is a great oppor- 
tunity," says Parssinen. "Carolyn 
got the program off to an excellent 
start in the right direction last year. 
Now, I've got the chance to help 
move it along." 

The new director is no stranger 
to honors programs. A member of 
the Temple University faculty since 
1970, he taught honors classes, ad- 
vised honors students, and recruit- 
ed them. He also was chair of the 
faculty committee that oversaw the 
Temple honors program. He says 
he expects to teach an honors class 
next spring. 

Chief among Parssinen's im- 
mediate goals for the coming aca- 
demic year is putting in place the 
recommendations of an Implemen- 
tation Committee that spent last 

year designing a new, restructured 
University Honors Program. 

He says he expects between 300 
and 350 students will enter the pro- 
gram each year, about the same 
number as last year. This fall, en- 
tering honors students had an aver- 
age SAT of 1266 and a CPA of 3.6. 
A total of 1200 undergraduates cur- 
rently are enrolled in the program 
at College Park. 

"Another goal is to get more of 
our regular faculty members in- 
volved in teaching honors courses," 
he says. For the first time this past 
year, the Office of the Dean of Un- 
dergraduate Studies earmarked 
funds to reimburse academic de- 
partments so they could release 
faculty to teach in the honors pro- 

"This support from Dean 
Mohrman has been extremely help- 
ful in inducing department chairs 
to allow their faculty to teach for 
us," Parssinen says. "Increasingly, 
we want to draw on full-time facul- 
ty while at the same time keeping 
our outstanding part-time instruc- 
tors. Each year the university's dis- 
tinguished scholar- teachers also 
teach honors courses. 

Another major project expected 
to get underway this year is the 
conversion of Anne Arundel Hall 
to an honors dorm. The new hon- 
ors center will include facultv and 
administrative offices, seminar 
rooms, performance space, coffee 
and dessert bar, lounge, a small 
library, study rooms and a resi- 
dential apartment for visiting 
scholars. The upper floors will 
house approximately 100 honors 

About half of all honors stu- 
dents now live on campus on five 
honors floors in several dorms. Be- 
cause he believes much real learn- 
ing can take place in residence 
halls as well as in classrooms, 
Parssinen would like to see this 
number increase. 

He says he hopes this new 
living/ learning center also will be- 
come the focal point for under- 

graduate intellectual life at College 
Park when it opens in fall 1991. 

All programs held at the honors 
dorm such as readings, performan- 
ces, and lectures, will be open to 
the general campus community, 

"One of my long term personal 
goals is to have the honors pro- 
gram mirror the enormous and 
wonderful diversity of the state of 
Maryland and this university," he 
savs. He hopes that the percentage 
of black students in honors will 
equal the percent of the black stu- 
dents enrolled at College Park. He 
also hopes to encourage greater 
geographic diversity among honors 
students. Currently, a dispropor- 
tionately large number of honors 
Students are from Prince George's, 
Montgomery and Baltimore 

During his spare time, Parssinen 
hopes to complete work on a book 
called Profit and Power: A History of 
the International Narcotics Traffic 
from the Wth Century to the Present. 
He says it is a kind of "business 
history" of the narcotics trade that 
w r ill focus on the structural changes 
in the industry in response to chan- 
ges in consumption, regulation, 
and technology. 

Parssinen earned both his 
master's and doctoral degrees in 
the history of ideas from Brandeis 
University and holds a bachelor's 
degree in history from Grinnell 

He joined Temple in 1970 as as- 
sistant professor and was appoint- 
ed professor in 1 983. He served as 
Associate Provost for International 
Programs at Temple from 1983- 
1986 where he was responsible for 
all Temple's international programs 
including administration of over- 
seas campuses, exchange programs, 
and overseas study tours, and was 
assistant dean of the College of 
Arts and Sciences from 1982 to 

Tom Otwell 

Freshman Honors Colloquium 
a Success 

This semester, for the first time, 
the University Honors Program is 
offering a new, one-unit course 
specially designed for entering 
Honors students. 

The course is intended to en- 
hance the freshman-year experience 
by encouraging new Honors stu- 
dents to think broadly about the 
personal and social value of educa- 
tion and about what it means to be 
an educated person. 

Two hundred sixty-five new 
Honors students signed up to take 
the course which meets once each 
week in 16 sections. Each section is 
taught by two advanced Honors 

students who were carefully select- 
ed and trained to lead this seminar. 

Class activities are designed to 
help students explore the educa- 
tional and cultural resources of the 
university and the Washington 
metropolitan area, notes Jane 
Lawrence, assistant director of the 
University Honors Program. They 
are also encouraged to think con- 
cretely and synthetically about 
their proposed coursework, espe- 
cially their general education cour- 
ses and their Honors curriculum, 
and to develop a commitment to 
community service as part of living 
a humane life. 

Students have volunteered more 
than a thousand hours to the com- 
munity by helping to clean up 
streams, staff soup kitchens and 
child care facilities, and work at 
shelters for the homeless. 

Course activities include reading 
and discussion of a set of articles 
on the nature and value of a liberal 
education; development of a tenta- 
tive academic program; participa- 
tion in a community service proj- 
ect, a campus lecture series, a 
cross-cultural or international ex- 
perience, as well as various cultural 





19 9 

Ideas For AIDS Awareness Week Classes 

Robin Sawyer (Health and Human Performance) is collecting 
ideas for classroom topics related to AIDS Awareness Week, Nov. 
26-Dec. 1. Faculty members are encouraged to find ways to use a 
regular class session to discuss an aspect of how AIDS relates to 
the subject they teach. Sawyer is collecting ideas to make available 
to interested faculty members. To contact Sawyer, call 405-2517. 

New Volume in Freedmen and Southern 
Society Project Ready for Publication 

Cambridge University Press is 
scheduled this winter to issue the 
third volume in the Department of 
History's monumental Freedmen 
and Southern Society project. 

The new volume. The War Time 
Genesis of Free Labor: the Lower 
South, describes the various ways 
in which freed slaves were intro- 
duced into the free labor work 
force. It is part of an cm going proj- 
ect, started in 1976, in which Col- 
lege Park historians use documents 
from the National Archives to por- 
tray the lives of freed slaves during 
the Civil War and Reconstruction. 

A team of historians, headed by 
Ira Berlin, professor of history, has 
collected more than 40,000 docu- 
ments as part of the study. The re- 
cords include letters and forms col- 
lected from dozens of federal agen- 
cies, some that continue to exist 
such as the Treasury Department 
and some defunct offices such as 
the Bureau of Refugees that were 
created to deal with then-topical 

Previous volumes in the series 
focused on the black military ex- 
perience during the Civil War and 
the process of emancipation. 
Among many honors earned by the 
project is the J. Franklin Jameson 
Prize of the American Historical 
Association which is given every 
five years for outstanding achieve- 
ment in historical editing. 

Leslie Rowland, project co- 
editor, says the new volume is the 

first in a two-part look at the tran- 
sition of southern blacks from 
slaves to free laborers during the 
Civil War. The current volume fo- 
cuses on areas in the lower south 
that came under Union control dur- 
ing the war, including parts of 
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida 
and Louisiana. A second volume 
on the subject will focus on states 
in the upper South, 

"Of about four million slaves in 
the South at the beginning of the 
war, about one-half million made 
the transition to free labor," 
Rowland says. 

However, the ways in which 
blacks were introduced to free 
labor varied widely. Many former 
slaves were placed in jobs through 
programs planned or supported by 
the Union government. Some be- 
came soldiers; some found other 
army -re la ted jobs; some were hired 
by northern investors to work cot- 
ton fields; some moved to cities 
and became part of the urban 
workforce; others were set up as 
squatters with their own patches of 

Even in areas not directly influ- 
enced by Union policies, slaves 
found opportunities for free labor 
arrangements during the war, 
Rowland says. Some Southern lan- 
downers offered slaves an income, 
such as a share of crops harvested, 
for agreeing to stay on the planta- 

"For [ex-slavesi, the fondest 

University Theatre Will Present 
"The Wiz" 

Members of the University of 
Maryland Gospel Choir will be off 
to see the wizard in University 
Theatre's production of "The Wiz." 

Performances of the musical will 
be held Nov. 8-10 and 15-17 in 
Tawes Theatre. 

"The Wiz" is an urbanized adap- 
tion of Frank L. Baum's The Won- 
derful Wizard of Oz, in which the 
Kansas-bred Dorothy of Baum's 
book is transformed into a city- 
born, African American young 

The play appeared on Broadway 
in the 1970s and in a later film star- 
ring Diana Ross. Noted for its gos- 
pel, soul and rock style music, the 
play yielded a hit popular song, 
Stephanie Mills' "Home." 

Members of the University of Ma- 
ryland Gospel Choir will play a 
prominent role in the production. 
Choir director Valeria Foster is the 
musical director with many choir 
members playing character roles or 
serving as background singers in 
the production. 

Mike Malone, who coordinates 
the musical theatre program at 
Howard University, is the guest 
director and choreographer for 
"The Wiz." Malone, who is also co- 

founder of the Duke Ellington 
School of the Performing Arts in 
Washington, D.C., has worked as a 
choreographer on Broadway and 
with the television series, "Fame." 
Following the Nov. 15 perfor- 
mance, the audience is invited to a 
discussion with the show's cast and 
production staff. The discussion 
will be led by Frank Mundy, a doc- 
toral student in the Department of 

For further information call the 
Tawes Theatre Box Office 405-2201 . 



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dream was to own land," Rowland 
says. "When they had opportunities 
to work independently, they tend- 
ed to avoid growing cotton. They 
first established subsistence crops, 
then market crops. Generally, they 
were successful in supporting 
themselves and producing 

In addition to their new volume, 
the editors are working on an 
abridgement of material from the 
Civil War years. The project, 
Slavery, Freedmen and the Civii War 
will distill four volumes of material 
into a single volume. Designed for 
classroom use, it is scheduled for 
release in late 1991, 

Brian Busek 

Ira Berlin heads the 
Freedmen and 
Southern Society 

Dance Concert 
to Feature 
Warren's Work 

A new work by Anne Warren 
and her reconstruction of a Doris 
Humphrey classic will be featured 
in a faculty dance concert 8 p.m. 
Nov. 14-17 in the Studio/Theater of 
the Dance Building. 

The program will feature a 
premiere of Warren's "Images from 
the Land," an exploration of per- 
sonal meanings of natural pheno- 
mena. The dance, a quintet, is sup- 
ported by a Creative and Perform- 
ing Arts Board award. 

A second selection, "The 
Shakers," is a restaging of a dance 
choreographed by Doris Humphrey 
in 1931. Reconstructed by Warren 
from an annotated score of the or- 
iginal production, the dance is 
based on the Shaker sect and their 
belief in literally shaking off their 

In addition to members of the 
dance faculty, Daniel Rudolph, 
professor of mathematics, and Kent 
Cartwright, associate professor of 
English, will perform in the 

For information catl 405-3180. 


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Expert Will Discuss Medicinal Uses of Plants 

A leading expert on the medicinal uses of plants will present 
a lecture on the "Science and Mythology of Medicinal Plants in 
Puerto Rico and the Latino World" at 3 p.m. Wed., Nov. 14, in 
the Maryland room of Marie Mount Hall. Eloy Rodriguez, pro- 
fessor of" biological sciences at the University of California, Ir- 
vine, will discuss the medical use of plants in the Caribbean 
and Latin America by both human beings and wild animals. Re- 
cent research has shown that some Amazonian apes and 
monkeys use plants to doctor themselves. The lecture is spon- 
sored by the University of Maryland Student Chapter of the 
Association of Hispanics in Science and Engineering. 

Shedding More Light on 
Cosmic Mysteries 

The ancient Greeks built temples 
on hilltops in efforts to get as close 
as possible to it. Germanic tribes 
named the seventh dav of the week 
after it. Japanese emperors are be- 
lieved to be its direct descendants. 
Cultures around the world and 
down the ages have deified it in 
different forms, usually unbe- 
knownst to each other. 

Today, many physicists regard 
the sun as a dvnamo with an 11- 
year cycle, and Douglas G. Currie, 
physics professor and head of the 
18-person Astro-Metrology Re- 
search Group of the physics depart- 
ment, spent this summer in the 
Soviet Union discussing collabora- 
tive research projects designed to 
bring forth more knowledge about 
the sun and other parts of the uni- 
verse. Currie also gave an invited 
talk at an international symposium 
held aboard a cruise ship sailing 
from Perm to Moscow along the 
Volga River. He was one of only 20 
non-Soviet citizens among the 225 

The invitation from the Soviets 
to Currie was prompted by his in- 
volvement with NASA's Hubble 
Space Telescope. As one of the 
original members of the Instrument 
Definition Team for the Wide 
Field/ Planetary Camera, he had 
been able to apply methods 
developed in the new science of 
chaos to predict solar activity. The 
level of this activity could have sig- 
nificant impact on the lifetime and 
operabilifv of the Hubble, reducing 
that lifetime below limits that were 
acceptable for a launch. Currie was 
able to make predictions which are 
a factor of two better than tradi- 
tional methods used by the Nation- 
al Oceanic and Atmospheric 

Administration and the Marshall 
Space Flight Center. Word of these 
predictions traveled fast. "We're 
now setting up a joint venture 
(with the Institute of Continuous 
Media Mechanics in Perm) to study 
the physics of the 11 -year activity 
cycle of the solar dvnamo. The 
Russians have an extensive labora- 
tory for studying fluid turbulence, 
and my group will be trying to un- 
derstand the physical models from 
the historical data," says Currie. 

In addition, Aleksej Fridman, a 
member of Moscow's Astronomical 
Council (the equivalent of being a 
member of the astronomy sections 
of both the NSF and NAS), plans to 
visit College Park next vear to 
teach a course and to collaborate 
on the study of rotating galaxies 
and molecular clouds. Among 
other research which Currie has 
undertaken with facilities in the 
USSR is one with the 50-meter mil- 
limeter-wave radiotelescope in Ar- 
menia, one of the largest in the 
world, which will combine with 
the work of Leo Blitz, professor of 
astronomy, and the BIMA wave 
interferometric telescope to study 
interacting galaxies. 

Currie also has studied the 
Earth's atmosphere. "The atmo- 
sphere acts like a prism," he says, 
"If you send two different colors 
through it, you can tell how much 
distortion there is from how much 
they are bent. You only have to 
aim these colored beams of light at 
the horizon to see the light bend 
and the particles of light dancing 
on the horizon." From this distur- 
bance of the light, he can learn 
both the properties of the Earth's 
atmosphere and how much our 
view of the stars is disturbed by 

Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory 
to Unveil High-Precision Touchscreens 

High precision touchscreens 
whose speed and accuracy exceeds 
most other pointing devices used 
with personal computers and 
workstations have been developed 
by the Human-Computer Interac- 
tion Laboratory. 

These novel touchscreens and 
some of their uses will be demon- 
strated by Ben Shneiderman, pro- 
fessor of computer science and 
head of the laboratory, at a news 
conference at 1 p.m. Thursday, No- 
vember 8 in Room 2120 of the A. 
V. Williams Building. 

Applications will include reli- 
able home automation scheduling 
such as setting a VCR to record at 
a certain time, museum installation 
for the Smithsonian Institution with 
information on archaeological dig 
sites, a new computer painting pro- 
gram with music called PlayPeA II, 
a prototype for remote medical in- 
strument, touchscreen keyboards. 

and an information retrieval kiosk. 

"This reach out and touch tech- 
nology is fun to use and offers de- 
velopers exciting commercial op- 
portunities," Shneiderman says. 

Researchers have been refining 
the software methods to overcome 
the weaknesses of early touch- 
screens, thus opening the door to a 
large number of commercial appli- 
cations, the College Park professor 
notes. "Touchscreens have the ad- 
vantage of durability in public ac- 
cess and home applications, ease of 
learning, high user satisfaction, and 
convenience in medical and scien- 
tific instruments," he says. 

In a series of experimental stud- 
ies over the years, involving hun- 
dreds of subjects, the College Park 
researchers have refined touch- 
screen technology to allow rapid 
pointing, dragging of icons, move- 
ment of sliders, selection of but- 
tons, and drawing. The results, 

the atmosphere. 

Currie and his group also have 
moved on to measure the diameter 
of stars. Currie has proposed, de- 
vised and developed a device 
known as an amplitude interfero- 
meter, a unique instrumenl that 
obtains extremely high-angular res- 
olution for astrophysical measure- 
ments. It has measured 200 dia-. 
meters of more than 15 stars at var- 
ious wavelengths with minute ac- 
curacy. These measurements are 
now used bv the space community 
for determining the effective tem- 
perature of stars in general and for 
building models of their structure 
and evolution. 

Currie also has organized the 
analysis facility for the Hubble at 
Bowie State University. "Most of 
the science for the Wide Field/ 
Planetary Camera won't start until 
N92," he says, "but already with 
this camera we've looked at one 
galaxy (NGC 7457) and we see a 
possibility of there being a black 
hole at its center. Also, an image of 
the planet Saturn reveals the details 
of its upper atmospheric structure." 

So a certain amount of progress 
has been made since the ancient 
Greeks viewed the sun as a chariot 
being driven each day across the 
heavens bv Apollo. Using the light 
from the sun, Currie bends and re- 
flects that light, throws in a little 
chaos theory, and sheds more light 
not only on what was once the 
brightest of dark mysteries but also 
on the Earth itself and many other 
cosmic objects, 

Pani Solomos 

which demonstrate that pointing at 
a single pixel (one point of light on 
a computer display, less than a 
square millimeter) is possible with 
a touchscreen, will appear shortly 
in the International journal of Man- 
Machim' Studies. These break- 
through results overturn what most 
textbooks say about the precision 
of touchscreens being limited to 
about one square centimeter, or the 
size of a finger. 

At 3 p.m., Shneiderman will 
brief an eight-member delegation 
from JEIDA, Japan Electronic In- 
dustry Development Association, a 
branch of MITI, the Japanese Mini- 
stry of Technology and Economic 
Development. The delegation, led 
by Professor Makoto Arisawa of 
Keio University, is preparing a re- 
port on personal computing in the 
year 2001. 

Tom Ohvell 


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Adults Health and Development Program to Hold Annual 
Awards Celebration 

The annual awards ceremony of the Adults Health and 
Development Program (AHDP), an unusual program that pairs 
students with senior citizens, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 
from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Atrium of Stamp Union. Accor- 
ding to director Dan Leviton, the event will be preceded by an 
opportunity to see the AHDP program in operation from 9:30 
a.m. -noon next door in Cole Field House. Visitors are invited to 
participate in the square dancing, bowling, aerobics, and other 
activities of the program. Call Leviton at 405-2528 for 

Bruce Fretz: Teaching Teamwork 

Bruce Fretx's first teaching posi- 
tion was a graduate assistantship at 
Ohio State University in 1962. 

Now, as a professor in the uni- 
versity's psychology department, 
he has taken on the task of in- 
structing TAs how to become more 
effective teachers. 

As a spin-off from a training 
course last spring that met with 
wide enthusiasm and success, Fretz 
has coordinated a series of work- 
shops this semester for graduate 
TAs. The workshops are designed 
to orient teachers- to -be with such 
classroom management issues as 
designing curricula, eliciting stu- 
dent feedback, developing active 
learning strategies, and dealing 
with the emerging cultural diver- 
sity issues. 

Fretz' s commitment to team- 
work and his facility at problem- 
solving have helped him in his 
own classroom situations as well. 
He commends the university's aim 
to improve undergraduate instruc- 
tion and facilities. "We certainly are 
paying much greater attention to 
undergraduate education — beyond 
the 'mass classroom' scenario." 
In his introductory psychology 
class, Fretz encourages student in- 
put and participation. He predicts 
"very promising things [for the uni- 
versityl, with the quality of stu- 
dents who are coming here now." 

Fretz specializes in counseling 
psychology. His current work in- 
volves studying the effectiveness 
and processes of career counseling. 
In collaboration with colleagues 
both here and at Lehigh University 
and a team of graduate students, 
Fretz is using a battery of tests and 
questionnaires to evaluate stress 
levels of a group of adults ages 25- 
50 who find themselves in unhap- 
py job situations. 

What is unusual about the proj- 
ect is its level of analysis, which 
Fretz says is called "process re- 

search," since it focuses not only on 
the outcome, but on the actual 
workings of a specified procedure. 
By questioning the patients im- 
mediately following their counsel- 
ing sessions, he hopes the study 
will reveal what parts of the ses- 
sion are most helpful, which are 
least helpful, as well as provide 
insight on the effects of career 
counseling on the mental health of 
its clients. 

The university's graduate pro- 
gram in counseling psychology is 
top-ranked in the country, accord- 
ing to citations in The American Psy- 
chologist. For the last ten years, says 
Fretz, the department had led in 
the rate of published articles in 
scholarly journals. "That in turn has 
meant bright, enthusiastic, and 
competent graduate students to 
work with each year. When you 
put the two things together," he 
notes, "it's a very nice place to 

Fretz sees a connection between 
the organizational and problem- 
solving techniques he uses in the 
realm of academia and his new ad- 
ministrative position as chair of 
Campus Senate, to which he was 
elected this September. 

According to Fretz, the senate 
operates on similar problem solv- 
ing mechanisms. It is designed, he 
says, to fully research and explore 
the issues it confronts, so that "we 
know we are dealing with prob- 
lems that caw be solved; we don't 
just tell a committee, 'Go solve 

Says Fretz, "In my view, it's a 
particularly good time to be work- 
ing with the senate, since we have 
an administration now that encour- 
ages shared governance. Stressing 
the importance of cooperation and 
shared responsibilities, he adds, 
"We're now asking questions such 
as 'How can we work together to 
make this a better institution?,' and 

'How can we attract and keep valu- 
able faculty?' 

Some of the recent issues being 
addressed by the senate involve 
developing standards for training, 
supervising, and evaluating TAs, a 
policy which was just passed at the 
Oct. 22 meeting, and another, more 
comprehensive proposal to develop 
standards for student advising. 

"It's a challenge," admits Fretz of 
his senate role. "The chance to 
work with so many different peo- 
ple on campus who all have a com- 
mon interest in improving the 
quality of education at the univer- 
sity is very rewarding — it's team- 
work for a very committed team." 

Jennifer Bucon 

Bruce Fretz, professor of counseling psychology and 
chair of the Campus Senate 

Facts and Figures: A Year in 
the Life of the Campus Senate 

Campus Senate 
executive secretary 
Kathleen Smith (left) 
and staff secretary 
Mary Lou Gayda. 

The University of Maryland at 
College Park Campus Senate is just 
completing its busiest and most 
successful year ever. 

"This is a very exciting and de- 
manding time," says Kathleen 
Smith, the executive secretary of 
the Campus Senate. 

Recently, Smith and staff secre- 
tary, Mary Lou Gayda, who has 
worked in the office for the last 16 
years, put together some facts and 
figures for 1989-90 to help the aver- 
age person understand a year in 
the life of the Campus Senate, 

According to Smith and Gayda, 
there were 160 elected voting mem- 
bers of the senate, including 104 
faculty, 19 staff, 26 undergraduate 
students, nine graduate students 
and two academic administrators. 

The senate met nine times, eight 
regular meetings and one special 

meeting, during which they ap- 
proved 42 documents, including 13 
new policies, six plans of organiza- 
tion, two bylaw changes, and 11 

Approximately 18 hours and 49 
minutes were spent in session with 
207 people receiving full informa- 
tion packets and 141 more, includ- 
ing all department chairs and pro- 
gram directors, receiving agendas. 

Senate activities included send- 
ing representatives to seven Board 
of Regents meetings and two spe- 
cial meetings with individual re- 
gents, as well as to eight meetings 
with members of the Maryland 
General Assembly. 

Campus Senate representatives 
were nominated to serve on cam- 
pus-wide committees, including 
Academic Planning Advisory Com- 
mittee (APAC), Athletic Council, 

Student Union Board, Board of 
Governors of the College Park 
Alumni Association, Committee on 
Academic Computing Policy and 
Campus Parking Advisory 

Two-hundred fifty six members 
served on standing committees, 10 
members on interim committees, 13 
members on task forces, 20 mem- 
bers on the faculty grievance panel, 
and 24 members on ad hoc com- 
mittees for a total of 323 committee 

The Senate's executive commit- 
tee met 24 times in regular session, 
twice in special sessions, and in 
eight breakfast meetings with the 
president, to review 343 committee 
agenda items — a total of 68 hours' 
of meeting time. Don C. Piper 
served as chair for 1989-90. 


19 9 





Irena Klepfisz, activist in the 
Jewish feminist movement 
and well-known poet, will 
speak on Jewish women's 
peace movements in the Mid- 
dle East, November 5 at 8 p.m. 
On November 6, Ms. Klepfisz 
will read from her poetry col- 
lections. Keeper of Accounts, 
and A Few Words in the 
Mother Tongue, at 8 p.m. in 
the Katherine Anne Porter 
Room, McKeldin Library. Call 
314-7684 for information on 
the lecture, and 405-3820 for 
the poetry reading. 


Art Exhibition: Works in Process: 
Creative Encounters by Artists, 
Therapists, and Clients," today- Nov 
23. Parents' Association Art Gallery 
Call 4-ARTS for info. 

Jewish Heritage Celebration, 

today -Nov 15. speakers & activities. 
Call 4-8328 for info. 

Women's Commission Meeting, 
noon- );30 p.m .2105 Main 
Administration Call 5-5806 for into. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"Functional Documentation tor 
Computer Systems. " David L 
Pamas. Queens U.. Canada, 
reception, 3:30 p.m.. 1152 A, V. 
Williams Bldg.. lecture. 4 p.m.. 0111 
Classroom Bldg Call 5-2661 for inlo. 

Space Science Seminar: Solar 
Winds Interactions with Venus," L. H 
Brace. NASAGoddard. 4:30 p.m., 
1113 Computer S Space Sciences. 
Call 5-4829 tor into 

Women's Studies Lecture: 
"Women. Peace, and the Middle 
East: A Poet's and Activist's 
Perspective.' Irena Klepfisz. 8 p.m.. 
2203 Art'Soc Call 5-6877 for info 

Faculty Emeriti Awards Dinner, 
6:30 p.m.. Grand Ballroom. Stamp 
Student Union Call 5-4638 for 
reservations 8 'nfo.* 


Employee Development Seminar: 
"Public Relations in a University 
Setting." 9 a.m. -4 p.m., 0109 Center 
of Adult Education. Call 5-5651 for 

Zoology Seminar: The Evolution of 
Specificity in InsectvPlant 
Interactions." John Thompson. 
Zoology 8 Botany, Washington State 
U.. noon, 1 208 Zoo/Psych Call 
5-6939 for info 

Art Department Minorities & 
Women Lecture, Yvonne 

Maryland Alumni Career Seminars Available 

The 1990-^1 Maryland Alumni Career Seminars represent a 
new collaboration between the College Park Alumni Association 
and the Career Development Center to offer assistance to alumni 
considering changes in their career status. These professional 
development seminars provide a new format for intensive training 
in career /professional development and career/ job change skills. 
The seminar workshop fees are $70 for Alumni Association mem- 
bers and $95 for non-members and others. For details call Mac 
Sad d oris, the program director, at 314-7225. 


Pickering Carter. Performance Anist. 
12:30 p.m., 1309 Art'Soc. Call 
5- 1442 lor info. 

Music Department Faculty Recital, 
12:30 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
5-5548 for into 

Manufacturing Seminar: Design tor 
Analysis: A New Engi-neering 
Strategy for Improving Manufacturing 
Competitiveness." Rajan Suri. U. ol 
Wisconsin at Madison, 2 p.m., 1105 
Journalism. Call 5-2241 for into. 

Physics Colloquium: A Theorists 
View of What Experiments Are Telling 
Us About Oxide Superconductors." 
Douglas Scalaprno, U. ol California at 
Sanla Barbara, 4 p.m.. 1410 Physics, 
tea reception, 3:30 p.m. Call 5-3401 
for into. 

Movie: Henry V, 7 p.m., Hoff 
Theatre. Call 4-HOFF tor info.' 

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

See Production Lecture: Vietnam: 
How Could This War Have 

Happened?," Neil Sheehan. author. 
A Bright and Shining Lie, 7:30 p.m.. 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union Call 4-8342 for into ." 

Writers Here & Now Reading, Irena 
Klepfisz. novelist. 8 pm, 3101 
McKeldin Library (Katherine Anne 
Porter Room) Call 5-3819 for info. 


Employee Development Seminar: 
"Overview of Communication 
Services," 9 a. m -noon, Maryland 
Room. Marie-Mount Call 5-5651 for 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Meeting: Is What 
You See What You Get?" Maynard 
Mack. English, noon-1 p.m.. 
0106-0114 Shoemaker. Call 4-7S91 
for info. 

First Wednesday Social Science 
Faculty Seminar": Chaotic 
Dynamics and its Relevance to the 
Social and Behavioral Sciences." 
James Yorke, Institute for Physical 
Science anc' Technology, noon-1 :30 
p.m. (bring lunch). 2141 Tydmgs Call 
5-1 689 for inlo. 

Committee for Undergraduate 
Women's Leadership Seminar: 
"Women in the Classroom," Betty 
Schmitz, Ronald O'Leary. 5 Sherry 
Parks. 4-6 p.m., Prince George's 
Room. Stamp Student Union Call 
4-8505 for info. 

Movie: Henry V. 4:30, 7, & 9 p.m., 
Hoff Theatre Call 4-HOFF lor info." 

Graduate School Distinguished 
Lecturer: "Evolution of the Early 
Universe. Alan Guth, Center lor 
Theoretical Physics. MIT. 7:30 p.m., 
1412 Physics. Call 5-4258 for info. 

Music Department 
Jazz- Piano- Vocal Workshop, B 
p.m.. Tawes Recital Hall Call 5-5548 
for info. 

Urban Studies Carl N. Ruskln 
Memorial Lecture: "The New Wave 
in our Neighborhoods: New 
Opportunities for Partnership: Paul 
Brophy. Enterprise Foundation, 8 
p.m.. Auditorium. Social Work Bldg . 
Fund-Raising Dinner', 6:30 p.m.. 
University Club, UMAB Call 5-6790 
for info 


Black Women's Council 
Luncheon, featuring Marie 
Davidson, executive assistant to !he 
president, noon -2 p.m., Rossbo rough 
Inn. Call 4-7225 for info." 

Meteorology Seminar: The Hadley 
Circulation," Edwin Schneider, 
Meteorology. 3:30 p.m., 2114 
Computer 8 Space Sciences., 
refreshments at 3 p.m. Call 5-5392 
lot info 

Center for Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies: 'Attending to 
Women in Early Modern England, " 
speakers & workshops. today-Nov 
10 Call 5-6830 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: Inflation and 
False Vacuum Bubbles,"' Alan Guth. 
MIT, 4 p.m., 1412 Physics. Call 
5-5980 tor info. 

Society tor Human Resource 
Management Meeting, Jane Giles, 
Agriculture. 5 p.m.. 1102 Tydings, 
Happy Hour to follow Call 4-2481 for 


Movie: Another 48 Hours. 7:1 5 & 
9:45 p.m.. Hoff Theatre. Call 4-HOFF 

for info.' 

University Theatre: The Wiz. 
today-Nov. 11 S 15-17, 8 p.m.. 
Sunday matinee, 2 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre Call 5-2201 for info.' 

Renaissance & Baroque Studies 

Lecture: Unpicking the Tapestry: 
The Scholar of Women's History as 
Penelope amongst her Suitors," Lisa 
Jardine, English 8 History, U. ol 
London, 8:30 p.m.. Center ol Adult 
Education Auditorium Call 5-6830 for 


Geology Seminar: "Petroiogists 
Views of Fluid Flow in the Crust."' 
John Ferry, Johns Hopkins L),, 11 
a.m.. 0105 Hornbake Library. Call 
5-2783 for info. 

Speech Communication 
Colloquium: Media Criticism as 
Epistemic," James Chesebro, 
Speech Communicalion Association 
National Office. Annandale. VA, 
noon, 0138 Tawes. Call 5-6524 for 

Published Women Luncheon, 

Deborah Rosenfell, Women's 
Studies, noon-1 p m., Carriage 
House. Piossborough Inn. Call 
504-8013 for info 8 reservations.' 

Lunch n' Learn" Mental Health 
Lecture: "Eroticizing Safer Sex: 
Translating Knowledge into New 
Sexual Behaviors," Joseph Izzo, 
Whitman -Walker Clinic. Washington 
DC. 1-2 p.m.. 3100E Student Hearlh 
Center. Call 4-8106 for info. 

University Community Concerts, 

the Kuijken Quartel. program TBA. 8 
p.m., pre-concert seminar. 6:30 p.m.. 
Center of Adult Education, $1 7 
standard admission. $14 50 students 
and seniors. Call 80-4239 for info." 

Movies: Another 48 Hours & 
Goldfmger. Hoft Theatre. Call 
4-HOFF for into." 

Maryland Invitational Women's 
Volleyball Tournament, UM vs 
Liberty. B p.m.. Cole Field House. 
Call 4-7064 for info. 

University Theatre: The Wiz. 8 p.m.. 
Tawes Theatre. See Nov. 8 for 
details ' 


Department of Education Policy, 
Planning, & Administration Eighth 
Annual Research Forum, 8:30 

am -2 p.m.. main lobby. Benjamin. 
Call 5-3567 for info 

Maryland Invitational Women's 
Volleyball Tournament, UM vs 
West Virginia, 2 p.m.. UM vs. 
Georgetown. 7 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 for info. 

Maryland University Club Wine 
Tasting Dinner, lealuring Robed 
Mondavi Wines, 7 p.m., 
Rossbo rough inn. College Park. Call 
4-801 2 for info.' 

Movies: Another 48 Hours 8 
Goldtinger, Hoff Theatre. Call 
4-HOFF for info." 

University Theatre: The Wiz. 8 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre. See Nov. 8 lor 


History Lecture: "Leon Modena- 
(1571-1648): The Man Who Invenled 
the Jewish Renaissance," Bernard 
Dov Coo per man, Louis L. Kaplan 
Chair in Jewish History, 2:30 p.m.. 
2309 Art/ Soc, reception following 
Call 5-4268 for info. 

Movie: Another 48 Hours. 5, 7:15. 8 
9:45 p.m,, Hoff Theatre. Call 4-HOFF 
for info.' 

Unlverslly Theatre: The Wiz. 2 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre. See Nov. 8 for 
details ' 

Women's Basketball vs. Athletes 
in Action, 2 p.m., Cole Field House, 
Call 4-7064 for info.* 


Art Gallery Exhibition: Richard 
Diebenkorn: The "41 Etchings 
Drypoints Portfolio", ' loday-Dec. 20. 
The Ad Gallery. Art'Soc. Call 5-2763 
for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

Com puling the Well-founded 
Semantics of Logic Problems." David 
S. Warren. SUNY Slony Brook, 
reception. 3:30 p.m.. 1152 A V 
Williams Bldg., lecture. 4 p.m.. 01 11 
Classroom Bldg. Call 5-2661 for inlo. 

Psychology Distinguished 
Speakers Lecture: Emotions & 

Brain Temperalure." Robert Zajonc. 
U. of Michigan, 4 p.m., 1250 
Zoo/Psych Call 5-5867 lor into 

Space Science Seminar: "Applying 
Space Plasma Theory to 
Astrophysical Jets." D N. Baker. 
NASA'Goddard, 4:30 p.m . 1113 
Computer 8 Space Sciences Call 
5-4829 lor info. 

Music Department Twentieth 
Century Ensemble Concert, 8 15 
pm., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5-5546 
for inlo. 


Zoology Seminar: The Evolution ol 
Gynodioecy in Plantago lanceolata," 
Lynn Bfoaddus. Smithsonian 
Institute, noon. 1208 Zoo/ Psych. Call 
5-6939 lor info. 

History Department Lunch Bag 

Talk: "Petitions and trie Emergence 
of Political Organization in Germany.'' 
James Harris, noon. 2119 Francis 
Scott Key Call 5-4265 for info. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Case 
Studies of Ozone in the Unpolluted 
Troposphere." Anne M. Thompson. 
NASA/Goddard. 3:30 p.m.. 2114 
Computer 8 Space Sciences, 
refreshments. 3 p.m Call 5-5392 lor 

Science, Technology, and Society 
Program Lecture: "Skin and Books: 
Social Aspects of Emerging Medical 
Professionalism in the Late 19th 
Century," Carolyn Marvin, U. of 
Pennsylvania, 3:30 p.m., Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount, reception 
following. Call 5-5259 lor info. 

Physics Colloquium: "Reflections 
on I he Philosophy of Physics,' 1 

Arkady Migdal, Landau Institute for 
Theoretical Physics, Moscow, USSR, 
4 p.m., 1410 Physics, tea reception, 
3:30. Call 5-5980 for info. 

Film Showing: Wounded Knee & 
Big Mountain, discussion on Native 
American region to follow, 4-6 p.m.. 
Non -print Media Cenler. Hornbake 
Library. Call 5-8458 lor info 

Movies: Camilla Ctaudel. 6:30 & 
9:30 p.m.. Hoff Theatre. Call 4-HOFF 
for info.' 

Public Affairs Lecture: "Competition 
with our Friends: Innovation," Martin 
Baily, Economics. 7:30 p.m.. Center 
lor Advanced Research in 
Biotechnology. Shady Grove. Call 
5-6330 for into. 


Capital Association for Women 
Deans, Administrators, and 
Counselors Meeting: Women in 
the Executive Ranks." Kathryn 
Costello, Vice President, Institutional 
Advancement. 8-9:30 a.m., 
Chesapeake Room, Center of Adult 
Education Call 5-4680 for info." 

Office of Human Relations 
Multicultural Awareness Days: 

"Enhancing Teaching, Learning and 
Working in a Culturally Diverse 
Campus Community,"' today 8 
tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m., Stamp 
Student Union Call 4124 for info 

Employee Development Seminar: 

"Principles of Supervision," today 8 
tomorrow, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.. 1112 A V. 
Williams Bldg 8 Marie Mount. Call 
5-5651 (or info' 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Meeting: The New 
Majority: The Transfer Sludent," 
George Marx. Academic Affairs, 
noon-1 p.m., 0106-0114 Shoemaker 
Call 4-7691 for into 

Outstanding Hispanic Scholars 
Seminar: "Science and Mythology of 
Medicinal Plants of Hie Puerto 

Rico/Latino World,"' Eloy Rodriguez. 
U. of California al Irvine, 3 p.m.. 
Maryland Room. Marie Mount. Call 
5-3912 for info. 

Zoology Seminar: 'Energetics and 

Development of Slriped Bass 
IMorone saxatilis) and Slriped Bass * 
While Bass {M. chrysops) Hybrid 
Larvae," Helen Large-Mulligan, 
Zoology. 3:30 p.m.. 1208 Zoo/Psych 
Call 5-6887 for info. 

Department of Spanish & 
Portuguese Lecture: Prospero. 

Caliban, and Black Sambo Colonial 
Views of the Other in the West 
Indies." Nancie Gonzalez. 5:30 p.m., 
SI. Mary's Call 5-6441 lor info. 

Movie: Camilte Claude). 6:30 8 9:30 
p.m.. Hoft Theatre. Call 4-HOFF for 

Committee for Undergraduate 
Women's Leadership Seminar: 
Women Athletes as Leaders," panel 
discussion featuring current athletes, 
alumni. & coaches, 7:30-9 p.m., 
Maryland Room. Marie Mount Call 
4-8505 for info. 

Improvisations Unlimited Dance 
Performance, featuring works by 
Anne Warren, loday-Nov. 17. 8 p.m.. 
Studio Theatre, Dance Bldg., $8 
standard admission: $5 students & 
seniors. Call 5-3180 for info." 

Music Department Graduate String 
Quartet Showcase, 8pm.. Tawes 
Recital Hall Call 5-5548 lor info. 

1 Admission charge lor this even). All 
others are tree. 





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