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NOVEMBER 12, 1990 

Hearings to Be Held on 
Faculty Governance 

The campus community will 
have a chance to air its opinions on 
restructuring the governance pro- 
cess of the university at a series of 
special hearings scheduled for 
three days in late November. 

The meetings which will be held 
in the Maryland Room of Marie 
Mount Hall on the afternoons of 
Nov. 26, Nov. 27, and Nov. 28, will 
provide an opportunity for those 
interested in expanding faculty par- 
ticipation in governing the univer- 
sity to offer their reactions, opin- 
ions and suggestions concerning a 
set of recommendations for restruc- 
turing the governing process at the 
campus, college and departmental 
levels of the university. 

The recommendations are con- 
tained in a report, "Strengthening A 
Partnership: Shared Governance at 
the University of Maryland College 
Park." The recommendations con- 
tained in the report will be con- 
sidered by the Campus Senate after 
the faculty hearings are concluded. 

The report was developed by a 
blue ribbon committee appointed 
by President William E. Kirwan 
and the Campus Senate in August 

Margaret Brent 

Memorial amphitheater to be 
dedicated in March 

Meet Marcia Herndon 

Expert on music and culture 

Rhoda Levine at Work 

Opera Studio's commuting 


Consumer Patterns in 
Eastern Europe 

New study finds American ( I— 
products popular. \J 

Kirwan on Equity at 
College Park 

Equity Conference remarks 


1989. The committee, chaired by 
Robert Birnbaum, Center for Post- 
secondary Governance and 
Finance, was asked to compare the 
role and function of College Park's 
faculty in the governance of this 
institution to the faculty of other 
institutions, including the univer- 
sity's aspirational peers, UC 
Berkeley, UCLA, University of 
Michigan, University of Minnesota- 
Twin Cities, and the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Upon completion of the commit- 
tee's report, the Campus Senate ap- 
pointed a Task Force on Campus 
Governance to conduct a faculty 
review of recommendations 12-33 
which propose changes in gover- 
nance at the campus, college and 
departmental level. The current 
hearings will focus on that set of 
recommendations only, with 
recommendations 1-12, directed at 
restructuring the Campus Senate, 
to be considered at a different time. 
Another task force headed by 
architecture professor Ralph Ben- 
nett has been charged with study- 
ing recommendations 1-12 relating 
to possible changes in the Campus 


In addition to the November 
hearings, the Task Force on Faculty 
Governance will also meet with the 
Council of Deans and the Council 
of Chairs, says chair Andrew D. 
Wolvin, Speech Communication. 

Other members of the task force 
include Marvin Breslow, History; 
Theresa Colletti, English; |acob 
Goldhaber, Graduate School /Math- 
ematics; Judith Hallett, Classics; 
and Martin Johnson, Curriculum 
and Instruction. 

The report states that, while 
there have been significant im- 
provements in faculty governance 
at UMCP in recent years, more 
must be done if the university is to 
enter the ranks of top research uni- 
versities. Supporting the principle 

amtinued on page jj 

University to Host Hungarian 
Business Managers and Entrepreneurs 

Fifteen Hungarian economists, 
managers, finance and trade mini- 
stry officials and entrepreneurs will 
spend three days on the College 
Park campus for meetings and di- 
alogue with members of the uni- 
versity community. 

The Hungarians are participants 
in a pilot Eastern European Man- 
agement Internship Program spon- 
sored by the Baltimore-based 
American Center for International 
Leadership (ACIL). Their stay at 
College Park will extend from Nov. 
12 to 14. 

The Michael Dingman Center 
for Entrepreneurship, the Center 
for the Study of Post-Communist 
Societies, the Center for Global 
Change, the College of Business 
and Management, the Center for 
International Business Education 
and Research, and the Engineering 
Research Center's Technology Ad- 
vancement Program all will take 
part in the university dialogue with 
the international visitors. 

The Hungarian delegation ar- 
rived in Maryland November 10 
and will remain in the state 
through November 21. In addition 
to their three days at College Park, 
the delegates will take part in a 
week-long internship experience 
with several Prince George's Coun- 
ty businesses. 

President William E. Kirwan 
will formally welcome the group 

on behalf of the university and lead 
a discussion of the Maryland East 
European People's Program and 
how it might relate to the economic 
transition underway in Eastern 

The delegates also will meet in 
Baltimore with the Harvard Club 
of Maryland to discuss Hungary's 
changing political, economic and 
social climate and to explore op- 
portunities for cooperation with 
Maryland businesses. 

ACIL says it will use this pilot 
experience to further refine the or- 
ganization's plans to bring 60 en- 
trepreneurs and managers from 
five Eastern European countries to 
leading Maryland companies and 
state agencies for internships last- 
ing three months. The program will 
begin officially in January. 

Interns in 1991 will come from 
the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, 
Yugoslavia, Poland and Hungary. 

Before departing for Hungary 
on November 21, the delegation 
will return to the College Park 
campus to meet with Marcus Fran- 
da, director of International Affairs, 
for an informal de-briefing, and 
with Leslie Palmer, director of the 
Maryland English Institute, and 
staff for a briefing about the Mary- 
land English programs for 
Hungarian teachers. 

Tom Otwell 


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Digital Equipment Corp. Sponsors ACS Seminar 

As part of its continuing commitment to education and scien- 
ces. Digital Equipment Corp. is sponsoring the American Chemical 
Society Satellite Seminar, "Computer- Aided Genetic and Protein 
Engineering" at College Park Nov, 16. The program, which will 
begin at noon in Rm. 4205 Hornbake, brings together international- 
ly recognized experts in genetics and protein research. During the 
event. College Park will host faculty and researchers from the 
University of Maryland System, neighboring educational institu- 
tions, research groups and industry, RSVP to Barbara Guiliani at 
301-306-2623. Seating is limited. 

Campus Memorial Planned for Margaret Brent 

Margaret Brent {c.l601-c,167D, 
one of the State of Maryland's 
founders, will be re -remembered at 
College Park through the team ef- 
forts of several members of the uni- 
versity community. 

A group of College Park faculty 
and staff that includes architects, 
planners and scholars is developing 
plans for a memorial amphitheater 
dedicated to Brent. It will be built 
on a slope of the south side of the 
Language House (formerly St. 
Mary's Hall). 

Groundbreaking of the project is 
scheduled for March in connection 
with Women's History Month, says 
Virginia Beauchamp, one of those 
spearheading the campaign to gain 
recognition for a noted figure in 
Maryland's Colonial history. 
Marion Weiss, assistant professor 
of architecture who is among the 
planners, of the memorial, is the 
project's architect. 

Brent was perhaps the most 
prominent woman during the early 
years of British settlement in Mary- 
land, according to Beauchamp, re- 
tired associate professor of English. 
A major landholder, Brent was an 
influential figure in governing the 
colony during its early years, she 

In creating a memorial for Brent, 
the university will honor the mem- 
ory of a person who once held a 
prominent place in the center of the 

The building that now houses 
the Language House was named 
for Brent when it was first dedi- 
cated in 1932, says Beauchamp. The 
building, the first women's dormi- 
tory at the university, was renamed 
St. Mary's Hall in the 1950s when 
all university residence halls were 
given the names of counties and 
towns in the state. The building 


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became the Language House last 
fait after a four-year renovation 
project that converted the dormi- 
tory into an academically-based 
residence hall. 

The memorial project results in 
part from the renovation, The 
memorial will be built as part of 
the landscaping efforts called for in 
the project's plans, Beauchamp 

The committee planning the 
memorial project includes 
Beauchamp, Weiss, David Fogle 
(architecture), Frank Colin (engin- 
eering and architectural services), 
Dennis Nola {physical plants, 
grounds division), Josephine 
Withers (art history) and Cheryl 
Hiller (career development). 

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A rendering of the planned Margaret Brent Memorial by project architect 
Marion Weiss, assistant professor of architecture 


Redish Wins Physics Software Competition 

A physics education program 
called Orbits, developed by Edward 
Redish, professor of physics, was a 
first place winner recently in the 
first annual software contest spon- 
sored by the magazine, Computers 
in Physics . Redish also received 
honorable mentions for two other 
programs, Thermo, and Muppet Util- 
ities, All three programs demon- 
strate innovation in software devel- 
opment for physics education. 

Redish's awards will be present- 
ed at the January 1991 meeting of 
the American Association of Phys- 
ics Teachers in San Antonio and 
will include a certificate and a $500 

Orbits, developed by Redish and 
graduate students James Harold 
and Ken Hennacy, won first place 
in the category of simulation. This 
program simulates the motions of 
two massive bodies moving under 
the influence of gravity and plots 
their orbits. Up to five lighter bod- 
ies can be included in a scenario 
and the lighter bodies move in the 
fields of the two heavy bodies, but 
the gravitational interactions be- 
tween the lighter bodies are 
ignored. This allows the study of 
the orbital motions of planets, rock- 
ets and stars under a wide variety 
of circumstances. 

The program is designed to be 
sufficiently flexible in complexity to 
be a valuable learning tool to users 
of different physics skill levels. 

Redish's Thermo program, which 
received an honorable mention in 
the simulation category of the con- 
test, permits users to simulate the 
motion of up to 1000 particles in a 
two-dimensional box under a vari- 
ety of circumstances. Options in the 
program include external gravita- 
tional, electric, or magnetic fields, 
and friction between particles and 
containing walls. Histograms show- 
ing, for example, the evolution of 
particle velocity distribution assist 
the student in gaining some feeling 
for the fluctuations. Redish wrote 
this program with graduate stu- 
dents G. Norkus and James Harold. 

Muppet Utilities, developed by 
Redish and former College Park 
physics professor jack Wilson, 
received an honorable mention in 
the category of utility programs. 
This program is made up of a set 
of PASCAL subroutines that allow 
users to develop programs with 
interactive data screens and graph- 
ics. The goal is to let programmers 
concentrate on physics and spend 
less time with programming 

Edward Redish 

Chancellor Langenberg to Address 
Campus Senate 

Donald N. Langenberg, chancel- 
lor of the University of Maryland 
System, will be the featured speak- 
er at the next Campus Senate meet- 
ing on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3:30 
to 6:30 p.m. in Room 0126, Reckord 

Also on the agenda will be a re- 
port from Andrew Wolvin on plans 
for up-coming open hearings about 
campus governance. 

The senate also is expected to 
act on a motion to create a Com- 
mittee on Governmental Affairs 
and to hear the final report of the 
1989-90 Adjunct Committee on 
Academic Procedures and 
Standards on the plus/minus grad- 
ing system. 

Call the Campus Senate office at 
405-5805 for further information 
about the meeting. 



1 9 9 G 

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Ministry 

The Lutheran community and the university chaplains are 
sponsoring a service of thanksgiving tor the ministry of the Rever- 
end Elizabeth Platz, who this year celebrates the twentieth anniver- 
sary of her ordination and the twenty-fifth anniversary of her 
service as Lutheran chaplain at the university. Pastor Platz was the 
first woman in the United States ordained to the Lutheran mini- 
stry. The festival service will be on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in 
Memorial Chapel, Noted Lutheran pastor and theologian, the 
Reverend John VannordsaJl, will be the preacher. For information 
call 405-8448. 

The Reverend 
Elizabeth Platz 

Campus Community Invited to 
Discuss Faculty Governance 

ci tn I in i ted from page I 

of "shared governance," which 
recognizes that faculty should play 
a major role in the decision-making 
process at all levels, it states that 
shared governance is based on the 
belief that "institutional interests 
are best served through faculty 
consultation, administrative ac- 
countability, and full disclosure, 
rather than through limiting ad- 
ministrative discretion. It involves 
faculty in the selection of their ad- 
ministrative leaders, and requires 
that faculty assume greater respon- 
sibility for managing the life of the 
campus," the report concludes. 

In particular, the report states 
that faculty on the campus level, in 
general, are highly supportive of 
the university's president, but are 
not otherwise satisfied with gover- 
nance. It recommends the form- 
ation of a Faculty Senate but sug- 
gests that if the current Campus 
Senate is retained, that faculty 
representation be increased. Non- 
Senate campus committees should 
normally be chaired by faculty and 
should be made up of at least two- 
thirds faculty membership, it 

recommends. Other proposals call 
for a small, directly-elected faculty 
advisory committee to the presi- 
dent to be appointed, as well as 
faculty advisory committees to 
other vice presidents and the ad- 
ministrative deans. 

It finds that faculty are least sat- 
isfied with their role and least sup- 
portive of administrative leadership 
at the college level. It recommends 
that each college have a faculty ad- 
visory committee to consult with 
the dean, that faculty should play a 
major role in selecting deans, that 
deans should be appointed for 
fixed and renewable terms, and 
that recommendations of a faculty 
committee be a part of the reap- 
pointment process. 

On the departmental level, it 
finds that faculty governance is ad- 
equate in some cases, and inade- 
quate in others. It recommends the 
formation of faculty advisory com- 
mittees in departments, that faculty 
play a major role in selecting chairs 
and that chairs be appointed and 
reappointed to fixed and renewable 
terms. It also advocates that depart- 
mental faculty develop and en- 
dorse a Plan of Organization to cre- 

ate internal committee structures 
and define procedures for the con- 
duct of department business. 

The meetings at Marie Mount 
Hall will be held by .colleges, on 
the following schedule: 

Monday, Nov. 26 1-3 p.m: Col- 
leges of CMPS, Agriculture, Life 
Sciences, and Human Ecology. 

Tuesday, Nov. 27 1:30-3:30 p.m: 
Colleges of A&H, Education, and 
Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Wed., Nov. 28 l:30-3.*30 p.m: 
Schools of Architecture and Public 
Affairs; Colleges of Engineering, 
Health and Human Performance, 
Journalism, and CLIS. 

Those who would like to pre- 
sent a statement at a hearing 
should call Kathleen Smith, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Campus 
Senate, at 405-5804, to schedule a 
time. Written comments are also 
welcome prior to or at the meeting, 
says Wolvin, who invites all mem- 
bers of the campus community to 
attend one of the hearings and par- 
ticipate in the discussion. 

Roz Hiebert 

Applications Due for Summer Institute on Gender and Race 

Applications for next summer's 
faculty development institute, 
"Thinking about Gender and Race," 
are now available from the Curri- 
culum Transformation Project of- 
fice. All full-time tenured and ten- 
ure-track faculty are eligible, as are 
faculty on "permanent rehire." 

The 1991 institute will be the 
third in a series of summer semi- 
nars designed to help faculty in- 
clude the new scholarship on wo- 
men, gender and race in their un- 
dergraduate courses. Participating 
faculty will spend two salaried 
months reading and discussing the 
new scholarship on gender and 
race and examining its implications 
for teaching. The seminar will fo- 
cus on theory about the intersec- 

tions of gender and race as social 
constructs; scholarship on the ex- 
periences of women of diverse 
backgrounds, origins, and affilia- 
tions; and the pedagogical challen- 
ges of incorporating multicutural 
and gender diversity into the class- 

The 1991 institute will be co-led 
by the project's director, Deborah 
Rosen felt (Women's Studies), and 
by Rhonda Williams (Afro-Ameri- 
can Studies and Economics). 

The 1991 institute will be the 
last one fully funded by the cam- 
pus as one measure to implement 
the recommendations of the 1988 
report, "Making a Difference for 
Women" (the Greer Report). The 
first institute in 1989 was conduct- 

ed by Betty Schmitz, special assis- 
tant to the president. Thirty-one 
faculty from across the campus 
have participated in the project so 

Members of the project's selec- 
tion committee are: Stephen Brush 
(Hist./IPST), Richard Hula (Urb. 
Stud.), Sally Koblinsky (Fam. and 
Comm. Dev.), Ronald O'Leary 
(Theatre), Carl a Peterson (Com p. 
Lit.), Harriet Pressser {Sac), 
Donald Vannoy (Civil Engin.), and 
Rhonda Williams. 

Fourteen faculty participants 
will be selected for the 1991 sum- 
mer program. Deadline for applica- 
tions is Nov. 30. Call Rosen felt at 
405-6882 for information or 

Veterinary Center Dedicated 

Martha Gudelsky and her 
son John cut the ribbon 
during the dedication of 
the Avrum Gudelsky 
Veterinary Center October 26. 
Raymond J. Miller, 
Vice Chancellor tor 
Agriculture and Natural 
Resources for the University 
of Maryland System, who served 
as master of ceremonies, looks on. 

The 70,000-square-toot, $1 2.5 million Avrum 
Gudelsky Veterinary Center houses all veterinary 
science activities at College Park. 


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Panel to Discuss Women in Sports 

The Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership will 
sponsor "Women in Sports," a panel and discussion featuring Sue 
Tyler, associate director of athletics and Javaune Adams-Gaston, 
coordinator of athletic development services, Wed., Nov. 14 from 
7:30 p.m to 9 p.m. in the Maryland Room of Marie Mount Hall. 
Other panelists include Timi Crawford, track, Christy Winters, 
basketball, Susan Wood C84), field hockey, and Missy Meharg, 


Marcia Herndon: 
Blending Music and Culture 

Professor of music Marcia 
Herndon specializes in ethno- 
musicology, the study of music as 
it applies to human life. 

"We focus on music and go to 
whatever realms it leads us: reli- 
gion, law, psychology. It's an inter- 
disciplinary study," she says in a 
low-pitched, Southern accent. 

In that case, Herndon' s back- 
ground alone makes her an expert. 
She received a bachelor's degree in 
music history and a master's in 
German from Tulane University, 
then went on to earn a Ph.D., pas- 
sing doctoral-level exams in music- 
ology, ethnomusicology, folklore, 
linguistics, and physical, cultural, 
and social anthropology. 

She then packed up her degrees 
and moved further west, where she 
traded her role as student for one 
as university instructor. She 
became an assistant professor of 
anthropology and folklore at the 
University of Texas at Austin 
where she taught "Anthropology of 
Music" and introduced a course 
called "The Culture of Country 
Music" after discovering, through 
one of her student's assignments, 
its widespread popularity among 

"There were 71 different places 
to hear live country music [in the 
Austin area I during any given 

Before joining the College Park 
faculty, she was an associate pro- 
fessor of ethnic studies at the 
University of California, Berkeley. 
She still has ties to the West Coast 
as one of the executive directors of 
the Music Research Institute in 
Richmond, California. The Center 
focuses on "publication and applied 
ethnomusicology," she explains — 
not on providing ammunition for 
the Tipper Gore crew. 

"We get calls all the time from 
people wanting us to prove that 
rock music will cause a person to 
commit rape or murder," sighs the 
49 -year-old. 

Herndon also has enjoyed a 
distinguished career as an author. 
It began over a decade ago with 
Hard Core Ethnology; her recently 
published eighth book bears a 
more conventional title, Music, 
Gender, and Culture. 

At least some of the roots of 
Herndon's wide-ranging musical 
interests can be traced to her fam- 
ily: one grandmother loved classi- 
cal and religious music, a grand- 
father regularly entertained mem- 
bers of "The Grand Ole Opry." Her 
family can also be credited with 
another of Herndon's specialties: 
Native American culture. The 
daughter of two half Eastern 
Cherokees, she grew up in the 
mountains of North Carolina near a 
reservation which was home to 
some of her relatives, and has 
maintained lifelong ties with the 
tribe. She has studied with 11 dif- 
ferent Cherokee healers, and_ is an 
advisor to United Southeastern 
Tribes, an alliance of Native 

Marcia Herndon 

Americans from seven states. 

"Thev call me when they need a 
Ph.D. to sit in on their meetings 
and impress the B1A [Bureau of 
Indian Affairs]," she says with a 

The thirst for knowledge 
instilled during Herndon's youth 
has taken her to some of the most 
remote spots on the globe, but 
there's one place she hasn't visited. 

"My dream is to go to Mada- 
gascar. I came this close to going in 
1969," she says, leaning forward 

intently to tell the story of how the 
illness of the country's leader 
prevented any visas from being 
issued, jus! as -It.' was aboul to 
receive one. 

She rolls her eyes. "Oh well. I'll 
get there someday." Maryland 
students, who have much to learn 
from this unique woman, should 
hope that day doesn't come too 

Susie Powell 

Northrop Manager New Chair 
of Aerospace Engineering 

Brian Hunt, Technology 
Manager for the F-23A Advanced 
Tactical Fighter Program of 
Northrop Corporation's Aircraft 
Division, has been appointed chair 
of the Department of Aerospace 
Engineering in the College of En- 

Hunt, who had been with the 
company's Hawthorne, California 
facility since 1979, succeeds Alfred 
Gessow as the department chair. 
Cessow stepped down in 1987, and 
Inderjit Chopra served as acting 
chair for the past two years. 

Hunt holds B.A. and M.A. de- 
grees in mechanical sciences from 
Cambridge University and a master 
of science and doctorate from 
Brown University. He was a Pilot 
Officer in the signals branch of the 
Royal Air Force. 

He was a lecturer (assistant pro- 
fessor) and later reader (professor) 
in tin.' aerospace engineering de- 
partment of the University of Bris- 
tol from 1967 until he joined 
Northrop. He is a Fellow of the 
Royal Aeronautical Society of Creat 
Britain and Associate Fellow of the 
American Institute of Aeronautics 
and Astronautics. 

"With his extensive industrial 
experience and close involvement 
with one of the most advanced air- 
craft under development in this 
country, Dr. Hunt brings a unique 
perspective to the department and 
the college," said Dean of the Col- 
lege of Engineering George Dieter. 

On Nov. 14, College Park will 
be one of only five universities 
across the country participating in 
an interactive television broadcast 
on the Voyager Spacecraft. The 
broadcast, sponsored by the Digital 
Equipment Corporation, will be 
hosted by the university's School/ 
University Cooperative Programs 
and the Department of Aerospace 
Engineering under Flunt's 

The live broadcast lecture, "Sail 
On Voyager," will be delivered by 
physicist Edward C. Stone to a se- 
lected audience in Hornbake Li- 
brary from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Stone will be speaking from the 
Arnold Mabel Beckman Center of 
the National Academies of Sciences 
and Engineering, located near the 
University of California at Irvine. 

Tom Otwetl 

O L T I. 


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UM Bands to Present Twentieth Anniversary Concert 

For the past nineteen years the University of Maryland bands 
have been entertaining the College Park community with an an- 
nual showcase concert. On Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Tawes 
Theatre, a gala twentieth anniversary concert will feature the 
talents of the Concert Band, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the 
Jazz Ensemble and the Marching Band in a program that ranges 
from the classics to contemporary jazz and gridiron spectaculars. 
Tickets are $7 ($5 for seniors and students); call 405-5542 for info. 

On the Road with Rhoda Levine 

"During March and April last 
year there was not one day I 
wasn't on the train," she says with 
a disbelieving laugh. "And I was 
frequently on the same train with 
the Guarneri Quartet, who were 
doing the same thing I was." 

The speaker is opera director 
Rhoda Levine, and what she shares 
with the Guarneri String Quartet is 
not an addiction to train travel, but 
the living of a dual existence, the 
practicing of one's art in New York 
City and elsewhere and the teach- 
ing of it to students at College Park 
and elsewhere. 

A member of the music depart- 
ment's adjunct faculty, Levine, 
fresh from a directing triumph with 
the New York City Opera of 
Janacek's House of the Dead, is cur- 
rently immersed in rehearsals for 
the Maryland Opera Studio's twin 
offering at the end of the month, 
Martinu's Comedy on the Bridge and 
Pasatieri's Maria Elena. 

Both operas are mid-twentieth 
century one-act compositions. Ac- 
cording to Levine, Martinu's work 

has to do with people in a wartime 
crisis caught on a bridge — literally 
up in the air — faced with the sud- 
den need to confront one another 
and the lies of their own lives. 
Levine characterizes the Pasatieri 
work, by contrast, as in the 
Menotti, romantic — almost gothic- 
— tradition, an opera about a wo- 
man who gives up morality for an 

In addition to her directing ac- 
tivities, Levine also teaches two 
classes for the music department's 
Maryland Opera Studio, one in 
scene study, one in improvisational 
acting. Her approach is the same 
for all work with students: What 
do you think? Win/ are you doing 
this piece? Her goal is to have stu- 
dents who can honor their own 
emotions, think, and make their 
own decisions and choices. "Edu- 
cation is about students learning, 
not teachers teaching," she says. 

Levine grew up in New York, 
the daughter of a politically active 
family with a professor mother 
(early childhood education) and a 

Opera director Rhoda Levine (seated) talks with students In her class. 

Early American History Conference 
To Be Held Nov. 17 

Experts in early American his- 
tory will meet at College Park Sat- 
urday, Nov. 17, for a multidiscipli- 
nary conference on "Religion, Pop- 
ular Culture and Material Life in 
the Middle Colonies and the Upper 
South, 1650-1800." 

The conference is the second in 
what is planned as a continuing 
series of conferences on early 
American history, says organizer 
John McCusker, professor of his- 
tory. The first, which dealt the ef- 
fect of England's Glorious Revolu- 
tion of 1688 on the American colon- 
ies, was held in 1988. 

The emphasis on early American 
history, a period that extends from 
the colonial period through the end 
of the 18th century, results from 
the work of a group of faculty 
members within the Department of 

McCusker, James Henretta, 
Emory Evans, Ronald Hoffman and 

Alison Olson all specialize in the 
study of the period. Through the 
Maryland Colloquium on Earlv 
American History, they host con- 
ferences and seminars on topics in 
the field. 

Speakers at the Nov. 17 confer- 
ence will discuss subjects that il- 
lustrate how popular culture, reli- 
gion and material life of the period 
related to each other. Topics in- 
clude gravestones, trade between 
colonists and Indians, the life of 
German-speaking colonists and a 
museum project that resulted in 
public funding for the exhumation 
of a mammoth. 

The event is co-sponsored by the 
Department of History and the 
Maryland Colloquium on Early 
American History. For more infor- 
mation call 405-4265. 

lawyer father. A dance major at 
Bard College, she did graduate 
work in dance at Sarah Lawrence 
College before working profession- 
ally as a dancer in New York and 
moving into choreography. A big 
career break came when the Italian 
director Luchino Visconti asked 
Levine to choreograph the third-act 
ballet in a Spoleto Festival produc- 
tion of La Traviata. After the critical 
accolades came in, Visconti told her 
she should be directing whole 
operas, not just the dance se- 

And direct operas she has. 
Levine has directed in Belgium, 
Scotland, France, for an extended 
time in Holland with The Nether- 
lands Opera, on television, and 
more recently with the New York 
City Opera. She also shares her 
skills not only with College i J ark 
students, but with students at 
Curtis Institute of Music in Phila- 
delphia and at the Banff Center for 
the Arts each summer in Canada. 
She has upcoming directing en- 
gagements for Man of La Mancha in 
Milwaukee, for the PeteT Brook 
version of Carmen at Curtis, for 
Leoncavallo's La Boheme at the 
Opera Theater of St. Louis, for 
Lucia di Lammermoor in Seattle and 
for the revival of Anthony Davis' 
opera about Malcolm X at New 
York City Opera. 

Levine is enthusiastic about the 
opera program at College Park. "1 
think the students here are great!" 
she says. She speaks of "the won- 
derful young accompanists" she 
works with in rehearsal and clas- 
ses, and the creativity of her stu- 
dents, who create new operas in 
her acting classes. 

She came to teach at the univer- 
sity three years ago at the invita- 
tion of Opera Studio director and 
acting music department chair 
Leon Major. She speaks with ap- 
proval of the atmosphere of free- 
dom and relaxation he has created, 
the sense of 'family' in the pro- 
gram. "That Leon, I love the guy!" 
she savs. 

The opera double bill in Tawes 
Recital Hall will be sung in Eng- 
lish. Because Levine feels the audi- 
ence should know as much as pos- 
sible about what is happening on 
stage, she supports the use of sur- 
eties if the opera must be sung in a 
foreign language. 

The staging for the double pro- 
duction will be very simple — chairs 
and boxes — because Levine be- 
lieves that what is central for stu- 
dents is not landscape, but acting. 
"How you behave is what indicates 
landscape," she explains. She hopes 
that audiences who come to Coin- 
edy on the Bridge and Maria Elena 
will find them "interesting, 
thought-provoking— and mavbe be 
touched by them in some wav that 
makes one think about oneself. " 

The operas will be performed in 
Tawes Recital Hall on Nov. 30, 
Dec. 6 and Dec. 8, all at 8 p.m. For 
ticket information call 405-5548. 


S. Schoenbaum. 
Distinguished Professor 
of English, is the director 
of the Center for 
Renaissance and Baro- 
que studies. ArJele Seeff 
is executive director of 
the program. The infor- 
mation was incorrectly 
reported in the Oct. 29 
Outlook. We regret the 


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Research Forum to Discuss Women of Asia and the Pacific 

Women's Studies will hold its annual Research Forum next 
spring on March 8, 1991 and is now inviting proposals for presen- 
tations from all faculty, advanced graduate students and other 
scholars in the community. The theme is "Currents of Change: 
Women of Asia and the Pacific." Fifteen-minute presentations may 
be taken from completed work or work in progress, from across 
the disciplines as well as in the creative and performing arts. The 
proposal deadline is Dec. 15. Call 405-6877 for info. 

Ettenson Conducts Consumer 
Studies in Eastern Bloc 

Richard Ettenson 

It may not take a special market- 
ing effort to convince consumers in 
the emerging market economies of 
the East Bloc to "buy American." 
In fact, they judge the quality and 
prestige of American products to 
be as high as that of West German 
and Japanese goods. 

This good news for American 
companies comes from a ground- 
breaking consumer study conduct- 
ed this summer in Moscow, War- 
saw and Budapest by Richard Et- 
tenson, associate professor in the 
Department of Textiles and 
Consumer Economics of the Col- 
lege of Human Ecology. At the in- 
vitation of the Academy of Sciences 
in the Soviet Union and Hungary, 
and Warsaw University in Poland, 
he studied East European consum- 
ers to determine how a product's 
brand name and country of origin 
affect purchase decisions. 

"Right now, consumers in these 
countries, particularly the Soviet 
Union, make purchase decisions 
based on mere availability of 
goods, but sometime in the near 
future that won't be the case," Et- 
tenson said. "There will be choices 
and competition, and marketers in 
the East Bloc, like their Western 
counterparts, will need to have 
sophisticated information to make 
decisions about product branding, 
place of manufacture and product 

Ettenson and his graduate stu- 
dent Jim Friday are the first to con- 
duct experimental studies of Soviet 
and Eastern Bloc consumer deci- 
sion-making, and are among the 

first to demonstrate empirically 
that U.S. goods are evaluated fav- 
orably by these consumers. 

Ettenson said it is particularly ex- 
citing to find that, even though 
they have had little, if any, first- 
hand experience with U.S. prod- 
ucts, Soviet and Eastern European 
consumers evaluate them as favor- 
ably as Japanese and West German 
goods which have a strong pres- 
ence in the Eastern Bloc. 

"These results strongly suggest 
that the U.S. has a tremendous op- 
portunity to penetrate these virtual- 
ly untapped markets," Ettenson 
says. "U.S. marketers will have an 
advantage if they position them- 
selves early and well. And this re- 
search provides a first glimpse to 
help us understand how to do it," 
he adds. 

Until recently, Ettenson notes, 
no attempt has been made to un- 
derstand consumer wants and 
needs in the command economies 
of the Eastern Bloc. 

"In a Marxist centrally planned 
economy, consumption traditional- 
ly is viewed as a leak in the cycle 
of production. Until now, all the 
emphasis was on production and 
virtually none was on consump- 
tion," Ettenson says. "Only with the 
shift to a market economy has 
there been a need and an oppor- 
tunity to study the decision behav- 
ior of East Bloc consumers." 

Ettenson was able to track the 
relative importance of a range of 
product attributes in consumers' 
purchase evaluations by using a 
methodology called conjoint analy- 
sis. Rather than asking consumers 
to describe their attitudes toward 
products, this methodology pre- 
sents consumers with a set of deci- 
sion tasks in which they must 
make purchase evaluations based 
on information they are given 
about the attributes of the items in 

He experimentally manipulated 
descriptions of color televisions to 
study the relative importance of 
brand name, country of origin and 
other product attributes: price, war- 

ranty, type of tuner, speaker and 
remote control. More than 300 
adult, urban consumers partici- 
pated in the study. The Western 
brand names tested were Genera! 
Electric, Sony and Philips for the 
U.S., Japan and West Germany re- 
spectively. Poland's Helios, Hun- 
gary's Videoton and the Soviet 
Union's Record brand names repre- 
sented televisions from the Eastern 
Bloc. Although analysis of data is 
still in the preliminary stages, the 
results indicate that, in general, 
Eastern European consumers prefer 
Western goods over those made in 
Eastern Europe. In the absence of 
Western goods, Hungarians and 
Poles prefer goods made in their 
own countries, but Soviets rank 
their own products as least 

"Beyond these generalizations, 
it's misleading to characterize all 
East European consumers as simi- 
lar. When it comes to buying a tele- 
vision, Hungarians based their de- 
cisions on product features. 
Consumers in Poland and the 
Soviet Union, on the other hand, 
considered where the set was made 
as the most important criterion by 
far," Ettenson said. 

Last winter Ettenson and his col- 
league Janet Wagner, associate pro- 
fessor of textiles and consumer eco- 
nomics, used conjoint analysis in 
similar consumer studies conduct- 
ed in the People's Republic of 
China. They found that Chinese 
consumers were more inclined than 
their American counterparts to pur- 
chase foreign -made goods. 

When the final results of Etten- 
son's research are available, they 
wit! provide information to help 
U.S. multinational firms reduce the 
risk of venturing into the Soviet 
and Eastern European markets. 

"Knowing whether to manufac- 
ture products in Poland to sell to 
Polisli consumers or to retain the 
prestigL- o! something made over- 
seas will help international market- 
ers avoid costly mistakes," Ettenson 

Deborah Anderson 

Afro-American Studies Program 
Awarded Upjohn Grant 

The Afro-American Studies Pro- 
gram has received a grant from the 
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employ- 
ment Research to write a mono- 
graph on trends in racial earnings 
inequality over the past decades. 

The monograph, "Racial Earn- 
ings Inequality: An Analysis of 
Contemporary Factors," will detail 
the effects of six competing factors 
on racial earnings differences. 
Areas to be examined include: wel- 
fare; the marginalization of black 
males; educational attainment; the 
exodus of the black middle class 
from the inner city; the retrench- 
ment on civil rights; and the 

changing age composition of the 
black population. 

Data from the current popula- 
tion survey will be used to estimate 
earnings that, among other things, 
account for changing family struc- 
tures and the rise of black female- 
headed families and increased la- 
bor force drop-outs and declining 
employment of inner-city youth. 

The principal investigators are 
Samuel L. Myers Jr., director of the 
Afro-American Studies Program 
and professor of economics, and 
William A. Darity Jr., professor of 
economics at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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Scholarships Available for Adult Women 

A scholarship fund for adult women is now available through 
the Returning Students Program of the university's Counseling 
Center, Learning Assistance Service. Provided by the Charlotte W. 
Newcombe Foundation, the funds will be divided among students 
who are 25 years or older, admitted as full or part-time under- 
graduates at College Park for Spring 1991 and have completed at 
least half the credits needed for degrees. The deadline for applica- 
tions is Friday, November 16. For information, call Beverly 
Greenfeig or Barbara Goldberg at 314-7693. 

President William E. Kirwan: 

Diversity and Excellence for College Park 

The following is excerpted 
from the closing remarks made by 
President William E. Kirwan at 
the end of the 1990 Equity Confer- 
ence on Oct. 19. 

...Several people have mentioned 
to me what an excellent keynote 
address President Franklyn Jenifer 
of Howard University gave this 
morning. 1 regret that I was en 
route back here from a meeting in 
North Carolina and had to miss his 
talk. For those of you who are not 
aware of Dr. Jenifer's affiliation 
with this campus, I want you to 
know that he received his Ph.D. in 
chemistry from College Park. We 
are extremely proud of what this 
distinguished alumnus has ac- 
complished in higher education. 

I understand that President 
Jenifer issued a challenge to "stop 
fixing the leaks in the boat and join 
him and Howard University in 
building a new ship. "His remark 
reminds me of the Noah Principle, 
which says: no more prizes for 
predicting rain, prizes only for 
building arks, 

1 want to publicly state that we 
at College Park are eager to join 
our colleagues at Howard Univer- 
sity to "build an ark." We, in fact, 
can build on existing successful 
collaboration through the LEAD 
program, a summer enrichment 
program for talented minority high 
school students, and through the 
new NSF ECSEL grant awarded to 
a consortium of universities that 
includes Howard University and 
the University of Maryland at Col- 
lege Park. This grant is specifically 
aimed at cooperative efforts to in- 
crease the participation of minor- 
ities and women in engineering. 

In preparing mv comments for 
today, I could not help but think 
about the progress we have made 
as an institution toward our goals 
of diversity for this campus. This 
progress does not mean that we 
have reason for complacency. In 
fact, quite the contrary is true. For 
example, the graduation rate of 
African-Americans at College Park 
is still distressingly low and the 
actual numbers of African- Ameri- 
can tenure-track faculty has not ris- 
en as fast as we would like. 
Nevertheless, progress is being 
made here because of the commit- 
ment and excellent work of people 
from across the campus, many of 
whom are in this room today. 

...We have articulated a vision 
for College Park as a place where 
our efforts to build excellence are 
inextricably linked to our efforts to 
increase diversity. To achieve this 
vision, we will have to create an 
environment that attracts people of 
different racial and cultural back- 
grounds to join this community 
and to develop their talents to the 
fullest. This will require a campus 
culture that is built not just on re- 
spect for differences, but one that 
celebrates these differences. 

1 see the environment of major- 

ity institutions, such as College 
Park, as having three stages of de- 
velopment. The first stage is the 
environment of unicity. This is a 
stage where, typically, the institu- 
tional culture is totally dominated 
by white males. Such a culture dis- 
courages, indeed, stifles participa- 
tion and contributions by other 

Hue to initiatives such as affir- 
mative action and Title IX, many 
majority institutions have moved to 
a second stage — a stage I call a di- 
versity of environments. Institu- 
tions in stage two have populations 
that better reflect the richness of 
our nation's culture and heritage. 
In my view, College Park has ad- 
vanced further than many institu- 
tions through stage two. 

This stage is clearly an improve- 
ment over stage one, but it has ser- 
ious limitations. Although a more 
diverse population is accepted, 
even expected, the culture still re- 
quires a certain degree of assimila- 
tion by minority groups. And, it 
does not use fully its diversity as a 
source of internal enrichment and 

The third stage, which I believe 
no university has yet achieved, is 
what I call an environment for di- 
versity. In this stage, a university 
would come to see diversity not 
just as a social goal, but as an op- 
portunity for institutional advance- 
ment, a condition to be prized and 

A university that reaches the 
third stage — -that creates an en- 
vironment for diversity — will have, 
in my view, an enormous advan- 
tage over schools in stage two. Not 
only will the learning environment 
be enhanced, but being a member 
of such a community will be — in 
and of itself — a source of enrich- 
ment. A school that achieves this 
third stage will be nurtured and 
strengthened because of its diver- 
sity. It will become a magnet for 
talented people and, most especial- 
ly, a magnet for talented women 
and minorities. With women and 
minorities accounting for 80 per- 
cent of the new entrants into the 
workforce in the 1990s, imagine 
what an advantage an institution in 
stage three would have. But 1 do 
not want to overemphasize the 
competitive advantage of an envir- 
onment for diversity. Such surely 
will be a consequence. The real re- 
wards, however, will be the estab- 
lishment of a community where a 
diverse body of students, faculty 
and staff grow intellectually and 
socially just by the mere act of be- 
ing part of the community. 

...How do we go about creating 
an environment for diversity? It 
will require much of all of us. At 
the core, however, is the need to 
develop a greater awareness to im- 
pediments to diversity. We must 
individually develop a mindset that 
causes each of us to think how our 
decisions and actions will affect 
our goals for diversity. When we 

put together workshops, panels 
and programs, we must be careful 
to draw upon the richness of our 
entire community. When we speak 
and write for public consumption, 
we need to be mindful of the effect 
our words will have on others. 
When we make decisions about 
resource allocations, we must think 
through how these decisions will 
affect our commitment to diversity. 
When we meet to discuss issues of 
diversity, we must learn to speak 
openly and honestly about our con- 
cerns, hopes and aspirations. 

...What are our next steps? 1 am 
charging the Equity Council to take 
the ideas generated today and de- 
velop them into recommendations 
for specific actions. I plan to hold a 
retreat this January for the vice 
presidents, deans, and others. We 
will use the recommendations de- 
veloped by the Equity Council to 
formulate an agenda for action. 

In establishing this agenda, we 
must be mindful of the goals foT 
diversity expressed in our Enhance- 
ment Plan. We must extend the 
goals to individual units and devel- 
op a system of accountability to 
monitor progress towards these 

This afternoon, I have been part 
of a wonderful experience. I have 
witnessed the coming together of 
people from different racial and 
ethnic backgrounds in an open and 
mutually supportive way with the 
common goal of making this a 
more diverse and better institution. 
Let us go forth with a united com- 
mitment to discuss today's experi- 
ence with our colleagues who are 
not here. And, let us go forth with 
a renewed commitment to realize 
our common dreams of diversity 
and excellence for College Park. 


19 9 



Take Part in the Turkey Trot 

Campus Recreation Services will hold a predicted-time walk at 
noon on Thursday, Nov, 15. All university students, faculty and 
staff are eligible to participate in this special walking event in 
which you must predict how long it will take you to walk the 2.5 
mile (approximately) course. Turkeys will be awarded to the oldest 
and youngest male and female walkers. T-shirts will be awarded to 
the male and female winners in each of the four age groups. A 
prize will be awarded to the campus department having the most 
walkers finish the event. For more information, call 314-7218. 


The Art Gallery will host an 
opening reception for its 
exhibition of the Richard 
Diebenkorn "41 Etchings 
Drypoints" Portfolio, Nov. 
12 from 5:50-7:30 p.m. 
Also featured will be 
selected paintings by 
Richard Oassoulas and con- 
temporary prints from the 
permanent collection, For 
information, call The Art 
Gallery at 405-2763. 


Art Gallery Exhibition: The 41 
Etchings Drypoints of Richard 
Diebenkorn. today- Dec. 20. 
Opening Reception, today, 5:30- 
7:30 p.m., The Art Gallery. Aft/ 
Soc. Call 5-2763 for into. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

'Computing the Well-Founde^ 
Semantics of Logic Problems." 
David S. Warren, SUNY Stony 
Brook, reception, 3:30 p.m., 1152 
A.V. Williams Bldg., lecture. 4 
p.m., 0111 Classroom Bidg. Call 
5-2661 (or info. 

Psychology Distinguished 
Speakers Lecture: "Emotions S 
Brain Temperature." Robert 
Zajpnc, U. of Michigan, 4 p.m., 
1250 Zoo/Psych. Call 5-5867 for 

Space Science Seminar: 'Ap- 
plying Space Plasma Theory io 
Astrophysical Jets," D N. Baker. 
NASA/Goddard. 4:30 p.m., 1113 
Computer & Space Sciences 
Call 5-4629 for info. 

Crossroads in Film, Cinema by 
and about Peoples of Ihe African 
Diaspora. Rags and Old Love, 7 
p.m., 2203 Art/Soc. Call 5-3809 
for info. 

Music Department Twentieth 
Century Ensemble Concert, 
8:15 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall 
Call 5-5548 for info. 


Zoology Seminar: "The Evolu- 
tion of Gynodioecy in Plantago 
lanceolate," Lynn Broaddus, 
Smithsonian Institution, noon, 
1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6939 for 

History Department Bag Lunch 
Talk: Petitions and the Emer- 
gence of Political Organization in 
Germany." James Hams, noon. 
21 1 9 Francis Scon Key. Call 5- 
4265 for info. 

Meteorology Seminar: 'Case 
Studies of Ozone in the Unpol- 
luted Troposphere," Anne M. 
Thompson, NASA/Goddard. 3:30 

p.m., 21 14 Computer & Space 
Sciences, refreshments, 3 p.m. 
Call 5-5392 lor info 

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

Physics Colloquium: "Reflect- 
ions on the Philosophy of Phys- 
ics," Arkady Migdal, Landau In- 
stitute 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 Na- 
tive American religion to follow. 
4-6 p.m.. Non-print Media Center. 
Hornbake Library. Call 5-8458 for 

Movie: Camille Claude!. 6:30 & 
9:30 p.m., Hoff Theatre. Call 4- 
HOFF for info.' 

Public Affairs Lecture: "Compe- 
tition with our Friends: Innova- 
tion," Martin Baily. Economics. 
7:30 p.m., Center for Advanced 
Research in Biotechnology. Sha- 
dy Grove Call 5-6330 for info. 


Capital Association for Women 
Deans, Administrators, and 
Counselors Meeting: "Women in 
the Executive Ranks," Kathryn 
Costello, Vice President, Institu- 
tional Advancement. 8-9:30 a.m., 
Chesapeake Room, Center of 
Adult Education. Call 5-46B0 lor 

Office of Human Relations Mul- 
ticultural Community Days: 
"Enhancing Teaching, Learning 
and Working in a Culturally 
Diverse Campus Community." 
today & tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. -5 
p.m.. Stamp Student Union. Call 
5-2838 for into. 

Employee Development Semi- 
nar: "Principles of Supervision," 
today & lomorrow, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., 
1112 A.V. Williams Bldg. & Marie 
Mount. Call 5-5651 for info.* 

Counseling Center Research & 
Development Meeting: "The 
New Majority: The Transfer Stu- 
dent," George Marx, Associate 
Vice Chancellor. Academic Af- 
fairs, noon-1 p.m., 0106-0114 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 for info 

Outstanding Hispanic Scholars 
Seminar: "Science and Mythol- 
ogy of Medicinal Plants of the 
Puerto Rico/Latino World," Eloy 
Rodriguez, U. of California at Ir- 
vine, 3 p.m.. Maryland Room, 
Mane Mount. Call 5-3912 for 

Zoology Seminar: "Energetics 

and Development of Striped Bass 
(Morone saxatilis) and Striper 1 
Bass x White Bass (M. chrysops) 
Hybrid Larvae." Helen Large-Mul- 
ligan, Zoology, 3:30 p.m.. 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6887 for info. 

Department of Spanish & Por- 
tuguese Lecture: "Prospero, 

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

Movie: Camille Claudel. 6:30 8 
9:30 p.m.. Hoff Theatre. Call 4- 
HOFF for info." 

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 in- 

Improvisations Unlimited 
Dance Performance, featuring 
works by Anne Warren, today- 
Nov. 17, 8 p.m.. Studio Theatre, 
Dance Bldg.. $8 standard admis- 
sion; $5 students & seniors. Call 
5-3180 for info.' 

Music Department Graduate 
String Quartet Showcase, 3 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5- 
5548 for into. 



Campus Recreation "Turkey 
Trot' : 2.5 mile fitness walk, 
12:15 p.m., registration. 11:45 
a.m., Heckord Armory. Call 4- 
7218 for info. 

Art Department Minorities & 
Women Lecture, Edgar Heap-of- 
Birds, Artist, Cheyenne & Arapa- 
ho Nation, 12:30 p.m.. 1309 Art/ 
Soc Call 5-1442 for info. 

Systems Research Center Sys- 
tems Colloquium: "An Imple- 
mentable Receding Horizon Con- 
troller tor Stabilizing Nonlinear 
Systems," David Q Mayne, Im- 
perial College of Science & 
Technology, London. 3-4 p.m., 
1100 ITV Bldg. Call 5-6634 for 

Campus Senate Meeting, Chan- 
cellor Donald N. Langenberg lo 
speak, 3:30-6:30 p.m., 1026 
Heckord Armory, Call 5-5805 for 

Horticulture Seminar: "Do You 
Really Know How to Use a Cam- 
era?, Norman Pruilt, Information 
& Publications. 4 p.m., 0128B 
Holzapfel Call 5-4356 for info. 

Movie: Total Recall. 7:15 & 9:45 
p.m.. Hoff Theatre Call 4-HOFF 
for info." 

Women's Basketball vs. Fin- 
nish National Team, 7:30 p.m.. 
Cole Field House. Call 4-7064 for 

University Theatre: The Wiz. 
today-Nov. 17, 8 p.m . Tawes 
Theatre, Call 5-2201 for info.' 

"Lunch n Learn" Mental Health 
Lecture: "Aspects of the Diagno- 
sis and Treatment of Sexual Dis- 
orders," Fred Berlin. Johns Hop- 
kins U. Hospital, l-2p.m..3100E 
Student Health Center. Call 4- 
8106 tor info. 

History Lecture: "Language, 
Identity, and Republican Politics 
in Nineteenth -Century France." 
Caroline Ford. Center for Euro- 
pean Studies, Harvard U., 1 
p.m., 2119 Francis Scott Key. 
Call 5-4265 for info. 

Department of Spanish & Por- 
tuguese Lecture: "Fernando de 
Roias' Celestina and the Twen- 
tieth -Century Dramatic Re- 
sponse." Joseph Snow, 2 p.m.. 
St. Mary's. Call 5-6441 for info. 

Geology Lecture: "Fractal Ge- 
ometry and Chaos Theory: Their 
Application in the Earth Sci- 
ences," Christopher C. Barton, 
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, 
2 p.m., 0103 Hornbake Library. 
Call 5-4802 for into. 

Analytical, Nuclear, and Envir- 
onmental Chemistry Seminar: 
"Advances in Analysis of Biologi- 
cal Macromotecules by Mass 
Spectrometry," Catherine 
Fenselau. Cnemistry a Biochem- 
istry, UMBC, 3 p.m., 1325 Chem- 
istry. Call 5-1860 tor info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"4th Maryland Theoretical Com- 
puter Science Day," Alok Aggar- 
wal. IBM T.J. Watson Research 
Center: Michael L Fredman. Rut- 
gers LI.; Silvio Macali, MIT; Avi 
Wigderson. Hebrew U. 1 Prince- 
ton U.. reception, 3:30 p.m., 
1152 A.V. Williams Bldg , lecture, 
4 p.m., 0111 Classroom Bldg. 
Call 5-2661 for into. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Strato- 
spheric Aerosol Variability and 
the Greenhouse Climate For- 
cing," V. Ramaswamy, Geophysi- 
cal Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. 
Princeton, 3:30 p.m.. 2114 Com- 
puter & Space Sciences, refresh- 

"Struggle Continues", llnocut by Hamilton Budaza. As part of 
its fall lecture series on feminist theory and women's activism, 
the Women's Studies Program will present speaker Llndiwe 
Mabuza. Chief Representative of the African National Congress 
to the U.S., Nov. 19 at S p.m. Ms. Mabuza will speak on "Mak- 
ing Revolution: The Role of Women in the African National Con- 
gress". For information, call 405-6877. 


3 p.m. Call 5-5392 for in- 

Unlversity Theatre: The Wiz, 8 
p.m , Tawes Theatre. See Nov. 
15 for details.' 

Movies: Total Recall & Mystery 
Train, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.. Hoff 
Theatre. Call 4-HOFF lor info,' 


Adult Health & Development 
Program Activities ana Lec- 
ture, 9:30-noon. Cole Field 
House; Annual Awards Cere- 
mony, noon-2 p.m., Atrium, 
Stamp Student Union. Call 5- 
2528 for info. 

University Theatre: The Wiz. 8 
p.m., Tawes Theatre. See Nov. 
15 for details.* 

Movies: Total Recall & Mystery 
Train. Hoff Theatre. Call 4-HOFF 
tor info,* 


Celebration of Ministry, featur- 
ing speaker Rev. Dr. John Van- 
norsrJall, 10 honor Elizabeth 
Platz. Lutheran chaplain, 7 p.m.. 
Memorial Chapel. Call 5-8456 for 

Movie: Total Recall. 5, 7:15 & 
9:45 p.m., Hoff Theatre. Call 4- 
HOFF for info.* 


Art Gallery Exhibition: "The 41 
Etchings Drypoints oi Richard 
Diebenkorn, ' tod ay- Dec, 20, The 
Art Gallery, Art/Soc. Call 5-2763 

for info. 

Women's Commission Meeting, 
noon-1 :30 p.m., 2105 Main Ad- 
ministration. Call 5-5806 for into. 

Space Science Seminar: "X-ray 
Observations of Solar Flares." 
David Balchelor, NASA/Goddard. 
4:30 p.m., 1113 Computer & 
Space Sciences. Call 5-4829 tor 

Women's Studies Lecture: 
"Making Revolution: The Role of 
Women in the African National 
Congress," Lindiwe Mabuza, 
Chief Representative of the Afri- 
can National Congress in ihe 
U.S., 8 p.m.. 2203 Art/Soc. Call 
5-6877 for info, 


Zoology Lecture: "Otogeny of 

Vocalization in the Evening Bat," 
Andrew Scherrer, Zoology, noon, 
1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 5-S890 for 

Physics Colloquium: The Uni- 
verse: A Remarkable Accelerat- 
or," Hector Rubinstein, U. of 
Stockholm, 4 p.m., 1410 Physics, 
tea reception, 3:30. Call 5-5980 
for into. 

Dlngman Center for Entrepre- 
neurshlp Seminar: "Mergers, 
Acquisitions, Corporate Partner- 
ing, and Divestitures," 6:30-9:30 
p.m., Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethes- 
da. Call 5-2144 tor info.' 

20th Annual University of 
Maryland Bands Showcase 
Concert, L Richmond Sparks, 
George Ross, 8 John Wakefield, 
conductors. 7:30 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre. Call 5-5542 for info.' 


Writers Here & Now Reading, 
featuring student work, 3:30 p.m., 
3101 McKeldin Library (Katharine 
Anne Porter Room]. Call 5-3819 
tor info. 

' Admission charge for this 
event. All others are free 



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