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OUTLOOK 



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



FEBRUARY 4, 1991 
VOLUME 5, NUMBER 15 



The Silverman Compound: Turning 
Ordinary Rubber Into Super Rubber 



A University of Maryland at 
College Park researcher has invent- 
ed a new technique that turns ordi- 
nary rubber into super rubber. 

The new rubber, created by 
Joseph Silverman, professor of 
Materia] and Nuclear Engineering, 
lasts up to three times longer than 
conventional synthetic rubber, is 
practically invulnerable to environ- 
mental damage, and can be pro- 
duced at a cost only slightly higher 
than that needed to produce sty-* 
rene-butadiene rubber, the most 
common type of synthetic rubber 
used in military and consumer 
products. 

While its most immediate appli- 
cation appears to be as a replace- 
ment for the rubber now used in 
military tank tread pads, the new 
compound could prove useful in a 
whole range of other products. 

Creation of the new compound 
was nine parts science and one part 
luck. In searching for a longer- last- 
ing rubber compound, Silverman 
and his associates mixed certain 
additives to conventional rubber, 
partially cured the mixture with 
heat and pressure, and then bom- 
barded the compound with millions 
of volts of electron energy from an 
electron accelerr'or. 

The results surprised even Sil- 
verman. "Our approach is in a sense 
really a minor modification of 
conventional rubber curing tech- 
niques," Silverman notes, "but what 




Newsmakers 
at College Park 

Faculty experts recently in 
the news 



New Faculty Grievance 
Policy in Effect 

Ombuds Officer and other 
modifications added 

Classics Department 
Honors Faculty Member 

Spring lecture series a tribute 
to Rolf Hubbe 



5 



Plans Under Way for 
40-Hour Work Week 

Staff member writes open letter 
to the campus community 



.7 




Joseph Silverman 
finds his lab a crowd- 
ed place, but equip- 
ment such as this ac- 
celerator Is vital to 
his diverse research 
projects. 



we ended up with is a new com- 
pound that has proved significantly 
superior to conventional rubber in 
every test tried." 

Development of the new rubber 
was funded by the U.S. Army. The 
army wanted a replacement for the 
rubber used in pads attached to 
tank treads which wear out quickly 
under the weight of the 70-ton 
machines. Pads help stabilize tanks 



and also prevent road damage from 
the massive vehicles. 

Cost was another motivation in 
the army's search for an alternative 
pad. Individually, such pads are 
relatively inexpensive. But collec- 
tively, replacing tank pads for all 
the army's tanks costs taxpayers a 
hefty $100 million a year. 

continued on page 6 



The Strategic Planning Process: 
A Talk with the Provost 



President Kirwan has appointed 
a Strategic Planning Committee to 
develop a plan for the university. 
Vice President for Academic 
Affairs and Provost Bob Dorfman 
chairs the group. Outlook editor 
Roz Hiebert talked with the pro- 
vost recently about the committee's 
work. 

Q: Was the committee created be- 
cause of the current budget situa- 
tion? 

A; It certainly was stimulated by the 
budget situation. But it really 
should be seen as a further elabora- 
tion of the ideas that underlie APAC 
(Academic Planning Advisory 
Committee), namely a long-range 
planning activity but one that will 
involve the whole campus. The 
planning that we do must examine 
the whole spectrum of campus 
activities and ask which are 
essential or basic to the university 
and how can we improve their 
quality. These questions should al- 
ways be asked, but it's clear that in 
the next few years they will be 
especially critical for the university. 

Q: Who will be on the committee? 
A: The four vice presidents plus 



several others chosen by the presi- 
dent and the Campus Senate Exec- 
utive Committee. 

Q: When will you begin meeting? 
A: Immediately. We don't have a lot 
of room to delay. Several activities 
are taking place already. 

Q: Such as? 

A: The deans, after consulting with 
their faculty, have presented a 
three-year cost-containment reallo- 
cation plan to APAC. APAC is re- 
viewing the plan and meeting with 
the deans in order to make its 
recommendations. The Finance 
Committee, chaired by Dr. Sturtz, is 
managing the Fiscal Year 1991 
budget situation. The Finance Com- 
mittee is working diligently on 
managing the campus budget. Dur- 
ing the next several months, we 
have to make some critical decisions 
about how we are going to maintain 
the momentum of the campus and 
deal with the Enhancement Plan at 
the same time that our resources are 
shrinking. We can't do everything 
that we envisioned in the plan 
because it assumed a certain 

continued on page 3 



UNIVERS ITY 



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PARK 




Civil War Historian Barbara Fields to Speak Feb. 7 

Barbara Fields, one of the historians featured on the highly 
acclaimed public television series, "The Civil War," will present a 
lecture, "Who Freed the Slaves?" on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in 
Room 2203 of the Art /Sociology Building. Fields, a professor of 
history at Columbia University, is also an associate editor of the 
Freedmen and Southern Society Project and worked at College Park 
in 1981-82. The lecture is scheduled in honor of Black History Month 
and jointly sponsored by Arts and Humanities and Academic Af- 
fairs. A reception will follow the talk. Call 405-2097 for information. 




College Park "In the News" 



The work of College Park faculty 
and academic programs at the 
university frequently receive atten- 
tion in the news media. 

College Park- related stories ap- 
pear regularly in both the regional 
and national media and our faculty 
members often are quoted as ex- 
perts in breaking news situations. 
Here are some recent highlights in 
news coverage of College Park. 

•College Park experts in public 
affairs and the sciences have been 
consulted on a variety of issues re- 
lating to the war in the Persian Gulf. 
Michael Nacht (Public Affairs), 
Steve Fetter (Public Affairs), 
William Galston (Public Affairs), 
Catherine Kelleher (Public Affairs), 
Alan Robock (Meteorology) and 
Bruce Jarvis (Chemistry) were all 
quoted in war-related stories by 
such news organizations as Cable 
News Network, The Baltimore Sun, 
The Los Angeies Times, The Miami 
Herald, and WTOP Radio. 



•Eugenie Clark (Zoology) made 
two recent appearances in the na- 
tional media. NBC's Today Show 
did a lengthy feature story on Clark 
and her work on sharks. The Neiv 
York Times quoted Clark as an 
expert in a story on the hunting of 
sharks. 

• Another zoologist, Sue Carter, 
was featured in the Jan. 22 Neiv York 
Times. Carter was quoted ex- 
tensively in the paper's lead science 
story on oxytocin. 

•Roald Sagdeev, College Park's 
Distinguished Professor of Physics 
and former science advisor to Soviet 
President Gorbachev, has been the 
subject of extensive media attention 
since becoming a permanent faculty 
member this fall. His convocation 
speech was covered by the Baltimore 
Sun and Los Angeles Times. The 
Voice of America broadcast an 
interview with Sagdeev in late 
December to a potential audience of 
18 million people world-wide. 



•Another Soviet scholar at Col- 
lege Park, mathematician Michael 
Brin, was featured in a December 
ABC Nightly News report about the 
brain drain of Soviet scientists to the 
United States. 

•AIDS Awareness Week at Col- 
lege Park in late November received 
positive coverage locally on four 
television news programs and two 
radio news programs and national 
attention in The Chronicle of Higher 
Education. 

•The Chronicle of Higher Education 
also quoted and pictured Kathryn 
Mohrman (Undergraduate Studies) 
in a major story on improvements in 
undergraduate education at public 
researchuniversities. 

The College Park "In the News" 
column will run periodically in Out- 
look throughout the spring semester. 



Astronaut to Speak During Black History Month Celebration 




Col. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. 



Colonel Charles F. Bolden, Jr., a 
U.S. Marine Corps officer and 
NASA astronaut who has been the 
pilot for two space shuttle missions, 
will be the guest speaker at the 
College of Engineering and the 
College of Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences annual Black 
History Month celebration. 

The astronaut will speak Feb. 13 
at 2:30 p.m. in the Judith Resnik 
Lecture Hall (Room 1202) of the 
Engineering Classroom building. 

Bolden holds a B.S. degree in 
electrical science from the U.S. 
Naval Academy and an M.S. in 
systems management from the Uni- 
versity of Southern California. 

Bolden graduated from the U.S. 
Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent 
River in 1979 and was assigned to 
the Naval Air Test Center's Systems 
Engineering and Strike Aircraft Test 
Directorates. A year later he was 
selected by NASA and qualified as 
pilot for assignment as a space 
shuttle flight crew member. 

Bolden piloted the space shuttle 
Columbia and more recently, the 



Discovery on its mission to deploy 
the Hubble Space Telescope. He has 
logged 267 hours in space and will 
be the commander aboard Columbia 
for the shuttle's scheduled April 
1991 launch. 

At NASA, Bolden has served as 
chief of the safety division at 
Johnson Space Center and lead 
astronaut for vehicle test and 
checkout at the Kennedy Space 
Center among other technical 
assignments. 

He holds the Defense Superior 
Service Medal, the USC Outstand- 
ing Alumni Award, and the USC 
Alumni Award of Merit. 



OUTLOOK 



Outlook is (he weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving 
[he College Park campus community. 



Management Center Wins USAID Grant 



The International Development 
Management Center (IDMC), an 
affiliate unit of the Maryland Co- 
operative Extension Service, has 
been awarded a subcontract for Im- 
plementing Policy Change (IPC), a 
new, five-year project of the U.S. 
Agency for International Develop- 
ment. 

IPC has $5.2 million in core 
funding and projects $13.9 million 
in buy-ins from USAID overseas 
missions. 

The objective of IPC is to use, 
through technical cooperation, 
strategic management processes and 



methods to assist leaders and 
managers in less developed coun- 
tries put policies into action. 

Derick Brinkerhoff, associate di- 
rector for research at IDMC, will be 
the lead technical specialist in 
charge of the IPC research program, 
which includes agriculture, 
development, information manage- 
ment, and irrigation and natural 
resources. 



Kathryn Costs I lo 

Roz Hiebert 

Linda Freeman 
Brian Busek 
Lisa Gregory 
Tom Otwell 
Fariss Samarrai 
Gary Stephenson 
Jennifer Bacon 

Judith Bair 
John Consoll 
Stephen Dafrou 
Chris Paul 
Al Danegger 
Linda Martin 
PI a Uznanska 
Michael Vuen 
Peter Zulkamain 



Vice President far 

Institutional Advancement 

Director of Public Information & 

Editor 

Production Editor 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

Staff Writer 

Calendar Editor 

Art Director 
Formal Designer 
Layout & Illustration 
Layout & Illustration 
Photography 
Production 
Production Intern 
Production Intern 
Production Intern 



Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus informa- 
tion & calendar items are welcome. Please submit all 
material at least three weeks before the Monday of 
publication Send if to Roz Hiebert, Editor Outlook. 2101 
Turner Building, through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland. College Park, MD 20742 Our telephone 
number is (301)405-4621. Electronic mail address is 
oullook@pres.umd edu. Fax number is [301)314-9344 

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FEBRUARY 



19 9 1 



College Park Alumna is Teacher of the Year 

Congratulations to Rosemaric McConnaughey! The Prince 
George's teacher, who received both her bachelor of science and 
master's degrees in education from the University of Maryland at 
College Park, recently received the Teacher of the Year Award for 
the State of Maryland. McConnaughey teaches fifth grade at 
Columbia Park Elementary School in Landover. She is the first 
teacher from Prince George's County public schools to win the 
distinction. 




Dorfman Discusses 

Planning for the University's Future 



continued from page I 



amount of funding that is not 
presently available. Nevertheless, 
we want to have a better institution. 

Q: Will you concentrate specifically 
on planning for the July 1 fiscal 
budget? 

A: No. We'll look at both the long 
and short term and work on creat- 
ing a long-range master strategy. I 
certainly don't envision this as a 
one-shot process. It's important to 
remember that the Strategic Plan- 
ning Committee will continue, as 
President Kirwan said, over the next 
severa! years. Of course, whatever 
this group recommends will be 
presented to the president's cabinet. 
Ultimately the president has the 
final decision on any 
changes. 

Q: Is the Enhancement Plan the base 
document from which you will 
work? 

A: It provides an overall framework 
and vision. The discourse in the 
Strategic Planning Committee will 
further serve to clarify and refine 
what some of the important 
priorities and target areas are going 
to have to be. 

Q: How can we keep enhancing the 
campus when we're having to cut 
back so significantly? 
A: We have to enhance selectively. 
We can't expect to operate all of our 
current activities at their current 
levels. We will have to come up 
with many more efficiencies. We've 
got to look at how we run the 
campus, explore financial ar- 
rangements that will produce econ- 
omies, decide on which activities we 
might have to delay or eliminate, 
agree on what some of our most 
important and creative programs 
are and see how they can be 
stimulated to higher degrees of ac- 
complishment, and to move resour- 
ces from more peripheral activities. 
We must maintain the quality of 
those activities that this planning 
process identifies as being of critical 
importance to the university. 

Q: The president has said that the 
university will be reallocating up to 
$3 million, or 1 percent annually. 
That sounds like a drop in the 
bucket of the current $25 million 
budget reduction. 
A: Yes, but after we've absorbed a 
$25 million reduction, it is very dif- 
ficult to find yet additional funds 
for reallocation. Nevertheless, it is 
important that we have the ability to 
move resources from less critical 
areas to those areas most essential to 
the university. 

Q: This process surely will create a 
lot of anxiety. How are you going to 
make sure many points of view are 
heard? 



A; We have to make sure that the 
campus community shares our goal 
of improving the institution. The 
mission of the Strategic Planning 
Committee — indeed all of us — must 
be to nurture programs of quality 
and centrality to the overall mission 
of the university. That's a goal that 
everyone can feel a part of and 
responsible for. Certainly, some 
programs are going to benefit and 
others are going to suffer somewhat. 
But we always have as a goal the 
protection of the human aspects of 
our activities — the fact that this is a 
community of human beings who 
are mutually reinforcing. 

That doesn't mean that hard de- 
cisions don't have to be made. They 
do. But my hope is that this can be 
an opportunity for improving the 
university, that while we may not 
be able to do the same broad range 
of enhancements that we had once 
hoped to do, what we will end up 
with will be of very high quality, 
and people will have occasion to 
feel proud of the institution. 

As to listening to many points of 
view, I know that the committee 
will want to make themselves as 
available as possible. I myself have 
scheduled meetings with faculty 
groups and department chairs. I 
intend to make myself as visible as I 
can so that people have a sense that 
this process is not being carried out 
in isolation but is a dynamic and 
open process in which they have a 
role to play. And we certainly 
would not want to move significant 
resources from any activity without 
giving the people affected an 
opportunity to make their case. 

Q: You say many areas can stand 
careful examination and that activi- 
ties of a similar nature could be put 
in closer connection with each other. 
Does that mean merging some 
programs? 

A: That's one possibility. But the 
committee won't focus only on aca- 
demic affairs. It will look at effici- 
encies across the different divisions 
and will take recommendations 
from various groups such as APAC 
and feed them into the strategic 
planning process. 

Q: Will some highly regarded pro- 
grams that currently are well-fund- 
ed remain untouched while others 
of less stature will be targets for 
cutbacks? 

A: We have to enter into this pro- 
cess with the understanding that a 
university is a community of open- 
minded people. The idea of putting 
anything off limits for rational 
thought and discussion is not one 
with which I feel very comfortable. 
The second point is that we real- 
ly have to think about how the uni- 
versity is going to enter the 21st 
century. There is nothing that says 



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the university in the next century 
has to look like ours does today. We 
have to think very creatively about 
how we are going to enter the 
future. That means some things are 
going to be more important than 
others. Unless our planning process 
gives us the kind of flexibility we 
need to face the future, we will not 
have succeeded. 

Q: How will you speed up this 
process? 

A: The campus has been engaged in 
this process in one guise or another 
for many years. We also have on 
campus a number of experts who 
have written extensively on 
university planning. I intend to 
make as much use of our own in- 
ternal resources as possible, 

Q: Can you give some examples of 
the kinds of programs that might be 
eliminated? 

A: It is too early in the process to 
cite specific examples. The campus 
will have to decide whether it wants 
to slide toward mediocrity by 
maintaining all its activities, or 
whether it will make carefully 
chosen selective cuts in order to 
maintain and improve the quality of 
those essential activities that it will 
continue. The process that has been 
set up is meant to provide a very 
broad input in determining these 
priorities. 

Q: Anything you'd like to add? 
A: The activities going on now in 
the colleges and departments and 
various student activities taking 
place provide an excellent oppor- 
tunity for the university to grow, 
not in economic terms, but in intel- 
lectual, scholarly and service terms. 
As I said earlier, we have to look 
within ourselves for the energy and 
courage to make some very difficult 
choices. It's important to keep in 
mind the vision enunciated by the 
president in his inaugural address. 
We have to remind ourselves that 
our goal is to become truly excellent 
in those activities that we define as 
the ones that are of most central 
importance to the institution. 

One of the hallmarks of a great 
university, whether it is small or 
very large, is that all of us have a 
sense of the mission of the univer- 
sity and the feeling of being part of 
something greater than ourselves. I 
think we are developing that kind 
of spirit and I hope it will continue 
to grow. 




J, Robert Dorfman 



FEBRUARY 4. 1991 



K 



CLOSE UP 




Forum on Gulf Crisis 

The university's Center for International Security Studies at 
Maryland (CISSM) in association with the School of Public Affairs 
and the Department of Government and Politics is sponsoring a 
campus-wide Forum on the Gulf Crisis on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Zoology-Psychology 
Building in Room 1240. For more information, call the CISSM office 
at 403-8114. 



New Faculty Grievance 
Policy Takes Effect 



In the future, when a faculty 
member has a complaint, grievance, 
or difference of opinion with the 
university, he or she will be able to 
turn to a new faculty grievance 
policy that has just taken effect. 

The new Faculty Grievance Pro- 
cedure replaces the UMCP Faculty 
Grievance Procedure, which had been 
in place since 1983. The policy 
supercedes the System Policy on Fac- 
ulty Grievance, approved by the 
Board of Regents in November, 
1989. 

According to Dean )ohn Burt, 
who chaired the committee that 
wrote the new policy, all faculty 
should be aware of the new process 
because "It represents a whole new 
way of doing business at the 
university." 

There are three major differences 
between the 1983 Faculty Grievance 
Procedure and the new policv, savs 
Burt, One is the fact that the policy 
creates an Ombuds Officer who will 
provide neutral and impartial 
advice to faculty members who feel 
they have been unfairly treated. The 
new policy also contains a 
significant! v shortened but well- 
organized formal hearing process 
that can be used in the event that 
informal attempts to resolve the 
conflict do not succeed. Finally, says 
Burt, "The new procedure makes the 
governance process more liberal as 
to what can be grieved than in the 
past. One may file for any decision 
that he/she believes to be unfair, 
whereas in the past, the process was 
more restrictive." 

The process to develop the new 
faculty grievance policy has been a 
length v one. It began, four years 
ago, on October 12, 1987 when the 
Campus Senate decided to appoint 
a task force to review the Faculty 
Affairs Committee Report on the 
procedure. In February 1988 then- 
Chancellor John Slaughter appoint- 
ed a committee, which presented its 
report to the Campus Senate in 
April, 1990. After senate approval, 
the report was sent to the president 
who suggested some changes that 
ultimately were accepted. The new 
Faculty Grievance Process went into 
effect on December 13, 1990. 

The steps in the policy are out- 
lined in the accompanying chart. 
Copies of the policy will be avail- 
able in the Campus Senate office. 

According to Burt, creating the 
new process was a long and drawn 
out procedure with many differing 
opinions on the part of those in- 
volved in developing the document. 
The only thing that allowed the 
committee to write a policy upon 
which they all agreed was the fact 
that a stumbling block was removed 
when the committee decided take 
out a widely disputed part of the 
procedure and hand it over for 
consideration as part of the 
Appointments, Tenure and Appeals 
policy. 



SUMMARY OF FACULTY GRIEVANCE PROCESS 




President gives final disposition with -I y 
explanation of decision and action 



Hhln 30 | 

lys af step [ 

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Hearing Board Informs parties and President 
of decision in writing 



Grievant provided formal hearing by peers 



Within s 
days of 
step a 





Senate Panel Chair appoints three members and two alternates to 

Hearing Board, convenes board, facilitates election of a board chair; 

board sets hearing date or decides complaint frivolous 

Senate Panel Chair selects 7 members for a Hearing Board from Faculty 

Grievance Panel (a panel composed of all faculty members elected to 

the College Park Senate) 



Exec. Sec. Informs respondent and asks Ombuds 
Officer for summary of mediation 



Grievant files formal written complaint with Exec. Secretary 
of Senate 



Mediation conducted: If grievant withdraws from mediation 
or dispute settled, process stops 



Grievant files formal written complaint in consultation with 
Ombuds Officer, who seeks resolution 



Grievant makes allegation and seeks resolution through 

Informal dlscusslon/no formal documentation of process 

or outcome required 



Decision by faculty member to enter grievance process 



Initial awareness by faculty member of an action or Inaction he or she 
believes to be unfair, discriminatory or improperly reached 




"The time we spent developing 
the new policy was well-spent," 
feels Burt. "The policy is important 
for many reasons, one of which is 
that the procedure will afford fac- 
ulty a real opportunity to partici- 
pate in the governance of the cam- 
pus. In the past, perhaps only five 
or ten faculty grievances have been 
filed, given the restrictiveness of the 



procedure," says Burt. "It is im- 
perative that the faculty know they 
have a 1990, updated grievance 
policy and be acquainted with it." 
Besides Burt, committee mem- 
bers included Richard Claude, 
Richard Jaquith, Jim Grunig, Anne 
MacLeod, Ellen Scholnick, and 
George Snow, 

Roz Hiebert 



Chart provided by 
Dean John Burt 



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FEBRUARY 



19 9 1 



A Benjamin Britten ' Entertainment' to be 
Presented in Tawes Recital Hall 

On Saturday evening, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in Tawes Recital Hall, 
music faculty member James McDonald, tenor, will create an "Enter- 
tainment" featuring the song cycle, Who Are These Children? by 
Benjamin Britten. Actors Karen Olson and Jeff Kensmoe will read 
from an imaginary correspondence between Britten and Eric Crazier, 
Britten's librettist. Ruth Ann McDonald will be the accompanist. 
Tickets for this Artist Scholarship Benefit Series event are $10 for 
general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens. For 
further information call 405-5548. 




Present (Almost) at Creation of 
Classics Department 



If you want to learn about the 
ancient history of College Park's 
Department of Classics, contact Rolf 
O. I lubbe before the end of the 
semester. 

Hubbe, associate professor of 
classics and the second faculty 
member to be hired for the depart- 
ment after its creation in 1955, will 
retire at the end of the semester 
after a 35-year career at College 
Park. 

In Hubbe' s honor, the depart- 
ment will hold a lecture series, 
"Speakers of Words and Doers of 
Deeds: Character and Motivation in 
Homer," during the spring semes- 
ter. Hubbe will present the first lec- 
ture in the series on "Perceiving 
Achilles" at 4 p.m. Tues., Feb. 5, in 
Rm. 2309 Art /Sociology Building. 

During his career at College 
Park, Hubbe has specialized in the 
teaching of ancient Greek. Having 
taught classes of beginning Greek 
ranging from 10-15 students during 
his early years at the university to 
20-25 in recent years, Hubbe has 
introduced hundreds of undergrad- 
uates to the language of myth tel- 
lers, philosophers and early scribes 
of the New Testament. 

The overwhelming majority of 
his students, especially in beginning 
courses, are not classicists, Hubbe 
says. 

"I usually get students who are 
studying some other subject — art 
history, theology, history — and 



need to learn Greek to help with 
their other studies," he says. 

Over the years, Hubbe has spot- 
ted academic fads in other areas of 
the humanities through the com- 
position of his own classes. For in- 
stance, in the early the 1970s during 
the "Jesus Movement" among 
students, Hubbe found an upsurge 
of aspiring New Testament scholars 
in his classes. 

Throughout his career at College 
Park, the Princeton-trained faculty 
member has set teaching as his top 
priority in his academic work. But 
in retirement, Hubbe plans to con- 
centrate on research interests related 
to the poems of Homer. 

Hubbe is studying Homer's 
works with an emphasis on the 
"perception" of the characters. He 
sees "perception" as a fundamental 
component of Homer's work, one 
that has been largely neglected by 
scholars in his estimation. 

In Hubbe' s view, Homer's heroes 
were distinguished by their 
adeptness at both "battle" and "cou- 
nsel." The "counsel" side of the 
ledger includes such characteristics 
as judgment and perceptiveness. 

Hubbe argues that scholars have 
tended to overemphasize the im- 
portance of martial skills in Homer. 
Actually, Homer places greater 
value on qualities of "counsel," 
Hubbe says. 

"I realize that I'm taking an ex- 
treme position. But this is some- 




Rolf 0. Hubbe 



thing that has been ignored," Hubbe 
says. 

Lectures in the series will con- 
tinue throughout the spring semes- 
ter. For more information call 405- 
2013. 

Brian Busek 



Our Busy Music Faculty: Survey Uncovers 
a Multitude of Recordings 



Last fall acting music department 
chair Leon Major asked Rachel 
Wade, assistant research scholar in 
the C.P.E. Bach edition project, to 
gather a list of department- re la ted 
recordings. He thought it would be 
interesting to know what faculty re- 
cordings were currently available 
and perhaps display some of them 
at university concerts. 

Major had no idea that the list 
would end up with more than 140 
separate items on it! They range in 
type from jazz to classical, from 
massed choral works to gridiron 
favorites. And new releases are 
coming out each month. 

If you thought about it, you could 
probably name some of the faculty 
artists who would be likely to have 
made a number of recordings: cer- 
tainly the members of the Guameri 
String Quartet would come to mind, 
as well as perhaps pianist Santiago 
Rodriguez, and baritone Dominic 
Cossa. You may not be aware that 
violinist Jaap Schroder and cellist 
Kenneth Slowik are now adjunct 
members of the faculty, and this 
adds their many recordings for the 
Smithsonian Collection and else- 
where to the department's ever- 
growing list. 



As a service to our readers, Out- 
look from time to time will publish 
parts of this list, grouped in sub-cat- 
egories. We will attempt to be both 
brief and as complete as we can, so 
that the campus community will 
better understand the richness and 



diversity of the musical artistry we 
have among us. 

Watch for our first list, recordings 
of university-related choral music, 
in an upcoming issue of Outlook. 



Language House Exhibition Celebrates 
700 Years of Switzerland 



An exhibition celebrating the 
700th anniversary of Switzerland 
will open Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the 
Language House. 

The exhibition, "Face to Face with 
Switzerland," consists of panels that 
feature images and text that will 
introduce audiences to milestones in 
Swiss cultural, social and political 
history since its founding in 1291. A 
total of 160 copies of the exhibition 
will circulated throughout the 
world during 1991. The Language 
House is the exhibition's first site in 
the Washington D.C. area. 

The exhibition will be on display 



mainly in the Language House's 
multi-purpose room. It is the first 
major cultural exhibit to be shown 
in the academically -based residence 
hall since its opening in fall 1989. 

An opening reception featuring 
remarks by President William E. 
Kirwan and officials from the Swiss 
Embassy will begin at 4 p.m. Wed- 
nesday, Feb. 6, in the Language 
House. The exhibit, which is spon- 
sored by the Swiss Embassy, will be 
on display through March 6. 

The exhibit is free and open to 
the public. For more information 
call 405-6995. 



FEBRUARY 



19 9 1 



RESEARCH 



Publications Award: Last Call for Entries 

Feb. 8 is the deadline for entries for the 1991 Publications Award 
Program. Devised to recognize and encourage excellence in internal 
and external university communications, the new program will 
present some 1 5 awards in nine categories in a ceremony on March 
21. The event will coincide with a publications workshop and "Infor- 
mation Express" presented by Creative Services and the university's 
Publication Council. Call 405-4615 for forms and information. 



Aquacultural Products: 
Will Consumers Bite? 




These two tank pads 
show the improved 
strength of Silver- 
man's material. One 
Is new, the other pad 
has been tested for 
2,000 miles and 
could go further. A 
pad of conventional 
material cannot last 
half as long and 
pulverizes. 



Maryland's aquaculture indus- 
try, already producing products 
worth $10.6 million annually, has 
plans to supply consumers with a 
steady stream of seafood, including 
hybrid striped bass. But how many 
consumers will choose to buy these 
products at perhaps $8 per pound? 

Answers to that question are 
forthcoming from the work of Ivar 
Strand, Nancy Bockstael and 
Douglas Lipton. All are members of 
the Department of Agricultural and 
Resource Economics, and their 
research project is supported by a 
Maryland Agriculture Experiment 
Station Grant. 

Aquaculture products account 
for an increasing proportion of the 
world's seafood supply, says 
Strand. And the decline of wild 
stocks of oysters and other species 
opens the market for aquaculturally 
raised products. Meanwhile, the 
first sanctioned sales of farm-raised 
hybrid striped bass in Maryland 
occurred just last year. 

Maryland's proximity to the 



Boston- Washington corridor offers a 
competitive advantages — producers 
can supply a fresh, high-value 
product to high -income population 
centers, Strand says. But the success 
of aquacultural production depends 
upon producers finding markets in 
which their relatively high-cost 
product can compete. 

The restaurant trade, for example, 
is a market that values the reliable, 
steady supply of a product. 

"But we don't have data on res- 
taurant consumption patterns and 
how consumer preferences change 
in different seasons," Strand says. 
"We have limited information on 
striped bass wholesale markets but 
there has been little research on 
actual purchases by seafood con- 
sumers, by location of consumption, 
such as at home, or restaurants, or 
by species and product type." 

The researchers plan to charac- 
terize the demand for aquacultural 
products by analyzing away-from- 
home consumer expenditures on 
seafood products. Since there is as 




Ivar Strand 

yet relatively little consumption of 
Maryland aquacultural products, 
Strand, Bockstael and Lipton will 
characterize demand based on con- 
sumer behavior toward similar 
products. 

The research team aims to: 

• Identify and evaluate the demand 
for different forms (fresh, frozen, 
breaded, etc.) of seafood. 

• Determine the effects of socio- 
demographic characteristics (age, 
income level, etc.) on seafood con- 
sumption. 

• Determine seasonal changes in 
preferences toward away-from- 
home seafood consumption. 

Kevin Miller 
MAES Science Editor 



Super Rubber 



continued from page I 



But the new compound could 
reduce that cost substantially. Dur- 
ing recent army tests, Silverman's 
new material won high marks, 
proving dramatically more durable 
after more than 2,000 miles of test- 
ing at a military proving ground in 
Arizona. "Our rubber is a major 
improvement," Silverman notes. 
"The Army's Tank and Automotive 
Command saw increases in the re- 
sistance to abrasion (physical wear 
and tear on rubber) ranging from 60 
to 280 percent." 

Abrasion is one major enemy of 
rubber — the other is the environ- 
ment. Rubber is damaged by oxida- 
tion, which is caused by exposure to 
ozone, air and sunlight. This leads 
to the drying and cracking seen in 
hoses, tires and other rubber 
products that have been exposed to 
ozone for long periods of time. 

Although Silverman suspected 
his new rubber might be more re- 
sistant to the damaging effects of 
ozone than normal rubber, he is 
astounded by just how tough his 
compound turned out to be. 

In tests conducted in ozone 
chambers at Fort Bel voir, Virginia, 
the new material proved so imper- 
vious to ozone that Army testers 
thought their equipment was mal- 
functioning. 'They thought their 
chamber must be broken because 
the material showed so little change 
while the original material had 
disintegrated," Silverman says. "The 
new material showed no change for 
35 days under test conditions where 
the original failed in less than. a 
week." 

Resistance to ozone is a desirable 



characteristic for tank pads as well 
as other rubber goods that must be 
stockpiled for long periods of time. 
Silverman's discovery could make it 
possible to store such materials for 
long amounts of time without 
compromising their reliability. 

The advantages of the new rub- 
ber and its commercial possibilities 
have caught the attention of a lead- 
ing U.S. corporation, General Dy- 
namics. General Dynamics makes 
the army's newest tank, the Ml . 

The St. Louis, Missouri -based 
company recently signed a six- 
month option with the University of 
Maryland at College Park to 
evaluate the technology. At the end 
of that period. General Dynamics 
has the option of signing a license 
agreement which would give the 
company the right to use the rubber 
technology although the university 
would still own the patent. 

Other divisions within General 
Dynamics are exploring the pos- 
sibility of using the new rubber and 
other products of electron beam 
curing on other military hardware, 

such as submarines, airplanes and 
missiles. 

While initial use of Silverman's 
compound appears focused on 
military applications, the new rub- 
ber also may prove ideal for use in a 
wide range of civilian products. 
These include such diverse products 
as conveyor and other types of belts, 
shock mounts, seals, non-pneumatic 
tires, pool liners, various rubber 
coatings, windshield wiper 
blades — even suits designed to 
protect against harmful chemical or 
biological agents. 

"We think this technique is the 
basis for a new rubber technology," 
Silverman points out. 



He cautions, however, that much 
research remains to be done before 
commercial uses for the new 
compound become a reality. "We 
have developed a new material, but 
there is a great difference between a 
material and a product." 

Research also remains to be done 
to better understand why the rubber 
assumes its special characteristics 
after Silverman's processing. 
Intriguingly, although the new 
rubber is distinguished by its spe- 
cial toughness and durability, the 
College Park researchers are not 
exactly sure what makes the rubber 
so rugged. While some of its extra 
strength appears to result from the 
special ingredients added during 
the heat and pressure curing pro- 
cess, it is the electron radiation 
treatment that seems to be the key 
to giving the rubber its special 
properties. 

Exactly why this happens is not 
clearly known, but the radiation 
appears to cause the rubber mole- 
cules to bind or link together in 
such a way as to greatly increase the 
toughness of the final product. "At 
the molecular level, rubber is tied 
together by structures that resemble 
strings of pearls," Silverman 
explains. "Irradiation with electrons 
cross-links those strands in a man- 
ner, apparently making the rubber 
tougher and more wear-resistant." 

Even though Silverman is ex- 
tremely pleased with the initial test 
results of his new rubber com- 
pound, he is equally excited about 
its future prospects. "Already, the 
rubber compound has exceeded our 
expectations," he says, "and that was 
only our first try. We hope to unlock 
its full potential in the months 
ahead." 

Gary Stephenson 



K 



FEBRUARY 4, 1991 



Forty-Hour Work Week on Campus Senate Agenda 

To be discussed by the Campus Senate at its regular meeting on 
Feb. 7 is a "Priorities for People Resolution" concerning the uncom- 
pensated conversion to the 40-hour week of certain university 
employees. Also on the agenda is an address by Kathryn Mohrman 
about progress in undergraduate education at College Park. The 
meeting from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 0126 Reckord is open to the 
campus community, and interested people are urged to attend. Call 
405-5805 for information. 




40-Hour Work Week Goes Into Effect 



On January 8, 1991 Governor 
William Donald Schaefer issued an 
Executive Order mandating a 40- 
hour work week for all state em- 
ployees. Until now, only about one- 
third of the state workforce has 
worked a 40- hour week, with two- 
thirds, including most University of 
Maryland employees, working a 
normal 35.5-hour week. 

In his order, Schaefer stated that 
expanded hours will increase 
workforce productivity, reduce 
overtime costs to the state, and be 
an alternative to terminating posi- 
tions during this time of fiscal 
shortfalls. 

On January 24th, the Board of 
Regents established the 40-hour 
work week as the normal work 
week for the University of Mary- 
land System. The order will become 
effective February 10, when new 
hours for the business day will 



become effective. 

On Monday, January 28, Presi- 
dent William E. Kirwan sent a letter 
to university employees discussing 
various aspects of the new rule. He 
said that the university is 
considering several options regard- 
ing official working hours, with 
varying amounts of time for lunch, 
depending on the daily hour 
scheme chosen. He also announced 
that a working group chaired by 
Vice President Sturtz would hold an 
open forum within a few days, and 
he invited broad campus par- 
ticipation in the open session. 

"Over the past several years, the 
College Park campus has endeav- 
ored to create a campus climate 
where the contributions of all of its 
members are valued. I greatly ap- 
preciate the hard work, loyalty and 
dedication to the University that our 
classified employees and associate 



staff have demonstrated. The Vice 
Presidents and I will make every 
effort to find ways to minimize the 
impact of this change in the work 
week on all of those affected," the 
president's letter said. 

In another response to the 
Governor's Executive Order, a 
group of state legislators have 
stated that if a 40-hour work week is 
implemented, the financial sacrifice 
should be shared by all state 
employees. Several delegates from 
Prince George's and Montgomery 
counties have indicated that they 
will draft legislation to stop the new 
plan until its costs and benefits are 
thoroughly reviewed. They say that 
their bill will attempt to block 
implementation until July 1, 1992. 

Roz Hiebert 




Open Letter to the Campus About the 40-Hour Work Week 




Dear Colleagues: 

Governor William Donald 
Schaefer, by Executive Order 
01.01.1991, intends to reduce my 
hourly wages by 1 1.2 percent. This 
order mandates that the normal 
work week for state employees will 
be 40 hours. Those of us who 
currently work a 35.5 hour week 
agreed to do so at a specific hourly 
rate. As an Office Secretary 111, my 
hourly wage will be effectively 
reduced from $10.25 to $9.10, less 
than when I began working here at 
College Park 15 months ago. 

Grade 9 employees make up the 
largest number of affected staff. At 
base pay level, grade 9 staff will 
find their hourly wage to be within 
one cent of what it was in July 1987! 
We have been ordered to work an 
additional 234 hours per year 
(nearly 6 weeks!) for free. Those 
employees with young children will 
also have the increased burden of 
child care costs for these additional 
hours. 

The impact of this mandate un- 



fairly burdens a group of employees 
that historically receive the lowest 
compensation, the majority of 
whom are women and minorities. 
To target only 35.5 hour per week 
employees is discriminatory. There 
will be no impact on 40 hour per 
week employees. 

Equity is the primary issue. If 
belt-tightening measures are called 
for, and I do not doubt that they are, 
then I implore Governor Schaefer to 
tighten with equal pressure across 
the board. If equity means that all 
state employees bear the economic 
burden by working a 40 hour week, 
then equity must also mean that 
everyone shall be fairly compensat- 
ed for each hour. If increased pro- 
ductivity and decreased overtime 
costs are the goals, decreased wages 
are not the means. 

Levels of productivity directly 
correlate to morale. In conversa- 
tions, both formal and informal, I 
hear dismay, frustration and anger. 
I share these sentiments. Dis- 
cussions center around a strong 



willingness to "do our part" but 
with an equally strong sense that 
the burden must be equal among all 
state employees. 

This mandate will take effect in a 
matter of days. University officials 
have had precious little time to 
react. Increased demands on fewer 
employees caused by hiring freezes 
and slashed budgets have already 
taxed the creativity and efforts of 
employees at all levels. I ask, please, 
that university administrators, in 
their herculean efforts to redistrib- 
ute the shrinking budget, reallocate 
the monies necessary to compensate 
fairly those employees being asked 
to work increased hours. 

We are part of the team. Being 
properly compensated affirms our 
value; increased commitment and 
productivity will follow. 

Kathleen Maroney 
Office Secretary III 

Office of the Director of Libraries, 
McKeldin Library 



International Exchange Agreements Committee Requests Proposals 



The International Exchange 
Agreements Committee has been 
charged by the provost to allocate 
$15,000 to faculty and staff who are 
furthering the university's educa- 
tional and scholarly collaborations 
across international boundaries. 

Interested faculty are invited to 
submit proposals that build on and 
intensify existing international col- 
laborations and specify plans to 
sustain a long-term relationship 
with the international university 
partner, according to Judy Olian, 
chair of the International Exchange 
Activities Committee. 

Criteria for the proposal review 
include reasonably mutual goals 
between the university and the 
overseas institution; breadth of im- 
pact of program on multiple 
departments within the university; 
knowledge that there is a specific 
person responsible for administer- 
ing the program here and at the 



overseas institution; specificity of 
program planning; indication of 
interest from the overseas exchange 
institution; the availability of 
matching funds from the home uni- 
versity, overseas university or other 
sources; and plans for seeking al- 
ternative long-term funding. 

Proposals should also include an 
academic rationale for the exchange, 
a budget for the activity, budgetary 
commitments from the relevant 
departments and /or colleges, (and 
if appropriate) letters from relevant 
department chairs or deans, and an 
expression of interest from the 
overseas institution. 

According to Olian, the Interna- 
tiona] Exchange Agreements Com- 
mittee will not provide funds to 
cover faculty salaries or travel that 
otherwise qualify under another 
university funding program. 

Moreover, the program is not 
designed to support faculty devel- 



opment of study abroad programs, 
although a study abroad program 
may be a logical next step in the 
exchange program. The university 
has a small Study Abroad Develop- 
ment Fund administered by the 
Office of International Education 
Services. 

Proposals should be no longer 
than four pages, and the submission 
deadline is Feb. 15. Proposals, 
which should refer to the 1990/91 
academic year through the summer 
of 1991, should be submitted to 
Judy Olian, chair, Office of the 
President, Main Administration- 
Building. 

For more information concerning 
the International Exchange 
Agreement program, please call 
Olian at 405-7225 or Marcus Franda, 
director of International Affairs, at 
405-4772. 




Business Hours? 




Judy Olian 



FEBRUARY 



19 9 1 



CALENDAR 



Taverner Consort Recreates Monteverdi's 
1640 Vespers at Washington National Cathedral 

On Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., University Community Concerts will pres- 
ent the Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, performing Montever- 
di's Venetian Vesper Music of 1640 at the Washington National 
Cathedra!. Taverner director, Andrew Parrott, has recreated a com- 
plete seventeenth-century Vespers service from the Cathedral of St, 
Mark's in Venice. Ticket prices are $17.50 standard admission and 
$15 students and seniors. A special price of $5 for full-time students 
is available at the door. For more information, call University Com- 
munity Concerts at 403-4240, 



FEBRUARY 4-13 



MONDAY 



Art Exhibition, three concurrent 
exhibitions featuring New Deal 
Images, Contemporary Prints 
from the Private Collection, and 
The Andy Warhol Athlete Series. 
today-March 15. The Art Gallery. 
Call 5-2763 tor info. 

* Women's Studies Lecture: 
"We Were There: African Ameri- 
can Women and the Civil Rights 
Movement." Gladys Brown. 
Gladys Marie Frye, Maieka Han- 
sard. Mary Cothran. Rhonda Wil- 
liams, Sharon Harley. noon- 1 .30 
p.m. [tying lunch], 0109 
Hornbake Library. Call 5-6877 tor 
info. 

Hortlcufture Seminar: "Con- 
slraints on Using Composed 
Sewage Sludge and Municipal 
Refuse in Horticulture and Agn- 
culture," Rufus Chaney, USDA, 
ARS. Beltsville, 4 p.m., 0128 Hol- 
zapfel, Call 5-4336 tor info 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
Ten Minute Madness II," Comp. 
Sci faculty. 4 p.m.. 01 11 Class- 
room Building. Call 5-2661 tor 
into. 

Entomology Colloquium: "Larval 
Defense in Tortoise Beetles: 
Costs, Effectiveness, and Inter- 
specific Variation." Karen 
Olmstead. Entomology. 4 p.m.. 
0200 Symons. Call 5-3912 tor 
into 

Space Science Seminar: "Par- 
ticle Acceleration at Shocks: A 
Review from the Computer Simu- 
lation Perspective, " Don Ellison. 
North Carolina State U , 4:30 
p.m.. 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-4829 for into. 

* Student Black Women's 
Council Lecture: "Which Came 
First: Racism or Slavery?," Rhon- 
da Williams, 6:30 p.m.. Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. Call 4-7174 for 
into. 

* African Storytelling: "Umoja 
Sassa." 7 p.m.. Grand Ballroom, 
Stamp Student Union. Call 4-7174 
for into. 

Women's Basketball vs. Geor- 
gia Tech, 7:30 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 for info." 



TUESDAY 



Seminar in Ecology, Evolution, 
and Behavior: ""Molecular Phy- 
togeny of Plethodonline Salaman- 
ders and Hylid Frogs," Richard 
Highton. Zoology, noon. 1208 
Zoo/ Psych. Call 5-6884 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "BCS 
Mechanism at Work in Various 
Fields of Physics." Yoichiro Nam- 
bu. Ennco Fermi Institute. U. of 
Chicago, 4 p.m.. 1410 Physics, 
tea reception, 3:30 p.m. Call 5- 
5953 tor info. 

Classics Department Lecture: 
"Perceiving Achilles," Rolf O. 
Hubbe: response, Lillian Doherty, 
4 p.m., 230S Art/Soc, reception 
following. Call 5-2013 for into. 

♦ Workshop: "How to Handle 
Racism." Michael Powell, Human 
Relations. 6:45 p.m, location TBA. 
Call 4-71 74 for info. 

Movie: To Sleep with Anger. 7:15 
& 9:45 p.m., Hoff Theatre. Call 4- 
HOFF for into.* 

Writers Here and Now Beading, 
Alan Cheuse, novelist. 8 p.m., 
3101 McKeldin Library I (Catherine 
Anne Porter Room). Call 5-3809 
for info. 




Andrew Parrott, director of the Taverner Consort. 



WEDNESDAY 



Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: "The 
Rote of Academic Achievement 
Program in the Changing Educa- 
tional Environment." Jerry Lewis. 
Educalion Development, noon-1 
p.m.. 01 1 4 Shoemaker. Call 4- 
7677 tor into 

Molecular and Cell Biology 
Seminar: "Molecular Responses 

to Environmental Stress in Bacil- 
lus Subtilis," Ron Yasbin, UMBC. 
12:05 p.m.. 1208 Zoo/Psych, Call 
5-6991 for info. 

Anthropology Seminar: "Plan- 
ning ana Evafualion: Applying the 
Anthropologist's Tool Kit," Robert 
Werge, US Dept. of Agriculture. 
3:30-5 p.m., 1114 Woods. Call 5- 
1423 tor info. 

♦ Dramatic Performance: "A 
Tribute to Pearl Bailey, Sara 
Vaughn and Sammy Davis, Jr.." 
by Shades of Harlem. 6-8 p.m., 
Colony Ballroom, ST amp Student 
Union, Call 4-7174 for into. 

Movie: To Sleep with Anger. 5, 
7:1 5 S 9:45 p.m.. Hoff Theatre. 
Call 4-HOFF tor info.' 

♦ Lecture: "African World His- 
tory," James Brunson and Runoko 
Rashid, 7-9 p.m., Cambridge Din- 
ing Hall. GM 4-71 74 tor info. 



I THURSDAY 



♦ Agriculture and Lite Scien- 
ces Lecture: "Participation of 
African Americans in the Natural 
Sciences in the 1 990s and Be- 



yond," Amel Anderson. Agriculture 
and Life Sciences, noon, Prince 
Georges Room, Stamp Student 
Union. Call 4-7174 for info, 

Danish Lecture: "Reporting 
American News Events in Den- 
mark," Jorgen Poulsen. Danish 
Broadcasting Corp., 12:30-1:45 
p.m., 2122 Jimenez. Call 5-4097 
tor info. 

* Art Lecture/Presentation: "A 
Journey inlo Art." featuring current 
research on African American art, 
David Driskell. 12:30 p.m.. 1309 
Art/Soc. Call 5-1445 for into. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Oro- 
graphic Gravity -Wave Draq Ef- 
fects on Extended-Range Fore- 
casts." Anandu Vernekar. Meteor- 
ology, 3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer 
anrlSpace Sciences, reception al 
3 p.m. Call 5-5392 for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 3:30- 

6:30 p.m., 1026 Reckord Armory. 
Call 5-5805 for info. 

History and Philosophy of Sci- 
ence Colloquium: "The Strange 
History of Hypersonic Flight," 
Richard Hallion, National Air and 
Space Museum, 4pm., 1202 
Engineering Classroom Bldg, Call 
5-5691 for info. 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 
"On Estimating Software Reliabili- 
ty Using Datafrom Design and 
Test," John Gaffney, Software 
Production Consortium, 5:15-6:15 
p.m. 2115 Chemical and Nuclear 
Engineering Bldg. Call 5-38 B7 or 
5-3883 for info. 

Movie: Presumed Innocent, 7:15 
and 9:45 p.m., Hoff Theater. Call 
4-HOFF (or info." 



* College of Arts and Human- 
ities ana Academic Affairs 
Guest Speaker, "Who Freed the 
Slaves?, Barbara Fields, History, 
Columbia U , featured in PBS 
series The Civil War, 7:30 p.m., 
2203 Art/Soc. Call 

Greater Washington Solid State 
Physics Colloquium: "The Elec- 
tronic Structure of La ; CuO,,: Re- 
normalization from Density Func- 
tional Theory to Stronq Coupling 
Models." M. Shluter. AT8T Bell 
Labs. 8 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 
5-6142 for info. 



FRIDAY 



Published Women Luncheon, 

Gladys Marie Fry, English, noon-1 
p.m., Carriage House. Ross- 
bofough Inn Call 504-8013 tor 
info and reservations." 

"Lunch n* Learn" Mental Health 
Lecture: "How We See Oursel- 
ves: Acquaintance Rape Issues 
on Campus," Ann Collins, 1 -2 
p.m.. 3100E Student Health Cen- 
ter. Call 4-8106 tor info. 

Movies: Presumed Innocent, 7:15 
and 9:45 p.m.. The Harder They 
Come. 12:15 a.m., Hoff Theater. 
Call 4-HOFF for info." 

♦ Concert: "Songs of Color," 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5- 
5548 for info. 

University Community Con- 
certs, the Taverner Choir and 
Consort, Andrew Parrott. director, 
program TBA. 8 p.m., pre-concert 
seminar, 6 p.m.. Washington Na- 
tional Cathedral. $17.50 standard 
admission, $14.50 students and 
seniors. Call 80-4239 for info.' 



SATURDAY 



Rossborough Inn Pasta Party 
and Dance, cash bar. 6:30 p.m.. 
dinner. 7 p.m.. Rossborough Inn. 
Call 4-8012 tor into.' 

Artist Scholarship Benefit Con- 
cert: "Happy Birthday Mozart," 
University of Maryland faculty 
performing works by Mozart and 
Fits contemporaries. 8 p.m.. 
Tawes Recital Hall, §10 standard 
admission: $5 students and sen- 
iors. Call 5-5548 for into,* 

Movies: Presumed Innocent. 7:15 
and 9:45 p.m.. The Harder They 
Came. 12:15 a.m., Hoff Theater. 
Call 4-HOFF tor into." 



II SUNDAY 



Wanderlust: "Australia, Land of 
High Contrast," Ken Laurence, 3 
p.m., Hoff Theatre. Call 4-HOFF 
tor into.* 

Movie: Presumed Innocent. 4:45, 
7:15 and 9:45 p.m.. Hoff Theater. 
Call 4-HOFF tor info." 



MONDAY 



Horticulture Seminar: "The Use 
of Genetic Mutants in ihe Study of 
Photomorphogenesis in Higher 
Plants," Paulien Adamse, USDA, 
ARS, Beltsville, MD, 4 p.m., 0128 
Holzapfel Call 5-4336 lor info. 

Space Science Seminar: "Mea- 
surement of Cosmic Ray Proton 
and Helium Spectra dunng the 
1987 Solar Minimum," Eun-Suk 
Seo, Louisiana Slate U., 4:30 
p.m., 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Calf 5-4829 for into. 

University Community Con- 
certs, Emanuel Ax, piano, pro- 
gram TBA, 8 p.m., Center of Adult 
Education, $20 standard admis- 



sion, $17.00 studenis and seniors. 
Call 80-4239 for info.' 

Wanderlust: "Australia, Land of 

High Contrast." Ken Lawrence, 8 
p.m., Hoff Theatre. Call 4-HOFF 
tor info." 



TUESDAY 



Seminar in Ecology, Evolution, 
and Behavior: "Demographic 
Consequences of a Plan) -Animal 
Interaction for a Neotropical 
Herb," Douglas Schemske, U. of 
Washington, noon, 1208 Zoo.' 
Psych Call 5-6884 tor info 

Physics Colloquium: "A The- 
oretical and Chemical View of 
Surface Science," Roald Hoffman, 
Nobel Laureate. Cornell U.. 4 
p.m., 1 41 D Physics, lea reception, 
3:30 p.m Call 5-5953 for into 

Michael Dingman Center for 
Entrepreneurship Seminar: 

"Financing Opportunities for 
Entrepreneurship in 1991." regi- 
stration. 6:30 p.m., program, 7- 
9:30 p.m., Stouffer Harborplace 
Hotel, Baltimore. Call 5-2144 tor 
info." 



Movie: Miller's Crossing, 7:15 and 
9:45 p.m, Hoff Theater Call 4- 
HOFF for info ' 



WEDNESDAY 



Seminar in Ecology, Evolution, 
and Behavior: "Cosl of Defense 
in Brassicae." Doug Schemske. U. 
ol Washington, noon. 1230 
Zoo'Psych. Call 5-6884 for info. 

« Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 

"Current Issues Confronting Black 
Faculty and Staff." Roberta H. 
Coales, President. Black Faculty 
and Staff Association, noon-1 
p.m., 0114 Shoemaker. Call 4- 
7677 for info. 

Molecular and Cell Biology 
Seminar: "Ca" Mediated Per- 
meability Control." Sidney Pierce. 
Zoology, 12:05 p.m., 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6991 for into. 

♦ Colleges ol Engineering and 
Computer, Math, and Physical 
Sciences Guest Speaker: 
Colonel Charles Bolden. Jr. as- 
tronaut, 2:30pm,. 1202 Engi- 
neering Classroom Bldg, Call 5- 
3878 for info. 

♦ Education Lecture: "African 
Americans and the Mass Media." 
5 p.m., 3237 Benjamin. Call 4- 
7174 tor info. 

♦ "Proud to Be Black Night," 

celebration of African heritage. 7 
p.m., Colony Ballroom, Stamp 
Student Union. Call 4-7174 tor 

info. 

Movie: Milter's Crossing, 5, 7:15 
and 9:45 p.m.. Hoff Theater. Call 
4-HOFF for into.' 

Men's Basketball vs. Georgia 
Tech, 7:30 p.m., Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7064 for info." 

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



♦ Black History Month event. 



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