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MARCH 4, 1991 


Top Executives to Discuss Quality Improvement 
at University Conference 

Quality Improvement, often 
called Total Quality (TQ), is a con- 
cept that has been gaining wide- 
spread acceptance with corporations 
that place the highest priority on 
quality and customer service, while 
reducing costs. Recently, a handful 
of universities around the country 
have become interested in exploring 
the customer-oriented approach as a 
cost-effective way to improve 
quality in academic and service 

The University of Maryland at 
College Park will have a chance to 
examine quality improvement from 
many perspectives and discuss how 
it might benefit higher education at 
an all-day workshop to take place 
March 1 1 in the Adele H. Stamp 
Student Union. Several corporations 
have made corporate donations in 
support of this event. 
President William E. Kirwan has 
invited a top-level group of execu- 
tives from both the private and 
public sectors to explore the subject 
with conference participants by 
sharing their knowledge about 
quality improvement based on the 
experiences of their organizations. 

Academically Talented Youth 
Program Expands 

Public school students come to 'T 
campus Lk 

Women Workers Are Part of 
the Team 

Non-traditional campus jobs held A 
by women 71 

Learning to Write Scripts for 

Blum will teach summer workshop SZ 
for aspiring writers J 

Spinal Cord Regeneration 
Demonstrated in Primitive 

Cohen's work may assist in treat- f 
ment of human spinal injuries . . . \J 

Update on the Campaign for 
College Park 

Faculty and staff donors 
listed " 


The luncheon speaker for the day 
of learning on "Quality 
Improvement for Higher Education" 
will be David Kearns, chairman of 
the Xerox Corporation. Other 
speakers include Gerald Ebker, vice 
president of IBM and President of 
the Federal Sector Division; Randall 
Evans, secretary, Maryland 
Department of Employment and 
Economic Development; Richard 
Marriott, vice chairman, Marriott 
Corporation; Aris Melissaratos, vice 
president and general manager, 
Westinghouse Electric Corp.; 
Wilbur Meier, director of 
engineering infrastructure 
development, National Science 
Foundation; William Potter, chief 
executive officer, Preston Corp.; 
Katharine Oliver, asst. state supt., 
Maryland Dept. of Education; 
Lorraine Flowers, coordinator for 
quality, Maryland Department of 
Education; Mortiza Rahimi, vice 
president, Wayne State University; 
and Tom Tuttle, director, Center for 
Quality and Productivity, Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

The speakers will focus on the 
themes of quality improvement 

Qua Lin- Improvement 
for Higher Education 

strategies in organizations with 
known successes, the unique chal- 
lenges facing higher education in 
implementing continuous improve- 
ment, and developing a curriculum 
that reflects quality principles. 

continued tin fiage 2 

South African Fellowship Established 
to Encourage Future Black Leaders 

The University of Maryland at 
College Park has established a new 
South African Fellowship program 
to provide graduate students with 
the education necessary to become 
effective Black leaders in South 
Africa in the future. 

The university has set aside 
$25,000 to recruit and offer financial 
support to Black South Africans 
who plan to complete graduate 
study at College Park and then re- 
turn to South Africa, says Eugene 
Hammond, chair of the South Afri- 
can Fellowship Committee. 

Although similar programs exist at 
a few private institutions, the 
university is hoping that its pro- 
gram will prove an attractive model 
for other public institutions in this 
country, says Hammond. 

According t o H a m mon d , the 
committee is particularly interested 
in supporting students in the sci- 
ences, engineering, economics, and 
educational policy. 

The committee also hopes to 
keep the graduate students 
informed about political and cul- 
tural conditions in South Africa 
through special workshops and lec- 
tures. $2,000 has already been set 
aside to bring South African speak- 
ers to campus this spring. 

"We also hope, through these 

workshops and lectures to help U.S. 
students here become more aware 
of the history, politics, and culture 
of South Africa," says Hammond. 

A student in the College of Edu- 
cation is the first student to be of- 
fered and to accept the fellowship 
this spring. Three additional gradu- 
ate students will be selected to 
begin graduate studies next fall. 

The Institute for International 
Education and the Phelps Stokes 
Foundation, which helps South 
African refugees attend historical! v 
Black colleges in the U.S. have 
agreed with Valerie Woolston, di- 
rector of the university's Interna- 
tional Education Services, to screen 
and recommend South Africans 
who would like to begin graduate 
study at the university in the fall, 
says Hammond. 

"We have also talked with 
Lindiwe Mabuza, chief representa- 
tive of the African National Con- 
gress to the U.S., and Fanyana 
Mazibuko, head of a South African 
school of science and engineering, 
and both are eager to recommend 
candidates to us," he indicates. 

The committee is currently 
accepting applications for the 

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Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Marvin Minsky to Speak 

Marvin Minsky, one of the pioneers and founders of the field of 
Artificial Intelligence and author of the provocative book The Society 
of Mind, will deliver a talk on the "Future of Artificial Intelligence" 
March 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Center of Adult 
Education. Minsky's talk is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series 
sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, the 
Campus Committee on Cognitive Studies and the Office of Graduate 
Studies and Research. A recent winner of the prestigious Japan 
Prize, a Turing Award winner and member of both the U.S. National 
Academies of Science and Engineering, Minsky is currently the 
Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

University Launches Program for 
Academically Talented Youth 

The university's Institute for 
Child Study in the College of Edu- 
cation is currently participating in 
the Academic Champions of Excel- 
lence (ACE), a statewide academic 
enrichment and development pro- 
gram started specifically for middle 
and high school students in Prince 
George's County. 

"The program is aimed at en- 
riching academic performance and 
achievement and increasing college 
preparedness," says Rosalyn King, 
faculty research associate in the De- 
partment of Human Development. 

The program, which is currently 
operating in three middle schools 
and one high school in Prince 
George's County, began in Balti- 
more City last year. 

According to King, the first-year 
operations proved effective in Balti- 
more City and resulted in the 
awarding of funds from the 
Carnegie Corporation of New York 
to expand the program to Prince 
George's County for the next three 

In addition, as a result of the 
program's recognition in Prince 
George's County, the state of Mary- 
land's Commission on Higher Edu- 
cation has awarded additional 
funds to the ACE program for 
further expansion into four more 
schools, including Northwestern 
High School and Nicholas Orem 
Middle School in Hyattsville, 
Greenbelt Middle School in Green- 
belt, and Charles Carroll Middle 
School in New Carroliton. 

ACE concentrates on strengthen- 
ing skills in math, science, commun- 
ications, career awareness, and 
critical thinking and learning. 

"The program is aimed at the 
student with a GPA of 'C or better," 
says King, who adds that some 
students in the program are 


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considered by their school teachers 
to be gifted and talented. 

The university's involvement in 
ACE consists of a Saturday Acad- 
emy and a Summer Scholars 

The Saturday Academy brings 
program participants to the campus 
for six Saturdays each semester. 

Academy sessions consist of 
classes in math, science, instrumen- 
tal enrichment, communications 
and career awareness. Each class is 
taught by a university faculty in- 
structor paired with a public school 
teacher. Other university faculty 
members participate as guest lec- 

The dates for the ACE Saturday 
Academy for the spring semester 
are March 2, 16, 23; April 13, and 27; 
and May II. 

The ACE Saturday Academy be- 
gan in the fall semester on Novem- 
ber 3 with Richard Berg and associ- 
ates from the physics department 
serving as the university faculty in 
science and math. 

"Our first academy session was a 
great success, with 68 students and 
22 parents in attendance," says 
King. "What's really exciting is that 
many parents are attending classes 
along with their children." 

The Summer Scholars Institute 
will provide intensive academic 
enrichment and training for pro- 
gram participants over five weeks. 

meeting every day of the week for 
at least four hours, says King. 

The summer institute will also be 
taught by university faculty and 
selected public school teachers. 

"We intend for the activities con- 
ducted in the university component 
to be exciting, stimulating, serious 
but fun, and academically challeng- 
ing for the student participant," says 

King says that the program is 
currently searching for more mem- 
bers of the university faculty, staff 
and students to become involved as 
faculty instructors and lecturers, 
role model speakers, student men- 
tors and tutors and volunteers. 
Those interested can call King at 

Lisa Gregory 

Marie Davidson, execu- 
tive assistant to the 
president talks with a 
parent at the orienta- 
tion for the Saturday 
Academy program. 
Davidson along with 
College of Education 
Dean Dale Scannelt 
welcomed students 
and their parents to the 
Academic Champions 
of Excellence event last 
fall on the College Park 

Search Committee Seeks New Academic 
Affairs Assistant VP 

A search committed headed by 
Earlene Armstrong, Entomology,' is 
reviewing applications for the posi- 
tion of assistant vice president for 
Academic Affairs. The position in- 
volves major responsibilities for 
affirmative action in the Academic 
Affairs division as well as liaison 
work with selected student and 
academic service units, including 
the Office of Minority Student 
Education (OMSE). ' 

Members of the committee in 
addition to Armstrong include: 

Robert Coogan (Eng.), Mary 
Cothran (OMSE), Sharon Fries-Britt 
(Student Affairs), Diane Gaboury 
(Undergrad. Studies), Raymond 
Johnson (Math.), Timothy Ng 
(Hort.), William Powers (Public Af- 
fairs) and Olivia Saracho (Curric. 
and Inst.). 

For further information, call Ear- 
lene Armstrong at 405-3925. For best 
consideration, applications for the 
position should be in the hands of 
the committee by March 15. 

All-Day Workshop on March 1 1 to Explore 
Quality Improvement 

continued from page I 

"Total quality is a means of 
focusing organizations on the 
requirements of their internal and 
external constituents and then con- 
sistently elevating the quality of 
services and products to meet those 
requirements. To date, this philos- 
ophy has been adopted primarily by 
organizations in the private sector, 
many of them driven to experiment 
with this approach because they 
were experiencing serious financial 
difficulties. Some highly visible and 
now successful companies are avid 
proponents of this approach and its 

results, " says Kirwan. "I believe that 
we in the higher education 
community can benefit from 
exploring the application of quality 
improvement concepts to our 
service and academic areas, 
especially when we are forced to 
move ahead with fewer resources." 
Those interested in attending the 
conference should call the presi- 
dent's office, {301 ) 405-5803 by 
March 6. This event is supported 
entirely through private donations 
and a $20 registration fee. 



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Students Invited to Learn About Grad School 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are high academic achievers 
are invited to learn about graduate school on Tuesday, March 12 at 
3:30 p.m. in Room 2203, Art/Soc. The event, "Opportunities for 
Graduate and Professional Education," is sponsored by the offices of 
Undergraduate and Graduate Studies to provide information about 
the benefits of graduate and professional education, national finan- 
cial awards, and the graduate school application process. Small 
group discussions and a reception with light refreshments will 
follow the presentation. For more information, call Bonnie Oh at 405- 

College Park "In the News" 

College Park's faculty and aca- 
demic programs frequently receive 
attention 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 
experts in breaking news situations. 
Here are recent highlights in news 
coverage of some of College Park's 

• The release during February of 
the third volume of the Freedmen 
and Southern Society Project's Free- 
dom: A Documentary Histon/of 
Emancipation 1861-1867 received 
national attention. Written and 
compiled by a team of historians 
headed by Ira Berlin, professor of 
history, the book received a highly 
favorable review in the Feb. 3 New 
York Times and was subject of a 
front-page article in the Feb. 10 
Baltimore Sun, The Times review of 
the book said: "Future historians 
may well regard the work of the 
Freedmen and Southern Society 
Project at the University of Mary- 
land as this generation's most sig- 
nificant encounter with the Ameri- 
can past." 

• An opinion piece by President 
William E. Kirwari appeared in the 
Feb. 16 Washington Post. In his article 
on "Freedom of Expression and 
Political Correctness," Kirwan dicuss- 
ed the university's traditional commit- 
ment to freedom of expression. 

• Joseph Silverman, professor of 
material and nuclear engineering, 
has received an extraordinary 
amount of attention for his devel- 
opment of a new rubber compound. 
Since the beginning of the spring 
semester, stones on Silverman and 
his innovation have appeared in 
Business Week, The New York Times, 
Science News, The Chicago Tribune, 
The Baltimore Sun, and many others. 

• "The Pride of Maryland," the 

a ward- winning solar car construct- 
ed by College Park engineering 
students continues to receive posi- 
tive attention. The car was featured 
on the nationally syndicated tele- 
vision program "Motor Week" Feb. 
16. A February mailing to Wash- 
ington, D.C., and Maryland 
customers by Pepco congratulated 

the students for their work on the 

• Keith Olson, associate professor 
of history, discussed American pre- 
sidents on a program for WNTR 
radio Feb. 18. WNTR is a local talk 
radio station which distributes its 
programming to 12 affiliates 
throughout the country. 

• Martin Heisler, associate profes- 
sor of government and politics, was 
featured in the Footnote section of 
the Feb. 13 Chronicle of Higher Edu- 
cation for his work as editor of The 
Annals of the American Academy of 
Political and Social Science. Previ- 
ously, he was featured in a front 
page article in the Chronicle of Higher 
Education and in The Nra> York Times 
for his work on immigration policy. 

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

The Campaign for College Park 1990-91 

Increased Support from Faculty and Staff 

"This is a powerful testament to 
the generosity of the members of 
our campus community and a sign 
of their strong commitment to the 
University of Maryland," said Robert 
Griffith in a December letter to all 
College Park employees. The Arts 
and Humanities dean was describ- 
ing the continued growth and suc- 
cess of the annual faculty and staff 
Campaign for College Park. 

In a year with staggering budget 
cuts, threats of extended work 
weeks, and uneasiness over the 
future of many enhancement initia- 
tives on campus, the 1990-91 Cam- 
paign for College Park has brought 
in over $1 80,000 and the support of 
more than 12 percent of the full- 
time employees. In fact, seven Stu- 
dent Affairs departments — Orienta- 
tion, Judicial Programs, the Office of 
the Vice President for Student Af- 
fairs, Campus Activities, the Coun- 

seling Center, Campus Recreation 
Services, and the Graduate Apart- 
ments — -each garnered over 50 per- 
cent employee support. Marietta 
Bryant of Graduate Apartments and 
John Bryant of Fire Protection Engi- 
neering can both boast 100 percent 
participation and enthusiasm 
among their colleagues. 

Where was all of this support 
directed? According to the Campus 
Development Office, the Student 
Affairs Scholarship Fund was the 
most supported fund in the 
Campaign, with nearly 12 percent of 
all employee gifts directed toward 
it. Unrestricted gifts followed close 
behind at nine percent of total giv- 
ing, and the John B. Slaughter En- 
dowment in Science, Technology, 
and the Black Community gathered 
the support of seven percent of 
employee donors. 

It is significant hi note in these 

times of shrinking budgets that 70 
percent of faculty and staff who 
gave gifts to their own departments, 
units, or colleges compared to only 
55 percent making gifts in their own 
work areas last year. 
Listed on page 7 are the donors to the 
1990-91 Campaign for College Park. 
Donors who have requested ano- 
nymity are not listed, and any gifts 
received after January 21 could not 
be included. As with any long list- 
ing of individual names, there is the 
possibility that some names have 
been omitted. If we have excluded 
you inadvertently, please call the 
Campus Development Office at 405- 
4631. We will print additions and 
corrections later this year. 

fennifcr Volkmann Hubbell 

See page 7 for a listing of 1990-91 

Seminar Series to Feature Foreign Policy Fellows 

The School of Public Affairs will 
offer a series of seven seminars this 
spring featuring the Foreign Policy 
Fellows who are spending six 
months at College Park studying the 
American foreign policy process. 

The feliows are all mid -level 

Erofessionals from 17 countries who 
ave been selected from more than 
200 nominees for their experience 
and exceptional analytical skills on 
foreign policy issues. 

The seminars, which are free and 
open to the entire campus 
community, will be held on 
Wednesday afternoons in the Stu- 
dent Lounge of Morrill Hall begin- 

ning at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will 
be served . 

Among the seminar speakers are 
Nora Palou Rodriguez, a senior re- 
searcher at the Center for the Study 
of the United States in Havana, 
Cuba, and Ngo Due Thang, an offi- 
cial of the Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs, Vietnam. 

The first seminar, focusing on 
perspectives on Asian economic 
reform and development, will be 
held March 6. 

Speakers include: Aw Siew-Juan, 
Trade Policy Officer, Singapore 
Trade Development Board, "The 
Economy of Singapore: A Perspec- 

tive," Wang Yington, Vice-Director, 
Foreign Affairs Division, Shanghai 
Academy of Social Sciences, 
"Chinese Economic Reform: A 
Shanghai Perspective," Parichart 
Luepaiboolphan, Thailand Foreign 
Ministry, "ASEAN: Problems and 
Prospects," and Ngo Due Thang, 
Vietnam Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs, "Economic Reforms in 
Vietnam in Light of Changes in 
Eastern Europe." 

I.M. (Mac) Destler, director of the 
Advanced Seminar on the Foreign 
Policy Process and professor of 
public affairs, will chair the session. 


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Geography Hosts Regional Meeting 

The Department of Geography will host the 1991 conference of the 
Mid- Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographers, 
Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. -5:30 p.m. in room 1113 of Lefrak Hall. 
Following opening remarks by Keith Harries, MAD chair, and John 
Townsend, chair of the department, demonstrations on current 
research will include "Environmental Planning Problems for the 
Chesapeake Region" and "The Evolution of Suburban Washington." 
In addition to Saturday's program, a panel of guest speakers will 
discuss the impact of Geographic Information Systems in the field of 
geography, Friday, March 8, 2:30-5 p.m. in the Maryland Ballroom, 
South Campus Dining Hall. Interested persons should contact the 
Geography department at 405-4066. 

These Campus Green Thumbs Are 
No Pink Collar Workers 

The grounds maintenance crews 
at College Park keep the campus in 
top shape year round. Workers can 
be seen daily picking up litter, 
removing leaves, plowing snow, 
pruning trees, cutting grass, weed- 
ing and fertilizing flower beds, and 
doing anything else necessary to 
keep the campus beautiful. 

Physical Plant grounds 
crew staff Penny Abbey 
and Leah Hurd at work 

It's a hard job and it takes a 
strong man to do it, or as four spe- 
cial workers will tell vou, a strong 

Leah Hurd, Patti Stoner, Penny 
Abbey and And nana Stuart are the 
onlv women on the grounds main- 
tenance crew at College Park, And 
when it comes to weed whacking, 
driving a truck or operating heavy 
equipment, they are second to none. 

Hurd is the assistant in charge of 
the crew on which Stoner and 
Abbev work, and Stuart heads a 
crew assigned to another campus 

Hurd, whose crew is responsible 
for maintaining the area around the 
Armory, the Rossborough Inn and 
Leonard town, feels that the men on 
the crew are all very accepting of 
the women. "It's like having a whole 
bunch of brothers. As long as you 

can take their teasing, they're great," 
she says. 

Abbey agrees and says that while 
she realizes her job is not considered 
a "pink collar" profession, her 
gender doesn't stop the male crew 
members from bonding with the 
women. "We all work as a team," 
she says, Stoner says the only 
harassment she gets is from people 
not on the crews who don't 
understand her career choice. 

All three women on the Ross- 
borough-area crew say they love the 
outdoors and that was a big part of 
their decision to enter the field. 
Hurd is a graduate of the Institute 
of Applied Agriculture at the 
university where she earned a two- 
year degree in landscape man- 
agement in 1982 and another cer- 
tificate in turf, grass and golf course 
management in 1984. She worked 
several different greenhouse and 
golf course jobs before returning to 
College Park almost three years ago. 

Abbey holds a B.A, degree in 
social sciences from the University 
of Florida with a concentration in 
women's studies, but her love of 
physical outdoor work brought her 
to Maryland almost two years ago 
where she is also taking classes in 
plant propagation. 

"1 worked in greenhouses a lot 
when I was younger and that start- 
ed my interest," says Abbey, who 
thinks she will study landscape 
management next. 

The newest woman on the crew 
is Stoner who has been here for just 
over eight months, A graduate of 
Laurel High School's vocational- 

tech program in greenhouse 
management, she says she really 
likes the job because it is a chal- 
lenge. "When I was little, 1 used to 
follow my dad and brother outside, 
but they would never let me help 
with the yard work because they 
thought it was too dangerous," she 
savs. "Now [ gel to use the riding 

Stoner says the only thing that's 
a little hard about the job is when 
she sees university students on the 
campus that she went to high school 
with. "It's kind of weird when guys 
I used to date recognize me or when 
girls I knew walk bv and their hair 
is perfect and they're dressed all 
nice and there I am all sweaty and 
cutting the grass or something," she 

Still, she thinks she will remain 
in the field forever because she 
loves the solitude and the time she 
spends outside. 

Not surprisingly, the one job that 
all three women claimed is their 
favorite is planting and caring for 
flowers. "The flowers are just so 
beautiful," says Stoner. "You can 
really get caught up in things like 
that." Hurd is especially proud of 
the beds by the Rossborough Inn 
gateway, which she planned and 
planted with her boss last year. "We 
get a lot of compliments on that, 
and it makes us really proud." 

There is no question that College 
Park is a beautiful campus, and now 
when we stop to smell the flowers, 
we'll know whom to thank. 

Kim Neumann 

Traditional and Non-traditional Job 
Distinctions Blur at College Park 

The maintenance and beautifica- 
tion of the campus grounds are not 
the only non-traditional jobs held by 
women at College Park. 

Twelve of the 73 officers of the 
campus police department are 
women. Major Kathy Atwell heads 
the Services Bureau and Lieutenant 
Melinda Bell is in charge of the 
Squad One shift. 

Other uniformed officers who 
share police duties with their male 
colleagues include: Detective 
Marylou Barkman, Corporal Sue 
Mclntire, Privates First Class Mary 
Millonig, Barbara Jenkins, Mary 
Brock, Laura Frey, and Kathy 
Birem, and Privates Rebecca Potter, 
Stevette Bryant, and Sabrina Rivers. 

Twenty of the approximately 100 
drivers who pilot the fleet of 38 
Shuttle UM buses are women, 
reports General Manager Ban Stan- 

Gloria Bizjak, an instructor at the 
university-based Maryland Fire and 
Rescue Institute, administers 
MFRPs First Responder Project. The 
first responder program teaches 
employees of Maryland businesses 
and industries basic medical skills 

needed to provide initial care for 
patients suffering injury or sudden 
illness. A trained Emergency 
Medical Technician, Bizjak has had 
extensive work in the health care 
field and serves as a member of the 
Tuxedo-Cheverly Volunteer Fire 

Laura Wildesen is an assistant 
manager for engineering and plant 
maintenance in the Physical Plant's 
engineering department. 

Wally Glasscock, Physical Plant's 
assistant director for Human 
Resources management, notes that 
the apprenticeship program has 
graduated two women, Dawn 
Buchanan, a temperature control 
mechanic, and Jackie Anderson, an 
electronics mechanic. Currently, 
two other women are apprentices in 
air conditioning, and another in 
temperature control. 

Jobs that once might have been 
considered solely "man's work" or 
which did not even exist a decade or 
more ago are filled by women in the 
Department of Environmental 
Sa fety. 

Luisa Ferreira is a fire protection 
specialist responsible for conducting 

fire inspections and investigations 
as well as public fire protection 
education. Sujita Pierpoint, a health 
physicist, is responsible for the 
campus radiation program and 
conducts radiation surveys and 
evaluations on campus. Donna 
McMahon, an industrial hygienist, 
conducts surveys and evaluates 
chemical and biological hazards. 

Regina Ricciutt and Deborah 
Thompson have been hired this 
semester as physical science tech- 
nicians in the hazardous waste 
management program. They are 
responsible for the collection, con- 
solidation and preparation for final 
disposal of hazardous materials and 
for assisting in clean up of waste 

Department acting director Bob 
Ryan notes that Ferreira, Pierpoint, 
and Ricciuti worked in the depart- 
ment when they were students at 
College Park and that this semester 
three women students work there, 
two with the fire protection group 
and one in industrial hygiene. 

Tom Qtwell 




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Causal Modeling Subject of First Spring SRC Colloquia 

Judea Pearl, director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory and 
professor of computer science at the University of California, Los 
Angeles, wilt discuss "Causal Modeling," at the March 11 Systems 
Colloquia Series sponsored by the Systems Research Center. Pearl, 
an authority on knowledge representation, probabilistic reasoning 
and constraint processing, will speak at 3 p.m. in Room 11 00 of the 
Instructional Television building. A reception in Room 1152 of the 
A.V. Williams building will follow Pearl's lecture. For information, 
call Sharon Dass at 405-6634. 

Blum To Lead Summer Workshop 
for Aspiring Television Writers 

College Park is 3,000 miles from 
Hollywood, but Rick Blum is work- 
ing to shorten the distance, at least 
figuratively, for aspiring television 
and film writers. 

Blum, associate professor of 
radio, television and film (RTVF), 
will conduct a workshop on comedy 
writing for television during the 
first academic session this summer. 
The workshop, which is open to 
both RTVF students and area 
writers, will be geared toward 
instructing writers in the techniques 
of writing professionally for 
television and introducing them to 
Hollywood contacts. 

As part of the workshop, repre- 
sentatives from Warner Brothers 
will meet with the students and 
read some of their scripts, 

"We're trying create an oppor- 
tunity for students to learn what's 
expected in the field. We want to 
see scripts read, not sitting in a 
drawer like a term paper," says 
Blum, who has written and co- 
authored guidebooks for students 
on television writing, acting and 

The workshop will be the first in 
the department's new Institute of 
Television and Film Writing Pro- 
gram. Blum expects future work- 
shops to focus on dramatic writing 
for television and feature-film 

Some of Blum's students have 
already caught the attention of pro- 
fessionals in the film industry. 

Malcolm Johnson, an undergrad- 
uate student of RTVF, scored highly 
in two national film writing contests 
last fall. His script, "American 



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Wings," which deals with the role of 
African American airmen in World 
War II, was one of 182 scripts 
selected from 2,888 entries as 
quarter- finalists in a competition 
sponsored by The American Acad- 
emy of Film Arts and Sciences. 
"American Wings" also was a final- 
ist in a competition sponsored by 
the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. 

There are 24 openings for the 
summer workshop. Interested per- 
sons must submit applications and 
writing samples to Blum by May 1. 
For information call 405-6263. 

Brian Busek 

Archives II to Include Theater 
and Major Film Collection 

The National Archives II build- 
ing, now under construction at Col- 
lege Park, is expected to make a 
wealth of intellectual resources 
readily accessible to university 
scholars. And at least one of 
Archives IPs important resources 
will be the brainchild of a College 
Park graduate. 

A 300-seat film theater/confer- 
ence center is being planned as part 
of the $250 million building which 
will house a substantial portion of 
the national's archival records. Bill 
Blakefield, public programs director 
for the National Archives and a 1971 
College Park graduate in radio, 
television and film, is planning the 
theater project. 

While specific plans for the 
theater remain to be settled, likely 
uses of the facility include regular 
screenings of non- fiction films and 
jointly sponsored programs and 
events by the Archives and the uni- 
versity, Blakefield says. 

The Archives owns the largest 
collection of non-fiction film in the 
United States. Its holdings include 
more than 150,000 reels of film, 

160,000 sound recordings and 20,000 
videotapes with some newsreel 
films and other footage dating 
almost to the turn of the century, 
Blakefield says. 

The Archives' entire film and 
sound recording collection will be 
housed at Archives II, he says. 

Use of the theater is a topic of 
discussion by the Archival Research 
Coordinating Committee, a group 
of Archives representatives and 
university officials that is exploring 
potential joint programs between 
the two institutions at Archives II. 

The building is scheduled to 
open in 1993. 

Arts F.Y.I. 

David Fogle, associate professor 
of architecture, has been appointed 
director of the Graduate Certificate 
Program in Historic Preservation. 
The graduate program, which has 
brought the library of the National 
Trust for Historic Preservation to 
the College Park campus, is a col- 
laboration of the disciplines of 
American studies, anthropology, 
architecture, geography, history, 
horticulture, and urban studies and 

Margaret Bridwell, director of 
the health center, and Bill Patter- 
son, assistant professor of theatre, 
will speak on "AIDS: New Realities 
for Campus Life" at the American 
Association for Higher Education 
national conference March 26 in 
Washington D.C. Patterson was co- 
chair of the university's first "AIDS 
Awareness Week" in November. 

E.B. Smith, professor emeritus of 
history, has been awarded a 
Fulbright grant to lecture at Lenin- 
grad University in the U.S.S.R., the 
Board of Foreign Scholarships and 
the United States Information 
Agency announced recently. He is 
one of about 1 ,500 scholars who will 
travel abroad for the 1990-91 aca- 
demic year under the Fulbright 

Susan Leonardi, associate pro- 
fessor of English, recently received a 
JohnH. McGinnis award for fiction 
and short fiction from the Southern 
Revieiv. Leonardi received the $1,000 
prize for an essay, "The Party's 
Over," which appeared in the publi- 
cation. Leonardi is currently at work 
on a short story collection, "Nun's 
Stories," that she expects to com- 
plete next year with the help of a 
university Creative and Performing 
Arts Award. 


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UMIACS Workshop to be Held 

The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer 
Studies, in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM and the Computer 
Science Department at UMBC, will hold the "2nd Annual Workshop 
on Very High Speed Networks" March 4-5 at the Greenbelt Marriott 
in Greenbelt, Maryland, The goal is to bring together experts in 
related areas to discuss progress and research in the design and 
implementation of high speed (gigabit rates) communication net- 
works. DARPA's Ira Richer will deliver the keynote address and Bob 
Kahn, Corporation for National Research Initiatives, will be a major 
presenter. For details, call Dawn Vance at 405-6730. 

Researcher Probes Secrets Of Paralysis 

As many as 225,000 Americans 
are paralyzed due to spinal cord 
injuries. Currently, there is little that 
can be done to repair these types of 
injuries. But research by Avis 
Cohen, associate professor of 
zoology and associate professor at 
the Institute for Physical Science 
and Technology, is laying the 
groundwork that may some day 
lead to new approaches to helping 
victims of spinal cord damage re- 
gain the use of their paralyzed 

Using the lamprey, a fish that is 
one of the most primitive verte- 
brates (animals having spinal 
cords), Cohen became the first per- 
son to demonstrate functional spinal 
cord regeneration in a vertebrate. 
More recently, Cohen has shown 
that nerve fiber regeneration in this 
fish can result in dysfunctional, as 
well as functional, nerve fiber 
regrowth. This knowledge is 
helping provide important clues 
regarding the intricacies of central 
nervous system damage and repair. 

In her earlier work, Cohen 
showed that even after the spinal 
cord was severed in lampreys, the 
cut nerve fibers regenerated and 
reconnected themselves, enabling 
the fish to regain at least some of its 
swimming ability. 

These findings fueled hope that 
scientists eventually might be able 
to similarly stimulate nerve fiber 
regeneration in humans. But 
Cohen's new results suggest that 
spinal cord regeneration may be 
much more complex than originally 
thought. Accordingly, Cohen cau- 
tions that manv hurdles remain be- 
fore the results of her research can 
be applied to humans. "Our work 
suggests some of the complexities 
that will have to be addressed in 
future research," she says. "Because 
even if regeneration can be made to 
occur in humans, it does not guar- 
antee that the regrowth will be 

One of the major issues yet to be 
resolved concerns nerve fiber align- 
ment. Even if damaged human 
nerve fibers in the spinal cord could 
be made to regrow and reattach 
themselves across the injury site, the 
question remains whether each 
severed nerve fiber must align itself 
perfectly with the exact cor- 
responding target on the other side 
of the wound in order for full motor 
function to be restored. An analogy 
might be what would happen if a 
large telephone cable were cut in 
half and then haphazardly 
respliced. Although phone service 
would be restored, every telephone 
call placed would result in a wrong 

But lampreys appear to have the 
ability — through some sort of com- 
pensating mechanism — to regain 
some degree of motor function even 
when regenerated nerve fibers are 
not perfectly aligned or functioning 
normally. This ability is evidenced 
in lampreys being able to swim after 
their severed spinal cords - 
heal — even though the regenerated 
nerve fibers transmit electrical 

impulses that are different than 
those transmitted before surgery. 
According to Cohen, the apparent 
capability of the lamprey to com- 
pensate for imperfectly reconnected 
nerve fibers may be the key to de- 
termining the best approach for 
helping humans with spinal cord 
injuries. If damaged spinal cords in 
humans can be made to grow back 
together, even if the individual 
nerve fibers do not reattach them- 
selves perfectly to the proper pre- 
injury nerve fiber site, some degree 
of function might still be restored. 
Once damaged nerve fibers are re- 

connected, even if imperfectly, 
physical therapy or other medical 
therapies might permit some people 
to regain at least some of their 
muscular function. 

It is this hope that spurs Cohen 
on to seek answers to a complex 
human health problem in a simple 
fish. "We can study these complex- 
ities because unlike humans, the 
lamprey can regenerate spinal nerve 
fibers easily," she said. "And once 
we are able to stimulate re- 
generation in humans, we will 
know what to watch for." 

Gary Stephenson 

Horticulture Professor Helps 
State Flower Industry Bloom 

Maryland's troubled economy 
could get a boost from an unlikely 
source — flowers. During the past 
five years the cut flower trade in 
Maryland has grown from a $1 
million per year backyard business 
for a handful of farmers to a $7 
million industry for more than 150 
farmers across the state. And it 
could get a lot bigger. This is largely 
due to the work of William Healy, 
assistant professor of horticulture. 

"We have a chance to re-define 
the word agriculture in this state 
and for the rest of the nation," Healy 
says. "There is tremendous room for 
growth in the cut flower industry. 
Maryland produces only 20 percent 
of the flowers its citizens purchase. 
We can grow extremely fresh, high 
quality flowers for a huge waiting 
market, not only in this state, but in 
the highly populated corridor 
running from Richmond to Boston." 

According to Healy, Maryland is 
the only state classified by the Cen- 
sus Bureau as an "urban state" be- 
cause of its population density and 
high property costs. He says con- 
ventional vegetable farming here is 
becoming increasingly cost-prohib- 
itive because of high land value and 
farm labor shortages. 

"When land costs $20,000 or 
more per acre, most people can't 
justify growing corn or other crops 
that yield only two or three thous- 
and dollars," Healy says. "This is 
where high value crops like cut 
flowers can re-define agriculture 
and land use in population-dense 

Healy has encouraged and 
helped many of the state's farmers 
to enter the cut flower industry. "We 
are developing the industry by 
talking up the idea of growing 
flowers to the state's farmers and 
anyone else who is interested," 
Healy says. "We get them excited 
about the idea, and then our exten- 
sion agents help them enter the field 
with advice on insect control, 
irrigation, financial management 
and w r hat flowers to grow." 

Healy has developed an exten- 
sive data base of information about 
the various flowers and other orna- 
mental crops that grow well in this 

state. His research in the manage- 
ment of such crops is among the 
most extensive in the world. He 
makes this information available to 
interested farmers. 

Healy says most people enter the 
business with a small initial 
investment that produces enough 
capital within a year or two to de- 
velop the undertaking into a full- 
time business. 

"One vegetable farmer on the 
Eastern Shore who had difficulty 
finding labor to pick his vegetables 
began growing cut flowers and 
potted plants a few years ago as a 
sideline." Healy says. "Last year he 
plowed under his tomatoes and 
now has a one-acre greenhouse 
where the vegetables once grew." 

In January Healy and the De- 
partment of Horticulture hosted and 
presented papers to a large meeting 
of cut flower researchers, farmers 
and extension agents from around 
the Eastern Seaboard. 

"We've got the ball to the top of 
the hill," he says of the new flower 
industry in Maryland, "now it's 
really going to roll," 

Fariss Satnarmi 

Avis Cohen 

William Healy 

Cut asters. 




19 9 1 

' Over 50 Percent Club' Winners Honored 

Six Campaign for College Park departmental coordinators in the 
division of Student Affairs encouraged more than 50 percent of their 
colleagues to contribute to the 1990-91 campaign. Honored recently 
for their efforts were {from left) Greg Sharer {Orientation), John 
Zacker (Judicial Programs and Student Affairs office), Pat Moreland 
(Counseling Center), Julie Leimkuhler (Campus Recreation Servic- 
es), Michael Cuyjet standing in for Cissy Abel {Campus Activities) 
and Marietta Bryant (Graduate Apartments). 

Campaign for College Park 

Honor Roll 1990-91 

Stephen R. Adams 
Javaune Adams-Gaston 
Diane M. Adelstem 
Richard A. Ahrens 
Charlotte Groff Aid ridge 
John David Allen 
Jim Allenchy 
Kazys Almenas 
Sharon Ammen 
Oliver Amundsen 
Davmder K. Anand 
Dale Anderson 
Jane) Barrick Anderson 
Judith S. Anderson 
Sylvia B. Andrews 
Speeramamurthy Ankem 
Connie J. Amett 
Barbara Aycock 
Marvin K, Aycock. Jr. 
Ivo Babuska 
Drury Bagwell, Jr. 
Martin N Baity 
Anila Klalo Baines 
Judith A. Bair 
Sean Ballantine 
Manoj K. Banerjee 
John S. Baras 
Joseph J. Barbee, Jr 
Donald Barker 
Diane Barlow 
Jewel Barlow 
Michael J. Barnes 
Audrey J. Barnetl 
Jackson G. Barry 
T. Bradford Barwise 
Mali Bawa 
Ethel L. Beach 
George A. Bean 
Katherine Pedro Beards ley 
Maurine Beasley 
Charles Beatty 
William B. Bechhoefer 
Evelyn Torton Beck 
Betty J. Beckley 
Filmore E. Bender 
Mirl R. Bendt 
Ralph Bennetl 
Robert L. Bennett 
Bruce S Berger 
Marilyn R. Berman 
Melvin Bernstein 
Tilahun Beyene 
S.M. Bhagat 
John A. Btelec 
Andrew Billings ley 
Robert Birnbaum 
JoanM. Bishop 
Gloria J. Bizjak 
Vivian B. Bland 
Jay G. Blumler 
Frank Bodies 
Nancy E. Bockslael 
Sacared Bod i son 
Dennis M. Boode 
Ronald Borgenichi 
Wendy Borgenichi 
Kim A. Borsavage 
Lorna J. Borthwick 
Dale G. Bottrell 
Vivian S. Boyd 
William D. Bradford 
Bettina K. Bragg 
Gregory C. Braunberg 
Howard Bray 
Karen T. Breen 
Nancy L Breisch 
J.F. Brewer 
Larry J. Brookman 
Charlotte Broome 
Gladys Brown 
Glenn M. Brown, Jr. 
John H, Brown 
Michael Brown 
Robed A. Brown 
Willa Brown 
Joyce Brown 
Earl H, Brown 
Marilyn Brown 
Frank A. Brown 
Lauren Brown 
Glen M. Brown Jr. 
Shirley C. Browner 
Sheila Brown 
Sarah B. Bryan 
John L. Bryan 
Marietta D. Bryant 
Ralph E. Burgio 
Frank G. Burke 
John J. Burl 
Mary L, Butler 
Elhel Butler-Blasdell 
Charles Butte rworth 
Anne Byrdy 
Curt Callahan 

Edward B. Camden 
Philip A. Candela 
Tom Carcaterra 
Charles W. Carr 
John Carroll 
Mark J. Carroll 
Stephen J. Carrol! 
Steven Carstens 
Everett C. Carter 
Gilbert W. Castellan 
Mary Cauffman 
Roberto Celi 
Richard Chait 
Tsze H. Chan 
Gerald M. Chatlin 
James Christensen 
Mark D. Chubb 
Charlotte V. Churaman 
John W. Churchill 
Monique Clague 
Christopher K. Ctague 
Terry M. Clark 
Eugenie Clark 
Reese C leghorn 
Roberta Coates 
Elaine Cockrell 
Leslie Coleman 
Theresa Coletti 
James Colville 
Erika Conner 
JohnM. Connolly, Jr. 
John Consoli 
Anthony D, Conto 
Mercy H. Coogan 
Paula Cook 
Gail E. Cook 
David L. Cooper 
Elmer Cooper 
Dollys Cooper 
Dominic Cossa 
Frank Costello 
Kalhryn Ft, Costello 
Robert D. Coursey 
Nancy L Cox 
Norlisha F Crawford 
Harry L. Creighlon 
J.H. Cumberland 
Pal Cunniff 
Michael J. Cuyjet 
Amina Dafala 
Mario Dagenais 
Nancy Dall'Acqua 
James W. Dally 
Brian Darmody 
Marie Davidson 
Roger H. Davidson 
Cynthia Davis 
Larry S. Davis 
John W. Davis 
Eugene D. Day 
Vincent G De Kampo 
Gerald F. Deilzer 
Constance H. Demaree 
Sudhir L Desai 
Philip R. Deshong 
William D. Destler 
I.M. Destler 
Howard J. Devoe 
Thomas D. Dewitt 
Lance Diamond 
George E. Dieter. Jr. 
Dudley Dillard 
Michael Di Marino 
Theresa Di Paolo 
Wilford E. Devine 
Larry M. Dodson 
David K. Donaldson 
Jane Donawerth 
J. Robert Dorfman 
John Dorsey 
John M. Duffy 
James H Duncan 
Janet Duncan 
Richard M. Durand 
Sandra B Dykes 
Balnche T. Ebeling-Koning 
Craig M. Ebersole 
Richard Edell 
Stewart L. Edelstein 
Gertrude Ehrlich 
Bryan W. Eichhorn 
Elva & Edward Eilertson 
Wilson H, Elkins 
Susan H. Elliot 
Michael Ellis 
Ellen V. Encarnacion 
Allen B. Eney 
Carolyn Ent 
Dale L. Eppinger 
Richard A. Etlin 
Emory G. Evans 
Lawrence E. Evans 
Elizabeth M. Everhart 
Stephen R. Fa hey 

Jennifer S. Fajman 
Timothy B. Falkinburg, Sr. 
John Farley 
Brian Farrell 
Gregg Feige 
Richard T. Farrell 
Richard A. Ferrell 
Julie Field 
Jane F. Fines 
Kurt Finsterbusch 
Teresa M. Flannery 
Brad Flickinger 
John B. Flynn 
Douglas G. Fong 
Phillips W. Foster 
William L. Fourney 
Vicky Foxworth 
John Fracasso 
Arley F. "Tom" Franklin 
Deirdre Francis 
Brenda A. Fraser 
Robert W. Freeman 
Linda R. Freeman 
David H. Freeman 
Sharon L, Fries-Britt 
Robert W. Gammon 
Elisabeth Gantt 
Gienn Ft. Gardner 
Linda Gast 
Ned L. Gaylin 
Janet M. George 
Mary D. Gibson 
Glen G. Gilbert 
Cindy Gilbert 
Walter J. Gilbert 
Barbara Gill 
Pattie Gillespie 
Lonnie Gillian 
Carroll J. Giuliani 
Ulysses Glee 
Robert L. Giuckstern 
James Godwin 
Barbara J. Goldberg 
Jacob K. Goldhaber 
Irwin L. Goldstein 
Rennie Golec 
Dennis Goode 
Glen Gordon 
Lawrence A Gordon 
Francis R. Gouin 
Victor L. Granalstein 
Richard L. Greene 
Beverly Greenfeig 
Sandra C.Greer 
Robert Griffith 
Samuel 0. Grim 
Karsten Grove 
Girish A, G rover 
James E. Grunig 
Marsha A. Guenzler 
Michael Gurevilch 
Gerald Gumey 
William D. Hahn 
Judilh P. Haliett 
Trudy M. Hamby 
SafeiE Hamed 
Eugene Hammond 
Mark R. Hardin 
Sharon Harley 
H. Joanne Harrar 
N. William Hartline 
Herbert J. Hartnett 
William S. Harwood 
Henry W. Haslach, Jr. 
Jeffrey Hathaway 
Lucinda L. Hauf 
Ronald Hawkins 
Thomas M. Heacock 
Camilla A. Heid 
Catherine Heim 
Charles Heller 
Laurie Hellman 
George R. Helz 
James A. Henretta 
Richard H. Herman 
Keith E. Herold 
Frank M. Hetrick 
Suzanne K. Hickes 
Roselyn Hiebert 
Ray E. Hiebert 
Patricia S, Higgins 
William Higgins 
Orian L Highl 
Nancy D. Hiles 
Thomas S. Hiles 
John W. Hill 
David E. Hinkle 
Robert Hirzel 
Lucy Hog an 
Mary Holland 
Delores J. Holmes 
Kenneth G. Holum 
Martha Hooker 
Barbara B. Hope 

Eva Hornyak 
John Horvath 
Anne C Howe 
Cari Howard 
Marie Rowland 
Mary Ellen Hrutka 
Rolf 0. Hubbe 
Jenny Volkmann Hubbell 
Darrell L. Hueth 
Linda Mabbs Hunt 
Patricia F. Hunt 
Stanley M. Hunt 
Brian L. Hunt 
Thomas M. Hurd 
Steven Hum 
Rhoda Phillips Hyde 
Theodore H. Ifft 
G. R. Irwin 
Marc Jaffe 
Paul D. Jackson 
Barbara & Steven Jacoby 
Leonard B, Jankowski 
Lubomir Jantac 
Bruce B. Jarvis 
Judy D. Johnson 
Todd K. Johnson 
Todd K. Johnson 
Dorrine W. Jones 
Richard E. Just 
Claude Kacser 
Robert P. Kallina 
Stephen Kallmyer 
Prem Kalra 
Laveen N. Kanal 
Jonathan Kandell 
Carol Karahadian 
Franz J. Kasler 
Sylvia R. Keane 
Mary Lou Keller 
Margaret L. Kempf 
William J. Kenworthy, 
Eleanor H. Kerkham 
James Key 
Hasna J. Khan 
Stanley P. Kinder 
James Kirk 
Donna King 
James A. King 
Michael King 
Sharon E. Kirkland 
William E. Kirwan 
Albert Klavon 
Paul S Koda 
Richard Kolodny 
Susan R. Komives 
Victor Korenman 
Samual Kotz 
Michael J. Kovach 
John B. Kownatzki 
Kenneth Kramer 
Robert J. Kratochvil 
Joseph J. Krivak 
Michael R. Kruise 
Linda Kubany 
Rudolph P. Lamone 
Lois Kleinhenn Lanier 
Nancy Lapanne 
Samuel A. Lawrence 
Jim Lawson 
Kim-Chi Le 
Julia S. Leimkuhler 
Peter P. and Nora M. Lejins 
Kathleen Len 
James H, Lesher 
Leigh Leslie 
Mark Levy 
Joanne C. Lewis 
Carolyn R. Lewis 
Nina T, Liakos 
Bernard Li berman 
David Liewehr 
Blesilda L. Lim 
H. C. Lim 
Harriet R. Lipowitz 
Ronald L. Lips man 
Marvaline D. Little 
Edwin A, Locke 
John Loss 
John Loukidelis 
Sandra Lynch 
Maynard Mack, Jr. 
William L. Magette 
Sheila F. Mahaffey 
Sapienza B. Majeskie 
George A. Male 
E.T. Mallinson 
Kathleen A. Mallough 
Paula Mandelman 
Mokhtari Manouchehr 
Nelson G. Markley 
Colin H. Marks 
Warren Marquardl 
Nancy Marsanopli 
Monroe H, Martin 

William F. Martin 
Norman T. Martin 
Linda Martin 
L. John Martin 
Cecil M. Massie, Sr. 
Kevin Malhias 
Elizabeth C Masters 
Jason F. Mayhew 
Gary D. Maynard 
Mariene J. Mayo 
Mary E Mazurick 
Paul H. Mazzocehi 
T.J. McAvoy 
Vickie M. McCaleb 
Earlean McCarrick 
Kevin W. McCarthy 
Charles A. McClurg 
Timolhy J. McDonough 
Kennelh E. McKay 
Ed Mc Michael 
Liz McMichael 
Patricia H. McMullen 
Janet Mcleod 
Joseph T. Mealy 
Arnold Medvene 
Roger Meersman 
Missy Meharg 
John P. Menard 
Gretchen Metzeiaars 
Maureen L. Meyer 
Paul A. Meyer 
Errol J. Michener 
Alice C, Mignerey 
James A. Milke 
Gail Miller 
Robert M. Miller 
Merl E. Miller 
Gerald R. Miller 
Thelma Miller 
Flora Millstein 
Peter A. Minderman 
Jack M inker 
Henry Mityga 
Haywood Mobley 
Mohammad Modarres 
Frank F, Moderacki 
Linda Moghadam 
Sashi B. Mohanty 
Kathryn J. Mohrman 
Jose R. Molina 
Bekele Moll a 
John H. Moore 
John R. Moore 
Patricia Moreland 
Phyllis Moser-Veillon 
Cynlhia Moul 
Frederick W. Mowrer 
Robert P. Mueck 
Charles I. Mulchi 
Joseph F. Mullineaux 
Luella A. Murch 
Samuel L. Myers 
Judy Myrick 
Michael L. Nachl 
Judd 0, Nelson 
Therese M. Nemil 
Margaret Ng 
Paula M. Noll 
Donald W. OConnell 
Hugh A. Connor 
George J. O'Hara 
John T. Ohlmacher 
Ronald Oh ringer 
Ronald O'Leary 
Judy Olian 
John M. Ondov 
Ramon a L. Oritz 
John E.Osbom 
Yvonne Oslin 
Daniel T. Ostas 
James M. Osteen 
Mary D. Oil 
Donna J. Owens 
Wendy Owens 
Margarel A. Palmer 
Leslie A. Palmer 
Neil Ft. Paragiri 
Geraldine B. Park 
Becky Patched 
William V. Patterson 
Gary Pavela 
Michael Pechl 
Kennelh Pennington 
Patrick Perfetto 
Don Perils 
Mike Perry 
Joseph Pesce 
Robert R. Peters 
Susan Peters 
Ann G. Pelrone 
Pepper E. Phillips 
Andrew Pilipchuk 
Den C. Piper 
Robert S. Pittman 

Marietta A. Plank 
Murray E. Polakoff 
Rinaldo Poli 
Mary K. Posey 
Randy R, PossefH 
William L. Powers 
Elizabeth S. Prather . 
Lee E, Preston 
Patricia L. Preston 
Carol A. Prier 
Norman E. Pruitt 
Yolanda J. Pruill 
Rudolph E. Pugliese 
Frank E. Quine 
James Guintiere 
Martin C. Rabenhorst 
Herbert Rabin 
Reinhard Raderrnacher 
Jo Ann Raeder 
Leonard R. Ratey 
James P. Randle 
Neil Ratllff 
Michael J. Raupp 
Helen L. Rauscher 
Carol W. Rawls 
Deborah W. Read 
Merrill S. Read 
Donna M, Reed 
T.M Regan 
James A. Reggia 
Jerome Reiger 
Olive D. Reid 
Janice Reutt-Robey 
Chel Rhodes 
Gienn Ricart 
Robert W. Ridky 
Barbara Riggs 
Huzior Rizvi 
Bob S, Roberson 
Cheryl Roberts 
Gilbert Romaine 
Jonathan R. Rood 
Philip Roos 
Mariam L Rosen 
Jonathan Rosenberg 
Allan C. Rough 
Georgia M. Royalty 
Roger H. Rubin 
John D. Russell 
Charles S. Rutherford 
La Wan da Saddler- Assem 
Lourdes G. Salamanca -Riba 
Gaynor Sale 
Kennelh Salem 
Sharon Salus 
Sylvia Sampson 
Susan H. Sanderson 
Stuart H, Sargent 
JoAnn Sana in 
Heidi W. Sauber 
Clifford Sayre 
William R. Scales 
Marilyn M, Scannell 
Patricia A. Schaecher 
William D. Schafer 
Thomas C. Schelling 
R.P. Schlenker 
Frank A. Schmidtlein 
Betty Schmilz 
Doris L. Schneider 
Fritz Sc breeder 
Thomas W. Scott 
Marvin W. Scott 
Linda Scovitch 
William Sedlacek 
Ronald J. Seibel 
Arnold E. Seigel 
Steven Selden 
Lemma W. Sen bet 
J. V. Sengers 
Howard J. Serwer 
Manoucher M, Shahmat 
C. Gregory Sharer 
Elizabeth Shearn 
Matthew Sheriff 
Ben A. Shneiderman 
Charles A. Shreeve Jr. 
Ingrid Simmons 
Julian Simon 
Laura S. Sims 
Jayanta K. Sircar 
Jim Sirkis 
Muriel R. Sloan 
Susan L. Slyter ' 
Oliver H. Smith 
Virginia Smith 
Yvonne Smith 
George A. Snow 
Dagobert Soerge! 
Rulh A. Spellerberg 
Marsha Sprague 
Mukasa E. Ssemakula 
Gregory A. Staley 

William W. Stanek 

Francis C, Stark. Jr, 

Robert E Steele 

Allen L. Steinhauer 

Yaron Sternberg 

Greig Stewart 

Larry E. Stewart 

Sylvia Stewart 

Peter B. Stifel 

Richard P. Stimpson 

Pat Stocker 

Pamela Slone 

Laura Stowe 

Ivar E. Strand Jr. 

Charles D. Slriftler 

Ted Streett 

Gerry Si rum pi 

Robert T. Slumpff 

Charles F. Sturtz 

Joseph Sueher 

Elizabeth L. Suitt 

Janice E. Summons 

Albert J. Taran 

Ralph Tarica 

Paul L. Taylor, Jr. 

Karen L. Teramura 

Sombat "Bud" Thiralrakoolchai 

Jordan W. Thomas 

William L. Thomas, Jr. 

Alvin L. Thompson 

John A. Tossell 

John Towns h end 

John D. Trasco 

Steven Tretter 

Virginia Trimble 

Shirley L. True 

Lung-Wen Tsai 

Edvin 0. Turns 

Thomas R. Turner 

Joanne L. Urion 

Charles W. Valaer 

Doris Valenti 

Grelchen Van der Veer 

R. Lindley Vann 

Inder K. Vijay 

Desider L. Vikor 

Paul Vinikoor 

Carroll Volchko 

Rosemary Wainscott 

Janet Wagner 

Richard J. Walker 

James M. Wallace 

Jacqueline Wallen 

Christopher S. Walsh 

Claude E. Walston 

William H. Walston 

Theresa Wang 

Nam Sun Wang 

Patricia Wang 

Robert D. Ward 

Brenda Ware 

Sara Benninghoff Warren 

William Waters 

Lyn Watner 

Alan R. Webber! 

Thomas Weible 

David W. Weiss 

Chris Weller 

Charles F, Weitford 

Donat G. Wentzel 

Carol A. Werlinich 

Gary S. West 

Frank D, Weslbrook 

Dennis Weslhoff 

Shannon S. Whalen 

Arthur Wheeiock, Jr. 

Jean R Whittenberg 

Leslie A. Wiley 

Thomas D. Wilkerson 

Gerald S. Wilkinson 

Donald E. Williams 

Ellen D, Williams 

Gary Williams 

Rhonda M. Williams 

Martha Baer Wilmes 

Bruce D, Wilson 

Dorothy B. Winfield 

Calhoun Winton 

Amde M. Wolde-Tinsae 

Paul Wonnacott 

Sarah A. Woodson 

Valerie Woolston 

Manfred Wuttig 

Ann G. Wylie 

Jackson OS. Yang 

Gail Yeiser 

Sukid Yongpiyakul 

James A. Yorke 

Terry Zacker 

John D. Zacker 

Kathy P. Zamostny 

Jack Zane 

Gus T Zorn 


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Improvisations Unlimited presents Its spring program March 5-9 at 8 
p.m. at the Studio/Theatre of the Dance Building. Tickets are $8 
standard admission, $6 students and seniors. For Info and reser- 
vations call 405-3190, 

MARCH 4-14 


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 An Gallery, 
Call 5-2763 for info. 

Library Display: "Women in De- 
velopment." through March. Hom- 
bake Library Lobby. Call 405- 
91 17 tor info. 

Parents' Association Gallery 
Exhibition: "A Woman's Collec- 
tion: Textiles in Ihe Lives of 19th- 
century Women." Mar. 1-Apr. 17. 
Parents' Association Art Gallery. 
Call 4-ARTS for info 

Women's Center Film and dis- 
cussion: "A State ol Danger." 
Palestinian women and Ihe Israeli 
military, noon-1 p.m. (bring lunch), 
0109 Hornbake Library. Call 4- 
8462 for info. 

Spanish and Portuguese 
Informal Seminar: Sylvia Winter. 
Stanford U., 12 noon. 2215 
Jimenez Call 5-6441 for info 

Psychology Distinguished 
Speakers Lecture: "An Invest- 
ment Theory of Creativity." Robert 
Sternberg. Yale U.. 4 p.m., 1250 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-5867 for info. 

Computer Science, Philos- 
ophy.'Cognilive Science, and 
Institute for Advanced Comput- 
er Studies Joint Colloquium: 
"The Symbol Grounding Problem 
and Categorical Perception," 
Slevan Hamad. Psychology. 
Princeton U.. 4:30 p.m.. Class- 
room Bldg , refreshments 4 p.m.. 
1 152 A V. Williams Bldg. Dr. 
Harnad will be on campus March 
5 to meet with interested individ- 
uals. Call 405-5710 for Into, 

Wanderlust: "Nationalist China: 

Taiwan," Ed Lark. 8 p.m., Hoff 
Theatre. Call 4-HOFF for info.' 


Personnel Services Pre-Retire- 
ment Seminar, today and tomor- 
row, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Prince 
George's Room, Stamp Student 
Union. Call 5-5648 for info.' 

Writers Here and Now Reading, 
Henri Cole, poet, 3:30 p.m., 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount. 
Call 5-3820 far into. 

Spanish and Portuguese Guest 
Lecture; The Caslel at Mma 
Which I Have Seen: Africa. 
Columbus Healm Beyond 
Reason," Sylvia Winter, Stanford 
U.. 4:30 p.m., multipurpose room. 
St. Mary's Hall. Call 5-6441 far 

Spring Dance Performance, Im- 
provisations Unlimited, featuring 
new work by Ping Chong. today- 

March 9. 8 p.m.. Studio/Theater. 
Call 5-31 90.' 


Black Women's Council Panel 
Discussion: "Celebrating Our 
History: Calling on Our Ancestors 

and Affirming Ihe Presenl while 
Taking Responsibility of Our 
Future," noon-1 p.m., Nyumburu 
Cultural Center. Call 5-5620 far 


Art Department Lecture, Pamela 

Blotner, sculptor, 12:30 p.m.. 
1309 Art'Soc (West Gallery). Call 
5-1445 for info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
CORE Faculty Workshop: "Mak- 
ing the Most ol Large Classes," 3- 
5 p.m., Maryland Room, Made 
Mount. Call 5-3154 for info. 

Graduate School Distinguished 
Lecturer: "Darwinizing with a 
Vengeance," Richard Dawkins, 
Zoology, Oxford U ., 3:30 p.m., 
2203 Art'Soc, wine and cheese 
reception following. Call 5-4253 
for info. 

Foreign Policy Fellows Semi- 
nar: "Perspectives on Asian Eco- 
nomic Reform and Development." 
3:30 p.m.. student lounge. Morrill 
Hall, refreshments served. Call 5- 
6330 far into 

Celebration for Mary Helen 
Washington, book signing and 
reading from Memory ol Km. pre- 
sented by Germanic and Slavic 
Language and Literature, and the 
Women's Studies Program, 4-6 
p.m., multipurpose room, St. 
Mary's Hall. Call 5-6878 for into. 

Architecture Lecture, David 
Child's, Skid more, Owings, and 
Merrill. NY. 8 p.m., Architecture 
Auditorium. Call 5-6284 for info. 

Twentieth Century Ensemble 
Concert, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call 5-5548 for into. 


Committee on Women of Color 
Lecture: "Listening io Women's 
Voices: Celebrating Our Diver- 
sity," noon-2 p.m., Atrium, Ah/ 
Soc. Call 5-5615 for info. 

Black Faculty and Staff Assoc- 
iation Seminar; "Stress Manage- 
ment: Realities of the Presenl. 
Strategies far the Future," 
J avaune Adams-Gaston, psychol- 
ogist, noon-2 p.m., Man/land 
Room, Marie Mounl. Call 4-7225 
for info. 

Danish Lecture: "Denmark and 
Europe," Peter Dyvig, Ambassa- 
dor, Royal Danish Embassy. 
12:30-1:45 p.m., 2122 Jimenez. 
Call 5-4097 far info. 

University Community Con- 
certs, Philharmonia Baroque Or- 
chestra, Nicholas McGegan, con- 

Red Cross Blood Drive Postponed 

The Red Cross annual blood drive, scheduled for Tuesday, 
March 5, has been indefinitely postponed. According to Dr. Paul 
Ness, executive head of Red Cross Blood Services, because of Opera- 
tion Desert Storm, an overwhelming number of donors have given 
blood, with the result that the region's current blood inventory is 
abundant and more than adequate to meet local needs and to pro- 
vide blood products to the Department of Defense when requested. 
To reserve the donor pool in order to meet future blood demands, 
many blood drives — including the university's — have had to be 
postponed. The Red Cross apologizes for any inconvenience to the 
College Park community. 

ductor, program T8A. 8 p m„ 
pre-concert seminar, 6:30 p.m., 
Adull Education Center, $17.50 
standard admission, $15.00 stu- 
dents and seniors. Call 80-4239 
for info." 

University Theatre: "Major 
Barbara," tod ay March 10 and 
14-16, 8 p.m., Sunday matinee, 2 
p.m.. Tawes Theatre. Call 5-2201 
lor info.' 


Counseling and Personnel Ser- 
vices Conference: "The AIDS 
Crisis: An Interdisciplinary Re- 
sponse to the Psychological Is- 
sues." 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 2111 
Stamp Student Union, p re-regis- 
tration required. Call 5-2864 for 

Geology Seminar: "Geology and 
Geochemistry of Modern Seafloer 
Marine Sulfides," W.C. Shanks. 
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, 
VA. 11 a.m., 0105 Hornbake Li- 
brary, Call 5-2783 for info. 

AAUW Published Women 
Luncheon, Carol Robertson. Eth- 
nomusicology. noon-1 p.m.. Car- 
riage House, Rossborough Inn, 
reservations required. Call 4-8015 
tor info.' 

Mental Health Lunch 'n Learn: 

"Clinical Hypnotherapy: The State 
of the Art," Akiro Otani, Counsel- 
ing Center. 1-2 p.m., 3100E 
Health Center. Call 4-8106 tor 

Computer Science Center and 
President s Commission on 
Disability Issues Joint Lecture: 

"Changing the Disabled Experi- 
ence." Alan Brightman, Worldwide 
Disability Solutions Group, 1 :30-3 

p.m.. non-prinl media room T. 
Hornbake Library. Call 5-2950 for 


University Honors Program 
Lecture: "International Influence 
ol the Media on the War: Voice of 
America and CNN," Holly 
Shulman, History. 2 p.m.. Honors 
Lounge, 01 1 Hornbake Library, 
Call 4-0643 for into. 

Annual Conference of Mid- 
Atlantic Division of Association 
of American Geographers, panel 
discussion, today 2:30-5 p.m.. 
Maryland Ballroom, South Cam- 
pus Dining Hall: main address 
and program, tomorrow 9 a.m.- 
5:30 p.m., 1113 Lefrak, pre-regis- 
Iralion preferred. Call 5-4066 for 

Music Lecture: "A N on -Trans- 
posing Motive in Webern's Op. 3 
George Lieder," Robed Watson. 3 
p.m.. 2102 Tawes. Call 5-5548 for 

Women's Studies Program An- 
nual Research Forum: "Currenls 
of Change' Feminist Research, 
1991." coffee served 3:30 p.m.. 
programs 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.. 
21 10 Adull Education Center. Call 
5-6877 tor info. 

Graduate Student and Faculty 
Gathering: "Islamic Christian 
Dialogue," dinner and discussion, 
5:30 p.m., St. Andrews Parish 
(College Park). Call 5-8453 for 

University Theatre: "Major 
Barbara." 8 p.m., Tawes Theatre. 

See Mar. 7 for details.' 


University Theatre: "Major 
Barbara," 8 p.m.. Tawes Theatre. 
See Mar. 7 for details.' 


University Theatre: "Major 

Barbara," 2 p.m., Tawes Theatre'. 
See Mar. 7 for details.* 


Quality Improvement 
Conference: "Quality 

Improvement lor Higher 
Education," including luncheon 
address by David Kearns, chair, 
Xerox Corp., 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m., 
Slamp Union. Those interested 
should contact the president's 
office for reservations, which must 
be made by March 6. Participant 
registration is $20. Call the 
president's office, for info.' 

Agricultural Extension World- 
wide Colloquium: "The Impor- 
tance of Small Farms in America," 
Edward Thompson Jr., American 
Farmland Trust. 12 noon, 0115 
Symons. Call 5-1253 for into. 

Mental Health Lunch 'n Learn: 

"Co-Morbidity and Differential 
Diagnoses of Anxiely Disorders." 
Bruce Black, National Institutes ol 
Mental Health, Bethesda. 1-2 
p.m.. 31 00E Health Center. Call 
4-8106 for info. 

Women Faculty Writers Fiction 
Reading: Readings by Joyce 
Kornblatl. Susan Leonardi. Sibbie 
O'Sullivan and Kim Roberts. 3 
p.m.. 01 24 Taliaferro. Call 4-3873 
for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 3:30- 

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

Space Science Seminar: Richard 
Goldberg. NASA/Goddard. 4:30 
p.m.. 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-4829 for info 


UMIACS Distinguished Lecture: 
"The Future of Artificial Intelli- 
gence," Marvin Minsky, MIT. 
10:30 a.m., auditorium, Adult Ed- 
ucation Center. Call 5-6730 tor 

Seminar in Ecology, Evolution, 
and Behavior: "Influence of Exon 
Structures on Splicing of Tetrahy- 
mena Intron." Sarah Woodson. 
Chemistry and Biochemistry, 
noon. 1208 Zoo.' Psych. Call 5- 
6884 for info. 

College of Engineering Lecture: 
"Impact of Women on the Stability 
of the Engineering Profession in 
the U.S.," Lilia Abron, PEER Con- 
sultants, 2 p.m., Judith Resnik 
Lecture Hall (EGR-1202). Call 5- 
3871 for info. 

Offices ol Undergraduate and 
Graduate Studies Introduction 
to Graduaie School: "Opportun- 

ities for Graduate and Profes- 
sional Education." for sopho- 
mores, juniors, and seniors, small 
group discussion and refresh- 
ments to follow, 3:30 p.m., 2203 
Art/Soc. Call 5-9355 for info. 

Classics Department Lecture: 
"Postures and Gestures Expres- 
sive of Respect and Disrespect in 
Homer's Odyssey." Donald 
Laleiner, Ohio Wesleyan U.; re- 
sponse, Joseph O'Connor, 
Georgetown U.,4p.m., 2309 
Art/Soc. Call 5-2013 for info. 


Campus Recreation Services 
Team Tennis and Softball, sign 
up today, 1 1 04 Reckord Armory. 
Call 4-7218 for into. 

Women's Center Film and Dis- 
cussion: "Miss Universe in Peru." 
noon-1 p.m. (bring lunch). 0109 
Hornbake Library. Call 4-8462 for 

Noontime Seminar on Comput- 
ers in the Arts and Humanities: 

"Scholarship. Computers, and the 
International Community." H. 
Robert Cohen, Center tor Studies 
in 19th-century Music, noon-1 :30 
p.m., 4321 Hartwick Road. Suite 
220. Call 5-4337 tor info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
Faculty Discussion, keynote ad- 
dress fallowed by active dialogue, 
noon-1 :30 p.m. (bring brown-bag 
lunch). Maryland Room. Marie 
Mount. Call 5-3154 tot into. 

Art Department Minorities and 
Women Lecture, Yuriko 
Yamaguchi. Wall Sculptor. 12:30 
p.m„ 1309 Art/Soc. Call 5-1442 
for info. 

Foreign Policy Fellows Semi- 
nar: "Economic Reform in Latin 
America," Donald 0' Conn ell. Eco- 
nomics, 3:30 p.m., student 

lounge, Morrill Hall. Call 5-6353 
for into. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture: "Socrates' Islamic Con- 
version," Charles Butte worth. 
Government and Politics. 4 p.m.. 
2203 Art/Soc, reception fallowing. 
Call 5-9353 lor info. 

Theatre Performance: 

"Domestic Snakes," a movement 
performance written and 
performed Karen Abromaitis, 
March 13, 14 al 8 p.m.; March 16 
al 9 p.m., Pugliese Theatre, $8 
($6 students and seniors). Call 5- 
2201 for tickets and info." 

' Admission charge lor this event. 

All others are tree. 

The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor, will perform selections from 
Mozart, Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at the Adult Education Center. Ticket prices are $17.50 standard 
admission, S1 5.00 students and seniors. Call 403-4239 for Info. 



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