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MARCH 11, 1991 

New Distinguished Scholar-Teachers Chosen 

Three College Park faculty 
members, noted for excellence in 
both teaching and research, have 
been named College Park's Distin- 
guished Scholar-Teachers for 1991- 

The award winners are George 
Callcott, professor of history; Bruce 
Jarvis, professor of chemistry and 
biochemistry; and Raymond Pater- 
noster, associate professor of crimi- 
nal justice and criminology. 

The 1991-92 Distinguished 
Scholar-Teachers were selected by a 
committee of students and faculty 
members chaired by Kathryn J. 
Mohrman, dean of undergraduate 

The honorees will receive a 
$1,000 award for professional 
expenses and each will present a 
public lecture in the spring of 1992. 
Because the university budget crisis 
has reduced the funds available for 
the program, the 1991-92 award 
winners will not receive leave from 
regular leaching duties in order to 
design and teach special courses, 
says Susan Koonce, assistant dean 
of undergraduate studies. 

Each of the award winners is a 
respected scholar in his or her field 
and has developed a reputation for 
outstanding teaching. 

George Callcott is a leading 
scholar of State of Maryland history 
and the preeminent authority on the 
history of the University of 
Maryland. His book, Maryland and 
America, 1940 to 1980 (Johns Hop- 
kins Press, 1985), examines Mary- 
land as a microcosm of America 
during the World War II and post- 
war eras. His university history, A 
History of the University of Man/land, 

Technology Liaison Office 
Has Active Year 

Income from technology transfer O 
is up Li 

Finding New High Tech Uses 
for Ceramics 

Lloyd does conductivity and A 

microscopy studies 71 

Listening as a Communica- 
tion Skill 

Wolvin assesses climate, channels £ 
and commitment J 

General Research Awards 

Sixty-eight faculty 


{Maryland Historical Society, 1968), 
describes the founding of institu- 
tions in Baltimore and College Park 
that would comprise the University 
of Maryland and documents their 
history through the 1960s. 

Callcott has been honored num- 
erous times throughout his career 
for his skill in the classroom. In 
1968, he was named as one of 33 
"superprofs" by Esquire Magazine. 
The College of Arts and Humanities 
selected him as the winner of its 
annual "Excellence in Teaching 
Award" in 1987. 

Bruce Jarvis has made major 
contributions to the study of physi- 
cal organic chemistry, especially in 
the area of natural products chem- 
istry. He is a leading expert on 
mycotoxins, extremely poisonous 
materials that are most often pro- 
duced by molds and which con- 
taminate foods and "sick" buildings. 

Through a research program at 
College Park, Jarvis has shown that 
mycotoxins are produced by plants 
and has theorized that a rather 
unique interspecies gene transfer 
from mold to plant is responsible 
for the production of these materials 
in plants. 

As a teacher, Jarvis is highly 
regarded at both the undergraduate 
and graduate levels. Pre-med stu- 
dents encounter Jarvis in his 
demanding sophomore level organ- 
ic chemistry course. At the graduate 
level, he has successfully trained 17 
Ph.D. students and eight 
postdoctoral fellows. 

Raymond Pasternoster is a 
nationally renowned authority on 
the death penalty and the theory 
that the death penalty is a deterrent 

George Callcott 
Bruce Jarvis 
Raymond Paternoster 

to crime, His forthcoming book, The 
Death Penally in America, which will 
be published by Lexington Books in 
1991, has received advance praise 
for its observations on the role of 
the death penalty in the American 
criminal justice system. 

As a teacher, Pasternoster is 
widely known for the popularity of 
his classes at the undergraduate and 
graduate levels. In 1989, he was 
nominated by the Institute of 
Criminal Justice and Criminology 
for an award as outstanding teacher 
in the College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences. 

Brian Busek 

Soviet High Technology to be 
Showcased for First Time in U.S. 

For the first time ever, the United 
States and the Western World will 
be able to view some of the Soviet 
Union's best high-tech equipment, 
instrumentation and software on 
March 17, 18 and 19 at College 
Park's first Soviet Technology 
Exhibit and Symposium. 

About 50 state-of-the-art Soviet 
products will be displayed, includ- 
ing x-ray detectors, some of the 
remotely controlled robot rovers 
used during the Chernobyl reactor 
disaster, lasers, exotic spacecraft 
systems housed in a mock-up Soviet 
spacecraft, materials processing 
equipment for use in space, satellite 
remote sensing devices, and various 
software products. Soviet scientific 
experts will be on hand to 
demonstrate the products and to 
answer questions. 

Several of the Soviet Union's 
leading scientists will discuss 
mutual commercial and scientific 
opportunities between the U.S.S.R. 

and the United States. The keynote 
speaker will be Yuri Ossipian, sci- 
ence advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev 
and vice-president of the Soviet 
Academy of Sciences. Other speak- 
ers include Yuri Ryzhov, director of 
Moscow's Space Research Institute 
and Alec Galeev, Director of 
Moscow's Space Research Institute. 

Gov. William Donald Schaefer 
will open the proceedings, and par- 
ticipants will include a NASA rep- 
resentative and business leaders 
from such major U.S. corporations 
as IBM and the Polaroid company. 

The event is being sponsored by 
College Park's East-West Science 
and Technology Center and the 
Soviet- American Venture Initiative, 
with support from the Office of 
Technology Liaison. 

The exhibit and symposium will 
be held at the Center of Adult Edu- 
cation. Call Molly G. Brennan at 
405-7280 for information. 


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Campus to Host Conference for Blacks in Higher Education 

The College Park Black Faculty and Staff Association will host the 
4th Annual Conference for Blacks in Higher Education, Friday, April 
19 at the Center of Adult Education. The theme of day-long confer- 
ence, which begins at 8 a.m., is "African Americans in Higher Educa- 
tion; Linking Our Past, Present and Future." It will feature speakers 
Franklyn G. Jenifer, president of Howard University, and Crystal 
Arlene Kuykendall, president of Kuykendall LTD and author of the 
book Improving Block Student Achievement Through Enhancing Self- 
image. The registration fee is $50 ($40 for BFSA members) with a 
deadline of April 1. For more information, call Sharon Fries-Britt, 

Volunteer Faculty Advisors Sought 

During the current academic 
year, the Undergraduate Advising 
Center has been able to assign more 
than 350 of its nearly 1,000 freshmen 
to College Park faculty advisors. 
These advisors represent more than 
20 departments from nearly every 
college on campus. 

But, according to Betty Beckley, 
assistant dean for undergraduate 
studies and coordinator of under- 
graduate advising, the 1991-92 aca- 
demic year could pose more severe 

Nearly half of the some 3,000 
entering freshmen and more than 
500 new transfer students are 
expected to be advised through the 
Division of Letters and Sciences (the 
Advising Center's new name) for 
the first year or two — until they are 
prepared to choose a major. 

Be ca vise of the economic con- 
straints that are having an impact 
on programs and activities across 
the campus, Becklev says, the Un- 
dergraduate Advising Center is 
asking College Park faculty mem- 
bers to consider volunteering to 
advise five or more students next 

"If 100 faculty would each vol- 
unteer either through their depart- 

ment or college or to the Division of 
Letters and Sciences to advise as 
few as five new freshmen or transfer 
students during their first year, or 
until they select a major, we will be 
able to provide a high quality 
experience for all our entering stu- 
dents," Beckley says. 

Faculty members who volunteer 
to work through the Division of 
Letters and Sciences would receive 
several hours of training. They also 
would be invited to visit one of the 
summer freshmen orientation ses- 
sions and to meet with their 

During the students' freshman 
year, the advisors will be asked to 
provide mentoring services rather 
than regular advising. These ser- 
vices might include discussions on 
course selection, budgeting the use 
of time, choosing a major, making 
referrals, providing encouragement 
and the like. 

Division of Letters and Sciences 
staff will be available to work with 
faculty volunteer advisors to pro- 
vide technical advising and the 
clerical backup support that might 
be necessary. 

Marvin Scott, assistant professor 
of kinesiology, says that when he 

began advising two years ago, the 
initial attraction was the opportun- 
ity to help steer undecided students 
to consider majoring in his special 

Since then, however, Scott says, 
he has benefited from the advising 
experience in a number of ways. 

"I've been able to reap a better 
knowledge of the general educa- 
tional requirements of the univer- 
sity, the USP and now the CORE 
requirements that students must 
meet. It has given me a more global 

He has also become much more 
aware of and knowledgeable about 
the various campus resources that 
are available to students. That in 
turn, he believes, has made him a 
more effective advisor to both stu- 
dents in his own discipline as well 
as those who are undecided as to 
their major field of study. 

For more information about fac- 
ility advising, contact Betty Beckley, 
assistant dean and coordinator of 
undergraduate advising, at 314- 

Tom Otwet! 

Technology Transfer Business is Booming 

For the Office of Technology 
Liaison, 1990 was a banner year. 
And 1991 promises to be equally, if 
not more, impressive. 

According to its director Wayne 
Swann, the office last year identified 
and documented 46 new tech- 
nologies developed by C ollege Park 
researchers. Swann projects that 
technology transfer income to the 
campus will more than double last 

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year's figure of a quarter of a 
million dollars. 

More options and licenses for 
university inventions were executed 
during the first six months of Fiscal 
Year 1991 than in all of the previous 
year. In addition, ten op- 
tions/licenses (technology transfer 
agreements) are pending. 

Since it was created more than 
four years ago, the office has iden- 
tified and documented 165 new 
technologies, conducted technology 
marketing activities that have 
resulted in the successful execution 
of 40 technology transfer agree- 
ments, and generated more than $1 
million in technology transfer in- 
come, Swann says. 

A recent innovation that has been 
licensed is a new procedure for 
detecting salmonella bacteria which 
is expected to provide faster and 
more accurate test results. 

The new test process was devel- 
oped by Edward T. Mallinson of the 
Virginia-Maryland Regional College 
of Veterinary Medicine working 
with researchers from the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture. The 
procedure allows for the testing of 
large numbers of chicken flocks in a 
short time, a key to locating the 
sources of contamination before the 
salmonella enter the food 
processing and distribution chain. 

The new testing procedure was 
licensed to Environmental Systems 
Service, Ltd. The Culpepper, Vir- 
ginia-based company provides high 
quality biological and chemical 
technical services to poultry pro- 
ducers and other customers. 

The university's patent disclos- 
ure profile (see chart) illustrates the 
rapid increase over the past decade. 

This growth is especially apparent 
beginning in 1986, the year the 
Office of Technology Liaison was 

According to Swann, disclosures 
continue to come from a wide vari- 
ety of campus departments, the 
Maryland Biotechnology Institute, 
the Engineering Research Center, 
the Systems Research Center, and 
other campus-based laboratories 
and research centers. 

Tom Ohvell 


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Campus Child Care Center Has Openings 

The Center for Young Children, the university's on-site laboratory 
Child Care Center, has a few openings for its Summer 1991 program. 
Applications will be processed on a "first-come first served" basis. 
Application forms and information brochures are available upon 
request. The center is also accepting applications for the 1991-92 
school year. In April a lottery will be conducted to determine enroll- 
ment for new applicants. For more information, call 405-3168. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lectures 
to Begin March 1 3 

Five highly regarded College 
Park faculty members will present 
lectures during the next two months 
as part of the 1991 Distinguished 
Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series. 

Distinguished Scholar- Teachers 
are relieved of their normal teaching 
duties and given the opportunity to 
design and teach courses in their 
area of expertise — usually a general 
honors seminar and a course of 
general interest to undergraduates. 
Spring public lectures by each 

award-winner are also part of the 

Here is the 1991 lecture schedule; 

• March 13 — Charles 
Butterworth, professor of govern- 
ment and politics, "Socrates' Islamic 

• March 20 — Richard Etlin, pro- 
fessor of architecture, "Creativity in 

• April 3 — Nancie Gonzalez, 
professor of anthropology, "Anth- 
ropology as Science and as Fiction." 

• April 10— Ira Berlin, professor 
of history, "Emancipation and the 
Meaning of Freedom in 19th Cen- 
tury America." 

• April 24 — Anne Truitt, profes- 
sor of art, "The Value of Art." 

All of the lectures will be held in 
the Art /Sociology lecture hall, 2203 
Art /Sociology Building, at 4 p.m., 
with a reception following in the 
Art/Sociology Atrium. 

Letter To the Editor 

Women in Science: Good News From the Life Sciences 

Professor Brush's report on 
Degree Attainment in Natural Sci- 
ences and Engineering was an 
excellent piece that correctly 
described the successes we have 
had in Life Sciences in attracting 
talented women to our undergrad- 
uate programs. Part of this success 
is due to our revamped general 
curriculum {the General Biological 
Sciences curriculum that Professor 
Brush alluded to) and our de- 
emphasis of traditional subdisci- 
pline based curricula in biology. 
Perhaps the most important com- 
ponent is our faculty commitment 
to undergraduate education and 
what I hope is a friendly climate. 

Professor Brush's analysis of 
graduate degrees for women, while 

statistically correct, is quite mis- 
leading in that the combined num- 
bers (CMPS, ENG, LISC) mask the 
continued success of the College of 
Life Sciences in producing women 
M.S. and Ph.D. scientists. In fact, the 
number of women graduate 
students in LISC has remained vir- 
tually unchanged in the last five 
years, rising insignificantly from 44 
to 45% resulting in gender balance 
among our graduate population 
that, while hard to improve on, is 
exceptional in the sciences. By 
individual departments and pro- 
grams the percentages are: Botany 
(41); Chemistry and Biochemistry 
(42); Entomology (42); Marine 
Environmental and Estuarine Stud- 
ies and Molecular and Cellular 

Biology programs combined (46); 
Microbiology (51); and Zoology 
(53). In fact, last year 26 women 
earned Ph.D. degrees from the Col- 
lege of Life Sciences, a number 
which appears to represent virtually 
all of the women who received 
Ph.D.'s in the natural sciences and 
engineering at College Park. 
(Outlook, February 25, Figure 8). 

The news for women is, in fact, 
very good in the College of Life 
Sciences. Our successes should be 
advertised and celebrated, not bur- 
ied in statistics. 

Paul Mazzocchi 


Colleges of Agriculture 

and Life Sciences 

College Park Picked to Run EDUCOM Soft- 
ware Awards Program 

The University of Maryland at 
College Park has been selected as 
the new home for EDUCOM's 
Higher Education Software Awards 
Program. The program is widely 
recognized as one of the most pres- 
tigious in the world. 

Chad McDaniel and 5usan 
Clabaugh will direct the awards 
program. McDaniel is director of the 
Academic Software Development 
Group at the university's Computer 
Science Center. Trained as an 
anthropologist, with special 
interests in cognitive models and 
computer simulation, he has been 
active in the development of disci- 
pline-oriented computing tools for 
more than 20 years. 

Clabaugh is director of the Edu- 
cational Technology Center in the 
College of Education. Her home 
discipline is educational technology, 
where she has more than 20 years 
experience, with special expertise in 
video and computing technologies. 

"We are honored that the Uni- 
versity of Maryland is the new 
home for the program," McDaniel 
says. "We look forward to contin- 
uing and hopefully, extending the 
excellent program that Bob Kuzma, 
Jere Johnson, and EDUCOM began." 

Since its inception in 1987, the 
Software Awards Program was 
housed at the University of 
Michigan and co-sponsored by the 
National Center for Research to 
Improve Postsecondary Teaching 
and Learning. In its five years, the 
program has made 90 awards to 
individuals representing more than 
65 institutions. 

The program is designed to 
foster improvement in the quality of 
ed u ca t io n a I so f t w a re a n d to p ro - 
mote its effective use in higher 
e d u ca t io n . Th e p rogra m re v i e w s 
materials and makes awards in two 
distinct divisions — products (orig- 
inal software designed to enhance 
student learning) and curriculum 
innovations (excellence in teaching 
where computer software has been 
used to enhance instruction). 

During this year's cycle, the pro- 
gram will be making awards in 
three areas for undergraduate ap- 
plications — Humanities, Engineer- 
ing and Mathematics — and one for 
graduate level — Law. 

For more information about the 
program, contact Chad McDaniel at 

ICONS' Landis Speaks at 
AASA Convention 

Patty Landis, simulation director 
of Project ICONS, spoke at the 
American Association of School 
Administrators annual convention 
in New Orleans earlier this month. 
The convention's theme was "Tech- 
nology for the 90s." Landis' topic 
dealt with "Linkages through Tech- 

ICONS, which stands for Inter- 
national Communication and 
Negotiation Simulations, is a for- 
eign policy and foreign language 
simulation for high school and uni- 
versity students conducted via a 
computer network. It was started at 
College Park ten years ago by 
Jonathan Wilkenfeld, professor of 
government and politics and cur- 
rent department chair, and Richard 
Brecht, professor of Germanic and 
Slavic Languages. 


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Sexual Harassment Education Workshop Scheduled 

The Office of Human Relations Programs is sponsoring a Sexual 
Harassment Education Workshop for all faculty and staff The 
workshop is scheduled for March 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the 
Maryland Room of Marie Mount Hall. To register for the workshop 
or for more information call 405-2844. 

Campus Researcher Probes High 
Tech Roles for Ceramics 

For Isabel Lloyd, ceramics means 
much more than fine bone china tea 
cups or bathroom shower stall tiles. 

An assistant professor of mater- 
ials engineering, Lloyd, now in her 
second year on the College Park 
faculty, is the first ceramist in the 
College of Engineering in more than 
twenty years. Her special research 
and classroom interests focus on the 
properties, behavior, fabrication and 
uses of novel ceramic materials, 
manv of which have found new 
high technology applications. 

"Ceramics research is very ap- 
pealing to me because it raises both 
basic science and applied engineer- 
ing questions," Lloyd says. "It 
involves a variety of materials that 
can have a multiplicity of applica- 
tions relevant to problems of the 
present and the future." 

Isabel Lloyd 

When one thinks of ceramics, it is 
bricks, pottery, earthenware, elec- 
trical insulators, spark plugs, as well 
as tea cups and shower tiles that 
come to mind. 

But like so many other fields, 
ceramics has undergone remarkable 
changes in recent years. Ceramic 
materials now have numerous high 
technology applications. As a result, 
they must be more highly refined 
and their properties better 

One class of ceramics of interest 
to Lloyd are what she calls active 
electrical ceramics. These include 
materials whose crystals generate 
voltage when subjected to pressure 
or, when subjected to an electrical 
field, undergo mechanical stress, 
alternately expanding and 

These piezoelectric ceramics are 
commonly used in broadcast trans- 
mitters, radar and sonar, and stereo 
system pick-up needles. 

They also have application in 
such high tech devices as ultra-sonic 
cleaners, micro positioners used to 
adjust the mirrors on space 
telescopes or in other situations 
where very fine remotely controlled 
positioning is called for, or on 
control devices used to change light 
waves in fiber optic cables. 

"The way ceramic materials are 
fabricated affects their structure and 

their behavior in application," Lloyd 

By studying the relationships 
between processing and piezoelec- 
tric behavior, particularly the 
chemical homogeneity and near 
surface polarization of these ceramic 
materials, Lloyd hopes to provide 
the foundation for a new generation 
of devices. 

Another area of Lloyd's research 
involves less active ceramics. Cur- 
rently she is working with samples 
made of aluminum oxide, a ceramic 
material commonly used as an 
electric substrate and packaging 
material as an electrical insulator. 

Televisions, video recorders, 
radios and most other consumer 
electronic products employ epoxy 
semiconductor circuit boards. But 
for supercomputers and military 
and space electronics that may be 
subjected to severe heat or cold, 
aluminum oxide ceramic circuit 
boards are used because they are 
mechanically stronger and can seal 
out the hostile environment, Lloyd 

Lloyd currently is carrying out 
studies of both the conductivity of 
these ceramic materials as well as 
their microstructure. Such research 
involves both scanning and trans- 
mission electron microscopy techni- 
ques involving magnifications of 
one hundred thousand or more to 
determine how individual crystals 
are bonded together. 

In a lab furnace, aluminum oxide 
powder is heated to temperatures of 
1000 degrees C or more to create the 
densely-bonded ceramic material. 
Impurities are added to facilitate 
this bonding process. But, as Lloyd 
notes, the effect of these impurities 
on the grain boundaries — the zone 
between single aluminum oxide 
crystals created during the bonding 
process — is not known. Her 
research focuses on this question. 

Lloyd, who says she is very 
much an experimentalist, believes 
she may be the only ceramist in the 
country currently carrying out both 
conductivity and microscopy stud- 
ies of ceramic materials. 

In addition to her research, Lloyd 
is teaching a graduate course on 
electronic ceramics that explores 
their use as superconductors, semi- 
conductors, fuel cells, batteries, 
sensors and lightening protectors. 
She is'also teaching a 400-level in- 
troduction to ceramics class that 
focuses on their basic properties, 
how and why they work, and their 

Even as a child, Lloyd says, she 
was fascinated with how things 
worked. "I took everything apart 
and I loved looking at those work- 
ing models in museums." 

As an undergraduate student, 
she began as a chemistry major at 
Pennsylvania State University, but 
was quickly wooed by Penn's small 
but growing ceramics program and 
earned her B.S. degree in ceramic 
science. Her Ph.D. is in ceramics 
from the Massachusetts Institute of 

Prior to joining the Maryland 
faculty, she had been a visiting sci- 
entist at the Naval Research Labor- 
atory and before that an assistant 
professor of materials science and 
engineering at the University of 
Pittsburgh. Lloyd also has worked 
at Westinghouse Electric Corpora- 
tion's Research and Development 

Tom Otuvll 

Engineering Lecture to Celebrate 
Women's History Month 

Lilia Abron, president and 
founder of PEER Consultants, will 
deliver a lecture entitled "Impact of 
Women on the Stability of the En- 
gineering Profession in the United 
States" as part of the College of En- 
gineering's celebration of Women's 
History Month. 

The lecture will be held Tuesday, 
March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Judith 
Resnik Lecture Hall (Room 1202) of 
the Engineering Classroom 

PEER Consultants is an environ- 
mental and sanitary engineering 
firm with headquarters in Wash- 
ington, D.C. and eight regional of- 
fices in the Eastern United States. 
Founded by Abron in 1978, it has 80 

Abron holds a B.S. degree in 
chemistry from LeMoyne College in 
Memphis, an M.S. in environmental 
and sanitary engineering from 
Washington University, and a Ph.D. 
in chemical engineering from the 
University of Iowa. 

She has worked on environmen- 
tal problems as a research chemist 
and sanitary engineer and has 
taught at Vanderbilt, Tennessee 
State and Howard universities. 



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University Community Concerts Celebrates 15th Season 

To celebrate 15 years of presenting outstanding artists and ensem- 
bles to the university and Washington area music lovers. University 
Community Concerts will host a gala benefit performance, Monday, 
March 18th at 7:30 p.m., at Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre. Featured 
artists will be the Klezmer Conservatory Band, a lively, eleven- piece 
band that has offered an eclectic brand of Yiddish music to audienc- 
es throughout Eastern Europe and America. Tickets are $25 to the 
concert only, and $75 for the concert, supper party and dance. Call 
403-4240 for info. 

Wolvin Finds Listening 
as Important as Speaking 

To Andrew Wolvin, chair of 
the department of speech com- 
munication, the name of his depart- 
ment touches on only half of the 

In verbal communication, the 
speaker gets most of the attention, 
but the listener provides at least 50 
percent of the input, Wolvin says. 

Wolvin, however, devotes well in 
excess of 50 percent of his scholarly 
attention to the listening side of 
verbal communication. A national 
expert on listening, he is the co- 
author of a standard textbook on the 
subject and has done consulting 
work on listening training with a 
number of major corporations. 

"One of the basic points about 
listening is that it is a centra! func- 
tion in communications in both 
personal relationships and large 
organizations," Wolvin says. 

Listening is not a passive act, and 
it is an activity that goes beyond 
merely receiving a message, he says. 
Through training, people can learn 
to become more active and effective 

Concentration, attention and 
energy levels all affect the quality of 
listening, Wolvin says. By raising 
these levels people can become 
better listeners. 

One of the common pitfalls of 
good listening is the fact that people 
process verbal information more 
quickly than it is delivered. Studies 
have shown that people listen about 
four times more quickly than they 
speak, Wolvin says. The way in 

which a person uses that differential 
often determines the quality of that 
person's listening. 

In examining the quality of lis- 
tening within large organizations, 
the "listening environment" 
becomes a crucial element, Wolvin 
says. Building a positive listening 
environment is a common goal 
within corporation and other large 
institutions, he says. 

In a recent survey of listening 
training within Fortune 500 com- 
panies for a forthcoming paper, 
Wolvin and his colleague Carolyn 
Gwynn Coakley found that cor- 
porate managers see listening as an 
important part of corporate com- 
munications and that they have 
found that training improves 
employee listening skills. 

Closer to home, as chair of the 
Campus Senate Task Force on Non- 
Senate Governance, Wolvin is ap- 
plying his expertise to the univer- 
sity's decision-making process. He 
has identified three areas of com- 
munication that should receive spe- 
cial attention in the communications 
process: climate, channels and 

The study of listening is a rela- 
tively new endeavor and one that 
usually receives less emphasis than 

"The subject has been somewhat 
overlooked historically. But actually 
people tend to spend most of their 
time as communicators listening," 
Wolvin says. 

Brian Busek 

Historic Preservation Program Taps 
Into Resources On and Off Campus 

The opportunities more than 
equal the number of students in 
College Park's historic preservation 
graduate certificate program. 

The program's 19 students bene- 
fit from a variety of resources both 
on and off campus, says J. Kirk- 
patrick Flack, associate professor of 
history and chair of the academic 
committee that oversees the pro- 

On campus, students in the four- 
year-old program can tap into the 
National Trust for Historic Pre- 
servation Library, the largest pre- 
servation library in the United 
States. The collection was trans- 
ferred into the university in 1986. 

Students are also eligible to work 
on preservation projects sponsored 
by the seven academic departments 
and institutes participating in the 
program such as the Department of 
Architecture's Cape May and Kiplin 
Hall restoration projects. The 
program brings together students 
from the departments of architec- 
ture, history, geography anthropol- 
ogy, American studies, horticulture, 
and the urban studies and planning 
institute for an eclectic study of 
preservation issues, according to 

David Fogle, associate professor 
of architecture, was recently 
appointed director of the program. 

Off campus, students receive 
hands-on training through joint 
programs involving local historical 
sites. For instance, students will 
participate in a conference on the 
restoration of Riverdale's historic 
Calvert home April 20-21. 

Since January 1989, seven historic 
preservation students have been 
working with teams of professional 
researchers on a project at Harpers 
Ferry National Historical Park. As 
part of their work on this National 
Park Service -sponsored project, the 
students have been preparing his- 
toric structures reports tracing the 
histories of buildings in the lower 
town of Harpers Ferry. 

"We're working to expand our 
contacts with the National Park 
Service and other organizations. 
We're trying to develop more 
opportunities for hands-on training 
and are also trying to bring profes- 
sionals here to teach classes," Flack 

Communicating at 
College Park 

In his role as chair of the Campus 
Senate Task Force on Non-Senate 
Governance, Andrew Wolvin, chair 
of the department of speech 
communication, is lending his ex- 
pertise in listening and other aspects 
of communication to university 
governance issues, 

"Studies of corporate America 
today consistently identify effective 
communication as one of the hall- 
marks of organizational excellence. 
....Clearly, this need for effective 
communication extends to educa- 
tional organizations as well," 
Wolvin says in a forthcoming article 
for The Faculty Voice. 

Here are some excerpts of 
Wolvin's observations on climate, 
channels and commitment within 
the communications environment at 
College Park: 

Climate — "The communication 
climate at College Park is perceived 
to be troublesome. While strong 
organizations work at developing 
an open communication climate, we 
have heard concerns on this campus 
that our communication climate is 
the predictable byproduct of much 
too closed a 

Channels — "The (College Park) 
communications channels are more 
healthy than our climate percep- 
tions might suggest. The Campus 
Senate, for example, serves as the 
main conduit for decision-making 
on the campus.. .the Outlook campus 
newsletter reaches everyone with 
coverage of major issues we face as 
a campus community.. .And the 
campus administration is certainly 
open and responsive to faculty, staff 
and student concerns alike. Indeed, 
the communication channels at the 
campus level are in place." 

Commitment — "An important 
third dimension of a healthy orga- 
nizational communication system is 
a strong sense of commitment to 
maintaining those communication 
channels. As a faculty we have 
made remarkable strides forward in 
the past few years in gaining access 
to information and in participating 
in the decision-making process. ..My 
experience in organizations would 
suggest, howeveT, that campus 
administrators will be interested in 
including faculty at the center of the 
decision-making process only 
insofar as we are willing to be equal 
partners in the two-way communi- 
cation process." 

Andrew Wolvin 


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Women of Influence Sought 

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate under- 
graduate women for the prestigious "Women of Influence" awards, 
sponsored by the Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leader- 
ship in conjunction with the Maryland Leadership Development 
Team. Nominees should be women in good academic standing who 
bring passion and commitment to a chosen area of involvement, 
providing a positive influence for the campus. The committee is 
especially seeking women who use their influence in non-traditional 
settings. Nominations are due in the Office of Campus Activities 
(324-7174) bv April 4. 

Grad School Announces Awards 

Ira Berlin 

Carol E. Robertson 

Leo Blitz 


W. Andrew Marcus 

Carol Karahadian 

Sixty-eight faculty members 
have been selected for 1991-92 
General Research Awards, accord- 
ing to the Office of Graduate 
Studies and Research. 

Semester Research Awards go to 
tenured faculty, allowing them to 
take off one semester from 
teaching for research interests. 
Summer Research Awards are for 
outstanding younger faculty mem- 
bers, and are designed to provide 
seed money toward further grants 
from other sources. Research Sup- 
port Awards provide funding to 
researchers for equipment 

The following faculty members 
have been selected for awards: 

Semester Research Awards 

Art History: William L. Pressly, 
"The Resurrection of History Paint- 
ing in British Art;" 

Chemistry: Glenn E. Gordon, 
"Feasibility of Controlling Global 
Climate by Addition of Sulfur to the 

Computer Science: Dianne P. 
O'Leary, "Numerical Solution of Ill- 
Posed Problems;" 

Economics: Peter Murrell, "A 
Comparative Economic Analysis of 
Eastern European Economic 

English: Gladys Marie Fry, 
"Black Faust in the Blue Ridge 

Germanic and Slavic Languages 
and Literatures: John Glad, "His- 
torv of Russian Literature in Exile;" 

Government and Politics: Ted R. 
Gurr, "Minorities at Risk: Dynamics 
and Outcomes of Ethnopolitical 
Conflicts Since 1945;" 

History: Maureen Flynn, "Atti- 
tudes Toward Pain and Suffering in 
Early Modern Spain;" 

Human Development: Stephen 
W. Forges, "The Identification of 
infants Born of Drug Abusing 
Mothers who will Develop Behav- 
ioral Problems;" 

Mathematics: Michael Boyle, 
"Symbolic Dynamics and its Appli- 
cations;" and John Millson, 
"Rational Homotopy Theory and 
Deformation Problems from Alge- 
braic Geometry;" 

Meteorology: Robert G. 
Ellingson, "Calibration of Clear-Sky 
Longwave Radiative Transfer 

Music: Carol E. Robertson, 
"Spirit, Gender and Musical Perfor- 

Philosophy: Jeffrey Bub, "Theory 
and Evidence in Cognitive 
Neuropsychology;" and Conrad D. 
Johnson, "A Teleological Theory of 
Liberal Justice;" 

Physics: Leo Blitz, "The Bar at 
the Center of the Milky Way;" 
Nicholas J. Hadley, The DO 
Detector at the Fermilab Collider;" 
and Dennis Papadopoulos, "Novel 
Diagnostic Instruction for Strato- 
spheric Probing;" 

Psychology: Robert Steinman, 
"Coordinated Action in 3-D Space;" 

Zoology: Sue C. Carter, "Oxyto- 
cin and Social Bonds." 

Summer Research Awards 

Anthropology: Erve Chambers, 
"Tourism and Cultural Conserva- 
tion in Thailand;" 

Architecture: Matthew J. Bell, 

"The Roman Palace in the Plan of 

Art History: Anthony 
Colantuono, "Guido Reni and The 
Abduction of Helen': Art, Rhetoric 
and Politics in Seventeenth-Century 
Italy;" jason C. Kuo, "Chinese 
Painting in Taiwan Since 1949 and 
its Historical Contexts: The Case of 
Chen Chikwan;" and Marie Spiro, 
"Text and Context: Mosaic Inscrip- 
tions in their Architectural, Rhetor- 
ical, and Cultural Contexts, 3rd 
through 6th Centuries;" 

Botany; Michele R. Dudash, 
"The Genetic Basis of Inbreeding 
Depression: Application for Crop 
Management;" and Charles B. 
Fenster, "Genetic Basis of Seed Size 
Variation: Agronomic and Ecologi- 
cal Consequences;" 

Chemistry: Cary J. Miller, "Elec- 
tron Transfer Measurements at 
Insulated Electrodes;" and Sarah 
Woodson, "The Influence of rRN A 
Structure on Splicing of the Tetra- 
hymena Intron;" 

Computer Science: James H. 
Anderson, "Wait-Free Algorithms 
for Realistic Memory Models;" 

Criminology: Sally S. Simpson, 
"Women Drug Traffickers: Histories 
of Drug Abuse and Crime;" 

Economics: Karla Hoff, "The 
Costs of Tax-Policy Induced Uncer- 
tainty in Tax Incentives;" 

Education: Donelda R. Cook, 
'Stress and Resiliency Among 
Urban Black Adolescents: Strategies 
for Church Interventions;" Joan 
Lieber, "Symbolic Play Strategies in 
Young Children with Handicaps;" 
John F. O'Flahavan, "Toward a 
Comprehensive Theory of Literacy 
Development in Group Discussions 
about Literary Texts;" and Kathryn 
Wentzel, "Gender and Ethnic Group 
Differences in Peer Relationships 
and Academic Achievement;" 

Electrical Engineering: Neil 
Goldsman, "A Physics-Based Model 
for Optimizing Solar Cell Design;" 

English: Linda Kaufman, 
"Masked Passions: Pornography, 
Politics, Feminism, 1965-1990;"" 

Entomology: David A. 
O'Brochta, "Genetic Markers for 
Insect Gene Vectors;" 

Finance: Pegaret Pichler: "Price 
Dynamics in an Oligopolistic Deal- 
ership Market with Information 

Geography: W. Andrew Marcus, 
"Soil Erosion in the Maryland 
Coastal Plain Since European Set- 

Geology: Eirik J. Krogstad, 
"Studies of Crustal Evolution in the 
Central and Northern Appalachians 
Based on Pb Isotopic Characteristics 
of Sediments;" and Richard J. 
Walker, "An Examination of the 
Rhenium-Osmium Isotope System- 
atics of Platinum-Group-Element 

Government and Politics: Paul S. 
Herrnson, "The Congressional 
Campaign Study;" 

History: Ira Berlin, "African- 
American Slavery, 1619-1865;" and 
Roger R. Thompson, "Statecraft and 
Self-Governtnent; Competing 
Visions of Community and State in 
Late Imperial China;" 

Human Nutrition and Food Sys- 

tems: Carol Karahadian, "Commer- 
cial Quality of Wild-Captured and 
Aquacultured Striped Bass {Morcme 
saxatiiis) Native to the Chesapeake 

Management and Organization: 
Susan M. Taylor, "Creating More 
Effective Feedback Environments: 
The Effects of Appraisal Format on 
the Reactions of Employees and 
Their Supervisors;" 

Management Science and Statis- 
tics: Bruce L. Golden, "Managing 
Fish, Forests, Wildlife, and Water: 
Successful Applications of Opera- 
tions Research Models to Natural 
Resource Decision Problems," and 
Bharat K. Kaku, "Flexibility Con- 
siderations in Layout of Flexible 
Manufacturing Systems;" 

Mathematics: Michael 
Laskowski, "Model-Theoretic Con- 
sequences of the Non-Independence 

Mechanical Engineering: 
Guangming Zhang, "Control of the 
Surface Quality During Machining;" 

Meteorology: Russell R. 
Dickerson, "Analysis and Modeling 
of Tropospheric Ozone;" 

Music: Marie F, McCarthy, 
"Cultural Ideologies, Folk Music, 
and Music Education: Insights from 
Selected Historical Contexts;" 

Sociology; Alan Neustadtl, "Bus- 
iness Political Mobilization and 
Realignment: 1976-1986;" 

Textiles and Consumer Econom- 
ics: Girish Grover, "A New Method 
to Evaluate Comfort Properties of 
Textiles Under Sweating 

Transportation, Business and 
Public Policy: Donald K. Stockdale, 
"A Legal and Economic Analysis of 
Trade Policy in Internationalized 

Zoology: James M. Dietz, "The 
Role of Kinship in the Behavior and 
Social Organization of Communal 
Breeding Primates," and Dennis 
Goode, "Regulation of Insulin 
Secretion by Kinesin Binding to and 
Transport of Secretory Granules." 

Research Support Awards 

English: John D. Russell, "Series 
of Four Lectures on Commonwealth 

Health and Human Performance: 
Kenneth H. Beck, "Investigating 
Flispanic Adolescent Involvement 
with Alcohol: A Focus Group 
Interview Approach;" 

History: Benedict J. Warren: 
"Diccionario Grande de la Lengua 
de Michoacan;" 

Music: T. Clark Saunders, "An 
Investigation of a Computerized 
Response Procedure to Assess 
Latencies of Student Judgments of 
Sameness and Difference Among 
Paired Tonal Patterns," and Thomas 
DeLio, "Music Recording;" 

Physics: Nicholas J. Hadley, 
"The DO Detector at the Fermilab 

Psychology: Clara E. Hill, "Case 
Studies of Therapist Techniques and 
Client Outcomes," and David Yager, 
"Bar-Mantis Interactions: A 
Behavioral Role for Hearing in the 
Praying Mantis;" 

Zoology: Richard T. Highton, 
"Patterns of Genetic Variation in 
Species of Salamanders of the 
Genus Plethodon." 


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University to Host Literacy Conference 

The university is hosting the Maryland Conference on Literacy in 
the 90s: Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Practice March 14 
and 15 in the auditorium at the Center for Adult Education. The 
conference, which is being supported by grants from the university's 
College of Education, the Graduate School, and the Department of 
Curriculum and Instruction, will address such topics as "Teachers, 
Materials, and Group Composition in Literacy Instruction" and 
"Cognitive Research and Its Implications for Reading/ Language 
Arts Instruction." For more information call 405-3128, 


For the Defense: College Park at Midstream 

By Carl Bode, professor emeritus, 

It's not only the 36,000 students 
who are being formally educated 
(more or !ess) on the College Park 
campus. It's also the thousands of 
people from the Washington area 
who inch their way along the 
crowded roads to take night-school 
courses on the College Park campus 
offering them everything from a 
B.A. to an M.B.A. to a Ph.D. 

The fact that the university is 
being forced to surrender $14.5 mil- 
lion out of its current budget can 
damage many of us. Budget cuts are 
always painful, but having to give 
back money already received is 
more painful still. 

This is a time of trial for the total 
university, with every part being 
currently tested. Students, faculty, 
staff, and administration are all en- 

In the past two years the univer- 
sity acquired momentum, thanks to 
a generous budget, such as it had 
not known before. But today the 
recession has reached Maryland. It 
has created anguish in the office of 
Governor William Donald Schaefer 
and distress in many other parts of 
the state. 

So it's been hard lines for College 
Park, Right now every part of the 
university is being tested to see not 
only if it can survive, but also 
whether it can survive with a cer- 
tain amount of grace. 

Though the reaction of the student 
body has been less positive and less 
clear than that of other parts of the 
university, there has been no dying 
at the barricades. The students 
obviously want to be well taught. 
But it has been obvious that by and 
large they do not expect miracles, 
though the student newspaper, The 
Diamottdback, has loudly 
editorialized that the university is 
engaged in "Screwing Students." 

So far, on the esthetic side the 
students rate a clear A. Let me ex- 
plain. McKeldin Mall is the biggest 
open space on the campus. Up to 
this September, it had nothing to 
recommend it but its acres of grass. 
This fall returning students found 
there several graceful rectangular 
pools with water flowing down 
gently from one to the other. The 
aprons of the pools are paved so 
that people can sit or lounge and 
sun themselves. From the day that 
school started, the students have 
enjoyed the linked ponds. The test 
has been whether they would keep 
from tossing garbage in them. They 
are earning an A. 

The faculty has not been so clearly 
tested. The usual way for a faculty 
to respond to any danger to its pay 
or perks is through angry reso- 
lutions or even demonstrations. But 
what has been happening in College 
Park amounts to a modest academic 
miracle. The university Senate, 
under the leadership last year of 
political scientist Don Piper and this 
year of psychologist Bruce Fretz, 
has shown exceptional good sense 
and restraint. The Senate has 

devoted its time to setting up pri- 
orities; it has properly put people 
ahead of programs or projects. 
Travel money, for instance, has 
sunk without a trace, though it can 
be highly useful. The faculty has 
showed political sophistication, 
recognizing that the governor is 
powerful as well as willful and that 
the legislature has its own set of 
The administration has shown 
equal good sense. One of its leaders 
is Robert Griffith, dean of Arts and 
Humanities, the most vulnerable of 
the campus colleges, who says that 
everyone is naturally concerned but 
other universities in our region are 
struggling with similar problems 
and we are all determined to do out 
best for our 

The president of the campus, W. 
E. Kirwan, has been doing his best 
to persuade the whole state, not 
only Annapolis, that although the 
university's momentum has not 
been lost, it will surely be endan- 
gered if future cuts or give-backs 
are mandated. Meanwhile, thanks 
to the enhancement of the recent 
past, he has attracted such stars as 
Thomas Schelling, Harvard profes- ' 
sor and current president of the 
American Economics Association. 
Other gains for the campus that 
President Kirwan has noted include 
the siting of the second National 
Archives building on the College 
Park campus. He also points with 
pride to the election of history pro- 
fessor Louis Harlan to head three 
national historical societies and to 
the recent recruitment to the faculty 
of black social critic Mary Helen 
Washington. The variety of the uni- 
versity's achievements is exempli- 
fied in the wetlands research being 
carried on to help preserve the 

In facing with equanimity the 
prospect of more work for the same 
pay, the staff has shown the same 
good sense that the faculty and 
administration have shown. 

Finally we come to the important 
matter of the university's dealing 
with minorities and women. Here 
we find that its record is increas- 
ingly good as the records of state 
universities go. Its most striking 
accomplishment was the recruiting 
of Dr, John Slaughter to preside 
over the campus. A black engineer- 

scientist, he had been director of the 
National Science Foundation. 
During his five years as chancellor 
he made only one notable mistake. 
He chose the wrong basketball 

All parts of the university seem to 
be doing well at damage control. At 
this point there is even some risk of 
viewing College Park's future with 
unwonted optimism; but it is 
equally possible to be too pes- 
simistic. Maryland may still grow 
into a great state university. In fact, 
it may already be half-way there. 
And the water in those McKeldin 
pools may stay clear. 

Geography Graduate Student Leader 
Called for Persian Gulf Duty 

Jay Thomas, a Ph.D. candidate in 
historical geography and a 
Lieutenant Commander in the 
Naval Reserves, worked his last day 
as a teaching assistant and 
undergraduate advisor in the 
Department of Geography on Feb. 
19 before leaving for active duty in 
the Persian Gulf. Thomas, a 
Charleston, S,C, native and Gaith- 
ersburg, Md. resident, was vice 
president of the Graduate Student 

Government and a member of the 
executive committee for the Cam- 
pus Senate. After a brief training 
period at a naval facility near 
Williamsburg, Va„ Thomas, a spe- 
cialist in shore surveillance, will be 
assigned to the Naval Inshore 
Undersea Warfare Group Number 
Two, somewhere in the Persian 
Gulf. The campus wishes him well 
and a speedy return to College Park. 


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MARCH 11 -20 


Quality improvement 
Conference; "Quality Irnprove- 
ment for Higher Education," 
including luncheon address by 
Oavid Kearns, chair. Xerox Corp.. 
8:30 a.m. -4 p.m., Stamp Union. 
Participant registration is $20. Call 
the president's office, 405-5803 
for info.* 

Mental Health Lunch 'n Learn: 
"Co -Morbidity and Differential 
Diagnoses of Anxiety Disorders." 
Bruce Black, National Institutes of 
Mental Health, Bethesda. 1-2 
p.m., 3100E Health Center. Call 
4-81 06 for info. 

Women Faculty Writers Fiction 
Reading, Joyce Komblatt, Susan 
Leonard!. Sibbie O'Sullivan and 
Kim Roberts. 3 p.m.. 0124 Talia- 
ferro. Call 4-3873 for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 3:30- 
6:30 p.m.. 1026 Reckord Armory. 
Call 5-5805 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"Why All the Fuss about Random 
Walks on Graphs?," Peter 
Winkler, Emory U. and Bellcore. 4 
p.m.. 0111 Classroom Bldg. Call 
5-2661 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.. audilorium. Adult Ed- 
ucation Center. Call 5-6730 for 

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

College of Engineering Lecture: 

"Impacl 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- 12(H). Call 5- 
3871 for info. 

Offices of Undergraduate and 
Graduate Studies introduction 
to Graduate 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. 

Physics Colloquium: "Matter/ 
Antimatter Symmetry. Beauty, and 
Quantum Mechanics." Boris Kay- 
ser. National Science Foundation. 
4 p.m., 1410 Physics, tea recep- 
tion. 3:30 p.m. Call 5-5953 for 

Classics Department Lecture: 
"Postures and Gestures Expres- 
sive of Respect and Disrespect in 
Homer's Odyssey" Donald 
Lateiner. Ohio Wesleyan U.: re- 
sponse. Joseph O'Connor, 
Georgetown U.. 4 p.m.. 2309 
Art/Soc. Call 5-201 3 for info. 


Campus Recreation Services 
Team Tennis and Softball, sign 
up today. 1104 Reckord Armory. 
Call 4-721 8 for info. 

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

Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 
"McKeldin Library: 1991 and 

1993." H. Joanne Harrar, Director 
of Libraries, noon-1 p.m., 0106- 
0114 Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 for 

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

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

Center for Teaching Excellence 
Faculty Discussion, keynote ad- 
dress followed by active dialogue. 
noon-1 :30 p.m. [bring lunch), 
Maryland Room. Marie Mount 
Call 5-31 54 for info. 

SUPC Issues and Answers 
Committee Luncheon/Lecture: 
"Diversity and the Individual." 
Roberta Coates, Office of Cam- 
pus Activities, noon. 21 1 1 Stamp 
Student Union, reservations re- 
quired. Call 4-8495 lor info. 

Molecular and Cell Biology 
Seminar: "Molecular Population 
Genetics of Orosophita." Wolfgang 
Stephan, Zoology. 12:05 p.m., 
1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6991 for 

Art Department Minorities and 
Women Lecture, Yuriko Yamagu- 
chi, 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 O'Connell. 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 rworth, 
Government and Politics, 4 p.m.. 
2203 Art/Soc, reception to follow. 
Call 5-9353 for info. 

Theatre Performance: "Domestic 
Snakes." by Karin Abromaitis. 
today and tomorrow, 8 p.m., 
Pugliese Theatre Call 5-2201 for 
tickets and into.* 


Maryland Conlerence on Liter- 
acy in the 90s: "Perspectives on 
Theory. Research, and Practice," 
today 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m , tomorrow 
B a.m.-12:30 p.m., Adult Educa- 
tion Center. Call 5-3128 for info. 

College of Business and Man- 
agement Reception for Campus 
Office Support Staff, 9:30-11:30 
a.m.. Carriage House, 
Rossborough Inn. Call 5-2308 for 

Systems Research Center Lec- 
ture: "Mathematica 2.0' and the 
New Paradigm for Technical 
Computing." Stephen Wolfram. 
Wolfram Research. Inc., 10:30 
a.m.. Computer and Space Sci- 
ences, Call 5-6634 far info. 

Graduate Student Government 
Meeting, 3 p.m., 1143 Stamp 
Student Union, Call 5-5788 for 

Comparative Literature Lecture: 
"Compared to What' Rethinking 
the Comparative Program," 
Angel ika Bam me r, Emory U.; 
Daniel Moshenberg, George 
Washington U., and Carla 
Peterson. English, 3 p.m., Mary- 
land Room, Marie Mount, recep- 
tion to follow. Call S-3796 for info. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Some 
Skill Characteristics oi CAC Long- . 
range Forecasts." Robert 
Livezey." Climate Analysis Center, 

Malcolm Bilson, the world's leading performer on forte piano— the historical predecessor to the 
modern piano— performs music by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m., 
Adult Education Center. Ticket prices are $17 slandard admission, $14.50 students and seniors. 
Students are reminded that tickets are $5 at the door on an as available basis. Call 4034239 for Info. 

NMC. 3:30 p.m.. 21 1 4 Computer 
and Space Sciences, reception. 3 
p.m. Call 5-5392 for info. 

OMSE Reception and Student 
Presentation; "Celebrating Aca- 
demic Excellence Among Cultur- 
ally Diverse Students: African- 
Americans, Asian -Americans, His- 
panics, and Native -Americans." 3- 
6 p.m., Art/Soc Atrium. Call 5- 
5620 or 5-5616 for info. 

Dance Department Ceremony 
and Dinner, to Honor Dorothy 
Madden, reception, 4 p.m.: cere- 
mony. 4:45 p.m., 1136 Dance 
Bldg.: Improvisations Unlimited 
workshop. 7:30 p.m,; dinner al 
Calvert Inn, 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. 
Call 5-3189 lor info.' 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 
"Systems Engineering Approach 
for Reliable Computer Hardware 
and Software." Edmund Westcott, 
Air Force Systems Command, 
Nuclear Engineering Bldg, Call 5- 
3887 for info. 

Guarneri String Quartet Open 
Rehearsal, 7 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall Call 5-554B for info. 

University Theatre: "Major 
Barbara." today- March 16, 8 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre. Call 5-2201 for 


Speech Communication Col- 
loquium: "Rethinking the Fear' in 
Fear Appeals." James Diltard, U, 
of Wisconsin, noon. 0147 Tawes. 
Call 5-6524 for info. 

Business and Management 
Research Colloquium: "Optimal 
Trading Policies and the Pricing of 
Securities with Personal Taxes," 
Robert Dammon. Carnegie- Me I Ion 
U, 1-2 p.m.. 2102 Tydings. Call 
5-2256 for info. 

University Honors Program 
Lecture: "How to Study Abroad," 
Richard Weaver, Study Abroad 
Program. 2 p.m.. Honors Lounge, 
0110 Hornbake Library Call 4- 
0643 for info. 

Maryland University Club Din- 
ner Lecture Presentation: "Out 
of Africa." Richard Ahrens, Ful- 
bright lecturer in Kenya, 1987-88. 
7 p.m., Rossborough Inn. reser- 
vations required. Call 4-801 5 for 

Artist Scholarship Benefit Con- 
cert: Bradford Gowen, piano and 
David Soyer, cello, 8 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. $10 standard admis- 
sion: $7 students and seniors. 
Call 5-5548 for info.' 

University Theatre: "Major 
Barbara," B p.m.. Tawes Theatre. 
See March 14 for details.* 

Theatre Performance: "Domestic 
Snakes," by Karin Abromaitis, 
today and tomorrow, 9 p.m., 
Pugliese Theatre. Call 5-2201 for 
tickets and info.* 

odist Church Call 422-1400 for 

University Community Concert: 
Katherine Hay, Flute, and Jeffrey 
Meyer riecks, guitar, 8 p.m., 

Tawes Recital Hall, $12 standard 
admission, $9.50 students and 
Seniors. Call 80-4239 for info.' 

University Theatre: "Major 
Barbara." 8 p.m.. Tawes Thealre. 
See March 14 for details ' 

Music Department Concert: 
"Happy Birthday Mozart." 8 p.m., 
Wallers Gallery (Baltimore). $10 
standard admission; $7 students 
and seniors. Call 5-5548 for inlo ' 


Music Department Concert: 
Sigma Alpha lota and Mu Phi 
Epsilon Musicale, 3 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call 5-5548 for info. 

University of Maryland Chorale 
Concert, Roger Folstrum. con- 
ductor, 4 p.m., University 
Methodist Church. Call 5-5548 lor 



St. Patrick's Eve Church Dinner, 
4-7 p.m., University United Math- 

Horticulture Seminar; "Managing 
Crown Gall in Grape Vineyards," 
T.J. Burr, Cornell U. and NY Slate 
Agricultural Experiment Station. 4 
p.m„ 0128 Holzapfel. Call 5-4336 
lor info. 

Entomology Colloquium: "Eco- 
nomic Thresholds for the Fall 
Armyworm in Silage." Carlos 
Pereira. Entomology. 4 p.m.. 0200 
Symons. Call 5-3912 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 
"MACH: A Technology tor Open 
Systems," Richard F. Rashid, 
Carnegie- Mellon U., 4 p.m., 01 1 1 
Classroom Bldg. Call 5-2661 for 

University Community Concerts 
Gala Benefit Performance: Klez- 

mer Conservatory Band, Yiddish 
music, including supper party and 
dance to celebrate UCC's 1 5th 
season, 7:30 p.m.. Arena Stage 
Kreeger Theatre Call 80-4240 for 


Seminar in Ecology, Evolution, 
and Behavior: "Costs and Bene- 
fits of Non-Offspring Nursing in 
Evening Bats," Jerry Wilkinson. 
Zoology, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Call 5-6884 for info. 

Writers Here and Now Reading, 
Margot Livesey, novelist, 3:30 
p.m., Maryland Room. Marie 
Mount. Call 5-3820 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "SAGE, 
S NO, and Solar Neutrinos," 
Richard T. Kouzes, Princeton U., 
4 p.m., 1410 Physics, tea recep- 
tion, 3:30 p.m. Call 5-5953 for 

University of Maryland Concert 
Band Performance, Steven 
Johnson, conductor, 8 p.m., Adull 
Education Center. Call 5-5548 for 


Department of Housing and 
Design Discussion; "The Effect 
of Political Change on Housing 
Policy and Research in the Soviet 
Union: The Estonian Perspective." 
Toomas Niit, noon. 1 102 Francis 
Scott Key. Call 5-4386 lor info. 

Center for Global Change 
Colloquium, Tom Schelling, Eco- 
nomics and Public Affairs, noon- 
1:30 p.m. (bring lunch), 1137 
Stamp Student Union. Call 80- 
4165 for info. 

Molecular and Cell Biology 
Seminar: "From Green Revolution 
to Gene Revolution," Shain-dow 

Kung, Maryland Biotechnology 
Institute, 12:05 p.m., 1208 
Zoo/Psych Call 5-6991 tor into. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Sensitiv- 
ity Analysis Using an Adjoin! ol 
Ihe PSU/NCAR Mesoscale 
Model." Ron Errico, NCAR. Boul- 
der. CO. 2:30 p.m., coffee served, 
2 p.m.. 2114 Computer and 
Space Sciences. Call 5-5392 for 

Anthropology Lecture: "The 
Internship Experience; Reflecting 
on Our Practice," Michael Agar 
and Mark Leone, Anthropology, 
3:00-5 p.m., 1114 Woods Hall. 
Call 5-1423 lor info. 

Foreign Policy Fellows Semi- 
nar: "A New Order in International 
Relations," David Lalman, Gov- 
ernment and Politics, 3:30 p.m., 
student lounge, Morrill Hall. Call 
5-6353 lor info. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture: "An Exploration of Ihe 
Creative Process Involved in 
Designing Architectural 
Masterpieces," Richard Etlin, 
Architecture, 4 p.m., 2203 Art/Soc, 
reception following. Call 5-9353 
lor info. 

Architecture Lecture; "Current 
Urban Design Projects." Tom and 
Marlene Davis, Syracuse U., 7:30 
p.m., Architecture Auditorium. Call 
5-6284 lor info. 

Campus Club Women's History 
Month Presentation: "Women 
and Health." Colleen Farmer, 
Wellness Research Laboratory, 
7:30 p.m.. North Gym. Call 779- 
2759 lor info. 

University Community Con- 
certs, Malcolm Bilson. fortepiano, 
program TBA. 8 p.m.. pre-concert 
seminar, 6:30 p.m,. Adult Edu- 
cation Center, $1 7 standard 
admission, $14.50 students and 
seniors. Call BO-4239 for info.* 

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