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APRIL 22, 1991 

Conference to Celebrate 
Katherine Anne Porter 

She was most widely known for 
S\n\) of Fools, her 1962 best-selling 
novel. Written late in her career, it 
also was made into a successful 
movie. But long before popular 
fame came her way, Katherine Anne 
Porter had earned critical 
respect — -as well as an eventual Na- 
tional Book Award and a Pulitzer 
Prize — as a serious writer with her 
carefully crafted short stories and 
short novels written in the 1920s, 
1930s and 1940s. 

In the hundredth year after her 
birth, the University of Maryland at 
College Park Libraries is sponsoring 
a national three-day conference, 
"Katherine Anne Porter at One 
Hundred: New Perspectives," to be 
held at the Stamp Union and in the 
Center of Adult Education on Mav 


At the conference, distinguished 
speakers will seek to renew an 
awareness of Porter's life and work 
in a series of lectures, panel discus- 
sions and reminiscences. Among 
those who knew Porter personally is 
the eminent literary critic Cleanth 
Brooks, who will participate in a 
panel discussion, "Remembering 
Katherine Anne f^irter," on Friday, 
May 10 at 8 p.m. Also on the panel 
will be Porter's nephew, Paul 
Porter; her friend and legal advisor, 
E. Barrett Pretty man Jr; her 
biographer, Joan Givner; and Isabel 
Bay ley, the literary trustee of the 
Porter papers. 

Update on the Forty-Hour 

The Board of Regents study 
group headed by Deputy Chancel- 
lor Jean Spencer is expected to sub- 
mit its recommendations on the 
impact of the forty-hour work week 
on university staff to Chancellor 
Langenberg by May 1. College 
Park's representative to that group 
is Cynthia Hale, Dept. of Computer 
Science and chair of the Campus 
Senate's Committee on Staff Affairs. 
While the campus awaits the find- 
ings of the committee, the president 
and vice presidents are looking at 
all possible ways to minimize the 
impact of the added hours on those 
it wil! affect as of July 1, the date the 
Governor's Executive Order calls 
for the forty-hour work week to 

The conference also will include 
an audio- visual presentation of 
some of Porter's fiction and an ex- 
hibition of photographs, manu- 
scripts, editions of her works as well 
as artifacts from the university 
Libraries' collection. Porter, 
who died in 1980 at the age of 90, 
came to an agreement with the uni- 
versity that led to the donation in 
1968 of her personal library, papers 
and memorabilia. The Katherine 
Anne Porter Collection, the major 
repository of Porter's papers, is 
permanently located in the Libraries 
Special Collections Division. 

This spring as part of the Porter 
centennial, a travelling exhibition 
illustrating the life and work of 
Katherine Anne Porter has 
appeared in eight Maryland public 
libraries in Baltimore City and 
Frederick, Baltimore, Charles, Anne 
Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, 
and Prince George's county libraries. 

The exhibit, consisting of fac- 
similes of manuscripts, books, 
photographs and memorabilia 
drawn from the Libraries' collection, 
has also included a series of lecture- 
discussions in three of the public 
library systems in March and April, 

A painting of Katherine Anne Porter by Armand Thibault de Navarre from 
the Libraries' collection 

The last presentation in this 
series, "Katherine Anne Porter: The 
Eye of Her Fiction," will be made by 
Jane Krause DeMouy on April 25 at 
7:30 p.m. at the White Oak Branch 
of the Montgomery County library 

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Center Wins Continuation Grant 
Systems Research Center Wins 

The Systems Research Center 
(SRC) will receive $3.1 million for 
fiscal year 1991 and up to $13.8 
million for the next five years, the 
National Science Foundation has 

The Sr^C is one of five Engineer- 
ing Research Centers (ERCs) funded 
by the NSF that have been awarded 
new five-year awards of up to $1 6.8 

"This continuation award is a 
well deserved recognition for the 
excellence represented in the Sys- 
tems Research Center and the 
University of Maryland," said John 
Baras, SRC Director. "1 am very 
pleased to see the SRC become in a 
short six years such a preeminent 
place internationally. The faculty, 
students and staff have done an 
outstanding job," 

The SRC at the University of 
Maryland, in collahration with the 
Division of Applied Sciences at 
Harvard University, was one of the 
first six ERCs established by NSF in 

ERCs are large, campus-based 
organizations jointly funded by 
industry, state government and 
NSF. They bring together faculty, 
students, and industrial profes- 
sionals from a variety of engineer- 
ing and scientific disciplines in 
multi-faceted efforts to solve fun- 
damental engineering problems. 

They also develop new multi-dis- 
ciplinary engineering courses and 

The SRC has developed as a 
national center of excellence and a 
unique fonnn for research and 
education in integrated system 
design for control of complex 
engineering systems such as 
manufacturing plants, 
communication networks, robotic 
manipulators, large space struc- 
tures, speech and image under- 
standing, and chemical and indus- 
trial processes. The center fosters 
innovative advances in design 
methods and software systems that 
address the basic productivity and 
competitive challenges facing 
American industries in the global 

Automation and information 
technologies which are the central 
focus of the SRC have become criti- 
cal elements in world economies 
and productivity. This is primarily 
due to the burgeoning use of com- 
puter based automatic control and 
information processing components, 
in systems ranging from chemical 
and manufacturing plants, to com- 
munication networks, to automo- 
biles and aircraft, to consumer 

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Christmas in April 

The Office of Experiential Learning is looking for persons inter- 
ested in participating in the annual Prince George's County 
"Christmas in April." On Saturday, April 27, volunteers will join 
efforts to repair and fix up houses of elderly and disabled residents. 
Repairs may include yard cleanup, gardening, patching and painting 
walls, or major renovation of electrical and plumbing systems. 
Interested in donating either time or materials? Call Mary Kocharski 
at 868-8400 for more info. 

College Park "In the News" 

College Park- related stories 
appear regularly in both the 
regional and national media, and 
our faculty members often are 
quoted as experts in breaking news 
situations. Here are recent high- 
lights in news coverage of some of 
College Park's faculty. 

• The third volume of the Freed men 
and Southern Society Project's 
Freedom: A Documentan/ Hishvy of 
Emmicipntion 1861-1867 continues to 
receive national attention. The most 
recent article on the book was a 
major feature in the scholarship 
section of the March 20 Chronick' of 
Higher Education. The book was 
written and compiled by a team of 
College Park historians headed by 
Ira Berlin, professor of history. 

• The seminar on Total Quality 
Management in higher education, 
hosted by President William E, 
Kirwan and heid in mid-March at 
College Park drew considerable 
press attention. Articles on the all- 
day session appeared in the Balti- 

more Sun and in many state news- 
papers through an Associated Press 
story. The event was also noted in 
the thranick of Higher Education. 

• On March 22, alumni representa- 
tives and Office of Institutional 
Advancement officials traveled to a 
Baltimore retirement home to 
present a 95-year-old alumnus, 
Ferdinand Korff, with a copy of his 
diploma. Mr. Korff had requested a 
copy of the document after the 
original was destroyed in a fire. T/fC 
Baltimort' Stiu covered the story with 
a major feature article and reporters 
from three Baltimore television sta- 
tions covered the event. 

• The "micro-scale" chemistry lab 
headed by Dorothy Mazzocchi, 

instructor of chemistry, was the 
subject of a positive feature article 
in the March 13 Bnltitmm' Sun. The 
story also circulated on the Associ- 
ated Press wire and appeared in 
papers in Maryland and Delaware. 

• College Park astronomer Andrew 
Wilson is receiving widespread 
national attention for his work on 
the discovery of what is apparently 
a mammoth black hole in outer 
space. Wilson has been interviewed 
as part of stories for The Neiv York 
Times, The Washington Post, Los 
Angeles Times, USA Today, Assoc- 
iated Press, and National Public 
Radio among others. 

• College Park received prominent 
coverage in special sections on edu- 
cation published in the Wiishingtou 
Post and Neio Yori<: Times during 
April. Post articles discussed the 
university's efforts in the areas of 
curriculum transformation and the 
hiring of minority faculty members. 

Sandler Receives Thomas M. Magoon 
Distinguished Alumni Award 

College Park alumna Bernice 
Resnick Sandler, one of the foremost 
national experts un the role of 
women's rights, received the 1991 
Thomas M. Magoon Distinguished 
Alumni Award from the Depart- 
ment of Counseling and Personnel 
Services, College of Education, at 
the 1991 National Association of 
Student Personnel Administrators 
Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Sandler, who received her Ph.D. 
degree in Counseling and Personnel 
Services from the university in 1969, 
was awarded the annual honor for 
her "performance in the tradition of 
outstanding scholar-practitioners in 
higher education". 
Sandler has been director of the 
Project on the Status and Education 
of Women of the Association of 
American Colleges since it inception 
in 1971 . The project, which is the 
oldest national higher education 
project concerned with achieying 
equity for women students, faculty, 
and administrators, has published 

over 100 original papers including 
the first nationally distributed 
papers on sexual harassment in 
academe, and on the chilly class- 
room climate for women. 

She previously worked as an 
Education Specialist for the U.S. 
House of Representatives' Special 
Subcommittee on Education, where 
she was the first person ever 
appointed to the staff of a Congres- 
sional committee to work speci- 
fically in the area of women's rights. 

Sandler has been associated with 
Title tX and laws that prohibit sex 
discrimination against students and 
employees longer than any other 
person and played a major role in 
the passage of Title IX. 

She has been named as one of the 
100 most powerful women in the 
nation by the Ladies Home journal 
and one of the 100 most powerful 
women in Washington by The 
Washington Post. 

Deborah Rosen felt, professor of 
women's studies, and Dario Cortes, 
associate dean of graduate studies, 
were featured in the two stories. 
The Times publication featured 
Barbara Jacoby, director of 
Commuter Affairs, in its article on 
commuter students. 

NSF Five-year 
Renewal Award 

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A major socioeconomic transfor- 
mation is taking place due to these 
developments, which is changing 
business operations, human culture 
and individual lifestyles. These 
developments support the vision 
and the growing significance of the 
SRC programs for competitiveness 
and have attracted many industries 
into collaborative work with the 

The SRC's interdisciplinary 
research program is built around 
five interrelated areas. Four focus 
on a particular applied engineering 
systems domain: intelligent servo- 
mechanisms, chemical process sys- 
tems, manufacturing systems, and 
communication and signal proces- 
sing systems. 

A fifth area, systems integration, 
focuses on the common methodolo- 
gies and design tools that are need- 
ed for the future of systems engin- 
eering. The SRC has also established 
a new M.S. program in Systems 
Engineering, addressing the future 
educational needs of engi- 
neers in collaboration with industry. 

Tom Otwell 


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Ambassador is Guest of Honor at President's Dinner 

Ambassador Mou-Shih Ding, Representative of the 
Coordination Council of North American Affairs, Republic of China, 
recently spoke on "U.S.-Republic of China Relations" as guest of 
honor at a dinner at President William E. Kirwan's home following a 
national symposium on "East Asia and America: Prospects for the 
Future" hosted by the university. Taiwan has more students at the 
university than any other nation: some 367 attended College Park 
during 1989-90, compared with 354 students from the People's 

Ambassador Mou-Shih Ding 

Community Service Committee 
Releases Report and Recommendations 

A committee charged with 
exploring and developing ways in 
which community service could 
become an integral part of campus 
life has presented its report and 
recommendations to Kathryn 
Mohrman, dean for undergraduate 

Mohrman convened the Dean's 
Advisory Committee on Commun- 
ity Service in January 1989 to 
address her concerns about the role 
of service in the undergraduate 
experience at a large land grant 
university, specifically College Park. 

Co-chaired by Judith Hallett, 
Classics, and Gary Pavela, Judicial 
Programs, the committee included 
nine faculty members, ten associate 
staff, two academic administrators 
and five students. 

"Service learning," the committee 
report says, "is more than a volun- 
teer experience and is different from 
structured learning experiences 
such as internships or co-operative 
education experiences. It is a 
collaborative process of integrating 

academic instruction with public 

Collaboration must exist between 
the student, the academic advisor 
and the community being served, 
the report states. "It is our hope that 
any efforts to enhance community 
service learning at College Park will 
have as their foundation the concept 
of 'reciprocal learning.'" 

The report offers 25 recommen- 
dations. They range from requesting 
the Campus Senate to investigate 
the integration of service into the 
curriculum, to clarifying the role of 
sen'ice in the admissions and 
scholarship process, from hiring a 
full-time coordinator to facilitate 
service activities for students, 
faculty and staff, to expanding the 
definition of service. 

The report concludes that while 
there has been increased attention 
paid to community service at the 
national and state levels, there has 
been no real increase in the com- 
mitment of resources to support 
further community service 


"These increased expectations 
without additional resources pres- 
ent but one challenge as College 
Park looks to enhance the role of 
community service in the under- 
graduate experience," the report 

Tom OfUH'lt 

University to Host Meeting on School/ 
University Cooperative Programs 

Shaila Aery, Secretary of the 
Maryland Higher Education Com- 
mission, and Joseph L. Shilling, 
State Superintendent of Schools, 
will participate in a campus-wide 
meeting sponsored by the 
School /University Cooperative 
Program entitled, "Building Our 
Future Together ' May 8 at College 

Topics will include "Expecta- 
tions for Higher Education and the 
Schools: The State Perspective;" 
"Meeting Rising Expectations in a 
Climate of Declining Resources: The 
Roles of Higher Education and 
Schools;" and "Meeting Rising Ex- 
pectations in a Climate of Declining 
Resources: Collaboration Strategies 
For Schools, Colleges and Univer- 
sities, and Business and Industry." 

Panel participants include 
Richard Herman, dean of the Col- 
lege of Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences; Juanita 
Lewis, director of the Office of 
Higher Education Interagency Co- 
operation for the City of Baltimore's 
Department of Education; and 
Marion Pines, a senior fellow at the 
Institute for Policy Studies at Johns 
Hopkins University. 

"Since 1985, with the appoint- 
ment of a Task Force on School/ 
University Cooperation, the univer- 
sity has made a major effort to 
stimulate and enhance campus- 
wide cooperation with the state's 
public schools," says Marilyn M. 
Scanneil, coordinator of the 
School /University Cooperative 

This is the third meeting spon- 
sored by the program that is 

designed for school /university 
representatives, members of the 
Commission on School /University 
Cooperation, and a representative 
from each of the public four-year 
institutions in the state. 

Porter Centennial 
to be Celebrated 

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Funded by the National Endow- 
ment for the Humanities, the Uni- 
versity of Maryland at College Park 
Libraries, the Maryland Humanities 
Coimcil, and The Literary Trustee of 
the estate of Katherine Anne Porter, 
the "Katherine Anne Porter at One 
Hundred" travel hng exhibitions and 
College Park conference have been 
planned and coordinated by 
Blanche T. Ebeling-Koning, Curator 
of Rare Books and Literary 
Manuscripts of the Libraries' Special 
Collections Division, 

Those interested in attending the 
College Park conference on May 9- 
1 1 should register by April 26. There 
is no registration fee. Call 
conference director Ebeling-Koning 
at 405-9255 for further information. 

Linda Freemmi 

A caricature ot Kattierine 
Anne Porter by Mexican 
artist Miguel Covarrubias 

Roe Named Academic All-American 

will graduate in May. 

On the basketball court. Roe had 
an outstanding year. He started all 
28 games and averaged 17.8 points 
and 5.5 rebounds a game, both 
second best on the team. At the end 
of the regular season, he ranked in 
the ACC's top 20 in five statistical 

Off the court. Roe is a Dean's List 
student and was inducted into the 
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership 
Fraternity and the Golden Key 
National Honors Society last fall. 

"It's nice to be recognized as both 
a student and an athlete," Roe says. 
"There is no question it is tough to 
juggle a college class load and play 
a varsity sport, but it's not 
impcissible. People do not often 
enough give credit to student ath- 
letes who are trying to excel both in 
the classroom and in their sport." 

Roe is the third Academic All- 
American at Maryland. Others in- 
clude former Rhodes Scholar and 
Maryland Congressman Tom 
McMillen, and former guard Greg 

Matt Roe 

Matt Roe, Terrapin men's bas- 
ketball player, who was named 
third team All-Atlantic Coast Con- 
ference earlv last month, has also 
been named' to the 1991 GTE Aca- 
demic All-American Team. 

The Manlius, N.Y. native was 
one of four seniors named to the 
prestigious five-member national 
first team. A radio, television and 
film major. Roe has a 3.44 GPA. He 


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How to Welcome Returning Gulf War Students 

The university will be welcoming home at least 80 students 
from the Persian Gulf over the next few months. Sandra Smith, Gulf 
Returnees Services Coordinator, hopes the entire campus communi- 
ty witi cooperate in efforts to help these students who have had their 
academic programs interrupted by the war, in some cases on very 
short notice. They may need such special services as expedited 
read missions /reinstatements, expanded counseling and assistance 
with registration, financial aid, and VA matters. Gulf returnees 
should be referred to Smith at 314-8257 for guidance as needed. 

News and Views From the Campus Senate 

By Cynthia Roberts Hale, chair of 
the Senate Staff Affairs Committee 
and director of Administration, 
Department of Computer Science 

The 1989 Enhauccmcut Plim for 
the College Park campus stated: 
"The university can discharge its 
responsibilities as a corporate entity 
only if it can recruit and retain 
highly qualified administrative 
staff. Talented staff are attracted to 
work in environments in which 
individual initiative is encouraged, 
creativity is rewarded, and salary 
and benefits are competitive." This 
report acii;nowledged the 
importance of the staff to the 
university's success and the rela- 
tionship between a positive work 
environment and the achievement 
of the university's goals. 

The Eiihtmcarient Plan recognized 
that changes were needed at College 
Park to create the type of work 
environment that would permit us 
to recruit the most talented staff and 
maximize the effectiveness and 
productivity of all employees. The 
plan called for a compensation 
system that would reward 
excellence, more opportunities and 
recognition for staff, better 
communication and more flexibility, 
and a commitment to the equitable 
treatment of minorities, women and 
handicapped people. 
Recently, we have seen progress 
toward these goals. Staff now rou- 
tinely receive seats on campus-wide 
committees; the Women's 
Commission plays an increasingly 
important role on the campus; more 
and more units offer excellence 
awards to staff; and a number of 
campus publications promote an 
awareness of individual staff 
contributions to the campus and an 
understanding of issues that affect 
the staff. Nonetheless, we have 
miles to go before we achieve the 
ideal workplace. 

The Senate Staff Affairs Com- 
mittee is positioned to monitor our 
progress, defend against actions 
that undermine our goals, and take 
initiatives to move us closer to the 
environment we are all seeking. 
This committee is unique in that it is 
comprised of staff from all parts of 
the campus; it includes skilled 
craftsmen, classified and associate 

staff, and academic administrators. 
We have members who also hold 
positions with the labor unions, the 
Women's Commission, and admin- 
istrative committees, so our inter- 
ests, our knowledge and our 
awareness is broad -based and bal- 

The 1990-91 academic year and 
the state budget shortfall has pre- 

sented us with a series of difficult 
challenges. The Senate Staff Affairs 
Committee has met throughout the 
year to address these challenges in 
order to increase understanding of 
their impact and to take actions that 
would deflect them. 
One of our primary concerns has 
been the Personnel Compensation 
Study (also know as the Mercer 
Study), which will completely re- 
organize our personnel system. This 
will not only affect an entire 
generation of university employees, 
but it will change the way we are 
able to do business on this campus 
for better or for worse; it will 
determine the caliber of people we 
will be able to recruit and retain; 
and it will eventually have a direct 
impact on the quality of our insti- 
tution. The committee believes that 
this study should be carefully mon- 
itored and no opportunity to influ- 
ence it should be missed. As this 
article goes to press, an open forum 
with Dr. Sturtz and his staff is 
planned on April 1 1 to discuss our 
concerns about this study. 

The governor's plan to impose a 
40-hour work week effective July 1 
on those employees who currently 
work a 35.5 or 37.5 hour week has 
generated enormous concern 
throughout the campus. The Staff 

Affairs Committee has worked for 
months to block this ill-conceived 
initiative, taking statistics to 
Annapolis, contacting the governor, 
working with Dr. Langenburg's 
staff, and successfully passing a 
resolution in the Senate expressing 
the campus's opposition to the 
imposition of an uncompensated 
additional 23 days of work for one 
segment of the campus population. 
We do not know if the governor will 
ultimately decide to reconsider his 
position on this issue, but it has 
been an exciting and impressive 
effort by the members of the com- 
mittee, who brought together their 
expertise and energy to fight for the 
interests of one part of the staff who 
are being treated in such a blatantly 
unfair manner. 

Throughout the year we have 
monitored threats of furloughs and 
lay-offs, working directly with Dr. 
Kirwan's office as appropriate, and 
supplying important responses 
from staff on these issues. Because 
of the presence of staff on the Senate 
Executive Committee, we have been 
able to bring staff ci......erns directly 

to the attention of Dr. Kirwan each 
month, and to the attention of 
members of the Board of Regents. 

Although this is a year that has 
callecl for retrenchment rather than 
the progress we had hoped for, out 
of this adversity there has been 
some growth. We have seen the 
campus administration, the faculty 
and the students move solidly 
behind us. We have had the com- 
plete support and cooperation of Dr. 
Kirwan and the vice presidents, 
letters of support have been drafted 
by the Dean's Council, faculty have 
spoken out on behalf of the staff and 
the student.s — via the Ditimonti- 
back — have expressed their interest 
and concern. Due to the combined 
commitment and energy, we have 
emerged as a more united and 
focxised group, better prepared to 
pursue our goals of an enhanced 
work environment in the coming 

For more information on how to 
get involved in the Campus Senate, 
please call its office at 405-5805. 

Residential Facilities Honors Staff 

Gladys Jefferson 

The Department of Residential 
Facilities recently held its annual 
awards program at which the con- 
tributions of its staff through their 
performance and service were 

Gladys Jefferson's 25 years of 
service were honored. Jefferson 
joined the department in 1965 as a 
service work supen'isor and was 
promoted to housekeeping super- 
visor in the North Hill Area in 1976. 
In the mid-1 980s, she became a 
member of the Contingency crew, a 
special work group formed to 
address emergencies and special 
projects. In 1989, she was trans- 

ferred to the Denton Community. 

Jefferson received outstanding 
performance awards in 1984 and 
1989 and a minority achievement 
award last year. 

Eleven Residential Facilities 
employees were presented with 
outstanding performance awards, 
and Carol Brice and Jon Rood 
received special awards in recogni- 
tion of their efforts in managing the 
installation of the new campus 
telephone system. 



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Volunteer Hosts Needed for Japanese Students 

The Maryland English Institute (MED will host 30-45 Japanese 
university students this summer in an English language and orien- 
tation program from July 26- August 18. The session will involve 
language courses, field trips and lectures. MEl is looking for volun- 
teers to tiost one or two students for two days and one night the 
weekend of August 10. In addition, MEI has paid, part-time job 
openings for two or three students to work in special activities with 
the Japanese students. Call Lois Kleinhenn Lanier at 405-5185 for 
information about volunteering or the paid positions. 

Dance Department Pleased 
with Recent Renovations 

When the newly formed dance 
department decided it needed a 
theater several years ago, it took 
matters into its own hands. In one 
weekend, students and faculty with 
the help of architecture students 
tore down the dance studio ceiling 
to make room for drapes and light- 
ing equipment. 

That theater is still the site of 
multiple performances by the dance 
department each semester. Today, 
however, the theatre resides within 
a completely remodeled Dance 

The renovation of two World 
War li army barracks that housed 
the department since its foundation 
in 1967 was originally scheduled to 
take two summers. Dance faculty, 
staff and students alike are delight- 
ed that the project was completed in 
one. The new building opened with 
the start of classes last semester, 
boasting new and renovated 
classrooms, office space and facili- 

Mim Rosen, professor of dance 
and director of Improvisations 
Unlimited, remembers harder times. 
"In the early days, if it rained 
outdoors, it rained indoors. There 
was very little buffer from outside 
elements." Ventilation, she recalls. 

was a serious probJem — 
especially in the dance studios — 
because many of the windows did 
not work. The studios are now 
equipped with fuJiy operational 

The old configuration of build- 
ings, in addition, made it impossible 
for the dancers to change into 
costume, warm up and perform in 
the same building. The two main 
buildings, approximately 30 feet 
apart, were separated by a large 
trailer. In cold or inclement weather, 
having to run between buildings 
created a real problem, "It may 
sound like a small matter," says 
Rosen, "But it wasn't." 

Now, the trailer has been moved 
from between the buildings to 
behind them, where it serves as 
storage space for costumes, set 
designs and lighting equipment. 
The trailer is linked to one wing of 
the main building by a wide loading 
ramp, which facilitates transport of 
heavy equipment. 

The two main buildings have 
been joined by two corridors, 
creating new offices, dressing 
rooms, small warm-up studios, and 
a study !ab. "The real glory of it," 
says Rosen of her new surround- 
ings, "is that we're all in one 

The "Shrew" Goes West 

A new twist will be added to the 
University Theatre production of 
The Tinning of the SJaeiv. 

The Shakespearean play which is 
traditionally performed in an 
Elizabethan setting, will this year be 
staged in the old west according to 
play director Mitchell Patrick. 

Performances of the play will be 
held May 2-5 and 9- LI in Tawes 

Patrick, who has played various 
roles in the Wisconsin Shakespeare 
Festival, chose to direct the play 
after several student suggestions, 

"I volunteered to direct it," says 
Patrick. "The stvidents said this was 
the play they wanted to do and it 
kept coming up [in discussions] for 
a number of years," 

The Tnmin;^ of the Shrew is the 
story of an overly aggressive, 
brazen woman named Katharina 
who is disliked by just about 
everyone around her. Her younger 
sister, on the other hand, is a much 
more delightful person, and com- 
pared to her sister is a more suitable 
choice for marriage. Because the 
father refuses to allow anyone to 
marry his younger daughter before 
his older daughter is married, a 
gentleman caller named Petruchio 
decides to challenge Kate's 
intimidating character. 

Patrick, who has a doctoral 
degree in theatre from the Univer- 
sity of Washington in Seattle, is an 
assistant professor and coordinator 
in the University Theatre depart- 
ment, 1 le also supervises the cur- 
riculum in all of the acting classes. 

and works with the teaching assis- 
tants on acting class schedules. 
Plays he has starred in previously 
include The School for Wives and The 
Teiufi'i^t, but he also enjoys his 
teaching career. 

"1 found it very satisfying to do 
both acting and teaching," says 
Patrick. "I like the department [here] 
and there's a lot of professional 
theatre in the Washington D,C, 

For further information call the 
Tawes Theatre Box Office at 405- 

Patricia Gay 


Rosen says the new facilities ■ 
have encouraged a sense of unity 
and boosted morale within the 
department. "We never had a room 
where we could meet with any 
sense of privacy or community," she 
says. One of the connecting 
hallways now contains a spacious, 
refurnished conference room. 

The enthusiasm for the new 
building has spread throughout the 
department. "All of the new space 
we have is wonderful," says Marie 
Visosky, Adininistrative Assistant 
to the chair. "1 remember when I 
came here, the paint was peeling 
and the roof was just tar paper. We 
have so much for which to be 

Rosen adds that the alumni 
response at a recent dedication cer- 
emony was "overwhelmingly 
surprised and pleased." The 
studio/ theater was named last 
month in honor of Dorothy 
Madden, founder and first chair of 
the Dance department. 

Jennifer Bacon 


Workshop To Examine Relationsliip 
Between Arts and Politics in East Asia 

East Asian scholars will examine 
the effect on the creative arts of 
shifting political relationships in 
Asian countries during the period 
1920-1960 in a day-long workshop 
at College Park May 11, 
College Park scholars and visiting 
experts will explore a variety of 
topics related to events in Korea, 
China, Japan and Taiwan as part of 
"War, Reconstruction, and Creativ- 
ity in East Asia, 1920-1960." 

Participating faculty members 
from College Park will include 
Eleanor Kerkham {Hebrew and East 
Asian); Jason Kuo (Art History); 
Marlene Mayo (History); Bonnie Oh 

(Undergraduate Studies); Thomas 
Rimer (Hebrew and East Asian); 
Mark Sandler (Art History); and 
Angelina Yee (Hebrew and East 

Guest scholars will include par- 
ticipants from Columbia University, 
the University of Hawaii, UCLA, 
Amherst, Oxford, the University of 
Oregon and the National Taiwan 
Normal University. 

Participation in the workshop is 
by invitation only. For additional 
information or to make arrange- 
ments to attend the workshop, call 
405-4309 or 405-4239. 


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Human-Computer Lab to Ho(d Symposium, Open House 

The Human-Conriputer Interaction Laboratory, a component of the 
Center for Automation Research, will hold a Symposium and Open 
House, Friday, June 7, in celebration of its eighth anniversary. 
Morning sessions begin at 9 a.m. in Room 2324 ot the Computer and 
Space Science Building. Glenn Ricart, director of the Computer 
Science Center, will deliver the Interactive Lecture at 1:30 p.m. in the 
AT&T Teaching Theatre, and a series of Open House demonstrations 
will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Registration up to May 17 is $60 for 
College Park faculty and staff and $90 for all others, and after May 
17 is $100 and $130 respectively. For info contact Mildred Johnson at 

Spivak is First American Elected 

to Chair International Standards Group 

Steven Spivak 

In some countries, all shinv fab- 
ric is sold as silk, but the unwary 
buyer has only about one chance in 
five of getting the real thing. 

A toy purchased in a Maryland 
store could have been manufactured 
in any of dozens of countries, but it 
is recognized as "meeting consumer 

A new electronic gadget promis- 
es to save time and energy. But is it 
also a fire or electrical hazard? 

The fact that consumers can trust 
the safety and reliability of what 
they buy is due in part to the efforts 
of an international committee whose 
new chair is a professor at College 

Steven Spivak, professor in the 
Department of Textiles and Con- 
sumer Economics in the College of 
Human Ecology, is the first Ameri- 
can to chair the prestigious Com- 
mittee on Consumer Policv 
(COPOLCO) for the International 
Organization for Standardization, 

based in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The organization is a worldwide 
federation, representing some 90 
countries, of key groups which 
d e V el o p bo t h v o 1 u n ta ry a nd 
enforced product standards in their 
own countries. The committee 
includes consumers as well as busi- 
ness and government experts. 
COPOLCO promotes consumer 
involvenient and finds ways in 
which consumers can benefit from 
those standards. In effect, 
COPOLCO is the consumer's voice 
in the international world of stan- 

The consumer policy committee 
meets once a year, with related 
committees meeting more frequent- 
ly, to promote the protection, infor- 
mation and training of consumers 
on issues relating to prod uct stan- 

The group's next meeting begins 
Mav 2S in Helsinki, Finland, where 
Spivak will preside over an ambi- 
tious agenda for the next vear. 
"With more than 30 nations repre- 
sented on this committee, it could 
easily become a debating society," 
Spivak says. "We try to integrate 
policy discussion into fruitful, pro- 
ductive action that benefits con- 

The environment is high on 
COPOLCO's priorities, Spivak says. 
"Given both the profusion and con- 
fusion with so-called environ- 
mentally friendly products and their 
disposal, the issues of envi- 
ronmental labeling and future stan- 
dardization are tremendously 
important to both consumers and 
the business cammunitv vvorld- 

wide. I anticipate COPOLCO will 
have a major role to play in foster- 
ing the development of new stan- 
dards, in a rational approach, for the 
environmental labeling and 
assessment of consumer products," 

Spivak has been involved in 
international standardization for 
more than 15 years and has been 
actively engaged in related research 
as well as policy issues. His current 
focus is on how standards can be 
prtmioted to enhance international 
trade,' rather than act as barriers to 
it. He has consulted for the U.S. 
Treasury Department, and has been 
the leading consultant on textile 
consumer protection to the U.S.- 
Saudi Arabia Joint Commission for 
Economic Cooperation. 

This international experience has 
translated into innovative teaching 
as well. Spivak, who is also a cer- 
tified standards engineer, teaches 
one of the very few courses any- 
where in the woHd on "Standardi- 
zation and International Trade" and 
involves his students in the policy 
discussions on vital trade issues 
which are under study around the 

'Our organization has tackled 
such issues as confusing design of 
auto interiors, good and safe food, 
energy consumption and conserva- 
tion, fire safety in the home, and 
pollution — even the reliability of 
condoms. We work together not 
only for the sake of producing 
guidelines, but more important, to 
marshall the resources of all nations 
so that consumers are heard and 
protected," Spivak says. 

Iivt George 

Chemistry Department to Host Chemathon 

Can chemistry be fun and excit- 
ing for high school students? Yes, 
say the organizers of the seventh 
annual Chemathon, a spirited com- 
petition in which teams of high 
school students from Maryland, 
Virginia and Washington, D.C. test 
their chemical knowledge. 

Hosted by the Department of 
Chemistry and Biochemistry, the 
Chemathon will take place from 8 
a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 
in the Chemistry Building. 

The Chemathon was originallv 
conceived and is organized by a 
group of Maryland high school 
chemistry teachers. It includes a 
varietv of events to test the stu- 

dents' laboratory skills and know- 
ledge of chemical theory. In the 
"Mendeleev Madness" event, for 
example, teams will answer t]ues- 
tions about the periodic table of 
elements. In "Battering the Gases," 
students will compete with batteries 
they have built to see which one 
provides the most power. Other 
events include, "Make my 
|Fara|day," "Chemical Jeopardy," 
and "Hvdronium Hy jinks." 

Because the events are for fun, 
students who compete do not 
necessarily have to be at the top of 
their class in lecture or laboratory 

There wit! be two competitive 

tracks, one for first-year chemistry 
students and another for second - 
year chemistry students. A school 
mav enter one team at each level. 
Each team is composed of a maxi* 
mum of six students who are 
accompanied by a chemistry 

Area high school and university 
chemistry teachers serve as judges 
for the Chemathon events. At the 
end of the competition, awards are 
given to the first, second and third 
place teams in each event and the 
overall first, second and third place 

For more information call 
Howard DeVoe at 405-1833. 

Maloney Appointed A.J. Clark Chair 

William F. Maloney, a leading 
authority on personnel manage- 
ment, organizational behavior, pro- 
ductivity and motivation as they 
relate to the construction industry, 
has been appointed as A.J. Clark 
Chair in Construction Engineering 
■ and Management in the College of 

Maloney has published exten- 
sively in this area and his scholar- 
ship has been widely recognized. 

He was awarded the 1986 Walter L. 
Huber Civil Engineering Research 
Prize of the American Society of 
Civil Engineers for research into 
construction workers and their 
work environment. He has taught a 
variety of construction engineering 
and management courses ranging 
from performance and labor rela- 
tions to construction methods and 
equipment and heavy industrial 

He holds a Ph.D. degree from the 
University of Michigan, and an 
M.B.A. and B.S. in mechanical 
engineering from the University of 
Delaware. He was with the Univer- 
sity of Michigan's Center for Con- 
struction Engineering and Manage- 
ment for eight years and has been 
affiliated with Ohio State, Purdue 
and Arizona State universities and 
the University of Alabama. 




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Nominations for Outstanding Cierical and 
Secretariat Staff Are Due 

Every year the President's Commission on Women's Affairs 
sponsors a program to recognize the outstanding achievement of 
clerical and secretarial staff at the university. Tvi^o to three 
employees will be recognized this year at the Personnel Practices 
Conference luncheon on June 6. Any member of the campus com- 
munity may nominate a person who is a member of the clerical and 
secretarial staff; the nomination must be completed and turned in by 
April 29. For nomination forms and criteria call Dottie Bass (405- 
5615), Connie Arnett (314-7512), or Dorean Irving (314-8309). 

A Letter to the Campus Community 
Reviews Compact Shelving Decision 

H. Joanne Klarrar 

Dear Colleagues: 

Because there are many ques- 
tions and concerns being raised, I 
want to share with yuu some of the 
factors that influenced the decision 
to use compact shelving in the new 
wing, McKeldin West, and to let 
you know about some of the efforts 
being taken to improve conditions. 
More importantly, i want to ask for 
your suggestions and recommenda- 
tions as we work toward alleviating 
at least some of the inconveniences 
inherent in this situation during the 
two years of the McKeldin East 

McKekiin East, the original 
library, had to be completely evac- 
uated for much -needed renovations 
that began last month. That facility 
housed over 1.3 million volumes, 
while McKeldin West, the new 
addition, could accommodate only 
some 520,000 volumes if free- 
standing stacks were used through- 
out. By moving Government Docu- 
ments and Special Collections to 
Hornbake, we reduced the problem 
somewhat, but we still face the 
dilemma of providing storage for 
and access to the remaining 

From the outset our goal was to 
provide the best possible access to 
the collections under difficult^but 
temporary — circumstances. For over 
two years I worked with key Librar- 
ies staff and others to examine 
methods used by other research 
libraries that had faced a similar 
predicament and to investigate the 
alternatives available to College 
Park. We had three choices: com- 
pact shelving, storage at a remote 
location with delayed access, or 
"dead storage" with no access. In 
reality, however, compact shelving 
proved to be the only viable option. 

"Dead storage" would have 
meant identifying the least used half 
million volumes, boxing them, 
placing them in an inaccessible 
location, and enhancing interlibrary 

loan services to meet campus needs. 
Given the heavy use of the 
McKeldin holdings, we concluded 
that this was a completely unac- 
ceptable alternative. 

We looked more carefully at the 
option of remote storage, which 
would have entailed providing a 24- 
to 48-hour retrieval system for 
handling requests. This approach 
would have eliminated all browsing 
and would have involved major 
processing costs. We conducted an 
exhaustive search for suitable off- 
site storage space, but there was 
almost no space available, and the 
cost of what was available was 
prohibitive. In addition, we were 
quite concerned about staffing a 
major retrieval and delivery system, 
given the Libraries' ongoing prob- 
lem of understaffing and under- 
funding. (The Faculty Library 
Advisory Committee report of 1988 
indicated that we needed to add 
well over 70 position. Of course, the 
situation is exacerbated now by the 
approximately 50 FTE vacancies 
that have resulted from the freeze.) 

The third option was compact 
shelving, which offered both on- 
campus storage and direct access by 
library users, albeit not without 
inconveniences. Safety considera- 
tions were explored by the campus 
Environmental Safety Office, and 
other questions were explored care- 
fully with the campiis Engineering 
and Architectural Services staff. We 
recognized that compact shelving 
would have a negative impact on 
user access, but after looking at the 
advantages and disadvantages of 
the three alternatives, we concluded 
that compact shelving afforded the 
best solution to the problems that 

we faced. In practical terms, this 
was our only choice, and we be- 
lieved that we would be able to 
minimize the difficulties. Of course, 
the staffing crisis caused by the hir- 
ing freeze has complicated our 
efforts greatly. 

1 am very much aware of your con- 
cerns and frustrations and am deter- 
mined to find ways to ameliorate 
the situation to the greatest extent 
possible within existing staffing and 
budget constraints. We are explor- 
ing various ways to assist McKeldin 
Library users, and many helpful 
suggestions have already come 
from the faculty. Approaches being 
examined include: a paging system 
for book retrieval upon request; the 
addition of free-standing shelving 
where space permits to reduce — 
even slightly — the number of vol- 
umes in compact shelves; setting 
time limits for browsers when other 
users are waiting; and placing aides 
on duty at the compact stacks to 
assist library users. Through several 
channels 1 will be consulting with 
faculty and administration to make 
every effort to ensure that we take 
those steps that respond to the most 
serious concerns. As plans are final- 
ized, the details will be communi- 
cated to the campus community. 
1 deeply regret all of the extra- 
ordinary inconvenience library 
users are experiencing. Yet I beheve 
that with faculty assistance we will 
be able to minimize the impact on 
your teaching and research over the 
coming 20 months. 


H. Joanne Harrar 

Director of Libraries 

Tyler Named Senior Associate AD 

Suzanne Tyler, who served as 
College Park's interim athletic 
director for four months last year 
and has served the athletic depart- 
ment as a coach and administrator 
for the past 18 years, has been 
named senior associate athletic 

Tyler, who had been the acting 
associate AD since January 1990, 
was the unanimous choice of a 
seven-member search committee 
after a national search. She will 
serve as chair of the athletic 
department's Compliaiice Commit- 
tee, oversee the daily administration 
of seven intercollegiate sports 
teams, coordinate the summer 
camps program and administer the 
training and strength and con- 
ditioning staffs. 

As a coach, Tyler is one of the 
few individuals to win NCAA 
championships in two sports. Her 
1981 and 1986 College Park lacrosse 
teams won NCAA titles and her 
1987 field hockey team was national 

In 1988, she began to curtail her 
coaching responsibilities after she 
was named assistant AD in charge 

of fall and winter varsity sports. She 
resigned as field hockey coach in 
1988 and as the women's lacrosse 
coach after the 1 990 season when 
her team advanced to the NCAA 
Championship game. She was twice 
named National Coach of the Year. 

Tyler is a magna cum laude 
graduate of Northeastern University 
and earned a master's degree from 
Penn State and Ph.D. from 
Maryland, both in sports psychol- 

"My new responsibilities will be 
a tremendous professional chal- 
lenge, but one that my experiences 
of the last couple of years have 
prepared me for," she says. "As a 
coach, I felt like 1 could have a 
pc)sitive impact on 30 or 40 student 
athletes. fTopefully as a full-time 
administrator, I'll be able to posi- 
tively impact all 500 of our student 

In addition to her duties at 
College Park, Tyler currently serves 
on the NCAA Women's Volleyball 
Committee and just concluded a 
term as the chair of the NCAA 
Women's Lacrosse Committee. 

Suzanne Tyler 


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Committee Plans Banner and Multicultural 
Senior Class Gifts 

The 1991 Senior Qass Challenge Steering Commiltee is raising 
funds for a double senior class gift of festival banners for use on 
Hornbake Plaza and a Hombake Library book fund for the pur- 
chase of books on multicultural themes. The group hopes to see the 
banners in place on Hombake Plaza by May. Graduating seniors 
are being asked to donate $20 this year and pledge $30 for next 
year; faculty and staff donations are also encouraged. Call the 
Office of Student Affairs at 314-8428 for information or to make a 

The Cleveland Quartet performs Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m., at the Adult Education Center. Tickets 
are $17 standard admission arxJ $14.50 students and seniors. Call 403-4239 for info. 



Art Gallery Exhibition: "New 
Terriiory: Art from East Germany,' 
today-April 26, The Art Gallery, 
Art'Soc. Call 5-2763 for info. 

Counseling Center Workshop: 

"Managing Exam Anxiety," 2-3 
p.m., 2201 Shoemaker. Call 4- 
7693 for info. 

Memorial Service, m remem- 
brance of Dkk Farrell, lormer 
associate chair, Histofy. 3 p.m.. 
Memorial Chapel. Call 5-4265 (or 

Entomology Colloquiurn: 

"Etfecis of a Non-HosI Plant on 
the Mexican Bean SeeUe and lis 
Parasiioid, Pediobius faveolatus" 
Moshe Coll. Entomology, 4 p.m., 
0200 Symons. Call 5-3912for 

Horticulture Seminar: "Maackia 
3muwnsis Nodulates and Fixed 
Dinitroger," Janet C Batzli, grad. 
student, Horticulture. 4 p m.. 
0128B Holzapfel. Call 5-4356 for 

Space Science Seminar: Carol 
Jo Crannel. NASAGoddard. 4:30 

p.m., 1 1 13 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-4829 for into 


Zoology, Botany, and Entomol- 
ogy Seminar: "Flies and Vines 

Evolution of Host Choice in Ble- 
pt)aroneura(Tephrilictae). Marty 
Condon, Smithsonian Institution, 
noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 5- 
6884 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio: "Opera 
Excerpts," April 23. 24 and 26. 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5- 
5548 for info. 


Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 

Topic TBA, Leonard Steintiorn, 
Research and Strategic Planning, 
People for the American Way. 
noon-1 p.m„ 0106-0114 Stioe- 
maker Call 4-7691 for info. 

Foreign Policy Fellows Semi- 
nar: "Views Irom Abroad on ttie 
Gull War.' Jane L, Barber Thery, 
chair. International Studies and 
Programs. Advanced Seminar on 
the U.S. Foreign Policy Process: 
Ergun Babahan, assistant man- 
aging editor, Sabah (Turkish 
Daily), 3:30 p.m., student lounge, 
Morrill Hall. Call 5-6353 tor info. 

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
Lecture: "A Practical Discussion 

on the Social, Personal, and For- 
mal Value ot Art from an Artist's 
Point ol View.' Anne Truitt, Art, 4 
p.m., 2203 Art;'Soc, reception fol- 
lowing. Call 5-9353 for info. 

Movie: Godtather lit, 4:45 and 
8:15 p.m.. today-April 27. Hott 
Theater. Call 4-Hoff for info.* 

University Honors Program Film 
and Commentary; "Inherit ttve 
Wind," commentary by Steven 
Shore. NASA/Goddard, B p.m.. 
2203 Art'Soc. Call 5-3084 for info. 


Graduate Student Government 
Meeting, 3 p.m.. 1 143 Stamp 
Student Union. Call 5-5788 for 

Heleorology Seminar: The 

Heating and Momentum Budgets 
in the Convective and Stratiform 
Regions of Tropical and Mid-Lati- 
tude Convective Clouds," Wei-Kuo 
Tao, NASA'GSFC, Greenbeft, 
3:30 p.m., 21 14 Computer and 
Space Sciences: coffee served 2 
p.m. Call 5-5392 for info. 

History and Philosophy of Sci- 
ence Colloquium: "John Bell 
Memonal Symposium on the 

Foundation ol Quantum Mechan- 
ics," Jeffrey Bub, Allen Stairs, and 
Carroll Alley, 3:30 p.m , 2283 
Zoo'Psych. Call 5-5691 for info. 

Computer Science Apple Edu- 
cation Series Broadcast: "Multi 
media 201 : Beyond the Basics, ' 
4-S p.m., 4105 Hornbake Library. 
Call 5-2950 for info. 

Movie: Godlather 111. 4:45 and 
8:15 p.m., today-April 27. HoH 
Theater. Call 4-Hoff lor info.' 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 

"Selecting Vibration Environments 
for Reliability Testing," Edward 
Szymkowiak, Westing house Elec- 
tric Corp., 5:15-6:15 p.m 2115 
Chemical and Nuclear Engineer- 
ing BIdg. Call 5-3887 or 5-3383 
tor info. 

Improvisations ttnllmiled Dance 
Performance: "Just Improv." 7:30 
p.m., Dorothy Madden Stu- 
dio'Theater. Call 5-3190 for info.' 


National Secretaries Apprecia- 
tion Day 

Maryland University Club 1st 
Annual Spring Craft Bazaar, 

featuring pottery, scrimshaw. 

quilts, jewelry, sweaters, scarves, 
chocolate, elc, light lunch includ- 
ed. 11 a.m. -2 p.m., Rossborough 

Inn. Call 4-801 3 tor info." 

Mental Health Lunch 'n Learn: 

"Effects of Hidden Client Reac- 
tions in Brief Psychotherapy." 
Clara Hill, Psychology. 1 -2 p.m.. 
3100E Health Center. Call 4-8106 
for info. 

College of Business and Man- 
agement and First National 
Bank ol Maryland Research 
Colloquium: topic TBA, Ronald 
MasuliE. Vanderbuill U.. l-2;30 
p,m., 2102 Tydings. Call 5-2256 
lor info. 

University Honors Program 
Lecture: "Images of Woman and 

Women in the Earliest Political 
Cartoons." Vincent Carretta, Eng- 
lish, 2 p.m.. Honors Lounge, 01 10 
Hornbake Library. Call 4-0643 lor 

Department of French and Ital- 
ian William Falls Memorial Lec- 
ture: "The Social History of 
Quebec as Seen through its 
Works of Art." Gaetan Brulotte, U. 
of South Florida. 2 p.m.. Lan- 
guage House reception hall. Call 
5-4024 for info. 

Special Meteorology Seminar: 

"Developing Regional Climate 
Change Scenarios: An Australian 
Approach." A. Barrie Pittock. Cli- 
mate Impact Group. Australia, 2 
p.m., coffee. 1;45 p.m., 2114 
Space Sciences. Call 5-5392 tor 

Movies: Godfather til 4:45 and 

8:15 p.m., Liontieart, midnight, 
today-April 27, Hott Theater. Call 
4-Hoff for info.' 


Music Department Concert: 
Spring Koto Recital Washington 
Toho Kolo Society, 7:30 p.m., 
Tawes Recital Had. Call 434-4487 
for info. 

Movies: Godtattier til, 4:45 and 
8:15 p.m.: Lionheatl, midnight. 
Hoff Theater. Call 4-Hoff tor info.' 


University of Maryland Chorus 
Performance: "Sacred Music of 
the 19th Century," Paul Traver. 
music director, 8 p.m.. National 
Presbyterian Church [Nebraska 
Ave., NW). Call 5-5668 for info,' 


Entomology Colloquium: "An 

Evaluation of Emergency Control 
Procedures lor Dengue in the 
Americas," Gary G. Clark. Centers 
for Disease Control, Puerto Rico, 
4 p.m.. 0200 Symons, Call 5-3912 
for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: TBA, 

Huey Jen Chen, grad. student. 
Horticulture. 4 p.m.. 0128B Hol- 
zapfel. Call 5-4356 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: 

"Temporal Databases," Richard 
Snodgrass, U. of Arizona. 4 p.m., 
0111 Classroom Bidg. Call 5-2661 
for info. 

Space Science Seminar: 'Adia- 
batic and Chaotic Panicle Motion 
in the Magnetotail," Eldsn 
Whipple, NASA, 4:30 p.m., 1113 
Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call 5-4829 lor info. 


Zoology, Botany, and Entomol- 
ogy Seminar: "Evolution of Mor- 
phology and Behavior of Sala- 
manders of Ihe Genus Aneides. 
Nancy Staub. Cheasapeake Bay 
Lab., noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 
5-6884 for into. 

Writers Here and Now Reading, 

student work, 3:30 p.m., location 
TBA, Call 5-3820 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "COBE 

Looks at Ihe Big Bang Theory and 
Everything Since," John Mather, 
Goddard Space Flight Center, 4 
p.m.; reception, 3:30. 1410 Phys- 
ics. Call 5-5953 for info. 

Classics Department Lecture: 
"Reading Penelope," Sheila H. 
Murnaghan, U. of Pennsylvania; 
response. Victoria Pedrick, 
Georgetown U,. 4 p.m., 2309 
Art/Soc. Call 5-2013 lor info. 


Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 

"White Racial Identity Formation," 
Anne Regan. Couseling Center, 
noon-l p.m., 0106-0114 Shoe- 
maker. Call 4-7691 for info. 


Meteorology Seminar: "Seasonal 

Forecastability," Kikuro Miyakoda, 
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab, 
Princeton, NJ, 3:30 p.m.. 2114 
Computet and Space Sciences, 
reception at 3 p.m. Call 5-5392 lor 

Reliability Engineering Seminar: 

"Neural Networks for Detection of 
Turbine Rotor Flaws," Nelson 
Steele, ARD Corp., 5:15-6 15 p.m. 
2115 Chemical and Nuclear Engi- 
neering BIdg. Call 5-3887 or 5- 
3883 lor info. 

University Theatre: "The Taming 
of the Shrew," today-May 5 and 
9-11,8 p.m., Sunday matinee, 2 
p.m.. Tawes Theatre. Call 5-2201 
for info." 

Greater Washington Solid State 
Physics Colloquium: "Critical 

Currenis, Grain Boundaries and 
SQUIDs in the High Temperature 
Superconductors," P rave en 
Chaudhari, T.J. Watson Research 
Center, 8 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 
5-6142 for info. 

Maryland Gospel Choir Annual 
Spring Concert, 8 p.m.. Colony 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 
Call 4-7758 for info. 


Geology Seminar: "Regional 
Assessment ol Groundwater 
Quality," William Alley, U.S. Geo- 
logical Survey, Reston. VA. 1 1 
a.m., 0105 Hornbake Library. Call 
5-2783 for info. 

Neurosclence Colloquium: 

"Notions Concerning Peripheral 
and Central Organization of the 
Vestibular System in Diverse Ver- 
tebrates," William Saidel. noon-1 
pm., 1 208 Zoo/Psych, Call 5- 
6884 for info. 

Mental Health Lunch 'n Learn: 

"Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder 
in the General Population," Ken 
Curl, psychiatric social worker, 
Greenbelt, 1-2 p.m., 3100E Health 
Center. Call 4-8106 for info. 

College of Business and Man- 
agement and First National 
Bank ot Maryland Research 
Colloquium: "Innovation on the 
Risk and Required Return of 
Common Slocks," Seha Tinic, 1 - 
2:30 p.m., 2102 Tydings Call 5- 
2256 for into. 

University Honors Program 
Lecture: "Humans and Robots 
Working in Space." David Akin, 
Aerospace Engineering, 2 p,m„ 
Honors Lounge, 0110 Hornbake 
Library. Call 4-0643 for info. 

Maryland University Club 
Annual Dinner and Meeting, to 

honor retiring members and elect 
new officers, 6 p.m. social hour 
(cash bar). 7 p.m. dinner. Ross- 
borough Inn. Call 4-8013 for 
reservations and info,' 

University Theatre: "The Taming 
of the Shrew." 8 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre, See May 2 for details.' 


University Community Con- 
certs, Cleveland Quartet, program 
TBA, 8 p.m.. Adult Education 
Center, $17 standard admission. 
$14.50 students and seniors. Call 
80-4239 for info.' 

Annual Business School Alum- 
ni Gala Dinner Dance and 
Award Ceremony, featuring 
speaker Victor Pepe '58, presi- 
dent. Senate Construclion Co.. 7 
p.m.-t a.m., Hyatt Regency 
Belhesda. Call 5-2301 for info,' 

University Theatre: "The Taming 
of the Shrew." 8 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre, See May 2 for details.' 


University Theatre: "The Taming 
ol the Shrew," 2 p.m., Tawes 
Theatre. See May 2 for details,' 

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



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