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OUTLOOK 



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



SEPTEMBER 23, 1991 
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4 



Dillard to Receive President's Medal 
at Convocation Ceremony 



Dudley Dillard, distinguished 
economist and one of the world's 
leading interpreters of Keyncsian 
economics, has been awarded this 
year's President's Medal post- 
humously. 

Dillard, who retired in 1984 as 
professor emeritus, was chair of the 
Department of Economics from 
1951 to 1975, during which time he 
led the department to great promi- 
nence among the nation's public 
universities. Dillard died Aug. 28. 

"As members of his College 
Park family, we are, and will con- 
tinue to be the beneficiaries not 
only of his distinguished scholar- 
ship, but of his vision, his unflag- 
ging energy, his personal warmth 
and decency, and the uncompro- 
mising standards of quality and 
integrity that he set for himself and 
his university," President William 
E. Kirwan said recently during the 
memorial service held for Dillard 
in the Memorial Chapel on Septem- 
ber 11. 

Dillard will be honored on 
Oct, 7 during the eighth annual Fa- 
culty and Staff Convocation which 
will be held at 3 p.m. in Memorial 
Chapel. A reception will follow on 
the lawn. {In case of rain the recep- 



NEWS BULLETIN 



Campus Receives 
Second Round of 
Budget Cuts 

Just as Outlook was going to 
press this week, we received late- 
breaking news that the university 
is required to cut its current budget 
once more. 

In the late afternoon of Septem- 
ber 18, just two days after the pres- 
ident had delivered his State of the 
Campus address to the Campus 
Senate, the University of Maryland 
System was notified by the State 
Department of Budget and Fiscal 
Planning that a further $11.4 mil- 
lion cut in the current FY '92 gen- 
eral funds budget is required. 

For College Park this amounts to 
another 2% reduction— an addition- 
al $4.3 million-that must be cut 
from this year's state-funded 
budget. 

President William E. Kirwan is 
developing a plan to respond to 
this latest budget reduction. 

Outlook will keep you posted. 



tion will be moved to the Maryland 
Room of Marie Mount Hall). 

Dillard, who came to the univer- 
sity in 1942 to teach economics, 
was internationally known for his 
research on Keynesian economics 
and the history of the North Atlan- 
tic community. 

He worked tirelessly for the uni- 
versity for nearly 50 years by serv- 
ing on some of the most important 
committees and task forces that vir- 
tually molded the future of the uni- 
versity, including search commit- 
tees for President of the University 
of Maryland (1977-78), Chancellor 
for College Park (1974-75), and Vice 
Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
(1980-81), among many others. He 
also was one of the original leaders 
in forming the Faculty Assembly 
and served as its chairperson, as 
well as serving on the Campus 
Senate. He was Provost of the 
Division of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences from 1976 to 1977. 

He was the author of many 
articles and books. His book, The 
Economics of John Maynard Keynes, 
was published in 1948 and translat- 
ed into 10 languages. He also au- 
thored The Economic Development of 




Dudley Dillard 



the North Atlantic Community. 

A noted scholar in his field, 
Dillard was awarded the Vcblen- 
Commons Award by the Associa- 

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Dates for Furlough Days Announced 



President William E. Kirwan has 
completed his recommendations for 
implementing the Furlough Plan 
announced in his State of the Cam- 
pus address at the Campus Senate 
meeting on Sept. 16, The following 
recommendations will be sent to 
the chancellor for appropriate 
approvals, says Kirwan. 

If approved, the Furlough Plan 
(see Table 1 ) will take place as 
follows: 

First furlough day: December 
24, 1991. 

The campus will be closed for 
all except essential employees. 
Those exempted from this furlough 
day will be granted administrative 
leave with pay. 

Second furlough day (for those 
earning greater than $50,000): 
January 2, 1992. The campus will 
be open and employees subject to 
this furlough day will either work 
the day (and be entitled to one 
day's administrative leave with pay 
at a later date) or can be off 
that day. Employees not subject to 
the 2nd furlough day are to report 
to work as usual on Jan. 2, 1992. 



Third furlough day: January 3, 
1992. The campus will be open and 
employees subject to the 3rd fur- 
lough day may either work the day 
(and be entitled to one day's 
administrative leave with pay at a 
later date) or can be off that day. 

Employees affected by the Dec. 
24 furlough day will see a pay 
reduction in two installments 
reflected in paychecks distributed 
January 3, 1992 and January 17, 
1992. 

Employees affected by the sec- 
ond furlough day January 2, 1992 
will see the second day reduction 
in two installments reflected in 
paychecks distributed January 31, 
1992 and Feb. 14, 1992. 

Those subjected to the third fur- 
lough day January 3, 1992 will see 
the third day reductions in two 
installments reflected in paychecks 
distributed on Feb. 28, 1992 and 
March 13, 1992. 

Benefits and leave will not be 
affected by the furlough days. 

Roz Hiebert 



Furlough Plan 
FY 1992 

Salary Rang e Furlough Days 

$25,000 or less 

$25,001 -$50,000 1 

$50,001 and above 2 

' Executives at 
$80,000 and above 3 



' Employees earning $80,000 
and over and who carry the 
words chair, director, dean, vice 
president or president in their 
titles. Acting positions are 
exempted. 

Exceptions to Furlough Days: 

Work Study students, Bi-weekly 
students, Graduate students, 
Fellows/Trainees. 

For split appointments across 
campuses: Definition of annual 
salary is based upon total annual 
salary (from all campuses); 
however, onfy the College Park 
portion will be reduced. 

Hourly employees scheduled to 
work on December 24, 1991 will 
not work and will not be paid. 

All employees paid 100% from 
external Contract and Grant 
Funds on a continuous basis as 
of Septembers, 1991, are 
exempted. 



Table 1: Furlough Plan 



UNIVERSITY 



O F 



M 



R Y L A N D 



A T 



COLLEGE 



PARK 




FY 1992 REDUCTION 




UMCP REACTION 




1. Tuition Surcharge (15% Spring 1992) 


$6,388,631 


2. Educational Grants (Financial Aid, 




Remissions) 


(688,631) 


3. Reduction N on -Instructional Part-Time 


1,442,869 


4. Furloughs 


1,055,526 


5. Fund Balance (N on -State and State) 


338,605 


TOTAL 


$8,537,000 



Table 2: FY 1992 Reduction, UMCP Reaction 



The State of the Campus 

President Reviews Next Year's Prospects 



The following are remarks 
made by President William E. Kir- 
wan in an address to the Campus 
Senate on Sept 16. 

To a greater extent this year 
than in any year 1 can remember, 
the "state of the campus" is influ- 
enced by the state of our budget. 
Having survived last year's crisis, 
which resulted in a $26 million re- 
duction of our General Fund 
(approximately 10 percent), we had 
reason to believe that we had 
reached bottom in the precipitous 
fall of our fiscal fortunes. 

Sadly, this is not the case. In 
mid-August, we learned that we 
must prepare for further significant 
cuts this year and next. Our re- 
sponse to this situation must be 
both reactive and proactive. Let me 
first describe the reactive steps as 
they relate to the current year — FY 
1992— budget 

The Executive Branch of the 
State Government estimates a $300 
million deficit in state revenues for 
FY 1992. Its plan to address this 
situation includes a $150 million 
reduction for all state agencies, in- 
cluding $24.1 million for the Uni- 
versity of Maryland System. Our 
portion of this burden is $8.5 mil- 
lion. 

The development of a campus 
response has been largely the re- 
sponsibility of the Strategic Plan- 
ning Committee, which is chaired 
by Provost Dorfman and consists of 
the other three vice presidents, 
three faculty members — Professor 
Nancy Bockstael, Department of 
Agricultural and Resource Econom- 
ics; Professor Benjamin Holman, 
College of Journalism; Professor 
Norbert Homstein, Department of 
Linguistics — and four representa- 
tives nominated by the Senate? — 
Professor Gerald Miller, Depart- 
ment of Chemistry and Biochemis- 
try; Professor Ellin Scholnick, De- 
partment of Psychology; 
Ms. Cynthia Hale, associate staff 
member in the Department of 
Computer Science; and Ms. 
Rosalind Berkowitz, an undergrad- 
uate student. 

Because the immediate implica- 
tions of the FY 1992 reductions are 
so severe and will affect most cam- 
pus personnel, I asked the Senate 
Executive Committee to recom- 
mend three additional individuals 
to meet on an emergency basis 
with the Strategic Planning Com- 
mittee. These individuals are: Pro- 
fessor Bruce Fretz, Department of 
Psychology; Professor Martin Gan- 
non, College of Business and Man- 
agement; and Ms. Carol Frier, Col- 
lege of Engineering. 

Table I shows the Furlough 
Plan, and Table II the university's 
reactions to the FY 1992 budget 
cuts— which are based on the rec- 
ommendations of the "expanded" 
Strategic Planning Committee. 

A question foremost on every- 
one's mind is — will there be further 



cuts this year? Unfortunately, at 
this point, no one can say. There 
are too many factors which, at this 
time, are undetermined. Some say 
the FY 1992 deficit will rise to $450 
million. If so, pressure for further 
cuts obviously will increase. Some 
in the General Assembly are calling 
for a special legislative session this 
fall to raise taxes effective January 
1, 1992. If taxes are raised, this 
could eliminate or offset further 
increases in the deficit, perhaps 
even ease our present burden 
should the current $300 million 
projection prove to be accurate. The 
range of possibilities is distressing- 
ly broad and will force all of us to 
live with considerable ambiguity 
for the next several months. 

1 will now turn to the FY 1993 
budget. Here, to some extent, we 
are caught in a battle of wills that 
is taking place in Annapolis. Gov- 
ernor Schaefer tried to get the Gen- 
eral Assembly to approve a large 
tax increase last year — a tax in- 
crease that would have generated 
$800 million in new revenues. The 
General Assembly decided to defer 
the question of tax increases and 
took no action on the Governor's 
proposals. As a result, we must 
now prepare a FY 1993 budget sub- 
mission under the assumptions of 
lower projected state revenues and 
no increase in tax rates. If these as- 
sumptions come to pass, the effect 
would be a FY 1993 state budget 
that requires a $700 million reduc- 
tion in state spending over the 
level of the original FY 1992 bud- 
get. This would translate into a $79 
million cut for the University of 
Maryland System and a $30 million 
cut for the College Park campus. 

Table III is a summary of the FY 
1993 budget, prepared under these 
assumptions, and its impact on this 
campus. 

I want to emphasize that this 
budget submission assumes, as we 
must at this time, no increase in 
taxes. If taxes are increased, our 
situation could improve significant- 
ly. I am encouraged that several 
influential leaders in the General 
Assembly are now calling for a 
special session of the General As- 
sembly to act on a tax increase ef- 
fective January 1, 1992, but the out- 
come is far from certain. 

The most disturbing action indi- 
cated in our FY 1993 response is 
the elimination of 243 full-time em- 



"The range of possibil- 
ities is distressingly 
broad and will force all 
of us to live with con- 
siderable ambiguity for 
the next several months." 



ployee (FTE) positions. This item 
will be our highest priority for re- 
storation if we receive any relief 
from new taxes or from improved 
revenue projections. 

I want to make two further 
points about the 243 FTE posi- 
tions. 

1.. We estimate that up to one 
fourth of these positions could be 
covered by retirements and normal 
turnover in excess of budgeted 
turnover expectancy. We arc open 
to considering alternatives for other 
types of adjustments in our salary 
and wage budget that could reduce 
the 243 FTE figure further. Sugges- 
tions from members of the Seriate, 
through appropriate channels, 
would be most welcome. With 
some creative steps and with any 
break at all in our misfortunes, we 
could reach the point where this 
item has little or no impact on the 
campus. 

2. Should it become necessary to 
make all or some portion of these 
243 FTE cuts, decisions will be 
based on priority considerations by 
APAC and the Strategic Planning 
Committee. 

I have described the formal bud- 
getary actions that will be taken to 
respond to our required reductions. 

What proactive steps will the 
campus take? Let me cite several: 

1. We must press forward with 
the consideration of program elim- 
inations. I am asking APAC and 
the Senate to complete their 
reviews and make their recommen- 
dations to me by the end of this 
semester. Funds generated through 
this process will be redirected to 
the academic programs of highest 
priority. 

Preserving the quality of these pro- 
grams is and must continue to be our 
primary concern. 

2. We will decrease the size of 
our administrative operations 
through consolidations. Un- 
doubtedly, there are administrative 
efficiencies that can save us funds 
without reducing our effectiveness. 
We will systematically examine our 
entire administrative operations to 
streamline our procedures and to 
eliminate duplicative efforts. Pro- 
vost Dorfman and the Strategic 
Planning Committee will be asked 
to orchestrate this effort. 

3. We will prepare legislation for 
an early retirement program. Brian 
Darmody of my staff is drafting 
legislation to enable us to offer po- 
tential retirees prospective pur- 
chase of years toward retirement. 
We will ask the Senate to comment 
on the draft before it is put in final 
form. Similar programs have 
worked well at Berkeley and other 
institutions. 

4. We will mobilize efforts to in- 
form citizens throughout the state 

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of the impact of our reductions. 
Members of our community will be 
organized to embark on missions to 
Annapolis and elsewhere in the 
state to tell the story of what is 
happening to our institution. They 
will be joined by a newly organ- 
ized committee of our alumni as- 
sociation and, I hope, representa- 
tives of the Student Government 
Association and Graduate Student 
Government. The efforts will be 
coordinated by Brian Darmody of 
my staff. 

5. We will arrange media pre- 
sentations. This will include organ- 
ized efforts to get our story into the 
media. We will ask members of the 
community to write op-ed pieces 
and letters to the editor and to ap- 
pear on radio and television talk 
shows. Vice President Costelto will 
have responsibility for leading this 
effort. 

6. We will hold a campuswide 
forum on the impact of the budget 
reductions. The forum will be a 
day-long event, to be held early in 
the spring semester — on a regular 
class day — for the purpose of high- 
lighting the impact of the budget 
cuts on our ability to provide a 
quality education to our students. I 
invite the Senate to assist in plan- 
ning the day and in insuring that 
the activities get the widest pos- 
sible coverage. I am appointing a 
small committee to be chaired by 
Dean Robert Griffith to coordinate 
activities for this forum. 

These are some of the proactive 
steps we will take. Others will be 
developed in the coming weeks. I 
would welcome advice from the 
Senate on further actions we 
should take. 

In the face of this devastating 
budget news, we cannot help but 
ask: What does the future hold for 
us? Is there really a commitment to 
College Park when the economy 
rebounds? I remain convinced that 
the answer to this last question is 
yes. 

Since I am sometimes — perhaps 
often these days — considered an 
incurable optimist, let me speak to 
you with facts, not hopes: 

1. The Maryland Higher Educa- 
tion Commission issued its state- 
wide plan this summer. The plan's 
number one funding priority 
among all universities in the state 
is the enhancement plan for Col- 
lege Park. The commission's action 
reconfirms — in 1991 — the language 
and commitment to College Park of 
the 1988 legislation. 

2. A joint committee of the Gen- 
eral Assembly considered priorities 
for future funding this summer. 
The committee endorsed the 
MHEC plan and explicitly noted 
the commitment to College Park. 

3. In making the FY 1992 cuts, 
the Board of Regents allocated 
more than $1 million less to College 
Park than our pro rata share would 
have dictated. 

4. In considering four alternative 
strategies for the FY 1993 cut, the 
System Administration chose the 
one most favorable to College Park, 
a strategy that saves us more than 
$1 million. 



5. At its September meeting, the 
Board of Regents will be presented 
with a recommendation from the 
System office that lists College Park 
as the number one priority for res- 
toration of funds if cuts are re- 
stored and the number one priority 
for new funds should they become 
available. 

We should all feel some encour- 
agement in these specific 
indications of priority for College 
Park. These sentiments are consis- 
tent with comments I receive all 
over the state. Our advances in re- 
cent years have caught people's 
attention; our current plight is trou- 
bling to many. 

As I said at the outset, our bud- 
get difficulties dominate "the state 
of the campus." However, we must 
not be totally captured by fiscal 
matters and I would like to report 
on a few other items. 

Although the overall enrollment 
figures for Fall 1991 will not be 
available until next week, I can, at 
this time, provide some informa- 
tion about the talent in the fresh- 
man class. Despite the fact that we 
had fewer merit scholarships to of- 
fer, we continue to attract excep- 
tionally able students. This year, 
we enrolled 38 National Merit 
Scholars and National Achievement 
Scholars, four fewer than last year. 
And, although we could only af- 
ford 55 Key and Banneker scholar- 
ships this year, as opposed to 81 
last year, I am pleased to note that 
the quality of these students re- 
mains extraordinarily high and has 
not diminished in comparison to 
previous classes. 

Our efforts to improve the un- 
dergraduate program through the 
implementation of the Pease Report 
arc having a significant effect. Data 
on retention rates for Fall 1989 
freshmen have just been released. 
We can all take great pride in the 
fact that 87 percent of these stu- 
dents returned for Fall 1990. By 
several percentage points this is 
our highest ever retention rate for 
freshmen. Among African -Ameri- 
can students, the rate was 83 per- 
cent. By comparison, the cor- 
responding figure for African- 
Americans in 1982 was 72 percent. 
The third year retention rate for the 
Fall 1988 entering class was 76 per- 
cent. Again, this is the highest such 
rate ever. 

The Graduate Fellowship Pro- 
gram remained high on the list of 
campus priorities. The Fellowship 
Committee awarded a total of 296 
fellowships this year to students 
with outstanding academic poten- 
tial. In the recruitment effort for 
fellows, we compete against the 
nation's best universities. I am 
pleased to say that the yield rate on 
our fellowship offers is a remark- 
able 50 percent, approximately the 
same yield as for our peer institu- 
tions. This success is a tribute to 
the academic strength of this insti- 
tution. 

Included among our new gradu- 
ate students are students who were 
awarded prestigious external fel- 
lowships. For example, we have 
eight NSF Fellows, one Mellon Fel- 
low, two doctoral Ford Foundation 
Fellows, two Jacob Javits Fellows, 
over twenty fellows on NSF and 



ASSUMPTIONS FOR FY 1993 
(In Millions) 

FY 1993 Projected Reduction 

A. Revenue Adjustments 

1. Downsizing General Funds 

2. Tuition at 17.5% 

3. Finance Less Than 15 Year Life Equipment 

4. Other Increased Non-General Fund 
Revenues 

B. Net Reduction Required 

C. Expenditure Reductions 

1. Terminate Part-Time Non-Faculty Non- 
College Work Study Employees 

2. Reduce 243 FTE Positions 

D. Total Reduction 



$30.3 

(2.0) 

(11.4) 

(6.3) 

(1.0) 
9.6 



1.4 

8.2 

9.6 



Table 3: Assumptions for FY 1993 



National Needs Fellowships in En- 
gineering, and another three fel- 
lows on the Woodrow Wilson 
Minority Access Fellowships in 
Public Affairs. 

In the recently released 1990 An- 
nual Report of the Office of Gradu- 
ate Studies and Research, Dean 
Coldhaber highlights some of the 
research accomplishments of the 
campus over the past ten years. 
They are impressive! I urge all of 
you to peruse this report. Let me 
mention just one outstanding 
achievement to you. In the area of 
external funding, the University of 
Maryland at College Park received 
in FY 1990 more than $101 million 
in funding for research, training, 
and other scholarly and creative 
activities. Figures are just in for FY 
1991 and our total jumped to $112 
million. By comparison, the FY 
1980 total was only slightly more 
than $30 million. This remarkable 
increase is another tribute to the 
quality of faculty and our pro- 
grams. 

What are we to make of all this? 
Here we are — an institution fully 
capable, indeed, on the verge of 
becoming a university of the first 
rank. Yet at the very moment we 
are poised to realize our hopes and 
dreams, the state's fiscal problems 
threaten to wipe out the years of 
effort that have led us to this point. 

Quite frankly, I feel a deep 
sense of frustration. And, I am 
greatly concerned by the toll in 
human terms the budget cuts have 
already levied on our faculty, staff 
and students. But we have come 
too far and we are too close to our 
goals for academic excellence to 
stop now. 

Although we face at least two 
years of uncertain budgets, I re- 
main convinced that we are the 
state's top higher education prior- 
ity for new funds once the econo- 
my rebounds. I ask that we collec- 
tively make the sacrifices necessary 
to sustain our hard won quality 
until that time. Even in the face of 
our present economic adversity, let 
us reaffirm our commitment to the 
institution, renew our determination 
to sustain our excellence, redouble 
our efforts to enlist the state's sup- 
port for our cause, and rekindle the 
spirit of inevitability in the ultimate 
outcome our united efforts will 
produce. 



"I remain convinced that 
we are the state's top 
higher education priority 
for new funds once the 
economy rebounds." 



SEPTEMBER 2 3, 1991 



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CLOSE UP 



College Park's Outstanding Woman to be Honored Sept. 24 

A presentation and reception honoring Engineering Associate 
Dean Marilyn Berman as the university's Outstanding Woman for 
1991 will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The 
presentation will take place in Room 1400 of Marie Mount Hall, 
and the reception will follow in the building's Maryland Room. 
This annual event that also provides the campus community with 
an opportunity to greet new women faculty and administrators is 
sponsored by the President's Commission on Women's Affairs and 
the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information call 405-5252. 




Associate, Classified Staff to be Honored 



Gladys Brown 



Matthew Sheriff 



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William Spann 



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Linda Scovitch 

(Haze! Moran not pictured) 



tion of Evolutionary Economics in 
1986 and was a member of the U.S. 
Executive Board of the American 
College in Paris and served as 
chairman from 1979 to 1981. He 
served as president of many pro- 
fessional organizations, including 
the Southern Economic Association, 
the Association for Evolutionary 
Economics, and, most recently, the 
Eastern Economic Association. 

He was a member of the Presi- 
dent's Club and a member of the 
Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. 

At the convocation, a number of 
associate and classified staff will be 
recognized for their contributions 
and service to the university. 

Associate staff include Elizabeth 
Alley of Architecture, Gladys 
Brown of the Human Relations 
Office, Matthew Sheri ff of Dining 
Services, and William Spann of 
Records and Registrations. 

Classified Employees to be hon- 
ored include Hazel Moran of Rec- 
ords and Registration and Linda 
Scovitch of the Office of Student 
Affairs. 

Elizabeth Alley 

Elizabeth Alley has served as 
the curator of the School of Archi- 
tecture's slide collection since 1968, 
the school's founding year. 

With an initial acquisition in 
1968 of 6,000 slides. Alley now has 
developed the collection to include 
some 250,000 slides. The Slide Clas- 
sification System that she 
developed has been the subject of 
numerous lectures and presenta- 
tions, and her Classification Manual, 
now in its second edition, has been 
distributed to universities through- 
out the country. 

Over the years she has shown 
her dedication to the university by 
sharing her expertise on slide col- 
lections with other campus units. 
In addition, a generation of archi- 
tecture students has benefitted 
from her interest in their education 
and her concern for their intel- 
lectual advancement. Many former 
architecture students who have 
been student assistants in the slide 
room over the years return regular- 
ly to visit and attend the slide 
room student reunions she organ- 
izes. 

Gladys Brown 

Gladys Brown, director of 
Human Relations Programs, is 
known for her exceptional dedica- 
tion to the goal of building a truly 
multi-cultural campus community. 
Under her direction, the Office of 
Human Relations Programs has 
developed and implemented a plan 
to reduce sexual harassment, a 
project that has already had an 
important effect on this campus 
and has been a model for other 
institutions, as well. Under her 
leadership, the Office of Human 
Relations has initiated such innova- 



tive programs as the Committee on 
Arab Culture, the Asian Faculty, 
Staff and Graduate Student Associ- 
ation, the Asian Pacific Student 
Union, and Nexus, a multi -cultural 
network for women administrators 
and faculty. 

She has also worked in the 
greater Washington-Baltimore 
academic community toward the 
goals of campus "unity through 
diversity." Her office co-founded 
and co-chaired the Washington 
Regional Taskforce on Campus Pre- 
judice and co-sponsored College 
Park's participation in the National 
Teleconference on Campus Re- 
sponses to Racial Harassment and 
Intimidation, 

Matthew Sheriff 

As Director of Dining Services, 
Matthew Sheriff oversees a $16 mil- 
lion-a-year enterprise, including 
such diverse operations as catering, 
the stadium concession, conveni- 
ence stores, the Rossbo rough Inn, 
UMbertos, and 27 "food court eat- 
eries." He is considered an innova- 
tor and national leader in his pro- 
fession by transforming traditional 
dining services into state-of-the-art 
operations and continually updat- 
ing and improving services and 
facilities. 

The National Restaurant Associ- 
ation recently recognized Sheriff 
and the university by awarding 
Dining Services the prestigious 
"Silver Plate Award" as the out- 
standing college and university 
food service of the year. 

Sheriff takes a real interest in his 
employees by providing education- 
al activities designed to enhance 
not only the delivery of services 
but personal skills, as well. These 
activities include the establishment 
of a student management program 
that has produced 25 career manag- 
ers for the food service industry. 

William Spann 

As director of Records and Reg- 
istration, William C. Spann has 
transformed one of the most diffi- 
cult yet visible student-support 
operations on this campus. Under 
his leadership, the university has 
moved to the current on-line com- 
puterized registration with its 
linked computerized waitlist check 
in. Recognizing that the develop- 
ment of computer systems is 
ongoing, he is in the midst of mov- 
ing the campus toward the still 
more convenient method of tele- 
phone registration in which the 
student will register by communi- 
cating with the computer via a 
touch-tone telephone. He also 
assisted in developing an on-line 
walk-in transcript service to pro- 
vide transcripts to students imme- 
diately, replacing a five-day turn- 



around time on transcript requests. 

Spann's concern that students 
were not able to register for the 
courses they needed led him to 
assume a major role in the devel- 
opment of ACCESS (Advisory 
Committee on Course Enrollment 
Statistics and Strategies). 

Hazel Moran 

For the past 12 years Hazel 
Moran has been a recorder in the 
Office of Records and Registrations 
where she is responsible for main- 
taining academic records for over 
5,000 currently enrolled students. 
She also handles the records of 
over 40,000 former students. 

Moran is praised by co-workers 
for her positive outlook. If some- 
thing goes wrong with a student's 
academic record, a grade is turned 
in late or a course registration 
change is not processed correctly, 
Moran is responsible for solving 
the problem. 

She is a long-time member of 
the Friends of the Maryland Sum- 
mer Institute for the Creative and 
Performing Arts, an organization of 
over 400 people and businesses in 
the community that provides indis- 
pensable support without which 
summer cultural events, particular- 
ly the annual festivals and competi- 
tions, would not be possible. 

Linda Scovitch 

Linda Scovitch, the Executive 
Administrative Aide for the Vice 
President of Student Affairs, is a 
role model and advocate for her 
classified staff colleagues. For 
many years she has been a campus 
leader in the effort to improve the 
quality of life for her colleagues 
and to promote more consistent 
recognition of the importance of 
their contributions to the 
university. 

She has worked tirelessly to- 
ward achieving a system that 
would provide a merit component 
in the classified staff salary system 
and has used every opportunity 
available to focus university atten- 
tion on the inequity of the 40-hour 
week. Recently, she was named to 
the Campus Quality Enhancement 
Steering Committee. 

As aide to the vice president, 
she manages appointments, calen- 
daring office work schedules and 
production, communication, record 
keeping and supervision of student 
employees. 

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'The Future of Gay and Lesbian Studies" Lecture Topic 

George S. Rousseau, an internationally renowned Enlighten- 
ment scholar from UCLA, will lead an informal talk on "The 
Future of Gay and Lesbian Studies" Monday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. in 
Rm. 2203, the Art /Sociology Auditorium. Rousseau has taught at 
Harvard, Cambridge and the University of Leiden in the Nether- 
lands. For more information, call Simon Richter at 405-4101. Spon- 
sors include: College of Arts and Humanities, Office of Human 
Relations, Women's Studies Program, and the Departments of 
Comparative Literature, Germanic and Slavic Languages and 
Literatures, and Sociology. 




RTVF Studio Program Helps 
Students See How Television Works 



At the instructional television 
studio in the Department of Radio, 
Television and Film, studio director 
Don Daso makes sure that his stu- 
dents know the meaning of the 
term "client." 

Used as a part of academic 
classes on television production, 
the studio is also an enterprise in 
which students learn by working 
on projects for paying clients. With 
a roster of clients that includes fed- 
eral government agencies and pri- 
vate businesses as well as other 
university units, students are 
exposed to a number of different 
types of professional jobs through 
the studio. 

"With a studio such as this one, 
at the same time they (students) are 
looking at the concept of television 
from a sociological and cultural 
perspective, they also are seeing 
how television works," Daso says. 

Over the course of a year, the 
studio works with between 25 and 
40 different clients, according to 
Daso. Recent projects include the 
"Coaches Corner" for Maryland 
Athletics, some episodes of which 
have been shown on ESPN, a live 
video conference involving female 
political leaders from the United 
States and Soviet Union, a video 
used in an exam for Alabama state 
troopers, music videos for local 
bands and a production involving 



the Maryland Opera Workshop and 
the Flagship Channel. 

For each project, Daso draws 
students from the four beginning 
television production classes and 
one ad vanced class offered each 
fall by the radio, television and 
film department — a pool of about 
100 students in all, Daso usually 
acts as director for a production 
with students filling the other key 
production roles. 

Advanced students handle such 
jobs as operating the switching 
board, the device through which 
visual shots are selected, mixing 
sounds through the audio board 
and plotting camera shots. Less 
experienced students are intro- 
duced to production through jobs 
as camera operators and floor 
managers. 

In addition to Daso, two pro- 
duction professionals — engineers 
Bob Swanner and Paul Malec — 
work full time at the studio. They 
keep the studio equipment in 
working order, occasionally retool- 
ing it for special purposes. 

Taping and technical work are 
done in the basement of the Tawes 
Fine Arts building where Daso 
manages two studios and a mixed 
bag of equipment. Some of the 
equipment is ancient by television 
standards such as the late 1970s 
vintage cameras. Other pieces are 




A Radio, Televison and Film student crew rehearses with Maryland Opera 
Studio singers, 

near state-of-the-art, including the 
equipment for computer-generated 
graphics. Generally, however, the 
studio is fortunate to have 
advanced equipment in key areas 
of production, Daso says. 

"Students who work in our 
studio are going to be familiar with 
what they would be doing if they 
went to work at a local television 
station," Daso says. 

Brian Busek 



The Concert Society at Maryland: New Name 
but Same High Quality 



University Community Concerts 
turns sweet sixteen this season and 
is marking its anniversary with a 
new name: The Concert Society at 
Maryland. The new appellation 
was chosen to reflect the world 
class artistry and stature of the 
musicians it brings to the College 
Park campus as well as to other 
venues in the Washington -Balti- 
more region. 

While its name may be new, 
The Concert Society continues its 
tradition of bringing the very best 
in performing artists to College 
Park. This season's programs range 
from the music of the late Middle 
Ages to world premieres by today's 
outstanding composers. 

In addition to its traditions of 
musical excellence and diversity, 
The Concert Society has from its 
inception been dedicated to keep- 
ing its ticket prices as low as pos- 
sible. As a non-profit, self-support 
arts organization, it operates under 
the auspices of the University of 
Maryland at College Park and of 
University College, but depends on 
private and government support 
for approximately two-thirds of its 
income. 

Recent grants from county, state 
and federal arts agencies and the 
establishment of a new fund — 
drawn from private contribu- 
tions^ — for young artists and com- 
posers have together brought more 



than $100,000 to The Concert Soci- 
ety at Maryland for the 1991-92 
season. 

Among the contributors are: The 
Maryland State Arts Council, the 
Maryland Humanities Council, the 
National Endowment for the Arts, 
the National Endowment for the 
Humanities, the Prince George's 
Arts Council, the Mid Atlantic Arts 
Foundation, as well as individual 
donors to the new Carmen and 
David Lloyd Kreeger Emerging 
Artists and Composers Fund. 

This kind of support makes pos- 
sible a wide variety of program- 
ming. For example. Medieval and 
Renaissance music lovers will be 
happy to find a full selection of 
concerts by such outstanding early 
music ensembles as Sequent ia, Les 
Arts Florissants, Judith Nelson, the 
Tallis Scholars, and the Wavcrly 
Consort. 

The Cleveland Quartet will be 
back for two different concerts, 
with Beethoven featured promi- 
nently in both. Other chamber 
music concerts will be performed 
by such outstanding groups as the 
Kalichstein -Laredo- Robinson Trio, 
the Shanghai Quartet, the Takacs 
Quartet and the New York Cham- 
ber Soloists. 

Several special programs will be 
presented in observance of the Col- 
umbus Quincentenary. In Novem- 
ber, Floyd Red Crow Westerman 



performs political ballads on Indian 
issues and the Badlands Singers 
will present traditional Sioux pow- 
wow dance songs. And in February 
the Great American Mime Experi- 
ment will perform stories and leg- 
ends from Muskogee and Mexican 
Indian traditions. A third program 
presenting South American Indian 
music is scheduled for April. 

For the tenth season The Con- 
cert Society will offer its popular 
free pre-concert seminars before 
selected performances. Robert 
Aubry Davis of public radio station 
WETA will moderate the early 
music seminars. The music depart- 
ment's own Carol Robertson and 
Marcia Herndon will preside at the 
American Indian sessions. 

The Concert Society has 
arranged its ticket offerings so that 
subscribers can pick and choose as 
many concerts as they like to create 
their own customized series with- 
out being confined to a pre-pack- 
aged selection. Most of the concerts 
are held in the auditorium of the 
Center of Adult Education. 

Specially priced student tickets 
($5) are available for all performan- 
ces, along with an attractive 10 per- 
cent faculty-staff discount as well. 
Call (301) 403-4240 for information 
or a brochure. And hurry. The first 
concert of the season is the Oct. 5 
performance of the Cleveland 
Quartet. 

Linda Freeman 




SEPTEMBER 2 3, 1991 



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Counseling Center Publishes Resource Manual 

The university's Counseling Center recently published the 1991- 
1992 edition of its Resource Manual. The manual, which is com- 
piled and updated annually by the Counseling Center Retention 
Study Group and contains information on campus resources for 
helping students cope with common barriers to academic success, 
is in its ninth year of publication. The manual is keyed to a list of 
23 common problems that research has indicated are barriers to 
academic success, such as lack of study skills, difficulty managing 
time and loneliness. For more information, call 4-7692. 



I Possible Changing Climate May 
Affect Wildflowers in Rockies 



David W, Inouye 




Delphinium netsonii, the 
larkspur studied by 
Inouye (drawing by 
Bonnie Inouye) 




Erik Lichtenberg 



Rocky Mountain wildflowers 
and their pollinators could be 
reduced in abundance if snowfall is 
decreased in the Rockies due to 
predicted global climate change, 
according to a College Park 
zoologist. 

Results from a 16 -year study of 
an early-blooming species of lark- 
spur in the Colorado Rockies show 
that the plants produce fewer flow- 
ers and seeds in years of decreased 
snowfall. 

According to some climate mod- 
els, a reduction in snowfall in the 
Rocky Mountains could be the 
result of a doubling of CO ; in the 
atmosphere by the middle of the 
21st century. 

The larkspur study by David W. 
Inouye, associate professor of zool- 
ogy and an affiliate faculty member 
in the Department of Botany, was 
published in the July issue of the 
American journal of Botany- 

"We examined the effects of var- 
iation in annual snowfall on the 
timing and abundance of Delphin- 
ium nelsonii, an early-blooming 
larkspur," Inouye says. "During the 
years of lower snow accumulation, 
the larkspurs, in effect, lost their 



insulating blanket and were 

exposed to colder temperatures 
between the period of snowmelt 
and flowering. Flowering was 
delayed and reduced when com- 
pared with the years in which 
heavy snowfall occurred." 

Inouye conducted his study 
between 1973 and 1989 at the 
Rocky Mountain Biological Labora- 
tory in Crested Butte, Colorado. 
Larkspurs begin blooming in June 
most years and continue through 
August. The flowers Inouye studies 
are at a subalpine elevation of 9,500 
feet. 

"This species of larkspur is one 
of the earlier species to flower in 
our study site," Inouye says. "It's 
an important source of nectar for 
both hummingbirds and queen 
bumblebees." 

Inouye says queen bumblebees 
initiate their colonies in the spring 
and that their ability to start col- 
onies and produce workers 
depends, in part, on the availability 
of early-season nectar from 
larkspurs. 

"Male broadtailed humming- 
birds are also affected by the avail- 



ability of larkspurs because they 
establish territories among dense 
patches of these flowers," Inouye 
says. "Early-blooming larkspurs 
may be a keystone species in pro- 
moting higher populations of hum- 
mingbirds and bumblebee 
workers." 

Inouye points out that reduced 
populations of these pollinators 
could then affect the populations of 
other plant species that bloom later 
in the season. 

"If seed production by larkspurs 
and other subalpine plants is 
reduced as a consequence of clim- 
ate change, the ability of these 
species to disperse into suitable 
habitats may also be lowered," he 
says. "Reduced dispersal could 
result in lower floral diversity due 
to decreased colonization, and, to 
possible regional extinctions." 

According to Inouye, the Rocky 
Mountain study has implications 
for other subalpine areas of the 
world where larkspurs and other 
herbaceous plants occur, such as in 
the Himalayas. 

Fariss Samarrai 



College Park Study Looks at Economics 
of Pesticide Use and Regulation 



Consumers may pay as much as 
15 to 60 percent more for fresh 
fruits and vegetables if pesticides 
are banned or severely restricted as 
has been proposed or legislated in 
some states such as California, 
according to a College Park study 
recently published in the journal 
Science. 

The study by Erik Lichtenberg, 
assistant professor of agricultural 
and resource economics, and his 
colleagues at the University of Cali- 
fornia, Berkeley, looked at the 
effects of possible broad bans on 
pesticide use such as those pro- 
posed in Proposition 128 (Big 
Green) in California last year. The 
researchers concentrated on five 
types of crops for their study — 
almonds, grapes, oranges, lettuce 



and strawberries. 

According to the study, without 
substitutes for pesticides, pesticide 
bans result in reduced production 
levels and higher prices, a substan- 
tial loss of discretionary income to 
consumers, and a redistribution of 
income among agricultural 
producers. 

"The biggest impact of large- 
scale bans on pesticides would fall 
on consumers of fruits and vegeta- 
bles," says Lichtenberg. Fruit and 
vegetable production would 
become more costly, he says, forc- 
ing up the price of produce on the 
consumer market and leading to 
lower consumption of fresh 
produce. 

"This is especially disturbing in 
light of the fact that nutritionists 



have urged people to eat more 
fresh fruits and vegetables for 
health reasons," Lichtenberg notes. 
'The poor would be especially at 
risk of a net loss in health status." 

The study examines recently 
proposed methodologies for esti- 
mating the tradeoffs between envi- 
ronmental risks from pesticides, 
reduced human health, and the 
economic costs of pesticide bans 
borne by consumers and growers. 

The report concludes that pes- 
ticide-use fees are more efficient 
than outright pesticide bans as a 
mechanism for environmental 
goals. 

Fariss Samarrai 



Study Looks at Safety and Highway 
Speed Limits 



Preliminary findings from a 
study of the relationship of speed 
limits and fatal automobile acci- 
dents show that there was a signifi- 
cant increase in fatalities in small 
states that increased the speed limit 
to 65 mph on rural interstate high- 
ways after 1986. 

The study was conducted by 
Everett C. Carter and Gang-Len 
Chang of the civil engineering 
department's Transportation Stud- 
ies Center. 



The researchers note, however, 
that the number of fatal accidents 
began to decline after about a year. 
They also found that in California, 
Texas, Florida and other large 
states that abandoned the 55 mph 
speed limit, no significant long- 
term change in highway accidents 
between 1987 and 1989 occurred. 

Accident rates in Maryland and 
New York, which kept the 55 mph 
limit, also remained "quite stable" 
during the same period. 



The study was underwritten by 
the American Automobile Associa- 
tion Foundation for Traffic Safety. 
Carter and Chang say their find- 
ings should "be regarded as prelim- 
inary" since they were unable to 
screen out driving behavior, weath- 
er and other "random fluctuation" 
in the number and type of acci- 
dents. And, they add, two years 
was too short a period to yield 
definitive data on accident rates. 



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Employee Program to Offer Seminar on 
Enhancing Verbal Skills 

As part of Employee Development Program, Andrew Wolvin, 
professor and chairperson for the Department of Speech Com- 
munication, will offer a seminar for those who wish to enhance 
verbal communication skills. It will take place on Sept. 30, Oct. 2 
and Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 0306 of the Benjamin 
Building. Registration deadline for the seminar is Sept. 23 and 
the cancellation deadline is Sept. 26. There is a fee of $45 per 
participant. For more information, call 405-5651. 




Review Committees Evaluate APAC 
Program Recommendations 



A series of committees is current- 
ly reviewing last spring's APAC 
recommendation on the possible 
elimination, consolidation or merg- 
ing of programs. After committee 
review, the recommendations will 
go to the provost, back to APAC 
and then on to the president and 
the Campus Senate for discussion 
and decision-making. 

The following is a list of the 
groups now deliberating on pro- 
gram changes, along with each 
committee chair. 

Physical Activities Programs in 
KNES: Improve the cost effective- 
ness; John Burt (HLHP) 

AEED: Develop proposal to elimin- 
ate department and its degree pro- 
grams; Alice Mignerey (CHEM) 

MICB: Consider feasibility of 
restructuring present department to 
improve quality, or merging it with 
existing College of Life Sciences 
departments; James Yorkc (1PST) 

MLS/Ph.D. in CLIS: Develop pro- 
posal to significantly lower target 
enrollment in the MLS program; 
analyze costs associated with the 
Ph.D. program and develop recom- 
mendations to streamline its opera- 
tions or develop a proposal to elim- 
inate the program; Marsha 
Rozenblit (HIST) 

EDIT: Develop a proposal to elimi- 
nate or significantly reduce the 
department and most/ all of its 
degree programs; James Gentry 
(ENCH) 



ENNU: Develop proposal to elimi- 
nate program and its degree pro- 
grams; Stephen Wallace (PHYS) 

HSAD: Develop proposal for elimi- 
nation of the department and its 
degree programs, or change of 
affiliation of all or parts; Richard 
Price (HIST) 

RECR: Develop proposal to elimi- 
nate department and its degree 
programs; Marvin Breslow (HIST) 

URBS: Develop proposal to elimi- 
nate or downsize department and 
its degree programs, or restructure 
the Institute, including eliminating 
or downsizing the undergraduate 
program; William Galston (PUAF) 

HUEC Develop a proposal for the 
dissolution of the Dean's Office 
and the redistribution of its pro- 
grams to other campus units; John 
Osborn (MATH) 

CLIS: Develop a proposal for the 
dissolution of the College structure, 
and the redistribution of its pro- 
grams to other campus units; 
Robert Bimbaum (EDPA) 

HESP: Develop proposal to restruc- 
ture or eliminate department, clin- 
ics, and degree programs; David 
Lightfoot (LING) 

JOUR: Examine feasibility of 
downsizing undergraduate enroll- 
ment. Review entire undergraduate 
curriculum, especially Advertising. 
Examine College's General Educa- 



tion offerings; Linda Coleman 
(ENGL) 

RTVF: Develop proposal to elimi- 
nate, significantly reduce, or 
change affiliation of all or parts of 
the department and its degree pro- 
grams; Keith Morrison (ARTT) 

Environmental Science and Policy: 

Examine feasibility of realigning, 
coordinating, or consolidating pro- 
grams in the general area of envi- 
ronmental science and policy; 
Michael Brown (GEOL) 

HLHP: Develop proposal for the 
possible restructuring of College as 
a non-departmentalized unit con- 
tingent on the recommendations of 
other review committee; Burt Leete 
(BMGT) 

Holmes Teacher Education: 
Reform teacher education program; 
Frank Levy (PUAF) 

Information Sciences: Examine 
feasibility of realigning, coordinat- 
ing, or consolidating programs in 
the general area of decision and 
information sciences; Victor 
Korenman (PHYS) 

Nuclear Reactor: Examine feasibil- 
ity of decommissioning reactor; 
John H. Moore (CHEM) 

PUAF: Examine feasibility of offer- 
ing Advanced Studies courses; 
pending 



Academic Planning Advisory Committee Fall 1991 



The following people are 
members of APAC, an advisory 
committee to J. Robert Dorfman, 
vice president for Academic Affairs 
and provost. 

Deron Burton (314-6220) 
Student 

Richard Chait (405-5582) 
Education Policy, Planning and 
Administration 

William W. Destler (405-3683) 
Electrical Engineering 

David S. Falk (405-6821) 
Office of Vice President for 
Academic Affairs and Provost 

Edward L. Fink (405-6519) 
Speech Communication 

Jacob K. Goldhaber (405-4175) 
Graduate School 

Robert Griffith (405-2095) 
Arts and Humanities 

Jerry Hage (405-6396) 
Sociology 

Norbert Homstein (405-4932) 
Linguistics 



Frank Levy (405-6341) 
Public Affairs 

Paul Mazzocchi (405-2071 j 
Agriculture and Life Sciences 

Kathryn Mohrman (405-9354) 
Undergraduate Studies 

Lemma Senbet (405-2242) 
Business and Management 



Stephanie A. Stockman (405-2677 

or 5-GEOL) 

Geology 

Nancy L. Struna (301-796-7190) 
on leave spring semester 
Kinesiology 

Ellen Williams (405-6156) 
Physics and Astronomy 



To the Editor: 

Campus employees read with 
interest President Kirwan's inter- 
view in Outlook (9/4/91). He seems 
to be a man of intelligence and 
enthusiasm. But no amount of 
enthusiasm can conceal a sagging 
budget or an irritated workforce. 

What this campus needs even 
more than an infusion of capital is 
the clear, unequivocal committment 
of Chancellor Langenberg and 
Governor Schaefer to this univer- 
sity's future. We cannot allow this 
university that we support (and 
which supports us) to be bled 
white by the budget cutters. 

Many of us question President 
Kirwan's contention that this cam- 
pus is still progressing. We 
construct new buildings; but we 
have no crews to clean them. We 



fill our libraries with state-of-the- 
art information systems; but there 
is no book budget with which to 
fill our shelves. We honor our fac- 
ulty and staff but furlough them as 
though they were non-essential. 

We see on the part of the cam- 
pus administration a justifiable 
concern for our buildings, our 
lawns, our computer systems — but 
where is the concern for our staff, 
our students, our faculty. We take 
the cuts; we bear the burdens. We 
are weary of those burdens. 

The Bible speaks of "whited 
sepulchers": marble on the outside, 
but all decay on the inside. The 
campus is in danger of becoming a 
red-brick sepulcher, where educa- 
tion supposedly can still dwell. 

Ofrcer Cutshaw and Mary Edsall, 
Libraries 



SEPTEMBER 2 3, 1991 



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CALENDAR 



Free GRE Workshops Offered 

Project 1000 will offer two free workshops designed to help 
Hispanic, African -American, and other underreprescnted minority 
students interested in purusing graduate studies. Conducted by 
Leslie Logan, the Project 1000 outreach and development co- 
ordinator, these workshops will help students prepare for the 
Graduate Record Exam. The workshops will be held Monday, Sept. 
30 from 9 a.m. to noon, and again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the 
Prince George's Room of the Stamp Union. Participants can register 
at the door or call the Office of Graduate Minority Affairs at 405- 
4183. 




MC KELDIN MALL 



SEPTEMBER 25 10:00AM - 4:00PM 



SEPTEMBER 26 10:00AM - 2:00PM 



SEPTEMBER 23-0CT0BER 2 



MONDAY 



Art Gallery Exhibition: "Select- 
ed Works by Alfred C. Crimi," 
leal u ring paintings, walercol- 
ors, drawings and graphic 
works, Sept! 12-Ocf! 4, The Art 
Gallery. Call 5-2763 tor info. 

Parents Association Art Gallery 
Exhibit: "Honoring the 
Chesapeake." featuring the 
lithograph drawings of Neil 
Harpe, Ioday-Oct.2, Parents 
Association Gallery, Stamp 
Student Union. Call 4-2787 for 
into. 

Horticulture Seminar 'The 
Concept of Precision Dosage 
for Pesticides in Fruit Orch- 
ards," Paul Steiner, Botany, 4 
p.m., 0128B Holzapfel. Cell 5- 
4336 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: 
■'HEIDI: High Allitude Scientific 
Balloon Payload (or Imaging 
Solar Flares, Hard X-rays and 
Gamma Rays," Carol Jo 
Crannell NASA.GSFC, 4:30 
p.m., 1 1 1 3 Computer and 
Space Sciences. Call 5-6226 
for info. 

Movie: Dead Poets Society, 5 
I 8 p.m Hoff Theater, Stamp 
Student Union. Call 4-HOFF for 
into." 



refreshments. 10 a.m. -4 p.m., 
McKeldin Mall. Call 4-7174 tor 
info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
Conversations About Teaching: 
"The New Core Courses: 
What's Happening Now and 
Implications for Teaching." 
noon -1:30 p.m., Maryland 
Room, Mane Mount, light 
refreshments served. Call 5- 
2355 for info. 

Molecular and Cell Biology 
Seminar: "Molecular Biology of 



Bacterial Exo polysaccharide 
Synthesis," Michael A. Capac.. 
Microbiology, 12:05 p.m., 1208 



TUESDAY 



Fc 



Women's Soccer vs. LaSalle, 3 
.m., Denton Field. Call 4-7070 
or info. 



Outstanding Woman of the 
Year Award Ceremony, presen- 
tation to Marilyn Berman, 
associate dean. College of 
Engineering, 3:30-4:3flr p.m., 
I40o Marie Mount, reception 
following. Call 5-5252 for into. 

Movie: Dead Poets Society, 5 
a 8 p.m.. Hoff Theater. Stamp 
Student Union. Call 4-HOFF for 
info.* 



WEDNESDAY 



Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 
"Treating the Chemically 
Dependent College Student," 
Roger Segalla, Health Center, 
noon-1 p.m., 0106-0114 Shoe- 
maker. Call 4-7691 lor inlo, 

Computer Emporium's Sixth 

Annual Computer Fest, today 
and tomorrow, 9:30 a.m. -4:30 

t.m.. Grand Ballroom. Stamp 
tudent Union. Call 5-5825 for 
info. 

First Look Fair, information 
and presentations from aca- 
demic departments, activities, 



Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6991 for into. 

Anthropology Seminar: "Can 
Culture Survive?: Reflections 
on Tourism in Thailand," Erve 
Chambers, Anlhropoloqy, 3-5 
p.m., 0103 F.S. Key Calf 5- 
1436 for into. 

Movie: Backdraft, 51 8 p.m., 
Hoff Theater. Stamp Student 
Union. Call 4-HOFF for info." 

Architecture Lecture. Michae! 
Dennis, architect, author and 
educator, Boston, on recent 
work, 7:30 p.m.. Architecture 
Auditorium. Caff 5-6284 for 
into. 



THURSDAY 



Computer Emporium's Sixth 
Annual Computer Fest, 9:30 
a.m. -4:30 p.m.. Grand Ballroom, 
Stamp Student Union. Call 5- 
5825 for info. 

First Look Fair, information 
and presentations from aca- 
demic departments, activities, 
refreshments, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 
McKeldin Mafl, Call 4-7174 for 
info. 

Provost's Orientation Fair and 
Reception sponsored by the 
Office of the Vice President for 
Academic Affairs and Provost, 
3-5 p.m.. Marie Mount. Call 5- 
6819 for inlo. 

Meteorology Seminar 'The 
Effect of Tropical Rainfall on 
Sea Surface Temperature," 
James Carton, Meteorology, 
3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer and 
Space Sciences; refreshments, 

3 p.m. Call 55392 for info. 

Women's Soccer vs. Villa nova, 

4 p.m., Denton Field. Call 4- 
7070 lor info. 

Women's Field Hockey vs. 
Delaware. 7 p.m., Aslroturf 
Field. Call 4-7070 for info. 

Movie: Backdrstt 5 & 8 p.m., 
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student 
Union. Call 4-HOFF lor info.* 



FRIDAY 



American Association of Uni- 
versity Women Presentation: 
"International Fellowship 
Opportunities Available to 
Graduate Women," 11 a.m.-1 

6m., Maryland Room, Marie 
ourrt. Call 5-9308 or 5-4207 
for info. 

Speech Communication Col- 
loquium: "Jacques Elful's 
Notions ol Ethics and Propa- 
ganda," Robert Sullivan, 
Speech Communication, noon, 
Ow Tawes Fine Arts. Call 5- 
6524 for info. 

Mental Health Service "Lunch 
'n Learn" Seminar: "Counsel- 
ing Patients with the Diagnos- 
es of AIDS." speaker from the 
Whitman-Walker Clinic, Wash- 
ington D.C., 1-2 p.m., 3100E 
Health Center. Call 48106 for 
inlo. 

"M" Club Third Annual Tennis 
Event, round-robin formal 
begins at 1 p.m Cole Field 
House courts. S75 entry, fee 
includes gifts, food drinks 
and prizes, call 314-7015 for 
info. 

Movies: Backdrafl. 7 & 9:45 
p.m.: Sad (Andy Warhol), mid- 
night. Hoff Theater, Stamp Stu- 
dent Union, Call 4-HOFF For 
info.' 



- Backdraft. 7 & 9:45 
p.m.: Sad (Andy Warhol), mid- 
night, Hoff Theater, Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. Call 4-HOFF For 

inlo.' 



MONDAY 



Employee Development Semi- 
nar: "Speaking Confidently," 
Andrew Wolvm, Speech Com- 
munication, 9 a.m.-noon, 0306 
Benjamin. Call 5-5651 for info.' 

Horticulture Seminar "Global 
Climate Changes: Effects on 
Plant Physiological Processes 
and Current Models, Expert 
Systems and Databases," Basil 
Acock. USDA-ARS, Beltsvtlle, 4 
p.m., 0128B Holzapfel. Call 5- 
4336 for info. 

Entomology Colloqiiurn: "Pop- 
ulation Structure Coalescence 
Theory, Insects, Potatoes and 
Riee—or, 'What I Did on My 
Summer Vacation," George 
Roderick, Entomology, 4 p.m., 
D200Symons Hall. Call 5491 1 
for inlo. 

Space Science Seminar: 
"Alfven: The Role ol Prediction 
in Space Physics '' Stephen 
Brush, CHPS, 4:30 p.m, 1113 
Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call 5-5691 lor info. 



SATURDAY 



Women's Soccer vs. Towson 
State. 1 p.m., Denton Field, 
Call 4-7070 for info. 



TUESDAY 



Women's Soccer vs. Delaware, 
3 p.m., Denton Field. Call 4- 
7070 tor into. 



Physics Colloquium: "Non- 
Adiabatic Molecular Dynam- 
ics," John Weeks, Institute for 
Physical Science and Technol- 
ogy, 4 p.m.; tea, 3:30 p.m., 
1410 Physics. Call 5-5953 tor 
info. 

Guemeri String Quartet Open 
Rehearsal, 5 p.m.. Tawes Reci- 
tal Hall. Call 5-5548 for info. 

Women's Field Hockey vs. 
Richmond, 7 p.m., Asfroturf 
Field. Call 4-7070 for info. 



WEDNESDAY 



Employee Development Semi- 
nar. "Speaking Confidently," 
Andrew Wolvm, Speech Com- 
munication, 9 a.m.-noon, 0306 
Benjamin. Call 5-5651 for info.* 

AT&T Teaching Theatre Open 
House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Engi- 
neering Classroom Buildinq, 
room 3140. Call 5-2950 lor 
info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
CORE Faculty Workshop: 

"Teaching for Critical Thinking 
in all Disciplines," Mark 
Weinstein, Assoc. Director, 
Institute for Critical Thinking. 
Montctair, NJ, 2:30-5 p.m., 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount. 
Call 5-2355 for info. 

Men's Soccer vs. Ufayette, 3 

p.m., Denton Field. Call 4-7070 
lor info. 

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




On October 1 at S p.m., the Guarneri String Quartet will hold its first open rehearsal of the season in 
Tawes Recital Hall. The quartet will be reading through the repertoire to be performed during the course 
of the coming season. The rehearsal is free and open to the public. For more information, call the 
Concert Office at 405-5548. 



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