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OCTOBER 14, 1991 

Layoff Letters Scheduled to 
Go Out This Week 

This is the first of a two-part ser- 
ies. Next week's Outlook will con- 
tain additional details of the uni- 
versity's layoff plan not available 
at the time of this writing. 

As the result of the continuing 
economic downturn in the state, 
the university has now been forced 
to let go some of its employees. On 
October 15, layoff letters to less 
than 100 employees will be deliv- 
ered. The layoff action, unprece- 
dented in university history, was 
taken in response to the most 
recent budget cut of $4.3 million. 

The word that university layoffs 
were imminent surfaced two weeks 
ago. In a letter notifying unit heads 
that job searches were suspended, 
President William E. Kirwan 
expressed his concern that further 
cuts might be necessary this year. 
He announced that he was sus- 
pending all job searches until fur- 
ther notice, with reinstatement only 
possible by appeal to his office 
through the appropriate vice presi- 
dent. Declaring that soon the uni- 
versity would have to initiate a 
program of employee layoffs, he 
said, "I do not believe it is appro- 
priate to allow searches for any but 
the most essential positions during 
a period when others could lose 

New Center for Young 
Children Planned 

October 1992 move is 


Engineering Professor 
Celebrates 50 Years of 

Shreeve begins second half- / 
century at College Park 

Annapolis Slave Artifacts 
Shed New Light on 

Archaeological discoveries 
suggest continuity with 

African rites 


Women, Gender and 
Race to be Topic of 
Summer Institute 

Curriculum Transformation 
Project plans fourth summer 
faculty program 


their jobs." When notified that jobs 
would have to be terminated, the 
president asked appropriate cam- 
pus offices to find all possible 
means of assisting those whose jobs 
were slated for termination. 

This week, those slated to lose 
their jobs — numbering less than 
100 — learned via letters from their 
department heads that their jobs 
will end. The number correlates 
directly to the loss of 178 FTE posi- 
tions returned to the state in FY 
'92, with an additional 68 FTE lines 
targeted for return to the state in 
fiscal '93. 

On advice from the cabinet, the 
president made all policy decisions 
relating to layoffs, allocating to 
each vice president the number of 
positions to be eliminated. Each 
vice president passed this informa- 
tion on to division or unit heads, 
who made the ultimate decision on 
candidates for layoff in a variety of 

To monitor the progress of the 
layoffs and identify important pol- 
icy issues for the president's con- 
sideration, Provost J, Robert 
Dorfman appointed a coordinating 
committee, called the working 
group, headed by Sylvia Stewart 
(See adjoining box for members.) 

"We were not appointed to set 

policy or create rules," explains 
Stewart. "The group's charge is to 
help coordinate the layoff effort, 
making sure people follow the 
schedule and identifying issues 
that the cabinet should resolve," 
she says. 

All those who have lost a job 
will receive a three-part package of 
information to help them through 
the process. The first part is 
designed to ensure that employees 
understand their rights and are 
able to deal with such technical 
issues as understanding their 
health insurance, credit union 
issues, unemployment benefits and 
other similar information," says 
Director of Personnel Dale 

The second part is designed to 
provide personal counseling 
through the Counseling Center, 
while the third relates to job search 
and guidance activities through the 
Career Placement Center, which 
will help each person in an individ- 
ual job search. In addition, the Per- 
sonnel Department will appoint an 
individual contact person for each 
person receiving a termination 
notice, to help them take advantage 
of the range of services provided 

continued mi page .J 

Comprehensive Quality Improvement 
Program Gets Underway 

An 18-member steering commit- 
tee broadly representative of the 
campus community has met regu- 
larly since July. Its goal? To devel- 
op a plan that will bring total qual- 
ity improvement to all aspects of 
the College Park campus. 

The move is part of the univer- 
sity's continued striving to reach 
the highest levels of achievement in 
teaching, research and service to 
both its internal and external 
"customers," a term used frequently 
when discussing quality improve- 
ment nationally. 

Quality improvement is a man- 
agement philosophy widely adop- 
ted in the private sector, especially 
by some of the nation's leading 
firms including IBM, Xerox, Ameri- 
can Express and Motorola. It places 
the highest priority on customer 
satisfaction by improving the qual- 
ity of products and services, pro- 
ductivity, and employee job satis- 
faction while holding down costs. 

"Total quality is a means of 
focusing organizations on the 
requirements of their internal and 
external constituents and then con- 
sistently elevating the quality of 
services and products to meet those 
requirements," notes President 

William E. Kirwan. "1 believe the 
university can benefit by applying 
quality improvement concepts to 
our service and academic areas, 
especially at a time when we are 
forced to operate with far fewer 

The quality improvement steer- 
ing committee, chaired by Engin- 
eering Dean George Dieter, (see 
sidebar) has outlined some prelim- 
inary plans and will meet with 
focus groups of faculty, staff, stu- 
dents and alumni early this month 
to hear comments from members of 
the campus community. A final 

cmithuwit nit />tij>i- J 

George Dieter, 
Chair of the quality 
Improvement steer- 
ing committee 


O F 


A T 



Conference Workshops Focus on "Customer Satisfaction" 

The Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity and the 
American Society for Quality Control will host the sixth annual 
awards conference, "Customer Satisfaction: The Cornerstone of 
Total Quality," Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Maritime Institute in 
Linthicum Heights, Md. The full-day agenda includes workshop 
sessions that focus on customer satisfaction issues and tools and 
techniques by which companies can implement total quality efforts. 
The Sarbanes-Mikulski Senate Productivity Awards and the 
Maryland Center Quality Awards also will be presented. 

This article has been 
reprinted with the 
permission of the 
Baltimore Sun. 

President's Opinion Appears in Baltimore Sun 

Higher Ed Is Hurting 


College Park. 

Governor Schaefer's and the 
General Assembly's bold 
1988 Initiative to elevate the 
quality of the state's public higher 
educational Institutions has been 
dealt a serious, perhaps fatal, blow 
by the state's flagging economy. In- 
cluded In their design for higher ed- 
ucation was the enhancement of 
the College Park campus as the 
state's flagship university with, as 
the enabling legislation states, "pro- 
grams and faculty nationally and 
Internationally renowned for the 
quality of their scholarship." an In- 
stitution that admits "highly quali- 
fied students who have academic 
profiles that suggest exceptional 

The governor and the General 
Assembly clearly expected that Col- 
lege Parte would serve as the magnet 
to keep Maryland's brightest stu- 
dents from leaving the state for edu- 
cation elsewhere and that It would 
be an intellectual resource, assisting 
the state's efforts to spawn econom- 
ic growth and address the major so- 
cietal Issues of our day. 

In 1 988, after decades of steady 
progress. College Park was poised to 
fulfill these ambitious goals. Over 
the ensuing years, new resources 
have resulted In a series of extraor- 
dinary faculty appointments — six 
members of the National Academy 
of Sciences In the past two years 
and a score of renowned scholars In 
the arts and humanities and In the 
professional schools. The engineer- 

ing and business schools both have 
received national recognition re- 
cently by being listed among the na- 
tion's best. Federally sponsored re- 
search now exceeds $110 million a 
year, one of the highest totals of all 
the universities In the county. Aver- 
age SAT scores have jumped 100 
points in less than five years. Clear- 
ly, the state's vision for College Park 
Is within grasp. 

But the devastating Impact of de- 
clining state revenues and the re- 
sulting budget reductions now 
threaten to wipe out these gains. 
Public higher education has had a 
series of cuts, which at College Park 
now total S39.4 million from a 1990 
base of 8242.7 million. And we 
will reduce that total by another 
84. 3 million. The accumulated ef- 
fect will be a reduction of 18 per- 

The responses to this situation 
usually take one of two forms: "Oth- 
er states are cutting higher educa- 
tion" or "Times are tough, everyone 
Is feeling the pinch." These state- 
ments, while true. Ignore some un- 
assailable facts. 

First, despite the common per- 
ception, Maryland's public universi- 
ties have been hit much harder 
than those In most other states In 
the Mid- Atlantic region. The closest 
to Maryland Is Vliglnla at 17 per- 
cent. North Carolina's cut to higher 
education In this period totaled 8 
percent. Because of tax Increases, 
Pennsylvania and Delaware have 

avoided any cuts to their higher-ed- 
ucation Institutions. In most other 
regions of the nation, higher-educa- 
tion expenditures may have not ris- 
en, but relatively few Institutions 
have received significant cuts. 

The second point Is that quality 
In higher education Is not developed 
the way it Is In business or. for that 
matter, In state agencies. The time 
line is much longer. The great uni- 
versities of America were built 
through an Inexorable process of 
steadily Improving faculty appoint- 
ments that attract an ever more tal- 
ented student body. Indeed, there Is 
no distinguished American univer- 
sity today what was not so de- 
scribed In 1950. 

if Maryland loses the opportunity 
It now has for the advancement of 
its flagship campus and other public 
universities. It could be a decade or 
more before we are again In a posi- 
tion to achieve the level of excel- 
lence In envisioned In the 1989 
Higher Education Reorganization 
Act, The best quality will leave. Our 
brightest students will follow. The 
state's "brain drain" ■ — on the 
verge of reversing to Maryland's 
benefit — will again turn toward 
other states. Simply put, outstand- 
ing faculty and students will seek 
academic homes In states where ed- 
ucational quality counts, and the 
process of building both the reality 
and tile perception of public higher 
education in Maryland will have to 
begin anew, 

Although the hour Is late, there 
Is an alternative to this distressing 
scenario. The citizens of Maryland 
could send a signal that educational 
excellence Is Important to the state, 
By our actions, we — as a state — 
could say that In education, an area 

so vital to our future, we will not 
play second fiddle to Virginia, North 
Carolina and other states. 

Two steps that could yet salvage 
the situation are: first, dedicate a 
portion of Increased tax revenues to 
funding the recently developed. 
comprehensive Maryland Higher 
Education Commission's Statewide 
Plan for Higher Education; and. sec- 
ond, to ensure the public that Its 
investment Is well spent, hold the 
universities publicly accountable for 
Improvements through the develop- 
ment of regents- approved Institu- 
tion-specific accountability plans. 

Perhaps there are other steps 
that should be considered, but with- 
out some such action, those haunt- 
ing words of John Greenleaf Whlttl- 
er: "for of all the sad words of 
tongue or pen the saddest are these 
— It might have been," could well 
become the epitaph for the hopes 
and dreams for Maryland higher ed- 
ucation, so grandly formulated Just 
three years ago. 

William E. Kirwan is president of 
the University of Maryland at Col- 
lege Park. 

Commitment to Total Quality Made 

ff/iiifuiieti from page 1 

report outlining the implementa- 
tion strategy of a comprehensive 
campus- wide quality improvement 
program will be submitted to the 
president in November. 

The report will set forth the pur- 
pose and vision of the university 
and the strategies for implementing 
quality improvement over a five- 
year period. It will focus on cus- 
tomer satisfaction, training, mea- 
surement and accountability, 
behavioral standards, rewards and 

recognition, and annual campus- 
wide goals. 

"We want this to be a compre- 
hensive document that reflects our 
vision as a university," Dieter says. 
"Unlike some other universities 
where total quality concepts are 
being explored. College Park is 
unique in that it has a strong com- 
mitment from the very top. It has 
been initiated at the highest 
level — the president. What we hope 
will happen is that this commit- 
ment to total quality will cascade 
down through the entire institu- 

Quality Improvement Steering 
Committee Members 

George Dieter, Dean of the Col- 
lege of Engineering, chairs the 
steering committee. 

Other members include: 
Frank Brewer, Director, Physical 
Plant; Margaret Bridwell, Director, 
Health Services; Linda Clement, 
Director, Undergraduate Admis- 
sions; Brenda Dixon, Assistant 
Director, Personnel Services; 
Sharon Fries-Britt, Assistant to the 
Vice President for Student Affairs; 
Ray Gillian, Assistant to the Presi- 
dent; Eugene Hammond, Acting 
Chair, Department of English; 
Charles Kendig, Maryland Center 
for -Quality & Productivity, College 
of Business and Management; and 

Robert Krapfel, Associate Professor, 
College of Business and Manage- 

Also: James Osteen, Director, 
Stamp Student Union; Scott Palmer, 
Vice President, SGA; Leonard 
Raley, Assistant Vice President, 
Institutional Advancement; 
Jonathan Rood, Director, Commun- 
ication Services; Linda Scovitch, 
Executive Administrative Aide, 
Student Affairs; Charles Sturtz, 
Vice President for Administrative 
Affairs; and Thomas Tuttle, Mary- 
land Center for Quality & Produc- 

tion, not just in the administrative 
and service sectors but in academic 
affairs as well." 

President Kirwan and his cabi- 
net have received 25 hours of total 
quality training. Members of the 
steering committee also have 
received extensive training. 


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OCTOBER 14, I 9 9 ] 

Dorfman to be Featured Speaker, Kirwan to Hold Question 
and Answer Session at Oct 17 Campus Senate Meeting 

J. Robert Dorfman, vice president for academic affairs and pro- 
vost will be the featured speaker at the next Campus Senate 
meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 0126 
of Reckord Armory. President William E. Kirwan is also on the 
agenda for a question and answer session. For further information, 
call the Campus Senate office at 405-5805. 

New Building Planned for Childcare 

Approval of plans for the Center 
for Young Children's (CYC) new 
facility are imminent, and staff, 
parents and children look forward 
to an October 1992 move-in date. 

Since its September 1988 open- 
ing, the child care program has 
resided in a former dining hall. 
The 80 children served there 
receive the best care available any- 
where, yet the need for a better 
facility is obvious. 

The greatest area of concern is 
the paint peeling from windows. 
The Department of Environmental 
Safety has declared lead levels well 
within acceptable limits. But the 
Maryland Department of Human 
Resources requires correction of the 
condition for license renewal, and 
correction has been estimated at 
$300,000. Until the move occurs in 
October 1992, window areas are 
restricted and monitoring contin- 
ues, says CYC director June 

With dining hall acoustics and 
partitions serving as area dividers, 
noise is another concern. The noise 
is the best kind^chatter and laugh- 
ter from happy children — but it 
precludes activities such as profes- 
sional videotaping, says Wright. 

According to Wright, profession- 
al videotaping is essential to fulfill- 

ment of two of the CYC's four 
goals: to provide a center for 
research in early education and 
child development; and to provide 
a model of excellence for child care 
to Maryland and the nation. 

Wright believes there is a tre- 
mendous need for research. "In the 
past, child care was custodial, not 
educational," she explains. "But the 
need exists to meet the emotional, 
social and cognitive needs of these 
children who are spending eight to 
10 hours a day in child care 

Providing licensed, quality child 
care to the families of the univer- 
sity community and providing a 
site for the training of early child- 
hood educators are two CYC goals 
that have always been attained. 

According to Wright, the Uni- 
versity of Maryland is a model for 
early childhood education, but 
even the attainment of the child 
care and educator training goals 
will be enhanced through the new 

Located next to the tennis courts 
behind Caroline Hall, the new 
building will feature classrooms 
opening onto a room to be used for 
several purposes, including large 
muscle activities during inclement 
weather, observation, and profes- 

sional training. 

In keeping with the CYC's 
research goals, classrooms will be 
equipped to transmit audio into 
observation rooms and video into 
conference rooms and College of 
Education classrooms. 

"This new building will open up 
the potential and possibility for a 
variety of research methodologies, 
which will in turn make the Center 
for Young Children attractive for 
research funding," says Carol 
See f eld t, a Department of Human 
Development professor focusing on 
grant proposals and research for 
the CYC 

According to Warren Kelley, 
director of budget analysis, con- 
struction of the $1.1 million facility 
will be financed through a bond 
issued by the University System. 
The bond will be repaid through 
campus operating resources ear- 
marked for this purpose. 

Additional funds needed to 
equip the CYC with a stove, refrig- 
erator and other equipment and 
supplies will come in part from the 
University's Faculty/Staff Annual 
Fund and from grants that will be 
sought for observation, recording 
and other equipment essential to 

Beth Workman 

Children at play at the 
University's Center tor 
Young Children 

Job Cutbacks to Take Place 

ffiiiiimii'ti fiitm ptigf? i 

by the campus and to assure that 
they fully understand their rights. 

As to these rights, there is a dif- 
ference between the rights of clas- 
sified and those of associate staff. 
Classified staff have reinstatement 
rights, but according to a policy 
approved by the Board of Regents, 
associate staff are not automatically 
entitled to similar job rights. In 
response, Anderson says, 'Though 
the policy doesn't guarantee the 
right of an associate staff person to 
step into a vacant job 
automatically, we are encouraging 
departments to give consideration 
to those laid off as opportunities 

The current series of layoffs is 

limited to classified and associate 
staff, but this may not be the case 
come next fiscal year. Some of the 
positions slated for reversion to the 
state next year may include non- 
tenured faculty positions, according 
to Provost Dorfman. "We have 
looked at every conceivable meth- 
od of cutting back positions of non- 
instructional staff. In the process, 
we have tried to protect the aca- 
demic environment to the greatest 
extent possible. This year it has 
been necessary to make drastic 
reductions in the academic portion 
of the budget. The speed with 
which changes occur makes it 
imprudent to predict specific 
actions for next year. We are look- 
ing at a number of different 
approaches and will inform the 

campus when we have made defi- 
nite decisions." 

"We have done everything in 
our power to avoid layoffs, includ- 
ing furlough days, cuts in major 
non-instructional programs and 
imposing student tuition surcharg- 
es," says President Kirwan. 

"The state's budget crisis is hav- 
ing a devastating effect on the 
entire university, and there is no 
way to avoid some harmful and 
unpleasant actions. We will contin- 
ue to press for strategies to increase 
state revenues and to devote a 
portion of such revenues to sup- 
porting public higher education. In 
the meantime, we will do every- 
thing in our power to provide help 
to staff who have lost their jobs." 

Roz Hiebert 

Layoff Working Group 

Sylvia Stewart, Administrative Affairs, 


Dale Anderson, Department of Personnel 

Dennis Blumer, Legal Office 

Marie Davidson, President's Office 

Stu Edelstein, representing colleges 

Sharon Fries-Brltt, Student Affairs 

Warren Kelley, Office of Resource, 

Planning and Budget 

Bob Munn, Academic Affairs 

Karen Phillips, C1AR, departmental rep. 

Deborah Read, Institutional Advancement 

CALCE Electronic Packaging Research Center 
Becomes NSF Center of Excellence 

The Computer Aided Life Cycle 
Engineering (CALCE) Electronics 
Packaging Research Center will 
receive $1 million over a four-year 
period from the National Science 
Foundation as part of NSF's State- 
Industry/University Cooperative 
Research Centers (S/IUCRC) pro- 

The state of Maryland and the 
center's 20 industrial and govern- 
ment partners also will provide 
matching fund support. 

The S/IUCRC program is an 
effort to boost local and regional 
economies. NSF and state govern- 

ments have joined with universities 
and industries to support basic and 
applied research, promote technol- 
ogy advancement, and encourage 
technology transfer activities. 

The College Park center will 
focus on developing and optimiz- 
ing design techniques for reliable, 
low -cost and unique electronic 
packaging systems. 

Michael Pecht, associate profes- 
sor of mechanical engineering, with 
a joint appointment with the Sys- 
tems Research Center and the 
Enginering Research Center, is the 
director. He says that as a result of 

the NSF grant, the center has been 
renamed— the CALCE Electronics 
Packaging Research Center (EPRC). 
It includes electrical, mechanical, 
chemical and reliability engineers 
and computer scientists who form 
an interdisciplinary team. 

In addition to College Park, 
Case Western Reserve, Michigan 
State, SUNY Binghamton, Missouri 
and North Carolina State have 
received funding to support their 
S/IUCRCs. The centers may be 
renewed for an additional four 

OCTOBER 14, 199 1 



Charles A. Sh reeve 

Prince Georgian of the 

Year Fred DeMarr 

CIBER Seminar on Ethiopia to be Held 

The Center for International Business Education and Research 
(CIBER) will present a seminar on "Ethiopia: Current Conditions 
and Development Opportunities" Wednesday, Oct. 16. Led by 
Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Professor of Finance in the 
College of Business and Management, the seminar begins at 3 p.m. 
in Room 1109 in the Center of Adult Education. The seminar is free 
and open to the public. For details, call 405-2136. 

Charles A. Shreeve: A Second Half 
Century of Service and Teaching 

Charles A. Shreeve, )r. is enter- 
ing his second half century. No, 
he's not celebrating another birth- 
day. Instead, he's beginning his 
51st year of teaching in the College 
of Engineering. 

A professor emeritus of mechan- 
ical engineering, Shreeve this fall is 
teaching a section of ENME 405, 
"Energy Conversion Design," to 
about 25 engineering students. He 
also teaches ENME 425, "Internal 
Combustion Engines." 

"I'm having fun," he says. "As 
long as they've got something for 
me to do, I'll keep on doing it." 

Reflecting on his 50 years at Col- 
lege Park, Shreeve says one of the 
most dramatic changes has been 
the cost of text books. When he 
started teaching in September 1 940, 
an engineering text might cost as 
much as $6. Today, he says, point- 
ing to a copy of Powerplant Technol- 
ogy, the book he uses for his class, 
the cost is $68. "That's one of the 
biggest changes I've seen." 

The widespread availability of 
personal computers and pocket cal- 
culators has changed the way 
courses are taught, he adds. "You 
don't see slide rules much anymore." 

Computers also have facilitated 
research, he says. "In the old days 
we each taught five courses, 15 
credit hours a semester. There was 
no time to do research." 

Shreeve, who earned his degree 
from Johns Hopkins University, 
was 27 when he was hired by Pres- 
ident H.C. "Curley" Byrd. 

"I'll hire you for one year," he 
recalls Byrd telling him. "We don't 
keep anybody from Hopkins for 
more than a year." 

Shreeve joined the faculty emeri- 
tus ranks in 1976. But before doing 
so, he was chair of the Department 
of Mechanical Engineering for 13 
years from 1959 to 1972. "I hired 
most of the senior guys in the 
department," Shreeve says, among 
them the former chair William 
Fourney and the new chair 
Davinder Anand. 

When he started teaching, the 
department had ten faculty mem- 
bers. There are 50 now. In 1940, the 
entire university student popula- 
tion numbered 3,500. Today, in the 
College of Engineering alone there 
are some 4,000 graduate and 
undergraduate students. 

"Curley would hold a meeting 
with all the deans one day a week," 
Shreeve remembers. "The next day, 
the deans would meet with their 
faculty. We got information from 
the president to the faculty in just 
two days. We didn't have to read 
about it in The Diamondback." 

Some things haven't changed. 
For the past 48 years Shreeve has 
lived in the same Drexel Road 
house, about a mile's walk from 
campus. "Commuting to work is 
nothing" he says. But now he and 
his wife want to sell. 

Getting their house ready for the 
market has involved some house- 
keeping. From his own personal 
library, Shreeve has donated 40 
engineering books to the college's 
library and more than 350 general 
interest books to the Prince 
George's County Library. "I've still 
got about that many at home," he 

"I like what I'm doing," says 
Shreeve, who has three sons, six 
grandchildren and one great grand- 
child. "If s a question of getting up 
in the morning. If you don't, all 
systems stop." 

Tom Otwetl 

< i 

Mr. History" Named Prince Georgian of the Year 

Fred DeMarr, the Stamp Union's 
coordinator of public functions, is 
widely and affectionately known as 
Prince George's County's "Mr. His- 
tory." He is called on frequently to 
answer countless questions on 
county history by students, 
teachers, journalists, historians and 
even county executives. 

Because of his extraordinary 
commitment as a volunteer to pre- 
serve the oral, written and building 
legacy of the county, he was 
named one of ten 1991 Prince Geor- 
gians of the Year. 

A native of Mount Rainier and a 
resident of Hyattsville, DeMarr has 
devoted more than 20 years to 

helping preserve the history of the 

He served as president of the 
Prince George's County Historical 
Society from 1972 to 1984, launch- 
ing the annual Saint George Day 
Dinner and the Society's monthly 
newsletter, and founding its 

Once a single shelf of books, the 
Society's library now numbers 
thousands of volumes as well as a 
large collection of photographs, 
pamphlets, clippings and manu- 
scripts. Over the years, DeMarr has 
developed the library into one of 
the most important resources for 
the study of county history. 

In the early 1970s, De Man- 
served as historical advisor to the 
Prince George's Jaycees during the 
restoration of the George Washing- 
ton House in Bladensburg. He also 
served on the Prince George's His- 
torical and Cultural Trust in its ear- 
ly days and has long been a mem- 
ber of the Board of Directors of the 
Prince George's County Hall of 

He also served on a Citizen Ad- 
visory Committee to formulate the 
Historical Sites and Districts Plan 
where his input was vital in estab- 
lishing the official list of historic 

Bowie State Students Take up Residence 
College Park 

More than 60 students from 
Bowie State University are living 
on the College Park campus this 
semester, the result of a first-ever 
agreement between housing offi- 
cials at the two University of Mary- 
land System schools. The Bowie 
State students attend classes on 
their own campus and travel by 
bus to and from College Park. 

Bowie State lacks sufficient cam- 
pus housing to accommodate the 
demand from its students. Last 
summer, an agreement was 
reached to rent Carroll Residence 
Hall to Bowie State. Because under- 
graduate enrollment at College 
Park has been reduced in recent 
years, Carroll and other residence 

halls near the School of Architec- 
ture Building have been occupied 
only as needed. 

"This is the first time wc have 
rented our on-campus housing 
facilities to any other university or 
group while our own students are 
on campus," says Patricia Mielke, 
Resident Life director at College 
Park. "This agreement is an exam- 
ple of close cooperation, of mutual 
benefit, and of developing good 
working relationships with our col- 
leagues at another System 

Bowie State officials wanted a 
building in which only their stu- 
dents would reside. The Carroll 
Hall arrangement "allows these stu- 


dents to have an on-campus experi- 
ence which we could not provide 
them on our own campus," notes 
Renardo Hall, Housing and Resi- 
dence Life director at Bowie State. 
The Bowie State students have 
the same access to College Park 
facilities and services as campus 
visitors and guests do. They can 
shop in the University Book Center 
and along with the general public 
purchase tickets for athletic events, 
theatre performances and other 
events. As students at a System 
institution, they are entitled to the 
many services of the health center 
and libraries at College Park. 



OCTOBER 14, I <J 9 1 

Maryland Chorale to Present Fall Concert Oct. 18 

On Friday, Oct 18 at 8 p.m., the University of Maryland Chorale, 
under the direction of Roger Folstrom, will present a fall concert of 
music ranging from the purity of Palestrina to the sophistication of 
Cole Porter. The 76- voice chorale will also sing the Dixit Dominus 
from Mozart's Vespers, Irish folk music, and a selection of spirit- 
uals. No tickets are needed for this free concert, which will be held 
in Tawes Recital Hall. Call 405-5548 for information. 

Artifacts Suggest that Slaves Continued 
to Observe African Rituals 

Archaeological artifacts believed 
to be used in African religious ritu- 
als by early 19th century slaves 
have been discovered at a dig site 
in Annapolis, Maryland, according 

to Mark Leone, professor of anthro- 
pology and project director of 
Archaeology in Annapolis. 

The finding of clear quartz crys- 
tals, a dark polished stone, coins 
and bone disks discovered at the 
Charles Carroll House in Annapolis 
may be evidence that some aspects 
of African cultures, religious tradi- 
tions and beliefs survived among 
slaves in America despite efforts by 
white society to quash them, says 

The Carroll family was active in 
the slave trade, and a number of 
their slaves came from Sierra 
Leone, on the coast of West Africa. 
In parts of West Africa, including 
Sierra Leone, crystals and smooth 
stones are associated with divina- 
tion— beliefs in afterlife, dealing 
with one's ancestors and with bad 

The next step for archaeologists 
on the project, according to Leone, 
will be to look at religious customs 
of Sierra Leone for contexts in 
which the items found would have 

The items, dated from 1800 to 
1820, were found in a small 

enclosed space in the corner of a 
ground-story room that was most 
likely a work space where slaves 
worked and possibly lived. 

The Charles Carroll House of 
Annapolis, Inc. is a secular, non- 
profit corporation which was 
formed by the Redemptorist Order, 
a Catholic congregation, to restore 
the Charles Carroll House. 

The organization hired Archae- 
ology in Annapolis to conduct 
archaeological excavation in the 
house prior to ground-story restor- 

Archaeology in Annapolis, 
which is a research program spon- 
sored jointly by the Historic Anna- 
polis Foundation and the univer- 
sity, began 10 years ago. During 
the past decade the program has 
excavated almost 30 sites in the 
Historic District of Annapolis. The 
Charles Carroll House archaeolog- 
ical project began in 1986. 

Lisa Gregory 

First Impression of College Park Begins 
Long Association for Elva Eilertson 

The first time Elva Eilertson 
passed by the College Park campus 
and saw the spire of the Memorial 
Chapel, she thought, "I'm going to 
work there some day." 

It would be a while before the 
premonition became reality. She 
and her husband had just moved to 
College Park and the young mother 
of three would wait several years 
before entering the working world. 

But Eilertson did indeed come 
to work at the university. And after 
beginning her career in 1967 as a 
part time secretary in the student 
aid office, she has been an increas- 
ingly active member of the College 
Park community. A full-time cam- 
pus worker since 1969 and admin- 
istrative aide in the Department of 
Art since 1 981 , she also has earned 
a degree in business and manage- 
ment during her career at the uni- 

Eilertson handles a wide range 
of duties for the department 
including work on budgets, pay- 
roll, faculty appointments, and 
departmental purchases. And she 
distinguishes herself through her 
work for a variety of committees. 

Perhaps the most prominent of 
these duties has been her work 
with the department's Minorities 
and Women Lecture Series Com- 

Since 1988, the series has 
brought outstanding minority and 
women artists to the university for 
public lectures. As a member of the 
committee, Eilertson is responsible 
for publicity and arrangements 

with the artists invited to partici- 

Last spring, Eilertson helped 
keep the lecture series active 
through creative thinking. Budget 
cuts forced the department to can- 
cel five lectures scheduled for the 
spring. To keep the series afloat, 
Eilertson suggested that depart- 
ment faculty members fill in on 
several dates. 

Eilertson also represents her 
department on the Arts Network, a 
subcommittee of the campus Public 
Relations Council, and works with 
the department's Promotion and 
Tenure Committee. 

Throughout her career at Col- 
lege Park, Eilertson has enjoyed 
working in several different depart- 
ments and offices, but she is par- 
ticularly fond of her current assign- 

"This was home to me. I've 
always been interested in art," 
Eilertson says. 

She also enjoys the strong sense 
of camaraderie in the department 
and believes this positive spirit 
helps her and her colleagues do a 
better job. 

"I feel that our department is 
one of the friendliest I've encoun- 
tered," Eilertson said. "We're the 
first contact the public has with the 
university in many cases, and I 
think we give them a good first 

Working in the Department of 
Art has also proven an asset for her 
greatest enthusiasm in her off- 
hours: quilting. In addition to earn- 

Elva Eilertson 

ing her business and management 
degree as a student-employee, 
Eilertson has taken many design 
and drawing classes in the Depart- 
ment of Art. 

The sum of Eilertson's experi- 
ence with the university since that 
day when she first saw the Memor- 
ial Chapel spire has left her with a 
sense of obligation to College Park. 

"After I finished my degree, I 
really felt I should stay here. I felt 
like I should give something back," 
she says. 

Brian Busek 

OCTOBER 14, 1991 



America's Space Program: 20/20 Hindsight 


Carol Karahadian 

The story about new sal- 
monella tests that 
appeared in the Septem- 
ber 9 issue of Outlook 
was written by Carolyn 
Myers, a senior journal- 
ism major who works in 
the Office of Technology 

Norman Augustine, chair and CEO of Martin Marietta and 
David Acheson, vice chair of the Atlantic Council, will discuss 
"America's Space Program: 20/20 Hindsight" in Tawes Recital Hall, 
beginning at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 7. Their appearance marks 
the first School of Public Affairs Distinguished Board of Visitors 
Lecture series. Augustine is past chair of the Board of Visitors. He 
also headed a special commission that issued a critique of NASA 
that called for replacing the shuttle with unmanned rockets for 
most missions, using robot probes rather than manned flight, and 
deernphasizing the costly space station Freedom. The lecture is free 
and open to the public. 

Tasty or Terrible? Food Taste Lab 
Lets Volunteer Panelists Decide 

Is conventionally heated food 
more tasty than microwaved food? 
Do aquacultured fish such as cat- 
fish or striped bass taste as good as 
their wild cousins? If a cheese com- 
pany's product suddenly begins to 
pick up an off flavor, what is the 

Questions like these are 
answered almost daily in the Flav- 
or Analysis Lab in the Department 
of Consumer Economics and Food 

Carol Karahadian, a food scien- 
ces professor, uses both analytical 
instruments and human taste test- 
ers to further extend understanding 
of food content and how people 
react to it. 

"It's a two-step process," 
Karahadian says. "We can measure, 
for example, the content of sugar in 
a product with our instruments, 
but perception of sweetness can 
only be measured by testing the 
product on humans." 

For different studies, 
Karahadian uses as few as 30 vol- 
unteer taste panelists to as many as 
250 to compare products for tex- 
ture, toughness, sweetness, appear- 
ance, and other attributes that 
make food tasty or terrible. Most 
panelists are faculty, staff, or grad- 
uate students who volunteer simp- 
ly because they find it interesting 
to evaluate various foods and to 
further the research in this area. 

Volunteer panelists in separate 
booths taste various foods under 
red, white or blue light conditions. 
This sounds very patriotic but it 
provides panelist objectivity in 
cases where the color or shade of a 
food could prejudice perceptions. 
Red light is used when meats or 
other products are red, making it 
impossible to distinguish tones; 
blue is used when there are vary- 
ing shades of light-colored foods; 
and regular white lights are used 
when food color is unimportant for 

a particular study. 

"We use three main taste tests," 
Karahadian says. "A preference 
test, in which panelists simply indi- 
cate which products they like best 
in order of preference; a descriptive 
test where the tasters describe their 
impressions of certain attributes of 
a food; and a comparison test in 
which certain attributes such as 
texture are compared for different 
products. We always make it clear 
to each panelist exactly what attri- 
butes we want evaluated." 

Often, Karahadian finds, peo- 
ple's reactions to food are the 
opposite of or very different from 
what would be expected based 
strictly on instrumental analysis. 

"This is why both instruments 
and human tasters are necessary 
tools for an accurate evaluation," 
she says. 

Fariss Samarrai 

MHEC Establishes Maryland Resource 
Center for Assessment at College Park 

In an attempt to support the 
assessment and accountability 
efforts of campuses in the Univer- 
sity of Maryland System, as well as 
other institu tions across the state, 
the Maryland Higher Education 
Commission has established the 
Maryland Resource Center for 
Assessment at College Park. 

The goal of the center is to facil- 
itate state university, college and 
community college assessment 

"Considerable expertise exists 
throughout the state of Maryland 
but needs to be organized to 
become more available to the cam- 
puses," says Robert W. Lissitz, 
director of the center and chairper- 
son of the Measurement, Statistics 
and Evaluation Department. He 
adds that the center will provide 
such support to various campuses. 

A volunteer advisory board 
representing the diversity of insti- 
tutions in the state will consist of 
faculty members and faculty 

administrators with the "ability, 
interest, and willingness to try to 
view, from a statewide perspective, 
issues related to assessment." 

The center also will have a tech- 
nical support group composed of 
faculty and staff from the state who 
are knowledgeable as professionals 
or users of assessment and account- 
ability information. 

"This group should become a 
bank of expertise that would be 
able to help others in the state 
higher education community," says 
Lissitz. "For example, workshops 
could be conducted by members of 
this group." 

Two conferences on assessment 
will be conducted this year. One 
will focus on using assessment for 
campus improvement, for state- 
wide coordination of higher educa- 
tion, and using assessment infor- 
mation for management purposes. 
The other will look at the develop- 
ment and improvement of instruc- 
tion by faculty and chairpersons. 

Another function is to provide a 
competitive small grants program 
based upon proposals submitted by 
personnel from the campuses with 
50 percent funded by the center 
and the other 50 percent by one or 
more institutions. 

Projects to be considered for 
funding would generate special 
reports which result in a handbook 
or workbook for distribution to all 
campuses and written case studies 
that summarize examples of "best 

A quarterly newsletter will sum- 
marize state policy and center 
activities, present current literature, 
and focus on campus activities that 
benefit from adopting assessment 
models. Lissitz is looking forward 
to hearing from faculty, staff, and 
students interested in being a part 
of any of these efforts. He can be 
contacted at 405-7873. 

Lisa Gregon/ 

MIPS Links Faculty and State Industry 

College Park faculty in scientific 
and technical fields can apply for 
Maryland Industrial Partnerships 
(MIPS) grants for joint industry/ 
university research projects, 

MIPS provides matching funds 
for Maryland companies seeking 
university assistance with product 
or process development. 

Companies range from large 
established corporations to small 
start-up firms, from traditional 
manufacturing to high technology. 
They often seek advanced solutions 
to challenging problems or assis- 
tance with innovative products. 
The MIPS projects help them stay 
competitive in their industries. Uni- 
versity researchers benefit as well 
from direct contacts with compan- 
ies dbing work in their fields. 

Typical projects currently under- 
way at College Park include the 

following companies and faculty 

• a high speed analog-to-dtgital 
converter— Allied -Signal and H.C. 
Lin, electrical engineering. 

• analysis of impact loading: 
designing hand tool casings to 
resist breakage— Black & Decker 
and Shapour Azarm, mechanical 

• production of natural adhes- 
ives from marine organisms — 
Ad heron and Ronald Weiner, 

• an intelligent bridge pro- 
gram — Great Games Products and 
Dana Nau, computer science. 

• improved production methods 
for spiral wound tubular prod- 
ucts — Stone Industries and James 
Kirk, mechanical engineering. 

• a robotic control system — 
Laser Application, Inc. and Jackson 

Yang, mechanical engineering. 

The MIPS program staff matches 
companies with faculty who then 
jointly prepare a proposal for eval- 
uation in the competitive MIPS 
process. Faculty members frequent- 
ly arc instrumental in bringing 
companies in to apply for the 
matching grants. While MIPS can- 
not do research to locate companies 
needing a specific type of expertise, 
MIPS staff will follow up on any 
leads supplied by faculty. 

MIPS accepts proposal twice a 
year. Proposals are evaluated on 
the basis of technical merit and 
economic benefit to the state. The 
deadline for the current round is 
October 25; the next deadline is 
May 1 . For additional details or to 
obtain an application packet, call 
MIPS at 405-3891. 

OCTOBER 14, 1991 

Graduate School Seeks Fellowship Applications 

Applications for up to six Distinguished Faculty Research 
Fellowships for 1992-93 are being sought by the Office of Graduate 
Studies and Research. These fellowships are available to associate 
and full professors who have been full-time faculty members at 
College Park since Fall 1988. Each College may nominate up to 
three candidates based upon academic credentials and the merit of 
project proposals. The largest colleges may select one additional 
nomination. Recipients will receive $5,000 for research-related 
expenses. For more information, call 405-4345. 

Curriculum Transformation Project Announces 
Plans for Next Summer 

The Curriculum Transformation 
Project has announced plans for its 
fourth summer faculty develop- 
ment institute, "Thinking about 
Women, Gender, and Race." 

Initially funded for three years, 
the project has received an alloca- 
tion for at least one additional year 
in response to a recommendation 
of the Greer Committee, which is 
charged with overseeing the initia- 
tive to enhance the educational 
experience of undergraduate 

"While this year's allocation is 
smaller than in previous years, giv- 
en the current budget crisis, we 

were very grateful for the renewed 
funding," says Deborah Rosenfelt, 
project director. "It acknowledges 
the summer institute's importance 
to this campus." 

The program will run from June 
1 to July 10 and will be co-directed 
by Rosenfelt and Alaka Wali of the 
Department of Anthropology. Wali, 
a specialist on women and devel- 
opment, was a faculty participant 
in the first summer institute held in 

Next year's institute will be able 
to accommodate 12 full-time 
permanent faculty from across the 
campus. Participants will engage in 

intensive study of the new scholar- 
ship on women, gender, and diver- 
sity, and will revise the course out- 
lines for regular undergraduate 

Participants will receive $7,500 
as compensation for their work and 
will also engage in some follow-up 
activities in the succeeding academ- 
ic year. 

For more information on the 
Curriculum Transformation Project 
and the summer faculty develop- 
ment institute, call Rosenfelt at 

Focus on SAT Scores: Women's Commission Opposes 
SAT Requirement 

The Scholastic Aptitude Test 
(SAT) should be dropped as a 
requirement for admission to the 
University of Maryland, according 
to a resolution adopted by the 
President's Commission on 
Women's Affairs. 

The Commission, whose mem- 
bers include faculty, staff and stu- 
dents, reviewed the research litera- 
ture and heard testimony from 
campus experts on testing before 
passing the resolution. 

According to the testimony, the 
major objection to the SAT is that it 
discriminates against certain 
groups of students, especially 
women, and thus denies them 
equal access to higher education 
when used as a criterion for admis- 
sion and scholarship awards. The 
SAT is used to predict how well 
students will do in college, but if it 
underestimates a student's likely 
academic performance, that student 
may be unfairly denied the oppor- 
tunity to go to college. 

Numerous studies have estab- 
lished that the SAT "underpredicts" 
the college grade point averages of 
women compared to those of men. 
Thus, a woman who scores 50 or 60 

points (on a scale from 400 to 1 600) 
lower than a man will achieve 
approximately the same grades. If 
she gets the same SAT score, she 
will probably get higher grades. 

Defenders of the SAT do not 
deny that it underpredicts the aca- 
demic achievement of women. 
Instead they suggest that women 
get higher grades in college than 
men with similar SAT scores 
because they work harder or 
because they select easier courses. 
For example, women more often 
major in humanities and social sci- 
ences, avoiding the science and 
engineering courses in which grad- 
ing is tougher. However, a study 
by the Admissions Office at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy found that women did about 
as well as men in science and 
engineering courses even though 
their SAT scores had been lower. 

Another objection to the SAT is 
that some students may significant- 
ly increase their scores by coaching. 
This gives an unfair advantage to 
students from more affluent fam- 
ilies who can afford to pay for 
coaching, and thus indirectly dis- 
criminates against low-income stu- 

dents (including many minority 

Because of the SAT's bias 
against women, a federal court in 
New York state ruled in 1989 that 
the SAT could not be used as the 
sole basis for awarding state schol- 
arships. The University of Mary- 
land, like many universities, uses 
the SAT as only one of several cri- 
teria in the admissions process. 
However, more than 100 colleges 
and universities have dropped the 
SAT entirely or make it voluntary 
for applicants. 

The resolution passed by the 
Women's Commission would allow 
SAT or other standardized test 
scores to be submitted voluntarily, 
but insists no student should be 
denied admission because of low 
test scores when other criteria have 
been satisfied. In a few cases, stu- 
dents with very high test scores 
may be admitted when high school 
grades and other credentials are 
not quite adequate to meet the cri- 

The resolution has been sent to 
President William E. Kirwan and to 
the Campus Senate. 

Plan Adopted to Improve Undergraduate Retention 
and Graduation Rates 

College Park has initiated a stra- 
tegic action plan designed to insure 
that more of its undergraduate stu- 
dents remain in school and earn 
their diplomas. 

The plan includes mandatory 
advising of all first year students, 
an "early warning" system to make 
freshmen aware of their academic 
performance in their first six 
weeks, and an academic audit of 
each student's progress after they 
have completed 45 credits. It will 
be implemented over a period of 
time as resources become available. 

The plan contains recommenda- 
tions regarding all undergraduate 
students as well as measures that 
specifically address the retention 
and graduation of African- Ameri- 
can students and those who trans- 
fer to College Park from other 

It was developed by a 13-mem- 
ber Retention Review Committee in 
response to a charge from Provost 
J. Robert Dorfman. 'The plan repre- 
sents a more centralized, more 
focused effort that we believe in 
the long run will allow us to better 
help students at College Park suc- 
cessfully progress in their under- 
graduate careers from matricula- 
tion through graduation," Dorfman 

The plan consolidates a number 
of recommendations made in 
"Promises to Keep," a blueprint 
adopted in 1987 to enhance the 
vitality and strength of undergrad- 
uate education at College Park. 

Although the overall graduation 
rate at College Park has improved 
during the last decade, it is still in 
the lower range of the graduation 
rates of nine comparable public 

universities. For first-time, full-time 
freshmen at College Park the five- 
year graduation rates hover around 
50 percent. 

The action plan also recommends 
that the university conduct a study 
to identify and respond to the 
issues involving retention and 
graduation rates for transfer stu- 
dents and that the current system 
of providing information and 
advising to transfer students be 
reviewed to determine if more 
effective procedures are available. 

In addition to the recommenda- 
tions relating directly to students, 
the plan also spells out a number 
of administrative steps to be under- 
taken by the various academic 
units and academic support units 
to improve undergraduate reten- 
tion and graduation rates. 

Tom Otwell 

OCTOBER 14, 1991 


Theatre Department to Host Seminars on 
Season's Productions 


The Friends of the Maryland Summer Institute (or the Creative and 
Performing Arts present guitarist David Burgess in recital on Mon- 
day, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. in Tawes Recital Hall, The program begins 
with the oldest known guitar music, composed in Spain during the 
fifteenth century, and traces the history of Spanish music by way 
of the Baroque and flamenco to the present The second half of the 
program explores the influence of Spanish music on the merengues of 
the Caribbean, the sambras of Brazil, Indian music of the Andes and 
dances of the Argentine Pampas. The recital is free and open to the 
public. Call 405-6543 for information. 

OCTOBER 14-23 


Environmental Policy Seminar: 
"Growth Management and Envir- 
onmental Protection in Maryland," 
To'rey Brow secretary, Mary- 
land Department of Natural 
Resources, noon-1 :30 p.m., 
3102C Morrill Hall. Call 5-6351 
for info. 

"Writers Here and Now" Read- 
ing: Miroslav Holub. 3:30 p.m., 
1 120 South Campus Surge Build- 
ing. Call 5-3819 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: 'Orchard 
Floor Management: Present and 
Future Prospects," David Michael 
Glenn, USDA-ARS, Kearneysville, 
WV. 4 p.m,, 01288 Holzapfel. 
Call 54336 for into. 

Entomology Colloquium: 
"Natural Selection ol Plant Resis- 
tance to Herbivores in Datura 
stramonium." Juan Nunez-Farfan. 
Unrversidad National Autonoma 
de Mexico and Harvard U.. 4 
p.m., 0200 Symons. Call 5-391 1 
lor info. 

Maryland Water Resources 
Research Center Seminar; 
'Fisheries of the Bay; Commer- 
cial and Recreational," William 
Golds borough, Chesapeake Bay 
Foundation, 4-5:30 p.m.: refresh- 
ments, 3:30, 3103 Chemistry. 
Call 5-6829 for info. 

Friends of the Maryland Sum- 
mer Institute lor the Creative 
and Performing Arts Recital: 
"Five Hundred Years of Spanish 
Music in the Americas." classical 
guitarist David Burgess, 8 p.m., 
Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5-7528 
for info. 

Services Bldg. Call 5-5651 for 

Ecology, Evolution and Behav- 
ior Colloquium; "DNA Finger- 
printing and Parentage Testing in 
Primates," Mark Weiss, Wayne 
State U., noon, 1 208 Zoo/Psych. 
Call 5*940 for info. 

Women in International Secur- 
ity Colloquium: "Human Rights 
in China," Mary Lord, director. 
ACCESS, noon, Morrill Hall stu- 
dent lounge. Call 80-8109 for 

Physics Colloquium: "Ultra High 
Energy Radiation from Point 
Sources; Current Problems," 
Gua/ang Yodh, U. of California at 
Irvine, 4 p.m ; refreshments, 3:30 
,m„ 1410 Physics, call 5-5953 



Campus Recreation Services 
Intramural Entries Open, One- 
on-one basketball. 8:30 a.m., 
1 104 Reckord Armory. Call 4- 
7218 for info. 

Employee Development Semi- 
nar; "How to Motivate the Unmo- 
tivated Employee," 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. 
Training Room, Administrative 

Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions College Search 
Informational Heeling, for lacul- 
ty/staff parents and their high 
school children, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 
Prince George's Room. Stamp 
Student Union. Call 4-8381 for 


Employee Development Semi- 
nar: "Strategies to Enhance Your 
Career and Image," today and 
tomorrow. 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Training 
Room, Administrative Services 
Bldg. Call 5-5651 for info." 

Molecular and Cell Biology 
Seminar: "Muscarinic Receptor 
Signal Transduction Pathways in 
Rat Parotid Gland," B. Baum, 
NIH, Bethesda. 12:05 p.m., 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6991 for info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
Conversations About Teaching: 
"Engagement and Instruction in 
Cooperative Learning," Ben 
Shneiderman, Computer Science, 
noon-1 :30 p.m., Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount. Call 5.3154 for 

Theatre Educational Enhance- 
ment Program: "Sounding the 
Arts and Humanities." symposium 

University Theatre is offering two new programs this season, as 
part of an ongoing educational and cultural enhancement program. 
The first, 'Theatre: Sounding the Arts and Humanities," is a lunch- 
hour symposium on the ideas, issues and history behind each of 
the five 1991-92 University Theatre productions. The second 
program enables theater-goers to meet the artists behind each of 
the productions. Directors and designers will share their concepts, 
design sketches, plans, renderings and models that have led to the 
current production. For information and dates, call the theater Box 
Office at 405-2201. 

on ideas, issues and history of 
Bring Sac* Broadway, noon, 
1102 F.S. Key. Call 5-2201 for 

Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 'A 

Psychosocial Model for Counsel- 
ing the HIV-infected Child," Mary 
Ann Hoffman, Counseling and 
Personnel Services, noon-1 p.m., 
0106-0114 Shoemaker. Call 4- 
7691 lor info. 

Men's Soccer vs. UDC, 3 p.m., 
Denton Field. Call 4-7070 for 

Center for International Busi- 
ness Education end Research 
(CIBER) Seminar: "Ethiopia: 
Current Conditions and Develop- 
ment Opportunities," Lemma 
Senbet, 3-5 p.m., 1 109 Adult 
Education Center, Call 5-2136 for 

Campus Club Meeting: "Uni- 
versity College: Adult Education 
at Maryland and the Adult Edu- 
cation Center," Julian Jones, vice 
president for institutional 
Advancement, University College, 
7:30 p.m., Rossborough Inn. Call 
445-0020 lor info. 

Architecture Lecture, Adam 
Gross, architect, Ayres Saint 
Cross, Baltimore, on recent work, 
7:30 p.m., Architecture Auditor- 
ium. Call 5-6284 for info. 

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


School of Public Affairs Distin- 
guished Board ol Visitors Lec- 
ture: "America's Space Program: 
a 20'20 Hindsight, Norman 
Augustine, chair and CEO of 
Martin Marietta, 10 a.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call 5-6342 lor info. 

Undergraduate Studies Pro- 
gram: Opportunities for Gradu- 
ate and Professional Education," 
information packets and light 
refreshments. 3:30 p.m., f240 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-9352 for info. 

University Theatre; Bring Back 
Broadway, songs from dozens of 
Broadway musicals, today -Oct. 
19, 8 p.m.: "Meet the Artists," 7- 
7:40 p.m., Tawes Theatre. $10 
standard admission; $8 students 
and seniors Call 5-2201 for 


AAUW and University Club 
Published Women's Luncheon: 

Virginia Haufler, Government and 
Politics, noon-1 p.m., Rossbor- 
ough Inn. Call 4-8013 for info.' 

Mental Heetlh Service Lunch 'n 
Learn Seminar: "Clinical Issues 
for Loss and Grief," Mila Tecala, 
social worker, 1-2 p.m., 3100E 
Health Center. Call 4-8106 for 

First National Bank of Mary- 
land Research Colloquium in 
Finance: "The Upstairs Market 
for Large-Block Transactions: 
Analysis and Measurement of 
Price Effects," Ananth Madhavan, 
U. of Pennsylvania, 1-2:30 p.m., 
2102 Tydings. Call 5-2256 for 

University of Maryland Chorale 
Fall Concert, Roger Foist' urn. 
conductor, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call 5-5548 for info. 

University Theatre: Bring Back 
Broadway, songs from dozens ol 
Broadway musicals, 8 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre {see Oct. 17 lor 


Minority Focus Day, 8:30 a.m., 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student 
Union. Call 4-8366 for informa- 

Women's Field Hockey vs. 
Duke, 1 p.m., Astroturf Field. Call 
4-7070 for info. 

University Theelre: Bring Back 
Broadway, songs from dozens of 
Broadway musicals. 8 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre (see Oct. 17 for 

10th Anniversary Season Artist 
Scholarship Benefit Gala Con- 
cert, Guarneri String Quartet ano 
Santiago Rodriguez, 8 p.m., Adult 
Education Center. Call 5-5548 lor 


Men's Soccer vs. Clemson, 2 
p.m., Denton Field. Call 4-7070 
for info. 

Women's Soccer vs. Mon- 
mouth, 3:30 p.m.. Denton Field. 
Call 4-7070 for info. 


Parents' Association Art Gal- 
lery Exhibit: "Honoring the 
Chesapeake: Art, Science, and 
Ecology." featuring the lithograph 
drawings of Neil Harpe, today- 
Oct. 25, Parents' Association Gal- 
lery, Stamp Student Union. Call 
4-2787 for info. 

Art Gallery Exhibition: 'Dreams, 
Lies, and Exaggerations: Photo- 
montage in America," featuring 
122 works of art, including maga- 
zine lay-outs, book jackets, bro- 
chures as well as fine art photo- 
graphy, Oct. 21 -Dec. 20; opening 
reception, Oct. 21 , 5:30-7:30 
p.m., The Art Gallery. Call 5- 
2763 for info. 

Center for International Exten- 
sion Developmenl Seminer: 
"Extension's Role in Marketing; A 
Global Perspective," David L. 
Holder, U.S. Department of Agri- 
culture, noon-1 p.m. (bring 
lunch), 0115 Symons. Call 5- 
1253 for info. 

Horticulture Seminer: "The Use 
of New Cover Crop Management 
Systems for Weea Suppression 
and Control in Vegetable Crop 
Production," John Teasdale, 
USDA-ARS, Beltsville. 4 p.m.. 
0I28B Holzapfel. Call 54336 for 

Entomology Colloquium: 
"Identification of Bursicon in the 
House Fly, M/sca dbmesft'ca, 
with Monoclonal Antibody, 
Qisheng Song, Entomology, 4 
p.m., 0200 Symons Hall Call 5- 
391 1 for info. 

Maryland Water Resources 
Research Center Seminar: 
"Groundwater Contamination," 
Robert Shedlock. U.S. Geological 
Survey, 4-5:30 p.m.; refresh- 
ments, 3:30 p.m., 3130 Chemis- 
try, Call 5-6B29 for info. 

Campus Recreation Services: 
Timex Fitness Week begins, 4 
p.m., 1104 Reckord Armory. Call 
4-7217 lor info. 


Campus Recreation Services: 

Intramural entries open, coed 
basketball and 3- on- 3 basketball. 
8:30 a.m„ 1104 Reckord Armory, 
Call 4-7217 for info. 

Ecology, Evolution and Behav- 
ior Colloquium: "Interactions 
Among Three Tropic Levels; Sex 
Ratios and Plant Quality in Para- 
sitoid-Host Interactions, Laurel 

Fox, program officer for ecology, 
NSF. noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 
5-6946 for info. 

Center for International Devel- 
opment and Conflict Manage- 
ment "Brown- Sag" Seminar: 

"Human Rights Education in the 
Philippines, Richard Claude. 
Government and Politics, 12:30 
p.m. (bring lunch), second floor. 
Mill Bldg. Call 4-7703 for info. 

Career Development Center 
Graduate and Professional 
Fair, 200 admissions representa- 
tives nationwide, featuring law 
schools today and graduate 
schools Oct. 23, 2-7 p.m., Man/in 
Center, George Washington U. 
Call 47225 tor into. 

Physics Colloquium: The Phys- 
ics of Dance," Ken Laws, 
Dickinson College, 4 p.m.; tea, 
3:30 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 5- 
5953 lor info. 

Michael D, Dingman Center for 
Entrepreneurship Seminer: 
"From Entrepreneurial Dreams to 
Business Reality: Business Stra- 
tegies tor New ventures," 6-9 
p.m., Holiday Inn, Calverton ($35 
includes dinner). Call 5-2151 for 

Women's Field Hockey vs. 
West Chester, 7 p.m., Astroturf 
Field. Call 4-7070 lor info. 

Symphonic and Wind Ensem- 
ble Concert Band Concert, 

John Wakefield and Richmond 
Sparks, conductors, 8 p.m.. Adult 
Education Center, Call 5-5548 for 

Saxophone Studio Concert, 8 
p,m„ Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5- 
5548 for info. 


Employee Development Semi- 
nar: "Developing and Managing 
the High Performance Team," 
today and tomorrow, 9 a.m. -4 
p.m., Training Room, Administra- 
tive Services Bldg, Call 5-5651 
for info.' 

Zoology Colloquium: "Brofeldin 
A, a Golgi-Redistributing Drug. 
Forms Cation Channels in Mem- 
branes." Martin Zizi, Nephrology. 
Walter Reed Army Institute of 
Research, 3:30 p.m., 1208 Zoo/ 
Psych. Call 5-6925 for info. 

Men's Soccer vs. Lasalle, 3 
m.. Denton Field. Call 4-7070 
r info. 



Anthropology Seminar: "lr 
genous Peoples, Universal 
Values: A New Policy at The 
World Bank," Scott Guggenheim, 
Environment Division, The World 
Bank, 3:30-5 p.m., 0103 F.S. 
Key. Call 5-1*36 for info. 

Center for International Educa- 
tion and Research Seminar: 

"Current Situation in the USSR: 
Implications for U.S. Business 
and Management Education," 
Leonid A. Bazilevich, Leningrad 
Institute ol Finance and Econom- 
ics, 3-5 p.m., 0109 Adult Educa- 
tion Seminar. Call 5-2136 for 

Campus Recreation Services: 
"World's Largest Aerobics Class." 
5 p.m., Reckord Armory Gym. 
Call 4-7217 lor info. 

Architecture Lecture, Teoi'o 
Victoria, architect and professor, 
U. of Miami, on recent work, 7:30 
p.m., Architecture Auditorium. 
Call 5-6284 lor info. 

* Admission charged for this 
event. All others are free. 


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OCTOBER 14, 1991