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OUTLOOK 



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



Campus to Celebrate Diversity Week 
Nov. 18-23 



Building on the Multicultural 
Community Days and Equity Con- 
ference successes of recent years, 
the Office of Human Relations Pro- 
grams, in cooperation with dozens 
of other campus organizations, is 
sponsoring a week-long celebration 
of diversity at College Park. 

According to one of the organiz- 
ers, Vicky Fox worth (Human Rela- 
tions), the expanded format, from 
Nov. 18-23, will allow time for a 
wider variety of events. Ranging 
from workshops and panels to fes- 
tivals of music and dance. Diver- 
sity Week will also incorporate the 
annual Equity Conference. 

A faculty relations sub-commit- 
tee co-chaired by jim Crecnberg 
(Education) and Teddy Wu (Hon- 
ors Program) is working to encour- 
age members of the faculty to in- 
volve their students in some of the 
many activities planned for Diver- 
sity Week. 

"We are attempting to enhance 
the impact of each of the planned 




Campus Senate Calls for 
Action on Budget Crisis 

Text included of four Oct. 17 
resolutions 



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Student Broadcasters 
Acquire Hands-On 
Experience 

"Maryland Update" aims at being A 
the video Diamondback i 



Nov. 3 Colloquium to 
Discuss Dead Sea Scrolls 



Scholarly work continues despite 
controversies 



Developing New 
Techniques to Date 
Ancient Sites 



Homyak and team are using 

thermoluminescence 



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Dorfman Talks About 
Program Cuts 

Address to Campus Senate 
lays out priorities 



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activities and to further highlight 
the ongoing campus commitment 
to diversity, equity, and the 
building of a genuine multicultural 
community at College Park," 
Greenberg says. "The program rep- 
resents a special educational oppor- 
tunity for the whole campus com- 
munity and a potentially rich sup- 
plement to students' regular course 
work," he adds. 

According to Greenberg, the 
committee is specifically asking 
teachers to: 

• Involve students in considera- 
tion of issues and concerns in your 
field which pertain to matters of 
equity and diversity; discuss con- 
tributions of scholars of varying 
ethnic backgrounds and perspec- 
tives; explore implications of diver- 
sity for work environments in 
which your students will seek jobs 
in the future; and 

• Encourage and /or assign stu- 
dents to attend some of the pro- 
grams and presentations which will 



be offered during Diversity Week. 
We teachers will have an excep- 
tional opportunity to take advan- 
tage of some top flight resources 

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Under 
Way, Rates and Options to Change 



Health Insurance Open Enroll- 
ment for College Park employees is 
underway now through Nov. 15. 
Plans will become effective Jan. \, 
1992. 

The Personnel Services Office 
recommends that employees look 
closely at the various options and 
plans being offered. Rates for all 
plans have increased, and rates for 
the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tradi- 
tional Plan have increased dramat- 
ically, making it unlikely that the 
state will continue to offer the plan 
to employees. 

"We strongly encourage employ- 
ees who are currently with the Blue 
Cross /Blue Shield Traditional Plan 
to consider joining another plan 
during Open Enrollment," says 
Gene H. Edwards, manager of staff 
benefits. 

At least 18,000 state employees 
must continue with the plan or it 
no longer will be offered. More 
than 1,400 College Park employees 
are currently writh the plan. 

According to Edwards, it is 
unlikely that enough employees 
will be interested in continuing 
with the plan because rates have 
increased by more than two-thirds 
for many options. Employees who 
are currently with the plan and do 
not change plans during the Open 
Enrollment period will automatical- 
ly be changed by the state to the 
Comprehensive Plan as of Jan. 1, 
1992 if the Traditional Plan is no 
longer offered by the stale, 

'The purpose of Open Enroll- 
ment is to allow employees to 
move from one plan to another 



without penalty due to pre-existing 
conditions or other factors," says 
Dale O. Anderson, director of Per- 
sonnel Services. 

"We do encourage people who 
are thinking about changing from 
one plan to another to call their 
physicians to make sure these doc- 
tors participate in other offered 
plans and are accepting new 
patients under them," says 
Edwards. 

According to Anderson, physi- 
cians often allocate a certain num- 
ber of patient openings to different 
health plans and may not be 
accepting new or current patients 
under other plans. "It's a good idea 
to check before changing," he says. 

A health benefits fair featuring 
representatives from various heaUh 
organizations that are offering 
plans will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 
from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 
p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Prince 
George's Room of the Stamp Stu- 
dent Union. Representatives will 
answer employee's questions about 
the various plans. 

During Open Enrollment, 
employees not presently covered 
by a state health insurance pro- 
gram may enroll and employees 
already covered may add or delete 
dependents or may elect to enroll 
in a different program. Open 
Enrollment is the only period in 
which employees may cancel or 
change their state group programs. 

Fariss Sarmrrax 



OCTOBER 28, 1991 
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 9 




UNIVERSITY 



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IBFL to Hold Open House and Lecture 

International Business and Foreign Language Studies will hold 
an open house Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the Language House Multi- 
purpose Room from noon through 2 p.m. A lecture, "Cultural 
Sensitivity in the Global Marketplace: Who Cares?" and an accom- 
panying video, "Bridging the Cultural Gap," will be presented by 
EJeborah Maher, president of Synapse Inc. Faculty advisors in 
Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish will be 
available to answer questions. For more information, call 405-2136, 



University to Host Symposium on 
the "Unexpected Europe" 



The Center for International 
Security Studies at Maryland 
(CISSM) has organized a major 
national symposium on "The Unex- 
pected Europe and Its Implications 
for the United States," 

The symposium will be held Fri- 
day, November 15 al the Center of 
Adult Education. 

Panel discussions will include 
"Economic Dynamics in the New 
Europe," "Socio-Potitical Change in 
the New Europe," and "Security 
Policies in the New Europe," 

Participants in the discussion on 
"Economic Dynamics in the New 
Europe" include Peter Murrell, 
UMCP professor of economics; 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 
for European Affairs Richard 
Kauzlarich; Eliza Patterson, an 
international economist with the 
International Trade Commission; 



Gary Hufbauer, Wallenberg profes- 
sor of international financial diplo- 
macy at Georgetown University 
and a senior fellow at the Institute 
for International Economics; and 
Mancur Olson, UMCP professor of 
economics. 

"Socio-Political Change in the 
New Europe" panelists include the 
university's Distinguished Interna- 
tional Executive in Residence, 
Townsend Hoopes; Sidney Tarrow, 
professor of government at Cornell 
University; David Barker of the 
European Value System Study 
Group in London; Jane Kramer of 
The New Yorker; and Ted Robert 
Gurr, professor of government and 
politics at the university. 

The final discussion of "Security 
Policies in the New Europe" will 
include the university's Distin- 
guished Professor of Economics 



Thomas C. Shelling; Jim Hoagland, 
associate editor and chief foreign 
correspondent for The Washington 
Post; Gregory Treverton, a fellow 
on the Council on Foreign Rela- 
tions in New York; Stephen Szabo 
of the School of Advanced Interna- 
tional Studies at The Johns Hop- 
kins University; and Catherine 
Kelleher of The Brookings Institute 
and on leave from CISSM and the 
university's School of Public 
Affairs. 

Ralf Dahrendorf, warden of St. 
Antony's College at Oxford will be 
the luncheon speaker. He will 
speak on "Europe and America; 
Tlie Longer View." 

Registration for the symposium 
is $20, including lunch and coffee 
breaks. To register, contact Bola 
Dawson or Karen Lasher at 405- 
4772. 



Reliability Engineering Crosses Multiple Disciplines 



The resources of the College of 
Engineering, the College of Busi- 
ness and Management and local 
industry are being combined this 
fall in a course that exemplifies the 
interdisciplinary nature of reliabil- 
ity engineering. 

Nine instructors are lecturing 
and presenting laboratory demon- 
strations in "Reliability and Failure 
Analysis Laboratory" (ENRE 674), a 
course in the graduate program in 
reliability engineering. 

Instructors from the College of 



Engineering include: Benjamin 
Newsom, software reliability 
(Engineering Research Center), 
Anthony Vizzini, composite materi- 
als construction and failure modes 
(Aerospace), Thomas Fuja, fault 
tolerant design (Electrical /SRC), 
Michael Pecht, electronic packaging 
failure modes (Mechanical), 
Lourdes Salamanca-Riba, electron 
microscopy (Materials and 
Nuclear), and Richard Arsenault, 
mechanical failure analysis 
(Materials and Nuclear). 



From the College of Business 
and Management: Michael Ball, 
network reliability, and Scott 
Grimshaw, design of experiments. 

And from Litton Amocom, 
Joseph LeStrange, failure analysis 
of microcircuits. 

The program was approved two 
years ago by the Maryland Higher 
Education Commission and offers 
the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in relia- 
bility engineering. Forty-five stu- 
dents currently are enrolled. 



Faculty Encouraged to Involve Classes 
in Diversity Week Activities 



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during this week, and we hope 
they are seen as relevant education- 
al experiences available to your 
students. 

Greenberg invites faculty phone 
calls and queries (405-3154) about 
the program. 

Cyril Ponnampcruma (Chemis- 
try) will be the keynote speaker at 
the opening ceremony for Diversity 
Week on Nov. 18 from 12:30 to 1:30 
p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Lounge 
of Stamp Union. Also opening on 
Nov, 18 are two exhibits, a 4()0- 
work display on South African 
women of all races in the Union's 
Parents Association Gallery and an 
African Diaspora exhibit in the 
Prince George's Room. 

Highlights from the many other 
scheduled activities for the week 
include: art and artifact exhibits; a 
selection of multi-cultural and in- 
ternational movies, followed by 
discussions; panel discussions of 
inter-cultural dating and relation- 
ships, learning and physical dis- 
abilities, and religious diversity; 



ethnic music and dance performan- 
ces; an offering from Dining Ser- 
vices of a multi-cultural Thanksgiv- 
ing meal; an international coffee 
hour; a Chinese film festival; and a 
campus-wide racial unity march. 

In addition to the Human Rela- 
tions office, some of the other 
sponsoring organizations include: 
SEE Productions, the Maryland 
Awareness Coalition, the Depart- 
ment of Campus Parking, the Col- 
lege of Arts and Humanities, the 
Language Center, the Student 
Union Program Council, and the 
Women's Center. 

On Oct. 17 the Campus Senate 
endorsed a resolution of support 
for Diversity Week 1991. 

An upcoming issue of Outlook 
will carry a special Diversity Week 
calendar. For further information 
about any of the week's activities, 
call Fox worth in the Office of 
Human Relations Programs, 405- 
2844. 

Linda Freeman 



OUTLOOK 

Outlook IS the weekly faculty-start new^aper seriiing 
the College Park campus communitv 



HaUiryn Costelto 


Vice President for 




Institutional Advancement 


Roi HIebert 


Dicector of Public Infrymation & 




Editor 


tfrufs Freeman 


Production Editor 


Uut Gregory 


Staff Writer 


Tom Otwell 


Staff Writer 


Gary Stephenson 


Staff Writer 


Fariss Samarrai 


Staff Writer 


Beth WorKman 


Staff writer 


Jennifer Bacon 


CatGndar Editor 


Judltti Bair 


Art Director 


John Consoll 


Format Designer 


Stephen Oarrou 


Layout & Illustration 


Chris Paul 


Layout & Illustration 


Al Daneggn- 


Ptiotography 


Linda Martin 


l^oduction 


Kerstin Neteler 


Production Intern 



Letters to the edittx. story suggestions, campus infof- 
mation & calentlar items are welcome Please submit all 
material at least three weeks before the Monday of 
publication Send it to Hoi Hiebert, Editor Outlook. 2101 
Turner Building, through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland. Coliege Park. MD 20742. Our telephone 
number is (301)405-4621 Electronic mai! address is 
outlook (tt'pres.umd.eclu. Fax number is (301) 3!')-9344. 



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Remembrance of Life Program 

In conjuction with AIDS Awareness Week, there will be a 
Remembrance of Life program on Nov. 13 with a candlelight 
march followed by a program in the Chapel where faculty, staff, 
students and alumni will reflect on personal experiences with 
AIDS. Music, short readings, and names of persons lost to AIDS 
will be shared. Those wishing to attend should meet at the sun didl 
on the campus mall at 5 p.m. where the march will begin. Anyone 
interested in speaking or submitting a name to be read should call 
Marjory Small at 405-3606. 




Senate Calls for Action 
Budget Crisis 



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At its Oct. 17 meeting the Cam- 
pus Senate hammered out four 
resolutions calling for university 
action on the budget crisis, and 
swiftly passed all four, three of 
them unanimously. 

The mood of the senators was 
summed up in the discussion of 
the first resolution: "We're mad as 
hell and we're not going to take it 
any more." The resolutions call for 
a Campus Senate letter to the gov- 
ernor and legislators, for follow-up 
action to the letter, for the creation 
of a campus- wide budget educa- 
tion day during the fall semester, 
and for the preparation of a 
petition to the Board of Regents, 

The text of the resolutions is as 
follows: 

• Resolution 1 — A motion that 
this Senate body draft a letter to 
Governor Schaefcr with copies to 
the legislature. 

• Resolution 2 — A motion to 
direct the appropriate committees 
to follow up on the letter that is 
sent to the governor and legis- 
lators, to make the case in Anna- 
polis and to mobilize the people to 
show up and make the case in a 
very reasonable way. (Comment: 
include members from AAUP, 
Faculty Guild and other local 
groups,) 

• Resolution 3 — Resolved that 
the Campus Senate supports the 
designation of a University Budget 
Education Day during the fall 
semester. {Comment: Faculty could 
use class time to educate students; 
faculty need to be educated as 
well,) 

• Resolution 4 — A petition: 
Whereas, the structure of the Uni- 
versity System places primary re- 
sponsibility for the overall welfare 



of the System on the Board of 
Regents, and 

Whereas, the UMCP community 
has not seen evidence of effective 
representation of the System's in- 
terest to the government and 
citizens of maryland. 

Now, therefore be it resolved 
that the College Park Campus 
Senate requests that the Executive 
Committee charge the appropriate 
Senate committee with preparing a 
petition addressed to the Board of 
Regents from UMCP faculty, staff 
and students. 

The petition should 1) express 
disappointment in the lack of 
Regents' action in presenting the 
case for higher education to the 
government and citizens of Mary- 



land and 2) express the willingness 
of the campus to work with the 
Regents towards this end. 

Be it further resolved that the 
appropriate committee shall be 
charged with distributing the peti- 
tion across the campus for faculty, 
staff and student signatures so that 
the petition can be presented to the 
Regents by November 19, 1991. 
(Comment: Once the petition is de- 
veloped, the Executive Committee 
of the Senate should write a cover- 
ing letter explaining the purpose of 
the petition and what it is and send 
that letter to the other senates with- 
in the University of Maryland Sys- 
tem with the suggestion that they 
might want to suggest a similar 
sort of petition.) 



Molecular Biologist Tony 
Hunter to Speak Nov. 6 



Leading molecular biologist Tony 
Hunter vrill come to campus Nov. 
6 as a Distinguished Lecturer to the 
Ph,D, Program in Molecular and 
Cell Biology. The program is spon- 
sored by the Colleges of Life Sci- 
ences and Agriculture and the Cen- 
ter for Agricultural Biotechnology. 
Hunter, a professor of molecular 
biology at the Salk Institute, La 
Jolla, Calif., and the University of 
California at San Diego, studies en- 
zymes of the src family. He will 
speak at noon. Wed., Nov. 6, in 
room 1208 of the Zoology-Psy- 
chology Bldg. Call 405-6991 for 
information. 




Tony Hunter 



New Campus Map is Valuable 
Aid for Vistors 



Columbus may have accidental- 
ly found his way across the Atlan- 
tic without a map, but visitors to 
College Park will no longer have to 
chart faltering courses by the stars 
alone. A handsome new, four-color 
map is now available to assist cam- 
pus guests. 

This indispensable new tool for 
successfully finding campus 
destinations was developed for the 
Visitors Center and Campus Guest 
Services. 

A special feature of the new 
map is the color-coding of univer- 
sity buildings by primary use — red 
for academic and support facilities, 
green for housing and dining loca- 
tions, etc. Buildings, which are 
numbered on the map, are cross- 
listed in accompanying tables in 
three different ways: by primary 
use, by number, and alphabetically 
by name. 



The map is also full of written 
information that should prove use- 
ful to someone unfamiliar with the 
campus: highlights of academic 
programs; dining, shopping and 
entertainment offerings; sight-see- 
ing attractions on and off campus; 
and— of course — sparking details. 

Working closely with Nick 
Kovalakides of the Visitors Center 
and Pat Perfetto of Campus Guest 
Services, the Office of Public Infor- 
mation researched and wrote the 
copy for the new map, and the Of- 
fice of Creative Services created the 
design. 

Campus Guest Services will dis- 
tribute a sample map to campus 
departments in the near future. 
Additional maps will then be avail- 
able for purchase from Campus 
Guest Services, 0101 Annapolis 
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OCTOBER 2 8, 1991 



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CIBER to Sponsor Telecommunications Panel 

The Center for International Business Education and Research 
(CIBER) will sponsor a seminar on "Shaping Public Policy in 
Telecomnriunications/' Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in 
Room 0130 Tydings Hall, Robert T. Blau, director of policy analysis 
at BELLSOUTH Corp., will be guest speaker. CIBER executive in 
residence Charles H. Miller, and CIBER director Lee Preston will 
respond to Blau's remarks. For information, call 405-2136. 



Fledgling Broadcasters Test 
Wings with "Maryland Update' 




1990 Broadcast Journalism Graduate Angela Davis 

When broadcast journalism stu- 
dents go looking for jobs in the 
near future, they will have more 
than a resume and a firm hand- 
shake to offer prospective 
employers. 

With their required involvement 
in the cable television show, "Mary- 
land Update," students also will 
have professional, hands-on experi- 
ence in an actual television news 
program. 

"Maryland Update" is a news 
show featuring stories about the 
university, written and produced 
by students. 



"We're the video ' Diamond - 
back,'" explains broadcast journal- 
ism Instructor Chet Rhodes, who is 
director of Computing and broad- 
cast Services in the College of Jour- 
nalism, and who supervises the 
students and oversees the show. 

Each semester, the students in 
Rhodes' introductory broadcast 
journalism class take turns writing, 
editing, producing, reporting and 
anchoring the five to ten minute 
program. 

"They all have a chance to do 
everything," says Rhodes. "Every- 
thing's done right here on the third 
floor." 

Rhodes is referring to the 
impressive new broadcast studio 
and facilities located in the Journal- 
ism Building. 

Though it began less than two 
years ago, Rhodes credits "Mary- 
land Update's" origin to journalism 
professor Ben Holman, who sot up 
a show called 'Tuesday Weekly" in 
the late 70s on the Prince George's 
County Public Access Cable TV 
Channel. At that time, students 
traveled to the cable company to 
produce the show. 

By 1989, however, the campus 
had its own cable outlet, the Flag- 
ship Channel, and the broadcast 
journalism sequence had their own 
brand-new television studio. 

Rhodes graduated from College 
Park in 1984 with a B.S. in 
broadcast journalism. From there 
he spent three-and-a-half years 
with UPl's radio network before 
returning to the College of journal- 
ism in 1987 to direct its broadcast 
and computer programs. 

"There are two philosophies to 
our program in broadcast journal- 



ism," Rhodes says. "One of them is 
basically that this is a writing pro- 
gram, teaching students how to 
write broadcast news, and we're 
here to teach them to be good jour- 
nalists. 

"The second part of that philos- 
ophy is the reality of the broadcast 
business, if you don't know any- 
thing about the equipment, you're 
lost. So we also have to give the 
student production experience. 

"t think our course and the facil- 
ities at the college are an excellent 
example of the right fit of equip- 
ment and writing that gets the stu- 
dents a good, broad experience." 

Some of Rhodes' former stu- 
dents agree. 

"The show prepared me in such 
a tremendous way — it introduced 
me to every aspect of broadcast 
journalism that I later had to do in 
the professional world," says form- 
er student Angela Davis, who 
graduated in 1990 with a B.S. in 
broadcast journalism. 

Davis says that her resume tape 
consisted of field reports from 
"Maryland Update" and 'Tuesday 
Weekly." Davis worked for a year 
at CNN in Atlanta and is now with 
WUSA in Washington, D.C. in the 
Channel 9 reporter/ trainee 
program. 

"Maryland Update" runs every 
half hour on Tuesdays and Thurs- 
days, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the 
University of Maryland's Flagship 
Channel. 

And with the expansion of the 
Flagship Channel this fall into 
Montgomery County, more viewers 
than ever will be able to watch 
"Maryland Update." 

Wendy Babbiti 



Clinic Available for Campus Globe Trotters 



Faculty, staff and students plan- 
ning to travel abroad to exotic 
lands can arrange a pre-trip visit 
with Dr. Judith Perry at the Health 
Center's travel clinic to learn the 
do's and don'ts of overseas travel. 
A free service provided by the 
Health Center, the travel clinic 
offers travelers before-and-after trip 
consultations and prescribed 
vaccines. 

Initially, Perry meets with trav- 
elers and reviews their itinerary, 
focusing on problems they may 
encounter in that specific area. Top- 
discussed include food, water, 
insects — especially mosquitoes — 
altitude, and sun. 

"People don't realize that when 
you say 'Don't drink the water/ it 
means "Don't even brush your 
teeth with it.' The results can ruin 
your trip!" Perry says. 

Several weeks before travelling, 
people are encouraged to set an 
appointment with Perry through 
the Health Center. 

The clinic prescribes all vaccines 
that are appropriate to the travel- 



er's destination, eliminating the 
need to visit several doctors to get 
the various shots necessary for safe 
travel. 

Although the service is free, 
travelers have to pay for the shots 
and medication they receive. 

Travel to certain parts of the 
world, especially South America, 
Africa, and Asia, requires more 
vaccines than others, according to 
Perry. 

"We deal with everything from 
the student going to Cancun for 
spring break and staff attending a 
business meeting in Beijing, to pro- 
fessors doing research in a jungle," 
she says. "We really deal with the 
whole gamut of travel, which 
makes the program interesting." 

Perry says the number of travel- 
ers she sees increases at the end of 
semesters and just before breaks, 
since people travel most during 
those time periods. 

Perry is available by appoint- 
ment at 314-8184 during Health 
Center hours. She recommends that 
travelers bring their immunization 



records. 

"Over the past six years the ser- 
vice has expanded, and so has my 
knowledge," she says. As new vac- 
cines become available, the chnic 
offers them to travel clinic users. 

She says her knowledge stems 
mostly from her own travel and 
research. Recently UMBC asked 
Perry to run its travel clinic. 

In conjunction with the univer- 
sity's medical school in Baltimore, 
the clinic plans to create a low cost 
first aid-type kit that includes 
hypodermic needles and syringes 
for travelers. It would reduce the 
risk of AIDS if shots became neces- 
sary when travelling in a less medi- 
cally advanced area. 

The clinic also is drafting a fol- 
low-up questionnaire for travelers, 
which the Health Center will use as 
a means of collecting data to use in 
improving the service. 

Debra Durocher 



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Nominees for Chair of Hebrew and East Asian Souglit 

The Department of Hebrew and East Asian Languages and 
Literatures is conducting a search for a new chair. The search 
committee asks that names of potential candidates be forwarded to 
Hank Dobin, associate professor of English and chair of the search 
committee, not later than December 1, Dobin's office is Room 3101, ■ 
South Campus Surge Building. He can be reached at 405-3806. 



Dead Sea Scrolls Will Be 
Focus of Colloquium 



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Since their discovery in 1947, the 
Dead Sea Scrolls have attracted the 
attention of the scholarly world. 
Now, with controversy raging over 
the scrolls' delayed publication, 
UMCP's Joseph and Rebecca 
Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Stud- 
ies is presenting "The Dead Sea 
Scrolls, A Community and its Liter- 
ature," on Sunday, November 3, in 
the University's Center for Adult 
Education. 

This colloquium, the 19th in a 
series of Maryland Colloquia in 
Jewish Studies, will "clarify what 
the scrolls are and shed light on 
the community that produced 
them," explains Adele Berlin, collo- 
quium co-chair and professor of 
Hebrew and East Asian languages 
and literatures. 

"The Dead Sea Scrolls are crucial 
to understanding Judaism and 
Christianity," says Bernard 
Cooperman, director of UMCP's 
Meyerhoff Center. The scrolls con- 
tain the earliest known copies of 
books of the Bible, biblical com- 
mentaries, and the religious texts of 
a Jewish sectarian community that 
flourished for centuries at Qumran 
in the Judaean desert. 



Cooperman explains that biblical 
studies have been revolutionized 
by revelations about the early 
transmission and study of the 
sacred text. He says historians have 
been able to explore the vitality 
and variety of the Jewish religion 
during the Second Temple period 
and to reassess the world from 
which Jesus came and to which he 
addressed his message. 

"The scrolls revolutionized our 
knowledge of the Jewish world in 
the 1st century BC and 1st century 
AD — the world out of which Chris- 
tianity emerged," says Ken Holum, 
colloquium co-chair and associate 
professor of history. 

Colloquium speakers will be 
Carol Newsom, professor in the 
Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University, who will pre- 
sent "How to Make a Sectarian: 
Forming Identity in a Religious 
Community;" James VanderKam, 
professor. University of Notre 
Dame, who will present 'The 
Qumran Texts and the Jewish 
Sects;" and Joseph Baumgarten, 
professor of Rabbinics at Baltimore 
Hebrew University, who will pre- 
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The colloquium will be held 
from 1:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov- 
ember 3, in the Volunteer Fire 
Fighters Room of the University's 
Center for Adult Education. The 
colloquium is free and open to the 
public. 



Jewish Studies Program Enhanced Through Donations 



The recent addihon of Yiddish 

books through donations "opens up 
the possibility of College Park 
becoming a major research center 
for Yiddish life and culture," 
according to Bernard Cooperman, 
director of the University's Joseph 
and Retiecca Meyerhoff Center for 
Jewish Studies. 

Cooperman is referring to dona- 
tions by Yiddish of Greater Wash- 
ington, The Workmen's Circle of 
Washington and the Joseph 
Meyerhoff Fund of Baltimore. 

Yiddish of Greater Washington 
and TTie Workmen's Circle of 
Washington each donated $1,000 to 
the University's Libraries to expand 
Yiddish holdings. A five-volume 



catalog of the YIVO Library, the 
premier institution of Yiddish stud- 
ies in the world, and approximately 
100 volumes from the National 
Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, 
Massachusetts were purchased 
with the gifts. These materials are 
now available at the McKeldin and 
Hombake Libraries. 

The $10,000 donation from the 
Joseph Meyerhoff Fund of Balti- 
more was placed with the National 
Yiddish Book Center for the pur- 
f>ose of placing at UMCP a basic 
collection of approximately 900 cat- 
aloged volumes of Yiddish works. 

According to Heleni Pedersoli, 
bibliographer for Foreign Language 
and Jewish Studies for UMCP 



Libraries, the National Yiddish 
Book Center singled out UMCP for 
the donation because of the Univer- 
sity's strong Jewish Studies pro- 
gram, its high population of Jewish 
students, and the need for addi- 
tional resources to support pro- 
grams of study. These volumes will 
be available at the end of 
November. 

The collection of Yiddish books 
at UMCP was begun in large part 
in 1984 by Freidel Frank, who don- 
ated approximately 1,000 books 
owned by her late husband Murray 
Frank. The Franks were teachers 
and lecturers in Yiddish. 



Louis Harlan Honored Once Again 



Pulitzer Prize winner Louis 
Harlan, distinguished professor of 
history, is being honored once 
again, this time by the National 
Historical Publications and Records 
Commission (NHPRC). 

On November 7, Harlan will 
receive NHPRC's 1991 Award for 
Distinguished Service in Documen- 
tary Preservation and Publication, 
'This award is a real honor, and 1 
am very pleased," said Harlan. "But 
I've been given enough awards — 
it's someone else's turn," he adds. 

The list of awards won by 
Harlan is impressive. It includes 
the Pulitzer Prize, Columbia Uni- 
versity's Bancroft Prize, and the 
American Historical Association's 
Albert J. Beveridge Award for 
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of 
Tuskegee, WOT-WIS, volume two of 



his two-volume biography of the 
black educator and spokesman. 
Volume one. The Maldng of a Black 
Leader, also won the Bancroft Prize. 

The most recent addition to this 
already lengthy list of awards is 
presented by NHPRC to honor 
individuals "who have made 
exemplary contributions in the 
fields of archival preservation and 
documentary publication." Harlan 
cites The Booker T. Washington Pap- 
ers, his 14-volume edition of 
Washington's private correspon- 
dence, speeches, memos and other 
papers, and his four-year service to 
the NHPRC as contributors to his 
winning the award. 

"This award comes at a time 
when 1 am about to retire, so it 
adds to the pleasure awaiting me," 
says Harlan. The pleasure Harlan is 



referring to upon his retirement in 
June 1992 includes compiling a 
one-volume collection of Booker T. 
Washington documents; compiling 
a collection of his presidential 
addresses to the American Histor- 
ical Association, the Organization 
of American Historians, and the 
Southern Historical Association; 
and writing memoirs of World War 
11. 

The 1991 Award for Distin- 
guished Service in Documentary 
Preservation and Publication will 
be presented to Harlan at a special 
reception during the NHPRC meet- 
ing at the National Archives in 
Washington, D.C. 

Beth Workman 




Loufs Harlan 



OCTOBER 28, 1991 



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RESEARCH 



MAXIMA Corp. CEO Joshua Smith to Speak 

Joshua I. Smith, founder, chair, and CEO of MAXIMA Corpora- 
tion, will speak on "Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship" 
Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Room 2111, Stamp Student 
Union. Chair of President Bush's Commission on Minority Busi- 
ness Development, Smith holds numerous awards and honors from 
business and civic groups for his managerial and entrepreneurial 
skills. His talk is part of the Computer Science Center 
Distinguished Lecture Series and is co -sponsored by the Afro- 
American Studies Program. For more info, call 405-2950. 



College Park Physicists Date 
Sites in Israel, Africa 




William Kornyak (left) and Alan Franklin 



"[The site! was a hunting camp 
set up by hunters-gatherers who 
used a very simple hunting tech- 
nique; they dug a pit and hid in it, 
waiting for the animals to come by 
for a drink at a nearby lake," says 
William F. Homyak, emeritus pro- 
fessor of physics. 

"Other evidence found al the 
site suggests that a Stone Age soci- 
ety was involved," adds visiting 
professor Alan Franklin. "We esti- 
mated that the site was about 
77,000 years old and since then, 
dates obtained by other techniques 
fit in exactly." 

Homyak and Franklin are des- 
cribing an archaeological site locat- 
ed beside a lake in southern Afri- 
ca's Kalahari Desert. The two 
researchers were asked to date the 



site based on samples given to 
them by Allison Brooks, an anthro- 
pologist at George Washington 
University and her collaborator 
John Yellin at the National Science 
Foundation, 

Hornyak and Franklin used the 
dating method known as thcrmo- 
luminescence CTL), a technique 
very useful for sites so ancient that 
any carbon-14 once present would 
have decayed away, as well as for 
more recent sites where associated 
carbonaceous material is not avail- 
able. 

Hornyak's archaeometric career 
began vrith two visits to Caesarea, 
Israel. Members of the Conserva- 
tion and Analytical Laboratory 
(CAD of the Smithsonian Institu- 
tion were impressed with the arch- 
aeometric expertise displayed by 
Hornyak during those visits. In 
1983 they loaned him the necessary 
equipment, on a permanent basis, 
to set up his own archaeometric 
laboratory in the College Park 
physics department. 

Homyak has subsequently 
acquired substantial amounts of 
additional equipment, thanks to 
strong support from the Anthropol- 
ogy Program of the National Sci- 
ence Foundation. 

Since those first two trips to 
Israel, the archaeometry group has 
never looked back. They have since 
been asked to date a site along the 
Zemlicki River in Zaire. 

Archaeologists there have 
"found very sophisticated fishing 
harpoons which I think are made 
out of bone," says Homyak, "They 
didn't expect to find them in a site 
this old. There's a possibility that 



the site is the oldest in which the 
use of such sophisticated tech- 
niques has been found. It may 
push the age of homo sapiens further 
back in Afnca than is usually 
assumed." 

The staff of the Archaeometry 
Laboratory has also been called 
upon to solve another archaeolog- 
ical conundrum in the Near East: 
Where did the Early Bronze Age 
inhabitants of the region find the 
tin to make the bronze? 

"Bronze involves a mixture of 
copper and tin, and while there are 
ample supplies of copper-bearing 
minerals everywhere in the Near 
East, tin is rarely found anywhere," 
explains Homyak. 

His group has been given some 
crucibles by Pamela Vandiver, an 
anthropologist at the Smithsonian's 
CAL, that were apparently used in 
smelting tin. Hornyak says that — 
depending on the results of the 
dating process — 

"the answer may be that the source 
for the Early Near Eastern bronze 
was the tin mines in the mountains 
of present-day Central Turkey," 

Another puzzle Hornyak and 
Franklin have pieced together is of 
a geological rather than archaeolog- 
ical nature. The researchers were 
asked by a San Francisco consult- 
ing firm to date samples from a 
vein of calcite deposited in a fis- 
sure of a limestone stratum in 
Israel. They were able to do so, 
saying that it was 4.5 million years 
old. The fissure itself, therefore, is 
also at least the same age and this 
in turn sheds light for geologists on 
the stability of the region. 

Pam Solomos 



Thermoluminescence Dating: How it Works 



For Homyak and his team, the 
biggest brain-teaser they face is 
why and how thermoluminescence 
works in the first place. The group, 
presently consisting of graduate 
student Richard Kaylor and under- 
graduate students Mark Gottfried 
and Scott Treude, in addition to 
Homyak and Franklin, devote 50 
percent of their time to a number 
of theoretical investigations. 

These have attracted numerous 
visitors, some from overseas, 
including Prof. Reuven Chen of Tel 
Aviv University, Israel, who has 
spent several summers here. 

Homyak describes the process 
of TL thus; "You heat the samples 
and they light up," adding as an 
afterthought that the "light" is of 
atomic origin, i.e. luminescence, not 
to be confused with incandescence. 

The light, in turn, depends on 
exposure to ionizing radiation from 
natural radioactive elements in the 
soil, etc. The light can be used to 
measure the total dose of this radi- 
ation peceived by the sample dur- 
ing the centuries that it has lain in 
the ground. 



This information is then com- 
bined with a separate measurement 
of the intensity of the radiation 
(accumulated dose f>er year) to cal- 
culate the age. This "age" usually 
refers to the last time the object 
was at an elevated temperature, for 
example, the time when a ceramic 
pot left the kiln in which it was 
fired. 

Not long ago the group decided 
to use calcite to figure out the 
effect of heat treatment on its TL. 
William Pagonis, chair of the phys- 
ics department of Western Mary- 
land College (WMC), joined in this 
particular aspect of the collab- 
oration and has now retumed to 
WMC to continue with it in his 
ovrti newly acquired TL laboratory. 

When it comes to dating sedi- 
ments, however, the scientists are 
critically dependent on the bleach- 
ing of the TL signal by sunlight 
while the sediment is being depos- 
ited (and places like the Mediter- 
ranean region are of course notor- 
ious for the abundance of sunlight). 

It so happens that some of these 
sediments, for example, quartz, are 



bleached very rapidly. In this case 
the scientists can assume the TL 
that they measure correctly deter- 
mines the time when the sediment 
was deposited at the site. 

Most recently the archaeometry 
group is investigating a new tech- 
nique based on optically stimulated 
luminescence. 

"Both kinds of luminescence are 
very promising dating techniques," 
sums up Homyak. "We also believe 
that their reliability and precision 
could be further improved... There's 
a lot expected of these lumines- 
cence techniques but they're very 
complex processes. Bits and pieces 
of understanding exist already." 

In the dance of the physical uni- 
verse, whose choreography physi- 
dsts divine but dimly, TL allows a 
few veils of its mystery to drop, 
only to tantalize with the presence 
of others. The naked truth has yet 
to be revealed. 

Pam Solomos 



K 



O C T O E E R 2 8, 19 9 1 




Piwldant William E. KIrwan and Loren ft. 
Taylor, executive director of Alumni Programs 



Alumni Association VISA Cards Now Available 

Beginning Nov, 1, College Park Alumni Association VISA cards 
will be available to qualified Alumni Association members and 
students. A special low interest rate card (16.32 percent) is being 
offered to dues-paying members, while a 17,4 percent rate is 
available lo other alumni and students. A percentage of every 
purchase made with these cards will be used to support the 
Alumni Association. The annual first-year fee for these special 
VISA cards will be waived for applicants who apply by Dec. 31, 
1991, For more information, call Alumni Programs at 405-4678. To 
apply by phone, call 1-800-252-9002. 




Dorfman Discusses Program Cuts 



The following excerpts are 
taken from an address made to 
the Campus Senate by J. Robert 
Dorfman, academic vice president 
and provost, on Oct 17. 

...To keep us all from sinking 
into a level sea of mediocrity, we 
have elected not to make across- 
the-board cuts, but rather to protect 
some units as much as possible, 
while asking that other units bear a 
greater percentage burden of the 
budget and position cuts. 

For the colleges identified by the 
Academic Planning Advisory Com- 
mittee (APAC) as needing a certain 
amount of protection from cuts, the 
average base budget cut since this 
process began is between six and 
eight percent of the base FY '91 
budget. For those colleges APAC 
felt to t>e less immediately central to 
our mission, the range is much 
higher — from 11 to 12 percent. 

Having mentioned APAC, 1 
would like to bring you up to date 
on the process of priority setting 
within Academic Affairs. 

As you know, last spring the 
Office of Academic Affairs released 
the report Preserving Enhancement, 
based on the work of faculty com- 
mittees organized within each col- 
lege. These committees, together 
with the college deans, developed 
and submitted a plan to APAC. 
APAC in turn worked through the 
plans, interviewed all the deans 
and made its recommendations to 
the campus. Over the past several 
months, over 125 memt>ers of our 
academic community — faculty and 
students — served on some 18 com- 
mittees established by my office to 
help chart the course of our aca- 
demic future. This involved among 
other things the examination of 
nine programs or departments and 
two colleges. 

By the end of October, in fact by 
the end of this week, we should 
have received reports on the nine 
programs or departments and the 



two colleges for which some reduc- 
tion or elimination was proposed. 

Each report is being submitted 
first to the appropriate dean, who 
makes his or her comments. Within 
one week, the report with com- 
ments is forwarded to me. 1 share 
it with APAC, and together we dis- 
cuss what action needs to be taken. 
If the elimination of a program is 
being considered, APAC then 
schedules an open forum to allow 
affected faculty, staff and students 
to present information and counter 
arguments. After further considera- 
tion, APAC prepares a written 
recommendation to the provost for 
submission of the recommended 
action to the president and then to 
the Campus Senate. 1 anticipate 
that the Senate PCC will shortly 
have before it for consideration the 
recommendations affecting a sub- 
stantial number of these depart- 
ments and colleges. 

1 ask you at this time to take 
very seriously, as 1 know you will, 
your responsibility to act on what- 
ever recommendations are for- 
warded for program elimination or 
revision. If we fail to act after 
rational discussion of these recom- 
mendations, then we may be sub- 
ject to less rational decisions forced 
on us by external forces. 

What we are doing is going to 
have a serious effect on the citizens 
of Maryland. Even mentioning the 
possibility of eliminating a pro- 
gram elicits literally hundreds of 
letters from around the state. Stu- 
dents now enrolled and students 
planning to apply to College Park 
in the near future are rightly ask- 
ing questions about our plans. The 
next several years are going to be 
painful and messy. 1 refuse to in- 
dulge in the game of "worst-case 
scenarios" but 1 simply don't see 
how we can emerge without seri- 
ously damaging the educational 
goals of a number of people and 
the professional development of 
some of our faculty.... 




The transitional period that we 
are currently living through is a 
time of some opportunity as well 
as much stress. It is a time of dif- 
ficulties — major difficulties — and 1 
don't mean to minimize them, but 
all of us have sensed that these dif- 
ficulties can have potential benefits. 
They provide the impetus for some 
serious, meaningful changes in the 
way we view and organize our aca- 
demic activities at College Park. 
We would be very foolish not to 
seize this opportunity to effect 
some changes — some of which are 
long overdue. 

What will be the character of 
this transition? Clearly, we will see 
a reduction in the number of ad- 
ministrative structures. Colleges 
and departments will be eliminated 
or reorganized, programs will be 
downsized. Colleges and depart- 
ments will have to forego their 
"one of everything" attitude. We 
must examine our management 
structures to see where revisions 
and consolidation may actually im- 
prove our performance. 

We all will be expected to make 
better use of the resources we have. 
We all will be asked to look criti- 
cally at some serious internal real- 
location of resources. The Strategic 
Planning Committee, the cabinet, 
and ultimately the president will be 
looking to balance needs and re- 
quests from alt of the units from a 
campus- wide perspective. This ac- 
tivity is part of a still larger picture 
whose broad outlines are only be- 
ginning to come into focus. 

If we can go smoothly through 
this transition, we will learn how to 
make changes less painful, less 
threatening and more a matter of 
course. Planning for lean times in 
the midst of plenty should now be- 
come an integral part of our devel- 
opment strategy. Those activities 
whose time has passed should be 
replaced and those which are 
flourishing should be encouraged.... 



Program Closing Hearings 
Set for Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 

An open hearing concerning the 
downsizing and possible elimina- 
tion of the Department of Urban 
Studies (URBS) and a restructuring 
of the institute will be held on 
Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 2-4 p.m. 
in Room 1243 of the Zoology- 
Psychology Building. 

A second opien hearing about 
the possible elimination of the 
Department of Recreation is sched- 
uled for Wednesday, Nov, 6 from 
12 noon-2 p.m. in Room 2108 of the 
Chemical Engineering Building. 

At the hearings those whose 
programs are affected will have the 
opportunity to present facts and 
opinions about the recommenda- 
tions. 

The hearings will be attended by 
J. Robert Dorfman, academic vice 
president and provost, as well as 
members of the Academic Planning 
Advisory Committee and members 
of the Review Committees. 




OCTOBER 28, 1991 



O 



CALENDAR 



Elsing to be Featured Soloist with Maryland Symphony 

Cellist Evelyn Elsing, a member of the university's music faculty, 
will be the featured soloist in a University of Maryland Symphony 
Orchestra concert on Friday, Nov. 1. Under the direction of 
William Hudson, also on the music faculty, the concert will take 
place at 8 p.m. in Tawes Recital Hall. Elsing will be featured in the 
Haydn Cello Concerto in D major. Other music on the program 
will include Beethoven's Leonora Overture No. 3, Schubert's 
Symphony in B minor, the "Unfinished," and Brahms' rousing 
Academic Festival Overture, in addition to this attractive program 
with its distinguished cellist and conductor, there's more good 
news: the concert is absolutely free. Call 405-5548 for information. 




Evelyn ElsJng 



OCTOBER 28-NOVEIVIBER 6 



MONDAY 



Art Gallerv Exhibition: "Dreams, 

Lies, and Exaggerations: 
PhotomonlaQe in America." 
featuring 122 wofks of art, 
induding magazine lay-outs, 
book jaclcets, btochures as well 
as fine art pliotography, Oct. 21- 
Dec. 20, The Art Gallery. Call S- 
2763 for info, 

Maryland Water Resources 
Researcfi Center Semlnsr: 

"Maryland's Solid Approach to 
Soiio Waste Maragement," 
Ronald Nelson, Maryland Depart- 
ment of the Environment, 4-5:30 
p.m.; refreshments, 3:30 p.m., 
3103 Cfiemistry. Call 5-6829 for 
info. 

Koiticullure Seminar: 'Dogwood 
Anttiracnose: Organism Morphol- 
ogy and Plant Symptom Charac- 
tenzation in Maryland," Scott 
Redlin, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, 4 
p.m., 01288 Hoiiapfel, Call 5- 
4336 for info. 

Enlomofogy Colloquium: THe 
Betiavior and Evolution of 
Dimorphic Males in Perdita 
Bees, Bryan Danforth. 
Smithsonian Institution, 4 p.m., 
0200Symons HaJI. Call 5-3911 
(or info. 

Campus Recteation Senrices: 
Intramural entries dose, 4 p.m„ 
1104 Armory. Call 4-7217 for 
info. 

Computer Scierwe at College 
Park Colloquium: The Vulcan 
Project," Ma/c Snir, IBM T.J 
Watson Research Center. 4 p.m., 
0111 Classroom Bidg. Call 5- 
2737 for info. 



TUESDAY 



Employee DevelopmenI Semi- 
nar: "Employee Relations and 

the Supervisor.' 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. 
Training Room. Administrative 
Services BIdg. Call 5-5651 for 
info,' 

Personnel Services Departmenl 
Heaflh Benefits Fair, featuring 
representatives from benefit 
organizations. 9:30 a.m. -noon 
and 1 :30-4 p.m.. Prince George's 
Room, Stamp Student Union. 
Call 5-5654 for into. 

Instructional Television and 
Systems Research Center 
Annual Symposium, live satellite 
broadcast. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. (EST), 
1 100 rrV BIda: poster and demo 
session, 5:30r?:30 p.m.. Adult 
Education Center. Call 5-4905 for 
info.' 

Ecology, Evolution and Behav- 
ior Colloquium: 'Utaitai Danwin- 
ism," Tom Ray, U. ot Delaware, 
noon, 1208 ZowPsych. Call 5- 
6948 for Info. 

Undergraduate Women's 
Leadership Commrltee Brown- 
Bag Lunctieon Dialogue: 
'Sexual Harassment," 12 noon- 
1:30, 1 137 Stamp Union. Call 4- 
8505 for infor. 

Compuler Science Center 
Distinguished Lecture: 
"Sdenoe, Technology and 
Entreprereurship ," Joshua I. 
Smith, MAXIMA Corp. and diair. 
President Bush's Commission on 
Minority Business Development. 
1 :30-3 p.m., 21 1 1 Stamp S&jdent 
Union. Call S-2950 for info. 

Women's Soccer vs. North 
Carolina, 3 p.m., Denton Field. 
Call 4-7070 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "Multi- 
dimensional Potential Surfaces: 
How We and Clusters Explore 
Their World," Stephen Berry, U. 
of Chicago, 4 p.m.: tea, 3:30 
p.m.. 1410 Physics. Call 5-5953 
mi Info. 



Center for International Busi- 
ness Education and Research 
(CI6ER) Seminar: 'Shaping Pvt- 
K Policy in Telecom municatons," 
Robert T. Blau, BELLSOLTTH 
Corp., 5-6:15 p.m., 0130 Tydings. 
Cair5-2136 for info. 

Dance Performance, Improvisa- 
tions Unlimited, today-Nov. 2, 8 
?.m., Dorothy Madden Siudloi/ 
heater; $8 standard admission, 
$6 students and seniors. Call 5- 
3190 for info,' 



WEDNESDAY 



Employee Development Semi- 
nar: "Accident Investigation in 
the Workplace: What Every 
Supervisor Should Know,' 9:30 
a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Traning Room, 
Administrative Sen/ices BIdg. Call 
5-5651 tor info.' 

Counseling Center Research 
and DevelopmenI Meeting: 
'Facilities Master Plan 1990- 
2004: Plans lor UMCPs Physical 
Development." Brenda Testa, 
Office lor Resource Planning and 
Budgets, noon-1 p.m., 0106^3114 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 for info. 



possible eliminaiJon of the 
department 2-4 p.m., Room 1243 
Zoo-Psych Building. Call 5-6820 
for info. 

Men's Soccer vs. James Madi- 
son, 3 p.m.. Denton Field. Call 
4-7070 for info. 

Art Gallery Tour'Lecture, of 

exhibition. Dreams, Lies, and 
Exaggerations: Photomontage in 
Amenca,' Cynthia Wayne, cura- 
tor, 7 p.m,. Art Gallerv Art/Soc 
8ldg. Call 5-2763 tor into. 

Dance Perfornance, Irnprovisa- 
tions Unlimited. 8 p.m., Dorothy 
Madden Studio/Theater. $8 stan- 
dard admission, $6 students and 
seniors. Call 5-3190 lor info.' 



THURSDAY 



Meteorology Seminar: 'Progress 

in Computational Fluid 
Mechanics," Had and GIaz, 
fitethematrcs. 3:30 p.m., 21 14 
Compute r and Space Sciences; 
refreshments, 3 p.m. Call 5-5392 
for into. 



Victims and Their Caregivers,' 
Bonnie Fauman, psychiatrist, 
UMBC, noon-1 p.m., 0106-0114 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 for into. 

First National Bank of 
Maryland Research Colloquium 
In Finance: 'Optimal Capital 
Structure Under the Gentian Tax 

Environment," Richard Stehler, 
Augsburg U., Germaiiy, 1-2:30 
p.m., 2102 Tydings. Call 5-2256 
for info. 

Dance Performance, 

Improvisations Unlimited, 8 p.m., 
Dorothy Madden Studio/Theater. 
$8 standard admission, $6 
students and seniors. Call 5-3190 

for info.' 

University of Maryland 
Symphony Orchestra Concert, 
Wfilliam Hudson, director, 
featuring music of Beethoven, 
Schubert, Brahms and Haydn, 8 
p,m„ Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5- 
5548 for info. 



SATURDAY 



Concert Society at Maryland, 

Sequentia: "The S inner of Tales," 

musical storytelling rom tie 




The Concert Society at Maryland opens the season's "Olde Musicke Series" with Medieval music 
specialists, Sequentia, performing Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Adult Education center. The 
program, "The Singer of Tales," features episodes from the Chanson de Roland and from the 
legend of Tristan and Isolde. Ttiere will be a pre-concert seminar at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are 
$17 standard admission, 314.50 seniors, $15J10 faculty and $5 students. 



Zoology Colloquium: "The Use 
of Molecular Prot)es to Localize 
the Nude Mutation on Mouse 
Chromosome 11,' Linda Byrd. 
Zoology, 3:30 p,m., 1208 



International Business and 
Foreign Language Studies 
Open House: "Cultural 
Sensitivity in the Global 
Marketplace; Who Cares?,' 
Deborah Maher, Synapse, Inc., 
noon-2 p.m., multipurpose room. 
Language House. Call 5-2136 for 
info. 

Molecular artd Cell Biology 
Seminar: "Convergence ofETS- 
and Notch-Related Structural 
Motifs in a Heteromeric DNA- 
Binding CortTofex,' Catherine 
Thompson. Carneqie Institution of 
Washington, 12:05 p.m., 1208 
Zoo/Psych, Call 5-6991 for info. 

Academic Planning Advisory 
Commitlee (APACf Open Hear- 
ing for the Depanmenl ol ' 
Urban Studies, concerning 



Dance Perlormance, 

Improvisations Unlimited, 8 p.m., 
Dorothy Madden Studit/Theatef. 
$8 standard admission. $6 
students and seniors. Call 5-3190 
for into,* 

NOVEMBER 
■■FRIDAY 

Caoperat)r\g Chaplaincies* Day 
ot Reflection and Prayer in a 
Time of Uncertainty, a place of 
quiet tor all members of 
university community to pause, 
reflect and pray, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 
West Chapel. Hillel Center. Call 
5-8448 for info. 

Psychology Seminar; 'Dendritic 
Branching, Spines and 
Synapses,' Wilfred Rail, NIH, 
noon. 1208 Zoo/Psych. Gail 5- 
7228 tor info. 

Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 
"The Sequelae .of Violence for 



Middle Ages. 8 p.m.; pre-concert 
seminar, 6:30 p.m., Adult 
Education Center, $1 7 standard 
admission, $14.50 seniors, 
$15.30 faculty and $5 students. 
Call 80-4240 for info and 
reservations.' 

Dance Performance, 

Improvisations Unlimited, 8 p.m., 
Dorothy Madden Studio/Theater. 
$8 standard admission, $6 
students and seniors. Call 5-3190 
for info." 



SUNDAY 



University ot Maryland Chorus, 
Paul Traver, conductor, feaUJring 
music by Bach, Beethoven and 
Brahms, 3 p.m.. Memorial 
Chapel, $15. $13 and $9. Call 5- 
5571 for Info.' 

MM MONDAY 

Art Gslleiy Exhibition: "Dreams, 
Lies, and Enaggefations: 
Photomontage in America," 



featuring 122 works of art. 
Including magazine lay-outs, 
book jackets, brochures as well 
as fine an photography. Oct. 21- 
Dec. 20, The Art Gallery. Call 5- 
2763 for info. 

Maryland Water Resources 
Research Center Seminar: 

"Drinking Water 
Quality— Standards and 
Regulatons: Their Impact on 
State and Local Programs," 
Jennifer Orme. U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency. 
4-5:30 p.m.; refreshments, 3:30 
p.m., 3130 Chemistry. Call 5- 
6829 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: 'Cold 
Acclimation and Chill inn; A 
Molecular Approach," Mohamed 
M. Mu thai if. Hortculture, 4 p.m., 
0128B Holzapfei. Call 5-4336 for 
info. 

Entomology Colloquium: 
"Simulation Studies with Aedes 
aegypti and Dengue Virus 
Transmission," Dana A. Fochs, 
USDA, Gainsville, FL, 4 p.m., 
0200 Symons Hall. Calf 5-3911 
for info. 

Computer Science at College 
Park Colloquium: *An Algebraic 
Approach to Program 
Dependencies,' Kreshav Pingali. 
Cornell U., 4 p.m., 0111 
Oassroom BIdg. Call 5-2737 for 
into 

^■TUESDAY 

Zoology Colloquium: 
"Evolutionary Genetics of Native 
Hawaiian Birds," 
Rob Fleischer. National Zoo, 
noon, 1208 Zoof sych. Call 5- 
6942 far info. 

Physics Colloquium: "Interface 
and Step Fluctuations," John 
Weeks, IPST, 4 p.m.; tea, 3:30 
p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 5-5953 
for info. 

Women's Field Hockey vs. 
Loyola, 7 p.m., Astroturf Field. 
Call 4-7070 tor info. 



WEDNESDAY 



Academic Planning Advisory 
Committee lAPACf Open Hear- 
ing tor the Departmen! of 
Recreation, concerning the 

possible elimination of the de- 
partment, 12 noon-2 p.m.. Room 
2108 Chemical Engineering 
Building. Call 5-6820 for info. 

Counseling Center Research 
and [}evelopment Meeting: 
Too Many Heads, Too Few 
Seats; Course Availability Issues 
During Cost Containment," 
Wlliam Spann, Records and 
Registraton. noon-1 p.m., 0106- 
0114 Shoemakei. Call 4-7691 for 
info. 

Anthropology Seminar: T8A," 
Michael Blafey. Howard U,, 3-5 
p.m., 0103 Key. Call 5-143S for 
info. 

Special Physics Seminar: 
"Intercomparison of GCM Results 
and Observation Data for 
Precipitation and Cloudiness 
Fields,' Igor MoKov, Institute of 
Atmospheric Physics, Academy 
of Sciences, Moscow, USSR, 
3:30 p.m., 2114 Compuler and 
Space Sciences. Call 5-5953 for 
into. 

Architecture Lecture: "Ottoman 
Houses and Turl^sh Tradition," 
Walter Denny, Amherst College, 
7:30 p.m.. Architecture 
Auditorium. Call 5-6284 for info. 

• Admission charged for this 
event. All others are free, 

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