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NOVEMBER 11, 1991 

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Plans Proceed for Massive 
Budget Education Day 




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Special Budget Crisis "Refusing to Lead President Kir wan 

Campus Senate Circulates Chronology Disappointed Lives" Speaks Out 

A short history of events O Griffith reflects on budget crisis .,~t Denounces budget cuts 
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One of ten Senate initiatives 

'Tj leading up to crisis 



Critical Thinking Workshop 

A special workshop on "Teaching for Critical Thinking in All 
Disciplines" was recently sponsored by the university's Center for 
Teaching Excellence, a project of the Office of the Dean for Under- 
graduate Studies. According to Jim Greenberg, project coordinator 
for the Center for Teaching Excellence, over 70 participants, includ- 
ing faculty, teaching assistants and administrative staff, partici- 
pated in the workshop. Mark Weinstein, associate director of the 
Institute for Critical Thinking at Montclair State College in New 
Jersey, was a special guest consultant. 

Jim Greenberg and Mark Weinstein 

Campus Senate Responds to 
Budget Crisis 

The following is a summary of 
actions that the Campus Senate 
General Committee on Govern- 
mental Affairs has taken or is in 
process of taking in response to the 
current budget situation. 

1. Organize a one-day teaching 
activity. Robert Giffith, dean of 
Arts and Humanities, and his staff 
is supporting this effort, and 
Robert Lissitz, chair and professor 
of measurements and statistics and 
chair of the General Committee on 

Governmental Affairs, is chairing 
the coordinating committee. The 
teach-in, called "Maryland at Risk," 
is scheduled for November 25. It is 
being co-sponsored by the Campus 
Senate, the Student Government 
Association and the Graduate Stu- 
dent Government. 

2. Write to Governor Schaefer. 
A letter to the Governor has been 
written by Gerald R. Miller, profes- 
sor of chemistry and chair of the 
Campus Senate. 

3. Write an article for Outlook. 
The Outlook article, written by 
Patricia Morcland, chair, Senate 
Staff Affairs Committee, and 
Lissitz, appeared in the November 
4 issue. 

4. Draft and circulate a petition 
to the Board of Regents. A petition 
to the Regents, initiated by James 
Alexander, professor of mathema- 
tics, and approved by the Campus 
Senate is being circulated on cam- 
pus. Kick off for signing was the 
rally on October 31. 

5. Organize a rally in Anna- 
polis. A day set aside for a rally in 
Annapolis combined with other 
lobbying activities is in the very 
early planning stage. 

6. Initiate a letter-writing cam- 
paign. A letter asking for help with 
a letter writing-campaign titled 

'Gall to Action-Write Your Legis- 
lators" has been sent to all voting 
members of the Campus Senate 
and soon will go to all faculty and 

7. Sponsor an open forum with 
the 21st Delegation. The members 
of the 21st Delegation to the Mary- 
land General Assembly are sche- 
duled to meet on campus Decem- 
ber 4 from noon to 2 p.m. The Gen- 
eral Committee on Governmental 
Affairs is in the process of planning 
this meeting. 

8. Talk with the Governor's 
Staff. The Governmental Affairs 
committee is in the process of 
arranging a meeting with the Gov- 
ernor's chief-of-staff and other 

9. Speak to civic organizations 

such as Rotary and Kiwanis. 
Andrew Wolvin, professor and 
chair of the Department of Speech 
Communication, is working with 
the Office of Institutional Advance- 
ment to organized a speakers' 

10. Build coalitions with cam- 
pus constituencies. The Govern- 
mental Affairs committee is work- 
ing with the SGA, GSG, staff and 
faculty to facilitate these efforts. 

Campus Senate Drafts Petition to 
the Board of Regents 

The following is the text of the 
petition that is being circulated by 
the Campus Senate in response to 
one of four resolutions on the 
budget crisis that was passed at 
the Senate's Oct. 17 meeting {Out- 
look, Oct. 28). For information on 
how to sign the petition, which 
has a deadline of Nov. 15, call the 
Campus Senate office at 405-5805. 

A vital University of Maryland 
System is essential for the well- 
being of the State of Maryland. The 
structure of the University of 
Maryland System imposes on the 
Board of Regents a major respon- 
sibility for ensuring the vitality of 
higher education within the Sys- 
tem. Yet over the past months, as 
the University of Maryland System 
has suffered serious damage, there 
has been little visible evidence that 
the Board has exercised its respon- 
sibility. It is not apparent that the 
Board has made any effective pub- 
lic representation of the plight of 
the University of Maryland System 
to the people and to the govern- 
ment of the State. Rather, the Board 
has,seemed to respond meekly to 
events, apparently without any 
overall plan to deal with me cur- 
rent grave situation. 

We, the faculty and faculty- 
administrators, staff, and students 
of the University of Maryland at 
College Park are convinced that 
without effective representation to 
the people and to the government 
of the State, events will continue to 
overtake the University of Mary- 
land System and its degeneration 
will accelerate. The System cannot 
provide the type of education the 
students of the State deserve nor 
can it maintain a leadership posi- 
tion in research without a coordi- 
nated plan to halt and reverse the 
erosion of resources. 

Therefore we, the undersigned 
faculty and faculty administrators, 
students and staff of the University 
of Maryland at College Park, 
strongly urge the Board of Regents 
to mount a very vigorous, visible, 
and well-coordinated public cam- 
paign in Annapolis and across 
Maryland for the restoration of the 
State's financial support for the 
University of Maryland System. In 
turn, we pledge to work in partner- 
ship with the Board of Regents to 
make the strongest possible case 
for the University of Maryland 


Outlook is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving 
the College Park campus community 

Kathryn CnMellu 

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material al least three weeks before the Monday of 
publication Send it to Roz Hiebert. Editor Outlook. 2101 
Turner Building, through campus mail or to University of 
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N O V E M B I- K 11, 19 9 1 

Conference on Balanced Growth in Maryland Set 

The Bureau of Governmental Research of the School of Public 
Affairs will sponsor a day-long policy -oriented conference on 
"Balanced Growth: Promoting the Economy/ Protecting the 
Environment" Friday, Nov. 22 at the Center of Adult Education 
beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference will feature policy experts, 
government officials, civic leaders and political activists and wilt 
focus on growth trends and projections in Maryland, policies for 
sensitive areas, managing growth in the state, and state and local 
roles and responses. For details, call 405-6330. 

New Study Looks at Prospects for 
State's Economic Recovery 

Because of its high concentration 
of jobs in the service' and finance 
industries, the state of Maryland is 
at something of a temporary disad- 
vantage as the nation begins to 
enter a period of recovery from the 

That is the assessment of 
Mahlon R. Straszheim, chair and 
professor of economics, and 
Lorraine Sullivan Monaco, an eco- 
nomics instructor, in "Prospects for 
Economic Recovery in Maryland 
and Their Fiscal Consequences," the 
most recent in a series of working 
papers on the state's economy. 

The U.S. economy is in the late 
stages of a recession and will enter 
a period of recovery in coming 
months, the two economists 
believe. But the strength of this 
recovery remains uncertain because 
of continuing bank capital short- 
ages that are restricting the avail- 
ability of credit. 

"Employment in services, 
finance, retailing, and construction 
in Maryland will increase gradually 
through 1992," they say. "Mary- 

land's economy will grow faster 
than the nation in 1993." 

All regions in the state have 
been affected by the recession. 
Most notable has been Montgom- 
ery County where the period of 
rapid growth in the 1980s has been 
reversed and employment is grow- 
ing less rapidly than in either the 
state or neighboring Prince 
George's County. The economists 
say the collapse in real estate and 
construction has contributed to a 
sharp decline in business service 
employment and while taxable 
income of county residents grew 
only slightly last year. 

Throughout the country, as 
slower economic growth reduces 
revenue growth faster than expens- 
es can be cut, state and local gov- 
ernment budget deficits are on the 
rise. Maryland's deficit for fiscal 
year 1992, the economists predict, 
will approach half a billion dollars 
and will require large expenditure 
cutbacks or more tax revenues. 
Unless such measures are taken, 
the state will confront an even larg- 

er deficit in fiscal year 1993 even in 
a period of economic recovery. 

Declining retail sales and use tax 
revenues are one factor contribut- 
ing to the state's slower revenue 
growth. Since services are largely 
untaxed, this tax base is gradually 
eroding over time. The recession 
has adversely affected Maryland's 
income tax receipts. 

"Because state and local income 
taxes are a deductible expense on 
federal taxes for those itemizing 
deductions, a portion of any 
increase in state or local income 
taxes would be 'exported' (impli- 
citly borne by federal tax payers)," 
Straszheim and Monaco say. "This 
argues for increasing income taxes 
in the State." 

Tom Otwell 

Diminishing a Dream: 

The Budget Crisis Chronolgy 

The following is a brief history of 
the budget crisis as it developed 
at College Park. 


April: $192 million appropriated 
in state-supported general funds 
for College Park in fiscal year 1989. 

July: College Park designated as 
the state's flagship university by 
the Higher Education Reorganiza- 
tion Act. With this designation. 
College Park was mandated by the 
state to become one of the top 
public universities in the nation 
within five years. To support its 
flagship status, the university 
crafted a $150 million Enhancement 
Plan that assumed $100 million in 
additional state support. 


April: $225 million appropriated 
in state-supported general funds 
for College Park for fiscal year 



January: Governor Schaefer 
recommends $251 million in fund- 
ing for College Park for fiscal year 

April: $243 million actually appro- 
priated for College Park for fiscal 
year 1991. 

August: Governor Schaefer 
announces a projected state budget 
deficit in state revenues of $150-200 
million for fiscal year 1991. 

September In the first of a series 
of devastating budget cutbacks. 
College Park forced to return $15 
million of $243 million state appro- 
priations in the current (fiscal year 
1991) budget. 

December: College Park hit with 
an additional $6 million cut from 
the current (fiscal year 1991) 


April: Fiscal year 1992 appropria- 
tion of $216 million in general 
funds is made to College Park. 

May: A further reduction of $1 
million in College Park's current 
(fiscal year 1991) budget is made. 

July: Forty-hour work week with- 
out additional compensation im- 
posed on all state employees, 
including College Park classified 
and associate staff. 

August: $8.5 million cut from fis- 
cal year 1992 budget for College 
Park. College Park imposes special, 
one-time 15 percent tuition sur- 
charge for next spring. Furlough 
days for December 1991 and Janu- 

ary 1992 imposed on faculty, staff 
and administrators earning more 
than $25,000. 

September: An additional fiscal 
year 1992 budget cut of $4.3 million 
is made. The university Board of 
Regents approves limited fiscal 
year 1993 budget in view of state- 
estimated $700 million shortfall. 
Included in budget is a 1 5 percent 
tuition increase to help offset gen- 
eral funds erosion. 

October; Employee layoffs begin. 

October 31: About 1,500 students, 
staff and faculty stage campus rally 
to protest budget cuts. 

November 25: Budget Education 
Day. The College Park campus will 
host a series of teach-ins, a noon 
rally, and classroom discussions 
centering on the effects of the state 
budget cuts on the flagship cam- 
pus. A possible march on Annapol- 
is will be discussed. 


January 8: State legislature con- 
venes to review Governor's 1993 

NOVEMBER 11, 1991 



Scholarship for Adult Women 

A scholarship fund for adult women is now available through 
the Returning Students Program. To qualify for a scholarship, 
provided by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, women 
must be 25 years or older, admitted as full or part-time under- 
graduate students at the university day school for Spring 1992, and 
have demonstrated academic ability and commitment to education- 
al goals by having completed at least half of the credits necessary 
for degrees by Nov. 15. For more information, call 314-7693. Dead- 
line for applications is Nov. 15. 

Refusing to Lead Disappointed Lives 

Robert Griffith 

On Oct 17 Robert Griffith, dean 
of Arts and Humanities, wrote a 
letter to the faculty and staff in 
his college outlining some of the 
steps he was taking to cope with 
the effects of the on-going budget 
reductions. He ended his letter 
with the following reflections: 

...What can we do? Above all, we 
need energy, good ideas, patience 
and good humor. These are very 
difficult times and we need to be 
extremely sensitive to all the mem- 
bers of our campus community. I 
hope that you will join your chairs 
and scheduling officers in trying to 
ameliorate the very worst of our 
enrollment problems. I remain con- 
vinced that if we can sustain our- 
selves and our institution over the 
next twelve to eighteen months, we 
will then be in a position to begin 
recovering from the events of the 
past year. As I told the Faculty 
Assembly several weeks ago: 

"We must to the very best of our 
abilities sustain our commitment to 
the education of our students and 
to the advancement of scholarship 
and creative activity. This is the 
core of our enterprise, the great 

and good work with which we are 
charged as teachers and as 

"We must continue, too, the dif- 
ficult tasks of self-government, of 
making those very hard choices 
that will shape the future of our 
campus. We must act. But in so 
acting we must also be mindful of 
both our ends and our means; of 
both our goals and how we seek to 
achieve them. Two years from 
now, as we look about the campus, 
we must take pride not only in the 
quality of our institution, but also 
in the manner in which we have 
preserved that quality. We must 
make hard decisions, but we must 
do so in ways that sustain our 
community, our sense of obligation 
to one another, our sense of com- 
mon purpose. 

"Finally, we must join with stu- 
dents and parents and alumni in 
seeking to rally support for public 
higher education throughout our 
state. We must respect the interests 
of others — of faculty and students 
on other campuses in our system, 
of those who work at or benefit 
from other important state agen- 

cies, of tax payers who will be 
asked to reach deeper into their 
pockets to sustain state services, of 
legislators who are faced with ter- 
ribly difficulty choices. Indeed, we 
must respect all of the diverse 
interests that comprise our com- 
monwealth. But we must also make 
clear the heavy price that faculty 
staff and students and their famil- 
ies have already paid to sustain 
this university, and, even more im- 
portantly, the stake that all of the 
citizens of our state have in our 

"If we remain constant to our 
fundamental goals as teachers and 
scholars, if we continue the wise 
exercise of self-government, if we 
reach outside of our classrooms 
and offices to connect with the 
hopes and aspirations of citizens 
throughout our state, if through 
our refusal to lead disappointed 
lives we can sustain our campus in 
these hard times, then the Univer- 
sity of Maryland at College Park 
will indeed remain a university of 
which we are all truly proud." 

Miller Writes Letter to Governor on 
Behalf of Campus Senate 

On October 17, the Campus Sen- 
ate unanimously voted to direct 
its chair, chemistry professor 
Gerald R. Miller, to write to Gov- 
ernor Schaefer and each member 
of the General Assembly about 
the fiscal crisis at College Park. 
The following are excerpts from 
his October 29 letter. 

The $40,000,000 of cuts in State 
support since August 1990 have 
had a very serious impact on the 
teaching, research and public ser- 
vice programs of the University. 
We urge you as forcefully as we 
can to take a vigorous leadership 
role in solving the fiscal crisis in 
the State and in restoring the bud- 
get of the University of Maryland 
at College Park. You and the mem- 
bers of the Genera] Assembly 
showed vision and great commit- 
ment to public higher education in 
the 1988 Reorganization. It is criti- 
cal to the education of Maryland's 
citizens and to the economic devel- 
opment and well-being of the State 
that you and the General Assembly 
find a way to restore the funding 
to the University of Maryland at 
College Park and to fulfill the com- 
mitment to raise State support for 
the flagship campus to the level of 
our peer universities. 

There is an enormous amount of 
anger, frustration, and dismay on 
the part of College Park faculty, 
staff, and students resulting from: 

• the layoffs of 67 staff em- 

• the pay freeze for all em- 

• the uncompensated increase in 
the work week for many staff 


• the large cuts in the operating 
budgets of our academic and 
administrative units, 

• the 15% tuition surcharge for 
the spring 1992 semester, 

• the 17% tuition surcharge for 
the 1992-93 academic year, 

• the cancellation of many 
course offerings and the conse- 
quent elimination of thousands of 
course seats, 

• the reduction in the purchase 
of research equipment and sup- 

■ the curtailment of the pur- 
chase of books and periodicals by 
the library, 

• the reduction of the staffing of 
the library, and 

• the likelihood that the library 
will have to be closed earlier each 

We are convinced that excellent 
higher education is the key to bet- 
ter schools and communities, stron- 
ger businesses and industries, and 
a better quality of life for the citi- 
zens of Maryland. Many faculty 
and staff members have devoted 
their entire professional lives to 
improving the University to sup- 
port those goals. Budget cuts are 
eroding that hard won quality.... 

The current generation of stu- 
dents is the seed corn of our future 
society. If our universities are 
healthy, these students will be 
nourished here and will grow, and 
Maryland will prosper. If our uni- 
versities are kept on a starvation 
diet, some students will remain, 
and receive a second-rate educa- 
tion, while others will leave for a 
university elsewhere, never, in all 

Gerald Miller, Chair of Campus Senate 

likelihood, to return to live and 
work in Maryland. In the near 
term, the State can save some 
money by short-changing the Uni- 
versity of Maryland at College 
Park, but the consequences will be 
to ensure a short-changed fu ture 
for the people and the economy of 
Maryland. Earing the seed com 
may ease the immediate hunger, 
but it will surely bring famine. 

The citizens of Maryland, the 
present and future College Park 
students, and the talented faculty 
and staff of the University need 
your leadership to solve the fiscal 
crisis of the State and your total 
commitment to restore the full 
funding of the University of Mary- 
land at College Park. We are deter- 
mined to bring every possible pres- 
sure to bear on our entire elected 
government to address these prob- 
lems quickly and effectively. 


NOVEMBER 11, 1991 

CIDCM Brown -Bag Seminars 

The Center for International Development and Conflict Manage- 
ment (CIDCM) will host brown-bag seminars on December 10 and 
January 28 in the CIDCM Conference Room on the second floor of 
the Mill Building at 12:30 p.m. On Dec. 10 Nancie Gonzalez will 
talk about "Ethnicity, Development and Human Rights in Guate- 
mala" and on Jan. 28 Ted Gurr will speak on "Protest, Rebellion 
and Reform: The Resolution of Ethnic Conflicts in Western Demo- 
cracies." Bring your lunch and CIDCM will provide beverage and 
dessert. For more information call 314-7704. 

President's Opinion Appears in Washington Post 

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William E. Kirwan 

They're Killing 
Our Dreams 

Since 1990, the University of Maryland at College Park has suffered 
devastating budget reductions. From a 1991 base of $242.7 million in state 
support, College Park has received a series of cuts now totaling $39,4 
million. And we must prepare a 1993 budget that will reduce that total at 
least another $4.3 million. The accumulated effect will be a reduction of 
more than 18 percent from the 1991 base. In response, the campus, like 
other universities in the system, has increased the tuition at double-digit 
rates, furloughed employees— including faculty and administrators— and 
initiated a program of staff layoffs. 

What is being swept away by these cuts is a dream that was on the verge of 
becoming a reality. In 1988, Gov. William Donald Schaefer and the General 
Assembly launched a bold initiative to elevate the quality of the state's higher 
education institutions. Included in their grand design was a vision of the 
College Park campus as the state's Qagship university with "programs and 
faculty nationally and internationally renowned for the quality of their 
scholarship," an institution that admits "highly qualified students who have 
academic profiles that suggest exceptional ability," 

In developing the legislation to reorganize the state's system of higher 
education, the governor and the General Assembly clearly expected that 
College Park would serve as the magnet to keep the brightest students from 
leaving the state for education elsewhere; that College Park would be an 

intellectual re- 
source that 
could help the 
state and region 
spawn economic 
growth; that 
College Park 
would be a place 
of intellectual 
ferment and ex- 
citement pro- 
ducing out- 
standing leaders 
for the state and 
the nation. 

College Park 
is poised to ful- 
fill these ambi- 
tious goals. 
Steady progress 
over several de- 
cades has re- 
sulted in a uni- 
versity of high 
quality with a dozen or more nationally eminent programs. The new resources 
committed by the state as a result of the 1988 legislation accelerated the rate 
of progress dramatically. The campus has made a series of exceptional faculty 
appointments— six members of the National Academy of Sciences in the past 

two years and scores of renowned scholars in the arts and humanities and in 
the professional schools. The colleges of journalism, Engineering and Business 
and Management and the School of Public Affairs have made the lists of the 
nation's best. The campus has become one of the country's top recipients ol 
federal funds for research, with grants in excess of $110 million a year. 
Average SAT scores for entering students have jumped a hundred points. 
Clearly, the state's vision for College Park is within grasp, but the crippling 
budget reductions now threaten to put the goal beyond our reach indefinitely. 

The damage done wul not be just a matter of a setback for a year or two 
during tough times, or the loss of a few outstanding scholars or the inability to 
offer talented entering undergraduate classes the education they deserve. 
Excellence in a university builds slowly, inexorably, incrementally over the 
years with steadily improving faculty appointments, carefully developed and 
maintained research facilities and constantly reaffirmed high standards for 
undergraduate and graduate education. The magnitude of the budget cuts 
threatem, to destroy the foundation for excellence that helped UMCP reach its 
current position. We are on the verge of losing some of our best faculty. If this 
happens, the brightest students will follow. Simply put, outstanding faculty and 
students will seek academic homes in slates where educational quality is a 
priority. The process of building both the reahty and the perception of public 
higher education in Maryland will have to begin anew, and it will take a decade 
or more before the university is again in a position to achieve the level of 
quality envisioned in the 1988 Higher Education Reorganization Act. 

Who are the losers if this distressing scenario is played oul? The 
distinguished faculty who have come to College Park? Not really. They will be 
welcomed at other universities. Indeed, offers are already pouring in. After a 
brief period of disruption, they will bring their talents to bear for the benefit of 
other regions of the United States. 

The real losers include the talented students — now and in the future — who 
graduate from Maryland's high schools, and their parents. With increasing 
numbers they wiU feel the necessity to seek significantly more expensive 
education in other states. 

The losers also will include the citizens of the state and the region. A 
first-rank research university is of inestimable value in economic development. 
Already, technology transfer, generated by College Park's Engineering 
Research Center and its Michael thngman Center for Entrepreneurship, is 
having an important impact throughout the mid- Atlantic region. A recent 
specific example of our impact is the designation of College Park by NASA as 
the site for one of two national centers for the commercialization of space 
telecommunications. This award offers the region a real opportunity to 
become the lrcus (or telecommunication technology in America, just as the 
region around Stanford University is the nation's center for the computer 

College Park is the only university in the region and, with Johns Hopkins, 
one of only two universities in Maryland to be elected to membership in the 
prestigious Association of American Universities. It has been an important 
resource for the intellectual and economic vitality of Maryland and metropol- 
itan Washington. Increasingly, it is becoming a school of choice for many of 
Maryland's and the region's brightest students. To protect its quality, the 
campus is eliminating a half-dozen or more programs of lower priority and 
transfering funds to its programs of excellence, a step almost unprecedented 
in American higher education. It is consolidating many administrative units and 
eliminating others. But these steps are not sufficient to compensate for a 
reduction of almost 20 percent in general fund support. Without a significant 
restoration of these funds, the dreams ol 1988 — on the verge of becoming 
reality — will fade. If so. the state, the region and the future generations of 
talented students will be the poorer. 

The writer is president of the University of Maryland at College Park. 

Students Mount Rally: "No More Empty Promises 

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Student Government Association 
Paul Carlson exhorts some of the 
1,500 students, faculty and staff 
members taking part in a rally 
October 31 to protest the massive 
cuts in the university's budget. The 
rally, which began at noon in front 
of the Stamp Student Union, fea- 
tured a wide range of speakers 
including graduate and undergrad- 
uate students, classified and associ- 
ate staff, faculty and alumni. 

Rally leaders urged the mem- 
bers of the entire campus commu- 
nity to call and write their state 
legislators and the governor to pro- 

test further budget cuts and 
demand restoration of funding to 
the university. The Campus 
Senate's petition calling on the the 
university's Board of Regents "to 
mount a very vigorous, visible, and 
well -coordinated public campaign 
in Annapolis and across Maryland 
for the restoration of the State's 
financial support for the University 
of Maryland System" was circulat- 
ed for signatures. 

NOVEMBER 11, 1991 

User Interface is Topic of Nationally Televised Broadcast 

Four leaders in the field, including Ben Shneiderman, professor 
of computer science and head of the Human -Computer Interaction 
Laboratory, will offer their perspectives on why the user interface 
is a central focus for expanding applications of computers in 
business, education, the home and elsewhere during "User Inter- 
face Strategies '92," a live satellite television broadcast Dec. 1 2 from 
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium will be broadcast live from the 
university's Instructional Television System to a nationwide 

Midsummer Night's Dream Opens Nov. 14 

"Fairyland can be anything we 
want it to be," says Kate Ufema, 
director of a Midsummer Night's 
Dream, opening Nov. 14 at Univer- 
sity Theatre. "The fact that no one 
has ever been to fairyland opens 
up all kinds of doors for directors 
and designers," she says. 

Ufema's fairyland is a fantastic, 
magical world where invisible fair- 
ies get around on rollerblades and 
interact with mortals much more 
frequently than in traditional pro- 
ductions of this Shakespeare play. 
"I cannot imagine fairies who do 
not roll or fly or do something dif- 
ferent than mortals," Ufema says. 

The fairies even dance on roller- 
blades, and student composer Rob 
Head, a Francis Scott Key scholar 
currently in his junior year, pro- 
duced an original score for these 
unusual and enchanting scenes. 

But rollerblades aren't the only 
thing different about this produc- 
tion. According to Ufema, audienc- 
es may initially be upset when they 
are unable to "get a grip" on time 
and place. Costumes certainly 
won't provide a clue to time — 
Ufema refers to the costuming as 
"all mixed up." Anything goes and 
everything from capes to crowns to 
miniskirts is what audiences will 
sec. And place? All action takes 

Original Dances 
Highlight Fall Concert 

Original works by three faculty 
members will be showcased Nov. 
19-22 when the Department of 
Dance presents its annual Faculty 
Dance: In Concert. Featured will be 
original choreography by Anne 
Warren, Larry Warren and Alvin 

Four dance students and one 
graduate, along with a score by 
Hovhaness, complement Anne 
Warren's work. Titled Stir of Echoes, 
the work evokes an "inner mood" 
rather through movement imagery, 
says Warren. 

Fantasies put in motion by items 
on display at a yard sale form the 
basis for Larry Warren's work, 
appropriately titled Yard Sale. 
Twelve faculty and students, along 
with music from composers 
Moondog, George Crumb and 
Brian Eno, round out Warren's 

In Mayes' work, a company of 
12 faculty and students perform 
Allegro Brilliante to an original score 
using jazz and classical idioms 
composed by faculty member Isiah 
Johnson. The "joyous, playful, very 
bright dance," explores different 
ways for duets, trios and quartets 
to interact, says Mayes. 

For the past eight years, the 
dance department has presented 
this concert to showcase the cre- 
ative works of the dance faculty, 
according to department chair 
Alcine Wittz. All performances will 
be held at 8 p.m. in the Dorothy 
Madden Studio /Theatre. General 
admission is $8; student admission 
is $5. 

lara-Beih Conolly and Terry Logan practice 

place in a "magical" wood outside 
Athens — though whether that's 
Athens in Georgia, Athens in 
Greece or Athens somewhere 
else — remains unclear throughout. 
Despite her prediction of initial 
upset, Ufema hopes and believes 
that audiences will be "delighted." 
Choreographer Tracy Flint, figure 
skating coach Terry Logan, stunt 
skating coach Ben Howard, dance 
captain Jenni Blong, vocal coach 
Kate DeVore, costume designer 

rollerblade dancing. 

Helen Huang, set designer Laura 
Stowe, lighting director Dan 
Wagner, technical designer David 
Kriebs, and special effects director 
Bill Brandwein are all adding their 
talents to see that delight is indeed 
the final outcome. 

Performances will be held in 
Tawes Theatre at 8 p.m. on Nov. 
14-16 and 21-23, and at 2 p.m. on 
Nov. 17. General admission is $8; 
student and senior citizen 
admission is $6. 

Women's Studies Program Presents 
Research Forum 

UMCF's Women's Studies Pro- 
gram will present its annual 
Research Forum on Friday, Novem- 
ber 15. The focus of this year's 
forum, according to Melissa 
Gregory, Women's Studies Pro- 
gram instructor and program co- 
ordinator, is the intersection of 
women's studies, gay and lesbian 
studies, the new men's studies, and 
ethnic studies. Of particular interest 
during this year's forum is the 
impact of gender and sexuality on 
women's and men's lives in differ- 
ent racial and ethnic groups in var- 
ious social classes and in a variety 
of social settings, says Gregory. 

Six presentations are tentatively 
scheduled. Lee Bridget t, lecturer in 
the School of Public Affairs, will 
present "Social, Economic and Poli- 
tical issues in Understanding Labor 
Market Discrimination Against Les- 
bians and Gay Men." 

"What I Am/Who We Are: An 
Inclusive Model of Lesbian Identity 
Divelopment," is the topic of the 
paper to be presented by Ruth 
Sassinger and Susan McCarn, 
department of Counseling and Per- 
sonnel Services. 

Sandra Patton, American Studies 
and Women's Studies, will present 
"Adoption and Ideological 'Repro- 
duction:' The Construction of Race, 
Class, Sexuality and Gender in U.S. 
Adoption, 1945-1965." 

Natasha Saje, a College Park 
Ph.D. candidate in English, will 
read poetry focusing on gender 
and sexuality. Titles of some of her 
works include "Cake Walk," "Appe- 
tites," "Dress Code," and "Reading 

"Representation as a Gendered 
Issue — From a Chinese Woman's 
Perspective," will be presented by 
Dali Tan, UMCP comparative liter- 
ature program. 

And Dabrina Taylor, American 
Studies, will present "Heterosex- 
ually Monogamous by Design: 
Princess Paradigms and the Cin- 
ema of Audrey Hepburn." 

A call for papers was made both 
on and off campus. Sixteen papers 
were received. "All the papers were 
of high quality, so it was a hard 
decision to make," says Gregory. 

The forum will be held in Marie 
Mount Hall's Maryland Room and 
will begin with refreshments at 3:30 
p.m. Papers will be presented from 
4-9 p.m., with a dinner break from 
6-7 p.m. The forum is free and 
open to the public. 

RTVF Receives S3, 000 
Eastman Kodak Grant 

A $3,000 grant from Eastman 
Kodak has been awarded to the 
Department of Radio- Television- 
Film. The grant, in the form of des- 
ignated Eastman Camera Film 
stock, is part of a "series of educa- 
tional initiatives designed to help 
nurture, along with the educator, 
the future generation of film- 
makers," according to a letter from 
Eastman Kodak to Robert Kolker, 
department chair. 

The grant is being used to sup- 
port student films, according to 
Kolker. The department is offering 
two film production courses this 




NOVEMBER 11, 1991 

New Asian Association Elects First Officers 

The Asian Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students Association, 
which was formed in April, has just elected its first officers. The 
new officers are: Bonnie Oh (Undergraduate Studies), president; 
Gloria Bouis (Human Relations), vice president; Surya Kaul (Arts 
and Humanities), secretary; and Patty Summers (Materials and 
Nuclear Engineering) and Shiv Goyal (Cost Accounting), co- 
treasurers. The association's next meeting will be Nov. 14 from 
12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Dean's Conference Room, 1102 Francis Scott 
Key Hall. For information call Surya Kaul at 405-2090. 

From left: Shiv Goyal, Bonnie Oh, Surya Kaul, and 
(top) Gloria Bouis. Not pictured: Patty Summers. 

Diversity Week Calendar 


Ongoing Events: 

For up-to-date audex information 
about Diversity Week events, call 

Interpreters for events are avail- 
able on request. Cali 314-7683 


An* Exhibit: "South African Mail: 
Message from Inside," 400 works 
from over 200 South African 
women of all races Mon.-Thurs 
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-4 
p.m., Sat. 11 Sat. 11 a.m. -6 p.m.. 
Parent's Association Gallery, 
Stamp Union. 

Cultural Resource Exhibit: 

"The African Diaspora," Prince 
George's Room, Stamp Union. 

World Films Presentation: A 

selection of films examining cul- 
tural experiences from around 
the world, at approximately 5, 7, 
and 9 p.m. each week day, Hoff 
Theater. Stamp Union; for 
features and times call 405- 


Diversity Week Opening 
Ceremony and Keynote 
Address: Cyril Ponnamperuma, 
speaker, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; music 
and dance by student groups; 
light refreshments; Grand Ball- 
room Lounge, Stamp Union; will 
be sign interpreted. 

Art Exhibit Opening: "South 

African Mail: Messages From 
Inside," 1:30-3:30 p.m.: in con- 
junction with a cultural resource 
exhibit on the African diaspora in 
the Prince George's Room; both 
exhibits will be open until 6 p.m.; 
Parent's Association Art Gallery. 

World Music Performance: 
T8A. 1:30-2:30 p.m.. Parent's 
Association Gallery, Stamp 


Panel Presentation: 'Inter-Cul- 
tural Dating and Relationships: 
Embracing a Common Ground," 

3-4:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom 
Lounge, Stamp Union. 

March for Unity and Diversity: 
6:30-9:30 p.m. from Chapel steps 
to Stamp Union for presentations 
and entertainment. 

Chinese Film Presentation: 

sponsored by the Chinese Stu- 
dent Association. 7-9:30 p.m.. 
Hoff Theater, Stamp Union; call 
314-HOFF for info. 


Equity Council Conference IV: 
"Creating and Maintaining a Mul- 
ticultural Community," 8:30 a.m-1 
p.m., Stamp Union; Raymond 
Johnson, keynote speaker; work- 
shops on sexual harassment, 
faculty hiring and retention, 
people with disabilities, classroom 
climate and curriculum transfor- 
mation. Call Gladys Brown at 5- 
2838 for info. 

Cross-Cuttural Communication 

Workshop: an experiential 
workshop designee to help stu- 
dents communicate more effec- 
tively. 9 a,m.-12 noon. 2146 
Stamp Union. 

Lunch with World Music I: 
John Jackson, Piedmont Blues 
guitarist, 12 noon-1 p.m.. Par- 
ent's Association Gallery, Stamp 

Panel Presentation: 'Hidden 
Minorities: Understanding the 
Deaf Culture and Those with 
Physical and Learning Disabili- 
ties," 3-4:30 p.m.. Grand Ball- 
room Lounge, Stamp Union; will 
be sign interpreted. 

World Film Presentations: 5, 7 
and 9 p.m., Hoff Theater Stamp 
Union; call 314-HOFF for details," 

Religious Diversity Panel: 
panelists from Native American, 
Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Moslem, 

Christian and Wicca religious 
communities; sponsored by 
United Campus Ministry, 7:15-9 
p.m., Dorchester International 


Workshop: 'Making White Cul- 
ture Visible to White People: An 
Exploration of White People's Ra- 
cial Identity," 9:30 a.m.-12:30 
p.m., Room 1137 Stamp Union: 
limited to 25 students, pre-regis- 
ter at SUPC programming office 
or by calling 314-9495. 

Issues and Answers Luncheon: 
"Feast of Knowledge: Historic 
Perspectives on the Discovery of 
America," Dr. Godoy, Argentine 
historian; 12 noon-1:30 p.m.. dis- 
cussion and free lunch; limited to 
25 students; pre-register at the 
SUPC programming office or by 
calling 314-8495. 

Lunch with World Music II: 
TBA, 12 noon-1 p.m., Parent's 
Association Gallery, Stamp 

Videoconlerence: "Diversity in 
Higher Education: Can We Meet 
the Challenge?" produced by 
Black Issues in Higher Education; 
1-3 p.m., Grand Ballroom 
Lounge. Stamp Union, 

World Films Presentation: 2 

and 4 p.m., Hoff Theater, Slamp 
Union; call 314-HOFF for info." 

Panel Presentation; The 
Making of United States History: 
There's More Than One Perspec- 
tive," 3:15-4:45j).m., Grand Bali- 
room Lounge, Stamp Union. Will 
be sign interpreted. 

Multicultural Thanksgiving Din- 
ner: 4;30-7 p.m., South Campus 
Dining Hall.' 

Film Presentation: Boyz'n the 
Hood, 5 and 8 p.m., Hoff 
Theater; call 314-HOFF for info.* 

Book Signing and Reading: 

John Wide man, author of Phila- 
delphia Fire, University Book 
Center, Stamp Union. 

Cultural Dance Class/Party: 

learn a variety of cultural and 
ethnic dances in a relaxed atmo- 

sphere, 7-10 p.m., Room 211 1 
Stamp Union, 

Open Forum Discussion: 
"Race Relations," 7:30-10 p.m., 
Dorchester International House 
Basement Lounge; student- 
focused, but all are welcome. 


Cross-Cultural Simulation 
Workshop for Staff: Cross-cul- 
tural simulation game designed 
to help participants develop 
cross-cultural communication 
skills, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Room 
1137, Stamp Union. 

Lunch with World Music III: 
Marty Good Bear, Plains Indian 
flute, 12 noon-1 p.m., Parent's 
Association Gallery, Stamp 

International Forum Series: 
"Living in a Diverse Community: 
Creating a Common Ground," a 
faculty panel will present African- 
American, Asian, Native Ameri- 
can and Middle Eastern views 
about diversity, sponsored by 
United Campus Ministry, 12 
noon-2 p.m., Room 1143 Stamp 

Improvisations by Erasable Ink: 
A presentation by the student irrv 
provisatonal comedy group about 
diversity, 12:30-1:30 p.m.. Atrium, 
Stamp Union, 

World Film Presentation: 2 
and 4 p.m., Hoff Theater; call 
314-HOFF for into.' 

Panel Presentation: "Creating 
Cultural Visibility: A Discussion 
of the Impact of the Civil Rights, 
Women's, and Gay and Lesbian 
Movements," 3-4:30 p.m., Grand 
Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Union; 
will be sign interpreted. 

International Coffee Hour: an 
opportunity to meet with interna- 
tional students; light refresh- 
ments; 3-4:30 p.m., Dorchester 
International House Basement 

Center lor Teaching Excellence 

Presentation: "Enhancing Multi- 
cultural and Diversity Dimensions 
in College Teaching," Reports 
from the Summer 1991 Curricu- 
lum Transformation Project, 
Thinking about Race and Gen- 
der," will be presented and dis- 
cussed: 3-5 p.m.. Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount Hall. 

International Student Council 
Annual International Night: 
cultural entertainment, dance, 
music and food from around the 
world; 7-10 p.m. $3 entrance fee; 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Union.' 

Film Presentation: Boyz'n the 
Hood, 8 and 10 p.m., Hoff 
Theater, Stamp Union; call 314- 
HOFF for info.' 


Lunch with World Music IV: 
Jose Pena, Sahadoran Nuevo 
Cancion. 12 noon-1 p.m.. Par- 
ent's Association Gallery, Stamp 

International House Open 
House: tours conducted by resi- 
dents, 2-5 p.m., Dorchester Inter- 
national House 

World Film Presentation: 5 

p.m.. Hoff Theater. Stamp Union; 
call 314-HOFF for info.* 

Annual Chinese Cultural Night: 
a night of Chinese culture spon- 
sored by the Chinese Student 
Association, 7-10 p.m., Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Union, 

Film Presentation: Boyz'n the 
Hood, 8 and 10 p.m., Hoff 
Theater: call 314-HOFF for info,' 


Children's Video Presentation: 

"Captain Planet and the 
Planeteers" award-winning car- 
toon on Hardee's 10 foot tv 
screen, for children age 3 and 
older. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Har- 
dee's, Stamp Union. 

There is a charge for this event. 
All others are free, 

Diversity Week '91 

Coordinated by the Office of 
Human Retatons Piograms 

Donating Organizations: 
Art Center 
College of Arts and 

Department of Campus Parking 
Language Center 
Maryland Awareness Coalition 
Maryland Fire and Rescue 
Office of Human Relations 

Office of the Vice President 

for Student Affairs 
SEE Review Board 
Student Union Program Council 
United Campus Ministry 
Women's Center 

Sponsoring Organizations; 
Adele H. Stamp Student Union 

Market Office 
Afro-American Studies Program 
Asian Faculty, Staff and 

Graduate Student 

Asian Student Union 
Black Faculty and Staff 

Campus Senate 
Center for Teaching 

Chinese Student Assjciation 
College of Behavioral 

and Social Sciences 
College of Business and 

College of Education 
Computer Science Center 
Concert Society at Maryland 
Department of Communication 

Disabled Student Service 
Dorchester International 

Greeks Advocating the Mature 

Management of Alcohol 
International Education 

Lesbian and Gay Staff 

and Faculty Association 
Maryland Gospel Choir 
Office of Minority Student 

Office of Undergraduate 

Parent's Association Art 

Department of Resident Life 
Sigma Gamma Rho 
Student Union Program Council 
University Book Center 
University Commuters 

University Honors Program 
University Police 


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Nov. 12 Academic Planning 
Advisory Committee (APAC) 
Open Hearing lor the College 
of Library and Information 
Services, concerning possible 
downsizing of the Library Science 
program and the relocation of the 
college, 1 1 a.m.-1 p.m., 0220 
Jimenez. Call 5-6820 for info. 

Nov. 13 Academic Planning 
Advisory Committee (APAc) 
Open Hearing tor the 

Department of Radio, 
Television and Rim, concerning 
possible elimination of the 
department, 2-4 p.m., 0102 
Francis Scott Key. Call 5-6820 
for info. 

Nov. 18 Academic Planning 
Advisory Committee (APAC) 
Open Hearing for the Housing 
and Design Program, 
concerning possible elimination 
of the department, 2-4 p.m., 
1 120 South Campus Surge Bldg. 
Call 5-6820 for into. 

Graduate School Launches Distinguished Lecturer Series 

The Graduate School will launch its 1991-1992 Distinguished 
Lecturer Series, titled "Discovery," on November 20. The series will 
begin with Vera Rubin, an astronomer with the Department of 
Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Her 
lecture, "What Hubble Didn't Know About the Universe," will be 
held at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1240 of the Zoology-Psychology Build- 
ing. For more information, contact Jan Eckert at 405-1494. 

Coming Nov. 22: 

The world's leading specialists in Baroque music fill the Washington National Cathedral 
with glorious sacred music from the Age of Louis XIV on Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. 
Presented by the Concert Society at Maryland, Les Arts Florissants feature a 42-member 
ensemble, including complete period-instrument orchestra, vocal and instrumental 
soloists, and choir. Ticket prices are J1S-S22 standard admission, faculty and staff 10% 
discount, S1 2.S0-$20.50 seniors and $5 students. Call 403-4240 for info and reservations. 



AIDS Awareness Week: 

"Bridges to Understanding," Nov. 
11-17, featuring blood drive, food 
drive, comedy shew and other 
activities. Call 4-8495 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, The Art 
GaTery. Call 5-2763 lor info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "Molecular 
Biology of Pesticide Bacteria," 
Jeffery S. Karns, USDA-ARS. 
Beltsville, 4 p.m., D128B Holzap- 
fel, Call 5-4336 for info. 

Entomology Colloquium: "TBA," 
Peter Foilet, North Carolina State 
U., 4 p.m., 0200 Symons Hall. 
Call 5-391 1 for info. 

Computer Science at College 
Park Colloquium: 'Directions in 
Parallel Programming Systems 
Research," Lawrence Snyder, U. 
of Washington, 4 p.m., 0111 
Classroom Bldg. Call 5-2737 for 

Guarneri String Quartet Open 
Rehearsal, 7 p.m.. Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call 5-5548 for info. 


Employee Development Pro- 
gram: Effective Proofreading," 
Karen Smith, State of Maryland 
Employee Development Division, 
today and tomorrow, 9 a.m.-4 
p.m., Training Room, Administra- 
tive Services Bldg. Call 5-5651 
for info." 

Academic Planning Advisory 
Committee (APAC) Open Hear- 
ing for the College o! Library 
and Information Services, con- 
cerning possible downsizing of 
the Library Science program and 
the relocation of the cortege, 1 1 
a.m.-1 p.m., 0220 Jimenez. Call 
5-6820 for info. 

Ecology, Evolution and Behav- 
ior Colloquium: "Mixotropy and 
Pianktonic Ciliates," Diane 
Stoecker, Horn Point Lab, noon, 
1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 5*948 for 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
"Conversations About Teach- 
ing": TBA," 12:30-2 p.m., Mary- 
land Room, Marie Mount, Call 5- 
3154 for info. 

Geography "Brown Bag" Semi- 
nar: Sea Level Rise ana Envi- 
ronmental Refugees in Asia," 
Stephen Leatherman, Geography, 
12:30 p.m. (bring your luncn; 
drinks will be provided), 2nd 
floor. Mill Bldg. Call 5-1568 for 

Physics Colloquium: "C_: From 
Foot to Superconductivity. Arthur 
Hebard, Bell Laboratories, Murray 
Hill, NJ, 4 p.m.: lea. 3:30 p.m., 
1410 Physics. Call 5-5953 for 

Maryland Opera Studio with 
University Symphony Orches- 
tra: La Tragedie de Carmen, by 
Peter Brooks, 8 p.m., Pugliese 
Theatre. Call 5-5548 for info." 


Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 
The Measurement of Narcissistic 

Injury and Its Relation to Early 
Trauma, Psych opathology and 
Adjustment to College," Kathy 
Zaostny and Sue Styler, Counsel- 
ing Center, noon-1 p.m., 0106- 
0114 Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 for 

Pre-Medical Society Tenth 

Annual Health Professions 
Symposium, 12-5 p.m., Grand 
Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 
Call 864-7642 for info. 

Academic Planning Advisory 
Committee (APAC) Open Hear- 
ing for the Department of 
Radio, Television and Film, 

concerning possible elimination of 
the department, 2-4 p.m., 0102 
Francis Scott Key. Call 5-6820 
for info. 

French and Italian Film Show- 
ing: Les Memoires de Bindute 
Da, 1990 and Le Prince Char- 
mant, 5:30 p.m., Reception Hall, 
St. Mary's Language House. Call 
5-4024 for info. 


Systems Research Center Col- 
loquium: "Challenges in Manu- 
facturing Submicron, Ultra- Large 
Scale Integrated Circuits," 
Richard B. Fair, Duke U.. 3-4 
p.m., 1100 rTV BWg. Call S6632 
for info. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Exper- 
iments with a Global Ocean Mod- 
el," Paul Schopf, NASA/GSFC, 
3:30 p.m.. 21 14 Computer and 
Space Sciences; refreshments. 3 
p.m. Call 5-5392 for info. 

Committee on the History end 
Philosophy of Science Collo- 
quium: Newton's Last Aether," 
Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs, U. of 
California at Davis, 4 p.m.. 0201 
Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call 5-5691 for info. 

University Theatre: A Midsumm- 
er /tights Dream. Nov. 14-16 
and 21-23 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 17 at 
2 p.m.. Tawes Theatre. $8 stan- 
dard admission; $6 students and 
seniors. Call 5-2201 for info.' 

Maryland Opera Studio with 
University Symphony Orches- 
tra: La Tragedie de Carmen, by 
Peter Brooks, 8 p.m., Pugliese 
Theatre. Call 5-5548 for info." 


World Future Research Society 
First Annual Conference: "A 

Stitch in Time: Applying 
Tomorrow's Solutions to Today's 
Problems." today- Nov, 17. Atrium, 
Stamp Student Union. Call 422- 
8266 for info." 

Center for International Secur- 
ity Studies at Maryland 
(CISSM) Symposium: The 
Unexpected Europe and Its 
Implications for the United 
States," 8:30 a,m.-4p.m.. Center 
of Adult Education. Call 5-4772 
for info." 

Curriculum and Instruction Col- 
loquium: "Reading Reading 
Assessment: The Effective Com- 
munication of Knowledge About 
Student Literacy," Peter 
Afflerbach, 11:30 a.m., 1121 Ben- 
jamin, Call 5-3324 for into. 

AAUW and University Club 
Published Women's Luncheon: 

Eugenie Clark, Zoology, includes 
book signing for Deserf Beneath 
the Sea. noon-1 p.m., Rossbor- 
ough Inn. Call 4-8013 for info." 

Mental Health Service Lunch 'n 
Learn Seminar: "Near -Death 
Experrences as Transformational 
Crisis." Pythia Peay, free-lance 
journalist. 1-2 p.m., 3100E Health 
Center. Call 4-8106 tor info. 

First National Bank of Mary- 
land Research Colloquium in 
Finance: "Capital Structijre and 
Design Management Compensa- 
tion, Dilip Madan and Lemma 
Senbet, 1-2:30 p.m., 2102 Tyd- 
ings. Call 5-2256 for into. 

Campus Recreation Services 
Intramural Weightlifling Weigh- 
in, 2-4:30 p.m„ 01 02 Health and 
Human Performance. Call 4-721 7 
for info. 

Geology and Chemistry Semi- 
nar: "Compound- Specific Isotopic 
Analysis: A New Tool for Bio- 
geochemistry," Katherine 
Freeman, Penn State, 3 p.m., 
1325 Chemistry. Call 5-1875 for 

Mathematics Colloquium: 'New 
Points of View of Non-Linear Dif- 
ferential Equations." Victor P. 
Maslov, Pennsylvania State U. 
and Academy of the Sciences of 
the USSR, 3 p.m.. 3206 Mathe- 
matics. Call 5-5152 for info, 

Women's Studies Annual 
Research Forum: "Gender and 
Sexuality: Feminist Perspectives." 
3:30-9 p.m., Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount. Call 5-6877 for 

Campus Club "Dinner and 
Shakespeare," dinner. 6-7:30 
p.m., to precede A Midsummer 
Night's Dream at 8 p.m., $25 per 
person ($17 for dinner only), 
Rossborough Inn. Call 4-8015 for 

University Theatre: A Midsum- 
mer Night's Dream, 8 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre. See Nov. 14 for 


AIDS Awareness Week Com- 
edy Showcase: "Dare to Care," 
featuring James Carrey, Kevin 
Meany and BertJce Berry 8 p.m., 
Hoff Theater. Call 5-3356 for 

University Theatre: A Midsum- 
mer Nights Dream. 8 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre. See Nov. 14 for 

Maryland Opera Studio with 
University Symphony Orches- 
tra: La Tragedie de Carmen, by 
Peter Brooks, 8 p.m.. Pugliese 
Theatre. Call 5-5548 for into." 


Campus Recreation Services 
Intramural Weightlifling, 1-7 
p.m., Gym #2, Health and 
Human Performance. Call 4-7217 
for info. 

University Theatre: A Midsum- 
mer Night's Dream, 2 p.m., 
TawesTheatre. See Nov. 14 for 


Center lor International Exten- 
sion Development (CIED) and 
Office of International Pro- 
grams Lecture: "Complementing 
Extension Through Local Radio: 
The Case of Liberia," Michael 
Laflin, Institute 'or International 
Research, Arlington, VA, noon-1 
p.m. (bring lunch). 0115 Symons. 
Call 5-1253 for info. 

Environmental Policy Concen- 
tration Seminar: "Funding Envi- 
ronmental Restoration," William 
Coi'glazier. International Affairs. 
National Academy of Sdences, 
noon-2 p.m., 3102C Morrill. Call 
5-6351 for info. 

Academic Planning Advisory 
Committee (APAC) Open Hear- 
ing for Ihe Housing and 
Design Program, concerning 
possible elimination of the Hous- 
ing and Design Department, 2-4 
p.m., 1120 South Campus Surge 
Bldg. Call 5-6820 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "Agricul- 
ture as it Affects the Chesapeake 
Bay," Michael Heller, Chesa- 
peake Bay Foundation Research 
Forum. Upper Marlboro, 4 p.m.. 

0128B Holzapfel. Call 54336 for 

Entomology Colloquium: The 

Mysterious Pimoine Spiders and 
the Systematics of Linyphiids," 
Gustavo Hormiga, Entomology, 4 
p.m., 0200 Symons Hall. Call 5- 
391 1 for info. 

Computer Science at College 
Park Colloquium: "Highest Per- 
formance Computing Machines," 
Yale N. Patt, 0. of Washington, 4 
p.m., 0111 Classroom BWg. Call 
5-2737 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "What 
Cools Sunspots?," K.H. Shatten. 
NASA/GSFC. 4:30 p.m., 1113 
Computer and Spaoe Sciences. 
Call 5-6226 for info. 


Ecology, Evolution and Behav- 
ior Colloquium: "Some Aspects 
of the Interaction Between Rhizo- 
cephalan Barnacles and Mud 
Crabs along the East Coast of 
North America," Fernando 
Alvare2, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Call 5-6944 for info. 

Women in International Secur- 
ity Colloquium (co-sponsored 
by the Center for International 
Security Studies): 'German 
Reunification and European 
Security," Gale A. Mattox, U.S. 
Naval Academy, noon, student 
lounge, Morrill Vial I. Call 80-8109 
far info. 

Center lor International Devel- 
opment and Conflict Manage- 
ment "Brown-Bag" Seminar: 
"Protest, Rebellion and Reform: 
The Resolution of Ethnic Con- 
flicts in Western Democracies," 
Ted Gurr, 1 2:30 p.m. (bring 
lunch), second floor, Mill Bldg 
Call 4-7703 for info. 

Physics Colloquium: "First 
Results from the Gamma Ray 
Observatory," Neil Gehrels, 
GSFC, Greenbeit, 4 p.m.: tea, 
3:30 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 5- 
5953 tor info. 

Terpmasters Toastmasters (a 
public speaking club) General 
Meeting, theme. Thanksgiving, 
6:30 p.m., 2228 Tawes. Call 262- 
9131 tor info. 


Instructional Television Live 
Interactive Video Conference: 
Technological Literacy III," 
William Desler. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on 
Ku band, and on-site location. 
Call 5-4905 for info." 

Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: 'A 
Practical Look at Learning 
Styles," Lynn O'Brien, Specific 
Diagnostic Studies, noon-1 p.m., 
0106-01 14 Shoemaker. Call 4- 
7691 for info. 

Theatre Educational Enhance- 
ment Program: "Sounding the 
Arts and Humanities." symposium 
on ideas, issues and history of A 
Midsummer Night's Dream, 12- 
12:50 p.m.. 1 102 F.S. Key. Call 
5-2201 for info. 

Graduate School Distinguished 
Lecture: "What Hubble Didn't 
Know About the Universe," Vera 
Rubin, Carnegie Institute of 
Washington, 3:30 p.m.. wine and 
cheese reception to follow, 1240 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-1479 for info. 

Architecture Lecture, Ralph 
Johnson, architect, Perkins and 
Will, Chicago, on recent work, 
7:30 p.m., Architecture Auditor- 
ium. Call 5-6284 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio with 
University Symphony Orches- 
tra: The Stronger, by Hugo 
Weisgall, with Riders to me Sea, 
by Ralph Vaughn- Williams, 8 
p.m.. Pugliese Theatre. Call 5- 
5548 for info.' 

' Admission charged tor this 
event. All others are free.