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OUTLOOK 



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



NOVEMBER 18, 1991 
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12 



Three-pronged Approach Planned 
For "Maryland at Risk Day" Nov. 25 



"A Call to Action," a mid-day 
march and rally of faculty, staff 
and students in the Reckord 
Armory, is the centerpiece of 
"Maryland at Risk Day," the Nov. 
25 cam pus- wide series of events 
focusing on the budget crisis. 

Also planned is a day-long 
series of five Teach In sessions in 
the Student Union Atrium, and 
classroom discussions that will be 
held throughout the day across the 
campus on issues related to the 
economic crisis. A Legislative 
Action Room will be located in the 
Prince George's Room of the 
Student Union. 

Noon March and Rally 

"A Call to Action" will drama- 
tically demonstrate the unity and 
solidarity of faculty, staff and stu- 
dents on the budget crisis, says 
Roger Mecrsman, chair of the De- 
partment of Theatre and head of 
the march and rally committee. 
Mecrsman urges that all student 
organizations and their members 
take part in the noontime rally 
along with faculty and staff. 

At 11:50 a.m., organizations 
whose names begin with the letters 
A-D should assemble at Ellicott 
Quad; those E-H at Tawes Plaza; 
those 1-L behind South Campus 
Dining Hall; those M-P at Horn- 
bake Plaza, those Q-T at Fraternity 




Center for 19th-century 
Music Receives NEH 
Grant 

Cohen directs monumental 

scholarly catalog effort 



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Recognizing the "Unsung 
Heroes" of OIS 

Brown's office can provide A 

numbers on almost everything Tt 



Creating Magic with 
Theatrical Lighting 

Wagner's work enhances area 
theaters — and the university's 



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Keep Cartographer Busy 

Wiedel specializes in tactile maps /I 
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Row and Route 1, and U-Z at the 
Main Administration Building. 

At noon, members of the Mighty 
Sound of Maryland Marching Band 
will escort groups from each of 
these locations to the student, staff 
and faculty rally in the Reckord 
Armory, Members of the organiza- 
tions are asked to carry signs and 
banners identifying themselves and 
to wear Maryland colors. 

Five Teach In Sessions Set 

The Teach In will be conducted 
in five ponel discussion sessions in 
the Atrium of the Stamp Student 
Union. Panelists are expected to 
include state legislators and repre- 
sentatives of the governor's office, 
as well as College Park alumni, fa- 
culty, administrators, staff and stu- 
dents. 

Session One, "Where Do The 
Dollars Come From," begins at 8:30 
a.m. It will focus on understanding 
the state's budget and taxation pro- 
cess. 

Confirmed panelists include 
Charles Sturtz, vice president for 
administrative affairs, Mahlon 
Straszheim, chair. Department of 
Economics, and Fred PuddesteTj 
DBFP. The moderator is Frank 
Schmidtlein, EDPA. 

Session Two, "Promises to Keep: 
Higher Education in the State of 
Maryland," begins at 9:45 a.m. It 



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will examine higher education in 
Maryland, priorities, and the en- 
hancement of College Park, 

Panelists include Linda Clement, 
director of undergraduate admis- 
sions, Paul Carlson, SGA president, 
and President William E. Kirwan. 
Richard Chait, EDPA, will moder- 
ate. 

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Emergency Legislation to Reverse 
Budget Cuts Unveiled 

At back-to-back news confer- 
ences in the Stamp Student Union 
and the State House in Annapolis, 
Tuesday, Nov. 12, four members of 
Maryland's 21st Legislative District 
unveiled legislation they believe 
will reverse the cuts to the 
state's system of public higher edu- 
cation. 

The bills' authors also intro- 
duced representatives of a broad - 
based coalition of faculty, staff, stu- 
dent, alumni, and parents' organi- 
zations who will launch a lobbying 
campaign on its behalf. 

They included chemistry profes- 
sor Gerald R. Miller, chair of the 
Campus Senate, Loren R, Taylor, 
executive director of alumni pro- 
grams, Carolyn Fichtel, vice 
president for nominations and elec- 
tions for the alumni Board of Gov- 
ernors, Grelchen VanDerveer, on 
behalf of the Parents' AsstKiation, 
Paul Carlson, president of the Stu- 
dent Government Association, Jay 
Thomas, of the Graduate Student 
Government, and Scott Palmer, the 
Student Council, Systemwide. 

Miller thanked the lawmakers 
for drafting the measure and 




Delegate Jim Rosapepe responds to reporters' questions. 

pledged his and the campus' sup- 
port. "It is the first ray of sunshine 
higher education has had in a long 
time," Miller said, 

"This bill is a wake-up call to 
everybody in the state who cares 
about public higher education in 
Maryland," said Delegate Jim 
Rosapepe, one of the co-authors of 
LR 842 /LR 870, "Restoration of 
Public Higher Education Funding," 

Senator Arthur Dorman, and 
Delegates Timothy Maloney and 
Pauline H, Menes also co-authored 
the bill. 

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Schwarzkopf, the Teacher, at College Park 

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. and allied 
forces during the Persian Gulf war and opjeration Desert Storm, 
made a point about lessons drawn from the Vietnam War during a 
discussion with students enrolled in Honors 318 (America in 
Vietnam). Schwartzkopf, a two-tour decorated Vietnam veteran, 
recently joined Honors 318 instructor Phil Straw and students in 
class for three hours of wide-open debate on issues relating to both 
conflicts and American foreign policy. "We urged him to join us 
and teach," says Straw, "and he did so, with candor, commitment 
and grace." 



"Maryland at Risk Day" Plans Set 



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Session Three, "Where Are We 
Now?" begins at 10:45 a.m. It will 
explore the impact of the budget 
shortfalls on the College Park cam- 
pus. 

Panelists include J. Robert Dorf- 
man, vice president for academic 
affairs and provost, Brenda Dixon, 
assistant director of personnel, and 
Frank Brewer, director of physical 
plant. The moderator is Charles 
Sturlz. 

Session Four, "What Next? 
Where Do We Go From Here?" 
begins at 1:30 p.m. It will provide a 
forum for people to offer creative 
solutions to avert the funding 
crisis. 

Confirmed speakers include 
Senators Larry Levitan and Arthur 
Dorman, and Delegate Jim 
Rosapepe, Barbara Gill, assistant 
director of freshman admissions, 
will moderate. 

Session Five, "Just Do It!" begins 
at 3 p.m. and will focus on ways 
individuals and groups can become 
agents of change. 

Confirmed panelists include 
Lois Vitrie, faculty, Scott Palmer, 
student, Rhonda Williams, a^istant 



professor, A fro- American Studies, 
Lander Medlin, assistant director 
for administration. Physical Plant, 
and Danyl Christmon, comptroller. 

All-Day Classroom Discussions 

The Student Affairs Committee 
of the Campus Senate, working 
with various student organizations 
on campus, has proposed several 
topics for classroom discussion 
during the day. 

These include an assessment of 
the strengths of the university and 
individual colleges and depart- 
ments, the impact of the 1988 and 
1989 enhancement on departments, 
how budget reductions have af- 
fected course offerings and class 
sizes, and the impact of these cuts 
on research, teaching and the over- 
all quality of educational opportun- 
ities for students at College Park. 

Legislative Action Room 

The Prince Gtxirge's Room in 
the Student Union will be desig- 
nated the Legislative Action Room 
from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. where tables 
representing each region of the 
state will be located. County organ- 



izers from the campus will be con- 
tacting their legislators to encour- 
age them to come to the room to 
meet informally with their con- 
stituents to discuss the impact of 
budget cuts on higher education 
and specifically the impact on Col- 
lege Park. 

Students, faculty and staff are 
urged to go to these tables to learn 
who their legislators are, their ad- 
dresses and phone numbers and to 
write or contact them directly. A 
writing desk will be set up where 
letters can be drafted. The room 
also will serve as a place for mem- 
bers of the campus community 
who want to sign up to work on a 
rally in Annapolis when the Legis- 
lature is in session in January. 

The "Maryland at Risk Day" is 
being co-sponsored by the Campus 
Senate, the Student Government 
Association and the Graduate Stu- 
dent Government. 

It was organized by Arts and 
Humanities Dean Robert Griffith 
and his staff and Robert Lissitz, 
chair and professor of measure- 
ment, statistics, and evaluation in 
the College of Education, and chair 
of the Senate General Committee 
on Governmental Affairs. 

Tom Otwell 



Legislation to Reverse Budget Cuts Proposed 



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Delegate Maloney said that the 

1988 reorganization of public high- 
er education in Maryland foresaw 
College Park on a par with Ann 
Arbor, Austin and Charlottesville. 
But, he warned, without conhnued 
support, Maryland could be "con- 
signed to the backwaters of public 
universities around this country." 
The Senate and House of Dele- 
gates versions of the bill would 
restore all current FY 92 cuts by 
taking $38 million in corporate 
income tax revenues now diverted 
to the Transportation Trust Fund 



and returning them to the state's 
General Fund lo support all cam- 
puses of the University of Mary- 
land system as well as Morgan 
Slate University and St. Mary's 
CoIIt^e. For FY 93, $80 million in 
corporate tax revenue now slated 
to be diverted to transportation 
would go to a new Maryland High- 
er Education Fund to forestall pro- 
posed cuts. 

"We can restore the cuts if the 
hundreds of thousands of Mary- 
landers who care about the univer- 
sity speak up," Rosapepe declared. 

Delegate Menes said that she 
and her colleagues from the 21st 



Kirlin Lecture to Focus on Organized 
Labor in Construction Industry 



District place a high priority on 
education. "We are concerned for 
public education from K through 
graduate school," she said adding 
that the press conference "is only 
the beginning." 

For Jay Thomas of the Graduate 
Student Government, the issue was 
as clear as it was basic. "We expect 
the promises made in 1988 to be 
kept," he said. "It's as simple as 
that," 

Tom Otwell 



OUTLOOK 



Outloolf IS the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving 
Vne College Psrh campus corrmumty. 



Edward J. Carlough, general 
president of the Sheet Metal Work- 
ers' International Association, will 
deliver the eleventh in the John J. 
Kirlin, Inc. Lecture Series, Tuesday, 
Dec. 3. 

Sponsored by the Center for 
Construction Engineering and 
Management of the Department of 
Civil Engineering, the Kirlin lec- 
tures are intended to promote new 
and creative ideas and concepts in 
the construction industry. 

Carlough will speak on "Organ- 
ized Labor in Construction in the 
1990s: Challenges and Opportuni- 
ties." The lecture will be held in the 
Judith Resnick Lecture Hall in the 
Engineering Building beginning at 
6 p.m. 



Open to the professional con- 
struction community throughout 
the region, as well as to university 
students of all disciplines, the 
Kirlin lectures in the past have 
featured contractors, government 
officials, military construction 
officials and consultants. 

Cariough was first elected gen- 
eral president of the 1 50,000-mem- 
ber Sheet Metal Workers' Interna- 
tional Association in 1970 and has 
been re-elected to five consecutive 
four-year terms. He will discuss 
changes that arc taking place in the 
U.S. construction industry, the 
demographics of the workforce, 
and the challenges faced by organ- 
ized labor. 



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Institutional Advancement 


Roz HIebert 


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Editor 


Linda Freeman 


ProdL^c^on Edjtor 


Lisa Gregory 


Staff Writer 


Tom Otwell 


Staff Writer 


Gary Stephenson 


Staff Writer 


Faris^ Samarrai 


Staff Writer 


Beth Workman 


Staff Writer 


Jennifer Bacon 


Calendar Editor 


Judith Batr 


Art Director 


John Consoli 


Format Designer 


Stephen Oarrou 


Layout & Illustration 


Chris Paut 


layout S- Illustration 


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Linda ftrtartin 


Prfiductimi 


Kerstin Neteler 


Production Intern 



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malior & calendar items are welcome Please submil all 
material al lessl tfiree weeks before llie f^tjnday ol 
pufjiication Send it to f!o? Hiebert. Editor Outlook. 2101 
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"Beyond the Campus" Directory Available 

The second edition of Beyond the Campus: Partnerships with the 
Schools, a directory of cooperative programs and partnerships 
between the university and pubhc schools, is currently available to 
the campus coinmunity. The directory, produced by the School/ 
University Cooperative Programs office, is an outgrowth of campus 
efforts to serve the educational needs of the state beyond the 
boundaries of the College Park campus. To obtain a copy of the 
directory or for more information, call 405-6828. 



$160,000 Grant Awarded to 
19th-century Music Center 



A significant part of the world's 
culture, in the form of 19th-century 
music, has gone largely unexplored 
due to an inability to gain access to 
the sheer mass of information 
embedded in more than 2,000 
music journals and 1,000 news- 
papers, theatrical journals, theatri- 
cal reviews and other magazines 
from that time period. Analyzing, 
accessing, retrieving and catalog- 
uing this monumental amount of 
information in a systematic manner 
was a task daunting enough to sty- 
mie scholars around the world un- 
til just 10 years ago. 

In 1981, H. Robert Cohen found- 
ed The Center for Studies in 19th- 
century Music and, at the request 
of several international organiza- 
tions, took on this task. Cohen now 
directs the center and its four 




ambitious projects from the univer- 
sity, where he also serves as pro- 
fessor of musicology. 

One of the center's four under- 
takings, Le Repertoire International de 
la Presse Musicale (RIPM), recently 
received a $160,000 grant from the 
National Endowment for the 
Humanities, RlPM's current work 
involves analyzing and making 
available the information in 65 
journals selected by an internation- 
al board of distinguished music 
scholars, librarians and archivists. 
The journals represent several 
countries and fall within six lan- 
guage groupings — English, French, 
German, Italian, Spanish and 
Dutch. Scholars and institutions in 
15 countries collaborate on the 
project. 

RIPM is in year five of its initial 
10-ycar plan, and to date has pub- 
lished 37 of its planned 100 vol- 
umes. An additional five volumes 
are about to be released, and five 
will go to press in April. 

"It seems almost like a 
dream.,. today in a single breadth 
we can report on...[RIPMl which 
we will read and reread as long as 
historical musicology exists," said 
Lorenzo Bianconi in Giornale delta 
musica. 

The significance of the center's 
work is uncontested. It is one of 



only four major international 
undertakings assigned repertory 
status by the International Musico- 
logical Society and the Internation- 
al Association of Music Libraries, 
Archives and Documentation Cen- 
ters. According to Cohen, a reper- 
tory is created when there is a 
monumental amount of inaccessible 
documentation containing inval- 
uable information that the interna- 
tional bodies believe absolutely 
fundamental to the understanding 
of musical history. 

In addition to the International 
Musicological Society and the Inter- 
national Association of Music 
Libraries, Archives and Documen- 
tation Centers, RIPM functions 
under the auspices of UNESCO's 
International Council for Philos- 
ophy and Humanistic Studies. It is 
published by UMl Research Collec- 
tions International. 

Several factors combine to make 
this project and the 19th-century 
press so important, explains Cohen, 
One factor is that this is the first 
time a systematic approach has 
been developed for exploring and 
permitting access to the vital infor- 
mation concerning music in the 
19th-century press. 

Another factor is that from this 
project is emerging a true picture 
of musical life in the 19th century. 
Past historians tended to focus on 
the "heroes" of musical history, 
leaving aside the music of compos- 
ers considered less significant. 
However, taste changes, and what 
is considered by historians as less 
significant during one period may 
appear as more so at another, says 
Cohen. By providing access to pub- 
lications that view musical life as it 
was perceived by its contemporar- 
ies, RIPM offers new perspectives, 
a much more extensive view of the 
musica] life of the period, and 
important statistical information 
upon which new studies can be 
based. 

The act of choosing from among 
the multitude of writings and gain- 
ing access to these works — a formi- 
dable task in itself — may be con- 
sidered easier than the next step in 
the RIPM project, which involves 
the extraction, annotation, record- 
ing and publication of this informa- 
tion. 

Once a journal has been select- 
ed, collaborators follow guidelines 
developed by the center on what 
information to pull out of the jour- 
nal. This information includes the 
journal title, calendar year, article 
title with accompanying editorial 
comment as needed to explain con- 
tent, page number and author. 

Collaborators enter this informa- 
tion—again, following strict format 
guidelines — on virtually any IBM- 
compatible personal computer. "It 
was necessary to develop computer 
technology that would allow schol- 
ars around the world to participate 
in RIPM and that would allow this 
project to move forward in a cost 
effective manner," says Cohen. 




Once collaborators have entered 
key historical data using special 
typographical codes learned during 
a two- week session at the center, 
the center's editors and specially- 
designed computer program take 
over, creating an RIPM publication. 

Three other projects are current- 
ly underway at the Center for 
Studies in 19th-century Music. La 
Critique Musicale D'Hector Berlioz, 
an 11 -volume critical edition of 
Hector Berlioz's critical writings, is 
being produced under the auspices 
of the Association Nationale Hector 
Berlioz and in collaboration with 
the Paris Conservatory, the French 
Minishy of Culture, and the Uni- 
versity of Quebec in Montreal. 
Musical Life in Nineteenth-Century 
France, a monograph series of refer- 
ence volumes published by 
Pendragon Press, concentrates on 
archival material relating to Paris 
as the musical capital of Europe. 
And Periodica Musica, an annual 
publication produced in collabora- 
tion with the Centro Internazionale 



Above: The Royal Italian 
Opera House, Covent Garden, 
from The Slustraled London 
Naws, April 10, 1S47. 

Below left: Johannes Brahms, 
on the cover of Uusica, 
September 1909, 

Below right: Hungarian 
viollnlat Joseph Joachim, 
on the cover of Graphic, 
March 10, 1877. 




di Ricerca sui Periodici MusicaU in 
Parma-Colorno, Italy, and under 
the auspices of the International 
Musicological Society and the Inter- 
national Association of Music 
Libraries, Archives and Documen- 
tation Centers, focuses on 19th-cen- 
tury music and musical life as 
depicted in the contemporary 
press. 

Beth Workman 



NOVEMBER 18, 1991 



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Maryland/Mexico Resource Center Forum To Be Held 

Faculty members and administrators from the University of 
Maryland System campuses and research institutes with interests 
in Latin America arc invited to join a morning seminar /forum Dec. 
5, 10 a.m. through lunch at the Center of Adult Education on the 
College Park campus to discuss the formation of the new Mary- 
land/Mexico Resource Center in Mexico City. The seminar/ forum 
is being sponsored by the UMS International Faculty and Adminis- 
trators Association. To register or for more information, call 405- 
4772. There is a $10 fee, and coffee and lunch will be pnvvided. 



Close Up on OIS: Unsung Heroes 
iProvide Essential Data to the University 



This summer, the words 
"unsung hero" were used by the 
Association for Institutional 
Research (AIR) to describe Marilyn 
Brown, director of UMCP's Office 
of Institutional Studies. An 18-year 
member of AIR, Brown was pre- 
sented with the organization's Out- 
standing Service Award for her 
role as chairperson for local 
arrangements for the organization's 
1989 annual meeting, held in 
Baltimore; for her involvement on 
the 1989 nominating committee, an 
elected position; and for her dedi- 
cation to the founding of Maryland 
AIR in 1985, for which she served 





Marilyn 6rawn, director, Office of Institutional 
Studies 

as steering committee chairperson. 

"Unsung hero" might also be 
used to describe Brown and the ten 
associate and classified staff in the 
Office of Institutional Studies (CIS). 
The office's role as provider of offi- 
cial numbers for almost anything 
concerning College Park has been 
expanded annually. 

This year, the office began one 
of its largest endeavors — organiz- 
ing and writing a Student Learning 
Outcomes Report. One of three 
accountability reports developed in 
response to the 1988 State Higher 
Education Reorganization Act, the 
Student Learning Outcomes Report 
will eventually report on 42 indica- 
tors designed to help the university 
and the Maryland Higher Educa- 
tion Commission (MHEC) "assess 
the educational effectiveness of 
each public campus by relating 
campus mission to student out- 
comes," says Brovm. 

Examples of these complex 
indicators include: assessing gen- 
eral education (CORE) courses 
against goals of effectiveness; sur- 
veying alumni to assess the effec- 
tiveness of major requirements; 
evaluating academic units, includ- 
ing the quality of teaching, by 
asking studente every semester to 
evaluate their courses; reporting 
annual data about graduate and 
undergraduate students by ethni- 
city, gender and citizenship, cate- 
gorized by college and department; 
assessing departmental programs 
to foster student retention; and 
annual reporting of licensing and 



certification examinations for 
majors. According to Brown, the 42 
indicators were developed by the 
university and submitted to MHEC 
for approval in the form of a Stu- 
dent Learning Outcomes Assess- 
ment Plan. Because only six 
months separated the completion 
of the plan and the report's due 
date, data for only 16 indicators 
were included in this year's report. 
The report will grow in coming 
years until it includes all 42 indica- 
tors, says Brown, and may even 
change as university goals change. 

The other two accountability 
reports required by the 1 988 State 
Higher Education Reorganization 
Act include the Financial Manage- 
ment and Cost Containment Report 
and the Academic Program 
Review. Though main responsibil- 
ity for these reports fell to others, 
OIS is contributing data essential to 
their completion, as well as to a 
growing number of other key uni- 
versity documents. 

Last year, National Collegiate 
Athletic Association (NCAA) 
reporting was moved from Records 
and Registration to OIS. Although 
Records and Registration still pro- 
vides the data, compilation of this 
detailed report as well as one for 
the Board of Regents now rests 
with Brown's office. Next year, a 
similar report will be required for 
the federal government, and OIS 
wilt be responsible for it. 

In 1988, a review of nonaca- 
dcmic units also was added to OIS' 
growing list of responsibilities, 
with Brown playing a leading role 
in developing a process for this 
review. After conducting a litera- 
ture search and surveying Associa- 
tion of American Universities insti- 
tutions. Brown found that only the 
University of Illinois at Urbana/ 
Champaign engaged in a similar 
activity. Using the Illinois process 
as 3 model, a campus committee 
including Brown drafted guidelines 
for accomplishing a review of non- 
academic units. The review process 
is so labor intensive and time 
demanding that only several units 
are reviewed each year, creating a 
seven-year cycle. But it is working 
quite well, says Brown. 

Her paper, "Developing and 
Implementing a Process for the 
Review of Nonacademic Units," 
was published in Research in Higher 
Education and has resulted in calls 
from several other universities. 
According to Brown, many of them 
are imitating to some degree the 
process developed here. This paper 
also won Brown AIR's 1988 Forum 
Best Paper Award. 

In 1987, another important cam- 
pus process was added to the 
growing OIS platter of responsibili- 
ties. It was the newly-developed 
Advisory Committee on Course 
Enrollment Statistics and Strategies 
(ACCESS) that expanded OIS' role 
on campus. According to Dcbra 
Stuart, OIS assistant director and 
an ACCESS committee member, 
ACCESS goal is to ensure seat 



availability so undergraduates can 
graduate on schedule. The Office of 
Institutional Studies' role is to pro- 
vide data on enrollment, credit 
hours, number of employees, 
degrees, resources, and other infor- 
mation essential to evaluating and 
making decisions concerning seat 
availability. Two reference books 
providing this information for a 
five-year f>eriod were produced by 
Stuart with support from OIS staff. 
The detailed books contain a page 
for each college and department. 
Assisting the Academic Plan- 
ning Advisory Committee (APAC) 
is not a recent addition to the 
Office of Institutional Studies' ros- 
ter of responsibilities, though activ- 
ity in this area has recently grown 
and accelerated. "Support of APAC 
has been critical in the current 
financial environment," says 
Brown. In response to the current 
budget crisis, APAC has been 
studying university programs to 
determine possibilities for reduc- 
tion, mergers or elimination, says 
Brown, 

The reference books produced 
for ACCESS are also used by 
APAC members in their recom- 
mendations. Despite these useful 
reference books, APAC continues 
to require information essential to 
its decision making process, and 
OIS responds to these requests. 

The university's new enrollment 
program, another source of addi- 
tional responsibility for OIS, also 
benefits from information con- 
tained in the reference books. 

Other ongoing projects for OIS 
include the Middle States Periodic 
Review, Minority Achievement 
Plan, Faculty Sex Equity Study, 
Faculty Workload Studies, Affirm- 
ative Action Plan, and data 
exchanges with the Association of 
American Universities and South- 
cm Universities Group. The office 
also responds to hundreds of 
phone calls every year. Sometimes 
the data are readily available, says 
Brown; at other times responding 
to the inquiry requires data analy- 
sis or a special computer program. 
Of all these projects, Brown lists 
support of APAC and the Student 
Learning Outcomes Report as her 
office's most recent major accomp- 
lishments. 

As for goals. Brown would like 
her office to do everything more 
efficiently and effectively in order 
to respond to requests more quick- 
ly and accurately. "1 would like to 
apply techniques of total quality 
management to the office," she 
says. Brown would also like her 
office to be more proactive. 
"Ideally, we would sec problems 
coming before they got here and 
prepare senior administrators for 
those problems." 

Beth Worbmn 



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NOVEMBER 18, 1991 



Class in Technological Literacy Offered 

William W. Destler, chair and professor of electrical engineering, 
will offer a special class in "Technological Literacy for Management 
and Support Staff Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Room 1 100 of the 
Instructional Television Building, located behind the Engineering 
Building. The class, wfhich runs from 11 am to 5 p.m. is designed 
for members of the campus community who want a better under- 
standing of such technological concepts as electronics, digital 
devices, computers, communication systems and electricity. The 
class is free and no formal training in science or engineering is 
required. For information, call 405-4910. 



\1)I^J> 





Wagner Performs Lighting Magic 



How do you transform a stark 
performance area, such as the Reci- 
tal Hall, into a dramatic opera set- 
ting? With lighting. And Dan 
Wagner, Lighting Design 1 instruc- 
tor, is the person who can success- 
fully complete this transformation. 

"Lighting can take you to a dif- 
ferent place, a different time of 
day, a different season," says 
Wagner, And that's what he 
intends to do during Riders to the 
Sea and The Stronger, two operas 
being performed by the music 
department on November 20, 22 
and 24. 

Wagner faced another challenge 
with these two productions. "The 
most important part of an opera is 
the music," says Wagner, "so the 
challenge is to make it visually 
interesting without overwhelming 
the singers," 

This semester Wagner also lent 
his talent on campus to Bring Back 
Broadway, La Tragedie de Carmen, 
and a A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Wagner grew up in College 
Park and says the university 
always held a sort of fascination for 



him. Perhaps it still does because 
he keeps returning. After receiving 
his undergraduate degree in dra- 
matic arts, Wagner left, only to 
return one year later to obtain his 
master's degree and teach. Then, 
after a seven year hiatus from the 
university, he returned last year as 
a guest designer for The Crucible — 
and never left. Today the lighting 
expert educates students in a light- 
ing design class and delights audi- 
ences with his stage show designs. 
But university audiences aren't 
the only ones enjoying Wagner's 
award-winning work. In 1987, 
Wagner left a teaching position at 
St. A 1 ban's School to develop his 
career as a freelance lighting 
designer. According to Wagner, he 
was in a position to do this because 
during the late 1970s and early 
1980s, when a tot of small profes- 
sional theaters were forming in the 
D.C. area, he was able to meet and 
form associations with many direc- 
tors and designers. There are now 
more than 30 professional theaters 
in the greater D.C. area, says 
Wagner. 



Wagner works most often at the 
Studio Theater in Washington, 
D.C, where he is resident designer. 
For the Studio this fall, he designed 
When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream 
and Shout and The Women, playing 
now. Also this fall, he is designing 
The Christmas Revels at George 
Washington University, Marry Me 
A Little at the Olney Theater, and 
Spiek 36 at George Mason Univer- 
sity. 

His spring schedule is just as 
full, and includes serving as associ- 
ate producer and production 
designer for the Helen Hayes 
Awards, presented in May to 
recognize outstanding achievement 
in Washington professional theater. 
Wagner is an eight-time nominee 
and two-time recipient of the 
"outstanding lighting design" 
award. In t985, he receiv^ the 
award for My Sister In This House; 
in 1988, for The Entertainer. Both 
shows were produced at the Studio 
Theater. 




Dan Wagner 



"Discovery" Is Theme of Graduate School's 
Distinguished Lecture Series 



Discovery — of the universe, cul- 
ture, AIDS, and the mind— is the 
theme for the Graduate School's 
4th annual Distinguished Lecturer 
Series. Featuring some of the 
world's leading scholars, the series 
was initiated to foster interdisci- 
plinary interest on campus. 

"Our goal is to invite scholars of 
such outstanding reputation, 
regardless of their field, that 
enthusiasm is generated in differ- 
ent quarters of acadcmia," says 
June Hargrove, chair of the Distin- 
guished Lecturer Series committee. 

This year's list of distinguished 
lecturers is particularly out- 
standing. 

Vera Rubin, astronomer in the 
Department of Terrestrial Magnet- 
ism at the Carnegie Institute of 
Washington, will open the series 
on November 20 with her presenta- 
tion, "What Hubble Didn't Know 
About the Universe." 

According to Rubin, Hubble 
believed the universe was smooth, 
isotropic and homogenous. But, she 
says, the distribution of matter in 
the universe is very lumpy. 

Rubin's lecture will be held at 
3:30 p.m. on November 20 in Room 
1240 of the Zoology-Psychology 
Building, 

The remaining three distin- 
guished lecturers include: 

Robert Thompson of the 
Timothy Dwight College of Yale 
University, presenting "The Face of 
the Gods: Art and Altars of the 
Black Atlantic World," on April 9 
in Room 2203 of the Art /Sociology 
Building; 

Robert C. Gallo, M.D., of the 
National Cancer Institute, speaking 
on "Retroviruses: Viruses of Cancer 
and AIDS, the Second Decade," on 



April 21 in Room 1240 of the 
Zoology- Psychology Building; and 

George Lakoff of the University 
of California at Berkeley, present- 
ing "Fire in the Mind: Our Meta- 
phoric Conceptual Systems," on 
April 29 in Room 2203 of the Art/ 
Sociology Building, 

This year's "Discovery" series 
was preceded by a series on "Gen- 
der and Knowledge," "Evolution," 
and "Origins" in previous years. 

All lectures will be held at 3:30 
p.m. and are free and open to the 
public. A wine and cheese recep- 
tion will follow each lecture. 




Graduate School presents Distinguistied Lecturer Series on "Discovery" 



Re-democratization in Chile is 
Topic of LASC Conference 



With major funding from the 
Division of Arts and Humanities of 
The Rockefeller Foundation and 
support from the university's 
Office of International Affairs, 
College Park's Latin American 
Studies Center (LASC) will hold a 
major international conference on 
"Culture, Authoritarianism and Re- 
democratization in Chile," Decem- 
ber 1-3 at the Center of Adult Edu- 
cation. 

The conference is the fourth in 
the LASC series of five conferences 
on "Cultural Repression and Re- 
democratization in the Southern 
Cone," and is designed to analyze 
the repression of culture under 
military regimes and the role cul- 



ture plays in the various stages of 
re-democratization. 

Heraldo Munoz, Ambassador of 
Chile to the Organization of Ameri- 
can States, is one of many partici- 
pating social scientists, members of 
the Chilean government, writers, 
artists and others who arc involved 
at various stages in Chile's demo- 
cratic reconstruction. 

Ambassador of Chile to the 
White House Patricio Silvo will 
host a reception for participants 
and dignitaries at the close of the 
symposium. 

The conference is free and open 
to the public. For more informa- 
tion, call Saul Sosnowski at 405- 
6441. 



NOVEMBER 18, 1991 



RESEARCH 



Recent Ph.D. Grad Wins Allen Prize 

Zhiping Chu, a recent Ph.D. graduate in the chemical physics 
program, has won the 1991 Allen Prize of the Optical Society of 
America. The prize is presented annually to a person who, while a 
graduate student, has made outstanding contributions to atmo- 
spheric remote sensing using electro-optical instrumentation. 
Chu was recognized for her contributions to the development of 
differential absorption lidar and its extension to the measurement 
of water vapor in the stratosphere and polar troposphere. 
Chu is now a researcher with the Electrical and Systems Engi- 
neering Department at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. 



College Park Cartographer 
Makes Maps for the Blind 




Joe Wiedel 

Joe Wiedel, the campus map 
maker, recently produced and 
delivered a Braille map of the Sov- 
iet Union to an organization for the 
blind, but within hours, the map 
was obsolete. The three Baltic 
states — Lithuania, Estonia and 
Latvia were suddenly independent 
of the Soviet Union. 

"It's not easy to keep up with 
some of the changes that have 
occurred lately in the world," 
Wiedel says, 'tut it's part of the 
challenge of cartography." 

According to Wiedel, professor 
and cartographer in the Depart- 
ment of Geography, this year's 
atlases and encyclopaedias, which 
were produced and printed months 
ago, are all inaccurate now. 

"People will just have to live 
with that," Wiedel says. 'Teachers 
will have to explain the new boun- 
daries and name changes to their 
students. It should make for inter- 
esting history lessons." 



Political, economic and cultural 
effects may change the lives of mil- 
lions of people, Wiedel says, "but 
we cartographers just map it and 
let others deliberate it." 

Wiedel's own geographical 
interest is in the production of tac- 
tile maps for the blind. These maps 
combine braille, raised lines, large 
print and voice-indexed cassettes to 
present geographic, historical and 
demographic information to blind 
and low-vision readers. 

Wiedel is a pioneer in the field 
of tactile mapping, having begun 
work in the field 25 years ago 
through a challenge with a col- 
league. 

"At that time, there were not 
many maps for the blind," Wiedel 
says. "The maps were rather crude- 
ly conceived and not nearly as 
effective as they can be. 1 set out to 
prove to my friend that I could 
make better tactile maps than the 
ones being produced at the lime." 

Wiedel went on to devote his 
career to this form of map making 
and has led the way with many 
innovations that have become stan- 
dard technique today. He is now 
one of only a half dozen tactile 
map makers in Che country, 

"The challenge of this field is 
that there are always questions to 
answer and better ways of design- 
ing these maps," he says. 'There's 
still plenty of room for innovation." 

At the beginning of his career, 
Wiedel studied perceptual psychol- 
ogy for a year in England to learn 
more about how the blind perceive 
the world. He learned that blind 
people travel through spaces in a 
linear fashion, with no concept of 
the four walls that may surround 
them unless they can feel these 
objects. 

"Blind people are not visually 
oriented to their surroundings," 



Wiedel says. 'They understand left 

and right but have trouble with 
spatial relationships and size, or 
concepts like north and south. My 
job is to make maps that communi- 
cate these ideas.' 

Wiedel creates maps that allow 
blind people to use their sense of 
touch to follow lines with their fin- 
gers from one point to another. 
These readers begin to develop an 
understanding of distance and the 
relationship of one object, such as a 
building, to another. 

"With tactile maps, we make 
large spaces accessible," Wiedel 
says. "The maps communicate very 
quickly what can't be put into 
words." 

After making a map, Wiedel has 
it tested by visually impaired sub- 
jects to make sure the map com- 
municates clearly its objectives. 

Wiedel has made maps of major 
streets in Washington, D.C., of the 
Capitol Building and several 
museums. He has made hundreds 
of maps and continues to improve 
them i?y simplification. He has 
taught workshops around the 
world on the techniques of tactile 
map making. 

Most recently, he is writing a 
book on these techniques for the 
International Cartography Associa- 
tion with which he is chair of (he 
Tactual and Low Vision Mapping 
Commission. He and his associates 
have also formed a joint commis- 
sion with the World Blind Union to 
improve international communica- 
tions in tactile mapping techniques. 

"There's still a great deal to 
learn about this field of cartogra- 
phy," Wiedel says. "And there's 
plenty of appreciation for these 
maps from the people who use 
them." 

Fariss Samarrai 



Biologist Studies Pathogen and Pea 



For the last three years, David 
C. Straney, assistant professor of 
botany, has been studying molec- 
ular interactions between a plant 
pathogenic fungus, Nectria haemaio- 
cocca, and the pea plant. He knows 
that the pea's defenses signal the 
pathogen to turn on the particular 
genes required for becoming patho- 
genic, but not how that signal 
activates these genes. 

"Fungi," says Straney, "are a 
major agent of plant disease. " And 
because this system is well 
researched, he thinks it is an excel- 
lent model to help answer the sig- 
naling question. More importantly, 
his findings should apply to other 
plant-f>athogen systems and 
advance bio tech no logical applica- 
tions in the field of botany. 

Straney alters fungal deoxyribo- 
nucleic add (DNA), which contains 
the fungus' genetic code, and trans- 
mits its hereditary pattern by intro- 
dudng f>arts of it into bacteria. This 



process, called transformation, ena- 
bles Straney to identify the section 
of DNA responsible for a particular 
effect. He uses techniques such as 
centrifugation and gel electrophore- 
sis to deduce how components in 
the cell interact with the identified 
portion of DNA. 

"Actually, seeing molecular 
changes is not necessary," says 
Straney who deals mostly with 
transparent liquids. 

Straney admits his conclusions 
cannot be used immediately to 
design novel strategies of pest con- 
trol; however his research will help 
plant pathologists and biochemists 
design targeted and effective bio- 
logical control agents. These are 
important components to the inte- 
grated pest management (IPM) 
strategies being implemented 
throughout the state and nation- 
Researchers and industry repre- 
sentatives "lack a thorough under- 
standing of the chemical and bio- 



logical interactions that ensure a 
pathogen's virulence and a plant's 
submission to disease," says 
Straney. He also mentions that 
plant diseases limit the varieties of 
crops that farmers can grow and 
that farmers are spending consider- 
able sums on fungicides for the 
crops they can grow. These issues, 
plus environmental concerns, are 
fueling the movement to reduce 
fungicide use and to adopt biolog- 
ical controls. 

Together, according to Straney, 
the issues also limit current options 
for pest eradication measures, such 
as the types of chemicals that will 
be developed and used, and 
demand that researchers study 
plant-pathogen micro interactions. 
Regarding the pea, Straney's find- 
ings will fill knowledge gaps and 
may even help researchers prevent 
the activation of the virulent gene. 

Kevin Miller 
MAES Science Editor 



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NOVEMBER 18, 1991 



Campus Police Officer Picked for U.5. 
National Basketball Team 

Campus police officer Private First Class Subrena Rivers has 
been invited to join the United States Women's National Basketball 
Team. The team will compete in a nine-country tournament that 
will be played in Brazil ciuring the Thanksgiving holiday break. 
Rivers, a uniformed patrol officer who joined the university's 
police department in July 1990, played on the College Park 
women's varsity basketball team while she was a General Studies 
major here. 




Byrd Media Working Area Named for 
Veteran Sports Information Directors 



Two longtime College Park 
sports information officers — Joe F. 
Blair and Jack Zane — have been 
honored with the dedication earlier 
this fall of the Blair /Zane Media 
Working Area of the newly reno- 
vated Byrd Stadium. 

Located on the third floor of the 
new press box/ welcome center, the 
area contains seating for 150 mem- 
bers of the media. 

Between them, Blair and Zane 
have logged 42 years with the 



Department of Intercollegiate 
Athletics. Blair, the department's 
assistant sports information direc- 
tor, worked at College Park from 
1950 through 1962 and returned to 
the campus in 1983. Zane, who for 
many years was the sports infor- 
mation director and is currently 
ticket office manager, joined the 
university in 1969. 




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Joe Blair and Jack Zane in the media working area of the Byrd Sladium 



Severn Family Working to Feed Homeless 



Since April, the Franquelli fam- 
ily of Severn has been spending 
their weekends preparing brown- 
bag lunches of sandwiches, pieces 
of fruit and cans of soft drinks, and 
distributing them to the homeless 
in Baltimore. One recent Sunday, 
they handed out 170 lunches as 
well as jackets and coats donated 
by members of their church. 

Tony Franquelli, who is mana- 
ger of the unit press at University 
Printing, his wife Angela, and chil- 
dren Jilleien and Anthony, and 



their dedication to feeding the 

homeless, were the subject of a fea- 
ture story in a recent issue of The 
Maryland Gazette. The newspaper 
has been running a series of pro- 
files on people who play active 
roles in the community life of the 
west county area. 

The Franquellis are setting up a 
non-profit organization called 
Simple Sacrifice that they hope will 
persuade everyone in the work 
force to skip lunch the third Friday 



of every month and donate that 
money to helping the homeless. 

"Those who may have never felt 
the gnawing pain and weakness 
from hunger would know firsthand 
how it feels," Angela Franquelli 
says. "It [Simple Sacrifice] would 
constitute a permanent resource, an 
emergency fund for the hard times 
ahead," 

For information about Simple 
Sacrafjce, call Franquelli at 
405-4100. 



Mark Terrill: One of Shuttle-UM's Best 



Some 120 of North America's 
most skilled bus drivers competed 
last month in Toronto, Canada, and 
Mark Terrill, a senior biochemistry 
major at College Park, was among 
them representing the University of 
Maryland Shuttle transit system. 

Terrill placed seventh at the 16th 
Annual American Public Transit 
Association International Roadeo in 
early October, earning the distinc- 
tion of being the seventh best bus 
operator in North America. 

"I'm going to drive that before ! 
graduate," Terrill said as a fresh- 
man when he first saw one of the 
distinctive red and white buses of 



the Shuttle-UM fleet. Since then, he 
has earned the respect of his co- 
workers for going above and 
beyond the call of duty. 

Before the "roadeo" in Toronto, 
Terrill represented the university's 
shuttle system at a regional com- 
petition in Montgomery County 
where he qualified for the Canad- 
ian event by winning second place. 

In Toronto, the drivers were 
allowed to drive through the 
course once before being judged on 
the ride's smoothness, safety pre- 
cautions, timing and methods in 
maneuvering. 



A full-time student and bus 
driver, Terrill says working at 
Shuttle-UM has taught him about 
people and interacting with them. 

There were 45 buses in Terrill 's 
competition category of 35-foot 
long buses. 

Terrill has earned several 
awards as a Shuttle-UM driver 
including two consecutive Sylvia S. 
Stewart Awards for 1989-90 and 
1990-91 for being selected by his 
colleagues as an outstanding Shut- 
tle-UM worker, 

Debra Durocher 



Symposium Focuses on Understanding 
American Families 



The Department of Family and 
Community Development held a 
symposium on 'Understanding 
American Families" for 32 senior 
level officers from the Department 
of State, the Army, Navy, Air 
Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, 
National Guard, FBI, USA ID, CIA 
and the National Security Agency 
earlier this month, 

1 1 was part of the 34th session of 
the ten-month long Foreign Service 
Institute's Senior Seminar. Ambas- 
sador Robert L. Pugh is dean of the 
senior seminar. Seminar partici- 
pants, most of whom have served 
in overseas posts, are spending 
nearly a year focusing on domestic 
issues such as agriculture, educa- 
tion, crime and punishment, and 
health, as well as national security. 
The symposium was coordinated 
by Andrew Billingsley, chair and 




Andrew BItlingsley (left) and Robert Pugh 

professor of family and community 
development, and featured presen- 
tations by several members of the 
department faculty. 

Topics included discussion of 
undergraduate and graduate pro- 
grams in family studies, research 
findings of studies of the black 
church, incarcerated women, and 



Hispanic immigrants to the Wash- 
ington, D.C. area, and presentations 
on contemporary families and alter- 
native life styles by Roger Rubin, 
cognitive-behavioral marital ther- 
apy by Norman Epstein, and the 
future of African American families 
by Andrew Billingsley, 



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CALENDAR 



ATTemON: 

Nov. 22 Academic Planning 
Advisory Committee (APAC) 
Open Hearing tor Iha 
De^rtment of Industrial, 
Technological and 
Occupational Educallon, con- 
cern i rig possible elimination of 
^ department and its programs, 
11 a,m,-1 p.m., 2203 Art/Soc. 
Call 5-6820 for into. 



Legal Affairs to Hold Seminar 



The Office of Legal Affairs in conjunction with the Office of 
Judicial Programs will hold a seminar entitled "Freedom of Expres- 
sion," on Dec. 12 from 9:30-11:30 a,m, in the multi-purpose room of 
Cambridge Dining Hail. Gary Pavela, office of Judicial Systems and 
editor. Synthesis: Law and Public Polio/ in Higher Education, will be 
the featured speaker, followed by a round table discussion and 
question and answer period. Please reserve a seat before Dec. 2 by 
calling 405-4945. 



NOVEIVIBER 18-27 



MONDAY 



Diversity We«k Celebration; tor 
up-to-date audex informaton caji 
5-5800, 

Art Gallery Exhibition: 'Dreams, 
Lbs, and Exaggerations; Photo- 
montage in America," featuring 
122 vrorks of an, including maga- 
zine iay-outs, book jackets, and 
brochures, as well as f ne art 
photography. Oct, 21 -Dec. 20, 
The Aft Gallery, Gait 5-2763 tor 
info. 

Stamp Student Union Annual 
Clothing Drive; 'Drop it Off at 
(he HofC to benefit Cooperative 
Urban Ministry, today-lto. 20, 
Stamp Student Union. Call 4- 
8618 for info. 

Center for Internalional Exten- 
sion Development (CIED) and 
Office of International Pro- 
grams Lecture; "Compiementng 
Extension Through Local Radio: 
The Cass of Liberia," Michael 
Laflin, Institute for International 
Research, Arlinoion, VA, noon-1 
p.m. [bririg iundi), 0115 Symons. 
Call 5-12S"for info. 

Environmental Policy Concen- 
tration Seminar: "Funding Envi- 
ronmental Resio'ation," Wiiam 
Colglazier, International Affairs, 
National Academy of Sciences, 
noon-2 p.m., 3102C Morrill. Call 
5-6351 tor info. 

Horticulture Seminar; 'Agricul- 
ture as it Affects the Chesapeake 
Bay," Michael Heller, Chesa- 
peake Bay Foundation Research 
Forum, Uppe,' fiterlboro, 4 p.m., 
0128B Holzapfel. Call 5-4336 tor 
info. 

Entomology Colloquium; The 

Mysterious pimoine Spiders and 
the Systematjcs of Lin/phiids." 
Gustavo Honniga, Entomology, 4 
p.m., 0200 Symons Hall. Call 5- 
391 1 for info. 

Computer Science al College 

Park Colloquium; "Highest Per- 
formance Computing wactiines," 
Yale N. Patt, U, of Washington, i 
p.m., 01 1 1 Classroom BIdg. Call 
5-2737 for into. 

United Campus Ministries 
"Civilized Event," relaxed 

atmosphere for coiiegial conver- 
saoor; President Kirwan is 
expected to attend, 4-5:30 p,m., 
Rossborough Inn. Call 5-S450 for 
into. 

Space Science Seminar; "Wat 
Cools Sunspots?,' K,H. Shanen, 
NASA/GSFC, 4:30 p.m., 1113 
Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call M226 for info. 



TUESDAY 



Equity Conference: 8:30 a,m.-1 
p.m,. Stamp Student Union, Call 
5-2838 tor info. 

Ecology, Evolution and BeftaV' 
ior Colfoquium; 'Some Aspects 
of ttie Interaction Between Rhizo- 
oephaian Barnades and Mud 
Crabs along ^e East Coast of 
North America," Fernando 
Alvarez, noon, 1203 2oo/Psycfi. 
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, lAifrill THall. Call 80-8109 
for info. 

Center for Inlernalional Devel- 
opment and Conflict Manage- 
ment "Brown- Bag" Seminar: 

Trotest, Rebellion and Reform; 
The Resolution of Ethnic Con- 
flicts in Western Democracies," 
Ted Gurr, 12:^) p.m. (brina 
lunch), second floor. Mill Bldg. 
Call 4-7703 for into. 



Pfiysics Colloquium: "First 
Results from [he Gamma Ray 
Observatory,* Neil Gehrels, 
6SFC, Greenbelt, 4 p.m.; tea, 
3:30 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 5- 
5953 tor info. 

Terpmesters Toasim asters 
(public speak ingclub) General 
Meeting, theme, Thanksgiving, 
6:30 p.m., 2228 Tawes, Call 262- 
9131 for info. 



WEDNESDAY 



Irislructional Television Liv« 
Interactive Video Conference; 

Technological Literacy for tMn- 
agemenl and Support Staff," 
Wlliam Destler, 1i a.m.-5 p.m. 
(bring lunch; drinks will be pro- 
vided), 1100 rrv Bldg. Call 5- 
4905 for into,' 

Counseling Center Research 
and Development Meeting: "A 

Practical Look at Learning 
Styles," L^nn O'Brien, Specific 
Diagnostic Studies, noon-1 p,m„ 
0106-0114 Shoemaker. 03114- 
7691 for into. 

Theatre Educational Enhance* 
ment Program; "Sounding the 

Arts and (humanities," symposium 
on ideas, issues and history of A 
hMdsummm Night's Dream. 12- 
12:50 p.m„ 1 102 F,S, Key. Call 
5-2201 for into. 

Molecular and Celt Biology 
Seminar; "RNA-Protein Interac- 
tions ihiat Regulate Nudear Pre- 
mRNA Processing," Michael 
Green, U. of M^s. Medical Cen- 
ter, 12:05 p.m.. 1208 ZowPsych. 
Call 5-6991 for Info. 

Help Outreach and Peer Edu- 
cation (H.O.P.E.) Improvisation- 
al Theatre, signs and symptoms 
of depression, campus mental 
health resources, and related 
issues, 1:30 p,m.. Parents Asso- 
ciation Gallery. Call 4-6106 for 
info. 

Graduate School DIslinguished 

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, c^chitect. Perkins and 
Will, Chicago, on recent work, 
7:30 p.m., Arctiitecture Auditor- 
ium, Call 5-6264 for info. 

University Book Center Read- 
ing and Book Signing: Phitadel- 
phm Firs, John Edgar Wideman, 
7:30 p.m., Universiti^ Booh Cen- 
ter, Call 4-7854 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio with 
University ol Maryland Sym- 
phony Orchestra; The Stronger, 
by Hugo Weisgaii, with Riders to 
the Sea, by Ralph Vaughn. 
Wllianis, 8 p,m„ Pugliese 
Theatre. Call 5-5548 for info.' 



THURSDAY 



Unfled Campus Ministry and 
Office of Human Relations 
Diversity Week Seminar: "Living 
in a Diverse Community: Creat- 
ing Common Ground," HhontJa 
Williams, Tsze Chan and Adel 
Shirmohammadi, panelists; Kiyul 
Chung, moderawr, noon, 1142 
Stamp Student Union. Call 5- 
8450 for info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
CORE Faculty Workshop; 

"Enhancing Multicultural and 
Diversity Dimensions in College 
Teaching," 3-5 p.m., Maryland 

Room, Marie Mount. Call 5-3154 

for info. 

"Writers Ffere and Now" Read- 
ing; Harrison and Reich, 3:30 
p.m,^ 1120 Surge Buildlnq. Call 
5-3619 for into. 




SATURDAY 



"Ginger Rogers" (1932), by Will Connell, is part of the Art Gallery's 
exhibitian, "Dreams, Lies, and Exaggerations: Photomontage in 
America," which is showing through Dec. 20. The Art Gallery is 
open Monday through Friday from 12-4 p,m,, Wednesday evenings 
until 9, and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the 
exhibit is free. Please call 405-2762 for more info. 



Commitlee on Ihe History and 
Philosophy of Science Collo- 
quium; Philosophical Implica- 
tions on the Theory of Self- 
Organizing Systems," Alicia 
Roque, Pnnoe Georges Com- 
munity College, 4 p.m., 0201 
Computer and Space Sciences, 
Call 5-5691 for into. 

Thealre Educational and Cul- 
tural Enhancement Program; 

"Meet the Artists," behind-the- 
scenes session with artists pre- 
ceding the performance of A Mid- 
summer Night's Dream, 7-7 AQ 
p.m,, 0241 Tawes. Call 5-2201 
tor info. 

University Theatre; A Midsum- 
mer Night's Dream, today -Nov, 
23, 8 p.m., Tawes Theatre, $3 
standard admission; $6 students 
and seniors. Call 5-2201 for 
into.' 

Maryland Opera Studio wtlh 
University of Maryland Sym- 
phony Orchestra; La Tragedie 
de Carmen, by Peter Brooks, 8 
p.m.. The Walters Gallery, Balti- 
more. Call 5-5548 for info.' 



FRIDAY 



Bureau of Governmental 
Research Conference: "Bal- 
anced Growth: Promotino the 
Economy/Protecting the Environ- 
ment," 8:30 a,m,-5 p,m.. Center 
of Adult Education. Call 5-6330 
for info.' 

Academic Planning Advisory 
Committee (APAC) Open Hear- 
ing for the Department of 
Industrial, Technological and 
Occupational Education, con- 
cerning possible elimination of 
the department and its programs, 
1 1 a.m.-l p,m., 2203 Art^Soc. 
Call 5-6820 tor info. 

Speech Communication Collo- 
quium: "Negotiattrig Differences: 
A Case Study in 'dommunica- 
tion'," Gerry Philipsen, U. of 
Washington, noon, 0147 Tawes 
Fine Arts, Call 5-6524 for info. 



Center for Neura science Collo- 
quium: "Barn Owls Use Accom- 
modation As a Distance Cue 
During Pecking,' Hermann 
Wagner, Max Plank Institut for 
Kybernetik, noon-1 p.m., 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-7228 tor into. 

Mental Health Service Lunch 'n 
Learn Seminar; "Dealing with 
Crises in Patients with [Jissocia- 
tive Disorders," Frank Putnam, 
National Institute of Mental 
Health, Bethesda, 1-2 p.m., 
3100E Healtti Center. Call 4- 
8106 for into. 

First National Bank of Maryr- 
land Research Colloquium in 
Fitxance; "Market Micro- Struc- 
ture," Corinne Bronfman, 1-2:30 
p.m„ 2102 Tydings. Call 5-2256 
For info. 

Mathematics Colloquium: 

"Sheaves of Differential Opera- 
tors of Infinite Order and Theta- 
Value Function," Daniele Struppa, 
George Mason U., 3 p.m., 3206 
Mathematics, Call 5-5152 for 
info. 

Concert Society at Maryland: 
"Les Arts Florissants." William 
Christie, director, 8 p.m., Wash- 
ington National Cathedral: free 

seminar, 6:00 p.m.. Cathedral 
Association Auditorium, $15-$22 
standard admission, faculty and 
staff 10% discount, $12,50- 
$20,50 seniors and $5 students. 
Call 80-4240 tor info and reser- 
vations,' 

University Theatre; A Midsum- 
mer Night's Dream. 8 p.m., 
TawesTheatre, See fJov, 21 for 
details.' 

Maryland Opera Studio with 
University of Maryland Sym- 
phony Orchestra: The Siroriger, 
by Hugo Weisgaii, with Riders to 
m Sea, by Ralph Vaughn- 
Williams, 8 p.m., Pugliese Tha- 
atre. Call 5-5548 for info,* 



Children's Program: Captain 
Planet and the Fianeteers, with 
short talk on recyding, 11 a.m.- 
12:30 p.m., Haroee's eating area. 
Stamp Student Union. C^l 4- 
3375 for info. 

University Theatre: A Midsum- 
mer Night's Dream, 8 p.m., 
Tawes "Theatre. See fJov, 21 for 
details.' 

Piano Cortcert: "Mozart's Piano 
Four Hand Concert," Thomas 
Schumacher and Stanley 
Waldoff, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call 5-5546 for info. 

Men's Basketball vs. Mount Si. 
Mary's, 8 p,m,, Cole Field 
House, Call 4-7070 for info." 



SUNDAY 



Artist Scholarship Senefil Con- 
cert; Maryland Opera Studio, 
Riders to the Sea, by Ralph 
Vaughan-Williams and The 
Stronger, by Hugo Weisgaii; 
Leontaor. direaor, 3 p,m., 
Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5-5543 
for info.' 



MONDAY 



Systems Research Center Col- 
loquium: "Bitorcations in the 
Double Spherical Pendulum," 
Jerrold E, Marsden, U. of Cali- 
fornia at Berkeley, 10-11 a.m., 
1100 UV Bldg. Call 5-6634 for 
info. 

Horticulture Seminar; "Winter 
Protection of Container-Grown 
Nursery Crops," Joan Feely, Hor- 
ticulture, 4 p,m,, 0128B Hobap- 
fel. Call 5-4336 for into, 

Enlomology Colloouium: "TBA," 

Felix Amerasinghe, Entomology, 
4 p.m,, 0200 Symons Hall, Call 
5-3911 tor into. 

Space Science Seminar; "Solar 
Wind Composition; First Results 
from Ulysses," Toni Galvin, 4:30 
p,m,, 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-6226 for info. 



TUESDAY 



Ecology, Evolution and Behav- 
ior Colfoquium: "No Sex, No 
Lies, But Good Slides," Isabel 
Braga, Zoology, noon, 1208 
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6949 for info. 

Physics Colloquium; "Learning 
Patterns in Complex Data," 
Norman Packard, U. of Illinois. 4 
p,m,; tea, 3:30 p.m., 1410 Phys- 
ics. Call 5-5953 for info. 

Horticulture Seminar: "h/lorpho- 
togical and Physiological 
Responses of Bottomland and 
Riparian Tree Species to Water 
Stress," Lenore J Nash, Horticul- 
ture, 4p,m.. 0128B Holzapfel. 
Call 5-4336 for info. 

Help Outreach and Peer Edu- 
cation (H.O.P.E,) Improvisation- 
al Theatre, signs and symptoms 
of depression, campus mental 
health resources, and related 
issues, 4 p,m„ Parents Assoda- 
tion Gallery. Call 4-8106 for info. 

Dingman Center for Entrepre- 
neurship Seminar: "The New 

Rules in Entrepreneurial Finance: 
Financial Survival and Growth in 
a Recession," 6-9 p.m., Pooks 
Hill Marriott, Bethesda. Call 5- 
2151 for info.' 

Men's Basketball vs. Maryland- 
Eastern Shore, 8 p.m., Cole 
Field House. Call i7070 far 
info,' 



WEDNESDAY 



Campus closes tor Thanks- 
giving break, 

• Admisssion charged for tiiis 
event. All others are free. 



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NOVEMBER 18, 1991