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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK
NOVEMBER 25, 1991
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 13
A Midpoint Checkup:
Five-Year Middle States Self-Study Underway
Recently, 1(),DOO questionnaires
were distributed to members of the
campus community. The question-
naires are designed to collect infor-
mation on people's attitudes about
the quality of the learning environ-
ment and the state of the univer-
sity's current academic computing
system. This data collection is part
of the current five-year periodic
checkup on the changes that have
taken place at College Park since
the last reaccreditation review of
the College Park campus in 1985-
As a member of the Middle
States Association of Colleges and
Schools, College Park is required to
submit to a series of periodic
reviews in order to ensure that it
meets or exceeds the academic
standards set by the association,
A central part of this review
process is the self-study conducted
by a broad group of internal sub-
committees. The group is ap-
pointed by Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs and Provost Robert
Dorfman, who heads the self-study
process. The group he has appoint-
ed is charged with checking on the
progress College Park has made
since the last self-study and setting
the stage for the 1995-% full-scale
decade Middle-States review.
Dorfman has delegated Jim Lesher,
who was the executive secretary for
the 1985-86 self-study, to lead the
self-study process once again.
Petition Delivered to
Board of Regents
On Nov. 19, Campus Senate
Chair Gerald Miller delivered a
petition with some 9,543 College
Park signatures on it to the Board
of Regents. System Chancellor
Donald Langenberg, in his capacity
as chief executive officer of the
board, received the petition
between regularly scheduled Board
of Regents committee meetings in
The petition, which began to be
circulated on Oct. 31, asked the
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."
The signers also pledged to work
in partnership with the Regents to
make the strongest possible case
for the university system.
Miller is pleased with the
response and points out that about
half of the College Park faculty,
one third of the staff and one
quarter of the students signed the
petition. He will make a full report
at the next meeting of the Campus
Senate. (Call 405-5805 for
Outlook editor Roz Hicbert re-
cently interviewed Lesher on the
status of the current review.
Q. Why is this mid-course review
A. The review enables the campus
to take stock of the many changes
that have taken place over the past
five years. It's also expected to
identify new or emerging concerns
that might need to be looked at in
Q. Have we carried through on re-
commendations made in the last
A. Yes. In retrospect, the 1985-86
review chaired by Brit Kir wan
turned out to be a very valuable
exercise. A number of changes on
the campus can be traced back to
Q. Such as?
A. Some examples might be re-
vamping the University Studies
Program and the General Honors
Program; creating new foreign lan-
guage instructional programs; cre-
ating a center for teaching to assist
campus faculty improve the quality
of teaching; providing more opera-
tional autonomy to the campus (in
part through giving final authority
for tenure and promotion to the
CoLLiiQE Park Campus
campus and providing for institu-
tional authority to be vested in the
president by the 1988 Higher Edu-
cation Act); formally recognizing
the campus' "flagship" status; a
new campus periodical which be-
came Outlook and a cable TV chan-
nel; appointing a faculty ombuds
officer — as well as many other
They show that the university
not only complied with the official
requirements for the reaccreditation
process, but also used the review to
institute reforms that have changed
the character of the institution in
continued mi pit^v 2
Conference Set on NSF Support
For Science and Engineering Education
A conference on National
Science Foundation support for sci-
ence and engineering education
will be held Dec. 10 at the Univer-
sity College Conference Center. The
conference, sponsored by the Office
of Research Administration and
Advancement (ORA&A), is open to
all members of the University of
Maryland System who are interest-
ed in obtaining funding for educa-
tion programs involving science,
mathematics or engineering from
the kindergarten level through
The conference will feature a
plenary session by Luthur S.
Williams, NSF assistant director for
Education and Human Resources,
and several other NSF officials,
who will discuss current issues in
science and engineering education,
funding priorities and new pro-
According to Anne S. Geronimo,
manager of the College Park Grants
Development Unit in ORA&A, NSF
has been appropriated almost $2.6
billion this fiscal year, an 11 per-
cent increase in funding over last
year. Of this amount, science edu-
cation has received a 44 percent
increase to a level of $465 million.
"There is a big concern that the
United States is not producing
enough American scientists and
engineers," Geronimo says. "Ameri-
can students at all levels are
becoming less capable in the sci-
ences. NSF has recognized this and
is now providing more resources to
help reverse these trends."
NSF also plans a new $23 mil-
lion initiative for predoctoral train -
ecships. Other areas of interest
include summer institutes and
summer science camps.
"There is a particular interest in
helping educators to develop uni-
versity and public school partner-
ships," Geronimo says. "We have to
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Members of the Middle
States Periodic Review
I. Evaluating the Current Teaching
and Learning Environment
Chair, Mahlon Straszheim, Ralph
Bennett, Stewart Edelstcin, Alex
Dragt, Dick Stimpson, Sharon
Harlcy, Avis Cohen, Valerie
II. Evaluating the Current
Governance/ Administrative Struc-
Chair, Don Piper, Janet Robertson,
Bob Birnbaum, Irv Goldstein, Mar-
sha Guenzler, Sylvia Stewart.
III. Outcomes Assessment
Chair, Kathryn Mohrman, David
Sammons, David Segal, Chris
Davis, Ann Wylie, Bill Hall, Patrick
Cunniff, Bob Lissitz, Nancy
Shapiro, Marilyn Brown.
IV. Evaluating the Current Library
Chair, Theresa Coletti, Victor
Korenman, David Grimstead, Mar-
ty Gannon, Gary Marchionini,
Danuta Nitecki, Anne Macleod.
V. Evaluating Campus Academic
Chair, Sue Clabaugh, Steve Hurtt,
Mady Segal, Joy Sircar, John
Gentile, Glenn Ricart, John Gannon,
Estelle Russck-Cohcn, Ron Larsen.
VI. Evaluating the Progress in
Diversity and Equity
Chair, Cordell Black, Dario Cortes,
Debra Stuart, Sandra Greer, Carol
Prier, Deborah Rosen felt, Sharon
Fries-Britt, Mary Cothran.
VII. Maintaining Quality under
Chair, Michael Nacht, Dick Chait,
Jim Hyatt, Raymond Johnson, Bill
Destler, Roger Lewis, M Scheie
Eastman, Judy Olian.
VIII. Steering Committee
Chair, Bob Dorfman, Subcommittee
chairs, Jim Lesher, Marilyn Brown,
Gail Orgel finger.
Maryland English Institute Awarded Contract
The Maryland English Institute (MEI) has been awarded a con-
tract by the Institute of Resource Development, a Macro Systems
Company, to provide English language training for eight employ-
ees of the Saudi Arabian military. The participants will be at MEI
from November 4, 1991 through March 31, 1992. For more informa-
tion, call Leslie Palmer or Lois Kleinhcnn Lanier at 405-5185.
otHtimti'fl jHmi page I
Q. Are there other changes in our
academic environment that came
out of that self-study?
A- The Tease and Greer Commit-
tees—both were created as an out-
growth of the self-study review.
The reforms that such groups intro-
duced have changed the nature of
the curriculum and the character of
campus administrative operations.
You can see that what Middle
States says is ideal — that univer-
sities should use these reviews not
simply to satisfy some external
agency requirements but as an op-
portunity to rethink their objectives
and effectiveness as an educational
institution — actually happened here
at College Park.
Q. What is the status of the
current committee's work?
A. The group has been meeting
since last spring and is heading to-
ward a first draft deadline in
December. A final report is due to
be sent to the president next June.
Q. Are any directions pursued
now different from those of the
A. The subcommittees have found
that some emerging issues may
need to be identified in a prelimi-
nary way that perhaps may need to
be more seriously addressed in
1995-96. For instance, the commit-
tee working on the quality of the
learning environment has decided
to focus mainly on undergraduate
education because that's where the
emphasis has been since the 1985-
86 review. But the group has begun
to think the campus needs to take a
serious look at graduate education
in the context of the 1995-96
review. We are also heavily into
'learning outcomes assessment,'
trying to figure out what approach
makes the best sense for UMCP.
Q. What about budget issues?
A. This has complicated the task
enormously. We decided that it
would be completely unrealistic to
approach this review in a busincss-
as-usual way. So a subcommittee
was created on an entirely new
topic, "Maintaining Quality Under
Reduced Budgets." Even the topic
itself is problematic because it
raises the question, "Can you really
maintain quality under reduced
budgets or is this in fact a rather
dangerous fiction that we should
set aside very clearly?
Q. What is this committee doing?
A. The group is grappling with
such issues as how well has the
Academic Planning Advisory Com-
mittee (APAC) process worked?
Are there some ways to economize
that have been overlooked? And
other such issues.
Q. What other important issues
are under consideration?
Q. Some committees arc mandated
by Middle States — the academic
computing and libraries commit-
tees, the learning outcomes assess-
ment, and progress in diversity and
Q. Has much changed since the
A. When you look back at that doc-
ument, for all its virtues, it's surpri-
singly out of date. You cannot find
any significant discussion of diver-
sity or gender in that document. In
five years, the change has been
Q. Are there any recommenda-
tions we did not pursue effective-
A. One of the hallmarks of the
1985-86 self-study was a rather stri-
dent call for institutional auton-
omy. You can identify a few pock-
ets where we now enjoy a greater
degree of operational indepen-
dence, but it may be that on bal-
ance College Park is no more
autonomous then it used to be.
And we are also probably no closer
to a new faculty club than we were
five years ago.
Q. What is the next step in the
A. We will complete a draft and in
February and in March the docu-
ment wilt be distributed broadly to
department chairs, the senate and
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NOVEMBER 2 5, 1991
Big Noon Rally Planned for "Maryland At Risk Day"
Beginning at 11 :50 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, staff, students
and faculty will assemble at several campus locations to march to
Reckord Armory for the noon "Maryland at Risk" rally. Designated
gathering places are Ellicott Quad, Tawes Plaza, behind South
Campus Dining Hall, Hornbake Plaza, Fraternity Row at Route #1,
and in front of the Main Administration Building. Also on the
day's agenda: Teach In at Stamp Union and classroom discussions.
"Maryland at Risk Day" is sponsored by the Campus Senate, the
Student Government Association and the Graduate Student
Celebration Marks Publication
Of Newspaper Guide
A luncheon to celebrate comple-
tion of the bibliographic phase of
the Maryland Newspaper Project
and publication of "A Guide to
Newspapers and Newspaper Hold-
ings in Maryland" was hosted at
the Rossborough Inn on Nov. 13 by
President William E. Kirwan.
The significance of the publica-
tion is that for the first time resear-
chers have access to a complete
listing of the holdings of all United
States newspapers located in 87
Maryland institutions that are open
to the public. The guide contains
2356 titles and more than 5,000
In his remarks at the luncheon,
Kirwan hailed publication of the
guide as "a cooperative effort in-
volving people and organizations
He said: "In the present informa-
tion age, the Maryland Newspaper
Project calls our attention to two of
the most important and enduring
information institutions in history,
namely, newspapers and libraries.
The second reality about this pro-
ject that is extremely significant is
that it results in enormous and
direct benefit to the people of
Publishers from around the state
as well as historians, journalists,
and others interested in the
development of newspapers in
Maryland attended the luncheon.
Guest speaker was James
Bready, retired editorial writer for
the Baltimore Evening Sun who still
writes a weekly book column ap-
pearing in the Sunday Sun and is a
frequent contributor of articles to
various publications. Bready is the
author of The Home Team,
published in 1958 and updated
several times since. The book pro-
vides a history of baseball in the
city of Baltimore.
At the luncheon, Kirwan gave
special recognition to Jeffrey Field,
deputy chair. Office of Preservation
of the National Endowment for the
Humanities, to Maurice Travillian,
assistant supervisor, Maryland
State Department of Education,
Division of Library Services, and
also to Robert Harriman, technical
coordinator for the United States
Newspaper program at the Library
Publication of the guide was the
product of a three-year grant-
funded effort based in the Mary-
landia Department of the Univer-
sity Libraries at the University of
Maryland at College Park. Project
Director was Peter Curtis, Curator
of Marylandia at the Libraries.
The grant was provided by the
National Endowment for the
Humanities and the guide was
published by the Maryland State
Department of Education, Division
of Library Development and Ser-
vices. Copies of the 412-page com-
pilation are available at no charge
from the division office located at
200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore,
With the completion of the bibli-
ographic phase of the project, the
preservation phase, or microfilming
the newspapers, is now underway
at the Maryland State Archives.
The Maryland Newspaper Pro-
ject is a part of the United States
Newspaper Program (USNP)
funded by the National Endow-
ment for the Humanities and sup-
ported technically by the Library of
Congress. The ultimate objective of
the USNP is to locate, catalog and
preserve, through microfilming, all
U.S. newspapers still in existence.
By the 21st century, all states will
have participated in the USNP and
over 300,000 newspapers published
since the Nation's beginnings will
be identified and noted on a
national database available through
terminals in over 6,000 libraries.
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Historic Han/land Newspaper Nameplates
Progress Continues on Middle States Study
continued j'rmn page 2
Q. Will people have a chance to
voice their opinions?
A. Absolutely. They should ask
department chairs to read copies
and express their opinions to the
Q. Are there other issues we
haven't touched on?
A. Personally, I have to say it is
difficult for me to write my intro-
ductory summary of what's hap-
pened over the past five years —
seeing the institutional progress
that can be demonstrated — without
having a rather heavy heart that
our progress in academic terms has
been put very much at risk by the
current financial crisis.
It's as if the state of Maryland
over a period of many decades had
assembled a magnificent machine,
one that had received so much at-
tention, customizing and fine
tuning so that it really was running
remarkably well. Then the owner
decided not to put any oil in the
engine and crashed the whole
thing. We have a sense of ourselves
as a functioning, academically heal-
thy, successful institution, and the
plug has just been unscrewed from
I believe the committees feel
strongly that we have kept our side
of the bargain with the people of
Maryland. We have done what the
state wanted us to do. Wc have
gone a long way in self improve-
ment, reform and higher academic
standards. To do all of this in the
face of this current financial col-
lapse is both disheartening and
The committee is committed to
spending a lot of time and energy
completing its charge, but it docs
so with a somewhat heavy heart,
because it senses that the process
may not be nearly so useful an en-
terprise as it was five years ago,
because the money just may not be
there to support the institution at
anywhere near the level that it
needs to function appropriately.
But one of the things that will
emerge from our report is finding
that in many ways the campus has
largely succeeded in meeting the
objectives it set for itself five years
ago. I think we can collectively take
a great deal of pride in what the
institution has managed to accom-
NOVEMBER 2 5, 1991
"Ask Your Delegate" at Dec. 4 Q & A Forum
College Park's delegation to the General Assembly — Senator
Arthur Dorman and Delegates Pauline Menes, Tim Maloney and
Jim Rosapepe — will be on campus on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 12
to 2 p.m. in Tawes Recital Hall to discuss university budget cuts.
Issues to be considered include the proposed "Higher Education
Trust Fund" Bill, winning legislative support for the university,
and related matters. All faculty, staff and students arc invited to
come with questions for the legislators. The forum is sponsored by
the Campus Senate General Committee on Governmental Affairs.
Call 405-5805 for information.
New Program Seeks To Serve Needs
of Endangered Species and Humans
Dietz and assoc-
iates in Brazil,
from left to
location of Gol-
den Lion Ta mar-
ins in jungle by
tion; baby Golden
The Great Plains Wolf, the East-
em Elk, the Carolina Parakeet, and
the Passenger Pigeon have one
thing in common — they all have
joined the list of animals that have
perished during the past 100 years.
The common denominator in their
disappearances? Humans. While
these species could survive natural
predators, disease, and all the other
checks nature provides to control
populations, they could not endure
Though extinctions often occur
naturally, more than 90 percent of
all species that have ever lived on
this planet are now extinct — and
the current high rate of extinction
is unprecedented. As the swelling
human population crowds into
what was once the exclusive
domain of innumerable species in
its quest for living space, food, and
the raw materials of commerce,
these species are increasingly com-
peting with humans— and losing.
In fact, experts predict that if the
current rate of extinction continues
during the next 20 years or so, we
will witness the destruction of
about half of the species currently
residing on this planet.
But College Park zoologists
James Dietz and David [nouye
hope to slow the rate of this terri-
They have started a program to
help deal with the conflict between
the needs of an expanding human
population and the needs of a
diverse environment. Initiated last
year, the program is this country's
first master's degree program that
trains future conservationists not
only in science but also in the
hard-nosed realities of public pol-
icy and economics.
Called the Graduate Program in
Sustainable Development and Con-
servation Biology, the program is
designed to train a new generation
of scientists who are knowledge-
able in the human, as well as envi-
ronmental, impacts of conservation.
The program reflects the prag-
matic realism of its creators. It also
reflects their awareness that the
needs of humans cannot be ignored
when attempting to protect threat-
ened species. While he remains a
fervent crusader for preserving
nature, Dietz is no starry-eyed
idealist. One part visionary, one
part pragmatist, Dietz cautions that
the zeal exhibited by many conser-
vationists seeking to save endan-
gered species should not blind
them to the needs of people. "An
ivory tower approach to environ-
mental conservation is doomed to
failure," he says. "Scientists alone
are not capable of solving conser-
vation problems. What is needed is
a multidisciplinary approach that
takes into consideration each
country's unique economic and
Dietz is quick to point out that
for nations struggling to feed their
people or maintain their economy,
the issue of preserving endangered
species is likely to rank low as a
national priority. 'Too often, the
needs or concerns of local residents
or governments are overlooked by
those seeking to preserve endan-
gered species," Dietz says.
But by involving experts from
various fields, both scientific and
humanistic, the requirements of
man and animals can be considered
and balanced. The College Park
program was designed expressly to
accomplish that goal.
The program, which was initi-
ated this year, requires 45 total
credits including completion of
core courses in the areas of ecology
and conservation biology, resource
economics, public policy, and mul-
Also required is a thesis that ana-
lyzes a conservation or develop-
ment project from the viewpoint of
biological conservation and eco-
nomic benefits, and offers policy
recommendations. By structuring
the graduate program this way,
students arc trained to consider
conservation problems from a vari-
ety of perspectives.
So far, 19 students have enrolled
in the program, which will gradu-
ate its first class of conservation
scientists in 1992.
Dietz first became interested in
conservation biology in 1983. As a
post-doctoral student in Brazil
studying the evolution of social
organization of Golden Lion
Tamarins — small monkeys that live
in that country— Dietz made the
unhappy discovery that there soon
might not be enough tamarins left
alive to study. At that time there
were only about 450 tamarins
remaining in the wild and only one
protected preserve in Brazil. And
those numbers were declining.
"We found that the tamarins
remaining in the wild were in
small forest patches separated from
their neighbors by cattle pastures
they could never cross," Dietz
The animals were threatened not
only by the destruction of their
natural habitat, but also by the in-
breeding brought about by popula-
Dietz realized that the problem
of preserving the tamarins and
other endangered species would
involve help from a variety of dis-
ciplines, including economics, soci-
otogy, public policy and education.
This led Dietz to begin formulating
his ideas on the need to train
future conservation scientists in
these and other specialties.
Dietz also realized that College
Park would be a critical factor in
attaining his ambitious goals.
"Universities such as ours play a
critical role through the training of
professionals in diverse fields rele-
vant to development and conserva-
tion," Dietz notes. "The same rigor
applied to research efforts in other
areas of science must also be
invested in conservation. However,
most scientists become specialists
in a single subject and their aca-
demic training lacks the multidis-
ciplinary breadth necessary to
enable them to understand and
interact with specialists in other
areas. Traditional academic training
also fails to cultivate a problem-sol-
ving team approach that is essen-
tia] for working effectively on con-
servation and development issues.
Dietz' approach to bioconserva-
tion is now receiving its second
acid test in the steamy jungles of
eastern Brazil. There, Dietz and his
colleagues from the National Zoo
are beginning efforts to forestall
extinction of golden-headed lion
tamarins, another species of mon-
key found further south in Brazil.
Dietz remains dedicated to help-
ing find answers to the conserva-
tion challenges of the present and
to those of the future. In between
his trips to Brazil to help save spe-
cies facing the imminent threat of
extinction, Dietz hopes that the
future conservationists that will
emerge from the College Park pro-
gram will leave with the skills,
attitudes, and knowledge necessary
to help keep the list of species that
have become extinct from growing
too much longer.
Gary M. Stephenson
NOVEMBER 2 5, 1991
Driskell Film to be Shown
"Hidden Heritage: The Roots of Black American Tainting," a 55-
minute film narrated by David Driskell, professor of art, will be
shown at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Room 2203 of the Art-Sociology
Building. A reception will follow. Produced by the Arts Council of
Great Britain, the film tells the story of African American art and
its role in African American culture from the late 1700s through the
1930s. The event is free and open to the public. For more
information, contact Stephanie Poguo at 405-2105.
The Stuff That Collier's Books and
Poems are Made Of
Beach towns, childhood memor-
ies, deep sea dives. These are the
things that Michael Collier's poems
and books are made of. Collier,
director of the English depart-
ment's graduate Creative Writing
Program, most recently had
"Mission Boulevard," a poem about
a Southern California beach town
in the late 1960s, published in the
November 1991 issue of The
Several other projects are under-
way or planned, including a third
book of original poems. Still unti-
tled, the book will reflect on
Collier's childhood memories of
people he grew up with in a
Phoenix, Arizona neighborhood.
Summer 1992 is the tentative com-
pletion date. Collier's first book of
poems, The Clasp and Other Poems,
was published in 1986; his second
book. The Folded Heart, was
published in 1989.
Also underway is a critical
anthology of poets published in the
Wesleyan University Press Poetry
Series. Collier says the anthology,
scheduled for completion in
December 1992, will demonstrate
the importance of these poets'
influence on contemporary Ameri-
can poetry of the last 30 years.
Collier's most recent matcrial-
making experience occurred in
September, when he joined a group
of about 15 scientists on a deep sea
dive to the Juan dc Fuca Ridge, 250
miles off the coast of Washington
state. He was invited by John
Delancy, a long-time acquaintance
who is a geologist at the University
of Washington and the expedition's
Water plays a large part in
Collier's life. He swims competi-
tively with the university's Masters
Swim Team and his sister was an
Olympic diver. Collier also points
to his mentor, Pulitzer- prize win-
ning poet William Meredith, when
explaining his interest in the water.
One of Meredith's poems, titled
'The Wreck of the Thresher," is
about a submarine disaster and
was influential on Collier as an
According to Collier, Delaney
has been making dives to the Juan
de Fuca Ridge since he located
hydrothermal vents there in 1984.
Collier says he was invited because
Delaney believes the more perspec-
tives he can get on the vents, the
more he'll learn. Collier will pro-
vide a fresh perspective, as well as
Delaney's first non-scientific per-
spective, in his planned book on
Collier explains hydrothermal
vents in a non-scientific manner:
sea water circulates through cracks
in the ocean floor and is heated by
volcanic magma that lies beneath
the earth's crust. This fluid then
vents like hot springs along the
mid-ocean ridges where the earth's
plates meet. When released, the
fluid can reach temperatures as
high as 700° F, and contains metals
and minerals that form into chim-
neys, spires and flanges. "As the
water comes out, it shimmers," says
Collier. "Further up it hits colder
sea water and changes to black
smoke, which precipitates the
metals and minerals that form
these sparkling, colorful sulfide
Surrounding sea water has a
temperature of 36° F. In the area
between the temperature gradient
lives "a whole world of biology no
one knew about 14 years ago," says.
Collier. Approximately 180 species
of animal life has been discovered
in hydrothermal vent areas around
the world since 1977, he says.
"Being at the bottom of the sea
is really like being on another
planet," says Collier. The land-
scape is so far outside human
experience that we have no lan-
guage for it. As a result, it feels
devoid of human emotion, almost
beyond understanding. But at the
same time, it feels absolutely fresh,
untouched and just discovered."
Alvin, a 28-foot submarine
whose seven-foot titanium sphere
holds three people, is owned by (he
Office of Naval Research, and was
Collier's home for the dive. Alvin's
mother ship is the Atlantis II, a
Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti-
Collier and the others, including
biologists, chemists, seismologists,
and geologists were on Atlantis II
for three weeks, and took turns
diving. A pilot and a chemist
accompanied Collier during his
seven-hour dive. Although Alvin
allows only a six-inch port for each
person to view the sights from,
Collier says he could actually see
quite a bit thanks to lights and
"I was completely absorbed,"
says Collier. "1 didn't want to go
back up, except to talk about it."
Miles Hoffman Takes Talents to Radio
What does "allegro" mean? Why
is "baroque" called "baroque"? For
answers to these and other ques-
tions about musical terms, tune in
to WETA-FM for "Coming to
Terms," featuring the Music
Department's viola teacher, Miles
On Tuesdays at 7:35 p.m.,
Hoffman helps music-loving non-
musicians understand music termi-
nology in a "friendly, non-stuffy"
way. For more than two years his
commentary has been part of
National Public Radio's (NPR) Per-
formance Today, a program hosted
by Martin Goldsmith. Performance
Today is broadcast on 1 30 stations
nationwide, but only recently
joined WETA's roster. WETA can
be found at 90.9 FM on the radio
Hoffman says that if letters are
an indication of the "jargon bust-
ing" program's popularity, then it's
a success. ,
Also successful are the Ameri-
can Chamber Players, a group of
seven musicians headed by
Hoffman. Since Hoffman, a former
National Symphony member,
organized the group in 1985, it has
toured the country and received
rave reviews along the way.
"They have established stan-
dards of chamber music perfor-
mance equal to any in the world,"
said the Washington Post. The Wash-
ington Post also called the group
"An extraordinarily talented group
who play beautifully together...,"
and the New York Times said, "...The
American Chamber Players in fact
do excellent work."
The American Chamber Players
were formed from a core group of
musicians involved in the Library
of Congress Summer Chamber
Festival, an event founded by
Hoffman in 1982. The group has
recently released its fourth compact
disc (CD) on the Koch International
Classics label. More CDs are
Hoffman's viola playing is
world-elass, yet he is most proud
of pieces he has commissioned
from composers. "I think the great-
est achievement for a performer is
to somehow help contribute to the
composition of music that will
last," says the music professor.
In the near future, Hoffman's
talent can be enjoyed during a
Special Faculty Recital on Dec. 8,
Featured with Hoffman will be
Robert McCoy, pianist. The recital
will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Tawes
Recital Hall, and is free and open
to the public.
NOVEMBER 2 5, 1991
T L O O K
Robert D. Hudson
Christmas Concerts to Feature Old Favorites
On Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Doc. 8 at 4 p.m., the
University of Maryland Chorus conducted by Paul Travcr will
present its annual Christmas Concerts in the Memorial Chapel. The
program includes Christmas music for chorus and brass featuring
works from the 17th and 19th centuries. The audience will be
invited to join the chorus in singing carol favorites. Tickets are $8
standard admission; $5 seniors, students, faculty and staff (with
I.D.); and $3 children. Call 405-5568 for info.
College Park "Pathfinders" Advise
NASA and NOAA
Three College Park researchers,
Owen E. Thompson, John R.
Townshend and Robert D. Hudson,
are "pathfinders" by the best defini-
tion of the term. Two of these
scientists, Thompson and
Townshend, are pathfinders
according to the definition of
NASA and NOAA: they arc mem-
bers of an initiative to define the
correct procedures for re-analyzing
12 years of archived environmental
satellite data to assess evidence of
climate and global change. Hudson
is at work on another project: mon-
itoring global ozone using the
Upper Atmosphere Research Satel-
lite (UARS) recently launched by a
According to Thompson, profes-
sor of meteorology, three interna-
tional Pathfinder Scientific Working
Groups have been appointed by
NASA and NOAA to advise these
agencies of the best scientific and
technical procedures to use for
interpreting evidence of climate
and global change from each of
three environmental satellite tech-
nologies. Thompson chairs one of
these groups, Townshend, profes-
sor and chair of the Department of
Geography, chairs another.
Thompson's group is looking at
ways to analyze 12 years of data
from the TIROS Operational Verti-
cal Sounder, an observational
instrument that measures infrared
and microwave spectral radiance
upwelling from the Earth-atmo-
sphere system. The spectral wave-
lengths of the radiation observed
are sensitive to absorption and
emission of radiation by atmo-
spheric carbon dioxide, water
vapor, ozone and the liquid water
content of clouds.
"From such data, one may deter-
mine such things as the vertical
profile of temperature and mois-
ture around the globe which are
variables of primary importance to
circulations and energy transports
in the atmosphere," Thompson
says. "The unraveling of the radi-
ance observations into information
on temperature and moisture is a
mathematically ill-posed inverse
Thompson says this is the math-
ematician's way of saying that the
solution to the satellite sounding
problem is not unique, and two or
more very different solutions, relat-
ing to atmospheric temperature
and moisture structure may be cal-
culated which agree with the
observed upwelling radiation data.
Therefore, it was necessary for
NASA and NOAA to create an
advisory committee to determine
the best ways in which to interpret
Townshend is chairing the
NASA/NOAA committee that is
looking for optimum ways to eval-
uate data from the Advanced Very
High Resolution Radiometer. The
AVHRR is a radiometric instru-
ment that is capable of scanning a
field of view of the Earth's surface
in each of several spectral radia-
tional wavelength intervals (visible
and infrared) with high horizontal
The objective of the radiometer
is to determine land and sea sur-
face temperature; characteristics of
the Earth's surface, ice pack, land-
use characteristics; and changes in
surface characteristics owing to
human actions such as deforesta-
tion, urbanization, and changes in
agricultural practices. The AVHRR
also provides data on surface
changes due to droughts, floods,
beach erosion and other factors.
Hudson, chair of the Depart-
ment of Meteorology, is an interna-
tional leader or "pathfinder" in
techniques to observe atmospheric
ozone and other trace gases high in
the atmosphere using satellite tech-
nology. The Upper Atmosphere
Research Satellite launched by a
space shuttle in September carries
an instrument called the Total
Ozone Mapping Spectrometer,
which Hudson helped design dur-
ing prior positions at NASA.
Nature's Poisons Studied by College
While the personal and environ-
mental threats of industrial toxins
have captured the attention of the
media and the public, less attention
has focused on natural toxins. This
could be a potentially dangerous
oversight, say College Park
researchers, because it seems
Mother Nature is pretty adept at
concocting her own poisons.
Ironically, the same fungi that
can produce life-saving antibiotics
such as penicillin also can spawn
deadly toxins. These poisons, called
my co toxins, can be produced by
most fungi, especially molds, and
are not only poisonous, but some
may cause cancer.
"A number of mycotoxins have
been identified, but the most notor-
ious are "anatoxins," which occur
naturally in a number of products,
including peanut butter," explains
George Bean, associate dean of the
College of Agriculture and pro-
fessor of botany. "Scientists are
especially concerned about the
presence of a fla toxins in food and
animal feeds because they are a
highly carcinogenic compound."
To understand mycotoxins and
aflatoxins better, Bean has spent
the past 20 years studying these
dangerous toxins, trying to under-
stand why they are produced, what
conditions enhance their produc-
tion, and how best to prevent them
from contaminating human and
animal foods and feeds.
In one recent study, Bean exam-
ined the effects of cooking methods
on the presence of aflatoxins in rice
from Sri Lanka. He found that the
commercial method of preparing
rice, which involves presoaking the
rice with the husk intact prior to
cooking and milling, results in fer-
mentation which provides ideal
conditions for the production of
aflatoxins. The traditional "cottage"
methods of preparing rice, how-
ever, appears to reduce a fla toxin
growth because no steeping is
The problem of natural toxins
contaminating foods is not con-
fined to developing Asiatic coun-
tries like Sri Lanka.
At a recent international sym-
posium on mycotoxins in Mexico
City, Bean presented data suggest-
ing that mycotoxins in corn pose a
potentially serious health problem
in many Latin American countries,
"Mycotoxicologists now recognize
that mycotoxin occurrences are not
rare, but can occur wherever the
organisms producing these toxins
are able to grow," Bean pointed
out. He noted also that mycotoxins
have been reported in wheat, soy-
beans and com in Canada and the
This increasing concern over
mycotoxins resulted in Bean's
being asked to hold a symposium
on campus last March for plant
and animal biologists from around
the mid-Atlantic region to hear
Bean and three other College Park
experts discuss the natural occur-
rence of toxins that are often con-
sumed by humans and animals.
Entitled Natural Poisons in our Food
and Feed Stuffs, an Evening of Myco-
toxicobgy, the symposium featured
presentations by Bean, who spoke
on the involvement of mycotoxins
in the pathogenicity of microorgan-
isms, as well as presentations by
Mary Matossian from the Depart-
ment of History; Bruce jarvis from
the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry; and Scott Angle,
from the Agronomy Department.
At the meeting, Bean noted that
his research suggests that the mold
fungi that produce mycotoxins may
use these same chemicals to help
attack plant tissue, Matossian
reported that outbreaks of myco-
toxins in colonial New England
had an influence on demographic
characteristics of that area. Jarvis
talked about the origin of natural
toxins in Brazilian plants, and
Angle discussed what happens in
the environment of mycotoxins.
Gary M. Stephenson
NOVEMBER 2 5, 1991
Miss Black Unity Pageant Set
Nyumburu Cultural Center will present its 14th annual Miss
Black Unity Pageant with the theme "14 K Gold," Sat., Dec. 7 at
7:30 p.m. in Tawes Theatre. Admission is $6 in advance and $8 at
the door. Tickets can be purchased in Room 3125, South Campus
Dining Hall. For more information, call 314-7758.
When the Weather Outside
Armed with hundreds of
thousands of dollars worth of
equipment and tons of sand, salt
and de-icer, physical plant crews
are ready to launch an aggressive
counter-attack when Old Man
Included in the arsenal are
plows, loaders, tractors, snow
blowers, power brooms and
shovels and several hundred well-
trained campus employees who
will operate them.
But, with 160 acres of parking
lots, 1 1 miles of roads, 23 miles of
sidewalks and thousands of exter-
ior steps, the worst weather has the
potential to challenge and some-
times overwhelm the campus'
snow removal capabilities.
When this happens, the Vice
President for Academic Affairs will
determine whether the campus is
open. His decision reflects a variety
of considerations including the ob-
served condition of the campus,
information about roads leading to
it, decisions made by local schools
and governments, and the weather
Three narrative messages are
■ The campus is open.
■ The campus is closed.
• The campus is open at (time).
During each day of a weather
emergency, the status of the cam-
pus is communicated to area radio
and television stations prior to 6
a.m. by the Office of Public Infor-
mation to allow these stations to
put the information on their 6 a.m.
news programs. All employees and
students should listen for these
When the campus is open, it is
open for everyone. When the cam-
pus is closed, it is closed for all em-
ployees and students except those
employees designated as "essen-
tial." Unless they have been desig-
nated by their departments as
"essential personnel," employees
are urged not to come to campus.
If the campus is closed, it is like-
ly that its roads and sidewalks are
unsafe or impassable. Automobile
traffic hinders snow removal effici-
ency and effectiveness.
During a snowfall, snow re-
moval priorities are as follows:
1. Keep all major campus roads
2. Assure access to emergency
service agencies such as the Health
Center, Firehouse and Campus Po-
3. Assure access to and from res-
idence halls, dining halls, graduate
apartments and Greek houses
when students are in residence.
4. Provide access to specified 24-
hour-a-day facilities including the
Computer Science Center, the Aca-
demic Computing Center and ani-
mal research facilities.
5. Open campus parking lots
starting with lots 1, 11a, VI, Kl and
6. Open main campus sidewalks.
7. Open feeder sidewalks and
shovel exterior steps.
After a heavy snowfall, when
the campus is open, returning
employees can expect to confront
two problems — fewer available
spaces in parking lots and icy con-
ditions. Hauling away snow
plowed from 15,000 parking spaces
would be very costly and far
beyond the university's budget for
snow removal. Therefore the snow
has to be mounded up in some
parking spaces and left to melt
(and possibly refreeze nightly).
These icy spots will be sanded
daily but they could remain quite
slippery because the sand is quick-
ly removed by car and pedestrian
Physical Plant offers the follow-
ing wintertime tips.
If you notice some icy patches
that have not be sanded or salted,
call Work Control (x52222) or
Grounds Division (x53320) and a
crew will be dispatched as soon as
The first three or four days after
a snowfall are typically the most
treacherous. As your confidence
begins to return, you are not as
alert to those icy patches underfoot.
The patch you fall on today might
not have been there yesterday. It
could have formed overnight from
melting snow. Don't take shortcuts
in icy weather. Stick to the main
open roads and sidewalks.
Dec. 10 Conference to Discuss Science Education Grants
continued frtHH page I
get kids interested in science at an
early age and encourage them in
the various scientific fields
throughout their school years,
including graduate and post-gradu-
ate education. The increased fund-
ing from NSF for these activities
should help catapult American stu-
dents into the scientific and techno-
logical world of the 21st Century."
Geronimo emphasizes that the
conference is free and open to any-
one in the university community
who is seeking funding for science
education, including areas of social
science and public policy. Funds
arc available now, and Geronimo
recommends that people attend the
conference and begin preparing
proposals as soon as possible.
"NSF officials will answer the
questions of attendees on an indivi-
dual basis and will provide infor-
mation on grant proposal writing
and submission," she says.
Jacob K. Goldhabcr, acting dean
of Graduate Studies and Research,
adds: "The generally perceived
bifurcation between research and
teaching is false: they go hand in
hand. As a research university, we
have an obligation not only to excel
in the production of knowledge,
but also to excel in its transmission.
The NSF received a substantial
increment for the support of sci-
ence education programs. I hope
faculty on this campus will take
full advantage of the opportunities
The conference is the second in
a scries on grants development
sponsored by ORA&A-Grants
Development Unit of the Office of
Graduate Studies and Research.
Registration is on a first come first
served basis. For further informa-
tion about the conference agenda
and for a registration form, call
Geronimo at 405-4178.
NOVEMBER 2 5, 1991
Improvisation Workshop Invites Participants to "Try It"
Improvisations Unlimited, the critically-acclaimed dance
ensemble in residence at the university, will host a 'Try It!" work-
shop on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Madden
Studio/Theater. The workshop is designed to provide participants
an opportunity to work with company members in improvisational
movement exercises and explorations. No experience is necessary.
Admission is $2, and participants arc asked to wear comfortable,
loose-fitting clothing. For information and to register, call 405-3190.
NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 10
Attention: December 2
Academic Panning Advisory
Committee (APAC} Open Hear-
ing lor the Department ot
Hearing and Speech Sciences,
concerning possible downsizing
or elimination of the department.
noon-2 p.m.. 2102 Shoemaker.
Call 56820 for into.
Art Gallery Exhibition: "Dreams,
Lies, and Exaggerations: Photo-
montage in America,' featuring
1 22 works of art. including maga-
zine lay-outs, book jackets, bro-
chures, as well as fine art photo-
graphy, Oct. 21 -Dec. 20. Trie An
Gallery Call 5-2753 for info
Systems Research Center Col-
loquium: "Bifurcations in the
Double Spherical Pendulum."
Jerrold E. Marsden. U. of Cali-
fornia at Berkeley, 10-11 a.m.,
1100 fTV Bldg. Call 5-6634 far
Horticulture Seminar: 'Winter
Protection of Container-Grown
Nursery Crops." Joan Feely. Hor-
ticulture. 4 p.m., 0128B Holzap-
fel. Call 5-4336 for info.
'Ixodes dammini and Lime Dis-
ease in Maryland.' Felix
Amerasinghe. Entomology, 4
p.m., 0200 Symoos Hall, Call 5-
3911 for into.
Space Science Seminar: "Solar
Wind Compositor: First Results
from Ulysses." Toni Galvin, 4:30
p.m.. 1113 Computer and Space
Sciences. Call 5-6226 for info.
Ecology. Evolution and Behav-
ior Colloquium: 'Ho Sex. No
Lies. But Good Slides.* Isabel
B'aga. Zoology, noon. 1208
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6949 far 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: "Morpho-
logical and Physiological
Responses of Bottomland and
Hi pari an Tree Species to Water
Stress." Lenore J. Nash, Horticul-
ture, 4 p.m.. 0128B Holzapfel.
Call 5-4336 tor info.
Dingman Center tor Entrepre-
neurship Seminar: The New
Rules in Entrepreneurial Finance:
Frrtancial 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 4-7070 tor
End of Day: Campus closes
lor Thanksgiving break.
Concert Society at Maryland:
Thanksgiving Art- Song Celebra-
tion," Judith Nelson, soprano:
Elaine Thornburgh, forte piano
and Randall Wong, soprano, 8
p.m.; free seminar, 6:30 p.m.,
Center ol Adult Education, $17
standard admission, $15.30 facul-
ty and staff, $14.50 seniors and
$5 students. Call 80-4240 for info
Men's Basketball vs. American
University. 1 p.m.. Cole Field
House. Call 4-7070 for info."
Academic Planning Advisory
Committee (APAC) Open Hear-
ing tor the Department of
Hearing and Speech Sciences,
concerning possible downsizing
or elimination of the department,
noon-2 p.m., 2102 Shoemaker.
Call 5-682C for info.
Horticulture Seminar: 'Morpho-
logical and Physiological
Responses of Bottomland and
Riparian Tree Species to Water
Stress." Lenore J, Nash, gradu-
ate research assistant, Hort cul-
ture, 4 p.m.. 0128B Holzapfel.
Call 5-4336 'or mlo.
Entomology Colloquium: 'Inte-
grated Pest management in
Crystal City Office Parks with
Emphasis on Douglas Fir and
Spruce Problems, Tina
Maclntyre, Entomology, 4 p.m.,
0200 Symons Hall. Call 5-391 1
Ecology, Evolution and Behav-
ior Colloquium: 'Sex. Flies and
Videotapes: Prezygotic Sexual
Selection in Stalk-eyed Flies,"
Pat Loreh, Zoology, noon. 1208
Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6942 for info.
Physics Colloquium: 'Knot
Theory and Statistical Mechan-
ics," Lewis H. Kauffman. Mathe-
matics. U. of Illinois. 4 p.m.: tea,
3:30 p.m., 1410 Physics. Call 5-
5953 for info.
Center tor Construction Engi-
neering and Management Lec-
ture: "Organized Labor in Con-
struction m the 1990s: Challeng-
es and Opportunities." Edward J.
Carlough, president, Sheel Metal
Workers' International Associa-
tion, 6-7 p.m., Judith Resnick
Lecture Hall, Engineering Bldg.
Call 5-1940 tor info.
Twentieth Century Concerts:
Thomas Moore, pianist, B p.m.,
Tawes Recital Kail. Call 5-5548
Counseling Center Research
and Development Meeting:
'Update on Eating Disorders,"
Brenda Sigall, Counseling Center,
noon-1 p.m., 0106-0114 Shoe-
maker. Call 4-7691 tor info.
Molecular and Cell Biology
Seminar: "Biochemistry of
Genetic Recombination in Sac-
charomyces cerevisiae." Richard
Kolodner, Dana- Faroe r Cancer
Institute, Boston, MA, 12:05 p.m.,
1208 ZoofPsych. Call 5-6991 for
Jazz Piano/Vocal Workshop
Performance 7:30 p.m.. Tawes
Recital Hall. Call 5-5548 for info.
United Campus Ministry Inter-
denominational Advent Service,
7:30 p.m.. Memorial Chapel. Call
5-8450 for info.
Meteorology Seminar: "Climate
and Dynamical Implications of
the Antarctic Ozone Hole," J.
Mahlman, Geophysical Fluid
Dynamics Lab. Princeton, NJ,
3:30 p.m., 21 14 Computer and
Space Sciences: refreshments, 3
p.m. Call 5-5392 for into.
Systems Research Center Col-
loquium: 'In tensity- Based
Modeling of Discrete Event
Dynamic Systems," J. George
Shanthikumar, U of California at'
Berkeley, 3-4 p.m.. reception to
follow, 1100 fTV Bldg. Call 5-
6634 tor info.
Improvisation 'Try ft" Work-
shop, Improvisations Unlimited.
Dorothy Madden Studio/Theater
Call 5-3190 tor info.
"Sensorineural Deafness and Self
Repair in Hair Cell Epithelia,"
Jeffrey Corwin. U. of Virginia,
noon-1 p.m., 1208 Zoo/Psych.
Call 5-7228 tor info.
Menial Health Service Lunch 'n
Learn Seminar: 'Non- Events:
Nothing Happened but Everything
Changed." Nancy Schlossberg.
Counseling and Personnel Ser-
vices, 1-2 p.m., 3100E Health
Center, Call 4-8106 for info.
First National Bank of Mary-
land Research Colloquium in
Finance: "Industry Level Pres-
sures to Restructuring." Margaret
Blair, Brookings Institute, 1 -2:30
p.m.. 2102 Tydings. Call 5-2256
Mai hematics Colloquium: 'What
is a Mathematician Like You
Doing in a Place Like That?,"
Leon Seitelman, United Technol-
ogies. Pratt and Whitney Aircraft,
3 p.m., 3206 Math Building. Call
5-5062 for into.
Men's Basketball vs. West Vir-
ginia, 1 p.m., Cole Field House.
Call 4-7070 for info.'
Faculty Club Holiday Dinner,
(to precede Maryland Chorus
Christmas Concert) including
cash bar with hors d'oeuvres and
egg nog, seated dinner $19.50.
6-7:30 p.m., Rossborough Inn.
Call 4-8015 far info.'
Nyumburu Cultural Center Miss
Black Unity Pageant: "14 Karat
Gold." 7:30 p.m.. Tawes Theatre.
Tickets are $6 in advance: $8 at
the door, and may be purchased
at 3125 South Campus Dining
Hall. Call 4-7756 for into.'
Maryland Chorus Christmas
Concert, Paul Traver, director. 8
p.m.. Memonal Chapel. Call 5-
5571 for info.'
Maryland Chorus Christmas
Concert, Paul Traver, director. 4
p.m., Memorial Chapel. Call 5-
5571 tor info.*
Special Faculty Recital, Miles
Hoffman, viola; Robert McCoy,
piano, 7:30 p.m., Tawes Recital
Hall. Call 5-5548 for info.
Horticulture Seminar: The
Challenge ol Developing a Land-
scape Contracting Program."
Cameron Man, Mississippi State
U., 4 p.m., Q128B Holzapfel. Call
5-4336 tor info.
Computer Science at College
Park Colloquium: 'Fine-Grain
vs. Coarse- Gram Parallel Com-
puting" H.T. Kung. Carnegie-
Mellon U., 4 p.m., 0111 Class-
room Bldg. Call 5-2737 for info.
Maryland Bends Showcase;
Symphonic Wnd Ensemble,
Jazz, Concert and Marching
Bands: John Wakefield, George
Ross and Richmond Sparks, con-
ductors. 8 p.m., Tawes Theatre.
Call 5-5543 for info.*
Judith Nelson, accomplished singer of Baroque music and
acclaimed harpsichordist and fortepianist Elaine Thorn-
burg will accompany Randall Wong, the world's only accom-
plished male soprano, for an evening of 'Thanksgiving
Art-Song Celebration," presented by the Concert Society
at Maryland on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. See listing tor details.
Ecology, Evolution and Behav-
ior Colloquium: "Evolution of
Lekking in Manakms," Mercedes
Foster, Smithsonian Institution.
noon, 1203 Zoo/Psych. Call 5-
6942 for info.
Genie r for International Devel-
opment and Conflict Manage-
ment "Brown-Bag" Seminar:
'Ethnicity, Development and
Human Rights in Guatemala,"
Nancie Gonzalez. 12:30 p.m.
(bring lunch), second floor, Mill
Bldg. Call 4-7703 for into.
Center for Teaching Excellence
"Conversations About Teach-
ing": "Student Concerns and
Perspectives,' 12:30-2 p.m..
Maryland Room, Marie Mount.
Call 5-3154 tor info.
Music Department Student
Honors Recital. 12:30 p.m.,
Tawes Recital Hail. Call 5-5548
University Chorale Christmas
Concert, Roger Folstrom. direc-
tor, 8 p.m.. Memorial Chapel.
Call 5-5548 for info.
General Physics Colloquium;
'Advances in He I ©seismology,"
Ken Libbrecht, Astrophysics, Cali-
fornia Institute of Technology. 4
p.m.: tea, 3:30 p.m., 1410 Phys-
ics. Call 5-5953 for info.
' Admission charged for this
event. All others are free.
Outlook will not be published
Dec. 2. The next issue (and
the last ol the fall semester)
will be out Dec. 9.
NOVEMBER 2 5, 1991