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JANUARY 25, 1993 

Space Systems Laboratory Demonstrates "Flying" Robots 
in Neutral Buoyancy Research Tank 

professor of aerospace engineering, 
who serves jointly with the univer- 
sity's Institute for Systems Research. 

Akin brought the $3 million Space 
Systems Laboratory to the University 
of Maryland at College Park in 
August 1990 from the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. While at 
MIT, lab experiments were conducted 
in the campus swimming pool during 
limited hours due to a lack of space. 
Akin came to Maryland because of 
the university's close proximity to the 
Goddard Space Flight Center and 
because the university provided 
space for the construction of the 
14,000 sq.ft. facility. 

Akin and his colleagues, along 
with about 32 graduate and under- 
graduate students, tested five teler- 
obots at the facility, including 
Ranger, "a four-armed satellite repair 
robot that is the forerunner of a ver- 
sion that will be launched by NASA 
on a Deita rocket in 1996. Once in 
space, Ranger will be remotely oper- 
ated from a control platform at the 
campus facility. 

Other robots featured at the 

The Space Systems Laboratory 
(SSL) demonstrated remotely- con- 
trol led space robots January 14 at its 
new Neutral Buoyancy Research 
Facility (NBRF). ' 

The day included technical pre- 
sentations and demonstrations of 
robots in a simulated weightless envi- 
ronment performing operations such 
as approaches and dockings, surface 
inspections, positioning and manipu- 
lations, structural assembly and satel- 
lite servicing. 

NBRF is a new $1.7 million NASA- 
sponsored facility that tests telerobots 
(remotely-controlled robots) in a 
large water tank under simulated 
weightless conditions. Robots similar 
to the ones tested will eventually be 
employed in space by NASA or 
industry for satellite repair opera- 
tions or construction of the planned 
space station. 

The robots are tested in SSL's new 
neutral buoyancy tank, which is simi- 
lar to a deep, round swimming pool. 
The tank is 25 feet deep and 50 feet in 
diameter. It holds 367,000 gallons of 
crystal clear water, and is heated to 
90 degrees Fahrenheit to comfortably 
accommodate scuba divers who 
assist during experiments. Several 
large port holes allow observers or 
cameras to view underwater opera- 
tions at various depths. 

The Neutral Buoyancy Research 
Facility is the only university-based 
facility of its type. It became opera- 
tional at College Park in August 1992 President William E. Kirwan 
under director David Akin, associate rece ntly returned from Taipei, Tai- 
wan, where he met with alumni and 
government, corporate and education 
^V leaders to discuss cooperative pro- 
Hl grams Kirwan was traveling as a 
VJ | guest of the Ministry of EducYilimi of 

the Republic of China on Taiwan. 
Since 1988 more than 500 students 
Preserving History from Taiwan have graduated from 

I diversity and National Park Service College Park. An informal group of 

Reach Cooperative Agreement Z approximately 75 alumni already 

meets in Taipei on a regular basis, so 
GalstOIl Goes tO the the university would like to formalize 

White House and expand th]S S rou P- 

w line nuusc "Students and alumni have alwavs 

Public Ailairs Prof. Will Serve on ~ hcen ihe backbtme f any un j v ersity, 

Domestic Policy Council ^ and we are fortunate at Maryland to 

have so many outstanding alumni in 
George ROSS Jr., 1938-93 Taiwan who are dedicated to the Uni- 

Musician and Educator Was ^ versity of Maryland at College Park," 

Founder nl \.\// Studies Division ^J says Kirwan. 

UMCP alumni living in Taiwan 
Calendar include C.S. Shen, professor of 

Black History Month Opening / physics and former dean of science. 

Ceremonies Begin Feb. 1 at Noon... J Tsinghua University, and Commis- 
sioner of the National Election Council; 
Chun-Shyong Chang, professor and 

demonstration, which was covered 

A student engineer 

by The Sun, The Prince George's 

works with SCAMP 

journal, Space News, and Washington 


Technology, include SPAM (Stewart 

Camera and 

Platform Augmented Manipulator), a 


robotic crane; MPOD (Multimode 

Platform) In the 

Proximity Operations Device), a 

Neutral Buoyancy 

robot that maneuvers pay loads such 


as satellites; BAT (Beam Assembly 

continued on page 3 

President Returns from Taiwan with New 
Alumni Club, Cooperative Agreements 

chairman, Department of Insurance, 
N a ti on a 1 Ch en g ch i U n i versi ty , a nd 
board member, Taiwan stock 
exchange; Li Chin-An, anchorwom- 
an, Chinese Television News; Bert 
Lint, president, World Economic 
Society; and Jimmy Tsav, professor of 
accounting, National Taiwan Univer- 
sity; and W.S. Lin, president of 
Tatung Co. 

During a reception for all alumni 
that was held on January 5 at the 
National Theatre in Taipei, Dr. Kir- 
wan presented the alumni with an 
official charter as a new alumni club. 
C.S. Shen was then elected the new 

During a hectic six-day stay that 
left no time for sightseeing, Kirwan 
had more than 20 appointments with 
corporate and government leaders, 
university presidents and museum 

Accompanying Kirwan were 
George Dieter, professor and dean of 
the College of Engineering, Richard 

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Volunteers Needed for Nutrition Study 

Women, age 50 to 65, are needed for a paid nutrition study at the 
USDA in Beltsville, MD. Volunteers must be postmenopausal, non- 
smoking and willing to consume alcoholic beverages. The study 
will begin in late January or February and will be completed by July 
4, 1993. If interested, please call 504-8168 and leave your name, 
address, and daytime phone number. 

Student drawings by 
Walter E. Leon, and 
Michael J. Siebert, 
who took 

"Measured Drawings 
for Historic 
Preservation." which 
was offered this fall 
through the new 
cooperative agree- 
ment with the 
National Park 

National Park Service and University Join Forces 
In Historic Preservation 

A new cooperative agreement 
with the National Park Service (NFS) 
will make College Park a training 
center in historic preservation and 
improve resources for graduate stu- 
dents in the field. 

At a December 9 reception at the 
Rossborough Inn, representatives 
from the university, NFS, the Mary- 
land Historical Trust, and the local 
preservation community formally cel- 
ebrated the signing of the agreement, 
which will help make Maryland a 
leader in historic preservation. 

The cooperative agreement was 
entered into bv the Historic American 
Buildings Survev/ Historic American 
Engineering Record (HABS/HAER), 
a division of the National Fark Ser- 
vice, and the university's Historic 
Preservation Certificate Program, an 
interdisciplinary graduate program 
involving seven academic units: 
American Studies, Anthropology, 
Geography, Architecture, History, 
Horticulture, and Urban Studies and 

bv Mary Cor- 
ban Sies, 

with the Department of American 
Studies, the cooperative agreement's 
goals are: 

• To provide an exchange of 
knowledge between HABS/HAER 
staff and students in the Historic 
Preservation Certificate Program; 

• To develop interest in the value 
of federal historic preservation pro- 
grams, providing an opportunity for 
students to directly observe the 
administration and management of a 
national historic preservation pro- 

■ To develop a preservation pro- 
gram at the University of Maryland 
that would enable NPS divisions to 
provide training to a national audi- 

• And to forward the national 
understanding of historic preserva- 
tion as it relates to the goals of 

To meet these goals, the National 
Park Service has provided nearly 
$30,000 for two semester-length 
courses, two short 

Galston Appointed to White House Staff 

Late last week, William Galston, 
professor in the School of Public 
Affairs, was appointed deputy assis- 
tant to the president for domestic pol- 
icy. He becomes one of four staff 
members whose primary assignment 
is to work on the new president's 
Domestic Policy Council. 

"The council will address a wide 
range of issues," said Galston as he 
busily packed up his office the day 
before the Inauguration, "so I'll have 
a fairly wide portfolio of assign- 

Galston, who came to the universi- 
ty in 1988, has been a long-time advi- 
sor to the Democratic Leadership 
Council. His public experience 
includes serving as issues director for 
Walter Mondale's presidential cam- 
paign and as a senior advisor to 
Albert Gore Jr. during his bid for the 
party's presidential nomination. 

"I'm already quite busy attending 
meetings and getting ready," said 
Galston, who will take yearly leaves 
of absence during his service on the 
White House staff. "I'm very pleased 
to have this opportunity to serve." 

19-22), a 
spring '93 
lecture series, 
and a student 

The first lec- 
ture, "The Liv- 
ing in the 
Dead: Making 
Monuments out of Human 
Action," featuring Bernard 
L. Herman from the Univer- 
sity of Delaware, will be held Febru- 
ary 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Architecture 
Auditorium. Other lectures will be 
held February 16, March 2 and 30 and 
April 20. Refer to the weekly Calen- 
dar for more information on these 
lectures and the short courses. 

According to David Fogle, director 
of the Historic Preservation Certifi- 
cate Program, an ongoing grant with 
the regional office of the NPS has 
already provided paid internships for 
Maryland students. Four students 
are currently engaged in research at 
Harper's Ferry National Historic Site. 

"Our association with the National 
Park Service, the leading source of 
programmatic and financial support 
in the U.S. for historic preservation, 
puts Maryland in the forefront of the 
three dozen or so college and univer- 
sity preservation programs in the 
country," says Fogle. 

— John Fritz 


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

Kathryn Costs Ho 

Vice Presided I for 

Institutional Advancement 

Roland King 

Director of Public Information 

Judith Bah 

Director of Creative Services 

John Fritz 


Fariss Samarral 

Contributing Writer 

Gary Stephenson 

Contributing Writer 

Beth Workman 

Contributing Writer 

Laurie Gaines 

Editorial Assistant 

John T. Con soil 

Format Designer 

Kerstln A. Neteler 

Layout & Production 

Al Danegger 


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Production Interns 

Susan Holter 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus Infor 
mation & calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
all material at least two weeks before the Monday of 
publication. Send it to Editor Outlook, 2101 Turner 
Building, through campus mail or to University of 
Maryland. College Park. MD 20742. Our telephone 
number is (301) 405-4621. Electronic mail address is Fax number is (301) 314-9344. 




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Nominations Open for Distinguished Lecturer Series 

Who would you most like to invite to campus for the 1993-94 Distinguished Lec- 
turer Series of the Graduate School? Metamorphoses, the theme for the series, 
has been deliberately left open for interpretation. The campus community is 
invited to send nominations by February 1 to Distinguished Lecturer Series 
(DLS), Department of Art History and Archaeology. The DLS committee 
includes Peter Brown (public affairs), Richard Etlin (architecture), William Hall 
(psychology), June Hargrove (art history), James Lesher (philosophy), Chuan Liu 
(physics), Carla Peterson (comparative literature), and Arthur Popper (zoology). 

George Ross Jr., 1938-1993 

(On January 3, 1993, George Joseph 
Ross Jr., associate professor of music 
and founder of Maryland's Jaz.z Stud- 
ies Division, was discovered dead of 
a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in 
Richmond, Virginia. The following 
article was written by Brianne Friel, a 
doctoral student in English who 
worked closely with Ross and knew 
him for several years.) 

Throughout his life as a musician 
and educator, George Ross was loved 
and respected by students, faculty, 
and music reviewers. 

Born and raised in Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, he earned a B.S.from Virginia 
State College in 1961, and Master's 
and Doctoral degrees from Eastman 
School of Music in 1 966 and 1975, 

He performed as a classical bas- 
soonist with the Eastman Philhar- 
monic Orchestra, the Eastman- 
Rochester Symphony, the Richmond 
and Norfolk Symphony Orchestras, 
and the New York Philharmonic 
before turning to what would be his 
lifetime love and devotion, jazz tenor 
sax, especially beebop. 

Founder and leader of the George 
Ross Quartet, Ross also performed as 
a jazz soloist with the Eastman Jazz 
Ensemble, the Navy Commodores, 
the Baltimore, Fairfax, and National 
Symphony Orchestras, and many 
other groups. He soloed with Ella 
Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Stanley 
Turrentine, Ronnie Liston Smith, Ron 
Carter, Slide Hampton, Thad Jones, 
Hubert Laws, Gap Mangione, Sonny 
Stitt, and Billy Eckstein. 

In recent years, he performed reg- 
ularly at the National Theatre in 
Washington, D.C., the Lyric Theatre 
in Baltimore, the Schubert Theatre in 
Philadelphia, and as a guest soloist at 
Lincoln Center. 

Reviewers attested to the beautiful 
spirituality and charisma of his 
music. Wasiiinghm Post critic Richard 
Harrington called him a "virtuoso 
improviser" and "a haunting 
melodist;" Richmond Times-Dispatch 
reviewer Clarke Bustard said "the 
virtu osic Ross... showered sparks" 
during his extended solos, and Burt 

Bacharach said he was a "killer saxo- 

In addition to his performing 
career, Ross was an educator of great 
renown throughout the state of Mary- 
land and the Washington, D.C. area. 
He served as a clinician and sax 
soloist with college and university 
jazz bands throughout the United 
States and Canada. He was a mem- 
ber of the International Musical Festi- 
val Committee, the National Jazz 
Education Association, and Phi Mu 

Fie tried to share his special talents 
for teaching jazz music through 
workshops he created and taught 
during special in-service sessions for 
jazz educators. Some of his work- 
shop topics included jazz apprecia- 
tion, methods for teaching proper 
jazz styles, and methods for teaching 
jazz improvisation. 

Ross also served as a clinician and 
adjudicator to students in the Mary- 
land state public schools. Summariz- 
ing Dr. Ross' contributions to 
younger students, Charles R. Caputo, 
coordinator of Instrumental Music for 
Montgomery County Public Schools, 
said Dr. Ross "brought joy and 
encouragement to all of our young 
musicians through sound instruction- 
al principles of jazz performance, his 
wealth of historical knowledge and 
persona] experiences, and a magnifi- 
cent amount of good humor." 

Ross also volunteered his time and 
talent to the Montgomery County 
Association foT Children and Adults 
with Learning Disabilities, the Clifton 
T. Perkins hospital, the Virginia Liter- 
acy Foundation, and the Maryland 
Artists Scholarship Benefit Series. He 
was also selected by the students at 
Maryland to perform for their stu- 
dent celebration in honor of President 
William E. Kirwan. 

But the greatest love of his life and 
the focus of most of his seemingly 
boundless energy was not his own 
performance or professional stand- 
ing. His jazz bands and students at 
the University of Maryland always 
came first. 

Without Dr. Ross, there would not 
have been a jazz division at Mary- 

land. He developed 
and designed the 
division's classes, 
many of which he 
taught himself. Since 
coming to the uni- 
versity in 1979, he 
produced an out- 
standing Jazz 
Ensemble and jazz 
Lab Band, and he 
created a jazz impro- 
visation class and 
several independent 
studies symposia. 

He recently 
brought internation- 
ally famous jazz sax- 
ophonists Stanley 
Turrentine and Ron 
Carter to Maryland 
to play in concert 
with the student jazz 
ensemble. He also 
conceived and sponsored the first 
and second Rossonian Jazz Festivals, 
which gave the ensembles a chance to 
perform with jazz musicians like 
National Endowment for the Arts 
award winner Philip Burlin. 

Each year he took the Maryland 
jazz bands to the University of the 
District of Columbia's Big Band Festi- 
val, broadcast on WDCU-FM radio. 
At the UDC festivals, the Maryland 
jazz bands earned a sound reputa- 

Ross recently said that his single 
proudest accomplishment was insti- 
tuting a jazz major in Maryland's 
Music Department. It took him 
eleven years, but in 1989 it became 
possible for a student to get a degree 
in Jazz Studies. 

Dr. Ross' annual performances on 
the mall during the annual "Art 
Attack" arts festival and his Wednes- 
day afternoon jazz sessions, held in 
the Student Union atrium and packed 
each week, will be sorely missed, 
especially by his jazz students. He 
devoted his life to them, and their 
accomplishments in music and in life 
(now and in the future) constitute his 
true legacy. 

— Brianne Friel 

Robots "Fly" Through the Water 

continued from page J 

Teleoperator), a dexterous manipula- 
tor that assembles space structures; 
and SCAMP (Supplemental Camera 
and Maneuvering Platform), a robot 
that provides a video view of repair 

According to Akin, his lab has 
been approached by space insurance 
companies that are interested in the 

use of telerobots for the repair of 
satellites. Currently all space teler- 
obots approved for future develop- 
ment are Canadian and Japanese. 
With the Space Systems Laboratory 
and other such facilities, the U.S. is 
expecting to eventually enter the 
space telerobot industry in force. 
The Space Systems Laboratory 
also provides a unique educational 
experience for both graduate and 

undergraduate students. The stu- 
dents are heavily involved in the 
design, building and operation of the 
robots and devices such as circuits 
and underwater keyboards, using the 
facility's computers and machine shop. 
The facility was designed by Akin 
and university architects Tom Car- 
ca terra and David Donaldson. 

— Fariss Samarrai 

George Ross 


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Open Forum on First Year Focus Set for Feb. 2 

An open forum about First Year Focus, the recruitment and academ- 
ic enhancement campaign, will be held on February 2 From 2 to 3:30 
p.m. in 0126 Armory. Kathryn Mohrman, dean for Undergraduate 
Studies, and other campaign participants will be available to answer 
questions and provide information about such initiatives as fresh- 
man seminars, cluster scheduling and the new President's Scholar- 
ships for academically talented freshmen. For more information, 
call 405-9362. 

January 25-February 3 






University College Arts Program 
Photography Exhibit: "Impressions East 
and West,' 8-8 daily. University College 
Center of Adult Education Gallery, 
through March 28. Call 985-7154 for 

West Gallery Art Exhibit: 'The Ideal 
Copy." 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays 
through Jan 29. 1309 Art/Soc. Call 
5-1442 for info. 

Graduate Student Government Meeting, 

3-5 p.m.. 1143 Stamp Student Union. 
Call 4-8630 for info. 

Horticulture Social, for Faculty, graduate 
students, and staff, 4 p.m.. 1102 
Holiapfei. Call 5-4336 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: The Steady 
State and Dynamical Structure of a 
Cosmic-Ray-Modified Termination 
Shock," Gary Zank, U. of Delaware. 
4:30 p.m., U13 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-4855 for info. 


Campus Recreation Services, Table 
Tennis Doubles entries open. 8:30 a.m.. 
1104 Reckord Armory. Call 4-7218 for 

CIDCM Brown Bag tunch Seminar: 'The 
Relevance of the International Protection 
Of Human Rights to Democ rati ;at ion and 
Peace." Edy Kaufman, 12:30-1:30 p.m.. 
2136 Mill. Call 4-7703 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio, Scenes Program 
#1, 12:30 p.m.. Tawes Recital Hall, Call 
5-5546 forinfo. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: 'Monte Carlo 
Methods and Simulation Modeling: An 
Introduction," Paul Smith. 4:15-6 p.m.. 
1407 Chemistry. Call 5-5591 for info. 

Campus Recreation Services, free aero- 
bes class. 5-6 p.m., Reckord Armory 
Gym. Call 4-7218. 

Dingman Center for Entrepreneur ship 
Seminar; 'Founders and Investors " 
Partners or Adversaries?" 5-9 p.m.. 
Stouffer Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore. 
Fee is S20 for UMCP faculty, staff and 
students. Call 5-2151 for info. - 

Maryland Opera Studio, Scenes Program 
#2. 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
5-5546 for info. 


Psychology Seminar: "Optical and 
Electrophysiological Studies of Rhythm 
Generation in the Developing Spinal 
Cord.* Michael 0' Donovan, NIH, noon. 
1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6909 for info. 

Counseling Center R&D Meeting: Are 
trie Study Skills We're Teaching 
Obsolete?" Martha Maxwell, consultant 
on educational skills, noon-1 p.m.. 
0106 Shoemaker. Call 4-7691. 

Meteorology Seminar 'A Challenge of a 

NASA Earth Probe Mission: How to 
Measure Rainfall From Satellites When 
You Can't,' Benjamin Kectem, 3:30 p.m.. 
2114 Computer and Space Sciences. 
Coffee and cookies served at 3 p.m. Call 
5-5392 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio, Scenes Program 
#1,8 p.m.. Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
5-5546 for info. 


Employee Development Seminar: 
"Financial Success in a Recovering 

Economy: Tax Planning," Fusco Financial 
Associates, inc.. tax expianatipns and 
strategies. 10 a.m. -noon. 1101U 
Administrative Services. Call 5-5651 for 
registration and info. 

CESAR Lecture: 'Recent Research on the 
Drugs-Crime Connection." James inoarti. Umv. 
of Delaware, 3-4:30 p.m.. Stamp Student 
Union Atrium. Call 403*329 for info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: Discovering 
Artificial Reality: The History of Monte 
Carlo Simulations," Peter Gelison. 
Harvard. 4:15-6 p.m.. 1407 Chemistry. 
Call 5-5691 for info. 

Campos Recreation Services, free aero- 
bics class. 5-6 p.m.. Armory Gym. Call 


Speech Communication Colloquium: 

'Interaction Rhythms and All That Jazz: 
Interaction and Attachment in Adults and 
Infants." Joseph Cappella. U. Penn,. noon. 
0104 Skinner. Call 5-6524 for info. 

Director Nicholas McGegan. who earned a Grammy Award nomination in 1991. 
returns to Maryland on Jan. 30 with a program of sublime vocal and Instrumental 
music for harpsichord, archlute, strings, and soprano by Corelli, the two Scarlattis, 
Purcell and Handel at 8 p.m. at the National Presbyterian Church (free pre-concert 
discussion, 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are $18 regular admission, $16.20 faculty and staff, 
$15.50 seniors, and $7 students. Call 403-4240 for tickets and info. 

Maryland Opera Studio, Scenes Program 
#2. 8 p,m.. Tawes Recital Hall, Call 
5-5546 for info. 


Men's Basketball vs. Duke University, 
1:30 p.m., Cole Field House. Call 
4-7070 fonnfo,' 

Women's Basketball vs. N.c. State 
University, 7:30 p.m.. Cole Field House. 
Tickets are J6 for adults, S3 for youth 
and seniors. Call 4-7070 for info.* 

Concert Society at Maryland: Arcadian 
Academy, directed by Nicholas 
McGegan. 8 p.m.. National Presbyterian 

Church: pre-concert discussion. 6;30 
p.m. Tickets are 118 regular admission. 
S16.2Q faculty and staff, $15.50 
seniors, and 17 students. Can 
403-4240 for tickets and info," 


Black History Month Opening 
Ceremonies, a program to celebrate and 
highlight Black History Month and cam- 
pus-sponsored events, noon. Prince 
George's Room. Stamp Student Union, 
Call 4-7172 for info. 

Black History Month Lecture: 

'Language and Race: The Continuing 
Controrersy over Black English 
Vernacular," 2-4 p.m.. 2166 LeFrak. 
Call 5-4214 for info. 

Workshop: "Job Search Strategies for 
Multi-Ethnic Students," Feb, 1. 3, 9 and 
11, 3-5 p.m., 0131 Reckord Armory; 
Feb 12. 1-3 p,m., 0220 Jimenez. Call 
4-7234 for info. 

Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Pascual 
Duarte, (Richard Franco, 1975). 4p.m.. 
The Language House. St. Mary's Hall, 
Call 5-6441 lor info. 

Horticulture Colloquium: "Low Oxygen 

Effects on the Biochemistry of Potato 

Sweetening in Low Temperature 
Storage." Dinoo Zhou. 4 p.m., 1102 
Holzapfel. Call 5-4336 for info. 



Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: 'Simulation 
Modeling in Particle Physics,' Nicholas 
Hadley, 4:15-6 p.m.. 1407 Chemistry. 
Call 5-5691 for info. 

Black History Month Video, the Office of 
the Bursar sponsors a documentary/ 
biography of famous black people in his- 
tory every Wednesday in February. 
noon-2 p.m., 1138 Lee. Call 5-9005 for 

Video-Teleconference: "A Celebration of 
Black History, Beyond the Dream V: The 
Writers. The Story, The Legacy.' 1-3 p.m., 
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. 
Call 4-7172 for info. 

Black History Month Film: Qwlombo, 
sponsored by Dept. of Spanish ana 

Portuguese, 3 p.m., St. Mary's Language 
House, Call 5-6441 for info. 

■Admission charged lor I his event. All 
others ate free. 

Note: When calling from off-campus 
phones, use the prefix 314- or 405- 
respectively for numbers listed as 4-m* 
or 5-«xxk. 

Kirwan Returns from Taiwan 

continued from page 1 

Herman, dean of the College of Com- 
puter, Mathematics and Physical Sci- 
ences, and Chuan Liu, professor of 

Kirwan's meetings in Taiwan were 
designed to strengthen existing 
UMCP relationships with the Nation- 
al Palace Museum and the Taipei 
Fine Arts Museum, some of which 
are presently being jointly carried out 
with the Smithsonian Institution, and 
to develop new joint projects in scien- 
tific, engineering and business fields. 

(n addition, he explored with the 
Ministry of Education a Taiwan- 
funded program that brings profes- 
sors and other specialists from 
Taiwan to the U.S. for lecture and 
research programs, 

"We hope that these will be recip- 
rocal relationships that can be fully 
advantageous to both countries," 
Kirwan says. 

The development of Chinese and 
Japanese culture and language pro- 
grams has been singled out for spe- 
cial attention at College Park in the 
next few years. Already there is a 

Chinese cluster in St. Mary's Hall 
{Language House). 

During the past two summers the 
university has offered a Summer 
Institute for High School Teachers of 
Chinese throughout the U.S., funded 
by the National Endowment for the 
Humanities (NEH), and in the sum- 
mer of 1993, the university will offer 
a Summer Institute on the Art of 
Imperial China, also funded by NEH, 
which will be the first of its kind in 
this country. 

— Beth Workman 




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