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OUTLOOK 



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



MARCH 1, 1993 
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 21 



Astronaut Bluford to Speak at Symposium 



Astronaut Guy Bluford will speak 
at "The Adventure of Science — Catch 
the Spirit 11," the second annual 
Maryland Junior Science and 
Humanities Symposium, to be held in 
the Greenbelt Marriott on March 1 1 
and 12. 

High schoi>l students, with their 
teachers, will present research papers 
selected by a campus faculty review 
committee for prizes. 

The Martin Marietta Corporation 
is dt>nating prize money for the sym- 
posium, which is supported by a 
grant from the Academy of Applied 
Science. 

Students will have the opportunity 
to attend four sessions in which the 
students will present their papers. 



They then have the chance to attend 
two laboratory .sessions of their 
choice, with topics ranging from a 
superconductivity research discus- 
sion to a solar car demonstration. 

Bluford, who is originally from 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been 
a NASA astronaut since 1979. He has 
participated in four space shuttle mis- 
sions, two in the shuttle Challenger, 
and two in the shuttle Discovery, He 
has logged over bS8 hours in space, 
working with Spacelab systems, pay- 
load safety issues, and the Remote 
Manipulator System. 

The two-day symposium culmi- 
nates with Bki ford's address at the 
luncheon Friday. 

— Hentber Davis 




Astronaut Guy Bluford 



Conference Against Campus Bigotry to be Held March 9-10 



Several hundred college and uni- 
versity administrators, faculty mem- 
bers, and students will meet this 
month to devise plans to fight bigotry 
on campus. Organized by the Wash- 
ington Regional Task Force on Cam- 




pus Prejudice, the gathering will be 
held Tuesday and Wednesday, 
March 9-10, at the University of 
Maryland University College Confer- 
ence Center. 

The task force is an alliance of 24 
higher education institutions from 
Maryland, Virginia, and the District 
of Columbia and the Anti-Defama- 
tion League (ADD that focuses on 
ways to promote tolerance and diver- 
.sity on college campuses and respond 



to incidents of racism, cultural con- 
flict, or bias based on religious 
beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, 
ethnicity, or disability. 

Cosponsors of the event include 
the American Council on Education 
(ACE), the ADL, George Mason Uni- 
versitv, Towson State University, and 
the University of Maryland at College 
Park. ACE, the umbrella association 

coj! tinned on pas^c 2 



Total Quality in Academia 

IBM Sponsors Sharing Conference ^ CamOUS PollCe MCmO DCtallS UnlVCrSity 

for TQ Gram Winners [j r * 

Safety Services 

President Clinton's 

Inauguration '" ^ recent memo circulated wide- 

ly on campus. University of Mary- 

Behind the .Scenes. Scott Webber / ^^"^ ^'^^^'''^ '^""'^"^ t^^^ ^^^^'y services 
Works Database Wonders 4 available to all faculty, staff and stu- 
dents at College Park. 

Women's History Month ^ According to Corporal Steven R. 

' Kowa, public mrormation officer for 

... ,„, , ^ , . the police, no services have been cut, 

I ipdate on Women s Commission <— "^ 

,..,.. r- I J ^ contrary to recent rumors. 

and Month-long Calendar ..J „,.,'. ■ • ,- i ■ 

We have no intention of reducing 

, ^ , services to the community," says 

Point Ot View |^^,^3 -^g, continue to provide safe- 

ty services to all who seek our assis- 

Tenure is Not an Entitlement Says /^ tance." 

Morris f^re>edinan O According to the February 16 

memo sent by Kowa, current safety 

Academic Support services include the foUowing; 

• Between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m., Mon- 

Casey and Chen Gifts to Aid day through Friday, Student Police 

Journalism Center and ^ Aides (SPAs) conduct foot patrols 

Science Students / across campus, particularly in park- 



ing lots during times when many stu- 
dents, faculty, and staff are present. 
SPAs are non-sworn, unarmed stu- 
dent employees of the University 
Police Department. They carry police 
radios and are in constant contact 
with uniformed police of ficers. 

• In addition to routine foot 
patrol, SPAs are available to provide 
escorts to individuals who need to 
get from one point on campus to 
another point cm campus and who do 
not wish to walk alone. To request 
an escort, call 405-3555. 

• Uniformed police officers pro- 
vide services 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week. These services include: 
emergency response to crimes in 
progress and to life threatening inci- 

anitiuual on page! 



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Distinguished Service Nominations Sou^t 

The International Affairs Committee is soliciting; nominations for the 
third annua] Distinguished hiternational Service Award, to be pre- 
sented at a banquet in September or October. The main criteria for 
selection is one or more significant contributions to the development 
of international institutional programs at College Park, backed by a 
distinguished professional career. Please send nominations to Dr. 
Marcus Franda, 1 108 Benjamin, before March 20. For more informa- 
tion, call 405-4772. 



Summer Biology Institute Receives National Recognition 



An innovative program that 
brings together area high school 
teachers with College Park faculty to 
foster more effective teaching of biol- 
ogy, has been selected as a national 
model by the U.S. Department of 
Education's Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Mathematics and Science Education 
Program. 

Called the Summer Biology Insti- 
tute (SBI), the program operates 
under the university's Department of 
Zoology. Since its inception, SBI has 
helped many high school teachers 



become better and more knowl- 
edgable biology teachers by helping 
them explore new methods and new 
strategies for teaching. It does this 
through an intensive five- week sum- 
mer program that introduces high 
school faculty to the experimental 
nature of biology, the latest in 
research, and innovative approaches 
to teaching. 

An outreach project, called Zoolo- 
gy on Wheels, helps by bringing uni- 
versity laboratory equipment, 
specimens, and teaching assistants 



directly to area high schools. 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathe- 
matics and Science Education Pro- 
gram of the U.S. Department of 
Education was enacted to respond to 
the nation's need for an increased 
understanding of mathematics and 
science by its students and a concern 
that there continue to be an adequate 
supply of mathematicians, scientists 
and engineers to support our eco- 
nomic security and national defense. 



Campus Police 




, , cotitiiiucd frout piK^e 1 

^/V\ — ' 

r ^f dents (dial 5-3333 from a campus 
V --T ^ phone or 91 1 from a campus pay 
V /^••\ phone); foot patrol, patrol with 
marked and unmarked police 
cars, motorcycles, and bicycles; 
and crime and incident reporting 
which routinely provides data to 
other campus organizations, the 
state of Maryland, and the FBI. 
• No cost crime prevention 
programs including alcohc^l and 
other drug education; personal 



security presentations; public infor- 
mation; and self defense and sexual 
assault awareness workshops. 

• Police Emergency Response 
Telephones (PERT), located through- 
out the campus both inside and out- 
side many academic buildings and 
residence halls. The phones are yel- 
low, often with a blue light overhead, 
and are marked "Emergency." Indi- 
viduals may contact police directly at 
no cost by simply lifting the receiver 
which notifies an emergency dis- 
patcher, via computer at police head- 



Conference Against Campus Bigotry 



continued from page 1 



for the nation's colleges and universi- 
ties, has selected the Washington 
Regional Task Force as a mode! for 
efforts by institutions in other 
metropolitan areas to combat 
prejudice. 

The conference, entitled "Fighting 
Bigotry on Campus: Moving 
Towards a Comprehensive Plan," has 
been designed to promote strategies 
that involve all elements of an institu- 
tion. Pre-conference workshops 
scheduled for March 9 will focus on 
ways to enhance the participation 
and success of minorities in campus 
life; grantsmanship; and efforts to 
transform the curriculum in ways 
that integrate materials on gender 
and race. 

Sessions on March 10 will cover a 
range of controversial topics, includ- 
ing freedom of expression; sensitivity 
training for campus police and secu- 
rity officers; problems surrounding 
student-sponsored events; multicu!- 
turalism and anti-Semitism; gay and 
lesbian issues; sex discrimination; 
and racism and prejudice in fraterni- 



ties and sororities. 

President William E. Kir wan will 
address the conference during a lun- 
cheon on March 10. A keynote ses- 
sion that afternoon will feature a 
debate over "political correctness" on 
college campuses. 

The Washington Regional Task 
Force was formed following a 1989 
conference cosponsored by The 
George Washington University and 
the A DL entitled "Bigotry 101: A 
Crash Course in Combatting Preju- 
dice on Campus." A second confer- 
ence held last year in College Park 
drew almost 600 participants from 
institutions throughout the area. 

The task force, which meets 
monthly, serves as an information 
exchange, a resource system, and a 
clearinghouse of successful pro- 
grams, materials, and contacts. It 
also organizes professional develop- 
ment workshops for task force mem- 
bers and provides individuahzed 
consultation for campuses. It is co- 
chaired by Teri-Ann Gross, associate 
director of the ADL, and Gladys 
Brown, director of human relations 
programs at UMCP, 



quarters, of the caller's exact location. 

The Office of Commuter Affairs 
also provides mi fare bus service 
through the Shuttle UM bus system, 
which operates 24 hours a day during 
the weekdays and during the evening 
and early morning hours on week- 
ends. Call 314-2255 for more infor- 
mation. 

Many of these services are out- 
lined in a "Safety & Security" 
brochure available from police head- 
quarters on Route 1 across from 
Turner Laboratory. 

"The most important thing to 
remember is don't hesitate to call us," 
says Kowa. "Sometimes people don't 
want to bother the police because 
they aren't sure the situation merits 
our response. But that's what we're 
here for. If something doesn't feel 
right to vou, let us know." 



OUTLOOK 



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



Kathryn Costello 


Vice President for 




Institutional Advancement 


Roland King 


Director of Public Information 


Judith Bair 


Director of Creative Services 


John FrIU 


Editor 


Solly Granatstetn 


Staff Writer 


Laurie Gaines 


Calendar Editor 


Heather Davis 


Editorial Interns 


Stepheri Sobek 




John T. Consoll 


Format Designer 


Kerstin A. Neteler 


Layout & Production 


Al Danegger 


Photography 


Jennifer Giogan 


Production Interns 


Susan Heller 




Robert Henke 





Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation & calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
all rnateriai at least two weeks before the Monday of 
publication. Send It to Editor Outlook. 21Q1 Turner 
Building, through campus mail or to University of 
fVlaryland, College Park. MD 20742. Out telephone 
number is {301] 405-4621, Electronic mail address is 
jfritz@umdacc.umd.edu. Fas number Is (3011 314-9344. 



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Senate Meeting March 8 

The next Campus Senate meeting will be Monday, March 8, from 3:30 p.m. 
to 6:30 p.m. in 0126 Reckord Armory, Special orders of the day will include 
a question and answer period with President WilHam Kirwan. Other agen- 
da items include: motions to ehminate the Program in Food Service 
Administration and the Program in Experimental Foods; teaching assign- 
ments for administrators; the report on legislative hearings on spousal ben- 
efits; and the policy on distinguished university professors. The meeting 
v^ill also cover Executive Committee reports on retrenchment and acceler- 
a ted program review. For more information, call 405-5804. 




Conference Focuses on Total Quality in 


Acadeuiia 


Five months after awarding over 


director of the College of Business 


delivery of that content," said Olian. 


$10 million in grants to jumpstart the 


and Management's Maryland Center 


"The idea is to develop a course 


study and practice of Total Quality 


for Quality and Productivity. 


around the curiosity of the student. 


(TQ) in colleges and universities, IBM 


University of Maryland -style TQ is 


Among other things, this means the 


invited the nine institutions to which 


embodied by the campus- wide effort 


end of the static syllabus. Instead,* 


it gave funds and equipment last 


called Continuous improvement (CI), 


faculty will be constantly reshaping 


September to meet at College Park to 


which was initiated by President Kir- 


the course based on feedback from 


discuss how TQ is developing in their 


wan two years ago. The campus has 


students." 


schools. 


several CI pilot projects in various 


Although all nine of the IBM grant 


TQ has long been practiced by 


stages of development underv^^ay — 


recipients mainly target business and 


businesses to achieve greater cus- 


the IBM-funded project among them. 


engineering for TQ development. 


tomer satisfaction, improve workers' 


According to Olian, who directs 


some of the other colleges and uni- 


quality of life and levels of productiv- 


Maryland's IBM-TQ grant, the nucle- 


versities at the conference have 


ity, and develop better products. 


us of the project is a four-year TQ 


branched out in other areas as well. 


More recently it has become a 


concentration for business and engi- 


Georgia Tech, for example. 


campus philosophy through which 


neering undergraduate students that 


showed how its Office for Minoritv 


educational institutions seek to adapt 


will be introduced this fall. The 


Education uses TQ principles and 


TQ principals to achieve the same 


object of the new curriculum is to 


practices to retain minority students. 


basic outcomes as those desired by 


pro\ ide students with the education 


At the Universitv of Wisconsin TQ is 


businesses. 


and skills needed to succeed in 


being introduced in the school of 


The February 9-1 1 conference 


today's extraordinarily competitive 


education. And Clark Atlanta Uni- 


highlighted ways in which colleges 


workplace. 


versity and Southern College of Tech- 


and universities have begun to fash- 


All classes will be team taught by 


nology have chosen to concentrate on 


ion TQ models uniquely suited to 


faculty from business and engineer- 


ways in which TQ can influence 


students and their parents, faculty. 


ing, and at the end of their course- 


diversity within the two institutions. 


staff, and others who are served by or 


work students will benefit from a 


For more information about the 


serve higher education. 


capstone experience in the form of a 


campus' IBM-TQ project, call project 


Business professors Judy Olian 


hands-on practicum. 


coordinator Peggy Phillips at 


and Marvam Alavi made presenta- 


"The project allows faculty to 


405-7063. 


tions on the university's TQ effort. 


focus on new curriculum content as 


— Merci/ Coogaii 


They were assisted by Tom Tuttle, 


well as new methodologies for the 




Returning Athletes Work Toward Degrees 


Concrete Sled Places 


University of Maryland athletes 


and all earn credits toward their 


Third in "Great Race" 


who left without attaining their 


tuition by making speaking appear- 




degree are getting a second chance 


ances at local schools. 


The 200-pound concrete toboggan. 


through the Academic Support for 


The first returning student-athlete 


the "Terrapin Flyer", flew at nearly 


Returning Atheletes Program here. 


to complete degree work was Larry 


45 m.p.h. to a third place finish in the 


Reported in The WiifJiiiighvi Post 


Gibson, a former Terps basketball 


Great Northern Concrete Toboggan 


on December 25, 1992, the program 


player. Two more returners will 


Race in January. 


was established nationally in 1986, 


graduate this May. 


The red toboggan was designed 


and came to the College Park campus 


"1 think the returning student-ath- 


and built by about 20 members of the 


in 1988. 


lete program is an obligation all Divi- 


campus' American Society of Civil 


To be eligible for the program, stu- 


sion 1 schools should have," 


Engineers, though only five rode in it 


dents must have been away at least 5 


President Kirwan was quoted as say- 


in the race. 


to 6 years, left in good academic 


ing in The Wnshin^kvi Past article. 


The students spent three days at 


standing, and need less than 30 cred- 


The program is sponsored by the 


the University of Sherbrooke in Que- 


its to graduate. 


Academic Achievement Programs 


bec, Canada, climaxing the four 


Participants can receive need- 


office. 


months' work spent planning and 


based financial aid and grant money. 




constructing the eight-and-a-half foot 
sled. 

The toboggan was built around a 






Visitor Center Statistics 


flight theme, and the riders wore 
World War 11 aviator-style uniforms 


The Visitor Center has seen nearly 
28,000 visitors since its September 
1 990 opening, according to Nick 
Kovalakides, director of Visitor Ser- 


Almost half request information 
about admissions. Others inquire 
about academics, the Stamp Student 
Union, the administrative services 


HJ 11 Id LLIU 

The third place finish came as a 
pleasant surprise to the students, 
since this was only the second time 
the university has entered the compe- 
tition. 


vices. The number of visitors has 


building, the libraries and UMUC's 




been steady from the start, averaging 


Center of Adult Education. Visitors 




50 people a day. Peak hours occur 


also request information on the ath- 




between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., with near- 


letic facilities, the arts programs and 




ly 10 people arriving at 10 a.m. 


the residence halls. 





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Behind the Scenes at Clmton hiauguration, 
Scott Webber Works Database Wonders 




In Governor Clinton's 
office last May, Scott 
Webber shows the 
latest computer tech- 
nology to the future 
President. 



We had a 
$35 million 
operation that was 
conceived in a couple 
of days, set up in 
a couple of weeks, 
operated for only 
a couple of months, 
but had to mn the 
same as a company 
that's been in business 
for years. 



Q: What do you do when you 
have 6800 eager vohinteers, a disor- 
ganized computer network, and a 
U.S. Presidential inauguration to n.ni? 

A: You call Scott Webber, Mar\'- 
land alumnus and the Health Cen- 
ter's coordinator of information 
systems. 

Webber was a key figure behind 
the televisual splendor of the Clinton 
inauguration. He managed the Mac- 
intosh computer systems tin d created 
the microcomputer databases which 
organized the massive volunteer 
effort and personnel department. 

Webber, 30, became invtiK'cd with 
the Presidential inaugural Committee 
(PIC) through his work as a part-time 
Apple Computer consultant to the 
Maryland campus and to the South- 
ern Governors' Association, which, 
he qnips, "included at least one for- 
mer governor of Arkansas," whom he 
met last May in Little Rock. 

The Clinton inauguration was not 
only the biggest in history, with an 
estimated 800,000 attending the four- 
day event, it was also by far the 
biggest computer effort ever connect- 
ed with a presidential inauguration, 
according to Webber. 

In the 19R8 inauguration, by con- 
trast, 50 microcomputers were used, 
compared with the 500 used this 
vear. 

No historical precedent existed for 
Webber's operation, which dealt with 
circumstances unique to an inaugura- 
tion. 

"We had a $35 million operation 
that was conceived in a couple of 
days, set up in a couple of weeks, 
operated for only a couple of months, 
but had to run the same as a compa- 
ny that's been in business for years," 
he says. 

Using Claris' FileMaker Pro 
database software, Webber built and 
ran what he calls an "address book 
on steroids" that could produce lists 
of volunteers on the basis of their 
skiils; time they were available to 
work; work assignment; security sta- 
tus; or any other of the multiple, 
shifting categories called for at a 
moment's notice. 



"The system was changing every 
single dav," he recalls, a fact which 
necessitated the printing of a "daily 
phone book" of paid personnel. 

To insure that the systems would 
be ready when staff arrived in the 
morning, Webber would rearrange 
the databases and prepare the phone 
book every night after leaving his 
full-time [ob at the Health Center. 

"I'd leave the university at about 5 
p.m., go down to the Inaugural Com- 
mittee at about 6 p.m., and spend a 
couple of hours working there." 

Those "couple of hours" often 
turned into all-night affairs, and he 
once worked a 36-hour shift. 

Working at a pace which caused 
his beeper to wear out batteries on a 
weekly basis, Webber continually 
honed his system so "every single 
dav it got smoother and smoother." 

When inauguration week rolled 
around, he even bad time to enjoy a 
number of festivities. He witnessed 
Michael Jackson and Barbara 
Streisand sing, the new president toot 
the saxt)phone, and the one-song 
reunion of Fleetwood Mac. 

Webber tried to involve his five- 
year-old son, Christopher, as much as 
possible. Christopher became a 
"known figure" at PIC headquarters 
and would point out Clinton in the 
pictures which abounded at the inau- 
guration. 

One of those pictures showed the 
new president with Christopher's 
father, who was working in the state 
capitol in Little Rock for the Southern 
Governors' Association when the 
photo was taken last May. 

Clinton's office "stood out as one 
that was really fast paced, but also 
had a warm, homev feel to it," an 
atmosphere reinforced by "childrens' 
paintings tacked to the wall." 

Webber was struck by the hospi- 
tality he was shown, especially by 
Clinton's Chief of Staff Carol Rasco, 
now the administration's domestic 
policy advisor. 

Clinton is a "very emotionally 
involved administrator," according to 
Webber. 

"As Clinton walked in, the Secret 
Service started buzzing all over. But 
he just gallivanted in with a big smile 
on his face, calling everybody by 
their first name," 

Webber was in the middle of 
installing new computer hardware 
when he was told that the Governor 
had a moment to greet him and pose 
for a picture. 

"I was whisked off into his 
office.. .He welcomed me to Arkansas, 
I showed off some new computer 
technology, and he made some com- 
ments about the computer project," 



What Webber calls "the most 
impressive thing" about his visit 
occurred after he met Clinton. 

Later that day, Webber watched as 
Clinton took time out of his hectic 
schedule to speak with two young 
girls who had come to meet him from 
other parts of the state. 

"He came out of a meeting and 
asked their names, where they were 
from, related times he had been in 
their' town, and the people he knew." 

Webber was impressed by this act 
because "there were no photogra- 
phers, no reporters; the kids could 
not vote. There was no other reason 
other than the fact that these are the 
values he holds." 

Before working in Clinton's office, 
Webber was "absolutely undecided" 
about his choice of a presidential can- 
didate. Republican or Democrat. 
Afterward, he was a true believer. 

Clinton's skills as a communicator 
especially impressed Webber, 
because Webber sees himself as a 
communications specialist. "I'm not 
a programmer, a technician or a com- 
puter scientist. My focus is on the 
user." 

In his inauguration work, Webber 
tried to "to marry the technology 
with the skills of the people using it." 
He would incorporate "big buttons" 
for first-time users, custom-design 
screens for visually impaired volun- 
teers, or bypass use of a mouse for 
those who preferred a keyboard. 

Webber started helping Maryland 
computer users in 1986 as an under- 
graduate majoring not in computer 
science, as one might expect, but in 
"Global Dynamics," an individual 
studies major he conceived. 

Webber graduated summa cum 
laude and number Dne in his class, 
and was the student commencement 
speaker for the College of Under- 
graduate Studies in 1989. 

He has been at Maryland ever 
since, setting up the Macintosh com- 
puter systems at the College of Busi- 
ness and Management before moving 
over to the Health Center. 

When the Clinton people asked 
him if he was interested in an admin- 
istration post, Webber says, "1 had to 
tell them no, because my current 
commitment is to the University of 
Maryland," 

Webber doesn't want to leave the 
university, in part because he is anx- 
ious to develop his Health Center 
system, which he says is still "in its 
infancy," 

In addition, he prizes the "family 
atmosphere" which has arisen 
through his years of experience at 
Maryland. 

— SoUy Granatstein 



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Well to Head WHS 

Carola Weil, an '85 College Park alum, has been appointed the new 
Executive Director of Women in International Security (WHS). She suc- 
ceeds Frances G. Burwell, who served since the group's founding in 1987. 

WHS was established under the Center for International and Security 
Studies here, and serves as a clearinghouse of information about women 
in foreign and defense policy. 

W IIS is dedicated to enhancing the opportunities for women working 
in these fields. The group organizes seminars and conferences and runs 
the summer symposium on international security for graduate students. 




Women's Commission Advance Held 



The President's Commission on 
Women's Affairs held its "advance" 
on January 14 to discuss the 
accomplishments of the past and to 
prepare for future events and 
issues. 

Margaret Bridwell, director of 
student health and chair of the 
commission, prefers to use the 
term "advance" for the meeting 
rather than the more negative 
word "retreat." 

Tlie commission confirmed 
events scheduled for Women's 
History Month in March. Members 
also clarified the issues they felt 



warrant special attention in the 
upcoming year. 

New issues being addressed by 
the commission are women's 
health, including AIDS awareness, 
violence toward women, preventa- 
tive medicine and improvement of 
the workplace environment, 
including advocacy for the needs 
of people with disabilities. 

The commission will continue to 
address issues of race relations, 
sexual harassment, safety, child 
care and campus environmental 
issues. 



Women's History Month Calendar March 1-April 7 



MONDAY 



Mammography Screening Registration, 

11 a.m,-l;30 p.m., 3100 Healtli Cemet, 
Actual screenings on March 25 and 26. 
Call 4^090 for mfo. 

Women's Commission Women's History 
Month Opening Event; A Thanh fou to 
Women Who Make a Difference.' featur- 
ing Jennifer Kelly, Virginia Beauchamp. 
and Mary Cothran, 3-4:30 p.m.. 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount. Call 
5-5806 (or Info, 



TUESDAY 



The Committee on AFrJca and Africa In 
the Americas 1993 Harriet Tubman 
lecture; 'Lawrence Kasdans Grand 
Canyon: A Narrative For Our Times," 
Hazel Carby, Vale. 7:30 p.m., 2203 
Art/Soc. Call 5-2118 for info. 



WEDNESDAY 



College Republicans Forum: "Women 

and Politics.' Connie Moreila, United 
States Congresswoman, 7 p.m., 1143 
Stamp Student Unwn. Call 4-0034 for 
info. 



THURSDAY 



Undergraduate WomGn's Leadership 
Committee Breai^fast Hour, Virginia 
Beauchamp. 'Women's History at 
Maryland.' 8:30-9:20 a.m.. Anne 
Arundel. Call 4-8505 for info. 

Returning Students' Workshop: 

'Multiple Roles.' weekly discussion and 
support group to help women manage a 
variety of roles. 11 a.m. -noon, 
Thursdays, 2201 Shoemaker. Call 
4-7693 for info. 

Graduate Feminist Network Open 
House, meeting of faculty with graduate 
students in Women's Studies, 7-9 p.m.. 
Maryland Room, Marie Mount. Call 
5-7710 for info. 



FRIDAY 



Women's Studies Lecture: 'Straigm is 
the Gate: The Heterosenual Subject of 

Ear^ Englisti Literature," Carolyn Dinsha*. 
UC Berkeley. 3 p.m., Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount, Call 5-5280 for info. 



SATURDAY 



Unde^raduate Women's Retreat, for 
women student leaders. 9:45-3 p.m.. 
Anne Arundel. 15 registration includes 
lunch and conference materials. Call 
5-2312 for info,' 

At) Evening of Music by Amy Beach, in 

celebration of Women's Histoi>' Month. 8 
p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. Call 5-554S 
for info. 



MONDAY 



President's Commission on Womm's 
Affairs Meeting, Committee reports on 
Women's Health and Workplace 
Environment, noon-2 p.m.. 2118 Lee. 
call 5-5806 for info. 

■El WEDNESDAY 

Plarw Recital, Gail Niwa performs works 
by Bach-Busoni, Chopin, Szymanowski. 
Tchikousky, and Liapunov, 8 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call 681-1199 for info. 



THURSDAY 



Afro- American Studies Conference: 
'Racial Identity. Gender, and Skin 
Color." Valerie Smith. U. of California 
and Bettye Collier Thomas. Temple U., 
9 a.m. -3 p.m.. Maryland Room. Marie 
Mount. Call 5-1158 for info. 

Commission on Women's Affairs 
Women of Color Committee Annual 
Program: "Listening to Our Voices," fea- 
tures speakers, performers, and open 
mike, noon-2 p.m.. Grand Ballroom 
Lounge, Stamp Student Union. Call 
5-5806 for info. 

Women's Commission Committee on 
Women of Color Event: 'Listening to 
Women's Voices and Sharing Cultural 
Expressions," 12-2 p.m.. Grand 
Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union. 
Call 5-5617 or 5-2842 for info. 



FRIDAY 



Commission on Women's Affairs 
Lecture: "The Relationship of TQM to 
Associate Staff and Other Administra- 
tors.' Judy Olian. 2:30-4 p.m.. Tyser 
Auditorium. Call 5-2327 for info. 



Inclusion Statement 

(Drafted by the Classified Issues 
Committee uf tlie President's Com- 
mission on Women's Affairs, the fol- 
lowing statement was endorsed by 
the President's cabinet on January 28, 
1993) 

The University of Maryland at Col- 
lege Park is making a concentrated 
effort to involve all segments of the 
community in the ongoing activities 
of the university, including campus 
governance. Such participation is not 
only valued, but should be recog- 
nized as official university business. 
Because classified employees play a 
central role in the daily life of the 
community, they should be included, 
where appropriate, on ad hoc and 
standing committees. As committees 
are appointed, 1 ask that you not only 
encourage, but also support the rep- 
resentation and participation of clas- 
sified employees. 

— Williom £. Kirumn 
President 




TUESDAY 



Sexual Harassment Prevention 
Program: Training of Trainers Workshop, 
March 23 and 25, 9:30-5 p.m. each 
day. $30 registrationfee. Call 5-2S40 
for info." 



THURSDAY 



frtammography Screening, mot] lie unit 
on campus 9:30 a,m.-4 p.m.. Lot T, 
tiehind Engineering, If you missed regis- 
tration, call 1-800-787-0506. Call 

4-8091 for info. 

Undergraduate Women's Leadership 
Committee Preserrtatlon: "Wham! The 
History of Women in Sport at Maryland," 
following women's lacrosse game vs. 
Dartmouth at Denton Held at 3 p. m,. a 
multi-media presentation, 4:30-6 p.m. 
Location TBA. Call 4-8505 for info. 




a TUESDAY 



University Theatre: To Be Voung, Gifted, 
and Black, at Pugliese Theatre on March 
30-April 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 
standard admission, $7 students and 
seniors. Call 5-2201 for tickets and 
info. 



In 1991, Gail Niwa became the first woman evef to win the top prize at the prestigious 
Gina Bactiauer International Piano Competition. On Maith 10, she performs works by 
Bach-Busoni. Chopin. STymanowski. Tchaikovsky, and Liapunou at 8 p.m. in the Tawes 
Recital Hall. This free concert is sponsored by the Sigma Alpha lota Professional Music 
Fraternity and the Music Department. Call 581-1199 for info. 



WEDNESDAY 



UMCP Outstamiing Woman of 1993, 

deadline for nominations. Call 5-9178 
for information, 

Women's (Center Brown Bag Lunch, for 
Women's Studies core and affiliate fac- 
ulty, 12-2 p,m„ U06 Mill. Call 4-8462 
for info. 

Women's Commission Committee on 
Women of Color Live Satellite Vl<tea 
Conference: 'Women of Color in Higher 
Education," 1 p.m.. Prince George's 
Room, Stamp Student Union. A discus- 
sion witti panelists will follow the view, 
ing. Call 5-5616 for info. 



■■THURSDAY 

Undergraduate Women's Leadership 
Committee Breakfast Hour, focus: com 

munity service. 8:30-9:20 a.m.. Anne 
Arundel. Call 4-8505 for info. 



MONDAY 



Presltfent's Commission on Women's 
Affairs Meeting, noon-2 p.m., 2113 
Lee. Call 5-5806 for info. 



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

Note: when calling from off-campus 
phones, use the prefi» 314- or 405- 
respectively for numbers listed as 4-x3«x 

or B-KKM. 



WEDNESDAY 



Women's Studies Lecture: 'But Where 
is Your Home? Black Feminist Thought 
as Outsider within Theorizing,' Patricia 
Hill Collins, U. Cincinnati, 8 p.m., 2203 
Art/Soc. Call 5-6877 for Info. 



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MARC Award Applications Due by IVIarch 12 

Each year, the Maryland Assessment Resource Center honors the Mary- 
land higher education institution which has conducted the best assess- 
ment study. Assessment projects include evaluations, accountability 
efforts and total quahty management or continuous improvement efforts. 
Only one project can be submitted from each campus and submission 
material is due at MARC (located in 0102 Benjamin) on March 12. Presen- 
tation of this award will occur at the Maryland Association for Higher 
Education meeting on April 30. Call 405-7873 for more information 



Two New Books Examine African-American History 



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Center photo: 
"Black latHirers build- 
ing a stockade at 
Alexandria, Virginia, 
1861" from Freedom: 
A Docametttary 
History of Emanci- 
patiot), 1861-1867: 
Series I, Vol 2: The 
Wartime Genesis of 
Free Labor: The Upper 
Soutli, forthcoming 
from Camtiridge 
University Press. 



Morris Freedman is 
Professor EmerKus in 
Engllst). This editorial 
is reprinted witti per- 
mission of Tire Detroit 
News, a Gannett 
newspaper, copyright 
1993, which pub- 
lished the piece in its 
January 26 issue. 



University of Maryland 
scholars have just produced two 
new books dealing with African- 
American history, Slaves No 
More: TItree Essai/5 im Etmmcipa- 
tioti aud f/ic C(i'j7 Worand 
CI in I hi tig jamb's Unider: Tlw 
Enduriug Legacy of African- 
Amaicau Families. 

Slaves No More (Cam- 
bridge University Press) is a 
collaborative effort of the 
university's Freed men and 
Southern Society Project 
(FSSP). 
The book's university authors 
include Ira Berlin, acting dean for 
Undergraduate Studies; Steven 
Miller, faculty research assistant in 
History; and Leslie Rowland, 
director of FSSP. History pro- 
fessors Barbara Fields and 
Joseph Reidy, of Columbia and 
Howard University, also con- 
tributed to the book. 

Professor Andrew Billings- 
ley, chair of Family and Com- 
munity Development, wrote 
Jacob's Uidder (Simon & Schus- 



ter), which the Chilclren's Defense 
Fund's Marian Wright Edelman calls 
"a masterful tapestry of revealing 
insights." 

Jacob's Liidder traces the evolution 
of the African- American family to the 
present day. The pictiire of African- 
American families that emerges 
shows them as strong, adaptive and 
highly resilient, contrasting with 
recent depictions of the Black family 
as being in crisis. 

Billingsley embarked on a January 
to Marcb book tour to such cities as 
New York, Atlanta, Chicago, 
Los Angeles, 




Oakland, Boston, 

Baltimore and Washington D.C. On 
February 18, a reception for the book 
was held at the Rossborough Inn, 
Slaves No More comprises three 
essays taken from the opening vol- 
umes of FSSP's a ward -winning series 
Freedom: A Dociniieutar]j History of 
Emancipation, 186'l-'l867. 

The essays examine the Civil 
War's shift from a war for union to a 
war against slavery; the economic 
status of freed slaves in occupied 
areas during the war; and the role of 
the 200,000 soldiers who were former 
slaves in shaping definitions of the 
war, 

The Freedom documentary 
series has been critically 
acclaimed in such publications 
as The Nmv York Times Boole 
Review, which comments, 
"Future historians may well 
regard the work of the Freed- 
nu-n and Southern Societv 
I'roject at the University of 
Marvland as this generation's 
most significant encounter 
with the American past." 



Academic tenure not an entitlement 



■ The writer is a 
former editor of 
Commentary 
magazine. 



By Morris Fr««dman 

American colleges and universities entered a new era 
on Jan. 1, when, by nationai legislation, academic tenure 
literally fiecame lifetime. Professors will never again 
have to retire at some fixed age. 

^^^^^^^^^ The consequences could be dras- 
tic. Young college teachers would 
find fewer openings. Incompetent 
older professors would increasingly 
adulterate quality and inflate costs. 

The new era could additionally 

handicap American higiier educa- 
tion. 

In the mid 1980s, when Congress outlawed mandato- 
ry retirement in most professions, campus officials ob- 
jected to emancipating professors in this way because of 
the near impossibility of removing them any earlier. The 
officials argued that automatic retirement, at 65 or 70, at 
least assures that the profession regularly loses its oldest 
incompetents. They persuaded Congress to wait until 
1993 before exempting faculty from forced retirement. 
In practice the new law will have little immediate ef- 
fect since most campuses now allow able faculty to work 
after 70 on a year-to-year basis. Potentially, however, re- 
leasing tenure from all limits may at last break its back. 
All professionals, with the exception of judges appointed 
for life, at some point, in some way, must routinely ac- 
count for their performance. By startling contrast, the 
public, judges, legislators, professors themselves have 
come to believe that academic tenure confers a virtually 
absolute immunity ^m review. This misconception 
constitutes the real threat to the academic freedom ten- 
ure underpins. 

A hoary anecdote about the power of tenure at Har- 
vard has a professor there, in one version, fired for pass- 
ing his hat after raping an undergraduate, not for the 
rape. A tenured professor is a huge cat few administra- 
tive mice care to bell. 

Tenure has a noble history. Since its adoption early 
in the century, it has enabled faculty to teach freely and 
do independent, often pioneering research. Upton Sin- 
clair demonstrated in his classic The Goose Step how 



l«nure enabled professors to resist pernicious pressures. 
The resulting academic freedom ensured primacy in 
higher education among free nations. 

But tenure that protects slothful ignorance, slanted 
teaching, fraudulent research, unethical conduct, plagia- 
rism, exploitation of students and subordinates, that is 
unrelated to responsible citizenship, is more harmful 
than no tenure at, all. 

F'aculties used to recommend tenure after the moat 
exquisitely careful deliberation. In recent years, howev- 
er, as campuses have undergone turbulent growth, inept 
administrators have conferred tenure carelessly. They 
have tolerated notoriously bad teachers and plain rogues, 
elevating persons with fake or inadequate credentials. 

The professoriat has been alert to the profound impli- 
cations of the change. Many joined administrators in fa- 
voring a fixed retirement age. "Those who oppose man- 
datory retirement for permanent faculty," Professor 
Daniel S. Hammermesh of Michigan State University 
pointed out in the Chronicle of Higher Education at the 
time Congress was considering the issue, "should recog- 
nize that abolishing mandatory retirement in effect 
would also abolish tenure," 

That is, if we couldn't ever expect professors to retire, 
we'd have to fire them more readily. We could easily end 
up throwing out the precious baby of tenure with the un- 
wanted bathwater of arbitrary retirement. 

We can only preserve the blessings of tenure by recog- 
nizing how vigilantly we must preserve it as an ideal, as a 
privilege to be guarded sensitively, not as an entitlement 
to be defended senselessly. The termination of mandato- 
ry retirement should force us to revive tenure as a true 
bulwark of a free society. 

Unless able administrators again bestow tenure scru- 
pulously, review regularly and wisely those who have it, 
and diligently oust abusers, American higher education 
will decline precipitously. On any campus, fit, fearless 
administrators can make openings for promising young 
faculty by proceeding as firmly against inadequate strip- 
lings as against inadequate sexagenarians, septuagenari- 
ans or octogenarians. 

At any age, professors should enjoy tenure only as 
long as they perform appropriately, which was the point, 
in the first place, of the new law. 



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Fulbright Scholar Competition Opens 

Application materials are available for Fulbright Scholar Awards beginning 
March t. The Fulbright Scholar Program for 1994-95 includes some 1,000 grants 
for research, combined research and lecturing or university lecturing in nearly 
1 35 countries. Opportunities range from two months to an academic year. 
Scholars in all academic ranks and virtually all discipUnes and subfields are eli- 
gible to apply. Fulbright seeks good teachers as well as active researchers. The 
deadUne for research and lecturing grants to all world areas is August 1, 1993, 
For more information and applications, call the Council for International 
Exchange of Scholars at (202) 686-7877, or contact Anne Geronimo, campus 
coordinator, at 405-4178. 




New Casey Journali^ 


nil Center to Focus on Children's Issues 


The College of Journalism has 


advisory board of journalists and 


of the founders of United Parcel Ser- 


received a start-up grant of $200,000 


experts representing a broad range of 


vice, and was named by him and his 


from the Annie E. Casey Foundation 


issues affecting the outcome of disad- 


siblings in honor of their mother. Mr. 


in Greenwich, Connecticut to estab- 


vantaged or at-risk children. 


Casey died in 1983 and bequeathed a 


lish the Casey Journalism Center for 


"This is a center to be run by and 


substantial fortune to the foundation. 


Children and Families. The founda- 


for journalists to help improve cover- 


creating additional resources for 


tion also expects to provide annual 


age of the issues and public policy 


grants to bolster child welfare, educa- 


funding. 


related to children in a wide range of 


tion, mental health, human services 


The center will assist journalists by 


fields, including education, criminal 


and foster care programs that affect 


providing information and monitor- 


justice, health, social welfare, foster 


the life outcomes of children. 


ing developments and coverage in 


care and parenting," said Reese 


"The news media play a key role 


the field, will conduct an annual con- 


Cleghorn, dean of the College of Jour- 


in informing public debates of policy 


ference for journalists and wUI 


nalism. 


issues," said Douglas W. Nelson, 


administer a new "Casey Medals for 


The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 


executive director of the Annie E. 


Meritorious Journalism" awards pro- 


the nation's largest philanthropy ded- 


Casey Foundation. "We believe the 


gram for print and broadcast report- 


icated exclusively to improving the 


center will encourage quality journal- 


ing excellence. 


futures of disadvantaged children. 


ism about the issues and institutions 


The center will have a national 


was formed in 1948 by Jim Casey, one 


affecting children and families." 


UMCP Students "Just Say Yes" 




Responding to a survey that 


rience alcohol-related vomiting, and 4 


non-alcoholic night club offering 


shows almost 10,000 College Park 


percent will experience blackouts. 


comedy and music on alternate 


students are just saying yes to a 


Yet a November, 1991, random 


Thursdays; a series of workshops and 


healthy, alcohol- and drug-free 


survey of more than 1 ,300 College 


speakers on alcohol -re la ted topics 


lifestyle, the university recently intro- 


Park students revealed that 28 per- 


sponsored by Greeks Advocating the 


duced The Caring Coalition, a group 


cent of those surveyed disapproved 


Mature Management of Alcohol 


of organizations banding together to 


of alcohol use. 


(GAMMA); and a peer mentoring 


nurture and support students opting 


The Caring Coalition, funded by a 


program for first year shidents. 


for a substance-free lifestyle. 


two-year grant from the Department 


New programs planned by The 


"This population of abstainers has 


of Education's Fund for the Improve- 


Caring Coalition include coordina- 


been largely ignored by prevention 


ment of Post Secondary Education, 


tion of a community service project 


specialists, which is unfortunate 


will bring this critical mass of stu- 


for students, which is designed to 


because they are a potentially power- 


dents together by offering a variety of 


relieve the boredom often mentioned 


ful resource," notes Roger Segalla, 


substance-free activities and centrally 


as a reason for recreational drug use; 


director of the University Health 


coordinating existing campus pro- 


training for faculty, staff and students 


Center's Substance Abuse Program. 


grams. The central coordination of 


in the skills of "listening and refer- 


"By tapping into this large group of 


programs will create a highly visible 


ring" so they can more effectively 


students, we believe we can develop 


profile for substance- free activities. 


help students experiencing sub- 


the momentum needed to create real 


and will support the large group of 


stance-related problems; the Inclusion 


social change with regard to the use 


students making healthy choices 


of prevention-related themes into 


and abuse of alcohol," 


regarding substance use. 


course curricula; and smoke- and 


National studies reveal that 


Substance abuse prevention-relat- 


alcohol- free residence halls, which 


approximately 25 percent of college 


ed programs currently in existence 


will be instituted, in part, in the fall. 


students will experience a hangover 


that The Caring Coalition will coordi- 


— Beth Workiunit 


in a typical week, 7 percent will expe- 


nate and expand include NITELIFE, a 




New Chen Scholarship 


Created to Aid Science Students 


Outstanding students in physics. 


graduate fellowship in physics. 


the improvement of the planet 


earth and space sciences will be eligi- 


Bom in China and raised in Tai- 


Earth," they say. 


ble for up to four $10,000 annual 


wan, the Chens canne to the U.S. to 


Founded in 1977 by Jeffrey Chen, 


scholarships created by Jeffrey and 


study at the University of Wisconsin 


GSC does science and communica- 


Lily Chen, President and Vice Presi- 


in 1969, eventually receiving doctor- 


tions research for the U.S. govern- 


dent respectively of General Sciences 


ates in nuclear physics. They became 


ment. GSC recently developed 


Corporation (GSC), a Laurel high 


naturalized citizens in 1979. 


software for processing weather 


technology firm. 


"We came to the U.S.A. ..on two 


satellite data. 


Established with an initial gift of 


teaching assistantship awards, then 


Preferential consideration for the 


$250,000 in January, the first scholar- 


stayed and built a career," the Chens 


scholarship will be given to children 


ship will be awarded during the fall 


recall. "We owe everything we have 


of employees of GSC, the National 


1993 semester. 


to this country for offering us that 


Aeronautics and Space Administra- 


Two of the awards will go for 


first opportunity. This scholarship is 


tion/Goddard Space FUght Center^ 


undergraduate scholarships in the 


our way of reciprocating. 


the National Oceanic and Atmo- 


earth and atmospheric sciences. 


"We also want to see more talent- 


spheric Administration /National 


Another will support a graduate fel- 


ed yoinig people devoted to the 


Weather Service, and students from 


lowship in the space sciences and the 


study of space, earth, and environ- 


Taiwan. 


remaining award will underwrite a 


mental sciences and to contribute to 





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CALENDAR 






March 1-March 10 



Calendar Guidelines 



The OUROOH Calendar publishes university-sponsored events, subject to space 
availatiilrty. Prefefence is given to free, on-campus everts. The deadline is two 
weeks before the Monday of the weeti in which the evert occurs. Mail listings with 
date. time, title of event, speaker, sponsoring organization, location, fee (if any), 
and number to call for information to: Calendar Editor, 2101 Turner Lab, or fax to 
314-9344. Calendar phone nunibers listed as 4-xiotx or 5-xva stand for the prefin 
314- or 405- respectively. Events are free and open to Uie public unless noted by 
an asterisk CJ. For more info/mation, call 405-7339. 



I MONDAY 



Unherslty College Ms Pragram 
Photography Exhibit: Impressions- 
East and West,' 8-8 daily, UMUC 
Conference Center Gallery, thnougti 
Mgrcfi 28. Call 985-7154 for info. 

Art Gallery Exhibitton: 'Art /Nature/ 
Society. " Selections from the Permanent 
Collection, through April 16. Call 5-2763 
fof if\fo. 

Mammc^aphy Screening R^stratiwi, 

11 a.m.-l:30 p.m.. 3100 Healisi Center. 
Actual screenings on March 25 and 26. 
Call 4-8090 for info, 

Returning Students' Woihstwp: Time 
Management.' today and Mar. 8, 2-3 
p.m., 2201 Sfioemaker, Call 4-7693 for 
info. 

Women's Commission Women's History 
Month Opening E^ent: 'A Thank Vou lo 

Women Who Make a Difference.' featur- 
mg Jennifer Kelly, Virginia Beauchamp, 
and Mary Cothran, 3-4:30 o.m,, 
Marvland Room, Mane Mount. Call 
5-5806 for info. 

Contemjwrary Spanish Cinema: Si Te 
Dicen Que Csl. (Vicente Aranda, 19901, 
4 p.m.. Language House. Call 5-6441 
for info. 

Entomology Colloquium: 'Comparative 

Population Dynamics of Hemlock Woolly 
Adeigid in Native and Introduced 
Habitats." Mark McDure. Connecticut 
Agncultural Exp. Sta„ 4 p.m.. 0200 
Symons. Call 5-3911 fof info. 

Compvter Science Colloqultnn: "The 
Stanford DASH Multiprocessor: 
Hardware and Software Approach.' 
Anoop Gupta. Stanford. 4 p.m., 0111 
Classroom Building (106K Call 5-2661 
for info. 

Hofticuiture Colloquium: Creative 
Professional Practice: Computers and 
Landscape Architecture." Michael 

Deeter, U. of Anzona. 4 p,m.. 0128 
Hoiiapfel. Call 5-4374 for info. 

S(Mice Science Semhar: 'Modeling 
ionospheric Convection Dunng a Major 
Geomagnetic Stonn on October 22-23. 
1981.' J,J, Moses, NASA, 4:30 p.m,, 
1113 Computer/Space Sciences. Call 
5-7456 for info. 

Campus Recreation Services: intramural 
Swim Meet registration, 5-S p.m.. Cole 
Pool, Call 4-7218 fc: info. 



TUESDAY 



Unlvefslty Tiieatie; Hamlel at Tawes 

Theatre, school matinee at 9:45 a,m. 
Also on March 4-6 at 8 p.m.. March 6 
with sign interpretation. Tickets are $10 
standard admission, S7 students and 
seniors. Call 5-2201 for tickets and 
info." 

Ecology arid Evolutionary Biolc^ 
Seminar: "Genetically-Based Variation in 
the Diapause Response of a Widespread 
Estuarine Copepod," Darcy Lonsdale, 
SUNY Stony Brook, noon, 1208 
Zoo/Psych, Call 5-6948 for Info. 



Committee on History and Philosophy 
ot Science lecture: Data in the Good 
Old Days— Representation and Use ot 
Data in Early Genetics," Ltndley Darden, 
4;15-6 p.m.. 1407 Chemistry. Call 
5-5691 for Info. 

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

The Committee on Africa and Africa 
In the Americas 1993 Harriet Tubman 
lecture: "Lawrence Kasdan's Grani 
Canyon: A Narrative For Our Times." 
Harei Carby. Vale, 7:30 p.m.. 2203 
Art/Soc. Call 5-2118 for info. 

Maryland Historic Preservation Lecture: 

'Histonc Preservation in Maryland 
and/or The Politics of Preservation." 
Rodney Little. Maryland Division o( 
Historical and Cultural Programs. 7:30 
p.m.. Architecture Auditorium, Call 
5-1354 tor info. 



WEDNESDAY 



The Committee on Africa and Africa In 
the Americas Graduate/ Faculty 
Seminar, Hazel Carby. Tale. 11:30 
a.m., Maryland Room, Mane Mount. Call 
5-2H8 for info. 

Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar: 

'Conslitutively Active Mutants of 
Rtiodopsin," Phyllis Robinson, UMBC. 
12:05 p.m.. 1208 Zoo/Psych, Call 
5-6991 for info. 

Renaissance Reckonings: 'The 
Countervailing of Love: Politics, 
Benevolence and Elizabeth I's Golden 
Speech,' 1601.' David Harris Sacks, 
Reed College, 3:30 p.m., 1120 South 
Camptis Surge. Call 5-3809 tor info. 

Jewish Studies Lecture: "The Dead Sea 

Scrolls and Ancient Jewish Literature.' 
Michael E, Stone, Hebrew University, 
Jeoisaiem. 4 p.m., 1117 F.S. Key. Call 
5-4304 for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium: "Results from 
Astfo-HUT Experiments.* Handy Kimble. 

GSFC. 4 p.m., 1113 Computer/Space 
Sciences. Call 5-3001 lor info. 

Engineering Lecture: "The Transmanche 
Link," Jack Lemley, 6 p.m.. Tyser 
Auditorium, Business and Management/ 
Public Affairs. Call 5-3861. 

Architecture Lecture: "With In-Sight," 
Alan Dynerman, Williams and Dynerman 
Architects, 7 p.m.. Architecture auditori- 
um. Call 5-6284 for info. 

College Republicans Fontm: 'Women 
and Politics," Connie Moreiia, United 
States Congresswoman, 7 p.m., 1143 
Stamp Student Union. Call 4-0034 for 
info. 

KB THURSDAY 

Undergraduate Women's Leadership 
Committee Breakfast Hour, Virginia 
Beauchamp, "Women's History at 
Maiyland.' 8:30-9:20 a.m., Anne 
Arundel. Call 4-S505 for info. 



Returning Students' Workshop; 

"Multiple Roles.' weekly discussion and 
support group to help women manage a 
variety of roles. 11 a,m.-noon, 2201 

Shoemaker. Call 4-7593 for info, 

Jewish Studies Lunch Time Tallt: 

'Apocalypse and Religious Experience," 
Michael E. Storie. Hebrew University, 
Jen/salem, noon, 1102 F.S. Key. A $5 
lunch IS available with reservation, Call 
5-4266 for ihfo. 

Meteorology Seminar: 'A Study of 

Afforestation m the Sahel: Climatic 
Sensitiviiy and Physical Mechanisms,' 
Tongiong Xue, 3:30 p.m., 2114 
Computer/ Space Science. Call 5-5392 
for info. 

Committee on History and Phlfosophy 
of Science Lecture: 'Super Colliders 
and Data." Andrew Baden, 4:15-6 p.m.. 
1407 Chemistry. Call 5-5691 lor info. 

Reliability Seminar: 'An Overview of ISO 
9000 Quality Standards." Steve Hoditn, 
Penni Datacomm. Networks, 5:15-6:15 
p.m., 2110 Ctiemical and Nuclear 
Engineenng. Call 5-3887 for info. 

Graduate Feminist Network Open 
House, meeting of faculty with graduate 
students in Wdmen's Studies, 7-9 p,m,, 
Maryland Room. Mane Mount. Call 
5-7710 for info. 

Meet the Artists, discussion of ffamtel 
with director and designers, 7-7:45 p.m., 
Expenmental Theater, 0241 Tawes Fine 
Arts. Call 5-2201 for info, 



FRIDAY 



Center for Teaching Excellence CORE 
Faculty Workshop: 'Teaching With 

Technology: Exploring Ideas,' 8:30 
a.m.- 12:30 p.m.. and repeated 1-5 
p.m.. AT&T Teaching Theatre. Call 
5-3154 for reservations and info. 

Geology Seminar; "Mineralogy and 
Petrology of Asteroids," Lucy McFadden, 
UCSD, 11 a.m.. 0103 Hombake. Call 
5-4089 for info. 

Counseling Center Research and 
Development Meeting: Starting a 

Community Service Program at UMCP: 
Progress, Opportunities, and 
Challenges. "Barbara Jacoby. noon-l 
p.m.. 0106 Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 for 
mio. 

Mental Health Lunch 'N' Learn Seminar 

'Discussion of Legal Issues Concerning 
Administrative Responsibility of Students 
with a Mental Disorder,' Gary Pavela, 
1-2 p.m.. 3100E Health Center. Call 
4-8106 for info. 

Black Graduate Association Meeting. 
1-2:30 p.m., 1221 Lefrak. Call 5-2332 
for info. 

Women's Studies Lecture: 'Straight is 

the Gate: The Heterosexual Subject of 
Early English Literature," Carolyn 
Dinshaw, UC Berlteiey. 3 p.m.. Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount, Call 5-5280 for 
info. 



SATURDAY 



Undergraduate Women's Retreat, for 

Minen student leaders, 9:45 a.m. -3 
p.m., Anne Arundel. $5 registration 
includes lunch and conference materi- 
als. Call 5-2312 for info.' 

Horn Ensemble Concert, 2 p.m., Tawes 
Recital Hall. Call 5-5548 for info. 




Daniel Heifetz, violinist, wili perform for tlie Artist 
Scitoiarsiiip Benefit Series concert at the Kennetly 
Center on IVIarch 9. 



An Evening of Music by Amy Beach, in 

celebration of Women's History Month, 8 
p.m., Tawes f^ecitai Hail. Call 5-5548 
for info. 

■a MONDAY 

President's Commtsstod on Women's 
Affairs Meeting, Committee reports on 
Women's Health and Workplace 
Environment, noon-2 p,m„ 2118 Lee. 
call 5-5805 for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 3:»^:30 p.m.. 

0126 Reckord Armory. Call 5-5805 for 
info. 

Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Los 

Smloi Inocentes. iMario Camus. 
1984). 4 p,m,. Language House. In 
Spanish witfi English subtitles. Call 
5-6441 for info. 

Entomology Colloquium; 'Molecular 

Phyiijgenies of tfie Yucca Moths and 
Their Allies.' Jonathan Brown, Bucknell. 
4 p.m,, 0200 Symons. Call 5-3911 (or 
info. 

Computer Sciertce Collo<{ulun): 'Global 
Scientific Computing Via a Flock of 
Condors." Miron Livny, U. ofWisconsm, 
4 p.m,, 0111 Classroom Building (106). 
Call 5-2661 for info. 

Horticulture Colloquium: 'Evaporative 
Cooling as the Basis for Genetic Heal 
Resistance in Pima Cotton," John Radio, 
USDA. 4 p.m., 0128 Holzapfel. Call 
5-4374 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: "The Evolution 
of Cosmic Ray Mass Composition in 
Photon Field,' A.S. Ambartsumian. 
Yerevan Physics institute, Armenia, 4:30 
p.m., 1113 Computer/Space Sciences. 
Call 5-4855 for info. 

Faculty Piano Recital, Gregory Sioles, 8 
p.m.. Tawes Recital Hail, Call 5-55488 
for info. 



TUESDAY 



Center for International EKtenslon 
Development Brovm Bag Seminar: 

"Privitazation. Trade and investment m 
Europe's Newly Emerging Economics." 
Richard D. Abbott, University Of Idaho, 
noon-l p.m.. 0115 Symons. Call 
5-1253 for info. 



Committee on Africa and Africa In the 
Americas Brown Bag Lunch: "Victoria 
Matthew's, The Value of Race Literature: 
A Fitting Response," Shirley Logan and 
Psyche Williams, noon-2 p.m.. 1120N 
F.S. Key. Call 5-2118 for info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
Conversations About Teaching: 

'Outstanding Course and Teaching 
Innovations on Campus: Wfiy They Did it 
-And How," 12:30-2 p.m,. Maryland 
Room, ft/larie Mount. Call 5-3154 tor 

info. 

Reluming Students' Workshop: "Writing 
Skills," 1-2 p.m., 2201 Shoemaker. Call 
4-7693 for info. 

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Seminar; "Foraging and Reproductive 
Energetics of Pinnipeds: Life History and 
Evolutionary Implications.' Dan Costa. 
UC Santa Cair, noon, 1208 Zoo/Psych, 
Call 5-6384 tor info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: 'Automated 
Discovery in Large-Scale Biological Data 
Bases." Lawrence Hunter. NIH, 4:15-5 
p.ni.. 1407 Chemistry. Call 5-5691 for 
info. 

Artist Scholarship Benefit Series: The 

Pleasuies o( Music," University of 
Maryland Symphony Orchestra, conduct- 
ed by William Hudson, music by Mozart, 
Bernstein, and Prokofiev, 7:30 p.m.. 
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Tickets 
are $15 general admission, $9 students 
and seniors. Call 1 202) 467-4600 for 
ticket info.* 

m WEDNESDAY 

Gallery Talks: "Nature as a Source and 

Subject in Contemporary Prints and 
Photos,' Terry Gtps, 'Rural America and 
the Land: Mural Studies and Prints oi 
the 1930s,' Michelle Kioss, noon. An 
Gallery, Call 5-2rS3 for Info, 

University Of Maryland Concert Band, 

conducted by Robert E. Foster. Jr.. 8 
p.m., UMUC Conference Center, Call 
5-5548 for info. 

Piano Recital, Gail fJiwa perfomis works 
by Bacti.eusoni. Chopin, Sjymanowski. 
Tchaikovsky, and Liapunov, 8 p,m„ 
Tawes Recital Hall, Call 661-1199 for 
info. 



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