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MARCH 8, 1993 

Six Faculty Members Named 1993-94 
Distinguished Scholar-Teachers 

Six UMCP faculty members have 
been named Distinguished Scholar- 
Teachers for the 1993-1994 academic 
year. They are WilHam Bechhaefcr, 
iirchi lecture; James Dally, mechanical 
engineering; John Gannon, computer 
sciences; Maria Mcintosh, agronomy; 
Margaret Palmer, zoology; and Lee 
Preston, business and management. 

The Distinguished Scholar-Teach- 
ers will receive STOOO for profession- 
al expenses, teach a University 
Honors course, and present a public 
lecture during the 1994 sprhig 

The following is a brief summary 
of the awardees' research interests 
and proposed honors course. 

William Bechhoefer 

Stemming from a formative 
encounter with Arab architecture in 
the late sixties, William Bechhoefer's 
scholarship, teaching and profession- 
al practice have reflected a commit- 
ment to exploring architecture as "a 
synthesis of cultural, technological 
and aesthetic concerns." 

Since joining the School of Archi- 
tecture in 1970, Bechhoefer has made 
countless trips to the Middle East, 
particularly to Amasya, Turkey. He 
has written extensively about urban 
Turkish architecture and was respon- 
sible for creating the degree concen- 
tration in International Studies in 

Bechhoefer's international experi- 
ence has also influenced his proposed 
honors course, "Cross-Cultural Val- 
ues and Architecture." Drawing on 
anthropology, sociology, intellectual 
history and economics, as weil as 
architecture, the course would focus 
on "the motivations people bring to 
the making of built environments, 
with examples taken from many cul- 
tures a roim d the wor 1 d . " 

James Dally 

For over 35 years, mechanical 
engineering professor lames Dally 
has specialized in experimental 
mechanics, stress- wave behavior and 

iontiiiiicil ou I'ns^' 3 

Math Professor Mikhael Gromov Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize 

Math Professor Mikhael Gromov, 
widely believed to be the world's 
leading geometrician, is co-winner of 
the 1993 Wolf Foundation Prize in 
Mathematics, which is accompanied 
by a $100,01)0 award. 

The Wolf Prize, considered second 
only to the Nobel Prize in prestige, is 
presented annually by the Israel- 
based Wolf Foundation for outstand- 
ing achievements in medicine, 
chemistry, physics, agriculture, the 
arts, and mathematics. The Israeli 
president will present the award to 
Gromov on May 1 6 in Jerusalem. 

Gromov won the prize for his 
work in symplectic and Riemannian 
geometry and the geometry of 

Gromov, who shared the prize 
with College de la France Professor 
Jacques Tits, also holds a chair in 
mathematics at the Institut des 
Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Bures- 
sur-Yvette, France. 

Born in Boksitogorsk, U.S.S.R,, 
Gromov received his Ph.D. from the 
University of Leningrad, Since 
receiving his doctorate, he emigrated 
to France and began work at Mary- 
land in 1991. 

In addition to the Wolf Prize, Gro- 

mov has won the Moscow Mathemat- 
ics Society Prize; the Oswald Veblen 
Prize in Geometry from the American 
Mathematical Society; and the Elie 
Cartan Prize from the French Acade- 
mv of Sciences. He is a foreign asso- 
ciate of the National Academy of 
Sciences and the American Academy 
of Arts and Science, and a foreign 
member of the French Academy of 

Gromov becomes Maryland's 
third Wolf Prize winner, joining Agri- 
culture Professor Theodor Diener, 
who won in 1987, and Michael Fisher, 
the Elkins Distinguished Professor in 
Physics, who won in 1980, 

Honorable Mention 

Student Honor Council Revises Its 
Code of Academic Integrity 

Perfof niing Arts Center 

Dcspiic Reccnl 
j^hm Hlis Been .\round for 
Some Time 

Conference Asks If Religion Can 
Build Peace in the Middle East 


Ajtist .Scholarship Benefit Series 
Concert To Be Held March 9 


The locale may have been north- 
ern Maryland, but the focus was on 
the Middle East as some bO scholars 
and clergy converged on the univer- 
sity's Donaldson Brown Center in 
Port Deposit February 20-21 to ask 
the question, "Can religion be a 
bridge to peace?" 

The recent stalling of peace talks 
in the Midtile East lent some urgency 
to this interfaith "trialogue" of Jews, 
Muslims and Christians on the 
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Participants hailed from the U.S. 
and such Middle East locations as 

Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, 
Egypt and Jordan. 

The event was sponsored by 
Maryland's Center for International 
Development and Conflict Manage- 
ment (CIDCM) and is part of their 
larger Religion and Peace Project. 

CIDCM is hoping to build on 
momentum generated by the confer- 
ence with a similar meeting this June 
in Jerusalem featuring participants 
from Jerusalem's Hebrew University, 
Bethlehem University and the West 
Bank's Bir Zeit University. 

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William Bechhoefer 


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Morhman's Farewell Talk March 10 

Kiithyrn Morhnian will give her farewell talk to CORE faculty and 
the whole campus community on March 10 at 3:15 p.m. in 1400 
Marie Mount. In her talk, "CORE, the Sequel," she will discuss the 
future of general education. Students and faculty are invited. 

Honor Council Experiences Growing Pains 

CIDCM Director 
Edy Kaufman 

The Student Honor Council, which 
tries al! cases of academic dishonesty 
on campus, is excited about possible 
changes that could improve its effi- 

The Campus Senate is currently 
reviewing the Code of Academic 
Integrity, which governs the Honor 
Council and defines university poli- 
cies on academic dishonesty. The 
original code called for a review dur- 
ing the 1992-93 academic year in 
order to determine any changes that 
would be necessary for it to "evolve." 

During a special Campus Senate 
open hearing on Januarv 26, opinions 
differed over Riles concerning who 
could advise accused students during 
Honor Council hearings, but all 
agreed on new procedures designed 
to speed up the pace at which cases 
move through the system. 

Plans for pn>posed changes were 
submitted by the Student Legal Aid 
Office {in conjunction with the SGA), 
the Honor Council, and the Office of 
Judicial Programs. The Adjunct Com- 
mittee on Student Conduct has writ- 
ten a proposal using what it deemed 
to be the best parts of each of these 
plans, which the Campus Senate will 
vote on in April. 

"One of our major problems is a 
lag in getting cases done," says the 
chairman of the Student Honor 

Council, Michael Hess. "About 95-98 
percent of this is due to a lack of 

Under the current code, a typical 
case could take up to three months or 
longer with as many as 20 letters and 
30 phone calls per case. Last year the 
Honor Council handled 123 cases 
with no full-time staff. 

The backlog of cases can also be 
attributed to the procedures used. 
Currently, all cases are referred to an 
Honor Board (made up of three stu- 
dents and two faculty members ) to be 
reviewed regardless of the circum- 
stances. Because this takes too much 
time, under the new proposal uncon- 
tested cases would be resolved with a 
standard sanction at a less formal 
meeting, rather than a full Honor 
Board Review, 

"The question before us was how 
to speed up the process but still have 
it be fair to the student," Hess says. 

The flow of new ideas came most- 
ly from students, and a great deal of 
cooperation prevailed as the hearings 
went on. 

The current code allows students 
to be advised bv anyone they choose, 
including lawyers, during an Honor 
Board Review. The Honor Council 
and Judicial Programs proposals 
called for allowing only other stu- 
dents or facultv as advisors. 

Peace Conference 

contiiniL'ii from pi^c } 

A third leg is scheduled for next 
fall in Maryland, and, since the 
Grand Mufti of Cairo sent regards to 
the gathering in Port Deposit, a meet- 
ing in the Egyptian capital has also 
been suggested. 

A series of activities at the univer- 
sity are also in the works for the com- 
ing months. These include forums on 
the status of women and the growth 
of Islamic organisations in the Mid- 
dle East, as well as films and literarv 

During the first day of the confer- 
ence, Jewish, Christian and Muslim 
theologians examined precedents for 
peace in their respective faiths. These 
talks frequently highlighted a dis- 
juncture between the peaceful pro- 
nouncements of religious doctrines 
and the often bloody history of the 
three religions. 

The three speakers were Rabbi 
Shira Lander of the Institute for 
Christian-Jewish Studies; David Lit- 
tle, a fellow at the U.S. Institute of 
Peace; and Abdel Omran, Director of 
the CIDCM Population and Health 


Focus on the second day shifted 
from theological discussion to the 
role religion is currently playing in 
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

In his talk, CIDCM Director Edy 
Kaufman depicted an Israeli Jewish 
populace deepiv divided on issues of 
religion, peace and territorial expan- 

Shukri Abed, a senior fellow at 
CIDCM, addressed the growing 
influence of the religious Islamic 
movement Hamas in the West Bank 
and Gaza, indicating that support 
there may be slipping for the secular 
Palestine Liberation Organization. 

The keynote address on "Religion, 
Universality, and Peace" was deliv- 
ered by Landami Boiling, of Har- 
vard's Conflict Management Croup. 
Boiling, whose first memories of war 
were of WWI, toid of his experiences 
with war and religion in a number of 
tW'entieth century conflicts. 

Other speakers included Govern- 
ment and Politics professor Charles 
Butterworth and other leaders of 
interfaith and peace groups. 

^Soll]/ Granatskiii 

"\ think the faculty made it clear 
that they didn't want to be involved 
in a protracted, adversarial process," 
said Gary Pavela, director of Judicial 
Programs, "When lawyers who don't 
know our system are involved, it can 
become that wav, and it's not gotid 
for the students involved." 

When the SGA and Student Legal 
Aid proposed going in the opposite 
direction bv allowing lawyers the 
freedom to cross-examine during 
reviews, heated debate ensued. 

Some of the new features that will 
be voted on include: increased fund- 
ing for the Honor Council, informal 
conferences to resolve uncontested 
cases, a self referral clause in which 
students who turn themselves in 
receive lessened sanctions, and an 
appeals process. 

"With the recommended changes, 
it shows that our system is adaptable 
to dealing with changes that arise," 
savs Tim Cole, legal advisor at Stu- 
dent Legal Aid. "It has the potential 
to be the kind of system that other 
schools can look at." 

Indeed, other schools are looking 
at it. The Code of Academic Integri- 
ty's influence can be felt at both Rut- 
gers University and the University of 
Pennsylvania, which are considering 
similar programs. 

The university has become a 
founding member of the National 
Center for Academic Integrity, and 
has been asked to host its second 
annual conference in April. Represen- 
tatives are expected to come from 
such schools as the University of Vir- 
ginia, Princeton, and M.l.T. 

— Stephen Sobek 


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Senate Meeting March 8 

The Campus Senate meets Monday, March 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in 
0126 Reckord Armory. Special orders of the day include a question and 
answer period with President William Kirwan. Agenda items include action 
on Senate resolutions on the UM System's Accelerated Program Review and 
its Common Language Requirement, Other items include motions to elimi- 
nate the Program in Food Service Administration and the Program in Exper- 
imental Foods; teaching assignments for administrators; the report on 
legislative hearings on spousal benefits; the policy on distinguished univer- 
sity professors; parking; and Title IX. For more information, call 405-5804. 

Six Named Distinguished Scholar Teachers 

ivnfiiiued from pnge 1 

fracture mechanics. He has written 
over 200 articles and has been elected 
as a fellow to the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers, the Society for 
Experimental Mechanics, and the 
American Academy of Mechanics. 

But in recent years. Daily's schol- 
arly and teaching interests have 
focused on engineering education. 
He helped develop the new freshman 
course, "Introduction to Engineering 
Design," that gives students hands- 
on experience to design problems at 
the beginning of their academic 
careers, rather than at the end. 

Dally i-s also working with a study 
group at Vanderbilt University to 
prepare an upcoming book, Pnmdi^iu 
Shifts in En^iiinriiig Educatiau: The 
Influence of Computer and CommtDucn- 
tian Teclnwlogf/. 

Daily's honors course, "Mechanics 
of Materials," will likely include 
innovations in computer-aided 
instruction and collaborative learn- 
ing. His public lecture wil! be on 
"Questioning the Curriculum in Sci- 
ence and Engineering." 

John Gannon 

A specialist in the analysis of formal 
software system descriptions, com- 
puter science professor John Cannon 
has won several grants from the 
National Science Foundation, the U.S. 
Air Force and IBM, 

Since 1975, he has also consistently 
received excellent teaching evalua- 
tions and has received teaching 
awards from his department, college, 
and from the Pan -Hellenic Council, 
At this point. Cannon's proposed 
honors coui^e is still to be determined, 

Maria Mcintosh 

Admittedly "eclectic" in her 
research, agronomy professor Maria 
Mcintosh's scholarly interests include 
work on genetic diversity of crop 
plants in relation to germplasm man- 
agement, evaluation and develop- 

James Dally 

Lee Preston 

Maria Mcintosh 

ment of a "core" germplasm for an 
alfalfa-related species, and (since 
1979) the effects of municipal sludge 
disposal on tree populations and 

The tie that binds, though, is her 
statistical expertise in experimental 
design and data analysis. Since 1982, 
she has been part of a UMCP/USDA 
joint statistical consulting laboratory 
for agricultural and life scientists, and 
has often provided statistical guid- 
ance for her graduate students' theses 
and dissertations. 

For her honors course, Mcintosh 
will teach "Science and Society," a 
course on the "workings of science, 
the impacts of science on society, and 
ethical dilemmas related to science." 

Margaret Palmer 

Internationally recognized and 
highly regarded as an aquatic eco le- 
gist, associate professor Margaret 
Palmer specializes in understanding 
how hydrodynamics affect the dis- 
persal processes of microscopic inver- 
tebrates (meiofauna) which inhabit 
marine interstitial sediments. 

In recent years, she has also 
focu.sed her attention on freshwater 
streams, which is the focus for one of 
the two National Science Foundation 
grants she is currently working on. 

In 1990 she was selected as a Lilly 
Teaching Fellow. That same year, she 
also began teaching her popular 
"Women and Science" course, which 

will influence a more philosophical 
honors course, "Gender and Scientific 
Knowledge," to be taught next year. 
Topics to be explored in "Gender 
and Scientific Knowledge" include 
the representation of gender differ- 
ences in science, the use of sex-linked 
metaphors in science, and the effect 
of androcentric biases on scientific 

Lee Preston 

Since coming to Maryland in 1980 
to direct the Center for Business and 
Public Policy, business and manage- 
ment professor Lee Preston has dra- 
matically influenced his college's 

In addition to routinely teaching 
highly-rated courses in the under- 
graduate, MBA, and doctoral pro- 
grams, Preston helped establish the 
Center for International Business and 
Education Research through U.S. 
Department of Education grants. He 
also organized the development of an 
international business and foreign 
language program on campus. 

For his honors seminar, "After the 
Earth Summit," Preston will focus on 
the developments leading up to the 
Rio de Janerio Earth Summit, the 
actual deliberations and results 
achieved, and the national and inter- 
national policy issues raised at the 

— John Fritz 

Performing Arts Center Was a Long Time Coming 

Though Maryland's proposed per- 
forming arts center has made front 
page headlines in the past two weeks, 
the plan has been in the works for 
about fifteen year.s, with a university 
committee meeting on the issue dur- 
ing the last seven. 

The proposal was thrust into the 
limelight, and the construction sched- 
ule accelerated, recently when the 
state and Prince George's county gov- 
ernments decided to team up to build 
the center, now due for completion 

by the end of the decade. 

The center's $83 million price tag 
will be spread over six fiscal years 
starting in FY 1994, with the facility 
to be constructed in two phases. 
The first phase for music would be 
completed in 1996, followed by the 
theater phase slated for completion in 
the year 2000. 

The center will be a single build- 
ing housing four performance halls, 
rehearsal space, a performing arts 
library, and even a full-scale restaurant. 

"It will definitely be the biggest 
structure on this campus," says Jon 
Boone, acting executive director of 
the Music Department, who has been 
working on the project for about 15 
years. The center is due to occupy 
300,000 st]uare feet and be over TOO 
feet tall. 

The center's concert hall will seat 
800 to 1000, contrary to a figure of 
1500 cited in a February 23 Washing- 

coittintu'd on page 4 

Maigaret Palmer 

John Gannon 


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Conference on Humanities Funding to be Held 

A morning conference focusing on funding available to the arts and 
humanities community will be held at 9 a.m. March 30, at the 
University of Maryland University College Conference Center. The 
conference will give participants a comprehensive, up-to-date view 
of research and program support. Faculty, staff, and community cul- 
tural leaders are invited to attend. For more information, contact 
Amie Geronimo at 405-41 78. 

March 8-15 




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availability. Preference is giver to free, (jn-campus events. The deadline is two 
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314- or 405- respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by 
3h asterisk (*). For rnore information, call 405-7339. 


University College Arte Program 
Photography Exhibit: 'Impressions— 
East and West.* 3-8 daily. UMUC 
Con i ere nee Center Gallery, through 
March 28. Call 985-7154 for info. 

Art Gallery Exhibition, "Art/Nature/ 
Society,' selections from the pemianent 
collection, lhroi(gb Apni 16, Call 5-2763 
for info. 

President's Controlsslon on Women's 
Affairs (fleeting. Committee reports on 
Women's Health and Workplace 

Environment, noon-2 p,m„ 2118 Lee. 
call 5-5806 for info. 

Math Colloquium: 'Stability and 
Instability for Manufacturing Systems.' 
Thomas Seidman. Uf^BC, 3 p.m., 3206 
Math, Call 5-5021 for Info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 3:30-6:30 
p.m.. 0126 Beckofd Armory. Call 
5-5S05 for Info. 

Conteniparary Spanish Cinema: Los 

Samos Inocenies. iMario Camus, 
1984), 4 p.m.. Language House. In 
Spanish with English subtitles. Call 
5-5441 for info. 

Entomolog]^ Colloquium: "Molecular 
Phyiogenies of the Yucca Moths and 
Their Allies," Jonathan Brown, Bucknell, 
4 p.m„ 0200 Symons. Call 5-3911 for 

Computer Science Colloquium: "Global 

Scientific Computing Via a Flock of 
Condors." Mtron Livny, LI. of Wisconsin, 
4 p.m.. 0111 Classroom Building (106|. 

Call 5-2S51 for info. 

Horticulture Colloquium: 'Evaporative 
Cooling as the Basis for Genetic Heat 
Resistance in Pima Cotton," John Radin, 
USDA. 4 p.m.. 0128 Hoizapfel. Call 

5-4374 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: 'The Evoluilon 
of Cosmic ray Mass Composttion in 

Photon Field,' A,S. flmbartsumiah. 
Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia, 4:30 
p,m„ 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences, Call 5-4855 for info. 

Campus Recreation Services, Softball, 
ultimate frisbee, and inner lube water 
polo team managers' meeting, open to 
students, faculty and staff, 5 p.m., 0131 
Reckord Annory. Entries open March 
9-24, 1104 Reckord Amiofy. Call 
4-7218 for info. 

Faculty Piano Recital, Gregory Sioles, 
featuring music by Bach, Beethoven. 
Bartok, Barber and Lisa, 8 p,m„ Tawes 
Recital Hall, Call 5-5488 for Info, 


Cerfter for International Extension 
Development Brown Bag Seminar: 

'Privatization. Tiade ana Investment in 
Europe s Mewiy Eme^ng Economies," 
Richard D. Abbott, University of Idaho, 
noon-1 p.m., 0115 Symons, Call 
5-1253 (or Info. 

Commfttee on Africa and Africa In the 
Americas Brown Bag Lunch: "Victoria 
Matthew's The Value of Race Literature: 

A Ftting Response," Shirley Logan and 
Psyche Williams, noon-2 p.m., 11201*1 
F.S. Key. Call 5-2118 for info. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 
Conversations About Teaching: 

'Outstanoing Course and Teaching 
Innovations on Campus: Why They Did it 
—And How.' 12:3(^2 p.m.. Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount. Call 5-3154 for 

Returning Students' Worhstiop, Wrtting 
Skills, 1-2 p.m.. 2201 Shoemaker. Call 
4-7693 for Info. 

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Seminat; 'Foraging and Reproductive 
Energetics of Pinnipeds: Life History and 
Evolutionary Implications,' Dan Costa, 
UC Santa Cruz, noon. 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Call 5-6884 for info. 

UMBaseM vs. Virginia 
Commonwealth, 2:30 p.m., Shipley 
Field. CalM-7122 fonnfo. 

Committee on History and Ptillosophy 
of Science Lecture: "Automated 

Discoveiy in Large-Scale Biological Data 
Bases,' Lawrence Hunter. NIH. 4:15-6 
p,m,. 1407 Chemistry. Call 5-5691 for 

Artist Scholarship Benetrt Series: "The 
Pleasures of Music,' University of 
fylaryland Symphpny Orchestra, conduct- 
ed by William Hudson, music by Mozart, 
Bernstein, and Prokofiev, 7:30 p.m., 
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Tickets 
are S15 general admission, $9 students 
and seniors. Call (202) 467-4600 for 
ticket info.' 


Gallery Talks: "Nature as a Source and 
Subject in Contemporary Prints and 
Photos," Terry Gips, "Rural America and 
the Land; Mural Studies and Prims of 
the 19305," Michelle KIoss, noon, Art 
Gallery, Call 5-2763 for Info. 

Counseling Center Reseatch and 
Development Meeting: "A i^ew Summer 
Initiative: College Success Prep— A 
Model for Black Male Achievement.' 
Mar^ Cothran. noorvl p.m.. 0106 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7691 for info. 

Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar; 

"Developmental Changes in Drosophi 24 

Genome Organization During Oogenesis." 
Allen Spradlmg. Carnegie Institution, 
12:05 p.m.. 1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 
5-6991 for info. 

Overeaters Anonymous fleeting, 1-2 

p.m., 3100E Health Center, weekly 
meeting open to campus community. 
Call 4-8142 for info. 

UM Baseball vs. Virginia 
Commonwealtfi, 2:30 p.m., 
Reld. Call 4-7122 for Info. 


Graduate Student Government Meeting. 

3-5 p.m., II43 Stamp Student Union. 
Call 4-8630 for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium: "Molecular 
Clouds and Star Formation in the Outer 
Galaxy," Eugene deGeus, 4 p.m., 1113 

Computer and Space Sciences. Call 
5-3001 for info. 

University of Maryland Concert Band, 
conducted by Robert E. Foster, Jr„ 8 

Performing Arts Center 

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f()>( Post arficle. 

The center will also include a 600-seat 
proscenium theater, a 25n-seat experi- 
mental theater, and a 200-seat recital hall 
for solo or chamber music performances. 

Although there was pressure to make 
the concert hall much bigger, the univer- 
sity planning committee decided that too 
large a hall would compromise the edu- 
cational goals of the center. 

"When it's a 1500 to 2000-seat hall, 
student voices don't carry very well, and 
it's not a very good educational e5<peri- 
ence," says Boone. 

In addition to its primary goal of serv- 
ing the university's theater, dance and 
music departments, the center will be 
home to such groups as the Prince 
George's Philharmonic and the Mary- 
land Opera Society. 

The construction process will start 
with a national competition to select an 
architect, to be chosen by Thanksgiving, 

Although the committee has iiot yet 
settled on a location for the center, Boone 
believes it will be built along University 
Boulevard, somewhere between that 
street's dormitories and the President's 

— Solly Gratmtstein 

p.m., UMUC Conference Center. Call 
5-5548 for info. 

Piano Recital, Gail Niwa performs works 
by Bach-Busoni, Chopin, Szymanowski, 
Tchaikovsky, and Liapunov. 3 p.m.. 
Tawes Recital Hall. Call 681-1199 for 



Afro-American Studies Conference; 

■Racial Identity. Gendei, and Skm 
Color,' Valerie Smith, U. of California 
and Bettye Collier Thomas, Temple U., 
a.m.-3 p,m., Maryland Room, Marie 
Mount, Call 5-1158 for mfo. 

Registration, 11 

a.m.-l;30 p.m.. 3100 
Health Center. Actual 
screenings on March 
25 and 26. Call 
4-8090 for info. 

Reluming Students' 
Workshop: Multiple 
Roles,' vteekiy discus- 
sion and support gtouu 
to help women man- 
age a variety of roles. 
11 a.m.-noon, 2201 
Shoemaker. Call 
4-7S93 for info. 

Commission on 

Women's Affairs 

Women of Color 

Committee Annual 

Program: 'Listening to 

Women's Voices and 

Sharing Cultural 


Celebrating Our 

Diversity," features 

speakers, performers. 

and open mike. 

noon-2 p.m., Grand 

Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union. 

Call 5-5617 for info, 

Meteorology Seminar: "Deformation in 
Planetary-Scale Flows.' Randy Dole. 
NOAA. 3:30 p.m.. 2114 Computer and 
Space Science. Call 5-5392 for info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science lecture: "Data Archaeology: 
Manning Hundreds of Terabytes of 
Data." Helen Wood. NOAA. 4:15-6 p.m.. 
1407 Chemistry. Call 5-5691 for info. 

Rellabflfty Seminar: 'integrated 
ReiiatJility Growth." Larry Crow, AT&T, 
5:15-6:15 p.m., 2110 Chemical and 
Nuclear Engineering. Call 5-3887 for 

Physics is Phun Lecture- Demonstration: 

"The Sounds of Science." Richard E. 
Berg, 7-8:45 p.m.. Physics Lecture Hall. 
Call 5-5994 for info, 

Reckord Armory Gym Closes, 9 p.m.. 
until March 32. Call 4-7218 for info. 

Rrst National Bank of IMaryland 
Research Colloqtifum In Finance: 

"Auctions of Divisible Goods: On the 
Rationale for the Treasury Experiment," 
Kerry Back, Washington U„ 1-2:30 
p,m,. 1203 MPA, Call 5-2256 for info. 

Mental Health Lunch 'ti' Learn Seminar; 

"Brain Function and Mental Illness— Part 
II," Steve Taube. Psychiatrist, 1-2 p.m., 
3100E Health Center. Call 4-8106 for 

Commission on Women's Affairs 
Lecture; "The Relationship of TQM to 

Associate Staff and Other 
Administrators,' Judy Olian, 2:30-4 
p.m., Tyser Auditorium, Call 5-2327 for 

On March 8, 
will present 

Gregory Sioles of the music faculty 
a piano recital. 

Contemporary Spanish Cinema; 

Bellenebros, {Pilar Miro, 1991), 4 p.m., 
Language House. In English with 
Spanish subtitles. Gall 5-6441 for info. 

Physics is Phun Lecture-Demonstration: 

'The Sounds of Science," Richard E. 
Berg, 7-8:45 p.m.. Physics Lecture Hall. 
Call 5-5994 for info. 


2nd Annual College Park Pow-Wow, 
March 13-14, Native American perform- 
ers, crafts, and food. 10 a,m.-ll p.m.. 
Grand Ballroom. Stamp Student Union. 
Admission is $5 adults. 53 students and 
seniors, free for children under 6. Call 
(703) 914-0411 for Info.* 

Physics is Phun Lecture-Demanstration: 

'The Sounds of Science.' Richard E. 
Berg. 7-8:45 p.m.. Physics Lecture Hail. 
Call 5-5994 for info. 



2nd Annual College Park Pow-Wow, 10 

a.m. -6 p.m. See Mar. 13 for details.* 

Campus Recreation Services, no aero- 
bics or water aerobics until March 22. 
Call 4-7218 for info. 

Geology Seminar: 'Graduate Student 
Day II,' R. Winston, J, Jarriel, C. Brown, 
11 a.m., 0103 Hombake. Call 5-4089 
for info. 

HHP FactlJties Close, 1 p.m.. until 
March 22. Call 4-7218 for info. 


Academic Spring Break, March 15-21. 
The universitywill be closed March 





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