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OUTLOOK 



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



APRIL 26, 1993 

VOLUME 7, NUMBER 28 



Commencement Ceremony to Honor 
Classicist, Scientist and Architect 



Classics educator Frank Snowden, 
research scientist Ruth Davis and 
renowned architect Hugh Jacobsen 
will receive honorary degrees d 11 ring 
the May 20 cam pus- wide commence- 
ment ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the 
Cole Student Activities Building. 

Joining the honorary degree recip- 
ients will be Monica Willis, a senior, 
who will speak on behalf of some 
4,800 graduates. 

Individual college and school 
graduation ceremonies will be held at 
various locations across the campus 
throughout the day, A reception for 
new graduates, their families and 
friends will be held on the McKeldin 
Library Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
The rain location is the Grand Ball- 
room of the Stamp Student Union. 

Snowden, who will deliver the 
main commencement address, is the 
author of several books on the role of 
blacks in antiquity, which maintain 
that racial prejudice was lacking in 
the ancient world. 

Mis first book, Blacks in Antiquity: 
Ethiopians in the Greco-Roman Experi- 
ence (1970), won the Charles J. Good- 
win Award of Merit, the highest 
scholarly award of the American 
Philological Association. It was fol- 
lowed by The linage of the Black in 
Western Art I: From the Pharaohs to the 
Fall of the Roman Empire (1976) and 
Before Color Prejudice: The Ancient 
View of Blacks (1983). 

Snowden has served as a professor 
at Howard University, and later as 




chair of Howard's Humanities Pro- 
gram and dean of Howard's College 
of Liberal Arts, earning him the Dis- 
tinguished Scholar and Outstanding 
Teaching Awards from Howard. 

Ruth M. Davis, one of the nation's 
most respected scientists, is this 
year's recipient of the second College 
Park Alumni Association President's 
Distinguished Alumnus Award. A 
snmma cum laude graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland with MA. and 
Ph.D. degrees in mathematics, Davis 
was one of the first women to receive 
a Ph.D. in mathematics from College 
Park. 

Davis, who serves on the board of 
directors of seven Fortune 500 com- 
panies, draws upon years of experi- 
ence in government and private 
industry as the president and CEO of 
The Pyma tuning Group Inc., which 
advises companies on high techno- 
logy issues. She has held a number 
of science positions in the federal 
government, rising to deputv under- 
secretary of defense for research and 
advanced technology (1977-79), and 
assistant secretary of energy for 
resource applications (1979-81 ). 

Davis is the chair of the Aerospace 
Corporation, and serves on the 
boards of various business and pro- 
fessional organizations including the 
Institute for Defense Analyses, Sof- 
Tech inc., Sprint Corporation, Air 
Products & Chemicals and Varian 
Associates. She has been a member 
of the Board of Regents of the Nation- 
al Library of Medicine, serving as its 
chair in 1991-92. 

Renowned Washington architect 
I [ugh Jacobsen, who will be receiving 
an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine 
Arts, is a 1951 graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland at College Park 
who is widely recognized as one of 
the top architects in the United States. 




Frank Snowden 





Ruth Davis 



Hugh Jacobsen 

Since starting his own practice in 
1958, the buildings he has designed 
have earned more than 90 awards for 
outstanding design. 

jacobsen, who earned his master's 
degree in architecture from Yale Uni- 

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Getting Along 

Public Affairs Hosts Race Relations o t t • • 1 tn /i f m-r * /i * t» • 

conference on Apni 30 z University To Coordinate NASA-Russian 

University Commuter Special DeSlgtl Of NeW Space Station 



Campus Parking and Traffic 
Flow Will tie Changing 

Brain Power 



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Three Undergraduates Win NST 
Fellowships 



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The East-West Space Science Cen- 
ter at College Park has been selected 
to coordinate the collaboration 
between the Russian Space Agency 
and NASA Space Station Redesign 
Team, 

Under the direction of Roald Z. 
Sagdeev, distinguished professor of 
physics and former director of the 
Space Research Institute in Moscow, 
the design effort will explore possible 
uses of existing manned space flight 



technology in the formeT Soviet 
Union as an integral part of Space 
Station Freedom. 

The East-West Space Science Cen- 
ter will host a team of leading Rus- 
sian engineers who are coming to the 
United States to consult with the 
redesign team. This effort is expected 
to be of great value to the redesign 
team, and it marks a new level of 
post-Cold War cooperation in space 
science and technology. 



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Information Needed For Directory 

In preparation for publishing a resource book detailing LJMCP's school out- 
reach projects, the School/University Cooperative Programs Office is updating 
their database. Information on school /university projects is being collected 
and compiled. Cooperative project directors not yet contacted may call Joan 
Rosenberg at 405-6828 to request an inventory form for inclusion in the soon- 
to-be-published directory Beyond the Campus: Partnerships with the Schools. 



MFRI Hosts National Fire Service Staff and Command School 




A fire boat demonstration 
at Baltimore 5 Inner Harbor 



The Maryland Fire and Rescue 
Institute at College Park recently con- 
ducted its prominently recognized 
Mational Fire Service Staff and Com- 
mand School on March 28, 1993, at 
the Sheraton Resort and Conference 
Center, Ocean City, Maryland. 

The objective of this elite program 
was to assist emergency service lead- 
ers in modern concepts of emergency 
management by developing technical 
skills and professional knowledge 
through peer group activity. 

This year's program, the largest in 
the history of the institute, graduated 
80 participants, many of whom were 
chief officers of major fire service 
organizations na tion wide. 

Attendees included fire service 
executives from Washington state, 



New Mexico, Utah, Texas, Florida, 
Connecticut, as well as Alberta and 
Quebec, Canada. 

Steven T. Edwards, director of 
MFRI noted, "the ability to attract 
such a diverse group of fire service 
leaders from across the nation is a 
tribute to the quality and reputation 
of this course." 

The National Fire Service Staff and 
Command School is one of the pre- 
miere professional development pro- 
grams presented by the Maryland 
Fire and Rescue Institute. This year's 
topics focused on financial, person- 
nel, and operations management pro- 
cesses as they relate to managing 
change within a dynamic fire service. 
Faculty for the program included 
Steve Martin, Winston-Salem, NC; 



Construction Funding Update 



With the 1993 legislative session 
completed, Brian Darmodv, assistant 
to the president, reports that funding 
for three major construction projects 
at College Park is as follows; 

Performing Arts Center 

Planning and design funds of $2.2 
million have been approved for the 
e d u ca ti o n a nd pe rf o rm i n g a r ts cen t e r. 
With a total cost of S82 million, this is 
likely to be one of the largest capital 
projects in the university's history. 
Construction is planned to begin in 
two years. 

New Health and Human 

Performance Building 

Through a split-funding formula, 
the state has allocated S7.9 million 



toward this $35.6 million project that 
will house the College of Health and 
Human Performance. Student fees 
will pay for recreational facilities that 
include indoor and outdoor pools, 
gvmnasia, racquetball courts and an 
indoor running track. Construction is 
planned for next spring. 

Intercollegiate Athletic Facilities 

The state has approved $3 million 
tenvards this program to raise stan- 
dards of intercollegiate athletic facili- 
ties so they are on a par with other 
Atlantic Coast Conference institu- 
tions. These funds must be matched 
by private funds. The project has 
already provided for renovation of 
Bvrd Stadium and has led to renova- 
tion of facilities for women's athletics. 



Commencement 

continued from page 1 

versify in 1955, is a six-time winner of 
the National Honor Awards of the 
American Institute of Architects, the 
highest award for architectural 
design given in the U.S. In addition, 
each year the professional journal, 
Architectural Record, selects 15 of the 
best houses in the country and pre- 
sents awards to the architects. Jacob- 
sen has won 20 times. 

His many articles over the years 
have appeared in various magazines 
including Architectural Digest, Archi- 
tectural Record, The Neiv Republic, and 
House and Garden. He contributes 
periodically to The Washington Post on 
urban design. 

In 1971 Jacobsen became a Fellow 
of the American Institute of Archi- 
tects, and in 1992 he was elected an 
Academician of the National Acade- 
my of Design. 



Monica Willis, 22, a graduating 
English major from Columbia, Mary- 
land, will deliver the student com- 
mencement address. In addition to 
her 4.0 grade point average, Willis 
has been immersed in community 
activism. 

At Maryland, she has been 
involved with the Navigators, an 
international Christian organization, 
and participated in ministry teaching, 
Bible classes and student counseling. 
Willis has also ventured off campus 
to Thailand, where she tutored stu- 
dents in English at Payap University; 
to Arizona, where she worked on a 
Navajo reservation; and to Philadel- 
phia, New York, Boston and Wash- 
ington D.C., where she helped 
renovate mission buildings. 

Currently, she is particularly inter- 
ested in women's health issues. 



Jeffrey T. Mitchell,Catonsville, MD; 
John Granito, Binghamton, NY; and 
J. David Harris, Campbell, C A. 

1 1 igh lights of this year's program 
included field trips to the AAI Cor- 
poration, Timoniurn, MD; a fire boat 
tour, compliments of the Baltimore 
City Fire Department; and dinner at 
the Inner Harbor. 

— Robert /, Schappert III 



Public Affairs to Host 
Roundtable Discussion 
on Race Relations 

The School of Public Affairs will 
host a roundtable discussion, "Race 
Relations: Where Do We Go From 
Here?" on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 
12:30 p.m. in the Tyser Auditorium. 

Participants include Joseph Fer- 
nandez, chancellor of New York City 
Public Schools; Andrew Hacker, pro- 
fessor of political science at Queens 
College at New York; and Roger 
Wilkins, professor of history and 
American culture at George Mason 
University. Michael Nacht, dean of 
the School of Public Affairs, will 
moderate the discussion. 

Questions to be addressed 
include: what are the central prob- 
lems in race relations today? Are cur- 
rent remedies showing signs of 
effectiveness? Have issues of race 
relations become synonymous with 
problems in big cities? 

For more information, call 
405-6339 or 405-6342. 




OUTLOOK 



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



Kathryn Costcllo 


Vice President for 




Institutional Advancement 


Roland King 


Director of Public Information 


Judith Balr 


Director of Creative Services 


John Fritz 


Editor 


Solly Granatstein 


Staff Writer 


Laurie Gaines 


Calendar Editor 


Heather Davis 


Editorial Interns 


Stephen Sobek 




John T. Consoll 


Format Designer 


Kerstln A. Neteler 


Layout & Production 


Al Danegger 


Photography 


Jennifer Grog an 


Production Interns 


Susan Heller 




Robert Hen he 





Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus mfor 
mation & calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
all material al 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 
jfritz@umdacc.umd.edu. Fax number is (301) 314-9344. 



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Parking Fees Will Not Increase Next Year 



Fees for on-campus parking per- 
mits will not increase next year 
despite future plans to build a new 
parking garage. Although parking 
fees generally rise as a result of antici- 
pated construction costs (see related 
article, this page), next year's fees will 
remain the same because construc- 
tion of a new garage has been post- 
poned for at least a year. 

Plans for a third parking garage 
did prompt a rise in parking permit 
fees last fall, however. Revenue 
raised by that increase is being chan- 



neled to a plant fund account and 
will be used to help cover construc- 
tion costs when the next garage is 
built. 

Originally, construction crews 
were slated to break ground on the 
new garage in fall, 1994. The Depart- 
ment of Campus Parking intended 
the facility to replace parking spaces 
lost as new buildings are located on 
existing parking lots. 

But the university has reduced its 
projection of the number of lost park- 
ing spaces due to recent changes in 



University to Ease Evening Parking 
Restrictions 



The university will ease parking 
for evening visitors and students 
when Campus Parking begins to 
phase in more liberal parking regula- 
tions this summer. 

Under the revised regulations, 
parking permits will no longer be 
required after 4 p.m. weekdays in the 
university's unrestricted lots. Signs 
reflecting the change will be posted at 
the affected tots. Unrestricted lots 
include the large lots between Tawes 
Theatre and the University of Mary- 
land University College Conference 
Center, student parking lots, and the 
faculty/staff areas within Parking 
Garage #2, among others. 

Restrictions on parking after 4 
p.m., however, will continue for the 
smaller internal lots near the center of 
campus to assure adequate evening 
parking tor faculty and staff. 

The new regulations were made 



possible through an agreement with 
University College officials under 
which the college will pay a flat fee to 
the University of Maryland at College 
Park for their students' parking privi- 
leges rather than requiring University 
College students to purchase UMCP 
parking permits. 

UMCP Director of Parking David 
Allen says that the new regulations 
are expected to be fully in place by 
the start of the fall semester, but will 
be phased in on a Iot-by-lot basis as 
the revised signs are erected at each 
lot. A new campus parking map 
reflecting the change in regulations is 
now in production. 

Allen also notes that, even under 
the more liberal regulations, vehicles 
without permits parked in restricted 
lots will continue to be ticketed and 
parking meters will remain in opera- 
tion until 10 p.m. 



Campus Parking Raises Funds to Support Itself 



"Where does all the money go?" 
That question can be found on the 
lips of many campus motorists pay- 
ing for parking permits, feeding 
meters or laying out cash for parking 
fines. 

All the money for campus parking 
goes into providing parking for the 
campus. Since the Department of 
Campus Parking is a self support 
auxiliary program, it must therefore 
raise all the revenue needed to main- 
tain its operation. Along with other 
such departments as Resident Life, 
Communication Services and the 
Stamp Student Union, Campus Park- 
ing receives no income from state 
budget appropriations or other cam- 
pus funds. 

So operating expenses must come 
from other sources — namely, campus 
motorists. Individuals parking on 
campus cover the operating costs of 



Campus Parking in three ways (see 
graph): parking permit fees, parking 
meter income, and fines for illegal 
parking. Campus Parking then uses 
all that money to pay for lot mainte- 
nance, supplies, payroll and, perhaps 
most significantly, construction. 

Thus, when the operating budget 
of Campus Parking increases, park- 
ing fees also rise. If, for example, the 
need for additional or replacement 
parking requires building another 
parking garage, fees may increase to 
pay the debt charges that go along 
with construction. 

That scenario occurred last fall 
when Campus Parking increased per- 
mit fees in anticipation of building a 
third parking garage. Construction 
of that facility has been postponed, 
however, and permit fees will remain 
constant next year (see related article, 
this page). 



campus development plans. The 
most significant such change 
involved relocation of the new per- 
forming arts center from a site on 
Lot 1 to a site between Lot 1 and 
University Boulevard, south of the 
Denton Residential Complex. 

For the 1 993-94 academic year, 
parking permit fees will remain at 
their current levels of $109 for fac- 
ulty and staff; $95 for resident stu- 
dents; and $51 for commuter 
students. Next year Campus Park- 
ing will, if needed, use spending 
cuts to cover increased operational 
costs or reductions in meter and 
parking fine income. 

Barring a change in Campus 
Parking's self support funding sta- 
tus, parking permit fees will proba- 
bly go up when the need for 
additional parking prompts con- 
struction of a new garage. Campus 
Parking has not determined the 
exact date such a garage will be 
built but announced it will be 
delayed as long as possible. 

Campus Parking may try to 
cushion the blow of significant 
parking fee hikes, related to the 
garage, by spreading the increases 
over a number of years (for exam- 
ple, $20 a year for three or four 
years). Others have suggested, on 
the other hand, a single increase of 
between $80 and $100 when garage 
construction begins. To express 
your preference between these two 
alternatives, call Campus Parking 
at 314-7179 or write to the Campus 
Affairs Committee of the Campus 
Senate at 1100 Marie Mount Hall. 



DCP Cash flow 



Editor's Note 

As campus motorists are well 
aware, lanes and spaces have 
shrunk due to construction on 
and off campus. The December 
14, 1992 OUTLOOK reported on 
the Prince George's County pro- 
ject to relocate Calvert Road east 
of Route 1 to prepare for the new 
College Park Metro station sched- 
uled to open in December 1993. 

This special insert is designed 
to inform readers of the changes 
the university is making to many 
of its own traffic routes to prepare 
for the new metro station. 

A detailed map showing the 
new campus traffic patterns, 
based on the Campus Facilities 
Master Plan, appears on the fol- 
lowing pages. 

Since commuting is more than 
driving, we've also included rele- 
vant information about campus 
parking news and policies. A 
comparison of peer and local 
institutions as well as a report on 
how Campus Parking gets and 
spends its money appears on page 
six. 

If you have questions or con- 
cerns you may want to attend the 
May 6 open forum on parking 
and the Campus Facilities Master 
Plan sponsored by the Campus 
Affairs Committee of the Campus 
Senate. See page six for details. 



EXPENSES 

$293,783 



FACILITIES RENEWAL 
$250,000 



PS2 BOND PAYMENT 
$877,987 




MAJOR PROJECTS 
$998,584 



TRANSFERS 
$820,819 



OPERATING COSTS 
$2,089,225 



Fiscal Year 1993 Revenue Projections 




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New UMCP/UMUC 
Entrance Road 

A new traffic signal and entrance 
will provide access to both the UMCP 
west campus/ parking Lot 1 area and 
the expanded facilities at the UMUC 
Conference Center. The shared west 
entrance road is the first segment of 
what is planned to be a north /south 
connection in the west campus area 
of Lot 1 . Funding has been requested 
in the UMCP capital budget to com- 
plete this much-needed primary road 
within the next few years. 

Construction of UMUC's new 800 
space parking garage and the Student 
and Faculty Services Building provid- 
ed the opportunity to construct a sin- 
gle shared entrance off of Campus 
Drive. While the road will be 
designed and constructed to provide 
primary service to the College Park 
campus, it will also be a major access 
to the University College facilities. 



North Gate Entrance 

The university's North Gate on 
Route 1 will be redeveloped next year 
to align with the Prince George's 
County relocation of Calvert Road, 
The project will involve the following 
steps: 

1) Construction of a new entrance 
road. The old entrance will become a 
pedestrian and cyclist pathway. 

2) Construction of a new segment 
of Paint Branch Drive east of the A.V. 
Williams Building; 

3) Improving existing roads/ con- 
ditions in the vicinity of the Agricul- 
ture/Life Science Surge Building to 
provide a connection between the 
new segment of Paint Branch Drive 
and Regents Drive. 

4) Providing a one-way traffic pat- 
tern from the North Gate northbound 
to the new intersection on existing 
Paint Branch Drive. 

5) Making Regents Drive one-way 
south from the intersection with Sta- 
dium Drive south to the traffic circle. 
The road between PG2 and Lot OO 
will be temporarily closed for con- 
struction of the new Plant Sciences 
Building on Lot OO. 

6) Making Campus Drive one-way 
east, redesigning one of the three 
travel lanes for alternate use. 

7) Closing Campus Drive between 
Lots HH and H. 

The design development process, 
anticipated to be completed by 
December 1993, is being managed by 
the Department of Engineering and 
Architectural Services. Work has 
been initiated and the campus com- 
munity will be involved in the design 
review at various times throughout 
the process. 




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Open Forum on Campus Parking and Planning Set for May 6 

An open forum to address campus parking and the new traffic patterns in the 
North Gate and University College areas is set for May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the 
Maryland Room of Marie Mount Hall. The forum, which is sponsored by the 
Campus Affairs Committee of the Campus Senate, will include representatives 
from Administrative Affairs and the Department of Campus Parking to answer 
questions and provide background. To reserve time for your specific ques- 
tions, call the Campus Senate Office at 405-5805. 



Comparing College Park's Parking with Other Institutions 



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Recently, the Department of Cam- 
pus Parking conducted a survey of 12 
local and peer institutions' parking 
policies to see how College Park com- 
pares. Some of the results are as fol- 
lows: 

" College Park has the fourth low- 
est parking fees for faculty and staff 
at $109 per year. Towson's $37 per 
year is the lowest fee; George Wash- 
ington's $1,116 per year is the high- 
est. Other institutions include the 
University of Michigan at Dearborn 
($72/year), University of Texas at 
Austin ($120/year) and UMAB 
{$728/year). 

Several institutions have a faculty 
fee higher than the staff fee. They 
include Ohio State at Columbus 
($168/$84 per year), Johns Hopkins 
($264/$132 per year) and the Univer- 
sity of Michigan at Ann Arbor 
($286/ $63 per year). 

• Student fees range from a low of 
$13 per year (UT-Austin) to a high of 
$134 per month (GW). College Park 
charges a yearly fee of $51 for com- 
muting students and $95 for resi- 
dents, which is less than six other 
institutions, all of whom charge on a 
semester or daily basis. 

• Half of the institutions have 
three or fewer parking garages, with 
the University of Minnesota's 10 
being the most. Ohio State (Colum- 
bus) and University of Michigan 
(Ann Arbor) have eight each. 

• College Park's 1600 parking 
meters just top Ann Arbor's 1575. 
Three institutions have no meters, 
with the rest averaging about 200. 

• Ten institutions (including Col- 
lege Park) have campus shuttles. All 
but one have municipal transportation. 

• Seven institutions (including 
College Park) have carpool/ride 
sharing programs. 

• With the exception of Towson, 
UMBC and American University, 
parking programs at alt institutions 



are self-supporting. 

The twelve universities, all of 
which are located in urban areas, are 
Towson, UMBC, Michigan (Dear- 
born), UMCP, Texas (Austin), Ohio 
State (Columbus), American, Johns 



Hopkins, Minnesota, Michigan 
(Ann ArboT), UMAB and George 
Washington. 

For more information, contact the 
Department of Campus Parking at 
314-7179. 



Parking Spaces 




Director of Campus Parking Leaves for 
Position with Lockheed IMS 



David Alien, director of Campus 
Parking, recently announced he is 
leaving College Park to become assis- 
tant vice president for Lockheed IMS, 
National Consulting. 

Janice Summons, associate direc- 
tor of Campus Parking, will be acting 
director. A search committee will be 
formed this spring or summer, 
according to Dick Stimpson, assistant 
vice president for Student Affairs. 

Allen, who will be located in 
Washington D.C., says Lockheed 
Information Management Systems 
(IMS) was created ten years ago 
when the aerospace engineering com- 
pany decided to diversify its opera- 
tions due to a slow down in the 
defense industry. 

"Specifically, the subsidiary pro- 
vides computer processing of parking 



tickets for many cities including New 
York, Boston, Los Angeles, Paris, and 
Budapest," says Allen, who will con- 
sult with many cities nation wide. 

In seven years as assistant director 
and two years as director, Allen has 
been closely involved with many 
developments in campus parking, 
including construction of the new 
Parking Garage 2, conversion from 
affixed to hanging permits, and 
development of the Parking Informa- 
tion Team, which has the sole pur- 
pose of being in key locations at busy 
times when parking information is 
needed. 

Allen has been a key member of 
the President's Ad Hoc committee on 
campus parking and has been very 
supportive of the Office of Commuter 
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Acupuncturist to Discuss Drug Abuse Treatment 

The "Use of Acupuncture and Computers for Improving Drug Abuse Treat- 
ment" will be the topic of an April 27 lecture by Michael Smith, director of sub- 
stance abuse at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Smith, a 
psychiatrist, acupuncturist addiction specialist and public health planner, 
developed the use of acupuncture in the field of chemical dependency. The 
lecture is sponsored by the university's Center for Substance Abuse Research 
(CESAR) and will be held in the Atrium of the Stamp Student Union from 
3-4:30 p.m. 




Three Computer Science Undergraduates Awarded NSF Fellowships 



Three College Park undergradu- 
ates, David Baggett, Howard Gobioff, 
and Sergev Br in, were named win- 
ners in the National Science Founda- 
tion's 1993 "NSF Graduate Research 
Fellowship" competition. 

Only three institutions had more 
than one fellowship winner: MIT had 
seven, Maryland and Harvard each 
had three. 

T he N S F G ra d u a te Resea re h Fe 1- 
lowship is very competitive and is 
only offered to individuals who have 
demonstrated ability and special apti- 
tude for advanced education in sci- 
ence, mathematics or engineering. 

Only a small percentage of the 
applicants receive the fellowships 
which are awarded for study and 
research leading to master's or doc- 
toral degrees in mathematical, physi- 
cal, biological, engineering, 
behavioral, and social sciences. 

The award lasts three years and 
includes a $14,000 a year stipend as 
well as a tuition waver at United 
States institutions. The applications 
were judged by a select group of sci- 
entists, mathematicians, and engi- 
neers chosen from the National 



Scientists Embrace the 
Human Spirit in Space 
Exploration 

World-known scientists and repre- 
sentatives of space-faring nations 
gathered in Dijon, France, to sign the 
Declaration of Dijon, which calls for 
the cooperation of all nations in the 
progress of humankind in space. 

The Declaration culminated the 
International Conference on Space 
Exploration and the Future of 
Humans in Space, which was held 
March 29-30 in Dijon. Professor Cyril 
Ponnamperuma, director of the Labo- 
ratory of Chemistry Evolution at Col- 
lege Park, organized this international 
conference which was hosted by the 
Conseil General de la Cote d'Or, 

The Declaration of Dijon pursues 
the understanding of human space 
exploration that would lead to the 
expansion of humanity into space 
while securing the benefits of that 
development here on Earth. Pon- 
namperuma, H, Berger, President of 
the Conseil de la Cote d'Or, France, 
and Dr. Valeri Alaverdov signed this 
international document which will be 
endorsed by heads of state from all 
nations. 

A workshop on the construction of 
the first lunar based laboratory, 
named LAL-I1, followed the interna- 
tional conference. Representatives 
from NASA, CNES, and other inter- 
national space agencies and academia 
discussed details of physical and 



Research Council. 

David Baggett, who received the 
B.S. in May, 1992, will be turning 
down the NSF Fellowship, as he has 
decided to accept a Hertz award 
instead. The Hertz award lasts up to 
five years and is offered to students 
who are attending one of 27 approved 
schools and who are studying 
applied physical science. Baggett is 
currently at MIT, where he is doing 
research in natural language. Ulti- 
mately, he plans to study reasoning 
in animals so that his findings can be 
applied in artificial intelligence. 

Howard Gobioff, who will gradu- 



ate in May, is interested in studying 
operating systems and distributed 
systems. He will be attending 
Camegie Mellon University in the fall. 

Sergey Brin will also graduate in 
May. Not yet 20, he was born in Rus- ■ 
sia and became a U.S. citizen in 1985. 
He first came to the Computer Sci- 
ence Department as a high school 
student participating in a special 
summer program sponsored by the 
Institute for Advanced Compute! 
Studies (UMIAC). He has not decided 
where he will go to graduate school, 
but he has been accepted at Stanford. 
— Nancy Lindlcy 




"Blueboy", pictured above, is a mixed media artwork by Daniel Sullivan tbat Is on display 
along with other Masters of Fine Arts candidate works in the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Art 
Gallery, in the Art/Sociology Building, from May 3rd through May 20th. 



biomedical requirements for the labo- 
ratory, stress adaptation to living in 
space, technology for lunar opera- 
tions, materials and engineering, 
among other subjects. 

The first colloquium on the lunar- 
based laboratory, called LBCAL-1, 



was sponsored by NASA and hosted 
by the Chemistry Evolution Labora- 
tory at the University of Maryland in 
October 1989. 

— Ivoniie Cunarro 



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Deadline For Travel Grant Applications is May 15 

The next deadline for travel grants from the university's International Trav- 
el Fund is May 15, 1993. Funds are available for faculty members planning to 
conduct research abroad and cover travel costs only. Grants are for research 
projects and not for short-term lecturing or travel to international conferences 
or symposia. Applicants must have an invitation from a host scholar or institu- 
tion and the period of research abroad must be at least three weeks. For more 
information or to obtain application forms, please contact Valerie Williams in 
the Office of Internationa! Affairs, (301) 405-4772. 



April 26-May 5 



MONDAY 



Art Exhibit: "Spring Visions." featuring 
works by lithographer Tadeusz Lapinskr, 
UMUC Center of Adult Education. 8 
a.m.-8 p.m. daily, through July 18. Call 
5-7154 for info. 

Art Exhibit. African Heritage costumes, 
instruments and related art work. 
through April 30, Parents' Association 
Art Gallery. Stamp Student Union. Call 
4-9816 for info. 

Architecture Exhibit: "Soundings; The 
Work of John Hejduk." designs by the 

dean of Cooper union Architecture 
School, Architecture Gallery, through 
April 30 Can 5-6284 for info. 

Returning Students" Workshop: End of 
Semester Survival Skills. Putting it all 
Together.' 2-3 p.m , 2201 Shoemaker. 
Call 4-7693 for info. 

Math Student-Faculty Colloquium: 

"Nuclear Winter: Is the Theory' Still 
Valid?" Alan Robock. 3 p.m.. 3206 
Math Call 5-5021 for info, 

Entomology Colloquium: "Leafhopper 
Mating Behavior; Role of Vibrational 
Song m Mate Recognition. finding and 
Selection.* Randy Hunt. University of 
Kentucky. 4 p.m..Q200 Symons. Call 
5-3911 for info. 

Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Que He 
Hecho Para Merwwr BUB?, i Pedro 
Aimodwar. 1 984 1, 4 p.m.. Language 
Mouse. In Spanish with English subtitles. 

Soonsored by Maryland Humanities 
Council, Can 5-6441 for info. 

Horticulture Colloquium: "Resistance to 
Crown Gall in Vitis," Eddie Stover, A 
p.m„ 0128 Hcizapfei. Call 5-4374 for 
info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: Host 
Mobility and Its Implications on 
Routing," Yahov Rektuer, IBM. 4 p.m.. 
0111 CLB Building 105, Call 5-2661 for 
info. 

Space Science Seminar "Low 
Frequency Electric and Magnetic Field 
Fluctuations at High Latitudes in the 
Dayside Ionosphere." EM. Basinka. 
Boston U.. 4:30 p.m.. 1113 
Computer/Space Sciences. Call 
5-6232 for info. 

Oingman Center for Entrepreneur ship 
Short Course: 'Starting and Managing a 
Growth Company.' 6-9 p.m., today. May 
3, 10. and 17. S60 for faculty, staff, and 
students. Call (410) 455-2336 for info 
and registration.* 



TUESDAY 



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University Theatie: "Jot By Bed Atone. 
school matinee 9:45 a.m.. Tawes 
Theatre, S10 standard admission, $7 
students and seniors. Call 5-2201 for 
tickets and info.* 

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Seminar: "Phyiogenetics and Character 
Evolution." Mike Donoghue. U. Arizona, 
noon. 1208 Zoo/Psych. Call 5-6949 for 
info. 

CIDCM Brown Bag Seminar: "War in the 
Former Yugoslavia; A Diplomat's View," 
Moncilo Koprivica, CIDCM fellow. 
12:30-1:30 p.m., 2136 Mill. Call 
4-7703 for info. 



Center for Substance Abuse Research 
tecture: 'Use of Acupuncture and 
Computers for Improving Diug Abuse 
Treatment." Michael Smith. Lincoln 
Hospital. New York, 3-4:30 p.m.. Stamp 
Student Union Atnum, Call 403-8329 
(or into, 

English Lecture: "Corpses of Poesy; 
Some Modern Poets ana Some Gender 
Ideologies of Lyric, "Rachel Blau 
DuPiessis. Temple U,, 3:30 p.m.. 1120 
South Campus Surge. Reception follows. 
Cell 5-3822 for info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: Finding Causal 
Structures Hidden in Statistical Data; 
TETRAD ii. ' Richafd Schemes, Camagie- 
Mellon U.. 4:15-6 p.m.. 1407 
Chemistry. Call 5-5691 for info. 

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurshlp 
Seminar: "Dingman Center Venture 
Forum," 6-9 p.m.. BWI Sheraton Fee is 
$20 for faculty, staff and students. $35 
for business school alumni. $40 for oth- 
ers. Call 5-2151 formic,' 



WEDNESDAY 



Molecular and Call Biology Seminar: 
"Long Term Studies of Diabetes and 
Aging in Primates," Barbara Hansen, 
UMBC. 12:05 p.m.. 1208 Zoo/Psych. 
Call 5-6991 for info. 

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, 1-2 
p.m., 3100E Health Center, weekly 
meeting open to campus community. 
Call 4-8142 for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium: "Adaptive Grid 
Radiation Hydrodynamics in 
Astrophysics," Dimiln Mihalas. U. 
Illinois, 4 p.m., 1113 Computer/Space 
Sciences. Call 5-3001 for mfo. 

Information Policy in the Electronic Age 
Seminar: "Copyright Protection and Fair 
Use in Network Information Systems." 
Stephan Wolff, National Science 
Foundation. 4 p.m.. 2460 A.V. Williams, 
Call 5-2033 for info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Lecture: "Computationally 
Intensive Statistics Methods I and II." 
Edward J. Wegman. George Mason U-. 
today and tomorow. 4:15-6 p.m., 1407 
Chemistry, Call 5-5691 for info. 

Jazz Piano/Vocal Workshop 
Performance, 7:30 p.m.. Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call 5-2201 for info. 

Architecture Lecture: "In the Woods of 

Academia." David T. Mayernick, New 
York Academy of Art, 8 p.m.. 
Architecture auditorium. Call 5-6284 for 
mfo. 

a THURSDAY 

Special Education Colloquium: Models 

and Mechanisms of Dyslexia,' Sally 
Shaywitz. Vale. 9:30-11 a.m., 3237 
Benjamin. Call 5-6482 lor info. 

Returning Students' Workshop: 

"Multiple Roles," weekly discussion and 
support group to help women manage a 
variety of roles, 11 3.m.-noon, 2201 
Shoemaker Call 4-7693 for info 

CIDCM Film and Lecture: Arab and Jew: 

Wounded Spirits m the Promised Land, 
3:15 p.m.. 2203 Art/Soc. Lecture by 



Pulitzer Prize winner David Shi pier at 
5:30 p.m. Call 4-7703 for Info. 

Meteorology Seminar: "Seasonal 
Cycle ol the Global Tropics," Ben 
Giese, 3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer 
and Space Science. Call 5-5392 for 
info. 

Committee on East Asian Studies 
Lecture: "The Family in Law: 
Nineteenth Century Japan.'Atsuko 

Hiral, Bates College. 3:30-5 p,m,, 
1117 F.S. Key. Call 5-4243 for info. 

1993 Shorb Lecture: 'The Biology of 
how Somatotropin Blocks Adipose 
Tissue Growth." Terry D, Etherton, 
Penn. State. 4 p.m., 0408 Animal 
Sciences, Call 5-4521 for mfo. 

Latin American Studies Center 
Lecture: "Andean Understanding and 
State-Making: A Social History of 
indianness,' Santiago, and Hispamfied 
Gods." Irene Sitverblatt. Duke. 5 p.m.. 
multipurpose room, Language House. 
Call 5-6441 for info. 

Reliability Seminar: "Individual Nuclear 
Plant Examinations— Probabilistic 
Reasoning on a Grand Scale." John 
Flack. Nuclear Regulatory Comm., 
5:15-6:15 p.m.. 2110 Chemical and 
Nuclear Engineering. Call 5-3887 for 
info. 

University Theatre: Not By Bed Alone, 8 
p.m. Also on Apr. 30-May 1 at 8 p.m.. 

May 1 with sign interpretation. S10 
standard admission. $7 students and 
seniors. Call 5-2201 for tickets and 
info.' 




The Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe perform on April 30 



FRIDAY 



Geology Seminar: Chemical and 
Structural Variations in Apatite Minerals: 
Relevance m Geological. Health and 
Material Sciences," Maryellen Cameron, 
National Science Foundation, 11 a.m., 
0103 Hornbake, Call 5^t089for info. 

First National Bank of Maryland 
Research Colloquium in Finance: 
"A Theory of Bankruptcy Procedures, ' 
Milton Harris, U. Chicago, 1-2:30 p.m., 
1203 MPA Bidg. Call 5-2256 for info 

UM Baseball vs. UM Eastern Shore, 3 
p.m., Shipley Field. Call 4-7122 for info. 

Dance Department, Semi-Formal 
Showing, 7 p.m.. Dorothy Madden 
Studio/Theater. Call 5-3180 for info, 

Concert Society at Maryland, Wind 

Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of 
Europe. 8 p.m., UMUC Conference 
Center Auditorium. Admission is $17 
standard, $15.30 faculty and staff. 
$14,50 seniors and $7 students. Call 
403-4240 for info,* 

Maryland Bands Annual Pops Concert: 

"Musical Space Odyssey," Symphonic 
Wind Ensemble and Concert Bands, con- 
ducted by John Wakefield and Robert 
Foster, with the U.S. Army Band Herald 
Trumpets, 8:30 p,m,, Grand Ballroom. 
Stamp Student Union. Tickets are $10 
general admission, $8 students and 
seniors. Call 5-5542 for info.* 



SATURDAY 



Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science tecture: "Graduate Student 
Juried Symposium: Perspectives on 
Scientific Data," 4:15-6 p.m., 1407 
Chemistry, Call 5-5691 for info. 

Artist Scholarship Benefit Series. 

Guarnen String Quartel featuring pianist 
Bradford Gcwen performs Haydn. 
Beethoven. Brahms. 8 rj.m,. Tawes 
Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 general 

admission, $9 students and senio's. 
Call 5-5548 for info,' 



Mexico State, 4 p.m.. 0111 CLB 
Building 106. Call 5-2661 for into, 

Entomology Colloquium: Ecology of 
Boias Spiders: Aggressive Chemical 
Mimicry of Insect Pheromones," Ken 
Yeargan, University of Kentucky, 4 p.m., 
0200 Symons. Call 5-3911 for info. 

American Heart Association CPR 
Course, for adult, child, and infant skills. 
May 3 and 4, 6-9:30 p.m. Registration 
required, $20 fee. Also offered May 5 
and 6, Call 4-8132 for info. ■ 



SUNDAY 



TUESDAY 



Music Concert: "Words and Music by 
Toby Tate," 3 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall, 
Call 5-5548 for info. 



MONDAY 



Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, 

works by Fall 1992 MFA graduates and 
Spring 1993 MFA candidates, opening 
5-7 p.m., the Art Gallery. Exhibition 
runs through May 20. Call 5-2763 for 
info. 

Hispanic Faculty, Staff and Graduate 
Student Association Colloquium: The 

North American Free Trade Agreement: 
Problems and Prospects." Sergio 
Negrete-Cardenas. noon-1 p.m.. 0100 
Marie Mount. Call 5-1253 for info. 

Returning Students' Workshop: 
"Managing Exam Anniety." 2-3 p.m., 
2201 Shoemaker. Call 4-7693 for info. 

Graduate Student Government Meeting, 
3-5 p.m., 1143 Stamp Student Union. 
Call 4-8630 for info. 

Horticulture Colloquium: Biochemical 
Role of Sucrose-Phosphate Synthetase 
iSPS.i m the Sweetening of Potato 
Tubers in Low Temperature Storage." 
Dona llleperuma. 4 p.m.. 0128 
Holrapfel. Call 5-4374 for info. 

Computer Science Colloquium: "Some 
Contrasts in the Current Machine 
Translation Scene." Yonck Willks. New 



Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Seminar: "Vocalizations of a Captive 
Juvenile and Free-Ranging Adult-Calf 
Pairs of Bryde's Whales, Bataenaptera 
edem." Peggy Walton, noon, 1208 
Zoo/Psych, Call 5-6949 for info. 

Writers Here and Now. studenl readings 
by winners of the Katherine Anne Porter 
Fiction Prize and the Academy of Poets 
Prize, 3:30 p.m., 1120 South Campus 
Surge. Call 5-3820 for info. 

Committee on History and Philosophy 
of Science Roundtable Discussion: 

"Assessing the Scientific Data 
Revolution," Michael Fisher, 4:15-6 
p.m., 1407 Chemistry. Call 5-5691 for 

into. 



WEDNESDAY 



UM Baseball vs. UMBC, 3 p.m.. Shipley 
Field. Call 4-7122 for info. 

Astronomy Colloquium; Comets: One 
Unlike the Other— A Comparison ol 

Coma Morphologies." Rita Schultz, 
UMD/ESA, 4 p.m„ 1113 Computer/ 
Space Sciences, Call 5-3001 for info. 

Latin American Studies Center tecture: 

"Frontier Economies and Slate Building; 
Argentina, Araucania and Chile." Kristina 
L. Jones, 5 p.m.. multipurpose room. 
Language House. Call 5-6441 (or info. 



UM Baseball vs, Florida State, 2 p.m... 
Shipley Field, Call 4-7122 



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availability. Preference is given to free, on-campus events. The deadline is two 
weeks before the Monday of the week in which the event 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 fa* to 
314-9344. Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xwa or 5-xm siand for the prefix 
314- or 405- respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by 
an asterisk (*,, For more information, call 405-7339. 



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