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SEPTEMBER 13, 1993 

Kick Off for Engineering Centennial Begins 
September 17 

In 1994, the College of Engineering 
will be 100 years old. But the year- 
long birthday party begins on 
September 17, when the college hosts 
a number of events to kick off the 
Centennial Year of Celebration. 

The entire university community 
is invited to attend the Centennial 
Picnic on Friday, September 17, from 
1 to 4 p.m. on the Engineering Class- 
room Building lawn. Join College of 
Engineering faculty and students for 
food, games and demonstrations of 
recent student projects such as the 
solar car, concrete canoe and walking 

Centennial Events 

In addition to the September 17 
and 18 kickoff events, other 
Centennial Year of Celebration 
events include the following: 

• 34th Annual Engineering Bull 

Roast (October 3) 

• Homecoming (October 1 6) 

• A seminar on "Technology 

and the Law" (November 4) 

• A holiday concert and reception 

(December 4) 

• Commencement (Dec. 23) 

• Engineers Week, where engi- 

neering alumni, students and 
faculty visit 100 elementary 
and secondary schools in honor 
of the college's centennial 
(February 21-25) 

• Outing to Camden Yards (April) 

• 1934 and 1944 class reunions 

(May 18-19) 

• Commencement (Mav 19) 

• Centennial symposium and 

banquet (Mav 20). 

Lectures and presentations will 
take place through out the 1993-94 
academic year. For more informa- 
tion on any of the above activities, 
call Pam Stone at 405-3854. 

Family & Medical Leave 

UMS Revises Policy 

Campus Computing 

Updates on What's New 

Fall Arts Preview 

Schedules. Previews, etc 


robot. Admission is free. 

Later that same day, the college 
will host the Centennial Celebration 
from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Maryland Sci- 
ence Center at Baltimore's Inner Har- 
bor. In addition to free-reign of the 
Science Center, the evening's enter- 
tainment will include special presen- 
tations of the IMAX film, "The Fires 
of Kuwait," and a new video about 
the college and its centennial. There 
will also be a full buffet. A free, 
round trip shuttle will depart campus 
for Baltimore at 6 p.m., but space is 

limited and advance reser- 
vations are required. 
Admission is $25 per per- 
son; $12.50 for children 
under 12. 

On Saturday, September 18, 
the college will sponsor a 4 p.m. 
tailgate party at President and 
Mrs. Kir wan' s Home, prior to 
the 7 p.m. home football game 
against West Virginia. Admis- 
sion to the tailgate party is $15 
per person; game tickets are $20 per 








University Licenses Voice Response 
Software To AT&T 


The university's Office of Technol- 
ogy Liaison recently negotiated a 
licensing agreement with AT&T for 
the CONNECT™ Family of Innova- 
tive Voice Response applications 
developed by the university. 

The applications, developed by 
Mark Katsouros, Jonathan Rood and 
Sukij Yongpiyakul of the Department 
of Communication Services, are 
designed for use with AT&T's 
CONVERSANT® Voice Information 
' The CONVERSANT system allows 
callers to gain access to information 
by pressing touch-tone keys or 
through speech recognition. This type 
of system is commonly used by busi- 
nesses to provide information to con- 
sumers, such as movie listings or 
bank account balances. 

Since most companies must cus- 
tom design any voice processing soft- 
ware, the CONNECT applications 
will save AT&T's business customers 
time and money by offering them 
pre-packaged, easily implemented 
software. Among the licensed appli- 
cations are a security tool called 


FRED and an automated directory 


package called PAMELA . 

When asked about the names, 
Mark Katsouros, CONNECT's prima- 
ry developer, said, "I wanted to 
humanize the applications by giving 
them human names to which people 
can relate." 

The FRaud Elimination Device 
(FRED) monitors and records suspi- 
cious or peculiar calling patterns, 
then calls the users to warn that their 
fraudulent efforts have been identi- 
fied and strongly suggests that they 
cease their activities immediately. 
FRED also identifies users who are 
having difficulty using the system 
and notifies them with suggested 

solutions or phone numbers to call 
for assistance. 

The People And Machine Elec- 
tronic Locating Assistant (PAMELA) 
serves as an automated directory sys- 
tem by providing key telephone con- 
tact information. Businesses can 
utilize PAMELA in a number of 
ways, including having a directory of 
off-site personnel such as repair tech- 
nicians or sales representatives. 
PAMELA can also be used to store 
the many phone numbers of employ- 
ees — phone, facsimile, pager — in a 
directory that can be accessed by key- 
ing in the first few letters of the per- 
son's last name. 

'This agreement builds on our 
close relationship with the University 
of Maryland at College Park to offer 
the benefits of these innovative voice 
response applications to all our cus- 
tomers," said Barry Weinbaum, mar- 
ket manager for AT&T voice 
processing. "Our studies show that 
businesses will benefit from applica- 
tions such as a personnel locator, and 
system diagnostic and monitoring 
services to improve security, stream- 
line operations, and boost customer 

The terms of the non -ex elusive 
license include a 7-year option which 
allows AT&T to evaluate for license 
over 40 more CONNECT applications 
currently developed by the Universi- 
ty and any new applications devel- 
oped during that period. 

"We believe this is just the begin- 
ning of our licensing relationship 
with AT&T. The other CONNECT 
applications have the potential to fit 
well into AT&T's technology portfo- 
lio for business services," said Car- 
olyn Garrett, information sciences 
technology manager for the Office of 
Technology Liaison. 

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Dining Services Takes Over Dairy Sales Room 

Regulars at the Dairy Salesroom in Turner may have noticed new faces behind 
the ice cream counter. On August 30, Dining Services took over operation so 
the Department of Animal Sciences staff could move into their new facility. 
While the ice cream tastes the same. Dining Services has added some new 
items. The Dairy Sales Room will also begin accepting TERRAPIN EXPRESS 
cards. Comment cards are available at the register to provide suggestions. 
Patrons may also call Dining Services at 314-8054 for more information. 

FY '93 Campus Fund Raising Totals by Constituency 

Alumni Giving Nearly 

Doubles in FY '93 

Facully/Slaff and Parents 

Compared to FY '92, campus 

Older Non-Individual 

Fund-raising activity showed dra- 

$3,387,669 / 

matic increases in FY '93. Overall 

giving is up 57,670,452 or 42 per- 

cent; cash gifts are up $5,753,531 

Foundations ^t 

or 43 percent. Also, overall alumni 

$3,593,862 fl 

giving is up $6,342,250 or 1 15 per- 

"V 1 Alumni 

-i^'M 1 $11,855,538 

cent, and overall corporate giving 

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is up SI, 3 13,230 or 35 percent. 

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In five vears, total giving to the 

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university has nearly doubled. In 


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FY '93 total giving was $25,81 1,294 

Corporations ^ 

compared to $13,468,669 in FY '89. 




UMS Revises Family and Medical Leave Policy 

As a result of the 1993 Family and 
Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Uni- 
versity of Maryland System has 
revised its policy regarding unpaid 
leave for family and medical reasons. 

Under the old UMS policv, estab- 
lished in the late '80s, eligible 
employees were granted 12 weeks of 
unpaid family and medical leave, 
according to Rythee Wilkes, assistant 
director of Personnel Services. But the 
old policy applied onlv to classified 
and associate staff, and continued 
health insurance for an eligible 
employee, but at a higher cost to the 
employee to cover the university's 
share of health insurance coverage. 

The new UMS policy, adopted at 
the August Board of Regents' meet- 
ing, reflects the sweeping protections 
afforded under the FMLA. The 12 
weeks unpaid leave apply to all uni- 
versity employees and an employee's 
health insurance coverage will be 
continued at the same pre-leave rate. 

The following is a summary of 
rights under the Family and Medical 
Leave Act of 1993: 

FMLA requires covered employers 
to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, 
job-protected leave to eligible 
employees for certain family and 
medical reasons. Employees are eligi- 
ble if they have worked for a covered 
employer for at least one year, and 
for 1,040 hours during the previous 
12 months, and if there are at least 50 
employees working within 75 miles. 

Reasons for taking leave: unpaid 
leave must be granted for any of the 
following reasons: 

• To care for the employee's child 
after birth, or placement for adoption 
or foster care; 

• To care for employee's spouse, 
son or daughter, or parent, who has a 
serious health condition; or 

• For a serious health condition that 
makes the employee unable to per- 
form the employee's job. 

At the employee's or employer's 
option, certain kinds of paid leave 
may be substituted for unpaid leave. 

Advance Notice and Medical 
Certification: the employee may be 
required to provide advance leave 
notice and medical certification. Tak- 
ing of leave may be denied if require- 
ments are not met. 

• The employee ordinarily must 
provide 30 days advance notice when 
the leave is "foreseeable." 

• An employer may require medi- 
cal certification to support a request 
for leave because of a serious health 
condition, and may require second or 
third opinions (at the employer's 
expense) and a fitness-for-duty report 
to return to work. 

Job Benefits and Protection: 

• For the duration of FMLA leave, 
the employer must maintain the 
employee's health coverage under 
any "group health plan." 

• Upon return from FMLA leave, 
most employees must be restored to 
their original or equivalent positions 
with equivalent pay, benefits, and 
other employment terms. 

• The use of FMLA leave cannot 
result in the loss of any employment 
benefit that accrued prior to the start 
of an employee's leave. 

Unlawful Acts by Employers: 

FMLA makes it unlawful for any 
employer to: 

• Interfere with, restrain, or deny 
the exercise of any right provided 
under FMLA; 

• Discharge or discriminate 
against any person for opposing any 
practice made unlawful by FMLA or 
for involvement in any proceeding 
under or relating to FMLA. 


• The U.S. Department of Labor is 
authorized to investigate and resolve 
complaints of violations, 

• An eligible employee may bring 
a civil action against an employer for 

FMLA does not affect any Federal 
or State law prohibiting discrimina- 
tion, or supersede any State or local 
law or collective bargaining agree- 
ment which provides greater family 
or medical leave rights. 

For additional information, con- 
tact the Employee Relations section 
of the Personnel Services Depart- 
ment at 405-5651, or the nearest 
office of the Wage and Hour Divi- 
sion, listed in most telephone direc- 
tories under U.S. Government, 
Department of Labnr. 


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

Kathryn Costello 

Vice President for 

Institutional Advancement 

Roland King 

Director of Public Information 

Judith Bait 

Director of University Publications 

John Fritz 

Acting Editor 

Heather Davis 

Editorial Interns 

Stephen Sobek 

John T. Con soil 

Format Designer 

Keratin A. Neteler 

Layout & Production 

Al Danegger 


Jennifer Grogan 

Production Interns 

Wendy Henderson 

Regan Gradet 

Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
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 30742. Our telephone 
numher is (301) 405-4621. Electronic mail address is Fax number is (301) 314-9344, 




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Campus-wide Information System Grows and Changes 

This semester, inforM (Informa- 
tion for Maryland) is undergoing 
great growth and change. The most 
exciting development is the increas- 
ing availability of classroom support 
materials. Colleges, schools and 
departments are providing specific 
information about classes, including 
syllabi, study guides, exam sched- 
ules, assignments, and bibliogra- 
phies, all of which can be placed 

in addition, inforM features a 
comprehensive list of campus events, 
graduation requirements, listings of 
approved courses, policies and proce- 
dures for faculty and staff, a con- 
densed summary of the Chronicle of 
Higher Education, Emporium comput- 
er prices, and much more all via the 
campus network and dial-up lines. 

This summer, English Department 
faculty member Theresa DiPaolo 
blazed the "paperless classroom" 
trail by providing the assignments, 
exam procedures, study guides, and 
syllabus for her "Baroque and 
Augustan British Literature" class on 
inforM. Many more departments and 
colleges will be posting similar infor- 
mation, allowing students to read it 
any time they have access to a net- 
worked computer. 

Lending structure to this class- 
room information is the Undergradu- 
ate Catalog, now available 
electronically. The catalog, which 
describes graduation requirements, 
advising, course descriptions, and 
more, is broken into several subcate- 
gories within the Academic Programs 
directory under inforM's Educational 
Resources menu. (The inforM direc- 
tory structure is often many layers 
deep, but the titles of its more than 
1 2,000 files can be quickly scanned 
for arbitrary keywords through the 
Search Title feature.) 

Other inforM features include: 

• The most comprehensive and 
timely events calendar on campus. 
Included are educational, entertain- 
ment, social, and sporting events. A 
Master Calendar lists activities by 
date, time, and location and provides 
a brief description of the activity and 
any costs that might be involved. It is 
even possible to search the calendar 
using keywords for a specific event. 

• Easy access to other information 
resources, like VICTOR {the UMS on- 
line catalog), as well as other library 
resources throughout the world. 

• The SEATS program, from 
which students and advisors can 
review discipline requirements, look 
at course materials for a particular 
class, and then check SEATS to see if 
a class is still open. 

People can also transport them- 
selves easily throughout the world 
via "gophers pace" and find extraor- 
dinary resources available for their 
research or instructional activities. 
Literally hundreds of other universi- 
ties, colleges and other organizations 
have information systems like 
inforM, which can be used to access 
them simply and quickly. 

Users also have immediate access 
to summaries of the Chronicle of Higli- 
er Education or up to date weather 
forecasts or the Fed cm I Register or the 
Faculty/Staff Telephone book at 
Michigan State University, even 
though the information is housed at 
other institutions. 

A number of the resources on 
inforM are made available through 
the cooperative efforts of several 
groups at College Park, such as the 
Computer Science Center, the 
Administrative Computer Center, 
campus libraries, the Office of Stu- 
dent Affairs, and faculty and staff. 
The information providers are very 
interested in making available infor- 
mation that will be useful to the cam- 
pus. Feedback and suggestions on 
what to include on inforM can be sent 
via electronic mail to inform- 
ed Requests to 
be an information provider can also 
be submitted to this address. 

Free access to inforM is available 
for faculty, students, and staff from 
Workstations at Maryland (WAM) 
labs, OWLs (Open Workstation 
Labs), the office, dormitory, or class- 
room. Anyone from off campus — 
whether across the street or around 
the world- — can also access most of 
the information found on inforM. 


In f o rma tion for Maryland 

How to Get inforM 

To access inforM from any net- 
worked computer, telnet to: {do not include a 
period after edu). 

You will be prompted for your 
terminal type; a list of possibilities 
can be requested by typing a 
question mark (?). For users of 
Office Vision, the system can be 
accessed by simply typing inform 
at the command Line. 

To keep up to date with the lat- 
est additions to inforM, you can 
subscribe to the INFO-L UST- 
SERV list by sending electronic 
mail to: 
(do not include a period after 
edu). On the first and only line of 
your mail message, type: sub- 
scribe info-1 your first name your 
last name (do not include a period 
after your last name). 

This summer there was an average of 
42,000 user contacts per month on 

If users have any trouble making a 
connection, they should contact the 
CSC Consulting Service at 405-1500; 
problems connecting to inforM from 
Office Vision should be directed to 
the Administrative Computer Center 
Help Desk at 405-7763. 

— Deborah Mateik, 
manager of inforM 

Towards the Paperless Office 

Three new administrative uses of 
electronic information services are 
helping to reduce paper work and 
improve communication. 

• Academic Resource System 
(ARS) is an electronic appointment 
and reappointment system for facul- 
ty, instructors /lecturers, and associ- 
ate staff. Developed by the 
Administrative Computer Center and 
Personnel Services, ARS operates on 
the university mainframe and 
includes such information as an 
appointee's title, salary, course load 
and visa requirements. 

ARS has a built-in routing system 
through the approval chain that noti- 
fies hiring officials when their action 
is required on an appointment. 
Chemistry is the first unit to use ARS, 
which will be phased into operation 
this academic year. 

• Office of Research Administra- 
tion and Advancement (ORAA) has 
developed a system that will speed 
the flow of information on contract 
and grant awards back to colleges 
and departments. The ORAA system 
tracks all contract and grant informa- 
tion as proposals leave campus, 
which helps report success and fail- 
ures to colleges, departments and 
principle investigators. 

• Financial Accounting System 
(FAS) email is designed to distribute 
financial statements to colleges and 
departments electronically. The 
Administrative Computer Center has 
worked with the Colleges of Engi- 
neering and Computer, Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences to design 
reports that help these units in their 
day-to-day management. 


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University Works with P.G. Summer Youth Program 

For the second year in a row, the university worked with the Private Industry Council 
(PIC) of Prince George's County to provide summer jobs for youth. According to Wally 
King, a personnel officer in Personnel Services, 75 P.G. county high school students, ages 
14 to 18, worked as support staff in several campus departments this summer. Last sum- 
mer, 30 students worked on campus through the program. In addition to providing teens 
with jobs and helping campus units, some students got a chance to take college classes 
through the university's Academic Achievement Program. "The kids were great to work 
with," says King, who helped match students with job sites on campus. "Some who 
might never have considered going to college got a glimpse of what it could be like." 

CHEMCONF Could Revolutionize Academic Conferencing 

Thanks to electronic mail and an 
enterprising chemistry professor, 
more than 450 chemists from 33 
countries attended the "Applications 
of Technology in Teaching Chem- 
istry" conference this summer by 
simply turning on their computers. 

Instead of a hefty registration 
check, researchers merely sent a 
"subscribe CHEMCONF" message to 
a conference email address set up by 
chemistry Professor Thomas O'Haver 
and sponsored by the American 
Chemical Society Division of Chemi- 
cal Education. In exchange, they were 
automatically registered for the con- 
ference which began on June 14 and 
concluded in mid-August. 

Before the conference, participants 
submitted and received papers for 
peer review. During the conference, 
they accessed computer-generated 
plots, scanned instrument chart 
recordings, and even digitized color 
photos of students working in a lab; 
participated in lengthy discussions of 
selected papers; received feedback on 
their own comments; downloaded 
software; and evaluated the confer- 
ence. After CHEMCONF, they 
received an electronic transcript 
(more than 150,000 pages) of all the 
proceedings, which two publishers 
have inquired about publishing on a 
CD-ROM disk. 

Participants gave the conference 
rave reviews for its accessibility and 

quality of discussion. 
"Since I am deaf.. .this 
is the first conference 
in which I have been 
able to participate fully 
and not feel disadvan- 
taged in any way," 
wrote one participant. 

"Do you have any 
idea how much it 
would mean to a jour- 
nalist like myself if I 
could always attend a 
scientific meeting and 
immediately have a transcript of the 
proceedings?" wrote Stu Borman, 
who first profiled CHEMCONF in the 
February 1993 Chemical & Engineering 
Neiv$. "This is the first time I've had 
such a resource available to me in 
real time, so to speak." 

"Great conference.... Only problem 
is 1 can't skip out to go site-seeing," 
quipped one researcher. 

O'Haver says CHEMCONF high- 
lights included a paper from a Rus- 
sian group at Moscow State 
University, which "had the prettiest 
color graphics," and a paper from the 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln that 
"generated so much interest that the 
discussion spilled over into the week- 

Several non-chemists also partici- 
pated in the conference because they 
were interested in the format for their 
own organizations, according to 

Thomas O'Haver 

O'Haver. Also, a paper on CHEM- 
CONF's potential for academic con- 
ferencing is being considered for the 
American Educational Research 
Association's April 1994 meetings in 
New Orleans. 

"Clearly the concept of an elec- 
tronic conference could be applied to 
any academic discipline," says 
O'Haver, who is already planning the 
International Chemonietrics Society's 
1994 conference. "An electronic con- 
ference uniquely combines the writ- 
ten word of print journalism with the 
interactive discussion of conventional 
conferences. It would be especially 
valuable where scholars wish to keep 
up with rapidly developing new 
ideas and to participate in a creative 
dialogue on these ideas with other 
scholars around the world. It really is 
a new way to communicate." 

— John Fritz 

Laser Printer Cost Recovery Program in Place This Fall 

In order to fund improvements 
and provide uninterrupted print ser- 
vice, a fee will be charged for all 
printing that takes place in Worksta- 
tions at Maryland (VVAM) labs, in 
most departmental Open Worksta- 
tion Labs (OWLs), and on the high- 
speed PostScript printer (LPS40) 
located in the Computer Science 

While funding for computing has 
been reduced over the past several 
years, the cost of paper and printing 
supplies has risen dramatically. 
Paper waste as well as non-university 
users of computer services have also 
contributed to these high costs. 

As a result, students, the primary 
users of new, open workstation labs, 
have been inconvenienced by long 
queues waiting for printed output 

Several committees that provide 
advice or set policy for computing on 
campus, including the Committee on 
Academic Computing Policy (CACP), 
recommended the implementation of 
a laser print cost recovery program. 

As part of this program, everyone 
planning to print in open workstation 

labs will need authorization to do so. 
Also, to offset the cost of laser print 
supplies and equipment replace- 
ments, the Campus Finance Commit- 
tee has authorized a ten cents per 
page charge. 

To create and fund print autho- 
rization, all WAM labs and most 
OWLs will implement a three- fold 
charging process. First, students {and 
faculty and staff with personal print- 
ing needs) must open and deposit 
funds into a Terrapin Express 
account, which is available through 
Dining Services. 

Second, authorization to print will 
be established by presenting a Uni- 
versity of Maryland I.D. and creating 
a unique printing password at the 
Computer Science Center. 

Finally, print authorization will be 
activated by transferring funds from 
the Terrapin Express account to the 
print system which will be debited 
for each printing transaction. Soft- 
ware accessible from machines in the 
open labs will enable users to per- 
form fund transfers and to review 
their funding status at any time. Bad 

copy refunds will be credited to the 
user. Documentation on these proce- 
dures will be available in each open 
lab and the CSC Information Tech- 
nology Library. 

Faculty and staff can also be 
authorized to print using a depart- 
mental FAS number. A request for an 
authorization code and password 
will come from departmental busi- 
ness offices that will also approve the 
use of a specific FAS number and 
funding limit for the year. The FAS 
account will then be debited on a 
monthly basis. 

Charging will begin on September 
30; however, the campus community 
is encouraged to set up print autho- 
rization as soon as possible so there 
will be no break in laser print service 
once charging begins. 

Questions about the laser print 
cost recovery program should be 
directed to the Computer Science 
Center Consulting Lab at 405-1500 in 
CSC room 3326. 

— Deborah Mateik 



I 9 9 3 

Stains Named Artistic Director of Concert Society 

Public radio broadcaster Valerie Stains has been named the new artistic direc- 
tor for the Concert Society at Maryland. Stains succeeds Eva Hornyak, who 
retired after eighteen years as the founding director. Stains says she "would 
like to expand the public awareness of the Concert Society as a major musical 
presence in the Washington-Baltimore area." Stains will come to the campus 
from the Dumbarton Oaks Friends of Music concerts, where she served as 
music advisor and concert coordinator. 

Fuegi Wins Danish Film Award 

John Fuegi, a professor of compar- 
ative literature, was a member of the 
Flare Productions team that recently 
received the Danish "TV Oscar 1993" 
for best film. The seven-member team 
received the award for its one-hour 
documentary, "Red Ruth: That Dead- 
ly Longing." 

The film is based on the life of 
Ruth Berlau, an actress, director, jour- 

nalist, and novelist whose life crossed 
that of the German playwright Bertolt 
Brecht. Fuegi appears in "Red Ruth" 
and did much of the research on 
which the film is based. Fuegi, who 
has written or edited 17 books on the 
Brecht circle, was part of the first 
international production team to ever 
receive the top film prize in 
Danish TV. 

Performing Arts Center 

Throughout this year, OUT- 
LOOK will report on the status of 
the new Maryland Center for the 
Performing Arts, especially the 
invitational architectural design 
competition. Look for updates 
and previews in future issues. 

Fall Arts Schedule 

The Art Gallery, Concert Society and 
University Theatre fall schedules are as 

Art Gailer)! 

Crosscurrents '93: Linda Bills and 
Kristine Yuki Aono, Sept. 8-Oct.l7, 
features the work of two Maryland 
sculptors. Gallery talk with the 
artists, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Gallery 
hours: Monday through Friday, 
noon-4 p.m. Wednesday evenings 
until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1- 
5 p.m. 

Anonymity and Identity, Nov. 3- 
Dec. 23, features images of the body 
by five artists working in photogra- 
phy and video. Opening: Nov. 3, 
5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Two related lectures are offered in 
conjunction with the exhibit. "Con- 
structing the Body: A Conversation 
Between Dorit Cypris (catalogue 
essayist), and Josephine Withers (pro- 
fessor, department of art history and 
archaeology), Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., in the 

"Framing the Body Questions: An 
Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion," 

Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2309 Art/ 
Sociology Bldg. 

Concert Society at 


Chamber Music Series 

Takacs Quartet, Oct. 23, music by 
Mozart, Smetena, and Bright Sheng. 

Mosaic, Oct. 30, contemporary music 
by Elliot Carter and George Crumb, 
also works by Martinu, Stark, Moe, 
and Piazolla. 

The Chamber Music Society of Lin- 
coln Center, Nov. 11, joined by guest 
artists Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Carmit 
Zori, and Tabea Zimmerman, perfor- 
mances of Mozart, Brahms, and 

Kiev Chamber Orchestra, Nov. 27, 
conducted by Roman Kaufman, 

music by Handel, Silvestrov, 
Prokofiev, and Schnittke. 

Miami String Quartet, Dec. 5, works 
by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Lee 

Olde Musicke Series 

Jefferson Chamber Players, Oct. 17, 

music from Thomas Jefferson's 
library, including music by Haydn, 
Viva id i, Rameau, and Boccherini. 

Kuijken Trio, Nov. 6, Baroque music 
by Couperin, Rameau, Leclair, Tele- 
mann, Muethel, and Bach. 

WorldSong Series 

Dimi Mint Abba, Oct. 1, music and 
dance of Mauritania.* 

Abida Parveen and her six-member 
ensemble, Oct. 8, traditional Sufi 
music blending classical ragas with 
Pakistani folk styles* 

Meral Ugurlu, Oct. 22, Middle East- 
ern classical music* 

Nusrat Fateli Ali Khan and 12-mem- 
ber ensemble, Dec. 10. 

*Performance preceded by seminar 
moderated by Carol Robertson, eihnomu- 
skologist and author. Call the Concert 
Society at Maryland at 403-4240 for 
more information. 

University Theatre 

Romeo and Juliet by William Shake- 
speare, Sept. 30 -Oct. 3, performed by 
National Players, the university's 
touring company. Sept. 30-Oct 2 at 8 
p.m.; Oct. 3 at 2 p.m., Tawes Theatre. 

1984 by George Orwell, Oct. 7-10, 
performed by National Players. Oct. 
7- 9 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 10 at 2 p.m., Tawes 

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil 
Simon, Nov. 11-20. Nov. 11-13 and 
18-20 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., 
Tawes Theatre. 

The Beaux' Stratagem by George 
Fahrquhar, Nov. 30-Dec. 12. Nov. 30- 
Dec. 5 and Dec. 7-11 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 5 
and 12 at 2 p.m, Pugliese Theatre. 

University to Host Britten Festival, Nov. 19-22 

To honor the life and work of com- 
poser Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), 
the Department of Music will host a 
Britten Birthday Festival from 
November 19 to 22. Jim McDonald, 
professor of music, is the festival's 
artistic director. 

According to McDonald, Britten, 
who was born on November 22, St. 
Cecilia's Day (the patron saint of 
music), wrote many operas and much 
vocal music set to major poets of the 
past and present — one of his early co- 
workers who had a great influence on 
him was W.H. Auden. 

Britten operas are set to librettos 
based on such famous literary works 
as Shakespeare's A Midsummer 
Night's Dream, Melville's Billy Budd 
and Henry James' Turn of the Screiu. 

The Britten Birthday Festival at 
College Park will begin on November 

19 with a perfo nuance of his opera 
The Turn of the Screw, and will con- 
clude on St, Cecilia's Day, November 
22, with a birthday concert featuring 
a new composition by Lawrence 
Moss of the music department facul- 
ty. Humphrey Carpenter, author of 
the new, official biography of Britten, 
will be the featured guest. 

There will also be a Young Schol- 
ar's Symposium and a Young Artist's 
Concert featuring university students. 

Finally, a special course, "Ben- 
jamin Britten: literature and music," 
is being offered this semester. The 
course is being taught jointly by 
seven members of the music faculty 
and several members of other 

For ticket information, call at 

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Lieutenant John Brandt (seated on 
bicycle) is surrounded by a friendly 
crowd during the Third Annual 
Lunchtlme Picnic for New Students 
held on September 3. 




Presidential Visit 

WJien President Clinton came to the university to attend the National Service 
forum on August 31, many people wondered whether a sitting president had ever 
visited the campus before. We put the question to Lauren Brown, curator of Uni- 
versity Archives. His response: 

According to our records, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the last sitting 
president to visit the campus (during his second administration). Kennedy 
came when he was a U.S. Senator; Johnson came as vice president. 

Interestingly enough. President Wood row Wilson is known to have 
enjoyed motoring out of the District — in order to view our baseball team 
from the sidelines (life as U.S. President must have been more relaxed in 
those days). 

— Lauren Brown 

Laurence Heilprin 

Laurence Heilprin, professor 
emeritus in the College of Library 
and Information Services, died on 
July 22 at the age of 87. 

After earning a B.S. in Economics 
and an M.A. in Physics from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. 
in Physics from Harvard University, 
Heilprin began his career teaching 
math and Physics at Northeastern 
University. Subsequently, he was a 
physicist at the National Bureau of 
Standards and a systems analyst for 
several organizations. He was 
appointed Professor in CLIS in 1967 
and granted emeritus status upon his 
retirement in 1976. 

Heilprin remained active in pro- 
fessional societies and continued to 
publish works on information sci- 
ence. "He was a member of that small 
group who defined the field of infor- 
mation science and whose thinking 
continues to refine its parameters," 
said CLIS Dean Ann Prentice. 

A memorial service was held at 
the Memorial Chapel on August 10. 
The family has designated the 
College of Library and Information 
Services as the recipient of memorial 

September 13-22 




University of Maryland Football vs. 
West Virginia, 7 p.m., Byrd Stadium. 
Call 4-7070 for info. September 19 

Student-Athlete Convocation, 7 p.m., 
Adult Education Center. Call 4-7020 for 

Art Exhibit: Crosscurrents '93: Linda 

Deep Water Exercise Classes Begin: 

Free Aerobics Class: 56 p.m. Reckord 

Bills and Kristine Aono, through Oct. 17, 

Preinkert Pool. Call 4-7218 for schedule. 

Armory Gym. Call 4-7218 for info. 

University Of Maryland Women's 

The Art Gallery. Art/Sociology Bldg, Call 

or info.* 

Soccer, vs. Wright State, 1 p.m., Denton 


5-2763 for more info. 

Peer Computer Training: MacWrite, 

Field. Call 4-7034 for info. 

Writers Here and Now, Jose Emilio 

59 p.m., 3332 Computer Science 

Peer Computer Training: Networked 

Art Center Fall Classes Registration: 

Pacheco, 3:30 p.m.. Maryland Room, 

Center. Cost: 15. Call 52941 for info.* 

Peer Computer Training: Quattro Pro, 1 

Resources, Part 1. 59 p.m., 4352 

now underway. The Art Center. Call 4- 

Marie Mount Hall. Call 5382Q for info. 

4 p.m., 3330 Computer Science Center, 

Computer Science Center. Cost: $5. Call 

2787 for info.* 

Physics Colloquium: "The Origin of 


Cost: $5. Call 52941 for info.* 

52941 for info,* 

Water Aerobics Classes Begin: 
Preinkert Pool. Call 4-5454 for schedule 

Cosmic Rays: A Proposal to Explain 
Particle Energies, Spectrum and 

Mental Health Service Lunch N' Learn 

University of Maryland Men's Soccer, 
ra. N.C. State, 3 p.m., Denton Field. Call 


or info.* 

Chemical Composition," Peter Biermann, 

Seminar: "Post Traumatic Syndrome: 

4-7005 for info. 

Max Planck Institute. Germany, 4 p.m., 

Diagnosis and Treatment," Dr. Sally 

First Look Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. 

Office of Mufti-Ethnic Student 

1410 Physics. Call 54855 for info. 

Winston, 1-2 p.m.. 3100E Health 

McKeldin Mall. Cail 4-7167 for info. 

Education Open House and Student Art 

Center. Call 43106 for info. 


Show, 1:304 p.m.. Suite 1101, 

Free Aerobics Class: 56 p.m., Reckord 

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting. 4:30- 

Hombake Library. Call 55616 for info. 

Armory Gym. Call 4-7218 for info. 

Engineering Centennial Kick-off Picnic, 

Aerobics Classes Begin: Offered 7 days 

6:30 p.m„ 2107 Health Center. Call 

14 p.m.. Engineering Lawn. Call 4-7174 

a week, in Preinkert Gym and North Gym. 

(301) 7751076 for info. 

Campus Senate Meeting, 3: 30- 

Peer Computer Training: Intro to NeXT, 

for info. 

120 for semester, $1 each session, 

6:30 p.m„ 0200 Skinner Building. 

59 p.m., 4352 Computer Science 

schedules available at 1104 Reckord 

University of Maryland Volleyball, 

Call 55805 for info. 

Center. Cost: $5. Cain 5-2941 for info.* 

Unity Picnic, (rain date), 4-7 p.m., 
LaPlata Beach. Call 4-7174 for info. 

Armory. Call 4-5454 for info.* 

vs. James Madison, 5 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. Call 4-7009 for info. 

University of Maryland Women's 
Soccer, us. Lasalle, 4 p.m., Denton 

Field Call 4 703-1 for info 



President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs Meeting, Noon-2 p.m., Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount Hall. Call 4S090 for 

Peer Computer Training: Intro to UNIX. 
59 p.m., 4352 Computer Science 

Meteorology Seminar: Is There an 


Center. Cost: $5. Call 5-2941 for more 

Peer Computer Training: 

Atlantic Nino?" James Carton. 3:30 

Creative Dance Lab: Department of 


WordPerfect, 6-9 p.m., 3330 Computer 

p.m., 2114 Computer and Space 

Dance, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Dance Building. 

Science Center. Cost: $5. Call 52941 
for info.* 

University of Maryland Volleyball, vs. 

Science. Call 55392 for info. 

Call 57038 for info. 

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, 
4:30-6:30 p.m., 2107 Health Center. 

Engineering Centennial Kiekoff 
Weekend. Tailgate Picnic, A p.m., 

Calendar Guide 

UMBC. 7 p,m., Cole Field House. Call 4- 

Call (301) 7751076 for info. 

President Ktrwan's home. $15 per per- 

7009 for info. 

son. Call 53854 to info,' 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx 

)r 5-wxx Stand for the prefix 314- or 405 

Free Aerobics Class: 56 p.m., ReckorO 

respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk (*]. 

Armor* Gym. Cail 4-7218 for info. 

For more information, call 4054628. 


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