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OUTLOOK 



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



SEPTEMBER 27. 1993 
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 4 



Freewing Wins 1993 DISCOVER Award for 
Technological Innovation 




D/scover magazine publisher IVIichael Rooney and the DISCOVER Award winner, Freewing Aircraft. 



A radical new "freewing" aircraft 
design lias won tlif DISCOVER 
Award for Technological Innovation 
from Discover magazine. The award 
was presented on Monday, Sept, 20, 
during a special ceremonv at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland at College Park, 
Beating out the likes of NASA and 
McDonnell Douglas, Freewing Air- 
craft Corporation is receiving the 
prestigious award for its freewing 
concept, a design that allows the 
wing to yield to turbulent air, 
improving aviation safety and perfor- 
mance. The DISCOVER Awards were 
created to honor the visionary scien- 
tists and engineers that define and 
shape our future. 

Developed by Hugh Schmittle, 
president and chief executive officer 
of Freewing, and Odile Legeay, 



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Freewing executive vice president, in 
conjunction with the university's 
Engineering Research Center, the 
innovation is a practical freewing air- 
craft which takes the torture out of air 
turbulence. In tlight, the hinged 
wings pivot with the wind, much like 
a horizonal weather vane, to absorb 
gusts from any direction, while tak- 
ing off and landing. Wliat results is a 
plane that resists stalling, a leading 
contributor to air accidents. The 
design constitutes an entirely differ- 
ent class of aircraft which, though 
similar to conventional aircraft in 
appearance, has some remarkable 
properties that fundamentally 
improve aviation safety and perfor- 
mance. This concept can now he 
scaled up to any siT^e or type of aircraft. 
"We are honored to be receiving 



the DISCOVER Award and pleased 
because it will help when we talk to 
customers about our technology," 
said Schmittle, who holds a number 
of freewing patents, "The DISCOVER 
Award gives us the recognition we 
need to counter the notion that 
'freewing is too good to be true." 

The DISCOVER Awards are fast 
becoming what CBS news correspon- 
dent Mike Wallace so aptly called the 
"Academy Awards" of technology 
and innovations — "only they have far 
greater impact on our lives." For the 
fourth year, Discover is celebrating the 
best technological innovations of 
today by spotlighting the "unsung 
heroes" — the scientists, engineers and 
inventors who created them. 

Each year, nominations are sent in 
from companies and research institu- 
tions from around the world as well 
as from DiscozKr readers. This year 
more than 4,000 nominations were 
received. Judges for the aviation and 
aerospace award w^ere all astronauts, 
including Biiiiz Aldrin, Scott Carpen- 
ter and Walter Schirra. 

All the winners will be featured in 
the October issue of Discover maga- 
zine, which will contain a special 
introduction by Vice President Al 
Gore, According to the vice presi- 
dent, the DISCOVER Awards honor 
"some of the most exciting and inno- 
vative technologies developed by the 
world's most inventive minds." 

Freewing Aircraft Company has 
been a member of the university's 
business incubator program since 
1989, The incubator is part of the uni- 
versity's Engineering Research Center, 
established to foster collaborations 
between the university and industry. 
— Gary Stephenson 



Bridwell & Clark to Receive President's 
Medal at Convocation 



Parents Arrive t>ct. 



Convocation '93 

Oil islanding Facuiiy & Slaff 

Monoivd l>uiing <Xt. t 
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College Park Senate 

Report rroni ihe Chair tS: 
Flection Ke.su lis... , 



Health Center Director Margaret 
Bridwell and Zoology Professor 
Emerita Eugenie Clark will each 
receive the 1993 President's Medal in 
recognition of their contributions to 
the university, 

Bridwell and Clark will be hon- 
ored during the 10th annual Faculty 
and Staff Convocation on Tuesday, 
Oct. 5, at 3 p,m, in Memorial Chapel, 
A reception will ft>llow on the Chapel 
)awn. 

The award, formerly known as the 
Chancellor's Medal, was created in 
1985 by then-Chancellor John B, 



Slaughter to honor members of the 
College Park community who have 
made extraordinary contributions to 
the intellectual, social and cultural 
life of the university. 

Three associate staff and three 
classified members as well as the 
1993-94 Distinguished Scholar Teach- 
ers also will be recognized for their 
outstanding contributions to the uni- 
versity 

Margaret Bridwell first came to 
the university in 1970 as a staff gyne- 

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Travel Grant Deadline is Oct. 15 

Tlic next deadline kn applications fur travel grants from the International 
Travel Fund is October 1 5. Funds are available to cover travel expenses for fac- 
ulty members traveling abroad to conduct research. For more information or 
for an application, contact Valerie Williams at 405-4772. 



Family Weekend Set for October 1-3 




The trolley comes up the drive, the 
doorbell chimes "Maryland, My 
Marvland" and Patty Kirwan opens 
the door to the president's house to 
greet parents and students on a beau- 
tiful fall day in October. This is 
^...-"^—^-—-^^ t* picture of what will be 
^^* _ ^^~~>., happening on Sunday, 
Oct. 3, when Family 
\ Weekend 1993 co'n- 
^ '. eludes with the 
^\ annual brunch at 
the home of Presi- 
dent and Mrs. 
Kirwan. 
The purpose of 
/ Family Weekend is 
to bring parents and 
familv members to 
campus to meet and inter- 
act with faculty and staff, learn 
about the many programs and ser- 
vices available to students, and devel- 
op an enthusiasm about their son or 
daughter's education at Maryland. 

A record number of parents have 
already registered for this year's fes- 
tivities, which will begin on Friday, 
Oct, 1, at noon, and include the Penn 
State football game on Saturday. 

The Family Weekend Planning 
Committee of faculty, staff, students, 
and parents has been meeting since 
January to determine what activities 
to include and to plan the details of 
each event. However, as the weekend 
draws nearer, more faculty and staff 
involvement will be required in order 
for Family Weekend to be a success. 
A survey of parents revealed that the 
primary reason most parents attend 
Family Weekend is the opportunity 
to meet faculty and staff. As a result, 
organizers hope that faculty and staff 



will make an extra effort in welcom- 
ing the many visitors who will be on 
campus on Friday, Oct. 1, and 
throughout the weekend. 

Faculty and staff who have partici- 
pated in the past have positive things 
to say about the experience. Madv 
Segal, professor of sociology and cur- 
rently associate dean in Undergradu- 
ate Studies believes that "the 
opportunity to meet and talk with 
faculty that care about their son or 
daughter's education can have an 
enormous impact on parents' impres- 
sions of the university." She also 
thinks that "if parents care enough to 
come and spend a weekend here on 
our campus, we should care enough 
to come ou t and respond to their 
questions." 

Spencer Benson, a faculty member 
in the Microbiology Department, so 
enjoyed interacting with parents and 
students at the bnmch at the presi- 
dent's house in 1992, that he agreed 
to serve as a member of the 1993 
Family Weekend Planning Commit- 
tee, He believes it is important for 
faculty and staff to support Family 
Weekend because "it allows for com- 
munication between facultv and par- 
ents and de-puipitizes the faculty in 
the eyes of students." 

After Fainily Weekend 1991, one 
mother said College Park's event was 
nuich better than the parent's week- 
end of a small, private northeastern 
school her older son attends, 

"What 1 experienced at this small- 
er institution was what I expected to 
encounter at a large school like Marv- 
land. However, the exact opposite 
was true! Your faculty and staff went 
out of their way to introduce them- 



selves to me and answer any ques- 
tions that 1 had. 1 was extremely 
pleased to be able to meet Dr, Kir- 
wan and be invited to his house for 
brunch. Thank you!" 

Faculty and staff are specifically 
needed to serve as "table hosts" at 
the brunch on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 
12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Grand Ball- 
room of the Stamp Student Union. 
College and department displays are 
also needed for the Campus Informa- 
tion Fair in the Atrium during regis- 
tration on Friday, Oct, 1, from noon- 
4 p.m. and Saturday from 10-12:30 
p.m. If YOU would like more informa- 
tion about these opportunities or 
would like to volunteer, please call 
314-8429, 

— Cretcheu Van der Veer, chair 

Ftmiily Weekend Planning Commiftee 



Vrtilek Awarded Visiting 
Professorship 

Saeqa Vrtilek of the Smithsonian 
Astrophysical Observatory has been 
awarded a National Science Founda- 
tion Visiting Professorship for 
Women to conduct research here in 
the astronomy department, 

Vrtilek was chosen on the scientif- 
ic merit of her proposal and her 
potential for serving as a mentor and 
counselor on campus. 

In fiscal year 1993, the Visiting 
Professorships for Women program 
made 25 awards to 22 universities, 
totaling $2.94 million. 



Computer Science Faculty Win NSF's Young 
Investigator Award 



Three Computer Science assistant 
professors, Bonnie Dorr, Richard Cer- 
berand V,S, Subrahmanian, have 
been selected to receive the National 
Science Foundation's Young Investi- 
gator Award for 1993, 

All three faculty members hold 
joint appointments with the Universi- 
ty of Maryland Institute for 
Advanced Computer Studies; Sub- 
rahmanian also has a joint appoint- 
ment with the Institute for Systems 
Research. 

Designed to support the research 
programs of promising young scien- 
tists, the Young Investigator Awards 
are given for a five-year period and 
include a $25,000 stipend each year. 
In addition, recipients are eligible to 
receive up to $37,500 in matching 
funds during each of the five years. 

Dorr will conduct computerized 
language studies that allow ^ 



researchers to make incremental 
changes to test long-standing 
hypotheses about computerized 
translation, 

Gerber will work on several pro- 
jects dealing with the analysis, 
methodology, performance and pre- 
dictability of reai-time programs. 

Subrahmanian will continue his 
ongoing research on developing both 
the mathematical foundations and 
software implementations of theories 
that integrate multiple modes of rea- 
soning and knowledge representation 
schemes. 

Editor's note:The National Science 
Foundation reports award recipients by 
discipline, not institution, so a cumula- 
tive listing of College Park's recipients is 
not known at this time. Should other 
recipients be nimounced, OUTLOOK 
will report on them in fnhtre issues. 



OUTLOOK 



OUTiOQa is the weekly facuUystaff newspaper serving 
the College Park campus communUy, 



Kathryn Costsllo 


Vice President (or 




Institutional Aduancement 


Roland King 


Director of Public Information 


Judith Bair 


Director of University Publications 


John FrIU 


Acting Editor 


Heather Davis 


Editorial Interns 


Stephen Sobeh 




John T. Consoll 


Format Designer 


Kerstln A, Netelei 


LaytJUt & Production 


Al Daneggei 


Photography 


Jennifer Grogan 


Production Interns 


Wendy Henderson 




Regan Grade* 




UM Printing 


Printer 



Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation Si calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
ail material at least two weeks taefore ihe Monday of 
publication. Send it to Editor OUTLOOK, 3101 Turner 

Building, Ihrough campus mail or to University of 
Maryland, College Park. MD 20742, Out telephone 
number is (301) ■405-4621, Electronic mail address is 
jfritj@umdacc.urnd.edu. Fax number is (3011 314-9344. 



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Women's Studies Program Sponsors *'Assembly-of'the-Whole" 

"Assembly-Dt-tlio- Whole" is an event sponsored at the begin nin;; of every dca- 
demic year. It gives the Women's Studies Program an opportunity to catch up 
with colleagues, students, and friends, as well as introduce and meet new 
members of the College Park community. This year, it will be held from 3-5 
p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. For further 
information, please call the Women's Studies Program at 405-6877. 



CONVOCATION 



Convocation 

coiitiitut'ii from pa^e 1 

cologist to establish the Women's 
Health Clinic within the Health Cen- 
ter, Now — two decades and a host of 
accomplishments later — she has 
steered the Health Center toward its 
current position as one of the best 
and most respected college health 
care clinics in the nation. 

Appointed as the director of the 
Health Center in 1975, Bridwell has 
pioneered programs and services that 
have become models for college 
health practitioners around the coun- 
try. A new pharmacy, dental clinic, 
occupational health unit, faculty and 
staff assistance program, sports 
medicine and physical therapy unit, 
and men's clinic, have been added to 
the center during Bridwell's tenure. 

Under her leadership, the Health 
Center was the second health service 
in the country to successfully under- 
go national accreditation by the 
Accreditation Association for Ambu- 
latory Health Care (AAAHC). 

Bridwell, who earned her B.S. at 
Tulanc University in Louisiana and 
her M.D. at Louisiana State Universi- 
ty Medical Center, is currently trea- 
surer and board member of the Boost 
Alcohol Consciousness Concerning 
the Health of University Students 
(BACCHUS), a board member of the 
AAAHC, and chair of the university's 
AIDS Task Force. Recently, Bridwell 
was selected as a Woman of Distinc- 
tion by the National Association for 
Women in Education. 

Known as an excellent teacher, 
world -renown scholar, accomplished 
scientist, outstanding commimicator 
and even "Shark Lady," Eugenie 
Clark is a li\'ing legend at the univer- 
sity and around the world. 

Clark, who became an associate 
professor of zoology at the university 
in I%8 and a full professor in 1973, 
has inspired many young people to 
enter the field of biology because 
they studied with her, read her books 
or learned about her life in elemen- 
tary school. During her career at the 
university, Clark has taken numerous 
students on field trips all over the 
world, often paying their expenses 
with her own funds. 

Clark's 1953 book. Lad}/ irilli a 
Spear, was a national best seller and a 
springboard for the field of marine 
biology. SImrk Latiy, Clark's biogra- 
phy, is the most popular book ever 
published by Scholastic Press. Clark 
has written a record 13 articles for 
Nntioiw! Geographic magaz.ine and 
appears in a recent IMAX film about 
sharks. 

Clark, who earned a B.A. from 
Hunter College in New York, and an 
M.A. and doctorate degree in zoology 
at New York University, has brought 
great attention to the University of 
Maryland. In her films, writing and 
lectures, Clark proudly talks of her 



role as a faculty member at the uni- 
versity. 

Though technically retired from 
teaching, Oark continues to teach 
both an Honors class and a zoology 
class in marine biology each fall, 
maintaining an active agenda. 

The associate staff honorees are: 

James Christensen, associate 
director, Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions. During Christensen's 
many years at Undergraduate 
Admissions he has developed the 
office's enrollment management 
model, which allows for the system- 
atic monitoring of admission trends 
and projections. He helped to estab- 
lish an electronic transcript system on 
campus, easing workloads in credit 
evaluation and advising. He also 
envisioned and developed the com- 
puterized application that will allow 
future applicants to apply to the uni- 
versity from their home computers. 

Marsha A. Guenzler, associate 
director of Stamp Student Union and 
Campus Programs. Training a staff of 
200 full-time and part-time employ- 
ees while managing a marketing cam- 
paign for the Stamp Union, which 
serves over 20,000 people per day, is 
an enormous task, but Marsha Guen- 
zler does that and more. Guenzler 
also serves on campus committees 
involved with research on student 
development issues, women's affairs, 
improvement of customer service on 
campus, and program coordination 
among departments. She is a much 
sought after presenter for education 
and business groups at both the 
regional and national level, 

Gerry Strumpf, director, Office of 
Orientation. Strumpf has always 
embraced the philosophy that orien- 
tation to collegiate life is a process, 
not just a program. With this in mind, 
she has developed an orientation pro- 
gram that is recognized nationally for 
its innovation and high quality. 
Strumpf has worked to establish a 
number of ongoing orientation activi- 
ties such as "Discover UMCP" and 
the "First Look Fair." She designed 
an education counseling and person- 
nel services (EDCP) course titled 
"The Student in the University" with 
the goal of making a smooth transi- 
tion for first-year students. She has 
gained national respect for her work 
and for the university by presenting 
the research and model for the EDCP 
course at the National Orientation 
Directors Association's national con- 
ference. 

The classified staff honorees are: 

Richard Doran, captain, Police 
Department. Doran's dedicated ser- 
vice to the campus is exemplified not 



only in his responsibilities as a pro- 
tector, but in his role as an educator, 
Doran's commitment to the universi- 
ty dates back to 1974 when he 
worked as a student police aide while 
attending the university as a full-time 
student and working as a part-time 
high school teacher. He was hired as 
a police officer during the summer of 
1974 and has since been promoteti to 
a variety of positions. In 1978, Doran 
was awarded the Meritorious Service 
Medal for his efforts in community 
security programs. Doran headed the 
investigation of university basketball 
star Len Bias' death and from 1988 to 
1989 he was appointed as the acting 
chief of police for the department 
when the chief was unable to return 
to service due to illness. 

Carol Frier, executive administra- 
tive aide to the dean and associate 
dean, College of Engineering. Prier 
has exhibited untiring devotion to 
classified issues and to the campus 
community as a whole. She has 
served the campus with distinction 
since beginning her career here in 
1975. Currently, Prier is responsible 
for providing administrative and 
clerical support to the dean and asso- 
ciate dean of the College of Engineer- 
ing. In addition to her work 
responsibilities, Prier still makes time 
to attend school part time at the uni- 
versity and participate in campus 
organizations, including the College 
Park Senate and the President's Com- 
mission on Women's Affairs. One of 
Frier's greatest contributions to the 
university has been her determined 
efforts to enhance the status of cam- 
pus clerical and secretarial profes- 
sionals, 

Marie Smith, cook 11, Department 
of Dining Services. Smith cooks for 
an entire campus with the ease of 
feeding a family of four. More than 
20 years ago, Smith began working at 
the serving line and as a general 
helper in the Department of Dining 
Services. Within a short time, howev- 
er, she found her niche and talent in 
cooking. Over the years, Smith has 
come to know the taste buds of the 
students and often advises the man- 
agement staff on which foods to 
sen'e. Because of her positive atti- 
tude, she has helped create an envi- 
ronment where employees feel like 
part of a large, extended family. 
Smith, who currently works at South 
Campus Dining Hall, received an 
Employee of the Year Award in 1988 
and helped the department to receive 
the 1991 Silver Plate Award as the , 
best college and university dining 
service in the country. 

— Jennifer Christ man 




Margaret Bridwell 




Eugenie Clark 



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Report from the Senate Chair 

—Hank Dohin 




Hank Oobln 

In my report to the College Park 
Senate on Mondciy, September 1 3, 1 
offered an appeal and a plan for 
improved communication between 
senators and thL'ir constituents, and 
with campus and system administra- 
tion. As one step toward that goal, 1 
will be writing monthly columns in 
OUTLOOK to report on senate busi- 
ness, to present important issues, and 
to solicit voiir views and advice as 
the senate seeks to represent you. 

At our first meeting on September 
13, President Kirwan delivered his 
annua! "State of the Campus" 
address; his somber prognosis for the 
next few years, allayed bv his charac- 
teristic optimism, was reported in 
OUTLOOK last week. The senate 
pleclges our cooperation to invent 
solutions to the challenges before us. 
Also on September 1 3, the senate 
elected the 1993-94 executive commit- 



tee and chair-elect. My congratula- 
tions to Professor Chris Da\is and the 
members of the now executive com- 
mittee, and mv thanks to all those 
who agreed to be candidates. 

In the space remaining, let me 
update you on senate-related activity 
this past siunmer and outline tour 
key items on the senate agenda for 
this coming year. 

0\'er the summer: 

• The new Appointment, Pwiiu'tion 
iiud Teinire policy was approved by 
the attorney general and chancellor, 
and became effective July 1, 

• There has been no news from 
the attorney general or system 
administration on the status of the 
Termiiintioii of Appoiuhiteiits During ii 
FiiHiminl F.iucri^eiiC}/ policv amended 
and re-approved by the senate last 
spring. 

• The system administration pro- 
posed a new tuition policy and new 
family leave policy, and produced a 
report on the tuition remission bene- 
fit for university employees. The sen- 
ate will review these documents. 

■ Resident Life has responded to 
the senate's call for flexible pricing 
and innovative ideas to solve the 
problems of on-campus housing with 
several new initiatives this fall, 
including the new singles dorm in 
Centreville Hail. 

• In response to the senate request 
for additional resources for the Stu- 
dent Honor Council, the Office of 
Judicial Programs will hire an assistant 
director to assist council operations. 

• The executive committee 



enhanced student leadership in the 
senate by appointing, for the first 
time, student and faculty co-chairs 
for the student affairs committee. 

This vear, the senate intends to set 
our own agenda rather than (or, more 
probably, in addition to) reacting to 
each new campus crisis. Four of our 
goals will be: 

1 ) To complete the revision of the 
senate governing documents by 
amending our bvlaws to make the 
senate more effective and efficient. 

2) To establish university councils 
as authorized in the new Pliin of Orga- 
itizathn — beginning with a library 
council and council on capital plan- 
ning. These councils, jointly apptiint- 
ed bv the senate and administration, 
will have genuine oversight autluirity. 

3) To make necessary revisions to 
the general education CORE program 
that will simultaneously relieve some 
o f t h e p res s u re f o r d e pa r t m e n ts to 
produce seats and refocus attention 
on the pedagogical gctals of the CORE 
program; and 

4) To arrive at a fair policy govern- 
ing pa rk i n g f ees , a n d t(i he I p d e v el o p 
a plan to provide adequate parking 
while controlling costs. 

If the senate is to function proper- 
ly as a representative body, commu- 
nication must flow in both directions. 
The senate promises to keep you 
informed of key issues and actions; 
we invite you to keep us apprised of 
your concerns and opinions bv con- 
tacting your senator or the executive 
committee. 



College Park Senate Election Results 



CoiuiuittLV dec How? for the 7993-94 
College Park Semite were held nt its first 
meeting ort Sept. 13. Results nre as 
follows: 

Chair Elect; 

Christopher Davis (Department 
of Electrical Engineering, College of 
Engineering). 

Executive Committee: 

Jewel Barlow (Department of 
Aerospace Engineering, College of 
Engineering); Robert Gaines 
(Department of Speech Communica- 
tion, College of Arts and Humani- 
ties); Robert Hudson (Department of 
Meteorology, College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sci- 
ences); Rose- Marie Qster (Germanic 
and Slavic Languages and Litera- 
ture, College of Arts and Humani- 
ties); Don Piper (Department of 
Government and Politics, College of 
Beh^rvioral and Social Sciences); Ellin 
Sc hoi nick (Department of Psycholo- 



gy, College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences}; Peter Wolfe (Department 
of Mathematics, College of Comput- 
er, Mathematical and Physical Sci- 
ences); Martha Best (Classified/ 
Department of Economics); 
Lawrence Lauer (Academic Admin- 
istrator/Office of Graduate Studies 
and Research and Office of Under- 
graduate Studies); Lisa Colby (Grad- 
uate/Department of English, 
College of Arts and Humanities); 
Charlie Scott (Undergraduate/ 
Department of Natural Resources 
Management, College of Agriculhire). 

Representative to the University of 
Maryland System Faculty Council: 

Andre Tits (Department of Elec- 
trical Engineering, College of Engi- 
neering); Mark Turner (Department 
of English, College of Arts and 
Humanities). Alternate Member^ — Ira 
Block (Department of Material and 
Nuclear Engineering, College of 
Engineering). 



Representatives to the UMCP Ath- 
letic Council: 

Robert Hardy (Department of 
Human Development and Institute 
for Child Study, College of Educa- 
tion); William Walters (Department 
of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Col- 
lege of Life Sciences); Cartel Prier 
(Office of the Dean, College of Engi- 
neering). 

Representatives to the UMCP Cam- 
pus Parking Advisory Committee: 

Richard Cross (Department of 
English, College of Arts and Human- 
ities); Earlean McCarrick (Depart- 
ment of Govertiment and Politics, 
College of Behavioral and Social Sci- 
ences); Georgia Sorenson (Center for 
Pcvlitical Leadership and Participa- 
tion); Nancy Moore (Department of 
English); Craig Newman (Grounds 
Maintenance); Jennie Springer 
(Counseling Center); Paul Healey 
(Undergraduate, College of Health 
and Human Perft)rmance). 



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High School Students Take Literature "From Page to Stage" 



The University of Maryland at 
College Park and Baltimore County 
schools are teaming up to interest 
and immerse high school students in 
literature and learning through a pro- 
gram that uses a dramatic approach, 

"We are encouraging learning 
through drama, not learning drama," 
says Sam McC ready, a professor in 
the University of Maryland at Balti- 
more County's theatre department, 
who along with wife )oan McCready, 
chair of performing arts at the Fark 
School, will teach From Page to Stage. 

From Page to Stage, a Center 
Alliance for Secondary School Teach- 
ers and Texts (CAST) program of 
UMCP's Center for Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies, proved to be suc- 
cessful last year in Baltimore County 
when 24 10th and 11th grade stu- 
dents read three plays, attended pre- 
sentations of two, met with actors 
and actresses, participated in acting 
workshops, and engaged in lively 
discussions. The program is funded 
by a grant from the National Endow- 
ment for the Humanities. 

"The things you learn, and the 
friends you make, are enough to 
make me want to come back," said 
one 1 0th grade Baltimore County stu- 
dent after attending last year's From 
Page to Stage program. 

Sam McCready wants From Page 
to Stage students to learn about their 
lives and the lives of those around 
them as well as to gain an apprecia- 
tion of dramatic literature. 

"Following last year's examination 



of Ml/ Children! My Afriai!, there was 
a remarkable discussion about the 
issues surrounding discrimination," 
says McCreadv- 

He hopes this year's program 
brings about a similar awareness of 
power and manipulation. 

This year's participants, who uiU 
be drawn from high schools includ- 
ing Owings Mills, Catonsville, Mercy, 
Cardinal Gibbons, Randailstown and 
others, will read and attend presenta- 
tions of The Merry Wives of Windsor, 
The Triumph of Love, and The Picture of 
Dorinii Gray. They also will read and 
see a video presentation of A Rnisiu in 
tlu'Suu. 

"All four plays touch personal and 
social issues which are very close to 
ourselves and to our time," says 
McCready. "They will allow us to 
examine the kinds of power we see in 
our society and how and why people 
manipulate each other, from which 
can follow a discussion of how the 
use of such power and manipulation 
affects the students' own lives and 
the lives of those around them." 

Classes are held Friday afternoons 
from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in UMBC's Col- 
lege Theatre, beginning Oct. 1 and 
continuing through Nov. 5. In addi- 
tion to Friday afternoons, Saturday 
excursions to performances are 
scheduled for Oct. 2, Oct. 16, and 
Nov. 6, and an acting workshop is 
scheduled for Saturday, Oct, 23. 

Students don't mind giving up 
their Friday afternoons and Satur- 
days. "I would add to the length of 



the seminar," said one participant. "I 
hope to do this again," said another. 
— Beth Workman 



Beasley to Receive 
Outstanding Woman 
Award on Oct. 1 




Maurlne Beasley 

Maurine Beasley, professor of 
journalism, will receive the 1993 Out- 
standing Woman Award from the 
President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs during a reception on Friday, 
October 1 , from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in 
Marie Mount Hall. 

The award ceremony will take 
place at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1400, ^vith 
the reception to follow in the Mary- 
land Room at 4:30 p.m. For more 
information, call 403-5806. 



Libraries' Electronic Access to Information Expands Greatly 



Since Feb. 4, 1991, when VICTOR 
first went online, users have found 
that they can easily access individual 
catalogs of other UMS libraries, a 
combined UMS catalog, and a great 
number of distant library catalogs 
such as the University of California's 
MELVYL system. VICTOR also 
affords searching and fax delivery of 
over 4 million journal articles in over 
14,000 periodicals through the 
UnCover database. 

But there's much more to VIC- 
TOR, as reflected in the following list 
of new electronic resources that have 
been added. 

• U.S. government publications, 
August 1991-present. More than 
70,000 bibliographic records of U.S. 
government documents received by 
the Documents/ Maps collection in 
McKeldin Library now appear in 
VICTOR. 

• Center for Research Libraries. 
The machine-readable records for the 
holdings of the Center for Research 



Libraries in Chicago have been added 
as a database to VICTOR. The center 
is a membership organization whose 
purpose is to make available research 
materials that are rarely held in 
North American libraries. UMCP 
researchers may request materials 
from the center through Interlibrary 
Loan in McKeldin, 

• Microform collections. The 
libraries are now adding to VICTOR 
the records for large microform col- 
lections housed in McKeldin Periodi- 
cals/Microforms. The collections 
include: &jWi/ English Books {over 
44,000 items); Early American Imprints, 
2nd series (over 36,000 items); Coid- 
smiths'-Kress Uhrnri/ of Eco)hvnic Liter- 
ature (over 28,000 items); and 
[jindmarks of Science {over 9,000 
items). 

• VICTOR databases. Four 
databases which had been on CD- 
ROM in Hornbake and McKeldin 
Libraries are now in VICTOR: 

Expanded Academic Index 



Business Index & ASAP 

National Newspaper Index 

Company Profiles 

In addition to VICTOR, there are 
now over 70 CD-ROM automated ref- 
erence sources in the libraries, a CD- 
ROM index to the U.S. Patent 
collection in the Engineering and 
Physical Sciences Library, and hun- 
dreds of databases available through 
the Computer- Assisted Research Ser- 
vice (CARS). 

Recent additions to the libraries' 
databases include the F&S Index (U.S. 
and international business); Music 
Index; Ethnic NewsWatch; ICONDA 
(Architecture); ArcView; Census Data 
Systems '90; Supermap, which por- 
trays statistical data sets in map form; 
and OCLC FirstSearch, which offers a 
wealth of information in more than 
36 databases through one search 
interface. 

For further information, contact a 
reference librarian at any of the 
UMCP libraries. 



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Career Week Scheduled For Oct. 4-8 

Career Week '43, sponsored by the Career Center, will be held October 4-8. 
Activities inelude a series of panel discussions designed to help students learn 
about career options, trends in certain fields, and what employers art looking 
for in candidates. Some discussion tupics include: "Investigative Careers with 
the Federal Government"; "Small Business: America's Largest Employer"; and 
"Careers in Health Care and Research." A resume clinic will be held, and the 
Career Center will host an open house on October 8. The highlight of the week 
is a Career Fair on October 6. For more information, contact the Career Center 
at 314-7225. 



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Exhibit: "Crosscurrents 93,' featuring 
Linda Bills and Kristin Aono, through 
Oct, 17, THe Art Gallery, A/t,/Socrolo& 
Buifding. Call 5-2763 for infa. 

ExhttJt: 'Inspirations: Watercolors and 
Drawings by Greg Man.' Ihrougfi Dec. 5, 
UMUC Arts Program Gallery. Call (3011 
985-7154 fonnlo. 

Recital: Tue., Sept. 28, Schubert's 'Die 
Schone Mullehn," Michael Johnson and 
Donald Reinhoid, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital 
Hall. Call ^540 tot mfo. 

Literature Reading: Wed.. Sect. 29. 
Wayne Kadin and Peler Sacks. 7:30 
p.m.. Maryland Room. Mane Mount Hall, 
Call 5-3820 for info. 

University Ttieaire: flomeo 3nd Met. 

Thur.. Sept. 30 -Sat,. Oct. 2. 8 p.m.. 
Sun., Oct. 3. 2 p.m.. Tawes Theatre. 
$10, students and seniors S7, Call 5- 
2201 for into.* 

Cwcert Society at Maryland: 'Women 
and Music m the islamic World,' Omi 
Mint Abba. Fri.. Oct. 1. 8:30 p.m.. UMUC 
Auditonum. $16. Students 18, Call 403- 
4240 for info." 

Cfeatlve OatKe Ub: Sat.. Oct. 2, 10 
a.m,-2 p.m.. Dance Building. Call 5-7038 

for info. 

Literatuie Reading: Tue.. Oct. 5. 'Share 

Our Strength: Writers Reading Against 
Hunger." faculty authors, 3:30 p.m.. 
Maryland Room, Mane Mount Hall. Can 
S3820 for info. 

Concert; Wet),. Oct. 6, 20th Century 
Ensemble, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. 
Call S5548 for mfo. 

Lectures 

Space Sciente Seminar: Mon., Sept. 
27. -Global MHD Simulation of the 
Magnetosphere for the ISTP Program: 
Recent Results." Charles Goodrich, 4:30 
p.m.. 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-6199 for mfo. 

Symposium: Wed., Sept. 29. 
"Explofations of the Earth and Other 
Planets." 9 a.m. -5: 15 p.m.. University 
College. Registration 8:30 a.m. or by 
phone. Call 5-3210 for info. 







Counseling Center Seminar Wed.. Sept. 
29. 'The Case ol Transfer Students," 
William Spann. noon-l p.m.. 0106 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7690 tor info. 

Meteorologjr Seminar: Thur.. Sept. 30. 
"Thermal Wmd Adjustment and 
Frontogenesis.' RongshengWu. Nanjing 
University. China. 11 a.m., 2114 
Computer and Space Sciences. Call 5- 
5392 for info. 



Meteorology Seminar: Thur. Sept, 30. 
'Mumerical Studies of the Great Plains 

Low-Level Jet.' H. Mart( Heffand. 
fWSA/Godaard Space Flight Center, 
3:30 p.m.. 2114 Computer and Space 
Sciences. Call 5-5392 for info. 

Material Nuclear Engineering Seminar: 
Thur., Sept, 30, 'lonijing Radiation in 
Materials Manufacturing," j. Silvemiar. 
4 p.m.. 2110 Chemical and Nuclear 
Engineering. Call S5208 for info. 

Contemporary Voices of Our Latino 
Community Lecture Series: Thur.. Sept. 

30. "Race Relations Among Minorities.' 
Pedrti Aviles. 4:30 p.m.. St. Mary's Hall 
Multi-Purpose Room, Call 56441 for 
info. 

Engineering fiesearctt Center Semlnan 

Fn„Oct. 1, ■ Explaining High 
Performance Automotive Manufacluririg: 
Ttie International Assembly Plant Study," 
John Paul MacDuffte, Wharton School of 
Business. 10:45 a.m. -noon, Resnick 
Lecture Hall, 1302 Engineering. Call 5- 
3886 for Into. 

Geology Seminar: Fri., Oct. 1, "Tracing 
Groundwater Evolution in the Pleistocene 
Limestone Aquifer of BartjadOS. W,l.. 
Using Sr Isotopes." Jay Banner. 
Unlvereity of Tetas at Austin. 11 a.m., 
0103 Hombake. Call 5-4089 tor into. 

Botany Seminar; Fri., Oct, 1. 'Structure. 

Function and Expression of Genes 
Encoding Subunits Of the Vacuolar 
ATPase of Arabidopsis.' tmara Perera. 
noon, 2242 H.J. Patterson. Call 5-1597 
for info. 

Bfst Friday Colloquium Series: Fri , Oct 

1. 'Orations of the Dead. Silences of the 
Living: Postmodernism and the 
Holocaust." Gabrielie Spiegel. Johns 
Hopkins University, 12:15 pm., 1102 
Francis Scott Key. Call 5-2853 tor info. 

Mental Health Service Lunch 'H learn 
Seminar; Fn.. Oct. 1. "Satanic Ritual 
Abuse: An Introduction," E. Anne Riley, 
1-2 p.m„ 3100E University Health 
Center. Call 4-8106 for into. 

Computer Science Lecture; Mon,. Oct. 

4. 'Teaching Digital Circuit Design Using 
a Field Programmable Gate Array,' 
Niklaus Wirth, Svuss Federal Institute of 
Technology. 4 p,m,. 0111 Computer and 
Space Sciences, Call 5-2661 tor info. 

Distinguished Lectuter Series: Wed., 
Oct. 6. 'Race at the End of the Century," 
Ron Takaki, University of California at 
Berkeley. 3:30 p.m., 1400 Mane Mount 
Hall. Lecture will be followed by a recep 
lion in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall. Call 5-1482 for into. 



Sports 



University of Maryland Women's 
Soccer: Wed.. Sept. 29. vs. James 
Madison, 4 p.m.. Denton Reld, Call 4- 
7034 tor info. 

University of Marylartd field Heckey: 

Thur., Sept. 30. vs. Georgetown. 7:30 
p.m., Astroturf Field. 4-7006 for Info. 

M Club Social Tennis Toumamerrt; Fri,, 
Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m., Cole Field House 
Tennis Courts. SlOO donation to the M 

Club Scholarship required. Call 4.7020 
for into." 




The Concert Society at Maryland presents Mauritanian singer Dimi Mint Abba on OctolKr 1 



Unlversrty of Maryland Volleyball: Fn.. 

Oct, 1, vs, ^lorth Carolina. 7 p.m.. Cole 
Reld House. Call 4-7009 tor info. 

Unlversfty of Maryland Field Hockey: 

Sat,, Oct. 2. vs. Duke. 1 p.m., Astfoturf 
Reld, Call 4-7005 tor into. 

University of Maryland Volleyball: Sal., 
Oct. 2. us. Duke, 2 p.m.. Cole Field 
House. 4-7009 for info. 

Unlversrty of Maryland Football: Sat.. 
Oct. 2. vs. Penn State, 7 p.m., Byrd 

Stadium. Call 4-7070 tor into. 

University of Marylartd Men's Soccen 

Sun.. Del. 3, vs. Wake Forest. 2 p.m., 
Denton Field. Call 4-7005 tor into. 

Miscellaneous 

Employee Development Training 
Program: Sept. 27. 29 and Oct. 1, 

'Speaking Confidently: Introduction to 
Effective Speech Technioues," 9 a.m. 
noon, liOlU Administrative Services. 
Call 5-5651 for info or to register." 

Leadership Week, begins Mon., Sept, 
27 through Fn,, Oct, 1. Call 5-5751 for 
info. 

Peer Computet Tralnlr^: Mon., Sept. 
27. 'intermediate WordPerfect,' 69 
p,m.. 3330 Computer and Soace 
Sciences. Cost: $5. Call 52941 tor 
info.' 

Employee Development Training 
Pr<^r8m: Tue.. Sepi. 28, "The ADA and 
Working With People Who Have a 
Disability." 9 a.m.-noon, llOlU 
Administrative Services. Call 55651 for 
info or to register. 

Overeateis Anonymous: Wed.. Sept. 29 
S. Wed., Oct. 6. 4:3a6:30 p.m., 2107 
Health Center. Call (301) 776- 1076 tor 
into. 

Peer Computer Training: Wed.. Sept. 
29, 'Networked Resources. Part 2," 6-9 
p,m„ 4352 Computer and Space 

Sciences, Cost: $5, Call 52941 tor 
mfo.* 



Employee Development Training 
Program; Thur.. Sept. 30, 'Rnancial 
Success In a Recovering Economy 
Investing In Tax Free's,' noon-l p.m.. 
1101 Administrative Services. Call 5- 
5651 for mfo or to register. 

Peer Computer Training; Thur., Sept. 
30, "WordPerfect," 6-9 p,m.. 3330 
Computer and Soace Sciences. Cost: 
$5. Call 5-2941 for mto.* 

Peer Computer Training; Sun.. Oct. 3. 
'Kemilt/Modem Workshop." 1-4 p.m.. 
3330 Computer and Space Sciences. 
Call 5-2941 tor into. 

Career Week '93, Mon., Oct. 4 througfi 
Fn. Oct. 8. sponsored by the Career 
Center, Call 4.7225 for into. 



Peer Computer Training; Mon., Oct. 4, 
"Intro to IBM PC." 6-9 P.m., 3330 
Computer and Space Sciences, Cost: 
S5. Call 52941 tor into. 

Tenth Annual Faculty and Staff 
Convocation: Tue., Oct. 5. 3 p.m.. 
Memorial Cliapel. Call 5-4621 for mfo. 

Employee Development Training 
Program: Wed.. Oct. 6. 'Peisonnel 
Policies, Procedures and Forms," 9 a.m.- 
4 p.m., llOlU Administrative Services. 
Call 55651 for info or to register. 

Counseling Center Research and 
Development Meeting; Wed,. Oct, 6. 
"Hassle Hindered Learning: Assessing 

and Addressing the Problem,' William 
Sedlacek. Kathenne Beard siey, and 
Alice Mitchell, noon-l p.m., 0106 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7690 for into. 




Calendar Guide 



Calendar phone numbers listed as i-xyixx or 5-i(xxx stand for the prefix 314- or 405- 
respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted tv an asterisk (*). 
For more mformation. call 405-4628. 



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