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NOVEMBER 8, 1993 

State and Japan Join Forces to Protect the Seas 

The Madrigal Sea, like the Chesa- 
peake Bay, has tough environmental 
problems. With no end in sight to its 
pollution; a conference has been 
called among the nations that border 
it to try to find solutions. 

If you haven't heard of the Madri- 
gal Sea, don't worry. It doesn't exist. 
It's a fictional sea designed to help 
scientists work through the problems 
of real coastal seas all over the world 
at the Environmental Management of 
Enclosed Coastal Seas '93 Conference, 
or "EMECS," to be held Nov. 10 to 13 
at the Baltimore Convention Center. 

The conference is a joint effort 
between the state of Maryland and 
Japan to study the environmental 
problems that are facing countries 
with coastal and inland seas. The UM 
System's Coastal and Environmental 
Policy Program, along with the gov- 
ernor's office, is organizing the event. 

Opening remarks at the confer- 
ence will be given by Gov. William 
Donald Schaefer and Toshitami Kai- 
hara, governor of the Hyogo Prefec- 
ture in Japan, Hyogo's Seto Inland 
Sea faces problems similar to those of 
the Chesapeake Bay. 

The original EMECS conference 
was held in Kobe, Japan, in 1990, and 

was hosted by Kaihara. 

Also participating in the confer- 
ence from the UM System are 
UMCP's School of Public Affairs, the 
Maryland Sea Grant College, the UM 

School of Law, and the Center for 
Environmental and Estuarine Studies. 
Like the 1990 conference, EMECS 

continued on page 6 

Project Opens Pathways to the Sciences for Minorities 

The Chesapeake Bay 
will serve as an 
example for study at 
Management of 
Enclosed Coastal 
Seas '93 Conference. 

Manv under- represented minority Minorities Program (BIO MAP) to the 
students are steering clear of the sci- University of Maryland at College 
ences. But not for long, says William Park this summer and hopes to point 
Higgins, associate dean, College of these minority students in a new 

Life Sciences and associate professor direction. 

of zoology. BIO MAP joins together Howard 

With a grant from the National Community College (HCC), Prince 

Institutes of Health, Higgins is intro- George's Community College 
ducing the Bio Medical Access for (PGCC), the three campuses of Mont- 

gomery College (MC), University of 
Maryland Baltimore County (UMBO 
and UMCP in an attempt to address 
■ 11 som e o f t he ca u ses o f u nd e r- rep resen - 

tation of minorities in biomedically- 
*M related undergraduate programs. 

"For a variety of reasons — it could 
be SAT scores, financial reasons, 
Making a Difference whatever — under-represented minor- 

Campus G >mp:k i furthers o *% stu dents are staying away from 

student community service Z) tne sciences," says Higgins. "But this 

program will help channel them into 

On the Short List those fielcis " 

Ten firms compete to design new / Twent y students will spend their 

Performing Arts Center 4 summer here, and at UMBC, working 

in research labs, taking science cours- 

Bye Bye Bosses es < 1nd f ttendi " s ^f ™» ^i- 

1 } opment seminar. Criteria to enter the 

IMCP author Henry Sims says /" , , ,, . - 

f-i program include enrollment in sci- 

teams are in. hosses are out \J , ., ... 

ence majors at the community col- 
leges and basic interest in science and 
Smalltown, USA matn , Higgins says. 

New undergraduate programs —, During the first academic year, the 

help re-Size the campus / students will complete the required 

math, chemistry and biology courses 
at a BIO MAP-designated community 
college. They will then be recruited 
for the UMBC or UMCP summer 
research programs. 

"Our first goal is to get the stu- 
dents into the science courses at the 
community colleges," says Higgins. 
'The community colleges will provide 
mentoring and channel them through 
the science and math curricula." 

The second summer, the students 
repeat the process, "but we hope 
they'll continue on here at UMCP," 
says Higgins. "We assist them 
through the whole process to facili- 
tate their transition." 

A concerted effort to recruit 
minority high school and community 
college students into the sciences, the 
BIO MAP program provides incen- 
tives for participation. Part of the 
goal is to ensure that the discipline- 
related barriers to academic success 
are minimized. This will include 
addressing the academic content in 
the required biology and chemistry 

Also, BIO MAP faculty and staff 
will enhance the student assistance 
programs, minimizing the academic, 

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College Park Senate to Meet Thursday, Nov. 11 

Ira Berlin, acting administrative dean for Undergraduate Studies, will be featured 
speaker at the next Campus Senate meeting on Thursday, Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m., Room 
0200, Skinner. Agenda items for action include a System-wide Resolution on Termi- 
nation of Faculty Appointments during a Financial Emergency, a proposal to change 
the name of the Department of Horticulture to the Department of Horticulture and 
Landscape Architecture, revisions to the Policy on Second Degrees and Second 
Majors for undergraduate students and a proposal to establish a graduate certificate 
in Environmental Policy, School of Public Affairs. All meetings are open to the cam- 
pus community. Call 405-5805 foT more information or a copy of the agenda. 

Former Chinese Minister to Speak about a Changing China 

Congressional sides 
gear up for fire fight- 
ing instruction at the 
Md. Fire and Rescue 

Wang Meng, an internationally 
acclaimed writer and research fellow 
of the Chinese Academy of Arts in 
Beijing, will speak on "Cultural Men- 
tality and Cultural Life in a Changing 
China," at 1 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 
22. Meng is also visiting scholar at the 
Flarvard-Yenching Institute in Cam- 
bridge, Mass, 

Meng, who was born in China in 
1934, became active in the Chinese 
Communist Youth League and pub- 
lished his first novel while still a 
teenager. Encouraged by Mao's 
injunction to speak out against Com- 
munist Partv ills during the Hundred 
Flowers period in 1956, he wrote a 
short story about his experience as a 
political newcomer. However, it pro- 
voked Mao's ire and Meng became a 
target of the An ti- Rightist Campaign 
in 1957. Exiled to the remote province 
of Xinjiang, Meng was banned from 

publication until his "rehabilitation" 
in 1979. 

Brought back to Beijing after 
Mao's demise and the downfall of the 
Gang of Four, Meng invoked contro- 
versy once again when he wrote a 
series of prize-winning experimental 
stones and novellas. 

In addition to his prominence in 
the literary arena, Meng has held 
important posts in the Communist 
Party Congress. In a signal of China's 
open-door and modernization policy 
during Hu Yaobang and Zhao 
Ziyang's administration, he was 
appointed Minister of Culture in 
1986. He resigned in the wake of the 
Tiananmen Square Incident in 1989. 
Although he stepped down from that 
post, as well as the all-powerful Cen- 
tral Committee, Wang still holds 
semi-official political positions. 

Wang's talk, followed by a rccep- 

Capitol Staffers Learn to Put Out Fires 

Seems hard to 
believe that experienced 
Capitol Hill folks would 
need lessons in putting 
out fires, but these are 
real fires, not the politi- 
cal kind. Fifteen aides to 
Maryland U.S. Sen. Paul 
Sarbanes, Rep. Steny 
Hoyerand Rep. Con- 
stance Moreila spent 
Monday, Oct. 25 at the 
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute 
College Park Training Academy. 
Shown are four staffers learning how 
firefighters don protective equipment 
to enattle them to survive in hostile 
environments. (Will it work when 
they return to the District?) 

But it was not all fun and games. 
The day-long experience included 

observing the growth of a building 
fire and its extinguishment, viewing a 
demonstration kitchen fire extin- 
guished bv a built-in sprinkler sys- 
tem, and even a chance to put out a 

All activities were planned to 
familiarize the aides with the opera- 
tions and needs of the nation's emer- 
gency services. By gaining a better 
understanding of the importance of 
safe, hands-on training and modern 
protective equipment, staffers will be 
more knowledgeable about the 
impact of federal legislation on the 
national fire and rescue services. 

UM's Maryland Fire and Rescue 
Institute is the state's comprehensive 
training and education system for 
emergency services. 

Russian Littoral Project Conference 
Focuses on Religion and Politics 

The Russian Littoral Project pre- 
sents a Conference on Religion and 
Politics in the Former Soviet Union, 
Nov. 10 to 12, at the University Col- 
lege Conference Center. A joint effort 
of UMCP and the Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity's School of Advanced Interna- 
tional Studies (SAIS), the project is a 
major program of research and 
exchange on the contemporary inter- 
national politics of Eurasia. The pro- 
gram seeks to analyze relations 
among the newly independent states 
(NIS) of the former Soviet Union and 
major neighboring states by focusing 
on the interaction between the inter- 
nal affairs and foreign policies of the 
NIS countries. 

Participants in the project include 

policy-makers, sch o la rs a nd 
researchers both from the NIS coun- 
tries and from the United States. 
Papers on the project topics are pre- 
sented at a series of workshops held 
over a two-year period in Washing- 
ton, D.C. The participants from the 
NIS countries remain at SAIS or 
UMCP for periods of one to six 

Principal investigators for the pro- 
ject are Karen Da wis ha, professor, 
Department of Government and Poli- 
tics, UMCP, and Bruce Parrott, pro- 
fessor, Russians Area and Fast 
European Studies, SAIS. 

For more information call Janine 
Ludlam, executive director, at 

tion, will take place at the Center for 
Adult Education Conference Center. 
It is free and open to the public. 

The event is co- sponsored by the 
Committee on East Asian Studies, the 
Department of Hebrew and East 
Asian Languages and Literatures, 
and the College of Arts and Humani- 

For more information, call Profes- 
sor Angelina Yee at 405-4541. 

Three UMCP Faculty 
Named AAAS FeUows 

The American Association for the 
Advancement of Science (AAAS) has 
awarded the distinction of Fellow to 
UMCP faculty members Robert 
Clucks tern, professor, Department of 
Physics; David William lnouye, asso- 
ciate professor, Department of Zool- 
ogy; and Raymond Miller, president 
of the Maryland Institute for Agricul- 
ture and Natural Resources. The 
three, among 249 members so-hon- 
ored, were awarded this ranking for 
their efforts toward advancing sci- 
ence and fostering applications that 
are scientifically or socially distin- 

Gluckstern, lnouye and Miller 
will be presented with a certificate 
and rosette pin on Feb. 20 at the Fel- 
lows forum during the 1994 AAAS 
annual meeting in San Francisco. 

Founded in 1848, AAAS repre- 
sents the world's largest federation 
of scientists and has more than 
137,000 individual members. The 
association publishes the weekly 
peer-reviewed journal. Science. 


OUTLOOK 15 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 Bali 

Director of University Publications 

Jennifer Hawes 


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Editorial Consultant 

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Editorial Interns 

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Formal Designer 

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Layout & Production 

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Production Interns 

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UM Printing 


Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor 
malion & calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
all material at least two weeks before the Monday of 
publication. Send It to Editor OUTLOOK, 2101 Turner 
Building, through campus marl or to University of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Our telephone 
number is (301) 405-4621. Electronic mail address 
is Fax number is 
1301) 314-9344. 







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Free GED Practice Test Available in Spanish or English 

Personnel Services is offering a free GED (General Educational Development) practice 
test in both English and Spanish versions for all university employees who do not have 
a high school diploma. The practice test will be given on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. 
to 2 p.m., in the Firehouse, second floor training room. This test will determine how 
well prepared one is to take the official GED test and what type of preparation is need- 
ed for a successful score. The five subjects covered by the test are: science, social stud- 
ies, literature, math and English. To register for this test or to obtain further 
information call Personnel Services, 405-5651. Sample test questions may be viewed in 
the Administrative Services Building, first floor, employee development section. 

Community Service-Oriented Campus Compact links 
University with Nation 

Last July, President William E. 
Kirwan dedicated himself and the 
University of Maryland at College 
Park to furthering community service 
on campus by becoming a member of 
Campus Compact, a project for pub- 
lic and community service. 

Campus Compact is an umbrella 
organization of nearly 400 university 
presidents across the country who 
have joined together in this commit- 
ment to further community service 
goals for their respective campuses. 

K i r wa n ' s com mi tm en t to com m u - 
nitv service was evident with the 
establishment of the Community Ser- 
vice Programs office. Through this 
office, students can find community 
service projects that interest them and 
organizations can be matched with 
student volunteers. 

One of the most promising pro- 
grams sponsored by the office is the 
"You Can Make a Difference" pro- 
gram. New this year, the program 
consists of two volunteer sites chosen 
because of their proximity to UMCP 
students. The 1 993-94 sites are 
Sarah's House, located in Fort Meade, 

Candidate Deadline Is 
Dec. 1 for UMCP Reps, 
to Women's Forum 

The President's Commission on 
Women's Affairs seeks candidates 
who are willing to represent UMCP 
as members of the executive commit- 
tee of the Women's Forum of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland System, Two 
elective positions for three-year terms 
are currently open. According to 
fnruin rules and regulations, each 
campus is entitled to three represen- 
tatives — one appointed by the presi- 
dent and two who are elected. Any 
female member of the UMCP faculty, 
associate staff or classified staff is eli- 
gible to serve. 

The Women's Forum, which spon- 
sors a system-wide conference each 
fall, deals with issues of general con- 
cern, such as pay equity, sexual 
harassment and family leave. In the 
pist, it has provided information on 
such issues to the board of regents 
and the state legislature. It also offers 
an important network for the 
exchange of information on campus 

Representatives are expected to 
attend scheduled meetings through- 
out the year, which are held at vari- 
ous campuses within the system. 

Those interested in serving are 
invited to phone the commission sec- 
retary at 405-580fi. The deadline for 
applications is Wednesday, Dec. 1. 

where many commuter students 
reside; and the Youth Resources Cen- 
ter in Hyattsville, which is reachable 
for campus residents. 

The Community Service Programs 
office is in the process of instituting a 
database which it hopes to have in 
operation by the end of the fall 
semester. Once it is up and running, 
students can come in, input their 
interests and preferred location, and 
itn media teiy receive a printout of 
organizations they might be interest- 
ed in working with. 

Student groups can find group 
community service projects through 
the programs office as weil. The 
office has been working with the 
Flonors Program and sociology 
department, among other academic 
units, to incorporate community ser- 
vice in certain class curricula. 

The Community Service Programs 
office, which publishes a month I v 
newsletter announcing new volun- 
teer opportunities, plans to work 
with Campus Compact to keep cur- 
rent on trends in community service 
programs. Campus Compact also is a 

Teleconference Examines Campus 
Community Service Programs 

A national teleconference, Building Partnerships for 
Community Service and Learning, will be downloaded to 
the Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom Lounge on 
Wednesday, Nov. 17. The conference plans to examine 
how community service programs can be used on college 
campuses and in curricula. 

The interactive program will enable participants to 
phone in their questions throughout the broadcast. 
The teleconference will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., fol- 
lowed by remarks from President Kirwan and a recep- 
tion. Prior to the program, refreshments will be served. 
AH faculty and staff are invited to attend. 

The teleconference is sponsored by Community Ser- 
vice Programs, the Office of the President, the College 
Park Senate, the Office for the Vice President for Student 
Affairs, and the Caring Coalition. 

main source for grants for service 
projects. For more information, call 
Barbara Jacoby, director, Community 
Service Programs, at 314-2273. 

— Heather Diwis 

Horticulture Students Get Down and Dirty 

It's the big "M." The campus landmark. "Go to the 'NT and take a left. Meet me at the 'M'." 
Besides Its distinctive form, the beautiful plantings make it a stand-out. This fall, for the first 
time, UMCP horticulture students had the chance to dig In. Forty-two students from the land- 
scape contracting and maintenance class planted 70 pounds of bulbs (that adds up to a cou- 
ple of thousand or more sulphur yellow bulbs imported from the Netherlands). Professor and 
Acting Horticulture Chair Francis Gouin says: "It was a win-win situation. UMCP's physical 
plant department has been short-staffed with groundskeepers; and I believe in hands-on expe- 
rience for my students." Come next spring, everyone can enjoy their efforts. But please, don't 
tiptoe through the tulips. 


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Worldwide Design ( 

Competition Narrows to Ten Firms 

for UMCP Performi 

ng Arts Center 

Ten architectural firms have made 

College Park." 

"With such widespread and interna- 

the short list in the worldwide design 

The ten firms on the short list are: 

tional competition, it's good to see 

competition to select an architect for 

Antoine Predock Architect, FAIA, 

our state's companies in such select 

the $80 million Maryland Center for 

Albuquerque, N.M.; Barton Myers 


Performing Arts to be located on the 

Associates, Inc., Los Angeles; Cesar 

The international design competi- 

College Park campus, the Maryland 

Pelli & Associates, New Haven, 

tion drew responses from 199 firms — 

Department of General Services 

Conn., with RTKL Associates, Inc., 

the highest for any state project in the 

(DCS) announced on Tuesday, Nov. 

Baltimore; Hammond Beeby and 

past ten years — which submitted let- 

2. Construction of the Performing 

Babka, Inc., Chicago; Michael Dennis 

ters of interest to DGS. A qualifica- 

Arts Center, slated to begin spring 

& Associates, Boston, Mass., with 

tion committee, comprised of the 

1996, will be one of the largest build- 

Ayers /Saint /Gross, Inc., Baltimore; 

DGS General Professional Services 

ing projects in the 137-year history of 

Michael Graves Architect, Princeton, 

Selection Board, which includes DGS 


N.J.; Moore Ruble Yudell, Santa Mon- 

professionals and a representative of 

"We are delighted with the nation- 

ica; Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New 

the university, reviewed the qualifi- 

al and international stature of archi- 

York; Rafael Vinoly Architects, New 

cations of 41 subsequent proposals 

tectural firms that will be competing 

York, with Richter Cornbrooks Gob- 

before selecting the ten semi-finalists. 

for the opportunity to design the 

ble, Inc., Baltimore; Zeidler Roberts 

The qualifications committee will 

Maryland Center for the Performing 

Partnership, inc., Baltimore, with 

interview the ten firms and further 

Arts," says UMCP President William 

Bryant and Bryant, Washington, D.C. 

shorten the list to three to five firms 

E. Kirwan. "The calibre of partici- 

"Maryland architectural firms are 

that will be invited to participate in 

pants insures that the facility will be a 

well represented on this list of quali- 

the actual design competition, sched- 

landmark building for the state and a 

fiers," said Maryland General Ser- 

uled to begin Nov. 12, with final sub- 

showcase for the performing arts at 

vices Secretary Martin Walsh Jr. 

missions due Feb. 7, 1994. 

Retention 2000 Conference to Focus on Successful Strategies 

In 1992 and 1993, UMCP ranked 

munitv leaders will have equal roles 

American Association of State Col- 

first and fourth, respectively, among 

in the process. 

leges and Universities will speak 

traditionally white institutions in the 

Reginald Wilson, senior scholar of 

about access and quality for minority 

number of baccalaureate and doctoral 

the American Council on Education, 

student retention at state colleges and 

degrees it conferred upon African- 

will deliver the morning keynote 

regional universities. 

American graduates. The university 

address. He is the author of Civil Lib- 

Daisy De Filippis and colleagues 

is taking steps to raise these numbers 

erties ami the U.S., and editor of Race 

will address the topic, "Building for 

even higher. 

and Equity in Higher Education. 

Tomorrow: Making It Work at York 

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, the 

Maria Torres-Guzman will give 

College, the City University of New 

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Educa- 

the luncheon keynote address. She is 


tion is hosting its second annual con- 

assistant professor and director of the 

Among several presentations 

ference, "Retention 2000 — Strategies 

Bilingual-Bicultural Education Pro- 

involving students will be a panel of 

That Empower: Collaborate, Educate, 

gram at Teachers College, Columbia 

UMCP students who will discuss. 

and Excel." The conference will 

University. She has done scholarly 

"College Students' Perspectives on 

explore new opportunities for collab- 

work nationally in the areas of cross- 

Retention and Attrition: Why Stu- 

oration in developing retention 

cultural communication, language 

dents Stay or Why They Leave." 

strategies designed to face new chal- 

and cultural diversity, and curricu- 

For registration information, con- 

lenges in retaining and graduating 

lum development. 

tact Dottie Bass at 405-5618. 

multi-ethnic students. Students, fac- 

Pamela Harrington, director of the 

ulty, staff, administrators, and com- 

National Retention Project at the 

Pathways to Science 

continued from page 7 

Not only will the program assist 
the students in their path from high 

Meanwhile, faculty at the commu- 
nity colleges are being given release 

financial and cultural barriers minori- 

school to undergraduate study 

time to help recruit these potential 

ty college students face. An added 

toward a B.S. degree, but also from 

students. This summer, the commu- 

incentive to potential participants is 

their baccalaureate program to post- 

nity college faculty also will attend 

that they will be paid to work in the 

graduate study. The UMCP staff 

the UMCP program serving as men- 


members will expedite the students' 

tors, helping in the lab or teaching 

Following their summer of study. 

enrollment in the baccalaureate pro- 


the students return to PGCC, HCC or 

gram, advise them about degree 

"We're targeting students who 

MC to complete the required courses. 

requirements and their fall semester 

have never been targeted before," 

They return the second summer to 

schedule, and assist with their orien- 

says Higgins, And this is just the first 

continue their research projects at 

tation. The faculty research mentors 

step, "We hope to facilitate their 

UMBC or UMCP, and if they have 

will continue to advise the students 

entry into graduate school or medical 

not completed the required calculus 

until graduation and help them apply 

school," says Higgins. 

course, enroll in a math course. 


to a postgraduate program. 




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Associate Staff Survey Results Analyzed 

Open Forum Is Next Step to Addressing Concerns 

Last February, u 49-qnestion survey 
ivas mailed to all 644 College Park associ- 
ate staff personnel, plus an additional 59 
employees in closely-matched administra- 
tive positions. Questions asked for mews 
a bo uS important matters such as poten- 
tial for career advancement, job satisfac- 
tion, and employee rights and benefits. 

The associate staff survey was 
developed under the auspices of the 
President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs. An accompanying letter 
signed by Margaret Bridwell, com- 
mission chair, and Deborah Bryant, 
associate staff committee chair, 
explained that the survey was the 
first effort to gain a better under- 
standing of characteristics and con- 
cerns common to this group of 
College Park employees. 

Forty -two percent of the target 
population responded to the survey; 
and results have been analyzed by 
Nehama Babin, senior research ana- 
lyst, Office of Institutional Studies. 
Steps are underway to further ana- 
lyze the responses by gender and 

Currently, Babin is chair of the 
associate staff committee. Now in its 
third year, the first year the commit- 
tee focused on examining common 
issues; the second year, in surveying 
their colleagues, and now the com- 
mittee is eager to publicize the find- 
ings and seek strategies for resolving 
the issues raised. 

"We will pull together an open 
forum and have speakers who will 
address key issues and focus atten- 
tion on them," says Babin. The 

forum's purpose is four- fold: to better 
educate associate staff about their sta- 
tus; to give voice to issues; to build 
cohesion; and to disseminate infor- 

"Classified and faculty are very 
clearly defined categories. What hap- 
pens to associate staff is not always as 
clear," says Babin. That associate staff 
are professionals without the status 
of faculty was one of the rationales 
for conducting the survey. 

The lack of performance review 
was a primary concern of respon- 
dents. Without such a mechanism for 
feedback, individuals can have diffi- 
culty improving performance in one's 
position, says Babin. Promotion and 
salary equity were also two key 

Respondents were asked to give 
their opinions about changes, posi- 
tive and negative, at the university 
that have had the greatest impact on 
their working life. On the plus side, 
they cited the improved technological 
systems that enabled them to do their 
jobs well, such as mainframe comput- 
er sharing, access to the Student 
Information System and the new 
phone system. In the minus column, 
budgetary constraints were number 
one. Salary and staffing issues, such 
as loss of positions and layoffs, were 
frequently mentioned. 

In the open-ended question which 
concluded the survey, respondents 
were asked to list ways in which the 
President's Commission on Women's 
Affairs could be supportive to them. 
Many suggestions were given, such 
as starting a mentoring program to 

Respondents' Profile 

According to survey results, 
associate staff respondents are a 
highly educated, highly skilled 
and stable workforce. The average 
respondent is 42 years old, has 
worked at UMCP for ten years 
and has spent nearly six of those 
ten years in his/her current posi- 
tion. The largest number have 
salaries in the $30,000 to $40,000 
range. Nearly one half (47 per- 
cent) hold at least a master's 
degree and 1 4 percent have doc- 
toral degrees. Of the 56 percent 
men and 44 percent women, by 
race, the tally is: 83 percent white, 
13 percent African American and 
four percent, not identified. 

serve as an adjunct to career progres- 
sion. Greater access to privileges 
enjoyed by faculty, such as sabbati- 
cals and research opportunities, were 
also cited. 

Through a forum, the committee 
hopes to educate associate staff about 
the existence of untapped opportuni- 
ties, and provide the group with a 
realistic picture of what's possible 
within the current budgetary envi- 
ronment. "Even with problems, one 
of the things that comes through is 
that {the associate staff] are quite pos- 
itive about their positions and influ- 
ence they have on others," observes 

Summary of Survey Findings 

Job characteristics and satisfaction 

• Vast majority (84 percent) agree 
positions are worthwhile and 

• At least 70 percent indicate dissatis- 
faction with current salary and ade- 
quacy of salary for the level of 

• Sixty -six percent are satisfied with 
the amount of influence they have in 
deciding matters affecting their work. 

• One-half are satisfied with job secu- 
rity; and 57 percent believe benefits 
compare favorably to those outside of 

• Nearly half hold the view that they 
will not be better compensated as 
they gain more challenging positions 
at UMCP. 

• Regarding frequency of perfor- 
mance review, 41 percent say that 
they have never had one; while 26 
percent indicate they have a review 

Benefits and Rights 

• More than 50 percent are aware of 
all benefits and rights with the excep- 
tion of the advancement of five days 
of annual leave and, most significant- 
ly, approved leave with pay for pro- 
fessional development for a period of 
up to six months. 

Role or Service to the University 

• Most, 91 percent, say they have 
adequate representation about issues 
affecting them; and 81 percent indi- 
cate that they are able to contribute 

"always" or "sometimes" to policies 
affecting their offices. 

• Approximately one-third report 
"always" being able to participate in 
professional development or to serve 
on university committees. 

Relationship of Faculty and Staff 

• More than three-quarters (76 per- 
cent) of respondents agree that they 
are treated with respect and as pro- 
fessional experts by other staff. 

• While 57 percent indicate that fac- 
ulty listen to them and treat them 
with respect in meetings and on com- 
mit Lvs, slightly less than hall (49 per- 
cent) agree that faculty view them as 
professional experts. 


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Who's the Boss? 

Corporations are Questioning Traditional Business Practices 

Corporate employees who are 

While the team approach displaces 

fives who are interested in being 

climbing the ladder of success should 

bosses, it doesn't eliminate the need 

competitive. And the executives must 

be careful where they step; the rungs 

for leaders. But these leaders are 

fine tune the concept to make it work 

to upper management may be disap- 

determined by the teams rather than 

for their organization. 

pearing. As self-management 

having a supervisor thrust upon 

Although the authors advocate 

becomes the rage in corporate Ameri- 
ca, bosses are being banished. While 

and support the team concept, they 
also recognize the challenges of 

that's bad news for bosses, employees 

Employees dorit need bosses 

bringing self-management teams to 

are reaping the benefits of job satis- 

life. "Launching teams can be a 

faction and companies are witnessing 
increased productivity. 

continuously staring over 

painful process," says Sims, "We're 
realistic about the bumps and warts 

It's time to reexamine the tradi- 

their shoulders, 

as well as the successes." 

tional notion of "boss," say Henry 

But once in place, Sims savs, "they 

Sims Jr. and Charles Manz. Instead, 

are amazingly effective." In fact. 

the two predict, organizations of the 

telling them what to do 

Manz and Sims' research has found 

21st century will rely on self-manag- 

productivity to be 30 to 50 percent 

ing teams, 

Manz, of Arizona State University, 

and chewing them out for 

better than with traditional work 

and Sims, professor of management 

what they've done wrong, 

While self-managed teams have 

and organization at the Maryland 

proven to be effective in manufactur- 

Business School are co-authors of the 

ing firms, the concept also has merit 

recently-released book Business With- 

say the authors. 

for other corporations. For example, 

out Bosses; How Self-Managing Teams 

the authors cite IDS Financial Service, 

are Producing High-Performing Compa- 

a mutual fund corporation located in 

nies (John Wilev & Sons, New York). 

the midwest. In 1988, IDS traded its 

According to Sims, "At first, it's 

them. Employees don't need bosses 

traditional corporate hierarchy for a 

shocking to think of working without 

continuously staring over their shoul- 

self-managed-teams structure. One 

a boss. Everyone is used to a boss; 

ders, telling them what to do and 

major improvement the company 

everyone accepts the notion without 

chewing them out for what they've 

witnessed as a result of this change 

question." But businesses today are 

done wrong, say the authors. By 

was in the area of customer service. 

facing tremendous competitive chal- 

organizing people into teams and 

It reduced employee response time to 

lenge, he says. "Self managing teams 

equipping them with what thev need 

customers' telephone inquiries from 

are coming to the forefront as a criti- 

to do the job themselves, companies 

more than seven minutes to 13 seconds. 

cal factor in survival." 

can do business without bosses. 

Sims says he and Manz wrote the 

More than ten years ago, onlv 250 

"This set up will have significant 

bcrok to inform — -not convince — exec- 

manufacturing plants in the United 

career ramifications for people in 

utives of the benefits of this team 

States were using these teams. "In 

middle management," says Sims. 

approach. But, he says, "if the compa- 

terms of percentages, that number is 

They're the employees most affected, 

nies want to be competitive, they'll 

low," says Sims. But more recent esti- 

he says. "The hierarchy isn't there to 

pay attention," savs Sims. 

mates indicate the number of compa- 

climb anymore." 

If an executive hasn't heard about 

nies using teams to be near 40 

In order for these self-managing 

self-managing teams, "they've got 


teams to be effective, says Sims, the 
concept must be embraced by execu- 

their head in the sand," says Sims. 

Protect the Seas 

fictitious Madrigal Sea as a model to 
deal with the problems of coastal seas 

overfishing is doing more damage. 
"Mv argument is to say, This 

continued from page I 

^ '93 will focus on using the experi- 

from all over the world. 

environmental nonsense is something 

^H ences of the 45 different countries 

The Madrigal Sea is the brainchild 

that we can't afford. We have to pay 

^■H " attending to understand which poli- 

of Jack Greer, director of the Coastal 

attention to the economic issues,'" 

^fl K ^k cies do or do not work when dealing 

and Environmental Policy Program, 

Sagoff says. 

^fl H ^L with coastal and inland seas. 

which was created in 1987 by the 

"He's so good, I almost began to 

W 1 ^ 

New to the program will be a 
track organized bv Mark Sagoff, 
director of the Institute for Philoso- 

Maryland Legislature to deal with 

l"i" 1 1"" ■ Jil f™* I 

believe him," Jack Greer says of 


r ■Mv-^ 

political policies towards the Chesa- 
peake Bay. 

Sagoff's performance at a recent 
rehearsal for the forum. 


Jl — "" '" T: ^^^ 

phy and Public Policy in the School of 
Public Affairs, which will focus on 

Six countries will be represented, 
each with its own perspective on how 

Other topics at the conference 
include the role of the media in envi- 




the philosophical implications of sci- 

the sea should be used. 

ronmental affairs and a discussion 




entific research. 

Sagoff will represent Lameena, an 

chaired by Greenpeace on the politi- 


"The reasons we want to save the 

industrialized nation to the south of 

cal actions that citizens can take as 


bay are not economic," Sagoff says. 

the Madrigal Sea with a large chemi- 


■=->» — 

"We have to look at it in terms of 

cal industry. Loomington, a develop- 

Registration will be accepted dur- 

• ■ — 

political, aesthetic and moral reasons 

ing country in the north with heavy 
agriculture and fishing industries, is 

ing the conference, and single day or 
event passes will be available. For 

and decide why we care about the 

Chesapeake and other coastal seas." 

accusing Lameena of polluting the 

more information, call 1 lelene Tenner 

Sagoff will also be a participant in 

Madrigal Sea, But Lameena says that 

at (410) 974-5047. 

the Coastal Forum, which will use the 


Loomington 's agricultural runoff and 

— Stephen Sohek 






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Diversity Matching Grants Propsals are Due 

Reminder: Matching grants proposals for the "Diversity at UMCP: Moving 
Toward Community" initiative are due by Nov. 10 to Jane Fines, 1131 Engi- 
neering Classroom Building. If you need proposal guidelines please call Gail 
Miller at 405-2950 or Gabriele Strauch at 405-5646. Grants of up to $300 are 
being given to support campus diversity-related programs and projects. 


The Incredible Shrinking Campus 

Undergraduate Studies Projects Aim to Create Neighborhood Feel at UMCP 

Even New York City lias Brook- 
lyn. Whatever else you might remark 
about the Big Apple — its alienating 
immensity, its capacity to sometimes 
swallow the individual whole — there 
are still and always the boroughs, 
and the multiplicity of neighbor- 
hoods within, to provide a sense of 

The University of Maryland at 
College Park is itself a city in micro- 
cosm. So why should things be anv 
different here? 

They shouldn't. But until recently, 
UMCP to many of its students too 
often felt like n large metropolis with 
no neighborhoods to come home to, 
no neighbors to turn to. 

All that's changing, says Joann 
Amadeo, equity officer for Under- 
graduate Studies. And if a couple of 
new projects being developed by her 
department have anything to do with 
it, this campus, populous though it 
may be, will continue to grow "small- 
er and smaller." Or, perhaps more 
important, in the words of Stewart 
Edelstein, "a little less intimidating." 

Edelstein is an associate dean in 
the College of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences, He's currently at work on 
the larger details of one of the pro- 
grams in the College Park Scholars 
project, an interactive, interdisci- 
plinary experiment that's set to begin 
in fall 1994. (The other project, 
already in place, is First Year Focus, 
which will guarantee each incoming 
freshman at least one first-year class 
with 30 students or fewer. Both are 
outgrowths of an internal campus- 

wide study, conducted during the 
periodic Middle States accreditation 
review a couple of years ago,} 

The College Park Scholars project 
will consist of five distinct programs: 
the arts; life sciences; international 
studies; science, terhnulogv t md soci- 
ety; and public leadership and 
national service. Participating fresh- 
men and sophomores will be special- 
ly selected, with an eye toward 
achieving a friendly mix of cultures 
and backgrounds. Competition will 
be fierce; few slots will he made 

Universities are forever touting 
their ability to offer students a 
"unique educational experience," but 
in this instance, that is genuinely the 
case: the College Park Scholars pro- 
ject is in many respects a harbinger of 
the direction of higher education into 
the next century. 

First, the program is attempting to 
create an almost constant educational 
atmosphere. Most notably, each of 
the five programs will have its own 
dorm, and students will coexist side 
bv side with their fellow scholars. 
And second, it is attempting to create 
a tightly-knit community of learning 
and open intellectual exchange. 

In Edelstein's International Studies 
program, for example, students may 
be able to take courses geared almost 
totally around ICONS simulation, a 
computer program that allows stu- 
dents, as they grapple with the many 
political, economic and cultural 
issues of the global village, to work 
with other students at other universi- 

ties. In addition, students will be 
exposed to a variety of teachers and 
guest lecturers, not only drawn from 
across the faculty, but from the pro- 
fessional world, too — in the case of 
the International Studies program, 
from many of the embassies d own- 

A far cry from standard first-year 

One of the objectives, says Edel- 
stein, "is to get students to see things 
from many different points of view." 
And not only where their classes are 
concerned, but also in the wide range 
of various fields of study — "to get 
them to see what the university has 
to offer, and to explore those 
options," he says. 

Though many of the particulars of 
the project remain to be hashed out, 
the working premise is firmly in 
place: more concentrated, more chal- 
lenging academic experiences lead to 
greater retention; and greater reten- 
tion leads to a student body that's not 
only diverse but also thrives upon its 

"What it will allow," says Amadeo, 
"is for students to find community 
within the larger community." In a 
community as large (and isolating) as 
this one, that's essential to the contin- 
ued emotional and intellectual well- 
being of its students. Only time will 
tell whether more self-sustaining 
neighborhoods will lead to a better, 
more hospitable city. 

— Todd Kliman 



UMCP Student Crowned Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 

Karen Johnsen's one wish is that 
people could see beyond a person's 
looks. "It's what's inside that mat- 
ters," she says. 

As Ms. Wheelchair Maryland, 
Johnsen hopes to continue educating 
the public regarding the dignity, pro- 
ductiveness and values of persons 
with disabilities. 

Johnsen, a UMCP student, was 
chosen from ten contestants on Oct. 9 
after a full day of interviews, practice, 
and finallv, the pageant. She was 
judged on her accomplishments since 
the onset of her disability, her com- 
munication skills, and her self-per- 
ception and projection. The 
competition sought to select the most 
accomplished and articulate 
spokesperson for all persons with 

Johnsen brings strong credentials 
to her new role. She is the coordinator 
of a support group for people with 
her d isea se , Fa c i o 5 ca pu 1 a Humeral 
Muscular Dystrophy (FSH), one of 
only three support groups in the 

nation for people with 
FSH. She also sits on the 
board of the FSH soci- 

Her work as a sup- 
port group coordinator 
was what ultimately 
drew her back to the 
classroom this fall. She 
frequently counsels peo- 
ple with her disability 
over the telephone, and 
she has returned to her 
studies to improve those 
skills. These are the first 
classes she has taken 
since she was awarded 
her Associate Arts 
degree in 1977. 

Johnsen has been 
with UMCP for a long time, though, 
having worked in the Health Center 
for ten years before returning to her 

The Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 
competition was established in 1973 
under the auspices of the Ms. 

Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 1993, Karen Johnsen (right), celebrates her vic- 
tory with last year's winner, Janice Jackson. 

Wheelchair America Program. 
Johnsen is looking forward to com- 
peting in the Ms. Wheelchair America 
Pageant next August in Atlanta, 

— Heather Davis 


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Exhibition: "Anonymity and Identity," 
through Dec. 23, the Art Gallery 
Art /Socio logy Call 5-2763 fat into. 

Art Exhibition Discussion: Tee, Nov. 9. 
"Constructing the Body: A 
Conversation,' (Anonymity and Identity). 
Dori l Cypis and Josephine Withers. 5:30- 
7:30 p.m.. The Art Gallery. Art/Sociology 
Building. Call 5-2763 for info. 

Fall Concert: Tue., Nov. 9, and Nov. 10. 
11. 12 and 13. Dance Department. 8-10 
p.m.. Dorothy Madden Theater, Dance 
Building. 18. $5 students. Call 5-3180 
for info." 

Poetry and Fiction Heading: Wed Nov 
10, Richard Jackson, Jev.eil Rhodes. 
7-.30 p.m.. Maryland Room, Mane 
Mourn. Call 5-3820 for info. 

Maryland Opera Studio: Thu.. Nov. 11. 
and Nov. 13. 15 and 18, "The Mamaee 
of Figaro," 7 cm., Tawes Recital Hall, 
$15, $9 students and seniors. Call 5- 
5548 for info.*. 


Author Jewell Parker Rhodes 

University Theatre: "Brighton Beach 
Memoirs." Thu., Nov. 11. through Sat.. 
Nov. 13. and Thu.. Nov. 18. through 
Sat.. Nov. 20, at 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 
14. at 2 p.m., Tawes Theatre, $10, J7 
students and seniors. Call 5-2201 for 

The Concert Society at Maryland 
Chamber Music Series: Thu.. Nov, 11, 
Chamber Music Society of Lrncoln 
Center and guest artists, 8 p.m.. UMUC 
Auditorium. 519, students 18, faculty 
$17.10 and seniors $16.50. Call 3- 
4240 for info * 

Maryland Opera Studio: Fn., Nov 12, 
and Nov. 14, 17 and 19, "Turn of the 
Screw," 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall, $15, 
$9 for students and seniors. Call 5- 
5548 for info.* 

Creative Dance Lab: Sat.. Nov. 13, 
Dance Department, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 
5-7038 for info. 

Concert: Tue., Nov. 16. Guameri String 
Quartet, 5 p.m.. Tawes Recital Hall. Call 
5-5545 for into. 

Dance Concert: Tue,. Nov. 16. 'The 
Watcher and the Watched," Erika 
Batdorf. 7:30 p.m.. Dorothy Madden 
Theater. Dance Building. Call 53180 for 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Tue., Nov. 
16. 8 p.m.. Grand Ballroom, Stamp 
Student Union. Call 5-5545 for info. 

Art Exhibition Discussion: Wed.. Nov. 
17, 'Framing the Body Questions: Panel 
Discussion." (Anonymity and Identity), 7 
p.m.. 2309 Art/Sociology. Call 5-2763 
tor info. 

Writers Here and Now: Literature 
Reading. Wed.. Nov. 17, Alrce 
McDemnott, 7:30 p.m., University Book 
Center. Call 63820 for info. 


Institute for Advanced Computer 
Studies Demonstration; Mon.. Nov, 8, 9 
ajM p.m., UMUC Center of Adult 
Education. Call 56722 for info. 

Computer Science Lecture: Mon., Nov. 
8, "Taking the Embodiment of Mind 
Seriously: Humanoid Robots," Rodney 
Brooks. MIT. 4 p.m.. 0111 A.V. 
Williams. Call 5-2661 for info. 

Entomology Colloquium: Mon., Nov. 8. 
'Haplodiploidy and the Evolution of 
Faculative Sen Ratios in the Primitively 
Eusocial Bee. Augochtarello Straita." 
Ulrich Mueller, Cornell University, 4 p.m., 
0200 Symons. Call 5-3911 lor info. 

Space Science Seminar: Mon.. Nov, 8, 
"Cosmic Ray Hydrogen and Deuterium 
as Measured hy a Balloon Borne Magnet 
Spectrometer,' David Clements. 
University of Delaware, 
4:30 p.m., 1113 Computer and Space 
Sciences, Call 5-4855 for info, 

Zoology Lecture: Tue.. Nov. 9, 

"Character Displacement in Carnivores: 

Putting Some Teeth in Community 

Ecology.' Dan Simberloff, Flonda State 

University, noon, 1208 

Zoo logy /Psychology. Call 66890 for 


Employee Development Training 
Programmed,, Nov. 10. "Detecting 
Drug & Alcohol Abuse m the Workplace," 
9 a.m.-noon. 1101 Administrative 
Services. Call 5-5651 for info, or to reg- 

Latin American Studies Lecture: Wed.. 
Nov. 10. "The Canbs of Dominica: Travel 
Writing. Ethnicity," Peter Hulme. noon, 
Conference Room. Jimenez, Call 5-6441 
for mfo.O 

Counseling Center Seminar: Wed.. Nov. 

10, "Overview of CESAR s Services and 
Research." Eric Wish, noon-1 p.m.. 
0106-0114 Shoemaker. Call 4-7675 for 

Astronomy Colloquium: Wed.. Nov, 10. 
"COBE/DIRBE Views the Milky Way." 
Michael Ha user. 4 p.m., 1113 Computer 
and Space Sciences. Call 5-1502 for 

Employee Development Training 
Program; Thu., Nov. 11, "Successfully 

Managing Change m the "90s," 9 a.m.-4 
p.m., 1101 Administrative Services. Call 
5-5651 for info, or to register. *9 

First National Bank of Maryland 
Finance Seminar: Thu.. Nov 11, "The 

CAPM Is Alive and Well." Ravi 
Jagananthan. University of Minnesota, 1- 
2:30 p.m.. 1202 Van Munching. Call 5- 
2244 for Info. 

Meteorology Seminar: Thu.. Nov. 11. 
"Air-Sea Interaction in the Equatorial 
Atlantic." Stephen Zebiak. Columbia 

University. 3:30 p.m., 2114 Computer 
and Space Sciences. Call 5-5392 for 
info. * 

Materials and Nuclear Engineering 

Seminar: Thu, Nov. 11. "Properties of 
Metal Clusters," P. Jena. Virginia 
Commonwealth University, 4 p.m.. 2110 
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. Call 
5-5208 for info. 

Physics Lecture Series; Thu.. Nov. 11. 
"Physics is Phun— It's Physics.* 7:30- 
8:45 p.m.. Physics Lecture Halls, Call 5- 
5994 for info. 

Geology Seminar: Fn.. Nov, 12. "Origin 
of Continental Flood Basalts,' Richard 
Carlson, 11 a.m.. 0103 Hornbake 
Library. Call 54089 for info. 

Botany Seminar: FrL Nov, 12. "The 
Response of Forested Ecosystems to 
CO^ Increase and Possible Global 
Environmental Change," Boyd Strain, 
Duke University, noon. 2242 H.J. 
Patterson. Call 5-1597 for info. 

Mental Health Service Lunch 'N Learn 
Seminar: Fn., Nov. 12. "Male Survivors 
of Sexual Abuse." Peter Crockett. 1-2 
p.m.. 3100 E University Health Center. 
Call 4-6106 far info. 

Microbiology Seminar: Frr., Nov 12, 
'Oral Streptococcal Adhesions." P. 
Kolenbrander, NIH, 3:30 p.m.. 1207 
Microbiology. Call 5-5446 for info. 

National Reading Research Center 
Seminar: Fn., Nov. 12. "Promoting Seif- 
Determmed Reading." Ed Deci. 
University of Rochester, 4-5 p.m , 3201 
J.M. Patterson. Call 5-7437 for info. 

Physics Lecture Serf es: FrL, Nov. 12, 
"Physics is Phun— It's Physics.' 7:30- 
8:45 p.m.. Physics Lecture Halls. Call 5- 
5994 tor info. 

Physics Lecture Series: Sat., Nov, 13, 

"Physics is Phun— It's Physics,* 7:30- 
8:45 p.m.. Physics Lecture Halls. Call 5- 
5994 for info. 

Employee Development Training 
Program: Mon., Nov. 15, "Enviromental 
Safety Series," 1101 Administrative 

Services. Call 5-5651 for info, or to reg- 
ister ■ 

Public Affairs Brown Bag Discussion: 

Mon.. Nov, 15. "Water Resource 
Problems of Siberia.' Rimma Dankova. 
Institute for Water & Environmental 
Problems, noon-1: 15 p.m., 1109 Van 
Munching. Call 56359 for info. 

Entomology Colloquium: Mon.. Nov. 15. 
"Effects of Organo phosphates on 
Neurobehavioral Function of 
Applicators." Amy Brown, 4 p.m., 0200 
Symons. Call 5-3911 for info. 

Space Science Seminar: Man., Nov. 15, 
"Upwind-Downwind Asymmetries in the 
Heiiospheric Distribution ol the 
Anomalous Component of Cosmic 
Rays," Horst Fichtner. University of 
Calgary. 4:30 p.m., 1113 Computer and 
Space Sciences. Call 5-4S55 for info. 

Faculty and Staff Computer Short 
Course: Tue.. Nov. 16, "Developing 
Effective Presentations with Power 
Point." 9 a.m. -noon, place TBA. $30 
Call 5-3047 for info." 

Employee Development Training 
Program: Tue,, Nov. 16. "Excellent 
Customer Service m a University 
Setting," 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1101 
Administrative Services. Call 55651 far 
info, or to register. ■ 

Zoology Lecture: Tue., Nov, 16. 
"Environmental Variability and 
Community Structure in Streams." LeRoy 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs Nov. 11. 

PoFf. noon. 1208 Zoology /Psychology 1 . 
Call 5-6891 for info. 

Latin American Studies Lecture: Tue,, 
Nov. 16, "Construction of Transnational 
identities in Latin America at the Time of 

Globalization.'' Daniel Mate. Umversidad 
Central de Veneiuela, 5 p.m.. St. Mary's 
Multipurpose Room. Call 5-6441 for 

Employee Development Training 
Program: Wed., Nov. 17, 'A Team of 
Two— Developing a Successful 
Manager/ Secretary Partnership. " 
9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1101 Administrative 
Services. Call 55655 for info, or to reg- 

Latin American Studies Lecture: Wed.. 
Nov, 17, 'Tradilionalizing the Traditional: 
Festival and Politics in Venemela." 
David Guss. noon, Conference Room, 
Jimenez. Call 5-6441 for mfo.O 

Counseling Center Seminar: Wed., Nov. 
17, "Is Televised Democracy an 
Oxymoron?" John Spiaine, noon-1 p.m., 
0106-0114 Shoemaker. Call 4-7690 for 

University Theatre Lecture: Wed.. Nov. 
17, "Sounding the Humanities- 
Discussion of Brvgnton Beach Memoirs. " 
noon-12:50 p.m., 1102 Francis Scott 
Hey. Call 5-2201 for info. 


Campus Senate Meeting: Thu,. Nov. 11. 
3:30-6:30 p.m.. 0200 Skinner. Call 5- 
5805 tor info. 

Commission Meeting: Mon.. Nov. 15, 
Vicki Foxworth, noon-1 p.m., Maryland 
Room, Marie Mount, Call 5-2840 for 

Toastmasters Meeting: rue., Nov, 16. 
General Meeting. 7 p.m., 1314 Van 
Munching. Call (301) 474-3410 for info. 


Returning Student Workshop: Mon., 
Nov. 8. "Exam Skills," 2-3 p.m.. 2201 
Shoemaker. Call 4-7693 for info. 

Peer Computer Training: Mon., Nov. 8, 
"hermit/ Modem Workshop," 6-9 p.m.. 
3332 Computer and Space Sciences, 
Call 5-2941 for info.' 

Stress Management Workshop: Tue,, 
Nov. 9. "Stress and Humor." 5:15-6:15 

p.m., 2107 Health Center. Call 4-8131 
for info. 

Peer Computer Training: Tue., Nov. 9, 
"WordPerfect." 6-9 p.m., 3330 

Computer and Space Sciences. S5. Call 
5-2941 for info. 1 

RETENTION 2000-Strategies that 
Empower: Wed,, Nov. 10. "Collaborate, 

Educate, and Excel," all day conference. 
Stamp Student Union. Call 65616 for 


Peer Computer Training: Wed., Nov. 10, 
"Intro to UNIX," 6-9 p.m., 4352 
Computer and Space Sciences. $5, Call 
5-2941 for info. ' 

Peer Computer Training: Thu.. Nov. 11, 
"MacWrite." 5-9 p.m., 3332 Computer 
and Space Sciences, $5. Call 5-2941 for 

Peer Computer Training: Sun,, Nov. 14, 

"Intermediate WordPerfect," 14 p.m., 
3330 Computer and Space Sciences, 
$5. Call 5-2941 for info.* 

Returning Student Workshop; Mon., 

Nov. 15. "Time Management." 2-3 p.m.. 
2201 Shoemaker. Call 4-7693 for info. 

Peer Computer Training: Mon., Nov. 15. 
"Quattro Pro." 6-9 p.m., 3330 Computer 
and Space Sciences, $5. Call 5-2941 for 

Club Maryland Health Screenings: Tue.. 
Nov. 16, Coronary Risk Profile and 
Health Risk Assessment. 7:30 a.m.- 
noon, 0302 Health and Human 
Performance. Call 5-2438 for info.* 

Returning Student Workshop: Tue., 

Nov, 16. "Writing Skills," 1-2 p.m.. 2201 

Shoemaker, Call 4-7693 for info. 

Stress Management Workshop: Tue., 
Nov. 16. "Stress and Anger," 5:15-6:15 
p.m,, 2107 Health Center. Call 4-8131 
for info. 

University Theatre 
presents Brighton 
Beach Memoirs. 

Calendar Guide 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314- or 4Q5- 
respectively. Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk I *). 
For more information, call 405-4628. 

Listings marked with this symbol have been designated as Diversity Year events 
by the Diversity Initiative Committee. 


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