UpDate - Vol. 13, No. 11, Page 4 November 11, 1993 Up and coming Appreciation Day for MBNA at UD Saturday, Nov. 13, will be MBNA Appreciation Day at the University of Delaware. There are more than 700 MBNA employees who are alumni of the University, and they have been invited to attend a special pre-game reception at 11 a.m. before the Delaware-Richmond football game in Delaware Stadium. The reception will be held in a hospitality tent behind the Delaware Field House. In addition to the reception, special block seating was arranged for current U.D. students who are employed at MBNA. MBNA America, one of the nation's largest credit card companies, has made several major gifts to the University, including $1 million to help fund a minority recruitment and scholarship program in the College of Business and Economics, as well as gifts in support of the MBNA America Concourse in the Bob Carpenter Center. Other gifts to the College of Business and Economics support undergraduate scholarships, the MBNA Teaching Professorship and research conducted by the Financial Institutions Research and Education (FIRE) Center. Russian diplomat to speak Nov. 17 Vladimir Derbenev, press counselor at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., will speak on "Russia: Paying the Price of Freedom" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Russian House residence hall, located on Ray Street in Newark. A career diplomat, Derbenev was born in central Russia in l946 and joined the Foreign Service in 1972. Prior to serving as press counselor, he was an attache in the embassy of the U.S.S.R. in Nepal and as embassy press counselor in New Delhi, India. Previously, he was chief of the directorate, department of press and information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Nepali and French. For information, contact Rob Longwell-Grice at 831-8423. Opera composer to lecture on campus Composer Conrad Cummings will present a lecture about his new opera Tonkin: A Tale of America and Vietnam, at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in Room 207 of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building. The world premiere production will be presented by OperaDelaware. Several events are planned around the opera's presentation, including a symposium on America and Vietnam to be presented Nov. 27 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Wilmington. For additional information on Cummings' visit, call 831-2577. To obtain general information on the opera-to be presented at the Grand Opera House on the Market Street Mall on Nov. 27 and Dec. 2 and 4-and the symposium, call 658-8063. For details on tickets, call 652-5577 or 1-800-658-8063. Del'Arte quintet in Loudis Nov. 16 The Del'Arte Wind Quintet- featuring Eileen Grycky, flute; Lloyd Shorter, oboe; Charles Salinger, clarinet; Jon Gaarder, bassoon; and Cynthia Carr, horn-will present a concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building. The program will include Woodwind Quintet, by faculty composer Robert Hogenson, as well as Quintette en ut by Claude Arerieu, Quintett, Op. 68, No. 2 by Franz Danzi and Quintett, Op. 79 by August Klughardt. Teleconference set on peace process Hillel and the Delaware Israel Political Action Committee will sponsor a live town hall teleconference at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in studio B of Newark Hall. The broadcast is open to the University community to hear Uri Savir, Israel's top diplomat, describe last summer's peace negotiations. Also featured will be Richard M. Joel, international director of the B'nai B'rith Hillel as moderator, and Abe Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, as commentator. Resume updating assistance offered The Office of Employee Development will offer "Updating Your Resume," a class for individuals who already have a resume, from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Blue and Gold Room of the Perkins Student Center. Discussion will focus on enhancing style, content and language. Participants should bring a copy of their resume to the session. Deadline for registration is Nov. 11. Call the registration hotline at 831-8725. Producer/director to speak Nov. 21 Alan Adelson, producer/director of the award-winning documentary Lodz Ghetto, will present the Halina Wind Preston Memorial Lecture after a special screening of the film at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, in Arsht Hall. The documentary, which has been shown at the Kennedy Center, the Museum of Modern Art and many other locations around the world, tells the story of the life and death of the Lodz ghetto in Poland under Nazi domination. Adelson will describe the making of this film from the diaries and photographs, notebooks and journals that were found when the Russians liberated Lodz. A discussion period will be held with Adelson; Sara Horowitz, director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University; and Martin Ryder, Lodz ghetto survivor. Co-sponsored by the University's Jewish Studies Program and the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, the event is free and open to the public. A free shuttle service between the Newark campus and Arsht Hall will be provided. For information, call the Jewish Studies Program at 831-2457 or Rabbi Marla Feldman at 478-6200. Public lecture on mind's dark side Susan Kavaler-Adler, director of the Object-Relations Institute in New York, will speak on "The Dark Side of Creativity: From the Compulsion to Create: A Psychoanalytic Study of Women Artists," at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in 110 Memorial Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For information, call 831-1974. Program on health for black women Peggy Brooks-Bertram of the International Center for Integrative Studies in New York will offer a free, public lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Room 100 of Kirkbride Lecture Hall on "Past Struggles, Today's Problems...Health Issues Facing Black Women." Brooks-Bertram is a former assistant professor of health and behavioral sciences at the State University of New York. She currently is directing a project for the National Institutes of Drug Abuse and Housing and Urban Development. The chief education consultant to the International Center for Integrative Studies in New York City, she is responsible for developing and implementing a teacher training institute to prepare New York City teachers for instruction in a new alternative high school for urban youth. For information, call 831-2991.