University Letter
Volume 40, Number 18: January 10, 2003

Campus Invited To Session On Advocating For Science Jan. 24
Graduate Committee Meets Jan. 13
Faculty Candidate Will Discuss Wildlife Disease
Inventors Congress, Marketplace Of Ideas Set For Jan. 15, 16 At Alerus
Martin Luther King Day Holiday Hours Listed
Counseling Center Director Candidates Will Visit Campus
Activities Celebrate Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.
University Senate Meets Jan. 16
“Meet And Eat” Will Discuss Conflict
Physician Assistant Graduation Set For Jan. 17
Letterwinners Association Will Induct Teams Into Hall Of Fame Jan. 17
Applications Due Early Next Semester For Two Faculty Programs
Sandra Donaldson Will Give Faculty Lecture Jan. 21
Spring Career Fair Is Feb. 26
Oliver Sacks Will Give Presidential Lecture During Writers Conference


Nominations Sought For Graduate Faculty
Graduate School Will Establish Listserv
Please Return COSE Election Ballots
Women Studies Holds Essay Contest
UND, Engelstad Arena To Host 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship
HTML eZ Technology Powers Innovation Web Site
Business Office Will Move To Ballroom For Fee Payment Jan. 23, 24
Academic Catalog Updates Sought
TCC Definitions Available Online
State Fleet Adjusts Motor Pool Rates
Post Your Events On The UND Calendar
Raffle Winners Announced
U2 Workshops Listed For Jan. 14-31
Gov. Hoeven Proclaims January “Folic Acid Awareness Month”
Women’s Supplementation Trial Offers Free Bone Scans
Dakota Science Center Pushes Away Winter Doldrums
PERC Lists Classes


SSAC Travel Application Deadline Is Jan. 15
FIDC Grant Awardees Named
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Campus Invited To Session On Advocating For Science Jan. 24
Research!America, in partnership with the University, invites you to participate in a half-day session titled “Advocating for Science” on Friday, Jan. 24. Research!America is the nation’s leading nonprofit, non-partisan voice for making medical and health related research a higher national priority. Its membership represents more than 450 academic institutions, independent research laboratories, teaching hospitals, private industries, professional societies, voluntary health agencies and philanthropies. In achieving its goals, Research!America realizes that researchers and academic professionals should be involved in the government processes that determine the overall level of investment in scientific research.

The Research!America team will share years of experience on the importance of effective advocacy and the results it can produce. The interactive sessions will introduce you to basic advocacy tools including networking, building support within your community, and forming successful alliances to achieve common goals. In addition to learning about advocacy, you will also learn ways to effectively communicate with policy-makers. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Graduate Committee Meets Jan. 13
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Jan. 13, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 10-12 Swanson Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Nov. 25
2. Welcome and introductions
3. Introduction: Peter Alfonso, vice president for research
4. Nominations for chair and vice-chair
5. Overview of committee responsibilities and charge
6. Consent agenda items:
a. Delete T&L 523: Home School Relations (course will be integrated into T&L 553: Collaborative Relationships: Home, School, and Community)
b. Delete T&L 513: Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs (Course will be integrated into T&L 553: Collaborative Relationships: Home, School, and Community)
c. Change of course title for T&L 556: Advanced Methods: Mental Retardation to T&L 556: Advanced Methods: Developmental/Cognitive Disabilities
d. Change of course title for T&L 553: Collaborative Relationships to T&L 553: Collaborative Relationships: Home, School and Community
7. Graduate faculty criteria for elections. Departments have been turning in their criteria; we will discuss how this information will be used.
8. Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Faculty Candidate Will Discuss Wildlife Disease
The biology department will hold a seminar at noon Monday, Jan. 13, in 141 Starcher Hall. “From Gene to Landscape: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Wildlife Disease” will be presented by Peter Pearman, Zoological Institute, University of Zurich. Dr. Pearman is a candidate for the infectious diseases position in the biology department. – Department of Biology.

Inventors Congress, Marketplace Of Ideas Set For Jan. 15, 16 At Alerus
The third annual North Dakota Inventors Congress will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15, and will be followed by the Marketplace of Ideas Thursday, Jan. 16. Copies of the full schedule are available at the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-72731. Both events will be held at the Alerus Center. Organizing sponsors are U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad and Roger Johnson, N.D. agriculture commissioner.

The North Dakota Inventors Congress (NDIC) was created to provide Midwest inventors and entrepreneurs with the information and tools necessary to effectively commercialize new ideas. The NDIC encourages innovation and economic development in Midwestern states by connecting and exchanging ideas between inventors, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Schedule of Events:
1 to 1:30 p.m., registration (free).
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., keynote speaker, “The Economy of the New Inventor,” John Calvert, USPTO Technology Center 3700’s representative for independent inventors. Under the newly expanded inventors assistance program, Calvert is Technology Center 3700’s representative for independent inventors. He has held several positions within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in textile technology and management from North Carolina State University, Calvert has received numerous achievement awards, including the Department of Commerce bronze medal for superior federal service.
2:30 p.m., “Determining the Marketability of an Invention,” by Wally Eide, Institute for Business and Industry Development (IBID). Every inventor believes his or her invention is marketable. However, the unfortunate reality is that less than 2 percent of all inventions ever have commercial success. Learn how to determine whether your invention is marketable.
3 p.m., “Basics of Patent Searching,” by Angela Bailly, Patent and Trademark Depository Library, UND. Learn how to effectively perform a free patent search online. Information will also be provided regarding the patent depository resources available to inventors.
3:30 p.m., break.
4 p.m., keynote speaker, “10 Tips for Inventor Success,” presented by Don Kelly, CEO of the Intellectual Asset Management Associates (IAMA). Kelly serves as intellectual property consultant, expert witness, registered patent agent and technology broker. He is often referred to as champion of America’s inventors and entrepreneurs and is widely known for his educational and entertaining speeches and seminars. Recently, he was named executive director of the Rothschild Patent Model Museum in New York. He held several positions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Kelly has been adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center, taught entrepreneurship at the Asian Pacific Legal Institute, and is a visiting lecturer at MIT’s Sloan Graduate School and Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business.
4:30 p.m., “Prototype and Engineering Issues,” presented by Reuben Tschritter, IBID, and Ralph Johnson, UND College of Engineering. Prototypes can be valuable to an inventor in determining whether their invention works as expected. Learn the basics regarding prototypes and engineering.
5 p.m., “Licensing vs. Starting a Business,” presented by Wally Eide, IBID. Determining whether you should license your patent rights to a company or start your own business can be challenging. This will help you determine which course of action will be best for you.
5:30 p.m., “The Patent Process,” presented by Michael S. Neustel, Neustel Law Offices. Patents provide inventors and businesses the opportunity to protect their innovations and investments. Learn how the patent process works and whether you should attempt to patent your invention.
6 p.m., “Funding the Process,” presented by Bruce Gjovig, Center for Innovation. Funding is one of the most difficult aspects of starting a new business. Learn the methods available for funding your business.
6:30 to 7 p.m., Q & A Session, with Angela Bailly, John Calvert, Don Kelly, Wally Eide, Ralph Johnson, Michael Neustel, and Reuben Tschritter. A panel of experts will answer questions regarding various topics relevant for inventors and entrepreneurs.
7 to 9 p.m., Marketplace of Ideas reception.

For more information on the Inventors Congress, please contact North Dakota Inventors Congress, Michael S. Neustel, Neustel Law Office, Ltd., 2534 South University Drive, Suite 4, Fargo, ND 58103, 701-281-8822 or toll free 1-800-281-7009; fax, 701-237-2544; e-mail,; or

At the Marketplace of Ideas, find an opportunity to build your income.Inventors and entrepreneurs are encouraged to exhibit their products. For more information on Marketplace of Ideas, please contact Marilyn K. Kipp or Pam Marshall, Marketplace of Ideas, 411 Main Street West, Mandan, ND 58554-3164; 701-663-0150 or 888-384-8410; fax, 701-663-1032; or

Martin Luther King Day Holiday Hours Listed
Martin Luther King Day Jan. 20 Is Holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Jan. 20, will be observed as Martin Luther King Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. – John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Human Services.

Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library during Martin Luther King weekend are: Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 19, closed; Monday, Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Day), 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Counseling Center Director Candidates Will Visit Campus
Open forum presentations will be given by Robert Sanderson and Erik Mansager, candidates for the position of the counseling center director.
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Robert Sanderson will give a 15-minute presentation at 1:45 p.m., followed by a question/answer period. An open forum will be held from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Mr. Sanderson is the past director of the Northeast Human Service Center, Grand Forks.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Erik Mansager will give a 15-minute presentation at 1:45 p.m., followed by a question/answer period. An open forum will be held from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Dr. Mansager is the acting academic dean at St. John’s Seminary College, Camarillo, Calif.
All presentations and open forums will take place in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Students, faculty, administrators and staff are invited to participate.
Additional information about the candidate will be available at the forum, or you can request this information by contacting Phyllis Norgren, Student Health Services at 777-2097, or by e-mail: – Counseling Center.

Activities Celebrate Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.
Activities are planned to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to participate in any of these events as your schedule allows. The 2003 theme for this series is “Remember, Celebrate, Act: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
Jan. 15-24 :
A display to remember the life, accomplishments, and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be located outside the north door of the Memorial Union Ballroom. Videotapes of several of Dr. King’s memorable speeches will be available for viewing near the display. Barnes and Noble UND Bookstore will feature a book display depicting the life and work of Dr. King.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: 7:30 p.m. Hughes Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
An evening presentation, “Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebrating His Life, and Actions for Today” by Sheyann Webb-Christburg, coordinator of student activities at Alabama State University. As an eight-year-old, Webb-Christburg marched with Dr. King in the Selma, Ala., march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on “Bloody Sunday,” March 7, 1965. She will speak about her childhood experiences with King and the impact those experiences have made on her life. Known as King’s “Smallest Freedom Fighter,” Webb-Christburg co-authored Selma, Lord, Selma, a story about a young girl who was caught up in the tumult of the civil rights demonstration in Selma.

Thursday, Jan. 23:
Noon to 1 p.m., Lecture Bowl, UND Memorial Union: Sheyann Webb-Christburg will speak on “Student Activism in the 21st Century.”
1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Tabula Coffee House, 3012 University Ave., dialogue with faculty and students. Join in any of these discussion groups led by UND faculty and students to explore how Martin Luther King Jr. might encourage us to act in the world today and what he would do about the current issues facing our society.

For more information, point your web browser to If you need more information about any of these activities, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services at 777-4259. – Dawn Botsford, Special Events Coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

University Senate Meets Jan. 16
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Jan. 16, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
Consent Calendar:
4. No items submitted.
Business Calendar:
5. Review of the proposed UND Constitution, Jan Goodwin, chair, University Senate.
6. Faculty evaluation form, Chris Frost, chair, ad hoc faculty evaluation form committee.
7. Pick-a-Prof demonstration, Jon Lovseth, student body president.
– Nancy Krogh (University Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.

"Meet And Eat" Will Discuss Conflict
The Women's Center will hold a "Meet and Eat" from noon to 1 p.m. at the Women's Center Thursday, Jan. 16. Marna Klug, Educational Opportunity Center, TRIO Programs, will give a presentation on conflict. She will discuss what conflict is, the different responses to it, and how to handle conflict. Marna will have a questionnaire on "How You Act in Conflict" so you can find out how you react to it. Lunch will be provided. -- Women's Center.

Physician Assistant Graduation Set For Jan. 17
The commencement ceremony for the physician assistant program will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. It will be followed by dinner at the Holiday Inn. To make reservations for the dinner, please call Melissa Gardner at 777-3191. – Sue Huus, Physician Assistant Program.

Letterwinners Association Will Induct Teams Into Hall Of Fame Jan. 17
The UND Letterwinners’ Association will induct the 1964-65 and 1965-66 “Phil Jackson Era” basketball teams into the UND Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 17. The banquet will be held at the Ramada Inn. Social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person. Please make your reservations early by calling the UND Alumni Association at 1-800-543-8764. – Stacy Nelson, UND Alumni Association.

Applications Due Early Next Semester For Two Faculty Programs
The Office of Instructional Development reminds faculty that applications for two OID-sponsored programs are coming up early next semester:

Bush Teaching Scholars applications are due Friday, Jan. 17.

Summer Instructional Development Professorship applications are due Monday, Feb. 3.

Further information on both programs is available on the OID web site at

Faculty planning to apply for either program may wish to talk over their ideas with OID director Libby Rankin before submitting them to the appropriate committees. Feel free to call 777-4233 or e-mail her at OID has also made available several samples of past successful proposals that faculty are welcome to peruse at the OID office, 407 Twamley Hall.
– Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.

Sandra Donaldson Will Give Faculty Lecture Jan. 21
Sandra Donaldson, professor of English and women studies, will present “‘I’m Not Interested in Love Poetry’: A Feminist Dis-covers Elizabeth Barrett Browning.” The third installment of the faculty lecture series, the event will begin with a 4 p.m. reception Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The lecture is set for 4:30 p.m.

Donaldson earned her bachelor’s degree at State University of New York - Buffalo and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Connecticut. She has been a UND faculty member for 25 years.

Donaldson has served as director of the women studies program and as director of graduate studies in English. She serves on the women studies executive committee and coordinates the women scholars endowment.

Other lectures this year:
Tuesday, Feb. 11: “Of Mice and Men,” by Roger Melvold, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology.
Tuesday, April 15: “What I Learned from Birds Regarding the Krebs Cycle in Humans,” presented by David Lambeth, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Spring Career Fair Is Feb. 26
Please mark your calendars and note in your syllabus: Career Services has set the date for the spring career fair for Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the multipurpose gym in Hyslop Sports Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please assist Career Services by sharing this information with students. For further information contact us at 777-4178. – Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services/Cooperative Education.

Oliver Sacks Will Give Presidential Lecture During Writers Conference
The 34th annual UND Writers Conference with the theme, “Art and Science” will be held Tuesday through Saturday, March 25-29. Oliver Sacks will give the Presidential Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The title of his talk is “Uncle Tungsten: Reflections on a Chemical Boyhood.” The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period, along with a book signing by the author.

The remainder of the schedule:
Wednesday, March 26: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Art and Science,” with Natalie Angier, Ted Mooney, Oliver Sacks, and Julia Whitty; 4 p.m., Julia Whitty; 8 p.m., Natalie Angier.

Thursday, March 27: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Science Fact/Science Fiction,” with Natalie Angier, Devra Davis, Thomas Disch, Ted Mooney, and Julia Whitty; 4 p.m., Ted Mooney; 8 p.m., Thomas Disch.

Friday, March 28: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Science As Cosmology,” with Alison Hawthorne Deming, Thomas Disch, Pattiann Rogers; 4 p.m., Alison Hawthorne Deming; 8 p.m., Pattiann Rogers.

Saturday, March 29: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Science as Poetry,” with Rafael Campo, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Pattiann Rogers; 2 p.m., Devra Davis; 8 p.m., Rafael Campo.
– Jim McKenzie (English), Director, Writers Conference.




Nominations Sought For Graduate Faculty
The Graduate School has issued the semi-annual call for nominations to membership on the graduate faculty. A memorandum detailing the process, and including a copy of the nomination form, has been sent to the chairperson of each department/program offering a graduate degree. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Jan. 21. Final action on the nominations is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, Feb. 26. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Graduate School Will Establish Listserv
The Graduate School is establishing a listserv for graduate faculty called UND-GRAD-FAC. This will become the major means of communicating with graduate faculty. Initially, all graduate faculty will be subscribed to the list, and will receive important information regarding the school. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Please Return COSE Election Ballots
The Council of State Employees (COSE) election is under way and the deadline for returning your ballot is Wednesday, Jan. 15. Please send your ballot to Box 8010 as soon as possible. – Joy Johnson, Human Resources Office.

Studies Holds Essay Contest
The women studies program sponsors a contest for the best essays that wholly or in significant part address issues of particular concern to women. Three $100 prizes are awarded, one for undergraduate research paper, one for undergraduate essay/creative project, and one for graduate research paper. Essays may be of any length and may come from any discipline. They may be submitted by faculty or directly by the student. Essays should have been written in 2002 (spring or fall semesters).

Mark essays with class title and instructor and include the author’s phone number and address. Please send essays by Jan. 31 to Wendelin Hume, Women Studies, Box 7113. Winners will be announced during spring semester 2003. If you have any questions please call Wendy at 777-4115. – Wendelin M. Hume, Director of Women Studies.

UND, Engelstad Arena to Host 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship
USA Hockey has selected UND and Ralph Engelstad Arena to host the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The 10-nation tournament features the world’s best players under 20 years of age. The selection of Grand Forks and the awarding of the event to USA Hockey are pending official approval by the IIHF General Congress in June.

In addition, the organizing committee plans to host an interactive fan festival at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Competition is set to begin in late December 2004, with the bronze and gold medal games slated for the first week of January 2005.

“Hosting the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship satisfies one of the original purposes of Ralph Engelstad Arena – to grow into junior-aged hockey divisions, which USA Hockey represents,” said Todd Berning, general manager of the arena. “Our approach will focus on providing accommodations, ticket sales, corporate sponsorship and marketing consistent with a world-class event. We’re extremely pleased to be selected as the host site by USA Hockey and we will be preparing in anticipation of the World Junior Championship for the next two years.”

Grand Forks was chosen over two other finalist locations: Columbus, Ohio, and Omaha, Neb. Five total bids were received by USA Hockey.
“We were extremely impressed by all of the bid applications that we received, particularly those of our eventual finalists,” said Doug Palazzari, USA Hockey executive director. “But our decision came down to three primary factors in favor of Grand Forks: First, the uniquely superior quality and design of Ralph Engelstad Arena is tailor-made to suit this tournament. Second, there will be a high level of community excitement and commitment supplied by an area so rich in hockey tradition. And, finally, there is strong leadership in place with the host committee to ensure the execution of crucial business and marketing plans.” – Ralph Engelstad Arena.

HTML eZ Technology Powers Innovation Web Site
A technology developed and tested at the University is now powering the web site of the Center for Innovation. The software, called HTML eZ, was developed at the AeroSpace Network (ASN), a support division of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The Center for Innovation’s web site,, marks the first business application of HTML eZ technology, though the technology has been extensively tested and used for the Internet educational market.

HTML is an acronym for Hypertext Markup Language, used to create documents for the World Wide Web. The software name, HTML eZ, is derived from HTML-made-easy. HTML eZ technology makes it extremely easy for a novice computer user to create a web site.

“HTML eZ is easy-to-use software that does not require the user to learn the HTML authoring language in order to create and update web pages,” said Henry Borysewicz, director of UND’s Aerospace Network. “The software automatically converts documents into HTML and easily places them on a web site.”
HTML eZ was originally developed to facilitate teaching via the Internet. The software is being used at four North Dakota universities and nine other educational institutions, including the Grand Forks Public Schools. With over 300 faculty and almost 8,000 student users, the software has been extensively tested for the educational markets and is now being prepared for commercialization in both the educational and business markets. ASN has applied for a patent for the technology, and ASN staff is providing the technical support. Because of the ease of use of the technology, much less technical support is required than competing software. The Center for Innovation has been assisting ASN in the commercialization and business planning process for the new technology.

Bruce Gjovig, Director of the Center for Innovation, said, “The Center for Innovation is pleased to beta test the HTML eZ technology utilizing our website for entrepreneurs and innovators. Besides, entrepreneurs are early adaptors to technology. We are helping ASN to commercialize the technology, and this is a demonstration opportunity we did not want to miss. Nothing pleases us more than to utilize technology developed in North Dakota.”

“There has been considerable interest in HTML eZ on the national level,” Borysewicz said. “We have made presentations at a few national conventions and trade shows. Many who hear about it are eager to learn more, and the responses we are getting from users is terrific. HTML eZ represents a significant opportunity for North Dakota to become a major educational and business software provider for e-commerce, as the technology allows people to use HTML technology without being computer folks. Thus, a larger number of faculty, trainers and educators will use the Internet for instruction.”
– Bruce Gjovig, Center for Innovation.

Business Office Will Move To Ballroom For Fee Payment Jan. 23, 24
The Business Office will be working with students attending the spring 2003 semester Jan. 13 through Jan. 24. The primary responsibility of tellers will be fee payment assistance to the students. Due to increased student traffic during this time period, you can expect lines at the teller windows. During fee payment, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23 and 24, the Business Office will be closed and moved to the Memorial Union Ballroom. All students should be directed to the Ballroom.

Departmental deposits will be accepted at one teller window, second floor, Twamley Hall, from 2 to 3 p.m. on these days. Although no receipt will be issued, the deposits must be logged in by a representative from your department. The deposits will be processed as time allows. If departments anticipate special needs during these two days, contact Sandi Brelie at 777-3080 by noon Friday, Jan. 17. Additionally, due to the high amount of telephone traffic during the weeks surrounding fee payment, contacting the Business Office staff may be easiest through e-mail. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. – Wanda Sporbert, Director, Business Office.

Academic Catalog Updates Sought
Academic departments are reminded that they are receiving copy from the current UND Academic Catalog (undergraduate and graduate) for biennial updating. The new version of the catalog is scheduled for completion in June. The graduate sections are being sent by the Graduate School office; the undergraduate and other sections are being sent by the registrar’s office. The deadline for returning this copy is Friday, Feb. 7. The index of the catalog is also being sent to deans and chairs for their input. – Nancy Krogh, University Registrar.

TCC Definitions Available Online
We are pleased to announce that TCC definitions are now available to our web page. To access the definitions, go to the TCC listing on the accounting services home page at and click on the description. A definition is available for all descriptions that are underlined. -- Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager, Accounting Services.

State Fleet Adjusts Motor Pool Rates
As of Jan. 1, the North Dakota State Fleet adjusted their motor pool rates as follows. Please use these rates when calculating a trip using a motor pool vehicle. If there are any questions, please call me at 777-4123.

Vehicle Type UND Rate Per Mile
Compact Sedan 0.266
Minivan 0.406
Van, 8 passenger 0.431
Van, 12 passenger 0.431
Van, 15 passenger 0.431
Compact 4x4/Jeep 0.376
Suburban, 6 passenger 0.366
Chevy S-10 Pickup 0.456
Cargo Van, Full Size 0.466
Mini Cargo Van 0.456

– Mary Metcalf, Transportation Manager

Post Your Events On The UND Calendar
You’re invited to post your events on the online UND calendar at This comprehensive listing of events covers all aspects of the University, and, we hope, will eliminate the need to check several calendars to find out what’s going on at UND. Events include academic dates, athletics, cultural events, and more. To submit an event, just click on “submit an event,” type in your information, and send. Your event will appear on the calendar within 24 hours. If you have suggestions to improve the calendar, please call me at 777-3621. – Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations.

Raffle Winners Announced
Final winners of the Staff Senate 31 days of glory raffle are: Dec. 19, the family of Elmer Morlock, ITSS; Dec. 20, Pam Hurdelbrink, controller’s office; Dec. 21, June Zabel, Manvel, N.D.; Dec. 22, Wally Bloom, Chester Fritz Auditorium; Dec. 23, Sylvia Benson, Arvilla, N.D.; Dec. 24, John Iverson, Langdon, N.D.; Dec. 25, Angie Gothberg, dining services; Dec. 26, Craig Swenson, facilities; Dec. 27, Debi Melby, housing; Dec. 28, Sandy Krom, pediatrics; Dec. 29, Jill Teters, TRIO Programs; Dec. 30, Gail Colwell, Conflict Resolution Center; Dec. 31, Gail Colwell, Conflict Resolution Center.
Congratulations to these winners. – Tanya Northagen (Housing), for Staff Senate.

U2 Workshops Listed For Jan. 14-31
Visit us online for upcoming workshops. There is not a charge to participate, unless otherwise noted. Register by contacting the University Within the University (U2) office by any of the following ways: phone, 777-2128; fax, 777-2140; e-mail,; or online,
When registering, please include your name, title, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address, event title, and event date.

Thinking Outside the Box: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Rural Technology Center OR Thursday, Jan. 16, 1 to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. There is a $25 fee that includes materials and refreshments, compared to $140 off campus. It is payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing. Payment in advance is preferred and for ID billing, please provide the ID billing forms prior to the workshop date. Creative thinking is critical to improvement and solving problems. But how can I be creative? This workshop will help you learn and practice techniques to expand your capacity to think “outside the box.” Creative thinking is a learnable skill. Participants can bring a work-related problem to apply creative-thinking skills. Presenter: Steve Edwards (creative guy), workforce development office; sponsored by University within the University.

Access XP, Intermediate: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. 27, 29, and 31, 1 to 4 p.m. (nine hours total), 361 Upson II. Prerequisite: Access XP, Beginning. Manage databases and data, import and export data, control data entry. Use advanced tables, queries, forms, and reports; make your data available on the Web. Note: an optional manual will be available for purchase at the cost of $16 and is payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing. Please provide the completed, signed interdepartmental billing form to us in advance. Forms available on the accounting services Web site; mail them to U2-Box 7131. Presenter: Jim Malins, ITSS.

Creating a Web Page Using HTML: Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 28 and 30, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (five hours total), 361 Upson II. Learn how to create a Web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.

NEW -- Introduction to Ergonomics: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1 to 2 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. This class provides a general introduction to the concept of ergonomics, a multi-disciplinary practice dealing with people and their total working environment. Risk factors that may cause cumulative trauma disorders (CTD’s) will be identified along with controls to eliminate them. This class provides information on several work environments including the following: industrial, office, production and distribution. Presenter: Claire Moen, affirmative action.

GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 361 Upson II. Find out how to compose e-mail, add attachments, use the address book, customize GroupWise, and handle mail. Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.

Mainframe Computer Usage and Monthly Reports: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II. Find out how to use the mainframe uniform accounting system, various screens, and computer printouts. Presenters: accounting services, grants and contracts office.

Better Safe Than Sorry: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. This awareness workshop will cover those general safety issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health.

The Hiring Process at UND and How to Reference Check: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn the steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.

GroupWise 5.5 Calendar: Thursday, Jan. 30, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 361 Upson II. An understanding of GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail is recommended before taking this workshop. Learn how to schedule appointments and recurring events, look at someone else’s calendar, create folders, and archive your mail. Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.

NEW - - Emotional Intelligence, A Different Way of Getting Smart: Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, 8:30 a.m. to noon (total 7 hours), 211 Rural Technology Center. There is a $50 fee that includes materials and refreshments, compared to $370 off campus. It is payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing; payment in advance is preferred and for ID billing, please provide the ID billing forms prior to the workshop date. Emotional intelligence is a new, well-researched theory that explains the missing components of mainstream conflict management education. Many organizations want to improve their workplace by offering conflict management education. In our experience, they want training to help their employees manage conflicts more effectively, with better results. Our training, which incorporates transformative mediation and emotional intelligence, accomplishes this goal by giving participants the opportunity to develop their E.I. competencies by examining their experience of conflict, homeostasis, emotional triggers, and communication. Presenters: conflict resolution center staff.
– Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University Within the University.

Gov. Hoeven Proclaims January “Folic Acid Awareness Month”
Gov. John Hoeven has proclaimed January “North Dakota Folic Acid Awareness Month.” Numerous studies show that folic acid taken prior to pregnancy prevents spinal cord birth defects, and it is essential for women to understand the importance of taking a multi-vitamin three months prior to pregnancy.
In North Dakota, just 38 percent of women take a multi-vitamin prior to their pregnancy.

The state folic acid task force, sponsored by the March of Dimes and supported by NDSU Extension, is sponsoring a statewide information campaign to increase the number of women taking a multi-vitamin. – Jane Croeker, Health Promotion Advisor, Student Health Services.

Women’s Supplementation Trial Offers Free Bone Scans
A two-year calcium supplementation trial with postmenopausal women offers participants a chance to have a bone scan done using the state-of-the-art technology called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, which aims to recruit 220 women locally, is designed to test whether adding copper and zinc to calcium supplements is superior to calcium alone in preventing osteoporosis. The participants will receive a two-year supply of daily vitamin and mineral supplements and $715. Healthy women, ages 51-75, not on hormone replacement therapy, can call 795-8181 for more information. – Fariba Roughead, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

Dakota Science Center Pushes Away Winter Doldrums
The staff at the Dakota Science Center is gearing up for some science fun through March.

In January we will build a submarine out of boxes, make a periscope that will allow you to see around corners, study Cartesian divers, and make a trained octopus. We will also experiment with slime and psychedelic liquids and explore why snow and ice are slippery. You can even help us engineer a sled for the Frosty Bobber.

In February, help us predict if noted mammalian weather prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, will see his shadow on Ground Hog Day. Check his record historically against data from as far back as 1887. We will learn about other weather folklore too. Also in February the Dakota Science Center will teach you how to make a compass and magnets. On Feb. 13 and 15, we will examine a mammal’s heart, and explore why we associate the heart with love.

In March we will let you see sound. Sound impossible? Not if you have the right equipment.

Visit the Science Center on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is only $10 for families, $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 5 and under. Scholarships are also available with the support and generosity of the Myra Foundation and Ecolab Foundation. For more information about the Dakota Science Center, contact 795-8500. – Jan Orvik, editor, for Karl McKinnon, Executive Director, Dakota Science Center.

PERC Lists Classes
The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

Book Club, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age” by Dan Kindlon will be the subject of a five-week book study beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m. (continues Jan. 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4.).
Seminar, “Jump Start Your Child for Second Semester,” Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.
Parent Study Group, “Parenting the Strong-Willed Child,” Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 29 and Feb. 5, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Parent Study Group, “Readers, Writers and Parents: Learning Together,” Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 29, and Feb. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Video Presentation, “1-2-3 Magic,” featuring Thomas Phelan, Thursday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m.
Lunch Box Special, “What Parents Need to Know About Methamphetamines,” presented by Sarah Shimek, Thursday, Jan. 9, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar, “Babies and Sleep: The Number One Stressor for Parents,” Friday, Jan. 10, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, “Raising Enthusiastic Learners,” Monday, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m.
Parent Study Group, “Kids and Boundaries,” Mondays, Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
Family Story Hour, “Winter Wonderland” featuring Gloria Sanford, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Video Presentation, “Six Steps to Developing Responsibility,” featuring H. Stephen Glenn, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Parent Study Group, “Positive Discipline for Preschoolers,” Tuesdays, Jan. 14, 21, 28, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Parent Study Group, “Raising Responsible Children,” Wednesdays, Jan. 15 and 22, 7 p.m.
Seminar, “Be a ‘Knock Your Socks Off!’ Family,” Thursday, Jan. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, “Take Back the Clock . . . Getting Organized,” Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.
Seminar, “Tightening Up Communication,” Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
Seminar, Talking with Your Children About Sex,” Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m.
Lunch Box Special, “Childhood Fears are Real,” presented by Carol Helland, Thursday, Jan. 23, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.
Parent Study Group, “Developing Capable People,” Thursdays, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6 and 13, 9 to 11 a.m.
Parent Study Group, “It’s Fun Parenting Teenagers! Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride,” Thursdays, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
Seminar, “How Babies Learn (birth to 25 months),” Friday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, “Eating Disorders and Body Image,” Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.
Seminar, “Adoption: Issues Shared by Adoptees, Adoptive Parents and Birth Parents,” Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.


SSAC Travel Application Deadline Is Jan. 15
The third deadline for submission of Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) travel applications is Thursday, Jan. 15. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan. 16, 2003, and May 1, 2003. No other applications will be considered.

The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the SSAC is Tuesday, Feb. 18. Research/creative activity and publication grant applications as well as applications for new faculty scholar awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered.

The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, May 1. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 2, 2003, and Sept. 15, 2003. No other applications will be considered.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC (or FRCAC) award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500.

Application forms are available at the office of research and program development, 105 Twamley Hall, 7777-4278, or on ORPD’s web site (on UND home page,, under “Research”). A properly signed original and seven copies of the application must be submitted to ORPD on or prior to the deadline. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC committee members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on ORPD’s web site or by calling ORPD at 777-4278. – Glenda Lindseth (Nursing), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

FIDC Grant Awardees Named
The following faculty members were awarded faculty instructional development committee (FIDC) grants in October, November and December:

October: Joyce Coleman (English), “English 401: Studies in Medieval Literature: Arthurian Literature” $125; Raymond Spiteri (Art), “Porta Trace Light Table” $221; David Whitcomb (Counseling) and Alan King (Psychology), “COUN 568 and COUN 569, PSYC 580 instructional materials” $116; Tom Zeidlik (Aviation), “National Transportation Safety Board Instructional Materials” $375;

November: Joyce Coleman (English),”English 330: Studies in Prose: J.R.R. Tolkein, the Road to Middle Earth” $314.38; Richard Fiordo (Communication), “Western States Communication Association Annual Conference” $750; Audrey Glick (Communication Sciences and Disorders), “Diagnostic Testing Within Clinical Instruction in CSD Coursework” $500; Mary Haslerud Opp (Communication), “National Communication Association Convention” $264.70; Luke Huang (Industrial Technology), “WinEst Program Training Workshop” $300; Hossein Salehfar (Electrical Engineering), “NSF-Sponsored Faculty Workshop on Teaching of First Courses on Power Electronics and Electric Drives and Advance Courses on Power System Application of Power Electronics” $403.50;

December: Therese Costes (Music), “Master Classes and Coaching Sessions for UND Piano and Wind Students” $700; Susan Kuntz (Pathology), “Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference” $750; Katherine Norman (Music), “MUSC 340 Introduction to Music Technology” $894.60.

FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or for other projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional Development (OID) at 777-3325 for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID web site (listed under “Academics” on the UND home page,

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the faculty instructional development committee. The next deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 15, at noon.

Instructional or professional development projects that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID’s flexible grant program.
For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal, contact me. -- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325 or

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or

The Visiting Professor Program (VPP) places professors teaching liberal arts, advertising, marketing and communications with advertising agencies. Deadline: 2/14/03. Contact: Sharon Hudson, 212-986-8060;;

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants–Support for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are commencing careers in zoology, paleontology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences to conduct research on North American fauna in any phase of wildlife conservation or natural history, except ornithology. Contact: 212-769-5467;; Deadline: 2/15/03.

Randy Gerson Memorial Grant–Funding for graduate students to conduct research aimed at advancing systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multi-generational processes. Work that advances theory, assessment, or clinical practice in the above areas is eligible. Deadline: 2/1/03. Contact: 202-336-5843;;

Seed money and/or start-up funds for many different conservation, wildlife, and conservation education projects. Deadlines: 2/1/03 (Summer Projects), 8/1/03 (Following Year Projects). Contact: John Hasenjager, 607-863-4195;

Undergraduate Student Nuclear Engineering Internships–Support to enhance education of undergraduate students majoring in science, mathematics, engineering, technology, or other areas. Deadline: 2/17/03. Contact: Division of Educational Programs,;

Support for research projects that could be useful to the Canadian Beef Industry. Current strategies and priorities are: Quality and Safety, Production, and Environment. Innovative proposals dealing with antimicrobial resistance and greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration are of special interest. Deadlines: 2/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/1/03 (Application). Contact: 403-275-8558;

Science Policy and Security Fellowships–Support for scientists and engineers to explore policy dimensions of a research topic of their choosing in an interdisciplinary environment. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Barbara Platt, 650-723-9626;;

AmeriCorps Education Awards Program--Support to broaden the network of national service programs and strategies and to increase the number of communities using AmeriCorps members to better meet environmental, educational, public safety, homeland security, and other human needs. Contact: AmeriCorps Education Awards Program, 202-606-5000;; Deadlines: 2/11/03, 5/8/03, 11/5/03.

Classified—Advanced Chemical Reactor Systems (SOL BAA-TYN-03-002)--Funding for research in areas of advanced technologies that develop chemical reactor systems intended to produce, or deliver, directed-energy weapon chemicals in combat quantities, under deployed force conditions; convert waste chemicals and materials from combat weapon-system maintenance and sustainment operations to energy or benign compounds; or efficiently produce thermal, mechanical or electrical energy on demand using high-energy chemistry and reactor systems compatible with force deployment constraints; or systems that utilize compact unit operation to recover waste energy from force deployment activities for reutilization; or rejuvenate water from force deployment activities for reutilization. Contact: Dale Peaden, 850 283-8636, Deadlines: Prior to Application (White Papers); 9/30/03 (Applications).

Human Performance in Modeling and Simulation (SOLPRDA-03-01-HE)–Funding to improve operational realism of synthetic battlespace and reduce cost of conducting such simulations; primary emphasis is to achieve better representation of human behaviors in synthetic battlespace simulations. Contact: Jeanette Zimmer, 937-656-9046,, Deadline: 2/5/03.

Environmental Education Grants Program--Funding for projects to design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, including assessing environmental and ecological conditions or specific environmental issues or problems. Contact: Diane Berger, 202-564-0451;; Deadline: 2/14/03.

GCA Awards for Summer Environmental Studies–Support for undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year to pursue studies in the field of ecology. Deadline: 2/10/03. Contact: Connie Sutton, 212-753-8287;;

Grants for Coordinated Services and Access to Research for Children, designed to improve access to primary medical care, research and support services for HIV-infected women, infants, children and youth, and to provide support services for their affected family members. Deadline: 2/14/03. Contact: Jose Rafael Morales, 301-443-9051;;

Visiting Humanities Fellowships--Support for scholars with research projects in traditional humanities disciplines or in theoretical, historical or philosophical aspects of the sciences, social sciences, arts and professional studies to conduct research at the University of Windsor. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Lorenzo Buj, 519-253-3000 x3507;;

Summer Graduate Research Fellowships–Funding for graduate student research germane to the classical liberal tradition. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Summer Graduate Research Fellowship, 800-697-8799;;

Active Living by Design–Support for a national program to establish and evaluate innovative approaches that support active living, in order to promote changes in local community design, transportation and architecture that make it easy for people to be physically active. Deadlines: 1/31/03 (Brief Proposal); 5/23/03 (Full Proposal). Contact: Sarah L. Strunk, 919-843-2523;;;

National Alumni Chapter and New Initiatives Grants support research and development in family and consumer sciences or any of the related specializations. Contact: 517-351-8335; Deadline: 2/15/03.

Postdoctoral Fellowships–Support for persons with M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degrees to conduct research in leukemia and related disorders. Investigators in such areas as biochemistry, microbiology, virology, molecular biology, immunology and others will be acceptable as long as their projects relate to some significant aspect of leukemia or related disorders. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Hollis Brownstein, 847-424-0600;;

New Investigator Awards–In-residence summer fellowships for research at the laboratory. Preference is given to applicants who bring a novel research problem that utilizes marine species. Also, the NIEHS supported Center for Membrane Toxicity Studies provides funding for pilot studies at the laboratory. Deadline: 2/1/03. Contact: Mary Rush, 207-288-9880x101;;

Innovative Technologies for the Molecular Analysis of Cancer: Phased Innovation Award–Funding for research to develop novel technologies that will support molecular analysis of cancers and their host environment in support of basic, clinical, and epidemiological research. Technology encompasses methods and tools that enable research including, but not limited to, instrumentation, techniques, devices, and analysis tools (e.g., computer software). Deadlines: 2/14/03, 6/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/21//03, 7/21/03 (Application). Contact: Carol A. Dahl, 301-496-1550;;

National Research Competition-–Funding to develop and sustain long-term, high quality programs for collaborative and individual postdoctoral research projects on the social, political, economic, environmental, and historical development of Eurasia and Eastern Europe. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: 202-822-6950;;

Support for cost-shared research projects directed at Innovative Water Management Technologies and Concepts for Coal-Fired Electric Utility Boilers. Funding for development of cost-effective solutions to emerging regulations and restrictions on water use and impacts on water quality associated with generation of electricity by coal-fired power plants. Topic areas are: non-traditional sources of process and cooling water; innovative cooling technology; advanced cooling water intake technology; and advanced pollutant measurement and treatment technology. Deadline: 2/14/03. Contact: Donna J. Jaskolka, 412-386-6016;;

Identifying Targets for Therapeutic Interventions Using Proteomic Technology (BAA-03-38)--Support for projects which address the NIAID’s need for research programs focused on discovery of targets for potential candidates for the next generation of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics against microorganisms considered agents of bioterrorism or responsible for emerging and/or re-emerging diseases using proteomic technologies. Contact: Scott Drega, 301-496-6424,; Deadline: 3/4/03.

Microcirculation and Target Organ Damage in Rheumatic and Skin Diseases (RFA-AR-03-005)–Funding for research to identify and evaluate cellular, molecular and genetic pathways involved in target organ damage and altered microcirculation in rheumatic and skin diseases; for innovative and multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical studies and discovery research projects using new technologies (e.g. microarrays, high throughput sequencing, multi-color flow cytometry, differential display, proteomics, etc); and for collaborations/interdisciplinary approaches between autoimmune disease researchers and experts in other related scientific fields, such as nephrology and neurology, and vascular biology. Contact: J. Elizabeth Gretz, 301-594-5032;; Deadlines: 2/10/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/20/03 (Application).

Telehealth Technologies Development (RFA: EB-03-005)–Support for interdisciplinary basic research or Exploratory/Developmental Grants to design and develop novel telehealth instrumentation or technologies that can be applied to a broad spectrum of disorders and diseases. The parallel PA for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is PA-03-030. Contact: Mary S Pastel, 301-451-4781;;, Deadlines: 2/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/13/03 (Application).

Research Opportunities in Tissue Engineering (RFA: EB-03-010)--Funding for clinicians, engineers, and scientists from a variety of disciplines to establish research collaborations that will hasten development of tissue engineering. Deadlines: 2/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/14/03 (Application). Contact: Christine A. Kelley (NIBIB), 301-451-4778,; Maren R. Laughlin (NIDDK), 301-594-8802,;

Novel Approaches to Male Fertility Regulation (RFA-HD-02-028)–Support for a wide range basic and applied research in order to develop knowledge that may lead to clinically useful products to regulate male fertility. Deadlines: 2/12/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/12/03 (Application). Contact: Diana Blithe, 301-435-6990;;

Research on the Scope and Causes of Stillbirth in the U.S. (RFA: HD-02-025). Funding to create a network of clinical research sites with central data collection and analysis, which will develop and implement common research protocols to study stillbirth (fetal death 20 weeks or greater gestation). Contact: Marian Willinger, 301-435-6896;; Deadlines: 2/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/13/03 (Application).

Dynamic Health Assessments for Medical Rehabilitation Outcome (RFA-HD-02-024)–Support for health assessment research focused on disability concepts such as quality of life, health, functional and social interaction status for persons with disabilities. The goal is to encourage multidisciplinary research on measurement of the health of persons with disabilities utilizing techniques such as computer adaptive testing or simulations to improve the quality and scientific power of data. Contact: Louis Quatrano, 301-402-4221;; Deadlines: 2/11/03 (Letter of Intent), 3/11/03 (Application).

Frequent Hemodialysis Clinical Trials (RFA-DK-a Data and Analysis Coordinating Center (DACC) and 2 Coordinating Clinical Centers (CCCs) to design, develop and implement clinical treatment trials of frequent hemodialysis for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Contact: Paul Eggers, 301-594-7717;; Deadlines: 2/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/14/03 (Application).

Genetic Modifiers of Mendelian Diseases of Interest to NIDDK (RFA: DK-03-008)--Funding for research to identify and characterize genetic modifiers for Mendelian diseases affecting organs and tissues within NIDDK’s mission. Deadlines: 2/11/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/03 (Application). Contact: Catherine McKeon. 301-594-8810;;

Centers for Oceans and Human Health (RFA: ES-03-003)–Funding for establishment of research programs to elucidate underlying mechanisms that govern relationships between marine processes and public health. The purpose is to provide linkages between members of the ocean sciences and biomedical communities in order to support interdisciplinary research in areas where improved understanding of marine processes and systems has potential to reduce public health risks and enhance existing biomedical capabilities. Deadlines: 2/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/17/03 (Application). Contact: Allen Dearry, 919-541-4943;;

Centers of Excellence in Chemical Methodologies and Library Development (RFA: GM-03-004)–Funding to establish multi-investigator research centers to develop efficient, general, state-of-the-art methodologies for design, synthesis, analysis, and handling of chemical diversity libraries. Deadlines: 1/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/20/03 (Application). Contact: John M. Schwab, 301-594-5560;;

Exploratory Center Grants for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (RFA-GM-03-003)–Funding for multi-investigator teams conducting research using human embryonic stem cells (HESC). Contact: Marion Zatz, 301-594-0943;; Deadlines: 2/13/03 (Letter of Intent), 3/13/03 (Application).

National Drug Court Evaluation Multi-Site Longitudinal Impact Study–Funding for an offender-based, longitudinal research project to evaluate the impact of participation in a drug court program on post-program behavior. Deadline: 2/10/03. Contact: Drug Court Evaluation Solicitation, 800-851-3420;;;

Support for Research on Terrorism and effectiveness of efforts by the criminal justice system to respond to the threat of terrorist events. Deadlines: 1/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 2/14/03 (Application). Contact: Solicitation for Research on Terrorism, 800-421-6770;;

Visiting Fellowship Program–Support for research and development on high-priority topics that enhance capabilities of criminal justice systems to combat crime, violence, and substance abuse. Contact: Visiting Fellowship Program, 202-307-2953;; Deadline: 1/27/03.

Ancillary Studies to NIMH Multi-Site Clinical Trials–Support for ancillary studies that extend utility of the national resource created in existing clinical trials in schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant depression, and adolescent depression. Deadline: 9th of each month. Contact: John K. Hsiao, 301-443-1185;;

Collaborative Studies on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurodegenrative Diseases Associated with Aging (RFA-AG-03-005)–Support to facilitate collaborative cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional approaches that will contribute new and vital information about the clinical and pathological course of normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging. Contact: Creighton H. Phelps, 301-496-9350;; Deadlines: 2/12/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/12/03 (Application).

Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism: Expansion Research Projects (RFA-AA-02-009)–Support for projects that justify use of established resources supported through INIA consortia, and can be integrated with existing scientific goals of either of INIA consortia. Research must address neuroadaptive response to chronic alcohol ingestion and its contribution to excessive alcohol drinking.Contact: Antonio Noronha, 301-443-7722;;; Deadlines: 3/15/02 (Letter of Intent); 4/15/02 (Application).

Support for a Consortium for the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (RFA: AA-03-002)–Funding to inform and develop effective interventions and treatment approaches for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) through a highly integrated multidisciplinary research approach involving basic, behavioral, and clinical investigators and projects. Contact: Deidra Roach, 301-443-5820,; Deadlines: 2/11/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/03 (Application).

Diffusion of HIV Infection Through Sexual Risk Behaviors of Drug Users (RFA-DA-03-001)–Support for collaborative research to further understanding of sexual transmission of HIV within and across drug-using population subgroups and non-drug using populations. Contact: Jacques Normand, 301-402-1919;; Deadlines: 2/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/20/03 (Application).

Improving Behavioral Health Services and Treatment for Adolescent Drug Abuse (RFA-DA-03-003)–Support to conduct behavioral health services and treatment research on adolescent drug abuse, especially projects that investigate ways to broaden youth access to treatment services; examine improvements in treatment delivery, including breadth, integration, and targeting of services for adolescents at different developmental stages in both their own maturation and their drug use and treatment careers; develop, modify, or test behavioral treatments, or combined behavioral and pharmacological treatments, targeting adolescent drug abusers; and analyze strategies for translating efficacious clinical treatments into effective community interventions. Contact: Beverly Pringle, 301-451-4998;; Deadlines: 3/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/14/03 (Application).

AIDS International Training and Research Program (PA-03-018; NOT-TW-03-002)–Funding for innovative, collaborative training programs that contribute to building of sustainable research capacity in HIV/AIDS and HIV-related conditions at developing country institutions. Contact: Jeanne McDermott, 301-496-1492;;;; Deadlines: 2/12/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/10/03 (Application).

Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan (RFA: TW-03-007)--Support to plan and develop collaborative research and capacity building projects on brain disorders throughout life relevant to low- and middle-income nations. Deadlines: 2/11/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/03 (Application). Contact: Kathleen Michels, 301-435-6031;;

Microcirculation and Target Organ Damage in Rheumatic and Skin Diseases (RFA: AR-03-005)--Support to address mechanisms of end organ damage and alterations in microcirculation in rheumatic and autoimmune skin diseases. Deadlines: 2/10/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/20/03 (Application). Contact: J. Elizabeth Gretz, 301-594-5032;;

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (PAR-03-045)--Support for cross-cutting, integrative research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially research on: creation and use of structures, devices and systems that have novel properties and functions and, because of their small size, may be used to achieve a fundamental understanding of biological processes and/or contribute to disease detection, therapy, or prevention; conception and fabrication of devices that will effectively detect and analyze nanoscale entities of relevance to biomedicine; and study of biological systems at the nanoscale Contact: Eleni Kousvelari, 301-594-2427;; Deadlines: 2/28/03, 8/18/03.

Research in Adolescent Literacy (RFA: HD-03-012)--Funding to develop new knowledge in the area of adolescent literacy, with a focus on discovery of cognitive, perceptual, behavioral, genetic, hormonal, and neurobiological mechanisms influential in continuing development of reading and writing abilities during the adolescent years, and on methods for identification, prevention, and remediation of reading and writing disabilities in adolescents. Deadlines: 2/26/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/26/03 (Application). Contact: Peggy McCardle, 301-435-6863;;

The Life Cycle of the Adipocyte (RFA: DK-03-002)--Funding to develop biological procedures and reagents for characterization of adipocyte progenitor cells at multiple stages of determination and commitment into the adipocyte lineage, for use in identifying fat cell commitment factors, and in the study of adipose tissue turnover and remodeling. Deadlines: 2/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/14/03 (Application). Contact: Carol Renfrew Haft, 301-594-7689;;

Arctic Research Opportunities—Arctic Natural Sciences Program--Support for research and data analysis in the Arctic in glaciology and in atmospheric, biological, earth, contaminants, and ocean sciences. Areas of special interest include marine and terrestrial ecosystems, arctic adaptations, atmospheric chemistry, exploration of the Arctic Ocean, as well as arctic geological and glaciological processes. Deadlines: 2/15/03, 8/8/03. Contact: Jane Dionne, 703-292-7427;;

Arctic Research Opportunities—Arctic Social Sciences Program–Support for research in all social sciences areas supported by NSF including: anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, linguistics, political science, psychology, science studies, sociology, and related subjects. Areas of particular interest include culture and environment, resources and economic change, development of social and political institutions, ethnic and regional identities, and knowledge systems. Deadlines and Contact: See Above.

Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program–Support for interdisciplinary programs whose goals are to understand physical, geological, chemical, biological and sociocultural processes of the arctic system that interact with the total Earth system and contribute to or are influenced by global change; to advance the scientific basis for predicting environmental change on a seasonal-to-centuries time scale; and for formulating policy options in response to anticipated impacts of global change on humans and societal support systems. Deadlines and Contact: See Above.

CISE Research Resources (CISE RR)--Support for acquisition and/or development of advanced resources for research and integrated research/education activities (i.e., research equipment, instrumentation, software, data repositories or services). Contact: Adrion Richards, 703-292-8980;; Deadline: One Month before deadline (Optional Letter of Intent); 2/3/03 (Application).

Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)—Centers Research Projects (SBE—BCS)–Support for creation of research centers to conduct multidisciplinary, integrative research on scales larger than might be possible through individual research projects. Deadline: 2/1/03. Contact: Marguerite Barratt, 703-292-8732;;

Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)—Workshops and Small Conferences (SBE—BCS)–Support for workshops and small conferences to assist in assessing the research need of the field and for planning ways to address research gaps. Deadlines: 1/15/03, 7/15/03. Contact: See above.

Ecology of Infectious Diseases (EID)–Up to $2 million for development of predictive models and discovery of principles for relationships between anthropogenic environmental change and transmission of infectious agents. Contact: Rachael Craig, 703-292-8233;; Deadline: 2/14/03.

Infrastructure and Information Systems Program (IIS)--Support for research to develop new science bases necessary for development and deployment of advanced information systems and technologies required to sustain the U.S.’s infrastructure. Deadline: 2/7/03. Contact: Miriam Heller, 703-292-8360;;

Marine Geology and Geophysics--Support for research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes. Deadlines: 2/15/03, 8/15/03. Contact: Rodey Batiza, 703-292-8582;;

New Technologies for the Environment–Support for projects that explore new technologies that can be applied to environmental remediation, environmental sensing, and small drinking water systems. Deadline: 3/4/03. Contact: Nicholas Clesceri, 703-292-7940;;

RIDGE 2000—Integrated Studies--Support for studies that will address the complex, inter-linked array of processes that supports life at and beneath the seafloor as a consequence of heat and material transfer from the Earth’s deep mantle, to the crust and overlying ocean. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

RIDGE 2000—Postdoctoral Fellowship Program–Funding for integrated geological and biological studies of the Earth-encircling mid-ocean ridge system. Deadlines: 2/15/03, 8/15/03. Contact: David Epp, 703-292-8581;;

RIDGE 2000—Time Critical Studies--Support for studies that will focus on immediate biological, chemical and geological consequences of transient “events” along the mid-ocean ridge system. Deadlines: 2/15/03, 8/15/03. Contact: David Epp, 703-292-8581;;

Support for underwater science, environmental projects, and education; e.g., projects that will enrich mankind’s understanding of the aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and protection of the ecological balance of underwater life, as well as projects to increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to scientific understanding of man’s relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Charles P. Rettig,

Support for aquatic conservation projects (e.g., public education, grass roots conservation and enhancement projects; environmentally focused research leading to conservation measures; public awareness initiatives; environmental assessment and monitoring projects; and volunteer-supported community activism). Contact:; Deadlines: 2/15/03, 8/15/03; 11/15/03.

Landes Award for Supervised Field Training–Funding for field research in the behavioral sciences, specifically, projects that include student projects related to race and ethnic relations and/or issues in political economy. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Lambros Comitas, 212-678-4040;

Humanities Fellowships—Durable Inequalities in Latin America: Histories, Societies, Cultures–Support for studies at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York system, on inequality in Latin America. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Paul Gootenberg, 631-632-7517;;

Action Grants for Experienced Scholars (SAGES Program)–Support for SPSSI members age 60 and over and/or retired to apply their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to do this. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Barbara Gutek,;

Artist Residencies--Support for 4-12 week residencies for artists and writers. Contact: 802-635-2727;; Deadlines: 2/15/03, 6/15/03, 10/1/03 (Full Fellowship); there is no deadline for other residency applications.

International Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Competition--Support for research into the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of infections caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Deadline: 1/31/03. Contact: 212-472-3181;;

Summer Student Fellowship Program–Funding for undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities to pursue independent research projects related to ocean sciences. Contact: Joanne Corsano, 508-289-2219;; Deadline: 2/15/03.
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


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