University Letter

Volume 39, Number 20: January 18, 2002

Physician Assistant Graduation Is Friday

Mochoruk Presents Faculty Lecture: Radicalism In A Conservative Prairie City

Founders Day Honorees Sought


Forum To Discuss Using IT In A Traditional Classroom

Meet And Eat Focuses On Portrayal Of Women In Media

Philosophy Colloquium Features "Meditations II" By Descartes

Scientist Presents Carbon Cycling In Forests

LEEPS Lecturer Discusses Tectonics

Scientist Spotlights Characteristics Of Thunderstorms

Study Abroad Sessions Set For Wednesday

International Centre Hosts Thursday Cultural Programs

Career Services/Cooperative Education Lists Events

Robinson Lecture Honors Faculty

University Senate Meets Feb. 7; Agenda Items Due

Faculty, Students Invited To Forum On Academic Life


Awards Given During Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

Gerald Combs Named Director Of HNRC

Holiday Hours Listed:
Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21, Is Holiday

Chester Fritz Library
Memorial Union

Patrick Miller Joins Biomedical Research Network

Native Media Center Open To All

U2 Lists Workshops

Recycling Trivia

Volunteers Sought For Study

Lotus Center Lists Meditation Schedule


Applications Invited For Research Writing Fellowships

National Institutes Of Health Updates Instructions And Forms

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


Physician Assistant Graduation Is Friday

North Dakota State Health Officer Terry Dwelle of Bismarck has been invited to deliver the keynote address during graduation ceremonies of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Physician Assistant (PA) Program beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Dwelle, who was appointed by Gov. Hoeven, holds the academic rank of clinical associate professor of community medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Seventy students, members of the 30th graduating class, are expected to receive certificates of completion at the ceremony, which is open to the public. A reception and dinner is planned for immediately after the ceremony at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. Reservations are required; tickets are $12 for adults and $6.50 for children.

During the ceremony, the second Robert C. Eelkema Award will be presented to Mickey Knutson, retired long-time director of the PA program. The award was established and named for Dr. Eelkema upon his retirement in the fall of 2000 and in recognition of his 32 years with the UND School of Medicine.

The PA Program offers an intensive, one-year curriculum for experienced, professional nurses who wish to become “mid-level” practitioners. Physician assistants are health care professionals who practice medicine with physicians’ guidance and supervision.
For more information, or to make dinner reservations, please contact Melissa Ostlund in the department of community medicine, 777-2344.

Mochoruk Presents Faculty Lecture: Radicalism In A Conservative Prairie City

“The Making of an Oppositional Consciousness: Radicalism in a Conservative Prairie City” is the next talk in the University of North Dakota faculty lecture series. James Mochoruk, chair and associate professor of history, will give the lecture Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union. A reception begins at 4 p.m., and a question and answer period follows the lecture.

James Mochoruk specializes in Canadian Studies and the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth. He received both the M.A. and the Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, and prior to joining UND’s faculty in 1993, taught at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.

Well respected by his students, Mochoruk has been nominated for both Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and for UND’s undergraduate teacher of the year award. He has received many other awards and distinctions, and is currently the advisory editor for North Dakota Quarterly and a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society for Ukranian Labour Research. In 1998 he was awarded the UND Foundation Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence. He also has been awarded a North Dakota Humanities Council Larry Remele Memorial Fellowship.

In 2001, Mochoruk received the Margaret McWilliams Award from the Manitoba Historical Society for his book, “The People’s Co-op: The Life and Times of a North End Institution,” which includes history from the Workers and Farmers Co-operative of Winnipeg and the Ukrainian immigrant community which supported it from 1928 to 1992.
Other Lectures in the faculty series include:

Tuesday, Feb. 2, “Disaster as a Political Variable,” Mary Grisez Kweit, chair and professor of political science and public administration.

Tuesday, April 9, “Life with Hemingway, or, Riding Papa’s Coattails on the Academic Express,” Robert W. Lewis, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus.

Founders Day Honorees Sought

The 2002 Founders Day banquet and ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 28. Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored and recognized at the banquet as guests of the University. We request the assistance of all vice presidents, deans, department chairs, office managers and other supervisors and administrators in identifying eligible employees.

To prepare for Founders Day 2002, we request the following information:

1. Names of employees who will have completed 25 years of service at UND between March 1, 2001 and June 30, 2002. These employees with continuous employment at UND would have started between the dates of March 1, 1976, and June 30, 1977. Individuals eligible for 25-year recognition whose service at UND has not been continuous may have begun their employment prior to March 1, 1976. This information should also contain names of benefitted employees whose service at UND has been less than full-time, but will total 25 years by June 30, 2002.

2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:

a. have retired since July 1, 2001, or will retire by June 30, 2002;

b. have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service to the university;

c. be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefitted, part-time position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved “phased” retirement); and

d. be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND retirement plan.

It is important that your list of eligible employees includes the following information:

Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to Tammy Anderson in the Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services, Box 7140 ( immediately. Please call 777-2724 with any questions. – Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

Events to Note:

Forum To Discuss Using IT In A Traditional Classroom

The Division of Continuing Education, the Center for Instructional Learning Technologies and Information Technology Systems and Services are sponsoring an instructional technology forum Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. The forum is based on the PBS satellite broadcast, “Instructional Technology Survival Skills: A How-to Skill and Strategies Series for Faculty.” This is the second forum in a three-part series and highlights issues regarding information technology (IT) in a traditional classroom.

Computer technology pervades the daily lives of most students today, so they often expect to use it in their college courses -- even in classroom settings. As a result, many faculty members are turning to information technology to enhance the current classroom environment. This forum provides an opportunity for faculty to discuss their use of IT in on-campus courses, as well as view live demonstrations of available instructional technology. The discussion also includes segments from the PBS satellite broadcast that focuses on using IT as a sound part of instructional design and student learning. A panel of UND faculty and staff from Continuing Education and the Center for Instructional Learning Technologies will also outline additional strategies faculty can use when implementing instructional technology in the classroom.

All faculty and staff are invited to attend; questions can be directed to Lori Swinney at 777-3569 or C.K. Braun at 777-6403. – C.K. Braun, Continuing Education.

Meet And Eat Focuses On Portrayal Of Women In Media

Meet and Eat will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Women’s Center, 305 Hamline St. Explore issues facing women in media representation, and discuss how women are portrayed in the media. Sarah Bernhardt from the Women’s Center and Karissa Adams from Student Health will be the presenters. Lunch will be provided. – Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center, 777-4300.

Philosophy Colloquium Features “Meditations II” By Descartes

The department of philosophy and religion will hold a colloquium at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in 138 Abbott Hall. “The Restrictions of Sensory Perception and Imagination in Descartes’ Meditations II” will be presented by T. Ann Scholl, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minn.

For more information, check out our complete colloquium schedule at:, or contact me. – Jack Russell Weinstein, Philosophy and Religion, 777-2887,

Scientist Presents Carbon Cycling In Forests

A Biology seminar is set for 3 p.m. Friday, Jan 25, in 141 Starcher Hall. Rebecca Phillips (Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium) will present “Carbon Cycling in Forests Growing Under Elevated Atmospheric CO2.” Atmospheric CO2, one of the key greenhouse gases, is expected to reach concentrations exceeding 550 p.p.m. this century, and it is not certain how natural ecosystems will respond to this increase. Dr. Phillips addresses some salient questions around this topic in her presentation of research performed at Free-Air CO2 enrichment experimental sites in North Carolina and Wisconsin. Replicate plots within each forest were fumigated with 560 p.p.m. CO2 or ambient air for three years to determine how forests will respond to future concentrations of atmospheric CO2. Carbon biogeochemistry will be discussed, with an emphasis on soil microbial community carbon cycling and methane flux at the soil-atmosphere interface. Utilization of 13C as a tracer of carbon flow through the soil food web indicates how microbial activity responded to elevated CO2. This presentation will give a comprehensive view of elevated CO2 research in forest ecosystems and show how carbon cycling could change in future climates. – Biology Department.

LEEPS Lecturer Discusses Tectonics

Donna Whitney, University of Minnesota, will present two LEEPS (Leading Edge Earth and Planetary Sciences) lectures Friday, Jan. 25. Her lecture at noon in 100 Leonard Hall will be “Vertical Tectonics: Construction and Collapse of the Mountains of Western America.” Her lecture at 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall will be “The Tectonic Evolution of an Oblique Orogen: Metamorphism and Exhumation of Blueschists, Eclogites, and A12SiO5-Bearing Rocks in the Alpine-Himalayan Belt of Turkey.”

Everyone is welcome. – Scott Korom, Geology and Geological Engineering.

Scientist Spotlights Characteristics Of Thunderstorms

Andy Detwiler, professor of atmospheric sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, will present a seminar titled “Kinematic, Microphysical and Electrical Characteristics of Two STEPS Thunderstorms” Friday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. in 128 Ryan Hall.
Following is a summary of Dr. Detwiler’s abstract:

The field-observing phase of the Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study (STEPS) was conducted in the northeastern Colorado/northwestern Kansas region during the early summer of 2000. One of the focuses of STEPS is to achieve a better understanding of the physical interrelationship between the development of large hail and the production of an unusually high percentage of cloud-to-ground lightning lowering positive charge. While it has been known for some time that thunderstorms producing a high percentage of positive cloud-to-ground lightning are likely to be severe, either due to the production of large hail, or tornadoes, or both, the physical mechanism responsible for this correlation has been the subject of debate. Several hypotheses have been put forward. The more widely supported of the hypothesized physical mechanisms include: (1) development of a more elevated main charge accumulation zone in more severe storms, leading to development of an inverted (negative over positive) charge distribution, (2) a tilting of a “normal” positive-over-negative thunderstorm electric dipole in some severe storms so that the upper positive region can discharge directing to ground, and (3) removal of the main negative charge layer, of a “normal” positive-over-negative dipole, by heavy precipitation, leaving the upper positive layer exposed to the ground. During the analysis phase of STEPS, we have begun to compare storms on different days with different structures. Preliminary results lead us currently to favor the third scenario as an explanation for the hail and positive lightning observed with one severe tornadic storm.

All faculty and students are invited to attend. – Atmospheric Sciences Department.

Study Abroad Sessions Set For Wednesdays

Study Abroad sessions will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The Jan. 30 session will feature an open house. The study abroad information sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and parents. They are intended to educate the UND community on study abroad exchanges/programs. – Office of International Programs, 777-4231.

International Centre Hosts Thursday Cultural Programs

The International Centre will host cultural programs at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Centre, 2908 University Ave. The Jan. 31 program will feature China. Everyone is invited. – Office of International Programs, 777-4231.

Career Services/Cooperative Education Lists Events

Career Services/Cooperative Education announces events for spring semester 2002:

Practice Interview and Networking Day, Thursday, Jan. 31, Memorial Union Ballroom. Students must register and sign up for a specific practice interview slot by going online at or contacting Career Services/Cooperative Education for details on how to sign up online for a practice interview.

Spring Job Fair, Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena. All students are invited to attend and may see a list of participating organizations at

Summer Fun Job Fair, Tuesday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom.

North Dakota Education Connection, Wednesday, April 24, second floor, Memorial Union, (a job fair for elementary/secondary education job seekers). Education job seekers must attend from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to try to secure interviews. Information on participating schools is available at

Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services/Cooperative Education.

Robinson Lecture Honors Faculty

The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library cordially invite all members of the University community to attend the 11th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture, which recognizes the scholarly accomplishments of faculty who have recently published. The ceremonies will be held in the East Asian Room of the Library (fourth floor) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, with a reception to follow. Gordon Iseminger (History), will be the guest speaker.

Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the History department faculty. This special lecture series began on the 25th anniversary of Elwyn B. Robinson’s classic, “A History of North Dakota.” – Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries.

University Senate Meets Feb. 7; Agenda Items Due

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon, Thursday, Jan. 24. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted. – Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.

Faculty, Students Invited To Forum On Academic Life

The Graduate School invites you to participate in a campus-wide forum on academic life Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 1, 4, and 5 at the Memorial Union. The forum will provide a rare opportunity for the entire academic side of UND-faculty and students, graduates and undergraduates-to celebrate the work and accomplishments of a vigorous intellectual community, and to reaffirm the importance of our common enterprise.

On Friday, the theme will be “The World and the Academy.” Sessions will examine the challenges as well as the possibilities ahead for the academy. The issues we hope to address include the impact of larger social and political spheres on the values a university can/should uphold, and the changing idea of what a university should be.

The vital question for us is, can we at UND, not far from the “outside world,” find a responsible balance in our commitments? Sessions will feature a faculty panel and a case study inviting the active participation of everyone attending. Also on Friday, the Dean of Students Office will conduct a student-centered workshop, principally for undergraduates, to discuss integrity issues on campus.

On Monday and Tuesday, the forum will showcase the achievements of faculty and students across the entire spectrum of scholarly research interests at UND. Activities will feature poster presentations, oral presentations, musical performances, art exhibitions, and readings. A table will also be made available for students and faculty to display their recent publications.

Graduate, undergraduate, and professional students as well as faculty are encouraged to take part in these activities. To do so, you are asked to submit an abstract to the Graduate School on or before Friday, Feb. 1. Electronic forms are available on our web site at Forms may be completed online or by filling out the PDF form and mailing it in. Completed forms should be mailed to Staci Matheny, Box 8178, in the Graduate School.


Awards Given During Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

Recipients of the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards were announced Jan. 15 during a luncheon, “A Salute to Greatness: The Black Mother.” Eight individuals and organizations were recognized for their service and contribution to UND, Grand Forks and North Dakota.
The awards and recipients are listed below.

Service to the Greater Grand Forks Community Alpha Phi Omega – In the spring of 2001, this fraternity organization logged more than 1,000 of service hours including the Lambda Chi Food Drive, Festival of Trees, Special Olympics, and activities at Valley Memorial Homes.

Service to the Greater Grand Forks Air Force BaseSenior Master Sgt. Darrel A. DeLoatch, who dedicated his time to the Air Force and is committed to focusing on and achieving excellence in our troops.

Service to the University of North DakotaJan Moen, UND faculty member – By being involved with the Conflict Resolution Center and Peace Studies Program, Moen promotes diversity, community, and peace both inside and outside the classroom.

Contribution to the Spiritual Life of the Greater Grand Forks Community The Campus Committee on Human Rights – This UND committee, under the direction of Sharon Carson and Lucy Ganje, provides the campus and the community the opportunity to act upon issues of fairness, justice, and community.

Contribution to the Spiritual Life of the GFAFB Community Master Sgt. Leonard A. Jordan – Through membership in the African American Cultural Association, MSgt. Jordan become an influential leader in the African community for the Grand Forks Air Force Base and the Greater Grand Forks Community.

* Service to HumanitySenior Master Sgt. Robert M. Dandridge – Making himself available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, SMSgt. Dandridge has been involved in the lives of over 270 military and 150 civilian employees and helped educate and entertain the local community through cultural awareness programs celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, African American History Month, the Holocaust Remembrance, and Women’s History Month.

Service to the State of North DakotaNorth Dakota Indian Education Association – This group has provided contributions to the state of North Dakota and its residents though education of Indian youth by giving individuals the opportunity to have a successful and influential future.

Era Bell Thompson Memorial Award Faith and Hope Ministries, Emerado, N.D.

For more information about the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards or the recipients, contact me. -- M.C. Diop, Multicultural Student Services, 777-4362.

Gerald Combs Named Director Of HNRC

Gerald Combs was appointed Director of the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center, effective Jan. 15.

Dr. Combs received his B.S. degree in zoology from the University of Maryland at College Park, Md.; his M.S. in entomology from Cornell University at Ithaca, N.Y.; and his Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry also from Cornell University. From 1973 to 1975 he was an assistant professor at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.; from 1975 to 1980 he was an assistant professor at Cornell University; from 1979-1981 he was a research professor-at-large at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland; from 1982-1986 he was a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing, China; from 1980-1988 he was an associate professor at Cornell University; from 1995-1998 he was director of graduate studies, field of nutrition, at Cornell University; from 1988-2002 he was professor of nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, at Cornell University.

Dr. Comb has a wide interest in nutrition and health. His research has been primarily in the area of the nutritional biochemistry of trace elements and vitamins (especially selenium, vitamin E and factors affecting their metabolic functions); it has ranged from basic biochemical studies to human clinical investigations. He has contributed to the scholarship in this area by writing key research reviews and two important text/reference books, The Role of Selenium in Nutrition (Academic Press, 1986) and The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition in Health (Academic Press, 1992, 1998). His original research has employed several animal models with appropriate biochemical techniques for the study of questions relevant to human health. This basic arm of his research program has served to produce understanding as well as specific methodologies that he has employed in clinical intervention studies which demonstrated for the first time the efficacy of nutritional supplements of selenium in reducing cancer risk.

He has authored or co-authored 326 publications, of which 101 are refereed journal articles. He is a member of several organizations including the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, Society for International Nutrition Research, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Animal Nutrition Research Council, and the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for W.H. Blackburn, Director, Northern Plains Area, Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

Holiday Hours Listed
Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21, Is Holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Jan. 21, 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, Personnel Services.

Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) will close for the Martin Luther King holiday at 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. – Marv Hanson, Associate Director, ITSS.

Chester Fritz Library:
Martin Luther King weekend hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, closed; Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Day), 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Memorial Union:

Memorial Union operating hours for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Jan. 18-21, are:

Lifetime Sports Center: Friday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, closed; Monday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Info/Service Center: Friday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Copy Stop: Friday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

U-Turn C-Store: Friday, Jan. 18, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: Friday, Jan. 18, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Little Caesars: Friday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Administrative office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Craft Center/Sign and Design: Friday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Student Academic Services: Friday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Dining Center: Friday, Jan. 18, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Barber Shop: Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

University Learning Center: Friday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Credit Union: Friday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Traffic Division: Friday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Passport I.D.s: Friday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Jan. 19-21, closed.

Computer Lab: Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, closed; Monday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Building Hours: Friday, Jan. 18, 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, closed; Monday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Normal operating hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 22. Late night access in the lower level resumes Monday, Jan. 21. – Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

Patrick Miller Joins Biomedical Research Network

Patrick Miller has joined the School of Medicine and Health Sciences staff as the public information professional for the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN).

BRIN is a three-year, $6 million program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program’s primary goals are to improve North Dakota’s infrastructure for biomedical research and encourage more students to enter the field of biomedical research. The principal investigator for the BRIN project is John Shabb (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology).

Miller previously served as communications coordinator at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) for nine years. Prior to that, he was the director of communications for the Lignite Energy Council in Bismarck from 1985 to 1992.

Miller, a native of Pierre, S.D., holds a journalism degree from South Dakota State University. He worked as a writer, editor and photographer at the Bismarck Tribune from 1977 to 1982 and currently serves as the Fighting Sioux hockey reporter for U.S. College Hockey Online. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Native Media Center Open To All

Please pass the word that all staff and students are invited to use the Native Media Center and its many resources, including publication in Native Directions, our award-winning, student-produced magazine. We have Macintosh computers with various software available for your use in 231 O’Kelly Hall. We’re open Monday though Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Native Media Center works to improve media coverage standards of Native people and issues. The special mission of the Native Media Center staff is: To help make multiculturalism a growing reality by promoting American Indian perspectives, values and culture; To create a safe and comfortable environment for all students; To emphasize communication as a career because all people are enriched by awareness and understanding of other cultures.

Native Directions is published by the School of Communication’s Native Media Center and funded by the Board of Student Publications (BOSP). It was established as a forum for Native American perspectives on issues and events as they affect Native communities. Our vision is that Native Directions will foster a deeper understanding of Native American experiences for Native peoples as well as for people of all races. Through telling our stories in our own voices, people will come to understand us as we are, not as how other people may see us.

We always need storytellers, photographers, artists, reporters, people with vision. No experience is required. Contact us if you are interested in participating. – Lynda Kenney, Director, and Holly Annis, Assistant Director, Native Media Center, 777-2478.

U2 Lists Workshops

Following are workshops offered through the University Within the University (U2) program:

New Workshop! When Domestic Violence Comes to the Workplace: Jan. 29, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. We know that real life problems affect job performance. Join us in exploring ways for supervisors to respond effectively to this important issue. Presenter: Marlene Miller, Community Violence Intervention Center.


New Workshop! Winning Cooperation Through Communication: Jan. 30, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This workshop is designed for supervisors to help identify patterns of communication, understand different communication styles and learn techniques for effective communication. Presenter: Dick Werre, St. Alexius, EAP.

New Workshop! Dealing with Conflict: Jan. 30, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This workshop is open to all. We will discuss how to identify sources of conflict and define factors that influence our responses to conflict. We will also learn approaches to conflict resolution and gain an understanding of specific assertive postures. Presenter: Dick Werre, St. Alexius, EAP.


Mainframe Computer Usage and Printouts: Jan. 30, 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: Lisa Heher, Accounting Services; Allison Peyton, Accounting Services; and David Schmidt, Grants and Contracts.



GroupWise 5.5, Calendar: Jan. 28, 9 to 11 a.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. Instructor: Tracy Uhlir.

Access 00, Level I: Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, 1 to 4:15 p.m. (16 hours total), 361 Upson II. Introduces Access and databases. Create tables, queries, forms, reports, and relationships. Import and export interface. Instructor: Jim Malins.

Creating a Web Page using HTML: Jan. 29, 8:30 to 11 a.m. and Jan. 31, 8:30 to noon (six hours total), 361 Upson II. Learn how to create a Web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics, and links. Instructor: Doris Bornhoeft.

Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact the University Within the University office by phone, 777-2128, fax, 777-2140, e-mail,, or mail to Box 7131. To register online, go to Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, Social Security number (new registrations only), and e-mail address, the title and date of the event, and the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. – University Within the University.

Recycling Trivia

Question: What recycled material is used in toothpaste? (Clue: It’s part of the stannous fluoride ingredient.)

Answer: Tin used to make stannous fluoride is made from detinning old steel cans. The body of the can is made from steel but has a tin coating. The resulting tin is very pure and is ideal for use in toothpaste. This is the only domestic source of tin in the United States, and another good reason to recycle your metal cans. – Janice Troitte, Recycling Coordinator.

Volunteers Sought For Study

Attention parents! I am seeking married couples with children aged 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study on parenting. Each couple earns $10 for completing questionnaires. For more information, please call Erin Tentis at 777-3212 or e-mail – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Erin Tentis, Graduate Psychology Student.

Lotus Center Lists Meditation Schedule

Insight Meditation will be held Mondays beginning Jan. 21. Insight Meditation or Vipassana is a 2,500 year-old system of psychological and spiritual development derived from the earliest Buddhist tradition. It is a practice of cultivating peacefulness in the mind and openness in the heart. It is learning to live in the present moment, to see things as they really are and to ride more easily with the “ups and downs” of our lives. It needs no belief commitments, is compatible with any religious affiliation, and is open to beginners and experienced practitioners. No fee will be charged. Leaders are Tamar Read and Elaine Speare. For more information call 772-2161 or 777-4231 or e-mail

The Insight Meditation schedule for Mondays is 6 to 7 p.m., beginners only; experienced meditators, 7 to 7:45 p.m.; and study and discussion of “The Power of Now” by Eckbart Tolle from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Insight Meditation Retreat (non-residential) will be held the weekend of March 22-24. Teacher is Ginny Morgan. Registration is required; a fee will be charged. Scholarships are available. For more information call Scott Lowe at 777-2707 or e-mail and Tamar Read at 772-2161 or e-mail

The Lotus Meditation Center is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and is open to individuals for meditation except when groups are scheduled. If you require any general information about the Center, call the Office of International Programs at 777-6438. A prior request is to be made at the Office of International Programs for the use of the Lotus Meditation Center by any groups. A free will offering is always accepted for the use of the Center. If any group charges fees from the participants, a certain percentage will be charged for the use of the Center. Please contact Scott Lowe at 777-2707. – Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave.

Grants and Research

Applications Invited For Research Writing Fellowships

Applications are invited from UND faculty for research fellowships ($1,000 each) to facilitate writing proposals for external funding of their research and scholarly activities. Offered through the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) and the University Writing Program, a limited number of faculty in teams of two (faculty proposal writer and mentor) will engage in a 10-session (1 hour each) writing workshop beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. The goal of the workshop will be for each faculty writer, with the assistance of a mentor, to complete a research proposal which will be suitable for submission to an external sponsor.

To apply:
Submit an application as a faculty team (writer and mentor) to ORPD of no more than two pages describing your research/scholarly activity idea. Identify the organization you will target for funding. Discuss the significance of your research/scholarly activity and its potential impact on your career, department, college/school, and UND. Indicate your availability and commitment to attend at least nine of the 10 workshop sessions. Be sure to include the name and the expected contribution of the faculty member who has agreed to serve as your mentor for this fellowship. (Mentors must agree to attend at least five sessions and be available to assist you in writing and developing your proposal outside the workshop. Mentors also will receive $1,000 stipends.) If you need help locating a mentor contact Will Gosnold at ORPD (777-4280 or

Selection Criteria:

• Potential for completing a draft proposal by May 19, 2002.

• Significance and impact of proposed research/scholarly activity.

• Potential for funding by proposed sponsor.

• Evidence of commitment by writer and mentor.


Friday, Jan. 28, 2002

Submit application to ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall or e-mail to:

National Institutes Of Health Updates Instructions And Forms

The NIH (National Institutes of Health) has recently announced new revisions to the PHS 398 and 2590 forms. The PHS 398 instructions have been updated to reflect changes in applicable laws and NIH policies and to clarify instructions (see notable changes below). These updates incorporate a number of helpful comments and suggestions from the research community. Applicants are urged to discard previous versions of the PHS 398 instructions and forms and use the current version to ensure they have the most accurate information.

Notable Changes for PHS 398:

Notable Changes for PHS 2590:

For other inquiries, please contact GrantsInfo at: or 301/435-0714. – William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

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


AARP Andrus Foundation Graduate Scholarship and Fellowships in Gerontology. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: Association for Gerontology in Higher Ed; 202/289-9806;;;


Development of Technologies and Capabilities for Developing Coal, Oil and Gas Energy Resources—cost-shared research and development of technologies enabling development of energy resources needed to ensure availability of affordable energy for the nation’s future. Deadlines: 2/28/02, 10/25/02. Contact: Larry D. Gillham; 412/386-5817;;;

Research and Development—in the field of nuclear energy as part of the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI). Deadline: 2/20/02. Contact: Denise Berry; 510/637-1873;;

Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Core Technology Program—support to develop science and technologies that address specific technical challenges and barriers faced by the SECA Industrial Teams; topic areas are Fuel Processing, Manufacturing, Controls & Diagnostics, Power Electronics, Modeling & Simulation, and Materials. Deadline: 2/27/02. Contact: Mary S. Gabriele, 304/285-4253;;

University Research for the Geothermal Program—projects in earth science at universities to expand the geothermal knowledge base. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: Elizabeth Dahl; 208/526-7214;;


Children’s Vulnerability to Toxic Substances in the Environment. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: Kacee Deener; 202/564-8289;;

Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Program—support for Great Lakes projects pertaining to: Contaminated Sediments; Pollution Prevention and Reduction (Binational Toxics Strategy); Ecological (Habitat) Protection and Restoration; Invasive Species; Habitat Indicator Development; and Strategic or Emerging Issues. Deadline: 2/15/02. Contact: Mike Russ, 312/886-4013;;


IAGLR Scholarship—to promote academic excellence by encouraging young scientists to undertake graduate research in Great Lakes ecosystem health. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: Wendy L. Foster; 734/665-5303;;

Norman S. Baldwin Fishery Science Scholarship—to promote academic excellence by encouraging young scientists to undertake graduate research in fishery biology. Deadline & Contact: See Above.

Paul W. Rogers Scholarship—to support a senior undergraduate, masters, or doctoral student in advancement of knowledge relating to Great Lakes aquatic ecosystem health and management. Deadline & Contact: See Above.


Mazamas Standard Research Grant—research dedicated to exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: 503/227-2345;;


Cancer Research Grants—for prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: Barbara S. Cole; U.S. Bank Trust Department, 303/316-5945


Botanical/Drug Interactions in HIV (RFA-AT-02-003)—research into interactions between botanical substances and prescription drugs used in treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and its complications. Deadlines: 2/28/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/28/02 (Application). Contact: Morgan N. Jackson; 301/402-1278;;

Public Program Grants for Media Projects (Production Grants)—production and post-production of programs to be broadcast on television or radio. Deadline: 2/1/02. Contact: Media Programs, Division of Public Programs, 202/606-8269;;

Interaction of Genes and Environment in Shaping Risk Factors for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders (RFA-HL-02-010). Deadlines: 2/20/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/22/02 (Application). Contact: Cashell E. Jaquish; 301/435-0447;;

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Proteomics Initiative—establish local, highly interactive, multi-disciplinary Centers to enhance and develop innovative proteomic technologies and apply them to relevant biological questions that will advance knowledge of heart, lung, blood, and sleep health and disease. Deadline: 2/27/02. Contact: Joanne Deshler; 301/435-0340;;

Exploratory/Developmental Grants: Technology Applications to NIAID-Funded Research (PAS-02-031)—support for exploratory/developmental (R21) grant applications that facilitate application of innovative/emerging technolo-gies to currently funded research projects related to the study of infectious diseases, diseases caused bycategory A agents of bioterrorism, HIV/AIDS, basic immunology, and immune mediated conditions. Deadline: 2/26/02. Contact: Alison Deckhut; 301/496-7551;;
Partnerships for Novel Therapeutic, Diagnostic and Vector Control Strategies in Infectious Diseases (PAR-02-026)— support development of drugs and diagnostics for human infectious diseases of public health importance and products for controlling arthropod vectors that transmit infectious agents. Deadline: 2/20/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/20/02 (Application). Contact: Ann M. Ginsberg; 301/496-5305;;


Clinical Trial Planning Grant. Deadlines: 2/22/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/22/02 (Application). Contact: See Program Announcement at

NIAMS Small Grant Program for New Investigators—support for pilot research that likely to lead to individual research project grant (R01). Deadlines: 2/22/02, 6/21/02, 10/18/02. Contact: See Program Announcement at

New Research Strategies for Evaluation and Assessment of Bone Quality (RFA-AR-02-002)—research that provides novel means to assess bone quality and elucidate relationships among disease- and aging-related changes in bone quality, gender-related variations in bone quality, and increased bone fragility and fracture susceptibility. Deadlines: 2/21/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/21/02 (Application). Contact: Gayle E. Lester; 301/594-5055;;

Barrett’s Esophagus, Gastroesophaegeal Reflux Disease and Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus (RFA-DK-02-015). Deadlines: 2/20/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/20/02 (Application). Contact: Frank Hamilton; 301/594-8877;;

Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers (RFA-DK-02-004) and Diabetes Research and Training Centers (RFA-DK-02-005)—research on diabetes mellitus, its complications, and related areas of endocrinology and metabolism. Deadlines: 2/19/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/19/02 (Application). Contact: Judith Fradkin; 301/594-8814;;

MTOPS Prostate Samples Analysis Consortium (RFA-DK-02-017)-discovery and validation of biologic markers or genetic susceptibility tests for detection, risk assessment, and assessment of disease progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Deadlines: 2/20/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/20/02 (Application). Contact: Robert A. Star; 301/594-7717;;


Training Programs in Diabetes Research for Pediatric Endocrinologists (RFA-DK-02-024). Deadline: 2/26/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/26/02 (Application). Contact: James F. Hyde; 301/594-7692;;


Treatment of HAART-Associated Metabolic Changes in Patients with HIV Infection (RFA-DK-02-006). Deadlines: 2/21/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/21/02 (Application). Contact: Barbara Linder; 301/594-0021;;


Environmental Justice: Partnerships to Address Ethical Challenges in Environmental Health. Deadlines: 2/22/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/25/02 (Application). Contact: Shobha Srinivasan; 919/541-2506;;


Otitis Media: New Approaches for Analysis, Treatment and Prevention (RFA-DC-02-002). Deadlines: 2/18/02, 9/25/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/18/02, 10/25/02 (Application). Contact: Thomas M. Johnson; 301/402-3461;;


Minority Institutions’ Drug Abuse Research Development Program (MIDARP) (PAR-02-016)–rigorous drug abuse research in all areas supported by NIDA, including neuroscience, epidemiology, behavioral, clinical, social science, public health, biological, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, and health services. Deadlines: 2/21/02, 8/21/02. Contact: Lula Beatty, 301/443-0441,;

Neurimaging Technology Development to Assess Brain and Behavior in Pediatric Populations (RFA-DA-02-00-1) - studies that addressing methodological and technical issues associated with use of rapidly developing neuroimag-ing technology in assessing brain and behavioral development in child and adolescent populations, particularly those exposed to drugs of abuse or those with developmental or acquired communication disorders. Deadlines: 2/19/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/19/02 (Application). Contact: Joseph Frascella; 301/443-4877;;


Coastal Ocean Program-Cumulative Coastal Impacts—research on causes and impacts of multiple stresses on coastal ecosystems. Deadline: 2/19/02. Contact: Leslie McDonald; 301/713-3338 x155;;

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities—fields of study include: Behavioral Sciences (Psychology); Humanities (Literature & Languages, History, Philosophy & Religion); Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Deadline: 2/14/02. Contact: Fellowship Office; 202/334-2872;;

Biophotonics Partnership Initiative II—research to continue exploitation of the power of photonics to advance biomedical engineering. Deadline: 2/25/02. Contact: Leon Esterowitz; 703/292-7942;;

Biophotonics Partnership Initiative III (BPIII)—high risk/high return, multidisciplinary studies of novel concepts in biophotonics. Deadline & Contact: See Above.

Opportunities for Research Collaborations Between the Mathematical Sciences and the Geosciences. Deadline: 2/25/02. Contact: Tom Fogwell; 703/292-8104;;

RIDGE 2000—community-based science initiative focused on integrated geological and biological studies of the Earth-encircling mid-ocean ridge system. Deadlines: 2/15/02, 8/15/02. Contact: David Epp; 703/292-8581;;


American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowships—in-residence research and writing concerning the period 1660-1815. Deadline: 2/20/02. Contact: Committee on Awards; 312/255-3666;;

Annette Kade Fellowship in French or German Studies in the Middle Ages or Renaissance—-research in French or German medieval or early modern studies. Deadline: 1/21/02. Contact: See Above.

Arthur Weinberg Fellowship for Independent Scholars–for work outside the academy to research on historical issues related to social justice or reform. Deadline: 2/20/02. Contact: See Above.

Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship—extended research in late medieval and Renaissance history and literature. Deadline: See Above. Contact: Center for Renaissance Studies; 312/255-3666;;

Center for Great Lakes Culture/Michigan State University Fellowships—in-residential projects which interpret and understand cultural history and expressions of people of the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley region. Deadline & Contact: See Above.

Frances C. Allen Fellowships—in-residence research and writing at D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. Deadline: 2/20/02. Contact: Committee on Awards; 312-255-3666;;

Lester J. Cappon Fellowships in Documentary Editing–in-residence historical editing projects based on Newberry Library materials. Deadline: See Above. Contact: Center for Renaissance Studies; 312/255-3666;;

Rockefeller Foundation--Short Term Fellowships in the Humanities—research in any aspect of American Indian studies supported by the Library’s collections. Deadlines: 4/15/02, 9/15/02. Contact: See Above.

Short-Term Fellowships in the History of Cartography—in-residence projects related to history of cartography and focused on cartographic materials in the Library’s collection. Deadline: 2/20/02. Contact: See Above.

Short-Term Resident Fellowships for Individual Research—in-residence research and writing relevant to collections of the Library; designed to help provide access to the Library’s resources for individuals who live beyond commuting distance of the Library. Deadline & Contact: See Above.

South Central Modern Language Association Fellowship—in-residence research at the Library. Deadline & Contact: See Above.


Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program—in-residence research areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: Coordinator for Academic Programs; 202/328-5060;

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships—doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. Deadline: See Above. Contact: See Above;


Fellowships in Biomedicine: 2002 Award Announcement—postdoctoral training pertaining to studies immunology, particularly related to molecular or immune mechanisms potentially leading to therapeutic application. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: 12 chemin des Aulx; Telephone: 41 22 706 9368;;;
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

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