41, NUMBER 21: January 30, 2004
Forums will focus on “The American Indian Experience”
Colloquium addresses forensic science and the media
• Cornell University scholar will present two
• Empire showcases musicians
• Australian scholar presents music lecture
• Biology candidates present seminars
• Vegan supper club meets Feb. 1
Graduate committee meets Monday
addresses spirituality in the workplace
Ministry series addresses tolerance
vice president for research candidate visits campus
Agenda listed for Feb. 5 U Senate meeting
• Hultberg Lectureship set for Feb. 5
• U2 workshops listed for Feb. 9-20
• Feast of Nations tickets on sale
Founders Day banquet tickets now on sale
Graduate school requests participation in Scholarly
NDUS accountability report is online
UND ConnectND newsletter available online
• Ambassadors sought to help students in rural
• Presenters sought for
Beyond Boundaries conference
sought for Feb. 18-21 NCC swim meet
Aerospace awarded contract to provide HTMLeZ Internet software
• Visiting scholars program focuses on test
design and development
• Staff members
named to new positions at medical school
alert for fraudulent cardholder e-mails
Incentive program rewards cost-cutting ideas
Scholarly activities proposals due Feb. 17
• NIH sponsors regional funding, grants seminars
• Research, grant opportunities listed
will focus on “The American Indian Experience”
Beginning this month and leading up to the 35th annual University
of North Dakota Indian Association powwow in April, UND has scheduled
a series of book discussions and forums on the topic of “Exploring
the American Indian Experience.”
The events, sponsored by UND’s American Indian Programs
Council and a number of campus and community entities, are free
of charge and open to the public. The schedule:
Jan. 29: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald
community room. Greg Gagnon, associate professor of Indian studies,
will discuss “The Setting of the American Indian Experience,”
exploring the history and common beliefs of and about American
Feb. 23: Discussion of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota
Odyssey by Joe Starita, 7 to 9 p.m. in UND’s Barnes &
Noble University Bookstore. Birgit Hans, associate professor of
Indian studies, will discuss this account of four generations
of an American Indian family from South Dakota that, according
to critics, offers a unique glimpse into Lakota culture from the
1870s to the 1990s.
March 1: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald
community room. Jim Grijalva, associate professor of law, will
discuss “Current Issues in Indian Country,” which
range from state-tribal jurisdictions and demographics to treaties
and gambling casinos.
April 1: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Brian Gilley, assistant professor of Indian studies, and Russ
McDonald, associate research director of the National Resource
Center on Native American Aging at UND, both of whom will be involved
in the UNDIA powwow on April 2-4 at the Hyslop Sports Center,
will explain the role of tradition in modern powwows. Dancers
and musicians will perform and explain the significance of various
aspects of the powwow and of American Indian dancing.
More information about the events and the availability of the
Starita book is available at www.conted.und.edu/AIE.
addresses forensic science and the media
“Forensic Science and the Media: Information or Entertainment?”
will be presented Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in 116 Merrifield
Hall. Phoebe Stubblefield will give the English department colloquium.
Dr. Stubblefield is a graduate of the University of Florida,
where she reviewed and consulted in hundreds of cases as a forensic
anthropologist at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory.
She is an assistant professor in the anthropology department here,
and director of the forensic science program, where she manages
the human identification laboratory.
Dr. Stubblefield will discuss the recent boom in forensic science
programming on prime-time television, which has prompted a similar
boom in academic interest in the field. Although cable TV has
a longer history of such programming, network television has had
a greater role in portraying forensic science to the public. How
well does the media, in either its fact- or fiction-based programs,
inform the public about forensic science? She will review popular
forensic programming and discuss how television shapes our understanding
of what forensic science is.
– Joyce Coleman, English.
University scholar will present two lectures
J. Thomas Brenna, a candidate for a senior level appointment
in the chemistry department that has significant collaborative
research with the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center, will present
two lectures Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29 and 30. Dr. Brenna is
internationally known for his work on the development of mass
spectrometry instrumentation and for the application of that instrumentation
to the determination of mammalian lipid biochemistry and physiology.
The first of his talks, Thursday noon in 138 Abbott Hall, will
focus on analytical chemistry. The title of the talk is “Mass
Spectrometry Complete and Incomplete. A Brief Tour Through Selected
Aspects of Small Molecule, and High Precision Isotope Ratio, Mass
The second of the talks, 1 p.m. Friday at the Grand Forks Human
Nutrition Center, will focus on neurological topics. The title
is “Is a Dietary Source of Docosahexaenoic Acid and/or Arachidonic
Acid Required for Neural Development in Humans?”
Everyone is welcome to attend both lectures. For more information,
please contact the chemistry department.
— Mark Hoffmann, chemistry, 777-2741.
The Empire Arts Center is starting a new monthly regional music
showcase, Showtime @ the Empire. It will give local and regional
musicians a chance to take the stage at the Center in front of
a live audience. The first Showtime will be held Thursday, Jan.
29, at 8 p.m., with PeatMoss and Lee Barnum playing acoustic blues.
Showtime is designed to give local and regional musicians an
opportunity to perform on a regular basis. Some musicians will
be invited, others are invited to call and arrange their turn
on stage. Performers are encouraged to do as much original material
as possible; the format will be low tech and relaxed, acoustic
performances are encouraged. Interested performers can call Mark
at 746-5500 for more information.
Tickets for Showtime @ the Empire will be available at the door.
Tickets are $5 for general admission and $4 for students. Future
Showtimes are scheduled for Feb. 26 and March 25.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.
scholar presents music lecture
On Friday, Jan. 30, at 3:15 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, Michael Noone will deliver a public
lecture, “From Renaissance Manuscript to 21st Century CD:
A Journey in Time and Sound.”
Noone, an Australian scholar who is spending a year as a research
fellow at Cornell, will talk about the process of resurrecting
He is a graduate of Sydney University and King’s College,
Cambridge. His research has been on music in 16th-century Spain,
where he has studied music in Toledo, Seville, and at the Royal
Monastery of the Escorial. His research and discoveries have led
to his conducting over 20 major professional choral performances
in Australia, England, and Spain, and to his recording of five
CDs, with three more on the way. He has published a book and a
book-length edition, with two more editions in press; 18 journal
articles, and entries in three international musical encyclopedias.
Including smaller works, his output totals over 100 publications.
He has held numerous research fellowships, and has taught at the
University of Sydney, the University of Hong Kong, Canberra School
of Music, and the University of New England (Australia).
Noone has lectured here once before, in 1993 when he was a Fulbright
Scholar at Cornell.
– Gary Towne, professor and chair, Music Department.
candidates present seminars
Two faculty candidates will present seminars Friday, Jan. 30,
in 141 Starcher Hall.
At noon, Michael Jensen-Seaman will present “Molecular
Insights into the Evolution of Humans and the African Apes.”
Dr. Jensen-Seaman is from the medical college of Wisconsin and
is a candidate for the evolutionary biologist position.
At 3 p.m., Bradley Jones will present “Cell Fate Decisions
in the Nervous System: To Be or Not to Be Glia.” Dr. Jones
is from the New York University School of Medicine and is a candidate
for the developmental biologist position.
– Biology department.
supper club meets Feb. 1
The monthly vegan supper club meets at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
1, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3610 Cherry St. The theme is
meat substitutes and casseroles, with a gluten-making demonstration
at 3:45 p.m.
Come and bring your favorite dish, plus a copy of the recipe.
Vegan foods do not contain meat, eggs, or dairy products. We meet
in an informal setting to share ideas for a healthy lifestyle.
Bring your friends and family.
To RSVP or ask questions, contact me at 777-0842, email@example.com.
– Brenna Kerr, dietitian, student health and wellness center.
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Feb. 2, from 3:05 to
5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Jan. 26.
2. The kinesiology program puts forth the following requests:
• Change in credits from 4 to 3 for Kinesiology 535, 536,
538, and 539;
• A new course, PEXS 532, Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab.
3. The counseling program puts forth the following requests:
• Change in Counseling 584, Internship in Counseling;
• Create the following new courses:
• Counseling 587, Internship in Addictions Counseling
• Counseling 588, Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling
• Counseling 589, Internship in School Counseling
4. Review of graduate faculty nominations.
5. Matters arising.
— Joseph Bennoit, dean, graduate school.
addresses spirituality in the workplace
Christus Rex will hold a series of discussions on “The
‘Hole’ in Holistic: Spirituality in the Workplace,”
at noon Mondays at Christus Rex, 3012 University Ave. Join us
for conversation on resolving issues of spirituality in the workplace
with panel members from various professions.
The schedule follows: Feb. 2, communications; Feb. 9, political
science/government; Feb. 23, engineering.
A free lunch will be provided; bring a friend.
– Christus Rex.
Ministry series addresses tolerance
The Campus Ministry Association is launching “Tolerance:
There’s Trouble in the Neighborhood” in its Theology
for Lunch series Tuesdays at noon, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel,
3120 Fifth Ave. N. A free lunch is included; bring a friend.
The schedule follows:
Feb. 3, Mike Jacobs, editor, Grand Forks Herald, “How Does
the Media Address Tolerance?”
Feb. 10, Rev. Gretchen Graf, First Presbyterian Church, “What
is the Christian’s Call?”
Feb. 17, Erik Mansager, director, counseling center, “Where’s
My Limit? Does It Change in the Context of Relationship?”
Feb. 24, Tom Petros and Cheryl Terrance, psychology, “What
are the Psychological Limits? What are the Personal Limits?”
This series is sponsored by the Campus Ministry Association,
with St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Christus Rex, Lutheran
Campus Center, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, and United Campus Ministry.
– Tom Petros, psychology, for the Campus Ministry Association.
vice president for research candidate visits campus
Gary Findley, a candidate for the position of associate vice
president for research, will be on campus for a second interview.
An open forum for faculty to visit with him is set for Wednesday,
Feb. 4, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in 115 Odegard Hall, the main floor
– Vice president for research office.
listed for Feb. 5 U Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4:05 p.m.
in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the Senate legislative affairs committee,
Steve Kelsch, chair.
5. Annual report of the Senate summer sessions committee, Stacie
6. Annual report of the Senate academic policies and admissions
committee, Patrick Luber, chair.
7. Report from the curriculum committee, Judy Bruce, chair.
8. Probation/suspension/dismissal policy, Eleanor Yurkovich, Senate
academic policies and admissions committee.
9. Recommendation for an honorary degree, Kathy Sukalski.
10. Proposed revisions to the University Senate bylaws, Al Fivizzani
and Jan Goodwin, Senate executive committee.
11. Proposed revisions in the University Senate standing rules,
Al Fivizzani and Jan Goodwin, Senate executive committee.
12. Report from the ad hoc harassment policy and procedures review
committee, Wendelin Hume, recorder.
13. Council of college faculties resolutions: (1) textbook policy,
and (2) SBHE request for support for the economic development
roundtable, Curt Stofferahn, Council of College Faculties.
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.
Lectureship set for Feb. 5
The 17th annual Hultberg Lectureship series, “Integrating
Diversity into the Workplace,” will be held from 7:30 to
9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. It is presented
by the College of Business and Public Administration.
The Hans and Susanna Hultberg Lectureship was established by their
daughter, Clara E. Anderson, through the University of North Dakota
Foundation. Clara, a Washburn native, graduated from the College
of Business and Public Administration in 1928. This endowed lectureship
was established because of the love and encouragement Clara received
from her parents and her interest in stimulating both challenges
and opportunities for women in business.
Each year prominent women alumni from the College of Business
and Public Administration bring their leadership and experiences
to the University community through this event. This year’s
topic, “Integrating Diversity into the Workplace,”
includes diversity issues that encompass more than just people
of color; but include diverse ideas, beliefs, religions, sexuality,
age, gender, those challenged physically or mentally, and others.
Linda Butts, director of economic development and finance for
the State of North Dakota, Bismarck. She is the first woman to
hold the title of director of economic development and finance
in North Dakota. Before entering state government, Butts was a
small business owner in Carrington; her company was twice named
Outstanding Woman-Owned Business. A certified public accountant,
she worked as an auditor for Eide Helmeke and Charles Bailly in
Fargo. In 1994 she served as co-chair for the state’s delegation
to the White House Conference on Small Business. She has served
on several boards and commissions, including the Greater North
Dakota Association. She and her husband, Alan, have two grown
children and reside in Bismarck.
Sara Garland, president of the Greystone Group, Washington, D.C.
She is a government relations and public affairs consultant with
expertise in the federal appropriations process. A 27-year veteran
of Capitol Hill, Garland’s experience includes senior positions
with Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), the late Sen. Quentin Burdick (D-ND),
and former Congresswoman Margaret Heckler (R-Mass.). Garland received
bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UND. She has
served as a member of the advisory neighborhood commission of
the District of Columbia and serves on the boards of the Council
for a Livable World-PeacePAC, the Agency for Instructional Technology,
and chairs the Energy and Environmental Research Center Foundation.
A former television reporter and college instructor, Garland is
a recipient of the American Society of Association Executives’
Government Relations Award as part of a team representing America’s
public television stations, and is listed in Who’s Who in
American Politics. Married to Kim E. Uhl, she has three children.
Kim Lattu, vice president and director of corporate audit at
Cargill, Minneapolis. Kim (Vossler) Lattu joined Cargill as an
accounting trainee when she graduated from the University in 1978
with an accounting major. She has worked in numerous business
and functional areas during her career at Cargill including corporate
audit; corporate financial reporting; Cargill Steel and Wire –
Brookville, Ohio; Cargill Ferrous International; Caprock Industries
– Amarillo, Texas; human resources – compensation;
travel services; and the controller’s department. She was
named the vice president and director of corporate audit in November
2002. Lattu is on the board of governors for the Twin Cities Chapter
of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is a CPA and CMA. She
and her family reside in Chanhassen, Minn. Her husband, Steve,
is also a Cargill employee and is the vice president and controller
for Horizon Milling. They have two daughters. She grew up in Wishek,
Kay Walter, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Minneapolis. She
attended the University from 1994 to 1998, earning a bachelor’s
degree in accountancy. She was hired by Coopers & Lybrand
in October of 1997 and commenced her career with
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in September 1998, after the
merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in July 1998.
Since joining PwC, Kay has served numerous clients throughout
the country in both audit and consulting capacities. She is a
member of PwC’s national consumer finance practice and specializes
in serving lending organizations that originate mortgage, home
equity and other consumer finance products. She also teaches various
courses, including PwC’s new hire training as well as industry
specific classes. She graduated from Libertyville High School,
Libertyville, Ill., in 1994 and resides in Minneapolis.
— College of Business and Public Administration.
workshops listed for Feb. 9-20
Below are U2 workshops for Feb. 9-20.
Visit our web site for additional workshops in February. The
spring U2 newsletter containing workshops for March through May
will arrive soon.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position,
box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned
of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps
us plan for materials and number of seats.
Excel XP, Advanced: Feb. 9, 11, and 13, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson
II Hall. Prerequisite: Excel XP, Intermediate (nine hours total).
Customize, link, share and protect workbooks, work with multiple
data sources, enhance charts, work with Excel graphics. Presenter:
Performance Evaluations and Progressive Discipline: Feb. 12,
9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Supervisors will learn the fundamentals
of conducting honest, fair, and consistent evaluations and receive
guidelines for using a progressive discipline system. Presenters:
Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
Preventing Workplace Violence: Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, 211
Rural Technology Center. Workplace violence occurs all too often.
Communication and training can help to prevent and deal with employee
and/or client violence. This workshop will identify underlying
causes of workplace violence, warning signs, methods for heading
off serious situations, as well as planning for prevention. Presenters:
Duane Czapiewski and Jason Uhlir.
Communication in the Workplace: Feb. 18, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley
Hall. Communication in the workplace can be the key to a successful
department. Learn how to communicate with your supervisor and
peers by exploring the communication process. Find out about nonverbal
communication and how it can impact the message you are sending.
Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
Use of Power and Hand Tools as Relates to Ergonomics: Feb. 18,
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., facilities lunchroom. An innovative training
session sponsored by the facilities and safety departments as
a collaborative project. The class will focus on the correct use
and selection of power and hand tools. Purpose, ergonomic principles
and safety perspectives will be included. Trends in new tools
will be identified. All are welcome whether it be for work or
home interest. There will be an opportunity for audience participation.
Presenters: Matt Heher, facilities and Claire Moen, safety.
TCC Listing (Transaction Classification Code Listing): Feb. 20,
9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This class will
show how to use TCC listings and provide clarification on how
items should be coded. Presenter: accounting services.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University within
of Nations tickets on sale
The 42nd annual Feast of Nations will be held Saturday, Feb.
21, at the Alerus Center. This year’s celebration will feature
Rockalypso, a Carribean band, and Hispanic Dance Theater, both
from the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg. We will also have a variety
of entertainment by the international students and a performance
by the Red River Valley Gymnastics Acro Team. Don’t miss
our special international cuisine.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at the International Centre,
2908 University Ave., across from the Memorial Union. The cost
is $15 for non-students and $10 for students and children; reserve
your tickets by calling 777-4231. Credit card payment is needed
to reserve tickets by phone; we accept Visa, Discover, MasterCard
and American Express. You can also reserve a table of eight by
paying for 10. The additional two tickets will be given to student
performers and other volunteers.
For more information, call the Centre at 777-4231 or visit our
web page at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oip/feast.htm.
— Fr. Ty, coordinator, Feast of Nations, international
Day banquet tickets now on sale
Tickets for the 2004 UND Founders Day banquet are now on sale.
This year’s event will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, in the
Memorial Union Ballroom, with a theme that commemorates the visits
of U.S. presidents to UND. The pre-banquet social and music by
the Faculty Brass Quintet will begin at 5:45 p.m., with the banquet
at 6:30 p.m.
The Founders Day program features the recognition of faculty
and staff with 25 years of service to UND; retired and retiring
faculty and staff with 15 or more years of service to the University
will also be honored. Awards for outstanding teaching, research,
advising, and service will be presented to faculty members and
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased via campus mail. Every
benefited UND employee recently received a flyer describing the
Founders Day celebration and ticket purchase procedure; please
use the order form from that flyer to purchase tickets. Departments
may reserve tables by using the order form or by calling the number
listed on the flyer. Tickets are $12.50 each. A limited number
of seats are available, so reserve tables and order tickets soon.
Please call Tanya Northagen in the Office of the Vice President
for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 if you have questions
or if you would like an additional copy of the ticket order form.
The order form can also be accessed at www.und.edu/dept/divsos/foundersday/.
— Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student
and Outreach Services.
school requests participation in Scholarly Forum
Graduate students and faculty are encouraged to participate in
the Scholarly Forum Tuesday through Thursday, March 2-4. The purpose
of this forum is to allow the University to highlight scholarly
activities and provide a venue to share creative activities and
research with the campus community. Presentations, exhibits and/or
performances from faculty and students are encouraged. There is
an opportunity for students to present their research in poster
presentations. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday,
Feb. 16. For submission forms and guidelines, go to www.und.edu/dept/grad
and look under “In the Spotlight.”
There will be two keynote addresses this year. Mary Burgan, general
secretary of the American Association of University Professors
and former professor of Victorian literature and chair of English
at Indiana University, will give a keynote address on Tuesday,
March 2, at 3:30 p.m. A second keynote address by Kerry Emanuel,
professor of meteorology in the program of atmospheres, oceans,
and climate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be
held Wednesday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. Both speakers will present
in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.
If you have questions, please contact the graduate school at
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
accountability report is online
The 2003 North Dakota University System accountability report
is online at www.ndus.nodak.edu/reports/details.asp?id=465.
– North Dakota University System.
ConnectND newsletter available online
The ConnectND UND newsletter is available at www.und.nodak.edu/cnd.
It will familiarize you with the ConnectND project at UND, and
provides information and resources.
sought to help students in rural health careers
The UND representative of the National Health Service Corps,
Mary Amundson, rural health, is seeking faculty members who are
interested in becoming NHSC campus ambassadors. Campus ambassadors
inspire, mentor and prepare the next generation of health care
professionals to serve in areas of greatest need throughout the
Amundson helps students who aspire to work in health care in
underserved communities through scholarships and loan repayment
programs, career counseling, academic advising, clinical placements,
and brings primary-care-oriented students together to foster discussion
and share resources. Many students may qualify for the program,
but don’t know about it.
Other NHSC ambassadors on campus could assist in recruiting students
in other fields, such as nursing. Information can also be found
on the NHSC web site at http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov.
For more information contact me.
– Mary Amundson, rural health, 777-4018.
sought for Beyond Boundaries conference
Are you using technology to move beyond the boundaries of traditional
classroom instruction? The University and the conference planning
committee invite you to present at the third annual Beyond Boundaries:
Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning Conference Sept.
23-24, at the Memorial Union.
The conference planning committee is accepting proposals for
concurrent sessions as well as technology tidbits, a five-minute
demonstration featuring the latest technology used in classrooms.
We encourage you to share your knowledge, research and experience
with other faculty and administrators in the region by submitting
For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit
www.beyondboundaries.info. You may also contact the office of
conference services at 777-2663. All proposals must be submitted
online and are due Wednesday, March 31.
Please share this information with your colleagues. We look forward
to reviewing your proposals.
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services.
sought for Feb. 18-21 NCC swim meet
Timers are needed for the NCC swim meet Feb. 18-21. Please inquire
for times. Any team or organization on campus wanting extra money
may contact Celeste at 777-2454.
– Celeste Putzier, athletics.
Aerospace awarded contract to provide HTMLeZ Internet software
The AeroSpace Network will provide its patent-pending HTMLeZ
software to Education Development Center Inc., headquartered in
“HTMLeZ facilitates teaching and learning on the Internet.
It helps instructors easily create and maintain a Web presence
on their own, without programming or learning new computer applications,”
said Henry Borysewicz, director of ASN.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is an international,
non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing learning and promoting
health. For more than four decades EDC has been a pioneer in bridging
educational research, policy, and practice.
The North Dakota state Legislature has recently designated ASN
as a Center of Excellence in Multimedia Technology. This designation
provides state funding to stimulate local economic activity and
job creation. “HTMLeZ has the potential to generate resources
for UND and the region,” said Borysewicz. North Dakota can
become an educational software provider, rather than just a consumer.”
Although originally designed as an educational tool, the software
has commercial applications as well. ASN is using the state funding
to commercialize the software, and pursue other commercial activities.
scholars program focuses on test design and development
Faculty and staff interested in minority graduate education:
You may be interested in the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
visiting scholars program that offers a four-week summer fellowship
session at the ETS campus in Princeton, N.J. Scholars study issues
related to test design and development, and learn to write and
review test questions and related materials. Scholars also attend
sessions and provide reviews that focus on issues related to fairness
in testing, from question conception through test administration
and research. ETS encourages applications from members of under-represented
Visiting Scholars will receive a $3,500 honorarium for the four-week
session. ETS pays for expenses associated with travel to Princeton
and for hotel accommodations in the area. Additional information
and a short application form are available on the ETS web site
at www.ets.org/visitingscholars. The deadline for applications
is Thursday, Feb. 5.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
members named to new positions at medical school
Jean Altepeter and Corey Graves have joined the medical school.
Altepeter, the first human resource manager located at the school,
began in December. She administers human resource and payroll
functions for staff and student employees at the school, and coordinates
education and professional development seminars for supervisors
and staff employees.
An alumna of UND, Altepeter holds a bachelor of science degree
in business administration. She began working at UND in 1982 in
the then-Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital and in 1989 moved
to the office of grants and contracts. Before joining the medical
school, she was business manager at the USDA Grand Forks Human
Nutrition Research Center.
Graves, who began last week, is the first grants and contracts
officer at the school. He holds a joint appointment with the office
of grants administration where he has been employed since 1999.
Prior to joining UND, he worked at Suburban Propane in Rochester,
Minn., and Grand Forks. He holds a bachelor of science degree
in business administration, with concentrations in management
and marketing, from Minnesota State University-Mankato.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
alert for fraudulent cardholder e-mails
The University’s purchasing and travel cards are serviced
by U.S. Bank, which sent the following message to card program
“We have had reports from cardholders receiving requests
via e-mail that appear to come from U.S. Bank. The e-mail claims
that the recipient’s accounts have been blocked and asks
the recipient to enter his or her account number and other personal
“According to U.S. Bank’s fraud prevention and investigation
area, this is a fraudulent e-mail which did not come from U.S.
Bank. Their instructions to recipients are DO NOT REPLY to this
e-mail under any circumstances and do not click on the link in
“U.S. Bank will not contact cardholders directly under
any circumstances to verify account numbers or personal information.
This is an excellent time to remind cardholders that if they ever
receive a request like this via e-mail or telephone, they should
“We would also like to assure all clients that there has
been no fraudulent activity reported and no cards have been suspended
as this e-mail suggests. There was no breach of any secure account
information. These e-mails are random and are being sent using
a spam list that includes individuals who in many cases do not
even have U.S. Bank accounts. Similar e-mail fraud campaigns have
been reported using names of other banks too.
Reporting fraudulent e-mail
“U.S. Bank and the FBI are working to stop these illegal
activities. To help track these cyber-criminals, the U.S. Bank
fraud department is requesting that anyone who has received a
suspicious e-mail send a copy of it to firstname.lastname@example.org,
along with their responses to the questions below. Do you have
an account relationship with U.S. Bank? What Internet Service
Provider (ISP) do you use? What type of connection do you use
to access the Internet? Cable, dialup, DSL or other? Do you have
a firewall installed on your computer?”
— Allison Peyton, accounting services.
program rewards cost-cutting ideas
As a North Dakota state employee, you can receive an award up
to $2,000 for making suggestions that cut costs of state government.
This program was approved by the 1993 North Dakota Legislature,
Submit your idea on the employee suggestion form (SFN 19291)
available from your agency, the suggestion incentive award committee,
or online at www.state.nd.us/eforms. The committee will review
your suggestion. If approved, it will be forwarded to your agency
administrator, who will make the final decision.
If your idea is approved, you will receive 20 percent of the
first years savings realized, up to a maximum of $2,000. The cash
award will be received 12 months after your idea has been implemented.
ubmit recommendations to: Jim Poolman, chair, suggestion incentive
committee, Office of Insurance Commissioner, 600 East Blvd. Ave.,
5th floor, Bismarck, ND 58505, phone: (701) 328-4638, e-mail:
activities proposals due Feb. 17
The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the Senate
scholarly activities committee (SSAC) is Tuesday, Feb. 17. Research/creative
activity and publication grant applications as well as applications
for new faculty scholar awards will be considered; no travel applications
will be considered.
The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Monday,
May 3. Travel applications will be considered only for travel
that will occur between May 4, 2004, and Sept. 15, 2004. No other
applications will be considered.
The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare proposals
and be specific and realistic in 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
Application forms are available at the office of research and
program development, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4279, or on ORPD’s
home page (www.und.edu under “Research”). A properly
signed original and seven copies of the application must be submitted
to ORPD on or prior to the published deadline. Applications not
prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not
be considered. Please feel free to contact any current SSAC committee
member for information or guidance when preparing your application.
Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available
on ORPD’s home page or by calling ORPD at 777-4279.
— James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly
sponsors regional funding, grants seminars
Two regional seminars covering topics related to NIH extramural
program funding and grants administration will provide information
about the entire funding process, from opportunity identification
and application preparation through post award administration.
Presentations are targeted toward researchers new to NIH, research
administrators, post docs and trainees. Informal interaction between
seminar participants and NIH program, grants management, review
and grants policy staff at the seminar to address individual issues
is highly encouraged.
Hands-on computer training in NIH electronic research administration
will be offered in conjunction with each seminar. There will be
a lab targeted toward grants administrators, another for principal
investigators, and a third specifically on the preparation of
electronic financial status reports.
The seminars will be held:
May 6-7, in Miami, hosted by the University of Miami and Florida
A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
(hands-on computer labs offered May 5)
June 24-25, Seattle, hosted by the University of Washington School
of Medicine (hands-on computer labs offered June 23)
A draft program and logistical information for the seminars are
posted at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm. Questions
regarding registration or logistics should be directed to the
host universities at the address provided on the web sites. Questions
on the program content may be directed to Megan Columbus, NIH
regional seminar coordinator, at 301-435-0937, email@example.com.
The host institutions will accept registrations soon. Until then,
you are encouraged to join the mailing lists to be notified when
registration does become available by using the contact information
for the host institution at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm.
Both the seminars and the computer labs tend to fill to capacity,
so register early!
Faculty and research staff interested in attending the NIH Regional
Seminar who need assistance in meeting travel costs should contact
me. — Will Gosnold, research and program development (ORPD),
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided
for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may
not be republished or made available outside the University of
North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on
the COS website.
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (AERA)
Research Grants Program–Support for quantitative policy
and practice-related research on U.S. education using large-scale,
nationally representative NCES and NSF data sets. Eligible applicants
are faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral
researchers, and other doctoral-level researchers. Deadline: 3/10/04.
Contact: Jeanie Murdock, 805-964-5264; email@example.com; http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/subweb/RGFly-FR.html.
AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION (ASA)
ASA/SRS-NSF Research Program–Support for “hands-on”
access to Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) data.
Topic areas include, but are not limited to: challenges related
to collection of establishment data; methodological research in
survey mode differences; analytic research related to education,
workforce, and innovation data; issues relating to longitudinal
analysis, trend estimation, or estimates of change; innovative
graphical displays and analyses of data; and novel approaches
to questionnaire development, evaluation, and testing. Deadline:
3/12/04. Contact: American Statistical Association, 703-684-1221;
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research Program (NABIR)–Support
to provide fundamental science to serve as the basis for development
of cost-effective bioremediation of radionuclides and metals in
the subsurface at DOE sites. Research encompasses both intrinsic
bioremediation by naturally occurring microbial communities, and
accelerated bioremediation through use of nutrient amendments
(inorganic, organic, or enzymatic) or microbial amendments. Deadline:
3/9/04. Contact: Paul Bayer, 301-903-5324;
DR. SCHOLL FOUNDATION
Support in the following areas: general charitable programs, including
grants to hospitals and programs for children, developmentally
disabled, and senior citizens; and civic, cultural, social services,
health care, economics, etc. UND may submit only one application
to this Foundation per year; therefore, please contact ORPD (7-4278
or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in
applying. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact: Dr. Scholl Foundation, 847-559-7430;
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR NUCLEAR SCIENCE
Leonard M. Rieser Research Fellowship in Science, Technology,
and Global Security– Funding for undergraduate students
to explore issues at the intersection of science, public policy,
and global security. Deadline: 3/8/04. Contact: Stephen Schwartz,
773-702-2555; email@example.com; http://www.thebulletin.org/fellow/.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Environmental Professional Student Intern Training Program–Support
for undergraduate and graduate students to acquire environmental
training experiences at EPA and other venues. Deadline: 3/1/04.
Contact: Linda Smith, 202-564-2602; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/interns/pdf/intern-training-2004-rfa-final.pdf.
Support for research in the area of Corporate Environmental Behavior:
Examining the Effectiveness of Government, with a focus on analyzing
motivators that influence corporate environmental behavior and
examining effectiveness of governmental interventions and voluntary
initiatives to improve corporate environmental performance. Contact:
Matthew Clark, 202-564-6842; email@example.com; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004_corporate.html.
Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships, Health Sciences
Student Fellowships (for predoctoral training students in the
health sciences), and Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowships
(for graduate and undergraduate students) provice support for
behavioral scientists to teach appropriate psychosocial intervention
techniques used in working with people with epilepsy, and for
behavioral research in epilepsy. Deadline: 3/10/04. Contact: Epilepsy
Foundation of America, 301-459-3700 or 1-800-332-1000; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fritz E. Dreifuss International Travel Program–Support
for travel to a foreign institution to exchange infornation and
expertise on epilepsy. Deadline: None. Contact: See above.
KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION, HENRY J.
Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health–Support for print, television,
and radio journalists interested in health policy, health financing,
and public health. Deadline: 3/12/04. Contact: Penny Duckham,
650-854-9400; email@example.com; http://www.kff.org/about/mediafellowships.cfm.
Kresge Challenge Grants support construction of facilities; renovation
of facilities; purchase of major equipment or integrated systems
at a cost of at least $300,000; and purchase of real estate. UND
may submit only one applicatio to this foundation per year; therefore,
please contact ORPD by February 29, 2004, if you are interested
in applying (7-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline:
Open. Contact: Elizabeth C. Sullivan, 248-643-9630; http://www.kresge.org/programs/bricks_mort.htm.
Science Initiative–Support to upgrade and endow scientific
instrumentation and laboratories in colleges and universities,
teaching hospitals, medical schools, and research institutions.
UND may submit only one applicatio to this foundation per year;
therefore, please contact ORPD by February 29, 2004, if you are
interested in applying (7-4278 or email@example.com).
Deadline: Open. Contact: Marlies H. Parenti, 248-643-9630; http://www.kresge.org/programs/science_ini.htm.
NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA)
Research Grants support proposals intended to contribute to the
field of advising-related research, particularly documentation
of outcomes of different advising models or projects concerned
with developing, conducting, and reporting empirical studies;
evaluation or analysis of advising practices, models, or systems;
development, evaluation, or analysis of advising-based theory;
studies of the history, evolution, and future of the field; empirical
research related to the advising process (inter- and intra-personal
dimensions); and qualitative research on advising practices. Deadlines:
3/8/04 (Draft); 6/7/04 (Final Application). Contact: NACADA Executive
Office, 785- 532-5717, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Awards/Grant_Guidelines.htm.
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Competing Continuation Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants for Heart,
Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders–Support to continue assessing
and improving devices or conducting preclinical studies of products
or devices that ultimately require: clinical evaluation, approval
by a Federal regulatory agency, and continuing refinements to
durable medical equipment (DME) designs such as cost reduction,
testing for safety, durability, and reliability, and meeting or
establishing standards. Contact: Suzanne Goldberg, 301-435-0532;
Deadlines: 4/1/04, 8/1/04, 12/1/04.
Functional Tissue Engineering for Heart, Vascular, Lung, Blood,
and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (SBIR/STTR) –Support for
research and development of new approaches, technologies, tools,
methods, devices, cells, biomolecules, and biomaterials that can
be used to engineer functional tissues in vitro for implantation
in vivo as a biological substitute for damaged or diseased tissues
and organs or to foster tissue regeneration and remodeling in
vivo for repairing, replacing, maintaining, or enhancing organ
function. Deadline: 3/12/04. Contact: Christine A. Kelley, 301-435-0513;
Overweight and Obesity Control at Worksites–Support for
research to test innovative interventions that emphasize environmental
approaches or a combination of environmental and individual approaches
at worksites to prevent or treat obesity in adults, in order to
determine whether worksite interventions that include environmental
strategies are successful in preventing or controlling obesity.
Deadline: 3/12/04. Contact: Charlotte Pratt, 301-435-0382; email@example.com;
Short-Term Courses in Research Ethics–Support to develop,
conduct, evaluate, and disseminate short-term courses on ethical
issues in research, particularly those involving human participants.
Contact: Lawrence Friedman, 301-496-9899; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
Resequencing of Mouse Genome–Support to identify the DNA
sequence of the nuclear genomes of 15 commonly used strains of
inbred laboratory mice. Deadline: 3/18/04. Contact: Jo Ann Lewis,
919-541-2712; email@example.com; http://www.niehs.nih.gov/dert/rcb/data/04-02/rfp04-02.htm.
Support for Studies of Chemical Disposition in Mammals (RFP-NIH-ES-04-01).
Contact: David Sedgley, 919-541-4027; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-ES-04-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Centers for Innovation in Membrane Protein Production–Support
to establish centers for multidisciplinary and non-hypothesis-driven
technology development of innovative tools and methods for the
expression, solubilization, stabilization, reconstitution, and
purification of membrane proteins. Contact: John C. Norvell, 301-594-0533;
Deadlines: 2/5/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)–Support
for hands-on research experience in Ceramics, Metallurgy, Polymers,
Neutron Condensed Matter Science and Materials Reliability. Deadline:
2/17/04. Contact: Christine Mister, 301-975-4355; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Banking Genetic Samples from NIA-Funded Studies through the NIA
Aged Cell Bank–Support for preparation of transformed cell
lines from blood samples and all related quality control; preparation
of DNA for use by study investigators; expansion and cryopreservation
of cell lines; preparation of DNA for archiving and sharing; and
sharing of cell lines and DNA by inclusion in the Aged Cell Bank
catalog. Contact: Nancy L. Nadon, 301-402-7744; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Interdisciplinary Health Research Training: Behavior, Environment,
and Biology–Support to establish programs to provide formal
coursework and research training in a new interdisciplinary field
to individuals holding advanced degrees in a different discipline.
NIH is especially interested in programs integrating behavioral
or social sciences with the more traditional biomedical sciences.
Contact: Nancy L Desmond, 301-443-3563; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-010.html.
Deadlines: 2/11/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/04 (Application).
Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome: Epidemiology—Support
to establish a group to develop and conduct epidemiologic investigations
using a population based sampling strategy to identify and characterize
patients with symptoms consistent with interstitial cystitis or
painful bladder syndrome. Contact: Paul W. Eggers, 301-594-8305;
Deadlines: 2/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/22/04 (Application).
National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award–Support
for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue innovative, unexplored
avenues of research that may carry a relatively high potential
for failure, but also possess a greater potential to produce tomorrow’s
conceptual and technological breakthroughs. Research must be relevant
to the NIH mission, but need not be related to conventional biomedical
or behavioral disciplines. Investigators at early stages of their
careers as well as established investigators are eligible. Nomination
of biomedical, behavioral, social, physical, chemical, and computer
scientists; engineers; and mathematicians is encouraged. Deadline:
4/1/04. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/highrisk/initiatives/pioneer/faq.asp.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual
Predoctoral Fellows support predoctoral training. Each Institute
has different program goals and initiatives; therefore, please
see the complete announcement at the website below for areas of
interest, etc., of the participating agencies. Contact: Laurie
Foudin, 301-443-0912; Lfoudin@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-032.html.
Deadlines: 4/5/04, 8/5/04, 12/5/04.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business
Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant Programs–Support for small
businesses to engage in Research/Research and Development (R/R&D)
with potential for commercialization. Deadlines: 4/1/04, 8/1/04,
12/1/04 (SBIR/STTR); 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1-2-05 (AIDS and AIDS-related
SBIR/STTR). Contact: Michael-David Kerns, 301-496-9322; email@example.com;
Training for a New Interdisciplinary Research Workforce–Support
to develop and implement novel training programs focused on new
interdisciplinary science. Programs will support a variety of
new and innovative didactic and research activities designed to
provide students with the knowledge and research experience necessary
to apply interdisciplinary solutions to complex biomedical and
health problems. Contact: Terry Rogers Bishop, 301-594-7726; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 2/10/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/10/04 (Application).
– William Gosnold, interim director, research and program
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