University Letter

Volume 39, Number 22: February 1, 2002

 

Tickets For Founders Day Now On Sale
Robinson Lecture Will Honor Faculty
Phil Boyer Presents At Odegard Memorial Lecture
Abstracts For Scholarly Activities Forum Due Feb. 1
Graduate Committee Meets Monday; Agenda Announced
Brown Bag Session Spotlights “American Humanics”
Meditation Center Will Show Video, Host Beginners Class
Take Part In Leadership Workshop Series
Graduates Speak At 15th Annual Hultberg Lectureship Feb. 5
Students Share Experiences For WAC Discussion Group
Study Abroad Sessions Set For Wednesdays
University Senate Meets Feb. 7
Discuss Conflict, Change And Civility At Theology For Lunch Program
Women’s Center Plans “Meet And Eat”
International Centre Hosts Thursday Cultural Programs
Mixed Blood Theatre Presents “Paul Robeson”
Art Students’ Collective Hosts Opening For Art Show
Myers Gallery Features Jelsing Works
Feb. 14 Talk Discusses “Reducing Medical Errors”
Tickets Available For Black History Month Dinner Theatre
Get Tickets Now For Feast Of Nations
TRIO Programs Sponsor Portrayal Of Sacajawea

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lockney Receives Distinguished Professorship
Candidates Sought For Student Ambassadors
President’s Report, Strategic Plan Summary Available
Med Student Group Donates $2,425 For Breast Cancer Screening
Nutrition Clinic Opens
Supplement Your Retirement, Reduce Your Tax Liability
Death Noted Of Student Elizabeth Nelson
Corliss Greer, Student Health, Died Jan. 26
Leyton Rodahl Elected To Council Of State Employees
Voice, Piano, Musiktanz Classes Offered
U2 Lists Workshops

 

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

Applications Due Feb. 15 For New Faculty Scholar Awards
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

 


 

Tickets For Founders Day Now On Sale
Tickets for the annual Founders Day banquet are now on sale. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The pre-banquet social will begin at 5:45 p.m. with musical entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Founders Day program will recognize 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, and service will be presented to faculty members and departments.

Tickets for the banquet can be purchased through the campus mail. Every UND employee recently received a flyer describing the Founders Day celebration and the ticket purchase procedure. Please use the order form from that flyer to purchase your tickets. Departments may reserve tables by using the order form or by calling the number listed on the flyer. Tickets are $10 each. A limited number of seats are available.

Please call Tammy Anderson 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. – Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

 

Robinson Lecture Will Honor Faculty
The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library cordially invite all members of the UND community to attend the 11th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture which recognizes the scholarly accomplishments of faculty who have recently been 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, and will present “Dr. Orin G. Libby: The Long Man Who Gets Things Right.”
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 book, “A History of North Dakota.” – Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries.

 

Phil Boyer Presents At Odegard Memorial Lecture
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) president Phil Boyer will be the guest speaker at the first annual John D. Odegard memorial distinguished lecture series and spring safety seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is being organized by AATP (Association of Air Transport Professionals-in-training), a university-recognized group representing non-traditional Odegard School students -- married students, parents, veterans, and returning students. – Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

 

Abstracts For Scholarly Activities Forum Due Feb. 1
The deadline for submitting abstracts to the Graduate School sponsored scholarly activities forum is Friday, Feb. 1. The forum is open to all members of the University community. Forms are available on the Graduate School web site, http://www.und.edu/dept/grad. Questions can be directed to the Graduate School at 777-2786. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

 

Graduate Committee Meets Monday; Agenda Announced
The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Feb. 4, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Jan. 28.
2. Application by space studies for graduate credit for the undergraduate course SPST 460, Life in the Universe.
3. Approval of graduate faculty nominations.
4. Appointment of education program review subcommittees.
5. The Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics requests a change of program title for the (1) pharmacology and toxicology program and (2) physiology program to Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. The Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics requests the following course changes: PPT 501 replaces PHTX 501; PPT 502 replaces PHYS 502; PPT 503 replaces PHYS 503; PPT 505 replaces PHYS 505; PPT 511 replaces PHTX 511; PPT 512 replaces PHTX 512; PPT 521 replaces PHYS 521 and PHYTX 521; PPT 523 replaces PHYS 523; PPT 525 replaces PHYS 525; PPT 526 replaces PHYS 526; PPT 527 replaces PHYS 527; PPT 528 replaces PHYS 528; PPT 529 replaces PHYS 529; PPT 590 replaces PHYS 590 and PHTX 590, PPT 999 replaces PHTX 999; PPT 591 replaces PHYS 591; PPT 996 replaces PHTX 996; PPT 998 replaces PHTX 998. The department also requests the following three new courses: PPT 530, advanced neurochemistry; PPT 535, mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders; PPT 540, molecular neuropharmacology.
6. Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

 

Brown Bag Session Spotlights “American Humanics”
Heather Helgeson, campus director of American humanics in the department of social work, will host a brown bag session Monday, Feb. 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union. The title of the presentation is “American Humanics: Nonprofit Management and the Undergraduate Experience.” A discussion on preparing and certifying students to work as nonprofit professionals will follow.

 

Meditation Center Will Show Video, Host Beginners Class
The second video by Eckhart Tolle will be shown at the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., Sunday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. The name of the video is “The Flowering of Human Consciousness.” There is no charge.
The classes for beginning meditation continue on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. through Feb. 11. For information call 772-2161 or 777-4231.

 

Take Part In Leadership Workshop Series
The Leadership Workshop Series will be held at 3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 28 to March 25, in the Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union. The schedule follows:

Feb. 4, “Understanding Conflict as a Leader,” Dan Bjerknes, service coordinator, Conflict Resolution Center; Feb. 11, “Proactive Student Leadership,” Matt Brown, student body president; Feb. 25, “Core Values in Leadership,” Capt. Kari Welter, United States Air Force unit admissions officer, Detachment 610, UND Air Force ROTC; March 4, title to be announced, Kathleen Jones, instructor, Management; March 18, title to be announced, Hal Gershman, Grand Forks business leader; March 25, “The Art of Caring Leadership,” Gordon Henry, vice president for student affairs emeritus.
– Cynthia Thompson, Leadership Coordinator, Memorial Union.

 

Graduates Speak At 15th Annual Hultberg Lectureship Feb. 5
“Leadership Through Tough Times: Dealing With Change” is the theme of the 15th Annual Hultberg Lectureship Series presented by the College of Business and Public Administration Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl and River Valley Room on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

This year’s lecture features four successful women graduates from the UND’s College of Business and Public Administration. They will give presentations to classes in the College of Business and Public Administration throughout the day to share their leadership experiences with students. In the evening the speakers will participate in a panel discussion sharing their expertise with UND’s community.

This year’s panelists:
Candace Beckman is a marketing consultant for Odney Advertising Agency based in Bismarck, N.D. Beckman has been responsible for the start-up of two of the agency’s main branch offices. She also took over the helm of DH Research, a market research firm in Fargo. Beckman is originally from Edmore, N.D., and graduated from UND with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management.

Tammy (Sukut) Hickel works part time as an inventory analyst for Ecolab Pest Elimination in Grand Forks. Her responsibilities include overseeing of the division’s inventory and product distribution, and providing training to the division’s field managers. Over a seven-year period, she also had experience with two regional accounting firms which exposed her to many industries and accounting practices. Hickel is originally from Williston, N.D., and received a B.S.B.A. with an accounting major from UND.

Jodi (Eggen) Neuses began her career as an area manager for Target in Grand Forks after graduating from UND. She has held a variety of positions and had the opportunity to open many new stores in Chicago and Minneapolis. Neuses now works as the manager of stores internal audit and is responsible for assessments, measurement of risks, and performing operational audits in over 1,000 stores. Neuses is originally from Jamestown, N.D.

Nancy (Rinde) Zmyslinski is a founding member of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Columbus, Ohio, and now serves as the director of accounting services. She has 21 years of federal government experience and is a certified government financial manager. She is originally from St. Thomas, N.D., and graduated from UND earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting.

The Hans and Susanna Hultberg Lectureship was established by their daughter, Clara E. Anderson, through the University of North Dakota Foundation. This endowed lectureship is 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. Clara graduated from the College of Business and Public Administration in 1928.

For more information, see the Hultberg Lecture web site at http://bpa.und.nodak.edu/hultberg.

 

Students Share Experiences For WAC Discussion Group
“Students Speak Back About Writing” will be the topic for the next meeting of the Writing Across the Curriculum discussion group. Four advanced UND undergraduates (representing a range of disciplines and experiences, including majors in elementary education, English, athletic training, and chemical engineering) will join us to talk about their experiences with writing and to offer their perspectives on questions like these: “What makes a good writing assignment?” “What kinds of teacher comments are most helpful?” “What teaching practices make writing frustrating for students?” “How can teachers encourage thoughtfulness in student writing?”
The meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room on the second floor of the Union. Lunch will be provided, and sign-ups must be received by noon on Monday, Feb. 4. – Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator.

 

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 Feb. 6 session will discuss study in Finland. 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. We’ll help you find your place in the world! – Office of International Programs, 777-4231.

 

University Senate Meets Feb. 7
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
AGENDA
1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.

CONSENT CALENDAR:
4. Annual report of the summer sessions committee. Ray Diez, chair.
5. Annual report of the academic policies and admissions committee. Helen Melland, chair.

BUSINESS CALENDAR:
6. Report from the Council of College Faculties. Jim Grijalva.
7. Change in membership of the Senate University Assessment Committee.
8. Resolution regarding the State Board of Higher Education’s refusal to reconsider the presidential search sommittee composition. Tom Petros (resolution will be distributed at the meeting).
9. Discussion of proposed changes in University incomplete policies. Academic policies and admissions committee. John Bridewell.
– Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.

 

Discuss Conflict, Change And Civility At Theology For Lunch Program
The Campus Ministry Association and the Conflict Resolution Center are co-sponsoring the February series of Theology for Lunch. The four sessions will focus on conversations about conflict, change, and civility. Tom Fuchs and Linda Hendrikson of the Conflict Resolution Center will lead the discussions. A free meal is provided each week. Theology for Lunch will begin at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays in February in the Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, across University Avenue from the Chester Fritz Library. Additional information may be obtained from any of the Campus Ministry Association members: Christus Rex, Newman Catholic Center, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, and United Campus Ministry. – Jerry Bass, United Campus Ministry.

 

Women’s Center Plans “Meet And Eat”
“Meet and Eat” will be held at the Women’s Center Thursday, Feb. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month. Nellie DeLoatch, who is stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base and has met Rosa Parks, will discuss Parks’ life. Rosa Parks has been called the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” and one of the most important citizens of the 20th century. Lunch will be provided. – Women’s Center, 777-4300.

 

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 Feb. 7 program will feature African American Day. Everyone is invited. – Office of International Programs, 777-4231.

 

Mixed Blood Theatre Presents “Paul Robeson”
The Mixed Blood Theatre Company presents its production of “Paul Robeson” Friday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Apartment Community Center

Paul Robeson remains one of the most remarkable figures ever wiped out of the history books. Mixed Blood’s presentation covers all facets of the multi-talented Black American’s life. All-American football player, attorney, Broadway and film star, and headliner of enormously-popular concert tours worldwide, Robeson’s career was halted by his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Mixed Blood’s production keeps alive the tremendous talent, strength, independence, and humor of this great Black American with a rousing show that includes many of the songs associated with Robeson. Founded in 1976, Mixed Blood Theatre Company is long known for its policy of colorblind casting. In 1984, Mixed Blood became one of the nation’s leading employers of minority professional actors.

Admission is free. Students, faculty, staff and families are invited. The production is sponsored by the Apartment Community Center. For further information, contact Malia Young at the Apartment Community Center at 777-9862.

 

Art Students’ Collective Hosts Opening For Art Show
The Art Students’ Collective will host an opening for the North Dakota Museum of Art Student Show Sunday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art. The show is judged by a professional artist. Current UND art students will display a variety of artwork such as paintings, sculptures, fibers, jewelry and ceramics. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

The exhibit will be open from Feb. 10 to March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 weekends. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Sharon Ennis, Art Students’ Collective.

 

Myers Gallery Features Jelsing Works
Now on display in the Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center, are the works of Terry Jelsing of Fargo. The exhibition runs through Feb. 14. The artist will give a slide talk in the gallery at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. All are welcome to attend. -- Brian Paulsen, Department of Art.

 

Feb. 14 Talk Discusses “Reducing Medical Errors”
“Reducing Medical Errors . . . It’s Everyone’s Business” will be presented Thursday, Feb. 14, by Mary Wakefield, director of UND’s Center for Rural Health. The talk will begin at noon in the Reed Keller Auditorium, Wold Bio-Information Learning Resources Center. Wakefield is a co-author of the Institute of Medicine report, “To Err Is Human.” This presentation is part of the Medical School Dean’s Hour lecture series. For more information, call 777-2514. -- H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Tickets Available For Black History Month Dinner Theater
The Grand Forks Air Force Base is presenting its annual Black History Month dinner theater Friday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. There will be a live performance titled “Black Eagle,” the story of Dr. Ronald McNair, Challenger astronaut.
The menu includes steak and chicken platter or vegetarian option. The cost is $15 per person. The Office of Multicultural Student Services will provide a ride to the base (open to all) and student tickets are $8. Deadline for tickets is Feb. 8. If you are interested in attending, please contact Linda at 777-4259 or me at 777-4362. – M.C. Diop, Director, Multicultural Student Services.

 

Get Tickets Now For Feast Of Nations
The 40th Annual Feast of Nations will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Feast of Nations is the major cultural event annually conducted by the International Student Organization and the Office of International Programs. Its primary purpose is to provide the international students with an opportunity to share their cultural experience as well as to show appreciation for the warm welcome given by the members of the surrounding community.

Traditionally, the event has taken place in the Grand Forks Civic Center, but this year it has a new home at the Ramada Inn. The event will feature a candlelight dinner with international dishes and multicultural entertainment performed by international students. The highlight of the event will be a performance by Licanantay, a dynamic group of Andean, Latin American musicians. Doors open at 5.30 p.m., dinner will commence at 6.30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for students and $17 for non-students. Because our venue this year is smaller, there will be a reduced number of tickets available than in previous years. Advance reservations are required, book early to avoid disappointment. Call the International Centre at 777-4231 for details and reservations. – Joanna Hagerty, Immigration Specialist, International Programs.

 

TRIO Programs Sponsor Portrayal Of Sacajawea
TRIO Programs will hold TRIO Day Wednesday, Feb. 20. A special portrayal of Sacajawea will be performed by Jeanne M. Oyawin Eder, director of Native Studies, College of Arts, University of Alaska at Anchorage, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Sacajawea was the young girl who accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to the Pacific Coast from 1804-1806. She was an unofficial guide and interpreter of the party, traveling with her French-Canadian husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, and her infant son, Jean Baptiste. Eder will lead the audience through an examination of the myth about Sacajawea’s life.
Jeanne M. Oyawin Eder completed a Ph.D. in history from Washington State University, majoring in American and public history. She has an M.A. in history from Montana State University at Bozeman, and a B.A. from Carroll College, Helena, Mont. Along with her position as director of Native Studies, Eder is a consultant for the Missouri Historical Society and the national Lewis and Clark bicentennial exhibit that will tour the United States from 2003 to 2006. She served on the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Committee for five years. The presentation of Sacajawea grew out of what she saw as a need for an accurate portrayal of this woman. – TRIO Programs, 777-3427.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Lockney Receives Distinguished Professorship
Thomas Lockney has been awarded the Lloyd and Ruth Friedman professorship in the School of Law.
Lockney received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1970, and his master’s of law from the Harvard Law School in 1974. Lockney joined the faculty of the School of Law in 1971 after serving in the appellate division of the United States Department of Justice.

Lockney teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and comparative law. He is a municipal judge for several eastern North Dakota communities and regularly teaches in continuing judicial education seminars. For nearly 20 years, Lockney has been the coordinator and supervisor of the law exchange program with the University of Oslo, Norway. One of the oldest international law school student exchange programs, the UND-Oslo programs allows 15 Norwegian law students to study at UND eery spring semester and an equal number of UND students to study law in Oslo, Norway, each summer.

The Friedman Professorship is funded by a generous testamentary gift to the University for the benefit of the School of Law by the late Lloyd and Ruth Friedman. The professorship is granted on a renewable year-to-year basis to a faculty member of the School of Law. The recipient of this award holds the title of “Lloyd and Ruth Friedman Professor of Law,” and receives a small stipend to supplement the faculty member’s law school salary. Professor Lockney joins fellow law professors Randy Lee (North Dakota bar Foundation Professor of Law), Patti Alleva (Rodney and Betty Webb Professor of Law) and Candace Zierdt (Allen E. Gray Professor of Law) as holders of named professorships. – W. Jeremy Davis, Dean, School of Law.

 

Candidates Sought For Student Ambassadors
The Office of Student Academic Services is currently accepting applications for Student Ambassadors for the 2002-2003 academic year. As an integral part of the orientation process, ambassadors work with new students to prepare them for university life. Student Ambassadors also talk about UND with students at their high school, help with recruitment and retention projects, and represent the University at various campus events.

The qualities of a good Student Ambassador include a strong academic background, involvement in campus and community activities, and effective leadership and communication skills. Students reflecting a positive outlook on campus life and displaying a caring attitude toward their fellow students will best serve this program.

I would appreciate your assistance in recruiting qualified leaders. Please submit the names of students you feel would be an asset to the program to: Sommer Herring, Student Academic Services, Box 7143 or e-mail your referrals to sommer_herring@mail.und.nodak.edu. I will send these students information about the program. If you have any questions about the Student Ambassador program, please call 777-2117. – Sommer Herring, Student Academic Services.

 

President’s Report, Strategic Plan Summary Available
A limited number of copies of the 2001 Annual President’s Report and of the Strategic Plan Summary are available for use in faculty and staff recruitment packets. Contact the Office of University Relations, 777-2731. – Dave Vorland, Director, University Relations.

 

Med Student Group Donates $2,425 For Breast Cancer Screening
A total of $2,425 has been given to the Grand Forks Breast Cancer Coalition as a result of last fall’s Sharon Lambeth Walk/Run for Breast Cancer, according to the local American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) chapter at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The donation will be used to help pay for mammograms for about 36 area women who cannot afford them, said Jamie Vennes, second-year medical student at the UND medical school and local AMWA chapter president.
The walk/run is held in honor of the memory of Sharon Lambeth, a faculty member in the UND College of Nursing whose commitment to public health inspired her students and earned the respect of her colleagues. The event has been sponsored annually by the local chapter of AMWA since Dr. Lambeth’s death due to breast cancer in 1994. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Nutrition Clinic Opens
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Clinic will open again this spring as a complimentary service to students, faculty and staff with certain nutrition issues. The Nutrition Clinic will be open Tuesday and Thursday from Feb. 4 through April 25. Clinic hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Juniors majoring in dietetics will provide nutrition counseling to students, faculty and staff. Topics that may be addressed in this service include: healthy eating, sensible weight management, nutrition and physical fitness, healthy meals for children, and cardiovascular risk reduction. These students are not prepared to counsel on complex issues such as diabetes, eating disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular disease, etc. These problems will be referred to Altru Health Systems or another health care facility in the vicinity. In addition, department faculty will supervise all clinic operations. All information and records will be kept confidential and will be destroyed at the end of the semester.

If you are interested in participating in nutrition counseling call Sandy at the Nutrition Clinic for an appointment at 777-2539, or stop by Room 20 in O’Kelly Hall. – Julie Gothman, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Supplement Your Retirement, Reduce Your Tax Liability
TIAA-CREF is offering free individual meetings for any UND employee on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6. You can get answers to your questions on the tax changes that affect the maximum amount you can tax-shelter and the new catch-up provision for 2002. You can discuss retirement and tax-deferred annuity premium allocation, current and past investment performance, income options, personal annuities, mutual funds, other after-tax options and much more. To set up a session, register online at https://ifs2.tiaa-cref.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ARS, call Carolyn Bates (TIAA) at 800-842-2009, or call the UND Payroll Office at 777-2157.

 

Death Noted Of Student Elizabeth Nelson
It is with regret that the University reports that Elizabeth Sarah Nelson of Cooperstown, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 11. Admitted into UND the fall semester of 2001, she was a sophomore enrolled in Arts and Sciences, majoring in English. – Lillian Elsinga, Dean of Students.

 

Corliss Greer, Student Health, Died Jan. 26
Corliss Greer, lab supervisor with Student Health Services, died of cancer Saturday, Jan. 26. She was 50. A full obituary will appear in next week’s University Letter. – Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

 

Leyton Rodahl Elected To Council Of State Employees
Congratulations to Leyton Rodahl (Facilities) on his recent election to the Council of State Employees (COSE). Leyton will replace David Senne as UND representative. Senne (Facilities) will continue to serve as the council’s president and will fulfill the term vacated by Jerry Severson. Doug Osowski (Facilities) serves as UND’s alternative representative. – Joy Johnson, Personnel/Payroll Office.

 

Voice, Piano, Musiktanz Classes Offered
The UND Community Music Program is offering private piano and voice lessons for ages second grade through adult. We also have children’s Musiktanz classes for ages 15 months to 5 years. For information call 777-2830, 777-2820, or 777-2644. – Barbara Lewis, Associate Professor of Music.

 

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

ACCOUNTING SERVICES
New! Computerized Forms: Maximize Your Productivity, Feb. 12, 9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Were you aware that many of Accounting Services’ paper forms are now on computer in MS Word and Excel? There are more than 20 forms that could be accessed online. This workshop will give you a brief overview of computerized forms and tips for completing them. Presenters: Lisa Heher and Allison Peyton.

STUDENT ACADEMIC SERVICES
New! Keeping Advising Records, Feb. 12, 10 to 11 a.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. A systematic process to help you stay current with your student advisees. Tips and techniques on how to keep accurate, and informational advising records. Presenter: Angie Carpenter.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Bloodborne Pathogens: An Ounce of Prevention, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, 235 Rural Technology Center. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves. This workshop will help provide information on what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Sherri Pallen.

Defensive Driving, Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, have received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take points off your driving record. Instructor: Mark Johnson.

PERSONNEL SERVICES
New! Everything You Wanted to Know About Supervising -- But Were Afraid to Ask,
Feb. 13, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. When do you pay overtime? What if I don’t have the budget for overtime? An employee’s probation is ending but there are problems with his/her performance -- what do I do? I have two employees and one says that I treat them differently -- what do I do? Who is eligible for donated leave? These questions and more will be answered by a panel on how to deal with employment issues at the University. Question and answer format. Presenters: Joy Johnson, Diane Nelson and Desi Sporbert.

HOW TO REGISTER:
Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact the University Within the University office by phone at 777-2098; fax 777-2140; e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or mail to Box 7131. To register online, go to www.conted.und.edu/U2. Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, Social Security number (for accurate record keeping), and e-mail address, and the title and date of the event. – University Within the University.

 

Grants and Research

 

Applications Due Feb. 15 For New Faculty Scholar Awards
New faculty scholar awards are intended to provide extra support for initiation of research and creative activity programs of assistant professors who have been at UND three years or less (e.g., date of appointment at UND should be January 1999 or later). [Tenure track is no longer a factor in eligibility for this grant opportunity]. The SSAC anticipates that many new faculty scholar awards will lead to the development of projects that will ultimately be funded by external agencies. Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be made per year. Only outstanding applications will be funded. Only one competition will be held for faculty scholar awards each year.
Friday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for submission of new faculty scholar award applications to the senate scholarly activities committee. The committee will consider requests from faculty members to conduct pure and applied research, support writing projects, or to support other creative and scholarly endeavors (e.g., performances, art projects, compositions). All costs normally incurred in the conduct of the research or creative activity are eligible budget items. Travel costs which are essential to the conduct of the project may be requested; however, travel to present papers or attend conferences IS NOT allowable under this program.
The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. All applications for new faculty scholar awards MUST include the completed application form, letter of support from the departmental chair, the applicant’s resume, and a description of the project. The properly signed original application and seven copies must be submitted to ORPD prior to or on the published deadline.
Application forms for the new faculty scholar awards are available at the Office of Research and Program Development, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s home page (found under “Research” on the UND home page). – Garl Rieke (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

 

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 shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

AARP ANDRUS FOUNDATION
Innovation Grant Program–Letters of inquiry invited for projects pertaining to older persons within the current priority areas: Living with Chronic Health Conditions and Aging and Living Environments. Deadline: None. Contact: 800/775-6776; andrus@aarp.org; http://www.andrus.org/Grants/grantprograms/index.shtml.

AMERICAN HOTEL AND LODGING FOUNDATION
Research and Project Grants Program–Funding for hospitality research studies and projects. Areas of interest include: management and conservation of natural resources; public safety and security issues; career awareness; inpact of developing industry trends; study of challenges currently being experienced by the industry; professional advancement and personal development; methods for advancing technological innovation; innovative use of organizational development (effective management practices and efficient use of workforce); and programs focusing on diversity in the lodging industry. Deadlines: 3/1/02, 9/1/02. Contact: 202/289-3180; ahlf@ahlf.org; http://www.ahlf.org/research/AHLF_GrantApplication.pdf.

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY (APS)
Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research–Support for research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental U.S. and Canada. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: eroach@amphilsoc.org; http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips.htm.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program—Support to assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions on the effects of introducing into the environment genetically modified organisms, including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans, and helping regulators to develop policies regarding such introduction. Contact: Deborah Sheely, 202/401-1924; dsheely@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/crgam/biotechrisk/biotech.htm. Deadline: 2/15/02.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
National Study of Faculty and Students. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: Elizabeth Cappel, 202/401-3538; Elizabeth.Cappel@ed.gov; http://www.eps.gov/spg/ED/OCFO/CPO/ED-02-R-0008/listing.html.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (NIJ)
Data Resources Program for the Analysis of Existing Data–Support to conduct original research using data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). Deadlines: 2/25/02, 6/25/02, 10/25/02. Contact: Data Resources Program, 202/514-5981; http://www.ncjrs.org/pdfiles1/nij/sl000503.pdf.

FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)
Planning Grants to Organize Programs for International Clinical/Operational/Health Services Research Training for AIDS & Tuberculosis (PA-02-0222) . Contact: Jeanne McDermott, 301/496-1653; mcdermoj@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-022.html. Deadlines: 2/20/02 (Letter of Intent), 3/19/02 (Application).

HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION
Support and seed funding for new initiatives that offer promising models for replication and address critical issues in education and international affairs, public service, land use and growth management, and human rights. Deadlines: 3/1/02, 6/1/02, 9/1/02. Contact: Lara Iglitzin, 206/682-8565; foundation@hmjackson.org; http://www.hmjackson.org/guidelines.html.

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Ecological Research in the LBA-ECO: Phase II, and Opportunities in Terrestrial Ecology–Research and development activities to: 1) continue, extend, or enhance ecological research being conducted as part of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology-led Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amaztnia (LBA) and 2) to conduct remote sensing-oriented terrestrial ecology research. Deadline: 3/7/02. Contact: Diane E. Wickland, 202/358-0245; dwicklan@hq.nasa.gov; http://nais.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=04#99454.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Elucidation of the Underlying Mechanisms of the Placebo Effect (RFA-AT-02-002)–Support for cross-cutting, integrative research aimed at delineating underlying mechanisms by which a placebo leads to its ultimate physiologi-cal and psychological effects. Deadlines: 3/1/02 (Letter of Intent), 4/1/02 (Application). Contact: Nancy J. Pearson, 301/594-0519; pearsonn@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-02-001.html.

The Placebo Effect in Clinical Practice (RFA-AT-02-001)–Support for investigator-initiated research investigations on how placebos and placebo effects impact on clinical practice. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Studies of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human Genetic Variation Research for Individuals and Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups (RFA-HG-02-003). Contact: Rudy Pozzatti, 301-402-0838; rp7s@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-02-003.html. Deadlines: 3/1/02 (Letter of Intent), 7/10/02 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins–Support to encourage basic research on the structures of membrane proteins at (or near) atomic resolution. Deadlines: 3/1/02, 7/1/02, 11/1/02 (applications for supplements); 4/1/02, 8/1/02, 12/1/02 (SBIR, STTR). Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301/594-5938; pp27g@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-004.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Child and Adolescent Interdisciplinary Research (RFA-MH-02-011)–Support for collaborative partnerships among scientists from various disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary approaches to significant public health questions in child and adolescent mental health. Contact: Serene Olin, 301/443-7856; so74v@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-02-011.html. Deadlines: 3/4/02 (Letter of Intent); 4/10/02 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
Neurodegenerative Disease Assays for High Throughput Drug Screening and Chemical Genetics (RFA-NS-02-012). Deadlines: 2/26/02 (Letter of Intent); 3/26/02 (Application). Contact: Jill Heemskerk, 301/496-5680; jill_Heemskerk@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-02-012.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Consortium for Identification of Environmental Triggers of Type 1 Diabetes (RFA-DK-02-029). Contact: Beena Akolkar, NIDKD) 301/594-8812; ba92i@nih.gov; or representatives of NIAID, NICHD, NIEHS and CDC, listed in the program announcement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-02-029.html. Deadlines: 3/5/02 (Letter of Intent); 4/15/02 (Application).

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
Coastal Ocean Program-Synthesis and Ecological Forecasting. Deadline: 3/5/02. Contact: Leslie McDonald, 301/713-3338 x155; Leslie.McDonald@noaa.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-29996-filed.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Advanced Computational Research—Support for research in high performance computing, including software development for high performance computing environments, development of algorithms for use in these environ-ments, performance evaluation, comparison of systems and architectures, graphics, and visualization. Deadlines: 3/1/02 (Visualization and Graphics), 7/1/02 (Software Tools), 11/1/02 (Parallel Algorithms). Contact: Xiaodong Zhang, 703/292-8962; xzhang@nsf.gov; http://www.interact.nsf.gov/cise/contact.nsf/lastname/zhang?OpenDocument.

Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE): Integrated Research and Education in Environmental Systems–Support for comprehensive, integrated investigations of environmental systems using advanced scientific and engineering methods. Deadlines: 2/20/02, 3/14/02. Contact: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/nsf0134/nsf0134.htm.

Digital Society and Technologies–Support for research in: integration, sustainable use, and impacts of information technology in groups, organizations, communities, and societies; and theories and technologies for reasoning, decision-making, interaction, and collaboration in groups, organizations, communities, and societies. Contact: 703/292-8930; siacono@nsf.gov; http://www.interact.nsf.gov/cise/descriptions.nsf/PD/dst. Deadlines : 3/1/02, 11/16/02.

Exploratory Research on Engineering the Service Sector (ESS)––Support for research on application of rigorous computational problem-solving techniques that define engineering to improve the quality, productivity, safety, reliability and competitiveness of service operations. Deadline: 3/5/02. Contact: Ronald Rardin, 703/292-7081; rrardin@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02029/nsf02029.html.

Middleware Initiative (replaces NSF 01-63)—Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research, to design, develop, deploy and support a set of reusable, expandable middleware functions and services that benefit many applications in a networked environment. Deadlines: 3/1/02. Contact: Alan Blatecky, 703/292-8948, ablateck@nsf.gov; Priscilla Bezdek, 703/292-8950, pbezdek@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02028.

Quantitative Systems Biotechnology (QSB)—Support for innovative high risk/return research that will yield quantitative models and improved experimental tools to enable use of genomic data for predicting phenotype or solidifying understanding of design principles of intact unicellular organisms. Contact: Fred Heineken, 703/292-7944; fheineke@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02026/nsf02026.htm. Deadline: 3/1/02.

Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)—Faculty Research Projects, Research Instrumentation Grants, and Research Opportunity Awards. Contact: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/crssprgm/rui/start.shtm. Deadline/Target Dates: Vary with Directorate, see http://www.nsf.gov/ or http://www.nsf.gov/home/ebulletin/.

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY (NCD)
Evaluation of Current Practices and Legislation Related to Children and Youth with Disabilities who are At-Risk of Delinquency and Those Who Are Already Identified as Delinquent. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: Martin Gould, 202/272-2112; mgould@ncd.gov.

PROCTER AND GAMBLE
Research and Product Development Summer Intern Program for Doctoral Candidates—Support for students pursuing Ph.D.s in chemistry, most areas of life sciences, chemical engineering, statistics, toxicology, and regulatory and clinical personnel, including future MD’s, DVM’s, DDS’s, and PharmD’s. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: Doctoral Recruiting Office, doctoral.im@pg.com; http://www.pg.com.

ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION
Reimagining Civil Society in an Era of Globalization: The American South in Applied Humanistic Perspect–Study of the changing face of civil society and the provisioning of public goods, particularly education, media, social welfare and health care. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: Humanities Fellowships, 212/869-8500; http://www.rockfound.org/Documents/460/brochure.doc.

SEG FOUNDATION
Scholarship Program–Support for a college course directed toward a career in exploration geophysics. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: 918/497-5530; http://www.seg.org/business/foundation/scholarships/index_body.html.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION LIBRARIES
Baird Society Resident Scholars Program—at the Baird Society in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Collections include: printed materials on world’s fairs, manufacturer’s commercial trade catalogues, air and space history, and European and American decorative arts, architecture and design. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: 202/357-2240; libmail@sil.si.edu; http://www.si.edu/research+study.

Dibner Library Resident Scholar Programs—to study the history of science and technology and use collections of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology. Deadline and Contact: See above.

SOCIETY OF ACTUARIES
Ph.D. Grants—to complete research in topics related to actuarial science and to pursue an academic actuarial career in North America upon completion of the Ph.D. program. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: Judy Yore, 847/706-3573; jyore@soa.org; http://www.soa.org/academic/phdgrant02.html.

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE (USIP)
Solicited Grants Program—support for research, education and training, and dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. Deadline: 3/1/02. Contact: 202/429-3842; grant_program@usip.org; http://www.usip.org/grants.html.

- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

 


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