Forms Due March 14
|| EVENTS TO
Weather Information Center Student Broadcasters On Prairie Public’s
Four Days Of Hockey Set At Ralph Engelstad Arena
Thursday International Night Features China
Bioterrorism Response, Work Of A K-9 Unit Featured
On Next Edition Of Studio One
LEEPS Lectures Feature The Rocky Mountains
Geography Forum Considers “Waffle”
2003 Northern Plains Clarinet Symposium And PianoFest
Set For Feb. 28 - March 1
Bookstore Announces Sidewalk Sale, Other Events
Leadership Workshop Considers Ethics, Values
Graduate Committee Meets Monday; Agenda Announced
“Flexible Grading” Is Topic For Next
On Teaching Discussion
Biology Hosts U Of Washington Scholar For Seminar
UND Business Conference Set For March 6
Agenda Announced For March 6 U Senate Meeting
Youth Orchestra Spring Concert Is March 9 At The
Campus Climate And Complexion Conference Is March
Campus Key Meeting Set For March 12
Financial Planning For Women Is Focus Of March
“Art & Science” Is Theme Of 34th
Annual Writers Conference March 24-29
Student Employment Workshop Set For March 27
For All-Campus Colloquium On University Teaching
Planning Committee Seeks Faculty Input
Proposals Sought For “Integrating Technology” Conference
Fritz Library Lists Spring Break Hours
Answers To Common Questions About Travel And Amex
Corporate Card Cancellation
Listed For March 18-20
U Website Offers
Dual-Career Couples Information
Group Helps Those Affected By Deployment
Needed As Research Participants
Your Spanish At The “Spanish Table”
Recycling Will Save Money
Results Of Faculty/Staff
Campus Quality Survey Announced
||Applications Invited For Research
North Dakota BRIN Signs Up
As BioMed Central Member
Progress” Forms Due March 14
“Unsatisfactory Progress Report” forms are due
in the Office of the Registrar by noon Friday, March 14. Because
the deficiency file will be created at this time, all reports
that have not been delivered to the Office of the Registrar
by noon on March 14 will not be accepted, thus becoming the
responsibility of the faculty member/department. Please adhere
to the following procedures to ensure that accurate and adequate
information is transmitted to students.
1. The departmental office picks up forms
Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, and transmits them to teaching faculty
through routine procedures.
2. Faculty complete a form for each class
NOTE: Forms for all sections are to be completed and returned.
If no students are deficient, the blank sheet must be signed
and returned. It is considered verification that the instructor
considers no students to be deficient at this time.
3. If the form includes names of students
who have never attended class, mark them as failing. This
information should initiate action by the student to correct
any error in registration prior to the last day to drop (Friday,
4. If a student is attending a class and
the name is not listed on the deficiency form, it is an indication
that the student’s registration is in error. The student
should not be allowed to continue attending the class, but
should be directed to the Office of the Registrar to correct
5. The “Unsatisfactory Progress Report”
forms are to be completed by all faculty members and returned
to the Office of the Registrar no later than noon Friday,
March 14. The deficiency file will be created at this time.
Because of this, we will be unable to accept deficiencies
after the deadline. “Unsatisfactory Progress Reports”
will be mailed to the students during the week of March 17.
6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please
return forms, in a secure manner, directly to the Office of
the Registrar, 201 Twamley Hall.
Thank you very much for your cooperation. If you have any
questions, please call our office at 777-2712. – Office
of the Registrar.
Regional Weather Information
Center Student Broadcasters On Prairie Public’s RiverWatch
Prairie Public Television will air a segment titled “Meet
Your Weather Forecasters” as part of RiverWatch’s
half-hour 2003 premiere show on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 9:30
p.m. and again on Friday, Feb. 28, at 8:30 p.m. RiverWatch,
a multimedia flood information and education project, will
begin nightly television flood updates on Monday, March 3,
on Prairie Public Television. The five-minute reports will
air Monday through Friday at approximately 9:58 p.m. (CT).
The Regional Weather Information Center (RWIC) employs seven
UND students responsible for preparing the daily weather updates
for Prairie Public Television. Students involved in the RWIC
broadcasting activities are: John Randall, a graduate student
in the atmospheric sciences master’s program from Cando,
N.D.; NaDean Schroeder, double major in atmospheric sciences
and communication from Maple Lake, Minn.; Matthew Benz, an
atmospheric sciences major from Eden Prairie, Minn.; Aaron
Swanson, an atmospheric sciences major from Rush City, Minn.;
Eddie Chamberlain II, an elementary education major with a
minor in atmospheric sciences from Lake Elmo, Minn.; Robert
Parrish, an atmospheric sciences major from Andover, Minn.;
and William Ison, a communication major with a minor in atmospheric
sciences and geography from Forest Lake, Minn. “With
over two million viewers across three states and two Canadian
provinces, this clearly is one of the most visible opportunities
for our students and the university,” said Leon Osborne,
director of the Regional Weather Information Center.
Additional information on RiverWatch can be found online at
– Deb Lazur, Regional Weather Information Center.
Days Of Hockey Set At Ralph Engelstad Arena
Coming off a record-breaking attendance tournament in 2002,
the Boys State High School Hockey Tournament is back at “The
Ralph.” In addition to the state tournament, UND will
host Minnesota-Duluth in a very important, final regular season
home hockey series. With both hockey events taking place during
the same weekend, nearly 50,000 hockey enthusiasts are expected.
Event schedule follows:
Thursday, Feb. 27, noon, Grand Forks Central (No. 1 East)
vs. Devils Lake-Cando (No. 4 West); 2:30 p.m., Bismarck Century
(No. 2 West) vs. Grafton-Park River (No. 3 East); 6 p.m.,
Grand Forks Red River (No. 2 East) vs. Bismarck (No. 3 West);
8:30 p.m., Minot (No. 1 West) vs. West Fargo (No. 4 East).
Friday, Feb. 28, noon, consolation; 6:30 p.m., semi-finals.
Saturday, March 1, noon, consolation championship (Olympic
arena; use Olympic entrance for noon game); 1:05 p.m., UND
vs. University of Minnesota-Duluth (note time has changed
from 2:05 p.m.); 5 p.m., third place, followed by championship
game. Sunday, March 2, 2:05 p.m., UND vs. UMD.
Doors open one hour prior to each high school game series
and doors open 90 minutes before each UND game.
Spectators for the March 1 consolation game being played in
the Ralph Engelstad Arena Olympic Center are asked to park
in the non-paved lot on the northeast side of the Arena (use
10th Avenue or Gateway entrance).
Spectators for this game should use the north entrance to
the Olympic Center. Shuttle service will be available from
Lot 10 (Memorial Stadium) starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday
and running every few minutes through the UND game. Consolation
spectators are urged to use this convenience.
Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, the man who lost 245 pounds
by eating Subway brand sandwiches, will be on hand at Ralph
Engelstad Arena on Saturday, March 1, to drop the puck at
the UND-UMD game and sign autographs.
A Fan Fest, including skill games the whole family can enjoy,
will be ongoing throughout Saturday on the main concourse
of the arena.
Tickets for the UND-UMD game are available at the Ralph Engelstad
Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for
the North Dakota State High School Tournament are available
at the Ralph Engelstad Arena Box Office during the tournament.
Visit Ralph Engelstad Arena online at www.theralph.com.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Night Features China
The International Programs Office holds international nights
each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908
University Ave. The Feb. 27 program features China. This event
will explore how UND’s Chinese program can prepare people
for a future in China. It has six parts:
1. Why China is so attractive (presented
by Haibiao Zhang);
2. How the American government and American
companies do business in China and how American people work
in these agencies or companies? (presented by Nancy Jressler);
3. How UND’s Chinese programs prepare
students and faculties’ future in China? (presented
by Victoria Beard);
4. Music performance (presented by violinist
5. Your English name in Chinese (by Chinese
students and faculty, and Chinese kids); and
6. Chinese food from a local restaurant.
– International Programs.
Work Of A K-9 Unit Featured On Next Edition Of Studio One
Bioterrorism Response Coordinator Wendy Opsahl will explain
how important it is for Americans to stay informed and prepared
on this week’s edition of Studio One. As a result of
the attacks of Sept. 11 and the threat of war looming over
us, public health officials are working to prepare the nation
for possible terrorism attacks. Individual states have received
federal grants to implement a nationwide bioterrorism response
plan, including a public service advertising campaign. Also
on the next edition of Studio One, we will explore how dogs
are a vital part of police work. The partners in a K-9 unit
develop a special bond by going through extensive training
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program
produced at the UND Television Center. The program airs live
at 5 p.m. on Cable Channel 3 in Greater Grand Forks on Thursdays.
Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7, and 11 p.m. daily and
on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio
One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in
Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland,
Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. – Studio One.
||LEEPS Lectures Feature
The Rocky Mountains
The next presentation in the Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary
Sciences (LEEPS) Lecture Series will feature Emmett Evanoff
of the University of Colorado-Boulder. He will present “The
Ups and Downs of the Concept of Late Cenozoic Uplift of the
Southern Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Great Plains” on
Friday, Feb. 28, at noon in 100 Leonard Hall. He will also present
“A Tale of Two Distal Volcaniclastic Sequences in the
Central Rocky Mountains - The Middle Eocene Bridger Formation
and the Upper Eocene and Lower Oligocene White River Sequence”
at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in 109 Leonard Hall. Refreshments
will be served. All are welcome. – Department of Geology
and Geological Engineering.
||Geography Forum Considers
“Waffle” Flood Plan
The next Geography Forum Series presentation, set for Friday,
Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. in 370 Clifford Hall, will feature Bethany
Bolles, research scientist with the UND Energy and Environmental
Research Center. Her topic will be “The Waffle Concept:
Distributed Basinwide Water Storage for Flood Mitigation.”
Faculty and students are encouraged to attend. For more information
contact Judson Edwards at 777-4590. – Department of Geography.
2003 Northern Plains
Clarinet Symposium And PianoFest Set For Feb. 28 - March 1
The UND Department of Music is hosting the Fifth Northern
Plains Clarinet Symposium and annual PianoFest Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 28 - March 1, in the North Dakota Museum of
Art and the Hughes Fine Arts Center. Nationally and internationally
known artists, including clarinetists Elizabeth Rheude (UND,
Elsa Verdehr (Michigan State University), Alan LaFave (Northern
State University), Keith Lemmons (University of New Mexico),
Maxine Ramey (University of Montana), and Lori Ardovino (University
of Montevallo); and pianists Sergio Gallo (UND), Clauden Chen
(University of Manitoba), and Charles Horton (University of
Manitoba) will present solo and chamber music recitals, and
coach students in master classes. Students, parents and teachers
from high schools and universities in North Dakota, South
Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba will be in attendance. Except
for the evening concert, all events are free. For additional
information, contact Elizabeth Rheude, associate professor
of clarinet and symposia co-coordinator at 777-2823.
The schedule follows:
Clarinet Symposium, Friday, Feb. 28 – 2 p.m., recital,
Elizabeth Rheude; 3 p.m., recital, Alan LaFave and Maxine
Ramey; 4:30 p.m., master class for college students; 7:30
p.m., recital, Verdehr Trio. Saturday, March 1 – 9:30
a.m., recital, Keith Lemmons and Lori Ardovino; 11 a.m., master
class for college students; 2:30 p.m., pre-solo contest coaching
sessions for high school students.
PianoFest, Friday, Feb. 28 – 10 a.m., master class,
Claudia Chen; 1:30 p.m., student recital; 2:30 p.m., recital,
Claudia Chen; 3:30 p.m., master class, Charles Horton; 7:30
p.m., recital, Verdehr Trio. Saturday, March 1 – 10
a.m., master class, Zeynep Ucbasaran; 1:30 p.m., recital,
– Music Department.
Sidewalk Sale, Other Events
Please note these upcoming events at the University Bookstore:
Saturday, March 1 – author signing with Janice Houska,
noon to 2 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, March 5-6 – Indoor Sidewalk
Sale! A large assortment of bargain books has been brought
in for the event, including a special buy of $1 bargain books.
Select imprinted UND and Fighting Sioux apparel and gift items
will be 25 to 75 percent off. Select school and office supplies
will be 25 to 75 percent off.
Saturday, March 8 – author signing with James Robert
Doster Jr. and James W. Thomasson, 10 a.m. to noon.
Saturday, March 15 – author signing with Roxanne Henke,
noon to 2 p.m.
– University Bookstore.
Considers Ethics, Values
Kris Compton will present “Ethics and Values: Are They
Still Important” on Monday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the
River Valley Room, Memorial Union, as part of the Leadership
Workshop Series to be held each Monday through March 24. The
Leadership Workshop Series is sponsored by the Memorial Union.
Faculty, please announce this event to students. The workshop
is free and open to the entire university community.
Future presentations include: “Diversity” by
Doreen Yellow Bird and “Personal Mission and Vision
Statement” by Craig Knudsvig.
For more information, call 777-3928 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Hursha Ramaiya, Project Coordinator for Leadership
Development, Memorial Union.
Meets Monday; Agenda Announced
The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, March 3, from 3:05
to 5 p.m. in Twamley Hall, Room 305. The agenda is:
1. Approval of the minutes from the meetings
of Feb. 3, 10 and 24.
2. Industrial Technology requests approval
to offer graduate credit for Industrial Technology 451, 433
and 353 (all undergraduate courses).
3. Computer Science requests the following
A. Change course description for Computer Science 546, Computer
B. Change prerequisites and course description for Computer
Science 551, Distributed Operating Systems.
C. Change course title of Computer Science 566, Applied Computing
Project, to Software Engineering Project, and change prerequisites.
D. Change course description of Computer Science 543, Advanced
E. Change grading of Computer Science 537, Graduate Cooperative
Education, from regular grading to S/U grading only.
F. Request for a new course: Computer Science 562: Formal
G. Request the name “Applied Computing Track”
be changed to “Applied Software Engineering Track,”
and that track requirements be modified as well.
H. Replace Computer Science 536, Compiler Design, with Computer
Science 565, Advanced Software Engineering, in Part 1 of the
4. Geology requests changes in the mathematics
portions of the admission requirements for the master’s
degree programs in geology and the Ph.D. in geology. Currently,
one semester of analytic geometry and calculus is required
for the M.A. degree and an entire sequence for the M.S. and
Ph.D. degrees. Geology proposes changing this to one semester
of calculus for the M.A. degree, and two semesters of calculus
and at least three credits in statistics, computer programming
or advanced mathematics for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
5. Mathematics requests approval to offer
graduate credit for Mathematics 479, Topics in Mathematics
6. Counseling requests the following curriculum
A. Change the title of Counseling 518, Group Dynamics, to
Group Therapy and Process, and change the course description.
B. Change the course description and prerequisites for Counseling
568, Personality Assessment.
C. Change the course description and prerequisites for Counseling
569, Cognitive Assessment.
D. Change the course description and prerequisites for Counseling
580, Counseling Practicum.
E. Change the course description of Counseling 583, Field
F. Change the program requirements for the master’s
degree in counseling and the Ph.D. in counseling psychology
to add theories of personality development as a prerequisite
7. Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
Is Topic For Next On Teaching Discussion
“Flexible Grading” is the next topic in the On
Teaching Faculty Lunch Discussion Series, scheduled for Tuesday,
March 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Sioux Room of the
In this session, we’ll talk about the purpose of grades
and hear from Dexter Perkins (Geology), who has been working
out flexible grading plans for his courses over the past several
years. He’ll explain how he came to use this system
of grading, comment on its advantages and disadvantages, and
give specific examples of how it works in his classes.
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands
(777-4998) by noon Friday, Feb. 28. – Libby Rankin,
Office of Instructional Development.
||Biology Hosts U Of Washington
Scholar For Seminar
The Department of Biology will host a seminar by Dr. Ignacio
T. Moore, University of Washington, on Thursday, March 6, at
12:30 p.m. in Starcher Hall, Room 141. The title of his presentation
will be announced later. – Biology Department.
UND Business Conference
Set For March 6
The ninth annual UND Business Conference, “Network ...
for Success!”, is set for Thursday, March 6, from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Burtness Theatre. It is open to all
students, faculty, and interested community members. The program
opens with a welcome from President Charles Kupchella at 9
a.m. The schedule and speakers are:
10 a.m., Mary Fischer, director of marketing
for Midwave, a technology consulting services enterprise in
Minneapolis and one of the “50 fastest-growing private
companies.” She leads all aspects of corporate branding
and development of product and service offerings.
11 a.m., Mark Larson, chief executive officer
of Digi-Key Corp., Thief River Falls, Minn. Digi-Key has been
lauded as one of the “top 10 best companies to work
for” in the electronics industry.
1 p.m., Rebecca Yanisch, former Minnesota
commissioner of trade and economic development. In that position,
she led the administration’s efforts to enhance Minnesota’s
global competitiveness by supporting new and expanding business,
workforce development, international trade, and tourism.
2 p.m., Steve Linehan, president and chief
executive officer of Radiologix, Inc., Dallas, Texas. Radiologix
is the leading provider of financial and technical information
and management services for radiology service networks.
This conference offers a wonderful opportunity to network
and to learn from these business professionals! Faculty are
asked to share this information with their students. –
Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for Hursha Ramaiya,
College of Business and Public Administration Student Council.
Agenda Announced For
March 6 U Senate Meeting
The March meeting of the University Senate is set for Thursday,
March 6, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from
3. Question Period.
4. Annual report of the Student Academic Standards Committee.
Nancy Krogh, chair.
5. Annual report of the Administrative Procedures Committee.
Nancy Krogh, chair.
6. Annual report of the Summer Sessions Committee. Graeme
7. Report from the Curriculum Committee. Doug Marshall, chair.
8. Report from the Committee on Committees on the slate of
candidates for election to Senate committees. Mary Askim,
9. Proposed guidelines for faculty engaged in employment controversy
with the University. Standing Committee on Faculty Rights.
10. Resolution on the Senate Restructuring and Reallocation
Committee. Standing Committee on Faculty Rights.
11. Proposed change in the faculty resignation policy. Standing
Committee on Faculty Rights.
– Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.
Youth Orchestra Spring
Concert Is March 9 At The Empire
The world premiere of a new work by UND composer Michael Wittgraf
will be featured at the Spring Concert of the Greater Grand
Forks Youth Orchestras on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. at the
Empire Arts Center. The concert will include performances
by the Youth Symphony, an ensemble for musicians in high school
and college, and the Junior Symphony, which includes middle
school strings players. This marks the first time that the
eight-year-old Youth Symphony has played its own commissioned
The Youth Symphony is a regional orchestra funded and administered
by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Association. The program
has more than doubled in size since its initial concert in
the fall of 1995 and since its move, four years ago, to the
UND Music Department. Today, its 64 members come from over
a dozen cities and towns in the Grand Forks area and include
14 UND students. James Popejoy, UND’s director of bands,
is now in his third year as conductor of the Youth Symphony.
The repertoire for Sunday’s concert includes works by
Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Wagner and Edward German.
The Greater Grand Forks Junior Symphony is conducted by Jonathan
Larson, the orchestra director for Moorhead High School. Like
the Youth Symphony, the Junior Symphony is also regional.
The concert repertoire includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto
No. 2, Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile and an excerpt
from Gustav Holst’s “Brook Green Suite.”
In the concert finale, over 90 musicians will take the stage
when the Youth Symphony and Junior Symphony join forces to
play Gliere’s “Russian Sailor’s Dance.”
Michael Wittgraf, composer-in-residence with the Greater
Grand Forks Symphony this year, has written an eight-minute
piece titled “Prelude.” Dr. Wittgraf says that
the piece “incorporates traditional elements as well
as some quasi-improvisation that lets the performers compose
as they play.” A member of the UND music faculty, Dr.
Wittgraf has won numerous awards for his compositions. Last
May, his chamber work “The Mutable Lens” was premiered
in Grand Forks by the Chiara String Quartet, and this fall,
he won a joint commission by the National Symphony and Kennedy
Center for the Arts to compose a string quartet inspired by
the explorations of Lewis and Clark. That piece will be performed
this spring in North Dakota by members of the National Symphony
during their North Dakota residency.
Tickets to the concert may be reserved by phone at (701)777-4090.
Information about the Youth Orchestra Program is available
at (701)777-3707 or by e-mail at email@example.com. –
James Popejoy, Department of Music.
Campus Climate And
Complexion Conference Is March 11
The President’s Office and the President’s Advisory
Council on Women (PAC-W) are sponsoring a conference designed
to examine and discuss the campus climate for various populations
at UND. The conference titled, “Campus Climate and Complexion:
A Conversation for Change,” will be held Tuesday, March
11, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union.
This conference is free and includes lunch. Space is limited
and preregistration is required. To request a registration
form, please contact Wendelin Hume, 777-4115, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms were due Friday, Feb. 21.
Keynote speakers include: Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo,
vice president of minority affairs at the University of Washington,
and Bernice Sandler, senior scholar at the Women’s Research
and Education Institute in Washington, D.C.
The conference will also serve as the kickoff to the 2003
higher education leadership and administrative internship
programs as well as an introduction to the UND safe zone project.
The complete conference schedule follows: 8:30 to 9 a.m.,
check-in; 9 to 9:15 a.m., PAC-W (2003 leadership program);
9:15 to 9:30 a.m., presidential welcome; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.,
keynote: Rusty Barcelo (campus complexion); 10:30 to 10:45
a.m., break; 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., campus complexion panel
(safe zone project); 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch and keynote:
Bernice Sandler (campus climate for women); 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.,
campus climate panel; 2:15 to 2:30 p.m., break; 2:30 to 3:30
p.m., wrap-up panel; 5:30 p.m., dinner and discussion (dinner
on your own at the Blue Moose). – Susan Johnson, Memorial
||Campus Key Meeting Set
For March 12
The campus-wide key meeting will be held in the Lecture Bowl
of the Memorial Union on Wednesday, March 12. The inventory
packet pickup time will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with the actual
meeting beginning at 10 a.m. sharp and running until approximately
11:30 a.m. We have a few new things to talk about this year
and some new policy changes. Please attend and mark your calendars.
For Women Is Focus Of March 12 Program
Women just want to have fun – and financial stability!
American Express Financial Advisors Inc. will present “Smart
Women Finish Rich” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12,
in the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore. The presenter
will be Debbie Albert. Please R.S.V.P. by calling (701) 746-5429,
American Express Financial Advisors Inc. Member NASD. American
Express Company is separate from American Express Financial
Advisors Inc. and is not a broker-dealer.
“Art & Science”
Is Theme Of 34th Annual Writers Conference March 24-29
“Art & Science” is the theme of the 34th annual
Writers Conference March 24-29. Speakers at this year’s
conference include an O’Henry award winner, a Lambda
literary award winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner. All events
are free and open to the public.
This year’s guest speakers:
• Presidential Lecturer Oliver Sacks
is a world-renowned neurologist, humanist and author. His
works have been adapted into several formats: his best-selling
“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” has been
adapted into both a play and an opera, and the Penny Marshall
film “Awakenings” is based on his work with the
drug L-DOPA on postencephalitic patients in 1969. “Uncle
Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood,” his latest
book, looks back at wartime London and his early passion for
• Thomas Disch, an art critic for
the Weekly Standard, has won both Hugo and Locus awards for
his 1998 book “The Dreams Our Stuff is Made of: How
Science Fiction Conquered the World” and was a finalist
for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism for
“The Castle of Indolence: American Poetry Today.”
Disch has published major fiction, short stories, poetry,
criticism, children’s book, libretti, plays and interactive
• Pattiann Rogers is making her second
appearance at the UND Writers Conference. Rogers has been
widely praised as one of the best poets in America. Nobel
Laureate for Chemistry Ronald Hoffman has said, “I’ve
never seen nature observed as closely, nor transfigured by
human language, as in Pattiann Rogers’ poetry.”
Rogers lives in Colorado with her husband, a retired geophysicist.
• Julia Whitty is active both as a
writer and a documentarian. Her fiction and nonfiction works
have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Story, Ploughshares
and Zoetrope and have won several awards, including an O’Henry
Award and Bernice Slote award for fiction. Whitty’s
documentary work for PBS, National Geographic, the Discovery
Channel, BBC and A&E has also won many honors, including
Emmy and Cable Ace awards. Her collection of short stories,
“A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga,” is Whitty’s
• Rafael Campo, an assistant professor
of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has appeared on National
Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk
of the Nation.” His poetry, “The Other Man Was
Me,” and memoir, “The Poetry of Healing: A Doctor’s
Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire,” have both
received Lambda literary awards. Campo’s latest collection
of poetry, “Landscape with Human Figure,” has
recently been published by Duke University Press.
• Devra Davis is an internationally
known epidemiologist now serving as visiting professor of
public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz
School and is also senior advisor to the World Health Organization.
Davis’ book, “When Smoke Ran Like Water,”
was a finalist for a 2002 national book award. She has also
held the position of scholar in residence at the National
Academy of Sciences.
• Alison Hawthorne Deming received
the American Academy of Poets’ Walt Whitman award for
“Science and Other Poems.” Other awards include
creative nonfiction’s Bayer award for science writing
for her essay “Poetry and Science: A View from the Divide.”
Deming is currently director of the University of Arizona
• Natalie Angier is the Pulitzer Prize-winning
author of such works as “Woman: An Intimate Geography”
and more recently, “The Beauty of the Beatly and Natural
Obsessions,” both of which were named New York Times
notable books. Angier’s “The Canon: What Scientists
Wish that Everybody Knew About Science,” will soon be
published by Houghton Mifflin.
• Ted Mooney has received grants from
both the Ingram-Merrill Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim
Foundation. Mooney has published three novels, “Easy
Travel to Other Planets,” “Traffic and Laughter,”
and “Singing into the Piano,” and has had fiction
published in Esquire, Granta and The New American Review.
He is currently senior editor of Art in America.
Schedule of Events: Unless otherwise noted, all events will
take place in the Memorial Union.
Monday, March 24: 5 p.m., new work by Grand
Forks writers, Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Tuesday, March 25: 8 p.m., Oliver Sacks,
“Uncle Tungsten: Reflections on a Chemical Boyhood,”
Presidential Lecture, Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 26: 10 a.m., student and
public readings; noon panel, “Art & Science,”
Natalie Angier, Ted Mooney, Oliver Sacks, Julia Whitty, with
Jeanne Anderegg, moderator; 4 p.m., Julia Whitty; 8 p.m.,
Thursday, March 27: 10 a.m., student and
public readings; noon panel, “Science Fact/Science Fiction,”
Natalie Angier, Devra Davis, Thomas Disch, Ted Mooney, Julia
Whitty, with Al Fivizzani, moderator; 4 p.m., Ted Mooney;
8 p.m., Thomas Disch.
Friday, March 28: 10 a.m., student and public
readings; noon panel, “Science as Cosmology,”
Alison Hawthorne Deming, Thomas Disch, Pattiann Rogers, with
Martha Potvin, moderator; 2 p.m., alumni panel: “Is
there live after my English major?”; 4 p.m., Alison
Hawthorne Deming; 8 p.m., Pattiann Rogers.
Saturday, March 29: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon panel, “Science & Poetry,” Rafael Campo,
Alison Hawthorne Deming, Pattiann Rogers, with Tami Carmichael,
moderator; 2 p.m., Devra Davis; 8 p.m., Rafael Campo.
||Student Employment Workshop
Set For March 27
A student employment workshop will be offered Thursday, March
27, in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library. This
workshop is designed to assist the person in each department
who is the focal point for student employment. If you are the
one who calls Job Service or Financial Aid with your student
employment openings, we encourage you to attend. Sessions are
available at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Please call Cathy at 777-4411
to reserve a spot. – Dennis Junk, Student Financial Aid.
Proposals Invited For
All-Campus Colloquium On University Teaching
The Office of Instructional Development and the Bush Foundation
are sponsoring an all-campus colloquium on university teaching,
to be held on Sept. 19 in the Memorial Union. The colloquium
will provide an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussion
about the scholarship of teaching and learning at UND. The
featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Angelo, author,
speaker, and professor of education at the University of Akron,
known especially for his work with Classroom Assessment Techniques
(CATs). Other events include panel sessions that will present
the activities and accomplishments of UND faculty and programs
funded by the Bush Grant (2000-2003), and concurrent sessions
that will highlight faculty scholarship around teaching from
across the campus.
We invite proposals for the concurrent sessions, each of
which will be 75 minutes in length. Sessions may include panel
discussions, forums, workshops, round tables, posters, or
individual presentations. Presenters might want to propose
a topic and format for an entire session, a 20-minute presentation
within a session, a poster, or perhaps an idea for a theme
or issue that could be developed into a panel with the assistance
of the colloquium organizers.
Appropriate topics for any of the above session formats might
include, for example: innovative teaching approaches (e.g.,
experiential/service learning, active learning, problem- or
case-based learning); assessment of student learning in courses;
the journey to effective assessment of programs; classroom
research; engaging and motivating students; the purpose and
nature of a university education; innovative curricular design
(e.g., interdisciplinary collaboration), etc.
Please submit proposals by March 31, 2003. Proposals should
include names and titles of presenters, department/unit, telephone
and e-mail address, presentation title, a one-to-two paragraph
description of the presentation (including structure, objectives,
content, etc.), A/V equipment requirements, and whether there
is a preferred presentation time on Sept. 19 (10:30 to 11:45
a.m., 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., or either).
Notification of proposal acceptance will be provided by April
30, 2003. For further information, please contact Libby Rankin,
Office of Instructional Development, 777-4233, email@example.com,
or Melinda Leach, Anthropology, 777-3697, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bush Planning Committee
Seeks Faculty Input
The Bush Grant Planning Committee is seeking input on plans
for an extension of the current Bush faculty development grant
focused on innovative teaching and assessment.
Interested faculty are invited to join us for lunch and discussion
on Friday, Feb. 28, at the International Center. The session
will run from noon to 2 p.m., but if your schedule doesn’t
allow that much time, you’re welcome to come when you
Before the session, we will send out a rough description
of some of the activities we are considering for the second
phase of the grant. In addition to getting your reactions
to these proposed activities, we are interested in hearing
other ideas about how to get faculty engaged in innovative
teaching and assessment.
We will need to do some planning ahead of time, so please
call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 to let us know you will be
coming. When you call, please say what time you expect to
arrive, and be sure to let us know if you have any dietary
restrictions. – Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional
Sought For “Integrating Technology” Conference
The University of North Dakota and the conference planning
committee invites you to present at the second annual Beyond
Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning
Conference, set for Oct. 23-24 in UND’s Memorial Union.
The conference planning committee is currently accepting
proposals for concurrent sessions as well as “technology
tidbits,” a five-minute showcase 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 a proposal.
For more information on how to submit a proposal, please
visit www.beyondboundaries.info. You may also contact UND
Office of Conference Services at 777-2663 or 800-342-8230.
All proposals must be submitted online and are due Friday,
Please share this information with your colleagues. We look
forward to reviewing your proposals. – Conference Services,
Division of Continuing Education.
||Fritz Library Lists Spring
Following are the hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library
over the spring break: Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, closed;
Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
March 22, closed; Sunday, March 23, 1 p.m. to midnight. –
Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Answers To Common Questions
About Travel And Amex Corporate Card Cancellation
As a result of the University’s termination of the American
Express Corporate Card Program, Accounting Services has received
questions regarding mechanisms available for travel reimbursement
during the transition to a employee travel program. Below
are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
When is the last date that the employee’s American
Express Corporate Card should be used?
No transactions should be charged to the employee’s
corporate card after Feb. 14, 2003.
Can airline tickets be directly billed to UND so
that the employee does not need to pay personally?
Yes. A completed Ticket Authorization form should be submitted
to Accounting Services. The employee may make arrangements
with any local travel agency (refer to the Yellow Pages for
agencies located in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks). The local
travel agencies have been provided information to directly
bill the University for employee’s airline tickets.
Accounting Services will charge the departmental fund via
an interdepartmental billing.
Although we encourage employees to follow our direct billing
procedure above, an employee may personally purchase the airline
ticket (with their personal credit card or cash). If purchased
personally, a Ticket Authorization form is not required. Upon
returning from his/her trip, the employee may request reimbursement
by submitting a Travel Expense Voucher for all travel expenses,
along with a paid invoice for the E-ticket or the passenger
coupon for a paper ticket.
A request for approval for reimbursement of the airline ticket
prior to travel may be submitted in writing to Bonnie, Accounting
Services, Box 8356, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
This request should include justification as to why the direct
billing process was not used.
How should the employee pay for lodging expenses?
Employees should pay for their lodging expense personally
(cash or personal credit card) and be reimbursed upon return.
In most instances, if the employee submits his/her travel
Expense Voucher in a timely manner, the employee will receive
his/her reimbursement check prior to the employee receiving
his/her credit card statement. During this interim period,
employees may also submit two Travel Expense Vouchers per
month; one for the first half of the month and one for the
last half of the month.
If an employee is not able to pay for lodging expenses personally,
a Direct Billing of Lodging form should be submitted prior
to travel. The employee will be required to provide justification
as to why he/she is not able to follow the normal procedures.
These requests will be reviewed and approved/disapproved on
a case-by-case basis. It is the employee’s responsibility
to inquire with the lodging establishment as to whether they
will direct bill the University.
How can the employee receive their reimbursement
shortly after returning from travel?
Travel Vouchers should be submitted as soon as possible upon
return. Employees should ensure that the form has been completed
correctly and that all required receipts have been attached.
This will present any vouchers from being returned for incomplete/incorrect
information. Travel Vouchers are normally processed within
five working days of receipt.
During this interim period, Accounting Services will allow
employees to submit two Travel Expense Vouchers per month;
one for the first half of the month and one for the last half
of the month. This should be used when the expenses during
the first half of the month are significant.
In addition, for those employees that have incurred significant
travel expenses, the employee may request that reimbursement
be processed within one to two days by indicating “RUSH”
on the Travel Expense Voucher. Rush requests should be avoided
When will a new corporate card program be available?
Although, a specific date cannot be provided at this time,
the University is working very hard to research available
options to best meet employees’ travel needs.
What are employees required to do with their American
Express Corporate cards?
The employee should cut his/her card in half and return it
in a sealed envelope to Accounting Services, Box 8356. If
a department returns cards for several of their employees
in the same envelope, please provide a list of employees in
the envelope of returned cards.
We appreciate your assistance and flexibility during this
period of transition to a new employee travel program. Accounting
Services will work with employees to meet their travel needs
whenever possible. If an employee has specific travel needs
that have not yet been addressed, please contact Bonnie, Accounting
Services at 777-2966.
– Lisa Heher, Cash and Investments Manager, Accounting
U2 Workshops Listed
For March 18-20
University Within the University now has their spring 2003
workshops posted at their website at: www.conted.und.edu/U2/
(note: the second forward slash is needed).
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, and how you first
learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in
advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
A Woman’s Money, A Woman’s Future:
Tuesday, March 18, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center;
OR Wednesday, March 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Sioux Room, Memorial
Union. This presentation targets women’s issues through
four “life-stages” and highlights why planning
is critical. Topics include the importance of participating
in an employer plan, taking advantage of tax-deferred investing,
choosing appropriate investments products, things to consider
if suddenly single, and how to leave a legacy to heirs. Presenter:
Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF, sponsored by Payroll Office.
Laboratory Safety: Thursday, March 20, 9
to 11 a.m., Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. Learn general safety
principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop
covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective
measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This
training is required for all University employees working
in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause, Safety and Environmental
-- Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University Within the University.
||U Website Offers Dual-Career
The University has posted a special page on its website of interest
to the spouses or partners of prospective faculty or staff who
are considering employment at UND. The “Dual-Career Couples”
site provides links to information about job openings at UND,
in the city and region. See http://www.und.edu/employment/dualcareer.html.
All appropriate units are encouraged to provide a link to the
Dual-Career Couples site. Call UND Web Master Jan Orvik at University
Relations (777-2731) if you need help in doing so. – Charles
||Support Group Helps Those
Affected By Deployment
The University Counseling Center is sponsoring a deployment
support group. The group is designed to assist UND students
dealing with either their own or a loved one’s deployment.
Topics such as loneliness, finding supportive networks, juggling
school and family obligations, and others will be discussed
in a caring, confidential setting. The group runs on Thursday
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the UCC, 200 McCannel Hall. If faculty
have students to refer, or for further information, contact
Rhandi Clow or Kathy Gallagher at 777-2127.
||Children Needed As Research
Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between
7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect
of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and sustained
attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The testing
will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on weekends or
after school, or on school holidays. Your child will be asked
to take a short vocabulary test, and be asked to solve problems
and participate in a test of sustained attention on a personal
computer. You as the parent will be asked to complete several
short questionnaires about your child’s typical behavior,
eating patterns and sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid
$10 for their participation in the study. The scores from your
child’s testing will be completely confidential and will
not be associated with your child’s name. Children who
participate must not be taking any medication, except that for
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you and
your child are interested in scheduling a time to participate
or in finding out more about the study, please call me. -- Tom
Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.
||Practice Your Spanish
At The “Spanish Table”
The Spanish Table invites you (students, faculty, staff, community
members) to practice your Spanish in an informal atmosphere
on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at the Blue Moose. We will meet
there through February and March, except March 18. For further
information please contact me. – Claudia Routon, 777-4660
||More Recycling Will Save
We can save money by increasing recycling! Our recycling contract
is a fixed monthly fee, so we could double what we put in the
recycling stream and still not increase our costs one penny!
On Jan. 1, 2003, our fees for refuse at the city landfill increased
from $23 to $27 per ton. If we continue to landfill at our current
rate, our costs this year could increase by $3,600. We need
everyone’s help to be a part of the University’s
Recycling Program and to make sure that everything that can
be recycled gets recycled. If you aren’t recycling now,
would you consider it to save both money and natural resources?
If you already recycle but know someone who doesn’t, please
encourage them to start. You may contact me at 777-4878, if
you have any questions. – Janice Troitte, Recycling Coordinator.
Results Of Faculty/Staff
Campus Quality Survey Announced
A campus quality survey of faculty, administrators and staff
conducted last fall as one of the North Dakota University
System’s “accountability measures” indicates
that 69 percent of UND’s workforce are “very satisfied”
(18 percent) or “satisfied” (51 percent) with
their employment. Twelve percent are “neutral,”
16 percent are “somewhat dissatisfied,” and 3
percent are “not satisfied at all.”
The survey also indicates that 72 percent of the workforce
believes that UND’s overall quality is “excellent”
(18 percent) or “good” (54 percent). Twenty-one
percent assessed UND’s quality as “average,”
5 percent as “below average,” and 2 percent as
The survey, expected to be repeated in two years, dealt mostly
with the “performance gaps” between employee perceptions
of “how it should be” and “how it is now.”
The five smallest performance gaps are as follows:
1. “I know what is expected of me (smallest gap).”
2. “The institution uses state and national data to
compare its performance with that of other institutions.”
3. “Professional development training programs are available
to assist employees in improving their job performance.”
4. “Faculty and staff take pride in their work.”
5. “This institution listens to its students.”
UND employees see the top three largest performance gaps
between the University (and in two cases the North Dakota
University System) as:
1. “Employees are rewarded for outstanding job performance
2. “There are effective lines of communication between
3. “The North Dakota University System involves employees
in planning the future.”
4. “North Dakota University System employees are empowered
to resolve problems quickly.”
5. “Administrators recognize faculty and staff when
they do a good job.”
UND’s highest-ranked program, service or activity was
“payroll services,” the lowest-ranked was “parking
for faculty and staff.”
Those interested in more details of the study — including
national benchmark comparisons and breakdowns by four different
job categories (support/classified staff, faculty, department
chair, and administrative/professional) — should go
to the website of the Office of Institutional Research.
Following are some highlights of the Feb. 17-21 legislative
proceedings regarding higher education, courtesy of the North
Dakota University System.
NDUS Budget Bill Approved by the House
The House passed, as amended, HB1003, the NDUS budget bill,
Feb. 19, on a vote of 80-11.
In the engrossed (amended) version, the NDUS budget was reduced
from $371.2 to $361.8 million, eliminating $9.4 million in
combined general fund and Student Loan Trust Fund revenues
from the Executive Budget as recommended by Gov. Hoeven.
In addition, the NDUS will have to internally reallocate
or fund from other revenue sources the $17.5 million cost
to continue for oeprations funded from state general fund
and tuition income, which was not funded in either the Executive
Budget or the House Budget. In addition, the NDUS will have
to internally reallocate or fund from other revenue sources
another $32.3 million for cost to continue for other operations
not funded from state general fund or tuition sources. Cost
to continue includes: continuation of FY03 salary increases;
non-operating inflation, including utilities; employee health
insurance premium increases; and 2 percent annual salary increases.
House Additions to the Executive Budget:
Increased funding for EPSCoR, $1,000,000
Increased funding for professional liability insurance for
UND Medical School, $1,850,000
Increased funding for the UND Nordic Initiative and for marketing
the World Junior Hockey Tournament, $100,000
Increased funding for MaSU for improvements in Old Main, $50,000
Increased base funding for UND Medical School, $395,000
Total Increases, $3,395,000
House Reductions from the Executive Budget:
Reduces funding for campus extraordinary repairs, ($76,000)
Reduces funding for campus capital projects, ($1,651,629)
Reduces funding for board initiatives, ($100,000)
Reduces funding for Centers for Excellence, ($3,000,000)
Removes funding for student internship programs (HB1019 includes
$1.0 million), ($2,000,000)
Reduces funding for operations for the campuses, UND Medical
School and NDSU Forest Service, ($5,867,371)
Removes funding for salary increases for the NDUS Office and
Forest Service, ($54,419)
Total Reductions, ($12,749,419)
Net Reduction, ($9,354,419)
The budget includes $5 million in state funding for EPSCoR,
up $1 million from the 2001-03 appropriation. $2 million is
provided for the Centers of Excellence, down from the $5 million
in the Executive Budget. (The 2001-03 budget did not include
funding for Centers of Excellence.)
In addition, the bill extends until June 30, 2005, the “flexibility
with accountability” legislation passed by the 2001
Legislative Assembly. The House allocated funding for operations
and capital assets back to each campus. The Executive Budget
had pooled this funding at the system level for allocation
by the SBHE.
Likewise, the Executive Budget had pooled funding for all
student grant and aid programs at the system level for allocation
by the board. This funding was specifically appropriated to
each program in engrossed HB1003.
House Passes Amended Capital Bonding Bill
HB1023, the capital bonding bill, was passed, as amended,
by the House Feb. 19 on a vote of 55-36. Engrossed HB1023
includes bonding authority for energy savings improvement
projects at UND and NDSU. Utility savings resulting from these
improvements will be used to repay the bond debt.
House Amends, Passes ITD Budget Bill
The House passed, as amended, HB1022, the state Information
Technology Department’s appropriation bill, Feb. 19
on a vote of 72-17. Engrossed HB1022 includes several items
that will impact higher education.
The Executive Budget included $20 million in bonding authority
for the ConnectND project. The debt repayment was to be prorated
between higher education and state agencies. Engrossed HB1022
appropriates $3.6 million in state general fund dollars for
ConnectND. This funding, combined with the $7.5 million appropriated
by the 2001 Legislative Assembly, is intended to cover the
state’s share of software implementation costs. The
revenue bonding authority has been reduced to $16.4 million
with all debt service to be the University System’s
responsibility. Further analysis will be required to determine
the impact of this change on the University system.
Engrossed HB1022 also includes a section of legislative intent
stating that 2003-05 general fund appropriations for information
technology expenditures in agency and institution budget bills
are to be reduced by a total of $12,760,136. The specific
amounts will be reduced from each agency or institution appropriation
prior to the conclusion of the legislative session.
This bill also calls for the addition of two state auditors
to conduct information technology compliance reviews of information
technology management, planning, standards and policies.
Nursing Bill Amended, Passed by House
HB1245, a bill related to licensed practical nurse (LPN) and
registered nurse (RN) definitions and licensure requirements,
was passed, as amended, by the House Feb. 19 on a vote of
65-27. The engrossed HB1245 removes specific nursing education
requirements from state law and requires the State Board of
Nursing to establish these requirements.
For more information, visit www.ndus.edu and click on “Reports
and Info.” – Jan Orvik, Editor, with information
from the North Dakota University System.
Each week, we will feature information about the ConnectND
project, which will replace our current administrative systems.
For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
Payroll Implementation to Begin this April
One of the key benefits of the PeopleSoft system is that
it ensures common setup and uniform definitions and usage
across the enterprise, thus establishing a uniform base of
Another of the key benefits of PeopleSoft is the flexibility
it provides in establishing business processes. One of the
most significant examples of this flexibility was the decision
for state government to retain its already unified monthly
payroll cycle, while the University System chose to unify
its previously disjointed payroll system using a semi-monthly
cycle with an eight-day lag.
State government and NDUS payroll teams are currently working
State Government (Central Payroll):
• Preparations are accelerating for the April implementation
of statewide payroll, which will include more than 70 agencies
and nearly 10,000 employees.
• The core HR project team is made up of staff from
OMB, ND Public Employees Retirement System, and our implementation
consultant, Maximus. In addition, more than 40 Subject Matter
Experts (SMEs) from state agencies will continue to play a
key role in validating conversion data, final system testing,
and assisting with further user training.
• Initially in April, state government PeopleSoft implementation
will encompass all of the current central payroll system agencies.
The Bank of North Dakota will be added during the summer.
North Dakota University System:
• Chancellor Isaak has issued a letter to all North
Dakota banks and credit unions explaining the University System’s
staggered implementation of its payroll schedule change. The
chancellor encourages the financial institutions to work with
the approximately 6,500 NDUS employees impacted to ensure
that the timing of any payments or automatic withdrawals coincides
with the new payroll schedule.
• Project staff is currently working with campus payroll
personnel to determine the best method of notifying banks
and credit unions outside of North Dakota.
• Mayville State University and Valley City State University,
the NDUS pilot sites, along with the NDUS Board Office will
begin to move to the new payroll schedule in April. Other
campuses will follow sometime during calendar 2004.
This payroll implementation will replace that run under the
Higher Education Computer Network (HECN), placed into operation
For more information go to www.nodak.edu/connectnd. -- This
information provided by Jean Blonigen, ConnectND project.
For Research Seed Money
The University Senate invites applications for faculty research
seed money awards. The deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m.
Monday, March 31. Program details follow.
Description: The Faculty Research Seed Money
Council (the “Council”) distributes funds to support
projects by faculty in any Department of the University. The
goal of the Seed Money Program is to raise the level of faculty
scholarship at the University of North Dakota. An additional
goal is to enhance the ability of the faculty to submit successful
extramural grant applications.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a faculty
appointment at UND.
Review Criteria: Proposals will be subject
to competitive review and ranking by discipline-related subcommittees
whose member are chosen by individual departments. The review
committee will prioritize requests for funding by evaluating
each request for its merit as a scholarly project. This will
include a consideration of the originality of the project,
its significance as a contribution to the relevant discipline,
the intent of the submitting scholar to publish in a peer-reviewed
journal or otherwise professionally share the results of the
project, and (where appropriate) the likelihood that the project
will result in a successful request for external support of
Application Format: The application should
be prepared to convince and be understood by a general audience,
only some of whom may be proficient in the applicant’s
area. The following headings and page limitations apply:
• Research or Project Plan
Include aims, background, significance, approach, methods
Format: Three pages maximum, one inch margins, single spaced,
not to exceed six lines per linear inch (The three-page limit
for the project plan will be strictly enforced. Proposals
exceeding the limit will be returned without review. Appendices
circumventing this limit will be discarded.)
• Detailed Budget (including justification)
• Biographical Sketch (two pages maximum)
• Current and Pending Grant Support (title and short
description, agency, requested amount)
• Historical Grant Support at UND (including national,
private and seed money awards)
• List of Extramural Applications Submitted But Not
Funded (include past three years)
• Statement of Intent to Submit Extramural Application
(title, agency, time period, funds to be requested). Where
support is requested for a project that will not serve as
the basis for an extramural application, then potential future
sources of external funding should be listed.
• The budget should be for a maximum of 12 to 18 months.
• Award amounts may range from $1,000 to $40,000.
• Projected expenditures must be reasonable, justified
and directly related to the project.
Submission - Deadline: All applications
must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 31.
Please indicate the subcommittee to which the proposal is
being submitted. Also, determine the number of copies required
for that section (listed in parentheses on accompanying page).
Submit the original plus the appropriate number of copies
of your proposal to:
Faculty Research Seed Money Council
c/o ORPD, Twamley Hall, Room 105
Campus Box 7134
Attn: Review Committee (________)
Faculty Research Seed Money
Proposal Sections (# copies to submit)
Composition of Evaluation Committees
Behavioral Sciences (10): Communication,
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, Educational
Leadership, Educational Foundations and Research, Psychology,
Physical Education and Exercise Science, Statewide Psych-Mental
Health, Teaching and Learning.
Basic Medical Sciences (7): Anatomy and
Cell Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Microbiology
and Immunology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology, Physiology and
Engineering and Technology (8): Aviation
and Aerospace Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology,
Health Sciences (11): Community Medicine,
Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics,
Obstetrics-Gynecology, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Physical
Humanities and Fine Arts (8): Art, English,
History, Languages, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Theatre
Physical Sciences (9): Atmospheric Sciences,
Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Geological Engineering,
Mathematics, Physics, Space Studies.
Professional Disciplines (7): Accounting,
Finance, Information Systems and Business Education, Management,
Marketing, Practice and Role Development (Nursing).
Social Sciences (9): Anthropology, Economics,
Family and Community Nursing, Indian Studies, Law, Political
Science and Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology.
– Warren Jensen (Aviation), Chair, Faculty Research
Committee Seed Money Council.
North Dakota BRIN Signs
Up As BioMed Central Member
The North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network
(BRIN) has signed up as a BioMed Central Institutional Member.
This will enable researchers at all 11 participating North
Dakota institutions to publish their research for free in
any of BioMed Central’s 90 peer-reviewed, open access
The two research universities, four baccalaureate institutions
and five tribal colleges participating in the North Dakota
BRIN used their combined buying power to purchase the membership,
a cost-effective solution for smaller research departments
that may only have a handful of researchers.
In a similar deal, the consortium also purchased BioMed Central’s
full range of biology and medicine subscription products,
including Faculty of 1000, an online research evaluation service
The library consortium was one of the four key goals of North
Dakota BRIN with the intent to establish a statewide consortium
of libraries to coordinate wider access to electronic resources,
including journals, databases and software. The BRIN exists
to “develop an infrastructure that supports increased
biomedical research in the state” and was made possible
by the award of a three-year, $6 million grant to the UND
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
BRIN awards are designed to “enhance biomedical research
capacity among academic institutions and research institutions
within the state”. The ultimate aim is to make these
states more competitive in applications for National Institutes
of Health (NIH) funding.
BRINs are NIH funded. In a program launched in October 2001,
the NIH allocated 24 grants totaling $45 million to 23 states
and Puerto Rico. These states are those with a less than 20
percent success rate in applying for NIH grants, or those
who have received on average less than $70 million in NIH
funding between 1995 and 1999. The BRIN scheme is one half
of the Institutional Development Award (IdeA) Program established
in 1993. IDeA is run by The National Center for Research Resources
(NCRR), the part of NIH responsible for ensuring that essential
tools and resources are available to NIH-supported investigators
across the United States. Twenty-four BRINs are active from
Alaska to Wyoming, Hawaii to New Hampshire. It is hoped that
they will follow North Dakota’s lead in becoming BioMed
Central members and that other small-library consortia will
consider this to be a way forward to better serve their research
For further information about BioMed Central please contact
Mark Bevan (firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +44 20 7631
9947) or visit our website http://www.biomedcentral.com/.
BioMed Central (http://www.biomedcentral.com) is an independent
online publishing house committed to providing immediate free
access to the peer-reviewed biological and medical research
it publishes. This commitment is based on the view that open
access to research is essential to the rapid and efficient
communication of science. In addition to open-access original
research, BioMed Central also publishes reviews and other
subscription-based content. – Patrick Miller, Public
Information, North Dakota BRIN.
||Research, Grant Opportunities
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
Funding to improve the teaching of science, mathematics and
technology; increase internet access and relevant programming
for the disadvantaged; increase personal involvement in the
community; remove barriers to economic self-sufficiency; and
enhance the experience of art and culture for all. Deadlines:
4/1/03, 7/1/03, 11/1/03, 1/1/04 (Letter of Inquiry ). Contact:
Veronica Theobald, 952-917-0118; Veronica_Theobald@adc.com;
ALBEE (EDWARD F.) FOUNDATION, INC.
William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center Residencies–Support
for writers (including playwrights, screenwriters, fiction
and non-fiction writers, and poets), painters, sculptors,
and composers, for one-month periods. Deadline: 4/1/03. Contact:
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA, AND IMMUNOLOGY
Summer Fellowship Medical Student Grants support research
in: physiology of allergic diseases, pharmacology of allergy
and inflammation, basic cellular and molecular immunology,
AIDS, as well as other topics pertinent to understanding allergic
and immune mechanisms of disease. Deadline: 4/1/03. Contact:
Jerome Schultz, 414-272-6071; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.aaaai.org/members/grants_awards/aaaaigrantsawards/aaaai_summer_fellowship_medical_student_grant.stm.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DIABETES EDUCATORS EDUCATION
AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION
J.K. Lilly Social Service Awards support development of programs
to improve diabetes education and care for minorities or medically
underserved populations. Deadline: 4/1/03. Contact: Julie
Finney, 312-601-4803; email@example.com; http://www.aadenet.org/Grants_Awards_Scholar/lillysocialservice.html.
AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY
Increasing Expertise in Geriatrics for Surgical and Related
Medical Specialties–Funding for specialty-specific initiatives
to develop, initiate and evaluate programs designed to increase
education for residents in geriatrics aspects of their disciplines.
Target specialties include: anesthesiology; emergency medicine;
general surgery; gynecology; opthalmology; orthopaedic surgery;
otolaryngology; physical medicine and rehabilitation; thoracic
surgery; urology. Deadline: 3/31/03. Contact: Amy Tam-Liao,
212-308-1414; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.americangeriatrics.org/hartford/2003GESR_brochure.shtml.
AMERICAN HOTEL AND LODGING EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Research And Project Grants Program supports educational
and research projects that ensure continued growth and opportunities
for the industry, for employees, and for the benefits of guests.
Deadlines: 4/1/03, 9/1/03. Contact: 202-289-3100; email@example.com;
BUREAU OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS (BHP)/HEALTH RESOURCES
AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion
and Disease Prevention–Cash prizes for graduate/undergraduate
student, single discipline and interdisciplinary papers describing
innovative health promotion or disease prevention projects.
Contact: 301-443-5798; http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/interdisciplinary/innovations.htm.
CENTER FOR CREDIT UNION RESEARCH
Grants support projects that provide independent analyses
of key issues faced by the credit union movement and consumers
of financial services. Preference is given to researchers
who have an established track record in research, however
junior faculty may also apply. Deadlines: 3/31/03, 9/30/03,
6/30/03. Contact: Bill Kelly, 608-262-5002; firstname.lastname@example.org;
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SDFS--Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking and
Violent Behavior Among College Students–Funds to develop
or enhance, implement, and evaluate campus-based high-risk
drinking and violent behavior prevention strategies. Deadline:
3/31/03. Contact: Richard Lucey Jr., 202-205-5471; email@example.com;
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Cultural and Religious Pluralism in Uzbekistan and the U.S.–Support
to conduct an exchange program with Uzbekistan. Deadline:
4/11/03. Contact: Brent Beemer, 202-401-6887; firstname.lastname@example.org;
International Visitor Program Assistance Awards support development
and implementation of International Visitor Programs. Participants
are current or potential foreign leaders in government, politics,
media, education, science, labor relations, NGOs, the arts,
and other key fields. Contact: Janet B. Beard, 202-401-9810;
Kyrgyz Republic Educational Partnerships Program in Cultural
and Comparative Religious Studies–Support for mutually
beneficial partnerships which contribute to development of
instruction in comparative religion, cultural studies/history,
computer science and English at the Bishkek Islamic Institute
in the Kyrgyz Republic. Deadline: 4/1/03. Contact: Jonathan
Cebra, 202-619-5289; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-2925.htm.
Uzbekistan Educational Partnerships Program in Cultural and
Comparative Religious Studies–Support for mutually beneficial
partnerships which contribute to development of instruction
in comparative religion, cultural stud-ies/history, and English
at educational institutions in Uzbekistan. Deadline and Contact:
See above or http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-980.htm.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Broad Agency Announcement for Combating Terrorism Technology
(SOL DAAD05-03-T-0023)–Funding for innovative research
and development projects. Mission areas include Chemical,
Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasures (CB)
and Investigative Support and Forensics. Contact: Julia Vincenti;
410-278-2387; firstname.lastname@example.org or DAAD05-03-T-0023Questions@tswg.gov;
www.bids.tswg.gov. Deadline: The BAA will be available from
the website above after 2/28/03.
Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)–Support
for military health-related research under four mechanisms:
Investigator-Initiated (basic or clinical military-relevant
studies); New Program Project (to establish a multidisciplinary
program); Existing Program Project (continuation of a multidisciplinary
program); and Advanced Technology (advanced development of
a military health-related product or technology). Topic areas
are listed in the BAA at the website listed below. Contact:
Patricia Evans, 301-619-7354; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 2/28/03 (Recommended On-Line Letter of Intent),
4/3/03 (Last Date, Letter of Intent); 4/17/03 (Full Proposal).
Postdoctoral Study Grants provide training and support for
researchers under 35 years of age in the following areas:
ethnology and psychology: nature and development of cognitive
processes in man and animals, both ontogenetic and phylogenetic;
neurobiology: neurobiological bases of cognitive processes,
their embryonic and post-natal development, and their elementary
mechanisms; anthropology-ethnology: cognitive aspects of representation
of both natural and cultural environments; analysis of their
construction principles and transfer mechanisms, and; analysis
of the forms of social organisation and their technlogical
systems (knowledge, know-how, transfer mechanisms), and human
paleonthology-archaeology: origin and evolution of the human
brain and human artefacts. Contact: Secretariat de la Fondation
Fyssen, Telephone 33 (0)1 4297 5316; http://www.fondation-fyssen.org.
FOX (MICHAEL J.) FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON’S
Molecular Mechanisms of Dyskinesias in Parkinson’s Disease–Support
for research focused on building on the knowledge and expertise
of neuroscientists and clinicians working in fields that could
potentially impact under-standing of levodopa-induced dyskinesias
and finding ways to prevent or ameliorate them. Deadlines:
3/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/18/03 (Application). Contact:
Grand Central Station, 212-509-0995 x227; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Support for demonstration and research programs in prevention
of family dysfunction, such as prevention of teenage pregnancy
and infant mortality and morbidity, infant mental health and
early childhood development; Jewish charities; and the arts
and educational television. Deadlines: 4/1/03, 9/1/03 (Arts
Organiza-tions); None (All Other Proposals). Contact: Joan
W. Harris, 312-621-0566.
HIV/AIDS BUREAU/HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Ryan White Care Act Capacity Building Grants support planning
efforts to strengthen organizational infrastructure and enhance
capacity to develop, enhance or expand high quality HIV primary
health care services in rural or urban underserved areas and
communities of color. Deadline: 4/4/03. Contact: Sylvia Trent-Adams,
301-443-2177; email@example.com; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-20021-filed.
INVITROGEN LIFE TECHNOLOGIES
Research Tools Development Grants support development of innovative
tools for use in life science research, including discovery,
development, and commercialization. Contact: David A. Odelson,
760-476-6140; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.invitrogen.com/content.cfm?pageid=10.
Deadlines: 4/1/03, 8/5/03, 12/2/03.
LEVINSON (MAX AND ANNA) FOUNDATION
Support for projects committed to developing a more humane
and rewarding society, in which people have a greater ability
and opportunity to determine directions for the future. Areas
of interest are: Environment, Social, and Jewish/Israel. Deadline:
4/1/03. Contact: Charlotte Talberth, 505-995-8802; email@example.com;
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The Junior Fellows Program gives fellows an opportunity to
explore the Library’s unique collections, and exposes
them to career opportunities available at the Library. Deadline:
4/4/03. Contact: Junior Fellows Program Coordinator, 202-707-5330
; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/jrfell/2003app.html.
MS. FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN
Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund Grants Program–Funding
for implementing grassroots organizing strategies or other
collective approaches to improve access to reproductive health
services including abortion, contraception, pre-natal care,
well-baby care and comprehensive sexuality education. Contact:
Pat Jerido, 212-742-2300 x328; email@example.com; http://www.ms.foundation.org/RRCOF03RFP.pdf.
MURRAY (HENRY A.) RESEARCH CENTER
Henry A. Murray Dissertation Award Program–Support for
research on some aspect of “the study of lives,”
concentrating on issues inhuman development or personality
for populations within the U.S. Research concerned with the
life experiences of racially or ethnically diverse populations
is encouraged. Priority will be given to projects that draw
on the Center’s data collection. Deadline: 4/1/03. Contact:
Grants Administrator, 617-495-8601; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.radcliffe.edu/murray/grants/diss-hamurray.htm.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Molecular Targets for Cancer Drug Discovery: SBIR/STTR–Support
to promote full use of the base of knowledge of cancer biology
for cancer-related target validation and drug discovery and
development for treatment and prevention. Deadline: 4/1/03.
Contact: Suresh K. Arya, 301-496-8783; email@example.com;
Small Business Grants for Identifying Molecular Signatures
of Cancer (SBIR, STTR) (PA-03-013)–Support for studies
on the identification of molecular signatures in human cancer.
Applicants should propose application of existing comprehensive
molecular technologies to the discovery of DNA, RNA, or protein
signatures in human specimens. A major goal of this PA is
to foster multi-disciplinary collaborations between the small
business community and cancer researchers. Deadlines: 4/1/03,
8/1/03, 12/1/03. Contact: Min H. Song, 301-402-4185, firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL CENTER FOR INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Grants for Acute Care, Rehabilitation and Disability Prevention
Research—Research activities supported are: develop
and evaluate protocols to provide onsite interventions in
acute care settings or linkages to off-site services for patients
at risk of injury or psycho social problems following injury;
develop and apply methods that can be used to calculate population-based
estimates of the incidence, costs, and long-term consequences
of spinal cord injury (SCI) and non-hospitalized traumatic
brain injury (TBI); and identify methods and strategies to
ensure that people with TBI and SCI receive needed services.
Contact: Cheryl Maddux, 770-488-2759;email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-3035.htm.
Deadlines: 3/7/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/8//03 (Application).
Grants for Dissemination Research of Effective Interventions
to Prevent Unintentional Injuries—The focus of research
sought is to determine what methods and factors influence
successful adoption of safety practices or safety policies
by individuals, organizations, or institutions. Research should
examine strategies for promoting uptake, widespread adoption
and maintenance of effective interventions and programs. Consideration
will also be given to current grantees who submit a competitive
supplement requesting funding to enhance or expand existing
projects, or conduct pilot studies. Contact: Van King, 770-488-2751;
Deadlines: 3/10/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/8/03 (Application).
Grants for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research: Intimate
Partner Violence and Sexual Violence—Support for investigator-initiated
research that will help expand and advance understanding of
violence, its causes, and prevention strategies. Research
themes are: evaluate strategies for disseminating and implementing
evidence-based interventions or policies for prevention of
intimate partner violence and sexual violence; evaluate efficacy,
effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of interventions, programs,
and policies to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual
violence; and identify shared and unique risk and protective
factors for perpetration of intimate partner violence and
sexual violence and examine relationships among these forms
of violence and others such as child maltreatment, youth violence,
or suicidal behavior. Contact: Angie Nation, 770-488-2719;
Deadlines: 3/10/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/8/03 (Application).
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)
Knowledge Integration Across Distributed Heterogenous Data
Sources (SBIR/STTR)–Support for small businesses to
develop innovative software for addressing integration of
distributed cross-disciplinary data sources into coherent
knowledge bases for biomedical research. Contact: Bret Peterson,
301-435-0758; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-001.html.
Deadlines: 4/1/03, 8/1/03, 12/1/03.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
Mechanisms of Chemical Toxicity–Funding for studies
on mechanisms of carcinogen and mutagene activity to support
interpretation of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) animal
toxicity results and relate these mecha-nisms to the etiology
of cancer, teratology, and reproductive damage. The RFP should
be available at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/dert/rtb/rfp.htm
in late February. Deadline: Estimated proposal receipt date
is early April. Contact: Carolyn Flowers, 919-541-0425; email@example.com.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
MARC Faculty Predoctoral Fellowship–Support for research
training opportunities for faculty of minority/minority serving
institutions to enhance their research skills in biological
and biomedical sciences, including mathematics. Deadlines:
4/5/03, 12/5/03. Contact: Adolphus P. Toliver, 301-594-3900;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE (NIJ)
Increasing Understanding and Control of Battering and Batterers–Funding
for research and evaluation on batterers and battering. Specific
areas of interest include: rigorous program evaluations, accounting
for change in batterers, methodological and measurement development,
responses to battering, research to inform program development
and cost-benefit analysis. The focus is on violence against
women. Deadlines: 3/7/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/10/03 (Full
Application). Contact: 800-421-6770; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles1/nij/sl000604.txt.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)
Small Grants Programs--Precision Measurement Grants Program–Support
to conduct significant, experimental research in the fundamental
measurement or determination of fundamental constants. Deadlines:
3/24/03 (Abbreviated Proposal); 6/20/03 (Full Proposal). Contact:
Peter J. Mohr, 301-975-3217; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-4129.htm.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
NSF seeks to establish a National Nanotechnology Infrastructure
Network (NNIN), an integrated national network of user facilities
to support future infrastructure needs for research and education
in the nanoscale science and engineering field. Deadlines:
4/7/03 (Letter of Intent); 5/16/03 (Full Proposal). Contact:
Lawrence Goldberg, 703-292-8339; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03519/nsf03519.html.
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
David E. Rogers Fellowship Program–Funding for first-year
medical students to conduct a project during the summer between
first and second years of medical school. Deadline: 3/28/03.
Contact: Lorraine A. LaHuta, 212-822-7244; email@example.com;
Edwin Beer Research Program in Urology and Urology-Related
Fields–Support for studies in urology and urology-related
fields. Deadlines: 4/1/03 (Preliminary Proposal); 9/15/03
(Full Application). Contact: Program Coordinator, 212-822-7204;
PFIZER INC., U.S. PHARMACEUTICALS GROUP
Health Literacy Initiative--Scholar Awards Program–Support
for research to advance understanding of health literacy.
There is particular interest in identifying tools and methods
needed to improve health literacy, and measuring the impact
of such interventions. Applicants will be considered from
a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) education,
medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social work.
Because only one award will be made per institution, please
notify ORPD if you are interested in applying. Deadline: 3/21/03.
Contact: 888-457-3033, http://www.kiassoc.com/ScholarAwardsGuidelines.pdf.
Health Literacy Initiative--Visiting Lecturer Grants Program–Funding
to host an expert in the field of health literacy as a guest
lecturer. Contact: 888-457-3033; http://www.kiassoc.com/VisitingLecturerGuidelines.pdf.
Humanities Fellowships--Program for Study of Globalization,
Culture, and Social Transformation, at the Centro de Investigaciones
Post-Doctorales (CIPOST)in Venezuela, are available to study
the importance of the cultural dimension in socio-political
processes, promoting development of transdisciplinary focuses.
Contact: Daniel Mato, 212-869-8500; firstname.lastname@example.org;
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS) FOUNDATION
Support for national programs in human welfare, including
programs for families and children in crisis, economi-cally
or culturally disadvantaged, physically or mentally challenged,
and community development programs, programs helping those
struggling with systemic effects of illiteracy, hunger, poverty
and homelessness; and education, including programs that raise
the level of educational effectiveness, innovative programs
to enhance quality of instruction, family learning opportunities,
and school involvement projects. Major initiatives include
family and workplace literacy, and distribution of prepared
and perishable food. Deadlines: 3/31/03 (Local Proposals);
9/1/03 (National Proposals). Contact: President, 404-828-6374;
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research
and Program Development.