University Letter

Volume 39, Number 27: March 8, 2002

Ebadi Named Associate Vice President For Health Affairs


Tufts University Scientist Gives Biology Seminar

Spring Commencement Dates Listed

Grand Forks Symphony Announces March Concert

Teleconference Discusses Assistsive Technology, Universal Design

NCRR Grants Management Officer Available For Meetings

Doctoral Examination Set For Robert Bianco

Music Department Lists Recital Schedule

Proposals Items Due For April 5 IRB Meeting

Proposals Sought For “Prizing Diversity” Conference


Fulbright Offers Lecturing/Research Grants In 140 Countries

Faculty, Departments Receive Awards At Founders Day Banquet

Libraries, Union List Spring Break Hours

Painted Worlds: Argentina On Exhibit At Museum

Submit 2001 FlexComp Claims By March 26

Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed

Donated Leave Sought For Carol Olafson

Writers Conference Seeks Donations

“Studio One” Lists Guests

Gift Certificates Will Be Presented To Staff At May Recognition Luncheon

Postage Increase Is Likely

State Fleet Adjusts Motor Pool Rates

Open Parking Permitted During Spring Break

Legal Counsel Offers Advice To Prevent Identity Fraud

ATM Installed In Twamley Hall

Bookstore Holds “Winter Blowout” Sale



Diane Carl Services Are Friday

Remembering Linda Yanish





May, June Grant Awardees Listed

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


Ebadi Named Associate Vice President For Health Affairs

Manuchair “Mike” Ebadi has been appointed associate vice president for health affairs, effective immediately, announced President Charles Kupchella and Vice President for Health Affairs H. David Wilson.

Ebadi, who also serves as associate dean for research and program development at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will continue activities aimed at building research, especially medical research, on the UND campus. In his new role, he will report to Vice President Wilson.

According to President Kupchella, “The Vice President for Health Affairs, David Wilson, has been asked to coordinate cooperative interaction and synergy across all of UND’s health programs, both inside and outside the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Mike Ebadi will serve the University community by helping to forge research connections across all health areas at UND. This is an area of great potential for UND, given the doubling of the budget of the National Institutes of

Health now under way.”

Ebadi will continue to focus on areas he has been involved with for some time, Wilson said. In addition he will work with the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and the Energy and Environmental Research Center to study environmental toxins and their relationships to neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and multiple sclerosis, as well as identify and build on other opportunities to increase research at UND.

“Dr. Ebadi is one of the most successful scientists on campus,” said Wilson. “As director of the Center of Excellence in Neuroscience, he has attracted nearly $4 million in external grant funding, and recruited a very talented group of young researchers who, we believe, have great potential to make a name for themselves and for UND. With his background and experience, he is committed to building our research enterprise.”

This appointment is based on “our recognition of Dr. Ebadi’s talents and capacity to help us meet the research goals of UND,” Wilson said.

Since 1999 Ebadi has served as an administrator, faculty member and researcher. An authority in the field of Parkinson’s disease research, he and his colleagues are investigating the nature and underlying causes of the disease. Their work also may further scientists’ understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Huntington’s disease.

A fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, he conducts research funded by the NIH. He has written seven textbooks and a reference book, The Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacology. His most recent book, Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine, was published in January by CRC Press of Boca Raton, Fla. Two of his texts have been translated into Japanese and Chinese.

Ebadi earned a bachelor of science degree at Park College in Parkville, Mo.; a master of science degree in pharmacology from the University of Missouri College of Pharmacy in Kansas City, and the doctoral degree in pharmacology from the University of Missouri Medical School in Columbia. He took postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Preclinical Pharmacology at NIH in Bethesda, Md.

During his career, Ebadi has received 32 awards including the University of Nebraska systemwide outstanding teaching and creative activity award. He was inducted into the golden apple hall of fame for having received 11 golden apple awards. He is a member of 16 research and scholarly societies including the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honorary medical society. In 1996, he received the distinguished alumni award from Park College.

– Charles Kupchella, President, and H. David Wilson, Vice President for Health Affairs.

Events to Note


Tufts University Scientist Gives Biology Seminar

Dean Dawson, associate professor of molecular microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., will give a seminar, “Finding Your Partner Without Losing Your Sister: The Challenges Faced by Meiotic Chromosomes in Yeast,” at noon Friday, March 8, in 141 Starcher Hall.
Dr. Dawson, who grew up in Bottineau, N.D., earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, his Ph.D. from the University of Utah, and did postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School. – Department of Biology.


Spring Commencement Dates Listed

Following are the spring 2002 commencement dates and times. Please note that General Commencement will be held on Saturday this year.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

School of Law, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

General Commencement, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Alerus Center.

-- Fred Wittman, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.


Grand Forks Symphony Announces March Concert

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Forks Meet The Composer Partnership will present “Haugen Finale” at the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. This event features new and familiar works by composer-in-residence, Linda Tutas Haugen, to commemorate the last year of her residency.

Ms. Haugen’s farewell concert includes her new work, “Gloria,” for chorus and orchestra composed for the combined Grand Forks and East Grand Forks high school choirs. Another choral work featured on the concert is “Breath of the Mountains,” a Continental Harmony award winning composition, which will be sung by the Grand Forks Master Chorale. The program also includes an encore performance of last year’s hit, “The Fable of Old Turtle,” with American Indian flute player Keith Bear. Based on the book “Old Turtle,” written by Douglas Wood, the music presents the fable in a sensitive, but dramatic manner.

Tickets may be ordered from the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 777-4090. Advance ticket prices range from $20 to $12 with discounts available for students, children under 12 and seniors. UND students may purchase tickets for $5. – Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


Teleconference Discusses Assistive Technology, Universal Design

A teleconference focusing on assistive technology and universal design will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. A panel of experts will discuss institutional obligations related to disability access and computer technology. Practical applications and solutions will be presented. All are welcome; call Disability Support Services, 777-3425, if you have questions. It is co-sponsored by the chief information officer and Disability Support Services. – Jim Shaeffer, interim chief information officer and Judy Sannes, Disability Support Services.


NCRR Grants Management Officer Available For Meetings

Irene Grissom, grants management officer with the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), will be in North Dakota Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The NCRR is the branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that funds the BRIN (Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network) program.

ND BRIN Director John Shabb said that Ms. Grissom will be available for informal meetings with grants officers, sponsored research officers, grant writers and investigators interested in NIH funding or who currently receive NIH funding.

“Ms. Grissom is an expert on budget issues with grants,” Shabb said. “Her visit provides an excellent opportunity to learn about NIH grants, as well as managing BRIN subcontracts and compliance issues.”

She will accompany two members of the ND BRIN External Advisory Committee during their visit to the state on the same dates. On March 13, she will be available to meet at the University of North Dakota from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and at Minot State University from 3 to 5 p.m. On March 14, she will be available to meet at Turtle Mountain Community College from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and North Dakota State University from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Grants officers from participating ND BRIN undergraduate institutions are encouraged to attend the session nearest them. ND BRIN will help defray travel costs for eligible representatives from institutions who are not hosting one of the meetings. Meeting arrangements can be made by contacting Kim Hansen, NDBRIN administrative assistant, at (701) 777-6376 or – John Shabb, Director, ND BRIN.


Doctoral Examination Set For Robert Bianco

The final examination for Robert Bianco, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Room 5510, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is “Screening Lytic Phage Display Libraries for Proteins Which Interact with cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Regulatory Subunit Type I-alpha.” John Shabb (biochemistry and molecular biology) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Music Department Lists Recital Schedule

The music department will hold its 2002 pianofest and cultural exchange program Monday through Saturday, March 18-23. Featured artists include Sergio Gallo, Peter Vinograde, Christopher Anderson, faculty and students.

The schedule follows: Monday, March 18, 12:30 p.m., recital, Sergio Gallo (piano), at the University of Manitoba, Eva Clare Hall; Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., recital, Peter Vinograde, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center; Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., organ recital, First Presbyterian Church, 5555 South Washington St., Christopher Anderson; Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., student recital, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center; Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m., honors recital, 7:30 p.m. faculty recital with Lisa Anderson, Royce Blackburn, Anne Christopherson, Therese Costes, Sergio Gallo, and Elizabeth Rheude.

Tickets for general admission are $5 and $3 for students. – Department of Music, 777-2644.


Proposals Items Due For April 5 IRB Meeting

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, March 26. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, March 19.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting. – John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.


Proposals Sought For “Prizing Diversity” Conference

The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning invites proposals from faculty, staff, and students for concurrent sessions related to the theme of its fall 2002 conference, “Prizing Diversity: Practical Approaches for Engagement in a Multicultural World.” The conference will be held Nov. 15-16 in Bloomington, Minn. The deadline for proposals is April 15.
The collaboration especially encourages proposals for sessions that will stimulate dialogue, reflect diverse perspectives, and involve student presenters or co-presenters. Registration is free for undergraduate presenters. Faculty and staff presenters may receive registration and travel funding from the Office of Instructional Development.

To learn more about the conference, see the collaboration web site at or call the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325. – Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.


Fulbright Offers Lecturing/Research Grants In 140 Countries

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering lecturing/research awards in some 140 countries for the 2003-2004 academic year. The competition opened March 1.
Opportunities are available not only for college and university faculty and administrators, but also for professionals from business and government, as well as artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. There are awards in 37 different disciplines and professional fields, as well as in a variety of subdisciplines such as gender studies and peace studies.

Traditional Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year or longer. A new short-term grants program -- the Fulbright senior specialists program – offers two-to-six-week grants in a variety of disciplines and fields.

While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English. Some 80 percent of the awards are for lecturing.

Application deadlines for 2003-2004 awards are:

* May 1 for Fulbright distinguished chair awards in Europe, Canada and Russia

* August 1 for Fulbright traditional lecturing and research grants worldwide

* November 1 for the summer German studies seminar and for spring/summer seminars in Germany, Korea and Japan for academic and international education administrators

* Fulbright senior specialists program –- rolling deadline

For information, contact the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) at 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L, Washington, DC 20008-3009.

Telephone: 202.686.7877; E-mail: Information and an online application are also available on the Web at On campus, contact William Young, associate director of international programs,, 777-3935.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. – William Young, International Programs.


Faculty, Departments Receive Awards At Founders Day Banquet

The University celebrated the 119th anniversary of its founding Thursday, Feb. 28, with a banquet and awards ceremony.
More than $23,000 in awards were madethrough the generosity of the UND Foundation, Fellows of the University, and UND.

The winners were:

Kevin Young, professor of microbiology and immunology, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity and Service, $2,500 and a plaque;

Marilyn Bjerke, clinical assistant professor of nursing, UND Foundation/Saiki Prize for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and a plaque;

Mary Cutler, associate professor of theatre arts, UND Foundation Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and a plaque;

Mary Loyland, associate professor of accounting and business law, UND Foundation Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and a plaque;

Ronald Brinkert, associate professor and chair of physical education and exercise science, UND Foundation/Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence, $2,000 and a plaque;

Shelby Barrentine, associate professor of teaching and learning, UND Foundation/Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty Development and Service, $2,000 and a plaque;

Joyce Coleman, associate professor of English, UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research, $2,000 and a plaque;

Jeffrey Lang, professor of biology, UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research, $2,000 and a plaque;

Philip Reeves, supervisory research chemist, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Sigma Xi Award, cash award and medallion;

Department of teaching and learning, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and a plaque;

Department of aviation, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Service, $2,000 and a plaque;

Department of biology, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, $2,000 and a plaque.

UND also honored 15 retiring faculty and staff and 43 faculty and staff membres who have served the University for 25 years.
Retired and retiring faculty and staff:

Orlin Akset, building services technician; Leo Berg, building services technician; Jess Carl, equipment operator, dining services;

Richard Ganyo, director of printing, University Printing Center; Elizabeth Hampsten, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English; Ruth Holweger, administrative secretary, economics; Cecilia Kryzsko, food service worker; G. Paul Larson, assistant professor of economics; Elmer Morlock, support services consultant, information technology systems and services; John Ouellette, building services technician; Bonnie Phillipson, building services technician; Darline Pokrzywinski, clerk, dining services; Eugene Purcell, equipment operator, facilities; Clara Syverson, medical laboratory technician, pathology, Douglas Winkler, systems designer, facilities.

Those honored for 25 years of service to UND:

Janet Ahler, professor of educational foundations and research; Karen Berthold, assistant dean of outreach programs; Mary Butzin, administrative assistant, communication; April Byars, administrative assistant, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences; Betty Dacar, laboratory supervisor, Family Practice Center, Bismarck; Byron Danielson, professor of internal medicine and nephrology section chief; Derrald Dewald, associate director of residence halls; Dorothy Elston, administrative secretary, academic affairs and information resources, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Sharon Fields, administrative secretary, educational leadership; Dawn Fore, account technician, administration and finance, School of Medicine and Health Sciences;

Yvonne Hanley, assistant professor of teaching and learning; Ursula Hovet, administrative assistant, English, and lecturer in German; Beverly Johnson, associate professor of physical therapy and director of clinical education; Stanley Johnson, head of acquisitions, Chester Fritz Library; Daniel Kurtz, crafts coordinator, facilities; Robert Kweit, professor of political science and public administration, and director of graduate studies; David Lambeth, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and interim department chair; G. Paul Larson, assistant professor of economics; James Laturnus, building services technician; James Liebelt, maintenance specialist, facilities; Renee Mabey, associate professor of physical therapy; Kathy Mattson, data coordinator, information technology systems and services; Mary Nygord, dining room supervisor and cook; Mark Oertwich, building services technician;

Linda Palmiscno, medical office manager, Student Health Services; Michael Poellot, professor of atmospheric sciences and department chair; Kaaren Pupino, manager of technical services, Thomodsgard Law library; Cindy Purpur, administrative secretary, geography; Celia Rosencrans, office manager, Center for Innovation; Susan Shaft, clerk, registrar’s office; William Sheridan, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of biology; Michael Skiple, engineering technician, facilities; Mary Clare Smith, information processor, Family Practice Center, Minot; Karen Speaker, laboratory technician, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center; Peter Sterle, account/budget specialist, information technology systems and services; Connie Strand, circulation supervisor, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences; Kent Streibel, instructor in aviation and corporate pilot; Raymond Tozer Jr., steam plant manager, facilities; Vicki Von Harz, administrative secretary, purchasing; Carmen Williams, associate registrar, institutional research; Brian Wurzbacher, building services technician; Cadence Youngberg, administrative assistant to the dean, Engineering and Mines.

Libraries, Union List Spring Break Hours

Chester Fritz Library:
Spring Break hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, closed; Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 16, closed; Sunday, March 17, 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Health Sciences Library:
Library of the Health Sciences hours for Spring Break are: Friday, March 8, to Wednesday, March 13, open regular hours. Thursday, March 14, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, March 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 16, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 17, return to regular hours. – April Byars, Library of the Health

Law Library:
Law Library spring break hours are: Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, closed; Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 17. – Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Memorial Union:
Memorial Union operating hours for Spring Break, March 8-17, are: Lifetime Sports Center: Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Info/Service Center: Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Copy Stop: Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, closed; U- Turn C Store: Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: Friday, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Little Caesars: Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Administration office: Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Craft Center/Sign and Design: Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, closed; Student Academic Services: Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dining Center: Friday, March 8, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, closed; Barber Shop: Friday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Credit Union: Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Traffic Division: Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Passport I.D.s: Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 11-15, closed; University Learning Center: Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Computer labs: Friday, March 8, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Building hours: Friday, March 8, 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 11-15, 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The Memorial Union will be closed weekends; normal hours resume Monday, March 18, at 8 a.m. Late night access resumes Tuesday, March 20. – Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.

Painted Worlds: Argentina On Exhibit At Museum

Painted Worlds: Argentina is currently on exhibit at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The exhibition brings to the U.S. the work of three established painters from Argentina: Ana Fabry, Mario Peréz and Eduardo Esquivel.

Fabry’s world is set on the stage. Here, on a platform for make-believe, her characters perform morality plays written by the artist. These archetypes of Argentinean people comment on the state of contemporary life and on Argentina’s recent history. They behave ingloriously, respond to international affairs, live out their marital strife, and interact with the angels. Funny, sad, and engaging, her charming paintings are underpinned with biting satire.

Esquivel and Peréz grew up in a magnificent physical world, the locus of both of their paintings. In San Juan there is the Zonda, the wind of August. It comes out of the northwest, across the Andes Mountains, leaving in its wake great storms. It announces itself in advance. Even as children the artists could taste the mounting tension. The horizon would darken; the mountains became blurred with dust. Quickly, everyone would run to the house, slam the doors and fasten the windows. The wind blew itself through, replaced by either a haunting stillness or San Juan’s other wind, cool, fresh, spawned by the South Pole. The earth was cleansed, the air clarified. Years later, when Peréz and Esquivel became painters, they both found themselves seeking this heightened vision in their paintings.

Esquivel, with a background in philosophy, is interested in how the people of this vast desert plateau carry on the rituals that define their world, be they ancient traditions brought over from Spain or mysteries and rituals born on the new continent. Perez paints the life of the people, how they create human community within that vast space, and how light is the physical essence that shapes their world. These are painters of human psychology, of a specific natural world, and of human settlement.

In much of Latin America conceptual art developed early in this century. It quickly became an important avenue for political challenge, especially in countries ruled by military dictatorships where to question was to endanger one’s life. But conceptual art, instead of displacing painting as it did in much of the United States and Europe, simply supplied another layer to visual life. The strong painting tradition in all of Latin America continued unabated right into the twenty-first century.

The exhibition, curated by Laurel Reuter, director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, for Praxis International of Buenos Aires, opened at the Latin American Museum in Long Beach, Calif., last August. It continues at the North Dakota Museum of Art through March 31. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge.

The Museum is located on Centennial Drive. The Museum has recently extended the hours of the Museum Café from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with a limited menu. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Submit 2001 FlexComp Claims By March 26

You are reminded that if you have money remaining in your FlexComp medical spending account and/or dependent care spending account for the plan year ending Dec. 31, 2001, you have until March 28, 2002 (90 day IRS regulation) to submit any claims incurred in the 2001 plan year Jan. 1, 2001, to Dec. 31, 2001. After that time, any remaining balances will be forfeited.

Vouchers should be received in the payroll office no later than Tuesday, March 26, for adequate processing time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Heidi Strande, Payroll Office, at 777-4423. – Payroll Office.

Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed

Following are workshops offered through the University Within the University (U2 program). Check out the listings for many learning opportunities.


Responsibilities and Accountability of Purchasing: March 21, 10 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union, Governor’s Room. Find out who is responsible for the process of purchasing, obligations of process time, receiving acceptance, payment, product use, maintenance, insurance, and on to final disposal. Presenter: Linda Romuld, Purchasing.


ITSS classes are held in 361 Upson II, and require a working knowledge of Windows or a Windows class. Enrollment is limited to 12 in most cases. A $10 manual is optional for Access (Levels II and III), Excel, Power Point, Windows, and all Word and WordPerfect classes. The cost for an Access Level I manual is $16. Instructors: Tracy Uhlir, GroupWise; Rose Keeley, TSO and PageCenter; Doris Bornhoeft, E-mail, HTML, and Netscape; Jim Malins, all other classes.

Access 00, Level III: March 18, 20, and 22, 9 to 11:45 a.m. (eight hours total) Prerequisite: Access 00, Level II. Introduces: data access pages for the web, macros, and advanced database management; explores user-defined modules and Visual Basic.

Creating a Web Page Using HTML: March 19, 8:30 to 11 a.m. and March 21, 8:30 to noon (six hours total). Learn how to create a Web page with hyper-text markup language, graphics, and links.

Word 00, Level II: March 19, 20, and 21, 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. (eight hours total). Prerequisite: Word, Level I. Gain a solid foundation in the use of menu bars, buttons, boxes, headers and footers, page numbers, columns, charts and tables.


Electricity, What You Don’t Know Might Shock You: March 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Memorial Union, Governor’s Room. Many people are injured and even killed by electricity every year. This workshop provides basic information for those “non-electricians” forced to work around electrical equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.


Academic Advising as a Tool for Retention: March 19, 10 to 11 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Who are the students that we work with? What are their goals? Academic advising can be a strong component to student success–so what we do or don’t do matters! Presenter: Lisa Burger, Student Academic Services.


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


Donated Leave Sought For Carol Olafson

Donated leave is sought for Carol Olafson, administrative secretary, nurse anesthesia specialization in nursing. If you are willing to donate leave, please send the leave slips to Suzanne Gandrud, business officer, nursing, box 9025. Leave donation slips are available from her (777-4516) or the personnel/payroll office (777-4361), 313 Twamley Hall. – Elizabeth Nichols, Dean, College of Nursing.


Writers Conference Seeks Donations

Since its beginning 33 years ago, the annual Writers Conference has been underwritten by the University and supported by grants and contributions. And it is free! Good will contributions are accepted, but have never been solicited with any sustained campaign. Recently, donations have lagged. This year’s conference expenses will be met. However, without new contributors, future conferences – at least with the same caliber we all take for granted – are in jeopardy.

Your contribution to operating expenses helps with immediate costs, or your contribution to the endowment fund ensures the long-term availability of interest money that can then be used on a yearly basis.

We are appealing to you to be as generous as the organizers of this conference have been (John Little, Jim McKenzie, Bob King and Jay Meek) in bringing a conference of such high distinction to UND, and to help the Writers Conference to continue. We hope you will consider sending a donation to the Writers Conference, UND Foundation, P.O. Box 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Payroll deduction has been recently approved; a form follows. Thank you for your consideration. – Margaret Zidon, Department of Teaching and Learning, and Tami Carmichael, Integrated Studies Program.




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“Studio One” Lists Guests

This week on “Studio One,” we will learn why the number of foster care providers is decreasing nationwide. Several factors have left social services employees scrambling to find families with open homes and generous hearts.

Skin care professional Jan Burke will also explain a new skin rejuvenation method. Thirty years ago, Burke was in a car accident that left her with 23 inches of scars on her face. She says microdermabrasion, a pain-free skin rejuvenating process, has helped reduce her scars by 60 percent.

“Studio One” is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 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 and Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Gift Certificates Will Be Presented To Staff At May Recognition Luncheon

President Kupchella has approved the presentation of gift certificates from the UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore for staff employees who will be recognized for years of service at this year’s employee recognition luncheon May 14.The gift certificates wil be valued at $50 for 20 years of service, $100 for 25, 30 and 35 years of service, and $200 for 40 years of service. The 10 Meritorious Awards and the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will also be awarded at the luncheon.

Nominations for those awards will be solicited soon. Please call Personnel Services at 777-4361 if you have questions. – Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.


Postage Increase Is Likely

Although the rate case for raising postage has not yet been settled, the United States Postal Service is likely to raise postage rates June 30. First-class postage for a one ounce letter would increase from $.34 to $.37, an 8.8 percent rise. More information about the proposed increase in postage can be found at – Darin Lee, Supervisor, Campus Postal Services.


State Fleet Adjusts Motor Pool Rates

As of March 1, the North Dakota state fleet adjusted their motor pool rates as follows. Please use these rates when calculating a trip using a motorpool vehicle. If there are any questions, please call me at 777-4123.

Vehicle Type State Agency Rate Per Mile UND Rate Per Mile
compact sedan 0.26 0.28
compact stationwagon 0.26 0.28
minivan 0.43 0.45
van, 8-passenger 0.49 0.51
van, 12-passenger 0.49 0.51
van, 15-passenger 0.49 0.51
compact 4x4/Jeep 0.37 0.39
suburban, 6-passenger 0.47 0.49
Chevy S-10 pickup 0.42 0.44
cargo van-full size 0.51 0.53
mini cargo van 0.42 0.44

Mary Metcalf, Transportation.


Open Parking Permitted During Spring Break

During Spring Break, open parking is permitted in all “A” (red), “S” (blue), and “G” (brown) zones except the Airport, Memorial Union/Swanson Lot, Upson, Twamley, and Wilkerson “A” lots. There is no overnight parking allowed at the airport. All meters and time zones will be monitored as usual. Have a fun and safe Spring Break! – Traffic Division.


Legal Counsel Offers Advice To Prevent Identity Fraud

UND legal counsel offers the following advice to help counteract identity theft. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine and copy both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and have access to account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel in the event your wallet is lost or stolen. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud committed using your name, address, Social Security number, credit, and so forth.

But here’s some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know. As everyone always advises, cancel your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know who to call. Keep numbers where you can find them easily.

File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it was stolen. This proves to credit providers that you were diligent, and is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

But here’s what is perhaps most important: call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen. They have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit. This step can stop identity thieves from causing additional damage.

The numbers are: Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742; Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289; Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271.

– Julie Evans, General Counsel.


ATM Installed In Twamley Hall

For the convenience of the UND community, an automated teller machine (ATM) has been installed on the first floor of Twamley Hall. This ATM, along with those at the Medical School, Wilkerson Hall, Memorial Union and Barnes and Noble Bookstore, is managed through an agreement with Bremer Bank.

The ATM located at the Memorial Union is a full service unit which also handles deposit transactions.

A surcharge of $1.50 per withdrawal will be charged all non-Bremer Bank ATM cardholders and all credit card cash advance customers. There is no surcharge when making deposits at the Memorial Union ATM. – Linda Romuld, Purchasing.


Bookstore Holds “Winter Blowout” Sale

The University Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, is having a winter blowout sale. Take an additional 50 percent off the lowest marked price on selected winter gear and clearance items while quantities last. – University Bookstore.


In Remembrance

Diane Carl Services Are Friday

Diane Carl, collections officer with the business office, died Tuesday, March 5. Services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Amundson Funeral Home.


Remembering Linda Yanish

Linda Yanish, administrative assistant in communication services at the Medical School, died Feb. 22 from cancer. She was 54.
Linda Strom was born Oct. 24, 1947, to Wallace and Audrey (Peterson) Strom, in Crookston. She graduated from Crookston High School in 1965. She married Mike Yanish Dec. 31, 1977, in Crookston. He works as a painter at UND facilities. They lived in East Grand Forks.

She worked at Northwestern Bell as an operator, Holcomb & Knutson Accounting and Riverview Hospital, all in Crookston. She was with the School of Medicine for the past 19 years. She was attending UND and majoring in history.

“Linda was very dedicated and took great pride in her work,” said her co-workers at the Medical School. “We admired the courage and strength she showedduring her illness. We will all remember her animal stories and the sound of oldies music coming from her office. She will be missed.”

“What I remember most about Linda was her dedication to the School of Medicine and her strong work ethic,” said Steve Gillespie, coordinator of communication services. “Linda was the primary teleconference bridge operator for many years and took her work seriously. Linda knew all the department chairs on a first-name basis and developed strong and friendly working relationships with rural community hospitals throughout North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Linda also loved to talk about her pets. Linda will be missed; her work ethic, dedication and expertise will be hard to replace.”

She is survived by her husband, her mother, Crookston; a sister, Lorna Strom, Euclid, Minn.; brothers, Allen (Jan) Crookston, and Dan (Teresa), Warrens, Wis.; stepchildren, Jim Yanish, Warren, Minn., Vickie (Scott) Ras, Alexandria, Minn., Tom (Rebecca) Yanish, Michele (Robert) Brady and Amy (Peter) Wong, all of Chandler, Ariz., Kristi Stoffel, Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Mike (Marilyn) Yanish Jr., Oslo, Minn.; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; a son, Christopher; and a brother, Ronald.

– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, with information from Medical School Communication Services and the Grand Forks Herald.

In the News

John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

Thomas J. Clifford (UND president emeritus) was inducted into the North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame and Dick Schultz (aviation) was presented with the CFI of the Year award at the Regional Airline Training Conference and trade show in Bismarck. . . . Atmospheric sciences students presented a case study of the Oct. 23-24 North Dakota blizzard at the AMS First Student Conference and Career Fair held in conjunction with the 82nd annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Orlando, Fla. The group discussed aspects that led to both the storm development and issues that made the blizzard difficult to forecast. . . . Leon Osborne (Regional Weather Information Center) has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the American Meteorological Society Intelligent Transportation System and Surface Transportation Committee. This committee will address the national needs of the intelligent transportation system and surface transportation communities. Osborne also presented at the annual meeting at the Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography and Hydrology. . . . Suezette Bieri (space studies) presented two papers at the pre-service science workshop held at Mayville State University. . . . The Odegard School employee appreciation celebration was held Jan. 26, and employees were honored for their years of service. The following individuals were recognized: 25 years: Mike Poellot (atmospheric sciences) and Kent Streibel (flight operations); 20 years: Tammy Anderson (Scientific Computing Center), Marvelyn Bohach (aviation), Stephen Carpenter (flight operations), Brian Milling (flight operations), and Irv Walen (fiscal affairs); 15 years: Dotty Arnold (fiscal affairs), Tom O’Neil (computer science), and Larry Regorrah (flight operations); 10 years: Vicki Anderson (flight operations); 5 years: Scott Baker (flight operations), Sandy Gust (fiscal affairs), Doug Olsen (Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium), Andrea Sandahl (flight operations), and Dave Vangsnes (Phoenix flight training site). . . . The UND Cessna Citation research aircraft participated in a research program along the East Coast of the United States which began in February. The research project, funded by the FAA and led by Mike Poellot (atmospheric sciences), investigated the icing potential of low level clouds that form over the Atlantic Ocean. The research was conducted by Mark Askelson, with the flight crew of Paul LeHardy, Fred Remer and Peter Rogers (all atmospheric sciences). . . . Tom Kenville (aerospace foundation) presented a paper at the Regional Airline Training conference and trade show in Bismarck. . . . The aviation line department was presented a “Kid Gloves” award for an accident- free 2001 and for outstanding performance from October 2000 until the present. During this 15-month period, the department towed 47,801 aircraft, refueled 49,672 aircraft, and performed numerous defuels, battery cart starts, preheat, and warm weather bug cart washes. . . . Dick Schultz (aviation) was designated as the district’s “Flight Instructor of the Year” by General Aviation as part of the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in Bismarck.

College of Arts and Sciences

Lana Rakow (communication and women studies) had a chapter published in American Cultural Studies (University of Illinois Press, 2002). The chapter is titled, “The Return to Community in Cultural Studies.” Rakow also has had two other pieces published recently. “Shifting from Industries to Publics” appeared in a special symposium article in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator (August 2001) and “Teaching Against the Text” appeared in the November 2001 issue of Feminist Media Studies. . . . Ray Fischer (communication emeritus) published “What Lies Ahead for the Federal Communications Commission?” in the January 2002 issue of USA Today Magazine.

College of Business and Public Administration

J. Lloyd Blackwell (economics), Robert Dosch (accounting and business law), Sandy Braathen (information systems and business education), Tomas Koukolik (accounting and business law), Lila Prigge (information systems and business education), and Bill Lesch (marketing) received the Faculty Instructional Developmental Committee Award. . . . Meritorious Award recipients were C. Ray Diez (industrial technology), Theron Nelson (finance/American Real Estate Society), Dee Ann Ellingson (accounting and business law), Jason Jensen (political science and public administration), Jeong Lee (finance), David Yearwood (industrial technology), Steven Light (political science and public administration), Dan Biederman (economics), Linda Duckstad (admissions and records), and Kathy Klemisch (information systems and business education). . . . Paul Sum (political science and public administration) received the Starr Foundation Grant. . . . Mary Kweit (political science and public administration) presented “Disaster as a Political Variable” in the Faculty Lecture Series. . . . William Lesch (marketing) received funding from the Office of Research and Program Development for his market research project involving the Center for Innovation, the College of Business and Public Administration and partners in Norway.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Mary Wakefield (Center for Rural Health) has been chosen to serve as co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit June 17-18 in Washington, D.C. . . . Mary Wakefield and Brad Gibbens (both Center for Rural Health) presented “Rural Community Dynamics: The Role of Rural Health Systems in Community Development” at the Marketplace of Ideas workshop hosted by Sen. Kent Conrad and North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson. . . . Leander McDonald (Center for Rural Health) attended the Native Researcher’s Cancer Control Training Program held at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. The training program consisted of intensive course work in the application and review of the case-control epidemiological model, introduction of various statistical software packages, review of Native models, and funding application.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association’s web site,, was selected by Internet Association Corporation (IAC) to be showcased at the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Conference in St. Louis, Mo. IAC’s alumni online directory feature is helping the UND Alumni Association with community building and relationship management. The UND Alumni Association and the Foundation are recognized as among the most successful independent organizations for any public college or university of UND’s size in the nation.

Grants and Research

May, June Grant Awardees Listed

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the months of May and June 2001:

Anthropology, Dennis Toom; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Roxanne Vaughan; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research, John Hoover; Chemical Engineering, Michael Mann, Darrin Muggli; Chemistry, Anthony Borgerding; Civil Engineering, Ali Abolmaali; Community Medicine and Rural Health, Mary Amundson, Leander McDonald; Computer Science, Thomas O’Neil; Conference Services, Dawn Botsford; Counseling, David Whitcomb; Earth System Science Institute, George Seielstad; Energy and Environmental Research Center, Ted Aulich, Steven Benson, Michael Collings, Charlene Crocker, Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, Grant Dunham, Kurt Eylands, Kevin Galbreath, Jay Gunderson, Doug Hajicek, Steven Hawthorne, Ann Henderson, John Hurley, Robert Jensen, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Carolyn Lillemoen, Donald McCollor, Stanley Miller, Thomas Moe, Mark Musich, Erin O’Leary, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Wesley Peck, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Butch Riske, Lucia Romuld, David Rush, Darren Schmidt, Richard Schultz, Jaroslav Solc, James Sorensen, Edward Steadman, Daniel Stephan, Bradley Stevens, Michael Swanson, Jeffery Thompson, James Tibbetts, Ronald Timpe, Gregory Weber, Ye Zhuang, Christopher Zygarlicke; Education and Human Development, Daniel Rice; Facilities, Paul Clark; Geography, Bradley Rundquist; Geology and Geological Engineering, Philip Gerla, Scott Korom; Law School, Larry Spain; Mechanical Engineering, Forrest Ames, George Bibel; Microbiology and Immunology, Kevin Young; Native American Programs, Alan Allery, Leigh Jeanotte, Linda Neuerberg; Nursing, Elizabeth Nichols; Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, Manuchair Ebadi; Physical Therapy, Peggy Mohr; Small Business Development Center, Wally Kearns; School of Medicine and Health Sciences, H. David Wilson; Social Work - CFSTC, Tara Muhlhauser; Social Work - North Dakota Kids Count, Ann Lochner; Sociology-SRRI, Cordell Fontaine; Student Health Services, Alan Allery; Teaching and Learning, Lynn Chalmers, Lars Helgeson, Margaret Shaeffer; TRIO, Neil Reuter.

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


Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

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

Developmental Grants for Primary Care Practice -Based Research Networks (PBRNS) (RFA-HS-02-003)–Support for developmental/exploratory grants to assist new or established primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) enhance their capacity to conduct research and translate research findings into practice. Deadlines: 4/15/02 (Letter of Intent), 5/14/02 (Application). Contact: David Lanier, 301/594-1489;;

Student Scholars in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke--$2,000 scholarship for graduate students in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines to carry out research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic science. Deadline: 3/29/02. Contact: Student Scholarships in CVD and Stroke,,
Howard S. Silverman Memorial Scholarship–Supplementary $1,000 scholarship for students applying to the above program. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Occupational Radiation and Energy-Related Health Research Grants (RFA- OH-02-002)–Funds for research relating to safety and health concerns associated with occupational exposures to radiation and other hazardous agents at nuclear facilities and in other energy-related industries. Contact: Adele M. Childress, 404/498-2509;; Deadlines: 4/29/02 (Letter of Intent), 5/13/02 (Application).

Enterprise Development Innovation Fund: Final Bidding Round--Support for action research which offers real scope for learning and replication. Themes are: micro and small business finance; business development services; policy, legal and regulatory environment for business; and fair and ethical trade. Contact: David Elliott, Telephone 020 7940 1535;; Deadlines: 4/2/02 (Concept Notes), 5/31/02 (Application).

Identification and Demonstration of Preferred Upstream Management Practices III (PUMP III) for the Oil Industry–Support for research and development applications for identification of preferred management practices (PMP) addressing a production barrier in a region and documentation of these practices for use by the oil industry. Deadline: 4/15/02. Contact: Mary Beth Pearse, 412/386-4949;;

Low Dose Radiation Research Program—Basic Research--Support for research that supports the DOE/OBER Low Dose Radiation Research Program and that may include complementary research of direct interest to the NASA/OBPR Space Radiation Health Program. Areas of particular interest include: endogenous oxidative damage versus low dose radiation-induced damage; radio-adaptive responses; bystander effects; and individual genetic susceptibility to low dose radiation exposure. Contact: Noelle Metting, 301/903-8309;; Deadline: 4/16/02.

Nuclear Energy Research Initiative–Support for innovative scientific and engineering research and development in the field of nuclear energy. Deadline: 4/17/02. Contact: Denise Berry, 510/637-1873;;

Steel Industry Ironmaking Research Challenge--Funding for research and development processes which will enable commercial deployment of emerging ironmaking technologies in the U.S.A.; this solication targets ironmaking processes that displace coke with coal, natural gas, and other reductants/fuels. Deadline: 4/15/02. Contact: Dallas Hoffer, 208/526-0014;;ܯ趺曞꿰PS07-.

Steel Industry Research Challenge--Support for conceptual designs for steel making processes that will revolutionize the way steel is made in the 21st century. Contact: Marshall Garr, 208/526-1536;; Deadline: 4/15/02.

Science and Technology Solicitation--Support for any research, development, and implementation proposals that will produce innovative technologies or pertinent knowledge for the benefit of law enforcement and corrections personnel. Deadline: 4/11/02. Contact: NCJRS, 800/851-3420;;

Support for program ideas to improve the economic and social well-being of U.S. agriculture, the food system, and rural communities by serving as a catalyst to assist private and public sector decision makers in identifying and understanding forces that will shape the future. Funding for conferences, workshops and collaborative educational projects which: identify forces of change that will shape the future; stimulate research and education that increase human capital and build a body of knowledge on forces of change and related issues; foster informed dialogue and build networks to increase understanding and move toward consensus on important public issues and policies; and encourage public and private institutions to communicate to the media and public about issues facing agriculture and people living in rural areas. Deadline: None. Contact: Toni Purves, 630/571-9393;;

Heckman Scholarships—Research Grants for Scholars–Research stipends for undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars to conduct research using materials from the Library at St. John’s University. Deadline: 4/15/02. Contact: Committee on Research, 320/363-3514;;

Major Research Grants and Pilot Research Grants – Support for projects directly related to Krabbe disease or other leukodystrophies. Deadline: 4/15/02 (Major), None (Pilot). Contact: Terry Adamczyk, 877/984-4073;;

Fellowship–Support for completion of a graduate thesis or essay on the history and culture of Virginia before 1700; applicants may be from any relevant discipline; e.g., History, American Studies,

Literature, Archaeology, Anthropology, Fine Arts, etc. Deadline: 4/15/02. Contact: Anne Tyler Netick, Jamestowne Society Fellowship Committee, 9601 Adkins Road, Charles City, VA 23030;

Cancer Therapy Related Use of Genetically Engineered Mice–Support to encourage use of genetically engineered mouse cancer models for cancer therapy-related goals. Contact: Cheryl L. Marks, 301/594-8778;; Deadline: 4/19/02. NOTE: This program expires on April 20, 2002, unless reissued.

Small Grants Program for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control–Support for new investigators or established scientists refocusing their research interests to behavioral research in cancer. Deadlines: 4/22/02, 8/20/02, 12/20/02. NOTE: This program will expire on 12/23/03 unless reissued. Contact: Veronica Chollette, 301/435-2837;

Developing Robust Components for Model Organism Databases (RFA-HG-02-002)–Support to improve model organism databases through development of robust software components. Contact: Peter Good, 301/435-5796;; Deadlines: 4/17/02 (Letter of Intent), 5/17/02 (Application).

Individual Postdoctoral NRSA Fellowships in Epidemiology/Clinical Trials Research/Outcomes Research in Skin Diseases (RFA-AR-02-007)—Support for studies of baseline data concerning prevalence and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions in all but the most common skin diseases. Contact: Alan N. Moshell, 301/594-5017;; Deadline: 4/17/2002.

Early Childhood Education and School Readiness Planning Grants (RFA-HD-02-005)–Support for sustained, multidisciplinary, programmatic research on effectiveness and efficacy of existing, modified or newly developed comprehensive and integrative curricula or integrative curriculum modules for use with children from birth to age five to promote learning and development across the following domains associated with school readiness: language and communication; emerging and early literacy; early mathematical knowledge; cognitive skills and conceptual knowledge (including science concepts); self-regulation of attention, behavior and emotion; social competency; fine and gross motor development; and motivation and positive dispositions toward learning. Deadlines: 4/15/02 (Letter of Intent), 5/14/02 (Application). Contact: Melissa K. Welch-Ross, 301/435-2307;;

Small Grant Program–Support for pilot research focused on one or more of the following areas: craniofacial anomalies and injuries; infectious diseases and immunity; neoplastic diseases; chronic diseases; biomimetics, bioengineering, and tissue engineering; and clinical, behavioral and health promotion research. Deadlines: 4/3/02, 8/3/02, 12/3/02. Contact: Rochelle K. Small, 301/594-9898;

Building Translational Research in Behavioral Science (PAR-02-062)–Support for development of collaborative partnerships between scientists who study basic behavioral processes and those who study the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders (including drug abuse and addiction) and delivery of services to those suffering from those disorders. Deadlines: 4/17/02. Contact: Bruce N. Cuthbert, 301/443-3728;;

S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) and Liver Disease–Support for innovative basic and preclinical research to understand how SAMe may be effective in treatment of liver disease caused by alcohol and other factors such as hepatitis C virus (HCV). Deadlines: 4/15/02 (Letter of Intent), 5/15/02 (Application). Contact: Vishnudutt Purohit, 301/443-2689;;

National Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Services Research System (RFA-DA-02-011)--Support to participate in the National Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Research System (CJ-DATS). Awardees conduct and participate in coordinated multisite studies; research with offender populations across multiple settings including jails, prisons, and in the community. Deadlines: 4/12/02 (Letter of Intent), 5/13/02 (Application). Contact: Bennett Fletcher, 301/443-6504;;

Sensor Development and Validation (RFA-EB-02-002)--Support for research on sensor development and validation that can be applied to multiple biological or disease processes. Contact: Joan T. Harmon, 301/451-6772;; Deadlines: 3/29/02 (Letter of Intent), 4/24/02 (Application).

Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CRES-2002)–Support for research on the causes of regional declines in coral abundance and degradation of coral ecosystems. Deadline: 4/17/02. Contact: Leslie McDonald, 301/713-3338 x155;;

Product Realization and Environmental Manufacturing Innovative

Systems (PREMISE)–Proposals that address research issues related to development of ideas and creation of tools for sustainable product development in the manufacturing enterprise are encouraged. Contact: Delcie Durham, 703/292-7060;; Deadline: 4/10/02.

Research Experience for Teachers (Ret) Supplement to Current NSF Awards (NSF 02-090)–Supplemental support for active participation by K-12 teachers of science in projects funded by the Directorate for Biological Sciences. Requests should be made under existing NSF awards or proposals for new or renewed NSF awards. Deadline and Contact: Program Director of PI’s NSF award/anticipated award or

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

More Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
All of the following research and grant opportunities have no deadline date. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or

Mathematical and Computer Sciences Program--Support for research in the mathematical and computer sciences and their role in analysis and modeling issues that arise in military sciences, engineering and operations. Contact: U.S. Army Research Office, 919/549-4375; Deadline: None.

Mechanical Sciences Program--Support for fundamental investigations in fluid dynamics; solid mechanics; structures and dynamics; and combustion and propulsion sciences. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Physics Program--Support to develop and exploit the physics knowledge base for the Army’s needs and capabilities. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Research Instrumentation Grants--Support to purchase research instrumentation or develop new research capabilities in areas important to national defense. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Short Term Innovative Research (STIR) Program--Support for basic research in chemistry, electronics, environmental sciences, life sciences, materials science, mathematical and computer sciences, mechanical sciences and physics. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Support for projects to promote public appreciation of pure and applied sciences and provide improved information for key areas of decision-making, especially for cultural and environmental resource conservation and sustainable development. Proposals are welcome from advanced scholars of any nationality, covering any geographic region. Deadline: None. Contact: Carolyn Schneyer, 978/461-0081;,

Center for Field Research Program--Support for field research in any discipline that can gainfully employ nonspecialists in implementation of a carefully constructed pure or applied research project. Deadline: None. Contact: See above or

Support in the areas of: entrepreneurship awareness education; cancer research, care and treatment in the Midwest; housing and education for the handicapped; and diverse educational programs. Deadline: None. Contact: 312/902-7120;;

Support for projects and programs that deal with the environment. Previously funded proposals have dealt with population problems, preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, environmental education, research, and other environmental areas. Inquiries regarding the possibility of support should be in the form of exploratory letters. Deadline: None. Contact: Crea Lintilhac, P.O. Box 909, Shelburne, CT 05482.

Support to assist in conservation of natural resources, production and distribution of food, and improvement and promotion of health in the developing world. Deadline: None. Contact: Prentice Zinn, 617/426-7172 x307;;

Support for unique and innovative methods or approaches in the following areas: maritime, communications, and early entry/special forces operations; science and engineering to create; information systems technology; networking, computing, and software technologies; heterogeneous microchip-scale integration of electronics, photonics, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); systems solutions, along with enabling technologies, to counter current and emerging threats; advanced military research, emphasizing “system” and “subsystem” approach to development of aeronautic, space, and land systems as well as embedded processors and control systems. Deadline: None. Contact: 703/526-6630;;

Support for studies in all areas of energy and energy-related research and development with emphasis on long-term, high-risk, high-payoff technologies. Contact: John Augustine, 412/892-4524;; Deadline: None.

Energy Research Program--Support for research in the basic energy sciences, high energy physics, nuclear physics, advanced scientific computing, fusion energy sciences, biological and environmental research, and energy research analyses leading to new and improved energy technologies. Deadline: None. Contact: 301/903-5212;

Funding for clinical, genetic and basic science research in familial dysautonomia. Deadline: None. Contact: 212/949-6644;;

Watershed Management--Support for field-based projects which address a broad range of questions and issues. Contact: Lotus Vermeer, 978/-461-0081;; Deadline: None.

Aviation Research Grants--Support in the areas of: capacity and air traffic control technology; communications, navigation, and surveillance; aviation weather; airports; aircraft safety technology; systems security technology; human factors and aviation medicine; environment and energy; systems science/operations research; and commercial space transportation. Deadline: None. Contact: Deanna Super, 609/485-4424;;

Dwight D. Eisenhower Grants for Research Fellowships--Support for student research on transportation topics at U.S. Department of Transportation facilities. Deadline: Open until positions are filed. Contact: Ilene D. Payne, 703/235-0538;

Support is provided for research, education and cultural development of and for the Jewish community . Deadline: None. Contact:;

Asset Building and Community Development--Support for domestic and international projects to: make durable economic improvements in the lives of the disadvantaged; create conditions for development of sustainable and equitable communities; build human and social capital while strengthening relationships and social networks. Deadline: None. Contact: Secretary, 212/573-5000;;

Education, Media, Arts, and Culture--Awards support domestic and international projects in the following areas: education, knowledge, and religion; and media, arts and culture. Deadline: None. Contact: See above. or

Peace and Social Justice--Support for domestic and international projects in the following areas: human rights and international cooperation, and governance and civil society. Deadline: None. Contact: See above or

Support for education, health, social service, and culture programs. Deadline: None. Contact: Robert M. Frehse Jr., 212/586-5404;

Support for programs in health policy (emphasis is on those that most affect low-income and vulnerable populations), media and public education, and South Africa. Deadline: None. Contact: Renee Wells, 650/854-9400;

Postdoctoral Training Program--Support for a program to provide a broad understanding and experience in appropriate skills in mammalian genetics and genomics. Deadline: None. Contact: Suzanne Serreze, 207/288-6250;;

Academic Year Student Program--Support for undergraduate students to work full-time on independent projects under sponsorship of a member of the Laboratory’s research staff. Deadline: None. Contact: Training and Education Office, 207/288-6250;;

Medical and Scientific Project Grants–Funding for efforts to find cures for diseases that have affected or could affect millions; research to address problems specifically related to human aging; and scientific research, particularly space exploration and identification of Near Earth Objects (known as NEOs), including large asteroids, so that such objects could be destroyed before they annihilate life on earth. Deadline: None. Contact: 408/278-2278;;

Support for education, scientific research in the natural sciences, arts and culture, and health and human services programs. Deadline: None. Contact: John Van Zytveld, 360/694-8415;

Each of the following laboratories lists a range of research interests with a specific focus. To view the lists, contact the appropriate individual or web site:

Ames Research Center Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact: Grants Officer, MS: 241, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000;

Dryden Flight Research Center Unsolicited Proposals. Contact:; or web site listed above. Deadline: None.

Goddard Space Flight Center Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact: Goddard Space Flight Center, Grants Office, Code 210.G, Greenbelt, MD 20771-0001; or web site listed above.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact: Mary Helen Ruiz, 818/354-7532; or web site listed above.

John C. Stennis Space Center Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact: Procurement Office, DA00, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000;;. or web site listed above.

John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Unsolicited Proposals.

Deadline: None. Contact:; or web site listed above.

Johnson Space Center Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact:; or web site listed above.

Kennedy Space Center Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact:; or web site listed above.

Langley Research Center Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact: Grants Officer,; or web site listed above.

Marshall Space Flight Center Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact:; or web site listed above.

NASA Headquarters Unsolicited Proposals. Deadline: None. Contact:; or web site listed above.

Rapid Action Deployment of AIDS Research (RADAR)--Support for research studies that can capitalize on natural experiments. Deadline: None. Contact: Willo Pequegnat, 301/443-6100;;

Information Technology Laboratory Cooperative Research--Opportunities to conduct research utilizing NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory or to pursue collaborative research with NIST’s staff. Areas of interest include: software diagnostics and conformance testing, computer security, advanced network technologies, human-computer interface technologies, mathematical and computational sciences, statistical engineering, high-performance systems and services. Deadline: None. Contact: William Mehuron, 301/975-2900;;;

Graduate Student Internship Program--Support for research in radio astronomy, instrumentation and hardware development, electrical engineering, or computer science. Deadline: None. Contact: Tim Bastian, 434/296-0348;;

Pre-Doctoral Research--Support for research in radio astronomy, engineering, or computer science. Deadline: None. Contact: See above or

Research Associates Participation Program--Support for senior scientists, engineers, and other professionals with 4-12 years of experience to conduct in-resident research in the following areas: Radiometry, Atmospheric Science; Meteorology; Climatology; Remote Sensing; Metrology; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Aerospace; Chemical, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Materials Science; Biological Sciences; Biochemical Engineering; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Architectural Engineering. Deadline: None. Contact: 303/384-7588;;

Postdoctoral Research Participation Program--Support for in-residence research in the areas listed above. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Sabbatical Research and Senior Research Associate Participation Programs--Support for senior scientists or engineers to conduct in-residence research in the areas listed above. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Informal Science Education Supplements–Supplemental funding for current research awards from any of the NSF’s directorates to assist in broader dissemination of research results and promote science literacy for the general public in an out-of-school setting. Deadline: None. Contact: 703/306-1620;;

GOALI—Industry-University Collaborative Projects–Support for long-term collaborative industry-university projects across a broad spectrum of interests, including education, research, and management of technological innovation. Contact: M.C. Roco, 703/292-8371;; Deadline: None.

Support for research on chemical and transport systems, including chemical reaction processes; interfacial, transport, and separation processes; fluid and particle processes; and thermal systems. Deadline: None. Contact: 703/292-837;;

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