Sona Karentz Andrews discusses values, lessons
Sona Karentz Andrews, vice provost for academic affairs
at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discussed values
and lessons she’s learned in a public forum last week.
She emphasized that UW-Milwaukee, although larger at 20,000
students, is similar to UND in its commitment to students
and array of programs. The values at UW-Milwaukee, she said,
are also similar to UND’s, with a quality learning
environment that nurtures scholarship, community involvement,
diversity, and shared governance. Institutions such as these,
she said, are in an incredible position: we have the opportunity
to link the University, community, and state. As public
entities, she feels universities and employees should give
service to the state.
Andrews detailed some lessons she’s learned
as an administrator.
1. People in organizations matter. Caring about faculty,
students, and staff is important. “Faculty and staff
are our greatest resource,” she said, but are often
“deferred maintenance. We need to invest in the people
who work for us.
2. Diversity is important, and includes gender, race, ethnicity,
origin, and physical ability. Sometimes, Andrews said, we
worry about the numbers and forget why it’s important.
Diversity brings different ideas to the table. “It’s
not just recruiting, but creating an environment that values
3. Academics are primary: it’s how you impact the
learning environment. She said it’s important to ask
questions about how decisions will impact academics.
4. Establish goals and priorities, and be strategic and
accountable. Andrews said goals should be lofty and hard
to reach. “It’s how you go from good to great.”
5. Community engagement is critical. We are public servants,
she said, as well as part of the community. Universities
are part of the solution for economic problems as well as
quality of life. It’s hard for universities, she said,
to sustain initiatives, but we must encourage partnerships
and work together to solve problems.
6. Process matters. How we reach a decision is as important
as the decision itself, Andrews said. She believes in shared
governance and not making decisions in isolation.
7. We need to tell our story. Institutions can’t
rely on others to tell our story. We need to be our own
advocates and know what’s going on in our institution,
and we need to tell that story over and over to everyone,
from neighbors to legislators.
8. Successful and vibrant organizations have an employee
voice. Shared governance with input and ideas from everyone
should be the goal. We should influence each other with
different perspectives and ideas, she said, through a collaborative
9. Never lose sight of values. Personal and institutional
values are very important, Andrews said. She named some
of the values at UW-Milwaukee: an environment in which people
learn and voice their opinions, scholarly activity in the
broadest sense, the importance of diversity, shared governance,
and an academy that engages in civil discourse and expects
the same of students.
10. Hope is not a strategy. Things can’t change or
improve because we hope they will, she said. We need to
all work hard together to create change.
Andrews took questions from the audience, summarized
- The general education requirements at UW-Milwaukee grew
by “bolting on things,” she said, and thus
were hard to communicate to students. So they piloted
an alternative GER with the theme of “cultures and
communities,” a service-oriented program that involves
community members and service learning. About half of
the students now choose the alternative program, even
though it requires more work.
- One faculty member was concerned that Andrews, who,
if she is named provost, will be in charge of deans but
has never served as a dean. Andrews said she hasn’t
taken the traditional administrative route, and would
herself be concerned if she had less experience. But,
she said, she’s been in the provost’s office
eight years and has a good understanding of how institutions
work. She serves as executive dean for three schools and
colleges, with three deans who report to her. “I
don’t have the traditional lineage,” she said,
“but I feel competent and ready.” She said
her year-long experience as an American Council on Education
Fellow, in which she studied higher education policy at
another institution, gave her more experience. “I
have learned a lot,” she said, “and feel ready
to be a provost.”
- Her discipline is geography, which she feels is a good
background for an administrator. It’s a broad field,
she said, with natural, social, and humanist divisions
that give her a perspective in a variety of academic disciplines.
Her area of specialty, cartography and Geographic Information
Systems, in which some research is not a monograph but
a map, gives her a wider perspective, she said.
- Andrews was an exchange student in Beirut, Lebanon,
and said the experience was life-changing. “There’s
great value in having students get international experience,”
she said, and believes that there are a variety of ways
to ensure students get it: through exposure to international
students on campus as well as studying abroad. “The
size of the Earth has not changed, but the way we interact
- When asked how she’d address “deferred maintenance”
of faculty, she said it’s difficult, but would like
to find ways to invest in people. As provost, she would
ensure that resources are directed to areas of need. We
need buildings and labs, she said, but we also need to
reinvest in ourselves. There may be more options at the
department level. “We need to take the emphasis
off of the ‘I’ and put it into the ‘we.’”
For example, she said, instead of giving a grant for a
faculty member to revise a single course, she would advocate
giving money to a department to revise its core curriculum.
The money, she said, would have greater impact, the results
would be translated faster to the students, and the department
would talk about their curriculum. She also believes in
implementing variable workloads that take department productivity
into account. Some faculty would do more teaching, she
said, while others would do more research. This requires
trust among colleagues, she said, and when an administration
chooses to move in a certain direction, budgets need to
follow that decision.
- One faculty member mentioned that UND’s recent
reaccreditation visit by the NCA found that we need to
do a better job of assessing student learning. Andrews
replied that NCA has said that at most university visits,
and that IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
has a good assessment technique that looks at student
outcomes. Portland State, she said, changed the faculty
reward and tenure structure. Doing assessment for the
sake of doing assessment doesn’t do any good, she
said. We need to improve what we do. Assessment, she said,
has become something of a buzzword, and there are a variety
of ways to assess. We need to do better and know that
students benefit from our programs.
- One person asked Andrews how she’d adjust moving
from an urban environment to a rural state such as North
Dakota. The population of North Dakota is roughly equal
to that of Milwaukee, Andrews said, but she grew up in
a small town in Massachusetts. UND is attractive to her,
she said, because it offers a lot of opportunities to
be a significant player in a significant enterprise. She
spends most of her day working, she said, and is comfortable
in both rural and urban settings.
- Regarding issues with interdisciplinary courses, Andrews
said she believes in giving departments full credit for
teaching the courses and removing obstacles.
- When asked about what UND needs she’d address
with a limited budget, Andrews said she doesn’t
yet know all of UND’s needs. At UW-Milwaukee, they
practice prioritization of programs and examine program
capacity, institutional priorities, growth, and whether
a program is a wise investment. Universities, she said,
have always had finite resources. Even though state funding
is decreasing, more funding comes through federal agencies
such as NIH, from sponsored program funding and from the
private sector. We need to decide what we will invest
in based on data and institutional strengths. The UND
strategic plan, she said, is a good way to determine that.
Flexibility is important, however; the goal of an endowed
professor in every department might be better served in
some departments by an additional three or more professors
rather than an endowed chair.
- Andrews discussed challenges facing North Dakota and
UND, including the fact that North Dakota is the only
state in the nation losing population. However, she said,
we have the lowest unemployment, and one of the stronger
economies. Like Wisconsin, she said, North Dakota is slowly
moving from agriculture and manufacturing economies. “There
are a lot of challenges here,” she said. People
often wonder why others go into administration. It’s
attractive, she said, because it’s a huge research
project and an incredible challenge to solve problems.
North Dakota, she said, is lucky that the state is more
supportive of higher education than many others. With
more students per capita and high SAT scores, North Dakota
- When asked what she does in her leisure hours, Andrews
said that she generally rises at 4:30 a.m., exercises
for an hour, arrives at work by 6 or 6:30 a.m., and works
a 12-hour day. “I love my job,” she said.
In her free time she enjoys exercising, likes to run marathons,
and bicycle. She says she once enjoyed home repair, especially
electrical and plumbing work, and has an affinity for
installing kitchen sinks.
- Increasing tuition costs, she said, impact students.
UND tuition is a good deal, and we are entering an era
where students are taking a greater monetary responsibility
for their education. We should do all we can to contain
costs, she said, and find ways to finance the university’s
operation through other sources. This includes convincing
the state we are a good investment.
- Regarding resources, she said that institutional priorities
should be determined through an annual planning process
that’s collaborative, with administrators making
the final decision regarding resource allocation. She
believes that budget cuts are decisions best made by schools
and colleges, and that requires strong deans.
- A faculty member asked a question about gifts and the
Sioux name. That decision, Andrews said, is out of UND’s
hands and in those of the Board of Higher Education. But,
conversations on campus should never stop. It’s
an important issue, she said, that’s being watched
across the country. Another faculty member asked about
the NCA recommendation that the Board re-examine its decision.
We can learn from the experience, said Andrews, mentioning
that similar situations have occurred at UW-Milwaukee.
“All gifts are not gifts. Some gifts keep on taking.”
But, she said, UW-Milwaukee and UND, don’t have
billion dollar endowments, and any money is needed money.
Both institutions, she said, have probably become more
sophisticated when people share their resources. Boards
change, she said, and the conversation is worth continuing
in a respectful and civil way. It’s not useful,
she said, to pretend an issue is not there.
Andrews then asked questions of the audience. First, she
asked, what would the audience like a new provost to do?
Answers ranged from raising the library budget to laying
out priorities for departments and colleges. One faculty
member mentioned that the provost should be a staunch supporter
of the University at the state level. In the ensuing discussion,
Andrews said that the more the system and legislators know
about an institution, the more they’ll involve it.
It’s a collaborative situation, she said, in which
you build relationships, sell the institution, and prove
integrity and ability to deliver on promises. “If
leaders have confidence in you,” she said, “they’ll
look to the University for solutions.”
In a discussion involving facilities and maintenance, Andrews
said that at UW-Milwaukee, all classrooms were moved to
central control from departmental control. The University
agreed to maintain and improve classrooms, and quality has
improved through use of dollars from tuition and grant overheads.
“There are none we hide from parents,” she said,
and they were able to create a variety of classrooms that
meet the needs of the departments.
Andrews asked the audience what UND does well that should
receive more attention. Faculty mentioned UND’s outstanding
American Indian programs which include INMED, INPSYDE, and
RAIN; the fact that departments work hard to take bright
students and open them to the world and its complexities;
that we send out students who have more confidence and a
larger world view. One faculty member mentioned that the
President does a good job at the system level when requested
by the legislature to help the state, and added that we
need more people to explain how significant our contribution
is and what we do.
– Jan Orvik, editor.
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prison art in Uruguay
Elizabeth Hampsten, professor emerita of English, will
present the next English department colloquium, a talk on
“An Exhibition of Prison Art in Uruguay,” Thursday,
March 11, 4 p.m., in 116 Merrifield Hall.
The South American country of Uruguay was ruled by an abusive
dictatorship from 1973 to 1984. In 1980, a Red Cross inspection
team which interviewed political prisoners was surprised
to find that they were better off than survivors of the
Holocaust or of other recent regimes of state terrorism.
The reason may have been that the Uruguayan political prisoners
were able to keep up their creative and intellectual activities,
and also to support each other in the political and moral
convictions that got them into prison in the first place.
In November 2003, the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes “Juan
Manuel Blanes,” of Montevideo, Uruguay, opened an
exhibition of works by former political prisoners. In her
talk, Dr. Hampsten will share images of some of these art
and crafts works, as well as examples of the former prisoners’
writings about the place of art in their prison experience.
Hampsten is author of many works on the homesteading experience
in North Dakota. Her books include Read This Only to Yourself:
The Private Writings of Midwestern Women, 1880-1910; To
All Inquiring Friends: Letters, Diaries and Essays in North
Dakota; and Settlers’ Children: Growing up on the
Great Plains. More recently, Hampsten has been working with
survivors of political violence in Uruguay, resulting in
such publications as Uruquay Nunca Mas: Human Rights Violations,
— Joyce Coleman, English.
will not meet Monday
The graduate committee will not meet Monday, March 15.
Enjoy the spring break!
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Lab dedication set for March 17
The dedication ceremony for the Positron Imaging Research
Laboratory, located in the basement of the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, is set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March
17. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Sen.
Byron Dorgan (D-ND) will be an honored guest as we formally
dedicate the laboratory, which includes the PETscanner,
cyclotron and hot lab.
– Shelley Pohlman, Public Affairs, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
Campus will take
part in Internet2 Day
Internet2 will hold its first-ever virtual national Internet2
Day Thursday, March 18. Broadcast of this event will start
at 9 a.m. in the Loading Dock, Memorial Union, and go until
4 p.m. Internet2 applications can make a tremendous difference
in how we live and work each day. The aim of this event
is to further demonstrate the potential of advanced network
applications on member campuses and institutions to make
a difference in how students learn, professors teach, and
researchers collaborate. The setting will be informal so
you can come and go as your schedule allows.
National speakers from disciplines including science and
research, teaching, performing arts and collaboration technologies
will be web cast throughout the day. Some of the speakers
- Daniel Atkins, professor of electrical engineering and
computer science, School of Information, University of
Michigan, and chair of the National Science Foundation
Advisory Panel on CyberInfrastructure
- Thomas A. Finholt, director of the Collaboratory for
Research on Electronic Work and senior associate research
scientist, School of Information, University of Michigan
- David Lapsley, research engineer at the Haystack Observatory,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Shawn McKee, assistant research scientist in physics,
University of Michigan
The full agenda can be found at http://events.internet2.edu/2004/Internet2Day/agenda.cfm?event=200
Please mark your calendar. If you have any questions contact
— Craig Cerkowniak, Information Technology Systems
and Services, email@example.com.
discuss rural health opportunities
A medical school Dean’s Hour lecture at noon Tuesday,
March 23, will focus on “Rural Health Opportunities
and Challenges: The National Perspective,” presented
by Marcia Brand, director, Federal Office of Rural Health
Policy Health Resources and Services Administration, Washington,
D.C. It will be held at the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, Wold
Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
This presentation will be broadcast at the following sites:
Southeast campus, Room 225 – IVN; Southwest campus,
Conference Room B – IP video; Northwest campus office
– IVN and IP video.
For additional information contact the office of the dean
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Writers Conference set for March 22-27
The University of North Dakota will celebrate the 35th
anniversary of the Writers Conference March 22-27. All events
will take place at the Memorial Union, unless otherwise
The schedule follows.
Tuesday, March 23: 5 p.m., Larry Woiwode introduces
Forks writers, UND Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Wednesday, March 24: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: Writing on the Northern Plains, Louise Erdrich,
Mark Turcotte, Larry Woiwode, moderator John Ettling; 4
p.m., Mark Turcotte; 8 p.m., Louise Erdrich – Presidential
Thursday, March 25: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: Country of Origin, Elmaz Abinader, Annie Dawid,
Louise Erdrich, Mark Turcottte, moderator Patti Alleva;
4 p.m., Marilynne Robinson; 8 p.m., Larry Woiwode.
Friday, March 26: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: Essay, Fiction, Film, Poem, Memoir: How to
Choose? Elmaz Abinader, Tony Buba, Albert Goldbarth, Marilynne
Robinson, Larry Woiwode, moderator Michael Beard; 4 p.m.,
Elmaz Abinader, Burtness Theatre; 8 p.m., Tony Buba, Empire
Saturday, March 27: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: New Directions, Tony Buba, Albert Godlbarth,
Marilynne Robinson, moderator Tami Carmichael; 2 p.m., Annie
Dawid; 8 p.m., Albert Goldbarth.
The film festival schedule follows:
Monday, March 22: 2 p.m., Northern Lights (Lecture Bowl);
6 p.m., The Right Stuff (Lecture Bowl).
Tuesday, March 23: 2 p.m., Nashville (Lecture Bowl); 6
p.m., The Circle (Lecture Bowl).
Wednesday, March 24: 2 p.m., The Business of Fancydancing
(Lecture Bowl); 6 p.m., Warriors (Lecture Bowl).
Thursday, March 25: 2 p.m., Housekeeping (Lecture Bowl);
6 p.m., Seabiscuit (Lecture Bowl).
Friday, March 26: 2 p.m., selected short films by Tony
Buba (Lecture Bowl); 8 p.m., Struggles in Steel (The Empire).
Saturday, March 27: 4 p.m., Rabbit-Proof Fence (Lecture
Bowl); 6 p.m., Beauty and the Beast (1947 version) (Lecture
Featured authors are:
- Tony Buba, whose award winning documentary films have
earned him Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and National Endowment
for the Arts fellowships, as well as the praise of internationally
renowned fellow film artist Werner Herzog, who once asked
to see “everything you’ve made.” Struggles
in Steel and Lightning Over Braddock, A Rustbowl Fantasy
have been screened at such festivals as Sundance, Toronto,
and Berlin. He has had one-person shows at The Museum
of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and elsewhere.
- Eelmaz Abinader, poet, playwright, performance artist,
won the Josephine Miles PEN Award for her poetry collection
of In the Country of My Dreams. Her play Country of Origin
won two Drammies from the Oregon drama critics, and she
is currently touring with two other plays, Ramadan Moon
and When Silence is Frightening. Her memoir Children of
the Roojme, a Family’s Journey from Lebanon, remains
a classic Arab-American representative of the genre.
- Tony Khalife, a well-known San Francisco area composer
and musician, composes for and accompanies Abinader. Lebanese
by birth, Khalife emigrated to the United States during
the Civil War, bringing with him a style of guitar and
tabla playing that interweaves Indian, Middle-Eastern,
flamenco, and rock and roll in a blend that has captivated
Bay Area audiences and beyond. Most recently, he wrote
and performed the music for the film Livinia’s Dream,
a new release.
- Poet Mark Turcotte spent his earliest years on North
Dakota’s Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation and
in the migrant camps of western United States. Now living
in Sister Bay, Wis., he has published three volumes of
poetry, including Exploding Chippewas. His work, which
has appeared in such journals as Poetry, TriQuarterly,
and North Dakota Quarterly, has been nominated for the
Pushcart Prize three times. Turcotte received a Lannan
Foundation Literary Completion grant in 2001-02.
- Presidential Lecturer Louise Erdrich returns to UND
with three new books out in the past year, each in a different
genre: her latest novel, The Master Butchers Singing Club,
Original Fire: New and Selected Poems, and, in the National
Geographic Society’s Literary Travel Series, Books
and Islands in Ojibwe Country. Widely acclaimed for her
fiction, Erdrich has also hoed beets in Wahpeton, waitressed
in Boston, and taught poetry in prisons. Her novel Love
Medicine (1983) won the National Book Award for fiction.
- Annie Dawid, who taught English at UND in the late 1980s,
now directs creative writing at Lewis and Clark College.
Her short stories have won the Raymond Carver Short Story
Contest, among others, and appeared in important anthologies.
Carnegie Mellon University Press has collected them in
her latest book, Lily in the Desert. Her novel York Ferry,
in a second printing, received a word-of-mouth citation
from Library Journal. Dawid serves as Writer in Residence
at this year’s conference.
- North Dakota Poet Laureate and Rough Rider Award winner
Larry Woiwode has published fiction in The Atlantic, Esquire,
Harper’s, The New Yorker and many other publications.
His first novel, What I’m Going to Do, I Think,
received the William Faulkner Foundation Award; his second,
Beyond the Bedroom Wall was a finalist for both the National
Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle
Award. This semester Woiwode balances time on his farm
near Mott with teaching creative writing in UND’s
- If two-time National Book Critics Circle Award winner
for poetry Albert Goldbarth’s name seems familiar
to UND audiences, it may be because of his poem “The
Sciences Sing a Lullaby,” which appeared on last
year’s conference publicity. A prolific writer whom
David Barber called, in Poetry, “American poetry’s
consummate showman,” he has just published his first
novel, Pieces of Payne, with Graywolf Press. A Chicago
native, he serves as Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
at Wichita State University.
- Marilynne Robinson’s widely acclaimed novel Housekeeping
(1981), also a major motion film, has become a contemporary
classic. Her second book, Mother Country, was a finalist
for the National Book Award in nonfiction for 1989. The
Death of Adam: Essays on Contemporary Thought received
the PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the
Essay. A recipient of the 1998 Mildred and Harold Strauss
Living Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, she
is a long-time member of the University of Iowa Writers
Workshop fiction faculty.
— Jim McKenzie, director, Writers Conference.
focuses on strengthening rural and public health
The annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health,
an interdisciplinary forum for sharing strategies for building
and sustaining healthy rural communities, is set for Wednesday
through Friday, March 24-26, at the Fargo Holiday Inn.
The conference will offer participants a chance to hear
from some of the most knowledgeable people in the areas
of rural and public health. Oral and poster presentations
will address four core areas: health care administration,
health promotion and disease prevention, environmental health
and occupational health, and diverse populations and health
Keynote speakers include Marcia Brand, director of the
federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources
and Services Administration, Washington, D.C.; Terry Dwelle,
North Dakota state health officer, Bismarck; Monica Mayer,
Family Practice Trinity Community Clinic, New Town, N.D.;
and Donna Sweet, professor of internal medicine at the University
of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and director of the
Kansas AIDS Education and Training Center. Miss North Dakota
2004, Sara Schelkoph, a registered nurse who holds a Bachelor
of Science in nursing from UND, will deliver a luncheon
Registration for the conference is due by Monday, March
15. For more information or to register, go to www.bismarckstate.edu/cce/ruralhealth.
Continuing education hours are available for those who qualify.
The Dakota Conference is coordinated by the Bismarck State
College and sponsored by Altru Health System, North Dakota
Public Health Association, North Dakota Academy of Physician
Assistants, the UND College of Nursing, and the UND School
of Medicine and Health Sciences/ Center for Rural Health,
Department of Community Medicine, Department of Family Medicine,
and North Dakota AIDS Education and Training Center.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Awareness Week scheduled for March 22-26
The multicultural awareness committee (MAC) is sponsoring
several events March 22-26 for Multicultural Awareness Week.
All events are free and open to the public.
A progressive meal will be served Thursday, March 25, 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Indian Center, International
Centre, Women’s Center, Era Bell Thompson Cultural
Center, and the Conflict Resolution Center. Food from various
cultures will be served.
Workshops are scheduled as follows: Monday, March 22, noon
to 1 p.m., “Are You an Ally?”; Tuesday, March
23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Does Size Matter: Uncovering
Anti-Fat Prejudice”; Wednesday, March 24, noon to
1 p.m., “Diversity in the Media.” All will be
held in the Leadership Room of the Center for Student Involvement
and Leadership on first floor, Memorial Union. Workshops
are limited to 25 participants and lunch is provided. Call
777-2898 to register.
Ash and Reuben Fast Horse, traditional Lakota educators,
will host an evening of Native American experiences, featuring
traditional songs and dances, drumming, flute playing and
storytelling, Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m. in the Loading
Dock, Memorial Union.
A combination reggae band, “Jah Vibes” and
DJ system, “Stamina Sound,” from Winnipeg will
perform Friday, March 26, 8 p.m. in the Loading Dock, Memorial
Movies will be shown Monday through Wednesday evenings at
Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center: Monday, March 22, 7 p.m.,
Licensed to Kill (documentary); Tuesday, March 23, 7 p.m.,
Taking Off, a documentary on what it is like to be an overweight
child in a society which sees skinny as the ideal; Wednesday,
March 24, 7 p.m., Bamboozled (a Spike Lee production).
International music will be played at the Loading Dock
form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 22-26.
The multicultural awareness committee is a standing committee
of UND student government. For more information, call Bonnie
Solberg at 777-2898 or Maxine Henry at 777-9158.
– Bonnie Solberg, advisor to multicultural awareness
set for March 26
The College of Nursing spring convocation and sophomore
recognition will be held Friday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to
noon at the Ramada Inn, Grand Forks. The convocation will
feature a keynote address from Elizabeth Nichols, dean and
professor of nursing, who will present “Where Have
All the Nurses Gone?”
A panel presentation on “Quality Nursing Care in
North Dakota” with a discussion by panel members Eleanor
Dossenako, supervisor, St. Aloisus Medical Center, Harvey;
Debbie Swanson, nursing supervisor, Grand Forks Public Health;
Evelyn Quigley, senior executive and chief nursing officer,
MeritCare Health System; and Lisa Isler, UND senior nursing
student will also be presented.
The convocation is open to the public. – Faculty
development committee, College of Nursing.
host annual science day for children
Fifth- and sixth-grade students from throughout the region
are invited to attend the annual Elementary School Science
Day Saturday, March 27, at the School of Medicine and Health
The event features a hands-on approach to learning, and
is open to any child who wishes to participate. It is hosted
by the UND chapter of the American Medical Student Association
(AMSA); organizers request a non-refundable $2 fee and preregistration
form for each child. Registration deadline is Friday, March
Participating students may choose to attend either the
morning (8 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) session.
Medical student-supervised activities, designed to stimulate
children’s interest in science, will focus on human
health and anatomy, use of computers in medicine to learn
about organ function and disease, awareness of the dangers
of tobacco use, and various projects to demonstrate scientific
principles. An age-appropriate talk on AIDS is open only
to those with parental consent.
Barbara Swenson, second-year medical student, is project
coordinator. For more information or to request a registration
form, contact her, c/o Office of Public Affairs, UND School
of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 9037, Grand Forks,
ND 58202-9037; call (701) 777-4305, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
and Gin Blossoms play spring concert
The University Program Council and Ralph Engelstad Arena
present the UND Spring Concert featuring Blues Traveler
with special guest Gin Blossoms Thursday, April 1, 7:30
p.m. at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Tickets are on sale now.
UND student tickets are $5, tickets for non-UND students
are $25; they are available at the Ralph Engelstad Arena
box office, all ticketmaster locations by calling 772-5151
or online at theralph.com. All seats are general admission.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
due for April 2 IRB meeting
The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday,
April 2, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals
submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development
before Tuesday, March 23. Proposals received later will
be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time
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 ORPD Tuesday, March
Notes from the meeting will be available in the ORPD approximately
one week after the meeting.
– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders),
chair, institutional review board.
Forum will focus
on powwow tradition
The final program in “The American Indian Experience”
series is a community forum, Thursday, April 1, 7 to
in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Brian Gilley, assistant
professor of Indian studies, and Russ McDonald, associate
research director of the National Resource Center on Native
American Aging at UND, both of whom will be involved in
the UNDIA powwow on April 2-4 at the Hyslop Sports Center,
will explain the role of tradition in modern powwows. Dancers
and musicians will perform and explain the significance
of various aspects of the powwow and of American Indian
More information about the events and the availability of
the Starita book is available at www.conted.und.edu/AIE.
will portray Amelia Earhart
A special Chautauqua-style program by Amelia Earhart will
be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, at the Hilton Garden
Inn. Earhart will be portrayed by Ann Birney, an historian
with her Ph.D. in American history. Birney, like Earhart,
is from Kansas.
Earhart will be speaking from the year 1937, just before
she departed from Florida for her attempted around-the-world
flight. Earhart made it to within 35 to 100 miles of Howland
Island in the Pacific. Her plane apparently went down in
that area after running low on fuel; the bodies of Earhart
and her navigator, as well as the wreckage of her plane,
were never found.
This Chautauqua program is being held to honor women in
aviation at UND and the Grand Forks Air Force Base, local
commercial female pilots and area women who have private
pilot’s licenses. The free program is open to the
public; registration is not required but is recommended.
To make reservations please call Suezette Rene Bieri at
777-4856 or 1-800-828-4274.
Birney will also portray Earhart at programs for sixth
graders later in the week in Grand Forks, Bismarck and Williston.
Birney will be flown to the other locations in North Dakota
by UND Aerospace.
These programs are sponsored by the NASA North Dakota Space
Grant Consortium, the Department of Aviation and Space Studies
at UND and the dean’s office of the J.D. Odegard School
of Aerospace Sciences, NASA Langley Space Flight Center,
the Grand Forks Herald, the North Dakota Heritage Center,
Williston State College, the Williston Chamber of Commerce,
and Jeff Nelson from the Northern Plains Radio Network.
– Odegard School.
discusses Omdahl, Strinden
The Bureau of Governmental Affairs announces the inaugural
Frank Wenstrom Lecture Series. The lecture will be presented
Tuesday, April 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s
Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. The evening will explore the careers
and opinions of former Lieutenant Governor Lloyd Omdahl
and former House Majority Leader Earl Strinden. All friends
and colleagues, and all others interested in the significant
contributions these two have made to North Dakota, are encouraged
– Steve Snortland, assistant director, Bureau of
planned for several dates in April
The campus will experience several planned electrical outages
to install three major generators. These generators will
cut electricity costs and serve as emergency backups.
Please review the following dates and times and inform
facilities of any major complications you may have. Please
call Mark Johnson, 777-2336, with your concerns.
We realize this is a major inconvenience and ask your help
and cooperation in this matter. It is imperative that the
generators be installed prior to the air conditioning season
to avoid major increases in our electrical costs.
The electrical outages to tie in the generators have been
scheduled as follows:
FRIDAY, APRIL 9 (Good Friday holiday),
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (eight hours)
All four circuits on campus, which include these buildings:
Circuit #1: Auxiliary Services, Building Mechanical Shop,
Central Foods, Central Receiving, Chester Fritz Auditorium,
Community Center/Daycare, Facilities, Gamble Hall, Housing
Office, Odegard Hall, Recycling Building, Streibel Hall,
Transportation/Grounds, West Green 1-14.
Circuit #2: Chester Fritz Library, Core and Sample Library,
Old Engelstad Arena, Hyslop Sports Center, Law and Law Library,
McCannel Hall, Memorial Stadium, Memorial Union, Montgomery
Hall, O’Kelly/Ireland, Starcher Hall, Swanson Hall.
Circuit #3: Abbott Hall, Armory, Babcock Hall, Burtness
Theatre, Carnegie Building, Chandler Hall, Education Building,
Fulton Hall, Gillette Hall, Gustafson Hall, Harrington Hall,
Hughes Fine Arts Center, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center, Johnstone
Hall, Leonard Hall, Merrifield Hall, North Dakota Museum
of Art, President’s residence, Smith Hall, Steam Plant,
Twamley Hall, Upson I, Upson II, Witmer Hall.
Circuit #4: Bek Hall, Brannon Hall, College of Nursing,
Corwin/Larimore Hall, Hancock Hall, KUND Radio Tower, McVey
Hall, North Dakota School for the Blind, Noren Hall, Robertson-Sayre
Hall, Selke Hall, Squires Hall, Strinden Center, Walsh Hall,
West Hall, Wilkerson Hall.
SATURDAY, APRIL 10 (Easter Saturday),
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (12 hours)
Circuit #3, which includes these buildings: Abbott Hall,
Armory, Babcock Hall, Burtness Theatre, Carnegie Building,
Chandler Hall, Education Building, Fulton Hall, Gillette
Hall, Gustafson Hall, Harrington Hall, Hughes Fine Arts
Center, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center, Johnstone Hall, Leonard
Hall, Merrifield Hall, North Dakota Museum of Art, President’s
residence, Smith Hall, Steam Plant, Twamley Hall, Upson
I, Upson II, Witmer Hall.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (16
Circuit #4, which includes these buildings: Bek Hall, Brannon
Hall, College of Nursing, Corwin/Larimore Hall, Hancock
Hall, KUND Radio Tower, McVey Hall, North Dakota School
for the Blind, Noren Hall, Robertson-Sayre Hall, Selke Hall,
Squires Hall, Strinden Center, Walsh Hall, West Hall, Wilkerson
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Circuit #2, which includes these buildings: Chester Fritz
Library, Core and Sample Library, Old Engelstad Arena, Hyslop
Sports Center, Law and Law Library, McCannel Hall, Memorial
Stadium, Memorial Union, Montgomery Hall, O’Kelly/Ireland,
Starcher Hall, Swanson Hall.
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14
hours) and SUNDAY, MAY 23, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14 hours)
Circuit #1, which includes these buildings: Auxiliary Services,
Building Mechanical Shop, Central Foods, Central Receiving,
Chester Fritz Auditorium, Community Center/Daycare, Facilities,
Gamble Hall, Housing Office, Odegard Hall, Recycling Building,
Streibel Hall, Transportation/Grounds, West Green 1-14.
— Larry Zitzow, director, facilities.
III links campus research and business communities
R&D Showcase III will be held Thursday, April 29, at
the Fargodome. This year’s showcase seminar will be
hosted by North Dakota State University and features the
theme, “Technology as a Catalyst for North Dakota’s
Growth.” Sessions will highlight ways in which campus
research and development activities can successfully interact
with the business community to spur economic growth. Area
business leaders, along with campus faculty, staff, and
students, are encouraged to attend.
Bruce McWilliams, president and CEO of Tessera Technologies,
Inc. of San Jose, Calif., will be the keynote speaker. McWilliams
has been involved in a number of high-tech companies, including
S-Vision Inc., a silicon chip-based display company; Flextronics
International Ltd., an electronic manufacturing services
company; and nCHIP Inc., a multi-chip module packaging company.
Tessera Technologies, Inc. is a developer of intellectual
property and services that help the semiconductor industry
build smaller, faster, and more reliable electronic products.
In 2002, Tessera was one of Inc. Magazine’s “The
Innovation 50,” a listing of the most inventive small
companies in entrepreneurial America. The company’s
advanced chip-scale packaging innovations have been used
in a wide range of wireless, computing, gaming, entertainment,
medical, and defense electronic products.
The dinner presentation will feature Paul Drzaic, vice
president of advanced development for Alien Technology,
who will share “The Alien Technology Story.”
For more information about the event or to register online,
go to http://www.ndsuresearchpark.com.
offer Easter brunch
The Athletic department and Ralph Engelstad Arena invite
you to Easter Sunday Brunch at Ralph Engelstad Arena on
Sunday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include
waffle delight, breads galore, bountiful buffet, fresh fruit
cascade, everything omelets, peel and eat shrimp, and much,
much more! Beside a great meal, you can enjoy self-guided
building tours, including ice level. Open skating will be
available in the Olympic Arena from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There
will be an Easter egg hunt for children 6 and under, and
a special prize drawing for kids 7-12 (win a new mountain
bike). Other door prizes include a pair of World Junior
ticket packages ($900 value), gas grill and two paid tuitions
to UND Hockey Camp ($420 value). Other family fun activities
include Puck Shoot and Games to Go, and the Easter Bunny
will make a special appearance. For reservations call 777-4920.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
focuses on IT learning
The Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training
(MADLaT) preconference workshops and annual conference will
be held at the University of Manitoba Thursday and Friday,
May 6 and 7. The conference theme is “Quality Learning:
Making IT Click.” Dominique Abrioux, president of
Canadian Virtual University and Athabasca Unviersity, is
the keynote speaker.
For further information about the conference sessions and
workshops, visit the conference web site at http://www.madlat.ca/quality_learning/.
There are a number of preconference workshops at $60 each;
individual conference registration rates range from $100
to $150, depending on MADLaT membership, registration date,
and group rates.
Register early to receive the “early bird”
discount and to ensure your selections are available. You
can register online, by mail, in person or by fax. –
Jennifer Raymond, office of conference services, for Peter
Tittenberger, associate director of technology, University
Teaching Services, University of Manitoba.
offers grantwriting workshop
“Grantwriting: Getting the Results You Want,”
a workshop, will be held Thursday, May 13, in the Red River
Valley Room, Memorial Union.
The competition for grant funding is tremendous. This workshop
teaches a proven model designed to make your fund-seeking
efforts more successful. It provides steps for effective
planning, methods to identify the best funding source, tips
for developing and submitting a grant proposal, and follow-up
The workshop is designed for the beginning grant writer’s
systematic approach to grant writing. The information presented
in the seminar will benefit those from non-profit organizations
seeking grants funds.
For more information and to register, please visit our
web site at www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting or the office
of conference services, 777-2663, email@example.com.
— Continuing education.
set for March 23 to April 1
Below are U2 workshops for March 23 through April 1. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in March, April and
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and
how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of
Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: March 23, 2
to 4 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Find out what your
responsibilities are if you ship or receive hazardous material.
If you fill out paperwork for a package, put material in
a package, hand a package to a delivery person, receive
a package from a delivery person, or open a package containing
hazardous material, then you must have this training. Presenter:
Better Safe Than Sorry: March 25, 2 to 4 p.m., 10-12 Swanson
Hall. This awareness workshop will cover those general safety
issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless
of their position. Topics include fire safety, incident
reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials,
personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies.
Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
The Basics of IRB Review: March 30, 9 a.m. to noon, 16-18
Swanson Hall. All researchers planning to conduct human
subject research are required to complete training. The
workshop covers research ethics, federal regulations, and
UND policies regarding human subject research. It will also
review the Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and procedures.
The workshop will include two case studies, a quiz, with
time for questions. Presenter: Renee Carlson.
Defensive Driving: March 31, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 16-18
Swanson Hall. This workshop is required by state fleet for
all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular
(monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an
accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees
are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may
also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could
possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter:
What’s New for Getting Started 2004: April 1, 9:30
to 11 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Due to the ever-changing
needs of incoming freshmen, Getting Started 2004 has been
enhanced and revamped to better serve students and their
families. Come and learn the philosophical reasoning and
program itinerary for the new two-day Getting Started program
with details of the residual registration day scheduled
for Aug. 23. Presenters: Sommer Bjerknes and Lisa Burger.
– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
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sought for UND experts directory
President Charles Kupchella is asking faculty and researchers
to help “populate” the newly redesigned online
UND experts directory. Created by the Office of University
Relations, the web site is one of several ways in which
UND will showcase its expertise and at the same time provide
access to service. It will also be a resource that will
allow colleagues, the media, and the public in general to
connect to expertise on campus. The UND Experts Directory
can be accessed at http://www.und.edu/experts. The site
currently spotlights academic units and stand-alone research
centers, but it will soon be modified to include non-academic
The retooled web site now features a searchable database.
For example, type in “gene” and the following
names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database:
David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf,
Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles,
The process for getting into the database is simple. The
online submission form is designed to allow faculty and
researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you
prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information
(name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows
you to include information under the following categories:
Education, Publications, Consulting, Research, Grants,
Special, Presentations, Patents, Works in Progress
To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit
and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked
to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential).
This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date.
Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries
when they provide their October supplements.
from the general ledger will be purged
We are required to purge the previous fiscal year’s
general ledger detail transactions on an annual basis. This
purge will occur Friday, March 26, for the FY 2003 purge
(July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003). After the purge is completed,
you will not be able to do online inquiries of detail transactions
on GL70 (04, 06, 08), GL7B, and GL53. Summary data will
continue to be available for the 15 previous fiscal years.
– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager, accounting
ed board actions detailed
The State Board of Higher Education met Jan. 15 via conference
call. Following are actions the board took relative to UND.
Lee Vickers, president, Bismarck State University, reported
the ConnectND project status and schedule is in “yellow.”
He indicated that the ConnectND staff is confident that
if they stay on track and on schedule for the rest of January,
they will be able to catch up. Vickers said that if ConnectND
will provide any efficiencies, it will be two to three years
before they are experienced, and there may be a need for
increased staff and equipment. Training will be a critical
component to a successful transition.
The board authorized the University to accept gifts of
real property from the Aarestad Estate and the UND Foundation.
It also authorized the University to seek budget section
approval to spend $350,000 in institutional funds for the
partial renovation of the Carnegie Building and, following
budget section approval, authority to proceed with the project.
— Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the North
Dakota University System.
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which
will replace the current administrative system. For more
information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd. For information
on ConnectND at UND, visit www.und.edu/cnd.
HEUG provides forum for exchanging information about PeopleSoft
The Higher Education User Group, a not-for-profit organization,
is a source of information for higher education systems
and campuses using PeopleSoft products.
HEUG, which represents more than 400 institutions and 4,500
individuals, was created when PeopleSoft released its first
higher education-specific products. Users saw the need for
a forum to share information about all PeopleSoft products,
discuss implementation and operating challenges and review
technical issues. As members exchange information, leaders
in the group pull together questions, comments, and proposals
that are later presented to PeopleSoft management.
The HEUG.online web site, http://www.heug.org/, is used
by members to communicate, share and collaborate. HEUG membership
is free and open to all employees of schools using PeopleSoft
— Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.
Submit 2003 FlexComp
claims by March 24
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, 2003,
you have until March 31, 2004 (90-day IRS regulation) to
submit any claims incurred in the 2003 plan year (Jan. 1
to Dec. 31, 2003). After that time, any remaining balances
will be forfeited.
Vouchers should be received in the payroll office no later
than Wednesday, March 24, for adequate processing time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Heidi
Strande, payroll, at 777-4423.
store recognized during National Nutrition Month
The U-Snack convenience store in the Memorial Union has
been recognized for efforts to expand healthy food choices
on campus as part of National Nutrition Month activities.
The Healthy UND physical wellness subcommittee wanted to
show their appreciation to the convenience store for adding
affordable, nutritious selections such as fresh fruit, raw
vegetables, green salads, yogurt, and skim milk. The Centers
for Disease Control have linked a healthy diet to reduction
in risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, which are
among the leading causes of death and disability in this
country. Healthy UND has been working on a variety of activities
to help make healthy choices easy choices.
A survey conducted by the physical subcommittee last spring
helped convince dining services that more nutritious foods
were needed on campus. Similar results were also found in
a survey conducted last year by dining services and another
survey conducted by the student health promotion office
two years ago. Students with dining contracts and others
who purchase meals at the dining centers have a broad variety
of fruits, vegetables and other healthy options available
to them. However, dining services recognized a need
for expansion of the grab-and-go options for those who are
eating on the run.
The physical subcommittee is working in partnership with
the student health promotion office and the wellness department
to promote healthy eating during March. Along with a nutrition
display, the campus community will have an opportunity to
participate in the “5 Plus 5” challenge to eat
at least five fruits and vegetables a day and get at least
30 minutes of physical activity five or more days of the
week. The “5 Plus 5” challenge is sponsored
by the 5 Plus 5 Community Coalition, which is led by Grand
Forks Public Health and NDSU Extension.
Students can access nutrition counseling services from
Brenna Kerr, the new licensed registered dietitian on campus,
who was recently hired by the wellness and student health
services. General nutrition advice is available free of
charge at the Wellness Center and more in-depth counseling
is available on a fee for service basis through student
health services. For more information about Nutrition Month
activities or dietitian services, contact the student health
promotion office in the Memorial Union at 777-2097.
– Student health promotion office.
The traffic office sends out the following reminders.
- All service vehicle placards should have been renewed
with a red decal which expires Dec. 6, 2004. If you have
not renewed yours, please do so at the Auxiliary Service
Building, west side of campus.
- Please be careful how you park. We are seeing more and
more vehicles parked on curbs, sidewalks, and medians.
The warm weather is finally coming and damage is being
done to grass and sidewalk areas. This also creates a
safety issue. Thank you for your cooperation.
— Shelly Kapella, parking and traffic division.
Chester Fritz Library:
Spring break hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday
and Sunday, March 13-14, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 20, closed;
Sunday, March 21, 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud,
Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
Spring break hours for the Library of Health Sciences are:
Friday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 13,
1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 14, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 20, 1 to
5 p.m.; Sunday, March 21, 1 p.m. to midnight. – April
Byars, Library of Health Sciences
Spring break hours for Thormodsgard Law Library are: Saturday
and Sunday, March 13-14, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. –
Jane Oakland, circulation manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
Memorial Union will be closed weekends during spring break.
Operating hours are:
Administrative office: Friday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 15-19, closed.
Barber shop: Friday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, closed.
Computer labs: Friday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 15-19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Craft center: Friday, March 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, closed
Credit union: Friday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dining center: Friday, March 12, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, closed.
Food court: Friday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 15-19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Internet Café and pub area: Friday, March 12, 7 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 15-19, 8 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Lifetime sports center: Friday, March 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 15-19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking office: Friday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Passport I.D: Friday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, closed.
Post office: Friday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stomping Grounds: Friday, March 12, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student academic services: Friday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 4:30
U Turn C store: Friday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 15-19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Union services: Friday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University learning center: Friday, March 12, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 15-19, 8 a.m. to
Building hours: Friday, March 12, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Normal hours resume Monday, March 22, at 7 a.m. Late night
access resumes Monday, March 22. – Marsha Nelson,
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape for spring? Want to become renewed and invigorated
when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.edu/walk
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obseity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
- Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
for reading comprehension study
A graduate student in the psychology department under the
supervision of Tom Petros is seeking children ages 7 to
13 with no psychological diagnosis and/or are not currently
taking any medication for a psychological diagnosis. The
study is examining whether the time of day (either morning
or afternoon) when a child is tested will affect how they
perform on a variety of reading and listening comprehensive
tests. The study takes approximately 90 minutes for both
the parent and child. The child will be given several measures
of listening and reading comprehension and the parent will
be asked to fill out some questionnaires. The testing will
take place at either 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. (weekend times are
available) and the child will receive a $10 stipend for
his/her time. If you are interested or would like additional
information, please contact Shyla Muse in the psychology
department at 777-3212, firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Shyla Muse, psychology
Studio One lists
Physical therapist Meridee Danks will demonstrate posture-improving
exercises on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3
in Grand Forks. According to Danks, more people work at
desks today because of computer technology. To prevent poor
posture, carpal tunnel syndrome and other long-term health
problems, Danks will demonstrate simple exercises that can
be done in the workplace to stretch and strengthen our bodies.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, presidential caucuses
are taking place around the country prior to the November
election. We’ll explore the democratic process of
nominating a presidential candidate.
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. Thursdays on UND Channel
3. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., 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.
Remembering Rev. Robert Mullins
The Rev. Dr. Robert Mullins, professor emeritus of philosophy,
died March 5 in St. Cloud. He was 90.
Robert J. Mullins was born Dec. 15, 1913, in Delavan, Wis.,
to Henry and Margaret (Kenney) Mullins. He attended Providence
College, Albertus Magnus College, St. Louis (Mo.) University,
St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., St.
Lawrence University, and Regis College. He earned his bachelor’s,
master’s, and doctoral degrees in psychology and education
from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He graduated from
St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and was ordained Sept.
28, 1945, at St. Matthew’s Church in Milwaukee.
Father Mullins joined the University as Catholic chaplain
at the Newman Center in 1945. At that time, and until establishment
of the religious studies department, the individual religious
organizations at the University conducted religious courses.
In 1957, he was assigned as priest for St. Jude’s
Catholic Church, Thompson, a position he held in conjunction
with his Newman Center position and teaching duties until
around 1970. He served as civilian chaplain for the Grand
Forks Air Force Base from 1972 to 1980, and chaplain at
St. Michael’s Hospital in Grand Forks. He also served
at St. Michael’s Parish in Grand Forks.
He taught courses on Aristotle, ethics, history of philosophy,
Oriental thought, philosophy, medieval history, Medieval
Latin, Marxism, philosophy and poetry, sex and love in the
West, and women in philosophy. He received a teaching award
in 1975. He retired in 1981.
He will be remembered as a kind, caring man who kept in
touch with his students, and was known for his sense of
– Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand
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will not run in University Letter as of July 1
We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion
from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system
to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided
by the ND State Board of Higher Education for all campuses,
offers more extensive search capabilities than SPIN in addition
to a variety of other services. The following text from
the COS home page offers a brief description of the system:
“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading
Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings
together the world’s most prominent scientists and
researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations
and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and
services that enable these professionals to communicate,
exchange information and find the people and technologies
that are important to their work.
These services include: COS Expertise®, the database
of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000
R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™
the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS
Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution
for universities and professional societies; and customized
access to a range of professional reference databases including
U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative
samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic
areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published
them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding
opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number
we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty
seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because
they do not see something of interest in the U-Letter. Consequently,
as of July 1, we will change from listing a few samples
of opportunities to encouraging faculty to subscribe to
COS to receive announcements by e-mail or to conduct frequent
searches for research opportunities using the COS system.
For faculty who would like help transitioning to COS, ORPD
will offer regularly scheduled workshops in the use of COS
beginning in March, 2004. Please check the U-Letter for
the time and place for the workshops. A set of instructions
for using COS can be found on the ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/
To access the instructions, select Funding Search Instructions
on the web page.
— Will Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research
and Program Development
2004 NIH regional
seminars planned for program funding and grants administration
Two regional seminars covering topics related to NIH extramural
program funding and grants administration are planned for
2004. The seminars provide information about the entire
funding process, from opportunity identification and application
preparation through post award administration. Presentations
are targeted toward researchers new to NIH, research administrators,
post docs and trainees. Informal interaction between seminar
participants and NIH program, grants management, review
and grants policy staff at the seminar to address individual
issues is highly encouraged.
Hands-on computer training in NIH electronic research administration
will be offered in conjunction with each of the seminars.
There will be a lab targeted towards grants administrators,
another for principal investigators, and a third specifically
on the preparation of electronic financial status reports.
The seminars will be held:
May 6-7, in Miami, Fla., hosted by the University of Miami
and Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences (hands-on computer labs to be offered
June 24-25, in Seattle, Wash., hosted by the University
of Washington School of Medicine (hands-on computer labs
to be offered June 23)
A draft program and logistical information for the seminars
are posted at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm.
Questions regarding registration or logistics should be
directed to the host universities at the address provided
on the web sites. Questions on the program content may be
directed to Megan Columbus, NIH regional seminar coordinator,
at 301-435-0937 or email@example.com.
The host institutions will be ready to accept registrations
soon. Until then, you are encouraged to put yourself on
the mailing lists to be notified when registration does
become available by using the contact information for the
host institution at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm.
Both the seminars and the computer labs tend to fill to
capacity, so register early!
Faculty and research staff interested in attending the
NIH regional seminar who need assistance in meeting travel
costs should contact me.
— Will Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research
and Program Development (ORPD), at 777-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program
Development at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is
provided for the exclusive use of the University of North
Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside
the University of North Dakota in any form except via the
COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Demonstrating the Value of Health Information Technology–Support
to assess the value derived from adoption, diffusion, and
utilization of health information technology to improve
patient safety and quality of care. Deadline: 4/22/04. Contact:
Eduardo Ortiz, 301-427-1585; EORTIZ@AHRQ.GOV; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-012.html.
Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology
(THQIT) - Implementation Grants–Support for organizational
and community-wide implementation and diffusion of health
information technology and to assess the extent to which
it contributes to measurable and sustainable improvements
in patient safety, cost, and overall quality of care. Deadline:
4/22/04. Contact: Scott Young, 301-427-1580; SYOUNG@AHRQ.GOV;
Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology
(THQIT) - Planning Grants–Support for community-wide
planning processes across multiple healthcare organizations
within a local or regional area that will enable them to
develop infrastructure to provide for effective exchange
of health information within the community. Deadlines: 3/22/04
(Letter of Intent); 4/22/04 (Application). Contact: Lisa
Dolan-Branton, 301-427-1588; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-010.html.
ALTERNATIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (ARDF)
Alternatives Research Grant Program–Support to fund
and promote development, validation, and adoption of non-animal
methods in biomedical research, product testing, and education.
Contact: Alternatives Research and Development Foundation,
215-887-8076; email@example.com; http://www.ardf-online.org/.
ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CANCER RESEARCH (AICR)
Research Grants support fundamental research into the causes,
mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer,
with emphasis on basic as opposed to clinical research.
Contact: Association for International Cancer Research;
Telephone: +44 (0) 1334-477910; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.aicr.org.uk/information.stm.
Deadlines: 4/30/04, 10/29/04.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program–Support for
scientific and engineering research related to intelligence.
Topics areas are: Wireless Self-Organizing Network Research;
Mass Communication Research for Detecting and Analyzing
Hostile Media Campaigns; 3D Models from Uncontrolled Video
(CIA); Improved Compact Energy Storage and Power Generation
Devices; Remote Sensing of Concrete Properties; Full Spectrum
Methods and Techniques; Biological Principles applied to
Geospatial Intelligence Data Fusion; Handwritten Document
Image Processing; Nanostructural Photonics; Quantum Key
Distribution; Statistical Structure of the Ionosphere; Meta-Materials
for Antennas; Nanotubes and Organic Conductors for High-Performance;
Fluorescent nano-particles for high efficiency sensors;
Organic Electronic Transport in Confined Dimensions; Nano-
to Micro-Scale Power Sources; Discovering pathogen signatures
of genetic modification associated with virulence factors,
toxins, and antibiotic resistance; Improving Ease of Use
of Iris Recognition Biometric Systems; How Can Condition-Based
Maintenance Teach Us How to Build More Robust Robots; Countering
Pathogen Virulence; Inversion of Undersampled, Noisy, Ambiguous
Data” Selection and Qualification of Concluding Hypotheses;
Cross-Domain Monitoring of Activities of Non-State Individuals
and Organizations; Novel Applications of Quantum Entangled
Photons for the Information Gathering. Deadline: 3/12/04.
Contact: Denise Wood, 703-735-3023; http://www.nga.mil/ast/fm/acq/FY04PostdocBAAfinal.pdf.
HEREDITARY DISEASE FOUNDATION
Research Grants support projects that will contribute to
identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington’s
disease. Deadlines: 6/15/04, 10/15/04. Contact: Carl D.
Johnson, email@example.com; http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.htm.
HUNTER’S HOPE FOUNDATION
Pilot Studies–Support for research to find a cure
for Krabbe’s disease and other leukodystrophies. Areas
of interest are new treatment approaches or basic mechanisms
related to these diseases. Deadline: None. Contact: Terry
Adamczyk, 716-667-1200; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.huntershope.org/research/default.asp.
MARCH OF DIMES BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION
Support for research on prevention of birth defects. Topics
include basic biological processes governing development,
genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health,
environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies.
Contact: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, email@example.com;
MCDONNELL FOUNDATION, JAMES S.
Bridging Brain, Mind, and Behavior - 21st Century Science
Collaborative Activity–Support for interdisciplinary
research spanning the different levels of analysis required
to answer questions linking brain function, cognition, and
behavior. Contact: James S. McDonnell Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.jsmf.org/programs/bmb/. Deadline: None.
MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, A. J.
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute Grant–Support for projects
to promote the principles and practice of nonviolent social
change concerned with one or more of the following: peace
and disarmament; social and economic justice; racial and
sexual equality; and the labor movement. Deadline: 4/30/04.
Contact: A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, 212-533-4335; email@example.com;
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Planetary Atmospheres–Support for studies that contribute
to understanding the origins and evolution of the atmospheres
of planets and their satellites, and of comets, including
determination of compositions, dynamics, and chemical behaviors
of planetary atmospheres. Deadline: 4/23/04. Contact: Denis
J. Bogan, 202-358-0359; Denis.J.Bogan@nasa.gov; http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_s/nra/current/nnh04zss001n/appendB_9.html.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Career Development Award for Quantitative Scientists–Support
for quantitative scientists whose skills have not yet focused
primarily on questions of health and disease and who wish
to become cancer researchers as independent investigators
or as leaders or co-leaders of interdisciplinary cancer
research teams. Eligible disciplines include, but are not
limited to, physics, mathematics, computer science, imaging
science, informatics, statistics, economics, chemistry,
engineering, and nanotechnology. Contact: Lester S. Gorelic,
301-496-8580; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-016.html.
Deadlines: 3/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/20/04 (Application).
Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program–Support for
collaborative research between U.S. and foreign cancer researchers,
including exchange visits to laboratories. Deadline: None.
Contact: Office of International Affairs, 301-496-4761;
Small Grants Program for Behavioral Research in Cancer
Control or Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology–Short-term
awards provide support for pilot projects, development and
testing of new methodologies, secondary data analyses, or
innovative studies that provide a basis for more extended
research. Eligible applicants are new investigators (including
predoctoral researchers) or established scientists refocusing
their research interests to behavioral research in cancer.
Deadlines: 4/20/04, 8/20/04, 12/22/04. Contact: Veronica
Chollette, 301-435-2837; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-020.html
NATIONAL CENTER ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES
Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research
on Health Disparities, and Training (Centers of Excellence
- Resource-Related Research Grants)–Support for development
of resources and infrastructure as a prelude to initiating
full-scale health disparities research, community outreach,
and training. Deadlines: 3/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/19/04
(Application). Contact: Mireille Kanda, 301-402-1366; Kandam@mail.nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction
Research–Support for basic and clinical scientists
to conduct multidisciplinary research in the reproductive
sciences. Contact: Louis DePaolo, 301435-6970; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 5/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/14/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH
Regenerative Dental Medicine–Support for studies on
understanding the unique properties of embryonic and post-natal
stem cells in orofacial tissues; development of methods
to induce appropriate stem cell expansion, differentiation,
and in vitro assembly of a functional tissue prototype unit;
and design and development for new bio-inspired materials
for cell transplantation. Deadline: 4/23/04. Contact: Eleni
Kousvelari, 301-594-2427; email@example.com;
Simian Models for Oral Biology of HIV Infection and AIDS-Related
Oral Complications–Support for high risk/high impact
exploratory/developmental studies that address HIV oral
biology and AIDS-related oral complications in nonhuman
primate models for AIDS. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1-2-05.
Contact: Mostafa Nokta, 301-594-7985; Mostafa.Nokta@nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
Studies to Evaluate Toxic and Carcinogenic Potential of
Test Agents in Laboratory Animals via Inhalation Exposure
for the National Toxicology Program–Support to test
agents, mainly via inhalation but also other routes of exposure.
Agents studied may include: abrasive blasting agents, quantum
dots, carbon nanotubes, metal working fluids, or other agents.
Deadline: 5/7/04. Contact: Marilyn B. Whaley, 919-541-2712;
Superfund Basic Research and Training Program–Support
for research aimed at reducing the burden of human illness
and dysfunction from environmental causes. Deadline: 4/21/04.
Contact: Claudia Thompson, 919-541-4638; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Mental Health Dissertation Research Grants to Increase Diversity
in the Mental Health Research Arena–Support for doctoral
candidates from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented
in biomedical and behavioral science to pursue research
careers in any area relevant to the mission of the NIMH.
Contact: Michael A. Sesma, 301-443-2847; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 4/22/04, 8/22/04, 12/22/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Administrative Supplements: Overcoming Barriers to Neurological
Therapeutics Development–Supplements to facilitate
identification of new treatments for neurological disorders
from candidate therapies identified or evaluated in ongoing,
peer-reviewed projects. Contact: Jill Heemskerk, 301-496-1779;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION
Small Grant Program–Support for basic and clinical
research of scientists in the early stages of establishing
independent research careers, including those transitioning
from postdoctoral status to their first independent research
position. Research must be focused on one or more of the
following areas: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice,
speech, or language. Deadlines: 4/22/04, 7/15/04, 11/15/04.
Contact: Amy Donahue, 301-402-3458; Donahuea@nidcd.nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Asthma Exacerbations: Biology and Disease Progression–Support
for clinical and basic research to elucidate biologic mechanisms
of asthma exacerbation pathobiology and resolution and their
impact on lung function, physiology and disease state. Deadlines:
5/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/18/04 (Application). Contact:
Patricia Noel, 301-435-0202; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-029.html.
Dietary Supplement Research Centers: Botanicals–Support
for centers of excellence to promote collaborative interdisciplinary
study of botanicals with high potential for being translated
into practical benefits for human health. Deadlines: 5/18/04
(Letter of Intent); 6/15/04 (Application). Contact: Christine
A. Swanson, 301-435-2920; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-04-002.html.
Meetings and Networks for Methodological Development in
Interdisciplinary Research–Support for development
of methods and measures in the behavioral or social sciences
to more fully integrate scientific approaches and advances
in these disciplines into interdisciplinary research designed
to solve complex health problems. Deadlines: 3/26/04 (Letter
of Intent); 4/26/04 (Application). Contact: Deborah H. Olster,
301-451-4286; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-014.html.
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (NMSS)
neural repair and neuroprotective therapies moving from the
“bench to the bedside” more rapidly. Deadlines:
4/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 1/5/05 (Application). Contact:
Timothy Coetzee, 212-476-0478; email@example.com; http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Research-RepairRFP.asp.
Translational Research Partnerships on Nervous System Repair
and Protection in MS–Support for translational research
that may result in
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological
and Mathematical Sciences–Support to enhance undergraduate
education and training at the intersection of the biological
and mathematical sciences and better prepare undergraduate
biology or mathematics students to pursue graduate study
and careers in fields that integrate the mathematical and
biological sciences. Deadline: 4/26/04. Contact: Samuel
M. Scheiner, 703-292-8481; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04546.
Mathematical, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (MSBS)–Support
for research to further understanding of social and behavioral
science phenomena and address a topic of interest to the
mathematical sciences, including workshops or symposia to
foster interaction of social, behavioral, or economic scientists
with mathematicians or statisticians. Contact: Cheryl L
Eavey, 703-292-7269; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04548.
NSF Middleware Initiative–Support to develop, deploy
and sustain a set of reusable and expandable middleware
functions that benefit many science and engineering applications
in a networked environment. Contact: Kevin L. Thompson,
703-292-8962; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04555/nsf04555.htm.
Science of Design–Support to study the design of software-intensive
systems that perform computing, communications and information
processing. Relevant topics include: formal theories and
computational methods for representation, synthesis, and
evaluation of designs and requirements; design processes
supporting compositionality, maintainability, adaptability
and evolution; the role of requirements and specifications
in design; computer-aided design for software-intensive
systems; studies of designs, designers and design methodologies;
development of design education and the integration of knowledge
about design methodologies into educational curriculum and
training for computer scientists, software engineers and
systems engineers. Deadline: 5/19/04. Contact: Sol Greenspan,
703-292-8910; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04552/nsf04552.htm.
UNTIL THERE’S A CURE
Funds for HIV/AIDS projects in the following areas: prevention
education; direct care/services; vaccine development/research;
policy development/research. Deadline: 4/30/04. Contact:
Until There’s A Cure Foundation, 1-800-888-6845 or
650-332-3200; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.utac.org/grants.html#application
. (Note: Guidelines, etc. will be published on web site
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and
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