Sean O’Keefe to give main address at spring commencement
NASA’s top administrator, Sean O’Keefe, will
be the main speaker at spring commencement Saturday, May
15, thanks to the help of U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, who arranged
A key player in helping UND attract federal funding for
a variety of programs, Dorgan has long been a strong advocate
for UND’s space-related programs. Through his efforts,
other top NASA administrators have visited UND’s John
D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, home to a unique
Internet-based master’s program in space studies.
UND has other space-related programs, most notably in the
School of Engineering and Mines, which recently hosted two
astronauts and also worked with the Odegard School of Aerospace
Sciences and the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (headquartered
at UND) to develop AgCam, which will be mounted in the International
Space Station to snap satellite images of agricultural land
in the Upper Midwest.
Spring commencement is Saturday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at the
Alerus Center in Grand Forks. UND graduates an average of
2,200 students a year, most of them after the spring semester.
Nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed
by the United States Senate, Sean O’Keefe was appointed
by the President as the 10th administrator of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration on Dec. 21, 2001. As
administrator, O’Keefe leads the NASA team and manages
its resources as NASA seeks to advance exploration and discovery
in aeronautics and space technologies.
O’Keefe joined the Bush administration on inauguration
day and served as deputy director of the Office of Management
and Budget and deputy assistant to the president until December
2001, overseeing the preparation, management and administration
of the federal budget and initiatives across the executive
Prior to joining the Bush administration, O’Keefe
was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government
Policy, an endowed chair at the Syracuse University Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also served
as the director of National Security Studies, a partnership
of Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University, for
delivery of executive education programs for senior military
and civilian Department of Defense managers. Appointed to
these positions in 1996, he was previously professor of
business administration and assistant to the senior vice
president for research and dean of the graduate school at
the Pennsylvania State University.
Appointed as the secretary of the navy in July 1992 by
President George Bush, O’Keefe previously served as
comptroller and chief financial officer of the Department
of Defense since 1989. Before joining Defense Secretary
Dick Cheney’s Pentagon management team in these capacities,
he served on the United States Senate committee on appropriations
staff for eight years, and was staff director of the defense
appropriations subcommittee. His public service began in
1978 upon selection as a presidential management intern.
O’Keefe is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public
Administration and has served as chair of an Academy panel
on investigative practices. He was a visiting scholar at
the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge in the
United Kingdom, a member of the Naval Postgraduate School’s
civil-military relations seminar team for emerging democracies
and has conducted seminars for the Strategic Studies Group
at Oxford University. He served on the national security
panel to devise the 1988 Republican platform and was a member
of the 1985 Kennedy School of Government program for national
security executives at Harvard University.
In 1993, President Bush and Secretary Cheney presented
him the Distinguished Public Service Award. He received
the Department of the Navy’s Public Service Award
in December 2000. O’Keefe was the 1999 faculty recipient
of the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Award for
Public Service. He is the author of several journal articles,
contributing author of “Keeping the Edge: Managing
Defense for the Future,” released in October 2000,
and in 1998, co-authored “The Defense Industry in
the Post-Cold War Era: Corporate Strategies and Public Policy
O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1977 from
Loyola University in New Orleans, and his Master of Public
Administration degree in 1978 from The Maxwell School. He
was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola
University in May 2003. His wife Laura and children Lindsey,
Jonathan and Kevin reside in northern Virginia.
Reminder to complete
harassment training program
We thank those who have completed harassment training.
If you have not yet completed the training, please do so
immediately. This training is required for all faculty and
staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise
others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful
campus community for everyone. If you have any questions
regarding how to access the training program, please contact
the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your
– Charles Kupchella, president.
will receive honorary degree at commencement
Kurt Mueller, former president of the Kauffman Center for
Entrepreneurial Leadership, will receive a Doctor of Letters
degree at commencement Saturday, May 15, Alerus Center.
A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., Mueller received his bachelor’s
degree in accounting from UND in 1962 and began his career
as an accountant. He was president of businesses ranging
in size from small and entrepreneurial to large, publicly
held companies. He built and directed the national entrepreneurial
services practice for Ernst & Young’s Missouri
and Kansas offices in the early 1980s and headed his own
consulting practice, Financial and Credit Consultants. He
spent 18 years working with entrepreneurs before becoming
president of the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership,
the nation’s largest foundation supporting entrepreneur
education, research and support. The Kauffman Foundation
has provided $93,000 in grants to the University of North
Dakota for entrepreneur internships, making 84 such internships
possible. He retired in 2003. His experience in running
entrepreneurial ventures and building organizations along
with his in-depth knowledge of finance, enables him to understand
fully the issues confronting entrepreneurs as they grow
Mueller continues to have strong ties to UND. From 1997
until September of 2003, he served on the advisory board
of the Center for Innovation and also served as vice chair
of the UND Center for Innovation Foundation from 2000 to
2003. He served as a board member of the UND Alumni Association
and the University of North Dakota Foundation until March
Over the last eight years, Mueller has provided personal
funds for 38 UND students to participate in entrepreneur
internships. The Mueller Entrepreneur Internships are expected
to continue to bring these professional experiences and
entrepreneurial opportunities to UND students.
In addition to his work at the Kauffman Center, Mueller
has served as a board member of the Kansas University Medical
Center Research Institute and the Agriculture Future of
America (AFA) and as a national board member of Students
in Free Enterprise (SIFE). In retirement, he continues to
serve as a national board of director member of the Service
Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). He served on the advisory
council of the Henry W. Block School of Business and Public
Administration and is a trustee for the University of Kansas
City, both part of the University of Missouri. Mueller served
as a director of three early-stage, growth companies in
the Kansas City area and as a member of the Kansas City
Minority Supplier Council board and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial
Mentoring Program board. (Kansas City Small Business Monthly)
Mueller is a member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Consultants.
He is a member of the Life Science Task Force formed by
the Kansas City Civic Council and is a past chairman of
the Missouri Technology Corporation.
Report to the
campus community on the successes of the current University
of North Dakota strategic plan
The University Planning and Budget Committee has acknowledged
the importance of documenting the successes of the current
strategic plan as we enter the early phases of development
of a new plan for UND. For each of the six primary priority
action areas of the current plan, the UPBC will report on
the major accomplishments and the major items in need of
further work. These will be made available on the strategic
planning web site and conveyed to the campus community through
the forums we will be hosting this spring and through other
media or communication such as this.
The first two priority action areas reviewed by the committee
were service and enrollment management, reported in the
March 5 issue of University Letter. Following is the report
on information technology.
Optimize the use of information technology to improve student
learning, research, and the administration of the University.
Goal One: Infrastructure
An adequately funded, coordinated information technology
to improve student learning, research, and the administration
of the University.
• The University Information Technology Council (UITC)
meets on a monthly basis and has developed into an effective
tool for providing recommendations on IT policy and IT expenditures.
• The CIO has established a CIO executive committee
consisting of the major central IT organizations, the directors
of the library, ITSS and CILT. The executive committee meets
regularly and provides initial input to and evaluation of
UND’s IT Strategic Plan.
• UITC established teaching/learning and research
as the priority use of UND’s network.
• Implemented bandwidth shaping in the resident halls
to limit traffic utilizing software for downloading copyrighted
• Purchased routing equipment and a firewall to assist
with network performance.
Wireless Internet access
• Established a campus standard for wireless, 802.11.B.
• Assisted the Odegard School in meeting standard.
• Completed wireless projects in the Chester Fritz
Library, the Student Union, College of Education, and the
College of Business and Public Administration.
• Established committee to assist in complying with
the Gramm Leach Bliley Act.
• Searching for a University security officer.
• Established sub-council on implementing H.323 video
conferencing procedures and standards.
• Established a video send and receive site in Twamley.
Student technology fee
• Modified the make up of the STF committee to fit
the new IT governance structure.
• Invested $200,000 upgrading the presentation equipment
in general purpose classrooms.
• With student government, established a procedure
for student printing, UniPrint.
Goal Two: UND provides a state-of-the-art educational
information system integrating learning, research, instruction,
and personal service resources through easy and customizable
• The UITC met with state representatives for the
ConnectND portal and discussed the potential of using the
Goal Three: The University has an up-to-date information
technology plan with continuous progress toward implementation.
IT strategic plan
• The UITC reviews and updates UND’s IT strategic
plan on an annual basis.
• A web site for the UITC web site is established
and the site provides access to planning documents written
and utilized by the UITC.
Goal Four: UND is widely recognized as a leader
in the creation and application of information technologies
to enrich and extend learning and foster research.
Online course development
• 26 online courses were developed in FY 2003. In
addition, two online degree completion programs (Information
Systems and RN to BSN) were launched in FY 2003. Also, UND
launched two asynchronous degree programs (Social Science
and General Studies).
• Upgraded Blackboard platform to an enterprise level.
Annual IT conference
• Established a conference addressing IT and teaching
and learning. The initial conference, Beyond Boundaries,
was held in September 2002. The planning committee received
over 70 presentation proposals and the conference attracted
nearly 100 participants. The 2003 conference attracted over
100 participants and the third annual Beyond Boundaries
conference will be held Sept. 23-24, 2004.
Plans for the Future
• Solidify role of the CIO in regard to other IT organizations
and the President’s Cabinet.
• Establish an information technology support council.
• Implement Student Technology Assistance Program.
• Complete initial phase of the wiring/cabling project
and advocate for funding to complete remaining phases of
• Explore the use of a single-sign.
• Work with state group to assure that Blackboard
integrates with ConnectND.
• Develop additional online courses and programs in
response to market needs.
Student technology fee
• Find efficiencies in purchasing equipment funded
by the Student Technology Fee.
• Explore alternative procedures for distributing
• Explore feasibility of establishing a University-wide
life cycle management policy.
• Establish a sub-council to examine electronic mail
service across the University.
• Establish a plan for electronic document imaging
Student entry/exit skills
• Possible base-line entry and exit skills have been
identified in consultation with Collegis (this report can
be found on the UITC web site). Use this report to establish
entry/exit skills for departments and colleges at UND.
• Establish a plan for post-implementation support
• Coordinate campus technology planning with ConnectND
project to ensure success to ConnectND information.
• Hire new security officer and assist in implementing
security policies and procedures.
will address University Council May 3
President Kupchella will address the University Council
at 4 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The University Council consists of the following who are
employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: the president,
vice presidents, registrar, director of libraries, all deans,
all department chairpersons, all full-time faculty of the
rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor,
and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant
and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank;
the director of the counseling center; professional librarians,
and such other academic personnel and administrative officers
as the council may designate. The quorum of the council
necessary for the transaction of business is 25 percent
of the council membership (or 144 of the current 576 members).
The president is the ex officio chairman, and the registrar
is the ex officio secretary. Council meetings are open to
the public, and students, staff and the general public are
invited to attend.
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), University Council secretary.
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will not meet Monday
The graduate committee will not meet Monday, March 22.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School.
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 as follows: 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
from 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
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.
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center seminar series continues
with “Zinc Deficiency and Repletion: Effects on Muscle,
Bone and Immune Systems in Growing Rats,” presented
by Carla Taylor, associate professor of human nutritional
sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. It will be held
Tuesday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center Library.
– Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
performs March 23
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear choral music at
its finest. The Concert Choir, UND’s premier choral
ensemble since 1926, will present their annual home concert
Tuesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, 319 South Fifth St., Grand Forks. The program will
include a wide variety of choral literature, including works
by Josquin Desprez, J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Anton
Bruckner, Eric Whitacre, and others. Anthony Reeves will
The home concert is the kickoff of the choir’s 2004
tour of North Dakota and Minnesota, including a concert
at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis. Admission
is $2 for students and seniors, and $5 for general admission,
with a $10 maximum per family.
– Anthony Reeves, director of choral studies.
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 Grand
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:
s Tony Buba, award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work
has 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.
s 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.
s 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.
s 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.
s 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.
s 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.
s 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 English Department.
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
s 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
— Jim McKenzie, director, Writers Conference.
set for Herman and Edgerson
The final examination for Gwyn S. Herman, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning,
is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, in Room 104, Education
Building. The dissertation title is “North Dakota
Student Teacher Performance Based on the INTASC Model Standards
and the Qualifications of Cooperating Teachers.” Margaret
Shaeffer (teaching and learning) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Nadine Edgerson, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership,
is set for 1 p.m. Friday, March 26, in Room 208, Education
Building. The dissertation title is “African American
Female Professors’ Experiences in an Historically
Black College and University Organizational Culture.”
Daniel Rice (educational leadership) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School.
“From Fine Art to Kitsch”
The Colonel Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, Edmond Hughes
Fine Arts Center, will exhibit “From Fine Art to Kitsch”
March 23 through April 1. A public reception will be held
Tuesday, March 23, from noon to 2 p.m. at the gallery.
Conceiving of the Myers Gallery as a laboratory for student
and faculty research in visual art, “From Fine Art
to Kitsch” was designed as a course project for Art
410: Art and Popular Culture. The range of artworks and
other objects exhibited coincides with topics covered in
the class. Students worked collectively with their professor,
Art Jones, to select items for inclusion and to prepare
The show explores the issue of artistic taste in relation
to “real-life” and popular culture. The intermingling
of popular culture and visual art often generates controversy
and the meaning of the word art is sometimes challenged
as a result. In addition to considering how popular culture
has influenced visual art as seen in works on paper by Andy
Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, the exhibition
examines the impact of fine art on popular culture as seen
in commercial advertisements and products that reference
famous works of art. Also included are objects by artists
who are celebrated on a popular level, but who are not revered
within the narrower professional art world. Examples of
kitsch in the show include an assortment of “pretty”
and “cute” visual images and decorative objects.
These seductive artifacts are intended to entertain, charm,
or amuse most people who frequent large discount stores
and shopping malls.
In the contemporary art world, strict boundaries between
art and kitsch are increasingly hard to define. If “bad
taste” no longer automatically disqualifies something
from being taken seriously as art, then how should today’s
viewer address the issue of artistic quality? Also, how
does the issue of artistic quality impact the education
of today’s artist – as applied, for example,
to the art program at the University? While the items on
display relate to these questions, no attempt has been made
to provide definitive answers. Perhaps the verdict is still
out. If so, it might be the role of the viewer to serve
For more information about this exhibition, call 777-2257.
– Art department.
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.
medical education north of the Arctic Circle
A medical school dean’s hour lecture is set for noon
Thursday, March 25, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School
of Medicine and Health Sciences. “Medical Education
from North of the Arctic Circle” will be presented
by Torkjel Tveita, dean of education, University of Tromsoe
Medical School, Tromsoe, Norway. Dr. Tveita will discuss
medical care and medical schools in Norway, the Norwegian
Centre for Telemedicine, hypothermia, and medical care by
and for the Sami (Laplander) people.
This presentation will be broadcast at the following sites:
SE campus room 219, IP video; SW campus conference room
B, IP video; NW campus office, IP video.
For additional information contact the Office of the Dean
or the Department of Community Medicine.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Engaged Learning Environments” is topic of teleconference
The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience
and Students in Transition teleconference, “Creating
Engaged Learning Environments for Today’s Students”
is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, noon to 2 p.m., in
the United Hospital Room, Medical School Building. The teleconference
is sponsored by student outreach services, career services,
and TRIO Programs.
Are your students disengaged academically? Is there a disconnect
between teaching and learning? As educators, these questions
are at the heart of our personal mission promoting student
success in the classroom. As our student population changes,
research has shown that innovative instructional strategies
are crucial in helping students succeed. This teleconference
focuses on proven pedagogies that work in the classroom.
Recognizing that change may be difficult, our panel of experts
discusses strategies for securing broad-based institutional
support. As they offer examples of good practice, they also
explore the role assessment plays when student learning
is the intended outcome.
– Joan Jorde, TRIO Programs.
is March 26
David Ufnar from the University of Southern Mississippi
will present the next LEEPS lecture Friday, March 26.
At noon in 100 Leonard Hall, he will discuss “Holocene
Landscape Evolution of Southeast Mississipppi.” At
3 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall, he will consider “Mass
Balance Modeling of the Mid-Cretaceous Hydrologic Cycle
in North America.”
The geology and geological engineering Leading Edge of Earth
and Planetary Science (LEEPS) lecture program brings nationally
and internationally known scientists and others to UND to
give talks on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures
cover a wide range of topics, including academic science,
applied engineering, and environmental issues of current
For more information, contact Richard Josephs at 777-2131.
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.
discuss faculty-directed study abroad
The office of international programs will host a faculty-directed
study abroad information session for faculty Friday, March
26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the International Centre,
2908 University Ave. Lunch will be provided.
Topics to be explored by our panel of “experts”
are:? Logistics: when, where, who, what, and how.
? Advertising and recruiting.
? University regulations (insurance, ISIC cards, registration,
? The role of international programs.
If interested, please respond by Wednesday, March 24, by
e-mail to Study.Abroad@mail.und.nodak.edu.
— Ray Lagasse, assistant director for education abroad.
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.
Forum will focus
on powwow tradition
The final event in “The American Indian Experience”
series is a community forum, Thursday, April 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Brian Gilley, assistant
professor of Indian studies, and Russ McDonald, associate
research director of the National Resource Center on Native
American Aging at UND, both of whom will be involved in
the UNDIA powwow on April 2-4 at the Hyslop Sports Center,
will explain the role of tradition in modern powwows. Dancers
and musicians will perform and explain the significance
of various aspects of the powwow and of American Indian
More information about the events and the availability of
the Starita book is available at www.conted.und.edu/AIE.
35th annual powwow
set for April 2-4
The UND Indian Association will hold the 35th annual UNDIA
Powwow and Time Out Wacipi Friday through Sunday, April
2-4, at the Hyslop Sports Center.
Following is information about powwows written by Paul
Boswell, director of multicultural student services, NDSU.
The American Indian celebration known as the powwow is the
most enduring, large-scale gathering of people in North
America. The powwow predates the appearance of white settlers
in this region and even predates the arrival of Christopher
The American Indian powwow is loud, colorful, and alive.
Dressed in gorgeous regalia, female and male dancers of
all ages are in constant motion, moving in a broad circle
around the arena. Seated around their drums, drummers pound
out thunderous beats and their soaring vocals are relentless
Is it possible to attend a powwow and not be overwhelmed
by the sights and sounds, emotionally charged, and captivated
by this celebration of the human spirit? If you have never
before attended a powwow, the experience is awesome, extraordinary,
As you walk into the arena, you are caught up in the spectacle.
The beating of your own heart seems in synchronization with
the drum beat. Dancers range from toddlers and teens to
parents and elders. When you see the line of dancers flowing
dreamlike around the center of the arena, you wish you were
one of them.
The presence of people from all walks of life brought together
for this ethnic festival shows that human beings can get
along, become friends, and love one another. At powwows
in this region, there are perhaps as many non-Indians as
Indians in the audience. Isn’t that how it should
It is somewhat of a miracle that American Indians have
not only overcome historical trials and tribulations, but
they are as brave, robust, and proud as ever. With each
and every powwow held here or elsewhere in the United States,
American Indian people are issuing a bold reminder that
not only do they still exist but their ageless traditions
remain moving, vibrant, and powerful.
Admission is $5 a day, $8 for the weekend, and free for
those 65 and over or 6 years and younger. For UND students,
daily admission is $1, and $3 for the weekend, with student
For more information, contact the UND Indian Association
Started program set for April 3
Student academic services will hold the transfer student
“Getting Started” program Saturday, April 3,
second floor, Memorial Union. Transfer Getting Started is
a program to which new transfer students, admitted for the
fall 2004 semester, are invited to come to campus for advisement
If you would like more details about the program, please
– Angie Carpenter, academic advisor, student academic
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; attendees do not have to be involved in aviation.
Registration is not required but is recommended. To make
reservations please call Suezette Rene Bieri at 777-4856
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
offer Easter brunch
The UND 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.
on fundamentals of human subject research compliance
The institutional review board will host PRIM&R’s
(Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research) “IRB
101 On the Road” Thursday and Friday, April 15 and
16, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Grand Forks.
IRB 101 is a training course designed to provide IRB members,
administrators, chairs, clinical investigators, researchers
and research support staff with a basic knowledge of the
fundamentals of IRB review and regulations. The course features
three integral sections: a discussion of the history of
the IRB system; a description of the ethical principles
underlying the conduct of human subjects research; and an
overview of the federal regulations governing IRB operations,
including an interactive session involving relevant case
studies. The first day of the workshop will focus on biomedical
research and the second day will be tailored to social behavioral
By attending one or both days of the conference, researchers
will fulfill their UND IRB educational requirements for
the next three years. If you would like additional information
on the IRB 101 training course, please contact Renee Carlson,
IRB coordinator, at 777-4079 or e-mail email@example.com.
The UND IRB will pay the registration fee for all UND personnel
who wish to attend the conference, but participants must
formally register. (The usual cost per participant is $150
per day.) Continuing Education Units, .75 CEU/day, can be
earned by attending the conference. Deadline for registration
is Friday, March 26, and space is limited.
— John Madden, chair, institutional review board.
U2 lists workshops
Below are U2 workshops for March 30 through April 8. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in April and May.
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
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 and 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 August 23. Presenters: Sommer Bjerknes and Lisa Burger.
HTML, Creating a Web Page Using HTML: April 5 and 7, 9
to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. (five hours total). Learn
how to create a web page with hyper-text, markup language,
graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Defensive Driving: April 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211
Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state
fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles
on a regular (monthly) basis, 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: Jason Uhlir.
A Woman’s Money, A Woman’s Future: April 6,
4 to 6 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center, or April 7, 10
a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This presentation
targets women’s issues through four “life-stages”
and highlights why planning is critical. Topics include
the importance of participating in an employer plan, taking
advantage of tax-deferred investing, choosing appropriate
investments products, things to consider if suddenly single,
and how to leave a legacy to heirs. Presenter: Molly Melanson,
Social Security Pre-Retirement Seminar: April 7, 2:30 to
4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Information
concerning Social Security and Medicare Programs will be
presented. Presenter: Howard Kossover, public affairs specialist
of the regional Social Security Administration office.
Finding Funding, How to Use The Community of Science Search
Engine and More: April 8, 9 to 11 a.m., or April 26, 2 to
4 p.m., 361 Upson II Hall. Nearly one year ago, UND moved
from using Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)
to the Community of Science (COS), giving faculty and staff
more extensive search capabilities, as well as a variety
of other services. For many years, ORPD staff selected representative
samples of funding opportunities from a variety of academic
areas and published them in the University Letter. However,
the number of funding opportunities that are available greatly
exceeds the number printed weekly in the University Letter.
ORPD is concerned that faculty seeking research opportunities
may miss them simply because they do not see something of
interest in the University Letter. Consequently, as of July
1, 2004, ORPD will no longer list funding opportunities
in the University Letter, but rather will encourage faculty
and staff to register with COS. This workshop will show
faculty and staff how to use some of the Community of Science’s
• COS Expertise, the database of detailed, first
person profiles of more than 480,000 research professionals
• COS Funding Opportunities, the largest source of
grant information on the Web
• COS Funding Alert, which will e-mail members once
a week with relevant, new, and update funding opportunities.
All of the above services can be accessed using your COS
Workbench, a customized internet work area based on details
that you provide in your COS Expertise profile. Presenter:
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
within the University.
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named to study issues surrounding UND Family Practice Center
A nine-member advisory committee has been named to study
and help resolve issues surrounding the management and organizational
structure of the Family Practice Center in Grand Forks.
The committee will be chaired by Bob Peabody, chair of
the Altru Health System board of directors. Its members
are: Eric Bakke, Altru family physician and chair of Altru’s
family medicine department; Randy Eken, associate dean for
finance and administration at the medical school; Bob Gallager,
UND vice president for finance and operations; Greg Gerloff,
chief executive officer of Altru Health System; Greg Greek,
director of the UND family medicine residency program; Kim
Konzak-Jones, associate director of the UND family medicine
residency program; Casey Ryan, president of Altru Health
System, and H. David Wilson, dean of the UND medical school
and vice president for health affairs at UND.
The committee has been charged to review the administrative
processes and financial management of the program and the
center. The group will make recommendations and advise Wilson,
based on their findings. The issues which led to the current
situation are numerous and complex, Wilson said.
Formation of the committee came about March 11 as a result
of talks between Wilson, President Charles Kupchella, members
of Altru Health System board of directors, and representatives
of the UND family medicine residency program in Grand Forks.
A three-year program of education and training for medical
school graduates who wish to become certified in family
medicine is conducted at the UND Family Practice Center.
Sixteen residents are in training at the center. The UND
medical school also offers family medicine residency training
in Minot and Bismarck.
“We have a high-quality residency program in family
medicine which has produced excellent family physicians
for North Dakota and the region. The Grand Forks physician-faculty
members are excellent doctors and experienced teachers,”
Wilson said. “We have an excellent group of residents
in training, and we look forward to welcoming an equally
talented group to arrive in July. We have dedicated personnel
who support their training and health care services for
“We are committed to rebuilding a climate of collegiality,
professionalism and mutual respect so that we can continue
to provide a strong program of education and patient care.”
Further, he said, “I believe this committee will
allow us to improve communication, focus objectively on
the issues and work together to find the most effective
solutions for the benefit of family medicine program, and
ultimately for the people of the state of North Dakota.”
elected student body president
Jordan Schuetzle and Christina Sambor were elected student
body president and vice president March 10. They received
Senators elected were: Matt Anderson, College of Arts and
Sciences; Andrew Henderson, College of Business and Public
Administration; Will Kusler, College of Education and Human
Development; Suzanne Knudson, College of Nursing; Chris
Gunn, Graduate School; Justin Hagel or Matt Myrick, Honors
(received equal votes; matter will go before judicial branch);
Robert Haskins, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences;
Jennifer LaPointe, School of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Kerry Kotrba, School of Engineering and Mines; Danile El
DeWeek, School of Law; Aaron Flynn, Chris Cooper, Kelly
Stoler, Marcus Urlaub, Matt Remfert, Mike Nowacki, Ryan
Rauschenberger, Off-Campus; Brandon Koeser, Nate Martindale,
Chris Braden, Residence Halls; Eric Trueblood, Greek Housing;
Garry LaPointe, University Apartments; Whitney Beck, Undeclared
dates, times available on ALFI
Student registration dates and times are now available
on phone ALFI by calling 777-3693 or by going to web ALFI
at www.und.edu/dept/registrar. Registration via ALFI for
the 2004 summer term will begin Friday, April 2, and run
through Wednesday, May 19; registration for the fall term
will begin on April 2 and run through Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Students may register and drop/add classes by calling phone
ALFI at 777-3693 or by going to web ALFI at www.und.edu/dept/registrar
on or after their appointed times. Students who have proper
signatures for registration actions not permitted by ALFI
may add these courses at the Office of the Registrar during
normal office hours on or after their assigned registration
time, which will be available on ALFI Monday, March 15.
— Nancy Krogh, registrar.
class schedule available online
The time schedule of classes for summer and fall 2004 is
now available online at www.und.edu. Students may now find
out their date and time of registration by going to web
ALFI at www.und.edu/dept/registrar or by calling phone ALFI
The printed version of the summer and fall 2004 time schedules
used by departments for advising purposes will be available
for pickup in the reception area of the registrar’s
office beginning Monday, March 22, at 1 p.m.
The last day to drop a full-term class or withdraw from
school for the spring (043) semester is Friday, April 2.
Students must fill out a registration action card or withdrawal
form at the registrar’s office on the second floor
of Twamley Hall.
If you have questions, please call 777-2712.
– Nancy Krogh, registrar.
for ConnectND campus training
A committee headed by Peggy Lucke, associate vice president
for finance and operations, is organizing a schedule of
activities to train UND personnel in the use of the new
ConnectND systems. Others on the group include Dave Vorland
and Jan Orvik, University Relations; Rose Keeley and Maria
Saucedo, Information Technology Systems and Services; Galen
Cariveau, Work Force Development Office; and Judy Streifel
Reller, University within the University (U2).
This important training will be of the “just-in-time”
variety, not unusual in these kinds of situations since
the new system is still in the testing phase and not all
of the answers are yet in. A consultant is working with
the North Dakota University System to develop documentation
and training materials, which UND hopes to use or to adapt
to its local needs (UND is also taking a close look at “best
practices” on other campuses that have converted to
PeopleSoft, and is collaborating with North Dakota State
University on training matters). The UND training will involve
several kinds of specifically identified users, minimally
(1) “power users” in the offices most directly
affected (i.e., business office, financial aid office, etc.);
(2) key individuals who must interact frequently with the
power users (such as supervisors and departmental administrative
assistants); and (3) occasional users (students, faculty).
After the training sessions later this spring (attendance
is likely to be mandatory for critical staff), UND will
implement a process for bringing new employees up to speed
whenever turnover occurs.
What to do in the meantime? Some training opportunities
already exist on such topics as getting to know the Microsoft
software (Excel, for example) and PeopleSoft navigation
skills needed to fully utilize ConnectND.
For more information about training, go to http://www.und.edu/dept/cndtrain/
and http://www.conted.und.edu/U2. Employees, especially
those who will be most impacted during the initial implementation,
are encouraged to watch the University Letter for information
about new developments, and to regularly visit both UND’s
ConnectND site and the overall project site. Those can be
found at http://www.und.edu/cnd/ and http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/.
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.
Students play active roles in ConnectND
Following is an article by Amy Richter, an NDSU student
As the student member of the NDUS executive steering committee,
I’m involved in many aspects of the ConnectND project.
The success of this massive change in administrative computer
systems is dependent upon student, faculty and staff collaboration.
Students have a voice in these systems by participating
on campus implementation teams.
While financial and human resource management components
are also included in ConnectND, student functionality and
benefits are significant. With the new web-based software,
students will see a big difference in how they register,
get permission for classes, pay bills, deal with financial
aid and obtain transcripts. Rather than going to an office
across campus, students can take care of everything through
their system login.
Students will be able to see their full unofficial transcript
online rather than going through ALFI. Students will also
be required to get new identification numbers and ID cards.
ConnectND will also accommodate more users at a time. We
students know how hard it is currently to get on to the
system at the beginning of the semester.
Instead of filling out paperwork to accept or decline financial
aid, students will be able to complete that process through
their system login. They will also see their past and current
financial aid statements and eventually pay tuition online.
Over the past year, major components of the ConnectND system
were implemented on two campuses, Mayville State University
and Valley City State University, as well as in the North
Dakota University System Office in Bismarck. These two schools
were chosen as pilot campuses for the system to essentially
have a “test run” prior to being implemented
on the remaining nine NDUS campuses.
The pilots have worked through many of the bumps, making
the transition to the ConnectND system smoother for the
other nine campuses. But, as with any new computer system,
every part will not run perfectly right away. Each campus
is different and will have unique needs and problems when
the system goes live. The project teams recently sought
student assistance in alleviating staffing crunches by hiring
two student interns to work on the continued configuration
of the system.
This summer, major portions of ConnectND will be implemented
across the remaining nine campuses. Students should take
advantage of opportunities to see the system as more demonstrations
and training sessions are conducted.
Students currently pay a ConnectND fee of $36 per semester,
last year paid $42 per semester and next year will pay $63
per semester. As the project moves forward, there are several
functionalities – such as housing, parking, facilities
management and cost of new ID cards – that weren’t
included in the initial project but will now be implemented.
Those use a significant portion of the student fee increase.
Students wanting more information can contact me, Amy.Richter@ndsu.nodak.edu,
or their local campus implementation team student representative,
or visit the ConnectND web site at www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
— Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.
New faculty scholar
The Senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC) is pleased
to announce that the following new faculty scholar awards
of $5,000 each have been made. There were 17 applications
for this award; the total amount requested was $82,868.07.
These awards provide support for research and creative activity
of assistant professors who have completed less than three
years at UND. Criteria used to review applications included
excellence of the application, potential national prominence
of the applicant, and potential for future external funding,
Matthew Cavalli (mechanical engineering), “Impregnation
of Catalyst Particles into Pollution Control Filters by
Mechanical Milling”; Ewan Delbridge (chemistry), “The
Synthesis and Characterization of Lanthanide Catalysts for
Use in the Polymerization of New Generation (Bio-Friendly)
Polymers-Polylactide”; Rodney Hanley (Earth Systems
Science Institute), “Predicting the Spread and Outbreak
of West Nile Virus in North America: An Early Warning System
Based on Ecological Niche Modeling”; Anne Kelsch (history),
“Social Construction in the Wilderness: A Study of
Identity in the British Fur Trade”; Jun Liu (computer
science), “On Point-Wise Serialization of Events in
Distributed Environments”; Marcia Mikulak (anthropology),
“Historical Racism and Collaborative Civil Rights
Curriculum Building: University Students and Street Children
in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil”; Elizabeth
Scharf (anthropology), “Determining the Relative Impacts
of Human Population and Climate Change in the Southeast
U.S. Is There a Preserved Long-Term Record of Environmental
Change in the Mississippi and Yazoo River Basins?”;
Marcellin Zahui (mechanical engineering) and David Delene
(atmospheric sciences), “Development of an Acoustic
Cloud Condensation Nuclei Counter.”
— James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly
research professors named
The following members of the graduate faculty have been
appointed to summer graduate research professorships for
2004: Eric Burin (history), Sandra Donaldson (English),
Emanuel Grant (computer science), Victoria Holden (communication),
Ronald Marsh (computer science), Darrin Muggli (chemical
engineering), Isaac Schlosser (biology), Kara Wettersten
(counseling psychology). They will pursue research activities
and work closely with graduate advisees during the 2004
– Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School.
research awardees announced
North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research (ND EPSCoR) is pleased to announce the winners
of the summer 2004 Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards
AURA provides undergraduate students the opportunity to
participate in faculty-mentored research projects at the
University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University.
The UND campus award winners, their hometowns and the mentors
are: Amanda Moen, Nekoma, N.D., Sally Pyle, biology; Jennifer
Carlson, Fargo, Bryon Grove, anatomy and cell biology; Jenny
Guido, Grand Forks, Sally Pyle, biology; Heather Jorissen,
Valley City, James Porter, pharmacology, physiology and
therapeutics; Chadwick Larson, Valley City, Matthew Picklo,
pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Stephanie Herner,
Mandan, Garl Rieke, anatomy and cell biology; Joseph Guido,
Grand Forks, Michael Mann, chemical engineering; Catherine
Woell, Enderlin, N.D., Peter Meberg, biology; Nicole Hubbard,
Fargo, Rick Sweitzer, biology; and William Swearson, Towner,
N.D., Timothy Young, pysics.
The awards, which are competitive, provide up to $2,800
for summer research and are made directly to students from
the sciences, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. Student
applications are ranked by a faculty review committee. North
Dakota residents and students enrolled at North Dakota University
System institutions are eligible.
For AURA program information, visit the EPSCoR web page
at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu or contact David Givers at (701)
The AURA program has grown from a three-student pilot program
in 1987 to an average of 20 students per year at the two
research universities. A total of 326 undergraduates from
an applicant pool of 646 have received these awards. The
average GPA of an AURA awardee is 3.68.
ND EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed
to improve the ability of university researchers to compete
more effectively for federal, regional and private research
grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
— David Givers, interim co-project director, ND EPSCoR,
for Meritorious Service, UND Proud Awards
The University of North Dakota will present 10 Meritorious
Service Awards of $1,000 each to staff employees, as well
as the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award of $1,000.
The Meritorious Service Awards will be given to employees
in each of five major groups. These groups and the number
of awards presented are: executive/administrative/professional
(three); technical/paraprofessional (one); office (three);
crafts/trades (one); and services (two). The Ken and Toby
Baker UND Proud Award may be given to an employee from any
of the groups.
Eligible employees are those employed on a regular basis
who are not in a probationary period. Those not eligible
for consideration include the president, vice presidents,
deans, associate and assistant deans, teaching and research
faculty, the director of human resources, and award winners
from the previous seven years.
All members of the University community are encouraged to
nominate eligible employees by Wednesday, April 14. Nomination
forms are available from human resources, 313 Twamley Hall,
or electronically from the human resources web site at www.humanresources.und.edu.
The awards will be presented during the annual recognition
ceremony for staff personnel, Tuesday, May 11.
Please direct any questions concerning this program to
human resources at 777-4361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Diane Nelson, director, human resources.
extra summer brochures
Departments and offices that still have copies of the Summer
2004 Preliminary Course Listings brochure are asked to forward
those to the summer sessions office for redistribution.
Please send your extra copies to Box 8375, or 304 Twamley
Hall. I really appreciate your help.
– Stacie Varnson, summer sessions.
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
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 Office, at 777-4423.
sought for Patty Campoverde
Patty Campoverde, program assistant for the Division of
Continuing Education, is in need of donated leave. If you
wish to donate any of your sick leave or annual leave to
her, please complete the donation of leave form (available
at www.und.edu/org/hr under “forms”) and send
it to Pam Walters, Division of Continuing Education, Box
9021, or call 777-6481.
– Continuing education.
Take the “5+5”
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate
in a 5 + 5 challenge for National Nutrition Month. The 5
+ 5 challenge is a campaign to encourage people to strive
to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a
day and to participate in at least 30 minutes of physical
activity five or more days a week. UND is offering a one-week
challenge to kick start healthy habits and a six-week community
challenge is also being offered through the greater Grand
Forks 5+5 Coalition.
The one-week UND 5+5 challenge will run from Monday, March
29, through Sunday, April 4. Pick up your personal log by
Friday, March 26, at the student health promotion office
in the Memorial Union or at the wellness center. Packets
may also be picked up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the
following locations: Wilkerson Hall on Monday, March 22;
Gamble Hall on Tuesday, March 23; and the Memorial Union
on Wednesday, March 24. Free orange juice and nutrition
resources will also be available at the outreach sites,
so come and learn more about healthy eating. Packets for
the six-week community challenge will also be available
at these locations.
Those who complete the UND 5+5 challenge and drop off their
logbooks by April 12 will be eligible for prizes that include
a $50 gift certificate at Scheel’s Sports, two personal
training sessions at the wellness center, fruit baskets,
and exercise equipment. Completed logs may be turned in
at the student health promotion office in the Memorial Union
or the wellness center in Hyslop Sports Center. The UND
5+5 challenge is sponsored by student health services, dining
services, wellness center, and the healthy UND physical
wellness subcommittee. The community challenge is sponsored
by the 5+5 Coalition led by NDSU Extension and Grand Forks
Public Health. For more information call the student health
promotion office at 777-2097.
– Student health promotion office.
for smoking cessation
The North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System recently
received a grant to help state employees and their dependents
age 18 and older quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Grand
Forks Public Health is our local provider for these services.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve tried and failed
before; you can kick the habit! If you would like to learn
more please call Twyla Streibel at 787-8122.
– Laurie Betting, wellness director.
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committee awards grants
The Senate scholarly activities committee received 11 research
and creative activity grant applications, requesting a tota1
of $23,843, and one publication application requesting $1,000
in response to the February call for proposals. The following
awards were made at the committee meeting Feb.26:
Research and creative activity awards
April Bradley, (psychology); $2,500, “Factors Related
to the Use and Disuse of Services for Victims of Sexual
Assault”; Sergio Gallo (music); $2,500, two compact
disc recordings: Sergio Gallo Plays Schumann, Vol. 1 and
Sergio Gallo Plays Debussy, Chopin, Liszt, Sousa Lima and
Rachmaninoff; Luke Huang (technology), $2,500, “A
Pilot Study for a Prototype Robot Positioning System in
a Predefined Area”; Richard Josephs (geology and geological
engineering), $2,500, “Micromorphological Investigations
at Two Buried Prehistoric Sites in Coastal Labrador, Canada”;
Alan King, (psychology), $1,250, “Laboratory-Induced
Aggression Among Participants with and without a History
of Alcohol-Related Aggression”; Melinda Leach (anthropology),
$2,400, “Analysis of Archaeological Textiles from
Desert Caves in Nevada”; Elizabeth Rheude (music),
$2,085, Monologs: Unaccompanied Clarinet Solos, a compact
disc recording of seven compositions to be published by
Capstone Records, Inc., and distributed by Albany Records,
Inc.; Paul Sum (political science and public administration),
$2,500, “Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, Post-Election
Survey of Romania, 2004.”
Kim Fink (art), $1,000, financial assistance in producing
an enclosure for published collection of regional fine art
— James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly
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 North Dakota 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 University
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 University 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
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.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
nisms underlying development of neurofibromatosis (NF) and
related diseases; make improvement over today’s approach
to diagnosis and treatment of NF1, NF2, and/or Schwannomatosis;
and enhance quality of life for persons with the disease.
Deadline: 5/4/04. Contact: U.S. Army Medical Research and
Materiel Command, 301-619-7079; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Investigator-Initiated Research Proposals–Support
for basic and clinically oriented research to: provide insight
into molecular mecha
New Investigator Awards–Support for investigators
in the early phases of their careers or those new to neurofibromatosis
(NF) research who have little or no preliminary data in
NF. Deadline and Contact: See above.
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Programs (TSCRP) -
Idea Development Awards–Support for research directed
toward a better understanding of the role and function of
proteins produced by TSC1 and TSC2 tumor suppressor genes.
Innovative research directed toward improved prevention,
diagnosis, and/or treatment of tuberous sclerosis is encouraged.
Deadline and Contact: See above or http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/04tsrp.htm.
FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)
International Studies in Health and Economic Development
(ISHED) (TW-04-003)–Support for projects examining
effects of health on microeconomic agents (individuals,
households and enterprises) and aggregate growth, and how
health finance and delivery systems are a source of variation
in health outcomes. Contact: Rachel Nugent, 301-496-8733;
Revised Deadline: 4/21/04.
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Chair Awards– Support
to study Canada in the U.S. or the U.S. in Canada, and for
research in a broad range of subjects pertaining to the
relationship between Canada and the U.S. Deadlines: 5/1/04
(Americans); 11/15/04 (Canadians). Contact: Council for
International Exchange of Scholars, 202-686-6245; email@example.com;
FRAXA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships support research
aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome.
Contact: Katherine Clapp, 978-462-1866; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.fraxa.org/html/. Deadline: 5/1/04.
INDIEFEST INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AND MARKET
Call for Entries: Film–Support for the best independent
films and videos, a screenwriting competition, and the world’s
first truly independent film and script market. Deadline:
5/1/04. Contact: Jennifer Alan, 773-665-7600; email@example.com;
MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT (MPP)
Marijuana Research–Support for objective, publishable,
scientifically rigorous research on marijuana and marijuana
policy. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/1/05. Contact: Marijuana
Policy Project, 202-462-5747; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.mpp.org/grants/index.html.
MUSSER FUND, LAURA JANE
Intercultural Harmony Program–Support for projects
that promote intercultural understanding. Projects must
be focused on more than one culture, and should build tolerance,
understanding and, if possible, friendship among people
of various backgrounds. Deadline: 5/1/04. Contact: Judith
K. Healey, email@example.com; http://www.musserfund.org/intercultural_harmony.htm.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral and Population Sciences
Career Development Award—Support for career development
of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their
research on cancer prevention, control, behavioral and the
population sciences. Contact: Lester S. Gorelic, 301-496-8580;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Clinical Cancer Therapy and Prevention Research–Support
for translational, clinical, therapeutic, and preventive
studies/trials of neoplastic diseases in humans. Clinical
researchers are encouraged to collaborate with basic scientists
to translate insights in cancer biology and development
of new anti-cancer agents into innovative cancer intervention
studies/trials. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact:
Roy Wu, 301-496-8866; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-046.html.
Transition Career Development Award—Funding to facilitate
transition of investigators from the mentored stage of career
development in academic cancer research to the independent
stage; i.e., postdoctoral individuals or investigators within
the first 2 years of their first independent cancer research
position. Contact: David Eckstein, 301-496-8580; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)
Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research
in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge
or the general public’s understanding of the humanities.
Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs
on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological
site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly
tools. Junior scholars may apply for: Humanities and Healthcare
Projects exploring subjects such as the history of healthcare
and public health, medical ethics, disability studies, and
interdisciplinary approaches to health-related humanities
topics (joint support from NEH and the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality); or Research in the Library of Congress
Research projects in the humanities or social sciences that
draw on collections of the Library of Congress (LOC) (joint
support by LOC and NEH). We the People–Funding to
explore significant events and themes in U.S. history and
culture and advance knowledge of principles that define
America. Deadline: 5/1/04. Contact: Division of Research
Programs, 202-606-8200; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.neh.fed.us/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html.
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
for the Humanities, 202-606-8200; email@example.com; http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html.
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
cover a variety of activities, including contributing to
scholarly knowledge, advancing teaching, or contributing
to the general public’s understanding of the humanities.
Deadline: 5/1/04. Contact: National Endowment
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Endometrial Cell Function—Support for basic pre-clinical
research to enhance understanding of etiology, and improve
treatment and prevention of endometriosis, with special
emphasis on studies of cellular and molecular aspects of
endometrial cell functions and their regulatory mechanisms.
Contact: Koji Yoshinaga, 301-496-6515; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Health Disparities in NIDDKD Diseases—Support for
research to understand and mitigate issues of health disparities
in high priority diseases within NIDDKD’s scope, including
diabetes, obesity, nutrition-related disorders, hepatitis
C, gallbladder disease, H. Pylori infection, sickle cell
disease, kidney diseases, and metabolic, gastrointestinal,
hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV.
Contact: Myrlene Staten, 301-402-7886; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-074.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Research Grants for Studies of Hepatitis C in the Setting
of Renal Disease—Support for basic and clinical research
to better understand the pathogenesis, natural history,
therapy and prevention of hepatitis C in the setting of
renal disease or renal transplantation. Contact: Catherine
M. Meyers, 301-594-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-043.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Assay Proposals for the NINDS High Throughput Drug Screening
Service Facility–Support for neurodegeneration-related
assays to be adapted and screened at the HTS facility. Deadlines:
4/2/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Jill Heemskerk, 301-496-1779; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Applications for Intervention Studies on Effects of Androgens
in Older Men–Support for research on testosterone
therapy in older men. Deadlines: TBD. Contact: Joanna Badinelli,
301-435-3046; BadinelJ@nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AG-04-004.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Alcohol Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Resource-Poor Societies—Funding
for multidisciplinary cross-national and international research
on the intersection of alcohol consumption and the HIV epidemic.
Contact: Mike Hilton, 301-402-9402; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Pharmacotherapy for Comorbid Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders—Support
for research on pharmacological treatment for patients with
alcohol use disorder (AUD) and a comorbid substance use
disorder (SUD; may include abuse/dependence of heroin, prescription
narcotics, cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants,
hallucinogens, sedative hypnotics, marijuana, and other
substances of abuse). Contact: Charlene E. Le Fauve, 301-402-9401;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Research Education Grants in Drug Abuse and Addiction—Support
for development of drug addiction researchers through creative
and innovative educational programs, especially programs
focussed on preparing researchers in cross-disciplinary
integration and/or translational research of neuroscience,
basic behavioral, prevention, clinical, treatment, and services
research. Of particular interest are educational experiences
that will attract, train, and further career development
of physician scientists and other clinical professionals,
underrepresented minority scientists, and adolescent, pediatric
and geriatric researchers interested in pursuing research
relevant to the mission of NIDA. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04,
2/1/05. Contact: Suman A. Rao, 301-443-6071; Srao@mail.nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Alcohol Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Resource-Poor Societies–Support
for cross-national and international multidisciplinary research
on the intersection of alcohol consumption and the HIV epidemic.
Established researchers are urged to recruit new, domestic
and foreign researchers to work on their projects. Contact:
Mike Hilton, 301-402-9402; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-048.html.
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Basic Sciences Program (SBIR/STTR)–Support for basic
and applied research on the causes, diagnosis, and prevention
of HIV and AIDS. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact:
Carl Dieffenbach, 301-496-0637; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.
Bioengineering Research Partnerships–Support for
basic, applied, and translational multidisciplinary research
that addresses important biological or medical research
problems. Contact: Richard E. Swaja, 301-451-4779; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 6/20/04, 11/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/20/04,
Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of
Mental Disorders and AIDS (CSMD)—Support for collaborative
intervention trials and other clinical and services studies
at two or more sites. Contact: Bruce B. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728;
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04.
Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy–Support for
research on fundamental biochemical or pathogenic mechanisms
the metabolic complications associated with HIV-disease
and antiretroviral therapy. Contact: Barbara Laughon, 301-402-2304;
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Economic Evaluation of Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention
Services for HIV/AIDS–Support for research on the
economics of HIV/AIDS
services utilized in conjunction with drug abuse treatment
or prevention services. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Contact: William S. Cartwright, 301-443-4060; WC34B@NIH.GOV;
Enrolling Women and Minorities in HIV/AIDS Research Trials–Support
to study innovative strategies for enrolling women and racial
or ethnic minorities into HIV/AIDS clinical research trials.
Contact: Matthew Murguia, 301-435-7164; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Glial Cell Inflammatory Mechanisms of HIV-1 Induced Cell
Injury in the Nervous System–Funding for research
into the role of neuroinflammation in the initiation and
expansion of cellular injury and death in the context of
HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system (CNS). Deadlines:
5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431;
HIV/AIDS, Severe Mental Illness, and Homelessness–Support
for studies on persons with severe mental problems or homeless
persons with special attention to development, implementation,
and evaluation of effective HIV-prevention interventions
and their dissemination and translation to community and
public health service organizations. Deadlines: 5/1/04,
9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: David M. Stoff, 301-443-4625; email@example.com;
HIV Therapeutics: Targeting Research Gaps–Support
for studies in specific areas identified as underexplored
in current HIV therapeutics research, including discovery
and validation of viral and cellular targets for which no
Food and Drug Administration-approved therapeutic agents
exist. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Sandra
Bridges, 301-496-8198; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-146.html.
Innovation Grant Program: Approaches in HIV Vaccine Research–Support
for innovative, novel, prophylactic vaccine research projects
that may be high risk/high impact, and that exhibit potential
to advance AIDS prophylactic vaccine design or evaluation.
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Jon Warren,
301-402-0633; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-082.html.
Innovation Grants for AIDS Research–Support for studies
to bring new, scientifically challenging, untested ideas
into AIDS research. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact:
Nabila M. Wassef, 301-435-3751; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-020.html.
Inter-Institute Program for Development of AIDS-Related
Therapeutics–Support for programs to help AIDS researchers
facilitate preclinical development of therapies for treatment
of HIV disease, AIDS-associated malignancies, opportunistic
infections, and tuberculosis associated with AIDS; and microbicide-based
prevention strategies for HIV. Contact: IIP Coordinator,
301-496-8720; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-022.html.
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 11/1/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/04, 12/1/04
Liver and Pancreatic Disease in HIV Infection–Support
for clinical and basic research focussed on pathogenesis
and therapeutics of the liver and pancreatic disease associated
with coinfections in patients with HIV infection or metabolic
complications associated with treatment of HIV infection.
Deadline: 5/1/04. Contact: Frank Hamilton, 301-594-8877;
Molecular Epidemiology of Cancers Associated with Acquired
Immunodeficiency–Support for interdisciplinary studies
to better understand the molecular epidemiology and role
of cofactors in the etiology and pathogenesis of preneoplastic
conditions and cancers occurring among persons infected
with the human immunodeficiency virus, specifically those
cancers associated with viruses such as human papillomavirus,
Epstein Barr virus, human herpes virus 8/Kaposi sarcoma
associated herpes virus, and hepatitis viruses B and C.
Contact: Vaurice Starks, 301-402-9375; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-024.html.
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
NINDS/NIMH Mentored Research Career Development Awards
in AIDS Research–Support for research and career development
of individuals with a commitment to research in the area
of neuroAIDS, either in one of the basic sciences relevant
to neuroAIDS or in clinically oriented research. Contact:
Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-086.html.
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Nutrition and Development, Treatment, and Prevention of
HIV Disease in Women, Infants, and Children–Support
for preclinical or clinical, biomedical, or behavioral research
on nutritional factors and HIV transmission; nutritional
requirements for optimal growth, development, and maintenance
of health; impact of HIV infection on breastfeeding; interactions
between antiretroviral therapies, diet, nutrition, and health;
nutritional assessment methodologies; and specific functional
biomarkers of outcome related to the nutrition/HIV relationship.
Contact: Jack Moye, .301-496-7350; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-163.html.
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05.
Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS–Support for research
to identify and characterize the role of alcohol, drinking
behaviors, and drinking environments in epidemiology and
natural history, pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and
control of HIV/AIDS. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04. Contact:
Kendall Bryant, 301-402-9389; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-039.html.
Research on HIV/STD Prevention Messages–Support to
examine interrelationships among various attributes of communication
about HIV risk and prevention, and consequences of communication
for individuals, groups, and populations; or to study how
people consume, understand, retain, and use or act upon
information about HIV risk and prevention. Deadlines: 5/1/04,
9/1/04. Contact: Susan Newcomer, 301-435-6981; Snewcomer@nih.gov;
Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol and HIV/AIDS Data
Sets–Support for studying the relationship between
alcohol use, engagement in high-risk sexual behaviors, and
exposure to HIV infection; or the contribution of alcohol
use toward progression of HIV/AIDS. Dead
lines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Michael Hilton, 301-402-9402;
Statistical Methods in HIV/AIDS Research–Support
for development of original statistical methods to advance
understanding, treatment, and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Deadlines:
5/1/04, 9/1/04. Contact: Misrak Gezmu, 301-435-3722; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Therapeutics Research on AIDS-Associated Opportunistic
Infections and Malignancies–Support for research aimed
at novel approaches to discovery and preclinical development
of therapeutic agents against opportunistic infections and
malignancies in people with AIDS. Contact: Chris Lambros,
301-435-3769; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-113.html.
Therapeutics Research Program (SBIR/STTR)–Support
for development and overseeing research and development
of therapies for HIV disease, including opportunistic infections
and cancers in adults, infants, children, and adolescents.
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04, 1/2/05. Contact: Gregory Milman,
301-496-8666; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.
Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Semen–Support
for research to increase basic and clinical knowledge of
the biology of HIV in semen. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 9/1/04,
1/2/05. Contact: Leroy M. Nyberg, Jr.; 301-594-7717; email@example.com;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Antarctic Research: Aeronomy & Astrophysics, Biology
& Medicine, Environmental Research, Geology & Geophysics,
Glaciology, Ocean & Climate Sciences–Support for
research in Antarctica and related research and data analysis
in the U.S. Deadline: 6/4/04. Contact: William J. Wiseman,
Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions
(CEDAR)–Support to study behavior of atmospheric regions
from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere
and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling,
energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global
scales. Contact: Sunanda Basu, Aeronomy, 703-292-8529; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02070. Deadline: 5/1/04.
Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM)–Support for basic
research into dynamical and structural properties of geospace,
leading to construction of a global Geospace General Circulation
Model with predictive capability. Contact: Kile Baker, 703-292-8519;
Deadlines: 5/1/04, 10/15/04.
UNITED STATES ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (USADA)
Support for research to further the mission of eliminating
the use of prohibited performance-enhancing drugs and methods
in sport. Deadlines: 5/1/04, 8/1/04, 11/1/04. Contact: Program
Officer, 866-601-2632 or 719-785-2000; email@example.com;
— Will Gosnold, interim director, research and program
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