University Letter

Volume 39, Number 29: March 22, 2002


Technology Graduates Benefit From Staying In State


Sequence Analysis Software Available For Researchers

Speaker Spotlights GIS At Health Department

Meditation Center Plans Retreat

Graduate Committee Meets Monday

Inspirational Comedy Appears At Chester Fritz

“Teaching Women’s Issues Across The Curriculum” Is Topic Of Next Faculty Lunch Discussion

Maxine Maxwell Presents One-Woman Act March 26

Women’s Center Features “Native American Women’s Artwork”

Study Abroad Sessions Set For Wednesdays

Chiara Performs Haydn Piece At Christus Rex

Curriculum Committee Meets March 28

Helen Hamilton Day Set For April 5

Meetings Will Discuss Graduate Faculty Constitution


Easter Holiday Hours Listed

Fall, Summer Time Schedules Are Now Online

Student Registration Dates, Times Available On ALFI

SGID Evaluations Available

Nominations Sought For Meritorious Service Awards

Construction Updates Available For People With Disabilities

Studio One Lists Guests

Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost

Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed

Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of The Month


October-December Grant Recipients Listed

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Technology Graduates Benefit From Staying In State

College graduates employed in technology-related occupations in North Dakota soon may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through a program coordinated by the North Dakota University System and the Bank of North Dakota.
Introduced by Gov. Hoeven and passed by the legislature during the 2001 session, the program will provide qualified graduates $1,000 per year in loan forgiveness up to a maximum of five years.

To qualify for this program, college graduates must have:
• obtained a student loan from the Bank of North Dakota;
• participated in a board-approved technology internship with a North Dakota business;
• maintained at least a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average;
• completed a board-approved technology-related program at a board-approved college;
• been employed in a board-approved technology occupation in North Dakota for at least 12 months;
• continued to meet the above requirements to receive continued funding for up to five years.

Applicants who meet these qualifications will be considered based on the date the application is received. Top priority will be given to students who have recently completed their first year of employment in a technology-related field in the state. The Bank of North Dakota will be responsible for applying loan forgiveness payments.

More information is available on the North Dakota University System web site at: or by calling Peggy Wipf, director of financial aid and federal relations, at (701) 328-4114.

Events to Note

Sequence Analysis Software Available For Researchers

North Dakota BRIN is bringing life sciences researchers the opportunity to work with a sequence analysis software product called Vector NTI. A demonstration/training session is scheduled for Friday, March 22, in the Library of the Health Sciences classroom at 2 p.m. If you cannot attend in person, please contact Judy Rieke ( for an alternative method of access.

For more information on Vector NTI, go to If you want to begin using this product now, please contact me ( or Theresa Norton, ( by e-mail, and we will send you the instructions.
North Dakota BRIN currently has access for five users at a time on trial. Usage must be high enough during the trial to maintain this level of access, so we urge you to begin using it as soon as possible.

For more information on North Dakota BRIN, please see the web site at:

– Judy Rieke, Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian, Library of the Health Sciences.



Speaker Spotlights GIS At Health Department

Ann Fritz, an environmental scientist with the North Dakota Department of Health, division of water quality, will make a presentation in the geography department’s forum series Friday, March 22, at noon in 368 Clifford Hall. The talk is titled, “Geographic Information Systems at the North Dakota Department of Health,” and it will feature how this geo-spatial technology is being used to manage the quality of the state’s water resources and to improve the delivery of health services. The public is invited, especially faculty colleagues, graduate students, and undergraduates interested in health geography. Please contact the Geography Department at 777-4246 for more information. – Doug Munski, Professor of Geography.


Meditation Center Plans Retreat

The Lotus Meditation Center will hold an insight meditation retreat Friday through Sunday, March 22-24, at the Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave.

Insight meditation retreat offers an easily accessible way of freeing the mind from distortions of self-centeredness, negativity, and confusion. Through concentrated awareness, we can learn to see our experience as a constantly changing process, in which pleasure and pain, fear and joy, and all aspects of life are accepted with increasing balance and equanimity. This insight leads to an understanding of our true nature and the possibility of living each moment fully with compassion and genuine freedom. Insight meditation requires no commitments and is compatible with religious affiliations.

This non-residential retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Retreats are held in silence except for teaching periods. The instructor is Ginny Morgan.

The schedule follows:
Friday, March 22, 7 p.m., presentation on insight meditation, free and open to all. Its purpose is to provide in-depth information about insight meditation. If the participants choose to continue, they may register on Friday evening or Saturday morning. The presentation is considered to be part of the retreat for those who are pre-registered.

Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ginny Morgan has been practicing meditation since 1977. Her first teacher was Ram Dass. She has since studied under a number of teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center and is currently being mentored by Matthew Flickstein. She has worked as a play therapist for ill children, and her teaching is strongly influenced by this work. She is the current board president of Mid America Dharma, teaches vipassana classes in Columbia, Mo., and leads retreats across the Midwest.

Please bring a blanket and a cushion for sitting meditation. We have some, but not enough for all. Chairs will also be available.

The cost is $70, which will include all retreat fees, one dinner on Saturday evening and one vegetarian meal at noon Sunday. Please bring a sack lunch for noon Saturday. We also pay travel expenses for the teacher.

Partial scholarships are available for those needing financial assistance. You may apply by making a note of what you need in the pre-registration form. However, you need to pay the $15 for registration.

For more information or a registration form, please call the office of international programs at 777-4231/6438/2590, Scott Lowe at 777-2707/3301, e-mail,, or – Tamar Read (Music Emeritus), Lotus Meditation Center.


Graduate Committee Meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday, March 25, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.

Please note: All committee members working on the program review for teaching and learning should attend. Peggy Shaeffer will be available from 3:05 to 3:30 p.m. Committee members Wagner, Perry, Bock, and Chalmers should report at 3:30 p.m.

The agenda will include:
1. Program review for teaching and learning.

2. Approval of minutes from March 18.

3. New Ph.D. program request that will be jointly sponsored and operated by the history faculties of NDSU and UND. Request for new courses: History 501: Methods of Historical Research; History 513: World History Seminar; History 592: Graduate Readings in World History.

4. Report on the progress of the constitution committee by Barry Milavetz.

5. Matters arising.

-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Inspirational Comedy Appears At Chester Fritz

Judson Laipply’s inspirational comedy show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Inspirational comedy combines the power of laughter with inspiration and motivation. Laipply uses humor to share insights about life and change. His finale, “The Evolution of Dance” punctuates his message of embracing change.

Laipply has a master’s degree in human movement, sport, and leisure studies from Bowling Green University. He has presented at national association for campus activities Great Lakes, Illiana and Upper Midwest conferences as well as the BAACHUS national convention and association of college unions international East Coast regional. He has also been chosen as the Upper Midwest region’s outstanding educational session presenter.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsors include Greek Council, University Program Council, Greek Action, and Student Health Services. For information contact DeAnn Burckhard at 750-2208.


“Teaching Women’s Issues Across The Curriculum” Is Topic Of Next Faculty Lunch Discussion

On Tuesday, March 26, the On Teaching box lunch discussion series will focus on “Teaching Women’s Issues Across the Curriculum.” Designed especially for faculty who are interested in using gender as an analytical framework for teaching, the session will feature a panel of UND instructors who make women’s experience central to their teaching. Coordinators are Barbara Handy-Marchello and Anne Kelsch (History).

To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Friday, March 22. – Libby Rankin, Professor of English and Director, Office of Instructional Development.


Maxine Maxwell Presents One-Woman Act March 26

As part of women’s history month, Maxine Maxwell, a graduate of Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, will do a one-woman act at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. – Jeanine Garner, Multicultural Awareness Committee.


Women’s Center Features “Native American Women’s Artwork”

At noon Wednesday, March 27, in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union, Mary Jane Schneider (Indian Studies) will present “Native American Women’s Artwork.” Lunch will precede the event at 11:30 a.m. Please call the Women’s Center at 777-4300 to reserve a space. – Women’s Center.


Study Abroad Sessions Set For Wednesdays

Study Abroad sessions will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The March 27 session will spotlight study in Iceland. The study abroad information sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and parents. They are intended to educate the UND community on study abroad exchanges/programs. – Office of International Programs, 777-4231.


Chiara Performs Haydn Piece At Christus Rex

Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center invites you to attend Holy Week worship Wednesday, March 27, with communion at 7 p.m. A work by Franz Joseph Haydn, “The Seven Last Words of Christ Upon the Cross,” will be performed by the Chiara String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. – Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center.


Curriculum Committee Meets March 28

The University curriculum committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in 305 Twamley Hall to review the request from the colleges of education and human development/art and sciences to terminate the bachelor of science in elementary education and music. Anyone interested in the proposal is invited to attend. Thank you. – Connie Borboa (Registrar’s Office) for University Curriculum Committee.


Helen Hamilton Day Set For April 5

The school of law and law women’s caucus will present the 20th annual Helen Hamilton Day, “Twenty Years of Change” Friday, April 5, at the law school.

The schedule of events follows: 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., registration and continental breakfast; 8:45 to 10 a.m., “Harassment and the Law: Where and How to Draw the Line.” Discover how harassment law has changed over the past 20 years and where it is now, focusing on issues faced by employers. Presented by Dorraine Larison, Hall & Byers, P.A., St. Cloud, Minn. 10:10 to 11:10 a.m., “Gender Fairness in the Courts: How Far Have We Come?” presented by Sarah Andrews Herman, Dorsey & Whitney, Fargo. Learn about the changes our courts have made in the area of gender fairness from the past co-chair of North Dakota’s gender fairness task force. 11:15 to 12:15 p.m., “Shirley, Print My E-Mail For Me” presented by Peter Forrest, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty, and Bennett, P.A., Minneapolis. A retrospective and prospective view of the many ways in which technology and the law are interwoven, including their impacts on society, the law, and particularly on women lawyers. 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., luncheon, Memorial Union. Lunch will consist of a chicken breast buffet, tickets can be purchased for $8; vegetarian option available. 1:30 to 3 p.m., “The Changing Face of Law: Women in the Legal Profession” presented by Frances Elisabeth Olsen, professor, UCLA School of Law. An examination of the professional strides women have made in the legal profession over the past 20 years. 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., panel discussion on “Urban and Rural Practice: The Fast Lane vs. the Vast Lane.” Panel participants are Drew Wrigley, Fargo; Tamara Yon, Crookston, Minn.; Peter Forrest, Minneapolis; Francis Olsen, Los Angeles; Jeanne McLean, Grand Forks; and moderated by professor James Grijalva. Join us for a dialogue focusing on how regional demographics affect the practice of law, as well as the challenges and opportunities of each situation.

Helen Hamilton was the first woman to graduate from the UND School of Law, class of 1905. The only woman in the senior class, she was also the class president. She practiced law in Grand Forks for 43 years with the firms of Bangs, Cooley & Hamilton and Bangs, Hamilton & Bangs. She died in 1949 at the age of 75.

Helen Hamilton Day honors not only UND’s first woman law graduate, but all people who have made contributions to women in the law. As law women’s caucus celebrates the 20th annual Helen Hamilton Day, we take a moment to reflect on the invaluable and ever increasing impact of women in the legal profession. – School of Law and Law Women’s Caucus.


Meetings Will Discuss Graduate Faculty Constitution

Joseph Benoit, dean of the graduate school, invites graduate faculty to two meetings in April to discuss the graduate faculty constitution Wednesday, April 10, at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, April 30, at 4 p.m., both in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The first meeting will be a general meeting of the graduate faculty to review and discuss a draft of the graduate faculty constitution. At the second meeting there will be further discussion and a vote on the constitution. An agenda will be published prior to the graduate faculty meetings. A quorum will be needed for the vote. According to the current constitution, one-fifth of the membership of the graduate faculty constitutes a quorum. A draft of the graduate faculty constitution can be found on the graduate school’s web page at For further information, contact Staci Matheny at 777-2786. – Cynthia Shabb, Graduate School.



Easter Holiday Hours Listed

March 29, Good Friday, Is Holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Friday, March 29, will be observed as Good Friday by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. – John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

Chester Fritz Library:
Easter hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Thursday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday (Good Friday), March 29, closed; Saturday, March 30, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday (Easter Sunday), March 31, closed; Monday, April 1, resume regular hours. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Health Sciences Library:
The Library of the Health Sciences Easter holiday hours are: Thursday, March 28, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 30, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 31, closed; Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to midnight. – April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

Law Library:
Law Library Easter weekend hours are: Friday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 31, closed; Monday, April 1, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Memorial Union:
The Memorial Union will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 29-31, for the Easter holiday. Other hours are:
Lifetime Sports Center: Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Info/Service Center: Thursday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Copy Stop: Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
U-Turn C-Store: Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday April 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: Thursday, March 28, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Little Caesars: Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Administrative office: Thursday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Craft Center/Sign and Design: Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 1, closed.
Student Academic Services: Thursday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dining Center: Thursday, March 28, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, April 1, closed.
Barber Shop: Thursday, March 28, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Credit Union: Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Traffic Division: Thursday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Passport I.D.s: Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, April 1, closed.
University Learning Center: Thursday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 1, closed.
Computer labs: Thursday, March 28, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Building hours: Thursday, March 28, 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Monday, April 1, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Normal building hours resume Monday, April 2. Late night access resumes Monday, April 1. – Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.

Fall, Summer Time Schedules Are Now Online

The time schedule of classes for summer and fall 2002 are now available on the web. Also, students may now find out their date and time of registration by going to web ALFI at or by calling phone ALFI at 777-3693.

The printed version of the 2002 summer and fall time schedules used by departments for advising purposes will be available for pickup in the reception area of the office of the registrar beginning Friday, March 22, at 8 a.m.

If you have questions, please call 777-2712. – Michael Cogan, Associate Registrar.

Student Registration 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 Registration via ALFI for the 2002 summer term will begin Tuesday, April 2, and run through Wednesday, May 15; registration for the fall term will begin on April 2 and run through Thursday, Sept. 5. Students may register and drop/add classes by calling phone ALFI at 777-3693 or by going to web ALFI at 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 beginning April 2. – Michael Cogan, Associate Registrar.


SGID Evaluations Available

It’s not too late to schedule an SGID (a midterm student feedback process) to be done in your class this semester. If you’ve been thinking about requesting an SGID, please contact Jana Hollands, Office of Instructional Development, at 777-4998 or to make arrangements. For more information about the SGID process, call Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381. – Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing Center Coordinator.


Nominations Sought For Meritorious Service Awards

The University will again present meritorious service awards of $1,000 each to 10 UND staff employees. In addition, the Ken and Toby Baker UND proud award of $1,000 will be presented.

The meritorious service awards will be given to employees in each of the major groups. They are: executive/administrative/professional (3); technical/paraprofessional (1); office (3); crafts/trades (1); and services (2). 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 personnel and award winners from the previous seven years.

All members of the University community are encouraged to nominate eligible employees for the awards by Monday, April 15. Nomination forms are available from personnel services, 313 Twamley Hall or electronically from the Personnel Services web site at
The awards will be presented during the annual recognition ceremony for staff personnel, Tuesday, May 14.

Please direct any questions concerning this program to the personnel office at 777-4361 or – Joy Johnson, Personnel Services.


Construction Updates Available For People With Disabilities

The ADA access line, 777-2591, and the TDD/TTY line at 777-2796, can be used as a resource for those who have mobility, sight, or hearing impairments to find out about the current construction sites. – Sally Page, Affirmative Action.


Studio One Lists Guests

This week on “Studio One,” Rita Zaharia will demonstrate the art of Ukrainian egg dyeing. Also on the next edition of “Studio One,” we’ll explore the reasons many adults go back to school. By enrolling in college, these older-than-average students hope to broaden their career opportunities.

“Studio One” is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs “Studio One” on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis and Winnipeg, Manitoba. – Hilary Van de Streek, Studio One Marketing Team.


Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost

For just $4.17 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the office of admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the graduate school, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the graduate school. Return the completed waiver forms to admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, May 3, for the summer session, and Friday, Aug. 16, for the fall semester..

4. Register according to instructions in the time schedule of classes.
If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “application for admission” form, available from the admissions office or graduate school. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.
Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit! -- Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.


Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed

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


Work Station Design: April 3, 10 to 11 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Ergonomic principles for working at the computer and other occupational work stations will be reviewed. Components of industrial ergonomics will be included. Information regarding design, ergonomic products, and stretching exercises are discussed in this class. Presenter: Claire Moen, Affirmative Action.


ITSS classes are held in 361 Upson II, and require a working knowledge of Windows or a Windows class. Enrollment is limited to 12 in most cases. The cost for an Excel manual is $10. Instructor, Jim Malins.

Excel 00, Level I: April 2, 3, and 4, 1 to 3:45 p.m. (eight hours total). Create and format worksheets, create formulas, use functions, Autosum, Autofill, format to print, create charts and maps.


Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact Amy Noeldner at the University Within the University office by phone, 777-2128, fax, 777-21400), e-mail,, or mail to Box 7131. To register online, go to Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, Social Security number (for accurate record keeping), and e-mail address; the title and date of the event; and the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. – Amy Noelder, University Within the University.


Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of The Month

Denim day is coming! March 27 is the last Wednesday of the month and that means you can wear your denim day button, pay your dollar, and enjoy wearing your casual duds in the middle of the week. All proceeds go to charity, as always! Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area. – Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services/University Relations, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.


Grants and Research

October-December Grant Recipients Listed

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

anthropology: Melinda Leach, Dennis Toom; atmospheric sciences: Michael Poellot; aviation: Paul Lindseth; biochemistry and molecular biology: David Lambeth, John Shabb, Roxanne Vaughan; biology: Steven Kelsch; Center for Innovation: Bruce Gjovig; chemical engineering: Michael Mann, Wayne Seames; civil engineering: Charles Moretti; communication sciences and disorders: Wayne Swisher; community medicine and rural health: Richard Ludtke, Kyle Muus; conference services: Dawn Botsford; Energy and Environmental Research Center: Christina Behr-Andres, Ted Aulich, Steven Benson, Barry Botnen, Charlene Crocker, Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, Grant Dunham, Thomas Erickson, Anne Fiala, Bruce Folkedahl, John Gallagher, Jay Gunderson, Debra Haley, Steven Hawthorne, Melanie Hetland, John Hurley, Phillip Hutton, Michael Jones, John Kay, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Carolyn Lillemoen, Donald McCollar, Stanley Miller, Thomas Moe, Carolyn Nyberg, Erin O’Leary, John Pavlish, Wesley Peck, Joyce Riske, Darren Schmidt, Richard Schultz, James Sorensen, Daniel Stepan, Michael Swanson, Jeffery Thompson, Ronald Timpe, Gregory Weber, Jill Zola, Christopher Zygarlicke; geography: Bradley Rundquist; geology and geological engineering: Frank Beaver, William Gosnold; Human Nutrition Research Center: Jean Altepeter; information systems and business education: Marcel Robles; law: B.J. Jones; library of health sciences: Lila Pedersen; music: Michael Blake; Native American Programs: Linda Neuerberg; nursing-RAIN: Elizabeth Nichols; pediatrics: Larry Burd; physical therapy: Peggy Mohr; physics: Glenn Lykken, Gaya Marasinghe, John Wagner; political science and public administration: Mary Kweit; psychology-INPSYDE: Justin McDonald; regional weather information center: Leon Osborne; school of medicine and health sciences: H. David Wilson; social work: Barbara Jacobsen; social work - CFSTC: Sally Tobin; sociology-SSRI: Cordell Fontaine; space studies: Robert Andres; student health services: Alan Allery; teaching and learning: Lynn Chalmers, Anne Walker; TRIO: Neil Reuter.William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

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


Head-Start—University Partnerships Research Projects--Funding for research activities to develop and test models that use child outcomes to support continuous program improvement in local Head Start programs. Deadline: 5/3/02. Contact: Head Start Research Support Technical Assistance Team, 877/663-0250;;


Support for research to encourage utilization of alternatives to traditional uses of laboratory animals in basic research, testing, and education. Deadline: 4/30/02. Contact: John McArdle, 952/949-2409;


Collection Study Grants–Funding for predoctoral and recent postdoctoral investigators to study any of the scientific collections at the American Museum. Deadline: 5/1/02, 11/1/02. Contact: Office of Grants and Fellowships, 212/769-5467;;


Deems Taylor Awards--Support for a series of annual awards presented to American authors and journalists whose books, articles, broadcasts and websites on the subject of music are selected for their excellence. Deadline: 4/30/02. Contact: Esther SanSaurus, 212/621-6323;;


Interfaces in Science: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface–Support for advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of a faculty appointment to foster early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Deadline: 5/1/02. Contact: 919/991-5116;;


Janssen-Ortho Research Grant Award--Provides funding for basic, clinical, or epidemiological. research in antimicrobial resistance. Deadline: 05/03/2002. Contact: 613/260-3233;;


Otological Research Fellowships--Support for supervised otologic research. Deadline: 4/30/02. Contact: Mychelle Balthazard, 212/289-5850;;


Model-Based Intergration of Embedded Software (MOBIES)–Support for MoBIES technology development and technology integration, experimentation and evaluation on Open Experimental Platforms (OEPs). Deadlines: 5/2/02, 3/7/03. Contact: John Bay, Contracts Management Office, 3701 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1714.


Deep Trek Program Solicitation--Support for research designed to meet the needs of the U.S. natural gas industry in gaining improved access to natural gas resources beyond 20,000 feet. Deadlines: 4/11/02, 11/30/02. Contact: Kelly A. McDonald, 304/285-4113;;


Focused Research in Air Quality and Produced Water Management in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production--Support for research projects thataddress specific air quality or produced water management issues faced by the oil and gas industry. Deadline: 5/3/02. Contact: Keith R. Miles, 412/386-5984;;


National Community Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health (CCOE)_Support to integrate, coordinate, and strengthen linkages between activities/programs that are already underway in the community in order to reduce fragmentation in women’s health services and activities. Deadline: 5/1/02. Contact: Barbara James, 301/594-0758;;;


Scholar Research Programme--Support for research in all areas of neuroscience that pertain directly or indirectly to schizophrenia and mental disease and protection of the environment. Deadline: 5/1/02. Contact: Robert Alain, 514/843-5112;


Airborne Particulate Matter Health Effects: Cardiovascular Mechanisms–Funding for research on the role of particulate matter (PM) air pollution in cardiovascular illness and mortality. Deadline: 4/30/02. Contact: Stacey Katz, 202/564-8201;;


Advanced Scientific Research Grants-Support for postdoctoral research in the physical and biological sciences. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 8/1/02, 11/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Huyler C. Held, 260 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016


Research Grants Program--Support for research directly related to a better understanding of factors affecting quality of life for the long-term future of humanity. Deadlines: 4/30/02, 10/31/02. Contact: Sesh Velamoor, 425/451-1333;;;


Support for innovative, supplemental studies aimed at identifying in vivo endpoints that link dietary carbohydrate intake to a physiological or health-related outcome. Deadline: 6/1/02. Contact: Grants Administrator, 202/659-0074;;


Support for research on diseases and disorders of the brain, including diseases of memory attributable to injury or neurodegeneration, and disorders such as spinal cord injury, stroke, drug addiction, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. Contact: 612/333-4220;; Deadline: 5/1/02 (Letter of Intent).


Institutional Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program--Support for programs providing clinicians with training that will enable them to design, implement and manage all phases of cancer clinical trials research. Deadlines: 5/1/02 (Letter of Intent), 6/1/02 (Letter of Intent). Contact: Lester S. Gorelic, 301/496-8580;;


Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Cardiovascular Toxicities (RFA-HL-02-028)--Support for basic research to elucidate how nucleoside reverse transciptase inhibitors (NRTI), non-nucleoside reverse transciptase inhibitors (NNRTI), and/or protease inhibitors (PI) affect development of cardiovascular disease. Deadlines: 4/1/02, 1/20/03 (Letters of Intent); 4/29/02, 2/19/03 (Applications). Contact: Mariana Gerschenson, 301/435-0515;,


NRSA Institutional Training Grants/Genomic Analysis & Interpretation--Support for institutional training programs in genomic sciences. Deadline: 5/10/02 Contact: Bettie J. Graham, 301/496-7531,;


Innovation Grants for AIDS Research--Support to bring new, scientifically challenging and untested ideas into AIDS research. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02, 1/2/03. Contact: Carl W. Dieffenbach, 301/496-0637;;

Laboratory Methods to Assess Responses to HIV Vaccine Candidates--Support for innovative research to develop and improve technologies for evaluation of immune responses to HIV vaccines. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02, 1/2/03. Contact: Jorge Flores, 301/435-3758;;


Membrane Properties: Exploration of Sperm/Microbe Susceptibility--Support for research exploring similarities between membranes of spermatozoa and pathogens, and properties that contribute to differential fusibility of membranes at the molecular level. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02, 1/2/03. Contact: Steven Kaufman, 301/496-4924;;

Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction Research (RFA-HD-01-023). Deadlines: 5/1/02 (Letters of Intent), 6/18/02 (Applications). Contact: Louis V. DePaolo, 301/435-6970;;;


Affiliative Behaviors and HIV/STD Prevention–Funding for studies of basic behavior and social science as well as subjective, expression, autonomic, and neuropsycholgical components that deal with affiliative behaviors and their relationship to HIV/STD prevention. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02, 1/2/03. Contact: Willo Pequegnat, 301/443-6100;;

Coping With AIDS As a Chronic Long-Term Illness--Support for research on managing the mental, emotional, and medical challenges of living with HIV/AIDS as a chronic illness. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02. Contact: Willo Pequegnat, 301/443-6100;;


Human Genetics Resource Center: DNA and Cell Line Repository (RFP-NIH-NINDS-02-03). Deadline: 5/2/02 Contact: Patricia Denney, 301/496-1813;;

Mechanisms of HIV Dementia and Other CNS Diseases--Support to study potential common immunological and inflammatory mechanisms involved in the etiology of HIV-1 associated dementia and neurodegenerative and/or autoimmune diseases of the nervous system. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02, 1/2/03. Contact: A.P. Kerza-Kwiatecki, 301/496-1431;;


Stem Cell Research for Alcohol-related Disorders (RFA-AA-02-010). Contact: Lisa Neuhold, Neuroscience and Genetics Programs, 301/594-6228,; Laurie Foudin, Tissue Injury and Fetal Alcohol Research Programs, 301/443-9812,; Deadlines: 4/15/02 (Letter of Intent), 5/15/02 (Application).


HIV Co-Receptors in the CNS--Support for research to increase understanding of the role of fusin co-factors in HIV infection of the CNS. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02, 1/2/03. Contact: Dianne M. Rausch, 301/443-6100;;


Hyperaccelerated Award/Mechanisms in Immunomodulation Trials (RFA: AI-02-003). Deadlines: Letters of Intent are due one month prior to application receipt date; applications are due on the 9th of each month. Contact: Kristy Kraemer, Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation , 301/496-5598,; Susana A. Serrate-Sztein, Rheumatic Diseases, 301/594-5032,; Beena Akolkar, Immunopathogenesis and Genetics of Type 1 Diabetes, 301/594-8812,; A. P. Kerza-Kwiatecki, Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 301/496-1431,; Dennis F. Mangan, Immunology and Immunotherapy Program, 301/594-2421,;


Instructional Materials Development (IMD)–Funding for: creation and substantial revision of comprehensive curricula and supplemental instructional materials; dissemination and implementation bo build capacity of the educational system to use research-based instructional materials and provide a range of services to interested schools, districts, and states that address issues related to awareness, selection, adoption, and implementation of these materials; creation of tools for assessing student learning that are tied to nationally developed standards, teacher assessment, assessment in informal settings, and assistance to schools and districts in implementing new assessments; or research for development of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education (ESIE) programs. for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Contact: John Bradley, 703/292-8614;; Deadline: 5/1/02 (Preliminary Proposal), 8/26/02 (Formal Proposal)


Research Innovation Awards support research in astronomy, chemistry, and physics. Deadline: 5/1/02. Contact: Science Advancement Program, 520/571-1111;;

Research Opportunity Awards provide funding for mid-career and senior scientists to explore new areas of experimental research in astronomy, chemistry, and physics. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 10/1/02. Contact: Science Advancement Program, 520/571-1111;;


Violence, Democracy, and Authoritarianism in Contemporary Peruvian Culture and Politics--Fellowships that focus on social causality and subjective logic behind the breakdown of civil society in contemporary Peru. Contact: Gustavo Buntinx, Telephone 51-1- 423-5431; fax 51-1- 423-5431; Deadline: 5/2/02.


Cadet Summer Research Program--Opportunities for partnerships in cooperative research to give cadets real-world, hands-on research experience at the partner’s research facility. Fields of interest are: Aeronautical Engineering; Astronautical Engineering; Basic Sciences; Behavioral Science; Biology; Chemistry; Biochemistry and Materials Science; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Economics; Electrical Engineering; Foreign Area Studies; General Engineering; Geography; History; Humanities; Legal Studies; Management; Mathematical Sciences; Mechanical Engineering; Meteorology; Military Doctrine, Operations, and Strategy Operations Research; Physics; Political Science; Social Science; and Space Operations. Deadline: 4/30/02. Contact: Sherry Pittinger, 719/333-4561;;


National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)--Support for research in earthquake hazards reduction. Deadline: 5/1/02. Contact: 703/648-6701;;

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

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