Volume 40, Number 29: March 28, 2003  
President Kupchella’s letter to the campus community  

Biology seminar considers exotic species conservation
Law Women’s Caucus presents Helen Hamilton Day
Nursing convocation explores positive work environment
Empire Arts Center lists schedule
Epidemiologist to discuss health issues, environment
Lotus Meditation Center lists events
Nucleosome displacement is focus of lecture
Indian Association hosts 34th annual Time Out, Wacipi
Medical School offers seminars
INGEOS program sponsors poster presentations
McNair research presentations set for April 3
University Senate meets April 3; agenda listed
On Teaching discussion considers “Classroom Assessment”
Thursday International Night features Antigua
Martin Luther King Jr. awards celebration is April 4
Linda Chatterton presents flute concert April 6
Doctoral examination set for David Relling
Wellness screening clinic offered April 16
National Symphony Orchestra will perform in Grand Forks
May workshop offered for mid-, late-career faculty

Interest invited for leadership/administrative development programs
Some accessible routes relocated in Memorial Union
Law Library will close for renovation May 18
Financial date from general ledger will be purged
Three of four U students choose to be tobacco-free
Host families sought for international students
Legislative update
North Dakota Quarterly offers Writers Conference supplement
Nominations invited for Meritorious Service Awards
Honors conducts elementary school supplies drive
Studio One lists features
Steam shutdown set for Aug. 5-6
U2 lists workshops
Children needed as research participants
Practice your Spanish at the “Spanish Table”
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed  


Letter from President Kupchella to the campus community on war concerns

To all members of the University of North Dakota campus community,

As we near the end of a week of war in Iraq, to some degree all of us deal with the anxiety and stress that come with such events. Some of us have family members, classmates, friends and neighbors directly in harm’s way, or we know families of servicemen and women and others who do. Stress and anxiety also come from the general feeling of loss of control in the sweep of tragic events. It is unsettling to be reminded of the thinness of the veneer of civilization day after day.

The war came too soon after September 11, 2001. Anxiety stemming from those events had not yet returned to normal and the stress of current events is compounded by continuing concern over threat of terrorism, disruptions of routine that have come from homeland security measures, and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Our nerves were raw when the week began.

During times such as these, it is important that we function as a community, providing support and comfort to those in need. We should all be on the lookout for signs of stress and anxiety among students and coworkers. We should let, and even encourage, students and colleagues to talk about their concerns; up to a point anyway, this can help to take the edge off and help all of us feel less helpless. There may be times when it may be appropriate to refer individuals to the Counseling Center here on campus (777-2127). Many of the members of our campus community have young children who are especially vulnerable to the stresses brought about by images of war on television and elsewhere. For information about community resources having to do with these issues, contact our local United Way. Those wishing to provide support to servicemen and women and their families should contact “Operation UND Campus Friends” c/o Susan Johnson, Box 8385, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

We must strive to function as a caring community, even though we are not all of one mind about the war or the remedies for terrorism. The University must continue to be a safe place for the free expression of ideas. Free expression is, after all, the essence of what our country stands for. Civility in the exchange of ideas also happens to be one of the most cherished ideals of the University.

Although we must be tolerant of various points of view, this in no way can be permitted to extend to forms of expression that impede the University’s fundamental business of teaching and learning. To do otherwise would fly in the face of the idea that it’s best for all of us to stay busy and stay focused during times such as these. Disruption of routine exacerbates stress. People must be able to transform stress and anxiety into positive energy.

The University, state government, and federal government continue to deal with terrorism and the threat of terrorism. Operation Liberty Shield provides for increased security at borders, stronger transportation protections, ongoing measures to disrupt threats against the United States, greater protections for critical infrastructure and key assets, increased public health preparedness, and information about the availability of resources positioned and ready to respond. We have had crisis plans in place at UND for many years, and these are being updated to take into account new potential crises.

Be assured that we will do whatever is in our power to support and protect the faculty, staff, and students in the days ahead. Those seeking suggestions and advice about preparedness for families can find it at: www.ready.gov and at 1-800-BEREADY. If you have questions about campus provisions for safety, call Campus Police at 777-3491.

For the time being, let’s hope and pray for the quick end to the current conflict. Unfortunately, and tragically, what we are going through isn’t unusual. Some of us have lived through World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the first Gulf War, and conflicts in between. Life has gone on after each of these. This, too, shall pass.

My best wishes to all.

Charles E. Kupchella

– Charles Kupchella, President.


Biology seminar addresses conservation of exotic species

The biology department will hold a seminar at noon Friday, March 28, in 141 Starcher Hall. Richard Sweitzer (biology) will present “Conservation Implications of Exotic Species: Wild Pigs and Bison in Island and Mainland Ecosystems in California, and Other Interesting Stories.” Everyone is welcome.

– Department of Biology.


Helen Hamilton Day is March 28

The 21st annual Helen Hamilton Day at the School of Law is set for Friday, March 28. This year’s theme is “Think Globally, Act Locally.”

The schedule follows:

7:45 a.m., continental breakfast, Tisdale Lounge; 9 a.m., “Balancing Family and Legal Careers,” by Laura Rovner and James Brennan; 10 a.m., “Legal Ethics: Reporting Issues,” by the Honorable Alice Senechal; 11 a.m., “Dynamics of Jury Selection,” by Ann Burnett; 12:15 p.m., lunch, Swanson Hall, Memorial Union, “Fraud and White Collar Crime Investigation,” Ronald Hagen, Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

12:45-1:45 p.m., “Fraud and White Collar Crime Investigation,” by Ron Hagen; 2 p.m., “Methamphetamine and its Legal Issues,” by Drew Wrigley, United States attorney; 3 p.m., “The Impact of Meth on the Societal System,” panel discussion moderated by Tom Lockney, professor of law. Panelists include the Honorable Karen Braaten; Irene Dybwad, Grand Forks County Social Services; James Hovey, Pearson Christensen Law Firm, Peter Welte, Grand Forks States Attorney; and Drew Wrigley, U.S. attorney.

Helen Hamilton Day is sponsored by the Law Women’s Caucus at the School of Law.

– School of Law.


Nursing convocation explores creating a positive work environment

Healthcare professionals will explore “Changing the Scenery: Creating a Positive Work Environment” at the eighth annual College of Nursing spring convocation Friday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ramada Inn.

The convocation will feature a keynote address from Robin Eubanks, clinical assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, who will present “Why Did I Get Up This Morning? Recognizing and Understanding the Power of Motivation.”

Her presentation will be followed by Donna Bernhardt, who will will present “FISH! Philosophy: Work That’s Fun Gets Done.”

Sophomore nursing students will be recognized at the convocation, which is open to the public.

– College of Nursing.


Empire Arts Center lists schedule

Following is a list of events at the Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave.

Friday, March 28, 7 and 9 p.m., “Boundless,” an independent psychological drama made in Fargo.

Sunday, March 30, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., “The Tin Drum,” an international film in which a young boy in Nazi Germany decides not to grow up as a protest against the passive middle-class mentality he sees around him.

Thursday and Friday, April 3-4, 7:30 p.m., “Fiddler on the Roof,” Valley Middle School Musical.

Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Empire fifth anniversary concert, featuring a variety of local entertainers, music, dance and comedy.

Sunday, April 6, 2:30 p.m., scholarship pageant.

Thursday and Friday, April 10-11, “The Music Man,” Schroeder Middle School musical.

Saturday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m., “Made in America,” Greater Grand Forks Symphony.

Monday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Grand Cities Children’s Choir.

For more information, contact the Empire Arts Center at 746-5500.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Mark Landau, Empire Arts Center.


Epidemiologist will discuss health issues, environment

Devra Davis, a world-renowned epidemiologist who will be in Grand Forks for the Writers Conference, will take part in “Gathering: A Conversation with an Epidemiologist on Health Issues and the Environment” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Calvary Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1405 9th St. S. Coffee and tea will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The gathering will be hosted by an informal group of individuals who wish to learn about these issues.

The gathering is for anyone who wishes to explore the potential relationship between local/regional health issues and the environment with Dr. Davis. The conversation will focus on participant questions and solutions for change.

At the Writers Conference, Davis will give a reading from her book, When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29. She will take part in a panel discussion at noon Thursday, March 27. The book was a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award.

Davis, an epidemiologist and researcher on environmental causes, has 170 published articles in periodicals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, and Scientific American. See her web sites at www.Heinz.cmu.edu/researchers/faculty/ddavis.html and www.whensmokeranlikewater.com.

For more information on the gathering, contact me.

– Glinda Crawford, Department of Sociology, 777-3750.


Lotus Meditation Center lists events

The “Searching for Our True Nature” Sunday video series continues at the Lotus Meditation Center. The 1:30 p.m. March 30 program is “Freeing Yourself from Identification with Your Mind: Teachings of Eckhart Tolle.”

The Lotus Meditation Center’s spring retreat will be held Friday through Sunday, April 4-6. Walter Schwidetzky will be the teacher; the retreat is non-residential. Registration is required and a fee will be charged for meals and travel expenses of the teacher. Scholarships are available. Contact me at 787-8839 for more information.

The center, at 2908 University Ave., is open as a gathering place for those of all faiths wishing to spend time in silent meditation for peace from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also encourage those who are unable to come to the center but who wish to take some time over their lunch hour, wherever they may be, to join us. Contact me at 787-8839 for more information.

– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.


Nucleosome displacement is focus of lecture

Alexandre Erkine, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, will present “Nucleosome Displacement Mediated by Activation Domains of Promoter-Specific Transcription Factors” at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, in 1370 United Hospital Lecture Hall, Medical Science Building.

Despite major advances in characterizing components of eukaryotic transcription machinery, the mechanisms of the recruitment of these components to gene promoters are poorly understood. Activation domains (ADs) of gene-specific transcription factors are critical for these recruitment steps. There are few requirements for the sequences and structure of ADs, but they are easily interchangeable with preservation of functionality not only between different gene-specific activators, but even between activators belonging to different eukaryotic phyla. It is not clear how ADs sort through multiple targets and organize the right sequence of events leading to transcription initiation. Dr. Erkine works to obtain insights into the mechanisms by which transcription factor ADs function, by identification of AD targets, and to apply this knowledge in the field of medicine studying the malfunction of human transcription factors.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

– Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Indian Association hosts 34th annual Time Out, Wacipi

The UND Indian Association (UNDIA) will host the 34th annual Time Out and Wacipi Monday, March 31, through Sunday, April 6. Time Out week runs from March 31 to April 4 at the UND Memorial Union, and the Wacipi celebration will be held April 4-6 at the Hyslop Sports Complex.

The schedule of events follows:


(All events at Memorial Union)

Monday, March 31:
10-10:30 a.m. — Opening ceremony, welcome address by Bob Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services, and Ryan Eagle, UNDIA president, Lecture Bowl.

11 a.m.-noon — “Breaking the Stereotypes of Native Americans,” UNDIA, Fireside Lounge

Noon-1:30 p.m. — “Celebration in Plains Culture,” Leander McDonald, National Resource Center on Native American Aging, Ballroom.

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Multi-cultural simulation exercise, “BA FA - BA FA,” Leigh Jeanotte, American Indian Student Services, Fireside Lounge.

Tuesday, April 1:
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. — “Indian Politics,” David Wilkins, Lecture Bowl.

2-4 p.m. — Law School symposium, Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw), University of Minnesota School of Law and former general counsel, National Indian Gaming Commission, Lecture Bowl. Reception to follow at law school.

6-7 p.m. — Seven Feathers Dance Troupe, Sharon Hand, coordinator, Lecture Bowl.

7-10 p.m. — Billy Mills, the first and only American to win a gold medal in the 10,000-meter race in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, setting the Olympic record. Sponsored by BRIDGES, Ballroom.

Wednesday, April 2:
2 p.m. — Science Bowl, Sponsored by American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Ballroom.
6-7 p.m. — Seven Feathers Dance Troupe, Sharon Hand, coordinator, Lecture Bowl.

Thursday, April 3:
8-9 a.m. — Native Media Caucus, River Valley Room.
9-10 a.m. — Ardith, Sioux Room.
9 a.m. — Ronald E. McNair Presentation, Lecture Bowl.
Noon-1 p.m. — “Native American Contributions to Society,” Anganette Grant, Dakota Lounge.
1:30-3:30 p.m. — “Sexual Assault in Indian Country,” Eileen Hudon, Ballroom, north half.

Friday, April 4:
8-9 a.m. — Native Media Caucus, River Valley Room.
10 a.m.-noon — “The Importance of the Preservation of the Traditional Languages,” Albert White Hat, Lecture Bowl.
Noon-1:30 p.m. — “Soaring Eagle Prairie Elder Discussion,” Fireside Lounge.
Noon — “Celebration in Plains Culture,” Leander McDonald, National Resource Center on Native American Aging, Ballroom.
1-2 p.m. — “When Cultures, Money and Athletics Clash: The Psychoemotional Impact of the ‘Fighting Sioux’ Nickname and Logo on American Indian and Non-Indian Students at UND,” INPSYDE program, Lecture Bowl.

(All events at UND Hyslop Sports Complex)

Friday, April 4:
5-7 p.m. — Doors open, registration for all dancers and singers.
7 p.m.-midnight — Grand Entry and Pow-Wow.

Saturday, April 5:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Doors open, registration.
1-5 p.m. — Grand Entry and Pow-Wow.
5-7 p.m. — Supper break.
7 p.m.-Midnight — Grand Entry and Pow-wow.

Sunday, April 6:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Doors open, registration.
1 p.m.-midnight — Grand Entry and Pow-Wow.

For more information, contact the UND Indian Association at (701) 777-6291.


Medical School presents seminars

The School of Medicine will host two seminars next week:

On Tuesday, April 1, Thad A. Rosenberger, National Institute on Aging (NIH), will present “Altered Brain Arachidonic Acid Metabolism in a Rat Model of Neuroinflammation,” at 11 a.m. in 3933 Edwin James Research Facility, School of Medicine. Please call Eric Murphy at 777-3450 with any questions. This seminar is sponsored by UND’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease.

On Thursday, April 3, Rory McQuiston, department of anatomy and neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, will present “Opioid Modulation of Hippocampal Neural Network Functioning: The Influence of Inhibitory Interneurons,” at 11 a.m. in 3933 Edwin James Research Facility, School of Medicine. Please call Van Doze at 777-6222 with any questions. The seminar is sponsored by the department of pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics.

– Matthew Picklo, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics.


INGEOS Program sponsors poster presentations during annual Time-Out week

The geology INGEOS program (Indians into Geological Science) will sponsor a poster session in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union, during the annual Time-Out festivities from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. The group will showcase student research; titles include:

“GeoDIL: A Geoscience Digital Image Library” (Shannon Heinle, Twyla Baker-Demaray),

“Pipestone: Cultural Significance from a Geological Perspective” (Twyla Baker-Demaray),

“Flowing Wells in the Sheyenne National Grasslands of North Dakota” (Amy Decker), and

“Using Stratigraphy, Soil Organic Matter, and Macro-Invertebrates to Reconstruct Drained Wetlands” (Tami Casavan, Phil Gerla, and Rebecca Salinas).

The INGEOS program was formed to increase the number of American Indian students earning both baccalaureate and graduate degrees in the geological sciences, engage students in challenging, technically based scientific research, and prepare them for successful geoscience careers in a wide variety of organizations and communities.

For more information contact Phil Gerla at 777-2811, or Twyla Baker-Demaray at 777-9937.

– INGEOS Program.


McNair research presentations set for April 3

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program research presentations will be held from 9:45 a..m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Fourteen McNair scholars will be presenting. Schedules will be put in departmental mailboxes or you may obtain one by contacting Jill at 777-4931. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

– TRIO Programs.


University Senate meets April 3

The University Senate will meet Thursday, April 3, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.

4. Annual report of the Senate conflict of interest/scientific misconduct committee, Jane Dunlevy, chair.
5. Annual report of the Senate intercollegiate athletics committee, Sue Jeno, chair.
6. Annual report of the Senate intellectual property committee, Kathy Smart, chair.

7. Report from the curriculum committee, Doug Marshall, chair.
8. Senate committee elections.
9. Proposed guidelines for faculty engaged in employment controversy with the University, standing committee on faculty rights.
10. Proposed change in the faculty resignation policy, standing committee on faculty rights.
11. Proposed new admission policy, Eleanor Yurkovich, chair, academic policies and admissions committee.
12. Proposed new readmission policy, Eleanor Yurkovich, chair, academic policies and admissions committee.
13. Proposed change to the membership of the conflict of interest committee, Jane Dunlevy, chair.
14. UND Constitution, Jan Goodwin, chair, University Senate.
15. Harassment policy, Lana Rakow and Wendelin Hume, co-chairs, harassment policy review ad hoc committee.
16. Centers of Excellence for Research and Scholarship, Peter Alfonso, vice president for research.

– Nancy Krogh (University Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.


“Classroom Assessment” is topic of next On Teaching discussion

The On Teaching box lunch series continues Thursday, April 3, with a discussion of “Classroom Assessment.” The session will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 10 Swanson Hall.

We’ll begin with a brief introduction to classroom assessment as a means of promoting better student learning. Then we’ll look at several examples of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) suggested by Angelo and Cross in their book, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. (Thomas Angelo will visit UND Sept. 19, in conjunction with our all-campus colloquium on teaching.)

If you’re already familiar with classroom assessment, come to this box lunch and tell us how you use these techniques in your classes. If this is a new concept for you, please join us to learn more about it.

To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Friday, March 28.

– Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.


Thursday International Night features Antigua

The international programs office holds international nights each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The April 3 program features Antigua. Everyone is welcome.

– International Programs.


Martin Luther King Jr. awards celebration is April 4

The sixth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. awards celebration will be held Friday, April 4, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. You are invited to a reception at 3 p.m. with an awards program beginning at 3:30 p.m. Senior Master Sergeant Victor Rountree from the Grand Forks Air Force Base will re-enact Dr. King’s famous speeches, and eight awards will be presented. April 4 is the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King. Complete program information is available at www.und.edu/dept/divsos/mlk. If you have questions, please call 777-4259.

– Multicultural Student Services.


Linda Chatterton presents flute concert April 6

Linda Chatterton will give a flute concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, as part of the music department’s distinguished artist series. She will give a master class from 3 to 5 p.m. Chatterton will be accompanied by Philip Everingham on the piano.

Chatterton, a solo recitalist and chamber musician from Minnesota, has performed thrughout the Midwest and East Coast, including Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls in New York. She has received awards from the National Flute Association, the Jerome Foundation, American Composers Forum, and was the first flutist to win a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians. She earned her master of music degree from the University of Minnesota and her bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

Everingham has appeared throughout the U.S. as a collaborative pianist, and has been heard at national and international festivals. He played at the Cleveland Art Song Festival and at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria, where he studied under some of Europe’s leading interpreters of lieder. He currently serves as organist at at the Church of the Visitation in Minneapolis. He earned his master of music from Westminster Choir College, and is pursuing his doctorate of musical arts at the University of Minnesota.

Tickets for the event are $5 for general admission, $3 for students. They will be available at the door.

– Department of Music.


Doctoral examination set for David Relling

The final examination for David Relling, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in physiology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, April 7, at 3933 Medical Science. The dissertation title is “Isolated Ventricular Myocyte Contractile Function is Depressed in Rats Fed High Fat and/or Marginally Copper Deficient Diets.” Holly Brown-Borg (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics) is the committee chair.

Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Wellness screening clinic offered April 16

Community health students from the College of Nursing, in cooperation with the safety office, will conduct a blood pressure, blood sugar, hemoglobin, vision and hearing clinic on Wednesday, April 16, for faculty and staff. The clinic will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the facilities lunchroom for all interested faculty and staff. The hearing screening portion will be in the facilities Cottonwood Room. The re-screening is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. also in the facilities lunchroom.

The only requirement for participating in this screening is that you not smoke, drink coffee or exercise for at least 30 minutes before having your blood pressure measured.

– Carol Berg, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Nursing, and the Safety Office.


National Symphony Orchestra performs in Grand Forks May 6

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Tuesday, May 6, as part of its American residency in North Dakota. The event will begin with a 6:30 p.m. prelude concert, a 7:30 p.m. concert lecture, and an 8 p.m. orchestra concert. The orchestra will be conducted by Leonard Slatkin, music director, and will feature works by Davids, Dvorak, Schickele, and Tchaikovsky.

On behalf of the Orchestra, the nation’s Center for the Performing Arts accepts one invitation each year, making a state or region the focus of a host of activities. North Dakota is the 12th state to host the National Symphony Orchestra American Residency Program. The orchestra will give 15 orchestral concerts in North Dakota, including 10 for young people. A separate tour by a chamber music ensemble will be undertaken to smaller cities within the state. In addition, a number of educational and outreach activities are being planned.

Ticket sales from residency performances remain in the state to support local arts organizations. The residency is funded by the Kennedy Center through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Additional suppport comes from the National Endowment for the Arts. In-state grants are provided by the North Dakota State Legislature’s Lewis and Clark Project funds through the North Dakota Council on the Arts as well as Arts Midwest. The North Dakota Council on the Arts and North Dakota Arts Alliance/Alliance for Arts Education are hosting the statewide residency.

Tickets range from $10 to $25 and are available through the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office, 777-4090. For more information about the concert, call 777-3359.


May workshop offered for mid-, late-career faculty

“Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Workshop for Mid- and Late-Career Faculty” will be offered six mornings:

Monday, May 19; Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22; and Tuesday through Thursday, May 27-29. Rather than focus on “how-to,” this workshop will encourage deeper reflection about teaching, the close examination of accumulated experience, and consideration of how to use that experience to energize and possibly reshape the next phase of growth in teaching.

Two activities will be central to this workshop:

1. Participants will work on self-selected reflective projects (these could include development of a reflective teaching portfolio, drafting an essay for possible publication, etc.).

2. Participants will bring questions to the group that focus the work during particular time segments, which will provide opportunities to share expertise as well as ensuring that concentrated time is spent onissues important to individual participants.

Stipends of $600 (less payroll deductions) will be paid to participants. For more information about how to apply for the workshop, please contact me. For full consideration, applications should be received by Thursday, March 27.

– Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator, 777-6381, joan_hawthorne@und.edu.


Expressions of interest sought for leadership/administrative development programs

The president’s office and the President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) are co-sponsoring a set of professional development programs for a third year, in 2003-04. The purpose of these programs is to provide opportunities for faculty and staff at UND to (1) gain a wider perspective on issues, policies, and circumstances affecting decisions in higher education, and (2) prepare for potential leadership and administrative positions within the University. Although the program is open to both men and women, special emphasis is placed on the importance of the development of women for leadership and administrative work.

Issues in Higher Education Leadership Program

The Issues in Higher Education Leadership Program is designed for faculty and staff interested in a broad view of leadership in higher education and will be available to approximately six individuals each year (at least 50 percent women, at least 50 percent faculty). Applications are due by April 18 for participation in the 2003-04 year program. During the course of the academic year in which participants are enrolled, each participant will attend at least one national higher education conference and at least one meeting of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education as part of a team.

Throughout the year, the participants will take part in a monthly brown-bag luncheon discussion series. Participants will be expected to organize a campus forum on a higher education topic of their choosing the following fall. In addition to travel expenses, each participant will receive a $250 stipend.

Administrative Internship Program

The Administrative Internship Program, also sponsored by the president’s office and PAC-W, is designed for faculty and staff interested in additional administrative work. It will be available to approximately eight individuals each year (at least 50 percent women, at least 50 percent faculty). The president’s office will accept expressions of interest from administrators who wish to sponsor interns. Internship projects may also be initiated by prospective interns. A panel will serve as the review body to select interns and work with the president’s office to match applicants with appropriate internship projects and mentors. The timing and length of the internships will vary. Opportunities for informal networking with other interns will also be provided to this group through monthly brown-bag luncheon sessions. Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to $1000, the actual amount depending on the length of the internship project.

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Up to two individuals will receive support to participate in a national level summer professional leadership institute in 2004, such as those at Byrn Mawr and Harvard. This program is for individuals already in administrative roles who want to expand the breadth of their experience in anticipation of moving to another level of responsibility.
Application Process and Deadlines

To express interest in any of these programs, potential applicants should call Sara Hanhan at 777-4824 by Friday, April 11. Final applications, consisting of a short form with appropriate endorsements by supervisors, mentors, etc., will be due April 18.

-- Sara Fritzell Hanhan, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education.


Some accessible routes relocated in Memorial Union

Due to the Memorial Union renovation, some accessible routes in and through the building have been temporarily relocated. The Memorial Union is committed to remaining accessible to all those who visit throughout the remainder of the renovation project. Below is a summary of the areas currently affected and the remedies put in place to continue serving the entire UND community.

Access ramp and entrance on the north side of the Union is closed. Please use accessible entrance on the south side (Second Avenue South).

Accessible parking in the front of the Union has been relocated to Second Avenue South. (between McCannel Hall and the Union).

Wheelchair access to Student Academic Services and the University Learning Center is available through either the Lecture Bowl or the River Valley Room. Please call 777-3926 for schedule information.

For your convenience, courtesy phones are available on each floor. Call 777-4321 for the information desk or dial 9 for an outside line.If you have any questions or concerns, or if additional assistance is needed, please call 777-3926 or stop by the administrative office on the third floor. Thank you for your patience!

– Memorial Union.


Law library will close for renovation May 18

The Thormodsgard Law Library in the School of Law will close for renovation May 18, and targets reopening July 21. This project will result in ADA-compliant access on all levels of the library and the installation of moveable compact shelving on the basement level. Because the entire collection must be removed from the shelves and placed in temporary storage, library services will be suspended during the initial phases of the project. As work on the upper floors is completed, some public services, such as limited interlibrary loan, may be offered before the entire project is finished. Precise details on the resumption of library services will be announced as more information becomes available.

Questions may be directed to Gary Gott, library director, gdg@law.und.edu, or Rhonda Schwartz, assistant director, rrs@law.und.edu, or by calling 777-2204.

– Gary Gott, Director, Law Library.


Financial data from 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, April 11, for the FY 2002 purge (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002). After the purge is completed, you will not be able to make on-line inquiries of detail transactions on GL70 (04, 06, 08), GL7B, and GL53. Summary data will continue to be available for the 12 previous fiscal years.

-- Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager.


Three of four UND students choose to be tobacco-free

Perception is not always reality when it comes to student smoking at UND. Student Health Services, in partnership with Grand Forks Public Health, UND residential services, the College of Nursing, and the Healthy UND Wellness Center will celebrate “Kick Butts Day” Wednesday, April 2, through Friday, April 4, by calling attention to the fact that most UND students choose to be tobacco-free.

College students think that their peers are smoking at much higher rates than they are, according to results from the National College Health Assessment administered by Student Health Services at UND in 2002. This survey indicates that less than 7 percent of UND students smoke on a daily basis. And three out of four students reported not smoking at all within the last 30 days. However, students think the majority of their peers smoke. Correcting this misperception is an important part of efforts to encourage students to avoid smoking. The campaign message, “3 out of 4 Students at UND Choose to be Tobacco-Free,” will be delivered through a traveling display, posters, table tents, media advertisements and special appearances by Mr. Butts.

This campaign is part of a campuswide initiative to create more smoke-free living places on campus, prevent students from taking up the smoking habit and reach out to people who wish to stop smoking. Student Health Services offers free physical assessments, smoking cessation counseling, and free quit smoking kits to students. Nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patch, nicotine gum, and Zyban are available for purchase in the pharmacy. For information on the tobacco prevention project or help in quitting smoking, call 777-4500 or stop by Student Health Services in McCannel Hall.

– Jane Croeker, Health Promotions Advisor.


Host families sought for international students

The American Language Academy at UND is seeking host families to for international students.

You provide a private, furnished bedroom, all meals, a way to get to and from school, enthusiasm for other cultures, and welcome the student as a part of your family. You receive a rewarding multi-cultural experience and $1,200 for each eight-week session.

To apply, please contact Patricia Young at 777-6785 or stop by the American Language Academy in Room 2, O’Kelly Hall.

– Patricia Young, Administrative Assistant, American Language Academy.


Legislative update

Following are some highlights of the March 17-21 legislative proceedings regarding higher education, courtesy of the North Dakota University System.

Committees vote on bills, resolutions. Bills passed out of committee to the senate and house floors last week include the following:

HCR3023, a resolution directing a legislative council study of establishment of a school of dentistry within the system.

HCR3031, a resolution urging NDSU to host a center for genetic reserch and become a leader in biotech research.
School of veterinary science bill heard

HCR3024, a resolution directing a legislative council study of establishment of a school of veterinary science within the system, was discussed in the senate education committee. The committee took no action.

For more information, visit www.ndus.edu and click on “Reports and Info.”

– Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the North Dakota University System.


North Dakota Quarterly offers Writers Conference supplement

The North Dakota Quarterly has just published a 76-page special supplement with coherent samples of the work of each of the writers participating in UND’s 34th Annual Writers Conference. We hope conference participants will find this sampling of value in itself and as introduction to reading other works of our distinguished writers. The cover derives from the conference poster designed by Lucy Ganje (communication).

The supplement is on sale in the UND Memorial Union, UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore, the North Dakota Museum of Art gift shop and the North Dakota Quarterly office,15 Merrifield Hall.

Copies are $7 each or free with a $25 subscription to NDQ. Contact information: Box 7209 (7-3322), or e-mail ndq@sage.und.nodak.edu. Checks, money orders, Mastercard, and Visa are accepted.

– Robert Lewis, Editor, North Dakota Quarterly.


Nominations sought for Meritorious Service Awards

The University will present Meritorious Service Awards of $1,000 each to 10 staff employees during the annual recognition ceremony for staff personnel Tuesday, May 13. In addition, the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award with $1,000 will be presented.

The Meritorious Service Awards will be given to employees in each of major groups. These groups and the number of awards presented 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 human resources, and award winners from the previous seven years.

All members of the University community are encouraged to nominate eligible employees for the awards and complete nomination forms by Monday, 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/Forms/forms.html.
Please direct any questions concerning this program to the human resources office at 777-4361 or human.resources@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Diane Nelson, Director, Office of Human Resources.


Honors conducts elementary school supply drive

Honors 292: Class in America will conduct a campuswide drive for school supplies the week of April 7-11. Collected items will be distributed to local elementary school children of low-income families.

Items needed include notebooks, loose-leaf paper, glue, glue sticks, crayons, washable markers, tissues, scissors, pencils, pocket folders, colored pencils, erasers, rulers, and calculators. Collection boxes will be set up in a number of campus buildings.

– Robin David, Honors Program Assistant Coordinator, 777-6185.


Studio One lists features

This week, Studio One will feature footage of a send-off for members of the National Guard, as well as Brenda King, a clinical psychologist who will discuss bipolar disorders

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the UND Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

– Jamie Hendrickson, Studio One Marketing Team.


Steam shutdown set for Aug. 5, 6

The annual steam shut down for maintenance has been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5 and 6. Steam heating and cooling will be turned off at midnight Tuesday, Aug. 5, to begin maintenance and repair of the steam distribution system and equipment. Steam service should be restored Wednesday evening. On those days, there will be no hot water in buildings with steam-heated water heaters. Steam-run air conditioners in Upson II, Witmer, Nursing, Wilkerson, and Starcher Halls will be shut off for the duration of the steam shut down.

These dates have been chosen to minimize inconvenience to the University community. If there is a problem with these dates, please contact Debbie at 777-2371. Thank you for your cooperation.

– Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.


U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for the week of April 14-18. Please visit our web site for additional workshops in March, April and May.

Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by calling 777-2128, e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online at www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: workshop title/ date, (2) name, (3) department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail, and how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

Word XP: Advanced: April 14, 15, 17, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total; meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday), 361 Upson II Hall. Prerequisite: Word Intermediate. Create a form, automate tasks with macros, use reference document features, use publication features, revise documents, explore Web and HTML interface. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

HTML: Creating a Web Page Using HTML: April 14 and 16, 1:30-4 p.m. (five hours total, Monday and Wednesday), 361 Upson II Hall. Learn how to create a web page with hyper-text markup language, graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.

*NEW* CPR/ First Aid Re-Certification **Space is limited** April 15, 10-11:30 a.m. (Tuesday), 10-12 Swanson Hall. If you have already received certification, then come for re-certification. Remember that your certification expires every three years. Presenters: Stephanie Brumwell, Monica Gabel, and Michelle Vogt.

Annual Reporting Update: April 15, 1:30-3 p.m. (Tuesday), 361 Upson II Hall. This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with the new web application for submitting annual reports via the web, as well as previewing and printing the report. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams, Institutional Research.

*NEW* Planning a Vacation? Try the Internet **Space is Limited** April 16, 11a.m. to noon (Wednesday), 361 Upson II Hall. Frustrated by travel agents? Getting confused with on-line travel sites? Plan to attend our interactive presentation on the easiest and most affordable travel sites on the Internet. Presenters: Adam Midthun, Josh Stahly, and Robert Tarpinian, Sponsor: University Within the University.

NDPERS - Retiree Health Insurance: April 16, 1:30-3 p.m. (Wednesday), Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Note: significant other/ partner welcome to attend all of the following payroll-sponsored workshops listed. Please register guest. A NDPERS benefit programs administrator will discuss the NDPERS health insurance and Medicare supplement for retirees. This workshop is for both NDPERS and TIAA/CREF employees who are interested in staying on the NDPERS health insurance during retirement. Presenter: NDPERS.

NDPERS - Retirement Plan: April 16, 3-4:30 p.m. (Wednesday), Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. A NDPERS benefit programs administrator will discuss the NDPERS retirement plan. Note: If you are currently on the NDPERS retirement plan, NDPERS will provide retirement benefit estimates to anyone who requests one prior to the seminar. Requests are due by Wednesday, April 2. Presenter: NDPERS.

– Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.


Children needed as research participants

Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between 7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and sustained attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The testing will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on weekends or after school, or on school holidays. Your child will be asked to take a short vocabulary test, and be asked to solve problems and participate in a test of sustained attention on a personal computer. You as the parent will be asked to complete several short questionnaires about your child’s typical behavior, eating patterns and sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid $10 for their participation in the study. The scores from your child’s testing will be completely confidential and will not be associated with your child’s name. Children who participate must not be taking any medication, except that for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you and your child are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in finding out more about the study, please call me.

– Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.


Practice your Spanish at the “Spanish Table”

The Spanish Table invites you (students, faculty, staff, community members) to practice your Spanish in an informal atmosphere on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at the Blue Moose. We will meet there through March. For further information please contact me.

– Claudia Routon, 777-4660 or claudia_routon@und.nodak.edu.


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 shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Areas of interest are: education, culture, the arts, and community and civic life. Deadline: None. Contact: 610-341-9066; info@whannenberg.org; http://www.whannenberg.org/applying.htm.

The Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care. Nominees may come from a wide range of fields including medicine, public health, education, law, nursing, and the social sciences. Deadline: 5/9/03. Contact: Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., Award, NickensAwards@aamc.org; http://www.aamc.org/about/awards/nickensaward.htm.

Support for national and regional conservation programs. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: Valleau Wilkie, Jr., 817-336-0494; cjohns@sidrichardson.org.

Postdoctoral Fellowships support an interdisciplinary research. Mentoring scientists have backgrounds in genetics, genomics, reproductive and developmental science, aerosol science, molecular and cellular biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology and toxicology, pathology, biochemistry, chemistry, biomathematics, and engineering. Contact: Rusty Bramlage, 919-558-1331; bramlage@ciit.org; http://www.ciit.org/Employ/Postdoc%20app.pdf; http://www.ciit.org/Education%20Programs/Postdoctoral%20programs. Deadline: None.

Support for diverse educational programs; cancer research, care and treatment; and housing and education for the handicapped. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: 312-902-7120; coleman@colemanfoundation.org; http://www.colemanfoundation.org/guidelines.html.

Support for projects and programs in the following fields of interest: conservation, food and health in the developing world. Preference is given to projects, including research projects, in areas that tend to be under-funded. Deadlines: 5/1/03, 11/1/03 (Concept Paper); 8/1/03, 2/1/04 (Full Application). Contact: Prentice Zinn, 617-426-7172 x307; pzinn@grantsmanagement.com; http://www.grantsmanagement.com/cfhguide.html.

Consortium for Industrial Collaboration in Contraceptive Research (CICCR)–Funding for research to develop contraceptive methods related to a woman-centered agenda. Priority areas are: male methods, vaginal methods that prevent pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, and monthly regimens for women that could be postcoital, anti-implantation, or menses inducers. Deadline: None. Contact: Michael J.K. Harper, 703-276-4022; mharper@conrad.org; http://www.conrad.org/ciccr_guide.html.

Aggregate Exposure Assessment: Longitudinal Surveys of Human Exposure-Related Behavior (NCER)--Support for longitudinal case studies to quantify behavioral factors that lead to nonoccupational human exposures to toxic chemicals in the U.S. Deadline: 5/8/03. Contact: Chris Saint, 202-564-6909; saint.chris@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_expos_assess.html.

Pollution Prevention (P2) Grants–Funding to address the reduction or elimination of pollution across environmental media (air, land, and water) and strengthen efficiency and effectiveness of pollution prevention technical assistance programs in providing source reduction information to businesses. Deadline: Contact EPA Regional Pollution Prevention Coordinator for deadlines. Contact: Lena Ferris, 202-564-8831; ferris.lena@epa.gov; www.epa.gov/p2/grants/ppis/ppis.htm; http://www.epa.gov/region08/conservation_recycling/polpre.html; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-5621.htm.

Support for research, education and cultural development of and for the Jewish community. Deadline: None. Contact: info@fishman.org; http://www.fishman.org/apply.html.

Primary interest areas of the Contributions Program are: arts and humanities; civic affairs and community development; education; environment; and public policy, health and social programs. The Foundation is dedicated to creating and enriching educational opportunities, especially in the areas of science, engineering, math and business, while promoting diversity in education. Deadline: None. Contact: Sandra E. Ulsh, 888-313-0102; http://www.ford.com/en/ourCompany/corporateCitizenship/fordMotorCompanyFund/2001Report/contributionGuidelines.htm.
Peace and Social Justice–Support for domestic and international projects in: human rights and international cooperation; and governance and civil society. Deadline: None. Contact: Secretary, 212-573-5000; office-secretary@fordfound.org; http://www.fordfound.org/program/peace_main.cfm.

The Research Grants Program supports research directly related to a better understanding of the factors affecting the quality of life for the long-term future of humanity. New Futures/Special Projects provide seed money grants for new scholars, new projects, and new organizations. Future of Humanity Grants fund established scholars, significant research projects, and established organizations. Deadlines: 4/30/03, 10/31/03. Contact: Carol Johnson, 425-451-1333; http://www.futurefoundation.org/grants/.

Endowed Benjamin Franklin Medals are awarded (in Chemistry, Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Life Science, and Physics) to recognize outstanding achievements in science and technology. Deadline: None. Contact: Awards Program Director, 215-448-1329; awards@fi.edu; http://www.fi.edu/tfi/exhibits/bower/03/04nominate.html.

Major Grants support basic and applied research on youth development, program evaluations, policy analyses, research syntheses, and communications research. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: Grants Coordinator, 212-752-0071; info@wtgrantfdn.org; http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/info-url_nocat3042/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=76054&attrib_id=4393.

Support for charitable, religious, literary or scientific purposes. Preference is given to proposals which: seek start-up costs for creative new strategies; identify on-going means for being self sustaining; promote prevention of social problems; demonstrate inter-agency cooperation; and empower targeted populations to meet their own needs more effectively. Deadlines: 5/5/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/14/03 (Full Proposal). Contact: webmaster@hagenfamilyfoundation.org; http://www.hagenfamilyfoundation.org/default.htm.

Product Grants–Products are distributed to organizations that propose to demonstrate an innovative use of those products and technology that will create meaningful solutions to critical local and global community concerns. Focus areas are: issues directly related to children/youth at risk; children’s health; international humanitarian relief/aid; arts/culture; health and human services; environmental protection; housing/alleviating homelessness; and people with disabilities. Deadlines: 5/1/03, 11/1/03. Contact: foundation@handspring.com; http://www.handspring.com/company/foundation/productgrants_eligibility.jhtml.

Leahi Fund—Research Studies and Education Projects–Support for scientific research into prevention or treatment of pulmonary dieseases and infirmities, and for education projects which further prevent or treat pulmonary diseases or infirmities. Preference will be given to new investigators, and established investigators who are embarking on new areas of investigation. Contact: Lissa Schiff, 888-731-3863; foundations@hcf-hawaii.org; http://www.hcf-hawaii.org/hcf/doc_bin/Grant_RFPs/RFA_2003.pdf. Deadlines: 5/1/03 (Preliminary Proposal); 10/1/03 (Full Proposal).

Measuring Health Impacts of Actions That Improve Air Quality–Support for studies designed to take advantage of actions at local to national levels that may result in changes in air quality. Contact: Christina Cann, 617-886-9330; ccann@healtheffects.org; http://www.healtheffects.org/RFA/RFA2003.htm. Deadlines: 5/19/03; 10/20/03 (Preliminary Application).

Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme--Support to assist in publication of works which make an important contribution to knowledge in the social sciences and humanities in Canada. Contact: 613-238-6112; secaspp@hssfc.ca; http://www.hssfc.ca/english/aspp/eligibilitycriteria.cfm. Deadline: None.

Pilot Research Grants support projects directly related to Krabbe disease or other leukodystrophies. Contact: Marybeth Weltjen, 877-984-4673; marybeth@huntershope.org; http://www.huntershope.org/grant/call.html. Deadline: None.

Student Internships allow undergraduate college students (preferably those studying economics, law, public policy, political science or related social sciences) to participate in seminars and directed research regarding public policy issues, and to work with the Institute’s media department. Topics include, but are not limited to: high technology and antitrust, environmental policy, crime and security, money and finance, or health and welfare. Contact: Carl Close, 510-632-1366 x117; cclose@independent.org; http://www.independent.org/tii/students/internships.html. Deadline: None.

Center on Philanthropy Archives Research Fellows Fund–Support in any discipline for research in the collections of the Philanthropy Archival Collection at Indiana University Purdue University--Indianapolis. Contact: Kathy Steinberg, 317-684-8957; ksteinbe@iupui.edu; http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/ResearchArchives.htm. Deadline: None.

Starr Collaborative Research Grants Program–Funding for a cross-border team of graduate and/or postgraduate scholars for research on issues of practical and current interest to academic, corporate, and policymaking communities on the media and Internet, within the countries of Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. Deadline: 5/1/03. Contact: 202-628-8188; collabgrants@irex.org; http://www.irex.org/programs/starr/index.asp.

Areas of interest are: conservation (to help restore and protect natural and historic legacies of the North American continent, particularly in regions where ecosystems and cultures straddle national frontiers); migrations (help provide up-to-date and authoritative data and analyses on human migrations around the world); and connections (to explore ways to link people and ideas across the three program lines). Furthermore Grants in Publishing support books on art, architecture, and design; conservation; cultural history; and public issues. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: Conn Nugent, info@jmkfund.org; http://www.jmkfund.org.

Support for projects in environmental health, mind-body health, improved child care and information technology. The Foundation has program interests in the intersection of human health and the environment and the impact of information technology on society. Deadline: None (Concept Letter). Contact: Eleni Sotos, 415-561-2182; info@jaf.org; http://www.mkf.org/apply/index.html.

Areas of interest are: education, health and medicine, the arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, as well as religious, welfare and youth. Contact: F.M. Kirby, 973-538-4800; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/kirby/app.html. Deadline: None.

Support for research aimed at achieving better understanding of the metabolic basis of Lowe syndrome, developing better treatments for its major complications, prevention of, and/or a cure for Lowe syndrome. Deadline: 5/15/03. Contact: Kaye McSpadden, 765-743-3634; info@lowesyndrome.org; http://www.lowesyndrome.org.

Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Awards--Support for innovative efforts to solve problems of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Research aimed at translating laboratory discoveries about the brain and nervous system into diagnoses and therapies to improve human health is encouraged. Collaborative projects between basic and clinical neuroscientists are welcomed, as are proposals that help link basic with clinical neuroscience. Contact: 612-333-4220; info@mcknight.org; http://www.mcknight.org/neuroscience/brain/index.asp. Deadline: 5/1/03 (Letter of Intent).

Support in the areas of: participatory smaller arts programs for children; reducing unacceptable behaviors in schools; develop ing leadership in rural communities; and intercultural harmony. Deadline: 5/1/02 (Letter of Intent). Contact: Judith K. Healey, jkhealey@aol.com; http://www.musserfund.org/application.htm.

Institutional Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program (PAR-03-083)--Funding for development and implementation of training programs for clinical researchers whose career focus will be on patient-oriented therapeutic research and not on laboratory-based research. Contact: Lester S. Gorelic, 301-496-8580; gorelicl@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-083.html. Deadlines: 5/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/03 (Application).

Institutional Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program–Support for career development of clinician scientists and patient-oriented clinical investigators to conduct research related to all aspects of vision. Contact: Chyren Hunter, 301-451-2020; clh@nei.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-068.html. Deadline: 5/10/03.

Childhood Agricultural Safety and Health Research (RFA: OH-03-003)--Support for research on childhood agricultural safety and health; i.e., research to: develop and evaluate new or existing enhanced control technologies to reduce injury to youth exposed to farm hazards; develop and evaluate incentives which encourage adults to protect youth from farm hazards; or identify economic and social consequences of youth working on farms. Deadlines: 4/18/03 (Letter of Intent); 5/23/03 (Application). Contact: Adele Childress, 404-498-2509; ahc0@cdc.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-03-003.html.

Short-Term Education Program for Minority Students (RFA: DK-03-014)--Support for underrepresented minority high school and/or undergraduate students to participate in research in the areas of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney, and hematologic diseases. Deadlines: 4/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 5/14/03 (Application). Contact: Lawrence Agodoa, 301-594-1932; la21j@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-014.html.

NRSA Institutional Training Grants in Environmental Health Sciences–Support for training programs in disciplines and research areas which focus on effects of chemical, physical and biological environmental agents on human health and well-being and linking these effects of exogenous environmental factors to the cause, moderation or prevention of human diseases or disorders. Deadline: 5/10/03. Contact: Carol K. Shreffler, 919-541-1445; cs63y@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-038.html.

Broadening Our Understanding of Violence Against Women From Diverse Communities–Support for research on violence against women ages 12 and older from diverse communities. Deadline: 5/9/03. Contact: 800-421-6770; askncjrs@ncjrs.org; http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/funding_app.htm; http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles1/nij/sl000609.txt.

Coping With AIDS As a Chronic Long-Term Illness–Support for research on managing mental, emotional, and medical challenges of living with HIV/AIDS as a chronic illness. Deadlines: 5/1/03, 9/1/03, 1/2/04. Contact: Willo Pequegnat, 301-443-6100; wpequegn@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-026.html.
Postdoctoral Research Training in Intervention Trials–Support for postdoctoral research training in the design and conduct of clinical intervention trials that focus on treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of severe mental disorders. Deadline: 5/10/03. Contact: Enid Light, 301-443-3599; el58b@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-072.html.

Assembling the Tree of Life–Support for creative and innovative research, conducted by multidisciplinary teams, to resolve phylogenetic relationships for large groups of organisms on the Tree of Life - or framework phylogeny. Deadline: 5/5/03. Contact: Diana Lipscomb, 703-292-8481; dlipscom@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03536/nsf03536.htm.
Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)–Support for fellowships and associated training to enable graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology to serve in K-12 schools as resources knowledgeable about both content and applications of these disciplines. Contact: Terry Woodin, 703-292-8697; twoodin@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03532/nsf03532.htm. Deadlines: 5/7/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/4/03 (Full Proposal).

Technology Opportunities Program–Funding for demonstrations of new telecommunications and information applications for provision of educational, cultural, health care, public information, public safety, or other social services. Deadline: 4/23/03. Contact: Lammot du Pont, 202-482-2048; top@ntia.doc.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-6233.htm.

Support for research on pediatric epilepsy, including preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic studies aimed at furthering medical knowledge to either cure children with seizure disorders or give them a better quality of life. Investigation can involve inquiry into the causes, effects, and on-drug therapy treatments of childhood epilepsy. Contact: 212-665-7223; pacenyemail@aol.com; http://www.paceusa.org/grantappinfo.html. Deadline: 4/30/03 (Screening Application).
– Will Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

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