University Letter

Volume 39, Number 30: March 29, 2002


IRS-UND Project Combines UND Distance-Learning With IRS Training Needs

Time Out Wacipi, Pow Wow Is Next Week

President Kupchella Will Speak At NDPEA Meeting

Graduate Committee Will Not Meet April 1

Wellness Director Candidates Make On-Campus Visits

Forum Discusses Vision For Diversity

Study Abroad Sessions Set For Wednesdays

University Senate Meets April 4

Burroughs Wellcome Visiting Professor Gives Seminar

The First College Year Is Topic Of Teleconference

International Centre Hosts Thursday Cultural Programs

Autobiographical memory Is Colloquium Topic

Robert Lewis Presents Faculty Lecture April 9

Doctoral Examination Set For Lynda Kenney

Meetings Will Discuss Graduate Faculty Constitution

Grand Forks Symphony Plans Family Concert

Extended WAC Workshop To Be Held In May



EPSCoR Honors Sen. Dorgan

Set FTP Host To Accommodate New Operating System

USENET Will Be Discontinued

Carol Hjelmstad Is Software Licensing Contact

Software License Update Information

Easter Holiday Hours Listed for: ITSS, Chester Fritz Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and Memorial Union

Studio One Lists Schedule

Volunteers Sought For Study

Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed



Fulbright Offers Lecturing/Research Grants In 140 Countries

IRB Must Approve Research Involving Human Subjects

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


IRS-UND Project Combines UND Distance-Learning With IRS Training Needs

Sen. Byron Dorgan announced Tuesday that UND and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will join forces to develop an Internet-based learning course that will be used to train approximately 20,000 IRS customer service representatives nationwide. He made the announcement during a press conference with IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti and UND President Charles Kupchella.

The six-month pilot project will run from April 1 to Sept. 30, and will earn approximately $625,000 for the University. According to Dorgan, the pilot project has the potential to develop into a multi-year partnership between UND and the IRS, in which UND helps train the 100,000 IRS employees across the nation.
“UND is a nationally-recognized leader in distance learning and I’m pleased the IRS recognized that,” Dorgan said. “I’m also very excited about this project’s potential. This is the sort of technologically-advanced project that will not only bring additional funding — both federal and private — to the university and the entire Grand Forks area, it will call attention to the kind of technical distance learning work this University is capable of and that can have very far reaching effects.”
Dorgan chairs the Senate appropriations subcommittee on treasury and general government, which is responsible for funding the $9.9 billion budget for the IRS. Dorgan has long championed UND’s distance learning program and has obtained funds for the University from other government agencies to expand upon these capabilities.

Two years ago, Dorgan noted that IRS employees in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western Minnesota had to travel longer distances than their colleagues in other parts of the nation to receive training and encouraged the IRS to develop a remote training facility in North Dakota.

UND is one of 15 universities in the IRS University Consortium taking part in the project.


Time Out Wacipi, Pow Wow Is Next Week

The 33rd annual Time Out Wacipi and Pow Wow will take place Monday through Sunday, April 2-7. A variety of events are planned; schedules follow.


Tuesday, April 2:
10 a.m. to noon - Tribal advisory board, Northern Plains Law Center, Law School; noon to 12:30 p.m. - opening address, Ryan Eagle, UND Indian Association (UNDIA) president; flag song; speakers: Leigh Jeanotte, director, Native American Programs; R.J. Smith, vice president, UNDIA; Lois Bull, UNDIA social coordinator; Shelia Thomas, UNDIA public relations coordinator. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Tipi raising, interactive construction; speaker, Winona Fox, Spirit Lake Nation. 3 to 5 p.m. - Second annual Northern Plains Indian Law Center, distinguished lecture series with professor Christine Zuni-Cruz, University of New Mexico, Moot Court, third floor, Law School; reception to follow. Talking circle next to tipi, facilitator, R.J. Smith. 8 to 10 p.m. - Movie, “Chasing Indigo,” written, produced and directed by Carol Brook-Marino. A candid story about casinos, the mafia and money. The story relays a tale of discovery, independence and love. Following the “Honor the Earth Tour,” two girls search for missing money and while trying to avoid trouble, end up finding themselves. This is an alternative lifestyle film. Rated NC17, mature audiences only, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.



Wednesday, April 3
10 to 11 a.m. - Hidatsa Culture/Warrior Societies, Tom Mandan, 205 Memorial Union. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - McNair Scholars, student presentations, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. 1 to 3 p.m. - Vision for diversity, Student and Outreach Services, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. 3 to 5 p.m. - “American Indian Leadership in Academia: A Personal Experience,” by Donald Fixico, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. 4 to 6 p.m. - Individual student tribal aspects, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Speakers are R.J. Smith, Three Affiliated Tribes; Amber Finley, Three Affiliated Tribes; Janet Thomas, Standing Rock; Shannon Black Eagle, Crow; Shauna Charles, Navajo; Erin Slides Off, Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux.


Thursday, April 4
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Native media caucus, Native Media Center, Ballroom and Memorial Room, Memorial Union (see full schedule below). 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - UTTC community educators program, Melvin Monette, Dakota Lounge, Memorial Union. 10 to 11 a.m. - National Resource Center on Native American Aging, Russ McDonald, Roosevelt Room, Memorial Union. 11 a.m. to noon - Indian health studies, department of community medicine, Cynthia Lindquist, director, Pembina Roosevelt, Memorial Union. noon to 1:30 p.m. - Impact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had on our American society, Multicultural Services, 305 Twamley Hall. noon to 3 p.m. - First year of college: assessing what we value teleconference, TRIO Programs, Ballroom, Memorial Union. 1 to 2 p.m. - Melinda Leach (anthropology), Pembina/Roosevelt Room, Memorial Union. 1 to 3 p.m. - Native spirituality and wellness, Joe McGillis, Memorial Room, Memorial Union. 3 to 4 p.m. - Spirituality health acculturation in Northern Plains Indians, Jacqueline Gray reporting findings from last year’s Pow Wow, Memorial Room, Memorial Union.
3 p.m. - Alaska’s threatened coastal plain, “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins,” Sarah James, Nee’Tsaii Gwich’in Indian, Arctic Village, Alaska, Room 210, Clifford Hall auditorium. 6 p.m. - Amy Mossette and Allen Demerey, flutist, Ballroom, Memorial Union. Reception to follow at Native American Programs, 317 Cambridge St.


Friday, April 5
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Native media caucus, Native Media Center, Ballroom and Memorial Room, Memorial Union. 10 a.m. to noon - Basket making demonstration, student artists, main floor, Memorial Union (east side). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Law women’s caucus, Helen Hamilton Day luncheon, Stacy Leeds, assistant professor, Law School, Ballroom, Memorial Union. noon to 3 p.m. - Monica Mayer, INMED, International Centre, 2908 University Ave. 1 to 3 p.m. - Doll making demonstration, student artists, main floor, Memorial Union (east side).
1 to 4 p.m. - Story telling/hide tanning demonstration, Spotted Eagle and Holy Otterwomen Arts, Julie Cain, main floor, Memorial Union. 3 to 8 p.m. - Amateur art show registration, main floor, Memorial Union. 9 p.m. - Hand game tournament, Native American Programs, 317 Cambridge St.


Friday, April 5
5 to 7 p.m. - doors open and registration; 7 p.m. to midnight - prayer, grand entry, flag song/victory song, posting of colors, intertribal, potato dance/handkerchief or broom dance, intertribal, exhibition dancing, retire colors.

Saturday, April 6
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - doors open and registration; 1 to 5 p.m. - prayer, grand entry, flat song/victory song, posting of colors, intertribal, INMED/RAIN special, intertribal, contest, retire colors. 5 to 7 p.m. - supper break. 7 p.m. to midnight - prayer, grand entry, flag song/victory song, posting of colors, intertribal, Karen Grey Eyes tiny tot special, committee chicken dance special, intertribal, contest, retire colors.

Sunday, April 7
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - doors open and registration; 1 to 10 p.m. - prayer, grand entry, flag song/victory song, posting of colors, intertribal, contest, retire colors, award prize money.

Announcers are Tom Iron, Standing Rock Nation, and Lawrence Baker, Three Affiliated Tribes. Arena director is Russ McDonald, Spirit Lake Nation. Honor guard is All Nations Veteran Group.


Wednesday, April 3, with research presentations from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.

9:30 a.m. - Jennifer Old Rock, “The application of Learned Optimism to the Lakota Population.” 10 a.m. - Jan LaBrecque, “Weave a Little Dream of Me.” 10:15 a.m. - Angie Gillis, “Perceptions of Domestic Violence.” 10:30 a.m. - Amanda Collette, “Effects of Age on Rumination and Inhibition.” 10:45 a.m. - Georgann Collins, “The Effects of Selenium on the Development of Canola Plants and on Herbivory.” 11:15 a.m. - David Clincy, “Aviation Security Issues: Changes after Sept. 11.” 11:30 a.m. - Jenifer Nelson, “Comparing Curricula Using ACJ’s Minimum Standards.” 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. - lunch. 1 p.m. - Lucy Esberg, “Cardiomyopathy in Diabetes.” 1:15 p.m. - Casey McDougall, “Effect of Native American Mascots and Logos on College Institutions.” 1:30 p.m. - Crystal Evans-Kipp, “UrbanIndians and Ethnic Identity.” 2 p.m. - Laiel Baker and Allison Baker, “Child Physical Abuse: Attributions of Blame.” 2:15 p.m. - Izetta Lattergrass, “Normative Information in Northern Plains Indians on Two Measures of Career Development.” 2:30 p.m. - Ellen Wilson, “Career Aspirations and Expectations in Native American Youth.” 2:45 p.m. - Ryan Eagle, “The Tribal Government Structure of the Three Affiliated Tribes.”


Keeping Traditions Alive Through Communication
Thursday, April 4

8 a.m. - opening prayer and continental breakfast, Ballroom, second floor, Memorial Union. Welcome by Lynda Kenney, director, Native Media Center. 9 a.m. - “Scratching the Surface for Story Ideas: Newsgathering Techniques That Work,” Ballroom, second floor, Memorial Union. 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. - break. 10:45 a.m. - “Hi! I’m Ace Reporter and I’d Like to Ask You a Few Questions: Interviewing Techniques That Work,” Instructor, Peter Johnson, media relations coordinator, University Relations, and instructor in the School of Communication, Prairie Room, second floor, Memorial Union. noon to 1:30 p.m. - lunch and discussion, “Reporting About and For Relatives,” Ballroom, Memorial Union. 1:30 p.m. - “Gaining Voice the Indian Way: Reporting Techniques That Work,” Prairie Room, Memorial Union. 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. - break. 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. - “Electronic Smoke Signals,” video and discussion, Prairie Room, Memorial Union. 4 to 5 p.m. - tour UND’s TV Production Center and Studio One.

Friday, April 5
8 a.m. - opening prayer and continental breakfast, Ballroom, Memorial Union. 9 a.m. - “Opposites Attract - Don’t They? Media and the Community,” Ballroom, Memorial Union. 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. - break. 10:45 a.m. to noon - “I Think You’re Really Going to Like This One: How to Persuade in Media,” Prairie Room, second floor, Memorial Union. noon to 1:30 p.m. - lunch and discussion, “Food for Thought . . . What Worked and What Didn’t Work,” Ballroom, Memorial Union.

Native American Programs, 777-4291.

President Kupchella Will Speak At NDPEA Meeting

President Kupchella will be the guest speaker for the spring meeting of Chapter 41 (UND) of the North Dakota Public Employees Association at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in 10-12 Swanson Hall. We will begin with coffee and cookies with the President. At 5:30 p.m. Dr. Kupchella will discuss the University’s plans for staff and faculty salary increases, the possibility of a tuition waiver for employees and their dependents, and the planning and budgeting process. All NPDEA members at UND as well as anyone interested in the topic or who is interested in learning more about NDPEA are welcome to attend. – Curt Stofferahn (Sociology), President NDPEA-UND Chapter 41.

Graduate Committee Will Not Meet April 1

The Graduate Committee will not meet Monday, April 1. The next scheduled meeting will be April 8. You will receive an agenda prior to the meeting. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Wellness Director Candidates Make On-Campus Visits

UND is in the process of hiring a wellness director. Two candidates for the position will be on campus during the first week of April. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff are invited to participate in open forums designed to help you get to know the candidates and offer an opportunity to provide your feedback to the search committee. All meetings will be held in the TRIO meeting room, third floor, McCannel Hall.

The schedule follows:

Tuesday, April 2: Laurie Betting - 11:15 a.m. to noon, student presentation/open student forum; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Healthy UND coalition presentation/open forum. Laurie Betting has a B.S. and an M.S. in physical therapy from UND. She is currently employed as a physical therapist at Health South Sports medicine in Grand Forks. She conducted a statewide research project that served as the foundation for implementation of the North Dakota Family-to-Family Network, and worked as the Family-to-Family project coordinator for three years. Her complete application packet can be reviewed at Student Health Services and copies will be available at the open forums.

Friday, April 5: Jenni Sargent - 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Healthy UND coalition presentation/open forum; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., student presentation/open student forum. Jenni Sargent has a B.S. in exercise physiology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an M.S. in kinesiology from UND. She has served as tobacco prevention specialist for the statewide Inter-Tribal Tobacco Advocacy Coalition and as a health education assistant at Student Health Services. She was instrumental in developing the aerobics program at UND and assisted in implementing a variety of student health promotion initiatives. Her complete application packet can be reviewed at Student Health Services and copies will be available at the open forums.

Jane Croecker, Student Health Services.

Forum Discusses Vision For Diversity

A forum, “A Vision for Diversity,” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Do you think the University of North Dakota reflects diversity? Are you happy with the current state? What can be done to increase diversity recruitment and retention? To answer these and further questions, we invite you to participate and listen to a panel discussion on diversity related issues.

For more information, please contact us. – Marc Alfs, Multicultural Student Services, 777-4259,, and Linda Neuerburg, Native American Programs, 777-4291,

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 April 3 session will spotlight study in France.
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.

University Senate Meets April 4

The University Senate will meet Thursday, April 4, 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 conflict of interest/scientific misconduct committee, William Gosnold, chair

5. Annual report of the ROTC advisory committee, Dennis Elbert, chair

6. Annual report of the intercollegiate athletics committee, Judy DeMers, chair


7. Report from the Council of College Faculties, Jim Grijalva

8. Senate committee elections

9. Change in University transfer policy, ad hoc senate transfer policy committee

10. Proposed revision of the UND Constitution

11. Change in incomplete, in progress and grade change policies, admissions and academic policies committee

12. Proposed revision of Section 2 of the Code of Student Life (the current Code of Student Life is available online at

Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.

Burroughs Wellcome Visiting Professor Gives Seminar

The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center and the Center for Excellence in Neuroscience invite you to attend a jointly sponsored seminar by this year’s NDSU Burroughs Wellcome visiting professor. Maret Traber of the Department of Nutrition and Food Management, Oregon State University, will give a seminar at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Reed Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, titled “Human Vitamin E Requirements.” Dr. Traber has published extensively and has served as a member of the panel on antioxidants and related nutrients, food and nutrition board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science. She has also served as an adviser for the FAO/WHO. – Fariba Roughead, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

The First College Year Is Topic Of Teleconference

TRIO Programs is sponsoring a national teleconference, “The First College Year: Assessing What We Value,” Thursday, April 4, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union. This is the second in a series of three teleconferences produced by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina. The teleconference will be followed by a discussion in 342 McCannel Hall.

More and more institutions are putting emphasis on the first college year by front-loading programs geared to improve student success. But do these efforts improve student learning? Are current assessment efforts designed to examine this most important outcome? Without this focus, effort to continually improve students/ learning and academic achievement, especially during that critical first year of college, may become defused and ineffectual at best, and mired in costly bureaucratic reporting to external regulatory agencies at worst.

The expert panelists will share their renewed hope for building assessments on competencies, skills, and capacities that really matter. Using examples from institutions of various sizes and types, they will help viewers decide on assessment strategies and tools that include what to do with assessment information once it’s available.

The panel will advise participants on using nationally and locally developed assessment instruments and describe multiple measures for gathering direct and indirect evidence of student learning. Panelists will present the case for their belief that all institutional constituents have a shared responsibility to make the assessment process and assessment results useful for reflective debate and informed decision making. We invite you to join this discussion. – Joan Jorde, TRIO Programs.


International Centre Hosts Thursday Cultural Programs

The International Centre will host cultural programs at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Centre, 2908 University Ave. The April 4 program will feature France. Everyone is invited. – Office of International Programs, 777-4231.


Autobiographical Memory Is Colloquium Topic

The psychology department will hold a colloquium in which David Rubin, Duke University, will present, “The Structure of Autobiographical memory,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall. Everyone is welcome. – Psychology Department.


Robert Lewis Presents Faculty Lecture April 9

Robert Lewis, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, will present the final talk in the faculty lecture series Tuesday, April 9. The lecture, “Life with Hemingway, or, Riding Papa’s Coattails on the Academe Express,” will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. A 4 p.m. reception, also at the Museum, will precede the lecture.

Doctoral Examination Set For Lynda Kenney

The final examination for Lynda G. Kenney, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning (higher education), is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in 308 Education Building. The dissertation title is “Teachers, Students, and Technology: A College Teaching and Learning Experience.” Myrna Olson (teaching and learning) is the committee chair.

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


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.


Grand Forks Symphony Plans Family Concert

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual young audience concert, “A Garden of Music,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium Friday, April 12. Featured artists include pianist Lacey Oar, this year’s young artist competition winner, and the Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony, conducted by James Popejoy. Sponsored by the Myra Foundation, the concert will also be performed at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for educational and group bookings.
A familiar favorite, “Spring” from “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi, begins the program. Performed by the Chiara String Quartet and the Symphony, this memorable work for strings celebrates the joys of spring.

The concert features Lacey Oar, performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto, No. 2 in B Flat, Op. 19, with the Symphony. A native of Mayville, Ms. Oar is a freshman at UND where she majors in aviation management and studies piano with Sergio Gallo.

The Youth Symphony will perform “American Salute” by Morton Gould. Written as the United States entered World War II, the civil war tune “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” serves as the base for this patriotic work. The Young Symphony will also join the Greater Grand Forks Symphony for a performance of excerpts from the opera “Hansel and Gretel.” Co-concertmasters for the Youth Symphony are Katie Maden, a ninth grader at Red River High School, and Dan Sayler, a student at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.

The Symphony’s youth program is the only regional program in orchestral music education and performance within the 75-mile area around Grand Forks. The Youth Symphony includes high school students and college freshmen and sophomores from Alvarado, East Grand Forks, Grafton, Grand Forks, Larimore, Thief River Falls and UND. Auditions are held every year in early September for the Youth Symphony, Junior Symphony (middle school) and Divertimento, a chamber music program. In addition to the programs during the school year, the symphony association offers a summer chamber music program, Summer Strings. For information about Summer Strings, contact Naomi Welsh at 746-9969.

Additional music performed by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony includes “Pizzicato Polka” by Johann Strauss Jr., and the last movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Known as the “Waltz King,” Strauss composed hundreds of dance pieces, including many polkas with special effects like the plucked strings heard in this work.

Tickets for the evening concert may be ordered from the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 777-4090. Ticket prices range from $20 to $12, with discounts available for students, children under 12 and seniors. Group bookings for the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. concerts may be reserved through the Symphony office at 777-3359.
Family tickets are available for $20 and include up to six family members. UND students may purchase tickets for $5. – Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


Extended WAC Workshop To Be Held In May

A six-session workshop on Writing Across the Curriculum will be offered for faculty on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings (8:30 to noon), beginning May 13 and finishing May 24. The event is designed to allow faculty to focus intensively, and in collaboration with colleagues from across campus, on developing or redeveloping the writing component of a particular course or course sequence. Up to 10 faculty can be accommodated in this workshop, and participating faculty will receive stipends of $600 (subject to standard deductions).

This extended WAC workshop will be built around John Bean’s book, Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. This book is designed for an audience of “busy professors from any academic discipline” who are interested in helping students learn the ideas, skills, and thought processes unique to their fields.

To learn more about the workshop structure and focus, or for information on how to apply, please e-mail or phone <> or 777-6381. - Joan Hawthorne, WAC/WC Coordinator, 777-6381.



EPSCoR Honors Sen. Dorgan

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) recently honored U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan with its national leadership award.

The project directors of the EPSCoR states cited the North Dakota Democrat for his outstanding leadership in advocating effective research and development initiatives nationwide, and for working to strengthen the biomedical research infrastructure in North Dakota and the other EPSCoR states.

Mark Sheridan, director of Advancing Science Excellence in North Dakota (ASEND)/North Dakota EPSCoR, commended Dorgan’s efforts on behalf of EPSCOR states: “Sen. Dorgan is keenly aware of the importance of research to education and to the economy. His strong, long-standing support of EPSCoR assures that states and residents in all parts of the country, especially states like North Dakota which historically have received little federal research support, participate in and benefit from a thriving research enterprise.”

The national EPSCoR program is an effort to help North Dakota, 20 other states and Puerto Rico build research infrastructure, develop human resources and increase technology transfer from universities to the commercial sector. ND EPSCoR was formed in 1986 as a North Dakota University System program. – David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.


Set FTP Host To Accommodate New Operating System

The FTP program, WS_FTP host type should be set to IBM MVS to work with the new OS/390 2.10 operating system (mainframe system at UND). Just click on the drop down arrow and scroll to IBM MVS. If you have any questions regarding WS_FTP to or from the mainframe please let us know. – University of North Dakota, Information Technology Systems and Services, 777-2222,


USENET Will Be Discontinued

Based on the consensus agreement of the members of the ND HECN, USENET news services ( will be discontinued at the end of the spring 2002 semester.

There are several reasons for this change:

1. Usage of the USENET service has declined to an average of 50 connections per day for the entire HECN as compared to several hundred a few years ago.

2. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find good, free news feeds as the USENET model has been superseded by the World Wide Web and other communications technology.

3. There are now many free, web-based and NNTP-based USENET news services which offer a full selection of hierarchies and posting privileges. A search engine such as Google ( will turn up many options for anyone interested in alternatives (try searching for “free usenet posting” for example). – Doris Bornhoeft, Information Technology Systems and Services, 777-3706.


Carol Hjelmstad Is Software Licensing Contact

Beginning April 1, Carol Hjelmstad will be the new contact person for software license purchases. Carol has been with ITSS since the fall of 2000 and has worked as an administrative assistant for the department. If you have any software license needs or have any questions, please contact her at 777-3171. – Information Technology Systems and Services.


Software License Update Information

The last day for submitting site license software requests for this fiscal year is June 20.

I would also like to remind you of the following yearly product cycles: ESRI products licensing is from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. AutoCad/Desk licensing runs from Oct. 15, 2002, through Oct. 14, 2003.

The current year’s contract with PC-SAS expired Feb. 28. When ordering/renewing the PC-SAS license this contract year you will find a nice surprise -- no license fees. You will not be billed for new or renewal PC-SAS licenses.

New and renewed licenses must still be ordered on the regular ITSS software licensing order form. Please keep in mind that licenses which are not renewed will cease to function by the end of May. Renewing your license is the only way to keep PC-SAS functioning.

When ordering/renewing, please let us know which version you would like to install or renew by making a note in the comment section of the order form. PC-SAS 8.2 is now available, with six CDs in the installation media set. Also available is version 8.1. If you wish to have older versions, please list those in the comment section so we are able to obtain the setinit you will need. In most cases only the most current versions are sent.

If you have questions regarding PC-SAS licensing issues, please contact me at or 777-3171. – Carol Hjelmstad, Information Technology Systems and Services.


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.


Information Technology Systems and Services will close for the Good Friday holiday at 1 a.m. Friday, March 29, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Saturday, March 30. – Marv Hanson, Associate Director, ITSS.

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 Tuesday, April 2. Late night access resumes Monday, April 1. – Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.


Studio One Lists Schedule

This week on “Studio One,” diamond expert Steve Hess will discuss his recent trip to Antwerp, Belgium. Hess has been in the jewelry business for almost 20 years and makes this annual trip to buy diamonds for customers and his jewelry store. We will learn about the intense security at one of the major diamond-cutting centers in the world, as well as the definition of “blood diamonds.”

Also on the next edition of “Studio One,” the sport of curling has seen a tremendous increase in popularity since the Salt Lake City Olympics. We will learn why so many people are drawn to this 16th-century sport.

“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. – Bethany Dennie, UND Studio One Marketing Team.


Volunteers Sought For Study

Attention parents! I am seeking married couples with children aged 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study on parenting. Earn $10/couple. For more information, contact Erin Tentis at 777-3212 or e-mail – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Erin Tentis, Psychology Graduate Student.


Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed

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

Visa Card Purchasing: April 10, 9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Have you heard about making some of yourpurchases with a Visa purchasing card? This workshop will explain how the program works. Information will be provided for purchases which need to be submitted only once a month to Accounting Services. Presenter: Allison Peyton, Accounting Services.


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 Access Level I manual is $16. Purchase of the manual is optional. Instructor: Jim Malins.

Access 00, Level I: April 8-12, 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. (16 hours total). Introduces Access and databases. Create tables, queries, forms, reports, and relationships. Import and export interface.


Defensive Driving: April 10, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, have received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Instructor: Mark Johnson.

Working in Confined Spaces: April 10, 2 to 4 p.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Confined spaces can be deadly. Reinforce understanding of the risks associated with work in confined spaces such as manholes, trenches, cable vaults and attics. The following topics are included in the workshop: identification of a confined space and its conditions; toxic, flammable, and oxygen-deficient atmospheres; hazards and proper personal protective equipment; and roles and responsibilities. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.


Position Budget Maintenance: April 10, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II. The workshops are designed to give departmental personnel who process notice of appointments/revisions, staff position requisitions, new position requests and are adding or deleting funds to positions, the tools to access information to maintain a more accurate position budget file and assist in more timely processing of the payroll forms. This is a hands-on workshop, and authorization to the following CICSB (mainframe) screens is necessary: PB70, PB75, PB80, PB90, PB95, BD40, GL19, GL70, GL53, NA90 and NA75. Presenter: Rosemary Thue, Budget Office.


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


Grants and Research

Fulbright Offers Lecturing/Research Grants In 140 Countries

The Fulbright scholar program is offering lecturing/research awards in some 140 countries for the 2003-2004 academic year. The competition opened March 1. Opportunities are available not only for UND faculty and administrators but also for independent scholars and many others. There are awards in 37 different disciplines and professional fields, as well as a variety of subdisciplines such as gender studies and peace studies. Traditional Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year or longer. A new short-term grants program – the Fulbright senior specialists program – offers two- to six-week grants in a variety of disciplines and fields. While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English. Some 80 percent of the awards are for lecturing. Application deadlines for 2003-2004 awards are:

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

Thursday, Aug. 1, for Fulbright traditional lecturing and research grants worldwide.

Friday, Nov. 1, for the summer German studies seminar and for spring/summer seminars in Germany, Korea, and Japan for academic and international education.
Rolling deadline for Fulbright senior specialists program.

For information, contact the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) at 3007 Tilden St. NW, Suite 5L, Washington, DC 20008-3009. Telephone (202) 686-7877, e-mail:

Information, the Fulbright awards catalog, and an online application are also available at
Your UND Fulbright campus representative is Will Young, Box 7109, Office of International Programs, 777-3935, or – William Young, Associate Director of International Programs.


IRB Must Approve Research Involving Human Subjects

The UND Institutional Review Board (IRB) must review and approve any research carried out at the University that involves human subjects or participants before that research is begun. An IRB review is mandated by the federal government to protect human subjects and is subject to federal regulations and monitoring. (The federal regulations are available on the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) web page at North Dakota Board of Higher Education and UND policies also require completion of this review process.

The required documents are available on the ORPD web page. As you prepare your proposal for submission, please be sure to address all relevant items listed on the proposal form. When reviewing proposals, IRB members use the checklist to determine whether each item listed on it that applies to your proposal is addressed properly. Also, please phrase your proposal in “educated layman’s” terms so that it is understandable to IRB members who may not have a technical knowledge of your field.

You can submit your proposal to the Office of Research and Program Development in Room 105, Twamley Hall, or mail it to ORPD, Box 7134. Based on the nature of your research, your proposal either will be reviewed by an individual board member or by the full IRB. Should a full board review be necessary, the IRB coordinator will contact you to explain the process and requirements. You will be assigned a reviewer in either case, and you should feel free to discuss your proposal with the reviewer if you have any concerns or questions. Should revisions be necessary, you will receive a written request to make the changes and resubmit your proposal. The IRB makes every effort to review proposals in a timely manner. The review process may take several weeks, however, and researchers therefore are urged to submit proposals well in advance of the proposed start date.

Before you can begin your research, you must complete an online course on human subject protection, which can be found at Course modules 1-5, 7 and 11 must be completed before approval is granted for a proposal. Additional modules may be required if you are using vulnerable subjects. In addition, principal investigators must provide a list of the key personnel involved in the project to the ORPD so the office can maintain records of those individuals that have completed training. If you any have questions about the approval process, please do not hesitate to contact the IRB coordinator, Cindy Rerick, at 777-4079, for further information.


Meeting Date
(Meetings held at 3 p.m.)
Deadline: Proposals
Requiring Full
Deadline: Clinical Proposals (Require Board Review
Subcommittee and Full Board Review)
Friday, May 3, 2002 Tues., April 23, 2002 Tues., April 16, 2002
Wed., June 5, 2002 Mon., May 27, 2002 Mon., May 20, 2002
Wed., July 10, 2002 Mon., July 1, 2002 Mon., June 24, 2002
Wed., August 7, 2002 Mon., July 29, 2002 Mon., July 22, 2002
Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 Tues., Aug. 27, 2002 Tues., Aug. 20, 2002
Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 Tues., Sept. 24, 2002 Tues., Sept. 17, 2002
Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 Tues., Oct. 22, 2002 Tues., Oct. 15, 2002
Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 Tues., Nov. 26, 2002 Tues., Nov. 19, 2002
Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 Mon., Dec. 30, 2002 Mon., Dec. 23, 2002
Friday, Feb. 7, 2003 Tues., Jan. 28, 2003 Tues., Jan. 21, 2003
Friday, March 7, 2003 Tues., Feb. 25, 2003 Tues., Feb. 18, 2003
Friday, April 4, 2003 Tues., March 25, 2003 Tues., March 18, 2003
Friday, May 2, 2003 Tues., April 22, 2003 Tues., April 15, 2003

NOTE: All meetings will be held at 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. Alterations in location, date, or time will be announced in the University Letter prior to the meeting. - John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.

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


Andrus Fellowships in Gerontological Studies--Fellowships for Latino, African American, and Native American graduate students to engage in research on minority aging issues. Deadline: None. Contact: Marta Sotomayor, 202-265-1288;;


Faculty Opportunities--Fellowships for science, mathematics, engineering, and technology faculty to participate in research and applied technology at a sponsoring facility. Deadline: None. Contact: Don Brown, 801-273-8900;;

Graduate Student Opportunities--Fellowships to conduct thesis or dissertation research, explore research and technology career options, or gain practical training at a sponsoring facility. Deadline: None. Contact: 801-273-8900;;

Visiting Scientist Awards-Support to visiting scientist who are industrial associates and collaborators in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Deadline: None. Contact: 801-273-8900;;


Residential Postdoctoral Fellowships--Funding for research related to increasing knowledge of the principles that govern human behavior. Fields supported include, but are not limited to, anthropology, art history, biology, classics, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, literature, mathematical and statistical specialties, medicine, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychiatry, psychology, and sociology. Deadline: None. Contact: 75 Alta Road, Stanford, CA 94305; 650-321-2052.


National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury (RFA: OH-02-006). Contact: Price Connor, 404-498-2511;; Deadlines: 5/11/02 (Letter of Intent), 6/11/02 (Application).


Support to assist in conservation of natural resources, production and distribution of food, and improvement and promotion of health in the developing world. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 12/1/02 (Concept Papers); 8/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Prentice Zinn, 617-426-7172 x307;;;


Support for development of a universal approach to eradicate pathogens in human blood source plasma and plasma derivatives. Contact: Fred Dombrose, 704-571-4070;; Deadline: None.


CONRAD Program--Support to for development of microbicides to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Tranmitted Diseases (STDs); chemical and physical barrier contraceptives; systemic methods for males; systemic hormonal methods for females; and improved reproductive health. Deadline: 5/1/02. Contact: Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1611 North Kent Street, Suite 806 , Arlington, VA 22209; 703-524-4744;

Consortium for Industrial Collaboration in Contraceptive Research (CICCR)--Support for research to develop contraceptive methods related to a woman-centered agenda. Deadline: None. Contact: Michael J.K. Harper, 703-276-4022;;

Global Microbicide Project--Support to develop vaginal methods that would protect women against sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. Deadline: None. Contact: See Above


High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) Industry Study--Research is sought in the following technical areas: 1) Industry R&D: Performance of HPCS system concept studies; 2) Technology Component: System Architecture; Programming Models; Software Technology; and Hardware Technology; and 3) Application Analysis and Performance Assessment Component. Deadline: 2/5/03. Contact: Robert Graybill, Contracts Management Office, 3701 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1714;


University Participation Program for Wind Energy Research (RFP—2002)--Support for broad-based research in Three Technical Research Areas: Electrical Power Conversion, Turbine Aerodynamics Model Development, and Wind Turbulence Model Development. Technical areas include research tasks suitable to schools of meteorology, engineering, physics, and aerodynamics. Organizations desiring a copy of the solicitation shall make a written request within 15 days of this announcement to Laura Hughes at the address below, referencing RFP No. RCX-2-32227. This RFP is anticipated to be issued May 1. This is not a request for proposal. Deadline: 4/1/02. Contact: Laura Hughes, 303-384-7018; fax 303-384-6901;


Mining Industry of the Future/Mineral Processing Technology--Support for research and development of technologies to reduce energy consumption, enhance economic competitiveness and reduce environmental impacts of the domestic mining industry. Deadline: None. Contact: Richard Rogus,;—02NT41450?OpenDocument.


Visiting Fellowship Program--Support for research and development on high-priority topics that enhance capabilities of criminal justice systems to combat crime, violence, and substance abuse. Deadline: None. Contact: Edwin Zedlewski, Visiting Fellowship Program, 810 7th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20531; 202-307-2953;


Intelligence Fusion for Targets-Under-Trees (Part 1 of 2)--Support for applied research and development of innovative concepts and techniques to Find, Fix, Track, Target, Engage and Assess (F2T2EA) stationary and moving surface targets. Deadline: 9/30/04. Contact: Joetta Bernhard, 315-330-2308;;


Research and Development in Illicit Drug Demand Reduction and Support--Support for innovative research and development projects to reduce demand for illicit drugs and other substances of abuse. Deadline: 1/28/03. Contact: Christie P. Martinez, 520-538-3978;;


Support for initiatives in the areas of utilities, buildings, transportation, renewable energy, integrated issues in energy, The US Clean Energy Program, and The China Sustainable Energy Program. Deadline: None. Contact: 415-561-6700;;


Support for research to enhance economic valuation of reducing environmental risks to children’s health. Deadline: 5/8/02. Contact: Matthew Clark, 202-564-6842;;


Support for projects in: education; environment; public policy; arts; health; and community outreach. Contact: 972-444-1000; Deadline: None.


Innovation, Research, and Community Technology (IRCT)--Support for projects focusing on housing finance topics. Deadline: None. Contact: 202-274-8032;;


Szent Gyorgi Fellowship--Support for Hungarian and foreign researchers living outside Hungary on a permanent basis to contribute to scientific work carried out in Hungarian institutions of higher education. Deadline: 4/26/02. Contact: Office of Higher Education Programmes, House of Professors, Ajtosi Durer sor 19-21, Room 505, H-1146 Budapest, Hungary;;


Program on Global Security and Sustainability--Support to promote peace within and among countries, healthy ecosystems worldwide, and responsible reproductive choices. Deadline: None. Contact: Office of Grants Management, 312-726-5922;;


Support for projects in the areas of: arts, environment, health, Jewish life, and interprogram initiatives for social and economic justice. Deadline: None. Contact: 475 Tenth Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018; 212-787-7300;;


Solicitation for proposals in Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP), Solar Occultation Satellite Science Team (SOSST), and Stratospheric Aerosol and Gases Experiment (SAGE) III. Deadline: 4/30/02 (SAGE III); 5/30/02 (ACMAP & SOSST). Contact: Philip DeCola, 202-358-0768;;; NRA will be available electronically at under Office of Earth Science (Code Y).


Innovation Grant Program--Support for prophylactic vaccine research projects that exhibit potential to advance AIDS prophylactic vaccine design or evaluation. Deadlines: 5/1/02, 9/1/02, 1/2/03. Contact: Jon Warren, 301-402-0633;;

Trials Hyperaccelerated Award (RFA-AI-02-003)--Support for investigator-initiated research applications for mechanistic studies in clinical trials of immunomodulatory interventions for immune system mediated diseases. Contact: Kristy Kraemer, 301-496-5598;; Letter of Intent Deadline: one month prior to application receipt date. Applications: Monthly on the 9th.


Institutional Training Grants in Environmental Health Science--Support for research areas which focus on the effects of chemical, physical and biological environmental agents on human health and well-being. Contact: Carol K. Shreffler, 919-541-1445;; http:/// Deadline: 5/10/02.


Support for basic research on the structures of membrane proteins at atomic resolution. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938;; Deadlines: NIH Standard.


Postdoctoral Research Training in Intervention Trials--Support for postdoctoral research training in design and conduct of clinical intervention trials that focus on treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of severe mental disorders. Deadline: 5/10/02. Contact: Enid Light, 301-443-3599;;


Institutional Research Training Grants--Support for development or enhancement of research training opportunities for individuals, selected by the institution, who are training for careers in specified areas of biomedical and behavioral research. Deadline: 5/10/02. Contact: Hilary D. Sigmon, 301-594-5970;;


National Institute on Aging Institutional Training Awards--Support to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals training for careers in specified areas of aging research. Deadline: 5/10/02. Contact: Robin A. Barr, D. Phil, 301-496-9322;;


Human Subjects Research Enhancements Program (RFA-OD-02-003)--Support for institutional activities to strengthen oversight of human subjects research. Deadline: 5/7/02. Contact: Anthony Demsey, 301-402-3469;;

Inter-Institute Pilot Program for Development of AIDS-Related Therapeutics (NOT-AI-02-010)--Support to facilitate preclinical development of: therapies for treatment of HIV disease, therapies for AIDS-associated malignancies, and therapies for opportunistic infections associated with AIDS including tuberculosis, microbicides directed against HIV transmission. Contact: Inter-Institute Program Coordinator, 6130 Executive Blvd., Room 8022, Rockville, MD 20852; 301-496-8720;; and html Deadlines: 5/1/02 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/02 (Application).

National Research Service Awards for Institutional Grants--Support to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals who are training for careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Deadlines: 5/10/02, 9/10/02. Contact: 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6207, MSC 7910, Bethesda, MD 20892-7910; 301-435-0714;;


MERHAB Program--Support for research on monitoring and response to Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB). Deadline: 4/25/02. Contact: Leslie McDonald, 301-713-3338 x155;;


Internships in Public Science Education (MPS-IPSE)--Support to promote involvement of the research community in public educational activities. Deadline: 5/7/02. Contact: Henry Blount, 703-292-8803;;

Joint Investigation of Enabling Technologies for SSP (JIETSSP)--Support for research in Space Solar Power (SSP). Contact: Paul Werbos, 703-292-8339;; Deadlines: 5/10/02 (Letter of Intent); 6/15/02 (Application).

Program for Persons with Disabilities (PPD)--Funding to improve learning opportunities in SMET education for students with disabilities through development of innovative technology. Deadline: 5/10/02. Contact: Arthur Karshmer, 703-292-4684;;


Support for cancer research and treatment and the preservation, exhibition and operation of historical railway equipment. Deadline: None. Contact: Linda Franciscovich, c/o U.S. Trust Company of New York, 114 West 47th St., New York, NY 10036-1532; 212-852-3629.

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

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