Center groundbreaking set for Friday, April 2
The groundbreaking ceremony for UND’s new American
Indian Center will be held on Friday, April 2, at 2 p.m.
The campus community is invited to the ceremony to be held
at the site of the new Center at 315 Princeton St.
The new center will replace the current outdated and overcrowded
facility on Cambridge Street. There are about 400 American
Indian students at UND and more than half of them use the
Center on a regular basis. The Center will feature a number
of study and recreational areas as well as house offices
and student services for American Indian students.
– Charles Kupchella, President.
will lead open forums on Strategic Plan II development
All members of the University community are invited to
attend open forums, led by President Kupchella, to discuss
the development of Strategic Plan II: Building on Excellence.
Please see the schedule below.
Tuesday, April 6, 4 to 5:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union; Wednesday, April 7, noon to 1:30 p.m., Lecture Bowl,
You are welcome to attend any or all the meetings that
your schedule permits. The forums are sponsored by Student
Senate, Staff Senate, University Senate, Academic Affairs,
and the President’s Office. For more information on
the strategic planning process, visit http://www.und.edu/stratplan2/.
— Charles Kupchella, President.
complete harassment training program
We thank those who have completed harassment training.
If you have not yet completed the training, please do so
immediately. This training is required for all faculty and
staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise
others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful
campus community for everyone. If you have any questions
regarding how to access the training program, please contact
the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your
– Charles Kupchella, president.
named interim provost
Martha Potvin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
will serve as interim vice president for academic affairs
and provost while UND continues its search for a permanent
replacement for John Ettling, who has resigned to assume
the presidency at State University of New York, Plattsburgh.
President Charles Kupchella said he had decided to extend
the search that recently brought three candidates to campus
“This position is critical to the future of the University,”
Kupchella said. “I believe that continuing the search
process is in UND’s best interest. Dr. Potvin is an
able senior administrator. I am confident she will provide
excellent leadership until such time as a permanent appointment
Potvin became dean of UND’s oldest and largest college
in 2001. She holds a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology
from the University of Nebraska and previously served as
a faculty member and administrator at West Chester University
The provost is the second-ranking administrator at UND.
Potvin will join four other vice presidents who report to
Kupchella: Robert Boyd, student and outreach services; Robert
Gallager, finance and operations; Peter Alfonso, research;
and H. David Wilson, health affairs.
– Charles Kupchella, president.
will give law commencement address
Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice
Initiative of Alabama in Montgomery and a professor at the
New York University School of Law, will give the address
at the law school commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15,
at 10 a.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Recognized as one of the top public interest lawyers in
the nation, Stevenson’s efforts to confront bias against
the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system
have earned him national awards including the National Public
Interest Lawyer of the Year, the Thurgood Marshall Medal
of Justice, the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service, the
ACLU National Medal of Liberty, and the Olaf Palme Prize
for International Human Rights. A graduate of Harvard Law
School and the Harvard School of Government, Stevenson holds
honorary degrees from Washington University and Georgetown
University School of Law. Stevenson and his staff have been
successful in overturning dozens of capital murder cases
and death sentences where poor people have been unconstitutionally
convicted or sentenced. He has published articles on race,
poverty, and the criminal justice system as well as manuals
on capital litigation and habeas corpus.
will address University Council May 3
President Kupchella will address the University Council
at 4 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The University Council consists of the following who are
employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: the president,
vice presidents, registrar, director of libraries, all deans,
all department chairpersons, all full-time faculty of the
rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor,
and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant
and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank;
the director of the counseling center; professional librarians,
and such other academic personnel and administrative officers
as the council may designate. The quorum of the council
necessary for the transaction of business is 25 percent
of the council membership (or 144 of the current 576 members).
The president is the ex officio chairman, and the registrar
is the ex officio secretary. Council meetings are open to
the public, and students, staff and the general public are
invited to attend.
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), University Council secretary.
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Forum will focus
on “Understanding the Powwow”
The final forum in the Exploring the American Indian Experience
series will be Thursday, April 1, titled “A Celebration
of Life: Understanding the Powwow in Today’s Indian
Experience.” This event will be held in the Chester
Fritz Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public
free of charge. Singers, dancers and musicians will demonstrate
six dances featured in most powwows. Discussion leaders
Russ McDonald, research analyst in the Center for Rural
Health, and Brian Gilley, assistant professor of Indian
studies, will describe the dances and regalia to create
an understanding of the significance of each. The powwow
is colorful, loud and alive with many elements of tradition
and culture. Here is an opportunity to learn much more about
this celebration of life.
The last event in this series will be another informal
discussion of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey,
Tuesday, April 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Barnes &
Noble/UND Bookstore Coffee Shop. Discussion leaders Birgit
Hans, Greg Gagnon, and Brian Gilley, all from Indian studies,
will talk about the biography of the Dull Knife family throughout
four generations of transition. This book provides a unique
glimpse of Lakota culture.
All are welcome to both events at no charge. This series
is sponsored by the Office of the President. For more information,
call 777-6393 or go to this web site: www.conted.edu/AIE.
seminar series continues
As part of the biochemistry seminar series, Gilbert H.
John, associate professor of microbiology and molecular
genetics, Oklahoma State University, will deliver a research
presentation titled “Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular
Biology of Intestinal Bacteria Involved in the Metabolism
of Xenobiotics.” It will be held Thursday, April 1,
at 4 p.m. in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360,
at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. All are invited
On Friday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m., Dr. John will also participate
in the professional panel discussion during the American
Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Region 5
Conference held in the UND Memorial Union.
Research presentation summary
Intestinal bacteria have many functions that are related
to digestion, cofactor synthesis, and immunity. Regarding
digestion, intestinal bacteria are involved in detoxification
and toxification of xenobiotics, which can impact human
health. Very little information is available regarding the
identification of specific enzyme systems involved in disease
formation (toxification). Part of this lack of information
is due to the complex nature of these microorganisms and
their diverse metabolic activities.
Dr. John’s visit is supported by the department of
biochemistry and molecular biology and the department of
microbiology and immunology at the medical school, as well
as the North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.
Anyone interested in meeting with Dr. John should call Kim
Hansen at 777-6376 (firstname.lastname@example.org), to schedule
time with him.
– Patrick Miller, North Dakota Biomedical Research
Winners of essay
The women studies program would like to announce the winners
for the 2004 essay contest.
Many thanks to the authors for all the creative and original
entries in the 2003 women studies essay contest. The winners
for the graduate division are Audra Van Hoff for her thesis
“The Perpetuation of the Fairy Tale Narrative in Popular
Film: A Textual Analysis,” chaired by Lana Rakow;
and Linda Baeza for “The Consequences of My Affliction:
Melodrama,” written for a class taught by Kathleen
Dixon. In the undergraduate division the winner is Elizabeth
Comeau for “The Genesis of Patriarchy and the Exodus
of the Goddesses” for introduction to women studies,
taught by Jean Chen. First honorable mention for this category
goes to Kara Fuchs for “History: Searching for my
Identity” written for advanced composition, taught
by Kathleen Dixon. Second honorable mention for this category
goes to Shelley Kudelka for “American Beauty”
written for introduction to women studies, taught by Kathleen
Brokke. In the creative division the winner is Sherina Hume
for “Women’s History Month” presented
for A&S 492 independent study, supervised by Kathy King.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the award ceremony at
the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., Thursday,
April 1, at noon. It will be followed by a discussion on
sexual assault awareness.
Each year the program sponsors a contest for the best essay,
creative, and scholarly papers that wholly or in significant
part address issues of particular concern to women. The
essays and creative entries were written during the spring
and fall semesters of 2003. The contest is open to students
in any discipline and may be of any length. To submit an
essay written during the spring or fall semesters of 2004
please contact Wendelin Hume at 777-4115.
— Wendelin Hume, director of women studies.
and Gin Blossoms play spring concert
The University Program Council and Ralph Engelstad Arena
present the UND Spring Concert featuring Blues Traveler
with special guest Gin Blossoms Thursday, April 1, 7:30
p.m. at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Tickets are on sale now.
UND student tickets are $5, tickets for non-UND students
are $25; they are available at the Ralph Engelstad Arena
box office, all ticketmaster locations by calling 772-5151
or online at theralph.com. All seats are general admission.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Time Out Wacipi
Following are some of the Time Out Wacipi events planned:
Thursday, April 1:
10 to 11 a.m., Red River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. Jason Christenson and Tammy Lawrence, “The
Pathology of Oppression – A Discussion About HIV and
Native American Populations in North Dakota.”
1 to 2 p.m., Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Rob
Olson has worked as a court-appointed lawyer for Grand Forks
and Nelson Counties, Federal District Court, and has served
private clients. He has represented people accused of crimes
in state and federal jury trials and has argued numerous
appeals before the North Dakota Supreme Court.
7 to 9 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium. American Indian
Experience, “A Celebration of Life: Understanding
the Powwow in Today’s Indian Experience.” This
session examines the role of tradition in the powwow and
discusses the categories of competition in a contest powwow.
Professional dancers and musicians will demonstrate elements
of the powwow and explain the significance of dress in each
dance style. The powwow consists of many other activities
that will be reviewed in order to understand each segment
of the event and honor the tradition of this celebration
of life. Coordinators are Russ McDonald and Brian Gilley.
Friday, April 2:
10 a.m. to noon, International Center. LaVonne Fox, “Cycle
of Oppression: Indian Country.”
Noon to 2 p.m., Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.
Dan Green, “Perception Becomes Reality,” a slide
show overview of the perception of Native America in this
country since 1492. From the major myths of Columbus and
Pocahontas to the seemingly harmless Santa Fe Chief or Dances
with Wolves, popular imagery has always perpetuated a distorted,
and often agenda-laden, view of indigenous peoples. These
images, imbedded in American social fabric, create beliefs
and influence values that people base decisions upon, such
as voting on Indian casinos, University mascots and Native
American sovereignty. A brief history and perspective will
be provided with pictures of commercial artifacts and of
Hollywood film from the silent era through present day.
2 to 3 p.m., 315 Princeton St. Groundbreaking ceremony.
Please join President Kupchella and the staff of American
Indian Student Services and students for this groundbreaking
for the new American Indian Student Services Center.
7 p.m., Hyslop Sports Center. Grand entry, 35th annual
Saturday, April 3:
1 and 7 p.m., Hyslop Sports Center. Grand entry, 35th annual
Sunday, April 4:
1 p.m., Hyslop Sports Center, Grand entry, 35th annual
— UND American Indian Association.
Open house will
celebrate 20th year for CFSTC
Children and Family Services Training Center is celebrating
its 20th anniversary with an open house Friday, April 2,
from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the basement of Gillette Hall.
The training center was established in the social work
department at UND in March 1984 through a partnership with
the Division of Children and Family Services of the North
Dakota Department of Human Services. The training center
was created to design and provide child welfare training
opportunities to practitioners, serve as an advocate for
child welfare related initiatives and programs, serve as
a resource center concerning child welfare training materials
and issues, and provide consultation in the area of child
welfare practice and administration.
– Pete Tunseth, director, Children and Family Services
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., will
present a video Sunday, April 4. From Jesus to Christ: The
First Christians, a PBS documentary on early Christianity,
will show at 1:30 p.m., free of charge and open to all.
Contact me at 787-8839 for more information.
– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.
The graduate committee will meet Monday, April 5, from
3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from March 1.
2. Request to offer a new post-master’s certificate
program in nursing education. This request is accompanied
by a change in requirements for the master of science to
include a nursing education specialization in addition to
the other five specializations already approved.
As part of this nursing education specialization are requests
for the following new courses:
Nursing 566, Curriculum Development
Nursing 567, Teaching Strategies
Nursing 568, Teaching Practicum
Nursing 569, Assessment and Evaluation
They also request to delete Nursing 565: Teaching Practicum
3. Request for new courses: T&L 586, Assessment in
Higher Education and T&L 587, Technology in College
4. Teaching and learning requests to change the title of
the areas of emphasis in the doctoral program.
5. Draft language to replace “Academic Standards”
in Catalog. This review was prompted by the University’s
academic policy and admissions committee decision to revise
the probation/dismissal policy for undergraduates. Please
review this draft and be prepared to discuss it.
6. The transitional Master of Physician Assistant program.
Dean Benoit wishes to discuss this.
7. Announcement: We will seek approval from the SBHE for
the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education.
8. Announcement: The April 26 graduate committee meeting
will be held at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center from 3
to 4:30 p.m..
9. Matters arising.
10. Scholarship awards committee.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
will portray Amelia Earhart
A special Chautauqua-style program by Amelia Earhart will
be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, at the Hilton Garden
Inn. Earhart will be portrayed by Ann Birney, an historian
with her Ph.D. in American history. Birney, like Earhart,
is from Kansas.
Earhart will speak from the year 1937, just before she
departed from Florida for her attempted around-the-world
Earhart made it to within 35 to 100 miles of Howland Island
in the Pacific. Her plane apparently went down in that area
after running low on fuel; the bodies of Earhart and her
navigator, as well as the wreckage of her plane, were never
This Chautauqua program will honor women in aviation at
UND and the Grand Forks Air Force Base, local commercial
female pilots and area women who have private pilot’s
licenses. The free program is open to the public; attendees
do not have to be involved in aviation. Registration is
not required but is recommended. To make reservations please
call Suezette Rene Bieri at 777-4856 or 1-800-828-4274.
Birney will also portray Earhart at programs for sixth
graders later in the week in Grand Forks, Bismarck and Williston.
She will be flown to the other locations in North Dakota
by UND Aerospace.
These programs are sponsored by the NASA North Dakota Space
Grant Consortium, the Department of Aviation and Space Studies
at UND, and the dean’s office of the J.D. Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences, NASA Langley Space Flight
Center, the Grand Forks Herald, the North Dakota Heritage
Center, Williston State College, the Williston Chamber of
Commerce, and Jeff Nelson from the Northern Plains Radio
– Odegard School.
discusses Omdahl, Strinden
The Bureau of Governmental Affairs announces the inaugural
Frank Wenstrom Lecture Series, Tuesday, April 6, from 6
to 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Fred Orth Lecture
Bowl. The evening will explore the careers and opinions
of former Lt. Gov. Lloyd Omdahl and former House Majority
Leader Earl Strinden. All friends and colleagues, and all
others interested in the significant contributions these
two have made to North Dakota, are encouraged to attend.
– Steve Snortland, assistant director, Bureau of
on ferritin and iron nutrition
The United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition
Research Center seminar series continues with “Ferritin
and Iron Nutrition,” presented by Elizabeth Theil,
senior scientist, Childrens Hospital Oakland, Research Institute
and professor of biochemistry, North Carolina State University,
adjunct. The seminar is set for Tuesday, April 6, at 11
a.m. in the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
– Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
Kevin Romig will present “The Master-Planned Sense
of Place in Metropolitan Phoenix” at noon Tuesday,
April 6, in 366 Clifford Hall. Mr. Romig is from Arizona
State University, Tempe and is a faculty candidate for the
human geography position in geography. All are welcome.
– Devon Hanson, geography.
set for Dean Frohlich
The final examination for Dean A. Frohlich, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biochemistry and molecular
biology, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Room 5510,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation
title is “Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase Isoforms Associated
with Mitochondria in Rat and Human.” David Lambeth
(biochemistry and molecular biology) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
to April box lunch discussions
Three sessions will round out the On Teaching box lunch
discussion series for 2003-04:
- “Designing Effective Multiple-Choice Tests,”
Tuesday, April 6, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Memorial Room, MemorialUnion.
This is a reprise of one of the most popular sessions
of last fall’s Conference on Teaching. Three faculty
from the medical school — Ken Ruit, Kurt Borg, and
Edward Simanton — will share what they have learned
about writing exams that are useful for both formative
(student learning/feedback) and summative (grading/certification
of competence) purposes. After their brief presentation,
they will engage the audience in further conversation
about the topic.
- “Teaching With Differences in Mind: Stories and
Strategies,” Friday, April 16, noon to 1:30 p.m.,
Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
This extended lunch hour session will focus on using narrative,
or the telling of stories, to explore issues of difference
in the classroom. Our special guest for the day will be
Angela Leonard, African American scholar in American Studies
at Loyola University.
She will be joined on the panel by two UND faculty members:
Brian Gilley (Indian studies), and Gayle Baldwin (philosophy
- “Undergraduates Teaching Assistants: Economic
Necessity or Effective Pedagogy?” Wednesday, April
21, noon to 1 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union.
This session will feature four faculty who received model
project awards for designing projects that use advanced
undergraduate students as peer teachers in lower level classes.
We’ll hear from Dave Pierce (chemistry), Roger Melvold
and Fran Sailer (microbiology and immunology), and Gayle
Baldwin (philosophy and religion), each of whom will tell
us what they are doing, why they initiated the project,
and what they have learned so far. We’ll also have
time to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using
undergraduate peer instructors in the classroom.
To register for any of these sessions and reserve a free
box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 at least two full
days before the event.
— Libby Rankin, office of instructional development.
is topic of teleconference
The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience
and Students in Transition production, “Rethinking
Retention” is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, noon
to 2 p.m., in the United Hospital Room, Medical School building.
The teleconference is sponsored by student outreach services,
career services, and TRIO programs. With demands for accountability
increasing and campuses trying to fulfill their missions
and serve more students with reduced financial support,
retention remains the focal point of many campus discussions.
Helping students succeed is both a financial imperative
and a professional and ethical obligation. Join our experts
as they reframe our thinking on retention while offering
new approaches and strategies based on best practices and
empirical research. They focus this conversation on creating
pathways for students by looking vertically, from middle
school through college matriculation and graduation, and
horizontally, across campus departments and units, to find
new approaches to our longstanding problems.
— TRIO programs.
offer Easter brunch
The UND Athletic Department and Ralph Engelstad Arena invite
you to Easter Sunday Brunch at Ralph Engelstad Arena on
Sunday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include
waffle delight, breads galore, bountiful buffet, fresh fruit
cascade, everything omelets, peel and eat shrimp, and much,
much more! Beside a great meal, you can enjoy self-guided
building tours, including ice level. Open skating will be
available in the Olympic Arena from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There
will be an Easter egg hunt for children 6 and under, and
a special prize drawing for kids 7-12 (win a new mountain
bike). Other door prizes include a pair of World Junior
ticket packages ($900 value), gas grill and two paid tuitions
to UND Hockey Camp ($420 value). Other family fun activities
include Puck Shoot and Games to Go, and the Easter Bunny
will make a special appearance. For reservations call 777-4920.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
listed for April 13-22
Below are U2 workshops for April 13 through April 22. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in April and May.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and
how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of
Power Point XP, Beginning: April 13 and 15, 8:30 a.m to
noon (seven hours total), 361 Upson II Hall. Create presentations,
add graphics and objects to slides, add tables and charts
to slides, prepare a presentation, sort slides, add slide
transitions, and animate text. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Health Insurance During Retirement: April 14, 1:30 to 3
p.m., 10-12 Swanson Hall. NDPERS health insurance and Medicare
supplement for retirees will be discussed. This seminar
is for both NDPERS and TIAA-CREF employees who are interested
in staying on the NDPERS health insurance during retirement.
Presenter: An NDPERS benefit program administrator.
Pre-Retirement Planning for NDPERS Employees: April 14,
3 to 4:30 p.m., 10-12 Swanson Hall. An NDPERS Benefit Program
Administrator will discuss the NDPERS retirement plan. Presenter:
An NDPERS benefit program administrator.Understanding Diversity,
Looking Within Before We Look Out: April 20, 9 a.m. to noon,
River Valley Room,
Memorial Union. Fee: $15 (includes refreshments and materials).
Create an awareness of our own cultural values and beliefs
while trying to understand those who may differ from us.
We can’t know everything about every culture, so we
choose to look at diversity from an individual perspective.
That way each person is given an opportunity to understand
who they are and those who are different from us are not
categorized into a stereotype. Presenter: Daniel Bjerknes.
Beneficial Work Station Design and Solving Ergonomic Problems:
April 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
New class designed to review ergonomic principles and factors
relating to workstation design. Office, industrial, trade
areas and tool selection will be included. In addition,
problem solving methods will be utilized to address a variety
of design problems. Class is appropriate for employees and
supervisors in all areas on campus. Presenter: Claire Moen,
safety and environmental health.
Choosing Your TIAA-CREF Income Options: April 21, 2:30
to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Information
on retirement options with TIAA-CREF will be presented.
Presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF.
Personal Safety and Security, Critical Issues: April 22,
2 to 4 p.m., 10-12 Swanson Hall. Violent crimes occur all
too often whether in the work place, home, or in the course
of our daily lives. It is important that individuals know
what to do to protect themselves. This workshop will identify
underlying causes of violent crimes, warning signs, and
methods for heading off serious situations as well as planning
for prevention. Presenter: Duane Czapiewski and Jason Uhlir.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
within the University.
meeting is April 14
Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school, invites all graduate
faculty to the spring graduate faculty meeting Wednesday,
April 14, at 3 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
The agenda follows:
1. Call to order.
2. Vote on constitutional revisions.
3. Information about the graduate school’s new online
4. Announcement of summer research professorships and summer
5. Information about the policy on outside employment for
6. Strategic planning and the graduate school vision.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
MLK awards celebration
set for April 15
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 15, at noon in
the River Valley Room and enjoy the seventh annual MLK awards
celebration. Awards will be given for eight different categories,
and a guest speaker will present. Food and drinks will be
– Linda Skarsten, multicultural student services.
Legend” Shirley Chater will speak at nursing forum
Shirley Chater is the featured speaker at a nursing leadership
forum to be held at the Alerus Center Friday, April 16,
8:30 a.m. to noon. Dr. Chater serves as the chair of the
National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson
Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She was a University of
California Regents Professor at the Institute for Health
and Aging, University of California, San Francisco from
1997-1998. She previously served as the commissioner of
the United States Social Security Administration from 1993-1997,
and has served as president of Texas Woman’s University
and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University
of California, San Francisco. As an independent lecturer
and consultant, Chater works with many universities and
organizations. She also serves as a senior consultant with
the Academic Search Consultation Service, Washington, D.C./Mill
Valley, Calif. Honored by the American Academy of Nursing
as a “Living Legend” 2000, she holds a bachelor’s
degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a
master’s degree in nursing from the University of
California, San Francisco, and 12 honorary doctorate degrees.
The leadership form is sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson
Executive Nurse Fellows Loretta Heuer, associate professor
of nursing, and Debbie Swanson, nursing supervisor, Grand
Forks Public Health Department. There will be a panel discussion
featuring North Dakota nurse leaders: Darlene Bartz, chief,
health resources section, North Dakota Department of Health;
Elizabeth Nichols, dean of UND’s College of Nursing;
Evelyn Quigley, senior executive and chief nursing officer,
MeritCare Health System, and Margret Reed, chief nurse executive
and administrator of surgical services, Altru Health System.
There is no charge for this event, which is open to the
public. Pre-registration is requested but not required.
A continental breakfast will be provided.
Registrations can be completed at www.und.edu/dept/nursing/nlf/index.html.
For more information, contact Loretta Heuer, 777-4527, or
Debbie Swanson, 787-8113, .
– College of Nursing
“Journalism in Asia”
The School of Communication is pleased to announce a lecture
by Dra. Hernani Sirikit, visiting Eisenhower Fellow, who
will present “Journalism in Asia” Tuesday, April
20, at 7 p.m. in 334 O’Kelly Hall. A reception following
the presentation will be held in the Schlasinger Reading
Room, 200 O’Kelly Hall. Co-sponsors are the North
Dakota Newspaper Association and School of Communication.
– School of Communciation.
presents Private Lives by Noel Coward
The comedy Private Lives by Noel Coward is the final production
of the 2003-2004 “A Little Bit of Broadway in Your
Own Backyard” season at theatre arts. In Private Lives
Elyot Chase (played by Derek Dirlam) and Amanda Prynne (played
by Margaret McDonald) meet five years after their divorce,
upon the occasion of their honeymoon with new spouses, when
all couples stay at the same hotel and . . . in adjoining
suites! Elyot and Amanda’s smoldering love affair
re-ignites, and they run off to Amanda’s Paris flat
together. Therein they reestablish their notorious and delightfully
entertaining pattern of their relationship: “moments
of rapture alternating with increasingly ugly quarrels”
(critic Milton Levin). Elyot’s second wife, Sybil,
(Anne K. Svanes) and Amanda’s second husband, Victor,
(Joe Mack) arrive to confront their new yet estranged spouses
and are ushered in by maid Louise (Sharon Boonstra) to find
the divorced couple engaged in sensual, hand to hand combat.
Private Lives is directed by Mary Cutler.
In conjunction with the production, theatre arts will feature
a panel discussion, “Women Studies Spotlight”
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Burtness Theatre. In addition,
a symposium, “Gender and Comedy,” featuring
UND scholars and Penny Farfan, associate professor of drama
at the University of Calgary, will take place at the Burtness
Theatre Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m. A lecture, “Coward
and Comic Form,” by Farfan will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday, April 23, at Burtness Theatre. Dr. Farfan will also
lead two post-show discussions April 22 and April 23.
Private Lives will open April 20 and run until April 24
at the Burtness Theatre. All performances start at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $12 or $6 with a student I.D. Free reserved
parking is available on campus. For more information and
reservations please call the Burtness Theatre box office
– Theatre arts.
III links campus research and business communities
R&D Showcase III will be held Thursday, April 29, at
the Fargodome in Fargo. This year’s showcase seminar
will be hosted by North Dakota State University and features
the theme, “Technology as a Catalyst for North Dakota’s
Growth.” Sessions will highlight ways in which campus
research and development activities can successfully interact
with the business community to spur economic growth. Area
business leaders, along with campus faculty, staff, and
students, are encouraged to attend.
Bruce McWilliams, president and CEO of Tessera Technologies,
Inc. of San Jose, Calif., will be the keynote speaker. McWilliams
has been involved in a number of high-tech companies, including
S-Vision Inc., a silicon chip-based display company; Flextronics
International Ltd., an electronic manufacturing services
company; and nCHIP Inc., a multi-chip module packaging company.
Tessera Technologies, Inc. is a developer of intellectual
property and services that help the semiconductor industry
build smaller, faster, and more reliable electronic products.
In 2002, Tessera was one of Inc. Magazine’s “The
Innovation 50,” a listing of the most inventive small
companies in entrepreneurial America. The company’s
advanced chip-scale packaging innovations have been used
in a wide range of wireless, computing, gaming, entertainment,
medical, and defense electronic products.
The dinner presentation will feature Paul Drzaic, vice
president of advanced development for Alien Technology,
who will share “The Alien Technology Story.”
For more information about the event or to register online,
go to http://www.ndsuresearchpark.com.
Bo Diddley to
perform at Empire
The Bo Diddley 75th birthday tour is coming to the Empire
Arts Center Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will
be part of the Happy Harry’s American Music Series.
Bo Diddley is one of the true legends in American music.
His role in the birth of rock and roll and his impact on
popular music since the 1950s have proven that he has earned
the title of “The Originator.”
Ellas Bates McDaniel was born Dec. 30, 1928, in McComb,
Miss. The family moved to Chicago in 1936. He took up boxing
(where he acquired the nickname “Bo Diddley”),
carpentry and mechanics. Music was only a hobby. However,
over time he developed a rhythm that became known as the
“Bo Diddley Beat.” This revolutionary sound
would be one of the driving forces in the development of
rock and roll.
During the late 50’s he released a string of rhythmic
masterpieces including “Pretty Thing,” “Who
Do You Love,” “Hey! Bo Diddley,” and “Hush
Your Mouth.” Bo also played on several classic Chuck
Berry recordings, including “Memphis, Tennessee”
and “Sweet Little Rock N’ Roller.” In
1959 he laid the foundations for rap with “Say Man,”
a jive dialogue with Jerome Green.
He has had parts in movies like Trading Places, Hail! Hail!
Rock N’ Roll, Rockula and Blues Brothers 2000. His
music has appeared in La Bamba, Dirty Dancing and many other
films. He has also appeared on several different television
shows including “According to Jim” with Jim
Belushi in April 2003.
He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in
1987 by Texas blues rockers ZZ Top, and has a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been given “lifetime
achievement” award at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s
Pioneer Awards (1996), the National Academy of Recording
Arts and Sciences Grammy Awards (1998), and the National
Association of Black-Owned Broadcaster’s Communications
Awards (2002). He was invited to perform at the presidential
inaugurations of both George Bush and Bill Clinton. John
F. Kennedy requested a private performance at the White
Tickets are $35 and will go on sale Friday, April 2, at
the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office and other Ticketmaster
locations. All seats will be reserved. All profits from
the concert will benefit the Empire Arts Center. More information
on the Empire and the Bo Diddley concert can be found at
www.empireartscenter.com. or by calling 746-5500. Don’t
miss this music legend performing on stage at our own historic
Empire Arts Center.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Empire Arts Center.
for Eagles concert
Reserve your seats today to see the Eagles live in concert
at Ralph Engelstad Arena Sunday, May 16, at 8 p.m. You do
not want to miss this great show in their “Farewell
I” tour. There are still great seats available. Tickets
are available at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office, all
Ticketmaster locations at 772-5151 or online at theralph.com.
– Sommer Lockhart, media buyer, Ralph Engelstad Arena.
summer art day camps
The North Dakota Museum of Art will offer the following
summer art day camps.
Session 1, June 21-25: “Snakes, Snakes, Snakes”
with artist Suzanne Kanatsiz. Build ‘em, paint ‘em,
fill the room full of snakes! Ages 6-12.
Session 2, July 5-9: “Over, Under, Around and Through”
with artist Sue Fink. Be artists, architects, painters and
designers. We’ll build our own home and our own town
– inside and out. Ages 6-9.
Session 3, July 12-16: “World of Wonder” with
artist Ceil Anne Clement. Brace yourself for a journey into
Fantasyland. Clement, North Dakota storyteller, will tell
stories, then we will make our own books, illustrations
and backdrops. Ages 9-13.
Session 4, July 19-23: “Public Artworks” with
artists Adam Kemp and Sue Fink. See what wild and crazy
masterpieces you can make together. There is always room
for another public artwork. Ages 6-12.
Session 5, July 26-30: “Public Sculpture 101”
with artist Adam Kemp. Create a spectacular public sculpture
together. Outrageous fun is guaranteed. Ages 6-12.
Session 6, Aug. 2-6: “The Magical Art of Harry Potter”
with artist Ali LaRock. Be ready to make potions, re-pot
mandrakes, sculpt magical creatures and make broomsticks.
That’s just the beginning. Ages 9-13.
Summer art day camps are art studios for children to build
with their imaginations. It is not like other camps! Students
create art alongside and with the guidance of a professional
artist to make the ordinary EXTRAordinary. Young artists
learn the basic elements of art and how to develop an artwork
based on everyday experience while having fun collaborating
with artists and other students.
All camps run Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3
About the artists:
Suzanne Kanatsiz is a professor of art at Weber State University
in Utah. She is a sculptor whose installations are quite
conceptual. She has a long background of working with children
of all ages, and is the mother of a young boy. Her quiet
laid-back personality encourages children to explore and
build skills. Her Snakes, Snakes, Snakes camp will culminate
with snakes of all materials, patterns, textures and sizes
– from miniature to giant. Ages 6-12.
Sue Fink is the director of education at the North Dakota
Museum of Art. She has worked with children of all ages,
including children with disabilities and at-risk populations.
Trained in sculpture, but mostly now a painter, Sue loves
making “personal spaces.” Children will use
their imaginations and mostly recycled items to make and
paint child-size tents and houses, furnish them, landscape
the outside, map and build “Kid City.” This
will be a city like none other – just for kids. Ages
Ceil Anne Clement is a storyteller from North Dakota. She
weaves magic with her stories for all ages, and then by
telling stories from many genres. Children evolve from story
listeners to story experts. Imaginations run wild in Ms.
Clement’s camps. Along with hearing fantastic tales,
kids will make storyboards, book covers, illustrate stories
and build backdrops and props. Ages 9-13.
Adam Kemp is planning to make a public sculpture with the
children. Kids learn valuable teamwork by making a work
together while having a blast at the same time. Last year’s
birds that surround the Museum are an example of the kind
of project the kids will do this year. Prepare to get wild
and messy! Ages 6-12.
Ali LaRock is an artist who lives in Bismarck. Her camp,
“The Magical Art of Harry Potter” is sure to
be exciting. Draw, paint, make potions, sculpt magical creatures,
make broomsticks and more. Ages 9-13.
Registration can be done by phone with your credit card,
or you can register by phone and send or bring your payment
to the Museum. Classes are limited to 20 students, so register
early. Classes cost $120 for non-members, and $100 for members.
You may also purchase Museum household memberships for $50
or student memberships for $10 to be admitted to member
status. If you purchased a student membership last summer
at any time for summer camp, you must purchase another membership
when paying for this summer camp. Payments for campus should
be made by June 15; a limited number of full and partial
scholarships may be available.
A full refund is granted if a class is canceled by the
Museum. Participants will be notified if circumstances make
it necessary to make changes in the schedule, and a refund
will be given if requested because of the change. A full
tuition refund is made when a student withdraws 14 days
or more before the first class. No refunds or transfers
will be made after that date. Transfers can be made if there
is room in the class to which they wish to transfer.
Mail or bring payment to: North Dakota Museum of Art, PO
Box 7305, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Suggestions or questions? If you would like to sponsor
a child with a $100 full or partial scholarship, call Sue
Fink at 777-4195.
Sponsors of the Summer Arts Day Camp include Shirley Bostrom,
Grand Forks Park District Ulland Grant, Sam’s Club,
Longview Fibre, Frosty’s Carpet Center, Grand Forks
Glass and Paint, Sherwin Williams Paint, Simonson Lumber
and Hardware, and Floor to Ceiling Carpet World.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
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centers of excellence, ConnectND
The Board of Higher Education met at Minot State University
Feb. 19. Following are some meeting highlights.
Centers of excellence
Lee Vickers (president, Dickinson State University) presented
a report on the centers of excellence drafted by the NDUS
centers of excellence task force. He went on to say that
in the State of the State Address, Gov. Hoeven said he plans
to bond $50 million for centers of excellence related to
economic development. The governor also requests that all
11 campuses have an opportunity to create a center, either
on their own or through collaboration with another campus,
and that the centers be focused on the clusters identified
by the Economic Development Foundation.
Dr. Vickers reviewed the process for creation of centers
1. Local developers, with cooperation/collaboration with
faculty and staff, present an idea to the campus president.
2. If the president approves the proposal, the NDUS task
force and the Economic Development Foundation would work
jointly and review the proposal.
3. If the joint committee approves the proposal, it would
then be submitted to the SBHE for approval.
Gov. Hoeven, Martin White, CEO of Montana Dakota Resources
and chair of the Economic Development Foundation, and Lee
Peterson, director of the Department of Commerce, later
appeared before the SBHE to discuss centers of excellence.
The key industries that have been targeted for growth are
value-added agriculture, advanced manufacturing, technology-based
business services, energy, and tourism. Hoeven said he would
like to hold community meetings that include campus presidents,
faculty, and staff and local economic development people,
to discuss ideas for centers. He said the $50 million he
is proposing for these centers would not come out of the
higher education budget and that higher education will retain
21 percent of the general fund in line with the Roundtable
recommendation for flexibility with accountability. He went
on to say the $50 million dollars would come out of the
economic development budget; some of the dollars will come
out of the current budget and the remaining will be bonded.
Hoeven said he has discussed the possibility of the NDUS
centers of excellence task force and a subcommittee of the
Economic Development Foundation joining together to form
one task force to review proposed centers and forward recommendations
to the SBHE and the DOC Foundation. The board adopted the
WHEREAS: Enhanced economic development is critical to creating
a brighter future for the state of North Dakota;
WHEREAS: The Roundtable on Higher education has directed
the North Dakota University System to be a primary engine
for economic development in the state;
WHEREAS: Collaboration among Gov. Hoeven’s office,
the State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota University
System and the Department of Commerce will create a synergy
for greater career opportunities and higher-paying jobs
in North Dakota;
THEREFORE: The State Board of Higher Education commends
Gov. Hoeven for his leadership in creating a stronger partnership
for economic development in North Dakota and declares its
full support for the governor’s proposed economic
development Centers of Excellence initiative.
Red River Valley Research Corridor
Joe Chapman (president, NDSU) and UND President Kupchella
presented an update on the Red River Valley Research Corridor.
Dr. Chapman reported that a marketing strategy should be
in place for the research corridor by July 1.
Vickers reported that the overall status of the ConnectND
project is yellow. The schedule status is red, primarily
because of the state payroll lag issue. The state has decided
to proceed with no-lag monthly payroll, which will cause
the state a two-month delay in implementation and an additional
$450,000 to $500,000 along with overtime to customize the
software. The Office of Management and Budget and ITD will
absorb these costs.
Vickers said the executive steering committee is concerned
with the student administration module. It was the consensus
of the cabinet that UND, NDSU, and Minot State University
each provide four additional full-time staff members (one
each from admission/recruitment, financial aid, student
records, and student financials) starting March 1 through
post-production to work on configuration and testing for
their campus. In addition, four campus employees from the
remaining eight campuses will work for a period of four
to six weeks to assist with cleaning up duplicate records
and external organizations.
The board approved the following regarding ConnectND:
- The ConnectND fee will be increased from $36 per semester
to $63 per semester for the 2004-2005 academic year.
- The fee will continue to be reviewed each year and changed
- The current legacy ancillary systems (housing, parking
and facilities management) will run until June 2005 when
the mainframe system will be shut down. Purchase and implementation
of the replacement ancillary systems will need to begin
nine to 12 months in advance of the projected go-live
date of July 1, 2005.
- Bond or finance software systems to the extent possible
and spread payments over several years.
- Allocate $578,417 from the 2003-2005 “operations
pool” to ConnectND.
HTMLeZ progress report
Dan Herring and Courtney Docken (both UND aerospace) presented
an update on HTMLeZ, a learning management system developed
at aerospace. Docken reported that use has increased dramatically
between spring 2003 and fall 2004 and it is being used in
seven states and six countries. A patent is pending for
HTMLeZ and a request for proposal for a statewide learning
management system is in process.
The board voted to postpone action on SBHE Policy 611.9
– Selection of Textbooks and Other Curricular Materials
until the April SBHE meeting.
The initial resolution authorizing the issuance of not
to exceed $21,000,000 State Board of Higher Education of
the State of North Dakota University of North Dakota housing
and auxiliary facilities revenue bonds was approved.
The board increased the spending allowance for residing
the Gallery Apartments from $165,000 to $241,000. Source
of funding is from current housing reserves.
The board approved the following tuition ranges:
FY05 proposed tuition
||% tuition increase
||$ tuition increase
||FY05 tuition rate
flat rate increase
||16.5% - 17.0%
||$568 - $585
||$4,009 - $4,026
||18% - 19.3%
||$607 - $652
||$3,981 - $4,026
||15.8% - 16.2%
||$430 - $44
||$3,160 - $3,172
||16.2% - $19%
||$413 - $486
||$2,967 - $3,040
||17% - 18%
||$438 - $466
||$3,014 - $3,042
||14.1% - 16%
||$288 - $326
||$2,328 - $2,366
||12.7% - 15.7%
||$260 - $320
||$2,302 - $2,362
credit hour increase:
|| 13% - 14.7%
||$10.08 - $11.40
||$87.63 - $88.95
||8% - 9.3%
||$5.90 - $6.88
||$79.75 - $80.73
|The next meeting is set for April 15 and
16 in Devils Lake.
holiday hours listed for libraries and Memorial Union
April 9 is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives,
Friday, April 9, 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,
Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library over Easter
break are: Thursday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday,
April 9 (Good Friday), closed; Saturday, April 10, 1 to
5 p.m.; Sunday, April 11 (Easter Sunday), closed; Monday,
April 12, resume regular hours. – Karen Cloud, Chester
Health sciences library:
The Library of the Health Sciences Easter weekend hours
are: Thursday, April 8, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, April
9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 10, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday,
April 11, closed; Monday, April 12, 8 a.m. to midnight.
– April Byars, health sciences library.
Easter hours for Thormodsgard Law Library are as follows:
Friday, April 9, closed due to scheduled electrical outage;
Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 11,
closed; Monday, April 12, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Regular hours
resume Monday, April 12. – Jane Oakland, circulation
manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
Memorial Union operating hours for Easter weekend,
April 8-12, are listed. The Memorial Union will be closed
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 9-11.
Administrative office: Thursday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Monday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Barber shop: Thursday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Computer labs: Thursday, April 8, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.
Craft center: Thursday, April 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday,
April 12, closed.
Credit union: Thursday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday,
April 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dining center: Thursday, April 8, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday,
April 12, closed.
Food court: Thursday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Internet café and pub area: Thursday, April 8, 7
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday, April 12, 8 a.m. to midnight.
Lifetime sports center: Thursday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Monday, April 12, noon to 11 p.m.
Parking office: Thursday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Passport I.D.s: Thursday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, closed.
Post office: Thursday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday,
April 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stomping grounds: Thursday, April 8, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, closed.
Student academic services: Thursday, April 8, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U turn C store: Thursday, April 8, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Union services: Thursday, April 8, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, noon to 9 p.m.
University learning center: Thursday, April 8, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Building hours: Thursday, April 8, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.;
Monday, April 12, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Normal building hours and late night access resumes Monday,
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which
will replace the current administrative system. For more
information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd. For information
on ConnectND at UND, visit www.und.edu/cnd.
Draft report includes calendar and NDUS business process
A draft higher ed calendar and business process list is
being finalized as a tool for campuses and project staff
to plan for ConnectND implementation.
The comprehensive document will be updated following review
and discussion by the campus implementation teams and the
higher education executive steering committee.
The report includes a daily calendar listing, tentative
testing and training schedules, and dates when the student
administration, financial and human resources management
systems modules will be live on the PeopleSoft systems.
The document defines whether specific processes are in
place at the pilot institutions, whether they will be employed
at the non-pilot campuses and, if so, when that will occur.
The higher ed calendar and business process list will be
accessible from the ConnectND web site after it is updated
into more final form.
View ConnectND information
Videotapes offering information and perspectives about
the higher education side of ConnectND and its PeopleSoft
software systems are now available from the project web
site. There are four segments:
- ConnectND Overview: Jean Ostrom-Blonigen introduces
the presentations and provides the “What, Who, Why,
When and Where” of ConnectND.
- ConnectND at VCSU: Ellen Chaffee of Valley City State
University talks about a campus president managing the
first year of the ConnectND project.
- ConnectND Elsewhere: James Kennedy of North Dakota State
University shares his experiences with PeopleSoft at Emory
University and the University of Minnesota.
- ConnectND Payroll: Jean Ostrom-Blonigen provides the
sequence of events leading up to the Board of Higher Education’s
decision to amend policy and establish a 15-day payroll
— Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.
planned for several dates in April
The campus will experience several planned electrical outages
to install three major generators. These generators will
cut electricity costs and serve as emergency backups.
Please review the following dates and times and inform
facilities of any major complications you may have. Please
call Mark Johnson, 777-2336, with your concerns.
We realize this is a major inconvenience and ask your help
and cooperation. It is imperative that the generators be
installed prior to the air conditioning season to avoid
major increases in our electrical costs.
The electrical outages to tie in the generators have been
scheduled as follows:
FRIDAY, APRIL 9 (Good Friday holiday), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(eight hours), all four circuits on campus, which include
Circuit #1: Auxiliary Services, Building Mechanical Shop,
Central Foods, Central Receiving, Chester Fritz Auditorium,
Community Center/Daycare, Facilities, Gamble Hall, Housing
Office, Odegard Hall, Recycling Building, Streibel Hall,
Transportation/Grounds, West Green 1-14.
Circuit #2: Chester Fritz Library, Core and Sample Library,
Old Engelstad Arena, Hyslop Sports Center, Law and Law Library,
McCannel Hall, Memorial Stadium, Memorial Union, Montgomery
Hall, O’Kelly/Ireland, Starcher Hall, Swanson Hall.
Circuit #3: Abbott Hall, Armory, Babcock Hall, Burtness
Theatre, Carnegie Building, Chandler Hall, Education Building,
Fulton Hall, Gillette Hall, Gustafson Hall, Harrington Hall,
Hughes Fine Arts Center, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center, Johnstone
Hall, Leonard Hall, Merrifield Hall, North Dakota Museum
of Art, President’s residence, Smith Hall, Steam Plant,
Twamley Hall, Upson I, Upson II, Witmer Hall.
Circuit #4: Bek Hall, Brannon Hall, College of Nursing,
Corwin/Larimore Hall, Hancock Hall, KUND Radio Tower, McVey
Hall, North Dakota School for the Blind, Noren Hall, Robertson-Sayre
Hall, Selke Hall, Squires Hall, Strinden Center, Walsh Hall,
West Hall, Wilkerson Hall.
SATURDAY, APRIL 10 (Easter Saturday), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Circuit #3, which includes these buildings: Abbott Hall,
Armory, Babcock Hall, Burtness Theatre, Carnegie Building,
Chandler Hall, Education Building, Fulton Hall, Gillette
Hall, Gustafson Hall, Harrington Hall, Hughes Fine Arts
Center, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center, Johnstone Hall, Leonard
Hall, Merrifield Hall, North Dakota Museum of Art, President’s
residence, Smith Hall, Steam Plant, Twamley Hall, Upson
I, Upson II, Witmer Hall.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (16 hours)
Circuit #4, which includes these buildings: Bek Hall, Brannon
Hall, College of Nursing, Corwin/Larimore Hall, Hancock
Hall, KUND Radio Tower, McVey Hall, North Dakota School
for the Blind, Noren Hall, Robertson-Sayre Hall, Selke Hall,
Squires Hall, Strinden Center, Walsh Hall, West Hall, Wilkerson
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (16 hours)
Circuit #2, which includes these buildings: Chester Fritz
Library, Core and Sample Library, Old Engelstad Arena, Hyslop
Sports Center, Law and Law Library, McCannel Hall, Memorial
Stadium, Memorial Union, Montgomery Hall, O’Kelly/Ireland,
Starcher Hall, Swanson Hall.
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14 hours) and SUNDAY,
MAY 23, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14 hours)
Circuit #1, which includes these buildings: Auxiliary Services,
Building Mechanical Shop, Central Foods, Central Receiving,
Chester Fritz Auditorium, Community Center/Daycare, Facilities,
Gamble Hall, Housing Office, Odegard Hall, Recycling Building,
Streibel Hall, Transportation/Grounds, West Green 1-14.
— Larry Zitzow, director, facilities.
for Meritorious Service, UND Proud Awards
The University of North Dakota will present 10 Meritorious
Service Awards of $1,000 each to staff employees, as well
as the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award of $1,000.
The Meritorious Service Awards will be given to employees
in each of five major groups. These groups and the number
of awards presented are: executive/administrative/professional
(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 by Wednesday, April 14. Nomination
forms are available from human resources, 313 Twamley Hall,
or electronically from the human resources web site at www.humanresources.und.edu.
The awards will be presented during the annual recognition
ceremony for staff personnel, Tuesday, May 11.
Please direct any questions concerning this program to
human resources at 777-4361 or email@example.com.
— Diane Nelson, director, human resources.
for Student Leaders International Program
The Office of International Programs is accepting applications
for UND Student Leaders International for the 2004-2005
academic year. The program is intended to empower students
who have studied abroad to work with incoming international
students and with students preparing to study abroad. They
will assist with international student orientation, study
abroad promotion and marketing, study abroad events, and
represent the Office of International Programs at university
Students who will be successful as Student Leaders International
are those who show a high level of involvement in their
educational experience. Thus, qualities include college
level study abroad experience, a strong academic background,
involvement in campus and community activities, and effective
leadership and communication skills. Students reflecting
a positive outlook on campus life and displaying a caring
attitude toward their fellow students will best serve this
As a member of the campus community, you have daily contact
with many students who have the qualifications listed above.
We would appreciate your assistance in recruiting qualified
leaders by providing the names of students that you feel
would be an asset to the program. We will send them more
information about the program. Application deadline is May
— Ray Lagasse, assistant director for education abroad.
assistance in keeping text prices lower
When it comes to helping students save money, Barnes and
Noble wants to continue to work closely with faculty members
to ensure that we offer students the best selection of used
textbooks anywhere. When we have the book adoption form
from you prior to buyback, we are able to pay students 50
percent of the purchase price and we are able to sell those
used books next term, reducing the price to students by
How can you help?
- Provide us with your course and book information no
later than a week before finals.
- Adopt the text alone whenever possible – this
means no packages of items that students don’t want
or need – and items that we can’t buy back
Course book information requests were due March 12. As
of today we have received 40 percent of the course book
information back from faculty. We have adopted 829 titles
to date, compared to 152 at the same time last year. Our
goal is to have all the orders from faculty as soon as possible.
Working together, we can help reduce the price of textbooks
for our students. If you have any questions or concerns
please contact us.
– Michelle Abernathey, general manager, UND Barnes
& Noble Bookstore, 777-2103.
announces election results
Congratulations to the following staff employees who were
recently elected to staff senate seats:
Professional: Fawn Behrens-Smith, facilities; Jared Bruggeman,
athletics; Suzanne Gandrud, nursing; Patrice Giese, TRIO
programs; Suzan Huus, community medicine; Joneen Iverson,
education and human development; David Knittel, chemistry;
Cheryl Saunders, University Learning Center; Kent Streibel,
aerospace; Darren Studney, Information technology systems
Technical/Paraprofessional: Scott Baker, aerospace maintenance;
Brenda Cole, pathology; Maura Erickson, nursing; Shelly
Kain, facilities; Brenda Lanes, traffic; Sara Peters, facilities.
Office Support: Christine Naas, aerospace; Brenda Schill,
arts and sciences.
Services: Rick Ellis, dining services; Kurt Papenfuss,
facilities; Becky Reid, facilities.
Staff senate is made up of 50 elected staff senators representing
the professional, technical/paraprofessional, office support,
crafts/trades, and services bands, so it is an excellent
opportunity to work with colleagues from across the campus.
All meetings are open to the public, and we encourage anyone
to attend these meetings to find out more information about
this organization. More detailed information about staff
senate and the schedule of upcoming meetings is available
— Tammy J. Anderson (University relations), staff
senate bylaws/elections committee chair.
to help with powwow security
I have been asked by the American Indian Association (UNDIA)
to head up the volunteer security group for this year’s
powwow on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 2-4. I am
seeking volunteers from faculty, staff and administration
to help with the security of this wonderful event. The volunteer
security will perform door checks, crowd control, assist
those in need, provide directions and information to guests,
and assist with other small projects as needed. I am asking
individuals to sign up in two- to three-hour blocks of time.
If you are willing to assist with this event please contact
my office at 777-4362 or Linda at 777-4259.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
– M.C. Diop, multicultural student services.
will continue over summer
Remodeling of the Memorial Union will continue over the
summer. The Memorial Union Food Court will be extensively
renovated from May through September. The Ballroom will
not be scheduled for activities after July 23 through the
middle of September. Anyone who normally needs to schedule
the Ballroom during this time should make alternate plans.
For more information, please contact me.
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union, 777-2953.
State fleet adjusts
As of April 1, the North Dakota state fleet has adjusted
motor pool rates. Please use these rates when calculating
a trip using a motorpool vehicle. Per Paul Feyereisen, director
of state fleet services, “Nearly all rental groups
show an increase in operating expense due to the price of
gasoline and diesel fuel.” To help keep future rates
as low as possible, users of state fleet vehicles are required
to use state fleet refueling sites in North Dakota when
they are in a city with those facilities. For refueling
site information, please contact our office prior to travel.
Vehicle type UND rate per mile
Compact sedan $0.301
Van, 8 passenger $0.561
Van, 12 passenger $0.561
Van, 15 passenger $0.561
Compact 4x4/Jeep $0.421
Suburban, 6 passenger $0.481
Chevy S-10 pickup $0.481
Cargo van-full size $0.471
Mini cargo van $0.481
— Mary Metcalf, transportation manager.
named national college photographer of the year
Chuck Kimmerle (University Relations) has been awarded
Photographer of the Year for 2003 from among the 3,000-plus
colleges and universities internationally that make up the
higher education professional organization, the Council
for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
A portfolio of his photos created for the University between
Jan.1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2003 won him the distinction,
which is accompanied by the annual and singular CASE grand
gold medal award.
Additionally, Kimmerle’s work won two of the only
eight medals that were awarded in the individual photography
category for the 2003 CASE communication competition. He
was the only entrant to win a gold medal and one of five
to win a bronze medal.
The gold medal award was for the photo from a low-angle,
looking skyward from below its base of the granite sculpture
near Smith Hall and the English Coulee. The photo was used
on the covers of both the UND main self-study for accreditation
report and the executive summary report of the self-study.
The grand gold and gold medal winning entries will be on
display at CASE’s annual assembly in San Diego July
As a photojournalist with the Grand Forks Herald before
joining UND in 2000, Kimmerle was named Photographer of
the Year by both the Dakota Press Photographers Association
and the Minnesota News Photographers Association. He also
has won photo awards in the CASE regional competition in
the past several years.
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape for spring? Want to become renewed and invigorated
when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obseity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
Studio One lists
The Studio One news team will explore the new North Dakota
lottery in a two-part series on the next edition of Studio
One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. The state of North Dakota
has set a national record for opening day Powerball ticket
sales per capita. However, along with the excitement are
concerns about the negative effects of the lottery. We’ll
hear the pros and cons of this issue.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, licensed addiction
counselor Karin Walton will explain Internet addiction.
According to Walton, some “online vampires”
experience actual neurochemical changes due to this type
of addiction. We’ll hear more about the effects of
this problem and ways to prevent it.
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 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11
p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television
airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also
be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the
Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One.
Center seeks volunteers for studies
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is conducting
the following studies.
Healthy women, ages 21 to 51, needed for iron fortification
study. This 16-week study will determine how well we absorb
the different kinds of iron added to fortify the foods we
eat. Such research can help identify the best forms of iron
for food fortification programs to help reduce iron deficiency
and anemia, the most common malnutrition problem which impairs
the vitality of 3.5 billion people, mostly women and children
Looking for healthy women between the ages of 21 and 51
who do not regularly take medications other than birth control
pills or hormone replacement therapy; must not be pregnant,
breast feeding, or pregnant in the past year; and have not
used iron supplements exceeding 20 milligrams daily. Open
Participants will receive iron capsules eight times during
the study. They will have their iron absorption tested approximately
every two weeks for a total of eight times; will have flood
drawn three times and provide urine samples. Participants
can earn up to $750.
Minerals and bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over
$14 billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will
have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center want to know if taking minerals, such as
copper and zinc, with calcium supplements are more effective
in protecting bones compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements
free for two years. In addition, they will receive either
a copper/zinc supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can
be done in Grand Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’
choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take
part in this study. Medications that do not interfere with
calcium absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable.
Participants can earn $750.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Items for sale
to public on bids
The University is offering for sale to the public on a
sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer
equipment and several other miscellaneous items. These items
may be seen at the central receiving warehouse on the southwest
corner of the campus. Bids will be taken from 8 a.m. to
3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, April 5-8.
– Lee Sundby, central receiving.
seeks donated deep freeze
Members are searching for a large deep freezer to be donated
to Society for Energy Alternatives (SEA) for composite material
storage. It does not need to be in great condition; it just
needs to work. Please contact them at 777-4110, SEA@und.edu.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Keith Severson, SEA.
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sought for UND experts directory
President Charles Kupchella is asking faculty and researchers
to help “populate” the newly redesigned online
UND experts directory. Created by the Office of University
Relations, the web site is one of several ways in which
UND will showcase its expertise and at the same time provide
access to service. It will also be a resource that will
allow colleagues, the media, and the public in general to
connect to expertise on campus. The UND Experts Directory
can be accessed at http://www.und.edu/experts. The site
currently spotlights academic units and stand-alone research
centers, but it will soon be modified to include non-academic
The retooled web site now features a searchable database.
For example, type in “gene” and the following
names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database:
David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf,
Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles,
The process for getting into the database is simple. The
online submission form is designed to allow faculty and
researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you
prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information
(name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows
you to include information under the following categories:
Education, Publications, Consulting, Research, Grants,
Special Presentations, Patents, Works in Progress
To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit
and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked
to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential).
This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date.
Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries
when they provide their October supplements.
will not run in University Letter as of July 1
We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion
from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system
to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided
by the ND State Board of Higher Education for all campuses,
offers more extensive search capabilities than SPIN in addition
to a variety of other services. The following text from
the COS home page offers a brief description of the system:
“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading
Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings
together the world’s most prominent scientists and
researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations
and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and
services that enable these professionals to communicate,
exchange information and find the people and technologies
that are important to their work.
These services include: COS Expertise®, the database
of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000
R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™
the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS
Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution
for universities and professional societies; and customized
access to a range of professional reference databases including
U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative
samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic
areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published
them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding
opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number
we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty
seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because
they do not see something of interest in the U-Letter. Consequently,
as of July 1, we will change from listing a few samples
of opportunities to encouraging faculty to subscribe to
COS to receive announcements by e-mail or to conduct frequent
searches for research opportunities using the COS system.
For faculty who would like help transitioning to
COS, ORPD will offer regularly scheduled workshops in the
use of COS beginning in March, 2004. Please check the U-Letter
for the time and place for the workshops. A set of instructions
for using COS can be found on the ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/
To access the instructions, select Funding Search Instructions
on the web page.
— Will Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research
and Program Development
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program
Development at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: A search of funding opportunities with deadlines
May 31, 2004-June 2, 2004 brings up a list of approximately
950 opportunities from a variety of agencies. Because we
do not have the time or space to include all opportunities
in these articles, we encourage you to go to the Community
of Science Main Search page at http://www.cos.com/ to search
for opportunities that fit your needs.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is
provided for the exclusive use of the University of North
Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside
the University of North Dakota in any form except via the
COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Impact of Payment and Organization on Cost, Quality, and
Equity–Support to conduct research related to the
effects of payment and organizational structures and processes
on the cost, quality, and equity of health care services.
Contact: Irene Fraser, 301-594-6192; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-125.html.
Patient-Centered Care: Customizing Care to Meet Patients’
Needs–Support to redesign and evaluate new care processes
that lead to greater patient empowerment, improved patient-provider
interaction, easier navigation through healthcare systems,
and improved access, quality, and outcomes. Deadline: 6/1/04.
Contact: Helen Burstin, 301-594-1782; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Translating Research Into Practice–Support for research
which may be translated into evidence-based clinical or
organizational, structural, and system interventions that
then can be assessed for their ability to measure change
in or improve access to health care, patient safety,
quality or cost-effectiveness of health care delivery, and
health care outcomes. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: Margaret
Coopey, 301-594-4022; mcoopey@AHRQ.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-066.html.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Collaborative Science & Technology Network for Sustainability—Funding
for innovative regional projects that address a stated problem
or opportunity relating to sustainability and use science
to inform design, planning and decision-making at the local,
state and industrial levels. Deadline: 5/21/04. Contact:
Diana Bauer, 202-343-9759; email@example.com; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004_collab_science.html#Eligibility.
Developing the next Generation of Great Lakes Lower Foodweb
Assessment Tools–Support for projects to: define current
status of the lower aquatic foodweb, as possible, placing
results in proper historical context; and participate in
evaluating new technologies and sampling designs that may
be part of the next generation of monitoring. Deadline:
6/11/04. Contact: Craig L. Johnson, 218-529-5016; firstname.lastname@example.org;
GRAPHIC ARTS EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (GAERF)
Standard, continuing, and mini-grants are available for
projects in graphic communications, for educational purposes
in the broadest sense. Contact: Graphic Arts Education and
Research Foundation, 703-264-7200; email@example.com; http://teched.edtl.vt.edu/gcc/HTML/GAERF/Guidelines.html#toc.
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
Novel Approaches to Corneal Tissue Engineering–Support
for research exploring new approaches that could lead to
enhanced engineering of corneal tissues. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04. Contact: Richard S. Fisher, 301-496-5301; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Innovative Research Grant Program–Support for studies
designed to provide preliminary results to demonstrate feasibility
of novel approaches to heart, lung, and blood diseases and
sleep disorders. Contact: David A. Lathrop, 301-435-0504;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
Career Transition Awards allow individuals who have a research
or health-professional doctorate or its equivalent to obtain
a research training experience in the NIAMS Intramural Research
Program and facilitate their transition to an extramural
environment as independent researchers. Candidates must
have no more than five years of postdoctoral research training
(clinical training does not count). Contact: Barbara Mittleman,
301-402-7696; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-056.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Advances in Polycystic Kidney Diseases–Support for
basic and applied studies to better understand the etiology
and pathogenesis of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), in
both its autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive forms.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Catherine Meyers,
301-594-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-073.html.
Ancillary Studies of Kidney Disease Accessing Information
from Clinical Trials, Epidemiological Studies, and Databases–Support
for ancillary studies to ongoing or completed clinical trials
and epidemiological studies of kidney disease, as well as
clinical trials and epidemiological studies for other diseases
or populations that lend themselves to the study of kidney
disease. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: John
W. Kusek, 301-594-7735; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-091.html.
Development of the Endocrine Pancreas–Support for
research applying recent advances in developmental genetics,
embryology, and stem cell biology to the study of pancreatic
development. Contact: Sheryl M. Sato, 301-594-8811; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Funding to establish Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers
to support research in diabetes mellitus and its complications,
and in related areas of endocrinology and metabolism. Contact:
Kristin M. Abraham, 301- 451-8048; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-007.html.
Deadlines: 6/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/14/04 (Application).
Integrative and Collaborative Approaches to Research–Supplementary
support for collaborative and integrative activities of
groups of currently funded investigators working on a common
problem of fundamental interest to the National Institute
of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) or the NIDDK. Contact:
James Cassatt, 301-594-0828; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-127.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Etiology of Type 2
Diabetes in the U.S.–Support for research to enhance
understanding of underlying metabolic and physiologic mechanisms
that contribute to racial and ethnic differences in incidence
and pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Barbara Linder, 301-594-0021;
Secondary Analyses in Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases–Support
for short-term projects exploring innovative approaches
not readily supported by other funding mechanisms and that
can be conducted using existing data sets. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: James E.Everhart, 301-594-8878;
Small Grants for Underrepresented Investigators–Support
for individuals belonging to ethnic or racial groups that
have been determined to be underrepresented in biomedical
or behavioral research. Applicants must have a doctoral
degree and at least 2-4 years of postdoctoral research experience.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: James Hyde, 301-594-7692;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Mental Health–Support
for research to build knowledge on methods, structures,
and processes to disseminate and implement mental health
information and treatments into practice settings. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: David A. Chambers, 301-443-3747;
Research on Co-Morbid Mental and Other Physical Disorders–Support
for research on co-morbid disorders, including, but not
limited to, areas traditionally known as “behavioral
medicine” or “health psychology.” Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Peter Muehrer, 301-443-4708; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Exploratory/Developmental Awards in Epilepsy Research for
Junior Investigators–Support for collaborative, translational
research in the field of epilepsy. Eligible applicants are
Postdoctoral Fellows through Assistant Professors, or equivalent.
Areas of interest are patient-oriented research, developmental
neurobiology, genetics, advanced technology, imaging, pharmacotherapeutics,
or other research areas, which are likely to lead to the
cure of epilepsy. Emphasis is on cross-disciplinary collaborations,
novel hypotheses, and unique approaches in applying fundamental
neurobiological concepts to epilepsy research. Deadline:
6/1/04. Contact: Margaret P. Jacobs, 301-496-1917; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Exploratory/Developmental Projects in Translational Research–Support
for projects to discover potential targets for therapeutic
intervention or candidate therapeutics, or to develop assays,
animal models, devices, or technologies for screening or
developing therapeutics in neurological diseases. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779;
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dyskinesias in Parkinson’s
Disease–Support to study the pathophysiologic basis
of dopamine-induced dyskinesias; and nondopaminergic pharmacologic
agents for treatment of dopamine-induced dyskinesias. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Paul Sheehy, 301-496-5680;
Pilot Studies for Clinical Trials in Neurological Disorders–Support
to obtain preliminary data and conduct studies to support
rationale for a subsequent full-scale clinical trial of
an intervention to treat or prevent neurological disease.
Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Support for Data Analysis and Archiving in Demography, Economics,
and Behavioral Research on Aging. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact:
Rose Maria Li, 301-496-3138; rl26b@NIH.GOV; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-082.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Advancement of Behavioral Therapies for Alcoholism Treatment–Support
for research on clinical use of behavioral therapies (including
a range of nonpharmacological therapies—cognitive-behavioral
therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, twelve-step facilitation,
marital and family therapy, community-reinforcement approach,
contingency management, and brief intervention) for alcoholism
treatment. Contact: Cherry Lowman, 301-443-0637; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Cost Research on Alcohol Treatment and Prevention Services–Support
for research to advance knowledge about the cost of treating
and preventing alcohol problems (i.e., cost analysis studies,
cost effectiveness studies, cost benefit studies, cost offset
studies). Contact: Mike Hilton, 301-443-8753; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Health Services Research on Alcohol-Related Problems–Support
for research testing strategies for improving availability,
accessibility, delivery, quality, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness,
and outcomes of alcohol-related treatment and prevention
services. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-142.html.
Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Tissue Injury–Support
to study underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms by
which chronic ethanol ingestion initiates tissue injury.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Denise A. Russo, 301-402-9403;
Role of Tobacco Dependence in Alcoholism Treatment–Support
for research to improve strategies for treating alcohol
and nicotine dependence in patients receiving care for problem
drinking. Contact: Joanne B. Fertig, 301-443-0635; jfertig@NIAAA.nih.gov;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Support for Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology
Data to enhance understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption
and epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Vivian B. Faden, 301-594-6232;
Treatment of Adolescents with Alcohol Use Disorders–Support
to develop and assess efficacious behavioral and pharmacological
treatments for adolescents with alcohol use disorders. Contact:
Cherry Lowman, 301-443-0637; clowman@NIAAA.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-088.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Treatment of Alcohol Abuse/Dependent Patients with Psychiatric
Comorbidity–Support to develop behavioral techniques
to enhance engagement, retention, and adherence of patients
with comorbidities to treatment programs; particularly pharmacological
and behavioral interventions tailored to comorbid conditions.
Contact: Charlene E. LeFauve, 301-402-9401; clefauve@NIAAA.nih.gov;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Toxicology of Smoked Drugs
of Abuse–Support for non-clinical basic research efforts
aimed at chemical isolation or identification, metabolic
studies, pharmacokinetics, and in vitro cellular and in
vivo animal pharmacology or toxicology studies of condensates
or extracts of volatile materials and particulates produced
in a smoking process. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Contact: Paul Hillery, 301-443-6275; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-095.html.
Drug Abuse Dissertation Research: Epidemiology, Prevention,
Treatment, Services, and Women and Gender Differences–Support
for new investigators/doctoral candidates from a variety
of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research
in areas of interest to NIDA. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Contact: William J. Bukoski, 301-402-1526; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Genetic Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders–Support
for genetic epidemiologic studies of substance use disorders,
drug abuse, and dependence. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: Naimah
Z. Weinberg, 301-402-1908; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-112.html.
Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START)–Support
for investigators at the beginning of their independent
research careers to conduct studies in the area of brain
imaging and clinical neurobiology. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Contact: Joseph Frascella, 301-443-4877; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Neuroscience Research on Drug Addiction–Support for
research in a wide range of neuroscience relevant to drug
abuse, drug dependence, and drug addiction. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Roger M. Brown, 301-443-1887;
Role of Limbic System and Brain Ontogeny in Drug Abuse–Support
for basic research into fundamental mechanisms of development
of midbrain and basal forebrain structures that mediate
euphoric properties of drugs as well as understanding how
drugs of abuse affect cellular and molecular mechanisms
underlying nervous system development. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04. Contact: Jonathan D. Pollock, 301-443-6300; email@example.com;
Support for research on Clinical Use of Medications to
Treat Alcoholism and Alcohol-Related Diseases. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Joanne B. Fertig, 301-443-0635;
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (NLM)
Pilot Study and Planning Grants for Integrated Advanced
Information Management Systems–Support for projects
to plan, design, test, and deploy systems and techniques
for integrating data, information, and knowledge resources
into a comprehensive networked information management system
to meet clinical, research, educational, and administrative
needs. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Valerie
Florance, 301-594-4882; Floranv@mail.nlm.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-080.html
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Alcoholic Hepatitis: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms–Support
to study underlying cellular, biochemical, and molecular
mechanisms by which chronic ethanol ingestion leads to initiation
and development of alcoholic hepatitis. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Vishnudutt Purohit, 301-443-2689;
Basic and Clinical Research on Rett Syndrome and MeCP2–Support
for developmental, molecular, genetic, and pathophysiological
research; therapy development projects; and clinical studies,
including studies of the role of MeCP2 in basic biological
processes or in the etiology of other neurological or neurobehavioral
disorders. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact:
Robert Finkelstein, 301-496-5745; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-097.html.
Basic and Preclinical Research on Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (CAM)–Support for basic, mechanistic, and
preclinical research in all domains of CAM in order to provide
a stronger foundation for ongoing and planned clinical studies.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Neal B. West,
301-402-5867; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-124.html.
Basic and Translational Research on the Cognitive Sequelae
of Parkinson’s Disease–Support for research
addressing underlying neurobiological mechanisms associated
with cognitive and linguistic sequelae of Parkinson’s
disease. Cross-disciplinary research involving basic and
clinical scientists from various disciplines in studies
examining all aspects of cognition in the context of diagnosis
and treatment of Parkinson’s disease is encouraged.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Emmeline Edwards,
301-496-9964; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-02-107.html.
Basic Research in the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract–Support
for research studies that focus on basic cellular, molecular,
genetic, and developmental mechanisms of normal and abnormal
function of the bladder and lower urinary tract. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/04. Contact: Chris Mullins, 301-594-7717;
Biology of the Menopausal Process and Associated Health
Conditions During and After Menopause–Support for
research to elucidate molecular and cellular mechanisms
underlying the menopausal process, and pathophysiologic
connections of that process with various health problems
and conditions of peri- and postmenopausal women. Deadline:
6/1/04. Contact: Frank Bellino, 301-496-6402; FB12A@nih.gov;
Bone Anabolic Hormones, Their Receptors, and Signal Transduction
Pathways–Support for research focused on systemic
hormones, local growth factors, and bone-active cytokines
with potential bone anabolic effects. Contact: Mehrdad Tondravi,
301-451-9871; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-008.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Cachexia: Research Into Biobehavioral Management and Quality
of Life– Support for basic and clinical research in
cachexia; to examine cachexia in relation to several related
symptoms to improve quality of life; and to examine cachexia
symptoms in two or more chronic
conditions. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: Hilary Sigmon, 301-594-5970;
Chromium as Adjuvant Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes and Impaired
Glucose Tolerance–Support for basic studies of chromium
action on insulin secretory and signaling pathways, and
clinical studies to assess safety and efficacy of chromium
as an adjuvant treatment of type 2 diabetes or impaired
glucose tolerance. Contact: Rebecca B. Costello, 301-435-2920;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Continued Development and Maintenance of Bioinformatics
and Computational Biology–Support for continued development,
maintenance, testing and evaluation of existing software,
using best practices and proven methods for software design,
construction and implementation to extend applicability
of existing bioinformatics/computational biology software
to a broader biomedical research community. Contact: Bret
Peterson, 301-435-0758; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-141.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Developmental Psychopharmacology–Support for new
clinical and basic research on the possible impact of psychotropic
pharmacotherapy on the developing brain. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Lois Winsky, 301-443-5288; email@example.com;
Dissertation Research Grants for Underrepresented Minorities
in the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of
Genetics Research–Support for underrepresented minority
doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines
and programs to conduct research related to the ethical,
legal, and social implications of genetics, genomics, and
gene-environment interaction research. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04. Contact: Jean E. McEwen, 301-402-4997; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Enhancing Adolescent Health Promotion Across Multiple High
Risk Behaviors–Support for research related to health
promotion/risk reduction among adolescents; specifically,
studies to identify determinants of health promoting and
health compromising behaviors among adolescents, and evaluate
interventions and methodologies with promise for improving
health profiles of adolescents by assessing, preventing,
reducing and or ameliorating high-risk behaviors. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Janice Phillips, 301-594-6152;
Epidemiology of Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol-Related
Problems in Older Persons–Support for research on
alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems in older
persons with the goal of enhancing understanding of patterns
of alcohol consumption and epidemiology of alcohol-related
problems in older populations. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04,
2/1/05. Contact: Rosalind Breslow, 301-594-6231; email@example.com;
Evolutionary Mechanisms in Infectious Disease–Support
for research involving interdisciplinary collaborations
to discover fundamental biological principles of specific
infectious diseases. Approaches might include, but are not
limited to, evolutionary biology, microbiology, population
dynamics, chemistry, biochemistry, and computational biology.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Irene Anne
Eckstrand, 301-594-0943; Irene_Eckstrand@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-113.html.
Functional Tissue Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues–Support
for research to enhance understanding of functional tissue
engineering of musculoskeletal tissues (articular cartilage,
ligaments, tendons, bone, meniscus, intervertebral disc,
and skeletal muscle), with emphasis on innovative approaches
to these areas. Contact: James S. Panagis, 301-594-5055;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Gene Discovery for Complex Neurological and Neurobehavioral
Disorders–Support for projects focusing on any phase
of the gene discovery process, from initial patient ascertainment
to positional cloning. Novel approaches, including the use
of intermediate phenotypes that potentially underlie complex
disorders, are also encouraged. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04,
2/1/05. Contact: Robert Finkelstein, 301-496-5745; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Genetic Architecture, Biological Variation, and Complex
Phenotypes–Support for new studies on genetic variation
and architecture of complex phenotypes. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943;
Genetics, Behavior, and Aging–Support for studies
to advance understanding of genetic and environmental influences
and processes affecting variability in behavior and its
functional sequelae with age. Contact: Angie Chon-Lee, 301-594
5943; Chon-LeA@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-128.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Health Disparities in Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal, and Skin
Diseases–Support for research to promote design, development,
and testing of hypothesis-driven innovative approaches to
eliminating health disparities in rheumatic, musculoskeletal,
and skin diseases, with a focus on potentially modifiable
environmental, social, and behavioral factors, and gene-environment
interactions, that may underlie ethnic/racial disparities
in disease prevalence and outcome; and descriptive and analytic
epidemiologic studies to characterize further health disparities
in rheumatic, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Deborah N. Ader, 301-594-5032;
Identifying Functional Links Between the Immune System
and Brain Function Including Behavior–Support to study
neuroimmune molecules and mechanisms involved in regulating
normal and pathological central nervous system function.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Lois Winsky, 301-443-5288;
Increasing Quality of Life in Mobility Disorders–Support
for research to improve quality of life in persons with
limited mobility by managing physical symptoms and psychosocial
consequences that occur as a result of the primary or secondary
condition. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact:
Karin Helmers, 301-594-2177; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-111.html.
Long-Term Care Recipients: Quality of Life and Quality
of Care Research–Support for clinical research to
advance knowledge about long-term care populations and encourage
testing of interventions to improve quality of life, health,
and functional status of long-term care residents. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973;
Management of Chronic Pain–Support for research on
management of chronic pain across the lifespan, in order
to determine the most effective interventions to remove
barriers to effective treatment. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact:
Karin Helmers, 301-594-2177; Karin_helmers@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-115.html.
Mechanisms in Nutrition and Infection–Support to
advance understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms
involved in relationships between nutrition and infection.
Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: Dennis Mangan, 301-594-2421;
Mentored Clinical Scientists Development Program Award
(K12 Award)–Support to establish a program to provide
career development experiences for clinicians leading to
research independence. Contact: Dorynne Czechowicz, 301-443-2237;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social
Sciences–Support for research to improve quality and
scientific power of data collected in the behavioral and
social sciences, relevant to missions of NIH institutes
and centers. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact:
Michael Stefanek, 301-496-8776; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-072.html.
Neurotechnology Research, Development, and Enhancement–Support
for research and development of innovative technologies,
methodologies, or instrumentation for basic or clinical
studies of the brain or behavior in human or nonhuman animals.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Michael Huerta, 301-443-3563;
New Approaches to the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Orofacial
Pain–Support for innovative basic research investigations
to study the pathogenesis of orofacial pain, in particular
temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). A broad range of research
on pathogenic mechanisms, new animal models, and interventions
to halt and reverse disease processes is encouraged. Contact:
Kenneth A. Gruber, 301-594-4836; Kenneth.Gruber@nih.gov;
Pharmacotherapy to Treat Comorbidity of Alcohol and Substance
Use Disorders–Support for research on pharmacological
treatment for patients with alcohol use disorder and a comorbid
substance use disorder. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Contact: Charlene E. LeFauve, 301-402-9401; clefauve@NIAAA.nih.gov;
Plasticity of Human Stem Cells in the Nervous System–Support
to study fundamental properties of all classes of human
stem cells, and confirm, extend, and compare behavior of
human stem cells derived from different sources and ages
or exposed to different regimes in vitro and in vivo. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Arlene Y. Chiu, 301-496-1447;
Precursor Cells in Skeletal Muscle Repair and Hypertrophy–Support
for research to isolate, characterize, and identify precursor
cells required for normal growth and repair of injured,
aged, or diseased muscle. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128; LymnR@mail.nih.gov;
Proteomics in Diabetes and Other Endocrine and Metabolic
Diseases–Support for projects using proteomic technologies
for studying diabetes and its complications, and other endocrine
and metabolic diseases. Contact: Salvatore Sechi, 301-594-8814;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Race/Ethnic Disparities in Incidence of Diabetes Complications–Support
for research to understand racial/ethnic disparities in
development of microvascular (nephropathy, retinopathy,
and neuropathy), and macrovascular (cardiovascular disease
and stroke) complications of diabetes. Deadlines: 6/1/04,
10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Kristin Abraham, 301-451-8048;
Research on Microbial Biofilms–Support for studies
on microbial biofilms leading to improved strategies to
diagnose, prevent, and treat biofilm-associated infectious
diseases. Contact: Dennis F. Mangan, 301-594-2421; Dennis.Mangan@nih.gov;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Role of Antioxidants in Prevention of Diabetic Complications–Support
for basic and clinical research studying the use of vitamin
E and other antioxidants in prevention or amelioration of
diabetic complications. Contact: Barbara Linder, 301-594-0021;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Sleep Disturbance in Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson-Like
Conditions–Support for research on sleep disorders
in Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s related
neurological conditions. Contact: Merrill M. Mitler, 301-496-9964;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Small Research Grant Program (R03)–Support for research
projects that can be carried out in a short period of time
with limited resources. Contact: See the complete announcement
at the following web site for contacts and interest areas
of the participating institutes: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-108.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health–Support
for research to further development of health-related social
sciences research relevant to the missions of the National
Institutes of Health institutes and centers. Contact: Ronald
P. Abeles, 301- 496-7859; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-043.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Social and Demographic Studies of Race and Ethnicity in
the U.S.–Support for research to improve understanding
of race and ethnicity in social science and demographic
research. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Rebecca
L. Clark, 301-496-1175; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-057.html.
Social and Structural Impact of HIV/AIDS–Support
for research examining social, demographic, economic, and
other structural impacts of HIV in populations around the
globe. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Susan
Newcomer, 301-435-6981; Snewcomer@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-027.html.
Strategies to Identify the Genetic Basis of Diabetic Retinopathy–Support
for research to advance scientific understanding of the
genetic predisposition underlying initiation or progression
of diabetic retinopathy. Contact: Peter A. Dudley, 301-496-0484;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins–Support for
basic research on structures of membrane proteins at atomic
resolution. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact:
Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938; email@example.com;
Support for research on the Pathogenesis and Treatment
of Inflammatory Muscle Disease including studies in appropriate
animal models or preclinical or clinical studies in patients
with any form of inflammatory muscle disease. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128;
Support for research on the Pathophysiology and Treatment
of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in diverse groups and across
the life span. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Eleanor
Hanna, 301-402-1770; HannaE@od.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-034.html.
Women’s Health in Sports and Exercise–Support
for a wide range of basic, translational, and patient-oriented
clinical studies to improve basic knowledge of the pathophysiology
of sports injuries in women. Contact: James S. Panagis,
301-594-5055; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-115.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Women’s Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum
Period–Support for research on perinatal mood and
other mental disorders in four areas: clinical course, epidemiology,
and risk factors; basic and clinical neuroscience; interventions;
and services. Research is encouraged on perinatal nonpsychotic
and psychotic disorders. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Contact: Mary C. Blehar, 301-443-2847; email@example.com;
NATIONAL NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE FOUNDATION (NNPDF)
Niemann Pick Disease Research Grants support research on
basic mechanisms or treatment approaches of direct relevance
to NPD. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: Janet Ward Pease, 504-486-6933;
Pilot Studies support researchers new to the Niemann-Pick
Disease field or established NPD investigators who wish
to test an innovative idea. Deadline and Contact: See above
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Approaches to Combat Terrorism–Support for studies
to identify bold new concepts in basic research and workforce
development that have potential to contribute to national
security. Deadline: 6/11/04. Contact: Andrew W. Clegg, 703-292-4892;
International Research Network Connections (IRNC)–Support
to provide network connections linking U.S. research networks
with peer networks in other parts of the world, in order
to support science and engineering research and education
applications. Deadline: 6/7/04. Contact: Douglas G. Gatchell,
703-292-8962; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04560/nsf04560.htm.
Arts in Education Grants bring performers to schools, send
students to see performances or exhibitions, and give kids
a chance to participate in arts workshops. Deadline: 5/31/04.
Contact: Target Stores, 612-696-6098; http://target.com/common/page.jhtml?content=target_cg_arts_in_education_grants.
Family Violence Prevention–Support for family violence
prevention projects including parenting education, crisis
nurseries, family counseling, after-school programs, support
groups, and abuse shelters. Deadline: 5/31/04. Contact:
See above or http://target.com/common/page.jhtml?content=target_cg_local_giving.
Support for Education–Support for programs that promote
a love of reading or encourage children to read together
with their families, especially programs focusing on readers
from birth through third grade. Deadline and Contact: See
Support for the Arts provides grants to make art exhibitions,
classes, and performances more affordable and accessible
for families, especially programs that bring arts to schools
or schoolchildren to the arts. Deadline and Contact: See
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and
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