UND - University Letter
VOLUME 40, NUMBER 30: APRIL 4, 2003
  Nonprofit leadership certificate program approved  
  Martin Luther King Jr. awards celebration is April 4
Elders Roundtable will discuss tallgrass prairie
Biologist discusses “Mighty Rivers, Hungry Beavers”
Chiara String Quartet returns for spring residency
Linda Chatterton presents flute concert April 6
Graduate Committee meets Monday
Dean’s Hour lecture spotlights medical missions
Scientist will discuss eye development
Theatre Arts lists Theatrical Event schedule
Benediktson Lecture explores “Life’s Historical Explosion”
Group will consider “What Makes Writing Good?”
Open house will celebrate National Library Week
Chiara Quartet performs at Meditation Center
University Program Council hosts “Battle of the Bands”
Speaker will discuss “Gaining People, Losing Ground”
Meet and Eat program explores sexual assault awareness
Thursday International Night features Pakistan
Philosophy hosts 31st Annual Conference on Value Inquiry
Doctoral examinations set
Schneider will discuss Hidatsa gardening
Spike Lee tickets on sale to general public
MAC sponsors Multicultural Awareness Week
David Lambeth to present Faculty Lecture April 15
Financial consultants available at no cost
Fulbright Scholar Program information sessions planned
UPC, MAC present slam poet, acoustic performer
April 17 reception will honor Fred Schneider
Staff recognition ceremony set for May 13
Deadline extended for “Beyond Boundaries” proposals
  Legislative Review
Financial data from general ledger will be purged
Rehire letters distributed
Honors conducts supply drive for elementary schools
ValuePort allows users to add money to Passport accounts
Remembering Don Halvorson
Studio One lists guests
U2 workshops listed
Practice your Spanish at the “Spanish Table”
Women’s supplementation trial offers free bone scans
Children needed as research participants
Donations sought for troops
  Faculty awarded FIDC grants
SSAC makes publication, research and creative activity awards
Research, grant opportunities listed

Nonprofit leadership certificate approved

At its March meeting, the Board of Higher Education approved a new UND nonprofit leadership certificate program. The University Senate approved it in December 2002.

The nonprofit leadership certificate is a multidisciplinary program within the College of Arts and Sciences, and is primarily directed toward students who want to acquire skills and enhance their qualifications for service in the nonprofit sector.

The certificate, an 18-credit complement to any major area of study, will develop student competencies in understanding nonprofit organizations, the role of meeting human needs, and the diversity of groups in society. Students acquire the competencies through course work as well as hands-on learning through service work in the community and internships with nonprofit organizations.

Eighteen credits are required, including:

A&S 200 – Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector (three credits)
A&S 450 – Capstone Experience and Development (one credit)
A&S 497 – Internship for Nonprofit Leadership Certificate (six credits)

Other requirements (nine credits):

One three-credit course from each area of the following categories:
Service and Community

See the academic catalog for specific courses offered in each of these areas. For more information about the nonprofit leadership certificate program, please contact me.

– Heather Helgeson, Program Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, 777-3741, heather_helgeson@mail.und.nodak.edu.


Martin Luther King Jr. awards celebration is April 4

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

– Multicultural Student Services.


Elders Roundtable will discuss tallgrass prairie, welcome spring

The department of sociology and criminal justice and the UND Indian Association invite you to attend an informal Elders’ Roundtable discussion concerning native tallgrass prairie at noon Friday, April 4, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The elders participating in this event all have many years of experience with Native American uses of plants found on the prairie. They will discuss the importance of preservation of these native plants, the effects of urban crawl, commercialization of native plants used for healing, and how the prairie has changed since their youth. Please feel free to bring your own lunch and/or your families. It is a great honor to have so many elders from so many places gathered together to discuss the tallgrass prairie and its meaning in our own culture. Come and enjoy all they have to share with us!

All participants are also invited to attend a Spring Welcoming at the Soaring Eagle Prairie statue and garden located directly behind the Chester Fritz Library, immediately after the elders have finished their panel discussion. All Native and non-Native students, staff, faculty, and visitors are invited to help us welcome the plants back to the prairie and send good wishes to their repopulation of the land.

For more information, go to http://www.und.edu/org/soaringeagleprairie , or call Angie at 777-9416.

–Anjanette M. Grant, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Educational Leadership Graduate Student and coordinator of the project.


Biologist discusses “Mighty Rivers and Hungry Beavers”

Stewart Breck, wildlife biologist with the National Wildlife Refuge Center, Fort Collins, Colo., will present “Mighty Rivers and Hungry Beavers: The Plight of Cottonwood Trees and Lessons on the Importance of Floods,” Friday, April 4, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome.

– Biology Department.


Chiara String Quartet returns for spring residency

The Chiara String Quartet returns to Grand Forks for a residency that runs from Saturday, April 5, to Sunday, April 13. Among the many events on their calendar are:

  • A chamber music concert Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (tickets: 777-4090).
  • An open rehearsal at the North Dakota Museum of Art between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 (free).
  • “Music for Contemplation and Meditation” at the Lotus Meditation Center (opposite the Memorial Union) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 (free).
  • “Meeting Ground” at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. The world premiere of a new work by Geoffrey Hudson will be presented by the Chiara Quartet with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Association as part of an evening of music, art and food that includes Ojibwe singer/songwriter Annie Humphrey, Lakota singer Sissy Goodhouse, the work of Ojibwe muralist Mike Boyd and photographs by Mark Klett of American Indian shields. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call the Museum at 777-4195 or the Symphony at 777-3359.
  • Chamber music master class with Divertimento students beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. (Divertimento is the name of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony’s youth chamber music program.) Observers are welcome; the event is free.
  • “Made in America” Greater Grand Forks Symphony concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, Empire Arts Center, featuring music by American composers. The Chiaras will play the new Geoffrey Hudson work. Tickets are available by calling 777-4090.

The Chiara String Quartet, members of whom are recent graduates of the Juilliard School, were in residence at UND for two years through a program sponsored by Chamber Music America. In addition to the events listed above, the quartet will visit local elementary and college classrooms, work with former students, and provide outreach concerts at retirement homes and other venues.

For further information, call the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Association office at 777-3359.


Linda Chatterton presents flute concert April 6

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

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

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

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

– Department of Music.


Graduate Committee meets Monday

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, April 7, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union. The agenda will include:

1. Approval of minutes.
2. Revisiting the post-master’s certificates in nursing. There are two certificate proposals: (1) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist and (2) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Nurse Practitioner.
3. New program proposal developed by the industrial technology department, Master of Science in Technology Education (MSTE). This is a collaborative program between UND and Valley City State University.
4. Matters arising.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Dean’s Hour lecture spotlights medical missions

The medical school will host a Dean’s Hour lecture at noon Tuesday, April 8, in Reed Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The focus will be on medical missions, and faculty will share their work in different areas of the world.

Speakers are:

  • Charles Christianson (family medicine), discussing Russia;
  • Elizabeth Burns (family medicine), discussing Moldova;
  • Mary Ann Laxen (physician assistant program) and Annette Larson (family medicine), discussing Haiti;
  • H. David Wilson (dean and vice president for health affairs), discussing Turkmenistan;
  • Jon Allen (medical education) and second year medical students Alyssa Hoverson, Sara Schultz, Marissa Wisdom and Jennifer Yarger, discussing Honduras; and
  • Wayne Bruce (pathology and continuing medical education), discussing Eritrea.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Scientist will discuss eye development

Sabine Fuhrmann, department of ophthalmology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, will present “Role of Extrinsic Factors During Early Eye Development” at 1 p.m. Monday, April 7, in 5520 Medical Science.

The vertebrate eye becomes first visible as an outpocketing of the ventral diencephalon leading to the formation of an optic vesicle. Subsequently, the distal part of the optic vesicle invaginates and develops into the neural retina, whereas the proximal part forms the future retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE). Tissue-tissue interactions between the neuroepithelium of the optic vesicle and extraocular tissues are required for specification of ocular tissues. For example, we could show that extraocular mesenchyme is crucial for RPE formation and that activin receptor signaling is mediating the effect of the extraocular mesenchyme. Our goal is to identify and characterize signals that regulate specification and differentiation of the ocular tissues in the vertebrate eye.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

– Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department.


Theatre Arts lists Theatrical Event schedule

Following is the schedule for the Theatrical Event, held in conjunction with Theatre Arts’ production of The Laramie Project. The play performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, April 8-12, in Burtness Theatre. All events take place in Burtness Theatre unless otherwise listed.

Monday, April 7
Noon, “Why All of North Dakota Needs To Be Concerned,” presentation by Heidi Heitkamp, former North Dakota attorney general;
3 to 5 p.m., School of Law, Baker Courtroom, Department of Theatre Arts and the School of Law’s joint venture
• Cast of The Laramie Project will perform courtroom-based excerpts of the drama in the courtroom at the School of Law, followed by a discussion by performers.
• Lara Schwartz, senior counsel from the Human Rights Campaign, visiting scholar, will talk about her work on hate crimes legislation and other anti-hate bills, as well as gay rights initiatives.

Tuesday, April 8
4 p.m., symposium: “Hate for LGBT Populations,” featuring Lara Schwartz, senior counsel from the Human Rights Campaign and Cathy Renna, news media director, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and UND scholars.
Post-show discussion of The Laramie Project, led by Renna.

Wednesday, April 9
Noon, “Laramie and the Aftermath of Matthew Shepard’s Murder: Its Lasting Impact on the LGBT Community and American Culture,” discussion featuring Cathy Renna.
Town meeting on LGBT concerns—by invitation (777-2899), led by Heather Sawyer, senior staff attorney, Lambda Legal.
Post-show discussion of The Laramie Project, led by Renna

Thursday, April 10
Noon, “LGBT Discrimination at the Workplace,” featuring Heather Sawyer.
4 p.m., Symposium, “Discrimination against the LGBT Community,” featuring Heather Sawyer and UND scholars.

Saturday, April 12
2 p.m., presentation by Chastity Bono, author and activist, who is making a special appearance to speak on hate crimes and LGBT discrimination.

– Department of Theatre Arts.


Benediktson Lecture explores “Life’s Historic Explosion and Present Implosion”

Life has existed on Earth for more than three-fourths of the planet’s long history. For most of that time, it consisted of single-celled organisms only. The biggest explosion of life into entirely novel forms took place about 540 million years ago. Fossils recording this explosion are abundant and beautifully preserved in the Burgess Shale deposit in Yoho National Park, British Columbia.

George Seielstad, associate dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will describe this rich window into life’s past in a Benediktson Lecture titled “Life’s Historic Explosion and Present Implosion.” The lecture will be presented on Wednesday, April 9, at 4 p.m. in 210 Clifford Hall Auditorium. A reception will precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. The lecture is free and intended for a general audience. It will also be webcast live at http://www.umac.org.

Dr. Seielstad will illustrate a variety of body forms that were preserved in the Canadian shale. One highlight among the fossils is that of an animal called Pikaia, the first chordate. It has a stiffening rod along its back, to which muscles are attached to propel itself. In the 540 million years since Pikaia, backbones evolved through fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Since we humans are vertebrates, our ancestry dates to this hardly impressive, wormlike organism.

One lesson is that accidents of evolution paved the way for our existence. The Cambrian explosion recorded in the Burgess Shale created a wealth of opportunities with which nature could experiment. Today the opposite is happening. Humans are transforming the land, waters, atmosphere and biota to such an extent that several successful life forms are being eliminated. Extinctions are occurring at 100 to 1,000 times the rate before human dominance of the Earth.

The Benediktson Lecture Series is named for Oliver Benediktson, a UND alumnus who generously endowed a chair of astrophysics. Dr. Seielstad is the first recipient of the Benediktson Chair. In appreciation, he is presenting public lectures on the wonders of science.

– Jane Peterson, Environmental Information Specialist, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.


Group will consider “What Makes Writing Good?”

“What Makes Writing Good? Revisiting our Criteria” will be the topic for the Wednesday, April 9, WAC discussion group meeting, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union. In order to have a shared basis for discussion, participants who sign up to attend will receive (by mail or e-mail) copies of short (about one page each) student papers prior to the meeting. We’ll see the degree to which faculty from various disciplines reach agreement about what’s “good” in student writing, and we’ll look for shared language that allows us to communicate with each other — and with students — about those traits.

To register for lunch (provided by the WAC program), call 777-4998 or e-mail joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu. Lunch reservations must be received by noon on Monday, April 7.

– Joan Hawthorne, WAC Coordinator.


Open house will celebrate National Library Week

The staff of the Center for Rural Health and Library of the Health Sciences invites the campus community to an open house celebrating National Library Week Wednesday April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Library of the Health Sciences classroom. There will be refreshments and demonstrations featuring new services and activities. They include the Rural Assistance Center at http://www.raconline.org; live help available through the library’s digital reference initiative at http://harley.med.und.nodak.edu; ILLiad, a new interlibrary loan system; and e-books and other electronic resources. National Library Week, April 6-12, is a time to “get connected @ your library” and rediscover what is available for you!

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


Chiara Quartet performs at Meditation Center

The Chiara String Quartet will present “Music for Meditation and Contemplation” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, courtesy of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. There is no admission charge, and everyone is welcome.

– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.


University Program Council hosts “Battle of the Bands”

Battle of the Bands, a competition held for local bands, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This competition is open for any local or regional bands in which at least one member is an enrolled UND student. Bands who have passed an initial screening will play 20-minute sets and will be judged by a panel. This program is free to all UND students, staff, and faculty. The general public is also welcome and encouraged to attend.

– University Program Council.


Speaker will discuss “Gaining People, Losing Ground”

Werner Fornos, president of the Population Institute in Washington D.C., will give a lecture on global population issues titled “Gaining People, Losing Ground,” on Thursday, April 10, at noon in 203 Gillette Hall. Fornos, an internationally recognized authority on issues of world population growth, will address both environmental and human aspects of population. For more information, contact me.

-- Mohammad Hemmasi, Geography Department, 777-4592.


“Meet and Eat” set for April 10 at Women’s Center

The Women’s Center will hold a “Meet and Eat” program at the International Center Thursday, April 10, from noon to 1 p.m. April is sexual assault awareness month, and Kari Kerr Welsh, prevention and education program coordinator, Community Violence Intervention Center, will be the guest speaker. She will share some of the statistics about sexual assaults on campus, and will discuss some dangers, what to do if you are assaulted, and how to protect yourself. She will also provide information about available resources. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided.

– Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, UND Women’s Center.


Thursday International Night features Pakistan

The international programs office holds international nights each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The April 10 program features Pakistan. Everyone is welcome.

– International Programs.


Philosophy and religion host conference on “Value Inquiry”

Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12 the Department of Philosophy and Religion will host the 31st Annual Conference on Value Inquiry . The full schedule is available online at http://www.und.edu/dept/philrel/valueinquiry.htm. The theme of this year’s conference is “The History of Value Inquiry,” which will address such topics as questions of value, ethics and culture. Participants will have many presentations from which to choose, including Virginia Held on “Terrorism and War,” and Charles Griswold on “Erotic Fantasies: Plato and Reconciliation With Imperfection.” Other topics include “A Virtue Theory for Imperfect People” and “Philosophical Dialogue: Ethical Inquiry and Ethical Practice.” Registration is $150 and includes two dinner banquets, receptions, coffee and snacks, and any unscheduled special events. For more information, contact the department at 777-4236. Most conference events will take place in the Memorial Union.

– Jack Russell Weinstein, Philosophy and Religion.


Doctoral examinations set

The final examination for Melissa J. Meyer, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is set for 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is “Characterizing a Rapid Extraction Apparatus for the Removal of Vocs from Aqueous Samples and Interfacing it with Fast Analysis Systems such as the Aromatic Specific Laser Ionization Detector.” Anthony Borgerding (chemistry) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Liming Zhai, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in higher education, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the dean’s conference room, Education Building. The dissertation title is “A Comparative Study of Higher Education in the United States and the Peoples’ Republic of China, 1945 to 1997: Purpose, Equality and Academic Freedom.” Lars Helgeson (teaching and learning) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Rhonda R. Schafer, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in anatomy and cell biology, is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in B710 (Frank Low conference room), Medical Science. The dissertation title is “Cervical Extracellular Matrix Changes Due to Parturition.” Jody Rada (anatomy and cell biology) is the committee chair.

Members of the graduate faculty are welcome to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Schneider will discuss Hidatsa gardening

Fred Schneider (anthropology) will present a history department seminar on historic Hidatsa gardening at noon Monday, April 14, in 27 Merrifield Hall. The title of his talk is “Eating History: Adventures with Hidatsa Gardening,” and will featuare samples of Indian squash bread and a display of corn and beans. Everyone is welcome to attend; bring your lunch.

– Barbara Handy-Marchello, History.


Spike Lee tickets on sale to general public

Film maker/actor Spike Lee is scheduled to speak at the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14. He is the kick-off speaker for Multicultural Awareness Week, April 14-17.

Lee has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most valuable and influential film makers in the past decade. He will discuss his journey as a pioneer of African-American films/film makers, and talk about what drives him. The event is sponsored by the Multicultural Awareness Committee.

General admission tickets are available for $10 to the general public, and $7.50 for UND faculty and staff and persons 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. UND students can still pick up one free ticket per valid UND student ID, one ID per person. For more information, please contact MAC at 777-4378.

– Susan Johnson, Coordinator, Student Organizations.


MAC sponsors Multicultural Awareness Week

The Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC) will sponsor Multicultural Awareness Week April 14-17. The schedule follows:

Monday, April 14
Spike Lee, actor and director, 7 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium. The event is free to UND students; members of the general public may call 777-4090 for tickets, which are also available through Ticketmaster.

Tuesday, April 15
Progressive meal, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., UND cultural centers. American Indian Center will have soup, International Centre features salad, Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center will serve the entree, Women’s Center will have appetizers, and the Conflict Resolution Center will serve dessert. Come and enjoy food from various cultures. The event is free and open to the public.

Shihan, slam poet, 6 p.m. Tabula Coffeehouse. Recognized for MTV’s Tic Toc “Rock the Vote” campaign, Shihan has appeared on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 16
Stamina, reggae band, 8 p.m., Celebrity Ballroom. Enjoy dance hall and traditional reggae music. Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact MAC at 777-4378.

-- Susan Johnson, Coordinator, Student Organizations.


David Lambeth presents Faculty Lecture

David Lambeth, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will present “What I Learned from Birds Regarding the Krebs Cycle in Humans,” the final presentation in the Faculty Lecture Series Tuesday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the lecture.

Lambeth’s areas of interest have focused on the natural world, specifically in birds. His laboratory has studied birds to refine the ideas about the sub-cellular mechanisms used to obtain, transfer, and utilize energy. In addition to his career, much of his recreational time is spent birding and promoting the appreciation of birds.

Lambeth earned his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Missouri and his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. For the past 26 years, Lambeth has been teaching and serving on numerous academic and strategic committees at the University of North Dakota. In 1994 Lambeth was named Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, the highest honor awarded to faculty at UND. He has written 27 full length publications, presented 37 abstracts/posters/presentations and has been a research advisor/mentor for 23 students. Lambeth has received more than $1 million in research grants, obtaining more than half single-handedly. This past February he received the UND Foundation McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Creative Activity and Service.


Financial consultants available at no cost

Whether your main retirement benefits are with NDPERS or TIAA-CREF, any UND employee can meet with a TIAA-CREF financial consultant. There is no fee to schedule a one-on-one meeting where you can discuss various ways to save money for your retirement, review your current tax shelters, and learn more about basic types of investments.

You can schedule a meeting online by going to https://ifs2.tiaa-cref.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ARS. This will connect you to TIAA-CREF’s meeting schedule. Select North Dakota; you will see several different dates available at UND. Click on the date you want and then choose a time. The system will go through a series of questions so TIAA-CREF can be prepared with information that will be helpful to you. Or, you may call Sue Rundquist at payroll (777-2157) to set up a meeting with TIAA-CREF. Available meeting dates are April 15, 16, 23, 24, 29, 30.

– Sue Rundquist, Payroll.


Fulbright Scholar Program information sessions planned

The international programs office will hold Fulbright Scholar Program information sessions Tuesday, April 15, at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the UND International Centre.

The program offers lecturing/research awards in 140 countries for university faculty, administrators, and others in 2004-2005. Traditional Fulbright awards vary from two months to an academic year or longer. A new short-term grants program, the Fulbright Senior Specialists program, offers two- to six-week grants in a variety of disciplines and fields. While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most lecturing assignments are in English. About 80 percent of the awards are for lecturing.

Call Will Young at 777-3935 to reserve a seat at one of the sessions and a copy of the 2004-2005 Fulbright Scholar program catalog. If you can’t attend one of the sessions, you may also schedule an individual appointment with the international programs office.

-- Will Young, Fulbright Program Coordinator.


UPC, MAC present slam poet, acoustic performer

Shihan will present his slam poetry, often described as a mix between poetry and rap culture with a dramatic presentation, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Tabula. Shihan will be followed by Beki Hemmingway, solo acoustic performer, at 8 p.m. Her style is similar to the artist Sheryl Crow, and a blend of pop and soul. This event sponsored by the University Program Council and is free to all students, faculty, and members of the community.

– University Program Council and Multicultural Awareness Committee.


Reception will honor Fred Schneider

A reception in honor of Fred Schneider, professor of anthropology, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Dr. Schneider is retiring after 31 years of teaching, student advising, service and research. Please join us.

– Department of Anthropology.


Staff recognition ceremony set for May 13

The 2003 recognition ceremony for staff personnel will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Employees will be recognized for years of service in five-year increments, 10 Meritorious Service Award winners will be presented, and the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be announced. Tickets may be purchased in the human resources office, 313 Twamley Hall, for $3.50 each or from the human resource manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 7. All members of the University community are invited.

Anyone wishing to participate in the luncheon who require an accommodation should contact Joy Johnson in human resources at 777-4361 or e-mail joy.johnson@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Joy Johnson, Human Resources.


Deadline extended for “Beyond Boundaries” conference proposals

The proposal submission deadline has been extended to Monday, April 7, for the second annual “Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning” conference, set for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23-24, at the Memorial Union. The conference is designed to promote discussion about innovative practices using technology in teaching and learning. Over 200 higher education professionals from four states and Canada are expected to attend.
Please share this information with your colleagues. The Beyond Boundaries committee looks forward to reviewing your proposals.

Keynote speakers

Tony Bates, director of distance education and technology, continuing studies, University of British Columbia, is responsible for managing the development and delivery of 100 distance education courses with 5,500 student enrollments a year. He is also a member of a committee developing a plan for learning technologies throughout UBC, and directs an international Centre for Planning and Managing Learning Technologies in Higher Education established at UBC. He is the author of six books. His latest, co-edited with Rhonda Epper, Teaching Faculty How to Use Technology, was published in 2001 by ACE/Oryx. He is also author of Managing Technological Change: Strategies for University and College Leaders, published by Jossey Bass in 2000. A previous book, Technology, Open Learning and Distance Education, Routledge, 1995 won UCEA’s Charles Wedemeyer award for the best book on distance education published in 1995. For more information on Bates, visit

Steven W. Gilbert founded the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group, an independent nonprofit organization originally affiliated with the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) in January 1998. He came to AAHE as director of technology projects, where he developed the TLT roundtable concept and the AAHESGIT listserv. He has served as vice president of EDUCOM. For more information, visit http://www.tltgroup.org/about/gilbert.html.

The Beyond Boundaries planning committee invites you to share your knowledge, skills and research findings with other colleagues involved in integrating technology into teaching and learning. If your proposal is accepted, you’ll receive a discounted registration fee. For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit www.beyondboundaries.info. All proposals must be submitted online and are due Monday, April 7 (extended deadline).
For more information, contact the office of conference services at 701-777-2663 or toll free at 1-866-579-2663.

– Jennifer Raymond, Coordinator, Conference Services, Division of Continuing Education.


Legislative Review

Following is a synopsis of last week’s legislative action regarding higher education, courtesy of the North Dakota University System.

Senate appropriations subcommittee works on ITD budget bill

Senate appropriations subcommittee meetings on HB 1022 last week included discussion of a proposal to cut $12.7 million from state agency and higher education information technology budgets.

The bill received by the senate included a section of legislative intent added by the house calling for $12.7 million in general fund information technology spending reductions to be “... realized from information technology efficiencies and the elimination of duplicative programs, including personnel savings and savings relating to the purchase of software, information technology equipment, and contractual services for information technology development projects.”

The NDUS share of these cuts could total $6 million, including the NDSU extension service and experiment stations. The subcommittee is also discussing the possibility of consolidating some information technology services for all state agencies, including higher education, at the state information technology department.

HB 1022 also includes funding for the ConnectND project. No legislative action has been taken on ConnectND to date. HB1022 senate subcommittee members are Sen. Christman, chair, and Sens. Schobinger and Robinson.

Work on NDUS budget bill continues

Members of a senate appropriations subcommittee working on HB 1003, the NDUS budget bill, have met. The State Board of Higher Education has submitted a list of proposed amendments to restore funding cut by the house, add several non-state general fund capital projects and make other changes and funding adjustments. No specific amendments have been acted on to date. HB 1003 senate subcommittee members are Sen. Holmberg, chair, and Sens. Robinson and Kringstad.

House committee considers study of issues related to the Indian population
The house human services committee heard testimony in support of SCR4029, a resolution to direct the study of issues related to the Indian population in the state. There was no opposing testimony. The subcommittee will consider the need for this resolution, given similar resolutions have been considered by both houses.

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


Financial data from general ledger will be purged

We are required to purge the previous fiscal year’s general ledger detail transactions on an annual basis. This purge will occur Friday, April 11, for the FY 2002 purge (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002). After the purge is completed, you will not be able to make on-line inquiries of detail transactions on GL70 (04, 06, 08), GL7B, and GL53. Summary data will continue to be available for the 12 previous fiscal years.

-- Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager.


Rehire letters distributed

Rehire letters for summer 2003 and academic year 2003/2004 have been distributed to departments (one per mailbox). If you will be hiring a student through TCC 312 (institutional) monies, but did not receive a letter, we can send you one. Please call Job Service at 777-4395.

Please note that there are some changes with the hiring/rehiring process for the summer, which are outlined in the letter included with the forms. If you have questions, please contact Terri at 777-4395.

– Terri Lawler, Job Service.


Honors conducts supply drive for elementary schools

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

Items needed include notebooks, loose-leaf paper, glue, glue sticks, crayons, washable markers, tissues, scissors, pencils, pocket folders, colored pencils, erasers, rulers, and calculators. Collection boxes will be set up in the Memorial Union, Merrifield, Twamley, Gamble, and Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

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


ValuePort allows users to add money to Passport accounts

The ValuePort is here! A fast and easy way for students, faculty, and staff to add money to their Passport ID debit account is now available. The ValuePort is similar to an ATM machine and accepts dollar amounts of $1, $5, $10, or $20. Insert the cash into the machine and it will immediately be credited to the debit account. The ValuePort is located in the lower level of the Memorial Union, across from the Passport ID card office.

All current faculty, staff and students with an ID card have the ability to use the debit account. Those interested in activating their personal debit account are encouraged to complete the debit account agreement at the Passport ID office or print it online at www.passport.und.edu and send it to Box 9043 before depositing money into the Valueport.

The debit account on your ID is a great way to make purchases on campus without worrying about having cash. It is accepted at many campus locations including the dining centers, Twamley snack bar, Medical Science food cart, Wellness Center, vending machines in the Union and Gamble Hall, and more. Visit our web site at www.passport.und.edu for all the details.

The ValuePort is sponsored by student government, finance and operations division and the Passport ID card office.

– Teresa Blilie, ID Card Administrator.


Remembering Don Halvorson

Don Halvorson, former chair of the department of geology and geological engineering, died March 18 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 69.

Don Halvorson was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Wildrose, N.D., to Conrad and Alice Halvorson. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956, and then earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in geology from UND.

He served as chair of the geology and geological engineering department and as state geologist from 1981 to 1985. After leaving the University, he served as professor of geology at Northland Pioneer College and the Northern Arizona University extension in the White Mountains. He retired in 1996.
He enjoyed teaching, woodworking, and conversing.

He is survived by his wife Dawn; sons Chris (Cady), Boulder, Colo., John (Kimber) Eden Prairie, Minn., and James (Melissa), Brooklyn Park, Minn.; brother Douglas (Myrna), Camarillo, Calif., and sister Connie Nelson (Jeremy), Crosby, N.D.; and six grandchildren.

– Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.


Studio One lists guests

This week on Studio One, UND faculty member and Altru nurse Patti Vari will discuss how women can reduce the risk of premature births.

The show will also feature a lawn care specialist, who will share tips on maintaining a healthy lawn.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the UND Television Center. The program airs live on Grand Forks 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.


U2 workshops listed

Below are U2 workshops for the week of April 21-25. Visit our website for additional workshops in April and May.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2; call 777-2128, e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or go online at www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

*NEW* So You Want to Hire a Graduate Student: April 17, 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. There are new dates, deadlines, and processes being implemented for Graduate School appointments. Come and find out what has changed to ensure smooth and timely processing. Topics include new deadlines, payroll schedules, and proper completion of forms. Sponsor: Graduate School and Payroll Office. Presenters: Judy Grinde, Cynthia Schabb and Jen Stam-Stangl.

Excel XP: Intermediate: April 21, 23, 25, 8:30 to11:30 a.m. (nine hours total; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), 361 Upson II Hall. Prerequisite: Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export data, work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail: April 22, 9-11 a.m. (Tuesday), 361 Upson II Hall. Find out how to compose e-mail, add attachments, use the address book, customize GroupWise, and handle mail. Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.

Access XP: Intermediate (limited seats available): April 22, 23, 24, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), 361 Upson II Hall. Prerequisite: Access Beginning. Manage databases and data, import and export data, control data entry. Use advanced tables, queries, forms, and reports; make your data available on the Web. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Working in Confined Spaces: April 22, 2 to 4 p.m. (Tuesday), 235 Rural Technology Center. Confined spaces can be deadly. Reinforce understanding of the risks associated with working in confined spaces such as manholes, trenches, cable vaults, attics. Topics include identification of a confined space and its conditions; toxic, flammable, oxygen-deficient atmospheres; hazards and proper personal protective equipment; roles and responsibilities. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health.

*NEW* What is FERPA--How Does it Impact Academic Advisement? April 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Tuesday), Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Understanding the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act is an important component to the academic advisement process. General FERPA information as it pertains to academic advisement will be shared along with discussion to test your FERPA knowledge. Presented by the registrar’s office and student academic services.

*NEW* It is a Simple Question: Do You Want to Survive? April 23, 9 to10:30 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Are you ready for the unexpected? This workshop will teach the basic survival skills that may be needed in a variety of life-threatening situations, where survival is key. Presented by David Easton, Marcus Owens, and Dan Winebrenner.

TIAA - Retirement Options: April 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Wednesday), 211 Rural Technology Center. Note: significant other/ partner welcomed to attend all of the following payroll workshops listed. Please register guest. Information will be presented on retirement options when withdrawing your retirement from TIAA/CREF. Presented by Molly Melanson,TIAA-CREF.

Defensive Driving: April 23, 6 to10 p.m. (Wednesday), 211 Rural Technology Center. Note: bring your driver’s license to this workshop. Also, immediate family members are welcome to attend and must pre-register. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a monthly basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. This workshop may reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and may also remove points from your driving record. Presented by Officer Dan Lund.

GroupWise 5.5: Calendar: April 24, 9 to11 a.m. (Thursday). Prerequisite: GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail. Learn how to schedule appointments and recurring events, look at someone else’s calendar, create folders, and archive your mail. Presented by Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.

*NEW* The Cost of Time...Priceless: April 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Thursday), 16-18 Swanson Hall. Have you ever wondered how your neighbor can fit more into a day than you? If this describes your thoughts, then this is the workshop for you. In this session, learn techniques and skills that will help you manage your time more effectively. Presented by Deanna Beyer and David “Shaun” Williams.

– Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Program Coordinator.


Practice your Spanish at the “Spanish Table”

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

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


Women’s supplementation trial offers free bone scans

A two-year calcium supplementation trial with postmenopausal women offers participants a chance to have a bone scan done using state-of-the-art technology called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, which aims to recruit 220 women locally, is designed to test whether adding copper and zinc to calcium supplements is superior to calcium alone in preventing osteoporosis. The participants will receive a two-year supply of daily vitamin and mineral supplements and $715. Healthy women ages 51-75, not on hormone replacement therapy, can call 795-8181 for more information.

– Fariba Roughead, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.


Children needed as research participants

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

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


Donations sought for troops

Those who want to donate items for Grand Forks Air Force Base troops deployed as part of war with Iraq should bring the items to drop-off boxes on the first floor of Twamley Hall or the Veterans Services Office, room 211 Twamley Hall. Items needed include books, magazines, pre-paid global phone cards, stamps, playing cards, letter-writing supplies, baby wipes, tooth paste, toothbrushes, shampoo, sunscreen, and tissues. The Grand Forks Air Force Base seeks the donations before Tuesday, April 8, soon after which packages will be sent to the troops.

– Carol Anson, Veteran Services.


Faculty awarded FIDC grants

The following faculty members were awarded faculty instructional development committee (FIDC) grants in March:
Jerome Bakken (languages), videos of Norwegian full-length feature films, $165; Charlene Chamberlain (communication sciences and disorders), workshop on problem-based learning, $150; Michael Loewy (counseling), video: “The Way Home,” $359.50; Melissa Lovingood (art), technology instructional materials,” $1,092.14; Walter Tschacher (languages), 56th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, $619.

FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or other projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325 for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID website (listed under “Academics” on the UND home page, www.und.edu.)

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the faculty instructional development committee. The next deadline is noon Tuesday, April 15.
Instructional or professional development projects that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID’s Flexible Grant program. For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal, contact me.

– Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325, libby_rankin@und.nodak.edu.


SSAC makes publication, research and creativity awards

The University Senate scholarly activities committee received five research and creativity grant applications, one publication application, and 15 applications for new faculty scholar awards in the February call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting March 17:

Publication award:

Joel Eis, (theatre arts), $461.50, publication of book, Fortunate Injustice.

Research and creativity awards:

Eric Burin (history), $2,125 for “Guilt by Numbers: A Quantitative Analysis of Slave Manumissions”;

Joyce Coleman, (English), $2,500, for “An Index of Images in English Manuscripts, from the Time of Chaucer to Henry VIII: The British Library: Royal Manuscripts”;

Elizabeth Hampsten (English), $500, for “A Scholarly Edition of the ‘Testimonio’ of Franklin Roosevelt Ferrari”;
Dexter Perkins (geology and geological engineering), $2,400 for “Reaction Kinetics and Disequilibrium in Mantle Xenoliths”;

Garl Rieke (anatomy and cell biology), $2,500 for “Do Barrel Like Channels Composed of Amyloid Beta Proteins Exist in Membranes within Nerve Cells? Potential Role in Cell Death and Alzheimer’s Disease.” New faculty scholar awards:

The following new faculty scholar awards of $5,000 each were made to provide support for research and creative activity of assistant professors who have completed less than three years at UND.

Van Doze (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics), for “Adrenergic Modulation of Epileptic-Seizure Activity”;

Craig McLaughlin (space studies), for “Drag and Orbit Determination”;

Samuel Amebu Seddoh (communication sciences and disorders), for “Intonation Production and Speech Timing in Aphasia”;

Jefferson Vaughan (biology), for “Monitoring Mosquito Dispersal in Grand Forks, North Dakota”;

Timothy Young (physics), for “Automated Gamma Ray Detection with TOAST (Transient Object Automated Search Telescope).”

– Glenda Lindseth (Nursing), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.


Research, grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Research Grant–Funding for research in the area of neonatal resuscitation. Funds may be used to generate pilot data to allow the investigator to develop the basis for an application for independent research support through conventional granting mechanisms. Studies may be basic science, clinical, epidemiological or educational research pertaining to the broad area of neonatal resuscitation. Deadlines: 5/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 9/26/03 (Application). Contact: Wendy Simon, 800-433-9016 x-4798; lifesupport@aap.org; http://www.aap.org/nrp/science/science_grant_01.html.

Regional Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Grants–Support for research, public education, training, monitoring, demonstrations, and studies that advance pesticide risk reduction. The goal of PESP is to reduce risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural and non-agricultural settings in the U.S. Deadline: 5/16/03. Contact: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-6586.htm.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program—Phase I (SOL PR-NC-03-10275)--Support for feasibility-related experimental research or R&D efforts on the following topics: Nanomaterials and Clean Technology; Treatment and Monitoring of Drinking Water; Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment; Hazardous Waste Management and Site Remediation; Recycling of Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste; and Monitoring and Measurement Technologies. Deadline: 5/23/03. Contact: Marsha B. Johnson, 919-541-0952; johnson.marsha@epa.gov; http://www.epa.gov/oam/solicit; www.epa.gov/oam/rtp_cmd/.

Small Business Innovation Research SBIR) Program, Special Phase I for Air Pollution Monitoring (SOL PR-NC-03-10272)--Support for feasibility-related experimental research or R&D efforts on the following topics: Continuous Ambient Monitors for Particulate Matter (Coarse PM and Fine PM); Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Monitors; Special Air Emission Source Monitors (Metals, Mercury & Optical PM Sensors); and New Sampling & Analytical Equipment. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Special Phase I for Safe Buildings and Water Security (SOL PR-NC-03-10274)--Funding for feasibility-related experimental research or R&D efforts on the following topics: Improved Detection Technologies for Biological and Chemical Agents; Early Warning Security Systems; Alternative Water Treatment Technologies; and Building Decontamination Systems. Deadline and Contact: See above or www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir/.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, Special Phase I for Technology Solutions for Western USA Environmental Problems (SOL PR-NC-03-10273 POC)--Support for feasibility-related experimental research or R&D efforts on the following topics: Coal Bed Methane; Animal Environmental Management and Chronic Wasting Disease; Mining Waste and Acid Mine Drainage; and Emission Controls for Nonroad Engines. Contact and Deadline: See Above.

Employment Grants support efforts to develop public policies that improve education, skills, learning opportunities, and advancement potential of low-wage workers, including current and former welfare recipients. Contact: 312-782-2464; info@joycefdn.org; http://www.joycefdn.org/pdf/2003_ProgGuide.pdf; or http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/employment/employmentmain-fs.html. Deadlines: None (Letter of Inquiry); 4/14/03, 8/14/03, 12/10/03 (Application).

Environment Grants are made for development, testing and implementation of policy-based, prevention-oriented, scientifically sound solutions to environmental challenges facing the Great Lakes region. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/environment/environmentmain-fs.html.
President’s Discretionary Fund Grants and Grants to Individuals are awarded for projects in the following areas: culture, education, employment, environment, money and politics, and gun violence. Deadlines and Contact: See above
Special Opportunities Grants are awarded in the interest areas listed above, with preference given to projects that encourage debate on public policy issues, reflect concern for social equity or regional cooperation, or explore connections among the Foundation’s programs. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/specialopportunites/specialoppsmain-fs.html.

Support for studies and programs in the areas of science, engineering, liberal arts, medical research, and education. Deadlines: 5/15/03, 11/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 9/15/03, 3/15/04 (Full Proposal). Contact: 213-680-3833; info@wmkeck.org; http://www.wmkeck.org/files/grant.html.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Awards honor creative individuals who are, often at great personal risk, engaged in strategic and nonviolent efforts to overcome serious human rights violations. Contact: Attention: Award Nomination, info@rfkmemorial.org; http://www.rfkmemorial.org/human_rights/nomination_guidelines.htm. Deadline: 4/15/03.

Paul Marks Prizes are awarded to recognize investigators age 45 or younger who have made significant contributions to increase understanding of cancer or improve treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research. Deadline: 4/30/03. Contact: 212-639-2000; http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/12584.cfm.

Preservation Assistance Grants help institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for humanities collections. Collections may include books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, moving images, sound recordings, decorative and fine arts, prints and photographs, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects. Only one application may be submitted per deadline by an organization; therefore, please contact ORPD if you are interested in applying for this grant. Deadline: 5/15/03. Contact: 202-606-8570; preservation@neh.gov; http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html.

Mentored Minority Faculty Development Award (RFA: HL-03-011)--Support for underrepresented minority faculty members to undertake special study and supervised research under a mentor who is an accomplished investigator in the research area proposed and has experience in developing independent investigators. Deadlines: 5/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/23/03 (Application). Contact: Lorraine M. Silsbee, 301-435-0709; silsbeeL@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-03-011.html.
Support for a Lung Tissue Research Consortium (NOT-HL-03-009) and a Lung Tissue Research Consortium: Data Coordinating Center (SOL NHLBI-HR-04-11), a network of centers cooperating to harvest and process lung tissue specimens with corresponding clinical data for use in scientific studies of the pathogenesis of lung diseases, especially chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary interstitial fibrosis. Deadline: 5/22/03. Contact: Joanne Deshler, 301-435-0340; jd52g@nih.gov; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/inits/index.htm#rfp; http://www.fedbizopps.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-03-009.html.

Hypovolemic Circulatory Collapse: Mechanisms and Opportunities to Improve Resuscitation Outcomes (RFA HL-03-015)--Support for projects that propose innovative research approaches to identify molecular, cellular, and pathophysiologic response of the whole organism to hypovolemia and to apply results of such approaches to identification of potential, new approaches to out-of-hospital resuscitation following severe hypovolemia. Deadlines: 4/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 5/23/03 (Application). Contact: David M. Balshaw, 301-435-0504; BalshawD@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-03-015.html.

Biodefense Partnerships: Vaccines, Adjuvants, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, and Resources (PAR-03-025)–Support for further development of high priority products for biodefense. Contact: Charles Hackett, 301- 496-7551; chackett@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-025.html. Deadlines: 5/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/10/03 (Application).

National Cooperative Drug Discovery Groups for Tuberculosis (NCDDG-TB)–Support for multidisciplinary projects with adequate preliminary data for serious development of new therapies to treat tuberculosis. Studies may include research on identified targets for rational design of inhibitors or projects with candidate compounds of known chemical identity with suitable efficacy and selectivity for exploration as candidate drugs. Deadline: 5/13/03. Contact: Barbara E. Laughon, 301-402-2304; Blaughon@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-028.html.

Funding for a Best Pharmaceutical for Children Act (BPCA) Coordinating Center (CC) for the Pediatric Off-Patent Drugs Study (PODS) Centers (SOL NICHD-2003-02) to provide logistical and statistical support for the Centers. Deadline: 5/12/03. Contact: Mya Hlaing, 301-435-6958; mh89m@nih.gov; http://FedBizOpps.gov.
Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction Research (RFA-HD-02-029)–Support for research centers to provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality research programs in the reproductive sciences. Contact: Louis V. DePaolo, 301-435-6970; ld38p@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-02-029.html. Deadlines: 5/21/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/18/03 (Application).

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

Administrative Supplements for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (NOT-GM-03-002) are available for NIGMS funded research grants. The purpose of the supplements is to enable NIGMS grantees with little or no prior experience working with HESC to explore use of HESC as a model system to further research directly related to the aims of the parent grant. Deadline: 5/5/03. Contact: Marion Zatz, 301-594-0943; Zatzm@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-03-002.html.

Pilot Projects for Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) (RFA: GM-03-008)--Funding for pilot research projects and database development. MIDAS will consist of a centralized database and a network of multidisciplinary scientists conducting computational and mathematical research to improve the ability to detect, control, and prevent emerging infectious diseases caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense. Contact: Irene Eckstrand, 301-594-0943; eckstrai@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-03-008.html. Deadlines: 5/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/18/03 (Application). Support for Predoctoral Training in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, which are defined broadly to include use of theory, computer implementation and application to the full spectrum of basic research in the biomedical sciences. Deadline: 5/10/03. Contact: James C. Cassatt, 301-594-0828; cassattj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-146.html.

Glial Cell Inflammatory Mechanisms of HIV-1 Induced Cell Injury in the Nervous System–Support for research into the role of neuroinflammation in initiation and expansion of cellular injury and death in the context of HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system (CNS). Deadlines: 5/1/03, 9/1/03, 1/2/04. Contact: Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431; mn52e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-084.html.

Individual Postdoctoral NRSA Fellowhsips in AIDS Research (PA-03-087)–Support for physicians and basic scientists interested in pursuing research related to HIV infection of the nervous system. Research may be in the basic sciences or clinically-oriented. Deadlines: 4/5/03, 8/5/03, 12/5/03. Contact: See above or http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-087.html.

Mentored Research Career Development Awards in AIDS Research (PA-03-086)–Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08s) and Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards (K23s) support physicians and basic scientists interested in pursuing research related to HIV infection of the nervous system. Contact: See above or http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-086.html. Deadlines: 5/1/03, 9/1/03, 1/2/04.

Multicenter Study on Exceptional Survival in Families (U01) (RFA: AG-03-004)--Funding to participate in design and implementation of a study to determine degree and patterns of familial transmission and aggregation of exceptional longevity and healthy survival to advanced age as characterized by a variety of phenotypic measures. Proposals are sought for Study Centers and a Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC). Deadlines: 5/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/24/03 (Application). Contact: Winifred K. Rossi, 301-496-3836; rossiw@nia.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-03-004.html.

Neuroimaging the Effects of Drugs of Abuse on the Development of the Human Nervous System (RFA: DA-04-002)--Support for studies that take advantage of the rapidly evolving methodology of neuroimaging to further understanding of the consequences of drug exposure, abuse and addiction on the developing human brain. Deadlines: 5/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/18/03 (Application). Contact: Laurence R. Stanford, 301-402-3869; lstanfor@nida.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-002.html.

Stress and Drug Abuse: Epidemiology, Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment (RFA-DA-04-001)--Funding for innovative research on chronic stress and drug abuse or dependence, especially research on the epidemiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse/dependence,as it relates to either chronic stress or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Deadlines: 5/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/18/03 (Application). Contact: Lisa Onken, 301-443-2235; Lisa_Onken@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-03-001.html.

Developing Disaster Mental Health Research Capacity Through Education (R25) (RFA-MH-03-009)–Support for collaborative partnerships among scientists from various disciplines and State and local health and mental health authorities to facilitate interdisciplinary research and disaster mental health research education, and to establish capacity for rapid data collection after disasters, including acts of terrorism. Contact: Farris Tuma, 301-443-5944; ftuma@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-03-009.html. Deadlines: 5/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/13/03 (Application).

National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants–Support to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Many NIH Institutes and Centers use this grant exclusively to support intensive, short-term research training experiences for students in health professional schools during the summer. It can be used to support other types of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in focused, often emerging, scientific areas relevant to the mission of the funding NIH institute or center. Deadlines: 5/10/03, 9/10/03, 1/10/04. Contact: 301-435-0714; grantsinfo@nih.gov;http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-027.html.

Planning Grants to Organize Programs for International Clinical, Operational, and Health Services Research Training for AIDS and Tuberculosis (PAR-03-072)–Support for training to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary research in developing country sites where HIV/AIDS, TB or both are significant problems. Deadlines: 5/12/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/10/03 (Application). Contact: Jeanne McDermott, 301-496-1492; mcdermoj@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-072.html.

Harold White Fellowships enable scholars and writers from any discipline in which the Library has strong collections to undertake research in the Library for 3-6 months. Deadline: 4/30/03. Contact: Graeme Powell, Telephone 02 6262 1258; g.powell@nla.gov.au; http://www.nla.gov.au; http://www.nla.gov.au/collect/fellows.html.

Evaluative Research and Evaluation Capacity Building–Support for proposals that offer unique approaches to evaluation practice in generation of knowledge for the education community and for broad policymaking within the research and education enterprise. Deadline: 5/15/03. Contact: Conrad Katzenmeyer, 703-292-5150; ckatzenm@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03542/nsf03542.htm.

Global Change—Ecological Diversity--Support for research to include biotic surveys and inventories, evolutionary history of organisms and species, and functions and interactions of populations, communities, and ecosystems, to determine potential effects of global change on managed and unmanaged ecosystems. Deadline: Varies by Division. Contact: Scott Collins, 703-292-7199; scollins@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_ecoldiv.html.

Support for service, education, research and advocacy projects that improve quality of life for older Americans. Innovative projects that develop and/or demonstrate new approaches to problems of older adults and have potential for regional or national impact are of special interest. Deadlines: 5/1/03, 8/1/03. Contact: 773-714-8080; info@rrf.org; http://www.rrf.org/resourcesforapplicants/programguide.html.

Clara Mayo Grants support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Deadline: 5/1/03. Contact: 202-223-5100; awards@spssi.org; http://www.spssi.org/Mayoflyer.pdf.

Cooperative Agreements to Conduct Targeted Capacity Expansion of Methamphetamine and Inhalant Prevention Interventions and/or Infrastructure Development--Funding to assist localities in conducting targeted capacity expansions of prevention interventions that are effective and evidence-based and/or infrastructure development. Deadline: 5/23/03. Contact: Pamela C. Roddy, 301-443-1001; proddy@samhsa.gov; http://www.samhsa.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-7282.htm.
CSAT Practice Improvement Collaborative Cooperative Agreements: Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention–Funding to implement effective clinical and administrative practices to improve client access and retention in substance abuse treatment. Deadline: 5/12/03. Contact: Suzanne Cable, 301-443-9713; scable@samhsa.gov; http://www.samhsa.gov.

Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention & HIV Prevention in Minority Communities: Service Grants–Support for programs that respond to the health emergency in African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian-American/Pacific Islander communities. Deadline: 5/23/03. Contact: Francis C. Johnson, 301-443-2332; fjohnson@samhsa.gov; http://www.samhsa.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-7281.htm.

Areas of interest are: Crafts and Arts Education, Preservation and Conservation of traditional artisanship, Decorative and Visual Arts, and Environmental Conservation. Deadlines: 5/15/03, 11/15/03. Contact: Meghan Krell, 212-230-6569; http://www.tiffanyandcofoundation.org/gp&eligibility.html.

Areas of interest are: protection of the environment, news and commentary, and promotion of peace. Deadlines: None (Letter of Inquiry); 5/15/03, 9/15/03, 1/15/04 (Application). Contact: Christine B. Shelton, 410-226-5315; info@towncreekfdn.org; http://www.towncreekfdn.org/tcfsite/guides.html.

Residential Fellowships support writers, visual artists, and composers for 2 weeks to 2 months in a rural setting where they may work, free from distractions and responsibilities of day-to-day life. Deadlines: 5/15/03, 1/15/04, 9/15/03. Contact: 804-946-7236; vcca@vcca.com; http://www.vcca.com/application.html.


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