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ISSUE: Volume 41, Number 31: April 9, 2004
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TOP STORIES
President Kupchella will address University Council May 3
NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe speaks at spring commencement May 15
Reminder to complete harassment training program

EVENTS TO NOTE
Athletics, REA offer Easter brunch
McCleery presents faculty lecture April 13
Graduate faculty meeting is April 14
U community invited to celebrate life of Kayla Thompson
MLK awards recognition set for April 15
State Board of Higher Education meets next week
Health screenings available April 15
Multicultural Student Services lists events
Biology faculty candidate presents lecture
LEEPS lecturer will discuss climate change
“Living Legend” Shirley Chater will speak at nursing forum
Registration deadline extended to April 16 for grant writing seminar
Antonio Pompa-Baldi to perform in Museum concert series
Colloquium considers “Journalism in Asia”
Doctoral examinations set for Hoffert and Baker
U2 lists workshops
Theatre arts presents Private Lives by Noel Coward
Celebrate Earth Day April 22
Memorial Union will be closed April 24
Wellness center closed April 24
Agenda items due for May 7 IRB meeting
Getting Started program set for June 7 - July 23
Nordic Initiative Mid-Summer Fest set for June 19

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Campus contacts sought for ConnectND implementation
Easter holiday hours listed for libraries, ITSS, EBTCC, Memorial Union, wellness center 7
Hurdelbrink, Berning will assume new roles
Human resources director named for ConnectND
Staff members join medical school
Electrical outages planned for several dates in April
Nominations sought for Meritorious Service, UND Proud Awards
FIDC grant awardees named
Union renovation will continue over summer
Please return policies memorandum
Purchasing office lists policies
Drawing will award free CPA exam review course
Studio One lists features
Campus walking trail maps available
Children sought for reading comprehension study
Volunteers sought for parenting study
Bookstore seeks temporary part-time help

GRANTS & RESEARCH
Faculty, researchers sought for UND experts directory
Funding opportunities will not run in University Letter as of July 1
Research, grant opportunities listed

 
TOP STORIES
 

President Kupchella 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.

 

NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe speaks at spring commencement May 15

NASA’s top administrator, Sean O’Keefe, will be the main speaker at spring commencement Saturday, May 15, thanks to the help of U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, who arranged the visit.

A key player in helping UND attract federal funding for a variety of programs, Dorgan has long been a strong advocate for UND’s space-related programs. Through his efforts, other top NASA administrators have visited UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, home to a unique Internet-based master’s program in space studies. UND has other space-related programs, most notably in the School of Engineering and Mines, which recently hosted two astronauts and also worked with the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (headquartered at UND) to develop AgCam, which will be mounted in the International Space Station to snap satellite images of agricultural land in the Upper Midwest.

Spring commencement is Saturday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. UND graduates an average of 2,200 students a year, most of them after the spring semester.

Sean O’Keefe
Nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate, Sean O’Keefe was appointed by the President as the 10th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Dec. 21, 2001. As administrator, O’Keefe leads the NASA team and manages its resources as NASA seeks to advance exploration and discovery in aeronautics and space technologies.

O’Keefe joined the Bush Administration on inauguration day and served as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and deputy assistant to the President until December 2001, overseeing the preparation, management and administration of the Federal budget and initiatives across the executive branch.

Prior to joining the Bush Administration, O’Keefe was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy, an endowed chair at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also served as the director of National Security Studies, a partnership of Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University, for delivery of executive education programs for senior military and civilian Department of Defense managers. Appointed to these positions in 1996, he was previously professor of business administration and assistant to the senior vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at the Pennsylvania State University.

Appointed as the Secretary of the Navy in July 1992 by President George Bush, O’Keefe previously served as comptroller and chief financial officer of the Department of Defense since 1989. Before joining Defense Secretary Dick Cheney’s Pentagon management team in these capacities, he served on the United States Senate committee on appropriations staff for eight years, and was staff director of the defense appropriations subcommittee. His public service began in 1978 upon selection as a presidential management intern.

O’Keefe is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and has served as chair of an Academy panel on investigative practices. He was a visiting scholar at the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a member of the Naval Postgraduate School’s civil-military relations seminar team for emerging democracies and has conducted seminars for the Strategic Studies Group at Oxford University. He served on the national security panel to devise the 1988 Republican platform and was a member of the 1985 Kennedy School of Government program for national security executives at Harvard University.

In 1993, President Bush and Secretary Cheney presented him the Distinguished Public Service Award. He received the Department of the Navy’s Public Service Award in December 2000. O’Keefe was the 1999 faculty recipient of the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Award for Public Service. He is the author of several journal articles, contributing author of “Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future,” released in October 2000, and in 1998, co-authored “The Defense Industry in the Post-Cold War Era: Corporate Strategies and Public Policy Perspectives.”

O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1977 from Loyola University in New Orleans, and his Master of Public Administration degree in 1978 from The Maxwell School. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola University in May 2003. His wife Laura and children Lindsey, Jonathan and Kevin reside in northern Virginia.

 

Reminder to 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 cooperation.

– Charles Kupchella, president.

 
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EVENTS TO NOTE
 

Athletics, REA offer Easter brunch

The athletic department and Ralph Engelstad Arena invite you to Easter Sunday Brunch at Ralph Engelstad Arena 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 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 for 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.

 

McCleery presents faculty lecture April 13

The faculty lecture series will continue Tuesday, April 13, with a talk by Katie McCleery, professor of art, who will present “Carved in Brick: Outsider Art From Inside the University.” The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union with a 4 p.m. reception.

One of about 30 brick carvers in the United States, McCleery began working with bricks in the summer of 1988. Her interest in the art came about after the president of the Hebron Brick Company attended a brick convention. At the convention, he saw some carvings and liked them so much that he hired McCleery to create some for him. Since then, she has designed and made more than 39 brick carvings. McCleery’s brick art can be seen at various locations throughout North and South Dakota, as well as Minnesota. In Grand Forks her brickwork may be seen at the National Guard Armory, Red River High School, and the Eagles Hockey Arena. In East Grand Forks, it may be seen at the Campbell Public Library and Sacred Heart High School.

McCleery, born in Albany, N.Y. and raised in Michigan, has been a member of the UND faculty for 31 years. Her areas of specialty are ceramics, especially Raku, and carved brick.

The faculty lecture series was active from 1954 to 1988 and was resurrected in 1997. More than 200 faculty members have delivered talks about their work to colleagues, students and friends as a part of the University’s most venerable lecture series. The goal is to enhance UND’s academic atmosphere by showcasing the scholarly lives of several faculty selected from across campus. The lectures aim to present, with depth and rigor, the scholarly questions and goals of the individual faculty members.

The series is funded through the Office of the President.

 

Graduate faculty 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 admission application.
4. Announcement of summer research professorships and summer doctoral fellowships.
5. Information about the policy on outside employment for graduate assistants.
6. Strategic planning and the graduate school vision.

— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

U community invited to celebrate life of Kayla Thompson

Kayla Thompson, a UND student, was killed in an automobile accident recently. The University community is invited to celebrate her life at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Gym #1, Hyslop Sports Center. Kayla was a great student, cheerleader, and friend to so many. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the athletic department at 777-2234.

— Athletic Department.

 

MLK awards recognition 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 served.

– Linda Skarsten, multicultural student services.

 

State Board of Higher Education meets next week

The State Board of Higher Education will meet Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, at Lake Region State College, Devils Lake. The agenda should be available a few days before the meeting at http://www.ndus.edu/sbhe/ .

 

Health screenings available April 15

Community health students from the College of Nursing, in cooperation with the safety office, will conduct a blood pressure, blood sugar, hemoglobin, vision and hearing clinic Thursday, April 15, for faculty and staff from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the facilities lunchroom. The hearing screening portion will be in the Oak Room at facilities. The re-screening is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., also in the facilities lunchroom.

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

– Ellen O’Connor, family and community nursing, and the safety office.

 

Multicultural Student Services lists events

The following events are sponsored or co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Services.

MSS invites you to the seventh annual Martin Luther King awards Thursday, April 15, at noon in the Memorial Union River Valley Room. Please come and celebrate the outstanding services performed by individuals and/or groups of individuals, for the state of North Dakota, our community, the Grand Forks Air Force Base, and the University. We will also present the first ALANA student leadership awards to students who have greatly contributed to the retention and academic success of the ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) community. Please join us. Finger foods will be served.

On the evening of April 15, MSS will co-sponsor a benefit comedy and dance night for the Dru Sjodin Foundation with the help and support of the Sjodin family, Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Black Student Association, Backspin Productions, United Rentals, Chester Fritz Auditorium and the Celebrity Ballroom. This event will take place at the Celebrity Ballroom on 42nd St. and Sixth Ave. Doors will open at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this event will go to the Dru Sjodin Foundation. For more information contact John Schluender at 777-4259.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27 and 28, the ALANA student organization in conjunction with MSS and career services will host the second ALANA future employment expo. The first expo involved Microsoft Systems and up to 100 current students. The second will involve the United States Veterans Administration and hospitals. VA will have human resource managers from 12 states present to interview interested students and give information about current and future employment opportunities. All current UND students are invited to participate. Watch your mail boxes for further details or contact Derek Landerville at 777-4259 for more information.

— MC Diop, assistant to the vice president for student and outreach services and director of multicultural student services.

 

Biology faculty candidate presents lecture

On Friday, April 16, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall, Rebecca Simmons will present “The Evolution of Defense and Courtship Behaviors in Mimetic Tiger Moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).”

Dr. Simmons is from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and is a candidate for the evolutionary biology position here.

– Biology department.

 

LEEPS lecturer will discuss climate change

Henry N. Pollack from the University of Michigan will present the next LEEPS lecture Friday, April 16, in 100 Leonard Hall. At noon in 100 Leonard Hall, he will discuss “Climate Change: The View from Underground.”

The geology and geological engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science (LEEPS) lecture program brings nationally and internationally known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

For more information, contact Dexter Perkins at 777-2991.

– Geology and geological engineering.

 

“Living 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 forum 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 feathering North Dakota nurse leaders: Darleen 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.

 

Registration deadline extended to April 16 for grant writing seminar

The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, April 16, for the grant writing seminar in Fargo April 30 sponsored by the North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN). Openings are still available.
Please register online or download a registration form from the ND BRIN web site at http://medicine.nodak.edu/brin. The seminar is designed for science faculty, graduate students and post-docs interested in submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF).

The eight-hour seminar, conducted by Grant Writers Seminars and Workshops, will be held in conjunction with the North Dakota Academy of Science Annual Meeting April 29-30 at the Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center in Fargo.

— Patrick Miller, North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.

 

Antonio Pompa-Baldi to perform in Museum concert series

Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi will perform in the concert series at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. The program will feature music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Czerny, Franz Liszt, Howard Ferguson, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Pompa-Baldi emerged from the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001 with a coveted silver medal and two years of concert engagements as well as a CD recording of his award-winning performances. Now 27 and known for his sensitive and engaging interpretations of contemporary music, he also received the Phyllis Jones Tilley Memorial Award for the best performance of a new work for his interpretation of Lowell Liebermann’s Three Impromptus.

Pompa-Baldi was also the first prize winner of the 1999 Cleveland Competition and a top prize winner of the 1998 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition. He has played extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including over 70 engagements in 2001 alone. As a recitalist, he has appeared in major venues in Bologna, Milan, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Naples, New Orleans, New York, Paris, San Antonio, and Stuttgart, captivating critics and audiences alike with his easy command of a wide variety of repertoire.

Born in Foggia, Italy, Pompa-Baldi commenced his piano studies at age 4. He won his first competitive medal at age 13 and has since been a top prize winner in more than 20 national and international competitions. Well-regarded as a teacher himself, he recently was appointed Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The Museum concert series is underwritten by the Myra Foundation with additional support from The Heartland Arts Fund, a collaborative venture of Mid-America Arts Alliance, Arts Midwest, their member state arts agencies (Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin) with primary funding from the national Endowment for the Arts, and support from private contributors. Local contributors also support the concert series.

Tickets for the concert series can be purchased at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Non-member tickets are $15 per concert at the door. Member tickets are $13 per concert at the door. Student and military tickets are $5 per concert at the door, with free admittance for children middle school and under. Order your tickets today by calling 777-4195.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

Colloquium considers “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.

 

Doctoral examinations set for Hoffert and Baker

The final examination for Alice L. Hoffert, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Room 208, Education building. The dissertation title is “Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Predictors of Retention and Academic Performance of University Freshmen.” Donald Lemon (educational leadership) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Mary E. Baker, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning, is set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in Room 208, Education building. The dissertation title is “Mathematical Problem Solving Skills in Undergraduate Preservice Teacher Education Students.” Myrna Olson (teaching and learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for April 20-30. 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/. 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 seats.

Understanding Diversity, Looking Within Before We Look Out: April 20, 9 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Fee is $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, 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.

Access XP, Intermediate: April 26, 28, and 30, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total). 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.

Finding Funding, How to Use The Community of Science Search Engine and More: April 26, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II Hall. Nearly one year ago, UND moved from using Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) to the Community of Science (COS), giving faculty and staff more extensive search capabilities, as well as a variety of other services. For many years, the office of research and program development staff selected representative samples of funding opportunities from a variety of academic areas and published them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number printed weekly in the University Letter. ORPD is concerned that faculty seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because they do not see something of interest in the University Letter. Consequently, as of July 1, ORPD will no longer list funding opportunities in the University Letter, but rather will encourage faculty and staff to register with COS.

This workshop will show faculty and staff how to use some of the Community of Science’s services including:
• COS Expertise, the database of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000 research professionals
• COS Funding Opportunities, the largest source of grant information on the Web
• COS Funding Alert, which will email members once a week with relevant, new, and update funding opportunities.

All of the above services can be accessed using your COS Workbench, a customized internet work area based on details that you provide in your COS Expertise profile. Presenter: Sarah Smith.

Working in Confined Spaces: April 27, 9 to 11 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Confined spaces can be deadly. Reinforce understanding of the risks associated with working in confined spaces such as manholes, trenches, cable vaults and attics. The following topics are included in the workshop: identification of a confined space and its conditions; toxic, flammable, and oxygen-deficient atmospheres; hazards and proper personal protective equipment; and roles and responsibilities. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

Defensive Driving: April 27, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.

Average Joe Estate Planning: April 28, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 10-12 Swanson Hall. Learn about estate planning, wills, what probate is and how to avoid it. Presenter: John Jeffrey, Attorney at Law.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University within the University.

 

Theatre arts 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 Penny Farfan, associate professor of drama at the University of Calgary and UND scholars, 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 c

 

Celebrate Earth Day April 22

The annual Earth Day Celebration will take place Thursday, April 22, on campus. Starting at 7:30 a.m., join the UND Wildlife Society and others on a trip to Kelly’s Slough to welcome spring and the migratory birds. Vans will leave Barnes and Noble at 7:30 a.m. and return at 9:30 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Earth Fair will feature 40 exhibitors on the main floor and outside the Memorial Union. At 12:30 p.m., Josh Slotnick, director for the program in ecological agriculture and society (PEAS) at the University of Montana, will present the Glenn Allen Paur Lecture on “Agroecology: Seeing Nature as a Pattern for the Design of Agricultural Systems,” 141 Starcher Hall. At 3:30 p.m. we will gather at Soaring Eagle Prairie behind the Chester Fritz Library for “Prayers for the Earth.” A vegetarian meal will be served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the International Centre. At 7 p.m., this year’s keynote speaker, Josh Slotnick, will present “Globalize Localization: The Connection between Food, Agriculture and Place.” To end the evening, at 9 p.m. local band Seven Dollar Shift will play at the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. All events are free and open to the public. The Earth Day planning team and the numerous volunteers associated with bringing this event to our community invite you to join us for this special day of celebration. For more information, please visit our website: www.earthday.und.edu, or contact Andrea Bailly, andrea.bailly@und.nodak.edu.

— Glinda Crawford, sociology.

 

Memorial Union will be closed April 24

The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday, April 24, due to a power outage.

– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

 

Wellness center closed April 24

The wellness center will be closed Saturday, April 24, due to the scheduled power outage.

– Wellness center.

 

Agenda items due for May 7 IRB meeting

The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, May 7, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, April 27. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in ORPD Tuesday, April 20.

Notes from the meeting will be available in the ORPD office approximately one week after the meeting.

– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board.

 

Getting Started program set for June 7 – July 23

Freshman Getting Started 2004 is set for June 7 to July 23 at the Memorial Union. Two important changes: It is now a two-day program, and students will make their session reservation by going online at www.und.edu/dept/sas/programs.jsp beginning April 19. Sessions are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact student academic services at 777-2117 if you have additional questions or concerns.

– Sommer Bjerknes, academic advisor.

 

Nordic Initiative Mid-Summer Fest set for June 19

The Nordic Initiative will hold Mid-Summer Fest from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Town Square, Grand Forks. Bridge the gap between the old and the new with a focus on the culture of the Nordic countries. Enjoy entertainment and events for all ages, food vendors, crafts, dancing, music, bonfire, and more.

A Nordic Film Festival at the Empire Theater begins at 10 a.m.; a concert by Therese and Trolldom, a new act from Norway, will perform at the Empire at 8 p.m.

— Shelle Michaels, Nordic Initiative.

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Campus contacts sought for ConnectND implementation

We are preparing for the July 1 “go live” implementation of the finance, student administration and human resource PeopleSoft modules, part of ConnectND.

Training faculty and staff on the new system is critical to the transition. The project will offer much of the training “just in time,” immediately prior to “go live.” We anticipate the training will address the roles of users, minimally (1) “power users” in the offices most directly affected (i.e., registrar, financial aid, business office, accounting, payroll, etc.); (2) key individuals who must interact frequently with power users (such as supervisors and departmental administrative assistants); and (3) occasional users (students, faculty).

It will be a challenge to ensure faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in all the training they need to do their jobs. We are working to identify training needs, coordinate offerings, and enroll faculty and staff.

We will build a database of departmental contacts to serve as the communication point with the implementation team for coordinating training for the faculty and staff within their department and other communication regarding the project. An important role of the contact person will be to relay information from the implementation team to the faculty and staff within their department and also to respond quickly to any requests from the implementation team.

Your support is critical to accomplishing this task and we ask that you complete the campus implementation department contact form at www.und.edu/cnd/Contact.htm and return it electronically to Christina.fargo@mail.und.nodak.edu by Tuesday, April 13. We ask each department to identify an “academic” contact person and a “finance” contact person. The academic contact will coordinate in matters related to academic records, faculty training, etc. The finance contact will coordinate in matters related to accounting, purchasing, financial reporting, payroll, human resources, etc.

We will establish finance and an academic listservs which the implementation team will use as a critical link to your department to ensure that your faculty and staff receive accurate and timely information regarding implementation.

Thanks for your support and cooperation – your assistance is much appreciated. See http://www.und.nodak.edu/cnd/ for more information.

– Peggy Lucke, associate vice president for finance and operations.

 

Easter holiday hours listed for libraries, ITSS, EBTCC, Memorial Union, wellness center

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, human resources.

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 Fritz Library.

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.

Law 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.

ITSS:
Information Technology Systems and Services will close for the Good Friday holiday at 1 a.m. Friday, April 9, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Saturday, April 10. We expect to be up and running Saturday with generator power.

– Marv Hanson, associate director, ITSS.

EBTCC will be closed April 6-12
The Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center will be closed for installation of new carpeting from Tuesday, April 6, to Monday, April 12.

– Linda Skarsten, Multicultural Student Services, Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center.

Memorial Union:
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 resume Monday, April 12.

– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

Wellness:
Hours for the wellness center over Easter break are: Thursday, April 8, closed at 6 p.m., group exercise classes will be held until 1 p.m., except for ultimate abs; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 9-11, closed; Monday, April 12, regular hours, all classes canceled.

– Josh Christy, wellness.

 

Hurdelbrink, Berning will assume new roles

Pam Hurdelbrink, financial controller at UND since 1998, has been reassigned to a new set of responsibilities overseeing the implementation of the PeopleSoft enterprise application software now being installed at UND as part of the statewide ConnectND project.

Assuming the role of controller will be Sharon Berning, who joined finance and operations in 2003 as director of financial management. She previously served as controller at Minot State University.

The State of North Dakota has contracted with PeopleSoft to connect the financial, human resource and student administration systems of 58 agencies and 10 colleges and universities. Based in California, it is the second-largest company in the world producing online-based systems of integrating business processes.

In her new role Hurdelbrink will continue to report to Vice President for Finance and Operations Bob Gallager, providing coordination, facilitation and leadership in support of UND’s PeopleSoft applications in four areas: finance, human resources, student administration, and enterprise performance management.

Hurdelbrink has been on loan to the North Dakota University System for the past two years, helping to develop the first comprehensive replacement in two decades of the mainframe computer-based accounting and student record system. Many of the new PeopleSoft programs will go live on July 1.

In her role as controller, Berning will report to Associate Vice President Peggy Lucke.

 

Human resources director named for ConnectND

Teri Thorsen has been appointed director of human resource management systems with the North Dakota University System.

Thorsen, currently University System HRMS project manager for ConnectND, will continue to manage that implementation. As human resource management systems director, she will oversee ongoing development and continuing operation of PeopleSoft HRMS programs in ConnectND’s replacement of administrative computer systems throughout the NDUS. Working with the Higher Education Computer Network, Thorsen reports to the University System chief information officer. Her office is at North Dakota State University.

Thorsen was named NDSU’s director of human resources in 1992 and began her ConnectND position in 2002. She was previously director of personnel at Concordia College, Moorhead, and at PFP Specialty Foods Inc.

Thorsen has a master of business administration from NDSU and a bachelor of science in management from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and is certified as a senior professional in human resources. She has been active in the national and state Society for Human Resource Management and with various North Dakota University System teams and task forces.

– Bob Jansen, communications coordinator, ConnectND.

 

Staff members join medical school

Mike Cogan and Karen Speaker have joined the staff of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Cogan, a research analyst at the Center for Rural Health, is responsible for the development and analysis of a survey concerning health insurance coverage in North Dakota.

He moved to Grand Forks from Los Alamos, N.M., in June 2001 to become UND’s associate registrar, the position he held until joining the CRH. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts and a master of arts degree in school administration, both from Western New Mexico University, and is working toward a doctorate in research methodologies at UND. He is originally from Fremont, Calif.

Speaker, also with rural health, is a research assistant responsible for data collection, data entry and analysis, literature reviews, set-up of forms and databases, and administrative operations.

Before joining the CRH, she worked for 27 years at the USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in various departments, most recently as a laboratory technician with the psychology research group.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics from UND.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Electrical outages 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 an inconvenience and ask your help and cooperation. It is imperative that the generators be installed prior to the air conditioning season to avoid 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 these buildings:

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. (12 hours)
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 Hall.

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.

 

Nominations sought 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 human.resources@mail.und.nodak.edu.

— Diane Nelson, director, human resources.

 

FIDC grant awardees named

The following faculty members were awarded faculty instructional development committee (FIDC) grants in January, February and March.

January: Gaye Burgess (theatre arts), Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago, $750; Joyce Coleman (English), instructional materials for English courses, $500; Cindy Juntunen (counseling), Council of Counseling Psychology Training Program Mid-Winter Conference, $500.

February: Tami Carmichael (humanities and integrated studies), Learning Communities and Undergradute Education Reform: A National Conference, $750; Glenda Rotvold (ISBE), National Business Education Association 2004 Conference, $750.

March: Jeanne Anderegg (honors), Metropolitan Views: Images of the City in Film and Literature, $750; Phyllis LeDosquet (teaching and learning), 26th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference, $574; Marcia Mikulak (anthropology), ResearchTalk, Inc., Workshop on Atlas.ti, $750.

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 (OID) for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID web site (listed under “Academics” on the UND home page at 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 Thursday, April 15, at noon.

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 or

 

Union renovation 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.

 

Please return policies memorandum

The annual policies notification information recently mailed to all employees was sent to comply with requirements by North Dakota Risk Management and the State Board of Higher Education. It is important that you read these policies and acknowledge that you understand them by returning the UND memorandum with your signature. You are asked to keep the policies notification information. The memorandum was due back to the Office of Human Resources or to your department HR manager April 2. If you have not returned your signed statement, please do so as soon as possible. If you have misplaced your copy, one can be accessed at www.human.resources.und.edu under policies or forms or by contacting human resources at 777-4361.

– Diane Nelson, director, human resources.

 

Purchasing office lists policies

Following are policy reminders from the purchasing office.

  • A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies – Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the purchasing office. Request a copy at 777-2681 or at www.und.edu/dept/purchase/surplus.html. Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to Jerry Clancy at 777-2681.
  • When a purchase for personal computers exceeds $2,500, use a purchase requisition to place the order. Do not purchase one at a time using more than one SOS or make repeat purchases on the Visa purchasing card. You may receive a discount for ordering greater quantities. When obtaining quotes for Dell, Gateway, Sun and Apple, use the UND web sites with direct links to the contract pricing at http://www.und.edu/computing/reseller/.
  • A contract has been established jointly between NDUS and the State of North Dakota with Cole Papers Inc. Use of this contract is mandatory for all paper purchases; see http://www.state.nd.us/csd/spo/contracts/Html/002.htm or call Cole Papers Inc. at 746-4531.
  • Cellular phone service for University use should be purchased through the state contract with Cellular One. The UND Cellular One representative can be reached at 800-497-0634. Departments are charged monthly via an ID billing from the telecommunications office. If cellular phone service is to be purchased outside of the state contract, first obtain approval from telecommunications. Exempted cellular phone services must be processed by submitting the phone service agreement and a purchase requisition to the purchasing office for the creation of a blanket purchase order.
  • The UND conflict of interest policy requires all employees who currently have a business interest in a business entity, or whose spouse, child, sibling, parent, or relative-in-law has a business interest in a business entity that currently does business with the University, or could potentially do business with the University, to complete the “Notification of Business Interest” form and submit it to the purchasing office.

— Purchasing office.

 

Drawing will award free CPA exam review course

Certificate programs in continuing education is pleased to announce this opportunity for a free CPA exam review course. Please check our home page at www.conted.und.edu/ceus and click on CPA exam review course to enter this drawing, or on the link below. Visit http://www.cpaexcel.com/university/und_drawing.html to enter.

Feel free to pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in a CPA exam review course. No purchase is necessary in order to enter the drawing, or to win.

– Becky Rude, coordinator, certificate programs.

 

Studio One lists features

Registered dietician Jan Goodwin will discuss the dangers of taking high doses of certain vitamins and minerals on the next edition of Studio One. According to Goodwin, many people believe that increasing the amount of vitamins in their diet yields more benefits. However, too many supplements can cause permanent damage to vital organs. She will explain what to look for when starting a vitamin regimen.

Also on the next edition of Studio One, rising fuel prices are affecting many individuals and businesses, including the transportation industry. We will hear personal accounts from truck drivers on how they have coped with these rising costs.

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.

 

Campus walking 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 the trails.

– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.

 

Children sought for reading comprehension study

A graduate student in the psychology department under the supervision of Tom Petros is seeking children ages 7 to 13 with no psychological diagnosis and/or are not currently taking any medication for a psychological diagnosis. The study is examining whether the time of day (either morning or afternoon) when a child is tested will affect how they perform on a variety of reading and listening comprehensive tests. The study takes approximately 90 minutes for both the parent and child. The child will be given several measures of listening and reading comprehension and the parent will be asked to fill out some questionnaires. The testing will take place at either 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. (weekend times are available) and the child will receive a $10 stipend for his/her time. If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Shyla Muse in the psychology department at 777-3212, shyla.muse@und.nodak.edu.

— Jan Orvik, editor, for Shyla Muse, psychology graduate student.

 

Volunteers sought for parenting study

Attention mothers! I am seeking married and single mothers with children ages 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study on parenting issues. Moms would be required to complete seven questionnaires; it is estimated that this will take approximately 45 minutes. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please call Erin Tentis, psychology graduate student, at 777-3212, or e-mail eetentis@yahoo.com.

— Jan Orvik, editor, for Erin Tentis, graduate student.

 

Bookstore seeks temporary part-time help

The UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore is accepting job applications for spring buy-back and fall book-rush. Temporary full-time and part-time positions are available for May and August. Capture our employee discounts on textbooks, trade books, and Fighting Sioux merchandise while earning extra money! Apply at 775 Hamline St. at the book information desk. Training begins April 27.

– UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

 
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Faculty, researchers 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 service units.

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, Kevin Young.

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.

 

Funding opportunities 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

 

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.

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.

DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC., CAMILLE AND HENRY
Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences–Support to strengthen chemistry teaching and research (e.g., curricular and instructional materials, such as: new media; institutional enhancement of education and research; public understanding of the role of chemistry in society, and encouragement of high school students and teachers), with the expectation that awardees will find continuing funding from other sources. Proposals are invited in any area consistent with the foundation’s basic objectives in the chemical sciences and not covered

by other foundation programs. Deadlines: 6/3/04 (Preliminary Proposal); 8/26/04 (Complete proposal). Contact: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, 212-753-1760; admin@dreyfus.org; http://www.dreyfus.org/sg.shtml.

GERBER FOUNDATION
Pediatric Health Grants support research to reduce incidence of serious chronic illnesses (e.g., Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, or cancer), or improve cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of development in young children. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Catherine A. Obits, 231-924-3175; Cobits@ncresa.net; http://www.gerberfoundation.org/programming_interests.htm.

Pediatric Nutrition Grants support research or interventions to evaluate provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes in infants and young children. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

LINDBERGH FOUNDATION, CHARLES A. AND ANNE MORROW
Lindbergh Grants provide support in a wide range of disciplines to work toward the goal of a balance between advance of technology and preservation of the natural/human environment. Areas of interest are: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources (animals, plants, water, and general conservation—land, air, energy, etc.); education (including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication); exploration; health (including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology); and waste minimization and management. Deadline: 6/10/04. Contact: Grants Coordinator, 763-576-1596; info@lindberghfoundation.org; http://www.lindberghfoundation.org/grants/.

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Cancer Education and Career Development Program–Support to train predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates in interdisciplinary and collaborative cancer research settings. Areas of research particularly applicable but not all inclusive are cancer prevention and control, nutrition, population sciences, behavioral sciences, imaging and molecular diagnostics. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Maria Agelli, 301-496-8580; ma215e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-148.html.

Cancer Education Grant Program–Support for development and dissemination of innovative education approaches, methods, and tools that ultimately will have an impact on reducing cancer incidence, mortality, morbidity, and improving quality of life of cancer survivors. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-093.html.

Circulating Cells in Cancer Detection–Support to develop novel technologies for capturing, enriching, and preserving exfoliated abnormal cells and macromolecules in body fluids or effusions; and methods for concentrating enriched cells for biomarker studies. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Mukesh Verma, 301-496-3893; mv66j@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-035.html.

Cohort Studies in Cancer Epidemiology–Support to coordinate submission, review, and funding of population-based epidemiologic or survivorship cohort studies. Contact: Sandra L. Melnick, 301-435-4914; melnicks@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-011.html. Deadlines: 56/1/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/04 (Application).

Established Investigator Awards in Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences allow established investigators to act as mentors for new investigators and junior faculty members. Contact: Maria Agelli, 301-496-8580; ma215e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-149.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Exploratory Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control support behavioral research in cancer control, in a wide range of behavioral and social science disciplines, on behavioral aspects of the cancer control continuum from prevention to end of life care. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Sabra F. Woolley, 301-435-4589; sw215x@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-034.html.

Funding to create In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers for interdisciplinary cancer molecular imaging research, flexibility to respond to pilot research opportunities, and career development opportunities for investigators new to the field of molecular cancer imaging. Contact: Anne E. Menkens, 301-496-9531; am187k@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-069.html. Deadlines: 6/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/22/04 (Application).

In Vivo Cancer Imaging Exploratory/Developmental Grants support in vivo cancer imaging research, from basic discovery of new cancer imaging agents and technologies, through preclinical testing and validation, to early feasibility testing of those novel agents and technologies in small clinical trials. Contact: Anne E. Menkens, 301-496-9531; am187k@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-045.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Awards for Underrepresented Minorities support specialized study for individuals from underrepresentened minorities who have a health professional doctoral degree. Contact: Belinda M. Locke, 301-496-7344; lockeb@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-002.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for the Year 2004–Support for translational research on prevention, etiology, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of a specific organ-site cancer. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Jorge Gomez, 301-496-8528; jg1w@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-158.html.

Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures–Support to establish interdisciplinary partnerships focused on translation of promising molecular profiles into clinical application. Contact: James W. Jacobson, 301-402-4185; jacobsoj@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-015.html. Deadlines: 6/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/22/04 (Application).

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (NCCAM)
Exploratory/Developmental Grants for Clinical Studies permit independent investigators to design rigorous feasibility and developmental projects in the clinical area that will serve as the basis for planning and scientifically justifying larger clinical research projects to

test efficacy of CAM therapies. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Margaret A. Chesney, 301-496-5825; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-153.html.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)
Technology Development for Biomedical Applications–Support for innovative applications to develop: new and improved instruments or devices; new methodologies using existing instruments, or software related to instrumentation. Deadlines: 6/18/04, 10/15/04. Contact: Gregory K. Farber, 301-435-0755; gf48a@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-04-005.html.

NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Career Transition Awards permit individuals with a research or a health-professional doctorate or its equivalent, and postdoctoral research experience, to obtain research training experience in the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research and to facilitate their successful transition to an extramural environment as an independent researchers. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Herbert M. Geller, 301-451-9440; direducation@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-154.html.

Exploratory and Developmental Research Grants for Investigations in Rare Diseases support investigators with novel approaches to understanding, treating, and preventing rare diseases in the areas of heart, lung, and blood disease, as well as sleep disorders. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: David A. Lathrop, 301-435-0529; LathropD@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-171.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES (NIDDK)
Erythroid Lineage Molecular Toolbox–Support for research which may contribute to a complete description of expressed erythroid molecular biological components and create reagents useful for study of erythroid cell lineages. Components include genes expressed in erythroid cells, during development or differentiation, and proteins translated in erythroid cells, potentially with post-translational modifications or subcellular localizations that are unique to erythroid cells. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Terry Rogers Bishop, 301-594-7726; tb232j@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-150.html.

Innovative and Exploratory Research in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition–Support for new investigators or established investigators entering a new research field, or developing a completely new line of research, to apply highly novel approaches to the following areas of digestive disease and nutrition research: gastroenterology, hepatology, obesity and nutrition. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Frank Hamilton, 301-594-8877; fh14e@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-129.html.

Pilot and Feasibility Program in Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism–Support for development of high-risk, high-impact pilot and feasibility research relevant to the study of endocrine and metabolic diseases, especially diabetes and its complications. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Ronald N. Margolis, 301-594-8819; rm76f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-008.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
Gene/Environment Interaction in Neurodegenerative Disease–Support for research on the relative roles of environmental, endogenous neurochemical and genetic factors in causation of neurodegenerative diseases. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Annette Kirshner, 919-541-0488; kirshner@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-160.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Program Project Grants support research in which funding several interdependent projects as a group offers significant advantages over support of the same projects as individual grants. For areas of interest, see http://www.nigms.nih.gov/about_nigms/about.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: James Cassatt, 301-594-0828; cassattj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-116.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START)–Support for newly independent investigators to conduct small-scale exploratory or pilot research projects related to the behavioral science mission of the NIMH, which includes basic research on psychological and behavioral processes (e.g., cognition, emotion, personality, social cognition), research incorporating neural and other biological approaches if the research has a primary focus on behavior, research on mental illness (risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention), and research on mental health services (e.g., organization, financing, delivery, and effectiveness; psychosocial rehabilitation, adherence). Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Mary Ellen Oliveri, 301-443-3942; moliveri@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-010.html.

Research on Community Reintegration for People with Psychiatric Disabilities–Support for researchers to think beyond usual assumptions underlying “psych rehab,” program fidelity, and outcomes assessment, and focus on individuals, within and outside rehabilitation programs, who must function within personal, organizational, service system, cultural, and societal boundaries to achieve a return to community life. Contact: Ann A. Hohmann, 301-443-4235; ahohmann@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-144.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Research on Quality of Care for Mental Disorders–Support for multidisciplinary research, especially mixed-methods, to characterize, examine, and assess quality of mental health services provided to people with mental disorders. Collaboration with social and behavioral scientists is encouraged. Contact: Karen Anderson Oliver, 301-443-3364; koliver1@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-145.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
Cooperative Program in Translational Research–Support for research directly focused on therapy development necessary to begin clinical testing, typically either an assay that has demonstrated relevance to a neurological disorder, or candidate therapeutics that have a significant effect in a disease model. Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779; tm208y@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-139.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research support shared resources and facilities used by investigators with research projects funded by NINDS. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-059.html.

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards in Translational Research support new investigators building program of translational research in neurological disorders under guidance of an experienced mentor. Contact: Henry Khachaturian, 301-496-4188; hk11b@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-140.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Preliminary Investigations Leading to Optimal Trials in Neurology–Support to obtain preliminary data and conduct studies to support rationale for a subsequent definitive clinical trial of an intervention to treat or prevent neurological disease. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135; jm137f@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-174.html.

Reducing Stroke Disparities Through Risk Factor Self-Management–Support for research on reducing disparities in stroke through prevention of first and recurrent strokes among minority populations. Contact: Ronnie D. Horner, 301-496-2581; rh266m@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-166.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Support for research on Reducing Disparities in Treatment of Epilepsy among minority populations. Contact: Margaret Jacobs, 301-496-1917; mj22o@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-164.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Acute Coronary Syndromes in Old Age–Support for biomedical research that will lead to a better understanding of the biology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and medical management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in old age. The intent is to foster clinical research, including integrative biomedical research, some of which will incorporate tools of molecular and cellular biology in the study of function and clinical outcome. Contact: Andre J. Premen, 301-496-6761; PremenA@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-026.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Finding Genes for Alcohol-Related Behaviors and Risk for Alcoholism–Support for multidisciplinary studies using advanced genetic and genomics technologies to find and characterize candidate genes that contribute to individual susceptibility to alcoholism and alcohol-related behaviors. Contact: Lisa A. Neuhold, 301-594-6228; Lneuhold@willco.niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-162.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Gene-Environment Interactions Influencing Alcohol-Related Phenotypes and Diseases–Support for multidisciplinary approaches to study how environmental conditions, such as chemical, infectious, physical, nutritional, and social behavioral factors, impact genetic predisposition to alcohol-related diseases. Contact: Zhaoxia Ren, 301-443-5733; zren@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-141.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (NIDCD)
Proteomics in Auditory Developmental and Disease Processes–Support to use proteomic technologies to investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal and abnormal auditory development and maintenance, as well as specific disease states of hearing tissues and sensory organs. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Nancy L. Freeman, 301-402-3458; nancy_freeman@NIH.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-151.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Fine Mapping Genes and Gene Variants for Drug Addiction Susceptibility–Support for investigators who have, or can obtain access to, data and resources to conduct fine mapping of chromosomal regions and quantitative trait loci (QTL) involved in addiction vulnerability and/or can uncover genetic variants within those regions to assess their association with addiction vulnerability. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Joni L. Rutter, 301-435-0298; jrutter@nida.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-175.html.

Molecular Genetics of Drug Addiction Vulnerability–Support for research to identify chromosomal loci and genetic variation in genes and haplotypes associated with increased vulnerability to addiction or dependence on stimulants, narcotics, nicotine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, cannabis, hallucinogens, or multiple drugs of abuse. Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-155.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Support for a range of investigator-initiated studies to advance scientific knowledge on Drug Abuse Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Other Infections. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Elizabeth Lambert, 301-402-1933; EL46i@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-007.html.

Women, Gender Differences, and Drug Abuse–Support for gender-based drug abuse research to explore mechanisms, origins, and consequences of drug abuse, and develop and assesses gender-based prevention and treatment interventions and services. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Cora Lee Wetherington, 301-435-1319; wetherington@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-139.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Academic Career Award–Support to introduce or improve curriculum in a particular scientific field as a means of enhancing educational or research capacity at an institution. See the complete announcement at the website below for contacts/areas of interest of participating institutes/centers. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-070.html.

Age-Related Changes in Tissue Function: Underlying Biological Mechanisms–Support for research on biological mechanisms of aging in tissues and organs, especially projects that significantly advance basic biology research to understand how and why changes take place in tissues with age and how those changes relate to altered tissue and organ function. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Frank L. Bellino, 301-496-6402; bellinof@nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-147.html.

Aging Musculoskeletal and Skin Extracellular Matrix–Support for basic research projects investigating how changes in the extracellular matrix with age affect function of tissues of the musculoskeletal system and

skin. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Jill L. Carrington, 301-496-6402; Carringtonj@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-167.html.

Basic and Translational Research in Emotion–Support for basic and translational research on processes and mechanisms involved in the experience and expression of emotion. Contact: Susan E. Brandon, 301-443-4863; Sbrandon@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-169.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Biobehavioral Pain Research–Support to study individual differences in pain responses that may be due to factors such as genetic differences, endocrine activity, neural activity, immune function, psychological state, developmental stage, cognitive capacity, disability state, age, gender, social context and cultural background. All levels of research
are included (i.e., gene, molecule, cell, organ, individual). Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Martha Hare, 301-451-3874; Martha.hare@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-152.html.

Bioengineering Research Grants–Support for research applying an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge or methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or to understand health and behavior. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Richard E. Swaja, 301-451-6771; swajar@nibib.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-011.html.

Building Translational Research in Behavioral Science–Support to translate basic behavioral theory, methods, and findings into research designed to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders. Contact: Bruce N. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728; bcuthber@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-062.html.   Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Career Enhancement Awards for Stem Cell Research support researchers who wish to change the direction of their careers or take time from regular professional responsibilities to broaden their background by acquiring new research capabilities in the use of human or animal embryonic, adult, or cord blood stem cells. Contact: Judith Podskalny, 301-594-8876; jp53s@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-069.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science–Support for multi-investigator, interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biological problem. Contact: Jeffery A. Schloss, 301-496-7531; jeff_schloss@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-021.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children–Support for research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic diseases. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; armstrongn@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-159.html.

Clinical Trial Planning Grants support development of Phase III clinical trials, including establishment of the research team, development of tools for data management and oversight of research, definition of recruitment strategies, and finalization of protocol and other essential elements of the study. Contact: Joanna Badinelli, 301-435-3046; BadinelJ@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-008.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Gene-Environment Interactions Influencing Alcohol-Related Phenotypes and Diseases–Support for research on interactions between alcohol effects and environmental agents. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Zhaoxia Ren, 301-443-5733; zren@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-141.html.

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males–Support to enhance understanding of factors influencing health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males. Contact: Janice Phillips, 301-594-6152; Janice.phillips@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-170.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Independent Scientist Awards permit independent scientists to conduct intensive research. See the complete announcement at the website below for contacts/areas of interest of the participating institutes/centers. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-020.html.

Informatics for Disaster Management–Support for informatics research addressing biomedical information management problems relevant to management of disasters. 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/PA-03-178.html.

Insulin Signaling and Receptor Crosstalk–Support to stimulate novel and innovative research into fundamental mechanisms of action of the insulin receptor in target tissues in the context of other cellular receptors and signaling pathways, and to broaden understanding of how insulin signals act to regulate coordinated responses between and among insulin responsive tissues. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Kristin Abraham, 301-451-8048; ka136s@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-156.html.

Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) Fellowship Grants support projects to plan, design, test, and deploy systems and techniques for integrating data, information, and knowledge resources into a comprehensive networked information management system. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Valerie Florance, 301-594-4882; Floranv@mail.nlm.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-096.html.

Interactions Between Stem Cells and the Microenvironment In Vivo–Support for studies on cellular and molecular signaling between the local environment within organisms and stem and progenitor cells introduced as transplants or that are normally resident within host tissues and organs. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Arlene Y. Chiu, 301-496-1447; chiua@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-172.html.

Mechanisms of Alcoholic Pancreatitis–Support for research on underlying molecular, biochemical, and cellular mechanisms by which long-term alcohol ingestion leads to development of pancreatitis. Contact: Vishnudutt Purohit, 301-443-2689; vpurohit@niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-005.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards support specialized study by individuals with a health professional doctoral degree committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research. See the complete announcement at the website below for contacts, areas of interest, etc., of participating institutes. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-003.html.

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Awards support career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus on patient-oriented research. See the complete announcement at the website below for contacts, etc., in the participating institutes/centers. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-004.html.

Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Awards allow investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease to participate in supervised study and research to integrate their expertise with NIH-relevant research. Examples of appropriate backgrounds include, but are not limited to: mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. See the complete announcement at the website below for contacts, etc., in the participating institutes/centers. Contact: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-127.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards support intensive, supervised career development leading to research independence in one of the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences. See the complete announcement at the website below for contacts, etc., in the participating institutes/centers. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-019.html.

Midcareer Investigator Awards in Patient-Oriented Research allow clinicians to devote time to patient-oriented research and act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators. See the complete announcement at the website below for contacts, etc., in the participating institutes/centers. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-005.html.

Neurobiology of Persistent Pain Mediated by the Trigeminal Nerve–Support for novel basic and clinical research on mechanisms of pain onset, chronic pain conditions, and responsiveness to pain therapy. Contact: Linda Porter, 301-496-9964; lp216a@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-173.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Neuroprotective CNS Barriers in Neurological Diseases–Support to study neurobiological and cerebrovascular mechanisms through which neuroprotective blood-brain and blood-csf barriers function in healthy and diseased adult, aged, and pediatric brains. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Thomas P. Jacobs, 301-496-1431; jacobst@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-165.html.

Pilot and Feasibility Program Related to the Kidney–Support for high-risk pilot and feasibility research, to develop new ideas focused on research problems relevant to the study of acute and chronic kidney diseases, and their complications, in both adult and pediatric populations. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: M. James Scherbenske, 301-594-7719; js255f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-127.html.

Planning Grants for Translational Research for Prevention and Control of Diabetes–Small grants for pilot studies that would lead to full-scale trials. Studies must focus on developing preliminary data of feasibility of a proposed approach, or other information needed for development and assessment of an application for a full-scale trial to test strategies for achieving objectives already proven beneficial. Contact: Sanford Garfield, 301-594-8803; sg50o@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-060.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
Reducing Preterm and Low Birth Weight in Minority Families–Support to develop innovative strategies to prevent preterm delivery and low birth weight in minority populations; and expand understanding of how psychosocial and environmental factors affect or interact with biologic mechanisms that influence pregnancy outcomes. Contact: Yvonne Bryan, 301-594-6908; bryany@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-027.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Senior Scientist Awards support scientists recognized as leaders in their field who have a record of support from funding institutes/centers. See the complete announcement at the website below for a listing of contacts, areas of interest, etc., in participating centers/institutes. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-021.html.

Studies of the Economics of Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Care–Support to generate new economic knowledge that will promote optimal design of cancer prevention and control trial studies and interventions and facilitate formulation of effective health care policy related to cancer prevention and control. Contact: Martin L. Brown, 301-496-5716; mb53o@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-017.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Support to establish Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Centers of Excellence to conduct multi-disciplinary research relevant to the study of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Contact: Eugene J. Oliver, 301-496-5680; eo11c@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-004.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Translational Research for Prevention and Control of Diabetes–Support for research to translate recent advances in prevention and treatment of type 1 or type 2 diabetes into clinical practice for individuals and communities at risk. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Sanford Garfield, 301-594-8803; sg50o@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-153.html.

Translational Research Grants in Behavioral Science support development of collaborative partnerships between scientists who study basic behavioral processes and those who study etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders and delivery of services to those suffering from the disorders. Contact: Bruce N. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728; bcuthber@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-061.html. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-Like Modifications Regulating Disease Processes–Support for research pertaining to the basic biology of aging and age-associated diseases in various models including, but not limited to, tissue culture models and other cell-based paradigms, and tissues such as heart, muscle, brain, and prostate. Contact: Carol Renfrew Haft, 301-594-7689; cr84g@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-145.html. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.

— William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.

 
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