UND - University Letter
VOLUME 40, NUMBER 30: APRIL 11, 2003
  Majority Of Faculty, Staff Satisfied With Communication On Campus  
  Reception Will Honor Kathleen McCann
Greater Grand Forks Symphony Premieres “Meeting Ground” At Museum
Mural Artist Michael Boyd Featured At Museum
“The Laramie Project” Continues; Theatre Arts Lists Theatrical Event Schedule
Thursday International Night Features Pakistan
Biologist Will Discuss “Grasses And Gall Midges”
Doctoral Examinations Set For Rieke And Buresh
Empire Arts Center Lists Schedule
Bubble Festival Is Good Clean Family Fun
Meditation Center Continues Video Series
Schneider Will Discuss Hidatsa Gardening
Icelandic Fiber Artist Exhibits, Lectures At Museum
Spike Lee Tickets On Sale To General Public
MAC Sponsors Multicultural Awareness Week
David Lambeth Presents Faculty Lecture
Fode Memorial Law Lecture Addresses Iraq And The Security Council
Fulbright Scholar Program Information Sessions Planned
Reception Will Honor Fred Schneider
“World Of American Indian Dance” Premieres On NBC April 19
University Senate Holds Special Meeting
State Archaeological Association Plans Annual Meeting April 26
Reception Will Honor Sandy Benson
Speaker Discusses “Tribes vs. Researchers”
Agenda Items Due For May 1 University Senate Meeting
Agenda Items Due For May 2 IRB Meeting
Speaker Will Discuss “Lessons From Jonesboro, Littleton, And Vietnam”
Staff Recognition Ceremony Set For May 13
  “Reflecting On Teaching” Conference Call For Proposals Extended To April 22
Law Library Will Close May 18 For Renovations
State Board Of Higher Education Elects Officers
Easter Holiday Hours Listed For Libraries, Memorial Union
Legislative Update
ConnectND Corner
Construction Will Affect Areas Near Gamble Hall
Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost
Software Site License Requests Due June 20
Financial Data From The General Ledger Will Be Purged
“An Ancient Landscape” On Exhibit At Museum
Please Recognize Students During National Student Employment Week
Please List Summer Jobs For Students
Studio One Lists Guests
U2 Lists Workshops
Financial Consultants Available At No Cost
Mom Was Right! Broccoli Is Good For You!
Do You Eat Cereal Every Morning?
Children Needed As Research Participants
Practice Your Spanish At The “Spanish Table”
  February Grant Recipients Named
ND EPSCoR AURA Winners Named
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Majority Of Faculty, Staff Satisfied With Communication On Campus

More than 90 percent of University of North Dakota faculty and staff consider themselves informed about official UND policies, procedures and events, according to a study just released by UND’s Social Science Research Institute.

The telephone survey of 968 UND employees was initiated by UND’s Staff Senate to assess the informational needs of UND employees. Overall, it appears UND is doing an excellent job, said Cordell Fontaine, who directs the Social Science Research Institute.

“The results were very encouraging and provide evidence of the quality of the numerous organizations that disseminate university information,” Fontaine said.

Led by UND Staff Senate members, a committee developed the survey to find out how UND employees receive UND-related information, which dissemination methods work the best, and if there are ways of improving how the University provides information to its 2,700 employees.

“A well-informed stuff is one of the most valuable assets an organization has,” said Tracy Uhlir, Staff Senate president. “It was on this premise that the Staff Senate conducted the survey.”

“We are very pleased with the results of the survey,” said UND President Charles Kupchella. “Based on the results, it appears that we are doing a very good job at reaching employees. Now we’ll mine the data to see how we can do an even better job.”

All employee groups reported high levels of satisfaction with the information they received on current events at the University, with the percentages of those who were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied ranging from 95 percent for support staff and paraprofessionals to 89 percent for faculty.

The most widely used source for acquiring information on current events at UND is the administration’s official newsletter, University Letter, with from 44 percent (paraprofessionals) to 53 percent (faculty) of members of all job classification groups selecting this source for information on current events. The second most often mentioned source for all groups was UND e-mail lists, followed by the UND website for all except the off-campus employees group. This group acquired information on current events at the University from other sources more often than from the UND website.

UND’s web site, the policy manual (found primarily on-line) and e-mail lists were the preferred by all job classifications except off-campus employees for receiving information on employee policies and procedures for all.

Some highlights from the survey:

* 92 percent of employees consider themselves very or somewhat informed about official university policies, procedures and events.

* Nine out of 10 employees reported being very or somewhat satisfied with the content and clarity of current events information they received.

* Overall, 87 percent of all employees expressed some degree of interest in employee policies and procedures information, with 21 percent having a great deal of interest, 28 percent having a lot of interest and 38 percent having some interest in this information.

* 58 percent of employees strongly favor using e-mail as the primary communication tool to disseminate UND information.

* In general, the most favored information sources concerning employee and academic policies and procedures were the UND Internet site, policy manual and U-mail.

The survey was conducted Oct. 7-30, 2002. For each group (faculty, professional, paraprofessional, support staff and off-campus), an error margin of 5.0 percent was calculated.

For questions or comments, contact the Social Science Research Institute at (701) 777-3593.


Reception Will Honor Kathleen McCann

Kathleen McCann, assistant athletic director, will retire April 15. She has served UND as an athletic administrator since Aug. 1, 1986. A reception in her honor will be held at the Alumni Center Thursday, April 10, from 3 to 5 p.m.
“I think everybody in the athletic department will miss Kathy, from administrators to coaches,” Athletic Director Roger Thomas said. “Everybody with whom she’s come into contact during her time at UND has enjoyed their relationship with Kathy. She certainly helped UND’s athletic programs, but in particular the women’s sports. Many of those have progressed to the point where they are now competing at the national level. In her role as intramural director Kathy has also had a positive impact on thousands of UND students who have used the intramural programs to add to the quality of their time here.”

The Mandan native graduated from Minot State in 1960 and taught and coached at Hughes Junior High in Bismarck until 1963. From 1963 to 1967, McCann worked at Valley City State, where she coached volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field. She won state championships in volleyball, basketball and softball.
After receiving her master’s degree from UND in 1967, McCann moved back to Minot State where she began a distinguished 17-year coaching career, including 12 years of basketball, seven years of softball, five years of track and field, four years of volleyball and three years of both golf and tennis. McCann started the volleyball and basketball programs at MSU and won four state titles in basketball and two in softball. She also won two conference titles in volleyball.

In 1983 she went to the University of North Texas where she was a teaching assistant while working on a doctorate in higher education administration.

McCann was hired at UND in 1986 as the intramural director, facilities coordinator and coordinator of women’s athletics. In 1991 McCann was named assistant athletic director for facilities and recreation as well as the senior women’s administrator.

McCann was named to the North Dakota Softball Hall of Fame in 1983 and was a three-year president of the North Dakota Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. She was inducted into the Minot State Hall of Fame in 1995.

– Roger Thomas, Athletic Director.


Greater Grand Forks Symphony Premieres “Meeting Ground” At Museum Of Art

“Meeting Ground,” a new work by composer Geoffrey Hudson, will premiere Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art. The evening’s events will also include two separate performances by Native American vocalists Annie Humphrey and Sissy Goodhouse.

Hudson’s piece is the result of a collaboration between the North Dakota Museum of Art and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony through the Continental Harmony program, the national community-based composer residency program of American Composers Forum of St. Paul. The concerto for string quartet and orchestra will be performed by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and the Chiara String Quartet.

The event brings together two cultural traditions of the Northern Plains — that of American Indians and of the European settlers. In conjunction with Hudson’s composition, the North Dakota Museum of Art has commissioned two artists to examine the interface of American Indian and Western European culture. In the early 1990s, American landscape photographer Mark Klett completed a series of photographic murals of American Indian shields on rock art for the Museum. These will be seen for the first time. The Museum also commissioned Michael Boyd of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to paint a mural depicting contemporary Indian life. He will be working in the east gallery of the Museum. Both works will be on exhibit in the Museum through May 18.

Hudson earned undergraduate degrees in American history and composition from Oberlin College and his master’s degree at New England Conservatory. In addition to his work as a composer, Hudson is a faculty member at Greenwood Music Camp (Cummington, Mass.) and music director of Quabbin Valley Pro Musica (New Salem, Mass.). His music includes choral works, several sets of solo songs, chamber works, and orchestral works. His commissions include a film score for an independent production of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” a concerto for viola and chamber ensemble premiered by the Contemporary Music Ensemble at Oberlin College, and three sacred choral works. He lives in western Massachusetts. Goodhouse, a Lakota from Standing Rock Reservation near Cannonball, has made two recordings with Makoché, an award-winning independent label, located in Mandan and well known for presenting the best in American Indian-influenced music. Goodhouse will perform traditional music, accompanied by her husband and son on drums. Annie Humphrey was born and raised on the Ojibwe Indian reservation in northern Minnesota. After leaving the reservation she joined the United States Marines, traveled the country, and was stationed in Japan. Humphrey has written much of the material included in her albums, “Falling Down and Falling Apart” and “The Heron Smiled,” both of which she recorded for Makoché.

The Chiara String Quartet, whose members studied at Juilliard in New York, spent the last two years in Grand Forks as a recipient of a Chamber Music America Rural Residency Award. In the fall of 2002, the Quartet returned to New York to continue their professional career. Last May, the Chiara won first prize in strings in the 2002 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In early April they will perform in Carnegie Hall. Following the premiere of “Meeting Ground,” they will depart for the Naumburg Competition, an invitation-only event for the world’s leading new chamber ensembles.

Following the premiere in the Museum, “Meeting Ground” will be performed in concert by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and the Chiara String Quartet on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., and again on Sunday at 3 p.m., both at the Empire Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call the Museum at 777-4195 or the Symphony at 777-3359 to reserve your free tickets. These collaborative events between the Museum and the Symphony are sponsored by Xcel Energy and by a grant from the North Valley Arts Council and the City of Grand Forks.

-- North Dakota Museum of Art.


Mural Artist Michael Boyd Featured At Museum

Michael Boyd of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is creating an on-site mural about contemporary and Native American life in the east gallery of the North Dakota Museum of Art during regular hours until May 18. The public is invited to drop by. The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.
The opening reception for Boyd is being held in conjunction with the premiere of “Meeting Ground,” a new work by composer Geoffrey Hudson, Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m., in the Museum. The evening will include two separate performances by Native American vocalists Annie Humphrey and Sissy Goodhouse. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call the Museum at 777-4195 to reserve your free tickets.
Boyd was born in Cass Lake, Minn., the headquarters of the Leech Lake Ojibwe. He grew up in Squaw Lake, a small town of about 150 people, and graduated from Flanderu Indian Boarding School in South Dakota. He began focusing on Native American imagery, and attended the New Mexico Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, N.M. He is currently showing his paintings regionally, and has recently finished a mural which is displayed in Bemidji, Minn. He has worked in construction and continues to do so.

Boyd is interested in both the traditional and contemporary scenes of everyday life. While nature is a large presence in the mural, the energy of city life invigorates it with tension. Boyd believes “Natives belong where they are comfortable. Some are bored and miserable on the reservation, some are tired and worn out by the city.” He doesn’t present the past as idealistic in his work. He paints the casino, reservation housing and old cars, and balances it with the tranquil presence of nature.

Boyd was commissioned to paint the mural as part of the “Meeting Ground” event April 10. The mural examines the interface between the two cultures, giving us a fresh, new insight into Native culture today.

-- North Dakota Museum of Art.


“The Laramie Project” Continues; Theatre Arts Lists Theatrical Event Schedule

The Theatrical Event, held in conjunction with theatre arts’ production of “The Laramie Project,” continued. The play performs at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, April 12, in Burtness Theatre. All events take place in Burtness

Theatre unless otherwise listed.

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

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

- Department of Theatre Arts.


Thursday International Night Features Pakistan

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

– International Programs.


Biologist Will Discuss “Grasses And Gall Midges”

Marion Harris, associate professor of entomology at NDSU, will present “Grasses and Gall Midges: Plant Defense and Insect Adaptation” at noon Friday, April 11, in 105 Starcher Hall. All are welcome.

– Biology Department.


Doctoral Examinations Set For Rieke And Buresh

The final examination for Judith Lula Rieke, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is “Changing a Medical School Curriculum: How Does It Happen?” John McCarthy (educational leadership) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Richard “Rick” Buresh, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in 110 Carnegie Hall. The dissertation title is “The Predictive Validity of the Teacher Perceiver Interview in Selecting Effective Elementary Teachers in a Mid-Sized Midwestern School District.” Don Piper (educational leadership) is the committee chair.
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean.


Empire Arts Center Lists Schedule

The following events are scheduled at the Empire Arts Center.
Friday, April 11, Schroeder Middle School Musical, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 12, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, 2 p.m.; Monday, April 14, Grand Cities Children’s Choir, 7:30 p.m.

– Jan Orvik, Editor, for Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.


Bubble Festival Is Good Clean Family Fun

Kids of all sizes and ages will gather Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dakota Science Center, 308 S. 5th St., to celebrate Bubble Festival 2003. This event will have something for the entire family.

Participants will become “clean chemists” as they discover which bubble recipes make the best bubbles and what chemicals are in them. They will also see if bubbles come in different shapes and sizes as they try out different bubble-making contraptions. There will be a bubble race for some light-hearted competition, and visitors can get inside a human-sized bubble with the Dakota Science Center’s bubble chamber. Students from Leann Keiser’s leisure studies classes will assist at the event.

Families are invited. Admission is $3 for students, $5 for general admission, and $10 for the entire family. Children under 5 are admitted free. Contact the Dakota Science Center for more information at 795-8500.

– Jan Orvik, Editor, for Karl McKinnon, Executive Director, Dakota Science Center.


Meditation Center Continues Video Series

The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., will continue its video series Sunday, April 13, at 1:30 p.m. “Doing Time, Doing Vipassana,” a prison documentary about inmates in New Dehli, India, who underwent profound change through the practice of meditation will be shown.

– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.


Schneider Will Discuss Hidatsa Gardening

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

-- Barbara Handy-Marchello, History.


Icelandic Fiber Artist Exhibits, Lectures At Museum

Kristin Jonsdottir fra Munkathvera of Ejafjordur, Iceland, will talk about her life as a contemporary fiber artist at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the North Dakota Museum of Art. An exhibition of her work will open at the Museum that evening. The lecture will be illustrated by slides and include the work of other Icelandic artists. Jonsdottir is in North Dakota as a visiting artist in the Cavalier and Grand Forks Air Force Base schools. Her workshops are sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and administrated by the Museum.

Jonsdottir’s textiles have been shown internationally in both Europe and North America. In 2001 her felt banners and wall pieces were included in “A Scandinavian Sensibility: Contemporary Fiber Work by 15 Nordic Artists,” at the Museum.

Jonsdottir has been invited to North Dakota as part of an exchange between North Dakota and Iceland. She will be working at Cavalier Public School and Carl Ben Eielson Elementary School on the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Her project, “Links Between Two Worlds,” concerns connections with nature, history and people’s lives from the time immigrants arrived in North Dakota from Iceland and neighboring Scandinavian countries. As part of the exchange, Laurel Reuter, director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, will curate an exhibition of artists from Iceland that will open in the Museum in two years.

A reception will be held for Jonsdottir Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Cavalier Public School, 200 E. Main, Cavalier. Her textile works will be on exhibit at the North Dakota Museum of Art through May 18. The artist lecture on Monday evening, April 14, is open to the public without charge. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive, Grand Forks.

-- North Dakota Museum of Art.


Spike Lee Tickets On Sale To General Public

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

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

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

– Susan Johnson, Coordinator, Student Organizations.


MAC Sponsors Multicultural Awareness Week

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

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

Tuesday, April 15:
Progressive meal, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., UND cultural centers. American Indian Center will have soup, International Centre features salad, Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center will serve the entree, Women’s Center will have appetizers, and the Conflict Resolution Center will serve dessert. Come and enjoy food from various cultures. The event is free and open to the public.
Shihan, slam poet, 6 p.m. Tabula Coffeehouse. Recognized for MTV’s Tic Toc “Rock the Vote” campaign, Shihan has appeared on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Free and open to the public.

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

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

-- Susan Johnson, Coordinator, Student Organizations.


David Lambeth Presents Faculty Lecture

David Lambeth, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will present “What I Learned from Birds Regarding the Krebs Cycle in Humans,” the final presentation in the Faculty Lecture Series Tuesday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the lecture.
Lambeth’s area of interests have focused in the natural world, specifically in birds. His laboratory has studied birds to refine the ideas about the subcellular mechanisms used to obtain, transfer, and utilize energy. In addition to his career, much of his recreational time is spent birding and promoting the appreciation of birds.
Lambeth earned his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Missouri and his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. For the past 26 years, Lambeth has been teaching and serving on numerous academic and strategic committees at the University of North Dakota. In 1994 Lambeth was named Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, the highest honor awarded to faculty at UND. He has written 27 full-length publications, presented 37 abstracts/posters/presentations and has been a research advisor/mentor for 23 students. Lambeth has received more than $1 million in research grants, obtaining more than half single-handedly. This past February he received the UND Foundation McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Creative Activity and Service.


Fode Memorial Law Lecture Addresses Iraq And The Security Council

Wegger Christian Strommen, Norway’s ambassador to the United Nations, will give the Oscar and Amelia Fode Memorial Law Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Baker Courtroom, third floor, School of Law. The title of his talk is “Iraq and the Security Council: Legal and Political Aspects.” The lecture, which is open to all, is jointly sponsored by the School of Law and the Nordic Initiative.


Fulbright Scholar Program Information Sessions Planned

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

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

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

-- Will Young, Fulbright Program Coordinator.


Reception Will Honor Fred Schneider

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

– Department of Anthropology.


“World Of American Indian Dance” Premieres On NBC April 19

The World of American Indian Dance, a one-hour documentary produced by Four Directions Entertainment, an enterprise of the Oneida Indian Nation, will premiere on the NBC television network Saturday, April 19, at 3 p.m. (EST). Check local listings for exact time in your area. The first American Indian-produced documentary to air on a major television network, The World of American Indian Dance will introduce audiences to the beauty, athleticism, and competitive spirit of American Indian dance. Actor Peter Coyote narrates.

Against the backdrop of Crow Fair in Montana, the story of America’s first “performance artists” is told through dance. Throughout its history, dance has fortified and sustained American Indians. It has also been the prism through which age-old rivalries have been played out and where such modern conflicts as progress vs. tradition, spirituality vs. commerce, and independence vs. assimilation continue to be dramatically expressed.

Traditional dance styles, developed thousands of years ago, distinguish tribes from one another and hold the key to tribal legacies. Whether inspired by revered animals, sacred places, or belief systems, American Indian dances span the gamut of human emotion and expression.

– Leigh Jeanotte, Director, American Indian Programs.


University Senate Holds Special Meeting

The University Senate will hold a special meeting Thursday, April 24, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall, to discuss the constitution and to handle any other needed Senate business.

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


State Archaeological Association Plans Annual Meeting April 26

The North Dakota Archaeological Association invites the public to its annual meeting Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. There is no charge. Activities will include presentations on the history and historical archaeology of Grand Forks.

The Association is a group of avocational and professional archaeologists dedicated to foster the study and teaching of archaeology, promote scientific investigations of archaeological sites and collections, support the dissemination of archeological information, and encourage the proper recording and preservation of archaeological sites. For more information, contact me.

– Carrie Jackson, Anthropology Research, 777-4080.


Reception Will Honor Sandy Benson

A retirement reception will honor Sandy Benson, clinical associate professor of nursing, Monday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Benson, a faculty member in the College of Nursing for 16 years, has taught undergraduate nursing students and served as director of student affairs in the college for six years. She and her husband David will move to their new lake home in Minnesota at the end of the academic year. Please join us to wish Sandy your best upon her retirement.

– Helen Melland, Chair, Department of Nursing Practice and Role Development.


Speaker Discusses “Tribes vs. Researchers”

Jennie R. Joe, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, will present “Tribes vs. Researchers: Negotiating Research Ethics and Beneficence” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Dr. Joe, a member of the Navajo Nation, is widely known for her research on Native American health issues such as disabilities, chronic diseases and abuse. As a longtime member of the Indian Health Service’s institutional review board, she has experience with review processes and is currently helping tribes to create their own review boards.

– Mary Jane Schneider, Indian Studies.


Agenda Items Due For May 1 University Senate Meeting

The University Senate will meet Thursday, May 1, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Thursday, April 17. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.

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


Agenda Items Due For May 2 IRB Meeting

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, April 22. 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 the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, April 15.

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

– John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.


Speaker Will Discuss “Lessons From Jonesboro, Littleton, And Vietnam”

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman will present “Lessons from Jonesboro, Littleton, and Vietnam: How Kids are Learning to Kill and Learning to Like It” Wednesday and Thursday, May 7 and 8, in the Alerus Center Ballroom.

Grossman, U.S. Army (ret.) director, Killology Research Group, is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. He is a West Point psychology professor who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, termed “killology,” making contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the causes of violent crime and the process of healing victims of violence. He has co-authored a book with Gloria DeGaetano, Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie, and Video Game Violence.

The schedule of presentations follows. Please note that each session is the same with a slightly different focus for the targeted audience listed.

Wednesday, May 7: 7- 9 p.m., for community members.

Thursday, May 8: 8-10 a.m. for law enforcement (post credits applied for North Dakota and Minnesota); 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for human service and medical professionals (CEUs applied for North Dakota social workers and counselors); 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for schools, colleges and universities. Faculty are encouraged to invite students.

For more information, please contact me.

-- Jennifer Kane, Dean of Students Office, 777-2664, jennifer.kane@mail.und.nodak.edu.


Staff Recognition Ceremony Set For May 13

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

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

– Joy Johnson, Human Resources.


“Reflecting On Teaching” Conference Call For Proposals Extended To April 22

We have extended the proposal deadline until Tuesday, April 22, for “Reflecting on Teaching: An All-Campus Colloquium.” Please consider sharing your innovative teaching ideas and experiences with your UND colleagues! The Office of Instructional Development and the Bush Foundation are sponsoring this colloquium, to be held on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Memorial Union. The colloquium will provide an opportunity for faculty to engage in discussion about the scholarship of teaching and learning at UND. The featured keynote speaker will be Thomas Angelo, author, speaker and professor of education at the University of Akron, known especially for his work with Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs). Other events include panel sessions that will present the activities and accomplishments of UND faculty and programs funded by the Bush Grant (2000-2003), and concurrent sessions that will highlight faculty scholarship around teaching from across campus.

We invite proposals for the concurrent sessions, each of which will be 75 minutes in length. Sessions may include panel discussions, forums, workshops, round tables, posters, or individual presentations. Presenters might want to propose a topic and format for an entire session, a 20 minute presentation within a session, a poster, or perhaps an idea for a theme or issue that could be developed into a panel with the assistance of the colloquium organizers.

Appropriate topics for any of the above session formats might include, for example: innovative teaching approaches (e.g., experiential/service learning, active learning, problem or case-based learning); assessment of student learning in courses; the journey to effective assessment of programs; classroom research; engaging and motivating students; the purpose and nature of a university education; innovative curricular design (e.g., interdisciplinary collaboration), etc. Please submit proposals by April 22 to Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development, Box 7104, libby_rankin@und.nodak.edu. Proposals should include name(s) and titles of presenters, department/unit, telephone and e-mail address, presentation title, a one or two-paragraph description of presentation (including structure, objectives, content, etc.), A/V equipment requirements, and whether you have a preferred presentation time on September 19 (10:30-11:45 a.m., 1:30-2:45 p.m., or either).

Notification of proposal acceptance will be provided by April 30, 2003. For further information, please contact us.

-- Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development, 777-4233, libby_rankin@und.nodak.edu, or Melinda Leach, Anthropology, 777-3697, melinda_leach@und.nodak.edu.


Law Library Will Close May 18 For Renovations

The Thormodsgard Law Library will close for renovation Sunday, May 18, and targets reopening Monday, July 21. This project will result in ADA-compliant access on all levels of the library and the installation of moveable compact shelving on the basement level. Because the entire collection must be removed from the shelves and placed in temporary storage, library services will be suspended during the initial phases of the project. As the upper floors are completed, some public services, such as limited inter-library loan, will be able to resume before the entire project is finished. Precise details on the resumption of library services will be announced as more information becomes available. Questions may be directed to Gary Gott, library director (gdg@law.und.edu), or Rhonda Schwartz, assistant director (rrs@law.und.edu), or by calling 777-2204.

-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.


State Board Of Higher Education Elects Officers

The State Board of Higher Education elected Richard Kunkel president and Bruce Christianson vice president at the board’s March 2003 meeting in Bismarck. They will serve from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.

“The State Board of Higher Education has chosen leaders who will continue the momentum of the Roundtable on Higher Education,” said Larry Isaak, chancellor of the North Dakota University System. “Richard Kunkel and Bruce Christianson possess the vision and tenacity needed to help the North Dakota University System and the state create a brighter future for all North Dakotans.”

Kunkel, Devils Lake, is a former superintendent of Devils Lake Public Schools. He has served as a professor of education at UND and acting president of Lake Region State College. A state representative from 1990 to 1998, he became an SBHE member in 1999 and was re-appointed to a second term, which began July 1, 2002.

Christianson, Minot, is the chief executive officer and general manager of the Magic City Financial Group in Minot. A certified property manager and a licensed real estate broker, he served on the Minot City Council from 1980 to 2000. Christianson is completing the term of John Korsmo who resigned from the board in July 2001; his first full term will begin July 1, 2003.

Formed in 1999, the Roundtable on Higher Education is a joint public and private initiative that is redefining the importance of the University System to the state’s economic and demographic success.


Easter Holiday Hours Listed

Good Friday Is Holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Friday, April 18, 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:
Easter hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Thursday, April 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, April 18 (Good Friday), closed; Saturday, April 19, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday), closed. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences:
Library of the Health Sciences hours for the Easter holiday are: Thursday, April 17, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 20, closed; Monday, April 21, 8 a.m. to midnight. – April Byars, Health Sciences Library.

Olaf Thormodsgard Law Library:
Easter hours for Thormodsgard Law Library are: Friday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 20, closed; Monday, April 21, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Memorial Union:
The Memorial Union will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 18-20, for Easter weekend. Operating hours are:

Days of Times are: Thursday, April 17 - Monday, April 21

Lifetime Sports Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Info/Service Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Copy Stop: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
U-Turn C-Store: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Little Caesars: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Administrative office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Craft Center/Sign and Design: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. closed
Student Academic Services: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dining Center: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed
Barber Shop: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Credit Union: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Traffic Division: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Passport I.D.s: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed
University Learning Center: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Computer labs: 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 8 a.m. to 2:45 a.m.
Building hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Normal building hours resume Monday, April 21. Late night access resumes Monday, April 21.

– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.


Legislative Update

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

Subcommittee work continues on budget, IT bills

Subcommittees of the senate appropriations committee continued discussion this week of HB1003, the NDUS budget bill, and HB1022, the information technology department budget bill. No amendments have been offered.
To date, state agency appropriation bills passed by the House have included 20 percent reductions to general fund information technology spending. The Senate now must reconsider these bills.

Subcommittees of the senate appropriations committee also are discussing reductions in IT spending, but no specific action has been taken.

Final approval granted on some legislation

Bills and resolutions recently approved by the 2003 Legislative Assembly include the following:

HCR3023: Directs a legislative council study of establishment of a school of dentistry within the NDUS.

HCR3031: Urges NDSU to host a center for genetic research and become a leader in biotech research.

SB2109: Removes the requirement for colleges to raise at least 50 percent of their budgeted local funds before state workforce training funds can be accessed.

SB2347: Amends existing statute on guaranteed energy savings contracts.

SCR4018: Urges state agencies and institutions to support North Dakota food producers.

SCR4020: Encourages state agencies to provide college internships.
Nursing education bill referred to conference committee

Significant actions have taken place on HB1245, a bill that removes specific nursing education requirements from state law and requires the State Board of Nursing to establish these requirements.

HB1245 has been amended by the senate human services committee and passed by the senate on a 32-12 vote.

The House refused to concur with the Senate amendments, so a conference committee will attempt to reconcile the two versions.

As reported in the week 10 2003 Legislative Review, the senate human services committee was working on a set of amendments intended to gain consensus among all major constituents.

The amended HB1245 would allow nationally accredited nursing programs that meet standards the same as or equal to those of the State Board of Nursing to operate in the state.

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

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


Connect ND Corner

Each week, we will feature information about the ConnectND project, which will replace our current administrative systems. For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

Legislators examine ConnectND and state agency IT funding State lawmakers may be listening to higher education pleas for fairness in funding ConnectND. That was the perspective shared by Gov. John Hoeven and Chancellor Larry Isaak during the ConnectND Interactive Video Network update April 3. While the $20 million recommended by Gov. Hoeven was still appropriated for the project in House Bill 1022, the House approved amendments that called for a transfer from the student loan trust fund and spending $3.6 million from the general fund for what is considered to be the state general government’s share, and allowing the North Dakota University System to bond up to $16.4 million.

The Board of Higher Education, during its March 20 meeting, adopted a resolution requesting the Legislature to provide “equitable funding” for the University System share. The resolution pointed out that ConnectND is a partnership between higher education and state general government, and that the board and the North Dakota Student Association a year ago “in good faith” supported a student fee of $3.50 per semester hour, up to 12 credit hours ($42) per semester, to be assessed all students. The North Dakota Student Association’s legislative affairs committee has adopted a resolution calling upon the Legislature to restore the 60/40 higher education/state government funding agreement intended by the 2001 Legislature, and requested that any student loan trust fund money allocated for ConnectND be applied to the higher education portion of the project. As this newsletter was printed, there appeared to be support in the Legislature for going back to the $20 million in bonding, as recommended by the governor, and the maintaining the cost-sharing formula.

While the Senate appropriations committee was still working on House Bill 1022, legislators were looking at trimming state agency spending on information technology. Lawmakers were also discussing centralizing some general government information technology services into the state’s information technology department. The Senate committee has collected specific spending figures and closely scrutinized the ConnectND and IT budgets.

The ConnectND funding must be passed out of committee and approved by the full Senate before differences with the House can be resolved in conference committee.

For more information, go to www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

– This information provided by Jean Blonigen, ConnectND project.


Construction Will Affect Areas Near Gamble Hall

Construction in Gamble Hall will affect the flow of traffic over the next several weeks. A portion of the parking lot and area between Gamble Hall, Chandler Hall, and Burtness Theatre will be fenced off to provide access and staging for the contractors later this week. Foot traffic will have to detour and some parking spaces will be lost. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 15.

– Facilities.


Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost

For just $7.67 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, May 16, for the 12-week summer courses, Friday, June 20, for the eight-week course, and Friday, Aug. 15, for the fall semester.

4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit!

-- Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.


Software Site License Requests Due June 20

The last day to submit site license software requests for this fiscal year will be June 20.

Below are the yearly product renewal cycles:

ESRI Products are from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.

Autodesk/AutoCad is Oct. 15, 2003, through Oct. 14, 2004.

PC-SAS: The current year’s contract with PC-SAS expired Feb. 28. Renewals began March 1. There are no license fees.

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

When ordering/renewing, please let us know which version you would like to install or renew by making a note in the comment section of the order form. There are six CDs in the 8.2 installation media set. If you wish to have an older version, please contact our office and we will see if we are able to obtain appropriate the setinit. In most cases, we send only the most current version.
If you have questions regarding software licensing, please contact me.

-- Carol Hjelmstad, ITSS, Carol.hjelmstad@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3171.


Financial Data From The General Ledger Will Be Purged

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

-- Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager.


“An Ancient Landscape” On Exhibit At Museum

In the early 1990s American landscape photographer Mark Klett completed a series of photographic murals of American Indian shields as they appear in rock art throughout the Western United States. Klett traveled from Montana to Arizona and New Mexico to create this body of work, now in the collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art. These will be seen for the first time at the Museum through May 18.

Klett is among the most accomplished landscape photographers in the ranks of 20th century American photography. His unique art incorporates elements of a 19th century tradition while critically examining many of the 20th century’s most poignant environmental concerns. He focuses on the experience of contemporary travelers in the American West while demonstrating how that experience differs from mythologized history. The idea of returning to a place to encapsulate change over time is central to Klett’s work.

Klett gained international acclaim for his photographs of land and man’s effect on it. In 1977, he was invited to participate in the Rephotographic Survey Project, which sought to relocate various places documented in the mid-1800s for military and geological surveys and to photograph the sites as they appear today. He concluded that only water usage changed; otherwise the landscape remained the same. His newest pieces include works from Spain, Portugal and other parts of Europe which continue his deep rooted interest in geological sites and the human influence within them.

Klett lives and works in Tempe, Ariz., and is a faculty member of the Herberger School of Art at Arizona State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in geology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., in 1974 and went on to receive an M.F.A. in photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977. He joined the faculty at Arizona State in 1982 where he was honored as Regents’ Professor of Art (Photography) in 2002. He has written eight books. His work is in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum, the Center for Creative Photography, the Whitney Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the North Dakota Museum of Art, and many more.

-- North Dakota Museum of Art.


Please Recognize Students During National Student Employment Week

The National Association of Student Employment Administrators has designated the week of April 14-18 as national student employment week. We encourage departments to recognize student employees for their contribution to the University.

Perhaps your student employees would appreciate a pat on the back, a card of thanks or a potluck lunch. In some small way, we would like student employees to know they are a valued part of our workforce. Each employing department or facility is asked to commemorate this week with at least one special activity. Please note that University funds cannot be used to sponsor activities.

– Cathy Jelinek, Federal Work Study Clerk, Student Financial Aid Office.


Please List Summer Jobs For Students

It is time to think about summer jobs! We will post federal work study and institutional jobs for summer on Wednesday, May 14, and we need your summer listings by Thursday, April 24. Remember: Students must complete a summer application for financial aid, be enrolled half time (six credits) and be awarded federal work study in order to qualify for employment through the FWS program. They must be enrolled in five or more credits to qualify for institutional student employment.

Jobs must be posted through the Job Service-UND office to allow equal employment opportunity for students. The employment eligibility dates for summer are from May 18 to Aug. 23. Please call Cathy at 777-4411, e-mail cathy_jelinek@mail.und.nodak.edu, or fax information to 777-2040 for FWS jobs. For institutional jobs, call Terri Lawler at 777-4395, email job_service@mail.und.nodak.edu or fax 777-2040.

– Cathy Jelinek, FWS Clerk, Student Financial Aid Office.


Studio One Lists Guests

National Guard Sgt. Josh Wanner and Air Force Sgt. Bryan Myers will discuss recruiting efforts since the start of the war with Iraq on this week’s edition of Studio One. Also on the show, Dexter Perkins (geology) will discuss overpopulation and natural resources.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live 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.


U2 Lists Workshops

Below are U2 workshops for the week of April 28 to May 2. Please visit our website 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 at www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: (1) workshop title/ date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
Power Point XP: Beginning (Limited space available).

April 28, 30, and May 2, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours; Monday/Wednesday/Friday), 361 Upson II.. Create presentations, add graphics and objects to slides, add tables and charts to slides, format text slides, prepare a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions, animate text, prepare notes and handouts. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Communication in the Workplace

April 29, 9 to 11 a.m. (Tuesday), 305 Twamley Hall. Communication in the workplace can be the key to a successful department. Learn how to communicate with your supervisor and peers by exploring the communication process. Find out about nonverbal communication and how it can impact the message you are sending. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.

Annual Reporting Update

April 29, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (Tuesday) OR April 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Wednesday), 361 Upson II Hall. This workshop familiarizes campus units with the new web application for submitting annual reports via the web, as well as previewing and printing the report. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams, institutional research.

Average Joe Estate Planning

April 30, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday), 211 Rural Technology Center. Note: significant other/ partner welcome to attend all of the following payroll workshops. Please register guest.
Information will be presented on estate planning and avoiding probate. The law is becoming more and more helpful to average individuals allowing them to avoid probate. During this workshop, you’ll find out what exactly probate is, what wills can/can’t do, and various practical ways to avoid probate. After two hours, you’ll know more about avoiding probate than the average law school grad. Presenter: John Jeffrey, attorney. Sponsored by Payroll.

The Hiring Process at UND and How to Reference Check

May 1, 1 to 3 p.m. (Thursday), 305 Twamley Hall. Learn the steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.

– Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Program Coordinator


Financial Consultants Available At No Cost

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

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

– Sue Rundquist, Payroll.


Mom Was Right! Broccoli Is Good For You!

The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking healthy males, ages 18-45, to participate in a 16-week broccoli/selenium study. It has been shown that the mineral selenium may protect against many different cancers, including colon cancer.

Broccoli entrees will be served daily for the study. All food is free and you can earn $1,515 for helping advance the study of nutrition science. For more information, call 795-8181 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.

– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.


Do You Eat Cereal Every Morning?

The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking healthy males, ages 25-45, to participate in a 16-week study on the health benefits of wheat cereal containing selenium. It has been shown that the mineral selenium may protect against many different cancers including colon cancer.

Get free food for 16 weeks and $2,055 for helping advance the study of nutrition science. For more information, call (701) 795-8181 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.

– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center.


Children Needed As Research Participants

The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking healthy males, ages 25-45, to participate in a 16-week study on the health benefits of wheat cereal containing selenium. It has been shown that the mineral selenium may protect against many different cancers including colon cancer.

Get free food for 16 weeks and $2,055 for helping advance the study of nutrition science. For more information, call (701) 795-8181 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.

– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center.


Practice Your Spanish At The “Spanish Table”

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

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


February Grant Recipients Named

The Office of Research and Program Development congratulates faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during February: anatomy and cell biology, Bryon Grove; anthropology, Dennis Toom; aviation, Charles Robertson; biochemistry and molecular biology, Masaru Miyagi; biology, Brett Goodwin, Robert Newman; Center for Rural Health, Mary Wakefield; counseling, David Whitcomb; EERC, Steven Benson, Lisa Botnen, Donald Cox, Charlene Crocker, John Gallagher, Lucinda Hamre, David Hassett, Loreal Heebrink, Ann Henderson, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Donald McCollor, Blaise Mibeck, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Darrin Schmidt, Richard Schultz, Daniel Stepan, Michael Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Ronald Timpe, Gregory Weber, Kirk Williams, Christopher Zygarlicke; Environmental Training Institute, Linda Rohde; Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, Bruce Smith; health sciences library, Barbara Knight; physics, Glen Lykken; social work-CFSTC, Peter Tunseth; space studies, Robert Andres.

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


ND EPSCoR AURA Winners Named

The North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) is pleased to announce the winners of the summer 2003 Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA) program. AURA provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in faculty-mentored research projects at the two research campuses -- UND and NDSU.

The UND campus award winners, their home towns and mentors are:

Sarah Boese, Grand Forks, working with Van Doze, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Christopher Dehen, Brainerd, Minn., working with Irina Smoliakova, chemistry; Joel Downs, Hillsboro, working with Timothy Young, physics; Kaycee Frederick, Miller, S.D., working with Paul Kucera, atmospheric sciences; Kyle Locket, Crosby, working with Bryon Grove, anatomy and cell biology; Joseph Mehus, Hatton, working with Jeff Vaughan, biology; Steven Schmidt, Killdeer, working with Peter Meberg, biology; Avram Slanger, Grand Forks, working with Bradley Rundquist, geography; Cheryl Stolz, Grand Forks, working with Cheryl Terrance, psychology; and Erin Tinquist, Fargo, working with Glenda Lindseth, nursing.
The awards, which are competitive, provide up to $2,800 for summer research and are made directly to students from the sciences, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. Student applications are ranked by a faculty review committee. North Dakota residents and students enrolled at North Dakota University System institutions are eligible.

For AURA program information, visit the EPSCoR web page at www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor or contact Mr. David R. Givers at (701)231-7516. The AURA program has grown from three students as a pilot program in 1987 to an average of 20 students per year at the two research universities. A total of 290 undergraduates from an applicant pool of 626 have received these awards. The average GPA of an AURA awardee is 3.68.
ND EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to improve the ability of university researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

– David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU.


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.

Support for projects in the areas of education, health, children, Jewish concerns, social services, technology, and music/arts (for educational purposes for the underprivileged). Other areas of interest include helping underprivileged or needy people help themselves and relief of human suffering. Contact: Susan Karlinsky, 847-680-5081; susan@circleofservicefoundation.org; http://www.circleofservicefoundation.org/pages/446132/index.htm. Deadline: 5/15/03.

Support for research directed to investigation of all areas of the auditory and vestibular systems. Fields of interest are: anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, and pathology; both fundamental and clinical research proposals are welcome. Contact: Mychelle Balthhazard, 202-289-5850, x1010; mychelle@drf.org; http://www.drf.org/researchGrants/viewindex.cfm?displayArticle=11. Deadlines: 6/1/03 (First-Year Applicants); 8/1/03 (Second- or Third-Year Applicants).

Research on the Socio-Economic Change in Cities–Funding for empirical research projects on trends in urban areas (i.e., social, economic, demographic, and fiscal change). Contact: Alastair

McFarlane, 202-708-0426 x-5901; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-7277.htm. Deadline: 5/27/03.

Awards for accomplishments in: simplification of the law; crime prevention; child protection; speeding the process; effecting restitution; crime victims’ rights; alternative sentencing; reducing recidivism; lowering cost and other significant efforts within the justice system. Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact: 770-831-9411; info@justiceawards.com; http://www.justiceawards.com/nominations.htm.

Funding for scientific, educational, investigative, and/or artistic projects. Priority is given to proposals related to countering corporate globalization, public lands grazing, and genetic engineering. Deadline: 5/30/03. Contact: 541-345-1503; fwn@fundwildnature.org; http://www.fundwildnature.org/proposals.html.

Cancer Education and Career Development Program–Support for development and implementation of curriculum-development programs to train predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates in highly inter-disciplinary and collaborative cancer research settings. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Lisa Begg, beggl@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-064.html.

Cancer Education Grant Program–Support for flexible, curriculum-driven programs aimed at reducing cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity, as well as improving quality of life of cancer patients. Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-033.html. Deadlines: 4/25/03, 8/27/03, 12/29/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04 (Application).

Correlative Studies Using Specimens from Multi-Institutional Prevention and Treatment Trials–Support for correlative studies using tumor specimens collected during multi-institutional trials funded by the NCI. Contact: Roy Wu, 301-496-8866; wur@ctep.nci.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-064.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

DCTD Clinical Trials Cooperative Groups–Support for multi-institutional clinical trials in a cooperative group setting. Deadlines: 6 Months Prior to Application Deadline (Recommended Letter of Intent); 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04 (Application). Contact: Richard S. Ungerleider, 301-496-2522; ru4m@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-058.html.

Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Research–Support for protected time to devote to research and act as mentors for new investigators in cancer. Contact: Lisa Begg, 301-496-8580; beggl@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-039.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG)–Support for innovative, high risk/high impact bioengineering research in new areas that lack preliminary testing or development. Contact: Houston Baker, 301-594-9117; bakerhou@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-058.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Howard Temin Award–Support for individuals with research or health professional doctorates or equivalent to bridge the transition from a mentored research environment to an independent research career. Contact: Andrew Vargosko, 301-496-8580; av8b@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-066.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Biomedical Technology Resource Center Program–Support to provide a multi-disciplinary technological infrastructure primarily for NIH-funded researchers. The primary goal is to facilitate sophisticated research and development activities targeting biomedical applications, and stimulate innovation and collaboration among physical scientists, engineers, and biomedical scientists. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: 301-435-0755; BTADir@NCRR.NIH.GOV; http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/biotech/btguide2.pdf.

Midcareer Investigator Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research–Support for pathobiologists to have protected time to devote to mouse pathobiology research. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Franziska Grieder, 301-435-0744; griederf@ncrr.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-064.html.

Clinical Study Planning Grant–Support for large-scale clinical research projects, including randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Mary Frances Cotch, 301-496-5983; mfcotch@nei.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-051.html.

Clinical Vision Research Development Awards support development of staff expertise and acquiring resources necessary to enhance clinical vision research programs. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: See Above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-050.html.

Ocular Albinism (OA1) and Retinal Ganglion Cell Development–Funding for research on the pathogenesis and treatment of Ocular Albinism 1 (OA1) and related developmental disorders. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Peter A. Dudley, 301-496-0484; pad@nei.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/RFA-EY-03-003.html.

Small Grants for Pilot Research support research that is particularly innovative and/or potentially of high impact to vision research. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Richard S. Fisher, 301-496-5301; rf75s@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-007.html.

The Institutional Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program supports career development of clinician scientists and patient-oriented clinical investigators to conduct research related to all aspects of vision. Contact: Chyren Hunter, 301-451-2020; clh@nei.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-068.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension–Support for research in primary pulmonary hypertension with an emphasis on elucidating a mechanistic understanding of the disease. Contact: Susan Garfinkel, 301-435-0222; garfinks@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-043.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Vascular and Hematopoietic Development and Disease–Support for definition of critical processes that direct differentiation and organization of the vascular system. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Lan-Hsiang Wang, 301-435-0510; lw72f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-035.html.

Support for short, advanced-level Courses in Genomic Analysis and Interpretation and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Related Research. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03. Contact: Bettie J. Graham, 301-496-7531; Bettie_Graham@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-059.html.

Technologies for Genomic Mapping, Sequencing & Analysis–Support for research to develop new technologies that will facilitate and accelerate genome mapping, sequencing and analysis goals of the Human Genome Project (HGP) in the most expeditious and economical manner. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Elise Feingold, 301-496-7531; ef5j@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-97-044.html.

Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research Opportunities–Support for research leading to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases caused by potential bioterrorism agents. Contact: Edward W. Schroder, 301-435-8537; es170m@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-080.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Innovation Grant Program: Approaches in HIV Vaccine Research–Support for novel and innovative vaccine discovery and development with emphasis on prophylactic vaccine research projects that are particularly innovative, novel, may be high risk/high impact, and that exhibit potential to advance AIDS prophylactic vaccine design or evaluation. Deadlines: 5/1/03, 9/1/03, 1/2/03. Contact: Jon Warren, 301-402-0633; jw374e@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-082.html.

Inter-Institute Program for Development of AIDS-Related Therapeutics (NOT-AI-03-022)–Support for pre-clinical development of: therapies for treatment of HIV disease, AIDS-associated malignancies, opportunistic infections and tuberculosis associated with AIDS; and microbicide-based prevention strategies for HIV. IIP does NOT fund grants. Instead, applicants request to use IIP drug development resources to conduct specific tasks they are unable to carry out in their efforts to translate basic research findings to applied or clinical practice. Deadlines: 5/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/03 (Application). Contact: IIP Coordinator, 301-496-8720; iip@dtpax2.ncifcrf.gov; http://dtp.nci.nih.gov/docs/dart.html.

Small Research Grants for International Research in Infectious Diseases at NIAID International Sites–Support for preliminary or pilot studies or to explore feasibility of, and initiate planning of, collaborative infectious diseases research among investigators and institutions at international sites where NIAID has significant investment in research and/or infrastructure (see Announcement for list of NIAID programs). Collaborative projects involving investigators and institutions from international sites and the U.S. are encouraged. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Non-AIDS Research: Polly R. Sager, 301-496-1884, psager@niaid.nih.gov; AIDS research: Rodney Hoff, 301-496 6179, CIPRA@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-062.html.

Health Disparities in Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases–Support for research to promote design, development and testing of hypothesis-driven innovative approaches to eliminating health disparities in rheumatic, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Deborah N. Ader, 301-594-5032; aderd@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-054.html.

Support for research of Therapeutic and Pathogenic Approaches for Muscular Dystrophies. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/03. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-480-4543; LymnR@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-01-041.html.

Alternative Test Models for Assessing Genital Irritation of Microbicidal/Spermicidal Products–Support for development, standardization, and validation of new and innovative assays that determine and predict clinical vaginal and/or penile irritation. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: June Lee, 301-435-6987; leejun@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-081.html.

Emerging Technologies for Study of Reproductive Neuroendocrinology–Support for research on the nervous system control of reproduction. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Louis V. DePaolo, 301-435-6970; depaolol@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-079.html.
Medical Rehabilitation Research–Support for research on restoring, replacing, or enhancing the function of adults and children with disabilities. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Louis A. Quatrano, 301-402-2242; lq2n@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-041.html.

Small Grants Program–Support for new biomedical and behavioral research projects relevant to the mission of NICHD. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04 (New Applications); 7/1/03, 11/1/03, 3/1/04 (Revised Applications). Contact: Steven Kaufman, 301-496-4924; sck@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html.
Social and Demographic Studies of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.–Support for research on the demography and social science of race and ethnicity in the U.S. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Rebecca L. Clark, 301-496-1175; rclark@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-057.html.

Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction Research–Funding for research centers in reproductive sciences to provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality research programs in the reproductive sciences. Contact: Louis V. DePaolo, 301-435-6970; depaolol@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/RFA-HD-02-029.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Exploratory/Developmental Grant Program–Support for basic and applied research on biochemical, physiological, genetic, and behavioral mechanisms leading to pathological drinking behavior; mechanisms of alcohol-induced organ damage, including fetal injury; and clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological approaches to more effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Darryl Bertolucci, 301-443-4898; dbertolu@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-131.html.

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)–Funding to design, develop, modify, or adapt, evaluate and/or test interventions with potential for preventing fetal alcohol syndrome among human populations, thereby reducing its incidence and prevalence. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Jan Howard, 301-443-1678; jhoward@willco.niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-055.html.

Small Grant Program–Support for pilot/feasibility projects, testing of new techniques, secondary analysis of existing data, or development of innovative or high-risk projects that could provide a basis for submission of a regular research project grant application. Grants may also be used as pilot or planning grants for design and coordination of full-scale clinical trials. The program also is intended to stimulate and facilitate entry of less experienced investigators and established investigators in other fields into alcohol-related research and shorten the time for the
award process. Deadlines: 6/1/03 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Ernestine Vanderveen, 301-443-2530; tv9f@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-098.html.

Support for research on Epidemiology of Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol-Related Problems in Older Persons with the goal of enhancing understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and epidemiology of alcohol-related problems in older populations. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Rosalind Breslow, 301-594-6231; rbreslow@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-061.html.

Aging, Oxidative Stress and Cell Death–Support for research on the relationship between oxidative stress and apoptosis, and how these processes are involved in aging and/or change with age. Contact: Huber R. Warner, 301-496-6402; warnerh@exmur.nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-081.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial Planning Grant–Support for clinical trial planning grants for drug treatment of cognitive and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Neil S. Buckholtz, 301-496-9350; nb12s@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-039.html.

Alzheimer’s Disease Pilot Clinical Trials–Support for pilot clinical drug trials directed toward treatment of cognitive and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Neil S. Buckholtz, 301-496-9350; nb12s@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-038.html.

Biological Basis of Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome (HGS): Relationship to Mutations in the Lamin A/C Gene (Lmna) and to Other Known Laminopathies–Support for research to understand how mutations in the gene for lamin A/C affect nuclear structure, thus leading to dysfunction of the nuclear envelope, and depending on the mutation, Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome in humans. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Felipe Sierra, 301-496-6402; sierraf@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-069.html.

Higher-Order Cognitive Functioning and Aging–Support for research projects that focus on adulthood and aging-related changes in the higher-order processes and strategies required for judgment, decision-making, reasoning, problem solving, and processing complex information. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04 (R01, P01 Grants); 5/25/03, 9/25/03, 1/25/04 (AREA Grants). Contact: Jarod B. Jobe, 301-496-3137; Jarod_Jobe@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-052.html.

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards support specialized study for individuals with a health professional doctoral degree committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research. Research must be in a field related to the mission of the NIA. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Robin A. Barr, 301-496-9322; rb42h@nih.gov; http://grants.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 their research endeavors on patient-oriented research. Areas of research include: mechanisms of human disease; therapeutic interventions; clinical trials, and development of new technologies. Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-004.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

Midcareer Investigator Awards in Patient-Oriented Research allow clinicians protected time to devote for patient-oriented research and to act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-005.html.

Skeletal Muscle Perfusion, Aging, and Cardiovascular Disease–Support for studies of whether aging and/or chronic diseases common to old age, may negatively impact on skeletal muscle perfusion. Contact: Chanda Dutta, 301-435-3048; cd23z@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-056.html. Deadlines: See Above.

Behavioral Therapies Development Program–Support for research on development of behavioral treatments for drug and alcohol abuse and dependence. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Lisa Onken, 301-443-2235; Lisa_Onken@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-066.html.

Drug Abuse Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Other Infections–Support for research on the natural history, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and drug abuse aspects of HIV/AIDS and other infectious agents. Deadlines: 6/1/03; 10/1/03. Contact: Elizabeth Lambert, 301-402-1918; el46i@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-023.html.

Exploratory/Developmental Grants support testing of innovative or conceptually creative ideas that may advance understanding of drug abuse and addiction. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Harold Gordon, 301-443-4877; hg23r@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-171.html.

Collegiate Inventors--An international competition to encourage college students to be active in science, engineering, mathematics, technology and creative invention, to recognize inventive problem solving and promote successful student/advisor relationships. Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact: Ray DePuy, 330-849-6887; rdepuy@invent.org; http://www.invent.org/collegiate/entry.html.

Information System Grant–Support to initiate, improve and foster use of computer and telecommunications technologies to coordinate and disseminate health information. Emphasis is on use of information technology to bring usable, useful health-related information to end users. Contact: Valerie Florance, 301-594-4882; FLORANV@MAIL.NLM.NIH.GOV; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/infosystem.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03.

Internet Access to Digital Libraries–Support to provide health professionals, staff, researchers, librarians and clients with access to digital health information resources and information services of the highest quality. Deadlines: 6/1/03,10/1/03. Contact: Valerie Florance, 301-496-4223; FLORANV@MAIL.NLM.NIH.GOV; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/iadl.html.

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


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