Nominations, expressions of interest
sought for VPAA search committee
We are renewing our search for the position of provost
and vice president for academic affairs. We will be making
a fresh start, one that will begin with the appointment
of a new search committee.
This is to request nominations or expressions of interest
in serving as a member of the search committee for the position
of provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dean
Bruce Smith has agreed to chair the committee. The search
committee will consist of at least one faculty member from
each college (at least three from the College of Arts and
Sciences) and the University library. The committee will
also include at least one representative of the staff senate,
the graduate school, the student body, the deans council,
and a representative of the Division of Continuing Education.
Other members may be added to provide for balanced representation
in the search process.
Please forward your nominations/expressions of interest
to me by noon Thursday, April 22.
– Charles Kupchella, president.
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.
Reminder to complete harassment
We thank those who have completed harassment training.
If you have not yet completed the training, please do so
immediately. This training is required for all faculty and
staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise
others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful
campus community for everyone. If you have any questions
regarding how to access the training program, please contact
the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your
– Charles Kupchella, president.
April 26 forum discusses Centers
of Excellence proposal
We invite UND faculty, staff, and students to join us and
other community leaders to meet with Gov. Hoeven Monday,
April 26, to discuss the governors $50 million proposal
to fund new Centers of Excellence. As you may be aware,
the governor has proposed establishing a fund with the aim
of accelerating the growth of targeted industries in all
regions of North Dakota by creating partnerships among higher
education, industry, and entrepreneurs. The proposed $50
million fund, leveraged with matching federal and state
funds to $150 million, would create new Centers of Excellence
at all of the states campuses for this purpose.
The governor would be pleased to discuss this plan with
you. Please join us at the Centers of Excellence Community
Forum from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl.
Peter Alfonso, vice president for research, and
Phil Harmeson, senior associate to the president.
Minot family medicine residency
program earns five-year reaccreditation
The UND family medicine residency program in Minot has
been accredited for another five years, the longest term
possible, by the Family Practice Residency Review Committee
which acts for the national Accreditation Council for Graduate
The program, conducted at the Minot Center for Family Medicine
and directed by C. Milton Smith, associate professor of
family medicine, in past years has received three years
I am really excited about this, Smith said.
This is a testament to the work of UND and Trinity
Hospital and our relationship. The five-year accreditation
gives the Minot residency program time to develop and grow
in a new location with excellent faculty and rural-oriented
programs, said Smith. The program will move into a new facility
for which ground is expected to be broken this spring in
southwest Minot and completed by spring 2005.
Smith credits the high rating from the residency review
committee to outstanding faculty, a very supportive hospital,
and a dean and chair who believe in us. Plus, we do
a great job at training doctors.
Fifteen physicians-in-training, or residents, are training
in the three-year program in Minot. Upon successful completion
of the program, they are eligible to sit for examination
to become board-certified in family medicine.
According to Elizabeth Burns, chair and professor in the
Department of Family Medicine, The faculty of the
Minot Center for Family Medicine are doing a terrific job
of educating their resident-physicians to be the family
physicians of the 21st century. The close working relationship
with Trinity Health System and the community outreach programs
that Dr. Smith has developed are a testament to the dynamism
and vision he brings to the residency.
The year-long accreditation process begins with a self-study
report to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education (ACGME) which outlines the status of the programs
affiliated hospital and UND and the agreements between them.
It also includes information on faculty members and residents,
patient visits and other issues. After the report is submitted,
the program hosts a two-day site visit by a representative
of the ACGME. Reviews are conducted by experts in graduate
medical education program evaluation, using the guidelines
of the Family Practice Residency Review Committee.
Family medicine residency training is also conducted by
the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bismarck
and Grand Forks.
Amanda Scurry, Public Affairs, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
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LEEPS lecturer will discuss climate
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
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 Womans 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 bachelors
degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a
masters degree in nursing from the University of California,
San Francisco, and 12 honorary doctorate degrees.
The leadership form is sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson
Executive Nurse Fellows Loretta Heuer, associate professor
of nursing, and Debbie Swanson, nursing supervisor, Grand
Forks Public Health Department. There will be a panel discussion
featuring North Dakota nurse leaders: Darleen Bartz, chief,
health resources section, North Dakota Department of Health;
Elizabeth Nichols, dean of UNDs 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.
Biology faculty candidate presents
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.
Biomedical Research Center sponsors
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center of Biomedical
Research Excellence, Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative
Disease, and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology
and Therapeutics invite you to attend two seminars, both
in room 5520 of the Medical School.
At 3 p.m. Friday, April 16, a seminar titled Sorting
Out Serotonin Using Viral Gene Transfer will be presented
by John F. Neumaier, associate professor in the Department
of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University
of Washington and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The second seminar, c-Fos Activates Specific Enzymes
in the Endoplasmic Reticulum Phospholipid Biosynthetic Patheway
and Sustains Growth in Cultured Neurons is set for
3 p.m. Friday, April 23, and will be presented by Beatriz
L. Caputto, a full professor in the Department of Biochemistry
at the University of Cordoba School of Medicine, Cordoba,
Please feel free to contact Matthew Picklo at 777-2293 for
any questions regarding this seminar. All are welcome to
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Empire Arts Center features movie,
Following are upcoming events at the Empire Arts Center.
Friday, April 16: Independent movie, Dicks Beer, 7:30
p.m. This film was made in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Saturday, April 17: Independent movie, Dicks Beer,
2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 22: Showtime@the Empire, 8 p.m. Artists
to be announced.
Friday, April 23: Seminar, A Framework for Understanding
Poverty, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public.
Saturday, April 24: Concert, Greater Grand Forks Symphony
Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 25: Concert, Greater Grand Forks Symphony
Orchestra, 2 p.m.
Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, for the Empire
Hands-On Learning Fair is Saturday
at Purpur Arena
The annual Hands-On Learning Fair will take place Saturday,
April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Purpur Arena in
Grand Forks. This years theme, Early Years Are
Learning Years Make Them Count, will feature
a large variety of fun learning activities. Children aged
birth to 7 and their families are invited to participate
in this celebration, which also includes complimentary healthy
snacks and parent information. The Hands-On Learning Fair
is a free community event to mark April as the Month of
the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sponsors
are the Northeast Chapter of the N.D. Association For the
Education of Young Children, Child Care Resources and Referral,
Healthy Families Region IV, and Grand Forks County Social
Services. Every moment in a young childs life is a
chance to discover more about the world and lay the foundation
for lifelong learning. Make it happen at the Hands-On Learning
Jo-Anne Yearwood, University Childrens Center
and Child Care Services.
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 a major inconvenience and ask your help
and cooperation. It is imperative that the generators be
installed prior to the air conditioning season to avoid
major increases in our electrical costs.
The electrical outages to tie in the generators have been
scheduled as follows:
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (16 hours)
Circuit #4, which includes these buildings: Bek Hall, Brannon
Hall, College of Nursing, Corwin/Larimore Hall, Hancock
Hall, KUND Radio Tower, McVey Hall, North Dakota School
for the Blind, Noren Hall, Robertson-Sayre Hall, Selke Hall,
Squires Hall, Strinden Center, Walsh Hall, West Hall, Wilkerson
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (16 hours)
Circuit #2, which includes these buildings: Chester Fritz
Library, Core and Sample Library, Old Engelstad Arena, Hyslop
Sports Center, Law and Law Library, McCannel Hall, Memorial
Stadium, Memorial Union, Montgomery Hall, OKelly/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.
Geographic Issues Forum to hear
James A. Rush, a geography graduate student, will present
Bucking the National Trend in Manufacturing Decline:
Case Studies in Southeastern North Dakota at 11 a.m.
Monday, April 19, in 370 Clifford Hall. All are invited
and welcome to attend. Devon Hansen, Geography.
Honors students to participate in
2004 Undergraduate Research Conference
The UND Honors Program will present its Sixth Annual Undergraduate
Research Conference on Monday, April 19, in the Memorial
Union. The conference is free and open to the public.
Twenty-seven seniors will present the results of multi-semester
in-depth independent research projects. During their research,
each student works closely with a faculty mentor who serves
as chair of the resulting senior thesis. The senior thesis
process is overseen by the Honors Committee, whose membership
consists of faculty appointed by the University Senate and
students elected by the Honors Program.
Following is a schedule of the days events.
9 a.m.: Sciences Panel, Lecture Bowl
Carrie Hendrix, Bismarck, A Critique of Animal Research
and Animal Training Inspired by My Experience at the Dolphin
Research Center (Richard Crawford, biology, chair);
Mary Jaros-Gourneau, Grand Forks, Molecular Systematic
Study of Neascus-type Metacercariae from the Phoxinus eos-neogaeus
Gynogenetic Cyprinid Complex in Voyageurs National Park
(Vasyl Tkach, biology, chair); Ryan Klapperich, Mankato,
Minn., Aquifer Denitrification: Correlation of 15N
Isotropic Enrich and First Order Rate Constants (Scott Korom,
geology and geological engineering, chair).
10 a.m.: Social Sciences Panel I, Lecture Bowl
Kimberly Emil, Mandan, Improving States End-of-Life
Policies: A Look at Oregons Death With Dignity Act
(Mary Kweit, political science and public Administration,
chair); Daidre Moberg, Grafton, N.D., Mainstream Media
vs. Alternative Media: An Analysis (Brian White, honors
program, chair); Katie Tyler, Lansford, N.D., Are
We Prepared Yet? A Look at North Dakotas Preparedness
for Bioterrorism (Tami Carmichael, humanities and
integrated studies, chair).
11 a.m.: Humanities Panel, Lecture Bowl
Brett Narloch, Minto, N.D., Lincoln, Douglas, and
the Founding Fathers (Eric Burin, history, chair);
Nicole Riederer, Jamestown, N.D., Goddess Religion:
Today and Yesterday (Scott Lowe, philosophy and religion,
Noon to 1 p.m., Poster Presentations, Badlands Room
Matt Biwer, Bismarck, Examination of Boldness in a
Phoxinus eosneogaeus Gynogenic Complex (Isaac Schlosser,
biology, chair); Jennifer Carlson, Fargo, Effect of
PKC Activation on the Relationship of Gravin to Vesicular
Transport Pathways (Bryon Grove, anatomy and cell
biology, chair); Jennifer Jordan, Thompson, N.D., Autobiographical
Memory in Angry and Anxious Individuals (Amy Wenzel,
psychology, chair); Katherine Splichal, Minot AB42
has Potential Direct and Indirect Effects on Mitochondria
Leading to Alzheimers Disease (Garl Rieke, anatomy
and cell biology, chair); Teather Sundstrom, Oriska, N.D.
Bioremediation and Penetration of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene
from Wood and Concrete (Evguenii Kozliak, chemistry,
1 p.m., Humanities Panel II, Lecture Bowl
Christopher Johnston, Watford City, N.D., Representations
of the Law in Mass Media Films (Brian White, honors
program, chair); Sara J. Hansen, Deering, N.D., Thinking
Outside the Frame: How Museum Curators Shape the Viewers
Experience of Art (Raymond Apiteri, art, chair); Anne
Bakken, Grand Forks, Identity in the Movement for
Provencal (David Marshall, English, chair).
2 p.m., Social Sciences Panel II, Lecture Bowl
Tiffany Motl, Grand Forks, Marketing Research Applied:
A Marketing Plan for the Grand Forks Child Nutrition
Program (Robert Tangsrud Jr., marketing, chair); Hursha
Ramaiya, Cooperstown, N.D., The Consideration of Economic
Consequences in Standard Setting for Accounting (Harold
Wilde, accounting and business law, chair); Crystal Bostow,
Fargo, Individual and Overt Religious Community Attitudes:
A Cross-Cultural and Interdenominational Study Using a Noam
Chomsky Theory (Cheryl Terrance, psychology, chair).
3 p.m., Social Sciences Panel III, Lecture Bowl
Margaret Ericson, Bismarck, Where Did You Learn That?
Sexuality Education and Sexual Knowledge (Sheryl ODonnell,
English, chair); Tracy Emerson, Grand Forks, The Influence
of Attractiveness and Social Status on Socially Anxious
Individuals Sexual Behavior and Partner Selection
(Amy Wenzel, psychology, chair); Jack Rugroden, Coon Rapids,
Minn., Do Parents Matter? (Jeanne Anderegg,
honors program, chair).
4 p.m., Writers and Artists Showcase, River
Katie Rau, Medina, N.D., Mystery, Wonder and Awe:
The True Nature of Science (Sally Pyle, biology, chair);
Ashley M. Helle, Edmore, N.D., The Art of Thematic
Poetry: Creative Yet Controlled (Jeanne Anderegg,
honors program, chair); Casey Gordon, Riverdale, N.D., Gerunds,
Nouns, and Present Participles: A Collection of Short Stories
(Darin Kerr, honors program, chair); Seth Christman, Lemmon,
S.D., Music to My Ears: The Definition and Creation
of a Modern Musical (Jeanne Anderegg, honors program,
chair); Heather Tysse, Williston, N.D., Churches and
Bars: A Glimpse of Small-Town North Dakota (Lynda
Kenney, technology, chair).
Jeanne Anderegg, Honors Program coordinator.
Agenda listed for graduate committee
The graduate committee will meet Monday, April 19, from
3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from April 5.
2. Ph.D. program proposal in scientific computing (Ron Marsh).
3. Request for new course in chemistry: Chemistry 508, Departmental
4. Request to change title of Chemistry 509, Seminar, to
Graduate Seminar. The course description will be added that
states: Student presentation of a seminar based on current
5. Request for change in program requirements for the Chemistry
Master of Science, Chemistry Master of Science non-thesis
option and the Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy incorporating
the new course Chem 508 and making the change to Chemistry
6. Music workshops for graduate credit. (Gary Towne will
7. Request for course change of Nursing 504, Advanced Pharmacology
I. They are adding that the prerequisite to taking this
course be admission to the nurse anesthesia specialization.
8. Program review of Social Work (Forrest Ames summarizing).
Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School.
Colloquium considers Journalism
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 OKelly Hall. A reception following
the presentation will be held in the Schlasinger Reading
Room, 200 OKelly Hall. Co-sponsors are the North Dakota
Newspaper Association and School of Communication.
School of Communciation.
Community forum on Dull Knifes set
for April 20
Because of the great interest in the Exploring the American
Indian Experience series this spring, people have requested
another community-wide discussion of the book, The Dull
Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey. Another event will
be held Tuesday, April 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Barnes
& Noble Coffee Shop. UNDs Department of Indian
Studies faculty members, Birgit Hans, Greg Gagnon and Brian
Gilley will lead the discussions about this four-generation
biography of the Dull Knifes from the 1870s to the 1990s.
Author Joe Staritas story of the Dull Knife family
gives a unique glimpse of Lakota culture during a time of
major transition. That transition from a nomadic lifestyle
to reservation life created challenges as well as the move
into contemporary reservation life, especially during the
turbulent 1970s. Many issues will be explored, among them
cultural identity, traditional womens roles, contemporary
tribal government, and Lakota family structure. The Dull
Knifes of Pine Ridge illustrates the human experiences of
the Lakota within the large historic context. NOTE: The
Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge is available for loan at the East
Grand Forks Campbell Library, Grand Forks Public Library,
and the Chester Fritz Library. Books are available for purchase
at Barnes & Noble University Bookstore. For more information
about this event, contact the Division of Continuing Education
at 777-2663, or visit this web site at www.conted.und.edu/AIE.
Dawn Botsford, Office of the Vice President for
Student and Outreach Services.
Final Box Lunch discussion will
focus on undergraduate students as teaching assistants
On Wednesday, April 21, the On Teaching Box Lunch Discussion
Series will conclude with a session titled Undergraduate
Teaching Assistants: Economic Necessity or Effective Pedagogy?
Scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room, Memorial
Union, the session will feature four faculty who received
OID model project awards for designing projects that use
advanced undergraduate students as peer teachers in lower-level
classes. Dave Pierce (chemistry), Roger Melvold and Fran
Sailer (microbiology and immunology), and Gayle Baldwin
(philosophy and religion) will talk about why they initiated
their projects, how they set them up, and what they have
learned in the process. We will also have time to talk about
the advantages and disadvantages of using undergraduate
peer instructors in the classroom.
Whether you have used undergrads as peer instructors in
your own classes or have just thought about the possibility,
we invite you to participate in the discussion. To register
and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998
by noon Monday, April 19.
Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.
Two presentations conclude women
studies scholars series
The women studies spotlight on scholars series is pleased
to wrap up the spring semester with the following presentations.
Please attend one or both of these wonderful opportunities
to support feminist scholarship on our campus. Both events
are free and open to everyone, and there may even be some
On Wednesday, April 21, at 3 p.m. we will be in the Burtness
Theatre to honor the multitude of contributions made by
Mary Cutler as she and fellow panelists discuss theater
at UND and perhaps share some tidbits about the play showing
later that evening, Private Lives.
On Thursday, May 6, at 9 a.m. we will be in the Memorial
Room, Memorial Union, to thank Cheryl Terrance for her insightful
research contributions as she discusses The Psychology
of the Courtroom: The Gendered Nature of Self-Defense.
Wendelin Hume (criminal justice), director, Women
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 Amandas smoldering love affair re-ignites,
and they run off to Amandas 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). Elyots second wife, Sybil, (Anne K.
Svanes) and Amandas 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 call the Burtness Theatre box office
Activities mark Earth Day April
The annual Earth Day Celebration at UND is set for Thursday,
April 22. Starting at 7:30 a.m., join the UND Wildlife Society
and others on a trip to Kellys Slough to welcome spring
and the migratory birds. Vans will leave the Barnes and
Noble parking lot 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, Agroecology:
Seeing Nature as a Pattern for the Design of Agricultural
Systems, in 141 Starcher Hall. At 3:30 p.m. we will
gather for a sharing of Prayers for the Earth
across languages and traditions of our UND community. Feel
free to bring prayers, poems, your presence. This event
will be at the Soaring Eagle Prairie behind the Chester
Fritz Library. A vegetarian meal will be served from 5 to
6:45 p.m. at the International Centre. At 7 p.m., this years
keynote speaker, Josh Slotnick, will talk on 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 web site at http://www.und.nodak.edu/org/earthday/
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Glinda Crawford, sociology.
to honor Chuck Kimmerle as College Photographer of
A reception is set for Thursday, April 22, from 3 to 5
p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art to recognize Chuck
Kimmerle of the Office of University Relations for being
awarded the Photographer of the Year title for 2003 by the
international higher education professional organization,
the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE). On display at the reception will be some of his
work that earned him the honor from among the 3,000-plus
colleges and universities internationally that make up the
higher education professional organization. The reception
is open to all.
A portfolio of his photos created for the University between
Jan.1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2003, won him the 2003 Photographer
of the Year distinction, which is accompanied by the annual
and singular CASE Grand Gold Medal Award.
Additionally, Kimmerles work won two of the only eight
medals that were awarded in the Individual Photography category
for the 2003 CASE communication competition. He was the
only entrant to win a gold medal and one of five to win
a bronze medal.
The gold medal award was for a low-angle skyward-looking
granite sculpture near Smith Hall and the English Coulee.
The photo was used on the covers of both the UND main self-study
for accreditation report and the executive summary report
of the self-study.
The Grand Gold and gold medal winning entries will be on
display at CASEs annual assembly in San Diego July
As a photojournalist before joining UND in 2000 from the
Grand Forks Herald, Kimmerle was named Photographer
of the Year by both the Dakota Press Photographers
Association and the Minnesota News Photographers Association.
He also has won photo awards in the CASE regional competition
in the past several years.
Jim Penwarden, University Relations.
North Carolinas Lee Phillips
to give LEEPS talk
Lee Phillips from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke
will present the next LEEPS lecture Friday, April 23. The
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Leading
Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS)
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.
Phillips will speak at noon in 100 Leonard Hall on The
Effects of Sea Level Change and Submarine Groundwater Flow
and Discharge on the Precipitation of Early Diagenetic Carbonate
Cements in Coastal Deposits: An Example from the Manitoba
Escarpment Area. At 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall he
will discuss Sequence Strategraphic Controls on Synsedimentary
Cementation and Preservation of Dinosaur Tracks: Example
from the Early Cretaceous Dakota Formation, Southeastern
For more information contact Richard Josephs at 777-2131.
Florida biologist to present seminar
Dr. Hank Bass, assistant professor of biology at Florida
State University, will present a seminar at noon Friday,
April 23, in 141 Starcher Hall. His topic will be Analysis
of the Bouquet State of Meiosis in Maize.
Doctoral examinations set for Mitchell
The final examination for Lloyd Mitchell, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning:
higher education, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, April 23, in
Room 308 Education Building. The dissertation title is The
Development of a Definition, Classification System, and
Model for the Introduction of Cultural Geology as a Merged
Discipline. Janet Goldstein Ahler (education foundations
and research) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Deborah Melby, a candidate for
the Ed.D. degree with a major in educational leadership,
is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Room 208 Education
Building. The dissertation title is An Examination
of the Influence of the UND Summer Camp Program Experience
on New Students Decision to Attend the University
of North Dakota. Katrina Meyer (educational leadership)
is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Law library, Union, wellness center
closed April 24
The Thormodsgard Law Library, Memorial Union, and wellness
center will be closed Saturday, April 24, because of a scheduled
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/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and
how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of
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 cant know everything about every culture, so we
choose to look at diversity from an individual perspective.
That way each person is given an opportunity to understand
who they are and those who are different from us are not
categorized into a stereotype. Presenter: Daniel Bjerknes.
Beneficial Work Station Design and Solving Ergonomic Problems:
April 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
New class designed to review ergonomic principles and factors
relating to workstation design. Office, industrial, trade
areas and tool selection will be included. In addition,
problem solving methods will be utilized to address a variety
of design problems. Class is appropriate for employees and
supervisors in all areas on campus. Presenter: Claire Moen,
safety and environmental health.
Choosing Your TIAA-CREF Income Options: April 21,
2:30 to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Information
on retirement options with TIAA-CREF will be presented.
Presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF.
Personal Safety and Security, Critical Issues: April 22,
2 to 4 p.m., 10-12 Swanson Hall. Violent crimes occur all
too often whether in the work place, home, or in the course
of our daily lives. It is important that individuals know
what to do to protect themselves. This workshop will identify
underlying causes of violent crimes, warning signs, and
methods for heading off serious situations as well as planning
for prevention. Presenter: Duane Czapiewski and Jason Uhlir.
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, 2004, ORPD will no longer
list funding opportunities in the University Letter, but
rather will encourage faculty and staff to register with
This workshop will show faculty and staff how to use some
of the Community of Sciences 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:
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.
Gaffaneys will show new markerboard
Heres an opportunity to see the latest in markerboard
technology. A mobile presentation theater representing the
Egan & TeamBoard products is set for Monday, April 26,
at Gaffaneys, 1809 13th Ave. N.
Jerry Clancy, Purchasing.
UND hosts visiting PBK Scholar April
Margaret Berger, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will
be on campus Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27. She will
present a public lecture at 8 p.m. Monday in the Lecture
Bowl of the Memorial Union. The lecture topic will be Rethinking
the Need for Finality in Criminal Proceedings: the Impact
of DNA Evidence. Everyone is invited to attend.
Margaret Berger is the Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Professor
of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she joined the faculty
in 1973 and teaches civil procedure, evidence, and courses
on the interaction of science and law. She was recently
recognized by the American Law Institute/American Bar Association
with the Rawle Award for her role in developing new approaches
to judicial treatment of scientific evidence and in educating
the legal and science communities about ways to implement
these approaches. She currently serves on the National Research
Council Panel on Science, Technology, and the Law, and was
the reporter for the Post-Conviction Issues Working Group
of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence.
Berger has published numerous articles and has authored
chapters in both editions of the Federal Judicial Centers
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence and is co-author
of Weinsteins Evidence: Commentary on Rules of Evidence
for the United States Courts and Magistrates.
Mary Kweit, vice president, UND chapter of Phi Beta
Fossil fuel science expert to present
Please join us Tuesday, April 27, for the following seminars
by Curt White from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National
Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). He is a UND alumnus
and is the carbon sequestration science focus area leader
at DOE-NETL. He has more than 30 years of industrial, government,
and academic research experience in various areas of fossil
fuel science, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
chemistry, the analytical chemistry of fossil fuels, the
geochemistry of sulfur in fossil fuels, and supercritical
fluid technologies including extraction and chromatography.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union
Separation and Capture of C02 from Large Stationary
Sources and Sequestration in Geological Formations
Coalbed and Saline Aquifers.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lewis and Clark Meeting Room, Energy
and Environmental Research Center An Initial
Set of Working Hypotheses Concerning Some Chemical and Physical
Events When C02 is Injected into a Coalbed.
All are welcome to attend. Contact Patti Reimer at 777-5070
or email@example.com with any questions.
Operation Graduation planned for seniors
Telesis, the UND Student Alumni Association, and the UND
Alumni Association are inviting all graduating seniors to
Operation Graduation Wednesday, April 28, at
the Alumni Center in the J. Lloyd Stone Building next to
Gamble Hall. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Participating students can enjoy free pizza, refreshments,
gifts, and prizes. Information about what the Alumni Association
offers to graduates will also be available. Telesis.
PAC-W announces Speaking Out
The Presidents Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W)
is pleased to announce our spring event, Speaking
Out and Reaching Out, at the Hilton Garden Inn on
Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free,
and all faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged
to attend. Here is a chance for your voice to be heard and
taken seriously as we share our thoughts or concerns and
try to improve our university. The main topics for discussion
Graduate Student Issues and Mentoring
Women and Service Issues
Feeling Undervalued/Underpaid Climate Issues
Harassment and Other Employment Concerns
Current PAC-W members will facilitate the discussions.
Our goal is to work together to formulate possible improvements.
Please bring your concerns, ideas, and a little bit of an
appetite as a variety of hors doeuvres will be available.
If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P. by Monday,
April 26, providing your name, department or area, whether
you are staff, graduate student or faculty, and the number
attending to Wendelin Hume at 777-4115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(leaving a message is fine).
If you are interested in becoming a member of PAC-W and
advocating for equity, please submit your contact information
and a brief written statement explaining your interest to
any of the PAC-W members or Wendelin Hume at Box 7013. Appointments
are typically for three years and subject to the approval
of the president. To find out more about PAC-W, you can
visit our web site at http://www.und.edu/org/pacw/.
Wendelin Hume (criminal justice), chair, PAC-W.
Campus involvement and student learning
is teleconference topic
The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience®
and Students in Transition production, Campus Activities:
Creating Intentional Connections for Student Learning,
is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, from noon to 2 p.m.
in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. The teleconference
is sponsored by Student and Outreach Services, Career Services,
and TRIO Programs. Do educators on your campus still view
campus activities as only the fun and games
part of campus life? Today, campus activities provide an
invaluable opportunity for student engagement and learning.
This teleconference discussion centers on the evolution
of campus activities from merely providing entertainment
to embracing student learning outcomes. Our experts lead
a conversation on the crucial role co-curricular and extracurricular
activities play in student success. They explore lessons
learned from assessment and share proven strategies that
make a difference in our students college experience.
Third R&D Showcase is April 29 at
North Dakota State University will host the third annual
R&D Showcase Thursday, April 29, in the Fargodome.
The main speakers will be:
-- Dr. Bruce McWilliams, CEO, Tessera Technologies, Silicon
Valley, Calif., discussing intellectual property and the
new economy. Tesseras flip-scale technology is used
-- Bruce Wood, director, John Deere & Company, Moline,
Ill., describing how John Deere commercializes new products
through research and development.
-- Dr. Paul Drzaic, vice president for advanced development,
Alien Technology Co. Morgan Hill, Calif., will close the
one-day event describing the Alien Technology story and
their decision to locate in North Dakota.
The program and registration information can be found at
Thanks to the showcase sponsors, there is no charge for
the sessions, morning and afternoon break refreshments,
luncheon, and conference materials. There will be a $35
charge for the social and dinner.
Register now for your seat at this exciting event. See you
on Thursday, April 29.
Bruce Gjovig, Center for Innovation.
2004 Merrifield Competition deadline
Faculty are asked to remind students that all papers to
be considered for the annual Merrifield Competition Award
must be submitted to the Department of Special Collections,
Chester Fritz Library, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, April
30, 2004. The $1,500 UND scholarship is awarded annually
based upon a competitive review of original research papers
that utilize primary resource materials held in the Elwyn
B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz
Library. More information concerning research criteria and
paper guidelines is available in Special Collections, located
on the librarys fourth floor.
Sandy Slater, head, Special Collections, Chester
Haydn, Mozart featured in April 30 Master
The Grand Forks Master Chorale and members of the Greater
Grand Forks Symphony will join forces for Masterworks
Concert: Haydns Sancti Nicolai and Mozarts Vesperae
solennes de Confessore, Friday, April 30, 7 p.m. at
Holy Family Catholic Church.
Now in its 21st year, the Grand Forks Master Chorale is
a 40-plus-voice auditioned choir under the direction of
Michael J. Weber with accompanist Lacey Oar.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Senior citizens
get a break at $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and students
get the best deal: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets
are available through the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office,
777-4090. The Master Chorale is supported in part by the
North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Myra Foundation.
The Master Chorale is a member of the North Valley Arts
Council, which is supporting this concert as part of its
Strategic planning orientation sessions
Strategic planning orientation sessions are set for Tuesday,
May 4, and Monday, May 17. These two-hour sessions, designed
for staff and faculty in leadership positions, including
department heads, chairpersons, deans, vice presidents,
directors, and unit leaders, are designed to be refreshers
for those that attended similar sessions four years ago.
Those new to the University since then would be especially
encouraged to attend.
They will include discussions on how to proceed with the
strategic planning process in your areas. You will look
at examples of successful planning efforts, discuss ideas,
and learn about tools to make your planning
You will also discuss reasons for planning, overcoming the
negatives, UND strategic planning model, facilitating the
planning process, materials and other planning assistance.
Session facilitators are Dennis Elbert, dean, College of
Business and Public Administration, and James Shaeffer,
dean, outreach programs.
Choose one of these two-hour sessions that fits into your
schedule: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the River
Valley Room, Memorial Union, or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday,
May 17, at the Memorial Union Ballroom.
For proper planning you are asked to register by contacting
the U2 office within one week of the session start date
at 777-2128 or send us an e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu.
Contact us if you have special needs or require accommodations.
Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University
U Senate to meet May 6
A meeting of the University Senate is set for Thursday,
May 6, 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 22. They may be submitted electronically
to: Nancy.Krogh@mail.und.nodak.edu. It is recommended that
some detail be included in the agenda items submitted.
Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.
Staff recognition ceremony set for May
The 2004 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel is set
for Tuesday, May 11, in the Memorial Union Ballroom beginning
at 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for Years of
Service in five year increments, 10 Meritorious Service
Award winners will be announced, as will the winner of the
Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award. Tickets may be purchased
in the Office of Human Resources, 313 Twamley Hall, for
$3.50 each or from the human resources manager in your department.
Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 5.
All members of the University community are invited.
Joy Johnson, Human Resources.
UND offers summer writing camp for teens
The English department is offering a two-week writing camp
June 7-18 for students who will be in grades 9 to 12 next
fall. Participants will explore a variety of writing genres
including fiction, memoir, poetry, scriptwriting and journalism.
Part of UND Summer Sessions, the camp will culminate in
public readings at a local coffee shop.
Sessions will be from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m., with alternate
days for additional writing time, and home assignments as
well. Camp directors are UND writing instructors Kathy Coudle
King and Kate Sweney, both published writers.
King has written more than 15 plays, five screenplays, a
published novel, Wannabe, and many essays and short stories.
She has a BFA in dramatic writing from New York University
and an M.A. in English from UND. She has been teaching in
the UND English department since 1991 and in the women studies
program since 1997.
Sweney has worked as a journalist, technical writer, editor,
public relations writer and a teacher for more than 20 years.
Her free-lance articles have appeared in USA Today and True
West magazine, among others. She co-edited Day In, Day Out:
Womens Lives in North Dakota and was associate editor
of Plainswoman magazine for several years.
Early bird registration of $120 ends June 1. After June
1, the cost will be $130. A limited number of partial scholarships
($65) are available for students who write a letter expressing
their need and include a writing sample. This can be sent
to the UND Department of English, Summer Writing Camp, P.O.
Box 7209, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
For information, or to register, call 777-3612 or 777-3322;
or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Proposals sought for American Indian
The following information describes the American Indian
Student Services grant proposal project. Given our campus
commitment to diversity, this could be an opportunity for
your department to implement a program of support for recruiting
American Indian students to your area. Be assured that our
office will be a collaborating partner in the development
and implementation of your program, and we are willing to
assist you as much as possible. If you would like to discuss
this in person, please contact my administrative secretary,
Darlene Ihrke, at 777-4291. I look forward to meeting and
working with you.
Project purpose: The Office of American Indian Student
Services (AISS) is launching an American Indian grant proposal
project that offers departments, faculty, and/or staff a
monetary award for submitting grant proposals that would
result in new programs or initiatives which focus on providing
a variety of opportunities including student support services
to American Indian students attending UND. Timeline: Letters
of intent can be submitted through June 15, 2004, with a
response one week after submission. Letters of intent should
provide the following information. (1) Funding agency and
proposal submission deadline. (2) Grant writer or principal
investigator. (3) Proposal summary (purpose, goals, activities,
duration of grant proposal, and approximate proposal budget
amount. (4) Involved faculty/staff. (5) Potential collaborations.
(6) Potential for continuation. Send letter of intent to
American Indian Student Services, Box 8274. Leigh
Jeanotte, director, American Indian Student Services.
Strategic planning facilitator placement
Departments opting to use the services of a facilitator
for strategic planning sessions should contact the U2 office
to request a facilitator. There is no cost to the requesting
department. Please contact our office within two to three
weeks of your planning session for best scheduling accommodations.
The U2 office phone number is 777-4266 or e-mail email@example.com.
Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University
U Senate election results announced
The following 16 University Council members were elected
on an at-large basis to serve two-year terms on the University
Senate from September 2004 through August 2006: Jane Berne,
Royce Blackburn, Judy DeMers, Van Doze, Mary Drewes, Janice
Goodwin, Emmanuel Grant, James Hikins, Sue Jeno, Kent Lovelace,
Scott Lowe, Rosanne McBride, Thomas Petros, Matthew Picklo,
Charles Robertson, and Allan Skramstad.
Jan Goodwin was elected to serve a five-year term on the
faculty rights committee. Douglas Munski was elected to
serve a three-year term on the Council of College Faculties.
The 30 faculty elected to the special review committee
for 2004-2005 are: Harmon Abrahamson, James Antes, Jane
Berne, Sharon Carson, Glinda Crawford, Richard Crawford,
Mary Cutler, Albert Fivizzani, Janice Goodwin, William Gosnold,
Thomasine Heitkamp, Mark Hoffmann, Wendelin Hume, Cindy
Juntunen-Smith, Melinda Leach, Randy Lee, Kent Lovelace,
Scott Lowe, James Mochoruk, Janet Moen, Douglas Munski,
David Perry, Thomas Petros, Kimberly Porter, Thomas Rand,
Elizabeth Rankin, Charles Robertson, Kathy Smart, Mary Wakefield,
and Margaret Zidon.
Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.
Grade Report forms available
The Grade Report forms will be available in
the Office of the Registrar for pickup by the department
offices beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 27. The procedures
to follow and deadlines will be noted in a memo attached
to the report forms. Please note: Grade report forms must
be received no later than noon Tuesday, May 18. If you have
questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to
call me at 777-2712. Nancy Krogh, registrar.
Warn students against misuse of
Faculty, please make your students aware of this: Misuse
of the registration system (i.e. registering for multiple
sections of a course, etc.) will result in the student being
dropped from all of the sections. This statement can be
found on pages 2 and 3 of the fall 2004 schedule of courses.
If you have questions regarding the above, please do not
hesitate to call me at 777-2694. Nancy Krogh, registrar.
Site license software requests deadline
is June 15
Be aware that the last day for submitting site license
software requests for this fiscal year is June 15, 2004.
Below are the yearly product renewal cycles:
ESRI products are from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005.
This license needs to be renewed yearly. New and renewed
licenses must still be ordered on the regular ITSS software
licensing order form at http://www.und.edu/dept/itss/software.html.
AutoCAD/desk is Oct. 15, 2004, through Oct. 14, 2005.
SAS-PC: The current years contract with PC-SAS expired
on Feb. 28, 2004. On March 1, 2004, you are able to order
new or renew your current PC-SAS licenses. Once again, the
PC-SAS license for this years contract will have no
New and renewed licenses must still be ordered on the regular
ITSS Software Licensing Order Form found at http://www.und.edu/dept/itss/software.html.
If you have questions regarding software licensing issues,
please contact me at Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 777-3171.
Accounting services is moving soon;
submit items as soon as possible
Accounting services is tentatively scheduled to move to
their new location, 115 Twamley Hall, at the end of April.
To ensure all April transactions will be processed for month-end
closing, please submit all payment vouchers, interdepartmental
billings, and any other accounting documents as soon as
possible. Your assistance is appreciated.
Allison Peyton and Lisa Heher, Accounting Services.
Grand Cities Art Fest introduces
Emerging Artist Program
Because selling artwork can be an art in itself, the Downtown
Leadership Group of Grand Forks is proud to introduce Emerging
Artist Program. Five young artists will learn how to market
their work by exhibiting at the 2004 Grand Cities Art Fest
free of charge.
Five booths will be available in 2004 to artists ages 18
to 30 from North Dakota or Minnesota. Selected artists will
receive use of a 10-by-10 foot pop-up tent, tables and chairs.
Each participant also receives a $100 expense allowance
for purchase of display and/or artwork materials and mentoring
by a professional artist.
Artists interested in applying for the Emerging Artist
Program must submit an artists statement and three
to four photos or slides by the April 23 deadline. Selected
artists must be able to present a sufficient body of original
work before the June 12-13 event, which is expected to draw
more than 30,000 guests.
We believe theres often a disconnect between
the education young artists receive for their craft and
their knowledge of marketing and sales, said Traie
Dockter, executive director. Setting up emerging artists
with display equipment and knowledge from experienced artists
is something we can do to show support for the arts and
young artists in our region. Artists interested in
receiving an application should call (701) 738-8354 or e-mail
The Emerging Artist Program is sponsored by the Downtown
Leadership Group, the city of Grand Forks, Ecolab, the North
Dakota Community Foundation, the Myra Foundation and the
Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. The
Grand Cities Art Fest is sponsored in part by the Xcel Energy
Foundation, Ben Franklin Crafts, KVLY TV-11, Leighton Broadcasting
and the Grand Forks Herald. The Downtown Leadership Group
is a non-profit, private-sector organization dedicated to
promoting activities and development for downtown Grand
Forks and East Grand Forks.
Studio One features drug test expert,
domestic abuse training for hair stylists
Occupational health manager Jackie Walsh will discuss many
aspects of drug testing on the next edition of Studio One
on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. According to Walsh, nearly
every occupation can use drug testing to screen and protect
employees. We will hear ways people try to cheat on these
tests and how the results affect a persons life.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, hair stylists are
being used to reduce domestic violence. Victims build relationships
with their stylists and may confide in them about abuse.
We will learn about special training which alerts them to
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 cited as best in region
Studio One, the University of North Dakotas television
show, recently won numerous awards through the Northwest
Broadcast News Association (Eric Sevareid Awards) and Society
of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competitions.
Cast and crew members of Studio One received 14 awards through
the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) including
seven first place awards. Through the Northwest Broadcast
News Association (NBNA), students earned seven awards, five
of them first place awards. The Studio One news segment
was named Best Television Newscast by the Society
of Professional Journalists.
In the Northwest Broadcast News Association competition,
which includes the six-state region of North Dakota, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa, Studio One
received a first place award for Weathercast in the Student
Market. Studio One also received an Award of Merit for Newscast
Michelle Walters, 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. Lets lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
Bookstore seeks temporary part-time
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
The retooled web site now features a searchable database.
For example, type in “gene” and the following
names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database:
David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf,
Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles,
The process for getting into the database is simple. The
online submission form is designed to allow faculty and
researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you
prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information
(name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows
you to include information under the following categories:
Education, Publications, Consulting, Research, Grants,
Special Presentations, Patents, Works in Progress
To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit
and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked
to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential).
This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date.
Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries
when they provide their October supplements.
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 email@example.com.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Sciences COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided
for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota
and may not be republished or made available outside the
University of North Dakota in any form except via the COS
Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Grants for Health Services Research Dissertations support
students whose dissertations focus on areas relevant to
health services research, with emphasis placed on methodological
and research topics in the following areas: improvements
in health outcomes; health care quality measurement and
improvement; strategies to improve access, foster appropriate
use, and reduce unnecessary expenditures related to healthcare;
medical errors/patient safety; translating research into
practice and policy; bioterrorism; and health promotion
and disease prevention. Contact: Greta Drott, 301-427-1530;
Deadlines: 6/15/04, 10/15/04.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS)/ PETROLEUM RESEARCH FUND
Scientific Education Grants support projects designed to
enhance advanced scientific education and fundamental research
in the petroleum field. Most awards provide partial funding
for foreign speakers at major symposia. Areas of interest
are: chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical engineering,
and related fields such as polymers and materials science.
Deadline: None. Contact: The Petroleum Research Fund, American
Chemical Society, 202-872-4481; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://chemistry.org/portal/Chemistry?PID=acsdisplay.html&DOC=prf\prfgrant.html#typese.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Human Nutrition and Obesity Support for integrated
research, education and/or extension projects dealing with
prevention of obesity. Deadline: 6/15/04. Contact: Etta
Saltos, 202-401-5178; email@example.com; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/04/rfa_nri_04.htm.
GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION, ELIZABETH
Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Awards provide support to build
a network of scientists focusing on issues of pediatric
HIV/AIDS and creating a generation born free of this infection.
Deadline: 6/11/04 (Letter of Intent). Contact: Jeff Safrit,
310-314-1459; EGSA@pedAIDS.org; http://www.pedaids.org/fs_grant_apps.html.
Scholar AwardsPostdoctoral fellowships for clinicians
and scientists who focus their research on pediatric HIV/AIDS.
Deadline: 6/11/04 (Letter of Intent). Contact: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, 310-314-1459; firstname.lastname@example.org;
HUNTINGTONS DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Initiative Grants support time-sensitive basic or clinical
research related to Huntingtons Disease. Contact:
Research Grant Department, 212-242-1968; http://www.hdsa.org/grant/grant.pl?researchguide.
Deadlines: 6/15/04, 9/15/04.
MULTIPLE MYELOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (MMRF)
Collaborative Program Grants provide support to bring together
research programs focused on any aspect of myeloma. Deadlines:
6/15/04 (Preliminary Deadline); 9/15/04 (Full Application).
Contact: Jill Shook, 203-972-1250; email@example.com; http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/research/5.05.asp.
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (MDA) - USA
Funding for research to develop treatments for muscular
dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system.
Development Grants support individuals who have 18 months
of post-doctoral research laboratory training. Research
Grant applicants must be professionals or faculty at educational,
medical or research institutions and be qualified to conduct
and supervise programs of original research. Contact: Grants
Manager, 520-529-2000; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.mdausa.org/research/guidelines.html.
Deadlines: 6/15/04, 12/15/04.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Planetary AstronomySupport for ground-based telescopic
observations that contribute to understanding of general
properties and evolution of the Solar System planets and
their satellites, and of asteroids and comets. Deadline:
6/11/04. Contact: Lindley N. Johnson, 202-358-2314; Lindley.Johnsonemail@example.com;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Application of Emerging Technologies for Cancer ResearchSupport
for projects evaluating usefulness of emerging technologies
that are ready for initial application to clinical or biological
questions in cancer research. Deadlines: 5/17/04, 9/17/04
(Letter of Intent); 6/17/04, 10/18/04 (Application). Contact:
Gregory J. Downing, 301-496-1550; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Early Detection Research Network: Clinical Epidemiology
and Validation CentersSupport for Clinical Epidemiology
and Validation Centers to develop, evaluate, and validate
biomarkers for earlier cancer detection and risk assessment.
Deadlines: 5/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/14/04 (Application).
Contact: Sudhir Srivastava, 301-435-1594; email@example.com;
Innovations in Cancer Sample PreparationSupport for
research to develop and significantly enhance or adapt sample
preparation methodologies and technologies, develop of assays
to assess sample quality, and to elucidate criteria by which
to judge sample quality. Deadlines and Contact: See above
Innovative Technologies for Molecular Analysis of CancerSupport
for projects to develop highly innovative cancer-relevant
technologies, including methods and tools that enable research
(e.g., instrumentation, techniques, devices, etc.). Deadlines
and Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-002.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)
Technology Development for Biomedical Applications: Phased
Innovation Awards support development of 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;
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Grants for Research and Exploration support basic original
field research in disciplines including anthropology, archaeology,
astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography,
paleontology, and zoology, with emphasis on multidisciplinary
projects that address environmental issues such as loss
of biodiversity and habitat and effects of human-population
pressures. Deadline: None. Contact: Committee for Research
and Exploration, National Geographic Society, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/research/grant/rg1.html.
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Pathogenesis of SARS Lung Disease: In Vitro Studies and
Animal ModelsSupport for high risk hypothesis generating
research and hypothesis driven projects relevant to pathogenesis
of human lung disease caused by the human SARS coronavirus
(SARS-CoV). Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact:
Hannah H. Peavy, 301-435-0222; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-080.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Microbicide Design and Development TeamsSupport for
consortia of scientists with product development experience
from industry and/or academia that have identified a promising
microbicide concept, and devised a plan for targeted development
into a product testable in humans. Deadline: 8/13/04. Contact:
Donald Collie, 301-496-0992; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-04-022.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Partnerships Between Basic and Clinical Researchers in ObesitySupport
for partnerships to investigate biological mechanisms controlling
energy balance in humans. Contact: Carol Renfrew Haft, 301-594-7689;
Deadlines: 6/21/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/04 (Application).
Proteomic and Metabolomic Approaches to Diagnose Diabetes
and Pre-DiabetesSupport for research using proteomic
and other novel technology to develop new diagnostic tests
and/or identify new biomarkers for diagnosis of pre-diabetes
and/or diabetes that do not require fasting or glucose administration.
Contact: Salvatore Sechi, 301-594-8814; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-076.html.
Deadlines: 6/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/20/04 (Application).
Proteomics: Diabetes, Obesity, and Endocrine, Digestive,
Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic DiseasesSupport
for research to identify and quantitate protein expression
patterns, post-translational modification of proteins, and
protein-protein interactions on cells, tissues, organ systems
to diabetes, obesity, endocrine and metabolic diseases,
nutritional function and diseases of the alimentary tract,
exocrine pancreas, liver, kidney, bladder and prostate and
normal biological processes related to the function of these
systems. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: See
above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-081.html.
Small Clinical Grants in Digestive Diseases, Nutrition
and ObesitySupport for innovative clinical and epidemiological
research into new therapies or means of prevention of digestive
and liver diseases, nutritional disorders and obesity. Deadlines:
6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Patricia Robuck, 301-594-8879;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Administrative Supplements: Counterterrorism and Neuroscience
ResearchSupplemental support for research aimed at
protecting the nervous system from harmful effects of a
chemical or biological terrorist attack. Deadlines: 6/15/04,
10/15/04. Contact: David A. Jett, 301-496-3102; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Collaborative Clinical Trials in Drug AbuseSupport
for collaboration of investigators at different sites to
address critical issues in treatment of substance-related
disorders that require sample sizes greater than a single
site can reasonably attain. Deadlines: 6/16/04, 10/13/04,
2/16/05. Contact: Ivan D. Montoya, 301-443-8639; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
AIDS-Related Oral Malignancies and TumorsSupport for
research to improve understanding of the biological basis
of development and progression of AIDS-related oral cancers
and tumors; and to identify novel targets for treatment,
and biomarkers for early diagnosis and monitoring of disease
progression. Contact: Mostafa Nokta, 301-594-7985; Mostafa.Nokta@nih.gov;
Asthma Exacerbations: Biology and Disease ProgressionSupport
for clinical and basic research to elucidate biologic mechanisms
of asthma exacerbation pathobiology and resolution and their
impact on lung function, physiology and disease state. Deadlines:
5/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/18/04 (Application). Contact:
Patricia Noel, 301-435-0202; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-029.html.
Psychopharmacology of Widely Available Psychoactive Natural
ProductsSupport for research to characterize chemistry,
psychopharmacology, and/or toxicology of acute and chronic
exposure to psychoactive natural products, as well as transition
in use of these products to licit or illicit drugs of abuse.
Contact: Allison Chausmer, 301-402-5088; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05, 6/1/05.
Research on Autism and Autism Spectrum DisordersSupport
for research to elucidate diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology,
genetics, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery
in relation to Autistic Disorder and autism spectrum disorders.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, /1/05. Contact: Ann Wagner,
301-443-4283; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-085.html.
Support for Dietary Supplement Research Centers: Botanicals
for interdisciplinary collaborative study of botanicals,
particularly those found as ingredients in dietary supplements,
and for research with high potential for being translated
into practical benefits for human health. Contact: Christine
A. Swanson, 301-435-2920; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-04-002.html.
Deadlines: 5/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/15/04 (Application).
Transition to Independent PositionsSupport for new
investigators, whose research relates to understanding problems
and mechanisms associated with exposure to environmental
agents, to transition to independent faculty positions.
Deadlines: 6/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/13/04 (Application).
Contact: Carol Shreffler, 919-541-1445; email@example.com;
Understanding and Preventing Brain Tumor DispersalSupport
for studies to identify properties of brain tumor cells
that cause them to migrate; determine how interaction of
tumor cells with normal brain elements affects migration;
and translate understanding of these parameters into interventions
that target invading tumor cells. Contact: Robert Finkelstein,
301-496-5745; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-04-079.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Approaches to Combat Terrorism (ACT)Support for projects
to identify bold new concepts in basic research and workforce
development with potential to contribute to national security.
Deadline: 6/11/04. Contact: Andrew W. Clegg, 703-292-4892;
Cross-Disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions
(C-RUI)Support for research involving faculty from
different fields and undergraduate students at predominantly
undergraduate institutions. Contact: Sally E. OConnor,
703-292-8470; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04536/nsf04536.htm.
Earth Sciences Research at the National Science Foundation
(EAR)Tectonics (TE)Support for research and
education related to Earths terrestrial regions, interior,
and freshwater systems. Contact: David M. Fountain, 703-292-8552;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 12/1/04.
International Research Network Connections (IRNC)Funding
for network connections linking U.S. research networks with
peer networks in other parts of the world to support science
and engineering research and education projects. Deadline:
6/7/04. Contact: Douglas G. Gatchell, 703-292-8962; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology
Transfer Programs Phase I Solicitation FY-2004 (SBIR/STTR)Information-Based
Technologies (IT) and Security Technologies (ST). Support
for projects on important scientific, engineering, or science/engineering
education problems and opportunities that could lead to
significant commercial and public benefit if the research
is successful. Deadline: 6/9/04. Contact: Cheryl F. Albus,
703- 292-7051; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04551/nsf04551.htm.
Software and Tools for High-End Computing (ST-HEC)Support
for innovative research to build complex software and tools
(on top of the operating system) for high-end architectures.
Contact: S. Kamal Abdali, 703-292-8910, firstname.lastname@example.org;
5/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/7/04 (Application).
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)
Advanced Research Workshops (ARW)Support for a small
group of experts to make a critical assessment of existing
knowledge on new important topics, and identify directions
for future research. Only ARWs in the security-related Priority
Research Topics will be supported. Deadline: None. Contact:
Security Through Science Programme, Public Diplomacy Division,
NATO, Telephone: +32 (02) 707-41-11; email@example.com;
PHILIPPE FOUNDATION, INC.
Support for exchange of scientists and doctors between the
U.S. and France for research-related endeavors, with an
emphasis on medical research, especially cancer research.
Deadline: None. Contact: Mirella Shapiro, 212-687-3290;
TREE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND (TREE FUND)
Support to identify significant environmental, biological,
social, and economic needs of arboriculture and urban forestry,
including tree genetics, management and care; and for innovative,
basic/applied research and education projects. Deadline:
Varies. Contact: TREE Fund, 217-239-7070; firstname.lastname@example.org;
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Development and Characterization of Biological Systems for
Studying Low Dose Effects of Endocrine Disrupting ChemicalsSupport
to develop and characterize biological systems for studying
the nature of the dose-response to endocrine disrupting
chemicals. Research should focus on estrogen, androgen,
or thyroid hormone systems, and innovative toxicology conducted
across a wide range of multiple dose levels to characterize
dose-response relationships following in utero or early
postnatal exposures to endocrine disruptors. Deadline: 6/1/04.
Contact: Elaine Francis, 202-564-6789; email@example.com;
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and
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