40, NUMBER 33: APRIL 25, 2003
report available for review
Nancy Dickey to
deliver medical school commencement address
administrators are invited to participate in general spring commencement
“Green jacket” volunteers sought for spring
commencement May 17
Senate holds special meeting
set for James Bryant
Biology department hosts
seminar April 25
Bands, Grand Cities Children’s
Choirs present concert
Center holds rummage sale
Empire Arts Center
Faculty invited to meet with
Bush program evaluators
Reception will honor
Graduate Committee meets Monday
Honors students to participate in undergraduate research
Scientist discusses “DNA
Reception will honor
Mary Jane Schneider
Music faculty present
Agenda listed for May 1 University
Women’s Center hosts
“Meet and Eat”
De-stress at “De-Stress
Fest” May 1
Staff Senate “Springs
Native Media Caucus, preview
forum set for May 1, 2
May 2 Expo showcases
Glass blower brings
mobile studio to museum
Master Chorale, UND
Concert Choir to perform Beethoven’s “Mass in C”
Speaker will discuss “Lessons From Jonesboro,
Littleton, and Vietnam”
honor Sara Hanhan
Staff recognition ceremony
set for May 13
of national journal editors sought
misuse course registration system
notification memo to human resources
may enroll in courses at low cost
fees set for next year
Campus teams prepare
named N.D. small business research advocate of the year
Software site license requests due June 20
CILT will not videotape classes over summer
Do you eat cereal every morning?
workshops listed for May 12-15
sought for international students
is last Wednesday of month
Mom was right!
broccoli is good for you!
Studio One lists
Practice your Spanish at the “Spanish
Children needed as research participants
is deadline for travel grant applications
grant opportunities listed
self-study report available for review
A draft of the UND Institutional Self-Study Report, under preparation
for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
of Colleges and Schools, is now available for review and comment
by members of the university community. To view the document electronically,
the address is http://www.und.edu/dept/cilt/nca/. You will need
to enter your NAID number, following the instructions, to gain
access. Paper copies of the document are also available in the
office of the vice president for academic affairs and provost
in Twamley Hall, at the circulation desk on the second floor of
the Chester Fritz Library, at the dean’s office of the John
Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and the dean’s office
of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Comments may be
sent by e-mail at the web site, and written comments may be sent
by campus mail to “College of EHD, attn: Audrey Pearson,”
Box 7189. The steering committee is especially interested in comments
that might correct factual errors and any inaccuracies or possible
misinterpretations that may exist in the draft document. The campus
visit by the HLC/NCA team will take place Oct. 20-23, 2003.
-- Dan Rice (Dean, EHD), Chair, HLC/NCA Steering Committee.
Dickey to deliver medical school commencement address
Nancy Dickey, president and vice chancellor of health affairs
at Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in Houston,
will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday, May 10, commencement
ceremonies for the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Class of 2003 at
the Chester Fritz Auditorium. An awards brunch is planned at 10
a.m. that day in the Memorial Union.
Past president of the American Medical Association from 1998-99,
Dickey is the founding program director of the Family Practice
Residency of the Brazos Valley and professor of family, and community
medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science
Center College of Medicine.
She has received four honorary doctoral degrees, including a
doctor of science from the University of Massachusetts and a doctor
of laws from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She earned her
undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in
Nacogdoches, Texas, followed by her M.D. in 1976 from the University
of Texas Medical School in Houston. She later received the distinguished
alumni award from the University of Texas Medical School.
From 1987 to 1990, she was on the National Institutes of Health
Advisory Council on Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and in 2003
she was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health
Drugs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
She has been an active editorial advisor and reviewer for a number
of professional publications, including the Journal of the American
Medical Association, and has contributed to general-interest periodicals.
She currently serves as editor-in-chief of Medem, an Internet-based
patient-education company. Medem is a partnership of the AMA,
medical specialty societies and several state associations.
She has also served on the editorial boards of Patient Care,
Medical World News, Medical Ethics Advisor and Archives of Family
Medicine, and is a frequent speaker of professional and civic
organizations around the country.
For more information on commencement day activities, please call
the Office of the Dean at 777-2514.
– H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health
administrators are invited to participate in general spring commencement
Faculty and administrators are invited to march in the University’s
general commencement ceremony Saturday, May 17. The ceremony will
begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center. Faculty and administrative
staff will wear academic regalia and assemble in the Aurora Ballroom
no later than 1 p.m. For easiest access, enter the Alerus Center
through door 4 on the northeast corner of the building. Staff
volunteers and student marshals will be on hand to assist processional
Faculty members will receive a letter from John Ettling, vice
president for academic affairs and provost, inviting them to participate
in the ceremony. As outlined in that letter, faculty members are
asked to contact their dean’s office by May 14 to confirm
their plans to participate in the ceremony.
Administrators are also cordially invited to march in the commencement
processional in academic regalia. During the ceremony, administrators
will be seated with the faculty of the college representing the
discipline of their highest academic degree. Administrative staff
planning to participate should contact Tammy in the vice president
for student and outreach services at 777-2724 by May 14 to confirm
Please contact the vice president for student and outreach services
office at 777-2724 with any questions.
– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President, Student
and Outreach Services.
jacket” volunteers sought for spring commencement May 17
Your help is requested for spring commencement Saturday, May
17, at the Alerus Center. “Green jacket” volunteers
seat guests, help organize our graduates, and greet campus visitors
who attend the ceremony.
Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. and all volunteers are asked
to report to the Morning Dove Room of the Alerus Center by noon
for a short briefing and to receive their assignments. We anticipate
that commencement will conclude by approximately 4:30 p.m. As
a volunteer, you are also encouraged to attend a walk-through
of the Alerus Center Friday, May 16, at 3 p.m.
Please contact Tammy J. Anderson in the vice president for student
and outreach services office at 777-2724 or e-mail her at email@example.com
by Friday, May 10, to let us know if you will be able to participate.
Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President, Student
and Outreach Services.
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
examination set for James Bryant
The final examination for James Allen Bryant, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning: higher
education/secondary education - social studies, is set for 8 a.m.
Thursday, April 24, in 104 Education Building. The dissertation
title is “A Noble Discontent: The Experiences of Seven Pre-Service
Teachers in an Experimental Course Designed to Examine the Relationship
Between Social Consciousness and Education.” Mary Ruth Laycock
(educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
department hosts seminar April 25
The biology department will host a seminar at noon Friday, April
25, in 105 Starcher Hall. Warren Jensen will present “Human
Adaptation to Microgravity.” Dr. Jensen is the director
of aeromedical research and associate professor at the Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences. In addition to teaching, he serves
as a flight surgeon with the 199th Fighter Group of the North
Dakota Air National Guard, is an FAA-designated senior medical
examiner and an active pilot. Dr. Jensen is board-certified in
aerospace medicine, and received his undergraduate degree at UND.
Host will be Jan Clark. Everyone is welcome.
– Biology Department.
Grand Cities Children’s Choirs present concert
The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble and University Band,
conducted by James Popejoy, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 25, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Special guests
for this performance will be the Grand Cities Children’s
Choirs, under the direction of Melanie Popejoy and Allison Brooks,
who are celebrating their inaugural season. The UND “Pride
of the North” Drumline will present a pre-concert performance
at 7:10 p.m.
The Wind Ensemble will open their portion of the program with
a new composition by Eric Whitacre, Noisy Wheels of Joy. They
will also perform Vincent Persichetti’s monumental work,
his Symphony No. 6, and John William’s score from the classic
John Wayne movie, The Cowboys. Graduate conductor Steve Werpy
will conduct Handel in the Strand by Percy Grainger with the Wind
Ensemble. In addition to performing several selections on their
own such as Pokare Kare Ana and Je Le Vous Diraill, the Grand
Cities Children’s Choirs will join with the Wind Ensemble
for a performance of the second set of Aaron Copland’s Old
American Songs. The University Band will open the concert performing
James Curnow’s Canticle of the Creatures and the circus
galop The Big Cage by Karl King. Werpy will lead the ensemble
in a performance of David Holsinger’s Havendance. They will
close their portion of the program with a 40th anniversary tribute
to The Beatles.
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission
and $3 for students. All high school and middle school students
will be admitted free of charge with the presentation of their
student ID card.
For additional information concerning this performance, please
contact the UND Band Department at 777-2815.
– James Popejoy, Director of Bands.
Community Center holds rummage sale
The Apartment Community Center is holding its spring community
rummage sale Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The center
is located at 525 Stanford Road in the same building as the University
Children’s Center. Please use the south entrance by the
playground. For more information, please contact Malia at 777-9862.
– Malia Young, Apartment Community Center.
Arts Center lists events
The schedule of Empire Arts Center events follows: Saturday,
April 26, Andy’s Harley Fundraiser, Easy Rider, 8 p.m.;
Sunday, April 27, International film, Dr. Akagi, 2:30 and 7:30
p.m.; Friday, May 2, World premiere of Pros and Cons, a drama
about small town life, 7 and 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 3, Pros and
Cons, 7 and 9 p.m.
- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.
invited to meet with Bush program evaluators
Faculty are invited to meet Monday, April 28, with two outside
evaluators who will be on campus gathering information on UND’s
current Bush Foundation funded faculty development grant programs.
Those programs include the Bush Teaching Scholars Program, the
Bush Program Assessment Teams, and the General Education Longitudinal
Study. Whether or not you have participated in the programs sponsored
by this grant, the team would like to hear your views.
Two open sessions will be held with the evaluators, one from
11 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Both sessions will be in
17 Swanson Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
-- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.
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
Committee meets Monday
The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, April 28, from 3:05
to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from April 7.
2. New program request from geological engineering for a Master
of Science in Geological Engineering. This item was temporarily
postponed from the Sept. 16, 2002 meeting. There is one new course
request with this item, GeoE998: Thesis.
3. Teaching and learning program review (Kathleen McLennan).
4. Request from industrial technology to withdraw three applications
for graduate credit for an undergraduate course. IT451: Computer
Application – PLCs, Micro-Controllers and Robotics; IT433:
Manufacturing Strategies; and IT353: Manufacturing Automation
5. Review of admission requirements, including the transfer policy
stating that work must have been taken at an accredited North
American institution to count toward a degree. (See page 177 of
the 2001-2003 academic catalog).
6. Graduate assistantships.
7. Graduate faculty meeting May 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union.
8. Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
students to participate in undergraduate research conference
The honors program will present its fifth annual undergraduate
research conference Monday, April 28, in the Memorial Union. The
conference is free and open to the public.
Twenty-three 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 chairs the
resulting senior thesis. The 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 day’s events. Presenters
are listed with their hometown and presentation title.
Faculty chairs are listed by department:
9 a.m., Humanities Panel I, Lecture Bowl
Joe H. Mitchell, Grand Forks, “Black and White Justice in
Dakota Territory,” James Mochoruk (history), chair; Christina
Beam, Grand Forks, “Picturing History: Representations of
a Lynching,” Brian White (honors), chair; Kathleen Vacek,
Grand Forks, “Propaganda Art of the Spanish Civil War,”
Claudia Routon (languages), chair.
10 a.m., Social Sciences Panel I, Lecture Bowl
Jessica Nelson, McVille, N.D., “Losing Ground,” Kimberly
Porter (history), chair; Angela Fitzpatrick, Grand Forks, “Punk
Style: The Modification of Peer Cultures,” Brian Gilley
(anthropology), chair; Katie Zejdlik, East Grand Forks, “Perspectives
in Ancient and Near Eastern Archaeology: Theoretical Frameworks
and How They Have Guided Research,” Melinda Leach (anthropology),
11 a.m., Social Sciences Panel II, Lecture Bowl
Sara Behrens, Minot, “Cult Activity in North Dakota,”
Mark Magness (integrated studies), chair; Ariston Johnson, Watford
City, N.D., “A General-Purpose Distributed Computing Architeccture,”
Ron Marsh (computer science), chair; Joe Vacek, Grand Forks, “Flight
Training for U.S. Commercial Pilots: Should Acrobatic Training
Be Mandatory?” Paul Lindseth (aviation), chair.
Noon to 2 p.m., Poster Presentations, Sioux Room
Grant A. Bauste, Grand Forks, “Gender Differences in False
Memory Development,” F.R. Ferraro (psychology), chair; Nicholas
Finstrom, Grand Forks, “Interpretation and Memory Bias Toward
Visual Representations of Threatening Stimuli in Socially Anxious
and Non-Anxious Individuals,” Amy Wenzel (psychology), chair;
Staci Fogarty, Minot, “Exercise and the Aging Population,”
Joanne Gaul (family medicine), chair; Kadon K. Hintz, Bismarck,
“Cardiac Myocyte Research in Diabetes: Methods and Implications,”
Sally Pyle (biology), chair; Joni E. Kraft, Grand Forks, “Is
the Emotional Contagion Scale a Predictor of Contagious Depression
in Dating Couples?” F.R. Ferraro (psychology), chair; Amy
Tallackson, Grand Forks, “Knowledge of Today’s Women,
Ages 50 and Above, Regarding Breast Cancer Treatment Options,”
Rosanne Hurley (nursing), chair.
2 p.m., Humanities Panel II, Lecture Bowl
Katie Burgum, Arthur, N.D., “Prairie Memories: The Female
Pioneer Experience on the Northern Plains,” Susan Koprince
(English), chair; Andrea Domaskin, Ross, N.D., “Chasing
the Bucks: Fee Hunting in North Dakota,” Sheryl O’Donnell
(English), chair; Margaret Olson, Minot, “The Influence
of Elling Eielsen and Haugeanism on Norwegian-American Lutheranism,”
Faythe Thureen (languages), chair.
3 p.m., Social Sciences Panel III, Lecture Bowl
Steffan Ryan, Balfour, N.D., “United States Foreign Policy
and International Human Rights Law,” Paul Sum (political
science and public administration), chair; Chad Lystad, Stanley,
N.D., “Cognitive Biases Toward Threat in Angry and Anxious
Individuals,” Amy Wenzel (psychology), chair.
4 p.m., Artists’ Showcase, River Valley Room
Dustin Kouba, Grand Forks, “Windows of Prison Roles,”
Rick Tonder (facilities), chair; Erin McCleary, Emerado, N.D.,
“ConVerseations: The Process of Reading and Writing Poetry,,”
Jeanne Anderegg (honors), chair; Kelly Swenseth, Devils Lake,
“Figure Painting,” Brian Paulsen (art), chair.
– Honors Program.
discusses “DNA Repair Proteins”
The biochemistry and molecular biology department will hold a
seminar at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Reed Keller Lecture Hall,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Min Wu, Indiana University
Medical Center, Indianapolis, will present “DNA Repair Proteins
in Lung Oxidation Toxicity.”
Oxidation causes severe lung injury. Various anti-oxidant enzymes
including DNA repair proteins play an important role in reducing
the damaging effects. We hypothesize that overexpression of DNA
repair proteins will reduce DNA damage and cytotoxicity by oxidation
in critical lung cells. Our data indicate oxidant-mediated DNA
damage may be reversed through this gene therapy strategy.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
– Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
will honor Mary Jane Schneider
Staff and faculty of the Indian Studies department invite you
to a retirement reception for Mary Jane Schneider, professor of
Indian Studies, Wednesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
213 Merrifield Hall. Everyone is invited.
-- Indian Studies Department.
faculty present spring recital
Music faculty will present a spring recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
April 30, at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
Nine faculty members will present an evening of light classics,
jazz, and the premiere of a short work by Canadian composer Michael
Matthews. Performers include Jeffrey Anvinson, guitar; Royce Blackburn,
baritone; Michael Blake, vibraphone; Shari Boschee, flute; Therese
Costes, soprano; Sergio Gallo, piano; James Popejoy, vibraphone;
Elizabeth Rheude, clarinet; and Rogerio dos Santos, piano. They
will perform works by Louis Bonfi, Tim Huesgen, Gordon Jacob,
Joseph Kosma, David Leisner, Michael Matthews, Robert Schumann,
Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students.
For more information contact Deanna Osowski, 777-3271. –
Department of Music.
listed for May 1 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, May 1, at 4:05 p.m.
in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the Senate scholarly activities committee,
Glenda Lindseth, chair.
5. Report from the curriculum committee, Doug Marshall, chair.
6. Proposed changes to UND Constitution, Jan Goodwin, chair, University
7. Proposed changes to the intellectual property policy, Kathy
Smart, chair, Senate intellectual property committee.
8. Proposed new readmission policy, academic policies and admissions
9. Proposed change to the membership of the conflict of interest
committee, Jane Dunlevy, chair.
10. Harassment policy, Lana Rakow and Wendelin Hume, co-chairs,
harassment policy review ad hoc committee.
11. Resolution regarding the faculty research seed money council,
Jan Goodwin, chair, University Senate.
12. Proposal for a University experiential learning requirement,
Lana Rakow, coordinator, experiential learning project.
13. Centers of excellence for research and scholarship, Peter
Alfonso, vice president for research.
-- Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.
Center hosts “Meet and Eat”
The Women’s Center will host “Meet and Eat,”
Thursday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Centre,
2908 University Ave. Fariba Roughead, a research nutritionist
at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, will
discuss “Osteoporosis . . . the Silent Epidemic.”
She will share general information about the prevention of osteoporosis
as well as information about a supplementation trial currently
under way and other recent research findings in her laboratory.
This is our last “Meet and Eat” for the school year,
so please join us. Lunch will be provided.
– Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center.
at “De-Stress Fest” May 1
Join us for De-Stress Fest on May Day, Thursday, May 1, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lounge that connects McCannel and Abbot
Halls. De-Stress Fest will help you unwind and relieve some tension
before finals week. Enjoy a comfortable environment and free goodies
to help you relax. Fill a May Day basket with your favorite candy,
place a temperature-activated stress dot on your hand to gauge
your current level of stress, and talk to student health services
and counseling center staff about your stress concerns. You can
stay and de-stress in our relaxation room, which has comfortable
couches, waterfall sounds, relaxation music, low lighting, and
hand massagers. Or, just stop by to pick up a stress ball, worry
stones, and/or a stress pocket pal.
Preparing for finals week can be a stressful time. If you become
overwhelmed with responsibilities, stress can have a negative
impact on social, emotional, and physical health. People are like
rubber bands. We function optimally when we have to “stretch”
ourselves moderately. A little stress is a motivator and tends
to keep things in place. Too much stress is disabling and typically
causes our rubber bands to snap. For help in coping with stress,
contact the counseling center at 777-2127 or student health services
at 777-4500 or 2605. This event is sponsored by student health
services, the counseling center, and Healthy UND psychological
– Jane Croecker, Health Promotions Advisor.
Senate “Springs for U”
Staff Senate invites all UND staff to join us Thursday, May 1,
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a free lunch on the lawn of the
Chester Fritz Auditorium as we celebrate “U,” University
of North Dakota staff. There will be free food, entertainment,
fun and prizes. Lunch will include sloppy joes, coleslaw, chips,
beverage and a surprise dessert. For your convenience, campus
shuttle buses will run to and from the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Please visit www.und.edu/student/bus/ for routes and time schedules.
Don’t miss out on this fun and free event for UND staff.
You’ve earned it! For more information, contact Cory Hilliard,
777-3938. – Staff Senate.
Media Caucus, preview forum set for May 1, 2
The Native Media Center will host the Native Media Caucus on
campus Thursday and Friday, May 1-2, in conjunction with the preview
forum, “Ethnicity and Race in a Changing America.”
The Native Media Caucus is a regional American Indian media gathering
featuring journalism workshops, discussions and presentations
on Native media issues. Our overall goals are to encourage and
sustain an interest in the media along with providing skills that
can enhance and empower.
The Native Media Center has been named as a lead partner in a
new national media and dialogue initiative. Preview forum brings
together journalists and the communities they cover for honest,
deliberative conversations on vital social issues. The project
goal is to foster constructive dialogue between journalists and
local communities and help both groups better understand each
other. This year, the preview forum will focus on the issue of
“Ethnicity and Race in a Changing America.” The project
helps communities explore how they are changing and how the local
news media responds to these demographic shifts.
Native and non-Native media professionals and tribal college
students with an interest in the media are invited to participate
in the Native Media Caucus and preview forum community conversations,
which will be held on campus. There is no charge for this event.
Thanks to funding and additional support received from the Community
Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region, the John
S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation, we
can provide some travel and lodging expenses.
For more information about Native Media Caucus and preview forum,
please contact the Native Media Center at 777-2478 or e-mail us
The School of Communication Native Media Center is located in
231 O’Kelly Hall.
– Holly Annis, Program Director, Native Media Center.
2 Expo showcases presentation technology
The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will host
the third annual Technology Expo Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room and Fireside Lounge, Memorial
Technology vendors from the region will provide demonstrations
to update faculty, staff and students on today’s latest
presentation technologies. Featured demonstrations include LCD
projectors, interactive white boards, tablet PCs, A/V switchers
and controllers, course management software and more. Vendors
include Apple Computer, Minneapolis; Unitech Contracting, Grand
Forks; Blackboard, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Crestron, Inc., Arlington
Heights, Ill.; Troxell, St. Paul; Gateway Computers, Minneapolis;
and Tierney Brothers, Minneapolis.
UND offers participating in the Tech Expo include the Chester
Fritz Library, Division of Continuing Education, Disability Support
Services, and Information Technology Systems and Services.
Admission is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and
the public. For further information, call Lorele at 777-6325.
– Kathy Smart, Director, Center for Instructional and Learning
blower brings mobile studio to museum
Jon Offutt will give free glass blowing demonstrations May 1-3
outside the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. In these
lively, fiery demonstrations Offutt will show the basics of the
blown glass vessel. He will talk about his mobile glass studio
on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m.
Offutt currently lives and works in Fargo. His glass vessels
have been shown throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, and as
North Dakota’s only glass blower, he is actively involved
with community projects. He is interested in exploring how we
can use creative art to sustain and enrich our communities. Offutt’s
primary interest is the blown glass vessel. “Glass is the
only medium that actively fights back. The creation of a form
is a finely choreographed battle with gravity. My textural color
application is employed to evoke the movement of the process.”
His studio, The House of Mulciber, is located in South Fargo where
he works full-time.
This will be the first time Offutt has brought his glass-blowing
demonstrations and mobile studio to Grand Forks. This is a wonderful
field trip opportunity for all ages. The public is invited to
drop in to watch or call for appointment for larger groups. The
demonstrations will be given on Thursday, May 1, at 9:30 a.m.,
10:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2 p.m.; on Friday, May 2, at 9:30
a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:45 p.m.; and on Saturday, May 3, at 10:30
a.m.His visit is sponsored in part by Suburban Propane in Grand
Forks. Meet the artist at a reception on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m.
in the Museum. The reception and demonstrations are free and open
to the public. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on the
University of North Dakota campus, on Centennial Drive. For more
information call the Museum at 777-4195. The Museum is open from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends. Admission
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
Chorale, UND Concert Choir to perform Beethoven’s “Mass
in C” May 4
The Grand Forks Master Chorale will celebrate its 20th season
final at-home concert by performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s
“Mass in C” for its Masterworks concert Sunday, May
4, 4 p.m. in United Lutheran Church. The Master Chorale will be
joined by the UND Concert Choir. Both groups are conducted by
Nolan Long, director of choirs.
Joining the choirs will be a 30-plus member orchestra, featuring
many members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony, as well as soloists
Anne Christopherson, soprano from UND; Amy Schneider, mezzo-soprano
from North Dakota State University; David Hamilton, tenor from
Concordia College; and Royce Blackburn, baritone and UND assistant
professor of music.
Tickets, available at the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office,
777-4090, or by calling the Grand Forks Master Chorale, 777-3376,
are $12 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens, and $5
for students in advance; and $15 for the general public, $10 for
senior citizens, and $7 for students at the door.
– Grand Forks Master Chorale.
will discuss “Lessons From Jonesboro, Littleton, and Vietnam”
Lt. Col. (U.S. Army Ret.) 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, 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
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. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
For more information, please contact me.
-- Jennifer Kane, Dean of Students Office, 777-2664, firstname.lastname@example.org.
will honor Sara Hanhan
A reception in honor of Sara Hanhan will be held Friday, May
9, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art. She is
retiring from her position as associate provost and associate
professor of early childhood education on June 30. Please join
us in thanking her for her service to UND, and in wishing her
a happy retirement.
– John Ettling, Provost and Vice President for Academic
recognition ceremony set for May 13
The 2003 recognition ceremony for staff personnel will be held
at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
Employees will be recognized for years of service in five year
increments, 10 Meritorious Service Award winners will be presented,
and the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will
be announced. Tickets may be purchased in the human resources
office, 313 Twamley Hall, for $3.50 each or from the human resource
manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased no later
than Wednesday, May 7. All members of the University community
Anyone wishing to participate in the luncheon who require an
accommodation should contact Joy Johnson in human resources at
777-4361 or e-mail email@example.com.
– Joy Johnson, Human Resources.
of national journal editors sought
We are seeking the names of individuals on campus who currently
serve as editors of national journals. If you are serving in such
a position, or know of someone who is, please contact me. Thank
– Sandy Slater, Head, Special Collections, Chester Fritz
Library, firstname.lastname@example.org .
not misuse course registration system
Please note: 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 one, two, and on the back of the cover page in
the fall 2003 schedule of courses.
If you have questions regarding the above, please call me at
– Michael Cogan, Associate Registrar.
policies notification memo to human resources
The annual policies notification information recently mailed
to all employees at UND was sent as a compliance requirement by
North Dakota’s Risk Management and the ND State Board of
Higher Education. It is important that you read these policies
and acknowledge that you understand them by returning the memorandum
with your signature. You are asked to keep the policies notification
information. The memorandum is due back to human resources or
to your department HR manager by Friday, April 25. If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact human resources.
– Diane Nelson, Director, Office of Human Resources.
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. 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
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 $35
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.
fees set for next year
Parking permit fees for the 2003-2004 school year are: faculty
and staff “A” permits, $46; student “H”
and “S” permits, $39; all “G” permits
$36; “L.C.” (low cost) permits, $5. The “L.C.”
permits will allow you to park only in a perimeter lot yet to
be determined. You will not be permitted to park in any other
zoned parking area on campus.
The “no overnight parking” rules will also apply
to the “L.C.” parking lot. The “L.C.”
parking lot will be on the campus shuttle bus route.
If you have any questions or want additional information on any
of the 2003-2004 parking fees, please call the parking and traffic
-- Sherry Kapella, Traffic Office.
teams prepare for ConnectND
Campuses have been urged to form local implementation teams to
help prepare for and guide the administrative computer system
changes and enhancements coming through the ConnectND project.
In a letter to campus presidents, University System Chancellor
Larry Isaak suggested the teams include subject matter experts
who have been working with the project, system users and representatives
from various campus constituency groups, and anyone else who might
be helpful to the ConnectND implementation and communication process.
The higher education steering committee for ConnectND has also
provided local presidents a comprehensive checklist of additional
suggestions for effective ConnectND implementation.
Information on the progress of the ConnectND is updated regularly
on the project web site, accessible at: http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/.
Project details are presented every other Thursday over the interactive
video network, and also in the ebulletin monthly newsletters,
which are posted on the Web site and electronically circulated
to internal and external audiences.
Several ConnectND components are being implemented in April at
the higher education pilot sites, Valley City and Mayville State
University. Administrative systems for accommodating financial
aid, student records and student financials are scheduled to follow
at those two campuses in the near future. Recruitment and admissions
programs, which were launched at the pilot sites last fall, will
begin operating with ConnectND systems at all other campuses between
July and December. Additional portions of the project will be
phased in across the university system between January and June
2004. Detailed implementation schedules will continue to be posted
on the Web site as they become available at: http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=57.
– North Dakota University System.
Following is information regarding last week’s legislative
proceedings, courtesy of the North Dakota University System.
Conference committees debate key bills
A conference committee continued discussion of HB1003, the NDUS
budget bill. To date, no new amendments to reconcile house and
senate differences on HB1003 have been proposed by the committee.
Several other appropriations bills also are being discussed in
conference committees. Resolution of senate and house differences
on state information technology spending is one factor that must
be addressed before action can be taken on these bills.
Legislature reduces nursing education requirements
After extensive review by a conference committee, HB1245, the
nursing education bill, has been passed by the house on a 60-32
vote and by the senate on a 26-21 vote.
The bill establishes a new minimum education requirement of two
years for a registered nurse license, replacing the existing four-year
requirement. The bill also reduces the minimum education requirement
for licensed practical nurses from two years to one.
The SBHE did not take a position on this bill.
Legislature passes, governor signs “Diploma Mill”
HB1068, the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education
bill which prohibits “diploma mills” from operating
in the state, was signed into law by Gov. Hoeven April 14. The
SBHE supported this bill.
The success of HB1068 already is drawing attention from other
states that are attempting to pass similar legislation.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the North Dakota
named N.D. small business research advocate of the year
The North Dakota Small Business Administration has selected Bruce
Gjovig, Center for Innovation, as the North Dakota SBA research
advocate of the year. He has also tied for the award in the SBA’s
Region VIII, which encompasses Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Gjovig was nominated for the award
by the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce. It is the first time the
SBA has presented the award.
For two decades, Bruce Gjovig has been a champion for entrepreneurs,
small manufacturers and seed capital causes in North Dakota. He
has been a leader with many major initiatives to support and encourage
entrepreneurs across North Dakota including educational programs,
capital initiatives, legislation and special entrepreneur outreach
programs. To date, his efforts resulted in $100 million invested
in over 340 new companies and products, creating well over 4,000
new jobs for North Dakota. He is a leader in promoting an improved
entrepreneurial business climate for North Dakota.
Gjovig founded the UND Center for Innovation in 1984, one of
the first five entrepreneur outreach centers in the nation for
manufacturing and technology entrepreneurs. Since its inception,
the Center for Innovation has assisted over 340 venture start-ups
or product introductions. The Center has received national attention
for its manufacturing start-up programs and its success in technology
commercialization, especially in rural areas.
In 1992-1994, Gjovig secured $4 million in funding for the Rural
Technology Incubator, the first University-based technology incubator
in the Upper Midwest region. The Rural Technology Incubator houses
new and expanding ventures, and offers entrepreneurs assistance
as they grow and graduate from the incubator. Since its opening
in 1996, the Rural Technology Incubator has housed over 60 new
Besides his professional activities, Gjovig holds leadership
positions in several cultural, educational and business organizations,
and co-founded the national educational foundation movement for
college fraternities and sororities started at UND in 1977. He
served as president of the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation,
which raised $1.3 million for academic scholarships, leadership
development and educational programming. He served as chair of
the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks and as vice chair
of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Gjovig chairs
the UND Nordic Initiative, which organizes educational, cultural
and trade exchanges with Nordic countries. Gjovig has also been
instrumental in North Dakota’s New Economy Initiative, and
is co-chair of IdeaFest, an annual, statewide business plan competition
that grew out of NEI’s entrepreneur and capital action team.
Gjovig is included in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
and Who’s Who in America.
In 1998, Gjovig was awarded the national SBA Tibbetts Award for
excellence in innovative approaches to assisting small high tech
businesses and business achievement. In 2000, Gjovig received
the U.S. Department of Commerce Vision 2000 Award for tech entrepreneur
leadership. In February of 2001, Gjovig became one of 32 people
inducted into the North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. He was
recognized as a long-time champion for innovators, entrepreneurs,
small manufacturers and seed capital causes in the Upper Great
Both the state and regional awards will be presented to Gjovig
at the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week program May 20.
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
-- Carol Hjelmstad, ITSS, Carol.email@example.com,
will not videotape classes over summer
The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will not
accept classroom videotaping requests for summer sessions courses.
Video duplication for instructional purposes will continue.
- Kathy Smart, Director, CILT.
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.
workshops listed for May 12-15
Below are U2 workshops for the week of May 12-15. 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/date, name, department, position,
box number, phone number, e-mail, and how you first learned about
this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps
us plan for materials and number of seats.
Word XP, Beginning: May 12, 14, and 15, 1 to 4:30 p.m. (nine
hours total). Learn basic features of the program; create a document,
edit and format text, format paragraphs, add tables, use templates
and wizards, proof a document, set display and print options.
Presenter: James Malins, ITSS. Fiscal Year-End Procedures: Thursday,
May 15, 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. The workshop
will cover fiscal year-end procedures for the business office,
accounting services, grants and contract administration, payroll
and purchasing. Presenters are from each of the above listed offices;
sponsored by accounting services.
How to Apply Effective Discipline in the Workplace: May 15, 9
to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. To be effective, discipline should
be progressive and allow recipients the opportunity to overcome
their shortcomings at each step of the process. Discover appropriate
ways to accomplish what can be a difficult and stressful task.
Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, Human Resources.
– Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Coordinator, University Within
families sought for international students
The American Language Academy at UND is seeking host families
for international students.
You provide a private, furnished bedroom, all meals, a way to
get to and from school, enthusiasm for other cultures, and welcome
the student as a part of your family. You receive a rewarding
multi-cultural experience and $1,200 for each eight-week session.
To apply, please contact Patricia Young at 777-6785 or stop by
the American Language Academy in Room 2, O’Kelly Hall. Families
are needed by Tuesday, June 3.
– Patricia Young, Administrative Assistant, American Language
Day is last Wednesday of month
It’s the last Wednesday of the month – that means
April 30 is Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your button, and
“go casual.” All proceeds go to charity. Tired of
watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me
and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.
– Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, for the Denim Day Committee.
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
- Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
One lists guests
A live demonstration with honey bees by American Honey Queen
Katie Danuser will be featured on this week’s Studio One.
Also this week, studies show independent restaurants are facing
increased competition from nationwide restaurant chains. We will
look at the continuing changes in this industry and how independent
restaurants combat the competition.
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, Oregon metro area, and Winnipeg,
– Heidi Murray, UND Studio One Marketing Team.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
needed as research participants
Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between
7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect
of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and sustained
attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The testing
will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on weekends or after
school, or on school holidays. Your child will be asked to take
a short vocabulary test, and be asked to solve problems and participate
in a test of sustained attention on a personal computer. You as
the parent will be asked to complete several short questionnaires
about your child’s typical behavior, eating patterns and
sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid $10 for their participation
in the study. The scores from your child’s testing will
be completely confidential and will not be associated with your
child’s name. Children who participate must not be taking
any medication, except that for attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD). If you and your child are interested in scheduling
a time to participate or in finding out more about the study,
please call me.
– Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.
1 is deadline for travel grant applications
Thursday, May 1, is the final deadline for submission
of Senate scholarly activities committee travel grant applications
for fiscal year 2002-2003. This deadline is for travel occurring
between May 2, and Sept. 15, 2003.
The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals
and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. Although
the SSAC encourages submission of travel requests, the committee
takes into consideration the most recent SSAC award granted to
each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and
Application forms are available at the office of research and
program development, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s
home page (on UND’s home page, www.und.edu, under “Research”).
Please feel free to contact ORPD (777-4278) for information or
guidance when preparing your application.
– Glenda Lindseth, Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.
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.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Safe Practices Implementation Challenge Grants–Support to
assist health care institutions assess risks and known hazards
to patients in the process of care leading to preventable injuries
or harm, and devise intervention strategies; and implement safe
practices that show evidence of eliminating or reducing known
risks and hazards associated with care. Deadlines: 6/15/03 (Letter
of Intent); 7/15/03 (Application). Contact: James B. Battles,
301-594-9892; jbattles@AHRQ.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-03-005.html.
AWWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Funding for basic and applied research projects to prepare the
water community to meet current and future needs of subscribers.
Contact: 303-347-6100; http://www.awwarf.com/research/guides/solicited.pdf;
or http://www.awwarf.com/newprojects/rfppage.htm (currently available
requests for proposals). Deadlines: 5/5/03, 7/15/03.
BUREAU OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS (BHP)
Under the Faculty Loan Repayment Program, up to $20,000, per year
of service, of the outstanding principal and interest on an individual’s
education loans will be paid if they agree to serve as a faculty
member of a health professions school for at least 2 years. Applicants
must be from a disadvantaged background, with a health professions
degree, enrolled in an approved health professions graduate program,
or will be enrolled as a full-time student in the final year of
health professions training leading to a degree in one of the
following: allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, podiatric
medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry,
nursing, public health, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology,
occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology,
speech pathology, audiology, medical nutrition therapy and graduate
programs in behavioral health and mental health practice, clinical
psychology, clinical social work, and marriage and family therapy.
Deadline: 5/30/03. Contact: Lorraine Evans, 301-443-0785; firstname.lastname@example.org;
CENTER FOR LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES
The Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies will be given for
the best book or article to appear in transgender studies from
May 2002-June 2003. Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact: Preston Bautista,
212-817-1955; email@example.com; http://web.gsuc.cuny.edu/clags/awards.htm#submit.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)/NATIONAL
INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
Collaborative Program for Identification and Prevention of Work-Related
Musculoskeletal Disorders–Support to participate in a Musculoskeletal
Disorders Consortium (MSDC) to quantify risk of upper limb and
low back musculoskeletal disorders at varying levels of exposure
to physical job stressors (repetitive motion, forceful exertions,
awkward postures, manual handling, etc.). Contact: Lee M. Sanderson,
404-498-2546; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-03-006.html.
Deadlines: 5/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/203 (Application).
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
SeniorCorps—New Senior Companion Projects (SCP)–Support
for projects in geographic areas that do not fall within service
areas of current Corporation-funded SCP. SCP provide opportunities
for income eligible individuals 60 years of age and over to serve
adults with special needs. Deadline: 6/6/03. Contact: Peter Boynton,
202-606-5000 x554; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-9329.htm.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (DODPI) Personnel Security
Thesis, Dissertation & Institutional Research Awards (SOL
BAA-DODPI-02-001)--Funding for investigators, temporary post-doctoral
positions, visiting faculty positions, and sabbatical assignments.
Topic areas are Special Projects, New Technology, Applied Topics,
PDD Data Analyses, and Deterrence. Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact:
John Thompson, 703-697-3412; ThompsonJL2@hqda.army.mil; http://www.eps.gov/spg/USA/DSS-W/DASW01/BAA-DODPI-02-001/SynopsisP.html.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Broad Agency Announcement for Counterterrorism and Forensic Science
Research and Development (SOL BAA-0034104)--Support for innovative
research and development projects to advance capabilities of Counterterrorism
and Forensic Science. A detailed description of interest areas
is included in the announcement available at the website below.
Deadline: 5/29/03. Contact: Julie Hammond, 202-324-0569; firstname.lastname@example.org;
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Human Rights and Democratization Initiatives in the Middle East
and North Africa–Support for projects that address programs
and activities that foster democracy, human rights, press freedoms,
women’s political development and the rule of law in countries
with a significant Muslim population and where such programs and
activities would be important to U.S. efforts to respond to, deter,
or prevent acts of international terrorism. Deadline: 5/14/03.
Contact: Sondra Govatski, 202-647-9734; http://www.state.gov/g/drl/;
Consortium Grants—Year-Long Colloquium--Support for faculty
members and graduate students to attend the colloquium entitled,
“Imagining Nature: Technologies of the Literal and the Scientific
Revolution.” Deadlines: 6/2/03 (Admission and Grants-in-Aid);
9/2/03 (Admission Only). Contact: 202-675-0333; email@example.com;
The Fellowship Program is a leadership training program for multi-ethnic
students, from all disciplines, who have completed undergraduate
studies and want experience working on low-income and minority
economic development. Fellows conduct research; write reports/news
articles; organize community events; interface with the multi-ethnic
community and corporate and government leaders; and give presentations
and testimony at hearings. Deadline: 5/15/03. Contact: Tammeil
Y. Gilkerson, 415-284-7200; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.greenlining.org/academy/apply/academy-application.doc.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Administrative Supplements to Support the Bio-Active Nutrient
Gene Expression Omnibus Project–Supplements to NCI-funded
research projects to assist with collection of tissue samples,
isolation of RNA and shipment to NCI for RNA expression analysis
by a dedicated microarray facility operated by the Center for
Cancer Research and the Division of Cancer Prevention. Species
eligible for this effort are rat, mouse and human. Deadlines:
5/15/03, 11/15/03, 3/15/04. Contact: Investigators should contact
their program director at the telephone number provided in the
award notice; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-027.html;
Long Term Cancer Survivors: Research Initiatives--Funding for
projects covering the full range of domains affected by long-term
survival from cancer (physiologic, psychologic, social, behavioral,
economic) with emphasis on understudied areas and gaps in current
research. Contact: Noreen M. Aziz, 301-496-0598; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 5/12/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/16/03 (Application).
Phased Application Awards in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction--Support
for projects to evaluate utility and pilot application of new
strategies for determining prognosis or predicting response to
therapy. Contact: Tracy G. Lugo, 301-496-1591; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 5/14/03, 11/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/11/03, 12/11/03
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business
Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Program Opportunities (NOT-CA-03-019)–The
following SBIR/STTR PA’s can be accessed at the website
below: Innovative Technologies for Molecular Analysis of Cancer
(PAR-01-105); Applications of Innovative Technologies for Molecular
Analysis of Cancer (PAR-01-107); Innovative Toxicology Models
(PA-02-075); Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins (PA-02-108);
Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative (PA-02-125); Small Business
Grants for Identifying Molecular Signatures of Cancer (PA-03-013);
and Flexible System to Advance Innovative Research for Cancer
Drug Discovery by Small Businesses (FLAIR) (PAR-03-074). Contact:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html (NIH Guide); or
Transition Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minorities–Support
for recipients of the Mentored Career Development Awards for Underrepresented
Minorities or underrepresented minority individuals who are advanced
postdoctoral and/or newly independent research scientists who
have been in an independent position for less than 2 years. Awards
provide “protected time” to develop and receive support
for their initial cancer research program. Deadlines: 6/1/03,
10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Belinda M. Locke, 301-496-7344; email@example.com;
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Support of Scientific Meetings, conferences, and workshops designed
to focus research attention and stimulate research in the following
areas: Alternative Medical Systems, Mind-Body Interventions, Biological-Based
Theories, Manipulative and Body-Based Methods, and Energy Therapies.
Primary consideration will be given to “state-of-the-art”
Complementary, Alternative and Integrated Medicine topics where
current research is lacking or nascent, and stimulation of such
research is a likely outcome of the workshop or symposium. Deadlines:6
weeks prior to application (Letter of Intent); 9 months prior
to meeting (Application). Contact: Shan Wong, 301-496-7498; http://nccam.nih.gov/research/instructions/r13/index.htm.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)/NATIONAL FOUNDATION
ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Grants for Arts Projects—Challenge America: Access to the
Arts/Fast-Track Review Grants–Support for activities that
address civic design issues; activities in which the arts serve
as a focal point for cultural tourism or development of cultural
districts; or development of community cultural plans. Deadline:
6/2/03. Contact: 202-682-5700; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nea.gov/guide/GAP04/GAPindex.html.
NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
Partnership Grants support film preservation work at laboratories
and post-production houses donating services to the NFPF. Laboratory
services must be used for the creation of: New film preservation
elements (which may include sound tracks) and new public access
copies or production of up to 2 viewing copies. Contact: 415-392-7291;
Deadlines: 6/6/03 (Registration); 7/18/03 (Application).
NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
Migratory Bird Conservancy Grant–Support for habitat conservation
and management projects. Priorities are acquisition, restoration
and improved management of habitats. Education, research, and
monitoring will be considered as components of habitat conservation
projects. Deadlines: 6/1/03 (Preproposal); 7/15/03 (Full Proposal).
Contact: Peter Stangel, 404-679-7099; email@example.com; http://www.nfwf.org/programs/mbc-rfp.htm.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Pilot Projects or Feasibility Studies for Genomic Analysis–Support
to develop new and/or significantly improve existing technologies
to accelerate genome mapping, sequencing and analysis goals of
the Human Genome Project. Contact: Elise Feingold, 301-496-7531;
6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Community Partners for Healthy Farming Intervention--Funding to
develop community-based farm safety and health interventions research
and prevention projects through partnerships with researchers,
workers, farm managers, local agricultural communities, and other
stakeholders. Contact: Adele Childress, 404-498-2509; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 5/27/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/13/03 (Application).
Support to establish a National Center for Childhood Agricultural
Injury Prevention to facilitate prevention efforts and activities;
provide or enhance efforts to prevent injuries occurring to children
who live on, work on, or visit farms, or are associated with other
activities that pose a risk to children; establish linkages and
partnerships with the agricultural community to facilitate childhood
agricultural injury prevention; to identify, disseminate, and facilitate
use of state-of-the-art information and programs to prevent childhood
agricultural injuries; provide recommendations, utilizing input
for guiding childhood agricultural injury prevention efforts; and
conduct research to improve safety and health of children who live
on, work on, or visit farms. Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-03-001.html.
Deadlines: 5/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/12/03 (Application).
Support to establish Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury
Research, Education and Prevention to conduct prevention/intervention,
education/outreach, and research programs that address agricultural
safety and health problems in the geographic region served (multi-state),
as well as nationally. The initiative is intended to assemble
a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional and geographically diverse
group to address current issues in agricultural safety and health.
Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-03-002.html.
Deadlines: 5/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/12/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Inter-Institute Program for Development of AIDS-Related Therapeutics–Support
to facilitate preclinical development of therapies to treat HIV
disease AIDS-associated malignancies, and opportunistic infections
associated with AIDS, and microbicides to prevent HIV transmission.
Applications are requests to use IIP drug development resources
to conduct specific tasks applicants themselves are unable to
carry out in their efforts to translate basic research findings
to applied or clinical practice. Contact: IIP Coordinator, 301-496-8720;
Deadlines: 5/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/03 (Application).
Support to establish an Atopic Dermatitis and Vaccinia Immunization
Network: Statistical and Data Coordinating Center (SDCC) (SOL
RFP-NIH-NIAID-DAIT-04-08) to support clinical and animal studies
designed to diminish or eliminate risk of eczema vaccinatum and
other serious adverse reactions to vaccinia virus immunization
in atopic dermatitis patients. Deadline: 7/28/03. Contact: Terrie
Latimer, 301-402-5825; TLatimer@niaid.nih.gov, http://www.niaid.nih.gov/contract.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Biomechanical Modeling of Movement–Support for research
to develop and implement mathematical models of neuromusculoskeletal
dynamics that will establish a scientific basis of movement. Contact:
Louis A. Quatrano, 301-402-4221; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-011.html.
Deadlines: 5/25/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/25/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Research Grants for Clinical Studies of Kidney Diseases--Support
for research concerning prevention and treatment of kidney disorders.
Applications for pilot and feasibility studies, clinical trials,
and epidemiological studies that are particularly innovative and/or
potentially of high impact are encouraged. Contact: Catherine
M. Meyers, 301-594-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-105.html.
Deadlines: 7/18/03, 3/18/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Exploratory Studies for High Impact/High Risk Research--Support
for projects that involve a high degree of innovation and novelty,
such that potential for highly significant outcomes may be difficult
to judge by standard criteria used in evaluating R01 proposals.
Projects to test novel and significant hypotheses for which there
is scant precedent or preliminary data and which may have a substantial
impact on current thinking; to explore a new experimental organism
or system in order to address particularly difficult basic biomedical
questions for which the new system would be particularly advantageous;
and projects to develop innovative techniques or methodologies
with wide applicability to the study of basic biomedical problems
are encouraged. Contact: James C. Cassatt, 301-594-0828; email@example.com;
6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Chemical Synthesis and Drug Supply Program (SOL NIMH-03-DB-0005)--Funding
to synthesize, purify, and provide essential compounds that are
unavailable from commercial sources to stimulate basic and clinical
research in psychopharmacology relevant to mental health in areas
such as molecular pharmacology and signaling of CNS receptors,
longitudinal studies to evaluate molecular, biochemical, and behavioral
actions of psychoactive compounds, and functional brain imaging
in primates and humans. Contact: Bruce Anderson, 301-443-2234;
Data Sharing Plan from the NIMH Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology
Survey (CPES) Program–The data sharing plan is available
for a comprehensive set of psychiatric epidemiology surveys, as
well as funding for secondary analysis of these data. Contact:
Lisa J. Colpe, 301-443-3728; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-03-004.html.
Psychoactive Drug Screening Program (SOL NIMH-03-DB-0004)--Funding
to receive and test approximately 1,000 coded samples (synthetic
compounds, small molecules, gene products, and natural product
extracts) per year, in broad-based human and rodent CNS receptor
and enzyme screening assays, test active samples in secondary
functional assays, and provide an electronic data file for each
of the compounds. Contact: Bruce Anderson, 301-443-2234; email@example.com;
Risk Factors for Psychopathology Using Existing Data Sets–Support
for extensive and innovative use of existing data sets to study
development of psychopathology, including drug abuse, in order
to guide development of prevention and early intervention strategies.
Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Karen H. Bourdon,
301-443-5944; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-044.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
accelerate development of treatment strategies for SMA. The RFP
will soon be released. Contact: Patricia Denney, 301-496-1813, email@example.com,
Collaborative Program to Accelerate Therapeutics Development for
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) (SOL RFP-NIH-NINDS-03-03)--Funding
to establish an innovative translational research program to
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH (NINR)
Biobehavioral Research for Effective Sleep–Support for clinical
and applied research on behavioral, psychosocial and physiological
consequences of acute and chronic partial sleep deprivation in
either chronically ill or healthy individuals and develop environmental,
clinical management, and other interventions with potential to
reduce sleep disturbances and significantly improve the health
of large numbers of people. Contact: Karin F. Helmers, 301-594-2177;
Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03.
Enhancing Adherence to Diabetes Self-Management Behaviors–Support
for investigator-initiated research related to sociocultural,
environmental, and behavioral mechanisms and biological/technological
factors that contribute to successful and ongoing self management
in diabetes. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03. Contact: Nell Armstrong,
301-594-5973; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-049.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)--Support for small-scale,
new and continuing health-related research projects. Awards are
intended to create an opportunity for scientists otherwise unlikely
to participate extensively in NIH programs. University of North
Dakota Medical School faculty are not eligible for this award.
Deadlines: 5/1/03, 9/1/03, 1/2/04 (AIDS-Related Applications);
5/25/03, 9/25/03, 1/25/03 (All Other Applications). Contact: See
Program Announcement for listing of contacts in the various institutes;
Basic and Clinical Research on Rett Syndrome and MECP2–Support
for projects aimed at understanding or treating Rett Syndrome
(RTT), including developmental, molecular, genetic, and pathophysiological
research, therapy development projects and clinical studies. Studies
of the role of MeCP2 in basic biological processes or in the etiology
of other neurological or neurobehavioral disorders are also appropriate.
Contact: Robert Finkelstein, 301-496-5745; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-097.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.
Support for Technology Development for High Resolution Electron
Microscopy (EM) so it can be applied with complementary structural
approaches for routine determination of atomic structures of isolated
macromolecular assemblies and analysis of spatial distribution
of macromolecules in cells. Contact: James F. Deatherage, 301-594-3828;
Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04 (New R01 abd P01 Applications);
7/1/03, 11/1/03, 3/1/04 (Competing Supplements); 8/1/03, 12/1/03
The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (PA-03-107)
has been redefined and extended to investigator-initiated grants
in some Institutes and Centers (ICs). Grants support early and
conceptual stages of exploratory/developmental projects. Investigators
are encouraged to consult the announcement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/r21.htm
to identify participating ICs and relevant programmatic areas
and to consult with NIH staff. ICs that do not accept investigator-initiated
exploratory/developmental applications may solicit such applications
to meet specific program needs. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.
The Small Research Grant Program (PA-03-108) has been redefined
and its use extended to investigator-initiated applications at
certain Institutes and Centers (ICs). Grants support small projects
that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited
resources. Different ICs may have specific purposes for which
they award such grants. Investigators are encouraged to consult
the announcement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/r03.htm
and NIH staff to determine if a Small Grant application is appropriate.
ICs not participating in the program may have small grant programs
that fall outside these guidelines. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03,
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (NLM)
Early Career Development Awards for Informatics facilitate transition
from the mentored to the independent stage of a career by providing
“protected time” for newly independent investigators
to develop and receive support for their initial research programs.
Awards are made to biomedical informaticians pursuing research
in basic informatics, clinical informatics, or informatics relevant
to biomedical research. Contact: Carol Bean, 301-594 4882; firstname.lastname@example.org;
6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program–Doctoral dissertation
scholarships support graduate student research in the national
parks. Discipline areas are: biological sciences (such as botany,
ecology or conservation biology); physical sciences (such as geology,
hydrology or atmospheric sciences); social/cultural sciences (such
as economics, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology); and technology
innovation in support of conservation science (including such
fields as informatics, remote sensing, photomonitoring, and radiotelemetry).
Deadline: 5/15/03. Contact: Gary E. Machlis, 208-885-7054; email@example.com;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program–Travel support for
scholars in the humanities (painting, photography, writing, history,
and other liberal arts) to facilitate work in Antarctica and the
Southern Ocean. Deadline: 6/4/03. Contact: Guy Guthridge, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Antarctic Research–Funding for projects to be performed
in Antarctica, and research and data analysis to be performed
in the US. Research areas include aeronomy and astrophysics, biology
and medicine, geology and geophysics, ocean and climate systems,
glaciology, and the environment. Deadline: 6/4/03. Contact: Desiree
Marshall, 703-292-7433; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03551/nsf03551.htm.
Research on Learning and Education (ROLE)--Support for research
across a continuum including: biological basis of human learning;
behavioral, cognitive, affective and social aspects of human learning;
STEM learning educational settings; and changing educational systems
to improve STEM learning. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 12/10/03. Contact:
Janice Earle, 703-292-5097; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03542/nsf03542.htm.
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships–Funding
for innovative research and education projects of national importance
that require a Center mode of support to achieve research, education,
and knowledge-transfer goals shared by the partners. A single
institution may submit no more than 5 preproposals as the lead
institution; therefore, please call ORPD if you are interested
in submitting a proposal. Deadlines: 6/3/03 (Preliminary Proposal);
2/10/04 (Full Proposal). Contact: Margaret Tolbert, 703-292-8040;
Water and Energy: Atmospheric, Vegetative, and Earth Interactions
(WEAVE)--Support for research seeking to improve understanding
of the Earth’s hydrologic and energy cycles to support better
assessments of the potential impact of human activities on those
cycles and on the climate system in general. Deadlines: 6/1/03,
12/1/03 (Target Dates for Division of Earth Sciences); None (Division
of Atmospheric Sciences). Contact: L. Douglas James, 703-292-8549;
Areas of interest are: primary or secondary math, science and
technology education; environmental and endangered animal protection;
and medical research in the areas of cancer, AIDS and neuroscience.
Contact: Oracle Giving, 650-506-7000; http://www.oracle.com/corporate/giving/community/index.html?content.html.
Deadlines: 6/1/03, 12/1/03.
PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
Spinal Cord Research Foundation—Basic Science and Clinical
Research Grants--Support for research in clinical and functional
studies of medical, psychosocial, and economic effects of spinal
cord injury or disease, as well as interventions proposed to alleviate
these effects. Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact: 202-416-7651; email@example.com;
PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE PROGRAM OFFICE/CENTER FOR DISEASE
Support for a Cooperative Agreement for Collaborating Centers
for Public Health Law. Deadlines: 5/12/03 (Letter of Intent);
6/9/03 (Application). Contact: Merlin J. Williams, 770-488-2765;
RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION
Outstanding Achievement Awards recognizes an institution for a
project, publication, piece of legislation, or similar concrete
accomplishment that occurred during the 3 years prior to nomination.
Deadline: 5/30/03. Contact: Ryan M. Colker, 301-493-9101; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Sustained Achievement Awards recognize a long-term contribution
and commitment to protection and conservation of natural resources
by an individual. Deadline and Contact: See above.
Bellagio Study & Conference Center—Individual, Collaborative
and Parallel Residencies--Support for scholars and artists from
any discipline to work in residence on projects for one month
at the Center in northern Italy. Contact: Bellagio Center Office,
212-869-8500; email@example.com; http://www.rockfound.org.
Deadlines: 5/10/03, 9/5/03, 1/10/04.
Bellagio Study & Conference Center—International Conference--Support
for group conferences to be held at the Center in northern Italy.
Priority is accorded proposals that address significant issues
and problems within or across given fields, are innovative in
design and promise concrete outcomes beyond drafting of a statement
or recommendations. Activities focusing on themes with global
or regional implications and/or exploring creative expression
are encouraged. Deadlines and Contact: See above.
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
National Cooperative Highway Research Program—Carsharing:
Where and How It Succeeds–Support for research to investigate
current and potential roles of carsharing in enhancing mobility
as part of the transportation system, and assess environmental,
economic, and social impacts of carsharing. Deadline: 5/20/03.
Contact: Robert J. Reilly, 202-334-2969; dschwage@nas. edu;http://www4.trb.org/trb/crp.nsf/All+Projects/TCRP+B-26.
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Areas of interest are education, community and public policy,
arts and culture, human services, or international programs. Deadline:
6/1/03. Contact: Paul Shipman, 860-728-7000; firstname.lastname@example.org;
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BIOMOLECULAR INTERACTION
Support for research dealing with methods based preferably on
first principles that can be used to quantitate binding interaction
between molecular species, specifically protein-protein interactions
(including monoclonal antibodies), protein-nucleic acid interactions,
small molecule drug-protein interactions and drug-lipid interactions.
Development of new instruments or methods, or refinement of existing
equipment or techniques, will be considered. Areas of interest
are: high-throughput binding assays; more robust software for
data acquisition analysis; and improved methods for characterizing
binding of membrane proteins. Contact: Michelle Gregoire, 603-862-0235;
Deadlines: 5/1/03 (Preproposal); 11/1/03 (Application).
WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Paul L. Busch Award seeks to distinguish an outstanding and
innovative individual or team for research in the fields of water
quality and water environment. Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact: Jane
Knecht, 703-684-2470 x7149; email@example.com; http://www.werf.org/funding/busch/awardprocess.cfm.
Professional Development Scholarships help working professionals
gain additional training in new technologies or new approaches
to electronic communication by paying tuition costs of attending
courses offered by the Sony Training Institute. Deadline: 5/31/2003.
Contact: 540-972-5222 ;firstname.lastname@example.org; http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Professional/training/index.html;
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