UND - University Letter
VOLUME 40, NUMBER 33: APRIL 25, 2003
NCA self-study report available for review
Nancy Dickey to deliver medical school commencement address
Faculty, administrators are invited to participate in general spring commencement
“Green jacket” volunteers sought for spring commencement May 17
University Senate holds special meeting
Doctoral examination set for James Bryant
Biology department hosts seminar April 25
Bands, Grand Cities Children’s Choirs present concert
Apartment Community Center holds rummage sale
Empire Arts Center lists events
Faculty invited to meet with Bush program evaluators
Reception will honor Sandy Benson
Graduate Committee meets Monday
Honors students to participate in undergraduate research conference
Scientist discusses “DNA Repair Proteins”
Reception will honor Mary Jane Schneider
Music faculty present spring recital
Agenda listed for May 1 University Senate meeting
Women’s Center hosts “Meet and Eat”
De-stress at “De-Stress Fest” May 1
Staff Senate “Springs for U”
Native Media Caucus, preview forum set for May 1, 2
May 2 Expo showcases presentation technology
Glass blower brings mobile studio to museum
Master Chorale, UND Concert Choir to perform Beethoven’s “Mass in C” May 4
Speaker will discuss “Lessons From Jonesboro, Littleton, and Vietnam”
Reception will honor Sara Hanhan
Staff recognition ceremony set for May 13
Names of national journal editors sought
Do not misuse course registration system
Return policies notification memo to human resources
Employees may enroll in courses at low cost
Parking fees set for next year
Campus teams prepare for ConnectND
Legislative review
Gjovig 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?
U2 workshops listed for May 12-15
Host families sought for international students
Denim Day is last Wednesday of month
Mom was right! broccoli is good for you!
Studio One lists guests
Practice your Spanish at the “Spanish Table”
Children needed as research participants
May 1 is deadline for travel grant applications
Research, grant opportunities listed


NCA 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.


Nancy 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 Sciences.


Faculty, 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 participants.

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 their plans.

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.


“Green 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 tammy_anderson@und.edu 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.


University Senate holds special meeting

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

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


Doctoral 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.


Biology 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.


Bands, 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.


Apartment 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.


Empire 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.


Faculty 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.


Reception will honor Sandy Benson

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

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


Graduate 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 Systems.
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.


Honors 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), chair.

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.


Scientist 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.


Reception 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.


Music 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, Victor Young.
Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students.

For more information contact Deanna Osowski, 777-3271. – Department of Music.


Agenda 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.


1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
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 Senate.
7. Proposed changes to the intellectual property policy, Kathy Smart, chair, Senate intellectual property committee.
8. Proposed new readmission policy, academic policies and admissions committee.
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.


Women’s 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.


De-stress 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 subcommittee.

– Jane Croecker, Health Promotions Advisor.


Staff 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.


Native 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 at nmc@und.nodak.edu.

The School of Communication Native Media Center is located in 231 O’Kelly Hall.

– Holly Annis, Program Director, Native Media Center.


May 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 Union.

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 Technologies.


Glass 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 is free.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


Master 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.


Speaker 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 audience listed.

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

Thursday, May 8: 8-10 a.m. for law enforcement (post credits applied for North Dakota and Minnesota); 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for human service and medical professionals (CEUs applied for North Dakota social workers and counselors); 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for schools, colleges and universities. Faculty are encouraged to invite students. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

For more information, please contact me.

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


Reception 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 Affairs.


Staff recognition ceremony set for May 13

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

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

– Joy Johnson, Human Resources.


Names 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 you.

– Sandy Slater, Head, Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, sandy_slater@mail.und.nodak.edu .


Do 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 777-2280.

– Michael Cogan, Associate Registrar.


Return 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.


Employees may enroll in courses at low cost

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

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

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).
2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.
3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, May 16, for the 12-week summer courses, Friday, June 20, for the eight-week course, and Friday, Aug. 15, for the fall semester.
4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $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.


Parking 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 office, 777-3551.

-- Sherry Kapella, Traffic Office.


Campus 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.


Legislative review

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” bill
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 University System.


Gjovig 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 start-up companies.

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 Plains.
Both the state and regional awards will be presented to Gjovig at the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week program May 20.


Software site license requests due June 20

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

Below are the yearly product renewal cycles:
ESRI products are from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.
Autodesk/AutoCad is Oct. 15, 2003, through Oct. 14, 2004.
PC-SAS: The current year’s contract with PC-SAS expired Feb. 28. Renewals began March 1. There are no license fees.

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

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

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


CILT 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.


Do you eat cereal every morning?

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

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

- Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center.


U2 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 the University.


Host 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 Academy.


Denim 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.


Mom was right! broccoli is good for you!

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

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

- Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.


Studio 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, Manitoba.

– Heidi Murray, UND Studio One Marketing Team.


Practice your Spanish at the “Spanish Table”

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

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


Children needed as research participants

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

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


May 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 first-time applicants.

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.


Research, grant opportunities listed

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

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.

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.

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; flrpinfo@hrsa.gov; http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/flrp; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-20021-filed.

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; clags@gc.cuny.edu; http://web.gsuc.cuny.edu/clags/awards.htm#submit.

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; lsanderson@cdc.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-03-006.html. Deadlines: 5/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/203 (Application).

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; pboynton@cns.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-9329.htm.

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.

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; jhammon1@leo.gov; http://www.fedbizopps.gov/.

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/; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-9055.htm.

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; institute@folger.edu; http://www.folger.edu/institute/preview_new0304.cfm.

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; academy@greenlining.org; http://www.greenlining.org/academy/apply/academy-application.doc.

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; http://www3.cancer.gov/prevention/nutrition/funding.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; na45f@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-003.html. 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; lugot@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-098.html; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-099.html (SBIR/STTR). Deadlines: 5/14/03, 11/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/11/03, 12/11/03 (Application).

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 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbirsttr1/index.pdf (Omnibus Solicitation).

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; lockeb@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-101.html.

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.

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; webmgr@arts.endow.gov; http://www.nea.gov/guide/GAP04/GAPindex.html.

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; grants@filmpreservation.org; http://www.filmpreservation.org/preview/grants/partnership.html. Deadlines: 6/6/03 (Registration); 7/18/03 (Application).

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; stangel@nfwf.org; http://www.nfwf.org/programs/mbc-rfp.htm.

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; ef5j@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-97-045.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

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; achildress@cdc.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-03-004.html. 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 agricultural

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).

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; iip@dtpax2.ncifcrf.gov; http://dtp.nci.nih.gov/docs/dart/dart.html?pagestyle=pp. 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.

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; lq2n@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-011.html. Deadlines: 5/25/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/25/03 (Application).

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; cm420i@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-105.html. Deadlines: 7/18/03, 3/18/04.

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; cassattj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-100.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

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; ba9i@nih.gov; http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIMH/NIMH-03-DB-0005/SynopsisP.html. Deadline: 6/5/03.

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; lcolpe@mail.nih.gov; 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; ba9i@nih.gov; http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIMH/NIMH-03-DB-0004/listing.html. Deadline: 6/5/03.

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; kbourdon@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-044.html.

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

accelerate development of treatment strategies for SMA. The RFP will soon be released. Contact: Patricia Denney, 301-496-1813, pd22n@nih.gov, http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-012.html.

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; karin_helmers@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-046.html. 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; nell_armstrong@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-049.html.

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; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-053.html.

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; rf45c@nih.gov; 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; deatherj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-084.html. 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 (SBIR/STTR).

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, 2/1/04.

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; beanc@mail.nlm.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-090.html. Deadlines: 6/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

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; gmachlis@uidaho.edu; http://www.nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships/2003_Application_Guide_1.03.pdf; http://www.nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships/.

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, gguthrid@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/aawr.htm.

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; demarsha@nsf.gov; 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; jearle@nsf.gov; 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; mtolbert@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03550/nsf03550.htm.

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; ldjames@nsf.gov;http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_weave.html.

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.

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; scrf@pva.org; http://www.pva.org/NEWPVASITE/research%20&%20education/pdf/SCRFGuid.pdf.

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; MWilliams2@cdc.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-8746.htm.

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; rmcolker@rnrf.org; http://www.rnrf.org/programs.html.

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; bellagio@rockfound.org; 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.

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.

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; shipmapd@corphq.utc.com; http://www.utc.com/social/community/grants.htm.

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; m.gregoire@unh.edu; http://www.bitc.unh.edu/requests.for.proposals/BITC2003RFP.html. Deadlines: 5/1/03 (Preproposal); 11/1/03 (Application).

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; jknecht@werf.org; 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 ;info@webbfoundation.org; http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Professional/training/index.html; http://www.webbfoundation.org/mid.htm.

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


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