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ISSUE: Volume 41, Number 34: April 30, 2004
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TOP STORIES
Bruce Dearden named interim dean of arts and sciences
President Kupchella will address University Council May 3
Farewell reception will honor John Ettling
Please return harassment training form
Donna Shalala will address M.D. graduates

EVENTS TO NOTE
Engineering and mines holds open house
N.D. Academy of Science meets Friday
Abbott Lectures set for April 29, 30
Biology plans seminar April 30
EERC to display “zero emissions” vehicle prototype
Haydn, Mozart featured in April 30 Master Chorale concert
Medical School plans seminar
Graduate committee will not meet Monday
Open discussion will focus on public scholarship
Strategic planning orientation sessions set
Healthy UND Coalition meets May 5
English celebrates publication of seven books
Retirement reception will honor Don Moen
University Senate meets May 6
Reception will honor three retiring nursing faculty
Retirement reception will honor geography's Hemmasi, Seidel
Retirement reception will honor Don Lemon
Staff Recognition Ceremony set for May 11
U2 lists classes
Farewell reception will honor John Ettling
Second grant writing workshop set for May 14
Presentation will discuss dealing with change
WAC offers extended summer workshop
NBA pre-season exhibition game will be played at Alerus

ANNOUNCEMENTS
NDUS campuses ‘test’ ConnectND early this year
“Rehire letters” distributed
Chester Fritz Library lists hours for finals
Law library offers extended hours
Fiscal year end procedures detailed
Donate books for Belcourt
Job Service will move to McCannel Hall
Notify traffic office before special events
Campus walking trail maps available
Studio One lists guests
Special Denim Day will help fight asthma
Summer yoga classes scheduled
Private voice, guitar lessons available

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

 
TOP STORIES
 

Bruce Dearden named interim dean of arts and sciences

Bruce Dearden, professor and chair of mathematics, will fill the role of interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences while Martha Potvin serves as interim vice president for academic affairs and provost. The College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1883 and is the largest and oldest of nine colleges at UND, with 195 regular faculty members in 19 departments.

Dearden received his doctorate from Washington State University. He has been a member of the math department faculty since 1985 and has served the past five years as chair.

– Charles Kupchella, president, and Martha Potvin, interim vice president for academic affairs and provost.

 

President Kupchella will address University Council May 3

President Kupchella will address the University Council at 4 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The University Council consists of the following who are employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: the president, vice presidents, registrar, director of libraries, all deans, all department chairpersons, all full-time faculty of the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank; the director of the counseling center; professional librarians, and such other academic personnel and administrative officers as the council may designate. The quorum of the council necessary for the transaction of business is 25 percent of the council membership (or 155 of the current 620 members). Council meetings are normally co-chaired by the chairperson of the Senate and the president of the University. The registrar is ex officio secretary. Council meetings are open to the public, and students, staff and the general public are invited to attend.

– Nancy Krogh (registrar), University Council secretary.

 

Farewell reception will honor John Ettling

The Greater Grand Forks and campus communities are invited to attend a farewell reception for John Ettling on Wednesday, May 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Dr. Ettling was named UND’s provost and vice president for academic affairs in April of 2000 following a national search. He served UND previously as interim provost from 1998 to 2000 and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Ettling is leaving UND to assume the presidency of Plattsburgh State University of New York. Please join us as we bid farewell to Dr. Ettling and thank him for his years of dedicated service to the University of North Dakota.

– Charles Kupchella, President.

 

Please return harassment training form

This is a reminder to those part-time UND employees who received, in March 2004, a set of training documents covering issues of harassment. Along with these documents was a harassment training acknowledgment statement. The acknowledgement was to be signed and returned to the affirmative action office by April 15. If you have not already returned it, please do so immediately. Thank you.

– Charles Kupchella, President.

 

Donna Shalala will address M.D. graduates

Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami in Florida, will present the keynote address at the medical school commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, Chester Fritz Auditorium. A commencement awards brunch is planned for 10 a.m. that day at the Memorial Union.

Shalala served as secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under former President Bill Clinton. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she received her bachelor’s degree from Western College for Women in 1962, and her master’s degree in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1970, both from Syracuse University. After graduating from college she volunteered for the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching in Iran. She has taught at Syracuse, Bernard Baruch College and Columbia University.

From 1977 to 1980 she served in the Carter Administration as an assistant secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1980 she assumed the presidency of Hunter College in New York City. She was named chancellor of the University of Wisconsin in 1988, and served in that position until 1993 when President Clinton appointed her secretary for health and human services.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 777-2514.

– School of Medicine and Health Services.

 
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EVENTS TO NOTE
 

Engineering and mines holds open house

The engineering and mines spring open house for elementary and middle school students will be held Thursday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All events will take place within Upson I and II, Leonard, and Harrington Halls. Free registration will take place at the entrance to Upson Hall I. Some of the activities planned for the day include:

s Cryogenics shows, in which racquetballs, bananas, carrots, balloons, and marshmallows are frozen using liquid nitrogen;

s A presentation of Subzero – North Dakota’s first solar-powered vehicle, now to be fuel cell powered – designed, constructed, and raced by UND engineering students;

s Hands-on science experiments including air pressure, inertia, polymers, and magnetics/circuits;

s View one of North Dakota’s premiere dinosaur and mineral displays;

s Watch as garbage cans explode before your eyes;

s See first hand how a stream erodes;

s See a thermite chemical reaction;

s Learn how to compete in the first Lego League Jr. Robotics Program.

The School of Engineering and Mines spring open house is attended by regional elementary and middle school students, as well as UND students, faculty, and staff. The primary goal is to show how much fun math, science, and engineering can be for people of all ages and backgrounds. The school also hosts an open house for high school students in conjunction with the Junior Engineering Technical Society’s TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition held in the spring of each year.

— Cheryl Osowski, School of Engineering and Mines.

 

N.D. Academy of Science meets Friday

Researchers affiliated with the North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) will make presentations on their work during the North Dakota Academy of Science 96th annual meeting Friday, April 29, in Fargo. The one-day meeting will be held at the Ramada Suites and Conference Center and includes presentations by students and research professionals.

A list of BRIN speakers and their topics, as well as a complete schedule of events and additional information about the NDAS meeting is posted on the North Dakota BRIN web site at http://medicine.nodak.edu/brin. Registration materials are also available.

– Patrick Miller, public information professional, North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.

 

Abbott Lectures set for April 29, 30

The chemistry department’s Abbott Lectures are set for Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30. William H. Miller, professor of chemistry at the University of California Berkeley, will present.

The first, “Using Semiclassical Theory to Include Quantum Effects in Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” will be Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in 101 Abbott Hall, and is intended for a scientifically interested general audience. A reception will follow the talk. He will also present “The Quantum Instanton Approximation for Thermal Rate Constants of Chemical Reactions” at noon Friday, April 30, in 138 Abbott Hall. All are welcome to both lectures.

Dr. Miller received a B.S. in chemistry from Georgia Tech (1963) and a doctorate in chemical physics from Harvard (1967). During 1967-69, he was a junior fellow in Harvard’s Society of Fellows. He joined the chemistry department of the University of California Berkeley, in 1969 and has been professor since 1974, serving as department chair from 1989 to 1993 and becoming the Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished Professor in 1999.

– Chemistry department.

 

Biology plans seminar April 30

The biology department will hold a seminar Friday, April 30, at noon in 105 Starcher Hall. Manisha Sonee, South Dakota State University, will present “The Effect of Free Radicals on the Cytoskeleton in Human Neurons.” If anyone would like to meet with Dr. Sonee, please contact me.

– Peter Meberg, biology, 777-4674.

 

EERC to display “zero emissions” vehicle prototype

A “zero emissions” vehicle prototype that could be used in combat zones or to move fighter jets on aircraft carriers will be on display at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m.

The John Deere fuel cell-powered commercial work vehicle (CWV), similar to a four- or six-wheel all-terrain vehicle, will be displayed on the east patio of the EERC’s new facilities.

EERC Director Gerald Groenewold, Associate Director for Research Tom Erickson, and Deere & Company’s ePower Technologies Director Bruce Wood will speak. Col. Mark Ramsay, commander of the 319th Air Refueling Wing at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB), has been invited to test drive the vehicle at 9:30 a.m.

The CWV has a number of features of value to military flight line supervisors, including a heavy-duty one-ton load capacity with four-wheel electric drive, four-wheel electric steering, and a power inverter that allows it to divert its entire electric output to off-board power requirements. The CWV would be redesigned and resized to meet the requirements of the U.S. Air Force for towing, braking, load carrying, and aircraft starting.

The media event will be followed by a tour of the EERC at 10 a.m. with representatives from the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation and the North Dakota Department of Commerce, including Director for Economic Development and Finance Linda Butts. They will be joined by representatives of Trammell Crow Company, based in San Jose, Calif., which works with clients to develop new expansion sites. The group is exploring new research opportunities in the state. Members of the media are welcome.

– Energy & Environmental Research Center.

 

Haydn, Mozart featured in April 30 Master Chorale concert

The Grand Forks Master Chorale and members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony will join forces for “Masterworks Concert: Haydn’s Sancti Nicolai and Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de Confessore,” Friday, April 30, 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Now in its 21st year, the Grand Forks Master Chorale is a 40-plus-voice auditioned choir under the direction of Michael J. Weber with accompanist Lacey Oar.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Senior citizens get a break at $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and students get the best deal: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets are available through the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office, 777-4090. The Master Chorale is supported in part by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Myra Foundation. The Master Chorale is a member of the North Valley Arts Council, which is supporting this concert through as part of its regranting project.

 

Medical School plans seminar

A seminar, “Synaptic Signaling in CNS Glia” will be held Monday, May 3, at 3 p.m. in 5520 Medical Science. It will be presented by Dwight E. Bergles, assistant professor of neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. It is presented by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease and the pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics department.

Contact Matthew Picklo at 777-2293 for any questions regarding this seminar. All are welcome.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Graduate committee will not meet Monday

The graduate committee will not meet Monday, May 3.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Open discussion will focus on public scholarship

Faculty interested in the development, promotion, and funding of public scholarship opportunities at UND are invited to join in an open discussion over coffee and cookies from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 4, and Friday, May 7, in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Public scholarship can include research in the public interest, research conducted with community partners, research results disseminated for public discussion, and the creation of public works, exhibits, and performances. Please drop by at either time to learn more about public scholarship, to share your relevant scholarly interests, and to provide input into ways we might support and promote such efforts.

– Lana Rakow, experiential learning project.

 

Strategic planning orientation sessions set

Strategic planning orientation sessions are set for Tuesday, May 4, and Monday, May 17. These two-hour sessions, designed for staff and faculty in leadership positions, including department heads, chairpersons, deans, vice presidents, directors, and unit leaders, are designed to be refreshers for those that attended similar sessions four years ago. Those new to the University since then would be especially encouraged to attend.

They will include discussions on how to proceed with the strategic planning process in your areas. You will look at examples of successful planning efforts, discuss ideas, and learn about “tools” to make your planning efforts easier.
You will also discuss reasons for planning, overcoming the negatives, UND strategic planning model, facilitating the planning process, materials and other planning assistance.

Session facilitators are Dennis Elbert, dean, College of Business and Public Administration, and James Shaeffer, dean, outreach programs.

Choose one of these two-hour sessions that fits into your schedule: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the River Valley Room, Memorial Union, or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the Memorial Union Ballroom.
For proper planning you are asked to register by contacting the U2 office within one week of the session start date at 777-2128 or send us an e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu. Contact us if you have special needs or require accommodations.

– Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University coordinator.

 

Healthy UND Coalition meets May 5

The Healthy UND Coalition meets Wednesday, May 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. You will have a chance to hear from all of the subcommittees, learn about the latest developments on the new Wellness Center, and discuss the growth of health and wellness opportunities on our campus. We are looking for people who are interested in becoming members of the Healthy UND Coalition for the 2004-2005 year. If you are interested, this would be a great meeting to attend. Lunch will be served. Your menu choices are chef salad or chicken salad. Please indicate your choice when you RSVP. Please RSVP to Megan Rice at 77-4485 or by e-mail at meganrice@mail.und.nodak.edu.

This invitation will be based on a first come, first served basis.

 

English celebrates publication of seven books

The English Department is celebrating the publication of seven books during the past academic year by faculty and senior lecturers. We are hosting a reception to honor our writers at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Wednesday, May 5, at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and many of the writers will read, briefly, from their works. Barnes & Noble will sell copies of their books on site.

As befits such a rich and varied humanities department, the range of books published is considerable, with “something for everyone,” Department Chair James McKenzie said. Those being honored include, alphabetically:

Michael Anderegg, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, whose Cinematic Shakespeare appeared in December, published by Rowman & Littlefield. A widely recognized film scholar, Anderegg is also the author of William Wyler, David Lean, Orson Wells, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture; his collection of film criticism Inventing Vietnam remains an important work in its field. Anderegg has announced his retirement, after more than 32 years at UND, effective December 2004.

Tami Carmichael, whose Integrated Studies: Reinventing General Education, (New Forums) provides a detailed history of UND’s nationally recognized interdisciplinary program for first-year students. Her book explores the program’s relationship to significant national issues in pedagogy, including learning communities and general education.

Carmichael coordinates UND’s humanities and integrated studies programs, and now directs the Writers Conference Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emerita Elizabeth Hampsten has published the English translation of Uruguayan novelist Mario Delgado Aparian’s disturbing story of life under military tyranny, The Ballad of Johnny Sosa (Penguin). Hampsten’s other works include Read This Only to Yourselves, Settler’s Children: Growing Up on the Great Plains, and a collection of essays, My Mother’s Letters. Hampsten alternates her life and work year between winters and springs in Grand Forks, and, because it is the southern hemisphere, winters and springs in Uruguay.

Poet Dale Jacobson has published a new, long poem, Factories and Cities: A Poem in Two Parts (1st Books Library). Besides editing the definitive version of UND graduate Tom McGrath’s epic poem Letter to an Imaginary Friend, Jacobson has published five earlier collections of poetry. Another long poem, A Walk by the River, will be published in June. He has taught as a senior lecturer in English for two decades.

Yvette LaPierre, whose Ghana in Pictures was published by Lerner Publications for its visual geography series. LaPierre, a freelance writer and editor, has also written Mapping a Changing World, Native American Rock Art, and America’s Monuments, Memorials, and Historical Sites. She currently serves as senior lecturer in integrated studies.

Trains in Winter, poet Jay Meek’s seventh collection with Carnegie-Mellon University Press, was published early this winter. Meek has also published a novel, The Memphis Letters, and co-edited three literary anthologies, including Prairie Volcano: An Anthology of North Dakota Writing. Meek, who won last year’s Thomas Clifford Award for Faculty Achievement in Research, will retire this May after 19 years in English.

Ron Vossler, whose Dakota Kraut: A Memoir (Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries) might be compared to a poet’s new and selected works, bringing together, as it does, a wide variety of his writings over the past 20 years. In addition to his prose and poetry, Vossler has written several award winning television documentaries, including Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe/Children of the Prairie, which won a silver Telly in 1999. Vossler has taught as a senior lecturer for two decades.

— Jim McKenzie, professor and chair, English.

 

Retirement reception will honor Don Moen

The faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and Mines invites you to a reception to honor Donald Moen, chair of mechanical engineering, on his upcoming retirement after 20 years of service to the department, school and campus. The reception will be held Thursday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nyquist Lounge in Upson II Hall.
Please join us to recognize Dr. Moen’s contributions to UND, and to wish him well in his retirement.

– John Watson, dean, engineering and mines.

 

University Senate meets May 6

The University Senate will meet Thursday, May 6, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

AGENDA
1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.

CONSENT CALENDAR:
No items submitted.

BUSINESS CALENDAR:
4. Candidates for degrees in May 2004, Nancy Krogh, registrar.
5. Report from the curriculum committee, Judy Bruce, chair.
6. Resolution regarding the pay lag, Victor Lieberman.
7. Faculty pursuit of a graduate degree, Joseph Benoit, Randy Lee, and Judy DeMers.
8. Expanded course description pilot project, Jan Goodwin and Kathy Smart.
9. Ad hoc committee on course book order, Jan Goodwin.
10. Ad hoc harassment policy and procedure and review committee, Wendelin Hume.

— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.

 

Reception will honor three retiring nursing faculty

You are cordially invited to attend a reception honoring the retirements of three faculty in the College of Nursing on Friday, May 7, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the third-floor lounge of the Nursing Building.

Eileen Hubsky has served as the director of undergraduate studies in the college since fall 2002. Prior to her tenure at UND, Dr. Hubsky was interim chair of nursing at Dickinson State University, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of nursing at Research College of Nursing in Kansas City, and on the faculty of several colleges and universities in the West and Midwest.

Katherine (Kitty) Maidenberg has been employed with the college since 1989. Initially hired to provide grant-writing assistance, she went on to teach Nursing 590–Directed Studies and serve as program development and research associate assisting both faculty and students with research design and data analysis. Maidenberg received her MPA from the Institute of Public Administration at the University of Michigan in 1967, then went on to pursue doctoral studies in public policy. She and her husband Michael are moving to Miami, Fla.; he recently retired from his position as publisher of the Grand Forks Herald and has been named vice president and chief program officer for the Knight Foundation.
Clinical Associate Professor Ellen O’Connor joined the family and community nursing department in 1992 as a graduate teaching assistant, and has had a significant regional impact in maternal and child health and public health. This dates back to her work as outreach education coordinator with United (now Altru) Hospital in Grand Forks. In the College of Nursing, O’Connor led the way in implementing service-learning in the curriculum, work which she has presented internationally. She was instrumental in the development of the UND Nursing Center for Vulnerable Rural Groups. She became a regional expert in training on the use of universal precautions against blood-borne pathogens, the micro-organisms which spread hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS. Most recently she has worked on the Four State Fetal Alcohol Consortium implemented in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. Besides her work with the largest institutions in the region, she has an impressive record of community service through Kiwanis, professional organizations, her church, and with individuals in the aftermath of divorce.
Please join us.

— Elizabeth Nichols, dean of nursing.

 

Retirement reception will honor geography’s Hemmasi, Seidel

A retirement reception will honor Mohammad Hemmasi, a 17-year veteran of the geography department, and Robert Seidel, who worked for the North Dakota Geological Survey before joining the department 15 years ago. Please join us Friday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Christus Rex, 3012 University, next to Tabula, and wish them well in their retirement.

– Geography department.

 

Retirement reception will honor Don Lemon

The University community is invited to a reception for Donald Lemon, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, on his retirement after 36 years of service to UND. It will be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art Friday, May 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Donald and Ann Lemon Scholarship Fund has been established through the UND Foundation and friends and colleagues who wish to contribute may do so directly to the Foundation. Please join us to wish him well in his retirement.

– Dan Rice, dean, education and human development, and Larry Klundt, chair, educational leadership.

 

Staff Recognition Ceremony set for May 11

The 2004 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel is set for Tuesday, May 11, in the Memorial Union Ballroom beginning at 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for Years of Service in five year increments, 10 Meritorious Service Award winners will be announced, as will the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award. Tickets may be purchased in the Office of Human Resources, 313 Twamley Hall, for $3.50 each or from the human resources manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 5. All members of the University community are invited.

– Joy Johnson, Human Resources.

 

U2 lists classes

Below are U2 workshops for May 11 through May 21. Visit our web site for additional workshops in May. The summer U2 newsletter containing workshops for June through August will arrive soon.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

Defensive Driving: May 11, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. , 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Mark Johnson.

Electricity, What You Don’t Know Might Shock You: May 12, 2 to 4 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Many people are injured and even killed by electricity every year. This workshop provides basic information for those “non-electricians” forced to work around electrical equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

UND Strategic Planning Orientation Sessions: May 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ballroom, Memorial Union. These two-hour sessions are designed for staff and faculty in leadership positions including department heads, chairpersons, deans, vice presidents, directors, and unit leaders. These sessions are designed to be refreshers for those that attended similar sessions four years ago. Those new to the University since that time would be especially encouraged to attend.

The sessions will include discussions on how to proceed with the strategic planning process in your areas. You will look at examples of successful planning efforts, discuss ideas, and learn about “tools” to make your planning efforts easier. Content outline includes reasons for planning, overcoming the negatives, UND strategic planning model, facilitating the planning process, materials and other planning assistance. Session facilitators are Dennis Elbert, dean, College of Business and Public Administration and James Shaeffer, dean, outreach programs.

Access XP, Beginning: May 17, 19, and 21, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total). Introduces Access and relational databases. Create a database, work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish relationships. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

Supervisor’s Role With Work-Related Injuries: May 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. This class is designed to identify the role and responsibilities of the supervisor when a work-related injury has taken place. The workshop will review UND’s procedures as well as information about the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau. Presenter: Claire Moen, safety and environmental health.

Principles of Leadership: May 19, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Successful leaders motivate, coach, counsel plan, implement and guide. And, everybody wins. The organization benefits from the timely, efficient accomplishment of its goal and objectives. Workers enjoy high levels of motivation and job satisfaction. The leader gets the recognition and rewards that go with excellence in any endeavor. Successful leaders deal effectively with challenges and problems. They communicate a sense of fairness and give meaningful feedback that leads to commitment, teamwork and cooperation. Whether you’re an experience leader looking for ways to motivate your team, or whether you’re a supervisor or manager wanting to strengthen your leadership role…this presentation is for you. Presenter: Dick Werre, St. Alexis EAP.

Fiscal Year-End Procedures: May 19, 9 to 11 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. The workshop will cover fiscal year-end procedures for the business office, accounting services, grants and contract administration, payroll and purchasing. Presenters: accounting services, business office, grants and contracts administration, payroll office, and purchasing office.

Creating a Positive Work Environment: May 19, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Every employee at every level of the organization has two basic choices to make every day. Those choices are whether the employee will be part of what makes the organization an enjoyable place to work, or whether the employee will contribute to what makes it a mundane and troubled surrounding. This presentation is designed to inspire positive co-worker relationships and will introduce postures and characteristics of the effective employee and team worker. Discover how to build trust and establish your credibility through dynamic behavioral patterns, and through clear and positive communication.

Themes and objectives:
• To explore effective team-oriented postures;
• To understand how character is demonstrated in the workplace;
• To learn how to set an example of commitment and productivity;

Presenter: Dick Werre, St. Alexius EAP.
Fire Safety and Prevention, What You Need to Know: May 20, 2 to 4 p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters: Mike Powers and Jason Uhlir.

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

 

Farewell reception will honor John Ettling

The Greater Grand Forks and campus communities are invited to attend a farewell reception for John Ettling on Wednesday, May 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Dr. Ettling was named UND’s provost and vice president for academic affairs in April of 2000 following a national search. He served UND previously as interim provost from 1998 to 2000 and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Ettling is leaving UND to assume the presidency of Plattsburgh State University of New York. Please join us as we bid farewell to Dr. Ettling and thank him for his years of dedicated service to the University of North Dakota.

– Charles Kupchella, President.

 

Second grant writing workshop set for May 14

Due to the high demand for the beginner grant writing workshop, the Division of Continuing Education is offering a second workshop Friday, May 14. “Grant Writing: Getting the Results You Want” will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

Cost is $215 for a one-day seminar that includes a two-inch binder with resources and samples, CEUs, continental breakfast and breaks. You’ll also receive individualized instruction and time to research grant opportunities.
For more information and to register, please visit www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting or contact conference services at 777-2663 or conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

The deadline to register is Thursday, May 6. Space is limited. – Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing education.

 

Presentation will discuss dealing with change

A presentation, “Dealing with Change” will be provided by the St. Alexius employee assistance program Wednesday, May 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 3 to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. More specific details about actual dates, times and locations will be provided shortly. Anticipating and managing change is an important part of the challenges of the modern workplace. This will certainly be true as we implement the changes associated with ConnectND during the coming months. This presentation will introduce ways to effectively respond to change, and to work toward goals with a minimum impact on performance and functioning. The speaker will describe common reactions toward change, and how we can effectively respond to change at a personal and professional level.

Additional sessions will be held in May or June on “Supporting Change” and “Stress Management.” Watch for more information on this in the near future.

Several 90-minute presentations will be scheduled. Please watch for future announcements. Contact the University Within the University (U2) office with questions at 777-2128. — Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University coordinator.

 

WAC offers extended summer workshop

The 2004 session of the WAC extended workshop, offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings (8:30 a.m. to noon) from June 7-17, provides an opportunity for faculty to combine course development work with summertime “battery recharging” through collaboration with colleagues from across campus. Stipends of $600 (less deductions) will be awarded to participants.

John Bean’s book, Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, will provide a focus for workshop sessions. This book has been popular with faculty at UND and across the U.S. because of its readability and direct applicability to the challenges of university teaching. As the group works through the issues raised by Bean, individuals will also apply Bean’s ideas (and their own insights) to classes they will teach during the next academic year. By the end of the workshop, each participant should have made significant progress in planning a new or revised course for 2004-05.

To sign up for this workshop or for more information, please contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu. Please respond quickly, since a very limited number of places remain available in the group.

— Joan Hawthorne, coordinator, writing across the curriculum.

 

NBA pre-season exhibition game will be played at Alerus

The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Alerus Center Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for reserved seats cost $10 to $125, and are on sale now at the Alerus Center ticket office, all TicketMaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 772-5151.

– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

NDUS campuses test ConnectND soon

There’s a traditional connection between campuses and tests. Now is “test” time for ConnectND within the University System.

Formal testing of the new software is done through three iterations (also called cycles). Student administration completed second iteration testing April 8, while the Finance and Human Resources Management Systems recently finished the first iteration. (Note: Student administration originally expected to implement one month prior to finance and HRMS and thus is one cycle ahead in testing.)

Student administration is testing by groups of campuses. Minot State University, Minot State University-Bottineau and Dickinson State University launch iteration three testing April 26; North Dakota State University and UND the following week; and the State College of Science, Williston State College, Lake Region State College and Bismarck State College the week of May 10.

Iteration 2 testing begins the week of April 26 for finance systems and the week of May 3 for HRMS. For the finance grants and contracts module, a prototype has been designed and is being tested for the smaller campuses as an alternative to the more complex PeopleSoft functionality that will be required by UND, NDSU and Minot State. Iteration three testing for finance and HRMS modules begins the week of May 31.

What are the iterations?

Iteration one testing is within modules, iteration two within the student administration, financial or human resources management system and iteration three across ConnectND.

In classroom tests, students are expected to know answers to questions. ConnectND testing identifies problems; then, the answers are found.

For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

— Jan Orvik, editor, for the ConnectND project.

 

“Rehire letters” distributed

“Rehire letters” for summer 2004 and academic year 2004/2005 have been distributed to all the departments (one per mailbox). If you will hire a student through TCC 312 (institutional) monies, but did not receive a letter, we can send you one. Please call Job Service at 777-4395. In the near future, the “rehire” forms will also be available at the student employment guide web site, www.und.edu/dept/finaid/employment_guide.htm

Please note the eligibility dates for federal work study and institutional student employment.

Job Service North Dakota is moving and will be co-located with Career Services at 280 McCannel Hall May 3. Our office will be closed Friday, April 30. Our new box number is PO Box 9014 and new fax number is 777-3058. If you have any questions, please contact us at 777-4395.

– Job Service ND.

 

Chester Fritz Library lists hours for finals

Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library during the final exam period are: Friday, May 7 (Reading and Review Day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, May 9, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, May 10-13, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, closed.

– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

 

Law library offers extended hours

The law library’s extended hours during exams are: Monday, May 3, through Saturday, May 8, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, May 9, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, May 10, through Thursday, May 13, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 14, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 16, closed.

– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

 

Fiscal year end procedures detailed

For accurate financial statements, materials and services received by June 30, 2004, should be charged to fiscal year 2004 funds. This is true for all funds, appropriated and non-appropriated, including grants and contracts.
Payments for new subscriptions will be processed from fiscal year 2004 funds until May 31, 2004. Renewals for subscriptions that expire in fiscal year 2005 should be paid from fiscal year 2005 funds.

For prepayments, the department should verify with the vendor that delivery will be made by June 30. This should be documented on the purchase requisition and/or request for payment. If the company does not guarantee delivery by June 30, the payment can not be made from the fiscal year 2004 budget.

– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager.

 

Donate books for Belcourt

The staff of the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences invites faculty, staff and students to help us with our 2004 National Library Week project. We are seeking donations of new or used (in good condition please) children’s books for the pediatrics unit at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility in Belcourt on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. Drs. Sandeep Patel and Angela Erdrich received a small grant to make books available for children as they wait to see the doctors. They very much want to supplement the books they bought through the grant with additional ones, so please help out if you can.

Bring the books to the Library of the Health Sciences circulation desk. We will make sure that they are delivered to the doctors to use in the hospital waiting areas. This will be an ongoing project through the spring and summer, so anytime that you are cleaning out and come on some appropriate children’s books, bring them to us.

Thanks for helping your library.

– Judy Rieke, health science library.

 

Job Service will move to McCannel Hall

The UND Job Service office is moving. Job Service ND representatives, currently located in 211 Twamley Hall, will move to 280 McCannel Hall, and will be co-located with career services beginning Monday, May 3. The institutional employment job board will be located in 280 McCannel Hall beginning May 3 as well. Jobs are also posted at www.und.edu/employment. The Job Service ND UND office will be closed Friday, April 30.

 

Notify traffic office before special events

Please notify and make arrangements with us regarding parking for any event you are planning on campus. We will help arrange parking for your guests. This is especially important when it involves people outside of the campus community who need parking passes. We want to avoid an unpleasant experience, and in order to accomplish that we need to be able to identify their vehicles. We also want to avoid displacing current students, faculty, and staff who need parking. Thank you for your cooperation.

– Sherry Kapella, parking and traffic division.

 

Campus walking trail maps available

Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to get in shape for spring? Want to become renewed and invigorated when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.

The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder, associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.

Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.

Obesity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America. College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on the trails.

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

 

Studio One lists guests

Craft store owner Jo Martin will demonstrate how to create homemade fountains on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. According to Martin, materials for building fountains are nearly endless. They can be created quickly and inexpensively and provide a decorative and relaxing environment.

Also on the next edition of Studio One, new technology is giving heart attack victims a better chance of survival. Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) can restore the heartbeat of a victim in cardiac arrest. Organizations are working to make AEDs more accessible in public places.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

– Studio One.

 

Special Denim Day will help fight asthma

The President has approved a special Denim Day to help fight asthma on Tuesday, May 4.

Some facts of interest about a chronic disease that is worsening:
s Between 1980 and 1994, prevalence increased by 102 percent.
s An estimated 14.9 million Americans have asthma, 7.7 million under age 18.
s In 2001, 12 million people experienced an asthma attack in the previous year.
s Nationally, more than 7 percent of children have asthma.
s The death rate secondary to asthma increased 56 percent to about 5,000 deaths annually.
s About 500,000 hospitalizations each year are due to asthma.
s Estimated direct/indirect cost of asthma was $14 billion in 2002.
s About 10.3 percent of North Dakota adults have been told they have asthma.

All proceeds will go to the North Dakota Chapter of the American Lung Association. So wear your button, pay your dollar, and enjoy going casual, knowing your money will support a good cause.

– Patsy Nies, special project assistant, enrollment services.

 

Summer yoga classes scheduled

Summer yoga classes begin May 11 at the Lotus Meditation Center. Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings for beginners and mixed levels and at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for intermediate levels. The classes will continue through July 22. Cost for a single class is $10 and the full 11-week session costs $85. It is also possible to pay for a pro-rated number of classes. For more information or to register call me.

– Dyan Rey, instructor, 772-8840, dyanre@aol.com.

 

Private voice, guitar lessons available

The UND community music program offers private lessons in guitar and voice. For guitar call Stig at 772-7856 and for voice call community music at 777-2830.

– Barbara Lewis, community music program.

 
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GRANTS & RESEARCH
 

Faculty, researchers sought for UND experts directory

President Charles Kupchella is asking faculty and researchers to help “populate” the newly redesigned online UND experts directory. Created by the Office of University Relations, the web site is one of several ways in which UND will showcase its expertise and at the same time provide access to service. It will also be a resource that will allow colleagues, the media, and the public in general to connect to expertise on campus. The UND Experts Directory can be accessed at http://www.und.edu/experts. The site currently spotlights academic units and stand-alone research centers, but it will soon be modified to include non-academic service units.

The retooled web site now features a searchable database. For example, type in “gene” and the following names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database: David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf, Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles, Kevin Young.

The process for getting into the database is simple. The online submission form is designed to allow faculty and researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information (name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows you to include information under the following categories:

Education Publications Consulting
Research Grants Special
Presentations Patents Works in Progress

To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential). This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date. Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries when they provide their October supplements.

 

March grant recipients named

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during March 2004:

Anatomy and cell biology: John Watt; anthropology: Dennis Toom, Michael Jackson; atmospheric sciences: Michael Poellot; Center for Rural Health: Brad Gibbons, Patricia Moulton, Kyle Muus; chemistry: Mark Hoffman; community medicine: James Brosseau; counseling: David Whitcomb; Earth System Science Institute: George Seielstad; EERC: Jay Almlie, Steven Benson, Donald Cox, Thomas Erickson, Kevin Galbreath, Deb Haley, John Harju, Michael Holmes, John Hurley, Dennis Laudal, Kyle Martin, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, John Pavlish, Darren Schmidt, James Sorensen, Edward Steadman, Michael Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Chad Wocken; Christopher Zygarlicke; English: Robert Lewis; geology and geological engineering: Scott Korom; HNRC: Glenn Lykken; INMED: Eugene Delorme; health sciences library: Judith Rieke; mechanical engineering: Ralph Johnson; pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics: Van Doze; political acience: Mary Kweit; SBDC: Christine Martin; social work: David Perry; space studies: Shanaka de Silva.

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

 

Funding opportunities will not run in University Letter as of July 1

We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided by the ND State Board of Higher Education for all campuses, offers more extensive search capabilities than SPIN in addition to a variety of other services. The following text from the COS home page offers a brief description of the system:

“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings together the world’s most prominent scientists and researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and services that enable these professionals to communicate, exchange information and find the people and technologies that are important to their work.

These services include: COS Expertise®, the database of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000 R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™ the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution for universities and professional societies; and customized access to a range of professional reference databases including U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because they do not see something of interest in the University Letter. Consequently, as of July 1, we will change from listing a few samples of opportunities to encouraging faculty to subscribe to COS to receive announcements by e-mail or to conduct frequent searches for research opportunities using the COS system.

For faculty who would like help transitioning to COS, ORPD will offer regularly scheduled workshops in the use of COS beginning in March 2004. Please check the University Letter for the time and place for the workshops. A set of instructions for using COS can be found on the ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/ To access the instructions, select Funding Search Instructions on the web page.

— Will Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research and Program Development.

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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.

Portions of the following data were derived from the Community of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside the University of North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (ADA)
Career Development Awards are made to Assistant Professors conducting diabetes-related research. Deadline: 7/15/04. Contact: Maricela Arias-Cantu, 703-549-1500, ext. 2362; macantu@diabetes.org; http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-research/research-grant-application-forms/ADA-grant-opportunities/ADA-current-grant-opportunities.jsp.

Clinical Research Awards support patient-oriented research in diabetes, including studies focused on human subjects in which the effect of a change in the individual’s external or internal environment is evaluated. Deadlines: 7/15/04, 1/15/05. Contact: See above.

Junior Faculty Awards support new investigators conducting diabetes-related research. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Research Awards support new investigators or established investigators who have not previously worked in the diabetes field but have a proposal related to any aspect of diabetes research. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

AMERICAN HEALTH ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (AHAF)
Macular Degeneration Research Grants support research on the causes and treatments of macular degeneration. Any area of research is eligible for support, but potential relevance to macular degeneration is an important component of funding evaluation. Collaborative projects are encouraged. Contact: Susan Monahan, 301-948-3244; smonahan@ahaf.org; http://www.ahaf.org/macular/research/mdgreq.htm. Deadlines: 7/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/26/04 (Full Proposal).

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA)
Established Investigator Grants support mid-term investigators commited to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science. Deadline: 7/12/04. Contact: AHA National Center, 214-706-1158; ncrp@heart.org; http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3019795.

ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT (APPAM)
The David N. Kershaw Award/Prize honors a person under age 40 who made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management. Deadline: 7/9/04. Contact: APPAM, 202-496-0130; appam@appam.org; http://www.appam.org/information/awards/kershaw.shtml.

Ph.D. Dissertation Awards support recognize Ph.D. dissertations in public policy and management. Deadline: 7/16/04. Contact: See above or http://www.appam.org/information/awards/phd.shtml.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Small Scientific Conference Grants provide partial support for scientific meetings and conferences to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information when the objectives are within the scope of the FDA’s mission (e.g., foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly labeled; human veterinary drugs are safe and effective; reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of devices intended for human use; cosmetics are safe and properly labeled; and public health and safety are protected from electronic product radiation). Deadlines: 7/15/04, 10/15/04, 1/15/05, 4/1/05. Contact: Cynthia M. Polit, 301-827-7180; cpolit@oc.fda.gov; http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/HHS/FDA/OFACS/RFA-FDA-OC-2003/Grant.html.

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Administrative Supplements for Disseminating Evidence-Based Intervention Research Products–Funding for cancer control investigators whose intervention efficacy data have been analyzed and who are conducting peer-reviewed research (with active NCI grants) related to the program proposed for dissemination. Contact: Jon F. Kerner, 301-594-7294; jon.kerner@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-04-011.html. Deadline: 6/30/04.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES (NIDDK)
Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers–Funding to facilitate progress in basic and clinical research with the goal of translating basic research findings into new methods to treat, prevent and ultimately cure diabetes mellitus and its complications. Three primary research-related activities are supported: Biomedical Research Cores provide
resources to enhance efficiency, productivity, and multidisciplinary nature of research in designated topic areas; Pilot and Feasibility Programs foster development of new investigators and provide seed-support for innovative high-risk projects; and Enrichment Programs promote interdisciplinary interaction and training of investigators in
areas of NIDDK interest. Deadlines: 6/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/14/04 (Application). Contact: Kristin M. Abraham, 301-451-8048; ka136s@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-007.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (NIDCD)
Small Grants support pilot research that is likely to lead to an individual research project grant application. Research must be focused on one or more areas within the biomedical and behavioral scientific mission of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language. Deadlines: 7/15/04, 11/15/04. Contact: Amy Donahue, 301-402-3458; Donahuea@nidcd.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-062.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Access to a Whole Genome Association Scanning Resource to Identify Drug Addiction Loci–Funding to use NIDA-supported resources to conduct genome-wide association studies for drug addiction vulnerability loci. Deadline: 7/1/04. Contact: Joni Rutter, 301-443-6300; jrutter@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-04-006.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Additional Genotyping for the Human Haplotype Map–Support for genotyping approximately 2.25 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across the genome in 270 samples from four populations, at high quality and a cost of about 1 cent per genotype. Deadlines: 5/28/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/25/04 (Application). Contact: Michael Shi, 301-451-1340; michael.shi@nih.hhs.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-04-005.html.

Gene-Environment Effects and Epigenesis in Depression–Support for studies to identify epigenetic mechanisms and characterize gene-environment interactions that produce vulnerability to depression. Contact: Steven O. Moldin, 301-443-2037; smoldin@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-05-006.html. Deadlines: 6/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/16/04 (Application).

Tools for Collaborations Involving Data Sharing–Support to develop tools and techniques to harness the unprecedented volume of data generated by collaborations among researchers (either research or clinical laboratories). Deadline: 7/15/04. Contact: Gregory K. Farber, 301-435-0778; gf48a@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-134.html.

Transition to Independent Positions (TIP)–Support for new investigators, who can impact understanding of problems and mechanisms associated with exposure to environmental agents in order to better protect the public health, to transition to independent faculty positions. Contact: Carol Shreffler, 919-541-1445; shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-04-002.html. Deadlines: 6/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/13/04 (Application).

NATIONAL ROSACEA SOCIETY
Research Grants support research on rosacea with priority given to studies in such areas as pathogenesis, progression, mechanism of action, cell biology, and potential genetic factors of this disorder. Contact: Day Olney, 847-382-8971; nrosacea@aol.com; http://www.rosacea.org/grants/index.html. Deadline: 7/15/04.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Animal Behavior, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology, Integrative Animal Biology, Integrative Plant Biology–Support for integrative studies of physiological functions at the genomic, cellular, systemic, and organismal levels and animal behavior in both field and laboratory settings. Deadline: 7/12/04. Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnphysio.htm; or Animal Behavior: Michael D. Greenfield, 703-292-8421, mgreenfi@nsf.gov; Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology: William E. Zamer, 703-292-8421, wzamer@nsf.gov; Integrative Animal Biology: Reynaldo Patino, 703-292-8421, rpatino@nsf.gov; Integrative Plant Biology–William E. Winner, 703-292-8421, wwinner@nsf.gov.

Animal Developmental Mechanisms, Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms, and Plant and Microbial Development–Support for research on the nature, control, and evolution of processes that comprise the life cycle of organisms (ranging from molecular genetic analysis of developmental processes to experimental manipulation of whole organisms). Contacts: Animal Development Mechanisms and Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms: Judith Plesset, 703-292-8417, jplesset@nsf.gov, http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibndevelop.htm#ad; Plant and Microbial Development: Sharman O’Neill, 703-292-8417; soneill@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibndevelop.htm#. Deadline: 7/12/04.

Biochemistry of Gene Expression, Eukaryotic Genetics, and Microbial Genetics–Support for studies on genomes and genetic mechanisms in all organisms—prokaryote, eukaryote, phage, or virus. Deadline: 7/12/04. Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/mcbgene.htm; or Biochemistry of Gene Expression: Joanne S. Tornow, 703-292-8441, jtornow@nsf.gov; Eukaryotic Genetics–Susan Porter Ridley, 703-292-8439, sridley@nsf.gov; Microbial Genetics–Patrick P. Dennis, 703-292-8441, pdennis@nsf.gov.

Biological Databases and Informatics–Support for studies using new approaches to management, analysis, and dissemination of biological knowledge to enable the scientific community and the public to gain maximum benefit and utility. Deadlines: 7/12/04, 1/10/05. Contact: Sylvia Spengler, 703-292-8470; sspengle@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02058.

Biological Research Collections (BRC)–Support for biological collection enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of such collections. Contact: Mark A. Farmer, 703-292-8470; mfarmer@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf05471. Deadline: 7/16/04.

Biomolecular Systems Cluster—Molecular Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Metabolic Biochemistry–Support for studies of the structure, function, dynamics, interactions, and interconversions of biological molecules. Study context can range from investigations of individual macromolecules to large-scale integration of metabolic and energetic processes. Deadline: 7/12/04. Contacts: http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/mcbbiomolec.htm; Molecular Biochemistry or Metabolic Biochemistry: Parag Chitnis, 703-292-8441, pchitnis@nsf.gov; Molecular Biophysics—Kamal Shukla, 703-292-8444, kshukla@nsf.gov.

Cellular Organization and Signal Transduction and Cellular Regulation–Support for research on the structure, function, and regulation of plant, animal, and microbial cells and their interactions with the environment and one another. Deadline: 7/12/04. Contacts: Cellular Organization: Ray Gavin, 703-292-8442, rgavin@nsf.gov, http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/mcbcell.htm; Signal Transduction and Cellular Regulation: Elizabeth E. Hood, 703-292-8442, ehood@nsf.gov, http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/mcbcell.htm.

Cognitive Neuroscience–Support for highly innovative and interdisciplinary research to advance understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through evolutionary time. Contact: Lawrence M. Parsons, 703-292-7249; lparsons@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02031. Deadline: 7/15/04.

Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS): A Multidisciplinary Program of the Children’s Research Initiative–Support for research to increase scientific understanding of fundamental developmental processes, including cognitive, linguistic, social, and biological processes of learning and development. Deadline: 7/15/04. Contact: Marguerite Barratt, 703-292-8732; mbarratt@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf02008.

EarthScope–Support for research and education related to Earth’s terrestrial regions, interior, and freshwater systems. Projects may use any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Deadline: 7/16/04. Contact: James H. Whitcomb, 703-292-8553; jwhitcom@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03590.

Earth Sciences Research at the National Science Foundation (EAR) - Instrumentation and Facilities (IF)–Support for acquisition or modernization of research equipment; development of new instrumentation, analytical techniques, and software that extend current research capabilities in the earth sciences; shared facilities to make complex and expensive instrument systems available on a national or regional basis; and research technicians. Contact: David D. Lambert, 703-292-8558; dlambert@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04507. Deadline: 7/16/04.

Ecological Rates of Change (EROC)–Support for research to separate effects of natural versus anthropogenic changes on plant and animal physiological ecology, behavior, plant-animal interactions, plant or animal communities, and ecosystem processes and dynamics in terrestrial and freshwater aquatic systems. Deadline: 7/9/04. Contact: National Science Foundation, 703-292-8480; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_eroc.html.

Ecology–Support for community ecology and population studies in such areas as dynamics and processes within specific communities or habitats; food-web structure and landscape patterns formed by community dynamics; paleoecology; and organismal interactions.

Deadline: 7/9/04. Contact: Saran Twombly, 703-292-8481; stwombly@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debecological.htm.

Ecosystem Studies–Support for mechanistic or empirical investigations of whole-system ecological processes and relationships. Deadline: 7/9/04. Contact: James T. Morris, 703-292-8481; jmorris@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debecological.htm.

Geology and Paleontology (GE)–Support for research in three general areas: geobiology and low-temperature geochemistry; land use dynamics and geomorphology; and sedimentary geology and paleobiology. Contact: H. Richard Lane, 703-292-8551; hlane@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03590. Deadline: 7/16/04.

Joint DMS/BIO/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research in the Area of Mathematical Biology–Support for research in mathematics and statistics related to mathematical biology research. Deadline: 6/30/04. Contact: James Anderson, 301-594-0943; andersoj@nigms.nih.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04572/nsf04572.htm.

Linguistics–Support for research on syntactic, semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual languages and of language in general. Contact: Joan Maling, 703-292-8731; jmaling@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/start.htm. Deadline: 7/15/04.

Neuroscience Cluster–Behavioral Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology, Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms, Sensory Systems–Support for research on all aspects of nervous system structure, function, and development. Contacts: Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology—Diane M. Witt, 703-292-8423; dwitt@nsf.gov, http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm; Computational Neuroscience and Sensory Systems: Geoffrey Birchard, 703-292-8420, gbirchar@nsf.gov, http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm#co or http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm#ss; Developmental Neuroscience: Judith E. Plesset, 703-292-8417, jplesset@nsf.gov, http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm#de; Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms: Soo-Siang Lim, 703-292-7878, slim@nsf.gov, http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm. Deadlines: 7/12/04, 1/12/05.

Population Biology–Support for fundamental research on origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Emphases include biodiversity, molecular genetic and genomic evolution, mesoscale ecology, conservation biology, global change, and restoration ecology. Deadline: 7/9/04. Contact: Mark W. Courtney, 703-292-8481; mcourtne@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debsysbio.htm.

Social Psychology Program–Support for basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Deadline: 7/15/04. Contact: Steven J. Breckler, 703-292-8728; sbreckle@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/socpsy/start.htm.

Software and Tools for High-End Computing (ST-HEC)–Support for innovative research activities aimed at building complex software and tools (on top of the operating system) for high-end architectures. Contact: S. Kamal Abdali, 703-292-8910; kabdali@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04569. Deadline: 7/7/04.

Support for research on Perception, Action, and Cognition, including development of these capacities, with emphasis on research strongly grounded in theory. Deadlines: 7/15/04, 1/15/05. Contact: Guy Van Orden, 703-292-8732; gvanorde@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/pd037252/pd037252.html.

Systematic Biology–Support for phylogenetic analyses that produce or test phylogenetic hypotheses or models and use of derived phylogenies to elucidate patterns of structural, developmental, or molecular evolution. Deadline: 7/9/04. Contact: James E. Rodman, 703-292-8481; jrodman@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debsysbio.htm.

UNITED STATES - JAPAN FOUNDATION (USJF)
Support for Communications/Public Opinion projects that raise awareness about Japan in the U.S. or the U.S. in Japan, and deal with concrete issues that affect the bilateral relationship. Deadlines: 7/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/31/04 (Full Proposal). Contact: David James, 212-481-8753; djanes@us-jf.org; http://www.us-jf.org/comm.htm.

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

 
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