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ISSUE: Volume 41, Number 36: May 14, 2004

Three faculty will receive Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships during commencement
Reminder to complete harassment training program
University Letter lists summer schedule
NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe to give main address at spring commencement May 15
Kurt Mueller will receive honorary degree at commencement
Bryan Stevenson will give law commencement address

Evening of cabaret will benefit N.D. Ballet
Doctoral examination set for Jennifer Mueller
Alumni Association invites participation in Alumni Days
Summer Datebook items due Friday, May 21
HNRC seminar series continues May 25
Rider Jazz Band will play at Museum
Agenda items due for June 2 IRB meeting
Proposals sought for Arts and Humanities Summit
U2 workshops listed

Centennial team joins medical school
Construction begins on Minot family medicine center
Meritorious service, UND Proud award winners named
April 15 SBHE actions detailed
Please return harassment training form
EERC researchers invited to speak at International Mercury Workshop in Scotland
Faculty, staff need new ID card
ConnectND announcements
Intersession, summer hours listed for libraries, Memorial Union
Web server upgrade will increase security
Student Job Service office moved to McCannel Hall
Fiscal year end procedures detailed
Staff recognized for years of service
Staff senate scholarships awarded
Printing center closed May 20 for inventory
Electrical outages planned for May 22
UND water tower will be repainted
Dakota Science Center offers camps for kids
Buzz on Biz camp held July 26-30
Campus walking trail maps available
AAUW seeks book donations

Faculty, researchers sought for UND experts directory
Funding opportunities will not run in University Letter as of July 1
Research, grant opportunities listed


Three faculty will receive Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships during commencement

Three professors will receive the University’s highest honor for faculty at spring commencement at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Alerus Center. The Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship will be presented to James Antes, psychology and peace studies, Sandra Donaldson, English, and Michael Poellot, atmospheric sciences.

James Antes, psychology and peace studies
If just his work in understanding visual processing was considered, James Antes would merit UND’s highest honor for faculty members. He published regularly in premier publications and, perhaps the highest praise for an academic, his work was cited by his peers. But in fact, Antes has had two highly successful research programs.

In mid-career, he turned his attention to what one nominee described as “the new and blossoming field of conflict resolution.” He is a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and was a founder, and has been a member of the Conflict Resolution Center. His interests focus on social conflict and conflict resolution, particularly the transformative approach to mediation. “My work derives from a fundamental view of people in conflict—conflict disempowers people and limits their view of other perspectives,” Antes said. “Mediation (from the transformative perspective) helps restore people to their capacity to make decisions for themselves and see alternative points of view. Some of this help goes contrary to popular wisdom.”

Since 1989, Antes has designed and led numerous workshops and seminars in the area of conflict resolution. During 1998 and 1999, he traveled to many parts of the country for the United States Postal Service conducting mediation-training seminars under its REDRESSTM program for outside mediators and Postal Service employees. With colleague Judy Saul, and in cooperation with other colleagues from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT), he designed a process for the formative assessment of mediation from the transformative framework. This process is used by the ISCT in its ongoing training of USPS mediators. Antes also led these “Blue Ribbon” training sessions.

Antes earned the B.A. in 1968 in physics from Drake University, and the M.S. in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1973 in psychology from Iowa State University. He has been a member of the UND faculty since 1973.
Sandra Donaldson, English

Perhaps a nominator sums it up best: “One might wonder why a professor of biology is nominating a professor of English for this honor. My reason is simple. As I look across campus, I see Sandra Donaldson as one of the elite; one who has, through determined effort, achieved the pinnacle of success. She sits at the top of her profession.”

Donaldson is an internationally recognized expert in the works of Elizabeth Barret Browning. As another nominator states: “It is not possible for anyone in the world to work with Elizabeth Barret Browning and not consult Sandra Donaldson’s work. Her preeminence in the field grows from nearly three decades of steady, productive, focused work….” Donaldson has published two books - Critical Essays on Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1999) and An Annotated Bibliography of the Commentary and Criticism, 1826-1990 (1993) - and she is currently writing the multi-volume Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Donaldson, a founding member of UND’s women studies program, served as its director and continues to be active in the program. She has also served as director of graduate studies in English. She has been involved on campus with the Alice T. Clark Mentoring Program, strategic planning task force on research, and University curriculum committee. In 2002, she was honored by the University with the Outstanding Faculty Award for Development and Service.

Donaldson earned the B.A. in 1968 from State University of New York at Buffalo, and the M.A. in 1970 and the Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of Connecticut. She has been a member of the UND faculty since 1977.
Michael Poellot, Atmospheric Sciences

Flying into storms in a research jet to gather information for better understanding the weather has been a career — a very successful research and teaching career — for Michael Poellot. A peer reviewer for NASA and National Science Foundation federally funded proposals, Poellot is a recognized scholar in atmospheric sciences at the national level with more than 50 grants totaling over $4.2 million. His research has been published in 36 refereed publications and 24 conference proceedings, and his efforts have been instrumental in the development of UND’s award-winning and nationally recognized Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

Throughout his nearly three decades at UND, Poellot has been one of the key players behind John Odegard’s vision of the School of Aerospace Sciences. “Even though Mike was funded entirely by research grants for many years, he dedicated the extra time it took to teach classes so the atmospheric sciences department could emerge and flourish,” wrote Dr. Bruce Smith, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. “Whether it is mentoring an undergraduate senior or her senior thesis project, supervising a research team in Africa as the principal investigator and pilot of UND’s Cessna Citation II research jet, or chairing the atmospheric sciences department, Mike is always going the extra mile to do the best possible job for the University.”

Another nominator said Poellot’s “scholarly work was integral for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences achieving the Thomas J. Clifford Departmental Excellence in Research Award in 1998 and again in 2003.” Poellot has also won awards for teaching.

He earned the B.S. in 1972 in physics from Valparaiso University in Indiana and the M.S. in atmospheric sciences from Colorado State University. He has been with UND since 1976.
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships

The Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships were established with an endowment gift from the late UND benefactor Chester Fritz (1892-1983). Revenue from the endowment provides for cash stipends to one or more full-time UND faculty members, who thereafter may use the title “Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor.” Nominations are solicited from members of the Council of Deans and the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors; these are evaluated by a committee chaired by the graduate dean and composed of three Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors and faculty representatives from each academic college not represented by a Fritz Professor. The recommendations are reviewed by the vice president for academic affairs and forwarded to the president for final decision.

Chester Fritz attended UND from 1908 to 1910 and later became an international trader in precious metals, living most of his life in China and Europe. Mr. Fritz described this endowment – just one of his many gifts to UND – as an “investment in the future of my Alma Mater and of the people who make the future what it shall be.” He added, “I am especially indebted to the fine teachers who, in the end, have determined in large measure how well I was able to learn and to use the knowledge that the University of North Dakota could provide.”


Reminder to complete harassment training program

We thank those who have completed harassment training. If you have not yet completed the training, please do so immediately. This training is required for all faculty and staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful campus community for everyone. If you have any questions regarding how to access the training program, please contact the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your cooperation.

– Charles Kupchella, president.


University Letter lists summer schedule

University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Publication dates are: May 14 and 28, June 11 and 25, July 16 and 30, Aug. 13, 20, and 27. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published.

If you will be away for the summer and wish to suspend your paper or electronic subscription until fall, please contact me.

– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, 777-3621, jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu.


NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe to give main address at spring commencement May 15

NASA’s top administrator, Sean O’Keefe, will be the main speaker at spring commencement Saturday, May 15, thanks to the help of U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, who arranged the visit.

A key player in helping UND attract federal funding for a variety of programs, Dorgan has long been a strong advocate for UND’s space-related programs. Through his efforts, other top NASA administrators have visited UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, home to a unique Internet-based master’s program in space studies. UND has other space-related programs, most notably in the School of Engineering and Mines, which recently hosted two astronauts and also worked with the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (headquartered at UND) to develop AgCam, which will be mounted in the International Space Station to snap satellite images of agricultural land in the Upper Midwest.

Spring commencement is Saturday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. UND graduates an average of 2,200 students a year, most of them after the spring semester.
Sean O’Keefe

Nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate, Sean O’Keefe was appointed by the President as the 10th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Dec. 21, 2001. As administrator, O’Keefe leads the NASA team and manages its resources as NASA seeks to advance exploration and discovery in aeronautics and space technologies.

O’Keefe joined the Bush Administration on inauguration day and served as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and deputy assistant to the President until December 2001, overseeing the preparation, management and administration of the Federal budget and initiatives across the executive branch.

Prior to joining the Bush Administration, O’Keefe was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy, an endowed chair at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also served as the director of National Security Studies, a partnership of Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University, for delivery of executive education programs for senior military and civilian Department of Defense managers. Appointed to these positions in 1996, he was previously professor of business administration and assistant to the senior vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at the Pennsylvania State University.

Appointed as the Secretary of the Navy in July 1992 by President George Bush, O’Keefe previously served as comptroller and chief financial officer of the Department of Defense since 1989. Before joining Defense Secretary Dick Cheney’s Pentagon management team in these capacities, he served on the United States Senate committee on appropriations staff for eight years, and was staff director of the defense appropriations subcommittee. His public service began in 1978 upon selection as a presidential management intern.

O’Keefe is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and has served as chair of an Academy panel on investigative practices. He was a visiting scholar at the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a member of the Naval Postgraduate School’s civil-military relations seminar team for emerging democracies and has conducted seminars for the Strategic Studies Group at Oxford University. He served on the national security panel to devise the 1988 Republican platform and was a member of the 1985 Kennedy School of Government program for national security executives at Harvard University.

In 1993, President Bush and Secretary Cheney presented him the Distinguished Public Service Award. He received the Department of the Navy’s Public Service Award in December 2000. O’Keefe was the 1999 faculty recipient of the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Award for Public Service. He is the author of several journal articles, contributing author of “Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future,” released in October 2000, and in 1998, co-authored “The Defense Industry in the Post-Cold War Era: Corporate Strategies and Public Policy Perspectives.”

O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1977 from Loyola University in New Orleans, and his Master of Public Administration degree in 1978 from The Maxwell School. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola University in May 2003. His wife Laura and children Lindsey, Jonathan and Kevin reside in northern Virginia.


Kurt Mueller will receive honorary degree at commencement

Kurt Mueller, former president of the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, will receive a doctor of letters degree at Commencement Saturday, May 15, Alerus Center.

A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., Mueller received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from UND in 1962 and began his career as an accountant. He was president of businesses ranging in size from small and entrepreneurial to large, publicly held companies. He built and directed the national entrepreneurial services practice for Ernst & Young’s Missouri and Kansas offices in the early 1980s and headed his own consulting practice, Financial and Credit Consultants. He spent 18 years working with entrepreneurs before becoming president of the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the nation’s largest foundation supporting entrepreneur education, research and support. The Kauffman Foundation has provided $93,000 in grants to the University of North Dakota for entrepreneur internships, making 84 such internships possible. He retired in 2003. His experience in running entrepreneurial ventures and building organizations along with his in-depth knowledge of finance, enables him to understand fully the issues confronting entrepreneurs as they grow their companies.

Mueller continues to have strong ties to UND. From 1997 until September of 2003, he served on the advisory board of the Center for Innovation and also served as vice chair of the UND Center for Innovation Foundation from 2000 to 2003. He served as a board member of the UND Alumni Foundation and the University of North Dakota Foundation until March 2001.

Over the last eight years, Mueller has provided personal funds for 38 UND students to participate in entrepreneur internships. The Mueller Entrepreneur Internships are expected to continue to bring these professional experiences and entrepreneurial opportunities to UND students. In addition to his work at the Kauffman Center, Mueller has served as a board member of the Kansas University Medical Center Research Institute and the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) and as a national board member of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). In retirement, he continues to serve as a national board of director member of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). He served on the advisory council of the Henry W. Block School of Business and Public Administration and is a trustee for the University of Kansas City, both part of the University of Missouri. Mueller served as a directory of three early-stage, growth companies in the Kansas City area and as a member of the Kansas City Minority Supplier Council board and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program board. (Kansas City Small Business Monthly)

Mueller is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Consultants. He is a member of the Life Science Task Force formed by the Kansas City Civic Council and is a past chairman of the Missouri Technology Corporation.


Bryan Stevenson will give law commencement address

Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama in Montgomery and a professor at the new York University School of Law, will give the address at the law school commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Recognized as one of the top public interest lawyers in the nation, Stevenson’s efforts to confront bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system have earned him national awards including the National Public Interest Lawyer of the Year, the Thurgood Marshall Medal of Justice, the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service, the ACLU National Medal of Liberty, and the Olaf Palme Prize for International Human Rights. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, Stevenson holds honorary degrees from Washington University and Georgetown University School of Law. Stevenson and his staff have been successful in overturning dozens of capital murder cases and death sentences where poor people have been unconstitutionally convicted or sentenced. He has published articles on race, poverty, and the criminal justice system as well as manuals on capital litigation and habeas corpus.

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Evening of cabaret will benefit N.D. Ballet

Job Christenson will present an evening of cabaret at the Blue Moose in East Grand Forks Sunday, May 16. He will sing some of his favorite old standards, as well as selections from Josh Groban, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and some classic American pop tunes. Christenson has performed on Broadway and on national tours that include “Cats” and “Ragtime.” Marlys Murphy will accompany him on piano. Join them for a night of real New York style cabaret Sunday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Blue Moose. Tickets sold at the door are $10. All proceeds benefit the North Dakota Ballet Company.

The North Dakota Ballet Company, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1962, is dedicated to promoting classical ballet and other dance styles in Grand Forks and the surrounding region. Classes are offered year-round, and rehearsals are held weekly. NDBC offers a pre-professional training program for serious dancers that includes classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern dance, tap, partnering, and men’s technique.

– Terri Clark (aerospace), for the North Dakota Ballet Company.


Doctoral examination set for Jennifer Mueller

The final examination for Jennifer L. Mueller, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology, is set for 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, in Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is “The Influence of Menarche on Fathers’ Perceptions of the Father-Daughter Relationship.” Donald Daughtry (counseling psychology) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school


Alumni Association invites participation in Alumni Days

The Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to join in the activities of Alumni Days 2004. This year’s festivities feature the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, and 1959.

Alumni Days begin Wednesday, May 21, with golf at King’s Walk in the morning. The afternoon includes “Back to School” classes and a social at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The “Some Enchanted Evening” dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn. There will be a special presentation and entertainment to stir up campus memories from the 1940s and 1950s.

A special letterwinners’ breakfast is planned for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Swanson Atrium. Fifty-year pins will be given to the letterwinners of 1954, celebrating their 50th reunion.

The citations committee of the UND Alumni Association has selected four outstanding alumni to receive the Sioux Award during the annual Alumni Days awards banquet at the Alerus Center on Thursday evening. A social begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. Alumni Days award recipients are Richard Brunning, John Nepper, Mack Traynor, Morris Tschider and Marilyn (Mueller) Whitney. Tickets are $25 and may be reserved by calling Barb at 777-4078.

Special reunion breakfasts for the schools of engineering and mines, law, medicine and health sciences, as well as the colleges of education and human development and business and public administration, will be held Friday, May 28, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

After reunion breakfasts on Friday, May 28, a memorial service in honor of friends and classmates will be held at 11:45 a.m. on the Memorial Union front lawn. The three-day festivities conclude with an “Until We Meet Again” luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the Red River Valley room in the Memorial Union.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Alumni Association at 777-2611.

– Erinn Hakstol, special events coordinator, Alumni Association.


Summer Datebook items due Friday, May 21

You are invited to submit your UND events for inclusion in the Summer Datebook of activities by Friday, May 21. If your event is not listed online on the UND calendar (www.und/calendar), please send to Mavis at the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, or e-mail mavis_ness@mail.und.nodak.edu. Include the name, department and phone number of a contact person.

The Datebook is published each semester and summer and is distributed to thousands of people on the campus, in the community, the region, and even across the state. We hope you’ll submit your events to be considered for inclusion.

Examples of the kind of activities you are encouraged to submit include departmental-sponsored lectures and presentations and cultural/academic displays and exhibitions – anything you want people to know about. Include the date and kind of event, names of persons, such as speakers involved and their titles, title of lectures, location and time of event.

– University Relations.


HNRC seminar series continues May 25

The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center seminar series continues with “Molecular Mechanisms of Selenium Biotransformation in Plants,” presented by David E. Salt, associate professor of horticulture and landscape architecture, Purdue University. It will be held Tuesday, May 25, at 11 a.m. in the GF HNRC Library.

– Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.


Rider Jazz Band will play at Museum

The Rider Jazz Band from Red River High School will celebrate graduation with a concert at the North Dakota Museum of Art Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m.; there is a $5 entrance fee. Mark your calendars and come listen to this spirited young group. For more information write Claudia Routon at claudia_routon@und.nodak.edu.

— Claudia Routon, assistant professor of Spanish.


Agenda items due for June 2 IRB meeting

The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, May 24. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in ORPD Monday, May 17.

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

– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board.


Proposals sought for Arts and Humanities Summit

The second North Dakota Arts and Humanities Summit will be held at Minot State University Oct. 15 and 16. Deadline for proposals is June 1. Faculty are invited to submit proposals for scholarly papers, musical performances, and artistic/creative work. Details for submissions can be found at www.misu.nodak.edu/ahsummit/.

— Patrick Luber, professor of art, Arts and Humanities Summit planning committee.


U2 workshops listed

Below are U2 workshops for May 24 through June 10. Visit our web site for additional workshops in June, July and August.

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.

Power Point XP, Intermediate (limited seating), May 24, 26, and 28, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Power Point Beginning. Create custom design templates and special effects, interface PowerPoint with Excel and Word, publish to the Web, review and broadcast presentations. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

Laboratory Safety: May 27, 2 to 4 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and responses to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all University employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Excel XP, Intermediate: June 7 and 9, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export data, work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data.

The Art of Having Difficult Conversations: June 8, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Fee is $20. This workshop will help you identify the barriers to having difficult conversations. Participants will learn to identify whether or not a conversation is necessary, what timing works best and new skills for beginnings, middles, and endings of difficult conversations. Presenters: Dan Bjerknes and Kristine Paranica.

Hiring International Employees, How to Acquire H-1B and J-1 Visas: June 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m., International Center. This workshop will familiarize officials responsible for hiring and supervising international faculty, researchers, medical residents, and professional staff with U.S. non-immigration requirements concerning employment at UND. The workshop will discuss H-1B and J-1 exchange visitor visas, the required steps to obtain such visas from the U.S. Government, and available UND international programs assistance. Presenter: Will Young, associate director of international programs.

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

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Centennial team joins medical school

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has added a centennial team, three people who will coordinate the 100th anniversary capital campaign and special events. They are:

Blanche Abdallah, director of development at the UND Foundation for nearly 10 years, who will be located at the medical school part-time as director of development and focus her efforts on a centennial capital campaign. Before coming to UND, Abdallah was executive director of the Mayville State University Alumni Foundation. She can be reached at 777-2004 or blanchea@undalumni.org.

Bonnie Sobolik is director of special events for the centennial celebration. Sobolik directed the “Campaign for Excellence” for the medical school 10 years ago when she was assistant director of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. Since then she worked as development director for the Sedona Cultural Park, Sedona, Ariz., and most recently directed development activities for the North Dakota Museum of Art. She can be reached at 777-2003 or bsobolik@medicine.nodak.edu.

Donna Wacha rounds out the team as the administrative assistant and will provide administrative support for Sobolik and Abdallah. Also from the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, Wacha has been with that organization for nearly four years. She can be reached at 777-2002 or donnaw@undalumni.org.

— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Construction begins on Minot family medicine center

Construction has begun on a new building to house the Minot Center for Family Medicine, a clinic in which physicians are educated in an advanced program of family medicine training conducted by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Last week crews began stripping the site for the $3.7 million structure just south of Minot’s Magic City campus. The building is expected to be completed in 10 months. With furnishings and equipment, the project cost totals $4.2 million. The building also will house the medical school’s northwest campus offices and a branch office of the Center for Rural Health.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Meritorious service, UND Proud award winners named

Ten staff members were given meritorious service awards and one staff member received the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award at the annual recognition ceremony for staff personnel May 11. The meritorious service award recognizes staff for excellence and dedication. They received certificates and checks. Awardees were:

Connie Borboa, admissions and records officer, registrar’s office; Sandie Routier, administrative assistant, chemistry; Chris Ostlie, building services manager, facilities; Karen Harrie, administrative secretary, social work; Monte Koshel, TV producer/director, television center; Byron Anderson, equipment operator, facilities; Maura Erickson, graduate student services specialist, nursing; Susan Bartlette, building services technician, facilities; Jeanne Boppre, administrative secretary, instructional development; Joan Jorde, assistant director/advisor, TRIO programs, student support services.

The Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award is presented to a staff employee who, through service and dedication to the University, to fellow workers, and to the community, exemplify the qualities of commitment, loyalty, and pride in the University. The award includes $1,000, a plaque, and a traveling plaque for the department. The award was given to Leigh Jeanotte, assistant to the vice president for student and outreach services, and director, American Indian Student Services.

– Diane Nelson, Human Resources.


April 15 SBHE actions detailed

The State Board of Higher Education met April 15 on the campus of Williston State College. Following is a synopsis of actions relative to UND.

ConnectND update

Lee Vickers, Dickinson State University president, reported that the ConnectND project status is yellow, which means progress is being made, but risks remain. The grants and contracts module continues to be of concern regarding readiness for the July 1 go-live date. A new report has been developed that measures readiness in three project areas: system or software readiness, campus readiness, and production system readiness. This report will be shared with the campuses regularly. Each president has been asked to monitor campus readiness and to take steps as necessary to ensure a successful July 1 go-live date. A governance document is being developed for the various stages of implementation and post-production.

Learning Management System

John Richman, NDSCS, and Bob Larson, NDUS, briefed the board on the request for proposal process for the system-wide learning management system. A task force was appointed to facilitate the review of learning management systems for the NDUS through the development, deployment, and analysis of an RFP. Based on the criteria established, functionality, and cost, three vendors have been selected as finalists: Angel, Blackboard, and Desire2Learn. RFPs were also received from eCollege and HTMLeZ (developed by UND Aerospace), but the task force concluded these two vendors ranked considerably below the others in meeting the established criteria, functionality, and/or cost. Thirty-three faculty and staff will review demonstrations, and their comments will be discussed at the task force meeting in May, when the task force will recommend a learning management system. This recommendation will be forwarded to the academic affairs council and shared with other system councils before the chancellor makes a decision based on a recommendation from the chancellor’s cabinet.

Other actions

The board voted to adopt amendments to SBHE Policy 611.9 – Selection of Textbooks and Other Curricular Materials.

The board authorized UND to expend an additional $700,000 for construction of various paving projects, bringing the project total to $2,175,000. Source of funding for the additional $700,000 is housing and auxiliary facilities revenue bond reserve funds, and also authorized increasing the cost of the Memorial Union Food Court project to $1,200,000. Source of funds is housing and auxiliary facilities revenue bond reserves.

Consent agenda items with respect to UND included:

  • Approved a minor in mathematics for elementary education.
  • Approved a Ph.D. in music education.
  • Allocated $100,000 in one-time funding to each UND and NDSU from the 2003-2005 education incentive program to increase the number of doctoral program graduates.
  • Authorized expending an additional $100,000 for the renovation of the Ireland Laboratory, bringing the project total to $600,000. Source of funds is state appropriation and asbestos settlement proceeds.
  • Authorized the University to accept and expend an additional $984,159 in federal grant funds for construction of the neuroscience research facility. Further, granted permission to approach the budget section for approval to accept additional funds.
  • The University was authorized to sell three units of land acquired through a gift from the Aarestad Estate and to retain the UND Foundation to act as the agent for UND in this sale.

The board granted tenure to the following UND faculty:
Michael Atkinson, associate professor of occupational therapy; Nancy Beneda, assistant professor of finance; Sandra Braathen, assistant professor of information systems and business education; Gaye Burgess, assistant professor of theatre arts; Patrick Carr, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology; Donald Daughtry, assistant professor of counseling; Sergio Gallo, assistant professor of music; Marcia Gragert, associate professor of nursing; Cedric Grainger, professor of atmospheric sciences; Bryon Grove, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology; Joseph Hartman, associate professor of geology and geological engineering; Evelyn Labun, assistant professor of nursing; Michael Mann, associate professor of chemical engineering; Kanishka Gaya Marasinghe, assistant professor of physics; Peter Meberg, assistant professor of biology; Charles Miller, assistant professor of philosophy and religion; Darin Scott Muggli, assistant professor of chemical engineering; Leon Osborne, professor of atmospheric sciences; Lawrence Peterson, assistant professor of mathematics; Michael Poellot, professor of atmospheric sciences; James Popejoy, assistant professor of music; Richard Sweitzer, assistant professor of biology; Robert Tangsrud, assistant professor of marketing; Eleanor Yurkovich, associate professor of nursing.

Bruce Christianson was elected president and Pamela Kostelecky vice president; they will assume that office July 1.

For complete minutes, visit www.ndus.edu.


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.


EERC researchers invited to speak at International Mercury Workshop in Scotland

Two researchers from the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) were invited to speak at the Mercury Emissions from Coal first international experts’ workshop in Glasgow, Scotland.

Senior Research Advisor and Director of the EERC’s Center for Air Toxic Metals John Pavlish and Senior Research Advisor Dennis Laudal shared the EERC’s expertise on mercury control May 12 and 13.

MEC is the first international meeting focused entirely on mercury emissions from coal-fired systems. Coal has been identified as the primary target for mercury control legislation in the United States, and limits for coal-fired power plants are imminent. The European Union is now in the process of developing an approach to reduce mercury emissions in Europe.

Only 45 delegates from around the world have been selected to give presentations, including members from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“This is a wonderful recognition of the EERC’s mercury research program, which is commonly recognized as the premier program in the world,” says EERC Director Gerald Groenewold.
Laudal’s presentation is titled “State-of-the-Art Mercury Semicontinuous Emission Monitors for Coal-Fired Power Plants” and will give an up-to-date overview of the development of this technology. He will also talk about the trends in mercury measurement and what will be available in the future.

Pavlish presented “Improving Sorbents by Understanding Mercury-Sorbent Interactions” and addressed the use of activated carbon for mercury control. This technology is being researched and further developed at the EERC to improve its ability to capture mercury from various coals.


Faculty, staff need new ID card

With the new ConnectND PeopleSoft software implementation taking place this summer, all students, faculty and staff will receive a new ID number to replace the current NAID. All current cardholders will require a new ID card.
If you are leaving campus for the summer, please stop by the campus passport ID office to take a new photo before you leave campus. All faculty and staff will be required to update photos before July 1. The new ID card will be available this fall. Thank you for your patience and willingness to support this project.

The campus passport ID office is located in the Memorial Union (lower level, room 15). The temporary summer location in Swanson Hall Concourse Room 10 will begin Friday, May 14. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the phone number is 777-2071.

– Teresa Blilie, campus passport ID office.


ConnectND announcements

Following are some announcements regarding the ConnectND system.

Report tracks ConnectND readiness
The higher education project is developing a new ConnectND go-live readiness report to help measure and monitor progress as implementation approaches.

As the report indicates, ConnectND is working toward go-live as scheduled around July 1 for all systems. But with this complex implementation there are defined points along the way to assess the readiness of the software systems and the operational environment, and determine campus preparation.

Assessments compiled by campuses following systems testing (iteration 2) are considered along with other information to color-code and update a summary.

FAMIS chosen for facilities management
Higher education has selected FAMIS software to manage facilities operations. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., FAMIS provides software products and services to help organizations effectively and efficiently maintain and operate facilities assets, manage space, and control capital projects.

Work on the program begins in a few weeks. FAMIS is slated to replace the facilities management portion of the current administrative system by July 2005 at UND, NDSU, and the State College of Science.

NDSU, UND and NDSCS will serve as pilot sites; the software license will allow other campuses and state operations to join the operation later. FAMIS will be an ancillary system to ConnectND. Implementation funding for the hardware and software, and consultant and staff compensation, will come from a variety of sources including the student ConnectND fee. This initiative has been led by Joan Chapek of NDSU on behalf of the University System.
ConnectND web site ‘compliant’

Through extensive work by its webmaster, the ConnectND web site http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/ is now compliant with the web accessibility initiative – it meets the “Double A” standard as set by the World Wide Web Consortium and also applied by the North Dakota Department of Information Technology.

A plan is being written to specify procedures for keeping the web site compliant. At the same time, the purpose of the site remains to provide important and useful information about ConnectND — both the University System and the state government side of the project.

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


Intersession, summer hours listed

Chester Fritz library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library are: Friday, May 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, closed.

Summer hours for May 17 through Aug. 6 are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Law library:
The law library’s hours are: 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.

Summer hours are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Health sciences library:
The Library of the Health Sciences spring interim and Memorial Day hours are: Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, May 16, 1 to 10 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday, May 17-19, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, May 20-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 23, closed; Monday through Friday, May 24-28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 29, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 30, closed; Monday, May 31, closed.

Summer hours, June 1 to July 22, are: Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed. — April Byars, health sciences library

Memorial Union:
The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, during graduation weekend. Following are hours for Friday, May 14.

Administrative office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; barber shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; computer labs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; craft center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; credit union, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dining services (office hours), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; food court, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Internet café and pub area, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; lifetime sports center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parking office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; passport I.D.s, closed; post office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; stomping grounds, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; student academic services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; U snack C-store, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Union services, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; University learning center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; building hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

– Marsha Nelson, assistant director, facility operations, Memorial Union.


Web server upgrade will increase security

ITSS will upgrade the main UND web server Friday, May 21, to address security issues. This upgrade will apply to all web sites on the main UND server (www.und.edu). A new directory structure will also allow a larger variety of account names and easier uploading of information. The old server will be turned off at 8 a.m. Friday, May 21. Your current web sites and pages should not be affected unless you have cgi (reply-form) or other scripts running (see www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage/ for information about scripts). However, when you update your web information, you’ll need to update your ftp configurations.

Web- and page-masters with accounts on the www.und.edu server must update their web publishing configurations in the following ways:

s If your login name and URL, or web address, are the same, you will need to update your ftp path by going to http://www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage/. For example, if your login is “our” and the URL is www.und.edu/dept/our, your login and password will remain the same.

s If your login name and URL differ, your login will be changed to match the URL. For example, if your login is “dbornhoeft” and the URL is http://www.und.edu/dept/itss, your login will become “itss.” Your password will remain the same. You will also need to update your ftp configurations to reflect both the new login and ftp path. Instructions are available at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage/.

The new system has a web application which will allow you to update your contact information and password. Point your browser to www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage to check the information associated with your account. Remember to use your new login if it has been changed to match your URL. You will need to know your current password to change to a new password. If you need a manual password reset, the process remains the same: contact University Relations at 777-2731.

Please note that if you update your web pages between May 14 and May 21, these changes will be made on the old server, and must be re-published on the new server on or after May 21. The new server will become www.und.edu on May 21. Until then, the new server is located at http://arkose.und.nodak.edu. You are encouraged to check your information on the arkose server between May 14 and 21 to ensure that links work.

If your web site does not have a file named index.html or index.htm, you will no longer be able to view a listing of files. For example, http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/test/ does not contain an index file. Accessing this URL on the current server displays a listing of files; on the new server it will display an error page. Entering the complete URL to include the filename, e.g. http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/test/test.html, or following links to the filename will continue to work.
To increase security, telnet access will no longer be available.

If you use scripts on your web site, visit www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage for information. If you notice problems with scripts, contact ITSS at 777-2222 for assistance.

Counters, which have been replaced with a log analysis service by University Relations, will be removed. Contact University Relations at 777-2731 to request logging services.

We realize that changes on the new server are extensive, but they are necessary to ensure security and better deter hacking. If you need assistance, please call the ITSS help desk at 777-2222, or University Relations at 777-2731.

— Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS, and Jan Orvik, University Relations.


Job Service student office moved to McCannel Hall

The student part-time placement office of Job Service North Dakota has moved to 280 McCannel Hall.
Career services is pleased to welcome Terri Jerik and the student part-time placement office. The office relocated from Twamley Hall, now located in the career services office in 280 McCannel.

Please share this information with students, faculty, staff, and the public. To contact that office by phone, please call 777-4395. Their new box number is 9014.

– Mark Thompson, director, career services.


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 doenot guarantee delivery by June 30, the payment can not be made from the fiscal year 2004 budget.

– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager.


Staff recognized for years of service

The annual staff recognition ceremony was held May 11. Almost 700 participants gathered to honor UND staff who have completed consecutive years of service at the University in increments of five years. The following were this year’s recipients:

5 years:
Daniel Anderson, facilities; Tammy Anderson, University relations; Tricia Anderson, facilities; Cynthia Beiswenger, internal auditing; Connie Bjerk, outreach programs; Stephanie Blair, Center for Innovation; Mario Borboa, information resources, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS); John Bratton, facilities; Janice Brodina, dining services; Colleen Brown, Family Practice Center – pharmacy; Harold Bruce, College of Business and Public Administration; James Buckhouse, dining services; Tanya Butler, vice president for student and outreach services office; Chad Carlson, flight support services; Robert Clausen, flight operations and training; Janie De La Cruz, housing; John Dickinson, information technical systems and services (ITSS); Kenneth Drees, biology; LaRae Foerster, Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC); Diane Fore, UND police; Carissa Green, honors; James Hagen, flight support services; Paul Haukebo, flight support services; Patrick Hill, Chester Fritz Auditorium; Dennis Junk, financial aid; Tejinder Kaur, Chester Fritz Library; Linda Kilichowski, computer science; Timothy Klawon, flight operations and training; Jeanette Lafferty, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRC); Janice Lewis, facilities; Laurie McHenry, Chester Fritz library; Bernadette Meberg, microbiology; Michael Melby, flight operations and training; Linda Morken, housing; Darryl Mosley, pharmacology and toxicology; Julie Nelson, aerospace network; Lacey Niceswanger, teaching and learning; Linda Oldroyd, dining services; Acey Olson, ITSS; Douglas Osowski, facilities; Linda Pihl, HNRC; Michael Reidhammer, printing center; Steven Riddle, flight support services; Virginia Rieger, housing; Jeremy Roesler, flight operations and training; Sandra Routier, chemistry; Anthony Sauerbrey, flight operations and training; Darren Schmidt, EERC; Kim Schmidt, student affairs and admission, SMHS; Sharlette Seelan, housing; Stacy Skavlem, microbiology; Margaret Smith, microbiology; Bradley Stevens, EERC; Judy Streifel Reller, outreach programs; Jason Sundby, flight support services; Anthony Trimarco, Memorial Union; Michelle Urseth, UND police; Rochelle Walz, family medicine; Cheryl Weber, dining services; Mark Wilkerson, dining services; Carolyn Willoughby, aerospace network; Dawn Witherite, dining services; Elizabeth Wyatt, scientific computing center; Xiaochu Yang, ITSS; Pamela Yon, aviation instruction; Marlene Zimmerman, Family Practice – Bismarck; Jill Zola, EERC.

10 years:
Mary Ayers, law school; Saitip Bekkedahl, facilities; Anita Brazier, information resources (SMHS); Cynthia Carlson, family practice – Minot; Clara Chambers, EERC; Glenn Christiansen, facilities; Terrance Cultice, ITSS; Dorrene Devos, law library; Dale Drake, facilities; David Driscoll, facilities; Marie Fontaine, facilities; Suzanne Gandrud, nursing; Vicki Glatt, family practice – Bismarck; Debrah Glennen, disability support services; Timothy Heinley, student health services; Bruce Henkel, transportation; Carla Hillstrom, neuroscience; Beverly Hopman, athletics; Corrinne Kjelstrom, safety; Elizabeth Lamb, disability support services; Tobe Larson, EERC; Richard Mitchell, facilities; Wallace Muhonen, biochemistry; John Pavlish, EERC; Barbara Rask, ITSS; Patti Reimer, EERC; Orlynn Rosaasen, dining services; Helmer Rugroden, EERC; Vonnie Sandland, neuroscience; Carol Schimetz, EERC; Shannon Smidt, College of Business and Public Administration; James Smith, facilities; Mary Jo Sturman, civil engineering; Kristi Swartz, outreach programs; Tami Swiers, economics; Victoria Swift, information resources (SMHS); Melissa Walski, aerospace sciences divisional.

15 years:
Thelma Abbott, athletics; Gene Berglund, facilities; Denise Bischoff, vice president for academic affairs office; Lowell Brandner, printing center; David Brekke, EERC; Rob Carolin, UND Foundation; Karen Cote, outreach programs; John Czapiewski, HNRC; Kevin Danielson, ITSS; Nile Davidson, facilities; Vicki Dawes, student health services; Connie Diede, internal medicine; Katherine Ebertowski, Earth System Science Institute; Donna Ellertson, disability support services; Thomas Erickson, EERC; Steven Evanson, EERC; Teresa Evanson, SMHS; Kurt Eylands, EERC; Dawn Frovarp, HNRC; Rebecca Garman, HNRC; Shirley Griffin, research and development; Dianne Hamre, health sciences library; Matthew Heher, facilities; Ann Henderson, EERC; Sharon Hensrud, communication; Marco Holter, facilities; Donald Johnson, career services; Edwin Koble, facilities; Debra Kroese, pharmacology and toxicology; Barbara Kueber, HNRC; Evelyn Lafferty, HNRC; Debora Landeis, aerospace sciences divisional; Donald Larson, information resources (SMHS); Sheena Larson, flight support services; Ron Lauinger, ITSS; Laurie Mager, ITSS/telecommunications; Rhonda McDaniel, family medicine; Jack (John) McLaughlin, facilities; Debbie Merrill, facilities; William Moore, flight support services; Jacqueline Nelson, HNRC; Timothy Nikle, facilities; Connie Noem, payroll; Carolyn Nyberg, EERC; Peggy O’Connell, Chester Fritz library; Wayne Parkin, facilities; Karen Philpot, general counsel; Linda Quamme, EERC; Chester Rose, facilities; Linda Sander, aerospace sciences divisional; Judith Schumacher, HNRC; Rhonda Schwartz, law library; Ramesh Sharma, EERC; Heidi Smart, business office; Kevin Spivey, ITSS; Desi Sporbert, human resources; Cindy Stromme, HNRC; Terry Thompson, housing; Eric Thorell, facilities; Diane Thureen, flight operations and training; Richard Tonder, facilities; Janice Troitte, facilities; Phyllis Vold, affirmative action; Douglas Walters, UND police; James Weber, facilities; Jerome Werness, facilities; Janet Zeman, parking and traffic; Lowell Zolondek, housing.

20 years:
Nancy Adsero, facilities; Joannie Bina, housing; Pam Carlson, family practice – Grand Forks; Mike Collings, EERC; Rodger Copp, scientific computing center; Gary Ebel, aerospace science; Kathryn Fasteen, SMHS southwest campus – Bismarck; Mary Lou Feilen, facilities; Cynthia Filler, Alumni Association and UND Foundation; Linda Fleck, family practice – Bismarck; Michelle Graba, rural health; Ruth Grzadzieleski, family medicine; Steven Hawthorne, EERC; Greg Hoffarth, facilities; Melanie Jensen, EERC; Carolyn Keegan, HNRC; Nancy Krom, registrar’s office; Lori Luney, HNRC; Brenda McCauley, HNRC; Mary McLaughlin, EERC; Randolph Middleton, facilities; Nancy Nelson, Alumni Association; Jill Novotny, vice president for student and outreach services office; Gary Nupdal, art; Marsha Oss, accounting and business law; Cynthia Pariseau, dining services; Vicki Robertson, payroll; Kelly Sander, flight operations and training; David Schmidt, grants and contracts administration; Diane Schoeszler, surgery; Cheryl Schreiner, College of Arts and Sciences; Tracey Steffes, obstetrics and gynecology; Laurie Kim Young, anatomy.

25 years:
Sandra Ahonen, neuroscience; Evelyn Albrecht, facilities; JoAnn Albrecht, purchasing; Charles Blair, facilities; Alice Brekke, budget office; Randy Eken, SMHS; Joan Erickson, Chester Fritz Library; Galen Gasink, facilities; Linda Giedd, dining services; Lucretia Grudem, family practice – Minot; Madonna Hajicek, SMHS; Linda Haldeman, dining services; Barbara Hobart, accounting services; Bonita Hoverson, HNRC; LaVonne Johnson, SMHS; Shelly Kain, facilities; Vernon Kary, facilities; Barbara Kjemhus, facilities; Ronald Kulas, EERC; Marsha Larson, housing; Roy Lillfors, ITSS; Claudia Lund, printing center; Mary Beth McGurran, pathology; Mary Metcalf, transportation; Kathleen Monley, SMHS; Tara Nelson, enrollment services; William Olmstead, printing center; Annette Rieder, anatomy; Denice Schafer, HNRC; Karen Senger, duplicating services; Cheryl Stjern, HNRC; Rosemary Thue, vice president for research office; Judy Westerman, EERC; Fred Wittmann, vice president for student and outreach services office.

30 years:
Frank Argenziano, flight operations and training; Lonna Augustadt, SMHS southwest campus – Bismarck; Terrence Buraas, dining services; Gerald Clancy, purchasing; Kathy Dittemore, dining services; Lillian Elsinga, dean of students office; Marvin Hanson, ITSS; Cathline Hilley, ITSS; Alice Hoffert, enrollment management; Cynthia Iverson, health sciences library; Leigh Jeanotte, American Indian student services; Janet Lucht, EERC; Kay Mendick, women’s center; Patricia Nies, enrollment services; Dana Siewert, flight operations and training; David Vorland, University relations.

35 years:
Shelby Harken, Chester Fritz library; Luverne Holweg, dining services; Suzan Huus, community medicine; Wayne McCormick, dining services; Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union; Patricia Nybo, communication sciences and disorders; Elizabeth Wilkens, dining services.

40 years:
Dennis Gunderson, facilities.

— Diane Nelson, human resources.


Staff senate scholarships awarded

Listed below are the winners of the $500 staff senate scholarships for 2004-2005.

Travis Dockter, son of Bruce Dockter, EERC; Andrea Drechsel, daughter of Carol Drechsel, institutional research; Jason Hensrud, son of Sharon Hensrud, communication; Brittany Johnson, daughter of Deborah Johnson, EERC; Nicholas Kulas, son of Ronald Kulas, EERC; Mark Norgren, son of Phyllis Norgren, student health; Rebecca Perry, daughter of Cathy Perry, pathology; Janel Pung, daughter of Morris Pung, biology; Crystal Schumacher, daughter of Jon Schumacher, facilities; and Scott Welp, son of Mary Welp, registrar’s office.

– Sandy Rios, administrative officer, president’s office.


Printing center closed May 20 for inventory

The printing center will be closed Thursday, May 20, for annual inventory, and will open for business as usual Friday, May 21.

– Lowell Brandner, printing center.


Electrical outages planned for May 22

The campus will experience several planned electrical outages to install three major generators. These generators will cut electricity costs and serve as emergency backups.

Please call Mark Johnson, 777-2336, with any concerns.

We realize this is a major inconvenience and ask your help and cooperation. It is imperative that the generators be installed prior to the air conditioning season to avoid major increases in our electrical costs.

The electrical outages to tie in the generators have been scheduled as follows:

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14 hours) and SUNDAY, MAY 23, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14 hours)
Circuit #1, which includes these buildings: Auxiliary Services, Building Mechanical Shop, Central Foods, Central Receiving, Chester Fritz Auditorium, Community Center/Daycare, Facilities, Gamble Hall, Housing Office, Odegard Hall, Recycling Building, Streibel Hall, Transportation/Grounds, West Green 1-14.

— Larry Zitzow, director, facilities.


UND water tower will be repainted

The UND water tower is scheduled to be reconditioned/repainted this summer, starting May 14. It should be substantially completed by Aug. 13. The construction work will involve closing a portion of Cornell Street on the west side of the tower and closing one lane of Cornell Street on the south side of the tower. Traffic will be detoured around the Core Sample Library.

– Facilities.


Dakota Science Center offers camps for kids

Following are summer camp and activities from Dakota Science Center.

Bugs, butterflies and botany camp: Students will collect a variety of butterflies and other insects and discover the interdependence of insects and plant life. Classes will be held at the Central Middle School butterfly garden and in the school science laboratory. Camp for grades 1-3 is scheduled for July 12-15; camp for grades 3-6 is scheduled for July 26-29. Camps run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75.

Great things happen when art meets science workshops kick off at the Grand Cities Art Fest downtown on the Greenway, June 12 and 13. Free activities showing kids the relationships between art and science will be on the agenda for that weekend.

A second workshop for grades 7-9 will be held Aug. 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artist Adam Kemp will teach and guide students as they paint an environmental mural on the UND campus. Cost for this second workshop is $75. Engineers and inventors camp is designed for grades 6-8 and runs August 16-20 from 8 a.m. to noon. This camp, in collaboration with the School of Engineering and Mines, will be held on the UND campus. It will create an awareness of the importance of math and science in future career choices and will involve young people with hands-on activities through some of the newest technologies the science and engineering fields have to offer. Remote sensing, digital imaging, 3D design and prototyping, environmental protection, androbotics are just a few of the experiences planned for the week. Activities are designed to build confidence, creativity and motivation to learn. Participants will work with engineering and science student mentors during the week-long camp. The cost is $75.

To register for any of these camps or workshops call Dakota Science Center at (701) 795-8500, or visit us at 308 S 5th St. For more information visit our web site at www.dakota-science.org.

— Dawn Botsford (vice president for student and outreach services office), for Dakota Science Center.


Buzz on Biz camp held July 26-30

Does your child have an interest in someday owning and operating a business? Would they like to get a “jump start” on learning what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Children entering grades 6-8 are invited to attend the fifth annual Buzz on Biz Camp July 26-30. Times are Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (campers make their own pizza and sell it to the public), and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (graduation is from noon to 1:30 p.m.).

Campers will learn how three young businessmen made their dreams of owning their own business come true. From Smoothie Rhombus to the Rhombus House of Pizza, they are carving a slice of life! Campers will make their own pizza and sell it to the public on Thursday.

The cost is $50, which includes access to the Buzz on Biz guide, snacks, graduation ceremony/luncheon, and a Buzz on Biz T-shirt. Registration deadline is June 30; space is limited, so register early.

For more information or to register, visit http://business.und.edu/biz/ or call conference services at 777-2663.

– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing education.


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.


AAUW seeks book donations

Moving? Cleaning? The American Association of University Women (AAUW) needs your used, donated books. Call 775-9468, 772-1622, 746-1942, or 772-9293. Or leave books at the back door of 2420 9th Ave. N., Grand Forks.

– Dianne Stam, University Learning Center, 777-4406.

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Faculty, researchers sought for UND experts directory

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


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

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

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

These services include: COS Expertise®, the database of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000 R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™ the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution for universities and professional societies; and customized access to a range of professional reference databases including U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”

For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because they do not see something of interest in the U-Letter. Consequently, as of July 1, we will change from listing a few samples of opportunities to encouraging faculty to subscribe to COS to receive announcements by e-mail or to conduct frequent searches for research opportunities using the COS system.

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

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


Research, grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or 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.

International Scientific Cooperation Awards recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to further international cooperation in science and engineering. Deadline: 8/1/04. Contact: Linda Stroud, 202-326-6650; lstroud@aaas.org; http://www.aaas.org/about/awards/Int.shtml.

Interdisciplinary Program in Bioethics–Support for physicians, lawyers, philosophers, economists, theologians, etc., to address micro and macro issues in bioethics, providing guidance for those engaged in decision making at the bedside as well as those responsible for shaping institutional and public policy. Contact: Greenwall Foundation, 212-679-7266; admin@greenwall.org; http://www.greenwall.org/exguide.html. Deadline: 8/2/04.

Research Grants support research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promises to increase understanding of causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Contact: The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 212-644-4907; http://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm. Deadline: 8/1/04.

Sponsored Research Grants support studies to advance life science in the broad areas of: proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, drug discovery, cell culture, and cell biology. Contact: David A. Odelson, 760-476-6140; grants@invitrogen.com; http://www.invitrogen.com/content.cfm?pageid=10. Deadlines: 8/6/04, 12/3/04 (Pre-Proposal); 8/13/04, 12/10/04 (Proposal).

Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards are made to doctoral-level scientists and engineers for research conducted in collaboration with a Research Adviser, who is a staff member of a federal laboratory. Contact: Research Associateship Programs, 202-334-2760; rap@nas.edu; http://www4.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap.nsf. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 11/1/04, 2/1/05.

Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology–Support for studies centered around the origin and early evolution of life, potential of life to adapt to different environments, and implications for life elsewhere. Deadlines: 6/4/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/6/04 (Proposal). Contact: Michael H. New, 202-358-1766; Michael.H.New@nasa.gov; http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_s/nra/current/nnh04zss001n/appendB_10.html.

Division of Cancer Biology - SBIR/STTR–Support for extramural basic and applied research on cancer cell biology, cancer immunology, and cancer etiology. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Connie Dresser, 301-435-2846; cd34b@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences - SBIR/STTR–Support for basic and applied research in the behavioral, social, and population sciences, including epidemiology, biostatistics, and genetics that, independently or in combination with biomedical approaches, reduces cancer risk, incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Division of Cancer Prevention - SBIR/STTR–Support for research in chemoprevention, nutritional science, genetic and infectious agents, early detection (including biomarker development), and validation and biometry. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis - SBIR/STTR–Support for preclinical and clinical cancer treatment research as well as research conducted in cooperation with other federal agencies. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Support for Human Specimen Banking in NCI-Supported Cancer Clinical Trials–Support for infrastructure needed to ensure collection of, storage of, and access to high-quality, well-annotated human specimens collected from and representative of patient populations entered into NCI-funded, phase III clinical treatment trials. Deadlines: 6/21/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/04 (Application). Contact: Roger L. Aamodt, 301-496-7147; ra32u@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-017.html.

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Reference Laboratories–Support for new and competing renewal cooperative agreement applications to continue the national Network that has responsibility for development, evaluation, and validation of biomarkers for earlier cancer detection and risk assessment. Deadlines: 7/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/16/04 (Application). Contact: Sudhir Srivastava, 301-435-1594; srivasts@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-009.html.

Retinal Diseases Program - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of normal visual function, preservation of sight, and health problems and requirements of individuals with impaired vision. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Ralph Helmsen, 301-451-2020; rjh@nei.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Blood Diseases and Resources–Support for research and training in nonmalignant disorders of blood cells and disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis; transfusion medicine, stem cell biology and disease, and clinical cellular medicine. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Phyllis Mitchell, 301-435-0481; pm154p@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Heart and Vascular Diseases - SBIR/STTR–Support for basic, applied, and clinical research in cardiac diseases, from embryonic life to adulthood. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Rosalie Dunn, 301-435-0505; rd39w@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Lung Diseases - SBIR/STTR–Support for research, education, and training programs in lung cell and vascular biology; lung growth and development and pediatric lung disease; acute lung injury and critical care medicine; interstitial lung diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis; and AIDS and tuberculosis. Contact: Ann Rothgeb, 301-435-0202; ar31t@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04.

Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT) - SBIR/STTR–Support for studies of the immune system in health and the cause, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease caused by immune dysfunction. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Gregory Milman, 301-496-8666; gmilman@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) - SBIR/STTR–Support for research to control diseases caused by all infectious agents, except HIV, through basic investigation of microbial physiology and antigenic structure, pathogenesis, clinical trials of drugs and vaccines, and epidemiologic studies. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - SBIR/STTR–Support for research directed at basic understanding of the causes and development of rheumatic diseases, connective tissue diseases, and musculoskeletal and skin disorders and diseases. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Cheryl Kitt, 301-594-2463; kittc@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Markers of Osteoarthritis - SBIR/STTR–Support for development and validation of standardized, sensitive assays for osteoarthritis markers in body fluids or tissue specimens. Deadlines and Contact: See above.
Muscle Biology, Exercise Physiology, and Sports Medicine - SBIR/STTR—Support for research on skeletal muscle, its diseases and disorders, and its central role in human physiology and exercise. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Research for Mothers and Children - SBIR/STTR–Support for research in: learning disabilities; cognitive and social development; nutrition and growth; obstetric and pediatric pharmacology; and pediatric, adolescent, and maternal AIDS. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Louis A. Quatrano, 301-402-4221; lq2n@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases - SBIR/STTR–Support for basic and clinical research on the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes mellitus and its complications; endocrine diseases; osteoporosis; cystic fibrosis, and other metabolic disorders; as well as research on basic endocrine and metabolic processes. Contact: Kristin Abraham, 301-451-8048; abrahamk@extra.niddk.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04.

Digestive Diseases and Nutrition - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on the function, diseases, and disorders of the digestive tract and basic, clinical, and behavioral research on nutrition and obesity, as well as information transfer in the field of digestive diseases and prevention of obesity. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Frank Hamilton, 301-594-8877; fh14e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases - SBIR/STTR–Support for research into basic mechanisms of organ and tissue function and the diseases of the kidney, urologic, and hematologic systems. Contact: Marva Moxey-Mims, 301-594-7717; mm726k@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04.

Research Grants for Clinical Studies of Kidney Diseases–Support for pilot and feasibility studies, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies related to kidney disease research that are particularly innovative and/or potentially of high impact. Deadlines: 7/19/04, 3/18/05. Contact: Catherine M. Meyers, 301-594-7717; cm420i@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-065.html.

Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on membrane synthesis, structure, and function; membrane models; membrane transport; cell division; cell organization; cell motility; and biophysics of proteins, nucleic acids, and biological assemblies, as well as development of instrumentation, components, and methods for analysis of cellular components and macromolecules by imaging, spectroscopy, and diffraction analysis. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Jean Chin, 301-594-2485; chinj@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology - SBIR/STTR–Support for research to develop a better understanding of fundamental processes and mechanisms of development and inheritance in health and disease. Contact: Paul Wolfe, 301-594-0943; wolfep@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04.
Short Course: Integrative and Organ Systems Pharmacology–Support to develop an appropriate, innovative curriculum to teach basic concepts and experimental techniques of integrative organ system and whole organism biological responses to drugs, to be offered during the summer. Deadline: 6/25/04. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938; preuschp@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-05-006.html.

Administrative Supplements for Sharing and Distribution of Mouse Genetic Models–Supplements to assist donor laboratories with costs of distributing mouse genetic lines to other investigators in the scientific community. Deadlines: 7/30/04, 5/27/05. Contact: Danilo A. Tagle, 301-496-5745; tagled@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-04-009.html.

Individual Postdoctoral NRSA Fellowships in AIDS Research–Support for research and career development for individuals with a strong commitment to a research career in the area of NeuroAIDS, either in one of the basic sciences relevant to NeuroAIDS or in clinically oriented research. Deadlines: 8/5/04, 12/5/04. Contact: Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431; mn52e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-087.html.

Pilot Therapeutics Network Clinical Operations Center–Support to develop a network of sites under a single operations center that could implement small scale trials for different neurological diseases. Contact: Helene Braun, 301-496-1813; hb106s@NIH.GOV; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-04-013.html. Deadline: 6/29/04.

Behavioral and Social Research Program - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on the psychological, social, cultural, demographic, and economic factors that affect the process of growing old; the place of older people in society; unique problems facing the elderly; and maintenance of health and effective functioning in middle and later years. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Michael-David ARR Kerns, 301-496-9322; kernsm@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Biology of Aging Program - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on the physiology, molecular, and cellular basis of aging processes. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Program - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of clinical problems that occur predominantly among older persons or are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in older people; and investigations of clinical problems associated with nursing homes and other sites of long-term care for frail older persons. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on age-related changes in the brain or nervous system. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Diagnostic Assessment of Alcohol Use Disorders and Comorbidity - SBIR/STTR–Support for innovative self-report and biochemical approaches for early identification of alcohol use problems and diagnosis of alcohol use disorders and comorbidity. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Karen P. Peterson, 301-451-3883; kpeterso@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.

Prevention - SBIR/STTR–Support for development and evaluation of innovative prevention and intervention programs, or specific materials for integration into existing programs, which utilize state-of-the-art technology and are based on currently accepted clinical and behavioral strategies. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Research Tools - SBIR/STTR–Support for basic and applied research to develop new or improved tools to enhance laboratory studies on humans and animals (e.g., transgenic animal models, cell lines, new ligands for neuroimaging, and simulators of alcohol impairmant). Deadlines and Contacts: See above.

Treatment of Alcoholism - SBIR/STTR–Support for research on the causes, prevention, control, and treatment of the major health problems of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol-related problems. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Voice, Speech, and Language Program - SBIR/STTR–Support for research and development of diagnostic measures and intervention strategies for voice, speech, swallowing, and language disorders. Contact: Lynn E. Luethke, 301-402-3458; luethkel@nidcd.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04.

Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative (SBIR)–Support for projects on nanotechnologies useful to biomedicine, particularly research conducted by teams of investigators from commercial, academic, and other sectors of the research community. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04, 4/1/05. Contact: Ed Monachino, 301-496-1550; monachie@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-125.html.

High Throughput Tools for Brain and Behavior: SBIR–Support for commercial development of technologies for high throughput data acquisition and analysis that could aid the research fields of basic behavioral science or neuroscience. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04, 4/1/05. Contact: Margaret Grabb, 301-443-3563; mgrabb@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-086.html.

NIH National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows–Support for experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or to broaden their background by acquiring new research capabilities. Deadline: 8/5/04. Contact: Robin Barr, 301-496-9322; rb42h@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-131.html.

Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging (SBIR/STTR)–Support for proof-of-feasibility, development, and delivery of novel imaging technologies for early detection, screening, diagnosis, image-guided interventions and treatments of various diseases, and for limited evaluation studies to show proof-of-concept and functionality. Contact: Guoying Liu, 301-496-9531; guoyingl@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-094.html.
Pharmacogenetics Research Network and Knowledge Base–Support to perform state-of-the-art studies in pharmacogenetics, either independently or in conjunction with other network groups. Deadlines: 7/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/19/04 (Application). Contact: Rochelle M. Long, 301-594-1926; longr@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-04-002.html.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows support training in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. Contact: See the complete announcement at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-067.html for a list of contacts in participating institutes/centers:. Deadlines: 8/5/04, 12/5/04.

Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins - SBIR/STTR–Support for studies to solve the structures of membrane proteins at atomic resolution and develop tools needed to solve these structures. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938; preuschp@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-108.html. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04, 4/1/05.

Patient Management, Care, and Rehabilitation Program–Support for research dealing with psychosocial issues, management of symptoms, care and rehabilitation, bioengineering, and other topics related to improving quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis. Deadline: 8/1/04. Contact: Nicholas LaRocca, 212-476-0414; nicholas.larocca@nmss.org; http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Research-patientmgt.asp.

Science and Technology Studies (STS)–Support for research on: the nature and development of technology and science, both in the past and present; differences in the nature of theory and evidence in various fields of science and engineering; and interactions among science, technology, and society. Deadline: 8/1/04. Contact: Keith R. Benson, 703-292-7283; kbenson@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04531.

Support for basic or clinical research on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) or autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). Deadline: 8/2/04. Contact: Program Coordinator, 816-931-2600; pkdcure@pkdcure.org; http://www.pkdcure.org/.

Enhancing State Capacity to Foster Adoption of Science-Based Practices–Support for preliminary or pilot research that helps to create, implement, expand, and/or sustain a process of continuous science-based practice improvement in publicly supported drug abuse prevention and treatment programs. Contact: Beverly Pringle, 301-443-4060; bpringle@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-05-002.html. Deadlines: 7/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/17/04 (Application).

Huntington-W.H.A. Martin Ridge Fellowships support residence at the Huntington Library for study in the area of rare books and manuscripts, principally in the areas of British and American history and literature, 15th century European books, history of science, maritime history, and Renaissance exploration and cartography. Contact: Western History Association, 505-277-5234; wha@unm.edu; http://www.unm.edu/~wha/awards/huntington.html. Deadline: 8/1/04.

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

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