will receive Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships
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
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
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
– Charles Kupchella, president.
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
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, 777-3621,
Sean O’Keefe to give main address at spring commencement
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
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
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
For more information or to make reservations, contact the
Alumni Association at 777-2611.
– Erinn Hakstol, special events coordinator, Alumni
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include the name, department and phone number of a contact
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
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.
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, assistant professor of Spanish.
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
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.
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.
Below are U2 workshops for May 24 through June 10. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in June, July and
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
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
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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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
- 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
Bruce Christianson was elected president and Pamela Kostelecky
vice president; they will assume that office July 1.
For complete minutes, visit www.ndus.edu.
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,
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
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
“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
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.
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
– Teresa Blilie, campus passport ID office.
Following are some announcements regarding the ConnectND
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.
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,
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
Dennis Gunderson, facilities.
— Diane Nelson, human resources.
Listed below are the winners of the $500 staff senate scholarships
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
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,
– Lowell Brandner, printing center.
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.
Center offers camps for kids
Following are summer camp and activities from Dakota Science
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
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,
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
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
AAUW seeks book
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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President Charles Kupchella is asking faculty and researchers
to help “populate” the newly redesigned online
UND experts directory. Created by the Office of University
Relations, the web site is one of several ways in which
UND will showcase its expertise and at the same time provide
access to service. It will also be a resource that will
allow colleagues, the media, and the public in general to
connect to expertise on campus. The UND Experts Directory
can be accessed at http://www.und.edu/experts. The site
currently spotlights academic units and stand-alone research
centers, but it will soon be modified to include non-academic
The retooled web site now features a searchable database.
For example, type in “gene” and the following
names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database:
David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf,
Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles,
The process for getting into the database is simple. The
online submission form is designed to allow faculty and
researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you
prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information
(name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows
you to include information under the following categories:
Education Publications Consulting
Research Grants Special
Presentations Patents Works in Progress
To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit
and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked
to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential).
This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date.
Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries
when they provide their October supplements.
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
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program
Development at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS)
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; email@example.com; 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;
GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION, HARRY FRANK
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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.invitrogen.com/content.cfm?pageid=10.
Deadlines: 8/6/04, 12/3/04 (Pre-Proposal); 8/13/04, 12/10/04
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;
Deadlines: 8/1/04, 11/1/04, 2/1/05.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
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.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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;
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
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;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
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;
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; email@example.com; 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;
Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
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;
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.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
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;
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.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm#sol.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-065.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
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; email@example.com; 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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
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;
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; email@example.com;
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;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
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;
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
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.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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:
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.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION
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;
Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
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; email@example.com; 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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 8/1/04, 12/1/04, 4/1/05.
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (NMSS)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Research-patientmgt.asp.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
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; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04531.
POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE (PKD) FOUNDATION
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
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; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 7/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/17/04 (Application).
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (UNM)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.unm.edu/~wha/awards/huntington.html.
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and
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