VOLUME 40, NUMBER 36: May 16, 2003
 
Robert Kyle to give UND spring commencement address, receive honorary degree; two faculty members to be awarded Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships
University Letter lists summer schedule
Commencement information available online
TV center will broadcast show, commencement on Channel 3
 
Medical school holds seminar
Community forum will discuss SARS, bioterrorism
Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Nordstrom runs through May 18
Twamley post office will relocate; info sessions planned
Symphony offers summer programs for children in grades 5-9
Three workshops use Accelrys software
Doctoral examination set for Ruth de Larios
DreamWeaver users group meets May 22
Reception will honor Bob Allen
Grantwriting workshops held in Bismarck, Fargo
Buzz on Biz Academy open to middle school students
 
Meritorious service, UND Proud award winners named
Law library will close May 18 for renovations
Some offices relocated in Union during construction
Upward Bound program seeks mentors
Procedures listed for fiscal year-end
Women studies sponsors essay contest
Summer Datebook items due Friday, May 23
Follow cash receipt guidelines on internal auditing web site
ConnectND corner
Staff recognized for years of service
U2 lists workshops for week of June 2-6
 
Transmittal form must be included with internal proposals
Bush Foundation proposals now require inquiry letters
Research, grant opportunities listed
 

 
 

Robert Kyle to give UND spring commencement address, receive honorary degree; two faculty members to be awarded Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships

Robert Kyle, a Mayo Clinic physician and UND graduate, will be the main speaker and an honorary degree recipient at the spring commencement Saturday, May 17, 1:30 p.m. in the Alerus Center. The commencement exercises will be carried live over Channel 3 in Grand Forks starting at 12:45 p.m. with a wind ensemble concert and a pre-ceremony show.

Nearly 1,400 students are eligible to walk across the stage during the commencement exercises. More than 100 other students will graduate through School of Law and School of Medicine and Health Sciences commencement exercises this spring. UND graduates approximately 2,200 students a year during its spring, fall and winter commencements.

Also at the ceremonies, UND will honor Gordon Iseminger and Myrna Olson with the University’s highest award for faculty members, the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship.

ROBERT KYLE
An expert in the field of cancer immunology, Robert Kyle will receive the honorary Doctor of Letters at UND’s spring commencement. The Bottineau, N.D. native earned an associate of arts degree from the then North Dakota School of Forestry in his hometown, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from UND in 1948, an M.D. at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago in 1952, and master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1958.
A physician with the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kyle founded and led the research group in myeloma and related diseases at the Mayo Clinic for many years. He has been sought out as a visiting professor at schools in Canada, Europe, Japan and throughout the United States. He serves on the board of directors and is chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Myeloma Foundation. He is the author of several books, more than 300 papers and reviews, and nearly 1,000 abstracts and editorials. In 1998, the UND Alumni Association awarded Kyle its highest honor, the Sioux Award.

SCHOOL OF LAW COMMENCEMENT
H.F. “Sparky” Gierke, a Williston, N.D., native, former North Dakota Supreme Court justice and current U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the Armed Forces, will deliver the main address at the School of Law commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Gierke was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for Meritorious Service while serving in the Vietnam War as a full-time trial judge.

CHESTER FRITZ DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS
Two University professors will receive the institution’s highest honor for faculty at commencement. The Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship will be presented to Gordon Iseminger and Myrna Olson.

Gordon Iseminger
Born in DeSmet, S.D., Dr. Gordon Iseminger has earned significant recognition as a North Dakota historical scholar. He was involved in the development of the history department’s first doctoral program and continues as graduate coordinator for the implementation of the new Ph.D. program being offered jointly with North Dakota State University. Iseminger has been the department’s director of graduate study since 1993. In 1968 he was honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award from UND and Standard Oil (Indiana) Foundation.
Iseminger earned his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, his master’s from the University of South Dakota, and his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He joined the UND faculty in 1962. His major teaching responsibilities have included Western Civilization and several areas of European history. Among his many publications are The Americanization of Christina Hillius: German-Russian Emigrant to North Dakota and The Quartite Border: Surveying and Marking the North Dakota/South Dakota Boundary, 1891-1892.

Myrna Olson
A professor in the department of teaching and learning, Dr. Olson has twice been recognized as an outstanding teacher during her 28 years at UND. In 1982 she was awarded the B.C. Gamble Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service, and in 1993 she was presented with the Saiki Prize for Graduate and Professional Teaching. In 1975, she and her colleagues in special education received UND’s Outstanding Research Award.
Olson has published five books, three book chapters, 23 refereed articles, and 18 internally refereed articles. She contracted with the American Foundation of the Blind to write the first methods book in the field of teaching Braille reading. She is the coordinator of the teaching and learning doctoral program, the largest doctoral program at the University, with more than 100 students. She has served as chair for 28 doctoral students, as committee member on 39 other doctoral committees, as chair of 19 master’s theses, and as major advisor to 132 non-thesis master’s students, mostly in the area of visual impairment and blindness.

Olson has served as treasurer, vice president, president elect and president of the National Division for the Visually Handicapped at the Council for Exceptional Children. She served as president of the North Dakota Federation of the Council of Exceptional Children and was presented with the Award of Excellence in 1977-78. She was recognized by the American Foundation for the Blind with the National Braille Access Award in 1990. In 1998, she received the Humanitarian of the Year Award of the North Star Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children that lead to the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children in 1999.

 

University Letter lists summer schedule

University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Publication dates are: May 16 and 30, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8, 22, and 29. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due to space and budget constraints. 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.

 

Commencement information available online

Up-to-date commencement information for students, faculty, and administrative staff is available on the UND commencement web page. Link to it from the UND home page (www.und) or go to http://commencement.und.edu for the latest information.

– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

 

TV center will broadcast show, commencement on Channel 3

The television center will telecast a special pre-commencement show, “Celebrate Achievement,” starting at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 17, on Channel 3 and on the big screens in the Alerus Center. Monte Koshel will host interviews with students, a concert by the UND Wind Ensemble and a historical look at UND. The ceremony which starts at 1:30 p.m., will also be telecast live on Channel 3. There will not be a webcast this year.
Commencement will be rebroadcast on Channel 3 on May 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 at noon, May 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m., and May 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.

– Barry Brode, Television Center.

 
 
EVENTS TO NOTE
 

Medical school holds seminar

M. Kerry O’Banion, University of Rochester, will present a seminar titled “Prostaglandin Biosynthetic Pathways in Neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease” at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, in 3933 School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Please contact Colin Combs, 777-4025, for further information. This seminar is sponsored by the department of pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics and the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence on the Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease.

– Matthew Picklo, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics.

 

Community forum will discuss SARS, bioterrorism

“Community Response Planning: SARS, Bioterrorism, and Beyond,” a community forum, is set for Thursday, May 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Alerus Center Aurora Ballroom #4. It is free and open to the public.

Speakers are Tim Wiedrich, state bioterrorism response director, North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck; Ralph Morris, public health preparedness consultant, Minnesota Department of Health, Northwest District, Bemidji, Minn.; Stephen P. Pickard, medical epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck; James Hargreaves, infectious disease specialist, Altru Health System, Grand Forks; and Timothy L. Sellnow, professor of communication, NDSU.

Displays by the Grand Forks fire department include a special operations trailer, Hazmat trailer, and decontamination set-up. Altru Health System and Grand Forks Mass Casualty Incident Network will show a disaster trailer. Displays will be set up from 3 to 9 p.m. in the east parking lot. Stop by for a demonstration and walk through.
The conference is hosted by the Greater Grand Forks Immunization Coalition. For more information, contact Wendy Opsahl at 787-8111, wopsahl@grandforksgov.com.

– Jan Orvik, for the Greater Grand Forks Immunization Coalition.

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Nordstrom runs through May 18

“Cuban B,” a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Nathan Nordstrom, opens Thursday, May 15 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Old Bridgeman Creamery, 320 North 9th St. The exhibition will run through Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 5 p.m.

– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for the Art Department.

 

Twamley post office will relocate; info sessions planned

In the coming months, the Twamley post office will move to the Memorial Union and the mailroom will move to central receiving. We need your input. Please attend one of two information gathering sessions to discuss the impact that relocating campus post services will have on your department. Both sessions will be held at 16-18 Swanson Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, or from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20.

– Darin Lee, Campus Postal Services.

 

Symphony offers summer programs for children in grades 5-9

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony offers a children’s program in chamber music throughout the month of June at Hughes Fine Arts Center. Summer Strings meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is geared for children in 7th through 9th grades who are at an intermediate to advanced level in violin, viola, or cello. Summer Strings, Too, for children in 5th through 7th grade, meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fees covering instruction and music are $50 for Summer Strings and $40 for Summer Strings, Too. Registration deadline is Monday, May 19. Call the Symphony office at 777-3359 for more information.

– Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.

 

Three workshops use Accelrys software

Three free workshops will be held Tuesday through Thursday, May 20-22, at the computational chemistry and biology network (CCBN) laboratories at UND (343 Abbott Hall) and NDSU (7 Sudro Hall). The CCBN labs are funded by the North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN).

The workshops are:

Tuesday, May 20, 1 to 5 p.m. Insight/Discover workshop, use the Accelrys software to do simple molecular modeling including building, energy minimizing and visualizing structures.

Wednesday, May 21, 1 to 5 p.m. Homology I workshop, use the Accelrys software to develop a structure of an unknown protein from known proteins. Familiarity with Insight/Discover is required. If a user interested in this workshop is unfamiliar with Insight/Discover, please take the Tuesday workshop first. Homology I will begin the introduction to the homology module and include multiple sequence alignments.

Thursday, May 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Homology II workshop, continued use of Accelrys software to build a protein structure from known structures. This picks up where the Wednesday session ends and will cover structural alignments, generation of loops, and model refinement.

To register, please contact Kimberly Hansen, ND BRIN administrative assistant, at 777-6376 or khansen@medicine.nodak.edu.

For more information about the workshops contact Kathryn Thomasson, UND CCBN coordinator, 777-3199, kthomasson@chem.und.edu, or Stefan Balaz, NDSU CCBN coordinator, (701) 232-7749, Stefan.Balaz@ndsu.nodak.edu.

– Patrick Miller, Public Information Professional, North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network.

 

Doctoral examination set for Ruth de Larios

The final examination for Ruth de Larios, a candidate for the Ph.D. with a major in teaching and learning: higher education, is set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is “Self-Assessed Dakota Language Fluency on the Spirit Lake Nation.” John D. Williams (educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.

Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

 

DreamWeaver users group meets May 22

The DreamWeaver Users Group will meet Thursday, May 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in 371 Upson II Hall. Chad Sperling (University Relations) will demonstrate the DreamWeaver library feature to save and reuse elements. Everyone is welcome.

– Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.

 

Reception will honor Bob Allen

A reception in honor of Bob Allen will be held Wednesday, May 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in the UND Aerospace aircraft maintenance parking lot at the airport. He is retiring from his position as line service operator mechanic on May 31, a position he has held since November of 1990. Please join us in thanking him for his service to UND and in wishing him a happy retirement.

– Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

 

Grantwriting workshops held in Bismarck, Fargo

The competition for grant funding is tremendous. “Grantwriting: Getting the Results You Want” teaches a proven model designed to make your fund-seeking efforts more successful. This seminar provides steps to effective planning, methods for identifying the best funding source, tips for developing, and submitting a grant proposal, and follow-up activities.

The workshop will be held in two locations: Tuesday, June 3, Ramkota Inn, Bismarck, and Thursday, June 5, Doublewood Inn, Fargo.

For more information and to register, please visit our web site at: www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting or contact the UND office of conference services at 777-2663, conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu. The workshop is brought to you by continuing education.

– Continuing Education.

 

Buzz on Biz Academy open to middle school students

The UND College of Business and Public Administration will offer its fourth annual Buzz on Biz Youth Entrepreneurship Academy Monday through Friday, July 28 through Aug. 1. This five-day camp offers a hands-on approach to educating students entering sixth, seventh, and eighth grades on the fast-growing innovative world of small business. Throughout the one-week day camp, participants will discover what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and learn how to organize, manage and fund a business. Students will also have the opportunity to create and market their own unique inventions. Features of this year’s camp include the recycling of CDs and discovering ways young entrepreneurs can put their innovative and creative ideas to work for their business ventures.

The academy runs from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Parents are invited to attend the graduation ceremony and reception on Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tuition cost is $45 which includes the Buzz on Biz Guide, snacks, Buzz on Biz T-shirt and the graduation reception for camper and parents. Actual camp tuition cost is $70. All registrants receive a $25 scholarship to cover a portion of the camp tuition fee.

For additional information, please contact Karen at 777-2663 or buzz to our web site at http://business.und.edu/biz.

Bee innovative . . . bee creative . . . bee in business! Register early; space is limited. Sponsors include the College of Business and Public Administration, Myra Foundation, and Ecolab, Inc.

– College of Business and Public Administration.

 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

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 13. The meritorious service award recognizes staff for excellence and dedication. They received certificates and checks. Awardees were:

Teresa Blilie, ID card systems manager, campus passport ID; Dorothy Arnold, account technician, aerospace sciences; Jim Jerombeck, building services technician, facilities; Marilyn Wocken, administrative clerk, Business and Public Administration; Fred Wittmann, assistant to the vice president and director of project development, student and outreach services; Jack Chatt, maintenance supervisor, medical maintenance; Judy Rosinski, shuttle bus coordinator, transportation; Darlene Goulet, building services technician, facilities; Dorie Dunnigan, assistant to the business officer, nursing; Elaine Metcalf, associate director, TRIO programs.

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 Peter Johnson, assistant director and media relations coordinator, university relations.

– Diane Nelson, Human Resources.

 

Law library will close May 18 for renovations

The Thormodsgard Law Library will close for renovation Sunday, May 18, and targets reopening Monday, July 21. This project will result in ADA-compliant access on all levels of the library and the installation of moveable compact shelving on the basement level. Because the entire collection must be removed from the shelves and placed in temporary storage, library services will be suspended during the initial phases of the project. As the upper floors are completed, some public services, such as limited inter-library loan, will be able to resume before the entire project is finished. Precise details on the resumption of library services will be announced as more information becomes available. Questions may be directed to Gary Gott, library director (gdg@law.und.edu), or Rhonda Schwartz, assistant director (rrs@law.und.edu), or by calling 777-2204.

– Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.

 

Some offices relocated in Union during construction

Due to renovation, Memorial Union staff with offices now located on the first floor will temporarily move to the Dakota Student offices in McCannel Hall from May 19 to July 30. This includes the offices of Cassie Gerhardt, coordinator of Greek life; Susan Johnson, coordinator of student organizations; Linda Rains, coordinator of student development and programming, and student staff of the student organizations center. Phone numbers and box numbers will remain the same. Student government staff will also temporarily relocate to Dakota Student offices.

Memorial Union administrative offices will remain open on the third floor of the Memorial Union. Memorial Union services include lifetime sports, INFO center, service center, copy stop, and sign and design will remain open in the lower level of the Memorial Union through the summer.

– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union Associate Director, Student Development and Programming.

 

Upward Bound program seeks mentors

The Upward Bound program is seeking mentors to work with high school students for four to eight hours per week. We are able to offer our Upward Bound students job-shadowing and mentoring experiences which will expose them to careers requiring post-secondary education. Students will participate in mentoring experiences on Wednesday, June 11, 18, and 25, and July 2. Please contact me at 777-3427, maria_schmidt@mail.und.nodak.edu if you need more information or would like to work with a student.

– Maria Schmidt, Upward Bound Program.

 

Procedures listed for fiscal year-end

For accurate financial statement presentation, materials and services received by June 30, 2003, should be charged to fiscal year 2003 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 2003 funds until May 31, 2003. Renewals for subscriptions that expire in fiscal year 2004 should be paid from fiscal year ‘04 funds.

For prepayments, the department should verify with the vendor that delivery will be made by June 30. This should be documented on the purchase requisition and/or request for payment. If the company does not guarantee delivery by June 30, the payment can not be made from the fiscal year ‘03 budget.

– Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager.

 

Women studies sponsors essay contest

Women studies ended the spring semester with the May “Spotlight on Scholars” honoring Wendelin Hume during a British high tea event at the Museum of Art. This series honors the contributions of women studies scholars and will continue in the fall.

The women studies program also sponsors a contest for essays that wholly or in significant part addresses issues of particular concern to women. Three prizes will be awarded, one for each category: undergraduate, graduate and creative. Essays may be of any length and may come from any discipline. They may be submitted by faculty or directly by the student. Essays should have been written in 2003 (spring or fall semesters).
Please mark essays with class title and include the author’s phone number and address, and send to women studies, Box 7113. Winners will be announced during Women’s History Month in March 2004.

– Women Studies.

 

Summer Datebook items due Friday, May 23

You are invited to submit your UND events for inclusion in the Summer Datebook of activities by Friday, May 23. 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.

 

Follow cash receipt guidelines on internal auditing web site

Departments that receive monies should review the internal control guidelines section of the internal auditing web site, which addresses cash receipt controls. Our site is at http://www.und.edu/dept/controls.

– Tim Rerick, Director, Internal Auditing.

 

ConnectND corner

Each week, we will feature information about the ConnectND project, which will replace our current administrative systems. For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

Legislators fund ConnectND, but adjust burden

State lawmakers authorized ConnectND project funding at $20 million in bonding as recommended in the executive budget of Gov. John Hoeven. However, the legislature also approved a conference committee compromise and shifted more of the repayment responsibility to higher education from state general government.
The 2001 legislature approved a 60/40 percent higher education/general government funding formula. Action taken in the waning hours of the 2003 session adjusted that to 71/29 percent. The higher education share of the cost has been covered by a student fee of $3.50 per semester hour, up to 12 credit hours ($42) per semester, assessed all students. That fee has now been reduced to $36 per semester for 2003-2004, but could have been lowered further if the legislature hadn’t shifted more of the burden to higher education. The cost for bringing in ancillary systems that weren’t part of the initial ConnectND project hasn’t been determined and isn’t covered by the student fee.

For more information, go to www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

– This information provided by ConnectND Project.

 

Staff recognized for years of service

The annual staff recognition ceremony was held May 14. More than 600 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:
Gayann Akset, housing; Keith Anderson, facilities; Cindy Barclay, facilities; David Bell, Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies [CILT]; Elvira Bell, Human Nutrition Research Center [HNRC]; Lisa Burger, student academic services; Lon Carlson, athletics; Mark Christenson, student health services; Jeanie Clement, housing; Lola Conley, dining services; David Daucsavage, facilities; Arlene Davidson, housing; Kim Dickman, Energy and Environmental Research Center [EERC]; Matsimela Diop, Multicultural Student Services; Mary Drewes, Chester Fritz Library; Melissa Gardner, community medicine; Bill Gerszewski, facilities; Chad Gilbertson, Information Technology Systems and Services [ITSS]; Jeff Green, housing; Dale Griffin, Chester Fritz Auditorium; Lucinda Hamre, EERC; Lori Hanson, student health services; William Hayes, facilities; Carol Hjelmstad, ITSS; Patricia Hoeper, INMED; Robert Hoerner, flight support services; Gail Holweger, Graduate School; Tina Huderle, financial aid; Allyn Johnson, housing; Carl Iseminger, accounting services; Jacque Jones, occupational therapy-MS; Jim Keiser, facilities; John Kellebrew, facilities; Gwendolyn Klawon, flight operations and training; Nicole Klemisch, family practice - Bismarck; Cynthia Knudson, Memorial Union; Gregory Krause, safety; Debora Kurtz, dining services; Wendy Larson, facilities; Gerald Lizakowski, facilities; James Malins, ITSS; Jeffrey Manske, facilities; Shirley Martell, housing; David Martin, facilities; Gloria Matejcek, disability support services; Staci Matheny, Graduate School; Martin Mills, facilities; Garland Montgomery, facilities; Phillip Moore, ITSS; Troy Noeldner, housing; John O’Donnell, facilities; Gloria Olson, registrar’s office; Alan O’Neil, family medicine; Michael Osland, ITSS; Drago Ostojic, transportation; Bruce Pantzer, dining services; Kerrie Peltier, parking and traffic; Diamond Pipiles, ITSS; Kathleen Porath, dining services; Aaron Quanbeck, UND television; Corey Quirk, CILT; Nita Ralston, alumni association; Joel Robberstad, flight support services; Richard Roberts, ITSS; Donita Roland, family practice - Bismarck; Pamela Schwanz, dining services; Marlo Seaver, HNRC; Carol Smaaladen, EERC; Paula Sondreal, athletics; Heidi Strande, payroll; David Sundine, facilities; Tracy Uhlir, ITSS; Bruce Vidden, dining services; Pamela West, HNRC; Christine Wiese, family practice - Bismarck; Donald Wosick, facilities.

10 years:
Janie Adam, ITSS; Alan Allery, student health services; Perry Benson, neuroscience; Gerald Bulisco, dean of students office; Craig Cerkowniak, ITSS; Leonard Conley, housing; Donald Cox, EERC; Grant Dunham, EERC; Mark Fischer, family practice - Bismarck; Edith Green, microbiology; David Halverson, facilities; Kathleen Hiller, family practice - Minot; Robin Holden, financial aid; Monte Koshel, UND television; Mary Larson, internal medicine; Thomas Leake, facilities; Darin Lee, mailing services; Cathy Lerud, ASEND/EPSCoR; Helen Lund, mailing services; Geralyn Lunski, surgery; Roxanne Miller, family practice - Grand Forks; Helen Murphy, College of Business and Public Administration; Arlene Nelson, family practice - Minot; Kari Nelson, student health services; Douglas Norgard, facilities; Arden Nyland, flight support services; Maryann Olson, facilities; Cheryl Parvey, family practice - Grand Forks; Wesley Peck, EERC; Sharlene Rakoczy, physiology; Stephen Reller, accounting services; Rebecca Rude, outreach programs; Leopoldo Saucedo, flight operations and training; Cynthia Shabb, Graduate School; Teri Sharp, mailing services; Judy Slominski, dining services; Lee Smith, aerospace network; Lori Swinney, CILT; Neal Wilkerson, chemistry;

15 years:
Julie Arnold, rural health; Tammy Batzer, nursing; Roy Beard, EERC; Diane Blue, finance; Patricia Bohnet, president’s office; Jeanne Boppre, instructional development; Loran Carl, facilities; Susan Carlson, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Wilfred Cloutier, flight support services; Robert Davidson, facilities; Tremayne Ebertowski, facilities; William Ekren, facilities; Roger Gores, facilities; Jay Gunderson, EERC; Sharon Gustafson, flight operations and training; John Haugen, EERC; Joan Hawthorne, University writing program; Lori Hofland, registrar’s office; Peter Johnson, University relations; Sharon Johnson, educational foundations and research; Darlene Kenmir, housing; Carol Larson, facilities; James Lindlauf, HNRC; Gary Lovejoy, facilities; Diane Martin, housing; Deneen Marynik, history; Elaine Metcalfe, TRIO programs; Dave Miedema, alumni association; Tonya Murphy, pharmacology and toxicology; Keith Myers, UND police; Bernice Nokelby, facilities; Frederick Oldroyd, flight support services; Dennis Pazderic, EERC; Allison Ranisate, library of health sciences; Linda Reidhammer, art; Darlyne Sather, EERC; Frances Scholand, dining services; Dick Schultz, flight operations and training; Jon Schumacher, facilities; Daniel Stepan, EERC; Kathleen Svare, HNRC; Bonnita L. Thompson, rural health; Beth Toay, nursing; Kathryn Williams, community medicine; Lynn Wolf, ITSS; Christopher Zygarlicke, EERC;

20 years:
Jean Altepeter, budget office; Teresa Aubol, dean of students office; Steven Benson, EERC; Wayne Blegen, EERC; Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS; Gregory Boushee, facilities; Gail Confer, HNRC; John Deitz, facilities; Raymond DeWall, EERC; Craig Eken, EERC; Dean Evenstad, EERC; Susan Fleck-Sheppard, HNRC; James Ford, EERC; Ken Grohs, EERC; Paul Gronhovd, EERC; Shannon Gullickson, communication; Mylan Hackett, EERC; Douglas Hajicek, EERC; Rose Hanson, vending and special services; Philip Harmeson, president’s office; Glen Hoffarth, facilities; John Hurley, EERC; Doris Hustad, HNRC; Jerry Johnson, facilities; Joyleen Johnson, human resources; Michael Jones, EERC; Bonnie Jundt, ITSS; Vicki Kavadas, dining services; Carla Kellner, ASEND/EPSCoR; Kimberly Kennedy, facilities; Mark Kobe, HNRC; Kathleen Kraft, pediatrics - Fargo; Alan Lilke, EERC; Randall Lillibridge, EERC; John Lutheran, EERC; Donald McCollor, EERC; Kathleen McIntyre, HNRC; David Miller, EERC; Stanley Miller, EERC; Diane Nelson, human resources; Daniel Nerby, athletics; Edwin Olson, EERC; Allison Peyton, accounting services; Deann Purcell, student health services; Randy Rasmussen, Chester Fritz library; Butch Riske, EERC; Robert Russell, facilities; Rodney Scilley, facilities; Richard Shockey, EERC; Elaine Speare, HNRC; Lona Spicer, mathematics; Milton Stai, facilities; Joyce Sundby, EERC; Michael Swanson, EERC; Carolyn Thompson, HNRC; James Tibbetts, EERC; Ronald Timpe, EERC; Donald Toman, EERC; Karen Uhrich, EERC; Jean Vorachek, EERC; Gregory Weber, EERC; Debra Wilson, nursing; Constance Wixo, EERC;

25 years:
Nora Amann, rural health; Byron Anderson, facilities; Suzanne Belyea, housing; David Bowen, College of Business and Public Administration; Michael Dohman, facilities; Dominga Fernandez, housing; Ronald Guthmiller, facilities; Debra Haley, EERC; MaryDawn Howard, dining services; James Jerombeck, facilities; Kathryn Klemisch, business and vocational education; David Knittel, chemistry; Roxanne Korynta, medical education; Julie Kosmatka, computer science; Nadine Kotowicz, ITSS; Sandra Krom, pediatrics; Paulette Lindquist, payroll; Delaine McGurran, University children’s center; Lee Nelson, nursing; Sally Page, affirmative action; Catherine Perry, pathology; Lorna Pesek, internal medicine; Judy Rosinski, transportation; Cynthia Stoller, family practice - Grand Forks; Janice Swanson, dining services; Paul Tollefsrud, housing; Deborah Vonasek, Chester Fritz library;

30 years:
Patricia Berntsen, Chester Fritz library; Paul Clark, facilities; Linda Duckstad, College of Business and Public Administration; Linda Hussey, alumni association; Sherry Metzger, duplicating services; Karen Myerchin, facilities; Neil Reuter, TRIO programs; Dale Wilhelmi, facilities; Holly Wilson, facilities; Larry Zitzow, facilities;

35 years:
Vernon Anderson, facilities; Diana Letexier, outreach programs; Bonnie Nerby, accounting services; David Peterson, dining services; Harriet Powers, education and human development; Phyllis Tweton, medical education;

40 years:
Caryl Pederson, ITSS.

– Diane Nelson, Human Resources.

 

U2 lists workshops for week of June 2-6

Below are U2 workshops for the week of June 2-6. Visit our web site for additional workshops in June, July and August. The Summer U2 newsletter containing workshops for June - August will arrive soon.

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

Records Management 101: June 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of records around you? Is it sometimes hard to find the information you need to do your job effectively? Do you have records that are from the prehistoric ages, and do you want to get rid of them (legally)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this hands-on workshop to learn practical tips that you can start using today. Presenter: Sara Bolken, UND records manager.

So You’re Putting Out a Major Publication? This seminar will help you get started. June 5, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Are you an administrator who knows that a well-done publication such as a catalog or view book is crucial to accomplishing your unit’s strategic plan? Or are you a UND staff member whose boss just plopped such a project on your desk? This half-day seminar will get you ready to work with others to produce a printed piece geared to specific audiences, containing appropriate content, and presented in a visually appealing fashion. This is NOT a design workshop. Our focus will be on determining audience and message, as well as learning how to work with writers, designers, photographers and printers.

Topics are marketing considerations, the process from A to Z, how to buy printing, UND’s graphic standards policy, writing and design assistance, photo considerations, determining audience and content, and answers to your questions. Presenters are Lowell Brandner, printing center; Barry Brode, television center; Chuck Kimmerle, Jim Penwarden, and Dave Vorland, University relations.

Laboratory Safety: June 5, 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 response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all University employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause, safety and environmental health.

– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University Within the University (U2).

 
 
GRANTS & RESEARCH
 

Transmittal form must be included with internal proposals

The proposal transmittal form (internal cover sheet), which must be included with all external proposals, has been updated. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the form provided by Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD), which is available in PDF, Word and WordPerfect formats on the ORPD web site at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/orpd/forms/intlfrms.htm. Please remember that all proposals submitted for external funding must be reviewed by grants and contracts administration and ORPD, and must include a proposal transmittal form with signatures indicating approval by the department chair, dean or executive head of the unit, and all relevant compliance committees.

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

 

Bush Foundation proposals now require inquiry letters

As of July 1, the Bush Foundation will require a letter of inquiry from organizations interested in submitting full proposals for the Nov. 1, 2003 application deadline and all future grants. Letters of inquiry are recommended, but not required, for the July 1 grant application deadline. Bush Fellowship programs are not affected by this requirement. Requirements for the letter of inquiry can be found at www.bushfoundation.org.

– William 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.

ABELARD FOUNDATION
Support to expand and protect civil liberties and civil and human rights; increase opportunities for the poor, the disenfranchised, immigrants and people of color; and enhance and expand community involvement in, and control over, economic and environmental decisions affecting members of the community. Deadline: None. Contact: P.O. Box 148, Lincoln, MA 01773.

AFRICAN AMERICAN SUCCESS FOUNDATION, INC.
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant–Support for research that identifies attitudinal and behavioral contributors to African American academic success. Subjects of interest include psychology, education, sociology, and African American studies. Deadline: 6/27/03. Contact: Dorothy Holmes, 954-792-1117; info@blacksuccessfoundation.org; http://www.blacksuccessfoundation.org/lcdtj%20research%20grant.htm.

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Small Research Grants for Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs)–Support for exploratory/pilot projects or feasibility studies, especially studies that explore network strategies for assuring new research evidence is translated into actual practice and that its impact is assessed; innovative uses of information technology in primary care practices; feasibility of implementing electronic health records in primary care and assessing the impact on safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care; optimal methods of delivering preventive services in primary care settings; methods for improving community-based detection and responses to emerging public health threats (including acts of bioterrorism); and elucidation of primary care-based strategies for diminishing disparities in health care delivery and health outcomes for AHRQ priority populations. Deadlines: 6/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/24/03 (Application). Contact: David Lanier, 301-594-1489; dlanier@ahrq.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-03-006.html.

BARTH SYNDROME FOUNDATION, INC.
Funding for research on the natural history, biochemical basis, and treatment of Earth Syndrome (ES), an X-linked recessive, cardioskeletal myopathy associated with neutropenia, growth delay, and diverse biochemical abnormalities, among which are defects in mitochondrial metabolism and phospholipid biosynthesis. Testing of initial hypotheses and collection of preliminary data leading to successful long-term funding by NIH and other major granting institutions is of special interest. Contact: Kate McCurdy, kmccurdy@barthsyndrome.org; http://www2.mc.duke.edu/depts/gc/fedgrant/barth.html. Deadline: 6/30/03.

BINGHAM (WILLIAM) FOUNDATION
Support in the fields of education, health and human services, science, and the arts; in order to strengthen civil society and its institutions; work for an environmentally self-sustaining world; educate family members and others in values and practices of philanthropy, community service, and stewardship; and build a sense of community among ourselves and the world. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: 440-331-6350; info@WBinghamFoundation.org; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/bingham/guide.html.

BLOWITZ -RIDGEWAY FOUNDATION
Support for medical, psychiatric, psychological and /or residential care, and research programs in medicine, psychology, social science and education. Deadline: None. Contact: Tina M. Erikson, 847-446-1010; TMEBRF@aol.com; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/blowitz/guide.html.

BUREAU OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS (BHP)
Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program–Funding to prepare a workforce of healthcare professionals (e.g., continuing education or curricular enhancement) to address medical consequences of bioterrorism and other public health emergency preparedness and response issues. “Other public health emergencies” includes other forms of terrorism (such as use of chemical, explosive, incendiary, or nuclear agents against the civilian population) as well as natural disasters and catastrophic accidents. Deadline: 6/16/03. Contact: Lynn Rothberg Wegman, 301-443-1648; http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/default.htm; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-10934.htm.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Cooperative Agreement to Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Viral Hepatitis Education and Training (VHET)–Funding for activities to prevent and control viral hepatitis and its consequences. Deadlines: 6/5/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/7/03 (Application). Contact: Merlin Williams, 770-488-2765; mqw6@cdc.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-11142.htm.

Steps to a Healthier U.S.: A Community-Focused Initiative to Reduce the Burden of Asthma, Diabetes, and Obesity–Funding for innovative and effective community-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention and control programs that enable persons to adopt healthy lifestyles that contribute directly to prevention, delay, and/or mitigation of consequences of diabetes, asthma, and obesity. Deadlines: 6/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/15/03 (Application). Contact: Sylvia Dawson, 770-488-2771; snd8@cdc.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-10986.htm.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
Therapeutics Development Grants--Support to develop commercial products to benefit individuals with cystic fibrosis. Deadline: None. Contact: Monika Last, 301-841-2645; mlast@cff.org; http://www.cff.org/research/files/ policies_and_guidelines_governing_therapeutics_development_grants_program.pdf.

DAVIS (EDWIN W. AND CATHERINE M.) FOUNDATION
Support for projects that lead to amelioration of social problems, and to increase opportunities available to disadvantaged persons, particularly in the fields of education, social welfare, mental health, the arts, and environmental problems. Deadline: None. Contact: 651-228-0935; 332 Minnesota Street,Suite 2100 , St. Paul, MN 55101-1394.

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Community Outreach Partnership Centers Program (COPC)–Support for projects to establish and operate Centers to assist in establishing or carrying out outreach and applied research activities addressing problems of urban areas. Each institution may be part of only one consortium or submit only one application; therefore, please contact ORPD if you are interested in applying for this grant. Deadline: 6/24/03. Contact: Armand W. Carriere, 202-708-3061 x-3181; Armand_W._Carriere@hud.gov; http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/nofa/ucpsec.doc.

JOHNSON (ROBERT WOOD) FOUNDATION
Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization–Support for policy analysis, research, evaluation and demonstration projects that provide publication and private decision leaders with usable and timely information on health care policy and financing issues. Deadline: None. Contact: 202-292-6700; hcfo@academyhealth.org; http://www.hcfo.net; http://www.rwjf.org/applying/cfpDetail.jsp?cfpCode=HFO&type=open.

KELLOGG (W. K.) FOUNDATION
Areas of interest are: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, Philanthropy and Volunteerism: Cross Programming Work: Devolution. Deadline: None. Contact: wkkf@wkkf.org; http://www.wkkf.org/Grants/Application.asp.

MOTOROLA FOUNDATION
Support for higher, primary and secondary education programs to assist individuals in reaching their greatest potential and becoming lifelong learners. Contact: 847-576-6200; http://www.motorola.com/MotorolaFoundation/. Deadline: 6/30/03.

NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Exercise by Children and Adolescents in Warm and Hot Environments–Funding for projects to examine medically and clinically relevant effects of prolonged exercise in hot environments on children and adolescents. Contact: Michael R. Sitler, johno@nata.org; http://www.natafoundation.org/rfpexercisebychildren.html. Deadlines: None (Preproposal); 9/1/03, 3/1/04 (Full Proposal).

NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Applied Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (AR): Characterization of Strains of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)--Support for applied research aimed at prevention and control of emergence and spread of AR in the U.S., with a focus on characterization of strains of community-associated MRSA. Contact: Merlin Williams, 770-488-2765; mqw6@cdc.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-10979.htm. Deadlines: 6/4/03 (Letter of intent); 6/19/03 (Application).

Development and Testing of New Medications for Treatment of Emerging Infectious Diseases--Support to develop and test new anti-infectious agents developed from natural products primarily for use in humans. Anti-infective agents for parasitic diseases are of particular interest. Projects may include, but are not limited to, activities such as identifying promising agents, purifying or creating them, optimizing them for clinical use, and testing them. Deadline: 6/15/03. Contact: Lynn Walling, 770-488-2612; lqw5@cdc.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-11139.htm.

Primate Model for Studying Pathogenesis of Measles Infections and Development of Improved Measles Vaccines--Support for studies to define the genetic and immunologic basis for the pathogenesis of measles virus and use this information to develop improved vaccines for worldwide measles control efforts. Deadlines: 5/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/23/03 (Application). Contact: Jeff Napier, 770-488-2861; jkn7@cdc.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-11261.htm.

NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (NETL)
Unsolicited Proposals–Support for research in all areas of energy and energy-related research and development with an emphasis on long-term, high-risk, high-payoff technologies. Deadline: None. Contact: John Augustine, 412-892-4524; john.augustine@netl.doe.gov; http://www.netl.doe.gov/business/unsol.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Current NIAID grantees may apply for the Richard A. Asofsky Scholars in Research Award for the purpose of supporting underrepresented minority high school and college students in their research laboratories to expose them to research career opportunities in the areas of allergy, immunology, transplantation, microbiology, and infectious diseases, including AIDS. Deadline: None. Contact: Joyce Hunter Woodford, 301-496-6722; jw25v@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-071.html.

Investigator-Initiated Small Research (R03) Grants–Support for small research projects related to NAID’s mission that can be carried out in a short period of time, with limited resources. Types of projects supported include: pilot or feasibility studies; small, self-contained research projects; research at small colleges without well-developed research traditions; emergency research support (e.g., in disaster situations); unexpected research opportunities; projects by investigators changing fields/changing research direction; innovative research; and development of new research technology. Deadline: 6/1/03. Contact: Carl W. Dieffenbach, 301-496-0637; cdd@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-038.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)
Research into Mechanisms of Fetal Growth Restriction. Contact: John Ilekis, 301-496-5575; ilekisj@mail.nih.gov;http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-018.html. Deadlines: 6/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/23/03 (Application).

Research on Children Exposed to Violence–Support to enhance understanding of children exposed to domestic violence, community violence, and war/terrorism and for studies dealing with definition, identification, epidemiology, prevention, etiology, effects, early intervention, and mechanisms of violence exposure. Contact: Margaret Feerick, 301-435-6882; feerickm@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-096.html. Deadline: 6/25/03.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Ancillary Studies to NIMH Multi-Site Clinical Trials–Support for ancillary studies that extend utility of the national resource created in existing clinical trials in schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant depression, and adolescent depression. Deadline: 9th of each month. Contact: John K. Hsiao, 301-443-1185; jhsiao@helix.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-095.html.

NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY
Graduate Student Internship Program–Support for graduate students (below the doctoral level) interested in pursuing research in radio astronomy, instrumentation and hardware development, electrical engineering, or computer science. Deadline: None. Contact: Tim Bastian, 434-296-0348; tbastian@nrao.edu; http://www.nrao.edu/administration/directors_office/grad-prog-in-id.shtml.

Pre-Doctoral Research–Support for Ph.D. thesis research of students pursuing a degree in radio astronomy, engineering, or computer science. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.nrao.edu/administration/directors_office/pre-docs-research.shtml.

NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)
Postdoctoral Research Participation Program (within 3 or fewer years of Ph.D.); Research Associates Research Participation Program (4-12 years experience); Sabbatical Research Participation Program (senior scientists or engineers); and Senior Research Associate Research Participation Program (more than 12 years’ experience)-- Support to conduct in-residence research at the Laboratory. Research programs include: Renewable Energy Resources; National Wind Technology Center; National Center for Photovoltaics; Center for Basic Sciences; National Bioenergy Center; Transportation Technologies and Systems; Buildings and Thermal Systems; and Research Support. Contact: Human Resources Office, 303-384-7588; nrel_employment@nrel.gov; http://www.nrel.gov/hr/employment/rpp/researchers.html; http://www.nrel.gov/hr/employment/rpp/sabbaticals.html. Deadline: None.

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA
Research Associateships Program–Recent Ph.D. recipients in natural science or engineering, or those with recent master’s degrees in an engineering field or who expect to obtain the degree before beginning the Associateship are eligible to apply. Deadline: None. Contact: RA Coordinator, 613-993-9134; RA.Coordinator@NRC.CA; http://data.ctn.nrc.ca.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Bridges for Engineering Education (BEE)–Funding for planning grants to develop proposals to improve engineering content in K-12 education, pedagogy in undergraduate engineering, and engineering technology degree programs. Deadline: 6/25/03. Contact: Cynthia Ekstein, 703-292-7941; cekstein@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03561/nsf03561.htm.

Communicating Research to Public Audiences–Supplemental funds to communicate to public audiences the process and results of current NSF-supported research through informal science education activities, such as exhibits, media presentations, or youth-based activities. Deadline: None. Contact: Orrin Shane, 703-306-5106; oshane@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03509/nsf03509.html.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants--Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology--Funding for research expenses not normally available through the university. The focus is on: Ethics and Values Studies (EVS) and Research on Knowledge, Science and Technology (RST). Deadlines: None (Letters of Intent, Preliminary Proposals); 8/1/03, 2/1/04 (Full Proposal Target Date). Contact: Rachelle D. Hollander, 703-292-5111; rholland@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/nsf01152/nsf01152.html.

Grants for Department-Level Reform of Undergraduate Engineering Education–Funding for planning and implementation grants to assist departmental and larger units in: developing comprehensive plans to reformulate, streamline and update engineering and engineering technology degree programs; developing new curricula for emerging engineering disciplines; and meeting the emerging workforce and educational needs of U.S. industry. Interdisciplinary experiments are encouraged. Each institution may submit only one implementation proposal; therefore, please contact ORPD if you are interested in applying for this grant. Deadline: 6/25/03. Contact: Bruce Kramer, 703-292-8380; bkramer@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03562/nsf03562.htm.

NILES (LAURA J.) FOUNDATION
Areas of interest are primary, secondary, higher and special education, literacy and ethics; economic self-sufficiency (entrepreneurialism, mentoring, job training); and children and families, with an emphasis on efforts to alleviate dependencies; animals, particularly dogs; and especially efforts that help animals and people jointly. Deadline: None. Contact: 203-629-8552; nfo@fsllc.net; http://www.laurajnilesfoundation.org/.

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)
Advanced Research Workshops (ARWs)–Support for workshops to contribute to critical assessment of existing knowledge on new and important topics, identify directions for future research, and promote close working relationships between scientists from different countries and with different professional experience. Deadlines: 8/1/03, 11/1/03, 3/1/04 (Physical and Engineering Sciences); 9/1/03, 12/1/03, 4/1/04 (Life Sciences and Environmental and Earth Sciences); 5/1/03, 10/1/03, 2/1/04 (Security Related Civil Science). Contact: Scientific Affairs Division, Telephone: 32 2 707 4111; http://www.nato.int; http://www.nato.int/science/e/cst.htm.

Collaborative Linkage Grants–Support for scientists in NATO countries and those in partner countries to collaborate on research projects. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Expert Visits–Support for high level specialists, in all areas of science, from NATO or NATO partner countries who wish to benefit from one another’s expertise. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN FOUNDATION
Support for education-related initiatives that promote advancement of literacy, math, science, and technology. Deadline: None. Contact: 888-478-5478; http://www.northropgrumman.com/com_rel/cr/foundation.html. NOYES (JESSIE SMITH) FOUNDATION, INC.
Support for projects related to protecting and restoring Earth’s natural systems and that promote a sustainable society. Areas of interest include toxics, sustainable agriculture, sustainable communities, and reproductive rights. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: Christine AuYeung, 212-684-6577; noyes@noyes.org; http://www.noyes.org/admin/guide.html.

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR)
Naval Historical Center Internship Program–Support for students to gain professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals. Deadline: None. Contact: Edward M. Furgol, 202-433-6901; Furgol.Edward@nhc.navy.mil; http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/intern.htm.

Physical Science and Technology Research Program--Support for research in the physical sciences, including physical chemistry, atomic and molecular physics, polymer chemistry, electrochemical science and technology, solid state and surface chemistry, and organic and organometallic chemistry. Deadline: None. Contact: 703-696-4410; 331_Director@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/engineering/331_physical/default.htm.
Support for Materials Science and Technology Research, including materials for ships and submarines, aircraft, tactical missiles, propulsion systems, satellites, shore facilities (especially piers and wharves), acoustic transducers, superconducting systems, and numerous subsystems. Emphasis is also placed on materials processing and support areas, such as welding, nondestructive evaluation and corrosion control. Deadline: None. Contact: 703-696-4309; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/engineering/332_materials/default.htm.

Support for Mechanics and Energy Conversion Science and Technology Research, including free-surface phenomena and two-phase flows, turbulence, propulsors and flow structure interactions, energetic materials, propulsion, and undersea weapons technology. Deadline: None. Contact: 703-696-5075; 333_Contact@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/engineering/333_mechanics/default.htm.

Support for Processes and Prediction Research, including Environmental Optics, Physical Oceanography, Biological and Chemical Oceanography, Ocean Modeling and Prediction, High Latitude Dynamics, and Marine Meteorology and Atmospheric Effects. Contact: 703-696-4120; 322_Contact@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/ocean/322_processes/default.htm. Deadline: None. If desired, planning letters or pre-proposals may be submitted.

Support for Sensing and Systems Research, including ocean acoustics; remote sensing and space; coastal geosciences; sensors, sources, and arrays; sensing—information dominance; ocean engineering and marine systems; and undersea signal processing. Deadline: None, but 7/31/03 or 3/1/04 is Preferred for Sensors, Sources and Arrays. Planning letters or preproposals may be submitted. Contact: 703-696-2485; 321_Contact@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/ocean/321_sensing/default.htm.

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

 
 

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