40, NUMBER 40: July 11, 2003
ed board actions detailed
Emeritus status conferred
on nine faculty
President Kupchella will give
“State of the University” address Sept. 17
Letter lists summer schedule
enrollment is 4,312
examinations set for two candidates
zErO to “cool” Museum’s hot summer music series
SAS users invited to meet
invited to run/walk for peace
Buzz on Biz
Academy open to middle school students
workshops listed for Aug. 5-21
Beard is new associate provost
Medical school receives funding for new AMA initiative
New residence hall named Dakota Hall
Engelstad Arena will add basketball/volleyball courts
ConnectND project wins award
Printed administrative manual is no more
New North Dakota Quarterly available
New federal withholding, pay increases will occur
on next paycheck
Death noted of student Ernest Niemirow
Facilities rates set
Volunteers sought for study of women’s bone
Children needed as research participants
Research, grant opportunities
ed board actions detailed
The State Board of Higher Education met June 26 in Bottineau.
Actions the board took relative to UND are:
• Approved an amended lease between UND and Arena Construction
Incorporated to allow the construction of a new basketball facility
adjacent to the Engelstad Arena.
• Authorized the University to enter into a lease agreement
with the Alumni Foundation in the form of a new family practice
clinic in Minot. Construction costs will approximate $3.5 million.
• Changed the name of the department of accounting and business
law to the department of accountancy.
• Changed the name of the department of industrial technology
to the department of technology.
• Authorized UND to proceed with the remodeling of the current
American Indian Center. Estimated cost not to exceed $500,000.
• Authorized UND to name the residence hall (previously
the Roadking Inn) to “Dakota Hall.”
• Approved tenure for faculty members Barbara Combs, department
of teaching and learning, and Arthur Jones, department of art.
• Approved amended UND Constitution.
– Charles Kupchella, President.
status conferred on nine faculty
The following retired faculty members have been granted emeritus
College of Arts and Sciences: Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Gretchen Chesley Lang (1980-2003); Professor Emeritus of Biology
Jeffrey W. Lang (1987-2003); Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Glenn Prigge (1974-2003); Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Fred
Schneider (1972-2003); Professor Emerita of Indian Studies Mary
Jane Schneider (1977-2003); Associate Professor Emerita of Mathematics
Diana Wells (1992-2003). College of Business and Public Administration:
Professor Emerita of Business Education Lila Prigge (1978-2003).
College of Education and Human Development: Associate Professor
Emerita of Teaching and Learning Sara Fritzell Hanhan. School
of Engineering and Mines: Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Earl Mason (1968-2002).
– Charles Kupchella, President.
Kupchella will give “State of the University” address
President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State
of the University” address and convene a meeting of the
University Council at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Memorial
Letter lists summer schedule
University Letter will be published every other week during the
summer. Publication dates are: July 25, Aug. 8, 22, and 29. The
deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday
before you wish the article published.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621, email@example.com.
session enrollment is 4,312
Summer session enrollment reached 4,312 students, 22 more than
the 2002 summer session total of 4,290 (an increase of .5 percent).
This is the largest summer session enrollment since UND restructured
its summer program in 1994. Previous summer enrollments include:
4,290 -- 2002
3,886 -- 2001
3,517 -- 2000
3,401 -- 1999
3,346 -- 1998
2,845 -- 1997 (the year of the flood)
3,368 -- 1996
3,298 -- 1995
3,348 -- 1994
4,173 -- 1993 *
Stacie Varnson, director of summer session, said UND’s
final summer numbers showed stability. The largest percentage
growth was in the graduate school, up 75 students to 1,331 compared
to 1,256 in 2002, an increase of 6 percent. That growth is in
keeping with UND’s strategic plan, which calls for a percentage
of graduate students at UND in the coming years.
Varnson said the number of students from North Dakota increased
by 40 over the 2002 summer session (2,462 compared to 2,422, 1.7
percent). On a percentage basis, UND saw even better growth from
many key feeder states, including Minnesota (850, up 49 or 6.1
percent), Washington (54, up 6 or 12.5 percent), and Wyoming (38,
up 4 or 11.8 percent).
* The 1993 final summer sessions [note the plural] enrollment
was 4,173; this was the last time UND considered its four-, eight-
and 12-week sessions as separate, resulting in some duplicate
headcount. Thus, summer sessions final enrollment from 1993 and
earlier are “oranges” to the “apple” numbers
of 1994 and later. As per State Board of Higher Education policy,
UND no longer includes the number of auditors (students who pay
a fee to attend courses without receiving either credit or a grade)
in its final enrollment numbers. To ensure the numbers above are
comparable, the auditors from all of the later years have been
examinations set for two candidates
The final examination for Julia Fitzgerald Smith, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set
for 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in Room 202, Nursing Building. The
dissertation title is “Multiple Sclerosis, Time of Day,
and Subjectively Measured Sleep Effects on Neurological Functioning
Using a Neuropsychological Battery.” Thomas Petros (psychology)
is the committee chair.
The final examination for Phyllis L. LeDosquet, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning/special
education, is set for 9 a.m. Friday, July 18, in Room 102, Education
Building. The dissertation title is “On a Wing and a Prayer:
The Story of Courtney and Taylor.” Margaret Shaeffer (teaching
and learning) is the committee chair.
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
bLoW zEr0 to “cool” Museum’s hot summer music
4 bLoW zEr0, a local a cappella quartet, will perform Tuesday,
July 15, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the North Dakota Museum of Art
summer music series. 4 bLoW zEr0 performs enjoyable music of all
styles, with no particular emphasis on one type of music. Although
all four singers met singing more classically-oriented music as
members of the Grand Forks Master Chorale, it’s hard to
miss the enjoyment of the audience after a recent performance
in which the group sang a set of songs that covered a span of
“We tell people that we sing music ranging from Mozart
to Merle Haggard,” says soprano Kathy Fiedler, “and
most everything in between.” Audiences have responded enthusiastically
to 4 bLoW zEr0’s unique arrangements of jazz standards and
popular tunes. “Our desire is to put our own twist on the
familiar standards people already know,” says tenor Jon
Jackson. He and wife Margaret do a large share of the arranging
for the group. “We also want to make newer pop songs friendly
and familiar to folks who might not listen to that type of music
on the radio.”
4 bLoW zEr0 also performs original music written by bass Daniel
Pederson, a nationally-recognized composer. One of his most recent
compositions, “Some Little Snow,” was commissioned
and performed by the Grand Forks Master Chorale this spring in
concerts throughout North Dakota to great acclaim as part of the
North Dakota Council on the Arts Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
users invited to meet
There will be a SAS users group informal meeting Wednesday, July
23, noon to 1:30 p.m., 371 Upson II Hall. This will provide a
chance to get together with your peers to share tips and tricks
using SAS. There will be a demonstration using PC-SAS maps. Feel
free to bring a brown bag lunch. If you are interested in this
information but unable to attend, please contact Carmen Williams
(institutional research) at 777-2456.
invited to run/walk for peace
The Community Violence Intervention Center will hold a run/walk
for peace Saturday, July 26, at the Bronson Property. A 10K run,
5K run, 5K walk, and 1K kiddie fun run will raise funds for the
Light of Hope Shelter. This event is open to everyone, so please
join us for this fun-filled day of friendly competition to help
raise money for individuals whose lives have been affected by
domestic violence and sexual abuse.
For more information on registration or volunteering, please
contact Heather at 746-0405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Janet Sundquist, Campus Coordinator, Community Violence
on Biz Academy open to middle school students
The College of Business and Public Administration will offer
its fourth annual Buzz on Biz Youth Entrepreneurship Academy July
28-Aug. 1. This five-day camp offers a hands-on approach to educating
students entering grades 6-8. 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
Times are Monday - Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, 8 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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 campers
and parents. The actual camp tuition is $70. All registrants have
received a $25 scholarship to cover a portion of the camp tuition
For additional information please contact Karen at 777-2663 or
buzz to our web site at http://business.und.edu/biz.
Register early – space is limited. Sponsors include: College
of Business and Public Administration, Myra Foundation, and Ecolab,
– Karen Cote, College of Business and Public Administration.
workshops listed for Aug. 5-21
Visit our Web site for additional workshops in August.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
fax, 777-2140; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2.
When registering, please include workshop title and date, name,
position, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
Preventing Workplace Violence: Aug. 5, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural
Technology Center. Workplace violence occurs all too often. Communication
and training can help to prevent and deal with employee and/or
client violence. This workshop will identify underlying causes
of workplace violence, warning signs, methods for heading off
serious situations, as well as planning for prevention. Presenters:
Duane Czapiewski, UND police and Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental
Unraveling the Mystery of SARS: Aug. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 211
Rural Technology Center. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
is a respiratory illness that has been widely reported in Asia,
North America and Europe. Information about the disease and what
is being done to fight this disease will be covered in this session.
Symptoms, how it spreads, who is at greatest risk will be included.
Presenter: Claire Moen, affirmative action.
Better Safe Than Sorry: Aug. 13, 2 to 4 p.m., 235 Rural Technology
Center. This awareness workshop will cover those general safety
issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of
their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident reporting,
safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective
equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: Jason Uhlir,
safety and environmental health.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Aug. 14, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 235 Rural
Technology Center. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV
cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work
around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves.
This workshop will provide information on what bloodborne pathogens
are, and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Claire
Moen, affirmative action.
Laboratory Safety: Aug. 14, 2 to 4 p.m., 235 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.
Don’t Get Burned . . .: Aug. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 128
Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life
safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals
at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about
basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction
and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers.
Presenters: Jason Uhlir and Mike Powers, safety and environmental
Hiring and Firing: Aug. 21, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Limited
seating, register early. Learn what constitutes a legal hire as
well as a legal termination of an employee. Presenter: Desi Sporbert,
– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University Within
Beard is new associate provost
Victoria Beard has been named the new associate provost by John
Ettling, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Beard
began her new duties July 1 and succeeds Sara Hanhan, who retired
An associate professor of accounting who has published nationally
and internationally, Beard has also served as director of international
business programs in the College of Business and Public Administration.
She has played a key role in coordinating UND’s active exchange
program with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology’s
College of Management.
Beard earned the Bachelor of Arts in 1967 from Stanford University,
and the Master of Accountancy in 1984 and the Ph.D. in 1993 from
UND. She became a certified public accountant in North Dakota
in 1984. In 1998, she was named to “Who’s Who Among
school receives funding for new AMA initiative
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been selected
by the American Medical Association (AMA) as one of 10 medical
schools in the U.S. and Canada to receive funding for a new educational
initiative in professionalism.
The initiative, called Strategies for Teaching and Evaluating
Professionalism (STEP), is designed to stimulate more educational
creativity and generate more solutions to further improve the
teaching of professionalism to medical students.
Given the scientific advances of modern medicine and the inequities
of the U.S. health care financing and delivery system, today’s
physicians confront increasingly difficult and ethical professional
challenges. STEP has been developed in response to calls from
the profession and the public for greater educational accountability
in training physicians to address challenges such as providing
appropriate end-of-life care, rationing expensive medical technologies,
addressing potential financial conflicts of interest, and disclosing
Through STEP, the AMA will collaborate with UND and other selected
medical schools to develop innovative and effective methods for
educating the next generation of physicians in the knowledge and
competencies that constitute professionalism. AMA’s purpose
is to enlist these schools to develop models for teaching professionalism
that can be transferred to other medical schools.
The other schools selected for the STEP program are: Indiana
University School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch
School of Medicine, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Michigan
State University College of
Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, University at
Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University
of Minnesota Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, and the
University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
UND’s medical school was selected for involvement in this
project based on the strength of its grant application which focused
on moral judgment and clinical performance assessment. Its faculty
leaders plan to develop a set of core principles of medical professionalism.
Students will be exposed to situations that pose ethical dilemmas
or challenge their adherence to a professional code of conduct.
Building on its patient-centered learning curriculum, the faculty
will begin to incorporate moral reasoning training into patient
case studies and hold “moral dilemma” workshops for
students and faculty members on a regular basis, Wilson said.
It will also track students’ progress on the development
of their moral reasoning through the use of a “defining
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
residence hall named Dakota Hall
UND recently added a 98-room residence hall to the existing 14
halls. The State Board of Higher Education at its June meeting
approved the name Dakota Hall for the property (formerly Roadking
Inn North). This property will accommodate approximately the same
number of students as Swanson Hall. New and returning students
have been assigned to live in this new coed hall beginning fall
semester. The facility offers private baths, air-conditioning,
and on-site parking; the campus shuttle bus will make regular
stops. Furnishings will be similar to the other residence halls
(wardrobes, desks and chairs, single beds). In addition to the
regular meal offerings in the dining centers, Dakota Hall students
will also have the option of a continental breakfast available
– Judy Sargent, Director, Residence Services.
Arena will add basketball/volleyball courts
With a unanimous vote by the State Board of Higher Education,
Ralph Engelstad Arena and the University are moving forward with
construction plans to add a basketball/volleyball practice facility
to the Ralph Engelstad Arena complex. This 50,000 square foot
building, on the west side of the arena, will be named the Ralph
Engelstad Arena Sports Center and will be home to the men’s
and women’s basketball teams along with the women’s
The primary purpose of the new structure is to serve as the practice
facility. It will encompass four regulation-size basketball courts,
allowing both teams to practice at the same time. Other spaces
available for the basketball programs include players/parents
lounge, study classroom, locker rooms, team meeting rooms, tape
editing rooms, training and equipment rooms, offices for coaches,
and displays of Sioux basketball history throughout the building.
Through schedule management and planning with the Western Collegiate
Hockey Association (WCHA) and the North Central Conference (NCC),
the athletic department will be able to reduce scheduling conflicts
between the hockey and basketball teams, clearing the way for
both to call the main arena their home ice and home court.
The new structure will serve as the home court and practice facility
to the women’s volleyball program. Seating for 4,000 spectators
will allow plenty of room for fan involvement and growth in the
In the main facility, new bleacher sections will be added at
the ends of the court to improve fan and player interaction and
game intimacy, and a new portable wood floor will be purchased.
The Fighting Sioux Sports Network will provide live game broadcasts
which will reach 400,000 households and expand interest and exposure.
Attendance at the Hyslop Sports Center for the 2002-03 season
averaged just over 2,100 fans per game for men’s and women’s
basketball. With the addition of the Sports Center and increased
exposure, season ticket and overall attendance is expected to
Cost of the arena expansion project is estimated at $7 million.
Most of the costs will be funded from current revenue sources
and planned expansions of advertising, ticketing, and suite revenues.
Private fund raising and donations will be used to enhance the
All current season ticket holders will be given an opportunity
to purchase season tickets in the new facility and main arena.
Season ticket holders and Fighting Sioux Club members will be
rewarded for their past years of involvement, and new fans will
be able to purchase season tickets.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
project wins award
ConnectND was honored during the E-Gov 2003 conference and exposition
in Washington, D.C. Gov. John Hoeven accepted the E-Gov Explorers
award, which recognized ConnectND as a solution for improving
electronic government delivery and as an exemplary achievement
in e-government and higher education service delivery.
A panel of government and industry technology executives reviewed
more than 250 nominations from around the world for the E-Gov
2003 Government Solutions Awards.
Hoeven highlighted ConnectND among other examples of technology
and e-government services in North Dakota during a keynote luncheon
address to the E-Gov conference. “ConnectND is a project
unique to North Dakota and unique to the nation, the first of
its kind to initiate a collaboration between state government
and higher education,” he explained. “Working with
Maximus and PeopleSoft – who provided us with the foundation
for ConnectND – we are integrating North Dakota’s
58 government agencies and 11 colleges and universities into a
single, seamless, financial, human-resource management, and student
administration system,” Hoeven said. “It is a solution
that is preparing North Dakota for the new era of e-government
and digital public services.”
Hoeven noted the project’s broad benefits to the state.
“With ConnectND, we are implementing a highly integrated,
shared statewide information system that supports the needs, goals
and aspirations of government, the higher education community,
North Dakota students, citizens, and businesses,” the governor
said. “We are also positioning ourselves well for economic
growth and prosperity by putting in place the infrastructure necessary
to initiate and sustain that growth.”
– ConnectND Project.
administrative manual is no more
The printed administrative manual (the blue binder with the Memorial
Sphere on the front) is no longer used. If you still have one
of these ring binders, please recycle the contents and send or
bring the binder to University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, Box
The hard copy of the administrative manual has not been updated
for several years, though some departments continue to keep the
manual on their shelves. The contents are obsolete, but we hope
to recycle the ring binders for another use.
For information about UND policies and procedures, go online:
www.und.edu/policy contains links to UND policies and procedures.
– Dave Vorland, Director, University Relations.
North Dakota Quarterly available
The latest issue of the North Dakota Quarterly contains a variety
of essays, articles, creative writing, reviews and the annual
list (for 2002) of the 48 doctoral dissertations and 110 master’s
theses from 30 UND academic disciplines.
One article compares Ole Rolvaag’s Giants in the Earth
to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books. Another by
Melody Graulich, editor of the Western American Literature Journal,
analyzes marriage as treated in dozens of novels and books about
the American West by authors ranging from Mary Austin to Owen
Wister (“Gettin’ Hitched in the West”).
A particularly timely article is a memoir by Rob Hardy of his
experience as a substitute elementary school teacher walking the
substitute’s “precarious line between being loved
and being taken advantage of.” His observations pertaining
to problems in public education are well put and thoughtful.
Among the reviews of Kimberly Porter’s (history) of a recent
biography of Usher L. Burdick, a leading figure in North Dakota
Copies of this issue with these and much other good reading are
available in the North Dakota Museum of Art gift shop and the
UND Barnes and Noble bookstore. Subscriptions are $25 for four
generous issues from NDQ, Box 7209 (777-3322), or e-mail email@example.com.
Checks, money orders, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.
Our web site is www.und.nodak.edu/org/ndq.
– Robert W. Lewis, Editor, North Dakota Quarterly.
federal withholding, pay increases will occur on next paycheck
The federal withholding tax will change effective with the July
15, 2003 pay period. The 2003 W-4 form is located on the payroll
office web page under forms for those who need to change their
withholding. The revised tax tables can also be found on the payroll
office web page under news.
The July 15, 2003 pay period will include salary increases for
the 2004 fiscal year.
– Judy Grinde, Payroll.
noted of student Ernest Niemirow
It is with regret that the University reports Ernest J. Niemirow,
North Las Vegas, Nev., died Monday, May 19. He was admitted into
the physician assistant studies program in the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences for the fall semester of 2003.
– Lillian Elsinga, Dean of Students.
The year 2004 facilities rates are as follows:
Labor Group 1 (carpenters, drafting, grounds/landscaping, lock
shop, maintenance, painters): $29.95/hour (5.6 percent increase).
Labor Group 2 (building automation, electricians, electronics,
mechanical operations, plumbers, systems): $36.10/hour (4.6 percent
Temporary Help: $9.40/hour (1.6 percent increase).
Laundry: 4.8 percent increase.
Refuse Services: $1.20 (11.1 percent decrease).
Paging System: $4 (20 percent decrease).
The cost increases are due to the 4 percent salary increases
and the 19 percent health insurance increase.
sought for study of women’s bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14
billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an
osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc,
with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones
compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements
free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc
supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand
Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part
in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium
absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable. Participants
can earn $750!
For more information, call (701) 795-8181 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
needed as research participants
Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between
7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect
of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and sustained
attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The testing
will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on weekends or after
school, or on school holidays. Your child will be asked to take
a short vocabulary test, and be asked to solve problems and participate
in a test of sustained attention on a personal computer. You as
the parent will be asked to complete several short questionnaires
about your child’s typical behavior, eating patterns and
sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid $10 for their participation
in the study. The scores from your child’s testing will
be completely confidential and will not be associated with your
child’s name. Children who participate must not be taking
any medication, except that for attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD). If you and your child are interested in scheduling
a time to participate or in finding out more about the study,
please call me.
– Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.
grant recipients listed
The Office of Research and Program Development would like to
congratulate the following faculty and staff who were listed as
principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during
the month of May 2003:
Anthropology, Dennis Toom; anatomy and cell biology, Bryon Grove;
biochemistry and molecular biology, Masaru Miyagi, Roxanne Vaughan;
biology, Peter Meberg, Rick Sweitzer; Center for Rural Health,
Kyle Muus; chemical engineering, Michael Mann, Darrin Muggli,
Wayne Seames; community medicine, James Brosseau; computer science,
Ronald Marsh; Earth System Science Institute, George Seielstad;
EERC, Ted Aulich, Christina Behr-Andres, Steven Benson, Charlene
Crocker, Bruce Dockter, Thomas Erickson, Bruce Folkedahl, Kevin
Galbreath, John Gallagher, Jay Gunderson, David Hassett, Steven
Hawthorne, Loreal Heebrink, Melanie Jensen, Robert Jensen, Dennis
Laudal, Jason Laumb, Kerryanne Leroux, Donald McCollor, Stanley
Miller, Mark Musich, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett,
Richard Schulz, Michael Swanson, Ronald Timpe, Li Yan, Jill Zola,
Christopher Zygarlicke; English, Kim Donehower; geology and geological
engineering: Phillip Gerla, Scott Korom, mechanical engineering:
Ralph Johnson; nursing: Lonna Milburn; pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics, Eric Murphy; sociology--SSRI, Curtis Stofferahn;
teaching and learning, Lynne Chalmers, Margaret Shaeffer; TRIO,
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program
grant opportunities listed
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.
AMERICAN SPORTFISHING ASSOCIATION’S (ASA) FISHAMERICA
Community-Based Habitat Restoration Projects–Support for
citizen-driven habitat projects to restore marine, estuarine and
riparian habitats, including salt marshes, seagrass beds, coral
reefs, mangrove forests, and freshwater habitats important to
anadromous fish species. Deadline: 8/11/03. Contact: Grant Applications,
703-519-9691; email@example.com; http://www.fishamerica.org/content/conservation/fishamerica/faf_grant.cfm
AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH FOUNDATION (AT&T)
Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellowships Program–Funding to
stimulate interdisciplinary research and curriculum development
that involve social issues, engineering, the sciences, economics,
management, business, law, and public policy issues. Deadline:
8/22/03. Contact: Program Director, Industrial Ecology Program,
Support for international work seeking to promote peace, particularly
in countries that condone violence as a means of resolving conflict.
Deadline: 8/22/03. Contact: Careth Foundation, 413-256-0349; http://www.funder.org/grantmaking/careth/guidelines.htm.
Support for research on significant economic, social, and political
issues. Deadline: 7/1/04. Contact: Century Foundation, 212-535-4441;
Australian-American Health Policy Fellowships provide support
for mid-career U.S. health policy researchers to spend up to ten
months in Australia conducting original research. Deadline: 8/15/03.
Contact: Robin Osborn, 212-606-3809; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.cmwf.org/fellowships/australian_american.asp?link=3.
COORS (ADOLPH) FOUNDATION
Grants are provided in the areas of health; education; youth,
community; human services; and civic and cultural programs. Deadline:
7/1/04. Contact: Coors Foundation, 303-388-1636; email@example.com;
DAMON RUNYON CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Fellowship Awards support three years of full-time research related
to the study of cancer and the search for its causes, mechanisms,
therapies and prevention. Deadlines: 8/15/03, 12/15/03, 3/15/04.
Contact: Awards Program, 212-455-0520; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.drcrf.org/apFellowship.html.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
Fiscal Year 2004, Defense University Research Instrumentation
Program (DURIP)–Funds for acquisition of research equipment
to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national
defense. Areas of interest are: Aerospace and Materials Sciences;
Physics and Electronics; Chemistry and Life Sciences; and Mathematics
and Geosciences. Deadline: 8/19/03. Contact: Air Force: Harry
Haraldsen, 703-696-5994, email@example.com; or Spencer
Wu, 703-696-7315, firstname.lastname@example.org; Army: Kurt Preston,
919-549-4234; email@example.com; Navy: Paula Barden,
703-696-4111; firstname.lastname@example.org; or http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/industrial/docs/durip_fy04.doc.
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) (BAA
03-012)–Funding for basic science and/or engineering research
of critical importance to national defense. Twenty-two areas of
interest are listed in the BAA available at the website below.
Deadlines: 8/14/03 (White Papers); 11/19/03 (Full Proposals).
Contact: Donald E. Polk, 703-696-4111; email@example.com; http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/baa/.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Grants Competition for Political Leadership, Education, Small
Business Development, and Disability Issues for the Near East,
North Africa and South Asia–Funding to promote political
leadership, education, disability awareness, and small business
development, in the regions listed with priority given to proposals
that address these themes as they relate to women. Deadline: 8/15/03.
Contact: Susan Krause, 202-619-5320; firstname.lastname@example.org;
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (EFA)
Shrine Targeted Investigations: Quality of Life–Support
for cutting-edge research related to epilepsy. Eligible applicants
are practitioners in any discipline related to behavioral research
in epilepsy. There are no specific degree category or level requirements.
Deadlines: 8/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/20/03 (Full Proposal).
Contact: Targeted Research Program, 301-459-3700; email@example.com;
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Food Safety and Security Research—Rapid Methods Development–Support
for research to reduce incidence of foodborne illness and ensure
integrity of the nation’s food supply. Deadline: 8/11/03.
Contact: Rosemary Springer, 301-827-7182; firstname.lastname@example.org;
GREYHOUND LINES, INC.
Charitable Donations support projects focused on under-served
constituencies such as minorities, women, the disabled, and the
financially disadvantaged. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: Greyhound
Lines, Inc., Attn: Corporate Communications, 15110 N. Dallas Pkwy.,
Dallas, TX 75248; http://www.greyhound.com/company/charitable.shtml.
HAZEN (EDWARD W.) FOUNDATION
Youth Development Grants support development of leaders committed
to improving the quality of life in their communities. Contact:
President, Hazen Foundation, 212-889-3034;email@example.com;
http://www.hazenfoundation.org/guidelines2.htm. Deadline: 7/1/04.
HUMBOLDT (ALEXANDER VON) FOUNDATION
Humboldt Research Awards are made to full professors or scholars
of equivalent status to carry out research projects of their own
choice, in any discipline, in Germany. Contact: Humboldt Foundation,
Telephone 49 228 833 0; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.avh.de/en/programme/preise/pt.htm.
Deadlines: Applications are considered in March and October.
IBM CORPORATION (IBM)
Support for philanthropic projects and programs in the following
areas of interest: education; adult training and workforce development;
arts and culture; helping communities in need; and the environment.
Contact: Vice President, Corporate Community Relations, http://www.ibm.com/ibm/ibmgives/grant/grantapp.shtml.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DENTAL RESEARCH (IADR)
The H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award recognizes meritorious research
in epidemiology and public health. Deadline: 8/11/03. Contact:
Peter Cleaton-Jones, email@example.com; http://www.dentalresearch.org/Membership/Awards/IADR/Science/dean.htm.
Support is awarded to applicants that are innovative, visionary,
and forward-thinking in their approach to reaching those they
serve. Areas of interest are at-risk youth through education and
community service and volunteerism. Deadline: 1/1/04. Contact:
Janus Foundation, 303-333-3863; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://ww4.janus.com/Janus/Retail/StaticPage?jsp=Janushome/JanusFoundation.jsp.
JOHN DEERE FOUNDATION
Support for projects in education, health and human services,
community development and arts and culture. Deadline: 6/1/04.
Contact: John Deere Foundation, 309-765-8000; http://www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/media/pdf/reports/contributions/Foundation_Rep.pdf.
Gun Violence Grants provide funding to non-profit organizations
in the Midwest to reduce firearm deaths and injuries, especially
those associated with handguns. Contact: Roseanna Ander, 312-782-2464;
Deadlines: 4/14/03, 8/14/03, 12/10/03.
KETTERING FAMILY FOUNDATION
Funding is provided in the following areas of interest: cultural/arts;
education; environment; medical/health; social/human services.
Deadlines: 8/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: Grant Application Office,
LEAKEY (LOUIS S.B.) FOUNDATION
General Research Grants support projects related to understanding
human origins. Advanced doctoral students as well as established
scientists are eligible to apply. Deadlines: 8/15/03, 1/5/04.
Contact: Cary Roloson, 415-561-4646; email@example.com;
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Kluge Center Fellowships provide support for scholars to conduct
research in the John W. Kluge Center using Library of Congress
collections and resources. Humanistic, social science, interdisciplinary,
cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome.
Deadline: 8/15/03. Contact: John W. Kluge Center Office, 202-707-3302;
MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
Mesothelioma Therapy Research–Support for translational
research for treatment of pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma.
Contact: 805-560-8942; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.marf.org/marfFrames/GrantsFrame.htm.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
New Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science–Support
is provided in all areas of research and development in Earth
system science and applications, and associated activities in
education, science communication, and interdisciplinary endeavors.
Interdisciplinary or educational collaborations with partners
from institutions other than the submitting institution are encouraged,
as are international collaborations. Eligible applicants must
be recent Ph.D. recipients (no more than 5 years before issuance
of this NRA). Contact: Ming-Ying Wei, 202-358-0771; email@example.com;
Research Proposals Using Ground-Based Analogs of Space Flight–Funding
for research which will lead to development of countermeasures
against negative effects of space flight on humans. Contact: Bette
Siegel, 202-358-2245; Bette.Siegel@nasa.gov; http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=04#105803.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Rapid Access to Intervention Development (RAID)–Investigators
who submit successful proposals will be provided with any (or
all) of the preclinical development steps that may be obstacles
to clinical translation, including, for example, production, bulk
supply, GMP manufacturing, formulation and toxicology. Suitable
agents include small molecules, biologics or vaccines. Contact:
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Secondary Analysis of Data on CAM Use in Minority Populations–Support
for analyses of existing data sets regarding complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM) use in racial and ethnic minority populations.
Deadline: 8/16/04. Contact: Morgan N. Jackson, 301-402-1278; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)
High End Instrumentation Program--Support to purchase new instrumentation
for advancement of biomedical research, including, but not limited
to, structural and functional imaging systems, macromolecular
NMR spectrometers, high-resolution mass spectrometers, electron
microscopes, and supercomputers. Although UND may submit more
than one application, the instruments requested should be substantially
different. Therefore, please contact ORPD before August 1, 2003,
if you are interested in applying for this grant. Contact: Marjorie
A. Tingle, 301-435-0772; HEI@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-03-009.html.
Deadlines: 8/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 9/19/03 (Application).
Tools for Collaborations that Involve Data Sharing–Support
to develop tools and techniques to harness the unprecedented volume
of data generated by collaborations among researchers. Deadlines:
8/15/03, 6/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/15/03, 7/15/04 (Application).
Contact: Gregory K. Farber, 301-435-0778; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-134.html.
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
Core Grants for Vision Research provide additional, shared support
for groups of investigators to enhance their own and their institution’s
capability for conducting vision research. Deadline: 8/27/03.
Contact: Ralph J. Helmsen, 301-451-2020; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nei.nih.gov/funding/p30.htm.
Ocular Albinism (OA1) and Retinal Ganglion Cell Development–Support
for research on the pathogenesis and treatment of Ocular Albinism
1 (OA1) and related developmental disorders. Deadline: 8/15/03.
Contact: Peter A. Dudley, 301-496-0484; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-03-003.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program for Topical Microbicides–Support
for applications to advance safe, novel topical microbicides and
microbicide combination strategies that prevent sexual transmission
of HIV. Deadlines: 8/22/03, 8/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/23/03,
9/23/04 (Applications). Contact: Roberta Black, 301-496-8199;
Partnerships for Vaccine and Diagnostic Development–Support
for research on the prevention and treatment of infectious allergic
diseases through development of diagnostic tests, clinical trials,
and evaluation of experimental drugs and vaccines. Deadlines:
8/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 9/24/03 (Application). Contact: Fran
Rubin, 301-496-5305; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-028.html.
Pathogenesis of Polyomavirus Associated Nephropathy–Funding
for basic, pre-clinical, clinical, and epidemiological research
projects on polyomavirus associated nephropathy (PVAN), which
is a serious, emerging complication in renal transplant recipients.
Deadlines: 8/18/03 (Letter of Intent); 9/18/03 (Application).
Contact: Patricia Kehn, 301-496-5598; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-019.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMSD)
and disease. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: Louis Quatrano, 301-402-4221;
Training and Career Development in Biopsychosocial Rheumatic,
Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases Research-- Support to behavioral
researchers for the study of rheumatic, musculoskeletal, and skin
diseases. Deadlines: 8/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 9/24/03 (Application).
Contact: Deborah N. Ader, 301-594-5032; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-03-010.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)
Innovative Technologies for Enhancing Function for Individuals
with Disabilities–Support for multidisciplinary SBIR/STTR
rehabilitation research projects to develop technology to reduce
impairment and increase function of individuals with disabilities
resulting from injury
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH
Oral Mucosa and HIV Infection–Support for studies to examine
the structure, biology, genetics, physiology and biochemistry
of oral mucosa in regard to HIV infection. Contact: Dennis F.
Mangan, 301-594-2421; Dennis.Mangan@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-04-002.html.
Deadlines: 8/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 9/17/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Mental Health Dissertation Research Grants to Increase Diversity
in the Mental Health Research Arena enable doctoral candidates
from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and
behavioral science to pursue research careers in any area relevant
to the research mission of the NIMH. Contact: Michael A. Sesma,
301-443-2847; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-110.html.
Deadlines: 8/22/03, 12/22/03.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Research on Brain
Trauma are provided to facilitate collaborative research on the
mechanisms of damage and recovery after traumatic brain injury.
Contact: Mary Ellen Michel, 301-496-1447; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-019.html.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)/DEPARTMENT
Support for Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical
and Climate Prediction Models. Deadline: 8/1/03 (Letter of Intent);
10/1/03 (Full Proposal). Contact: Fuzhong Weng, 301-763-8251;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Sociology–Support for research on problems of human social
organization, demography, and processes of individual and institutional
change. Theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at
improving the explanation of fundamental social processes are
encouraged. Areas of interest include: organizations and organizational
behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups,
labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family,
social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology
of science and technology. Deadlines: 8/15/03, 1/15/04 (Regular
Proposals); 10/15/03, 2/15/03 (Dissertation Proposals). Contact:
Patricia E. White, 703-292-8762; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm.
OPEN MEADOWS FOUNDATION
Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund Grants support young women nineteen
and under who propose to develop and lead projects focused on
activism and social change. Deadline: 8/15/03. Contact: Open Meadows
Foundation, 718-768-4015; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.openmeadows.org/special.htm.
Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund Grants support projects
related to issues concerning women and girls which reflect the
cultural and ethnic diversity of our society. Deadline: 8/15/03.
Contact: See above.
Susan F. Eastman Fund Grants support projects designed and implemented
by women and girls which reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity
of our society and promote empowerment of women and girls. Deadline:
8/15/03. Contact: See above.
Walter V. and Idun Berry Fellowship Program–Support for
individuals interested in pursuing postresidency or postdoctoral
training in the clinical or basic medical sciences aimed at advancing
and expanding understanding of children’s health and disease.
Contact: Laura Obergfell, 650-498-7618; Laura.Obergfell@Stanford.edu;
http://postdocs.stanford.edu/berry/index.htm. Deadline: 8/1/03.
TINKER FOUNDATION, INC.
Institutional Grants support projects dealing with environmental
policy, governance or economic policy in Latin America, Iberia
or Antartica. Deadline: 9/1/03. Contact: Tinker Foundation, Inc.,
212-421-6858; email@example.com; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/institu.html.
WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION
RYKA Women’s Grants support projects to enhance women’s
lives through health and fitness-related programs. Deadline: 8/15/03.
Contact: RYKA Grant, 800-227-3988; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding/featured.html?record=31.
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