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VOLUME 40, NUMBER 40: July 11, 2003
Higher ed board actions detailed
Emeritus status conferred on nine faculty
President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Sept. 17
University Letter lists summer schedule
Summer session enrollment is 4,312
Doctoral examinations set for two candidates
4 bLoW zErO to “cool” Museum’s hot summer music series
SAS users invited to meet
All invited to run/walk for peace
Buzz on Biz Academy open to middle school students
U2 workshops listed for Aug. 5-21

Victoria 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 health
Children needed as research participants

May grant recipients listed
Research, grant opportunities listed


Higher 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.


Emeritus status conferred on nine faculty

The following retired faculty members have been granted emeritus status:

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.


President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address September 17

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 Union Ballroom.


University 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, jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu.


Summer 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 removed.

events to note

Doctoral 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.


4 bLoW zEr0 to “cool” Museum’s hot summer music series

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 seven centuries.

“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 Project.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


SAS 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.


All 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 heatherbcvic@yahoo.com.

– Janet Sundquist, Campus Coordinator, Community Violence Intervention Center.


Buzz 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 business ventures.
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 fee.

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, Inc.

– Karen Cote, College of Business and Public Administration.


U2 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 health.

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 health .

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, human resources.

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


Victoria 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 June 30.
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 America’s Teachers.”


Medical 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 medical errors.
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 issues test.”

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


New 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 on site.

– Judy Sargent, Director, Residence Services.


Engelstad 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 volleyball team.

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 program.

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 rise.

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 project.

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.


ConnectND 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.


Printed 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 7144.

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.


New 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 history.

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 ndq@sage.und.nodak.edu. 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.


New 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.


Death 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.


Facilities rates set

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 increase).

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.

– Facilities.


Volunteers 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.


Children 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.


May 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, Neil Reuter.
-- 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.

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; fishamerica@asafishing.org; http://www.fishamerica.org/content/conservation/fishamerica/faf_grant.cfm

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, AT&T; http://www.att.com/ehs/ind_ecology/fellow_guidelines.html.

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; info@tcf.org; http://www.tcf.org/About_TCF/Guide_to_Submissions.html.

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; ro@cmwf.org; http://www.cmwf.org/fellowships/australian_american.asp?link=3.

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; generalinfo@acoorsfdn.org; http://www.coorsfoundation.org/GuideProcs.asp.

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; awards@drcrf.org; http://www.drcrf.org/apFellowship.html.

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, harry.haraldsen@afosr.af.mil; or Spencer Wu, 703-696-7315, spencer.wu@afosr.af.mil; Army: Kurt Preston, 919-549-4234; prestonkt@aro.arl.army.mil; Navy: Paula Barden, 703-696-4111; bardenp@onr.navy.mil; 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; polkd@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/baa/.

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; skrause@pd.state.gov;

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; grants@efa.org; http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/research/shire.pdf.

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; rspringe@oc.fda.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-15964.htm..

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.

Youth Development Grants support development of leaders committed to improving the quality of life in their communities. Contact: President, Hazen Foundation, 212-889-3034;hazen@hazenfoundation.org; http://www.hazenfoundation.org/guidelines2.htm. Deadline: 7/1/04.

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; select@avh.de; http://www.avh.de/en/programme/preise/pt.htm. Deadlines: Applications are considered in March and October.

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. Deadline: 6/1/04.

The H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award recognizes meritorious research in epidemiology and public health. Deadline: 8/11/03. Contact: Peter Cleaton-Jones, cleatonjonesp@dentistry.wits.ac.za; 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; janusfoundation@janus.com; http://ww4.janus.com/Janus/Retail/StaticPage?jsp=Janushome/JanusFoundation.jsp.

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; info@joycefdn.org; http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/gunviolence/gunviolencemain-fs.html. Deadlines: 4/14/03, 8/14/03, 12/10/03.

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, GRANTS@ketteringfamilyfoundation.org; http://www.ketteringfamilyfoundation.org/guidelines.htm.

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; grants@leakeyfoundation.org; http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/grants/g2.jsp.

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; scholarly@loc.gov; http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/kluge-fellowships.html.

Mesothelioma Therapy Research–Support for translational research for treatment of pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma. Contact: 805-560-8942; c-hahn@marf.org; http://www.marf.org/marfFrames/GrantsFrame.htm. Deadline: 8/15/03.

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; ming-ying.wei@hq.nasa.gov; http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_y/nra/current/NRA-03-OES-04/index.html. Deadline: 8/15/03.

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. Deadline: 8/11/03.

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: RAID,301-496-8720;raid@dtpax2.ncifcrf.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-032.html. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04.

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; mj145m@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-102.html.

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; gf48a@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-134.html.

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; rh27v@nih.gov; 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; pad@nei.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-03-003.html.

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; rb31i@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-137.html.

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; fr28f@nih.gov; 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; pk5s@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-019.html.

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; aderd@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-03-010.html.
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

and disease. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: Louis Quatrano, 301-402-4221; quatranl@exchange.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-071.html.

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).

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; msesma@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-110.html. Deadlines: 8/22/03, 12/22/03.

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; mm108w@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-019.html. Deadline: 10/15/03.

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; Fuzhong.Weng@noaa.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-16434.htm.

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; pwhite@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm.

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; openmeadows@igc.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.

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; tinker@tinker.org; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/institu.html.

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; wosport@aol.com; http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding/featured.html?record=31.

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


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