Volume 39, Number 41: July 12, 2002
Summer Session Enrollment Reaches 4,290, Up 10 Percent
University Letter Lists Summer Hours
Faculty Invited To Participate In Summer Commencement
Volunteers Needed For Summer Commencement
Telecommunications Merges With ITSS
UND Researchers Testify Before Senate Committee
Doctoral Examinations Set For Nine Candidates
NSF Program Director To Discuss ADVANCE Program
Penumbra Plays At Museum July 16
Horticultural Society Will Hold Garden Tour
Norwegian Mens Choir Sings Saturday
Tenth Annual Undergraduate Poster Session Set
Buzz on Biz Youth Academy Open To Middle School Students
Steam Shutdown Rescheduled For Aug. 6-7
EERC Sponsors Third Air Quality Conference
Note Changes For Connect ND Project
Med School Opens Third-Year Campus In Grand Forks
Rubeck Named Med School CIO; Associate Dean Search Starts
Homandberg Named Biochemistry Chair
Conflict Resolution Center Volunteers Help NYC Project
Presenters Sought For Fall Leadership Workshop Series
Facilities Must Approve Purchase Of Window AC Units
Safety Office Will Process Workers Comp Claims
U2 Lists Classes
Donated Leave Sought For Linda Liebert-Hall
Remembering Donna Gullickson
Remembering Marjorie Lizakowski
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
The summer session enrollment reached 4,290 students, 404 more
than the 2001 summer session total of 3,886 (an increase of 10.4 percent),
according to Nancy Krogh, registrar.
This is the largest summer session enrollment since UND restructured
its summer program in 1994. Previous summer enrollments include:
2,845 1997 (the year of the flood)
4,173 1993 *
Stacie Varnson, summer session director, said UNDs final
summer numbers showed good growth across the board, led by the Odegard School
(695, up 130 or 23 percent from last year), the Graduate School (1,257, up
102 or 8.8 percent) and the College of Business and Public Administration
(509, up 47 or 10.2 percent).
Varnson said the number of students from North Dakota increased
by 196 over the 2001 summer session (2,422 compared to 2,226, 8.1 percent).
On a percentage basis, UND saw even better growth from many key feeder states,
including Minnesota (801, up 57 or 7.1 percent), Montana (76, up 15 or 19.7
percent), South Dakota (61, up 14 or 23 percent), Washington (48, up 14 or
29.2 percent), California (40, up 13 or 32.5 percent), Wyoming (34, up 6 or
17.6 percent), and Colorado (35, up 8 or 22.9 percent).
This summers record enrollment reflects a lot of
good hard work by a number of people over the past few years, said Varnson,
who became summer session director in 2000.
Varnson also credited increased marketing efforts, earlier planning and shifts in how UND organizes its summer session, which, she said, translates into better service for students.
In terms of class breakdowns, there are 45 new freshmen, 269
new transfer students, 359 freshmen, 535 sophomores, 657 juniors, 1,365 seniors,
789 masters students, 246 doctoral students, 221 special graduate degree
students, and 118 law and medicine students.
* 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 headcounts. Thus, summer sessions final enrollments from 1993 and earlier are oranges to the apple numbers of 1994 and later.
The University Letter will be published every other week
during the summer. Following are the publication dates: July 12 and 26, Aug.
9, 23, and 30. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday
before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due
to space and budget constraints.
If you will be away for the summer and wish to suspend your paper or electronic subscription until fall, please contact me. Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty members are encouraged to march in academic regalia
in the summer commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Chester
Fritz Auditorium. Faculty should assemble in the rehearsal room in the lower
level of the Auditorium by 2:30 p.m. University marshals will be on hand to
direct participants to their places in the procession. Faculty members will
be seated on the stage for the ceremony.
Please contact Tammy Anderson in the Office of the Vice President
for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 by Wednesday, July 31, or e-mail
email@example.com if you plan to participate so that enough
seats can be reserved.
I encourage participation by faculty members to help make this a memorable occasion for our graduates, their families, and friends. Charles E. Kupchella, President.
Your help is requested for summer commencement 2002, which will
be held Friday, Aug. 2, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Green
jacket volunteers seat guests, help organize our graduates, and greet
campus visitors who attend the ceremony.
Commencement begins at 3 p.m.; all volunteers are asked to report
to the lower level of the Chester Fritz Auditorium by 1:30 p.m. for a short
briefing and to receive their assignments. We anticipate that commencement
will conclude by approximately 4:30 p.m.
Please contact Tammy J. Anderson in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 26, to let us know if you will be able to participate. Please feel free to call if you have any questions. Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.
Effective July 1, telecommunications merged with Information
Technology Systems and Services (ITSS). Vice presidents Ettling and Gallager
recommended the merger to the president following extensive conversations
among members of Finance and Operations and Academic Affairs divisions and
the chief information officer. The merger, one of the goals set forth in the
Universitys strategic plan, had been recommended by the presidents
information technology planning task force and their consultants, Innovative
Interactions, Inc., and is recommended by the University information technology
Telephone and videoconferencing services are moving toward using
the same Internet protocol as data uses today. This merger brings central
information technology infrastructure under one reporting function to better
coordinate the strategic and tactical planning for and operation of that information
Initially, University departments will experience little change.
Telephone, voice mail, and long-distance services and requests will continue
to be handled by the same individuals in the Carnegie Building. In the future,
the merger will provide one-stop shopping for departmental requests
for telephone and data services. Goals of the merger are to reduce duplication,
increase efficiencies, and improve customer service for information technology
to the campus community.
Telecommunications will join the ITSS support services component led by Craig Cerkowniak. Lois MacGregor will lead telephone administrative and student service areas. Larry Fisk, telecommunications facilities analyst, will lead the telecommunications technical staff and cable infrastructure management. Rich Lehn, former director of telecommunications, has been hired full-time for the Connect ND project. John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Bob Gallager, Vice President for Finance and Operations.
Researchers with the National Resource Center on Native American
Aging at the Center for Rural Health presented testimony on the status of
health care for Native American elderly at a July 10 hearing called by the
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.
The researchers gave findings derived from a four-year study
of elder Native Americans from 83 tribes throughout the United States. Richard
Ludtke, director of research, Leander McDonald, research analyst, and Alan
Allery, NRCNAA director, presented information about prevalence of chronic
diseases, their effect on functional limitations and differences in life expectancy
for Native American populations. The data allow for comparison with the general
U.S. elder population.
This research distinguishes UND as the premier institution
on Native American elder health care needs, said Mary Wakefield, director
of the Center for Rural Health. The findings are so significant they
triggered the Senate committees decision to hold the hearing. No one
in the country has contributed information of this caliber and credibility.
Headed by Daniel Inouye of Hawai, the Senate committee includes
Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota as well as Paul Wellstone of
Minnesota and Tim Johnson of South Dakota.
Our national data set contains new data which can inform
policy-making at the federal, state and local levels, Wakefield said.
It will drive important changes in health care policy regarding Native
American elderly, and allow the government to target policies differently
based on varying needs of tribal entities.
Supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging, the study has uncovered important differences between
the health of Native American elders and that of the general population of
elderly, as well as differences within the Indian population, with variations
related to factors such as geographic location, access to health care and
The University of North Dakota, with more than 400 American Indians in residence, continues its commitment to the Native American populations, said UND President Charles Kupchella.
Citing the Universitys strategic plan, UND intends to
become the premier institution in the nation, both with respect to educational
opportunities for American Indians and to service to the reservations,
he said. This effort furthers that plan by working with 83-plus tribes and
UND is leading the way in creating knowledge and a deeper
understanding of the issues affecting health care for Native American elderly,
said H. David Wilson, dean of the medical school. Ultimately, this research
will help tribal leaders in planning for long-term care and coming up with
new, innovative solutions for providing care for aging Native Americans.
We are well on our way to becoming a repository for data
on this subject, Wakefield said. Tribal leaders, and state and
federal policy-makers can use this information to plan, and develop local
infrastructure to meet the long-term care needs of Native American communities.
The study reveals that Native American elderly have higher rates of chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension and congestive heart failure when compared with the general population, and these chronic diseases are highly varied between regional areas, said McDonald.
The results of the project not only provide us with new information about Native elders, said Ludtke, but also give each tribe data they can use to help guide them in developing long-term care infrastructure for their communities.
In the past, the federal government has selected the target
of research, said Allery. In this project, the tribes agreed to
participate the tribal government is the driving force. Participation
means they have good information for planning. As a result, tribes are able
to design culturally appropriate infrastructure to meet local needs.
According to McDonald, Numerous studies have been conducted
on reservations but the results are rarely returned to the tribes. Our research
is different; we help the tribes to produce their own data for use in their
communities. In this project, the data belongs to the tribe.
Another beneficial aspect of the project is the educational component, he added. Tribal members are trained to conduct and use research to benefit their areas.
The mission of the NRCNAA, one of two in the nation, is to provide research, training and technical assistance to the countrys Native American communities.
The final examination for Dana Haagenson, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July
10, in 240 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is Syntheses, Structures,
and Characterizations of Diazasilaphosphetidines and Their Metal Compounds.
Lothar Stahl (chemistry) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Donna Lisa Brown, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 11, in 104 Education. The dissertation title is The Perceptions
of Selected Tribal College Transfer Students Attending the University of North
Dakota. Daniel Rice (educational leadership) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Xin Liang, a candidate for the Ph.D.
degree with a major in teaching and learning: research methodologies, is set
for 9 a.m. Friday, July 12, in 104 Education. The dissertation title is An
Empirical Examination of a Modified Matrix Sampling Procedure for Grades 4
Through 12 in a Midwestern School District. Richard Landry (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Jean Chi-Jen Chen, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning: research methodologies,
is set for 8 a.m. Monday, July 15, in 208 Education. The dissertation title
is Success in Introductory College Physics: The Role of Gender, High
School Preparation, and Student Learning Perceptions. Richard Landry
(educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Stuart J. Uggen, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning: research methodologies,
is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, in 104 Education. The dissertation
title is Computer Anxiety and Perceptions Among University Education
Students and Faculty. Richard Landry (educational foundations and research)
is the committee chair.
The final examination for Patricia Moulton, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in experimental psychology, is set for 9 a.m.
Tuesday, July 16, in 140 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is Impact
of Corticosterone and Zinc Deprivation on Memory and Hippocampal Functioning.
Thomas Petros (psychology) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Bobbie Ann Austin, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in anatomy and cell biology, is set for 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 17, in B710 Medical Science. The dissertation title is Characterization
and Role of Lumican in Scleral Extracellular Matrix. Jody Rada (anatomy
and cell biology) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Scott D. Guldseth, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday,
July 17, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is White
Racial Identificaton as Predictor of Prejudice in Simulated Criminal Sentencing.
Alan King (psychology) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Mary Wilkie, a candidate for the Ph.D.
degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set for 2 p.m. Monday, July
22, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is Convergent
and Discriminant Construct Validity of the Northern Plains Biculturalism Inventory.
Doug McDonald (psychology) is the committee chair.
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.
Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
Alice Hogan, program director, National Science Foundation,
will present information about the ADVANCE program and funding opportunities
at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the Memorial Union, Pembina-Roosevelt room.
The goal of the ADVANCE program is to increase the participation
of women in the scientific and engineering workforce through the increased
representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering
careers. To meet this goal, ADVANCE provides opportunities at both the individual
and institutional level.
To learn more about ADVANCE visit www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/advance The meeting is sponsored by ND EPSCoR. David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.
Penumbra, with band members Steven Rand, Richard McGurran and
Toby Haugen, brings the sound of acoustic guitars, vocals and Latin percussion
to a free concert at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Tuesday, July 16,
at 7:30 p.m.
The original compositions of Steven Rand and the sheer dreamy
sensuality of this finely honed trio are hallmarks of the group. Rand, the
architect of the group, has performed throughout the Upper Midwest in colleges,
coffee houses, and other venues. His New York roots shape his musical taste:
a mix of jazz, Latin, and pop music. Rand, who has a masters degree
in English, has taught writing and literature for 20 years at UND.
Richard McGurran, born and raised in Grand Forks, first picked
up the guitar for a school play at the age of 11, and has been hooked ever
since. He credits Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
as influences. His performances have included solo and ensemble work, covering
music from blues, rock and folk genres. He studied art and theater at UND.
Toby Haugen, a music education major at UND with an emphasis
in percussion, has been playing piano for 17 years and percussion for 12 years.
During the school year, Haugen gives private piano and percussion lessons,
and this summer is assisting musician Mike Blake teaching steel drums for
Summer Performing Arts.
Penumbras CD, Black Dog at Night, produced by Steven Rand,
will be on sale and a reception will follow the performance.
The Museums summer music series continues on July 23 at 7:30 p.m. with Canadian musicians David Hasselfield on saxophone and Rick Boughton on piano. Chappy Hamilton, accompanied by cellist, Nathan Wold, will bring her original compositions with that distinctive Chappy acoustic folk/pop sound on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please phone (701) 777-4195, or view the Museums web site at www.ndmoa.com.
Summer music is sponsored by Jean Holland.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on campus. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The Museum Café is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with lunch available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Grand Forks Horticultural Society will hold its 19th annual
garden tour and plant sale Friday, July 12, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday,
July 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The plant sale will take place at Sertoma
Yards featured on the garden tour will include a cottage garden
which features shade and whimsy; a small yard filled with perennials and a
pond; a large yard with both sun and shade plantings along with a childrens
play area; a city lot with a large vegetable garden mixed with perennials
and hostas; and a new garden that features raised beds, a herb garden, and
a peaceful patio.
Also featured on the garden tour will be a guide to pocket parks
in downtown Grand Forks. Guides at Arbor Park on South Fourth Street will
tell about the salvaged and historical materials that went into this park.
A fact sheet will be available detailing how plants and materials from homes
destroyed by the flood were used in these parks. An NDSU Extension information
booth will be in one of the featured yards.
The plant sale at Sertoma Park will feature a selection of plants
which were donated by the Park District and prepared by Horticulture Society
members. You may also see a display of plans for a Japanese garden, which
is under construction. It is a gift from Awano, Japan, the sister city of
Tickets for the garden tour are available in advance at All Seasons Garden Center, Sheas Garden Center and at the Park District office, 1210 7th Ave. S. Tickets will also be available at the featured gardens and at Sertoma Park the day of the tour. Proceeds from the tour and plant sale benefit parks in Grand Forks. The Society has donated more than $18,000 for the development of the rock garden, the stone bridge and perennial gardens in University Park. Other beneficiaries include the new Japanese garden at Sertoma Park, the Soaring Eagle Prairie Garden on the UND campus, the butterfly garden at Central Middle School, and the wildflower garden at Valley Middle School. Jan Orvik, Editor, for Anne Smith, Grand Forks Horticultural Society, email@example.com
Leirvik Mannskor, a mens choir from Stord, Norway, will
appear in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, United Lutheran Church,
324 Chestnut St. A 5 p.m. potluck will precede the concert in the fellowship
Leirvik Mannskor was founded in 1914 in Leirvik on the island
of Stord, located on the west coast of Norway between Bergen and Stavanger.
This renowned male chorus has grown into one of the largest in Stord and in
the district of Hordaland.
Leirvik Mannskor performs a vast repertoire of both religious and secular music. A variety of national-romantic songs will also be included in their performance. The chorus is accompanied by pianist Siv Kvalsvik. Since the 1970s, they have participated in festivals and performed concerts in Wales, Jugoslavia (Slovenia), Austria, The Orkneys and The Czech Republic (Prague). A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call Daniel at United Lutheran Church, 775-4279. Bruce Gjovig, (Center for Innovation), Nordic Initiative.
ND EPSCoR is hosting the 10th annual North Dakota undergraduate
research poster session Wednesday, July 24, in the Ballroom of the
Memorial Union. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and viewing is from 10 a.m.
Undergraduates from all North Dakota universities and tribal
colleges are invited to present a poster. Faculty and staff are invited to
view the posters and attend the picnic following the session.
A program with the abstracts will be printed. Abstracts must
be received on or before noon Tuesday, July 2, in order to be included
in the printed program. Registration and instructions are on the Web at www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor.
ND EPSCoR is a federal- and state-funded program designed to improve the ability of university researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics. David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.
The College of Business and Public Administration, in conjunction
with the Division of Continuing Education, will offer its third annual Buzz
on Biz NxLevel Youth Entrepreneurship Academy Monday, July 29, through
Friday, Aug. 2. This five-day camp offers a hands-on approach for sixth,
seventh and eighth grade students to learn about small business. Throughout
the one-week day camp, participants will discover what it takes to be a successful
entrepreneur and learn how to organize, manage and fund a business. Students
will also create, market and sell their own inventions.
The camp schedule follows: Monday through Wednesday, July
29-31, from 8 a.m. to noon, students will learn the techniques of operating
a small business; Thursday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., students
will invent products, and then sell them to the public at Wal-Mart; Friday,
Aug. 2, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., parents are invited to the graduation ceremony
and luncheon, beginning at noon.
Tuition cost for the camp is $40, which includes the Buzz on
Biz guide, snacks and a T-shirt. Actual camp tuition cost is $65; all registrants
received a $25 scholarship from sponsors to cover a portion of the camp fee.
Sponsors include Myra Foundation, Gand Forks Optimist Club, UND Small Business
Development Center, Wal-Mart and Bremer Bank.
For additional information, please contact me at 777-4260 or buzz to our Web site at http://bpa.und.nodak.edu/biz. Jennifer Raymond, Continuing Education.
The annual steam shutdown has been rescheduled for Wednesday
and Thursday, Aug. 6 and 7.
Steam heating and cooling will be turned off around midnight
Aug. 6 to begin maintenance and repair of the steam distribution system and
steam plant equipment. Steam service should be restored during the evening
of Aug. 7.
There will be no hot water in buildings that have steam-heated
water heaters. In addition, steam-run air conditioners in Upson II, Witmer,
Nursing, Wilkerson, and Starcher will be shut off.
The dates were proposed to minimize inconvenience to the University
If you have a problem with these dates, please contact Debbie
at 777-2371. Thank you for your cooperation. Larry Zitzow, Director
Air Quality III, an international forum for reviewing the current
state of science and policy on the pollutants mercury, trace elements, and
particulate matter in the environment, will be held at the Crystal Gateway
Marriott, Arlington, Va., September 10-12.
Air Quality III will focus on how air quality impacts health
and ecosystems, emission prevention and control, measurement methods, and
atmospheric reactions and modeling. In addition to providing strategic information
regarding advances in mercury and particulate matter research, this conference
will give attendees an unparalleled occasion to discuss relationships between
science, emerging technologies, and regulations that lead to acceptable programs
and policies to protect human health.
It is organized and sponsored by the Energy and Environmental
Research Center, the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology
Laboratory, the Center for Air Toxic Metals through the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance,
and EPRI. The conference is endorsed by the North Dakota Congressional delegation.
For more information contact Tom Erickson, EERC associate director
for research, at (701) 777-5153, firstname.lastname@example.org. Energy and
Environmental Research Center.
May 23 marked the official start of the CONNECT ND project.
An earlier announcement described the project, UND staff assigned to it, and
organizational changes being made to implement it.
Pam Hurdelbrink (controller), David Schmidt, (director of grants
and contracts), Wanda Sporbert (bursar), Linda Romuld (director of purchasing),
and Pat Hanson (director of payroll) are module leads, and essentially all
of their time is committed to the project. As a result, the staff left on
the campus has an increased workload which is particularly intensive in July
with fiscal year-end closing.
To assist our staff in the fiscal year-end closing process we ask your patience and understanding as we make the following changes to our normal operations:
Grants and Contracts Administration:
Grants officers will not be available for walk-in traffic and telephone consultations between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. through July 19. All calls will be during those hours will be transferred to the departmental secretary, who will take messages.
The purchasing office will move to 114 Twamley Hall during the first two weeks in July. There may be slight delays in processing time during the move.
Please pass this information along to all of your staff.
Thanks in advance for your consideration, and feel free to call
me if you have any concerns. -- Peggy Lucke, Associate Vice President for
Finance and Operations and Acting Controller
For the first time in the schools history, junior medical
students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will take their full
third year of training in Grand Forks.
Beginning July 8, four students who are in the third year of
the four-year program leading to the M.D. degree, will study and work with
physicians under an arrangement between Altru Health Systems and the medical
Having third-year medical students in Grand Forks is something
Ive had in mind since I arrived here seven years ago, said Dr.
H. David Wilson,medical school dean. I felt that we have many, very
capable physicians here who could serve as role models for our students.
Since the early 1980s, third-year medical students have gone to Bismarck and Fargo for their clinical science education with practicing doctors in clinics and hospitals. At the time the decision was made to educate third-year students in those cities, Grand Forks had about 50 physicians, or a third the number it has today, Wilson noted.
Most importantly, we have a wonderful partnership with
Altru Health Systems which, under the leadership of Dr. Casey Ryan, seeks
to hire physicians who are interested in teaching medical students and residents,
said Wilson. I really see this as a win-win-win situation: its
good for our students, for Altru and for the medical school.
The third-year educational program in Grand Forks, considered
as a start-up program this year, will likely involve an increasing
number of medical students in the future, he said. For some students,
moving to another city to continue their education is a hardship, especially
for those with families or working spouses, said Wilson, adding that he fully
expects more students (will stay in Grand Forks for their third year) in the
UND medical students also may take their third year in rural communities through the Rural Opportunities in Medical Education (ROME) program. The first two years of medical education occur primarily at the UND campus in Grand Forks. The fourth year of medical education is provided in the states four major cities. H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Robert Rubeck, who has served as associate dean for academic
affairs and information resources at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
since the fall of 1998, has been appointed its chief information officer,
effective July 1.
We essentially have been asking Dr. Rubeck to manage two
major areas, the academic program and technological advances, within the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences, said H. David Wilson, dean. Increasing
demands and many emerging opportunities, especially in technology, require
his full concentration.
A committee will be appointed soon to begin a national search
for an associate dean for academic affairs at the school. It will consist
of selected chairpersons of medical school departments in the basic and clinical
sciences as well as the allied health sciences. In the meantime, academic
matters will be the responsibility of Dean Wilson and Richard Vari, assistant
dean for educational affairs.
We wish to thank Dr. Rubeck for his leadership in academic
affairs and educational and information technology in the past four years,
Wilson said. His expertise and talents have been, and will continue
to be, a valuable asset to the school. H. David Wilson, Dean,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Gene Homandberg, professor of biochemistry at Rush Medical College
in Chicago, has been named chair the department of biochemistry and molecular
He took over July 1 for David Lambeth, who has served as interim
chair since the retirement of Robert Nordlie in 2000. Lambeth will continue
to teach and conduct research.
For the past six years at Rush Medical College, Homandberg was
the Dr. Ralph and Marian C. Falk Professor of Biochemistry endowed chair,
an honor bestowed in recognition of his contributions to the study of osteoarthritis
and cartilage physiology. He was an investigative member of the Rush Arthritis
and Orthopedic Institute and director of educational programs in the biochemistry
department, and has been part of the development of the innovative medical
education program at Rush-St. Lukes-Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago.
He is a project leader of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) Scientific Center of Osteoarthritis Research (SCOR) grant on osteoarthritis
and principal investigator for two grants, funded by the Seikagaku Corporation
of Tokyo, concerning the biochemical mechanism of action of clinical high
molecular weight hyaluronan, a compound used to reduce pain and slow the onset
of osteoarthritis. He is also a recipient of a grant from Proctor and Gamble
on the signal transduction mechanism by which fragments of a cartilage protein,
fibronectin, cause osteoarthritis. In 1999, he was awarded permanent membership
in the Frontiers in Bioscience Society of Scientists, based on
the contribution of a review article, Potential Regulation of Cartilage
Metabolism in Osteoarthritis by Fibronectin Fragments, in the journal,Frontiers
in Bioscience 4.
An Iowa native, Homandberg pursued his undergraduate education
at the University of South Dakota, where he also earned his doctorate in biochemistry.
He took advanced training as a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH Laboratory of
Chemical Biology in the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolic and Digestive
Disorders. He also was a postdoctoral research associate in the department
of chemistry, division of biochemistry, at Purdue University.
He holds memberships in the American Society for Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology, the Orthopedic Research Society, the Osteoarthritis Research Society and the American Chemical Society, among others. H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Three members of the Conflict Resolution Center have volunteered
to help facilitate Listening to the City, an initiative to bring
5,000 diverse New York City citizens together to help shape the future of
lower Manhattan. The event on Saturday, July 20, also will include creation
of a memorial to honor the victims of Sept. 11.
CRC facilitators Sandy Gallagher, research specialist at the
Human Nutrition Research Center, Irene Berndt of the Northeast Human Service
Center, and Krista Andrews, attorney generals office in Bismarck, will
each work at one of hundreds of small tables of New York citizens to consider
redevelopment plans. They will facilitate these intimate round table discussions
while using wireless laptops, keying in ideas and instantly sharing their
groups ideas with other participants. This 21st-century town hall meeting
combines face-to-face interaction and interactive technology.
Listening to the City is organized by the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York with the support of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. It is being designed and facilitated by AmericaSpeaks.
We are seeking people who are interested in presenting at the
fall leadership workshop series. The leadership workshop series is a collection
of seven sessions designed to help students to explore leadership and develop
a better understanding of themselves. The series will run Mondays from Sept.
16 through Oct. 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Leadership Inspiration Center,
third floor of the Memorial Union. The available dates are: Sept. 23 and 30,
Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.
If you are interested in being a presenter for this series or know of someone who would be interested, please contact me at 777-4076 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Cynthia Thompson, Coordinator, Leadership Development and Programming, Memorial Union.
All purchases of window air conditioners which will be placed in University buildings must be reviewed and approved by the facilities office. Window units which are currently in place are maintained by the facilities department at no cost to the department. When facilities determines the unit is no longer serviceable, the cost for a replacement is the responsibility of the department.
The policy follows.
Requests for air conditioning units shall be submitted on a
project request to facilities for review and approval according to the following
Air conditioning units will not be removed for the winter and
reinstalled in the spring unless requested by the department. The department
will be charged for this service. Prior to a move, facilities will determine
if storage space is available.
This policy has been developed for several reasons, including
ensuring proper sizing, installation, adequate wiring, and determining total
electrical load. Facilities also needs to know the unit exists so staff can
perform regular maintenance on the units.
The electrical load on campus continues to grow as demands for electricity increase. As this load increases, so does our cost. We manage the load to ensure that other services do not have to be reduced to cover increased costs. We need your help to keep costs down. Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.
Effective immediately, the safety and environmental health office
will process all applications for North Dakota workers compensation. The payroll
office will no longer process applications.
Injured workers who need to file for workers compensation benefits
should go to the safety office, second floor, Auxiliary Services building.
If you have any questions, please call the safety and environmental health
office at 777-3341. Bob Gallager, Vice President for Finance and Operations.
The following classes are offered through the U2 (University
Within the University Program.
ITSS workshops are held in 361, Upson II Hall, and require a
working knowledge of Windows or a Windows workshop. Enrollment is limited
to 12 in most cases, so please register early. A manual is optional for all
levels of Access XP, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, and all Word and WordPerfect
workshops. Presenters: Tracy Uhlir, GroupWise; Rose Keeley, TSO and PageCenter;
Doris Bornhoeft, e-mail, HTML, and Netscape; Jim Malins, Microsoft Office,
Word Perfect and Windows operating system.
Access XP, Intermediate
July 30-August 1, 9 a.m. to 12 noon* (nine hours total)
(Registration due by July 26)
Prerequisite: Access XP, Beginning
Link and manage databases; use advanced tables, queries, forms, and reports; develop informal relationships through queries, create subforms and subreports.
GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail
July 29, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
(Registration due by July 25)
Find out how to compose e-mail, add attachments, use the address book, customize GroupWise, and handle mail.
GroupWise 5.5: Calendar
July 30, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
(Registration due by July 26)
An understanding of GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail is recommended before taking this workshop. Learn how to schedule appointments and recurring events, look at someone elses calendar, create folders, and archive your mail.
The Hiring Process at UND and How To Reference Check
July 31, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
(Registration due by July 29)
Memorial Union, Governors Room
Learn the steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references.
Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert
Everything You Wanted to Know About Supervising, But Were
Afraid to Ask
August 7, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
(Registration due by August 5)
Rural Technology Center, Room 235
When do you pay overtime? What if I dont have the budget for overtime? An employees probation is ending but I have problems with his/her performance, what do I do? I have two employees and one says that I treat each of them differently, what do I do? Who is eligible for donated leave? These questions and many more will be answered by a panel on how to deal with employment issues at the University. This forum will be structured using a question/answer format.
Presenters: Joy Johnson, Diane Nelson, and Desi Sporbert
How to Register
Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact the University
Within the University office by phone (7-2128), fax (7-2140), e-mail (U2@mail.und.nodak.edu),
or mail to: PO Box 7131. To register online, go to www.conted.und.edu/U2
Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, and e-mail address; title and date of the event; and method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee.
-- U2 Program
Donated leave is sought for Linda Liebert-Hall, acting regional director for the Small Business Development Center. If you are willing to donate vacation or sick leave, please contact the personnel office at 777-4361, or stop in at 313 Twamley Hall to fill out the form. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Phillis Vold, Small Business Development Center.
Donna Gullickson, accounts payable clerk at Barnes and Noble
University Bookstore, died June 24 at home. She was 54.
Donna Lee Gullickson was born Dec. 26, 1947, to Henry and June
(Anderson) Hajicek, in Park River. She grew up in Grand Forks and graduated
from Central High School and Aakers Business College. She married Mark
Gullickson Feb. 7, 1967. They owned and operated Champeau-Gullickson Travel
Agency. She began working for the UND Bookstore, now Barnes and Noble, in
Donna was a great friend and co-worker, said Carolyn
Homstad, supplies buyer for the bookstore. She always had a smile and
a kind word. We will all miss her deeply.
She is survived by a son, Jeff, Mesa, Ariz.; daughters, Michelle
and Shannon, both of Grand Forks; brothers, Wayne (Diane) Hajicek, Grand Forks,
Dan (Phyllis) Weippert, Corpus Christi, Texas; former husband, Mark Gullickson;
and her companion, Rick Lupien, Grand Forks.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kelly
Jo. Jan Orvik, Editor, with thanks to Carolyn Homstad and the Grand
Marjorie Lizakowski, retired food service worker, died July
2 in Altru Hospital. She was 83.
Marge Lizakowski was born Oct. 17, 1918, to Anton and Florence
(Herek) Byzewski in Warsaw, N.D. She grew up near Manvel and graduated from
high school in Grand Forks. She attended Mayville State Teachers College.
She married Harry Lizakowski Jan. 26, 1942, in Warsaw. She taught school near
Walsh County and they farmed near Warsaw. They moved to Grand Forks in 1952.
She worked for Dining Services until her retirement in 1988.
She is survived by her children, Gerald (Cathy), Grand Forks,
Shirley (Gerald) Stender, Hazel Green, Wis., Ronald (Sandra), Moorhead, and
Terrance (Susan), Lake Elmo, Minn; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
brothers, Stanley (Marion), Sylvester (Ida), Ernest (Irene), all of Grand
Forks, and Anthony (Barbary), San Diego; and a sister, Marie (LaVerne) Russell,
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, David. Jan Orvik, Editor, with thanks to the Grand Forks Herald.
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.
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (ACF)
Child Support Enforcement Demonstration and Special ProjectsSupport for projects that design and test new models for operating a child support program which furthers accomplishment of national goals, which are to ensure that all children have paternity established, all children in IV-D cases have financial and medical support orders, and all children in IV-D cases receive financial and medical support. Deadline: 8/13/02. Contact: Jean Robinson, 202-401-5330; email@example.com; www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cse; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-13409-filed.
Support for projects that demonstrate new ways to approach unwed parents, during pregnancy, at paternity establishment, or at other opportunities after the birth of the child, to encourage healthy marriage while also encouraging paternity establishment as part of the process of taking parental responsibility and strengthening families. Deadline and Contact: See above.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
AHRQ Health Services ResearchSupport to enhance quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of health services. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Carolyn Clancy, 301-594-2829; cclancy@AHRQ.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-111.html.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CHURCH HISTORY (ASCH)
Jane Dempsey Douglass PrizeAward of $250 to the author of the best essay published during the previous calendar year on any aspect of the role of women in the history of Christianity. Deadline: 8/1/02. Contact: Henry W. Bowden, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.churchhistory.org/awards.htm.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NORTH CENTRAL CHAPTER
Funding for clinical and basic research projects in rheumatic disease with emphasis on support for young investigators entering a career in arthritis or established investigators venturing into arthritis research. Deadline: 8/23/02. Contact: Lynné Holt, 651-917-3057;email@example.com; www.arthritis.org.
BERMUDA BIOLOGICAL STATION FOR RESEARCH, INC.
Grants-in-AidFunds for summer/winter in-residence research in marine sciences and oceanography. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 3/1/03. Contact: Grant-in-Aid Administrator, 441-297-1880; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.bbsr.edu/.
COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS (CIES)
Fulbright New Century ScholarsSupport for research on the theme Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Micaela S. Iovine, 202-686-6253; email@example.com; http://www.cies.org/cies/NCS/text_NCS.htm.
DAMON RUNYON CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Fellowship AwardSupport for three years of full-time research related to cancer and the search for its causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Deadlines: 8/15/02, 12/15/02, 3/15/03. Contact: 212-455-0520; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.drcrf.org/apFellowship.html.
DEFENSE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (DURIP)
Support to improve capabilities of U.S. universities to conduct research and educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for acquisition of research equipment. Deadline: 8/22/02. Participating agencies and their contacts are:
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (SOL AFOSR-BAA-2002-2). Contact: Spencer Wu, 703-696-7315; email@example.com; http://www.afosr.af.mil; http://afosr.sciencewise.com/pdfs/DURIP03BAA.pdf.
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). Contact: Juergen L. W. Pohlmann, 703-697-3577; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.acq.osd.mil/bmdo/bmdolink/html/; http://afosr.sciencewise.com/pdfs/DURIP03BAA.pdf.
Department of the Army. Contact: Dave Seitz, 919-549-4207; email@example.com; http://www.aro.army.mil/research/index.htm; http://afosr.sciencewise.com/pdfs/DURIP03BAA.pdf.
Office of Naval Research (ONR). Contact: Paula Barden, 703-696-4111; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/default.htm; http://afosr.sciencewise.com/pdfs/DURIP03BAA.pdf.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
BAA for Producibility and Manufacturing (SOL HQ0006-MDA-02-08)Seeks new and innovative concepts for improving producibility, quality and reliability of: Radar Systems; Electro-OpticalSystems; Propulsion; Materials Science; Electronics; Power Systems; Software. Deadline: 9/30/03. Contact: Sherri Nosar, 703-695-9107; email@example.com.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)
Grant Program for Research and Development in Transportation Statistics (BTS) Support for projects that support development of transportation statistics, and/or advance research or development in transportation statistics. Deadline: 8/7/02. Contact: Promod Chandhok, 202-366-2158; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-16181-filed.
Dumbarton Oaks Project GrantsSupport for projects in Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies, and studies in landscape architecture. Deadline: 10/1/02 (Contact appropriate Director of Studies); 11/1/02 (Application). Contact: 202-339-6401; DumbartonOaks@doaks.org; http://www.doaks.org/project.html.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental JusticeEnvironmental Justice Revitalization ProjectsSupport for collaborative partnerships working to address local environmental justice concerns. Deadline: 8/16/02. Contact: Delta Valente, 202-564-2594; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-9913-filed.
Support for projects in education, environment, human and social issues, international issues and religion. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Virginia Hubbell, 707-938-9377; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/grnville/.
INVITROGEN LIFE TECHNOLOGIES (ILT)
Research Tools Development GrantsSupport to develop innovative tools for use in life science research, including discovery, development, and commercialization. Preproposal Deadlines, Two Weeks Before: 8/19/02 (Separations and Purification); 11/18/02 (Amplification, Labeling, and Quantitation). Contact: David A. Odelson, 760-476-6140; email@example.com; http://www.invitrogen.com/content.cfm?pageid=3945&CFID=5682526&CFTOKEN=29911483.
L. S. B. LEAKEY FOUNDATION
General Research GrantsSupport for projects related to understanding human origins. Deadlines: 8/15/02, 1/5/03. Contact: 415-561-4646; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/grants.htm.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Kluge Center FellowshipsFunding to conduct research up to one year in the John W. Kluge Center using Library of Congress collections and resources. Deadline: 8/15/02. Contact: 202-707-3302; email@example.com; http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/kluge-fellowships.html.
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE
Support to conduct research on stem cell biology and cell-based therapies for treatment of cardiovascular, lung, blood, and sleep disorders and diseases (RFA-HL-02-019). Contact: John W. Thomas, 301-435-0050; ThomasJ@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-02-019.html. Deadlines: 8/20/02 (Letter of Intent); 9/20/02 (Application).
Molecular Targets and Interventions in Pulmonary Fibrosis (RFA HL-02-020)Support to develop new therapeutic approaches for pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Deadlines: 8/23/02 (Letter of Intent); 9/20/02 (Application). Contact: Dorothy B. Gail, 301-435-0222; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-02-020.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (RFA-HD-02-014)Support for research center core grant applications (P30) as part of the Institutes Mental Retardation Research Program to develop new knowledge in the field of diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Deadlines: 8/19/02 (Letter of Intent), 9/17/02 (Application). Contact: L. R. Stanford, 301-496-1385; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-02-014.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Silvio O. Conte Centers For Neuroscience Research (PAR-02-121)Support for a unifying framework for pursuit of basic neuroscience research relevant to mental health and mental illness. Contact: Laurie Nadler, 301-443-3563; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-057.html. Deadlines: 8/1/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/21/02 (Application).
Silvio O. Conte Centers For Neuroscience of Mental Disorders (PAR-02-122)Support to better understand neural substrates of mental disorders, including etiology and pathogenesis of those disorders and biological phenotypes associated with them. Deadlines: 8/1/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/21/02 (Application). Contact: Steven J. Zalcman, 301-443-1692; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-056.html;
Silvio O. Conte Centers--Develop Collaborative Neuroscience Research (PAR-02-123)Support for early stage development of interdisciplinary teams of eminent investigators to study basic or basic and clinical neuroscience issues related to the NIMHs mission. Deadlines: 8/1/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/21/02 (Application). Contact: Laurie Nadler, 301-443-3563; firstname.lastname@example.org; Steven J. Zalcman,301-443-1692; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-123.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
Small Grant ProgramSupport for pilot research likely to lead to subsequent individual research project grant (R01) applications. Deadlines: 8/20/02, 12/17/02, 4/22/03. Contact: Thomas Johnson, 301-402-3461; Thomas_Johnson@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-126.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY & REHABILITATION RESEARCH
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) ProgramFunding for RERCs that will focus on innovative technological solutions, new knowledge, and concepts to promote health, safety, independence, active engagement in daily activities, and quality of life of persons with disabilities. Deadlines: 7/19/02 (Letter of Intent); 8/19/02 (Application). Contact: Donna Nangle, 202-205-5880; Donna.Nangle@ed.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-15394-filed.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Availability of New Vostok Accretion Ice. The French-Russian-US collaboration in collection and study of the Vostok ice core has made a significant contribution to documenting Earths climate history. The three nations have agreed to share Ice Core samples with Russian, American and French scientists. For information on obtaining samples of this ice see: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02146/nsf02146.txt. Contact: Dr. Deneb Karentz, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 8/1/02 (not more than3-page request).
Data and Applications Security (DAS)Topic areas are: secure database systems, secure digital libraries, secure semantic web, and data mining for security. Deadline: 8/21/02. Contact: Bhavani Thuraisingham, 703-292-8930; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02132/nsf02132.htm.
Focused Research Groups in Mathematical Sciences (MPSMS)Support for groups of researchers to respond to scientific needs, opportunities, and developments in mathematical sciences. Contact: Joe Jenkins, 703-292-4870; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02129/nsf02129.htm. Deadlines: 8/20/02 (Letter of Intent); 9/20/02 (Application).
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher PreparationSupport to develop exemplary science and mathematics preK-12 teacher education models that produce and retain effective teachers. Contact: Joan Prival, 703-292-8670; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02130/nsf02130.htm. Deadlines: 8/15/02, 10/9/02.
Support for research in law and social science. Deadlines: 8/15/02, 1/15/03. Contact: Paul J. Wahlbeck, 703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/start.htm.
Support for research in political science. Deadlines: 8/15/02, 1/15/03. Contact: Frank P. Scioli, 703-292-8762; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/polisci/start.htm.
Support for research in sociology. Deadlines: 8/15/02, 1/15/03. Contact: Patricia E. White, 703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm.
ONCOLOGY NURSING FOUNDATION/SOCIETY (ONF)
Support for a lecture on a topic related to the psychosocial aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care presented by an individual involved in the field of psychosocial oncology, cancer care, education, or research. Deadline: 8/15/02. Contact: 412-921-7373; email@example.com; http://www.ons.org/xp6/ONS/Information.xml/Awards_2002.xml/Foundation_Awards/lectureships.xml.
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Vatican Film Library Mellon FellowshipsFunding to conduct research in manuscript collections in the Library. Contact: Gregory Pass, 314-977-3090; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl/fllwshp.htm. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 3/1/03, 6/1/03.
TINKER FOUNDATION, INC.
Field Research GrantsFunds for graduate students to travel to Latin America, Spain and Portugal to acquire comprehensive knowledge of language and culture, gather research data and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their field. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: 212-421-6858; email@example.com; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/field.html.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Research Partnerships for Risk Management Development and ImplementationPriority given to activities addressing the need for risk management tools for producers of Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) crops, specialty crops, and inderserved commodities. Deadline: 8/15/02. Contact: David W. Fulk, 816-926-6343; RMARED.Application@rm.fcic.usda.gov; http://www.rma.usda.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-16502-filed.
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
Unsolicited Grants support research, education and training, and information dissemination in the areas of international peace and conflict resolution. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 3/1/03. Contact: 202-429-3842; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.usip.org/grants/applications/ugrants_fall02.pdf.
U.S. MARINE CORPS
Nonkinetic/Limited Effects/Non-Lethal Weapons for Crowd ControlResearch and development for application and employment of new nonkinetic/limited effects/non-lethal weapons for crowd control and area denial to personnel. Contact: Scott Bishop, 703- 784-5822 x225; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 8/13/02.
WHITEHALL FOUNDATION, INC
Grants-in-Aid support research in invertebrate and vertebrate neurobiology (excluding clinical). Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Catherine Thomas, 561-655-4474; email@example.com; http://www.whitehall.org/grants/.
Research Grants support basic research in Neurobiology. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Catherine Thomas, 561-655-4474; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.whitehall.org/grants/.
WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships support in-residence scholarly research in any field of the humanities or social sciences on national and/or international issues, topics that intersect with questions of public policy. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: 202-691-4170; email@example.com; http://wwics.si.edu; http://wwics.si.edu/FELLOWS/FELLOWSH.HTM.
UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during
the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community.
It is also available electronically online at http://blogs.und.edu/uletter/.
All articles submitted for publication should be labeled University
Letter and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions
may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 777-4616. Attachments
to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number.
University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan
Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.
UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.