40, NUMBER 41: July 25, 2003
Kupchella will give “State of the Universityaddress Sept.
Volunteers needed to serve as “green
jackets” for summercommencement
administrative staff invited to participate in summer commencement
University Letter lists summer schedule
forms available July 29
All invited to run/walk
Dakota Science Center hosts “DigNubia”
Meeting will discuss uses for new room at Union
Bookstore plans sidewalk sale
of Art announces Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil exhibit
Lotus Center holds classes in Theravadan, Tibetan
“Space on the Prairie”
conference set for Aug. 10-11
Aug. 18 staff
information session covers student help topics
Ruit named assistant provost for University assessment
Pamela Kalbfleisch named School of Communication
Jonathan Geiger named chair of pharmacology, physiology
Greg Greek will head family medicine residency program
Robert Sticca named director of surgery residency
Erik Mansager named director of Counseling Center
Steam shutdown set for Aug. 12, 13
Candidates sought for State Employee Compensation
U2 workshops listed for Aug. 19-28
Fritz Library lists intersession hours
Health Sciences Library lists summer hours
More recipes needed for Staff Senate cookbook
Denim Day is last Wednesday of month
Children needed as research participants
Volunteers sought for study of women's bone health
Women invited to participate in new nutrition study
Temporary help needed for book rush
awarded FIDC grants
Research, grant opportunities
Kupchella will give “State of the University” address
President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State
of the Unviersity” address and convene a meeting of the
University Council at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Memorial
needed to serve as “green jackets” for summer commencement
Your help is requested for the summer commencement ceremony Friday,
Aug. 8, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. “Green jacket”
volunteers assist by seating guests, helping organize our graduates,
and greeting campus visitors who attend the ceremony.
Commencement begins at 3 p.m., and 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
Please contact Tanya Northagen in the Office of the Vice President
for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, Aug. 1, to let us know if you will be willing to participate.
Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student
and Outreach Services.
administrative staff invited to participate in summer commencement
Faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to march in academic
regalia in the summer commencement ceremony Friday, Aug. 8, at
3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Participants 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.
Please contact Tanya Northagen in the Office of the Vice President
for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 by Wednesday, July
30, or send an e-mail message to email@example.com
if you plan to participate so that the appropriate number of seats
can be reserved.
I encourage participation by faculty and administrative staff
to help make this a memorable occasion for our graduates, their
families, and friends.
– Charles E. Kupchella, President.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
report forms available July 29
The grade report forms for summer session will be available in
the Registrar’s Office for pickup by the department offices
beginning at noon Tuesday, July 29. The procedures to follow and
deadlines will be noted in a memo attached to the report forms.
If you need more information, please call 777-2694.
– Mike Cogan, Associate Registrar.
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 email@example.com.
– Janet Sundquist, Campus Coordinator, Community Violence
Science Center hosts “DigNubia”
The Dakota Science Center will host a National Science Foundation
traveling exhibit, “DigNubia: Exploring the Science of Archaeology,”
beginning July 28. Visitors can discover the wonders of ancient
pyramids of the Northern Sudan region of Africa through hands-on
activities. Children and adults can spend time rebuilding the
walls of the pyramid chapel based on the ancient writing on the
wall. Learn to write your name in hieroglyphics and decipher the
pictures found on the pyramid walls written 2,000 years ago. The
lab will give visitors insight into the work done on items collected
from archaeological dig sites. For more information about DigNubia,
DigNubia is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until Aug. 22. Exhibit
hours from Aug. 23 to Sept. 21 are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
only. Admission to this interactive exhibit is included with your
admission to the Dakota Science Center. Fees are $5 for each adult,
$3 for each student, or $10 for a family. To schedule a group
tour, call 795-8500. The Dakota Science Center is located at 308
S. Fifth St., Grand Forks.
– Dawn Botsford (Student and Outreach Services), for the
Dakota Science Center.
will discuss uses for new room at Union
The Memorial Union is entering its final stages of renovation.
One feature that will be available to the campus community is
a large, multi-purpose room on the first floor that can be used
for various types of programs. The room will accommodate a variety
of seating and display configurations, will be connected to the
new coffee and snack shop and Internet café, and will be
the new centerpiece for evening student programming. A meeting
is set for Thursday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Swanson
Room 10/12 to discuss the room’s features and how various
campus departments can use and schedule the room. This will be
a great addition to campus and could fit well into your plans
as the fall semester approaches. Departments interested in learning
more about new Memorial Union programming options can attend.
For questions, contact me.
– Tony Trimarco, Director, Memorial Union, 777-4703.
plans sidewalk sale
The UND Bookstore will hold its annual sidewalk sale Thursday
and Friday, July 31 and Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come find
great savings on bargain books, featuring a large children’s
section, and UND imprinted clothing. Campus Catering will be serving
hot dogs, burgers, chips, pop, and fresh-baked cookies both days
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– University Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
of Art announces Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil exhibit
An exhibition by conceptual artists Ann Hamilton and Michael
Mercil is set for Aug. 3 through Sept. 28, at the North Dakota
Museum of Art. The public is invited to attend the opening reception
on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil are a married couple who both
teach at the Ohio State University. Michael Mercil was born in
1954 in Crookston, Minn. He was raised in Minnesota and North
Dakota where his parents and siblings still reside. Ann Hamilton
was born in 1956 in Lima, Ohio.
Hamilton and Mercil have collaborated together with the New York-based
landscape architecture firm of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
on several large public projects, including the award-winning
Allegheny Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh, Pa., and a new park (under
construction) in Battery Park City in Manhattan.
Ann Hamilton creates sensory environments that combine sound,
text, video, and photography with enormous accumulations of material
substance. Her ephemeral, process-orientated installations disclose
the traces of their making — the gesture of stacking 48,000
blue work shirts and pants, the rhythm of the hand laying a field
of 750,000 copper pennies in honey — to create immersive
experiences that poetically respond to the architectural presence
and social history of their sites.
Whether inhabiting a building four stories high or confined to
the surface of a thimble, the genesis of Hamilton’s art
extends outward from the primary projections of the hand and mouth.
Her attention to the uttering of a sound or the shaping of a word
with the hand places language and text at the tactile and metaphoric
center of her installations.
The sculptures, drawings and installation works of Michael Mercil
often propose a geography of American culture through things commonly
found in or around our homes (for example: furniture, pails, ladders,
trunks). This emphasis on objects from the realm of “the
common, the low and the ordinary” derives, in part, from
his reading of New England philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, as
well as from the “ready-made” examples of 20th century
avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp.
For the North Dakota Museum of Art, Mercil will produce —
together with a number of three-dimensional objects — a
group of new, large-scale drawings on wallpaper and plywood panels
that use, as source materials, texts and illustrations from early
farmer’s almanacs, carpenter’s manuals and popular
quilt pattern books, and messages transcribed from Shaker “gift”
drawing. The spatial relation between individual works on the
gallery wall and floor will reinforce the conceptual intent of
their varied metaphysical allusions, practical advisings and poetic
Hamilton will exhibit a selection of pinhole photographs from
her ongoing series titled “Face to Face.” When taking
these photographs Hamilton places a tiny camera inside her mouth
and uses her lips for the camera shutter. Her mouth thus becomes,
in effect, an eye. In this exchange of one sensory organ for another,
the orifice of speech becomes a vehicle for sight. The resulting
horizontal image exposes the outline of Hamilton’s open
lips as a shape resembling an eye, wherein the centered photographic
subject replaces the pupil. In the relationship between image
and word, Hamilton’s work, like Mercil’s, reveals
a close reading of Emerson, who in his essay “Circles”
wrote, “The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it
forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure
is repeated without end.”
Their upcoming exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art will
be the first to juxtapose and focus up on the individual studio
practices of both Hamilton and Mercil. For the upper level of
the museum the artists will join together to create a new collaborative
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive
in Grand Forks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5
p.m. weekends. For more information, please call 777-4195.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
Center holds classes in Theravadan, Tibetan practices
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., will host
Sandra Hammond, head of the Center for Skillful Living in Urbana,
Ill., who will give instruction in Theravadan and Tibetan practices
and discuss how they relate to each other. A visiting teacher
at the Lotus Meditation Center, she has been teaching meditation
since 1997 and is a retired psychotherapist who co-founded the
Boston Family Institute in the 1960s.
On Sunday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m., she will conduct instruction, and
a question-and-answer forum.
On Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., she will focus on sitting with
instruction and discussion.
These events are free of charge and open to all. For more information
contact Tamar at 772-2161.
– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.
on the Prairie” conference set for Aug. 10-11
A two-day conference, “Space on the Prairie,” sponsored
by the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium and Space Studies,
will be held Sunday and Monday, Aug. 10-11. Ten undergraduate
students from UND, NDSU, Bismarck State College, and Williston
State College will give poster demonstrations to the public describing
their summer research projects at UND and NDSU, and engage in
discussions with visiting NASA center representatives. Gov. Hoeven
will be the guest speaker at the luncheon Monday.
The conference will be video-linked through the North Dakota
Interactive Video Network (NDIVN) system (http://www.ndivn.nodak.edu)
throughout all North Dakota higher education institutions, including
two-year and tribal colleges, some K-12 schools, and the State
Capitol. This will allow real and virtual interaction between
the conference participants, North Dakota students and educators,
as well as state education leadership. The conference will also
be webcast through space.edu (UND space studies distance education
web portal) to space studies graduate students around the country.
The NDSG Consortium was awarded $95,000 after submitting a proposal
to NASA titled, “North Dakota Space Training and Research
(ND StaR). ND StaR was prepared in response to NASA’s Space
Grant College and Fellowship Program initiative, “Aerospace
Workforce Development Competition,” which seeks to enlarge
and enhance the resource pool of higher education graduates and
faculty who stay connected or become involved with NASA as employees,
contractors or principal investigators. The main goal of ND StaR
is to enhance and enlarge the body of students from diverse backgrounds
in North Dakota who consider a space-related postgraduate or career
ND StaR’s objectives include focusing resources on the
non-research public institutions, increasing the diversity of
students exposed to cutting-edge research and training, and disseminating
the results of the initiative across North Dakota. Fellowship
awardees were assigned to a specific project supervised by staff
at UND or NDSU. Within the first month of inception of ND StaR,
a summary list of potential projects was published and distributed
to appropriate institutions of higher education in the state.
Each fellowship project had a link to an appropriate NASA center
or enterprise, and each student and advisor team has the opportunity
to visit and interact with NASA counterparts.
The schedule follows:
Sunday, Aug. 10, Buchli Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 6 to 8 p.m.,
reception for ND StaR fellowship recipients, parents and research
advisors and for NASA EPSCoR research recipients. Hosts are Shan
de Silva, director of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
and chair of the Space Studies Department and Lynette de Silva;
Bruce Smith, dean of the J.D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences,
and Ann Smith; and Suezette Rene Bieri, assistant director of
the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and Michael Jacobs.
Monday, Aug. 11, Buchli Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 7:30 to 8:30
a.m., buffet breakfast; 8:30 a.m., introductions by Shan de Silva;
8:45 a.m., welcome by Charles Kupchella, president of UND; 9 a.m.,
ND StaR oral research presentations: Scott Backman, “The
New UND Observatory: Plans for a 1-meter Class Telescope for Research
and Statewide Educational Outreach”; Ben Bieber, “CubeSat
Spacecraft Bus”; Aric Brackel, “Volcanism on Mars”;
Nathan Grenz, “Estimating Cardiac Viscoelastic Properties”;
Eric Hanson, “Reforming Fuel Cells That Require Hydrogen
for Opposition”; Sarah Kavli, “Deployable Greenhouse
Integration Issues”; Michael Kindel, “Developing Wind
Technologies”; Andrew Newman, “Analysis of Radar and
In Situ Measurements of Snowfall”; Jonathan Renner, “Silicon
Carbide Armor Applications”; Kevin Zimmerman, “Anaerobic
Waste Treatment Systems.”211 Rural Technology Center, 10
to 11:30 a.m., technology demonstrations/poster demonstrations:
ND StaR fellowships recipients, NASA EPSCoR research recipients,
FIRST robotics teams, rocket team, high- altitude balloon project,
NDSU moon buggy, UND solar car, ZAMBONI.
Buchli Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., buffet
lunch, introduction by Charles Kupchella, speaker is North Dakota
Gov. John Hoeven.
120 Gamble Hall, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., NASA center presentations
(broadcast on IVN and space.edu). Introductions by Shan de Silva,
representative from Kennedy Space Center (invited) and representative
from Johnston Space Center (invited); 2:45 to 4 p.m., round table
discussion, “Space on the Prairie: Opportunities and Challenges”
(broadcast on IVN and space.edu). Moderator is Shan de Silva,
participants are Peter Alfonso, vice president for research; Bruce
Smith, Linda Butts, North Dakota Department of Commerce (invited);
Sen. Ray Holmberg, chair of the North Dakota Senate appropriations
committee; Eliot Glassheim, North Dakota legislator and Grand
Forks City Council member; representative from Kennedy Space Center
(invited); representative from Johnston Space Center (invited).
The conference is open to the public without charge except for
the luncheon, which costs $15. To pre-register, contact Suezette
Bieri at 777-4856.
– Odegard School.
18 staff information session covers student help topics
The annual staff information session (motto: get the latest information
and make sure you’re prepared to help students) will be
Monday, Aug. 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Gamble 3 (note new location
this year). Designed to provide updates on beginning-of-the-year
programs and procedures, the staff information session helps us
serve our students in the best and most knowledgeable ways possible.
Short briefings will cover academic advising, financial aid,
fee payment, housing and dining services, parking and traffic,
bookstore, continuing education, new student orientation, withdrawal
and crisis procedures, registration, help table, Learning Center,
Writing Center, campus passports and IDs, Greek life, Memorial
Union, Student Health, and UND Police.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
– Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services.
Ruit named assistant provost for University assessment
Kenneth Ruit has been named assistant provost for University
Assessment, a part-time position effective July 15. He will continue
his duties as director of graduate education and associate professor
in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ruit has also held
teaching and research positions at Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and Loyola University in Chicago,
Ruit earned his bachelor’s degree in 1983 from Wheaton
College, Wheaton, Ill., and his doctorate in 1989 from Loyola
University. In 2002, he was awarded a Bush Teaching Scholarship
-- John Ettling, Provost.
Kalbfleisch named School of Communication director
Pamela J. Kalbfleisch has been named the new director of the
School of Communication.
She comes to UND from the University of Wyoming, where she has
been a professor in the department of communication and journalism
and twice was elected chair of UW's Faculty Senate.
The editor of the International Communication Association serial
publication, Communication Yearbook, Kalbfleisch is best known
nationally and internationally for her research on communication
in mentoring relationships, deceptive communication, and gender.
“Pamela is a top-notch teacher and internationally recognized
scholar,” said Martha Potvin, dean, College of Arts and
Sciences. “She will be a strong advocate for the breadth
of communication disciplines both on the UND campus and in the
national arena. Her track record at building support and consensus
with faculty, and her leadership experiences within her profession
bode well for success as director.”
Kalbfleisch earned her bachelor’s degree in communication
from Boise State University in 1978, her master’s degree
in speech communication from the University of New Mexico in 1979,
and her doctorate in communication from Michigan State University
Kalbfleisch is a native of southern Idaho where she worked as
a newscaster in several radio stations and as a news stringer
for United Press International. Her father, Paul Kalbfleisch,
was a graduate of the first radio-television school in Kansas
City, Mo., and was actively involved in southern Idaho television
and broadcasting. The Kalbfleisch family farm produced sugar beets,
beans, barley and wheat.
– Martha Potvin, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.
Geiger named chair of pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
Jonathan Geiger has been named chair of pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics effective July 1.
An alumnus of the medical school, he earned a master’s degree
in 1975 and doctorate in 1982, both in physiology. He replaces
Edward Carlson, professor and chair of anatomy and cell biology,
who has been serving as interim chair.
In joining UND, Geiger leaves his post as director of the division
of neurovirology and neurodegenerative disorders at St. Boniface
Hospital Research Centre and professor of pharmacology and therapeutics
at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, where he has been on
the faculty since 1984.
His research, which is focused on chronic neurodegenerative disorders,
revolves around energy stores in the brain and roles they play
in regulating physiological functions such as sleep, as well as
neural cell life and death as occurs with acute and chronic neurodegenerative
“We searched for two years before we identified someone
we felt would be an outstanding leader for this most important
department,” said Dr. H. David Wilson, dean of the medical
school and vice president for health affairs at UND. “Dr.
Geiger is an outstanding scientist and teacher and, in my opinion,
another ‘star’ leader for the School of Medicine and
Health Sciences.”Geiger has won numerous awards, including
the University of Manitoba’s Presidential Outreach Award
(twice); the University of Manitoba Research Merit Award; the
Medical Research Council of Canada Scientist Award, and the Rh
Institute Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in Health
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Geiger is president and co-founder
of the Centre for (the study of) Substance Use in Sport and Health,
an award-winning organization devoted to helping people make informed
decisions about substance use.
– H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health
Greek will head family medicine residency program
Greg Greek has been named director of the Grand Forks family
medicine residency program, effective July 1.
Greek has been serving for 11 years in the program, first as assistant
and later as associate director. He replaces Larry Halvorson,
who after six years as director will step down to focus on patient
care and teaching activities. Greek was selected after a national
As director, Greek is responsible for the three-year family medicine
residency program based at the UND Family Practice Center, where
a total of 19 resident-physicians are training to become certified
After earning the M.D. degree at the UND School of Medicine in
1985, Greek took residency training in the program he now heads.
He practiced for several years in Crookston prior to accepting
an appointment with the Grand Forks Family Practice Center in
Originally from Mohall, N.D., he earned a bachelor’s degree
in medical technology and a master’s degree in microbiology
at UND prior to enrolling in the UND medical school.
He is a past president and board member of the North Dakota Academy
of Family Physicians.
– H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health
Sticca named director of surgery residency
Robert Sticca has joined the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
as director of the surgery residency program and vice chair of
the department of surgery.
Sticca, who is also director of surgical oncology and an associate
professor in the department, is responsible for the education
and training of resident-physicians in general surgery, a five-year
program conducted primarily at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks and
the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fargo. He also serves
as a liaison to the American College of Surgeons’ Commission
on Cancer and as a member of Altru’s cancer committee.
He practices general surgery and surgical oncology at the Altru
Health System. His clinical research interests are in gastrointestinal
cancers and melanoma; he previously served as a principal investigator
in clinical research trials for vaccines in several types of cancers.
Born in Carlisle, Pa., and raised in Massachusetts, he comes
to the medical school from the Greenville, S.C., Hospital System
where he held the positions of surgical residency program director
and associate director of surgical education.
His background also includes military service; he was a captain
in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps and a major in the U.S.
Air Force Medical Corps, serving in the Desert Storm conflict
and receiving the Meritorious Service Medal.
Sticca earned an associate’s degree, magna cum laude, in
liberal arts from Springfield (Mass.) Technical Community College
in 1976 and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, magna cum
laude, in 1979 from the University of New Hampshire where he was
elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
He completed the M.D. degree at the University of Connecticut
in 1984 and went on for residency training in general surgery
at Boston University and a fellowship in surgical oncology at
Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.
– H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health
Mansager named director of Counseling Center
Erik Mansager has been named director of the University Counseling
Center effective Aug. 1. He earned his B.A. in humanities from
St. Thomas Seminary College in Denver, and his master’s
degree in marriage and family counseling at the University of
Arizona. He earned his doctorate in psychology at the Catholic
University of Leuven in Belgium. His specialty is the psychology
of religion, and he has more than 20 years experience providing
therapy and education to abused children, adolescent substance
abusers and their parents, as well as mediating acrimonious divorces.
Dr. Mansager has worked as the clinical supervisor of adolescent
substance abuse counseling services in Frankfurt, Germany, directed
residential services at the nation’s first crisis nursery
(Tucson’s Casa de los Niños), and directed psychological
services at St. John’s Seminary College in California. He
has just arrived at UND from St. John’s where for the past
year he has served as the interim academic dean. He has written
articles, book chapters, and training manuals; his most recent
publications focus on the interface of humanistic spirituality
and psychology. He is a certified clinical mental health counselor
and certified master addiction counselor, and was in the first
cohort to be recognized as a Diplomate of Adlerian Psychology
from the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.
Mansager was born in Montevideo, Minn.; his parents were natives
of Minot, N.D., and Colton, S.D. He grew up near Tucson. He has
two grown children.
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will
replace the current administrative system. For more information,
Legislators studying IT structure.
The Legislature has budgeted up to $350,000 this interim period
for an information technology organizational study, which will
examine IT structure and programs in North Dakota, and an information
technology management study, comparing other states and their
structures with North Dakota.
This effort is moving quickly. A consultant’s report is
due to the interim information technology committee by Oct. 1.
Scott Kost, Techwise Solutions LLC, has been hired by the committee
as consultant manager to oversee the process. In addition to those
reports, the North Dakota University System chancellor and the
NDUS chief information officer must provide a report to the committee
regarding coordination of information technology between the state
Information Technology Department and higher education.
ConnectND is an example of how state government and higher education
information technology services collaborate; additional means
of working together are being explored.
The interim information technology committee is chaired by Sen.
Larry Robinson; the vice chair is Rep. Bob Skarphol. Other committee
members are: Sens. Randel Christmann, Randy Schobinger, Tom Seymour
and Rich Wardner; Reps. Eliot Glassheim, Keith Kempenich, Ken
Svedjan, Robin Weisz and Lonny Winrich; and Curt Wolfe, state
chief information officer.
– Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.
shutdown set for Aug. 12, 13
The annual steam shutdown has been scheduled for Tuesday and
Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 13.
Steam heating and cooling will be turned off around 12:01 a.m.
Aug. 12 to begin maintenance and repair of the steam distribution
system and the steam plant equipment. Steam service should be
restored during the evening of Aug. 13.
There will be no hot water in buildings with steam-heated water
heaters. In addition, steam-run air conditioners in Upson II,
Witmer, Nursing, Wilkerson, and Starcher Halls will be shut off
for the duration of the steam shutdown.
The above dates were chosen to minimize inconvenience to the
University community. Thank you for your cooperation.
sought for State Employee Compensation Commission
The director of the Central Personnel Division in Bismarck has
called for the election of three state employees to the State
Employee Compensation Commission (SECC). The SECC makes recommendations
to the governor on appropriate levels of state employee compensation
and fringe benefits. As of Oct. 1, 2003, two classified (broadbanded)
positions and one nonclassified (nonbanded) position will be vacant;
Central Personnel is seeking candidates.
Any eligible employee who wishes to become a candidate for one
of the open positions should contact Central Personnel for a petition
form, which must be returned to Bismarck by Aug. 6, with at least
100 signatures of eligible state employees. The election will
be held in September. Petition forms may be obtained by calling
(701) 328-3293, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing the
Central Personnel Division at 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 113,
State Capitol - 14th floor, Bismarck, ND 58505-0120. Please call
UND’s Office of Human Resources if you have questions at
– Diane Nelson, Director, Office of Human Resources.
workshops listed for Aug. 19-28
Below are U2 workshops for Aug. 19 - 28.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position,
box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned
of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps
us plan for materials and number of seats.
Word XP, Beginning: Aug. 19-21, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total),
361 Upson II Hall. Learn basic features of the program; create
a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, add tables,
use templates and wizards, proof a document, set display and print
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 home. In addition to learning about
basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction
and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers.
Presenters: Jason Uhlir and Mike Powers, safety and environmental
Hiring and Firing: Aug. 21, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Seating
is limited, register early. Learn what constitutes a legal hire
as well as a legal termination of an employee. Presenter: Desi
Records Disposal Procedures: Aug. 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural
Technology Center. During this workshop you will learn more about
the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed
their retention time limits. We’ll review the forms used,
and discuss why it’s necessary to document. You will take
part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s
fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think, and
now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Sara Bolken, UND records
– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University Within
Library lists intersession hours
Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for summer intersession
Friday, Aug. 8, through Monday, Aug. 25, are: Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed, with the exception
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Sciences Library lists summer hours
The hours of the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
for July 21 through Aug. 3 are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
Hours for Aug. 4-10 are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8
p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
Fall semester hours begin on Monday, Aug. 11. Operating hours
are: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30
a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to
– April Byars, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences.
recipes needed for Staff Senate cookbook
The Staff Senate fundraising scholarship subcommittee is extending
the deadline for submitting recipes for the Staff Senate cookbook.
More representation from UND staff and faculty is needed to prepare
another cookbook. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships and
future projects of Staff Senate.
Please be a part of creating the next Staff Senate cookbook by
submitting your favorite recipes via the Staff Senate website
(www.und.nodak.edu/org/undss) under cookbook information. You
can submit your form by printing a hard copy of the form and sending
it to Beth Kasprick, Box 9040, or electronically to email@example.com.
Complete instructions can be found on the website.
Along with your recipe(s), include your full name, department,
and number of years at UND. Extended deadline for submitting recipes
is Friday, Aug. 1.
Thank you for your assistance.
– UND Staff Senate Fundraising/Scholarship Subcommittee.
Day is last Wednesday of month
Wednesday, July 30, is the last Wednesday of the month and thus
Denim Day. So, pay your dollar, wear your button, and enjoy wearing
your casual duds. As always, all proceeds go to charity. Tired
of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call
me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your
– Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, 777-3791, for the Denim
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.
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
For more information, call (701) 795-8181 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
invited to participate in new nutrition study
A new bone health study at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center will determine how protein from meat interacts with the
calcium in food and if the interaction affects bones.
Current advice to the public for the prevention of osteoporosis
is to consume more calcium but to limit the intake of protein.
Recent findings are challenging this view. Dietary protein may
have a constructive role in bone metabolism.
We are seeking healthy postmenopausal women ages 50-80 for study.
Participants can be on hormone replacement therapy, have had no
menses for three years and do not regularly use medications. Open
Maximum weight requirements: if 5' tall, 179 pounds max; if 5’2",
max 191 pounds; if 5’4", max 203 pounds; if 5’6",
216 max; if 5’8", max 230 pounds; if 5’10",
max 243 pounds.
Participants can earn $2,185. For more information, call (701)
795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
help needed for book rush
The University Barnes & Noble Bookstore is seeking temporary
part-time help during the upcoming book rush season. Interested
applicants should contact the bookstore by calling 777-2746 or
stop by to pick up an application.
– University Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
awarded FIDC grants
The following faculty members were awarded Faculty Instructional
Development Committee (FIDC) grants in May: Mary Cutler (theater
arts), “Shakespeare’s Text for Actors and Directors,”
$750; Audrey Glick (communication sciences and disorders), “Diagnostic
Testing Within Clinical Instruction in CSD Coursework,”
$508.72; Evguenii Kozliak (chemistry), “Assessing the Quality
of Teaching for Chemistry 115/116,” $812; Melinda Leach
(anthropology), “Video and Equipment for Anthropology Classes,”
$1,210; Andre Lebugle (languages), “French Instructional
The following faulty member was awarded an FIDC grant in June:
Kathleen Gershman (educational foundations and research), “Instructional
Videos for Use in Philosophical Foundations of Education,”
The following faculty member was awarded an FIDC grant in July:
Lynda Kenney (industrial technology), “Graphic Arts Teacher
Institute at Central Missouri State University,” $400; and
“Instructional Materials for IT Courses and Interdisciplinary
Studies majors in Graphic Design and Photography,” $626.24.
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional materials,
travel to teaching-related conferences, or for other projects
related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of
Instructional Development (OID) for guidelines and materials or
find the necessary information on the OID website (listed under
“Academics” on the UND home page.)
Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year
and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Faculty Instructional
Development Committee. The next deadline is Friday, Aug. 15.
Instructional or professional development projects that fall outside
FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID’s flexible
For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before
submitting a final proposal, contact me.
-- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development,
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (ACF)
Child Care Research and Evaluation—Child Care Research Collaboration
and Archive (CCRA)–Funding to launch and operate the Child
Care Research Collaboration and Archive, a knowledge management
and support system for the child care field. Contact: Sylvia Johnson,
202-401-4529; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-17395.htm.
Deadline: 8/25/03 (Letter of Intent strongly encouraged).
Child Care Research and Evaluation—Evaluation of Promising
Models and Delivery Approaches to Child Care Provider Training–Support
to identify and test a training model and alternative delivery
approaches that show promise for improving performance of child
care providers. Deadline and Contact: See above.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research support research
undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate.
Areas of interest are health services research related to: improvements
in health outcomes at the clinical and system levels; strengthening
quality measurement and improvement including use of evidence-based
practice information and tools; identifying strategies to improve
access, foster appropriate use, and reduce unnecessary expenditures
including research on the organization, financing, and delivery
of health care and characteristics of primary care practices;
methodological advances in health services research, especially
cost-effectiveness analysis; and ethical issues across the spectrum
of health care delivery. A special focus is on health issues related
to priority populations including racial and ethnic minorities,
women, children, older adults, low income groups, individuals
with special health care needs, including individuals with disabilities
and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life health care.
Deadlines: 9/15/03, 1/15/04, 5/1/04. Contact: Greta Drott, 301-594-3421;
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (ABMRF)
Funding for Pilot/Preliminary Studies to determine feasibility
of conducting a study of interactions of biological and behavioral
variables which would result in a larger and more expensive research
project. Research topics are: factors influencing transitions
in drinking patterns and behavior; effects of moderate use of
alcohol on health and well-being; mechanisms underlying behavioral
and biomedical effects of alcohol; and biobehavioral/interdisciplinary
research on the etiology of alcohol misuse. Deadlines: 9/1/03,
2/1/04. Contact: Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation,
410-821-7066 x11; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.abmrf.org/grantguide.pdf.
Research Project Grants support research to develop new knowledge
in a wide range of topics relevant to alcohol use and misuse.
Deadlines: See above. Contact: See above.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA, AND IMMUNOLOGY (AAAAI)
Allied Health Travel Scholarships provide up to $750 in reimbursed
expenses for the best abstracts accepted for presentation at the
Annual Meeting. Deadline: 9/19/03. Contact: Abstract Awards, 414-272-6071;
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC)
Young Investigators Awards are made to graduates/participants
of residency programs within the past three years, medical students,
and Ph.D. candidates for original manuscripts and abstracts summarizing
any problem related to cardiovascular disease. Deadline: 9/10/03.
Contact: Young Investigator Awards Committee, 800-253-4636 x672;
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (AERA)
Research Grants Program–Support for educational policy-related
research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other national data bases.
Research topics cover a wide range of policy-related issues including
but not limited to: school persistence and career entry; teachers
and teaching, including supply, quality, and demand; policies
and practices related to achievement; policies and practices that
influence student and parental attitudes; contextual factors (individual,
curricular, and school related) in education; education in middle
schools; educational participation and persistence (kindergarten
through graduate school); at-risk students; early childhood education;
U.S. education in an international context; school finance; materials
(curriculum) development, research and informal science education;
undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education;
supply (pipeline) of students taking mathematics and science courses
from K-12; research career development; quality of educational
institutions; and methdological studies. Deadlines: 9/5/03, 1/10/04.
Contact: Jeanie Murdock, 805-964-5264; email@example.com; http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/subweb/RGFly-FR.html.
AMERICAN EPILEPSY SOCIETY (AES)
The John and Barbara Heffer Travel Fund provides travel funds
to initiate research with an inviting institution. The 2003 topic
is “Age Dependent Seizure Induced Injury.” Areas of
interest include the role of immune responses, effects of brief
seizures and characterization of injury. Deadline: 9/1/03. Contact:
Heffer Travel Fund, 860-586-7505; firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.aesnet.org/member_services/travel_fund.cfm.
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR UROLOGIC DISEASE, INC. (AFUD)
Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Awards support postdoctoral basic scientists
with a research interest in urologic or related diseases and dysfunctions.
Deadline: 9/1/03. Contact: Kym Liddick, 410-468-1812; email@example.com;
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY (ASGE)
Endoscopic Research & Outcomes & Effectiveness Awards
provide support for physicians to conduct research in gastrointestinal
endoscopy both within and outside of academic centers. Deadline:
9/5/03. Contact: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,
630-573-0600; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.asge.org,
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES (ASNS)
Peter Reeds Memorial Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding
research in macronutrient metabolism accomplished within five
years of receiving a Ph.D. or completing residency training. Deadline:
9/1/03. Contact: Anne Meyers, 301-530-7050; email@example.com;
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHARMACOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS
Epilepsy Research Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the
Pharmacology of Antiepileptic Drugs are intended to recognize
and stimulate research leading to better clinical control of epileptic
seizures. Deadline: 9/15/04. Contact: American Society for Pharmacology
and Experimental Therapeutics, 301-530-7060; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.aspet.org/public/awards/epilepsy_award.html.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS (ASTA)
Holland America Line-Westours, Inc. Research Grants fund projects
in the travel and tourism field. Contact: Verlette Mitchell, 703-739-2782;
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE (ASTMH)
Pfizer Centennial Travel Awards in Basic Science Parasitology
provide support for individuals with doctoral-level degrees to
travel to laboratories in the tropics to pursue studies in molecular,
cellular or immunological aspects of parasitic diseases. Contact:
Centennial Travel Award Committee, 847-480-9592; email@example.com;
http://www.astmh.org/funding.html. Deadline: 9/1/03.
AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING (ASA)
MindAlert Awards recognize innovations in mental fitness programming
for older adults. Contact: Susan Markey, 415-974-9632; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Support for projects focusing on U.S. national policy which affect
both foreign and domestic policy concerns. Domestic areas of interest
are: the influence of private money in politics and its effect
on who runs for public office, who wins, and in whose interest
they govern; and the imbalance of power in society more generally,
emphasizing issues of economic equity and worker rights at home
and abroad. The foreign policy focus is on issues that are particularly
influenced by U.S. policy in the western hemisphere; U.S. policy
toward Cuba is a central concern, as well as human consequences
of globalized production. Deadlines: 9/1/03, 3/1/04. Contact:
Bernadette Roberts, 202-822-9193; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/arca.
ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN VISION AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (ARVO)
The Cogan Award recognizes researchers 40 years of age or younger
who have made important contributions to research in ophthalmology
or visual science. Contact: Barbara Hollis, 240-221-2940; email@example.com;
http://www.arvo.org/AwardsFunding/awdnom.asp. Deadline: 3/2/04.
BANK OF AMERICA FOUNDATION
The Charitable Giving Program provides awards to organizations
which use creativity and imagination to help America’s children
succeed in life, neighborhoods flourish and communities prosper.
Contact: Bank of America Foundation, 888-488-9802; http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm?template=fd_funding.
BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
The Renal Discoveries: Extramural Grant Program promotes the study
of kidney disease, including its pathophysiology and treatment
options. Deadline: 9/1/03. Contact: Renal Discoveries, 847-473-6991;
The Tony Cox Community Fund provides support to encourage AIDS
organizations and local cable systems to work together in joint
community outreach efforts, or to produce and distribute new,
locally focused HIV/AIDS-related programs and public service announcements.
Deadline: 9/12/03. Contact: Jesse Giuliani, 212-459-1547; firstname.lastname@example.org;
CANCER RESEARCH AND PREVENTION FOUNDATION
Research Fellowships (postdoctoral) and Research Grants (instructor,
assistant professor level, or more senior researchers who have
shifted their area of interest toward primary and secondary cancer
prevention) support research and education proposals in the following
categories: basic, clinical, translational and applied research
on cancer prevention; education programs in cancer prevention;
early detection projects; and behavioral intervention projects.
Contact: Programs Department, 703-836-4412; Andrea.Untrojb@preventcancer.org;
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (CFF)
Research Grants are provided to established investigators to encourage
development of new information that contributes to understanding
cystic fibrosis. Deadline: 9/2/03. Contact: Office of Grants and
Contracts Management, 301-951-4422; email@example.com; http://www.cff.org/research/files/Final%20Research%20Grant.pdf.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION (EREFDN)
The Francois Fiessinger Scholarship Fund recognizes excellence
in Ph.D. or post-doctoral environmental research and education.
Contact: Michael J. Cagney, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.erefdn.org/scholar.html.
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (EFA)
Research Grants provide support to investigators in the early
stages of their careers for cutting-edge research into the causes
of epilepsy. Deadline: 9/3/03. Contact: Research Department, 301-459-3700;
GENERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION (GSF)
Funding for projects and/or programs in the areas of international
peace, reproductive health and rights, and western water. Deadlines:
9/1/03, 2/1/04. Contact: General Service Foundation, email@example.com;
The Research Grant-in-Aid Program provides grants to doctors and
scientists for research to improve the lives of glaucoma patients.
Contact: Glaucoma Foundation, 212-285-0080; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/info.php?i=5. Deadline: 9/1/03.
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
The Rural Health Outreach Grant Program supports programs to expand
access to improve quality of essential health care services, including
preventive and emergency services, through development of health
care networks in rural areas. Deadline: 9/12/03. Contact: Lilly
Smetana, 301-443-0835; email@example.com; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-20021-filed.
HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM ORGANIZATION (HFSP)
Long Term Fellowships 2004 enable postdoctoral fellows to obtain
training in a new area of research in outstanding laboratories
in another country. Fields supported range from molecular and
cellular approaches to biological
functions to higher brain functions. All levels of analysis and
all scientific enquiries of a fundamental character are supported,
including research in methodology or the study of analogues or
models of biological activity. Individuals with training in physics,
chemistry, mathematics, computer science or engineering are encouraged
to utilize HFSP fellowships to obtain training in the life sciences.
Deadline: 9/4/03. Contact: Bureaux Europe, Telephone: 33 3 88
21 51 27; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_LTF.htm?group=How.
INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS ASSOCIATION (ICA)
The Pilot Research Program funds research in the following areas:
etiology of interstitial cystitis; epidemiology of the disease;
neurophysiology; serum or urine markers; potential interstitial
cystitis treatment modalities; pregnancy and interstitial cystitis;
and pain management. Contact: Pilot Research Program, 301-610-5300;
JAPAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE (JSPS)
Fellowships for Research in Japan—Short-Term Program allow
senior investigators to travel to Japan to participate in discussions,
attend seminars, and give lectures, in the humanities, social
sciences, and natural sciences. Contact: Kojimachi Office, Telephone:
81-3-3263-1721; http://www.jsps.go.jp/e-inv/short2004.htm. Deadlines:
Fellowships for Research in Japan—Long-Term Program provide
support to professors and postdoctoral researchers for cooperative
research, in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences,
at Japanese universities and research institutes. Deadline: 9/12/03.
Contact: Foreign Fellowship Division, Telephone: 03-3263-2480;
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers assist young
foreign researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan. Deadlines:
9/12/03, 5/14/04. Contact: Foreign Fellowship Division, Telephone:
JOHNSON (ROBERT WOOD) FOUNDATION
Active Living Policy and Environmental Studies Program New Investigator
Awards support dissertation or postdoctoral research to examine
relationships among characteristics of natural and built environments,
and personal levels of physical activity. Priority topics are:
Physical Activity and Community Environmental Characteristics;
Use of Parks and Recreation Facilities for Physical Activity;
and Impact of Changes in Community Environments or Policies on
Participation in Physical Activity. Deadline: 9/2/03. Contact:
Julie Weitzel; 619-260-5539; email@example.com; http://www.rwjf.org/publications/publicationsPdfs/cfp-ALPES.pdf.
The Active Living Policy and Environmental Studies Program supports
investigator-initiated research to identify environmental factors
and public and private policies that influence physical activity
within communities and population. Priority areas are listed above.
Deadline: 9/2/03 (Brief Proposal). Contact: See above.
KOMEN (SUSAN G.) BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Dissertation Research Awards are made to candidates in the health
and social sciences for research on breast health and breast cancer.
Deadlines: 8/15/03 (Electronic Abstracts), 8/29/03 (Electronic
Applications), 9/2/03 (Hard Copy Application). Contact: Dianne
R. McDonald, 888-300-5582; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.komen.org/grants/download/RFAFY2004DISS.pdf.
Imaging Technology–Support to explore and develop new methods
utilizing advanced imaging technology to improve diagnostic methods
for breast cancer. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://www.komen.org/grants/download/RFAFY2004IMG.pdf.
Population Specific Research Projects–Support for innovative
projects studying prevention and control of breast cancer within
specific populations at risk for the disease. Areas of interest
include cancer prevention and control, behavioral science research,
epidemiology, and health service delivery programs. Deadlines
and Contact: See above or http://www.komen.org/grants/download/RFAFY2004POP.pdf.
Postdoctoral Fellowships support research in the areas of breast
cancer research, public health, or epidemiology. Deadlines and
Contact: See above or http://www.komen.org/grants/download/RFAFY2004PDF.pdf.
Support for Basic, Clinical, or Translational Research on breast
cancer. Focus areas include: Complementary and Alternative Medicine;
Detection and Diagnosis; Prognosis; Risk, Prevention, and Epidemiology;
Local Treatment; Psychosocial Treatment; Systemic Treatment; and
Tumor Cell Biology. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://www.komen.org/grants/download/RFAFY2004BCTR.pdf.
LAIRD NORTON ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION
Sustainable Forestry Grants support projects in the area of sustainable
forestry. Contact: Patrick de Freitas, email@example.com;
http://www.lairdnorton.org/lnefapplypg.htm. Deadlines: 9/12/03
(Letters of Inquiry), 10/14/03 (Completed Proposals).
LANGLOIS (DANIEL) FOUNDATION FOR ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Grants for Researchers in Residence enable researchers to work
in the Foundation’s collections at the Centre for Research
and Documentation in Montreal, Canada. Deadline: 8/31/03. Contact:
Langlois Foundation, 514-987-7177; firstname.lastname@example.org;
LYMPHOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Two-Year Fellowship: Lymphoma Basic, Translational and Clinical
Research–Support for fellows or junior faculty at or below
the level of Assistant Professor who hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent
degree. Research may be laboratory or clinic based. Areas of research
include, but are not limited to: etiology, immunology, genetics,
therapies, and transplantation. to encourage applicants to pursue
careers in lymphoma research. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact: Lymphoma
Research Foundation, 212-349-2910; email@example.com;
MARCH OF DIMES
Research Prizes in Developmental Biology recognize research that
has profoundly advanced the science underling the understanding
of birth defects. Contact: Michael Katz, 914-997-4555; firstname.lastname@example.org;
MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE FOUNDATION
Worldwide Grant Program–Support for projects to help people
in need, such as, but not limited to: volunteer
emergency services, emergency food or shelter groups; service
to shut-ins, handicapped or disabled persons, retarded citizens,
organizations providing mental health services (including alcohol
and drug dependency programs), services to the blind, etc.; social
service organizations, programs for youth, senior citizens or
at-risk groups; programs that support business and economic research,
encourage major initiatives in the field of health
promotion, or increase the knowledge base or principles upon which
the financial services industry depends; and other unique and
unusual opportunities for uplifting programs. Deadline: 9/1/03.
Contact: Lauren Tolan-Arenas, 847-692-6378; email@example.com; http://www.mdrtfoundation.org/grants/grantprograms.html.
MIZUTANI FOUNDATION FOR GLYCOSCIENCE
Support for basic studies in the field of glycoconjugates to promote
world-wide progress in glycoscience. Deadline: 9/1/03. Contact:
Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience, Telephone: 81-3-3246-0224;
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA
Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation Request for
Applications–Support for research which will lead to a major
advance understanding the cause of MS or to development or improvement
of therapy for MS. Contact: Samuel K. Ludwin, 416-922-6065; firstname.lastname@example.org;
9/1/03 (Letter of Intent).
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (NAS)
Awards Program–Awards, spanning a range of scientific disciplines
listed at the website given below, recognize outstanding achievements
in science. Deadline: 9/12/03. Contact: Awards Program, NAS, 202-334-1602;
Public Welfare Medals recognize distinguished contributions in
the application of science to the public welfare. Deadline and
Contact: See above or http://www4.nationalacademies.org/nas/nasaward.nsf/NominationPub/Awards_Nominations.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
NASA 2003 Small Business Technology Transfer Program Solicitation
(SBIR/STTR) and NASA 2003 Small Business Innovation Research Program
Solicitation (RFP—SBSA). Areas of interest are listed in
the complete solicitation available at the website below. Deadline:
9/9/03. Contact: SBIR/STTR Support Office, 301-937-0888; email@example.com;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
The goal of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is to provide
a strong foundation for clinicians and scientists to train in
the field of cancer prevention and control. Fields of study are
cutting-edge basic science laboratory studies, epidemiologic and
behavioral research, clinical cancer prevention, and ethics of
public health and prevention. Contact: Douglas Weed, 301-496-8640;
firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nci.nih.gov. Deadline: 9/1/03.
Preclinical Toxicology & Pharmacology of Drugs Developed
for Cancer, AIDS and AIDS Related Illnesses (SOL N01-CM-37039-19)–Support
for pharmacology and toxicology studies, the data from which must
be suitable for filing with the Food and Drug Administration as
part of Investigational New Drug Applications. Deadline: 9/17/03.
Contact: Diane Stalder, 301-435-3822; email@example.com; http://rcb.nci.nih.gov.
Rapid Access to NCI Discovery Resources (RAND)–NCI will
make available to academic investigators, on a competitive basis,
the discovery, and early preclinical development contract resources
of NCI’s Developmental Therapeutics Program. Examples of
tasks that may be requested include: production/characterization
of molecular target proteins; high-throughput screening (HTS)
assay development; natural product isolation/characterization;
synthesis of combinatorial libraries; computer modeling, early
pharmacology and in vivo efficacy studies. Deadlines: 9/1/03,
3/1/04 (Letter of Inquiry); 10/1/03, 4/1/04 (Application). Contact:
Office of Associate Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program,
RAND, 301-496-8720; RAND@dtpax2.ncifcrf.gov; http://dtp.nci.nih.gov/.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING (NCRG)
Scientific Achievement Awards—Senior Investigator Awards
honor investigators whose body of work has advanced the field
of gambling-related research. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact: Christine
Reilly, 617-432-0297; Christine_Reilly@hms.harvard.edu; http://www.ncrg.org/research/awards.cfm.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY (NED)
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program–Funding for full-time
residence fellowships at the International Forum for Democratic
Studies (the Forum) in Washington, D.C. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact:
Program Assistant, Fellowship Programs, 202-293-0300; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)/NATIONAL FOUNDATION
ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Planning Grants for Museums, Libraries or Special Projects (Division
of Public Programs) are used to refine the content and interpretive
approach of projects in order to prepare them for implementation.
Categories are Libraries and Archives, Museums and Historical
Organizations, and Special Projects, which may include reading
or film discussion series, lectures and symposia, as well as related
exhibitions, publications, brochures, or websites. Deadline: 9/16/03.
Contact: Division of Public Programs, NEH, 202-606-8269; email@example.com;
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
Development of Innovative Approaches to Enhance Vision Health
Communication–Support for research to create, develop, and
evaluate health communication strategies aimed at translating
vision research advances into improved health. Deadline: 11/12/03.
Contact: Maryann Redford, 301-451-2020; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Innovation Grants for AIDS Research support projects to bring
new, scientifically challenging and untested ideas into AIDS research.
Areas of interest are: Therapeutics Discovery, Microbicide Discovery,
Pathogenesis Research. Deadlines: 9/1/03, 1/2/04, 5/1/04. Contact:
Nabila M. Wassef, 301-435-3751; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-046.html.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinical Trials Group (SOL RFP-NIH-NIAID-DMID-04-09)–Support
to conduct clinical trials to test safety and efficacy of interventions
aimed at prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections
and diseases. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact: Brenda Brooks, 301-435-2765;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN
Support for research on the Role of Musculoskeletal Microvasculature
in Fitness and Disease. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128;
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)
Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program–Funding
to develop resources to speed the transfer of knowledge gained
through studies in basic science to clinical applications that
improve acute care and long-term outcomes for children with serious
illness and injury. Contact: Carol Nicholson, 301-435-6843; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 9/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/16/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)
National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training
Grants support development of training programs for highly skilled,
interactive scientists in the field of dental, oral and craniofacial
research. Contact: James A. Lipton, 301-594-2618; James_Lipton@nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
Career Enhancement Awards for Stem Cell Research allow investigators
to obtain training to appropriately use stem cells in their research.
Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: Judith Podskalny, 301-594-8876; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
Environmental Justice: Partnerships for Communication–Funding
for research aimed at achieving environmental justice for socioeconomically
disadvantaged and medically underserved populations in the U.S.
The main objective is to establish methods for linking members
of a community, who are directly affected by adverse environmental
or occupational conditions, with researchers and health care providers
and to create partnerships that can address environmental and
occupational health problems and develop appropriate research
and policy strategies to impact public health. Deadlines: 9/17/03
(Letter of Intent); 10/17/03 (Application). Contact: Shobha Srinivasan,
Studies to Evaluate the Toxicologic and Carcinogenic Potential
of Alpha-Pinene and Vinylidene Chloride in Laboratory Animals
Via Inhalation for the National Toxicology Program (NIH-ES-0319).
Deadline: 8/29/03. Contact: Marilyn Whaley, 919-541-0416; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
NIGMS Centers of Excellence in Complex Biomedical Systems Research–Support
for fundamental inquiries focused on cell biology and biophysics,
genetics and developmental biology, and human physiology in the
areas of trauma, burn, inflammation, and multiorgan failure, and
pharmacology and anesthesiology. Deadlines: 9/3/03 (Letter of
Intent); 10/14/03 (Application). Contact: James J. Anderson, 301-
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Change of Receipt Date for the NIMH Research Career Award for
Transition to Independence (PAR-01-065). New Deadlines: 9/18/03,
2/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/17/03, 3/17/04 (Applications).
Contact: Walter L. Goldschmidts, 301-443-3563;email@example.com;
HIV/AIDS and the Severely Mentally Ill–Support to stimulate
investigator-initiated research that targets persons with severe
mental illness either before or after HIV infection. Deadline:
9/1/03. Contact: David M. Stoff, 301-443-4625; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol and HIV/AIDS Data Sets–Support
for secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of
advancing knowledge about relationships between alcohol use and
the risk, progression, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Deadlines: 9/1/03,
1/2/04, 5/1/04. Contact: Michael Hilton, 301-402-9402; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Centers for the Development of Medications to Treat Drug Dependence–Support
for research to identify, evaluate, and develop safe and effective
medications for treatment of cocaine, methamphetamine, club drug,
opiate, and cannabis related disorders, including substance use
(abuse and dependence) and substance-induced disorders such as
substance withdrawal and intoxication. Contact: Jamie Biswas,
301- 443-8096; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-003.html.
Deadlines: 9/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/14/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
The Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training & Extern
Program allows students to gain professional experience with the
Public Health Service early in their education. Applicants must
have completed at least one year of study in medical, dental,
or veterinary school; or at least two years of study in a professionally-accredited
baccalaureate program in one of the following disciplines: dietetics,
engineering, medical record administration, physician assistant
training; nursing, pharmacy, sanitary science, computer science,
dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, or therapy (e.g.,
occupational, physical, speech-language pathology and audiology);
or be enrolled in a master’s degree or doctoral program
in a health-related field. Deadline: 5/1/04. Contact: JRCOSTEP,
Tools for Collaborations that Involve Data Sharing–Support
for proposals to develop tools and techniques to harness data
generated by collaborations among researchers. Contact: Gregory
K. Farber, 301- 435-0778; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-134.html.
Deadlines: 8/15/03, 6/15/04 (Letters of Intent); 9/15/03, 7/15/04
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) /DEPARTMENT
Community-Based Habitat Restoration Projects–Support for
proposals to implement grass-roots habitat restoration projects
that will benefit living marine resources, including anadromous
fish. Deadline: 9/12/03. Contact: Robin J. Bruckner, 301-713-0174;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Arctic Research Opportunities—Arctic Natural Sciences Program–Support
for research and data analysis in the Arctic in glaciology and
in atmospheric, biological, earth, and ocean sciences. Deadlines:
8/30/03, 2/15/04. Contact: Jane Dionne, 703-292-7427; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Arctic Research Opportunities—Arctic Research and Education–Support
for research and education activities in concert with funded research
grants and agreements through supplement requests or separate
proposal requests for new ventures in arctic research and education.
Proposals may include formal or informal education or outreach
to students K-12 and higher or to the broader public. Deadlines:
8/30/03, 2/15/04. Contact: Charles Myers; 703-292-8029; email@example.com;
Arctic Research Opportunities—Arctic Research and Policy–Support
to make arctic data and information more readily available to
researchers. Deadlines and Contact: See above.
Arctic Research Opportunities—Arctic System Science (ARCSS)
Program–Support for projects to advance the scientific basis
for predicting environmental variability and change on a time
scale from seasons to centuries, to facilitate better decision-making
by Arctic stakeholders, and to enable formulation of policy options
to anticipated impacts of global change. This includes observational
studies as well as those that predict and analyze consequences
of environmental variability and global change important to stewardship
of renewable resources and development of decision and policy
options for resource managers and residents. Contact: Neil Swanberg,
703-292-8029; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03574/nsf03574.htm.
Deadlines: 8/30/03, 2/15/04.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates—Sites–Funding
to initiate and conduct undergraduate research participation projects
for students. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact: Directorate for Education
and Human Resources, http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03577/nsf03577.htm.
NEW EARTH FOUNDATION, INC.
Educational support and grants for projects that bring transforming
energy and new life to communities and the world. Deadline: 8/31/03.
Contact: New Earth Foundation, 928-204-1151; email@example.com;
NON-LETHAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER
Support for projects to advance non-lethal capabilities in peacekeeping,
anti-terrorism, policing, humanitarian assistance, and noncombatant
evacuation operations, and to provide the U.S. military and law
enforcement agencies with access to research professionals. Deadline:
8/20/03. Contact: Non-Lethal Technology Innovation Center, 603-862-4540;
PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA (PHRMA)
Research Starter Grants in Informatics provide funding for research
that supports career development of scientists engaged in computational
and experimental research to integrate cutting edge information
technology with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological
sciences in: Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Biological pathways.
Deadline: 9/2/03. Contact: Eileen McCarron, 202-572-7756; EMCCARRON@phrmafoundation.org;
Sabbatical Fellowships in Informatics provide support to mid-career
scientists engaged in a multidisciplinary research training program
that will create or extend their credentials in informatics. Deadline
and Contact: See above or http://www.phrmafoundation.org/awards/informatics/sabbatical.phtml.
PHARMACIA FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA
Senior Research Fellowships in Biomedical Science in Australia
provide support for biomedical scientists with a research-based
doctoral degree in a scientific or medically related discipline,
and with an established, documented post-doctoral track record.
Contact: Peta Tearle, Telephone: 02 9848 3401; Peta.l.Tearle@pharmacia.com;
Reproductive Biomedicine Fellowships support advanced study in
the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction on the campus
of Rockefeller University. Deadline: None. Contact: Fellowship
Secretary, 212-327-8731, firstname.lastname@example.org;
SEXUAL MEDICINE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA, INC. (SMSNA)
Bayer/GlaxoSmithKline Research Fellowship in Erectile Dysfunction–Support
for research in erectile dysfunction. Deadline: 8/15/03. Contact:
Sue O’Sullivan, 847-517-7225; email@example.com; http://www.smsna.org.
SLOAN (ALFRED P.) FOUNDATION
Research Fellowships are awarded to young scientists, often in
their first appointments to university faculties, for research
in the fields of chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics,
neuroscience, physics, and computational and evolutionary molecular
biology. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact: Gwen Knowles, 212-649-1649;
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC)
Abe Fellowship Program–Funding for American and Japanese
postdoctoral research on contemporary policy-relevant issues of
pressing global concern. Deadline: 9/1/03. Contact: Social Science
Research Council, 212-377-2700 x423; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe/.
SOCIOLOGICAL INITIATIVES FOUNDATION
Funding for research and social action projects that focus on
understanding and finding solutions to a broad array of social
problems, especially research that supports and promotes necessary
social change. Contact: Prentice Zinn, 617-426-7172 x-307; email@example.com,
http://www.grantsmanagement.com/sifguide.html. Deadlines: 9/15/03
(Concept Letter); 11/1/03 (Full Proposal).
Open Spaces, Sacred Places Grants Program–Funding for projects
such as community parks, healing gardens, pocket parks, overlooks,
public art, greenways, recreation paths and bay buffers. Deadlines:
9/1/03, 3/1/04 (Letters of Inquiry); 10/1/03, 4/1/04 (Full Proposals).
Contact: TKF Foundation, 410-263-1056; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.tkffdn.org/tkf/programs.shtml.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)/COOPERATIVE STATE
RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION SERVICE
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)–Topics
included are: forests and related resources; plant production
and protection; animal production and protection; air, water,
and soils; food science and nutrition; rural and community development;
aquaculture; industrial applications; marketing and trade; and
wildlife. Deadline: 8/29/03. Contact: Charles F. Cleland, SBIR
Program, 202-401-4002; SBIR@csrees.usda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/sbir/ProgramSolicitation.htm.
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace: Senior Fellowships–Funding
for projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional
conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements,
post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, democratization
and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, U.S. foreign
policy in the 21st century, and related topics. Deadline: 9/15/03.
Contact: Jennings Randolph Program, 202-429-3886; email@example.com;
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
for research/projects in environmental science, energy and medicine
which conferred great benefit upon mankind. Deadline: 9/15/03. Contact:
Linda Duguay, 213-740-9760; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.usc.edu/admin/provost/tylerprize/nominat.html.
Tyler Prize–Nominations are sought from individuals, universities,
research institutions, and their members for the Prize, which
WHITLEY LAING FOUNDATION
Whitley Award Scheme–Support for projects/research on nature
conservation issues and sustainable development, as well as individual
wildlife species preservation projects. Contact: Whitley Laing
Foundation, Telephone: 020 7229 7554; email@example.com; http://www.whitley-award.org/Articles/projects/GeneralApplicationInfo.html.
Wolf Foundation Prizes in the Sciences and Arts are given to outstanding
scientists and artists for achievements in the interest of mankind
and friendly relations among peoples. Science areas of interest
are: agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics.
Art areas of interest are: architecture, music, painting and sculpture.
Contact: Yaron E. Gruder, 972-9-955 7120; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.aquanet.co.il/wolf/wolfnomn.html. Deadline: 8/31/03.
Smuts Visiting Fellowships in Commonwealth Studies 2004-2005 support
research at Wolfson College. Areas of interest are Commonwealth
Studies, including the Commonwealth related aspects of archaeology,
anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature,
oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology. Contact:
Secretary, Smuts Memorial Fund, Telephone: 01223 338396; email@example.com;
http://www.cam.ac.uk. Deadline: 8/28/03.
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