University Letter

Volume 39, No. 42: July 26, 2002

 

"State of UND” Address Set For Sept. 18
Myrna Olson To Give Summer Commencement Address
Faculty Invited To Participate In Summer Commencement
Volunteers Needed For Summer Commencement

EVENTS TO NOTE

Research VP Candidate To Talk At July 26 Open Meeting
Final Examination Set For Erling Jorgensen
Groundbreaking Set For EERC Expansion
Chappy Plays At North Dakota Museum Of Art
Steam Shutdown Rescheduled For Aug. 6-7
IRB Meets Aug. 7; Agenda Items Due Soon
Info Session Helps Staff To Help Students
All Invited To Participate In Grad Student Fair
Human Rights Legislative Forum Set For Oct. 15

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grade Report Forms Available
Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost
EERC Establishes Renewable Energy Task Force
Libraries List Intersession Hours
ND BRIN Facilitates Access To Journals
New Features Coming to HTML eZ
Mary Metcalf Named Transportation Manager
Special Computer Prices Available To Departments
Payroll, Personnel Will Have Separate Reception Areas
Second Avenue Closed To Long-Term Parking
People Who Stutter Sought For Study
U2 Sells Computer Software Manuals At Half Price
New Credit Union Building Sees September Completion
Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of The Month
U2 Program Lists Workshops
Hanhan Elected Secretary Of Governing Board
Lindquist-Mala Elected President of NIWHRC
Local Software To Be Featured At Education Conference

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

Anil Potti Receives Grant For Cancer Research
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

 


University Letter Lists Summer Schedule
The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: July 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, jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu.

 

President’s “State Of The University” Address Set For Sept. 18
President Charles Kupchella will present his “State of the University” address at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

 

Myrna Olson To Give Commencement Address Aug. 2
Myrna Olson, professor of education, will give the summer commencement address Friday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. More than 430 students are eligible to walk across the stage. The University graduates more than 2,200 students throughout the year.

Myrna Raye Olson completed her bachelor’s degree in secondary education/science in 1969 from Northern Montana College and her master’s degree in secondary education and biology in 1971 from Montana State University. She taught individuals with blindness and visual impairment for several years before coming to UND as a graduate teaching assistant and completing her doctorate in elementary and special education in 1975. While teaching at UND, Dr. Olson did postdoctoral work at San Francisco State University (1976) and at Peabody Vanderbilt College (1977). She has served 27 years as a faculty member of the department of teaching and learning in the College of Education and Human Development, where she directs the doctoral program in teaching and learning and coordinates the higher education program.

Olson developed the teacher preparation program in visual impairment at UND, one of the few such programs in the United States, as well as the first course work in early childhood/special education. She has taught all of the courses in both of these fields as well as courses in emotional disturbance, gifted education, and general special education. For the past several years she has taught courses in higher education and worked with the graduate teaching assistants in her department and in several other departments on campus. Olson is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles, and Impairment within the Council of Exceptional Children. She has served as a speaker, consultant and inservice provider to a number of states and provinces of Canada as well as to schools and agencies in North Dakota. On UND’s campus she has chaired the special education program and chaired or served on more than 80 committees.

During her career at UND, Olson has won the B.C. Gamble Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching and Service (1982) and the Saiki Prize for Graduate and Professional Teaching (1993. She was also given the Braille Access Award in 1990 by The American Foundation for the Blind and the Humanitarian Award by both a local chapter and the state chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children in 1998 and 1999 respectively.

The summer commencement ceremony will be carried live on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3.

 

Faculty Members Invited to Participate in Summer Commencement
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 tammy_anderson@mail.und.nodak.edu 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.

 

Volunteers Needed For Summer Commencement Aug. 2
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 tammy_anderson@mail.und.nodak.edu 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.

 

Events to Note

 

U Community Invited To Meet Research VP Candidate
Peter J. Alfonso, a candidate for the position of vice president for research, will take part in an open meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, in 10-12 Swanson Hall. All University researchers and other interested members of the UND community are invited to attend.

Currently associate vice president and chief research officer at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Alfonso holds a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology/audiology from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in speech pathology from Western Michigan University, and a doctorate in speech science/experimental phonetics from Purdue University. - - H. David Wilson, Chair, Search Committee.

 

Final Examination Set For Erling Jorgensen
The final examination for Erling Jorgensen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology, is set for 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, in 308 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is “Frameworks: Temporal Enactment in Narrative Accounts of Mediation.” Denise Twohey (counseling) is the committee chair.

All members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

 

Groundbreaking Set For EERC Expansion
A groundbreaking celebration for a new expansion at the Energy and Environmental Research Center has been set for Tuesday, July 30, at 1 p.m.

The EERC has added about 70 staff members in the past two years, and projections indicate continued growth ahead. In fact, although EERC contract revenues just four years ago were at $11.5 million, the organization is on pace to reach an aggressive revenue goal of $50 million by 2006. To accomplish that goal, however, more space is urgently needed, and officials are moving ahead quickly to expand the facilities.

The $7.8 million project will update existing facilities, add 47,000 square feet of space, and include office space for 90 additional staff, meeting rooms, and more laboratory space. The project will be completed in the fall of 2003.

President Charles Kupchella said the project is part of the expansion of the research, development and commercialization capacity of the University. “This is an important step toward reaching the goal of $100 million annually in sponsored research and development at UND,” Kupchella said. “The EERC figures prominently in helping the University to reach this strategic objective.”
For more information about the groundbreaking celebration, contact Linda Quamme at (701) 777-5131. – Energy and Environmental Research Center.

 

Chappy Plays At North Dakota Museum Of Art
She played with the punk band MC3 at age 14, wrote her first song a year later, and Cindy Lauper and Boy George helped define her style. On Tuesday, July 30, at 7:30 pm, singer/guitarist/songwriter Chappy Hamilton takes the stage at the North Dakota Museum of Art for an evening of her original compositions. This will be the last chance to hear Chappy and her accompanist and friend, cellist Nathan Wold, on stage together before each takes off for far places. The concert is free and open to the public.

Chappy — it is her birth name — grew up in Minot, “raised North Dakota proud.” Her grandfather gave her a guitar when she was 14; she taught herself to play, and the creative muse took off with her first original composition, “The Last Time.” While attending UND, Chappy played at the Blue Moose, Whitey’s, Sensations, The Down Under, Babylon, and the Westward Ho, and at the John Barley-Corne restaurant where she was entertainment manager. Fargo gigs took her to The Trentino and the 21st Amendment.

The CD Chappy is working on, The Walking Bridges, refers to the foot bridge over the Red River that linked Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. She sees the title as a metaphor for her upcoming move to Chicago.

The friendship between Chappy Hamilton and Nathan Wold goes back to their childhood days in Minot. Wold’s classical music background includes piano lessons with Chappy’s great-aunt, and Chappy and Nathan played a full schedule at the 2001 Norskhostfest in Minot, the largest Scandinavian festival in North America. Wold, classically trained in cello and trombone, has played with the Grand Forks Symphony, the Grand Forks Master Chorale, and UND choirs.

Chappy’s concert is the last in the Museum’s Summer Music Series for the season. A reception will follow the performance.
Summer Music at the Museum is underwritten by Jean Holland, Museum Trustee. For more information, please call 701-777-4195 or view www.ndmoa.com . – North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

Steam Shutdown Rescheduled For Aug. 6-7
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 community.
If you have a problem with these dates, please contact Debbie at 777-2371. Thank you for your cooperation. – Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.

 

IRB Meets Aug. 7; Agenda Items Due Soon
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, July 29. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects were due in ORPD Monday, July 22.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting. – John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.

 

Information Session Helps Staff Help Students
The annual staff information session (motto: “get the latest information and make sure you’re prepared to help students”) is set for Monday, Aug. 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. 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) way possible.

Short briefings will cover academic advising, financial aid, fee payment, business office, 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 & ID’s, Greek life, Memorial Union, Community Violence Intervention Center, and UND police.

Everyone is welcome to attend. – Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services.

 

All Invited To Take Part In Grad Student Fair
The Graduate School will offer an information fair for new graduate students during new graduate student orientation Thursday, Aug. 22, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. We invite campus participation. If you are interested in having a table or booth at the fair, please contact Staci Matheny in the Graduate School at 777-2786. – Cynthia Shabb, Graduate School.

 

Human Rights Legislative Forum Set For Oct. 15
The human rights legislative community forum and awards night has been set for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Reed Keller Auditorium, Medical Science.

The evening will begin with a keynote address from Mark Bachmeier, commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Labor, human rights division. Cheryl Bergian, director of the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, will also speak. A panel of Grand Forks County legislators and candidates for office will address questions from the audience. The panel will be facilitated by Judy DeMers and Patrick Moore. Humanitarian awards, recognizing local citizens for outstanding endeavors in human rights activity, will be presented. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Diana Deats-O’Reilly, Grand Forks Human Rights Coalition Interim Chair.

 

Announcements

 

Grade Report Forms Available
The grade report forms for summer session are available in the registrar’s office for pickup by department offices. The procedures to follow and deadlines are noted in a memo attached to the forms. If you have any questions, please call 777-2711. – Mike Cogan, Associate Registrar.

 

Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost
For just $7.67 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).
2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.
3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, Aug. 16, for the fall semester..
4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit! -- Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.

 

 

EERC Establishes Renewable Energy Task Force
The Energy and Environmental Research Center has established a renewable energy task force to maximize opportunities for research, development, demonstration, and commercialization of economically viable renewable energy fuels, products, and technologies. The task force will provide a means of better coordinating the many EERC projects and proposals that involve renewable energy technologies.

Earlier this spring, the U.S. Senate passed a federal renewable energy portfolio standard as part of Energy Bill S. 517. The standard requires that an additional 1 percent of the nation’s electricity come from new renewable sources by 2005, increasing each year until renewable energy provides 10 percent of the national electricity supply by 2020. The bill has moved to a joint House-Senate conference committee where differences between it and the House-passed energy bill, which includes no such standard, will be resolved.

In addition to taking on increased importance nationally, renewable energy initiatives offer tremendous opportunities to the economic development of rural, agricultural economies of the central and northern Great Plains.

“For more than a decade, the EERC has held a long-term commitment to using a multidisciplinary, teamwork-approach to advancing environmentally acceptable energy technology concepts, which can help this country along the path to energy independence,” EERC Director Gerald Groenewold said. “I am extremely proud of the wealth of talented individuals who are part of the EERC and am committed to using that resource to maximum advantage. The EERC Renewable Energy Task Force will provide a mechanism by which information and creative ideas in this critical area of research can flow easily and meaningful collaboration can be achieved.”
Core competencies within the EERC Renewable Energy Group include biomass fuels and chemicals, hydrogen and fuel cells, energy efficiency, wind, and biomass power.

Through an EERC cornerstone program, the National Alternative Fuels Laboratory (NAFL), founded in 1988 under a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, EERC researchers find scientifically based answers to critical technical questions related to ethanol and other oxygenated fuels to assist in bringing new products to market for traditional and nontraditional opportunities. Currently, important activity involves control technologies for volatile organic compound emissions from ethanol-processing facilities.

The EERC’s Center for Biomass Utilization (CBU) grew out of industry-funded research and development to utilize an array of biomass resources for fuel and energy. Currently, nearly $5 million of activities are funded in the CBU through industry investment; local, state, and federal government contracts; and industry-government joint ventures. Earlier this month the CBU hosted the “Biomass Energy: Heat & Power Workshop” in Grand Forks, which attracted nearly 80 economic developers, energy producers, business leaders, and researchers who were either directly involved in or seeking information on biomass energy.

The EERC’s Plains Organization for Wind Energy Resources (POWER) serves as a regional center of excellence, providing objective technical and economic wind energy information for the central and northern plains. An EERC wind hybrid test facility in the development stages will provide technical training and public information as well as a location to test novel energy systems that might include wind energy with hydrogen energy production.

“It is important to note that the longstanding support of U.S. Senators Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad, U.S. Representative Earl Pomeroy, and the North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services, has been vital to the EERC’s success in pursuing the development and commercialization of a full suite of renewable energy technologies,” said Groenewold. Some of this work is conducted with the support of U.S. Department of Energy. – Energy and Environmental Research Center.

 

Libraries List Intersession Hours

Chester Fritz Library — Chester Fritz Library summer intersession hours for Friday, Aug. 2, through Monday, Aug. 26, are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Law Library — Interim hours for the Olaf Thormodsgard Law Library are: Thursday, Aug. 1, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, closed; Monday through Thursday, Aug. 5-8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Aug. 12-15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Aug. 19-22, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, noon to 5 p.m. – Cherie Stoltman, Law Library.

Health Sciences Library — Intersession hours for the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences are: Monday through Thursday, Aug. 5-8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11, closed.
Regular semester hours begin Monday, Aug. 12: 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 midnight. – April Byars, Health Sciences Library.

 

ND BRIN Facilitates Access To Journals
ND BRIN and the UND libraries are proud to announce the arrival of two new products. Electronic access to the suite of Nature journals is now available all across campus and off. This group of journals consists of the electronic version of Nature (http://www.nature.com/nature/), its associated monthly titles, and the recently launched Nature Reviews. Go to http://www.nature.com/nature/author/natureguide.html for a list of titles and their research emphasis. Individual Nature titles and their URLs will be listed in ODIN and on the libraries’ Web electronic journal lists. Please contact the library reference departments to report any problems or for assistance in access and usage.

SciFinder Scholar (http://www.cas.org/SCIFINDER/SCHOLAR/index.html) is a desktop information tool developed by Chemical Abstracts Service (http://www.cas.org/), a division of the American Chemical Society. SciFinder Scholar offers access to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, including Chemical Abstracts, Registry, CASREACT, CHEMCATS, and CHEMLIST. SciFinder Scholar also includes access to MEDLINE. Subjects covered by these databases include chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, geochemistry, agricultural chemistry, biomedical and medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, materials science, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, environmental science, and waste management.

Our campus is sharing four accesses with NDSU. This means that researchers should remember to sign off after doing a search so that others can gain entry as needed.

The one-year subscription for this product is extremely expensive and was brought to the UND and NDSU campuses through the cooperation of the ND BRIN grant, the UND and NDSU Libraries, the chemistry departments at NDSU and UND, RNEST, EPA EPSCoR, NDSU associate vice president for research and interdisciplinary programs, UND ORPD, and UND Provost’s office. Special thanks goes to Mark Hoffmann (chemistry) for assisting with the funding details on the UND campus. Client software for SciFinder Scholar is available to all UND students, faculty, and staff at: http://harley.med.und.nodak.edu under user instructions and on the featured link. SciFinder Scholar user documentation is available at http://www.cas.org/SCIFINDER/SCHOLAR2001/sfschlr.pdf . If users need further assistance they may contact CAS Customer Service (e-mail: help@cas.org or phone: 800-848-6533) or Theresa Norton, Library of the Health Sciences (e-mail: tnorton@medicine.nodak.edu or phone: 777-2946).

Training sessions for SciFinder Scholar will be announced as soon as they are scheduled. Please contact me with questions or concerns. – Judy Rieke, Electronic Resources Coordinator, North Dakota BRIN Grant, Library of the Health Sciences.

 

New Features Coming To HTML eZ
HTML eZ is a web course management system developed right here at UND, with ongoing input from UND faculty. It is an adaptable and evolving alternative to commercial products like WebCT and Blackboard, growing and changing to suit instructor and student needs.

The new HTML eZ (version 3.0) will be released just in time for the fall semester. HTML eZ will have a fresh new look and updated functionality to make it an even more powerful teaching tool. These updated features will become available to current users automatically, in mid-August. Some examples of updates include:

• Navigation — Improved navigation displays more information in less space. Moving from one feature to another is often only one mouse click away.

• Editor — Build your site the way you want it - to suit your specific student, course or departmental needs. The updated editor allows you even more control over your course web site, including:

• Link Nesting — A new option offers unlimited “nesting” of related items, giving you the ability to organize course content in limitless depth.

• File Folder — Replacing the old “dropbox” function, the File Folder enables students and instructors to share documents, images, and other files. Multiple File Folders can be created for specific purposes, with customized titles and settings.

• Discussion Forum — The threaded discussion board has been redesigned for ease of use.

• Assessment Tools — Three options are available:

HTML eZ is available to all UND faculty and staff. See for yourself how easy it is to create and maintain your class web site. Give us a few minutes – we’ll give you the Web! For more information, contact Henry Borysewicz. 777-4380, henryb@aero.und.edu .-- Henry Borysewicz, Director, AeroSpace Network.

 

Mary Metcalf Named Transportation Manager
Mary Metcalf has been named transportation manager, effective July 1. She is responsible for all transportation activities at UND, including the motor pool, vehicle and equipment maintenance, shuttle bus services, and motor coach services. She has worked for UND for 24 years, the last 12 as the transportation office manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from UND. – Jim Uhlir, Director, Auxiliary Services.

 

Special Computer Prices Available To Departments
Over the last several years, the ITSS desktop client group has negotiated special pricing as part of the large semi-annual Student Technology Fee purchase. Due to the large number of PCs that are purchased through the Student Technology Fee process, the ITSS desktop client group has been able to negotiated excellent pricing that is available to the whole campus. If your department is considering the purchase of a PC, I encourage you to take advantage of this pricing.

Please note that the pricing is for university purchases only; not personal purchases. By following the links below, you will find information including pricing for base systems and the costs of other options that you may require. This quote is good through Tuesday, Oct. 15. The lease option noted in the Dell quotes is not available. For further assistance contact the ITSS Help Center at 701-777-2222, http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/announce/dell2002/ . – James Shaeffer, Interim Chief Information Officer.

 

Payroll, Personnel Will Have Separate Reception Areas
As of Thursday, Aug. 1, the payroll and personnel offices will no longer have a combined reception area. Please access the payroll office through 314 Twamley Hall and the personnel office through 313 Twamley Hall. Payroll telephone number is 777-4226; the personnel office phone number is 777-4361. – Pat Hanson, Director, Payroll Office, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

 

Long-Term Parking On Second Avenue Not Allowed
We are asking for your help and cooperation regarding parking on Second Avenue North behind the Memorial Union. Because of increased enrollment, construction causing difficulty getting around campus, and the very real needs of the visually impaired and physically challenged people, we are asking for your help. We can no longer accommodate long-term parking in this area. We ask that those who normally park on this street on a permanent basis now park in the adjacent lots that are designated for your permit. Parking on this street will be limited to delivery vehicles, service vehicles, and those with handicapped permits. The walkways need to be open so visually impaired people can safely cross this street. If you use a service vehicle placard, you may still do so but for short-term parking only, 90 minutes maximum. If you have a special permit that allows you to park on Second Avenue North on a permanent basis, this option will no longer be available. Please be aware of the areas posted “No Parking Anytime,” particularly on the south side of this street. Based on the volume of vehicles using this street, we also ask your cooperation in not parking in those areas. Please contact the traffic division if you have questions. Thank you. – Traffic Division.

 

People Who Stutter Sought For Study
Manish Rami (communication sciences and disorders) is conducting pilot studies to explore the effects of various auditory stimuli on people who stutter. He is seeking people who stutter to take part in the study. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Dr. Rami at 777-3724. Participants will be compensated for their time. – Manish Rami, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders.

 

U2 Sells Computer Software Manuals at Half Price
Due to a software upgrade and a new reference manual vendor, we have computer software manuals are available for sale. You may use ID billing, check, cash or credit card to pay for the books. These books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be held for two business days and will be mailed out a soon as payment is received. The books are located at the Rural Technology Center, room 234. Please call the U2 office at 7-2128 for any other details.

The manuals for sale are: Excel 00, level III; PowerPoint 00, level II; Windows 98; Word 00, level I, II, III; WordPerfect 9.0. level I, II, III. All books sell for $5 each, except for Access 00, level 1, which sells for $8. – Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator

 

New Credit Union Building Should Be Complete By September
The new University Federal Credit Union building, located at 1575 17th Ave. S. (next to Trophy House) should be complete by early September. We hope to be ready to conduct business sometime in October, and will give you a firmer date as soon as possible. We will continue to be located on campus in the lower level of the Memorial Union.

The board of directors and the building committee have worked hard to provide you with a convenient location with a drive-up. Our new location will enable us to better serve you, and allow you and your family members easy access to conduct all your financial transactions.

Please call a member service representative at 777-2274 (CASH) for complete information on all our services. – Marney Kresel, Manager, University Federal Credit Union.

 

Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of The Month
July 31 is the last Wednesday of the month – Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your button and “go casual.” All proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching other office and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area. – Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.

 

U2 Program Lists Workshops
Following are some workshops offered by the U2 Program, University within the University.

Institutional Research
Annual Reporting 101
August 13, 1 to 2:30p.m. (Please register by 8:30 a.m., August 9), Upson II, Room 361.
This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with the new standardized format for the annual reporting process. This hands-on workshop will introduce the Annual Reporting web site, view samples of the core dataset, view available reports, and will explore the basics of Excel interactive tables.
Presenters: Carmen Williams and Carol Dreschel.

ITSS
ITSS workshops are held in 361 Upson II, 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, Power Point, 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 & Windows operating system.

Access XP, Advanced
Aug. 13-15, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total); registration due by 8:30 a. m. Aug. 9.
Prerequisite: Access XP, Intermediate Introduces: Data Access Pages for the Web, Macros, and Advanced Database Management; Explores user-defined modules and Visual Basic.

Personnel Services
Broadband: What Is It?
Aug.14, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center; registration due by 8:30 a.m. Aug. 12.
Find out how the broadbanding system defines positions, why it was implemented, how it relates to salary administration, and how it ties to market values.
Presenters: Joy Johnson, Diane Nelson.

Safety and Environmental Health
Laboratory Safety
Aug. 14, 2 to 4 p.m., 235 Rural Technology Center; registration due by 8:30 a.m. Aug.12.
Rural Technology Center, Room 235. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all university employees working in a laboratory.
Presenter: Greg Krause, Safety and Environmental Health.

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: name, department, box number, phone number, and e-mail address, along with the title and date of the event and the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. – University Within the University.

 

Hanhan Elected Secretary Of Governing Board
Sara Fritzell Hanhan, associate provost, was elected to a four-year term as secretary of the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a professional organization of more than 100,000 early childhood educators headquartered in Washington, D.C. – John Ettling, Provost.

 

Lindquist-Mala Elected President Of NIWHRC
Cynthia Lindquist-Mala, director of Indian health, has been elected president of the National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center (NIWHRC).

The NIWHRC, a non-profit organization, helps American Indian and Alaska Native women achieve optimal health and wellness for themselves, their families and their communities. It is a network that promotes advocacy, education and policy development.
The group was organized in 1994 by the director of the federal Indian Health Service, which is charged with providing health care to America’s first citizens, to advise the agency on the health needs of Indian women. Membership includes women and men from across the country representing various disciplines and age groups with a common goal of improving the health status of Native women.

Current projects include an HIV/AIDS survey in concert with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), a breast and cervical cancer awareness program, and a community women mobilization project.

Lindquist-Mala, a member of the Spirit Lake Nation of Fort Totten, ND, has been a member of NIWHRC since it was established. She holds a master’s degree in public administration, with an emphasis on Indian health systems, from UND and is completing a doctoral degree in educational leadership here. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Locally Developed Software will be Presented at Education Conference
Software developed at UND will be showcased at a national conference on distance education and independent study, the10th Annual American Association for Collegiate Independent Study (AACIS) Conference Nov. 14-16 in Reno.

HTML eZ was developed to facilitate teaching and communications via the Internet. The project name is derived from the acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language, the authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web. The software is being developed at the AeroSpace Network (ASN) a support division of UND’s Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The UND Aerospace Foundation has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the core intellectual property behind the project. Henry Borysewicz, director of ASN, will make the presentation. “HTML eZ is an adaptable and evolving alternative to commercial products,” said Borysewicz. “It has the potential to generate resources and create high-tech jobs the region. HTML eZ gives us an opportunity to become an educational software provider, rather than just a consumer.” The Odegard School is working with the UND Center for Innovation to promote and license HTML eZ. – AeroSpace Network.

 

Grants and Research

 

Anil Potti Receives Grant For Cancer Research
Anil Potti (internal medicine, Fargo), has received a $58,900 grant from Dakota Medical Foundation to continue cancer research.
His project is aimed at the study of a specific gene, HER-2/neu, an “oncogene” known to play a role in the growth of cancer cells. In an earlier study also supported by the Dakota Medical Foundation, Potti and his research team found that the presence of this oncogene may predict the outcome in 20 to 30 percent of solid tumors.

Recent research, the result of studies around the world, suggests that the presence of mutations in the c-kit gene, another oncogene, may have value in predicting the outcome of cancer, possibly in conjunction with HER-2/neu over-expression, Potti said. Research suggests that testing for the presence of both oncogenes may be helpful to patients suffering from advanced-stage cancer, such as lung and brain tumors and scarcomas, which typically have not responded well to traditional therapy, he said. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (ABMRF)
Data Analysis Grants–Support for analysis of previously collected data on the use, and prevention of misuse, of alcoholic beverages. New Scientist Awards–Support for career development of highly promising new scientists just entering the field of alcohol research. Pilot/Preliminary Studies–Support for pilot/preliminary studies to determine feasibility of conducting a larger, more expensive research project. Research Project Grants–Support for specific research projects. Contact: 410-821-7066 x11; info@abmrf.org; http://www.abmrf.org/grants.html. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 2/1/03.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA, & IMMUNOLOGY (AAAAI)
Interest Section Grant–Support for multi-center, collaborative research and projects that enhance allergy and immunology research and training efforts. Contact: Jerome Schultz, 414-272-6071; jschultz@aaaai.org; http://www.aaaai.org/members/grants_awards/

aaaaigrantsawards/aaaai_interest_section_grants.stm. Deadline: 9/3/02.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY (ASGE)
Endoscopic Research and Outcomes and Effectiveness Awards–Support to physicians for projects in basic and clinical endoscopic technology research, and in outcomes and effectiveness of endoscopy research. Deadline: 9/6/02. Contact: Rebecca Bonsaint; 630-573-0600; RBonsaint@prri.com; http://www.asge.org.

ANDERSEN FOUNDATION
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Program–Fellowships to enable candidates for the Ph.D.or equivalent degree in accounting, tax, and other related areas to complete dissertations without teaching or doing outside work. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 5/1/02. Contact: Dennis R. Reigle, 312-507-3402 general.info@arthurandersen.com; http://www.arthurandersen.org.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
Grants for established investigators to encourage development of new information that contributes to understanding of basic etiology and pathogenesis of, or to development of new therapies for cystic fibrosis. Deadline: 9/2/02. Contact: 301-951-4422; grants@cff.org; http://www.cff.org/research/research_grants.cfm.

DANIEL LANGLOIS FOUNDATION FOR ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Grants for Researchers in Residence–Support for researchers to work in the Foundation’s collections at the Centre for Research and Documentation in Montreal, Canada. Deadline: 8/31/02. Contact: 514-987-7177; info@fondation-langlois.org; http://www.fondation-langlois.org/e/programmes/index.html.

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Defense Sciences Research and Technology (SOL BAA01-42)–Support for new proposals in Brain Machine Interfaces. Deadline: 8/29/02. Contact: Steven Wax, 703-686-2281; http://www.eps.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/BAA01-42/listing.html.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Support for Field Work Proposals (FWPs) for collaborative scientific and engineering research and development (R&D) with participants from the ROK under the International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (SOL DE-RP06-02RL14400). Deadline: 8/30/02. Contact: Melanie Fletcher, 509-376-4828; melanie_p_fletcher@rl.gov; http://e-center.doe.gov/iips/busopor.nsf/Solicitation+By+Number/DCADE00FAD97DF8885256BEB007EB915?OpenDocument.
Support for cost-shared Research and Development for Truck

Essential Power Systems for Increased Powertrain Fuel Efficiency and Overall Systems Efficiency Improvements. Deadline: 8/26/02. Contact: Evan M. Dunne, 505-845-4798; edunne@doeal.gov; http://doe-iips.pr.doe.gov/iips/busopor.nsf/Solicitation+By+Number/AC3A812A6A87574885256BF40053DC81/$file/EPSsolicittion.pdf.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
GWIR-Low-Level-Chemical-Exposures Gulf War Illnesses Research: Low Level Chemcal Exposure (SOL DAMD17-BAA-GWIR)–Funding for original research among persons who served on active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War on: 1) possible health effect of exposure to low levels of hazardous chemicals, including chemical warfare agents and other substances; and 2) the individual susceptibility of humans to such exposure under environmentally controlled conditions. Deadline: 8/28/02. Contact: Cheryl Miles, 301-619-7148; cheryl.miles@det.amedd.army.mil; http://www.va.gov/resdev/pgrpt99.htm.

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
University and Non-Profit Scientific and Engineering Research (SOL N00178-02-Q-3002)–Scientific and engineering research “white papers” are sought for basic research, applied research, and advanced research projects in a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: sd13@nswc.navy.mil; http://www.nswc.navy.mil/supply.

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Junior Investigator Research Grants–Seed grants for clinical investigators or basic scientists early in their careers, for support of biological or behavioral research to advance understanding, treatment, and prevention of epilepsy. Contact: 301-459-3700; grants@efa.org; http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/research/grant2003.doc. Deadline: 9/4/02.

FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)
Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award for HIV-AIDS (PA-02-114)–Small individual research grants to facilitate collaborative research between U.S. scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health and foreign scientists. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 1/2/03, 5/1/03. Contact: Jeanne McDermott, 301-496-1653; mcdermoj@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-114.html.

GENERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION
Support for projects and/or programs in the areas of international peace, reproductive health and rights, and resources. Deadlines: Initial letter of inquiry strongly recommended before submission of a formal proposal; 9/1/02, 2/1/03 (Proposals). Contact: 970-920-6834; info@generalservice.org; http://www.generalservice.org.

GLAUCOMA FOUNDATION
Research Grants to doctors and scientists striving to improve the lives of glaucoma patients. Contact: 212-651-2504; info@glaucoma-foundation.org; http://www.glaucoma-foundation.org/doctors.htm. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 3/1/03.

JAMES MARSTON FITCH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Mid-Career Grant Program–Support to mid-career professionals for research in the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and decorative arts. Deadline: 9/3/02. Contact: 212-252-6809; FitchFoundation@aol.com; http://www.fitchfoundation.org/program.htm.

KETTERING FAMILY FOUNDATION
Support in the following areas: cultural/arts; education; environment; medical/health; social/human services. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 3/1/03. Contact: Grant Application Office, GRANTS@ketteringfamilyfoundation.org; http://www.ketteringfamilyfoundation.org/guidelines.htm.

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Grants-in-Aid of Research–Awards to scholars to help defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, Texas. Deadlines: 8/31/02, 2/28/03. Contact: Executive Director, 512-916-5137 x.296; http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/grantapp.pdf.

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
NASA Research Announcement for the Instrument Incubator Program (IIP) (SOL NRA-02-OES-03)–Proposals are sought for technology development activities leading to new system and subsystem level airborne and space-based measurement techniques which reduce risk, cost, size, and development time of Earth observing instruments, and enable new Earth observation measurements. Deadline: 9/5/02. Contact: Frank Peri, 301-286-9475; frank.peri@gsfc.nasa.gov; http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=04#102171.

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research for Underrepresented Minorities (PAR-00-042)–Support to encourage research-oriented minority clinicians to conduct patient-oriented research in clinical oncology. Contact: Belinda M. Locke, 301-496-7344; lockeb@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-042.html. Deadline: 10/1/02.
Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-Associated Cancers (PA-00-086)–Support for interdisciplinary studies to better understand the molecular epidemiology and role of cofactors in etiology of pre-neoplastic conditions and cancers occurring among persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Contact: Sandra Melnick, vs38j@nih.gov; 301-402-9375; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-086.html. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 1/2/03.

RAPID Access to Preventive Intervention Development– The goal is expeditious movement of novel molecules and concepts from the laboratory to the clinic for clinical trials of efficacy. RAPID will assist investigators by providing any (or all) preclinical and phase 1 clinical developmental requirements for phase 2 clinical efficacy trials. Contact: Izet M. Kapetanovic, 301-435-5011; richichi@mail.nih.gov; http://www3.cancer.gov/prevention/rapid/. Deadline: 10/1/02.
Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Pancreatic Cancer For the Year 2002 (PAR-02-068)– Support of senior scientists who wish to refocus their careers on translational research. Contact: Organ Systems Branch, 301-496-8528; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-068.html. Deadlines: 9/1/02 (Letter of Intent), 10/1/02 (Application).

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
Clinical Vision Research Development Awards (R21) (PAR-00-050) assist institutions in developing staff expertise and acquiring resources necessary to enhance clinical vision research programs. Contact: Mary Frances Cotch, 301-496-5983; mfcotch@nei.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-050.html. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.
Core Grants for Vision Research and Vision Research Infrastructure Development Grants (PAR-02-050) support groups of investigators who have independent NEI funding with additional, shared support to enhance their own and their institution’s capability for conducting vision research. Deadline: 8/27/02. Contact: Ralph J. Helmsen, 301-496-5301; rh27v@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html; http://www.nei.nih.gov/funding/p30.htm; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-050.html.
Small Grants for Pilot Research support innovative and/or potentially high impact vision research. Clinical Study Planning Grants (R21) (PAR-01-007) support large-scale clinical research projects, including randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Richard S. Fisher, 301-496-5301; rf75s@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-007.html.

NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science–Support to establish ew academic Centers for advanced genome research; i.e., a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biological problem. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 1/1/03, 5/1/03, (Letters of Intent for Exploratory Grants); 4/1/03 (Letters of Intent for Specialized Centers (P50)); 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03, (Applications for Exploratory Grants (P20)); 6/1/02, 6/1/03 (Applications for Specialized Centers (P50)). Contact: Jeffery A. Schloss, 301-496-7531; jeff_schloss@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-021.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (NIGEC)
For fiscal year 2003-2004: Exchange of Carbon (e.g., Uptake of Atmospheric CO2) by US Terrestrial Ecosystems–Support for the study of the carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems (see http://public.ornl.gov/ameriflux/Participants/Sites/Map/index.cfm). Effects of Environmental Change Associated with Energy Production on US Terrestrial Ecosystems–(see http://www.sc.doe.gov/production/ober/GC/nigec.html). Development and Testing of Ecosystem Models Needed for Integrated Assessments. Cross-Regional Research–Funding for research that incorporates cross-regional elements. For descriptions of the research interests of the regional centers see the sites listed above or http://nigec.ucdavis.edu/rfp/index.htm or contact the appropriate individual listed below. Deadlines: 8/9/02 (Letters of Intent), 9/3/ 02 (Proposals). Contacts: Great Plains Regional Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln , Shashi B. Verma, 402-472-0654, Sverma1@unl.edu; SouthCentral Regional Center at Tulane University , David J. Sailor, 504-865-5250, nigec@tcs.tulane.edu; Midwestern Regional Center at Indiana University, J. C. Randolph, 812-855-4953, randolph@indiana.edu; Southeast Regional Center at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Robert A. Griffin, 205-348-8401, senigec@coe.eng.ua.edu; Northeast Regional Center at Harvard University , Steven C. Wofsy, 617-495-4566, nigec@io.harvard.edu; Western Regional Center at University of California, Davis (WESTGEC), Susan L. Ustin, 530-752-7300, westgec@ucdavis.edu.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award–The Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Division provides support to facilitate progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers. Deadlines: 9/1/02 (Letter of Intent), 10/1/02 (Application). Contact: Clifton Poodry, cp77x@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-98-085.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
HIV/AIDS and the Severely Mentally Ill (PA-98-080)–Support to stimulate investigator-initiated research that targets persons with severe mental illness either before or after HIV infection. Contact: David M. Stoff, 301-443-4625; dstoff@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-080.html. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 1/2/03, 5/1/03.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Age-Related Prostate Growth: Biologic Mechanisms (PA-02-116)–Support for research addressing biologic mechanisms related to aging processes that underlie initiation and progression of prostate growth processes in middle-age, and pathophysiologic connections of that growth process with prostate diseases prevalent in older men, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Frank Bellino, 301-496-6402; bellinof@nia.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-116.html.
Genetic Architecture, Biological Variation, and Complex Phenotypes (PA-02-110)–Support for new studies on genetic variation and the architecture of complex phenotypes. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943; Irene_Eckstrand@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-110.html. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/Training Grants (PA-02-109)–Funding to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals training for careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Deadlines: 9/10/02, 1/10/03, 5/10/03. Contact: 301-435-0714; grantsinfo@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-109.html.

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (NRC)
High-Speed Rail IDEA Program (HSR-IDEA)–Support for projects with potential to upgrade the existing U.S. rail system to accommodate operations up to 125 miles per hour and beyond. Contact: Charles Taylor, 202-334-2065; ctaylor@nas.edu; http://www4.nas.edu/trb/dive.nsf/web/idea_programs?OpenDocument; http://gulliver.trb.org/publications/sp/IDEA_anouncement.pdf. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 3/1/03.
National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP-IDEA)–Support to advance construction, safety, maintenance, and management of highway systems. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 3/1/03. Contact: Inam Jawed, 202-334-1461; ijawed@nas.edu; http://www4.nas.edu/trb/dive.nsf/web/idea_programs?OpenDocument,
http://gulliver.trb.org/publications/sp/IDEA_anouncement.pdf.
Transportation Safety Technology (Safety IDEA)–Support for projects that promote innovative approaches to improving motor carrier safety. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 3/1/03. Contact: Harvey Berlin, 202-334-2441; hberlin@nas.edu; http://www4.nas.edu/trb/dive.nsf/web/idea_programs?OpenDocument;
http://gulliver.trb.org/publications/sp/IDEA_anouncement.pdf.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Instrument Development for Biological Research (BIO-DBI)–Support for development of new instruments and improved or novel software for operation of instruments, workshops in emerging areas of instrumentation in biological sciences, and determination of basic mechanisms of relevant interactions. Deadline: 8/26/02. Contact: Gerald Selzer, 703-292-8470; dbiiid@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf98119.
Ship Acquisitions and Upgrades (GEO-OCE)–Support for design, construction, acquisition, upgrade, or conversion of research vessels. Deadline: 9/1/02. Contact: Dolly Dieter, 703-292-8581; edieter@nsf.gov; http://www.geo.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/showprog.pl?id=102&div=oce.

NEC FOUNDATION
Support for research in science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, and/or application of technology to assist people with disabilities. Contact: 516-753-7021; foundation@necfoundation.org; http://www.nec.com/company/foundation. Deadline: 9/1/02.

RESEARCH CORPORATION
Cottrell Scholars Awards–Support to further teaching and research of faculty members in Ph.D.-granting astronomy, chemistry, and physics departments. Deadline: 9/3/02. Contact: Christina A. Scavo, 520-571-1111; cas@rescorp.org; http://www.rescorp.org/csa_guidelines.html.

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC)
Abe Fellowship Program–Support for American and Japanese postdoctoral research, but not limited to, research projects, conferences, and workshops geographically focused on Latin America, Iberia, and Antarctica. Deadline: 9/1/02. Contact: 212-377-2700; abe@ssrc.org; http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe/.

TINKER FOUNDATION, INC.
Institutional Grants–Seeks submitted by an institutional entity that are geographically focused on Latin America, Iberia or Antarctica -dealing with environmental policy, goverance or economic policy. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 3/1/03. Contact: 212-421-6858; tinker@tinker.org; http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/institu.html.

WOLF FOUNDATION
Prizes in the Sciences and Arts–Support outstanding scientists and artists, irrespective of nationality, for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples. Deadline: 8/31/02. Contact: Yaron E. Gruder, 972-9-955 7120; wolffund@netvision.net.il; http://www.aquanet.co.il/wolf/wolfpriz.html.


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